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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E n n I S MEM A DIPT OF I Ort Mo I Nfcf THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE UENTS COPX ASSOU1ATED PRESS LEASED WlIE SEUV1CB MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 281 Landon and Employment Business Sees More Jobs at Once If He Is Elected SPAIN PROBES U S SHIP BOMBING By CHARLES T STEWART TASKING TON bus inessmen unques tionably are strongly inclined to promise large and im mediate increase in employment i Governor Landon is elected to the white house At the offices of such orgaiza tions as the Unit cd States Cham ber of Commerc and the Nationa Association o M a n u facturers proLandon senti mcnt is unmistakable It is a commonplace that whil business itself has been improvin for some time as reflected in high er dividends and advancing stock market prices the number of idle workers has not been reduced cor respondingly nor has there been much of an upward tendency in workers incomes to offset mount ing living costs Naturally indeed wages cannot be expected to rise appreciably with so huge a pool of unemployment Compelled to Replenish The big business version is that its markets are better1 because folk who have any money at all but have been hanging on to it desper ately have so far depleted their stores of semipermanent supplies that they simply are compelled to replenish them Also enormous government spend ing is given a share of the credit But capital big business spokes men say still is afraid of the new deal in the long run Therefore this is big business though it takes thankful advantage of the qualified bulge it hesitates to go into any great amount of ex panding t It does the best it can present equipment and per x is Jbalky at taking a V Mourning Throngs View Derns Body at Capitol Prosperity big business spokesmen say will be reassured if tle new deal is icpudiated banks will begin at once to be freer with their funds and an era of vast prosperity for everyone will fol all the more so because it has Keen botyed up for more than half a decade It doesnt care to agree that there will be a boom It dislikes that word It prefers to refer to unbounded prosperity A hoom is what big business really means however And I wouldnt wonder if the bus iness giants were reckoning cor rectly That is I wouldnt wonder if boom would follow Landons elec tion But permanent prosperity thats different Can Remember 1830 1 am old enough to remember the depression of the early 1890s That was from accounts to have been transformed into permanent pros perity by McKinleys election A boom did ensue but it busted My fatherwho recently died at the age of nearly 100 was familiar as a businesman of some propor tions with Ihe depression of the S70s He told me that was to have been followed by an era of per manent it was not Such depressions even as mucn as 30 or 10 years apart with minor depressions punctuating the intervals are enough to hint that something must be the matter with the economic system which permits them I dont want to say anything rad ical Taxes Need Overhauling Still it does seem to me that Governor Landon probably hit on a great truth when he said in Buf falo the other day that our taxation system needs a thorough overhaul ing The republicans had plenty of time to overhaul it and didnt do it witness 192D Complete reform has not been accomplished even under Roose veltianism Now the republicans want an other crack at it The Lcmkeites the Townsend Hen the Smithties the Coughlin itcs the Thomasites and the Brow deritea have some justification for contending that theyre entitled to tbeir respective experiments But they wont get them PRESIDENT PUTS ALL ELSE ASIDE ATTENDS RITES Spends Day on Special Train Until Time of Services SALT LAKE CITY ingthrongs took sad leave Tuesday of George Henry had known in life as minei legisla tor governor and secretary of war Beginning at 11 a m a soid line of men women and children shuffled through the high arched rotunda of the Utah capitol past the open casket of the dead war chief The body borne here in a special train followed by one carryingPres ident Roosevelt was taken to the capitol where the secretary served two terms as governor to lie in state until 3 p m The grieving family followed the hearse from the station accompan icd by Gov Henry H Blood Then they retired to an hotel to permit a saddened public to pay respects be fore the funeral at 4 p m Itoosevcll Aboard Train President Roosevelt who Intel a drought tour to come heic or the rites remained aboard his rain behind drawn blinds Leaders had made plain the chief executive would leave his car only shortly before the services at huge ustotic Mormon tabernacle Hundreds crowded m and neat the capitol the casket was opened four army officers took up positions di tectly behind it Two others stood at opposite ends Directly in front was an unique miniature of the stately capitol