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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLH FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 20 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 141 Who Rules G O Stewart Makes Some Guesses at Real Party Heads By CHARLES P STEWART A S H IN G T ON Someone h a v ing referred in his hearing to the six rulers of the republican but with out na m g them a reader inquires W h o are the six and how effective will their ruler ship be at the G O P convention in June ODD DAMAGE AT 300 MILLI Plan Alliance If Hitler Rejects Offers FOUR REMAINING TREATY POWERS WORK TOGETHER and Italy Propose to Overhaul League to Britain France Belgium tion three of the Henry Roraback of Connecticut Charles D Hilles of New York and exSenator David A Reed of Pennsylvania The supposition is that Roraback will be able to dictate most of New Englands votes at the convention that Hilles will be able to dictate have agreed to join m the Empire states and that Reed will be able to dictate the Key stone commonwealths If they do not lose control over their respec tive sectional organizations they will constitute a formidable alli ance at Cleveland The three lead ers can be counted on to stick to gether anyway Ohio G O P Rebels Former Postmaster General Wal ter F Brown of Ohio should be named as a fourth ruler provided he can make his subjects follow him The Buckeye G O P seems to be in a bad state of insurrection however Of course Texas is no republican asset on election day but the souths ballots are potent in repub lican conventions and Creager ap pears to be the strongest of his partys southern bosses As a sixth ruler maybe Harrison E Spangler of Iowa would be as good a bet as any Or possibly Lyle E Jackson of Nebraska Msk Requa Included Perhaps Mark L Requa would chink he ought to be included as the Pacific coasts representative John Hamilton of Kansas who has retired from the post of general counsel of the republican national committee to manage Gov Alf M Landons campaign is riot yet in the ruling class though he will be in the event of the governors nom LONDON house of commons was told Friday that the four remaining Locarno powers a virtual military alliance if Adolf Hitler re fuses to consider proposals to re establish the security of Europe The to by Great Britain France Belgium and Italy published in a white paper submitted to the common as An thony Eden Britinsh foreign secre tary began an explanation to the lower house A German spokesman shortly after the proposals were made pub lic said the plan might form a basis for discussion if certain unilateral parts like the police zone and the Hague court reference were He declared Germany must be treated as an equal and would not tolerate foreign troops on her soil Would Overhaul League The plan envisages an interna tional conference to overhaul the league of nations and greatly widen its scope from existing limitations Provision was also made to set up a buffer zone against Germany along the FrancoBelgian borders The zone would be occupied by in ternational troops including British and Italian forces until a new se curity treaty could be drawn The proposed zone would be 20 kilometers about miles wide from which German troops would be withdrawn The proposals de mand that movement of German troops into the Rhine zone must be Sick Child Rescued in Pittsburgh Flood ination tc say nothing of his elec suspended while French and Bel tion I gian governments suspend sending By virtue of his chairmanship of i forces into zones adjoining their the republican committee Henry P frontiers Fletcher ought technically to be entitled to a place in the ranks of the ruling sextet but lie doesnt signify a Pennsylvania he is over shadowed by exSenator Reed in fact is a mere office that he has lots of money Three Are Classified Roraback Hilles and Reed then classify as distinctly in the G O P ruling group Parenthetically it is anyones guess how long they can stay there Brown belongs in it precariously Creager is solidly enough in trenched as a republican in demo cratic territory The various ratings of folk like Spangler and Jackson are a matter Sense of Security I venture to think the commons will consider the proposed arrange ments to create a sense of security during the period of negotiation are fair and Eden said to the members and indicate the spirit in which the question has been approached by the French aud Belgian The proposals are subject to rati fication by the four governments participating The British French and Belgian cabinets have already approved London diplomatic quarters were awaitingofficial