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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1936, Mason City, Iowa 4 U 0 N E n 11 a II1 T 0 F WO I M NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI FIVE CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1RB SlillVlOB MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 31936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 24 LOCAL VOTE EXCEEDS FOUR YEARS ACO GET TO POLLS EARLY IN SPITE OF COLD Woman Casts Ballot at Greene Then Dies of Heart Attack A heavy vote was being cast in Mason City Tuesday as thousands flocked to the polls to cast their ballot in the nations general elec tion Tlie vote however was not ma terially larger than four years ago according to a canvass of the polls nt 2 oclock in the afternoon when a total of 5425 ballots had been cast in comparison with 5250 at the corresponding hour in the general election four years ago The vote at 2 oclock in the eight Mason Gity precincts was 2 pm 1936 2pm 1932 1 P 1 W 675 2 P 1 VV 49S 1 P 2 VV1002 2 P 2 W 675 1 P 3 W 625 2 P 3 W 750 1 P 4 750 2 p 1 VV 450 636 510 775 675 G74 GOO 530 Trends Mixed in Early Presidential Contest Returns Total 5425 5250 A continuous stream of voters filed into the eight polling places in the city starting at 7 oclock in the morning In the neavy first pre cinct of the second ward a score or more of persons stood in line throughout the forenoon while judges and clerks were kept busy handing out the ballots The spur of Hie election here as well as elsewhere throughout the was the question the con tinuanceof President Hopsevelts new deal or the choosing ofGov Alf Landon In the secrecy of the voting booths voters also registered their preference between democratic state administration and republican candidates seeking to regain con trol of the Iowa government as well as their choice of incumbent 7epublican officers in the county or the nominees of the opposing party Start Counting Karly Countingboards started counting the ballots in the Mason City pre cincts at 10 oclock in the morn ing and in the remaining precincts of the county at 12 oclock noon The reaction to the campaign is sues however will not become known until polls close at S oclock in the evening Then as returns become available through the election reporting net VOTES DROPS DEAD N A Mer riau 70 Greene dropped dead Tuesday morning as she started to go down the steps after cast Ing her ballot at the city hall She succumbed to heart disease having been in poor health for some time Her husband is a re tired farmer Friends of Mrs Merriau said they believed she was a republican LOOK INSIDE FOR GKICALU J K SMITH Smith Stalks Angrily From New Orleans Jail ON PAGE 2 Local Football Team in State Title Contest ON PAGE 9 Two Youths Injured in Shotgun Accident ON PAGE S work set up by the GlobeGazette and other Associated Press member papers throughout the country the nation will learn how the state which is the nerve center of corn belt political sentiment regards ma jor presidential candidates Iowa voters thronged to the polls early throughout the state despite freezing weather and reports indi cated Iowa will live up to the pre election forecast of the heaviest vote In history Cedar Rajiils Heavy Ceclar Rapids reported 16738 votes cast at 2 p m as compared with 13500 at the same time four years ago In 15 DCS Moincs precincts sur veyed early Tuesday afternoon the vole ranged from a third to more than a half the total cast in the record 1932 presidential election Election judges said virtually all precincts were running ahead in bal lots cast compared with four years ago and pointed out that the heavi est voting always Is from 4 p m on At Newton the voting was brisk with 602 absent voters ballots cast double the usual number Expect 40001 Voles Sioux City election officials esti mated that the rate of vote there indicated that 40000 of the 48000 registered voters would cast ballots Veteran election judges at Oska TWO OF MISSOURI QUADRUPLETS DIE 67 Year Old Country Doctor May Take Survivors to Hospital SENATH Mo of the quadruplets born Monday night to Mrs James Bridges died Tuesday in their isolated two room River Val ley cabin Dr W Speidel 67 year old country doctor who delivered the one boy and three girls left tor the of the Sharecropper family