fashioned from roses Roper First to Light Old Young at Twins Convention Tlic oldest nnd youngest the fifth annual convention the Nulioiial Twins association held utlFort Wayne Ind are shown above The oldest twins are Mrs Henrietta Jones of Garrctt Ind left and MrsSIarietta Nicholas of Auburn Ind aged 82 The octogenarians arc holding the youngest twins in attendance Jean mill Joyce Snider Columbia Citj Ind agcdoni month ApproximatUj 1300 twins it tended i the annual convention Given 5 Year Terms for Chicken Thefts SIOUX CITY Marnes Cooper 20 Sioux City arid Leonarc Mullicane Anthon were sentenced if five years each in state reforma toriea when they pleaded guilty to chicken stealing Maurice E Rawl ings county attorney recommendet a parole for Mrs Cooper at the end nf one year She is the mother of a one year old son The funeral trainfrom Washing ton closely followed by one bearing President Roosevelt arrived at black draped union station at 9 a m Secretary Roper was the first of the cabinet md other high govern ment officials who accompanied the Dern family here to leave the fu neral train Secretary Cummings and Secretary Wallace among oth ers followed with bowed heads Ant ing Secretary of War Harry Wood ring was with them The engine of the train bearing the Dern family and government of ficials was draped in black White streamers fluttered from cither side Six regular army soldiers wear ing black arm bands of official mourning bore the casket from the train through silent lines of city and state officials who knew the war secretary in his rise from mining clerk to the governorship of Utah before he was named to the cabinet 300 Iiisido Station About 300 persons were permitted nsido the station all by special se cret service pass Among them was ov Henry H Blood Outside an estimated 2000 stood with bared heads as the casket was carried to a wailing hearse sur rounded by a special guard of state and city motorcycle police and sol diers Mrs Dern her face hidden by a long black veil followed the casket with the children and close friends No appointments were made for the president during his stay in the city After the service he arranged to attend the Masonic and military graveside honors at Mount Olivet cemetery and then return immedi ately to his train He was to leave at 7 p m Iowa time for Des Moines where Thursday he will hold drought conferences with the headf of seven states including Governor Alf M Landon of Kansas hig repub lican opponent for the presidency Each Stale Separate White house aides said the Des Moines parley to be attended also by the governors of Iowa Nebras ka Missouri Oklahoma Minnesota and Wisconsin probably would be separate for each state This was the program followed in the Bis marck conferences with the gov ernors of North Dakota and Mon tana and the Pierre meetings will the heads of South Dakota anc Wyoming The presidents special joined the Dern funeral train Monday at Sid ney Nebr and followed it across Wyoming as the second section Large crowds gathered at Chey SEEKJURXFOR DETROIT TRIAL Panel of 175 Questioned in Charles Poole Black Legion Slaying DETROIT a jury pan el oC 175 the slate tried Monday to find 11 unbiased persons to hear evidence that hooded night riders oC the Black Legion executed Charles A Poolc WPA worker on a lonely country road May 12 The killing of Poolc because of false gossip that he beat his wife unmarked the terroristic activities of the secret society and led to in vestigations which have charged more than SO personswith crime at tributed to the order As the trial ol 12 men accused in the Poole case got under way de tectives rounded up seven of 21 per sons named by an Oakland county grand jury at Pontiac Monday for arson in the burning of the com munist workers educational camp March 30 1935 Five others already are in jail awaiting trial for other ffenses charged lo the Black Le gion The grand fury completed an ad ditional report Tuesday before ad journing until Oct 113 Circuit Judge Joseph A Moyni han seeking to avert possibility hat any of tha cults rumored 10 100 members in Wayne county De troit might become a trial juror planned to question the panel him self enne Hanna Laramie and Rawlins Wyo late Monday hoping he wouh appear Marvin H Mclntyre presl denlial secretary and Col Edwin M Watson military aide told then the chief executive could not witl propriety make any rear platforn talks until after the funeral FORECAST IOWA Unsettled with Ihunder shoivers Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday Might niul hi cxlremc cnst porllon Tuesday night and possibly Wednesday morning fair in central portions Wcd ncsiliiv cooler in west Tuesday night MINNESOTA Tartly cloudy in snnllnviSt showers in casl im1 nnrli Tuesday night or Wednes day somewhat cooler in vicinity of Twin Cities Tuesday night IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour per lod ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 88 Minimum in night 13 At 