reaction from the j German government Would Pledge Aid In an annex the four powers of opinion They are active in an i agreed that lhfi important farm Great Britain and Italy as neither is as dominant in his own guarantors of the Locarno pact field as are Roraback Hilles and immediately would inform France Reed in theirs And Requa on the Pacific coast naturally is secondary to exPresi dent Hoover the G O titular leader for the by no and Belgium that they would come to their assistance in a manner jointly approved This duty however would be re ciprocal and would oblige France means to be described as one of its and Belgium to come to the assist rulers In short it is a rulership which is badly jumbled Theyre Disorganized Say that Roraback Hilles and Reed are a unit at Cleveland that Brown is in sympathy with them but has an unmanageable delega tion that Creager Spangler and Jackson have sectional interests to serve that Requa is handicapped by his connection with Hoover Obviously the rulership is split Roraback Hillas and Reed never were proHoover They were flim flammed into accepting him at Kansas City in 1928 They prefer even Roosevelt to Borah now and they are not enthusiastic for Lan don They want some candidate who has not yet been suggested Spangler and Jackson are pro Landon Creager is uncertain Brown simply is jittery Requas candidate isnt a possi bility The truth is republican leadership Is worse disorganized now than democratic leadership appeared to be just after Al Smiths defeat in 1928 and that seemed to be the limit Biermann Proposes Clayton County Park WASHINGTON bill intro duced in the house by Representa tive Fred Biermann would grant the state of Iowa 544 acres of land in Clayton state Dark county for a ance of Italy and Great Britain to resist unprovoked German aggres sion The general staffs of the nations concerned would be instructed to take immediately as the circumstances dictate The arrangement in effect be comes a super military alliance since the Locarno pact provided guarantees only for Germany Bel gium and France in case of at tacks To Abide by Court The Locarno powers under the plan invite Germany to submit the FrancoSoviet pact to The Hague court and agree to abide by the courts decision If Germany accepts The Hague court decision and agrees to the precautionary measures the other Locarno powers will invite her to participate in the negotiations on the following basis 1 The examination of proposals made by Reichsfuehrer Hitler March 7 excluding his offer to return to the league of 2 Revision of the status of the Rhineland 3 The conclusion of a mutual as sistance pact replacing the Locarno pact The new proposals include sugges tions for strengthening a new se curity pact together with a discus sion of the eventual prohibition or limitation of fortifications in a zone of undetermined width along the Rhine Virtual Supei League A virtual super league of nations was disclosed by French headquar ters Friday as the ultimate goal of i a proposed international conference Dramatic rescue of a sick girl marooned In her home in a suburb of Pittsburgh in the citys worst flood is shown above Inez Geiser the sick girl Is being carried over a plank and rope bridge FULL PAGE OF FLOOD PICTURES ON PAGE 18 CASHIER BANDIT SHOT AND KILLED Banker Ambushed by Hold up Men on His Arrival at Work BLOOMINGDALE Wood Carter assistant cashier and an unidentified bandit were shot and killed in a gun fight during the holdup of the Bank of Blooming dale Friday Carter was ambusshed by the bandits when he arrived at the bank this morning Police said the holdup men appar ently were hidden in the bank hav ing obtained entrance during the night The bodies of Wood and the un identified man were found by Leon idas J Brown cashier As far as known there were no witnesses to the shooting Report Hauptmann to Be Electrocuted Evening of March 31 NEW YORK Post in a special dispatch from Trenton Fri day said the electrocution of Bruno Hauptmann for the slaying of the Lindbergh baby had been set for 8 p March 31 Invintations to newspaper corespondents and offi cial witnesses were mailed Friday by Mark O Kimberling head of the state prison Vegetable Growers Bring Best Products til Dinner 46 Get Private Jobs DES MOINES workers in the state WPA admin istrative office have resigned tD take private employment person nel director J D Kerlin announced to be called to consider the situa tion arising out of Germanys marcis on the Rhine The whole accumulation of Euro pean problems arising and left over from the World war would go under examination by the conference The French announced the sum mary of the agenda