shortly after he was informed of the deaths He said the child born first died about S a m and the fourth child delivered succumbed a short while Dter He said he could not elabor ate until he had visited tbe cabin vhcre a trained nurse from Mem phis was on duty An ambulance in which she came provided the facili ies for a battle to save the other wo children The condition of one was believed ritical Dr Speidel considered transfer oE the survivors to a Joneaboro Ark hcspital The boy who died was born first at p m and the third girl was lrrn at p m Dr Speidel said tbey were nine month babies nor mal except in size and number I guess theyre about two and criehaif to three and onehalf pounders the whitehaired physi cian stated We had no scales and besides I didnt have time to weigh them The rather a year old share cropper fainted when told the FASCISTS FORCE WAY ALMOST TO MADRIDS GATES Spanish Socialists Guns Blaze in Effort to Stop Drive MADRID forward on three fronts powerful fascist drives hammered government de fenders back almost to the gates of Madrid Tuesday One fascist column attacking from the south surged far north of Parla only 10 miles from Madrid on the Toledo highway in the face a barrage of steel laid down by government artillery Socialist guns blazed almost in cessantly desperately striving to halt the insurgent advance They were posted at Fuenlabrada and Leganes directly in the path of the oncoming fascist warriors Leganes is a bare five miles south of the capital Tanks and artillery backed up he Madrid defense line to the west against another insurgent thrust toward Villa Viclosa about 10 miles southwest of Madrid on the by between Brunete and Alco corn Imperil Armored Train The fascists charge pouring out of Brunete endangered the govern ments strategic positions at El Escorial In that sector also an in surgentiassault on east of El Escorial imperiled a armoredtrain Fascist warplanes raked Getafp on the outskirts of Madrid with machinegun fire and bombed cala DC Hcnares about 15 miles northeast of the capital on the road to Guadalajara Government officials acknowl edged that the fascist vanguard had spread south of the capital to Pinto parallel with Parla spanning the territory between two arterial high ways The air ministry said govern ment planes had bombed fascist bases far behind the advanced out posts of the insurgent attack near Talavcra De La Reina and north of Toledo Iiijurctl by Bomb Two school girls on their way home from classes in the populous Prosperidad district a working class neighborhood were critically injured by a small bomb dropped during the fourth of the fascist aid raids in Madrid environs yesterday Madrid authorities attempted to spur the citys defenders to drive the fascists from its gates with the battle cry Madrid is in danger Save Spain The central committee of the Spanish communist party Issued the call for the supreme effort and demanded the immediate as sistance of Basques and Catalans in tbe Madrid defense The newspaper Claridad mouth piece of Premier Francisco Largo Caballero acknowledged the immi nent peril of the capital warning Presidential Candidates and Their Families Cast Votes in N Yt Kansas HYDE PARK N Y INDEPENDENCE Kans Ident Roosevelt and eight members and friends of his family cast their votes shortly before noon Tuesday In a little green and white town hal in this villages first election dis trict The president wearing a gray suit and blue tie covered with white donkey designs walked into the hall on the arm of his third son Frank lin Jr Healso wore Andrew Jack sons heavy gold watch chain a gift in the last few days He was the 312th to vole in his district which has 7GS registrants Motion picture andstill photo graphers recorded the scene Mother With Him Following the president and Franklin to the green curtained vot ing booth were Mrs James Roose velt Sr the presidents mother Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt Mr and Mrs John Boettiger soninlaw and laughter Miss Nancy Cooke friend of the family Mrs Malvina Schei der secretary the presidents wife and Miss Marguerite Lehand Mr Roosevelts personal secretary The president walked up first to James Finch election inspector Name please Finch asked in a loud voice Franklin D Roosevelt was the softer reply Then Miss Alma Van Curran an other