8 a m Tuesday 61 Brecipltation 11 of an inch After a total precipitation of 78 inches for August September starting in with more rainfall Sees Revenue Loss for Counties ax Exemptions for Homesteads Topic of Study AMES Iowa slate plan ng board said Tuesday results of survey showed towns in some wa agricultural counties would ollcct onethird less properly taxes f a recently proposed 52500 home tead tax exemption bill were en ctecl Prof C Woody Thompson Uni ctsity of Iowa economist said the rban property tax revenue decrease n 12 counties surveyed under his irection would be between 271 and G8 per cent of their tax revenue The planning board report was iubmitted Tuesday lo the state leg slativc committee on retrenchment and reform meeting at Des Moines A homestead tnx exemption bill lassed at the last session of the own legislature was vetoed by Gov Jlydc L Herring Ah attempt to pass it over his veto failed Keep Money In State The bill would have used proceeds of Iowas three point sales lax personal income tax anc corporation income exemp property taxes on homesteads up to a J2500 valuation Its sponsors said he bill would prevent sales tax revenues from going to outofstate corporations Both democratic and republican larties have recommended som form of homestead tax exemption in their platforms adopted at recen state conventions The legal definition of a home sleacl in Iowa Thompson explainec is owneroccupied land not exceed ing 40 acres in rural districts no onehalf acre in urban taxing dia trie The economist atlded that a farm er living on his own 200 acre farn would receive a homestead exemp tion on only the 40 acres on which his home and adjacent buildings sland Homesteads in Town Homesteads in town bear a sub stantialy greater proportion of ihe urban tax burden lhan do country homesteads of the rural lax bur clen he said The planning board said the sur vey showed the 52500 exemption would causea decrease of from 73 to 121 per cent of the total farm property tax revenue The 12 counties studied in the survey were Adair Audubon Car roll Cass Clay Jones Louisa Montgomery Page Pocahontas Ringgold and Tama We have made no effort Lo do Pastor Called to Utah what kind of taxes could FORT DODGE Rev A be levied to make up the differ FEDERALSTATE COOPERATION IS LANDONS PLAN 1934 Program Recalled as Governor Prepares for Drought Meet By HUGH A WAGNON Associated 1rcss Stuff Writer TOPEKA Kans 1PI Federal state cooperation for water con servation a plan advocated by Gov Alt M Landon during the 1934 drought was recalled by his advis ers Tuesday as the republican pres dential nominee prepared for a rought conference with President Roosevelt While the Kansan awaited replies on his appeal to railroads for a joint reight rate slash in parched areas associates cited the stand he took wo years ago as a probable indi cation of his position when he meets he chief executive in DCS Moines Thursday In a letter Lo President Roose velt on June 4 1931 the governor wrote the development of a com prehensive program should proceed 1iom joint action by state and fed eral authorities Sees Permanent Benefits Any legislation or any adminis trative order which leads to immed iate and effective steps in this di rection will create permanent bene fits beyond any present conception Landon added The people of ovi state have come to a realization o tis Youi effort now in meeting the eed will be i most timely of great help to present and future enerations Landon added The Kansas planning board hich I appointed at your sugges ion is doing what it can in the evelopnicnt of a water program As an alternative to the creation f a new river authority this plan ing board with the similar boards f other states might be given con klcration as a possible agency for lie accomplishment of these pur Hamilton County Youth Iowa 4H Health Winner Harold Crosby 17 tof Train for National Contest DES MOINES an ath lete after a big football game 17 year old Harold Crosby Iowas champion 4H health boy relaxed Tuesday after winning the 103U ti tle but only momentarily Hes going right back into train ing for the national contest in Chi cago this fall and hes confident of ranking at the top Fellows with a lower score than mine have won the contest he said during a brief lull in the excite ment of his victory Im going right on doing the same things I always plenty of sleep eating the right LOOK INSIDE FOR The governor urged Mr Uoose clt to exert your influence and uthority to provide means through vhich state and federal agencies lay work together in the complc ion of detailed engineering surveys f every small tributary Larger Streams Surveyed Larger streams he said already lad been surveyed by the war de artment while state agencies have surveyed hundreds of small pro jects Kansas officials said Landon drought plans embraced a program lor encouraging the building of small farm ponds reservoirs on creeks and rivers and large lakes required discussing drought