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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME A rt L 0 N E R I 3 MEM 1 I i E T Q F I 5 A J s wn 11 r THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI IUVB CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PR2B3 W1HE SEIIV1CE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 13 Election to Be Close Politicians on Both Sides Admit That Privately APPEALS TO REAL DEMOCRATS By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON The pre sidential c a m paign nears its close with most politic a n s agreeing that the coming election wil 1 be a close one They do not say so for publi cation Each side expresses confi dence of winning by a wide mar ginconfidential ly however both sides admit that the margin in whom so eye rs fa vor it may bet probably will be a narrow one The democrats unmistakably are much more confident than the re publicans The formers confidence is genuine They expect their 1932 majority to be heavily cut into but they really do feel sure of victory G O P predictions I say again in strict confidence are no better than a little of a recognized improbability Washington Reports Washington has not so large a population of politicians now as when congress is in session The hard working politician spends most of his time in his home state or district making political medicine Still he visits the capital occasionally to check up and he brings the news from his home folk in with him ThiS furnishes ap nationwide as sortment of reports of local pros pects Im not sure that Washington isnt the best spot from which to view the whole picture I was talking at the National Press club the other day with the publicity man for one of the biggest republican interests in Pennsyl vania i Former He isa Hamiltonian a gener ations standing a former republi can officeholder in an important position as good a political fore caster I do believe as there is in the country a friend of mine for more than four decades He was just back from a tour of the west sizing up the outlook he asked being an old newspaperman are the press club boys betting 1 told him candidly that while club sentiment I dont know assuredly is proLandon handsome odds arc to be had on Rooaevelfs reelection Odds No Help Well he commented whats to be gained by getting good odds if youre going to lose your money anyway For one thing Roosevelt has so large a bloc of guaranteed south ern electoral votes that it is a prac tical impossibility for him to fail to scoop in enough elsewhere not to return him to the white house For whatever it may be worth there is the Dont Kill Santa Claus cry also to be reckoned with Hoover Remembered And then it has to be recognized that the unpopularity of the last Hoover regime is not forgotten In deed it is questioned by strategists whether the last republican presi dent as a campaign spellbinder was not a capital error Republican strategy in fact has been considerably re publicans Candidate Landon as they agree is not so good a crooner as Presi dent Roosevelt Yet he has not had a very good quality of assistant crooners Republican crooners have crooned1 promises at best The president has ac complishments alleged anyway LANDONS TALK ABOUT STATES RIGHTS CHEERED Introduced by Former Democratic Governor of Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY nor Alf M Landon summoned real democrats11 to republicans in ousting the new deal Friday in ad dressing an Oklahoma audience to which he was introduced by a for mer democratic governor William H Alfalfa Bill Murray Men and women of all parties the republican presidential nominee told an audience filling the 7500 ca pacity coliseum have joined forces to turn out an administration that violates its oath to support and uphold the constitution x x x And it is only natural that real democrats should join republicans in the defense of states home greater cen tralization of power in Washington party of Jefferson has al ways been the jealous guardian of states rights Cheered ami Applauded Landon was cheered and applaud1 ed when he stepped upon the flag decked platform from which Mur ray had introduced him Alfalfa Bill was a candidate for the democratic presidential nomina tion against President Roosevelt in 1932 He jg not a genius who knows everything about one thing and is Ioolish on any other subjects Mur ray said but he is a man of talent He combines his qualities with a pleasing personality that gets what He wants done without opposition Murray spoke the same audience which ap plauded him had cheered an anti new deal speech by Herbert K Hyde republican senatorial nomi nee Voice Sounds Hoarse Landons voice sounded a bit hoarse from the sore throat which has bothered him for two days and prevented any speaking for 24 hours Outofdoors he wore a rus set scarf as a safeguard Pausing here nearly four hours on