inspector confirmed the presidents registration 1oaes for Picture After voting the chief executive posed for more pictures as he en rolledfor the rjiexf democratic prir niary A crowd of several hundred ap plauded as he alighted from his ojien car Another group gaUIered inside Outside again the presidentcall ed correspondents lo his car for an informal press conference It was here that he disclosed proudly that he was wearing Pres ident Jacksons watch heavy gold one with figures of dogs chasing a fox Old Hickory HP said a collateral descendant of Old Hickory had sent it to him The chain was attached to an old gold hunting case watch that be longed to the presidents father Mr Roosevelt opened the watch and demonstrated how it strikes the hour and quarterhour He said be was going out in the woods with the boys this after oon Asked about the maritime strike he said he knew nothing new but that both sideswere still trying to liold a conference Gov Alf M Landon republican presidential nominee voted in his home precinct here Tuesday morn ing at oclock The governor Mrs Landon his daughter Peggy Anne 19 and his father John M Landon arrived here on the presidential candidates special train from Topeka at S a m The governor and his party step ped from the train to be greeted bj Mayor Ralph Mitchell and a crowd estimated by Fire Chief Ray Pitts at 2000 persons Tlie Independence unit of the Kansas national guard gave th nominee a 10 gun salute as he emerged on to the rear platform o his private car No High Hal One admirer called out Alf wheres your high hat Mayor Mitchell had said he would present tbe governor a silk topper I dont have a high hat Landon replied and I still wear the same size After informally greetingthe crowd at tbe station the governor and his party entered a motor car and led a paradeof cars to the poll ing place In downtown Indepen dence The governor entered the motor car salesroom where the ballot boxes were set up A crowd estimat ed by Chief Pitts at 500 filled the room to capacity After Landons ballot was drop ped into the large tincontainer Mrs Landon voted followed by PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND HEARS PLEA FOR PEACE Edward Pledges Nation to Do Everything in Its Power LONDON Edward Tuesday pledged his nation to do all in its power to further the appeasement of Europe Standing in front of Uie throne in the house of lords garbed in the tieavy state robes of gold edged crimson velvet the 42 year old bach elor monarch made this significant plea for peace to the bristling armed camps of troubled Fuiopc The new sovereign opening the first session of parliament in his reisn announced that after the ELECTION BRIEFS coronation in London next May he would go to India to be crowned emperor Ile also called an imperial confer ence to meet in London next May The state opening was robbed of part of its brilliance by a heavy F K LEADS IN KANSAS TOPEKA Kans trends was reflected in incomplete and unofficial returns from scat tered precincts in Kansas home state of Gcv Alf M Landon with President Roosevelt having an indi cated advantage in the populous Kansas City Kans area The vote from 115 incomplete precincts over the state 50 of them in Kansas City Kans gave Roose velt 2342 Landon 1041 Wyandotte county which includes Kansas City Kans in 1932 gave Roosevelt 32606 votes and Herbert Hoover 25424 The early returns Tuesday in cluded four Topelta precincts which gave Landon 1S3 and Roosevelt 142 votes In contrast however one incom plete precinct in Leavemvorth Kans showed Landon 96 and Roosevelt SI In 1932 Roosevelt carried that precinct by 150 In 1932 Roosevelts statewide margin over Hoover approximated 74000 The total number of precincts in the slate of Kansas is 2630 the situation was unimproved and without discipline and obedi ence to orderswe will be beaten1 The Weather FORECAST Comes Out of Boolh Mrs Landon camo out of the curtained booth in five minutes the nominee a minute later and they stood smilin don finished together John Lan marking his ballot CHICAGO VOTING HEAVY AND EARLY Only One Arrest Reported Challenged Voter Hits Election Official CHICAGO of tmprc about two minutes later A democratic election judge Mrs Paul Otto gave tbe republican can didate his ballot Mrs T VV Hurst n republican judge checked the reg istration book