condi tions Monday with Governor Waller Welford of North Dakota Landon dispatched telegrams to western railroads urging that emergency drought rale reductions apply on joint line hauls to avert confusion and gross farmers discrimination between W Lyons resigned the pastorale of the First Baptist church to accept a pastorate at Salt Lake City Utah Lakc up if and when it sees fit cncc Thompson said That is a matter for thestate legislature to STUDENT PILOT DIES IN CRASH 16 Year Old Youth Killed at Waterloo Trying lo Land WATERLOO Hanson 16 year old student pilot wns killcc a half mile north of the Canfield nirporl Monday night when hy plane crashed as he was preparing for a landing Eye witnesses said his plane ap parcntly went into a slow lailspin at an altitude of aboul 200 fee and plunged nose downward Han sens body could not be removed until farmers and airport mei pushed the plane down on it wheels The body was crushed beyon recognition Hanscn had made hi first solo flight last week after only four hours of instruction He hac five hours of solo flying to hi credit at the time of the crash foods and getting lots of exercise Trained Like Athlete Young Crosby did not become the champion by casually entering the state contest He trained every day like an athlete You got to be in good shape he said seriously You cant come down for the final judg ing with a headache or a stomach ache and stand erect for severa hours without being prepared for it One of the most important things on my training schedule practicing posture every day Mj club agent Dean Standlcy coachec me and the doctors here are going to help me keep in shape for the na tional contest The victor however attribute his general health not alone to hi rigorous training but to his mother We kids he has two brothers James and Max followed goo health rules all our lives whethe wereaftzed it or not Keep Doctor My mother was just trying keep the doctor away I guess Mr andMrs Ernest Crosby were not at the fair Tuesday when Bar old was announced the winner They were keeping the home fires burning he said Harold telephon ed his parents after the contest I guess theyll be surprised he said Harold who was graduated from Lincoln high at Webster City last spring plans to spend this year on is fathers farm and hopes to enter wa Stale college in the fall of 937 If he goes to college he wants to ake a course in civil engineering ut he hasnt given up the idea of arming as a profession Fullier Its great stuff he said My ather is a swell fellow He taught ie a lot about crops and livestock nd everything you learn on a farm A farm is about the best place here is to live It never gets Mre ome Every season brings differ nt work and something new Har Id was born and reared on a farm nd attended a country school The blond ruddy checked youth eccivcd the cheersof Iowa 4H oys and girls attending the fair t the 4H dining hall He was sited to make a speech but all he ould say was Im sure glad I won Theyve icon popping questions at me ever ince the contest and about all 1 an say is that Im glad I am here and Ill work hard to bring the na ional title to Iowa Amid cheers from the audiejicc rosby at the request of a 4H club official walked down the dining hall between rows of seated girls and boys his face a beet red from embarrassment 47 Other Contestants Harold won out over 47 other contestants the largest number ever entered in the boys division of the 4H club health contest He is blond blue eyed slightly curly of hair 5 feet inches tall weighs ISO pounds and has a chest expansion of 3 inches f guess ho said I won because like Lo be outdoors drink lots oc milk and sleep wilh my windows open Harold scored out 0 a possible 100 Examining physicians said sligh imperfections in teeth and posture were his only defects Three Scorn Closcsl The three youlhs scoring closes to him were Truman SorcJen Web stcr Allen McConc Manilla and Charles Schaefer Marjon Contcs officials did not announce thei EDWAIU A HAVES Hayes Will Speak at Clear Lake Sept 9 ON PAGE 2 Becker Aged Algona Resident Is Buried ON PAGE 3 Flags Out All Night DI5S MOINES America Legion post complained to the cit park board thnt the American fla was left on flagpoles all night a FigKt for Positions to Face HighSchgolSquae On PAGE 9 scores Harold has been in club worl three years He plays the bass horn in the 4H club band and is member of the lamb and farm rec ord projects Ilike baseball too he said played centcrficld on the Wcbstc City high school team and Im go ing out for baseball when I go t college Dean Standlcy Hamilton count club agent said thai Harold is Ask 250 Police Chiefs To State Session Here ON PAGE 14 Exploring the History of Iowa Unit No One ON PAGE 7 SICKNESS COST COULD BE CUT Nations Annual Bill Set at 10 Billion by Public Health Service WASHINGTON he nations annual bill for sickness and accidents at 10000000000 the itiblic health service figured Tues lay il could be cut by as much as 2000000000 The