his final transcontinental cam paign tiip Landon said Murray by introducing Uic republican candi date was severing political friend ships and opening himself to po litical penalties Only a threat to our form ot government itself could cause a man like Governor Murray to take this step Landon said naming John W Davis Alfred E Smith Bainbridge Colby Joseph B Ely James A Reed and Lewis W Moscow Seeks to Avert European War LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES COUZENS Michigan Senator Dies From Uremic Poisoning ow PAGE 2 Osage Boy Killed by Truck Driver Sought ON STATE PAGE Purdues Big Guns Are Trained on Minnesota Legion Program Not at End Say Speakers ON PAGE 3 Do Your Troding During 88c DAYS And Youll Save Money Various kinds of fali and winter merchandise and ser vices are attractively priced during Mason Citys annual fall sales event 880 DAYS The ex traordinary values will be avail able until the stoics close Sat urday night Oct 24 Douglas as other democrats who are putting their country above party name Others Feel Strongly Countless other democrats feel as strongly as they do he contin ued They may have made no open break but they will state their posi tion emphatically at the ballot boxes next month Their fceings are strong enough to make them rise above the party name even though it means breaking political habits of a lifetime When they go to the polls they will not alone be protesting the at tempt made by this administration to change the fundamental prin ciples of our American government They will be rejecting a man who has attempted this change without a mandate from either the citizens of this country or his own party convention I Landon said President Roosevelt had made fi deliberate attempt to break down the confidence of our people in the integrity and independence of the supreme court Farm Tenancy Problem The nominee said there is no problem that I am more eager to solve than the growing farm tenancy problem which he termed one of the most serious long time problems confronting the nation Contending the row leal made the tenancy problem worse through its large payments to big land own ers Landon said It is our pledge to extend with in the limits of sound finance ade quate credit at reasonable rates to capable tenants and experienced farmers for the purchase or re financing of farm homes Protection of the family type farm is the philosophy that runs liko a thread through the republi can platform Desperately Worried The Roosevelt administration the governor continued ia desperately worried over the election and has turned to coercion in using WPA funds ruthlessly But I know that American vot ers cannot be bilked into vntinp for any party Landon said The democrats of Minnesota were sold down the river At the last minute their major state candidates de serted the people who nominated them in aneffort to swing votes to an extreme leftwing group The democrats in Nebraska have suffered a like experience One of the principal nom inee to the United States has been deliberately spurned by the present administration The present administration in Washington has forfeited all claims of allegiance from those who still believe in the principles of that great party Bundled in Overcoat Bundled in an overcoat and with the russet scarf wrapped about his throat Governor Landon was driven along a flag draped parade route from the station to a hotel in an inclosed car Murray accompanied him to his suite as did Herbert K Hyde re publican senatorial nominee Other republican leaders who greeted the nominee included Wirt Fianklin independent oil leader Indians wearing their hair long braids and blankets rttapcil about their shoulders applauded the candidate at the station and at the hotel Many wore Landon placards in their ten gallon hats During the hours journey from El Reno Murray chatted briefly with Landon and talked to report ers Opposes New Deal Alfalfa Bill a candidate for the democratic presidential nomina tion four years ago heads the Na tional Association for Economy anr Tax Equality which he founded He has been stumping against new deal policies Murray began his introduction oi Landon with the statement that he spoke in default of the chief exec utive of the state Shortly before Gov F W Mai land democrat had said Murrays introduction of Ihc republican nom inee would remove him forevei from democratic party influence in Oklahoma He wont do Landon any good nor Roosevelt any harm said Mar land Like AI Smith He is like Al Smith when th party wont play his way he take his ball and glove and he goes home to join some other gang Asked if he would support Lan don Murray replied You neednt ask me that quea tion What is the election outlook I Oklahoma You cant tell a thing about it Murray said Nobody talks never saw a campaign like it tliis state They wear buttons fo one fellow and sny theyre goin to