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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASID WIRK SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER THIS PAPKH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 23 RAIN SNOW SEEN FOR ELECTION DAY J CLAIM TORTURE BY JAPANESE OF BRITISH SAILORS Formosa Police Accused of Forcing Trio to SHANGHAI Details of the alleged fingernail torture of three British sailors by Japanese police were disclosed lionday by officials of the British Asiatic naval head quarters here The officials said a fountain pen was jammed under the fingernails of one sailor and then ink forced into the wounds to make him sign a confession sought by the Jap anese The incident which caused Vice Admiral Sir Charles Little com manding the British Far East naval forces to postpone a visit to Japan occurred at Keelung Formosa Oct 7 According to British naval offi cers three seamen from British na val craft then stationed at Keelung arrested by Japanese police for alleged nonpayment of taxicab fare Sailors Pinned Down Upon protesting British officers here said the three sailors were pinned down by four Japanese po lice and beaten in the face by ad ditional Japanese plain clothesmen to persuade them to sign a con fession of their refusal to pay the taxicab fare and also of resisting the police the height of the assault Bri tish officials said Lieut T C Pack ersford of H M S Bruce arrived on the scene and requested that the sailors be released In the course of the argument it was asserted the Japanese said to Lieutenant Packersford You sayyoure a British officer We say youre not 1oure nothing but a drunken sot Get out of here Jaw Is Dislocated The Japanese threatened Packers ford vith imprisonment if he did not deoart officers here said and after the Japanese assertedly re sumed the assaults on the three sea men and dislocated the jaw of one the sailors eventually agreed to sign the desired conies sion but the man with the broken at station stops of them Two of jaw refused to sign and was then thrown into jail and further tor tured with a fountain pen thrust into the flesh under his fingtrnails and ink squirted into the bleeding wounds until he signed the docu ment British naval authorities announc ed they possessed indisputable proof that the sailors paid their taxi fare lOWAlllY DEATHS AT 415 p PI Time and again Dickinson urged 12 fatalities Uunng rast Iowa voters to retain the American Week Increase Total for 1936 DES MOINES 1936 j traffic fatalities mounted PeMly Interest in Election Is Keen in Iowa DES MOINES Iowa demo cratic and republican organizations Monday tossed their political fate and the fate of their presidential nominees into the laps of an esti mated million or more Iowa voters who wH go to the polls Tuesday The 1936 campaign which saw key figures of both major parties make owans the targets of an in tensive drive for votes ended quiet ly Most candidates went to their home towns to be among the first Tuesday to enter the polling in their precincts Party officials said popular inter est in Tuesdays balloting with lowans expressing their approval or disapproval of the new deal and the democratic state administra tion is as great and possibly greater than it was in 1932 Regis tration figures indicate the total vote may exceed the record of sent in that year All But 6 Counties Casting covetous eyes on the popular vote of Iowa where the president carried all but six coun ties four years ago both democrats and republicans sent big name campaign orators into the state Likewise William Lemke union party presidential candidate made personal appeals for the Iowa vote The state farmerlabor party gain ing official recognition as a politi cal party for the first time urged the Iowa electorate to support its nominees Starting with the June primaries and party conventions the cam paign Drained momentum when Gov Aif M Landon republican presiden tial nominee crossed Iowa The Kansas governor conferred enroute with state party leaders and spoke from the rear platform of his train Rebel Planes in 18th Raid on Madrid Gun in Hand a Woman Aids in Defense of Madrid Within a short time both Gover nor Landon and President Roosevelt appeared in Des Moines at the pres idents drought conference Talk Farm Issues Again as both major parties con centrated on farm issues Governor Landon invaded Iowa to deliver a key address in Des Moines The re publican nominee criticized the new deal agriculture program and offered a republican alternative to solve what he described as the farm problem Later President Roosevelt dur ing his western campaign