for the first precinct of the third ward which read Lan don A M 350 West Maple slreet oil and gas business Mrs Lnndon was registered sim ply as Landon Mrs Theo ioO West Maple street of Flowers The interior of the pollingplace was decorated with huge bouquets of flowers The room was flooded with light and cameramen crowded around the presidential nominee The governor was dressed in a dark business suit He wore a white shirt and a red striped black tic Leavin governor through WALL1E NOT THERE LONDON Mrs Wallis Simpson did not attend the opening of parliament Tues day Shortly before King Edward left Buckingham palace for his speech to the members a basket of flowers four feet high waa de livered to divorcee home Most of the flowers were chrysanthemums mingled with blossoms of pink and red hue offset by sprays of autumn leaves Later a van bearing the royal warrant delivered soft drinks to tile Simpson home the which forced cancellation of scheduled procession from the polling place the and his the streets party his rode home cedented balloting in Chicago Bluffs Clinton Ottumwa and Mus catine all reported voting heavier than in 1932 Waterloo Cedar Falls and Mar shalltown precincts were slightly be hind four years ago but it was still believed that late afternoon and evening rush might set a new rec ord While temperatures held to freez ing or below it was clearing in loosa said the voting there was the west Iowa and the weatherman sair heaviest they could recall Spencer Red Oak and Iowa Falls submitted like reports Voting at Iowa City was the heav iest in memory of veteran poll of ficials who predicted 8000 votes in the city Davenport had 19960 comparer with 9000 in 1932 up to p m and Dubuquc reported 8000 cast up lo noon Keokuk Charles City Council it would be clear over all the state by late afternoon which further in dicated that few voters would be kept away from the polls by bad weather At Cresco where most voters or dinarily vote late in the day an unusually heavy vole was reported in the morning By oclock Tuesday morning 25 per cent of total vote of 1931 was already re corded IOWA Fnir Tuesday night and Wednesday colder in ciisl and soiilli central portions not so colcl in extreme northwest portion TucHiIay night rising tempera lure Uednusday MINNESOTA Fair Tuesday nijflil nml Wednesday colder in extreme cast rising in extreme portion Tuesday night rising temperature Wed nesday 1 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 43 Minimum in Night 20 At 8 A M 21 Rainfall Ifi Snowfall Trace The weather man gave election day a cold reception in North Iowa A temperature some 10 degrees be low freezing was made the more impressive by a brisk northwest wind Following a night of drizzly rain th2 air Tuesday morning was tilled wtih tiny flakes of snow the first of the season reachedthe city hall Tuesday with a check of one precinct in each of the 50 wards indicating 1043316 votes had been cast by 10 a m The early vote undeterred by brisk winter weather and threaten ing skies was estimated at approxi mately twothirds of Chicagos reg istration of 1769656 Unusually heavy voting in several tlownstate cities was reported early Only one arrest had occurred thai of a Negro who was not immedia tely booked on a charge The first report of violence came from the thirtyreighth ward There a voter was arrested after he be came enraged when lie was chal lenged and struck one of the of ficials town lined with cheering acquaint ances to the home of Mark Mitchell an oil man md Ifcn governors friend Governor Landon and his father arose early Tuesday morning and sat down to a breakfast of boiled kidneys and bacon on toast served on their train Talks lo Orimil When Landon greeted the wel coming crowd at the station Gov ernor Landon I want to tell you how much I appreciate this friendly and cordial reception in my home town I know more people by their first name here and more peo ple call me by my first name here than anywhere I deeply appreciate it and thank you very nincii The governor had presented Mrs Landon with a bouquet of chrysan themums placed in his hand by an admirer as he descended to the plat form from his train Peggy Anne looked on during the voting proceedings holding the Buckingham palace Thousands of his subjects jam mingthe hall and the horse guards parade in