vote for the other TO CONTINUE TO USE DIPLOMACY IN SPAIN CRISIS Machine Gunning Fascist Airplanes Swoop Over Madrid 4 Times BULLETIN MOSCOW Russia Friday night announced her vir tual from the Euro pean hands oft Spain agree ment declaring she could not consider herself hound lo great er than the adtcr partici pants LONDON Tl Soviet Russian spokesmen going into a super charged session of the troubled European handsoffSpain com mittee indicated Friday that Mos cow probably will refrain from tak ing steps which might precipitate a European war At the same time it was stated authoritatively the Russians will continue to operate every possible diplomatic lever to thwart nazi and fascist aid to Spanish insur gents The mad fascist butchering in Spain goes on with German Ital ian and Portuguese guns under the cloak of nonintervention which the world knows i3 a sham a spokes man charged However he indicated plainly that Moscow will continue to use diplomatcrimeans gambitsjfioa of stopping alleged fascist arms shipments to Spain The soviet statements put a new light on the international hearing called to hear a three power fascist efense against soviet charges of eutrality violations Italy Germany and Portugal ready to enter categorical dc ials of the allegations and lo ounter with fresh charges of Rus ian aid to the Spanish govcin icnt To Convert St Lukes Into Apartment Building STORY ON PAGE 12 Plnns converting the St Lukes hospital into a niiHlcrn apartindit building were announced Fri hy Allan F Beck Llnns call for 42 iipartiucnls or assorted PUT MICROSCOPE ON SIGNATURES Ixpert Judge Jurors and Lawyer All Examine Iwers Will TIPTON R McManus counsel for 17 relatives of Henry Iwers who aie contesting his will produced a high power microscope in court Friday and had William Faxon handvwritmfj expert the jurof hiffiecase aM Judge H C Ring examine Iwers signature on the will testified Thursday that he believed two methods of forgery liad been used in the signatures of the will Enlarged photographs of two sig naturesof H D Snoke former Dav enport attorney were introduced Friday as an exhibit Faxon told the Jury Thursday he believed Snakes EKUIKIED WOMKN IIROUGH CAPITAL STREETS MADRID gunning ascist airplanes in their first day ime raids on Madrid swoopcJ ver the capital four times Friday ivhilc terrified women ran through he streets Antiaircraft guns kept up an in cessant roar from the rooftops of he besieged city The damage how ever was stated to be negligible and overnmcnt leaders believed the re jeated raids were intended ihereK o demoralize Madrid No attempt was made to bomb he city proper although one of two fighting planes sprayed the brick walls of Montana barracks scenp of a short lived rebellion on the first day of the war with machine I un fire Scurrv for Cover Residents of the area scurried for cover as the plane swooped down amid bursting antiaircraft shells Later it dropped several small bombs in open fields northwest of Madrid The first visit was at a m ivheu two bombers circled high over the city dropping leaflets demand ing surrender of the capital Antiaircraft guns atop the min istry of war and at other points came into action but the bombers were flying too high to be reached The bombers then flew to the out skirts of Madrid where they were joined by several pursuit planes Droning low over Cuatro Vientos airport on thn edge of the capital the planes dropped several small bombs Third VHsil Shorter The second visit was nl a m when two pursuit planes flew over the city and thence to the south The third visit at p m wai much shorter than the others and included the Montana barracks attack Watchers believed one enemy plane making the first visit was struck by an antiaircraft shell as it was seen to plunge to earth west of the city but this was later dis proved At the game time the fascist air force conducted a heavy bombard ment of government lines along the whole western and southern front in the Madrid sector particularly the region of Mostolc Almost destitute of able bodied men as a new workers army of 100000 streamed across the plains of Castile to meet the enemy the city prior to the first air rail lay in hushed and tense expectancy signature on the will was a latcd or that of Iwers himself was forged by Counsel for the contestants in troduced one photograph as show ing Snokes signature on the will and the other photograph was shown as being Snokcs genuine sis Outlook for Farmers of loiva Bright AMES State college extension economists reported Fri day Iowa farmers whose cash re ceipts for the first eight months of 1336 were more than for the same period last year have a much brighter outlook for tho year now than could be foreseen during the height of the drought The economists listed the farm r ber cause of favorable1 weather during a late fall 1 A far more abundant suppls of roughage both hay for