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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WLRB SERVICE IOWA TUESDAY MAY 19 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 191 TOWNSEND HITS AT ADMINISTRATION Is Inflation Bill Dead Congress Evidently Thinks V S Is Opposed Railway Strike of in Mexico Collapses By CHARLES P SXEWAKT ASHINGTON con gressmen read ie c o u n t r ys wishes aright a large majority of the American people have had all the currency inflation they want To be sure it was not expected that the inflation ary FrazierLem ke bill would be come law at this session of the na tional legisla ture However even its foes thought that it might get through the house of representa tives Many representatives have a habit of voting for measures that personally they dont like depend in on the senate to beat them All hands were confident that the sen ate would turn thumbs down on that bill But if by any chance the senate did pass it it was well known that it would be vetoed by President Roosevelt and no infla tionist was so optimistic as to pre dict that his veto on that subject could be overridden Bill Snowed Under Anyway inflationists felt sure and antiinflationists admitted that the FrazlerLemke plan would be defeated in the lower house if at an by a very narrow margin Instead of which it was snowed under 235 to 142 The inflationary leaders idea now is to campaign against the and beat so many of them next November that the formers pet scheme will be adopted by the seventyfifth congress But if the 235 correctty assessed sentiment in their respective baili wicks and politicians are pretty ac curate folk at this sort of calcula tions may be they cant be beaten Contrariwise maybe they will make inroads against the 142 and the seventyfifth congress will be more antiinflationary than this one Considerable Inflation For the information of folk who perhaps never studied it the Fra zierLemke program was framed with a view to enable farmers to pay off their mortgages on an easy long term basis That part of it was all right with the Their objection was that the pay ments were to be made in printing press billion dollars worth of it And numerous antiinflationists were growing fearful of inflation Devaluation of the dollar was in flationary Much relief legislation has been inflationary The soldiers bonus is to be paid in printing press inflation Plus three billions in FrazierLemke printing press money City folk began to get jittery Brings Good Prices Temporarily inflation is not so bad for a farmer His crops sell for higher and higher prices And he doesnt have to spend much in actual cash He has his shelter If he is a good farmer he sets his own table His wardrobe is not expensive He has enough machinery to last him for a while On the other hand the urban workers cost of living soars and his income rises reluctantly Ultimately with the decline in the urbanites capacity to pay mounting farm prices the farmer is certain to feel the effect of the shrinkage In the meantime however he will have had much the better of the bargain as the urbanite had the better of it while agriculture was being de flated Will Remain Issue He may be getting his revenge But Revenge Juvenal is sweeter than life think The FrazierLemkc plan will be an important 1936 campaign issue anyhow It is immaterial to the Frazier Lemkeites that it is inflationary They favor it not as inflationary but as FrazierLemkeism The in flationists favor it not as Frazier Lemkeistic but as inflationary Baldwin Man Dies of Mishap Injuries MAQUOKETA Halsey Green of Baldwin died in a hospital here of injuries suffered Monday when he was struck by an auto driven by Hugo Hocke of Davenj port as he was crossing a highway j An inquest was launched PRESIDENT ACTS TOENDWALKOUT ON WAGE ISSUE Government Says Strike Unjustified and Non By JOHN P MCKNIGHT Copyricbt 1336 by The Associated MEXICO strike Of 000 employes of the Great Mexican National Railways collapsed Tues day under resolute counteraction from President Lazaro Cardenas administration Leaders of the strikers who walked out at 5 p central standard time Monday demand ing higher wages ordered the work ers back to their posts at noon Tuesday after the government de clared the strike unjustified and A personal ap peal by the pres ident who cited unmistak able proofs of my in tention to fight General Cardena for the betterment of the working was believed to have gone a long way toward ending swiftly the short lived strike movement The velvet Of the presidents ap proach to the crisis failed to con ceal entirely the mailed fist behind his action The governments