swing talked informally at Dubuque and other eastern Iowa points and re turned from Denver to Oma ha just outside the Iowa boundary where he defended his farm program and outlined what he said should be the steps taken in the future Republican Senator Lester J Dickin3on and Gov Clyde L Her ring his democratic opponent in the United States senate race waged heated campaign warfare from ros of the state The two state ticket heads clash ed on personal matters farm issues and the merits of the new deal Retain American TJsin a cart as a barricade a woman together with other members of the loyalist militia lire on fascist enemies as they seek to halt advance in a village on the Madrid front Dropping of bombs on Madrid by fascist planes in the meantime has caused the death of many women and MAY way instead of surrendering our rights and privileges of Herring repeatedly described what he termed Iowas mounting pros hi h way traffic fatalities mounted to 415 Monday as a result of 12 deaths during the last week Four persons died and at least 30 were injured in Saturday night crashes most of which were caused by a heavy fog that covered the Mrs J B Kerstetter of La Porte City was killed in a headon col lision near Waterloo Her husband was slightly injured and three per sons riding in the other machine also suffered minor injuries Harley Lewis 21 of Missouri Valley a CCC worker was killed when the car he was driving go back to the dark days of 1932 Berry F Halden republican and Guy M Gillette were perhaps the most persistent cam paigners in the staterace Oppon ents for a two year United States senate vacancy resulting from the death of Senator Louis Murphy of Dubuque the two candidates spoke several times a day day after day during the closing weeks of the Nelson G Kraschel campaign Between of Des Moines Lloyd Fuelling 19 of Farmers bur Iowa was fatally injured in a collision near Elkadcr and Julius David 60 of Sanborn Iowa was killed in a headon Sheldon collision near democratic candidate for governor and George A Wilson republican the fight narrowed for the most f part to state issues The two long crashed into a bus eight miles cast itica foe3 bombarded au diences with their views of state taxes expenditures and proposals for homestead tax exemption 9 Distinct Fronts Bolstering the assaults of Krasch el and Wilson democratic and re publican candidates for state office toured Iowa in barnstorming poli tical junkets County fairs festivals homecomings and indoor meetings provided audiences for their ora tory On nine district fronts congres sional candidates rhetorically slug ged toe to toe as Iowa democrats holding a six to three edge in the last congress met the attacks of Iowa republicans campaigning to regain tbe congressional majority In most instances candidates for congress centered their appeals for votes on support or rejection of the Roosevelt administration 31 State Senators Thirtyone state senate districts were scenes of campaign conflict In the thirtysecond a republican candidate was Demo American Freighter Abandoned to Seas Crew All Taken Off LONDON With her back broken rammed hard on the rocks at Pendennis Point the tor American freighter Bessemer City of New York was abandoned to pounding seas Monday A lifeboat from St Ives three miles west of Pendennis Point rescued the last 23 members of the crew early Monday after ten oth ers had been taken ashore earlier including the ships mascot a cat The ship was reported breaking up Mrs Kenny Says Her Two Missing Babies Have Been Found TORONTO the differ ence between a C and a K may hang and the hopes of half a dozen champion childbearers While the five other apparent joint winners of the Millar baby race fortune were receiving congrat ulations Monday and planning what to do with their shares the sixth Mrs Lily Kenny announced her two missing had beer found properly registered at the bureau of vital statistics It is just a matter of spelling Mrs Kenny said The infants were registered as offspring of Mrs The Sole This definitely proves that Mrs Kenny is the sole winner of the prize for childbearing under the terms of the late Charles Vance Millars her counsel said There was never any question about her being the mother of nine eligible babies the same as the other five mothers claim With this proof of the two other births her total goes to thats the Mrs Kenny spoke very forcibly about what she would do next Fri day if Mr Justice Middleton fails to declare her sole winner ofthe stork derby Slap His If he says Ive got to divide that money with those other mothers Ill slap his the sturdy French Canadian mother said Mrs