for the pro posed parley which included in its suggestions for discussion the mod ernization of the covenant of the league of nations and the considera tion of far reaching economic fi nancial and security problems Agenda of French The agenda as given out by the French included 1 Organization for collective se curity 2 More exact definition of the ob ligations and applications of Article XVI of the league covenant deal ing with 3 Limitation of armaments 4 Strengthening and widening economic relations and organization of financial and economic exchang es 5 Examination of conditions for the return of Germany to the league of nations and formulation of an nonaggression pact for Europe Record Registration at Convention in Forest City FOREST the Peat Land Vegetable growers met Friday for the last day of their eighth an nual convention one important sub ject of conversation was the me morable banquet served Thursday night This banquet was memorable not for the that consisted principally of introduction of dis tinguished visitors and informal dis for the menu And for one phase in particular of the menu Probably few banquets have in cluded the most choice selection and quality of vegetables as did this banquet Prize winning succulent cel ery blue ribbon carrots fine par snips the best fact the best of everything in the way of vegetables which the vegetable growers had brought themselves were served And when vegetable growers of garden spots in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota lay claim to most choice vegetables they know their com mented a guest Cook Gets To show their appreciation of the excellence with which their choice vegetables had been cooked the vegetable growers called in Miss Clara Bartleson cook at the Hawkes hotel for honorable recog nition The toastmaster at the banquet was S W Edgecombof the exten sion department of Iowa State col lege Farming experts from Minne sota as well as Iowa attended With 150 registered the conven tion set an all time high mark of attendance A variety ofsubjects is being covered in the program in cluding methods of planting raising harvesting and keeping of vege tables combatting diseases new va rieties and certain phases of legis lation of interest to vegetable grow PRESIDENT PUTS OFF TRIP AGAIN Flood Relief Continues to Get Most of Attention at Washington RICE HOLDS 1934 GASTAXLAWNOT CONSTITUTIONAL Motor Vehicle Fuel Law Ruling to Be Appealed to High Court SIOUX CITY Judge F H Rice Friday held the state motor vehicle fuel law passed in 1934 to rewrite the old gasoline tax law unconstitutional on the ground that it was adopted illegally Judge Rice upheld the contention of attorneys for Woodbury county that no yea and nay vote was taken by the Iowa house of representa tives upon final passage of the measure when it went through the assembly at the 45th assembly ex tra session The act chapter 56 of the session laws was intended to rewrite the gasoline tax law and legalize cer tain provisions It levies a tax of 3 cents a gallon on all gasoline used on the highways In Highway Funds The state received from the 1934 and 170 in 1935 The balance of the tax after deduction for refunds for mo tor fuel not used on highways and for administration expense is allo cated to highway funds Judge Rices ruling was made in deciding a case in which Woodbury county opposed payment of a tax on oil purchased outside the state for road work The state sued to collect about it claimed was from the county The county contended that as a governmental subdivision whose 1 cLlOt V VUi M behalfof disaster stricken families Feel confident people of your community will wish to give promptly and generously Remit tance should be forwarded to this office as promptly as possible Re port Red Cross of Mason City in Drive for Aid The executive committee of the Cerro Gordo county chapter of the American Red Cross launched a campaign for the chapter quota of for flood relief in eastern states at a meeting in the Hotel Hanf ord Friday noon The seriousness of the disaster was emphasized in a telegram re ceived Friday by Ralph Lloyd Jones chairman of the Cerro Gordo county chapter from William M Baxter St Louis manager of the mid western branch To Rush Campaign Making plans to push the cam paign for the chapter quota to com pletion as soon as possible the ex ecutive committee announced tables would be provided for contributions at banks theaters and hotels as well ag at the Red Cross office 200 North Federal building where Mrs Mabel Quintard executive secre tary is in charge Mr and Mrs F L Hudson were the first contributors to the fund They were followed shortly afterwards