central concilia tion and arbitration board warned the workers if they failed to return within 24 hours they would lose all rights under present collective labor contracts and the railway manage ment would be free to hire new workers NAVY DISCLOSES MISHAPS AT SEA 3 Naval Vessels Merchant Ship Damaged Slightly in Maneuvers WASHINGTON na val vessels and a merchant ship sus tained minor damage in a series of accidents during the last ten days in the annual fleet maneuvers in the Pacific off Panama The navy department revealed Tuesday that the heavy cruiser Minneapolis and the freight steame Marorc were in what was described as a minor collision in the outer har bor at Balboa Canal Zone on May 9 The damage to both was said to have been so slight as not to neces itate docking for repairs Simultaneously the navy an nounced that the battleships Missis sippi and New Mexico developed turbine trouble while actively en gaged in the maneuvers and es corted by three mine layers were proceeding under reduced speed to the naval base at San Pedro for repairs They have been de tached from the maneuvers which have been in progress for more than two weeks The announcement said reports that the Mississippi and New Mex ico had been in collision were base less TteWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler in extreme east portion somewhat warmer in extreme west portion Tuesday night somewhat warmer Wednesday MINNESOTA Generally lair in east unsettled and somewhat warmer in west Tuesday night showers in northwest Tuesday night and in central and north Wednesday somewhat wanner in west and south Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 70 Minimum in Night 46 At 8 A M Tuesday 57 Storm Drifts Hail and Wrecks Houses at CouncilBluffs more than three feet deep on some streets stalled automobiles after Sundays sud den storm at Council Bluffs This picture shows drifted hail on a street in CouncilBluffs is what was left of the home of Eugene Hunt at Council Bluffs after Sundays gale had struck it wind which wrecked his home set the cook stove on top of Eugene Hunt He suffered a fractured vertebra and head injuries He is shown above in a Council Bluffs hospital Iowa Daily Press Photos GUSHING BLAZE DAMAGE Explosion Starts Fire 7 Towns Send Companies to Fight Flames SIOUX CITY nent Oil company officials Tuesday placed fire damage to their bulk plant at Gushing 39 miles east of here at around An explosion early Monday after noon caused the fire Fire companies from several towns were called before the blaze was brought under control About gallons of oil were destroyed and an undetermined amount of gasoline In addition to the Gushing department fire com panies from Correctionville Hoi stein Kingsley Moville Washta and Cherokee were called Bank Gets Charter RED OAK H C Houghton bank fprmerly privately owned began operations under a state charter with a capital stock and surplus of H C Houghton remains as president of the bank Legionnaires Convene VRED OAK southwestern Iowa Legionnaires were expected to attend theannual spring conference of the seventh Iowa district Davis Thinks Big European Market Lost LONDON Davis AAA administrator returned to London Tuesday in a somewhat gloomy and pessimistic mood af ter six weeksof an agricultural survey in 11 European countries He will sail for home Thursday aboard the S S Washington While Davis feels farmers in the United States can gradually expand their sales to Europe he neverthe less expressed the view the United States can never recapture its for mer markets for big and important commodities because of the increase of selfsufficiency programs and the erection of stern trade1 barriers lowan Is Electrocuted CENTERVILLE ally contacting a high voltage line while working near Numa James Smith 35 lineman for the Iowa Southern Utilities company wag killed Hiswife and four children survive Thomas to Address DES MOINES M Peet state supervisor for the National Union of Social Justice announced Senator Elmer Thomas of Okla homa will deliverthe main address at the unions state convention here Sunday SPEED PICKED UP BYHINDENBURG Sudden Squall Breaks Dishes and Smooth Monotony of Flight ABOARD THE ZEPPELIN HIN DENBURG ENROUTE TO AMER ICA south of a storm area over the Atlantic the big zep pelin Hindenburg picked up speed Tuesday with a possibility of reach ing New York late Tuesday night on its second flight from Except for one sudden squall Mon day which tilted the airships nose broke dishes and frightened some passengers the voyage proceeded with smooth monotony Capt Ernst Lehmann in com mand of the craft told the passen gers at dinner