wintei and available fall pasture is now on hand 2 Improved pasture condition helped stem early liquidation of the spring pig crop and consequently hogprices steadied followingthcii late August decline 3 Feed prices too declined The nature The contestants index of wholesale feed prices foi hand forgery while wccl of Asust ill 153 while for the first week of Oc tober it was 137 Corn Production Kises 4 Iowas estimated corn produc tion ose 32700000 bushels in two months The Oct 1 official estimate was 218000000 bushels or 44 pei cent of normal as compared with the Aug 1 estimate of 185300000 bushels or 37 per cent ot normal Practically all Iowa corn was be yond frost damage and farmers generally saved sufficient seed foi next year 5 Meadows many of them cu later than usual because of the feec shortage will go into the wintei in better shape than appeared poi siblc two months ago Many will are seeking a share of Iwers1 350000 fortune Mr and Mrs Louis Voss cousins of Iwers were made sole heirs to the estate by Iwers1 will Nine Cars of Tram Leave Rails Some of Them Roll Down Bank COUNCIL BLUFFS cars of a Chicago Great Western freight train left the rails here late Thursday three miles cast of here some of them rolling down a 55 foot embankment No one was in jured The first three cars and lo comotive and about SO other cars on the rear of the train remained on the tracks R J Dipple Great Western railroad agent said that a broken rail was the probable cause of the derailment Politics on The Air TIMK CKXTKAI STANDARD Friday Nifihl fi East and 10 west VV M Hard comment WEAF and N Y state Judfte W F Bleakley WJZ NBC Willinm Hutchcson 6 E 7 Tobin WEAFWJZNBC Jesse Jones WABCCBS 9 Pres ident Roosevelt Secretary Henry Morgenthau and others Jeffersonian Democrat WJZNBC speaker to be announced C o m m u n i a EC Earl Browdcr Saturday p m M W Thatcher R e p u b 8 Gov A M Landon WABC and N V State Judge W F Bleakley and N Y Stale 8 Gov H H Lehman Teffcrsonian NBC WORMBS 9 AI Smith however be in danger of wintc department SNOW POSSIBLE FOR N E IOWA VIercury Drops to 16 Here Southeastern Iowa to Warm Up Variety of weather was predict ed for Iowa Friday night and Satur day after a night which saw a kill ing freeze over all the state The mercury dropped to 16 degrees in Mason City early Friday Possible snow wasseen for north east Iowa by the weatherman who indicated showers were possible Sat urday over most of the state Slightly warmer weather is due iii the extreme southeast section the weatherman said but cooler weath er is in store for the northwest cor ner of ilie state The high temperaturewas 13 Thursday at Dos Moines Tempera tures averaged 13 degrees below normal Friday lowan Killed When Hit by Switch Engine PERRY Lee 70 Milwaukee railroad car inspector was killed here early Friday when he was struck by a switch engine while working in the railroad yards here Members of the engine crew said Lee a railroad employe 40 years stepped in front of the engine not realizing it was so close to him WALLACE SAYS LANDONS PLAN Tells Heckler Cost of Production Scheme Difficult Declaring that Governor Landon is proposing measures which would be deflationary to agriculture Sec retary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace told a crowd of nearly 1 000 in the armory here Thursday night that Iowa town residents should be urged by fanners to re elect President Roosevelt to con thine agriculture receivingits fair share OE the national income Secretary Wallace arrived here from Ringsted where he spoke Thursday at a district cornhusldng contest After giving his address ho hurried to the railroad station in time to catch a train for Chicago While Secretary Wallace wan sneaking he was interrupted by Ben HitiUmn of south of Clear Lake sitting in the front row who asked Why cant farmers have the ost of production like other Indus ries 7 Several in the audience ricd take him out Heckler Taken Out As Secretary Wallace started to answer he was interrupted twicr norc by Harthan who was then aken to the door by Sheriff J M lobertson and police Capt Leo lisuchcr Secretary Wallace again staled the question and said this subject had been given much con sideration at a conference he at tended tor governors in 1933 when Joe Mercer representing Governor Landon had urged that anything to get the ball rolling would be good i costof presented at that meeting at a ure which sponsors the proposi tion set about 5150 a bushel for wheat would not be the American way of doing things Secretary Wallace said It would mean lic ensing practically everyone who had anything to do with the product and it the figures proposed by sponsors cf the plan only a small part of tho people could buy The handling oC such 11 system would be too much like a dictatorship Displays Secretary Wallace began his lillc 7 lie Weather killin The agriculture department In Washington D C