Kenny is one of 14 mothers have been asked to appear Fri day and prove their claims to the money the eccentric lawyer be queathed to the most prolific mother in Toronto AngloItalian Nervous Young Holdup Man Sought by Police DES MOINES Mon day sought a nervous young bandit who obtained from three cash registers in a hpldup at the McNer ney drug storg in West Des Moines Sunday Three persons in the store were ordered to the basement by the bandit who carried an automatic revolver cratic by 28 to 22 in the last legis lature the senate has 10 democrat ic and eight republican holdover senators whose terms continue for two more years Many candidates for the 108 posts in the state house of representa tives stumped their counties during the campaign Democrats had to 50 majority in the last house Whichever side wins Iowa will have a new governor a new senator three new congressmen a new lieu tenant governor attorney general and secretary of agriculture There will also be anew supreme court justice 20 new state senators and 37 new state representatives II Duce Goal MILAN Italy his fiery armed peace speech ringing around the world Premier Benito Mussolini looked Monday for reac tion from England before offering a complete AngloItalian pact in cluding recognition of mutual rights in the Mediterranean Warning that the Italian people would spring to their feet like one man to fight for that sea which was the sea of II Duce told wildly cheering If the Mediterranean is for oth ers a high road for us Italians it is life Will Not Menace Road have said a thousand times and I repeat we do not intend to menace this road We do not in tend to interrupt it But we say on the other hand our rights and vital interests must be respected There are no soning brains of the British empire must realize the thing is done and irrevocable The sooner the better Bilateral conflicts are not to be thought of and even less a conflict which from bilateral would become immediately EuropeaJf Only One Solution There is he said bluntly only one rapid and complete understanding with England on the basis of rec ognition of reciprocal In London informed sourcgs said no matter what II Duces speech portended Great Britain would not change her Mediterranean based on the unflinching credo the disputed Britains lifeline to her colonies RAIN SNOW AND COLDER FOR IOWA Gloomy Election Day Seen in State as Cold Blast Moves Eastward DES MOINES weath Politics on The Air erman predicted a gloomy election day in Iowa Tuesday forecasting possible rain snow and colder Iowa may be on the fringe of a cold blast moving eastward from Rocky Mountain states where zero readings were reported Monday morning the weatherman said Clouds over the state Monday and rains at Mason City Des Moines Council Bluffs and Keokuk con firmed the forecasters warning The official prediction said thermom eters might drop to 15 degrees in northwest Iowa Monday night 25 degrees in the northeast section 25 in the southwest and 35 in the southeast The forecasts began cloudy rain turning to The thermometer dropped to 34 degrees at Sioux City during the night after a high for the state of 74 degrees was reported at Keokuk Sunday afternoon Mason City Des Moines Charles City Dubuque Davenport Keokuk and Council Bluffs were ainong the cities re porting rainfall over the weekend The overcast Monday Fort Dodge reported a pouring It was raining at Muscatine Iowa City Dubuque Davenport and Burlington Clinton and Burlington reported heavy fogs CENTRAL STANDARD Monday night 6 Wil liam Hard WEAFNBC WABC CBS WORMBS 9 Gov A M Lan don Col Frank Knox and Progressive WABCCBS Senator Robert M LaFollette Union party WJZNBC Charles E Coughlin Democratic WEAFWJZNBG WABCCBS WORMBS 10 Presi dent Roosevelt and James A Far ley WEAFNBC 8 Gen Hugh S Johnson Earl Browder Nor man Thomas Jeffersohian NBC WABCCBS 11 Bainbridge Colby Tuesday Afternoon Democratic WABCCBS James A Farley WABCCBS Speaker to be announced 2 John D M Hamilton FORECAST IOWA Cloudy rain turning to snow Monday night and probably In central and east portions Tues day colder Monday night and in extreme east and south portions Tuesday much colder in south portion MINNESOTA Snow Monday night and probably in east por tion Tuesday morning colder Monday night and in east portion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 50 Minimum in Night 39 At 8 A M Monday 43 Rainfall 75 Figures for 24 hour period end log at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 63 Minimum in Night 37 At 8 A M Sunday 47 Rainfall 75 November is off to a damp start and the now slands at an inch and ahalf more than the nor mal