by a contribu tion from 0 H Spencer Both of these contributions came before the call for funds was received Friday Mrs Quintard stated Following is the telegram re ceived by Mr Lloyd Jones Driven From Homes Reports received late yesterday indicate families in 11 states driven from their homes in flood areas This number is expected to increase These people are all look ing to the Red Cross for immediate relief including shelter food cloth ing and medical care A minimum relief fund of is needed as necessary to provide care for the flood victims for an indefinite per od until they can return to their homes President Roosevelt has issued a national proclamation urging prompt and generous response to the Red Cross relief fund appeal Please take immediate action to raise your chapter quota of in WASHINGTON Amid the Exhibit Winners Named Winners of exhibits in the order of ranking included Potatoes Ken nedy of Clear Same Kennedy of Clear Lake Thoreson brothers of Swea City Potatoes all others Thoreson brothers Sam Kennedy and Joe Dahlin of Granada Minn Potato brothers Sam Kennedy and Fred Dahlin of Granada Potato broth ers Dan Felsing of Laurens Onions big Kennedy Leon Thoreson of St Ansgar James Kennedy Onions yellow Ken nedy Leon Thoreson James Ken nedy All other Kennedy Kettleson brothers of St Ansgar Leon Thorson rush to relieve distress from the eastern flood income tax contro versies and a denunciation of iden tical bidding on government con tracts divided attention in the capi tal Friday President Roosevelt put off vaca tioning again to keep in touch with flood relief A senate commerce committee and array engineers worked hur riedly on a bill to authorize for flood control work throughout the nation Secretary Ickes told a senate committee identical bids on federal orders had cost the people millions of He backed the Wheeler bill to eliminate the basing point price system used by steel and other industries Back to Committee Senate administration leaders forced the Davis resolution for an investigation back to com mittee for reconsideration after adding two democratic stalwarts to vacancies on the expenditures group which Thursday approved the in quiry plan The expenditures committee headed by Senator Lewis approvedthe resolution Thursday four to nothiing Besides Lewis those f averting were Davis author of the resolution Van Nuys and Hastings The latter voted by proxy After Senator Robinson the dem ocratic leader filled the two vacan cies on the committee Friday by adding Senators Pittman and Barkley Lewis filed the committee report Hopson Appeals Howard C Hopson a dominant figure in the Associated Gas and Electric company and the object of a senate lobby committee search last year appealed for redetermi nation of treasury claims that he owes in incometaxes in terest and penalties James M Beck former solicitor general and a new deal critic agreed to pzty additional in come tax for 1932 A house subcommittee decided tentatively to apply a flat 22 per income of corpora tions restricted in payment of divi dends by reason of state and fed eral or contractural In the event he leaves Saturday Mr Roosevelt will follow his orig inal schedule to go to his Warm Springs home for a Sun day before proceeding to Florida to board the new presidents ship Po tomac for a fishing cruise ation by the state and attorney for the county also raised the constitu tionality issue in connection with passage of the law Could Enter Law Attorneys said that while the rul ing affects only the county oil com panies paying the Woodbury county could in their opinion enter j the action as intervenors or in I other actions might come under the courts ruling They also said that in a some what similar action recently in Story county the district court there upheld consitutionalityo of the motor vehicle fuel law deciding the state had power to tax a county State supreme court records here Friday showed no record of higher court action in the Story county case It was expected the Wood bury county decision will be appeal ed to the higher court ON THE INSIDE GOV ROY L COCHRAN NebraskaIowa Group Seeks Omaha Bridge ON PAGE 9 Mason City to Play Sioux Center Quintet ON PAGE 11 Kanavvha Farm Station Holds Annual Session ON PAGE 5 50 More Given Jobs in and Tile Plants ON PAGE 14 SPRINGfFAL SEASON IN IOWA States Coldest Winter in More Than Century Is Now History DES MOINES took charge of Iowa at p m Fri day relegating the coldest winter this state has experienced in more than a century to the realm of his tory It was a nice day all in all The west and central portions of the state were clear and it was clear ing in the east