reported cash receipts of Iowa farmers including government payments incrcasei 548405000 in the first eight months of this year as compared with the same period last year 70 Millions Gain The report showed Iowa farmers received from the sale of their principal products and from government payments in the 1935 period up to Sept 1 and 909000 in the same eight months of 1935 Their income from principal farm products contributed a gain of more than advancing from in the 1935 per iod to 533 1729000 in 1936 Total government benefit pay ments to Iowa farmers at same time dropped from to 520 675000 During August the departments monthly report showed the Iowa cash receipts from both sources amounted lo 5184 23000 a gain of 57975000 over the August 1935 I total Farm Produce Siilc Sale of farm produce accounted for 548070000 of the August total and government payments for In the same month of 193 farm products contributed 206000 and government payment of the total For the country as a whole the total JanuaryAugust period total from both sources was S1676000 000 as compared with in the 1935 period Of lowaa total August income from the sale of farm products the report showed 536146000 was re ceived for livestock and livcstocl products was for crops Total Income Greater Total income of UIR wcst norllr central region which includes lown FORECAST IOWA Iiirlly cloudy lo cloudy Kriiliiy night and Sntnriliiy pos tiiblv showers or some snow northciifjt pirllnn mil so cold in cast and south portions Fridny night warmer In extreme southeast iKirlion cooler in cv remo northwest portion Satur day MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Friday night mid Suturdiiy snow in extreme cast portion Friday af ternoon or night not so cold In cast Friday night somewhat warmer Saturday In northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday I I Minimum In Night IB At 8 A M Friday Mi Temperatures more becoming to liite November than Lo October have been dealt out to North Iowa the piist two lays with the mer cury touching the 16 degree mark in Mnson City Thursday night This was 7 degrees lower than the pre vious night which had been the sea sons record advanced from 5153600000 in Au gust 1035 to 5173777000 in the same1 month this year The federal report said in that region cash receipts from farm products were about 30 per cent greater and total cash receipts id eluding benefit payments 16 per cent greater than in August a year ago Larger receipts from corn barley flaxsced truck crops and nearly all livestock items particularly hogs and cattle were said by the depart ment to have more than offset the regions smaller receipts from wheat oati and cgps by displaying a paper shopping bag many of which have been circulated in the east some in Chicago and a few in the Twin Cities On this bag a large sunflower was pictured He rend printing which compared the prices of food products now with those in 1934 and showing the increases urged the housewife to get cheaper foodstuffs by re jecting the New Deal and voting the republican ticket Stating that these bags are de signed to create consumer resis tance Secretary Wallace said that getting lower retail prices would only mean lower farm prices He also told of circulars distributefl through grocers in the east which listed 58 taxes on products Thcsra taxes he said were largely for lo cal purposes such ns city fire de partments and police protection and the implication that Governor Landon could do anythingabout those taxes is false Hard on Farmer Creating consumer resistance by such tactics he continued builds resentment in the mind of the housewife and not only is hard on the farmer perhaps lowering de mands for foodstuffs but is also hard on business food prices are 79 per cent of what they were in 1S29 and wages sre S6 per cent so foodstuffs are really not out of line Secretary Wallace lauded the U f monetary policy stating Thesl ricnt Roosevelt resisted cfforls of the gold bloc nations in 1033 to stabilize god nt 520KO an ounce and thereby kept international bankers from profiting and pavn control to the sovnrnment This made possible providing gold re serves the raising of farm prices and the lowering of interest rates Talks on Landun Proposals Governor Landon favors the corrt loan program under private aus pices docretary Wallace continued Such a plan in 1933 would havn meant loans at 20 cents a bushel at 8 per cent interest instead of thonu actually made 15 cents a bushel at per cent interest But we could make those loans at that time at that rate the speaker continued because production control Be causeot the drought somc farmerjl were able to make 100 per cent it on their loans The republican nominees soil conservation program it appears id for only those who can afford it Governor Landon would instead oi controlling production stimulate crcnscd production Hlfl tariff equiw ;