total for a full year Since Fri day night a total of inches of rain had fallen up to 8 oclock Mon day morning THREE CHILDREN SLAIN AND EIGHT ADULTS INJURED Reinforcements Sent to Capitals Retreating Defense Line MADRID war planes making their eighteenth visit to the environs of besieged Madrid killed three children and injured eight adults with bombs Monday in the suburban village of Vallecas Eight bombs were dropped Alarm sirens immediately were sounded throughout tlie capital as the fascist planes appeared Thrown back toward the be leaguered city on the south and on the west government commanders rushed fresh reinforcements to strengthen the capitals retreating defense line Militiamen were trucked hastily to Brunete and theEl Escoprial sec tor to the west of Madrid Reports from fascist headquarters at Navelcarnero claimed insurgent forces had captured Reserves Are Sent Reserves also were sent to Fuen labrada Valdemoro and Parla where fascists were attacking south of the city The government reported bitter fighting was continuing on both sides of the Guadalajara highroad about 15 miles Madrid mlhe Sigueriza sector The zero hour in theTate of Madrid has arrived military au thorities said The civil population of Getafe a suburb only six miles from the heart of the city was ordered removed to facilitate move ments of artillery and tanks in what the defense commanders called plans for a sweeping new Under the lash of a coordinated fascist surge toward Madrid re bounding against a sudden socialist the government militiamen fell back at one point to Fuenla brada ifcly nine miles from the city limits Lines Are Reorganized The defense lines were reorgan ized in strong positions near Fuen labrada Valdemoro 13 miles south of the capital and Parla 10 miles south on the ToledoMadrid road At this point in the dispatch from Madrid the government cen ser struck out 243 New reinforcements were sent to the front during the night to bol ster highly mechanized columns of government militia equipped with armored cars swift tanks bombing and pursuit planes and mobile ar tillery batteries At Pinto Madrid on a Th bout 14 miles south of e road to Aranjuez fascist forces buttressed their de fenses against an expected govern ment charge after indecisive bat tling yesterday A war ministry bulletin said fas cist attacks were launched at Bru nete about 15 miles west of Madrid and in the Siguenza sector to the northeast Town Is Shelled The communique also said insur gent bombers shelled Alcala de Hen ares 15 miles northeast of the cap ital The ministry of marine and air said government planes bombed an insurgent troop train near Talavera de la Reina and a column of troops near Aranjuez beside fascist air ports near Salamanca and Esca lona Difficulties attendant upon a cab inet shakeup demanded by the confederation of labor to give an of ficial voice to governmentsupport ing syndicalists were understood to have been solved with the confeder ation agreeing to accept three port folios The government censor would not allow the Associated Press cor respondent in Madrid to state which three of the 14 positions in the Spanish cabinet were taken by the 313 Persons Killed The bombings Friday of Madrid and Getafe according to compila tions basedon official figures kill ed 213 persons The Spanish merchant marine be gan to operate under government control The under which it was taken over was viewed as a measure to secure vital coastal ship ping The government enforced three edicts by Minister of the Interior Galaza to maintain public safety at any They made punish able by summary Unlicensed LOOK INSIDE FOR Iowa Hunters Report Ducks Are Plentiful ON PAGE 9 Close Race for Lead in Iowa Senate Seen ON PAGE 8 Byers Calls War m Spain International PAGE 4 COL 2 IN WALKOUT AT STR1KEHEABING Union Attorneys Refuse to Submit Controversial Issues in Probe SAN sentatives of the Sailors Union of the Pacific walked out of a mari time commission hearing Monday declaring they would not submit controversial issues in the wide spread maritime strike to the hear ing The representatives Harry Lun deberg secretary of the union and Attorneys Aaron and Milton Sapiro informed Rear Admiral Harry G Hamlet they objected to opening statements as the hearing opened This is a fact finding commis Aaron Sapiro declared We are not submittingcontroversial is sues Opening statementsare fully out of line This is an Ports Frozen Tight Every coast port remained froz en tight by the walkout called Thursday midnight by leaders of ship and dock workers Ves sels arriving smce the strike start ed fell under the blockade The ma rine exchange