the unusual weather conditions being encountered on the flight involved no danger At 6 a central standard time the Hindenburgs position as report ed by Radio Marine was 38 degrees 23 minutes north latitude and 54 degrees 33 minutes west longitude 945 miles from New York Switchman Dies After Losing Both of Legs in Railroad Accident CRESTON A Broyles 57 Burlington railroad switchman for 23 years died in a hospital here early Tuesday after he was found in the railroad yards with both legs severed just below the hips Fellow workers said Broyles must have slipped while switching freight cars His widow survives PLATFORM GETS ATTENTION WITH HOOVERS STAND Former President Not Candidate N J in Primary Vote CHICAGO Hoovers assertion that he was not a candi date but solely concerned with placing critical issues before the nation turned attention toward the shaping of a republican platform Tuesday The former president in a for mal statement issued here late Mon day set forth It should be evident by this time that I am not a candidate I have stated many times that I have no interest but to get these critical issues before the country And get one thing straight I am not opposing any of the candi dates My concern is with princi Some observers linked Mr Hoov ers announcement that he opposed no aspirant to the partys presiden tial nomination with the recent Cali fornia primary There a slate of un instructed delegates supported by Mr Hoover defeated a group carry ing the banner of Gov Alf M Lan don of Kansas The pronouncement ended specu lation over the nature of the for mer presidents conference with party leaders in Maryland It said My discussions with senators congressmen and others who visit ed me frpm Washington over the weekend related wholly to the re publican LANDON AND BORAH IN FIRST STATEWIDE TEST NEWARK N New Jersey primaries Tuesday brought Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas op posite Senator William E Borah of Idaho in their first statewide con test for republican presidential pref erence Landon was supported by the state republican organization President Roosevelt was assured all 32 convention votes in the dem ocratic primary because the state organizations slate was unopposed Republican states in 13 of the 14 congressional districts were pledged to Landon as weie five candidates for four places as delegateatlarge to the republican national conven tion Borah backers have entered candidates in 11 districts Friends have entered both in the preferential primary but the out come will not be binding on the delegates In the democratic prefer ential primary Col Henry Breck inridge legal adviser to Col Charles A Lindbergh as the sole entrant can be beaten only by a writein vote Interest however was centered more in the socalled Jersey jus tice fight between Gov Harold G Hoffman and Franklin W Fort than in the presidential voting Heavy voting in the republican boxes wag expected as a result of the bitter HoffmanFort campaign ON THE INSIDE JOHN C FIOBENZA Fiorenza on Trial as Mrs Titterton Slayer ON PAGE 2 Paving on Highway 9 Is Goal of New Group ON PAGE 16 WaTanYe Association Chooses New Officers ON PAGE 6 Band Celebration at Stadium Friday Night ON PAGE 14 APPEALS DENIED BY HIGH COURT Iowa Supreme Bench Turns Down Pleas of 3 Sioux City Residents DES MOINES Iowa supreme court denied the appeals of three Sioux City residents Tues day As a result Lloyd Peterson must serve his district court sentence of 25 years in prison for holding up and robbing Frank Utech of April 5 1935 Erious Holder must serve an eight year manslaughter term giv en him in district court for shoot ing Harry Coin during an argu ment over a dice game Thelma Lewin must pay a S50 fine or serve 15 days in jail for petty larceny Ickes Hints Sabotage May Have Delayed Power Jobs WASHINGTON Ickes hinted in the District of Co lumbia supreme court Tuesday that clever sabotage1 in the public works administration may have been responsible for delaying power project allotments As a result of this delay Ickes told the court he set up a power division to expedite consideration of loans and rents for municipal elec tric plants He testified in defense of the con stitutionality of the PWA power program which has been challenged by four utility firms Not Even Break Whether or not there bad been some clever sabotaging in my own Ickes said I felt that the power applications had not been getting an even break They had been retarded in one way or an The power division was estab lished on July 1 1935 to handle all applications for municipal electric projects It replaced the electric power board of review