service Included in its esli nale hidden or indirect costs of sickness and accidents such as loss time from work The report also contained dollars indcents estimates of savings vhich industry might realize hrough reductions in accidents and llness A 125 per cent cut in the for mer it was said would save em ployers having average accident rates about per 1000 em ployes annually The report also said about 4000 per 1000 employes could be saved innually through a reduction of twothirds of a day per employe in time lost because of illness Such reductions it continued also would bring substantial savings to employes In industries with below average accident rates and few occupational health hazards the survey said an annual expenditure of per 3000 employes for health and acci dent prevention is warranted from an economic standpoint Richard N Morrell Funeral Wednesday OTTUMWA Funeral ices for Richard N Morrell 78 grandson of the founder of the Mor rell Packing company will be held here Wednesday Mr Morrell had been retired from active duty from the packing plant here after 53 years of service in 1029 good ball player too He was otic of the best hitters on the team Standlcy explained Noho neither drinks smokes nor swears AMERICA MOVES TO GET VESSELS AWAYFRQMWAR Dead in Five Weeks of Civil Strife 75000 to 100000 WASHINGTON Amer ican embassy at Madrid was as sured Tuesday that the Spanish government would make animme diate investigation of the attempt ed bombing Sunday of the Ameri can destroyer Kane off the Spanish coast by an unidentified airplane Word to this effect was received at the state department at the same time as this government rush ed plans to get all of its vessels out of Spanish waters With about 1000 of the 1500 Americans in Spain already evacu ated state department officials are xpectcd to announce soon the end f its rescue operations through the se of naval and coast guard ships The Spanish foreign office prom sed the American embassy at Mad id a formal reply lo its protest ver the Kane incident as soon as he investigation was completed The United States transmitted an dcntical protest informally to Gen irancisco Franco commanding the Spanish rebel forces but no word las been received concerning Ihe caction of the insurgent faction Mil FLEETS BIG GUNS BLAST RUIN AND DEATH Copyright liy Tlic AflHUCtlUcil Unccnsorcd careful estimates from Madrid Tuesday placed the dead in the first five weeks of civil war at between 75000 and 100000 The wounded were estimated at 300000 Tuesday in the middle of the sev enth week of war air fleets and big guns of bolli the socialist gov ernment and the fascist rebels blasted new ruin and death The United States government with one of its warships already the target for air bombs moved lo get all its vessels out of the danger area The war A rebel bombingfleet again crashed projectiles In Madrid streets while the government mapped a cabinet reorganization h i c h would puta communist as well ns the socialist strong man Indalc cio Prieto in ministry positions Apparently there was little dam age from the raid 1ml Ihe first re meager Hostages arc Exposed Although fascist hostages were chained Ui exposed places rebels began a new bombardment from air and land at Irun on the north urn coast They said the exposure of Ihe hostages was monstrous nevertheless Buildings water and gas reser voirs asid government defenses were smashed at Irun by bombing planes which the government said were German and Italian made Bilbao also was reported bombed Field guns participated in UIR assault and the government said n land attack was thrown back Government air bombs killed sev eral persons and wounded 10 in a raid on Burgos northcentral stronghold of the rebels and the city from which their Junta has is sued its orders Rebel officers said the buildings hit were hospitals charitable institutions Some reports said they bore red crosses Ilcport New Successes Madrids war ministry announced new successes in the Guadarrama mountains north of Ihe capital in the western sector about BadajoK where rebels are strong in the south near Malaga and elsewhere French rightists were angered by the presence of a mysterious Ma drid political mission in Paris they claimed the Spaniards headed by the woman deputy La Pasaipnaria sought arms Washington following the bomh ing of the U S S Kane by an un identified airplane hastened prep arations to wind up rescue work and get its warships out of Spanish wa tcrs About 500 Americans remain in Spain mostly through prefer ence The fighting factions The united socialist gov ernment supported by communists anarchists syndicalists and liberal republicans Their army Largely a workers militia of both men and women The united fascists army traditionalists con servative republicans the church landed and properties classes na lionalists monarchists aristocrats advocates of Spanish reaction Their army Virtually all the regulai I fighting forces a fascist foreign e ;