here reported more than 140 vessels idle at west coast ports and Honolulu The seamens defense committee in New York acting in defiance of nostrike orders from officials of the International Seamens union claimed 57 vessels tied up at east and guif ports in the sympathy sit The committee claimed 300 men affected Keep Men Aboard Strategy mapped out by the committee for New York and the other ports was to keep men aboard vessels but refuse any but watch duty At Philadelphia John J Egan secretary of the maritime exchange reported everything tied Oth er ports in which the seamens com mittee claimed one or more ships tied up were Baltimore Newark Pougbkeepsie Charleston Norfolk Albany New Orleans Port Arthur Texas City Mobile and Galveston LANDON CLAIMS ROOSEVELT DID NOTANSWERHIM Says Inference Is That NRA and AM Will Be Repeated ELECTION AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Voters will ballot Tuesday for President and vice president 35 United States senators 432 members of the house of representatives Congressional balloting will take place in every state except Maine which elected a senator and three house members in Sep 33 governors A host of lesser state officials full membership is 96 the present lineup being Democrats 69 republicans 23 farmerlabor 2 progressive 1 vacancy 1 membership is 435 present lineup beingdemo crats 308 republicans 100 prog ressives 7 farmerlaboritcs 3 vacancies 17 democrats 13 re publicans Number of voters Unofficially estimated at 000 an increase of over 1932 Expected rh a p s or more than over 1932 Voting an in crease of over 1932 Number of election officials clerks ballot counters 612jOOQ Cost of than has been reported to congress to date 2 Year Old Boy Dies of Injuries in Fall DESMOINES Stev enson 2 year old son of William Stevenson of Des Moines died in a hospital here of injuries received whn he fell 11 feet to a cement driveway after crawling between the rails of a second floor porch Fanfield Merchant Dies FAIRFIELD M Graham Fairfield merchant for the last 19 years died at his home here yester day of heart disease possession of arms or munitions unlicensed operation of radio sta tions and spreading of reports which might alarm the public of lower its morale LANDON SAYS SPEECH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF TOPEKA Alf M Landon told a press conference Monday that President Roosevelts Saturday night speech doesnt spe cifically answer my questions The plain inference is youre going to have the NRA the AAA and ev erything else all over An inquiry was made of the re publican presidential nominee by a reporter as to whether he felt the presidents address in Madison Square garden had answered the questions Landon propounded to Mr Roosevelt in a speech here Thursday night The speech speaks for Landon replied It doesnt specifi cally answer my questions The plain inference is that youre going to have the NRA the AAA and ev erything else all over Master of A colloquy started by a woman reporter led to another reporter saying to Landon What about the presidents de sire to be master of business Thats what I Landon replied The woman reporter first in quired what interpretations Landon placed on certain phases of lie presidents Saturday night speech and before he answered the other question was asked In tbt course of his New York speech President Roosevelt said We had to struggle with the old enemies of and fi n a n c i a 1 monopoly speculation reckless banking class antagonism sectionalism w a r profiteering x x x I should like to have it said of my first administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match I should like to have it said of my second administration that in it these forcesmet their Stands Behind Desk The Kansan sood behind his desk as he talked Greeting a new arriv al in the corps he smiledand said Youre going to be here for tbe final round are you Noting a number of redsealed documents on his desk a reporter those are your first presidential Landon laughed Im not jumping the gun that Landon looked well and rested after his campaign to oust the new deal While he declined any fore cast on Tuesdays balloting aides and advisers expressed confidence in the governors election Th nominee did not come to hia office until 10 oclock He conferred briefly with Senator Arthur Cap per who seeks reelection and met the state pardon and parol attor ney and the state board of admin1 iatration Suit When he received the press Lan don was smoking a cigar and wear ing a dark blue suit a soft blue shirt and redstriped black tie In reply to a question he said he was leaving at midnifhf for Inde ;