Whitehall stood in the driving rain to catch a fleeting glimpse of Edward as he passed In a closed motorcar It was an uncrowned king who opened parliament Not authorized to wear the imperial crown until after the coronation May 5 Edward followed the glittering jeweled emb lem of the nation and empire in the procession from the robing room The emblem along with the sword of state and the cap of maintenance was carried before him on cushions by tbe Marquis of Londonderry leader of the house of lords and other royal attendants Returns by Radio WEAFNBC p m 30 to gignoff WABCCBS 5 6 9 to signoff WJZNBC 9 10 to signoff WORMBS 7 8 to signoff WMCAIntcrcity to signoff In addition regular programs will be interrupted whenever neces sary tor other chrysanthemums presented mother to her 200 From Polls by Flood LETTUCE STRIKE ENDED BY VOTE 613 Members of California Union Favor Return lo Work 342 Against SALINAS Cal vio ence marred lettuce workers strike was ended bya vote of union work ers announced here early Tuesday It lasted two months The vote by membersof the Fruit and Vegetable Workers union here and at Watsonville was 61 li for re turning to work immediately and 312 against Several outbreaks in which police highway patrolmen and special de putics drove back pickets with teal gas occurred during the strike A S Doss financial secretary of the union said the terms would be similar in part to those outlined two weeks ago by Edward Vande lour secretary of the California WATERLOO III flooding j State Federation of Labor Profer crcck divided Prairie clu Long proj cntial hiring for whinh imior cincl No 2 Tuesday and cut 200 the 300 registered voters off from the polls Voters living on the soutii side of Richland Creek were unable to cross the turbulent stream to reach the polling place WKATHER SPEEDS VOTB ST LOUIS Mo weather sent Missourians scurrying all the quicker into the states 4357 polling places Tuesday In the first four hours here a vote of almost onefourth of the citys reg istration of estimated on the basis of reports from key precincts Two unofficial early tabulations were reported Poplar Bluff fourth ward Lan Jib n 126 Roosev elt 45 Springfield five velt 420 Landon 358 SWITCH TO POINTB ATJX BARQUES Mich summer resort community on Lake Huron maintaining Us rec ord of beingfirst in Michigan with its election returns gave Governor AJf if Landon S votes to 6 for President Roosevelt With ballots received from al registered voters in the township the returns were re ported at a m The township gave Roosevelt a 14 to S majority in 1932 STRAIGHT J O TICKET SOUTHINGTON Conn Betsy Haviland who will celebrate her 102nd birthday Nov 13 voted the straight republican ticket Tues day TIED AT 10 TO 10 CONCORD N II from New Hampshires first three towns to report gave a 1010 tie for President Roosevelt and Governor Landon Waterville gave Landon t Roosevelt 1 Livcrmore Landon 1 Roosevelt 7 and Millsficld Landon 5 lo 2 for Roosevelt HOUSTON FOIt KOOSKVKIT HOUSTON Tex leturns from 62 boxes in Harris county gave Roosevelt 5509 votes and Landon Among early voters was Jesse Jonos the R F C chair man who voted the democratic ticket In 1D32 Hnrris county gave Roosevelt 16SS6 votes and Hoover 8721 ailNNKSOTA VOTK HEAVY ST PAUL slip pery roads coated with snow or sleet hampered voters in some sec tions of the slate election officials ill most Minnesota areas reported heavy early voting VOTINC PIERRE S Dak in two South Dakota precincts was de layed more than an lioitr because official ballot boxes were stalled in SOUTH FOR FR LANDON LEADING IN NEW ENGLAND Conclusive Results to Be Late With Record Vote Seen ELECTION AT A GLANCE 15y The Associated Jrcss Offices at stake in Tuesdays thirtyeighth national president vice president 35 United States senators 432 house members 33 governors many lesser stale officials Time polls close Varies with the states Some polling units close when last registered voter casts ballot Millsfield N H clon ed polls before 1 a mTuesday In far northwest they will remain open until 10 p m CST Probable time of conclusive count May be unusually late this year because of huge vote Im portant New York count may not Vie announced until around mid night EST because of Hireshour extension of poll closing time Probable vote May reach 15 000000 on basis of registrations Necessary