Ickes said which he had abolished because he believed it was assuming unjustified powers He denied the contention of the utility companies that PWA was seeking to seize illegal control of intrastate power production The private power companies are asking an injunction through PWA allotments for 10 municipal power scattered through Ala bama Texas Oklahoma and Iowa They contend that PWA is uncon stitutional and that it has no au thority to finance local electrical plants Plaintiffs are the Alabama Power company the Texas Utilities com pany the Oklahoma Utilities com pany and the Iowa Light and Power company Exercises Sole Power Ickes told the court he exercised the sole power in regard to PWA policies He defined the purpose of PWA as follows Fundamentally to put as many men to work as possible second arily to stimulate the demand for goods of all sorts and to aid in the economic recovery of the Ickes denied contentions of the power company that he had dele gated his authority to subordinates and had used PWA funds to domi nate local power rates ECU OSTI IES LE FORC T S rf BACK OF INQUIRY Denies He Started Clubs to Make a Hat Full of By SCOXT HERSHEY WASHINGTON present administration was described Tues day by Dr F E Townsend as the hostile force behind the house com mittee investigating his old age pension movement Before a packed committee room the retired California physician em phasized the unfriendlyattitude of the committee and denied asser tions that hestarted the Townsend movement to make a hat full of or for the sole purpose of obtaining cold His statement that his followers feel like I do about the two old and that a third party would be organized as soon as the opportunity presents was applauded by Townsendites in the audience Sought Defense In naming the administration as the hostile force behind the in vestigation Dr Townsend said that situation made necessary a recent appeal for a defense to be spent at his discretion We need millions to carry on a movement like this and we are go ing to get the witness said A crowded committee room with people standing in the aisles listened intently as James R Sullivan com mittee counsel examined the elder ly retired California physician who in four years has become a na tional figure through his plan to pay a month pensions to all over 60 Protests At the outset Representative To lan a Townsendite com mittee member protested the line of questioning but he was overruled by Chairman Bell The com mittee sustained Bell by a 4 to 2 vote Did you not say this old sister had done her part when you re ceived a five dollar bill from a woman Sullivan asked the witness Absolutely Dr Townsend replied For the most part he sat quietly at the witness table and listened in tently as Sullivan read testimony given before a subcommittee in Cal ifornia Build Up Weekly The pension leader was asked whether an expectation to build the Townsend Weekly to a national magazine the size of the Saturday Evening post with similar financial returns was not one of the main reasons for starting the movement We do hope we can build it to that he said Sullivan read into the record a letter from Dr Townsend to Robert E Clements former national secre tary Jan 16 1935 which said You and I have the world by the tail on a down hill pull on this thing if we work it Under False Colors Representative Hoffman contended Dr Townsend was sailing under false colors in condemning the old parties and at the same time laying plans for a third Dr Townsend denied this saying the old parties are the only avenue of expression open to us at this The witness also there was any deceit in urging Townsendites to support candidates of both par ties while condemning those parties and their policies I Dr Townsend replied firmly when asked if he his plan would provide leisure for the aged He rose to his feet to explain the phrase in one of his letters there might be millions in To Get Millions We plan to get those Dr Townsend said It takes mil lions to promote a plan of this Dr Townsend said the unfriend ly attitude of the committee led him to believe the committee might try to impound the organizations funds This belief he said explain ed his recent appeal for a defense It has appeared to me from the beginning that this committee has been more interested in besmirch ing the character of people than in learning the truth or merit of the Townsend the witness said Dr Townsend said questioning of Robert E Clements former na tional aecretary had been directed to give the impression that I am a dishonest Washington and Lincoln The doctor said the people a pretty good opinion of but ;