where some rain fell during the last 24 hours as win ter gave up the ghost Davenport reported 36 of an inch Dubuque 09 and Keokuk 08 Temperatures were just about normal and the forecast was for a generally fair weekend As someone once rhymed Spring has come winter has went it was not did by accident x Seek Flood Relief From lowans DES MOINES Cross officials announced they would seek in contributions from Ip wans for flood stricken sufferers in the east FORECAST fair Friday night and Saturday somewhat warmer in southwest and north central portions Friday night somewhat colder in west and north central portions Saturday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy snow in northeast somewhat colder in northwest Friday night Saturday fair somewhat colder in east and south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 44 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A Friday 40 During the forenoon Friday the mercury touched the 53 mark which is the warmest recorded since last autumn At noon the temperature stood at 52 NEW ENGLAND IS NEW CENTER OF RAGING WATERS Revised List Shows 142 Known Dead Fires Disease Menace FLOODS AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press Relentless floods take 142 lives menace busy New England Ohio valley cities stricken sections fight panic destitution Damage estimates near more than home less Two score New England cities in dire need floods cover 15 per cent of Hartfords area Maine bridges break Ohio and West Virginia cities meet torrents with bulwarked dikes flood stage below that of 1913 Fires disease water shortage menace panicky Pittsburgh President again delays vacation departure to lead relief mobiliza tion By FRED VANDERSCHMIDT Copyright 1038 by The AmocloUd The rising waters of the Connec ticut river brought Hartford face to face Friday with a possible sus pension of all business activity City engineers estimated that acres of the capital city or approxi mately 15 per cent was inun dated Virtually the entire power sup ply and telephone communication were paralyzed Kenneth F Aiplegate general manager of the Hartford Electric Light company said the main plant in the South Meadows could not stand more than two additional feet of water The water stood slightly over 35 feet at the plant at 10 a having seeped through heavy walls Disease and Famine At Pittsburgh law enforcement and relief agencies marshalled their forces against the danger of fire in this panicky steel metropolis as receding flood waters brought the death total in western Pennsyl vania to 69 Threats of disease and a water famine also hung over many of Pittsburghs residents who have been without light gas or power for three days Recognizing the fire hazard Public Safety Director Thomas A Dunn said dynamite would be used to combat conflagrations which may occur during the water short age Nerves on Edge Police Superintendent Jacob Dor sey said gallons of water would be needed to extinguish any major fire and that would make great inroads on the existing sup ply Dynamiting would be in charge of experts he added The citys nerves were on edge Numerous reports of fires and new disaster came to the police with great frequency and usually were found to be false A false report announced at Po lice Superintendent Dorseys office that the Sixteenth street bridge had collapsed with people crossing it threw the city into consterna tion All available ambulances and police sped to the scene and found traffic moving normally Takes Back Arrest Threat Mayor William N McNair threat ened to arrest Frank R Phillips president of the Philadelphia com pany unless electric power was furnished in 24 hours but changed his mind after a conference with company officials The mayor said the officials told him it wouldbe impossible to re sume power service immediately or to make arrangements for restart ing it at any definite time New river ravages in New Eng land and the Ohio valley new prob lems born of destitution panic and drastic death and damage tolls con fronted waterweary eastern Amer ica in its third day of unprecedent ed floods Death Figures Revised Revised figures of the known dead from the entire area totaled 142 but others were missing The damage estimates necessarily un official soared close to 000 More than were home less President Roosevelt again de layed his southern vacation depar ture to stay in command of federal rescuerelief mobilization The new deal considered spending close to for flood sufferers and to guard against repetition of this weeks disasters The deathsby states PennsvlvBiiA 95 West Virginia 17Vermont 5 Connecticut 1 Vir ginia 4 Massachusetts Maine Zi ;