to elect president 266 531 electoral votes Second Iowa Victim of Auto Crash Dies CARROLL Schenkel berg 43 Littcrdale cattle buyer died Tuesday in a Carroll hospital of injiirict suffered in an automo bile accident last night in which Martin Fiiye 26 Carroll cattle buyer was killed the union struck is not considered Under the terms accepted by the strikers the employers may reserve the right to keep any of their non union help presently employed shippers will hire as many union members as possible and may re fuse to reemploy any persons re garded as troublemakers The wage scale in operation for the Inst two cents an hour for packers and 55 cents for presumably remain in effect Lettuce packing continued dur ing the strike at barricaded shcdw from which some 3200 union work ers walked out Their principal de mand was for union preference in hiring a snow drift in the east part of the city Snow drifts three nml four feet high blocked many Pierre IANIJOV MCADS IN TOVKKA TOPEKA Ivans unofficial returns from 17 Topcka precincts gave for president Landon 27iO Roosevelt 2105 SIGNS OF KBCOKD BREAKING VOTI3 FOR U S INCHEASU Amid Increasing portents of a record shattering1 vote the nation Tuesday scanned the mixed trends of early returns from a hard fought Roosevelt va test Running accordingto prcballot forecasts Franklin D Roosevelt piled up a mounting lead in the solid south In New England Alf M Landon held onto a margin of two score votes all of them cast ami counted before breakfast time In other sections there was see sawing with the democratic nomi nee most frequently ahead on the basis oE scatered returns that to taled only a pinpoint fraction of the 45000000 figure predicted by some as the possible 1930 vote total JJifi Kansas Precincts In Londons home state oC Kan sas ail incomplete vote from 12n precincts out of 2GGO gave Roose velt 2715 to 2133 for the republi can nominee Fifteen Topcka pre cincts gave Landon a 675 to 515 ad vantage In West Virginia incomplete re turns from 30 of Huntingtons pre cincts gave the democratic stand bearer 1026 voles as against for Landon Few reports of disorders at the polls were heard across the nation up to midafternoon In one of tlio few instances nil election officer was sliot and critically wounded nt McRobcrts in the eastern Kentucky mountains Vote lor Iandou In titiy Millsficld N II where the polls were opened at a m the vote was Alf M Landon ft lirunklin D Roosevelt 2 Within a Cow hours three other New England village precincts came in to makn the first total of the 1038 election Landon 82 Roosevelt 12 Quickly however five small Houston Texas precincts were rd ported giving Roosevelt I2fi and Landon 21 Thus before part of the nation was awake and hardly any part of it settled down for the day the battle was on in earnest The first fragments from New Kngland showed that President Roosevelt had made tiny gains over the cavly bird votes cast for him in 1032 In New Ashford Mass thn count was 26 to 19 for Landon an ngninst 21 to S for Herbert Hoover in 1932 In Tolland Mass however Landon led 44 to 21 as against 30 to 22 for Hoover in KI32 Claim Solid South With the Roosevelt forces chilm LANOON TAKES LEAD NORFOLK Nebr plete returns from three Norfolk precincts gave Landon 165 and Roosevelt 151 Four years ago Mad ison county of which Norfolk is the largest eity voted more than 2 to 1 for Roosevelt Norfolk is in north eastern Nebraska HOME TOWN INDEPENDENCE Kans Incomplete unofficial returns frorr four precincts in Independence home town of Gov Alf M Landon republican presidential nominee Rave him MR voles to fi5 for Pres ident Roosevelt ing an unbroken front in the solii south these claims were not shaken by the first tiny community in that section to complete its count Mar tin Station Ala gave Roosevelt 11 Landon 0 Governor Landon himself lost little time in voting At a m central standard time hn dropped his ballot in the box at Independence Kans But with 55427000 voters regis tered and the nations interest whipped up by a tense months IOIIR campaign that ended only Monday night with eleventh hour appeals by President Roosevelt and Gov ernor Landon the experts warned that conclusive returns may be much later than usual They cited the mountainous slacks of ballots in prospect and the fact ihat Now York which usually goes as the ;