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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS ofr TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 282 Is Cabinet a Liability Stewart Believes So in F 72 Campaign for ReElection ROOSEVELT DES MOINES BOUND By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON pres ident Frank lin D Roosevelts cabinet has been no particular li ability to him for the simple reason that he has been pretty much his own cabinet The nominal holders his portfolios have been mere clerks with an exception or two In the current campaign how ever most of them distinctive ly are liabilities either actively or passively Secretary of State Cordell Hull is the one man among the nine and one woman I who really should strengthen the democratic ticket Even Hull has given plenty of offense to high protec tionists with his reciprocal tariff treaties His critics however reci ognize him as a genuine statesman although in that detail they dis agree with him Farley Weak Spot Postmaster General James A Farley is the weakest spot in the organization u that he is on from his cabinet job to en able him to devote his whole time to his chairmanship of the demo cratic national committee the elfc toratc unquestionably appreciates that the administration is hanging onto him in contradiction of Presij cltnl Roosevelts own dictum that two such posts not to mention Faileys third as New York state chairman shouldnt be held by the Spanish Rebels Renew Assault on Irun E REBEi NEAR MADRID IS Spanish Woman Deputy Appeals for French Aid in Paris By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Determined waves of rebel troops stormed and captured government trenches outside of Irun Wednesday gaining a clear path to the suburbs of that besieged northern Spanish city But at Madrid the socialist gov ernment announced its flyers had found and destroyed a secret air drome from which the fascist rebels have been conducting aerial raids on the capital In Paris the Spanish woman Sourdough or Sovereign Despite the fact Pasionarfa made a stri unpaid leave of abj pea prench ing European neutrality to be a sanction against democracy Officials of the Italian embassy followed the lead of Germany in transferring their quarters from Madrid to Alicante southeastern seaport where their battleships can assure protection Seek to Check Atrocities Diplomats accredited to Madrid e individual True the president clung to Far now stationed on the Franco Spanish border announced they had lev for so long that the latter established communication with be unloaded now with both the Spanish government and his hardly can out an implied confession that utention was a presidential error But that makes him none the less a liability more so if any thing Wallace No Politician Secretary ol Agriculture Henry A Wallace verges on being a genius as 3 theorist and writer but as a politician he is nothing to hunic about Secretary of the Interior Harold i government L lokos has done his best to cneckj Ridge niftc patronage seekers They now hate him And his tongue has naiic other enemies War Secretary George H Dcrn has iust died was a retiring do remained in the back ground Naval Scci clary Claude A Swanson has been H a long time the rebel capital in their efforts to check atrocities of the war Behobia suburb of Irun was evacuated and the retreating de fenders blew up the road into the place with dynamite However one report said the rebels with their red and gold flag fluttering from the heights of hard won Mount Turiarte had reached the gates of Behobia after seizing trenches on Puenta Lucky Blackiet left California prospector who offered the latest dews as to the whereabouts of Judge Crater of New York miss in for five years is now the center of a mystery or his own on the strength of his resemblance to Emperor Franz Joseph of AustroHun jjary A deputy sheriff is convinced that Blackiet is the miss ing Archduke Johann of Tuscany who disappeared years ago The miss ing crown prince is the same age as the grizzled prospector He became next in line for the Austrian throne when his brother Rudolph was found dead in a hunting lodge Father Coughlin Scored by Vaticans Newspaper Holy See Certainly no one will contend that there is much political inspi ration in the name of Secretary of the Treasury Henry Jlorgenlhau Jr Can he spellbind No more than Andrew W Mellon Indeed he hasnt the weight that Mellon carried at a press conference Three Long The administration itself an nounced at the time that Homer S Cummings was appointed to the attorney generalship only a stop gap functionary when Senator Thomas J Walsh a sure enough live wire who o r i g i nally was chosen died suddenly and many folk said conveniently And a siopgapper he has been ever since for thice long as Repub lican Keynoter Sticwcr expressed i at the G O Cleveland con vention quite a while for a stop gapper Secretary ot Commerce Daniel C Roper has been cast in the role of the administrations liason officer between itself and big business and big business has laughed at him He doesnt of course know big business from something to eat and he isnt a liberal either Uncle Danl did once take the to deny that he a of the K K sufficient proof that he was aware he was suspected of it Perkins Undiplomatic Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins has been undiplomatic and of course has no political in fluence WPA Director Harry L isnt a cabinet member but he is almost one He also is an administration lia On the one hand he is as tact less as Secretary Ickcs irritating politicians on the opposite hand he is a reckless spender alarming all conservative folk A diplomatic representative of the rebel government installed himself at Rome Fog Delays attack The batile for Irun renewed with lifting of a fog Machine gunners Icosed relentless fire Heavy artil lery was swung into play by both i sides Government militiamen hold ing the Bay of Biscay city near the FrancoSpanish border were cheered by news that a new air drome at nearby San Sebastian was being rushed to completion as a base for Madrids warplanes Only the fog the government leaders said frustrated a final as sault on the long besieged rebel city oi Oviedo in the northern mining country In Madrid where the government said antiaircraft guns and plane detectors had thus far balked im portant success for rebel raiders officials announced victorious sor ties by government planes on sev eral insurgent strongholds U S Accepts Regrets Indalecio Prieto socialist strong declared the fascist rebels had lost confidence and the war is now The rebels in Burgos opened a recruiting campaign to swell their foreign legion and insisted that white clad observers stationed on a French mountain were signaling government gunners near Iron Outside of Spain The United States accepted re and disclaimers of responsi bility from both government and rebels for the attempted bombing of the destroyer Kane looked to both sides to clear up the identity of the attacking plane and moved to ask certain American shipping lines to avoid dangerous Spanish ports by Priests Attack on Roosevelt VATICAN CITY Osser vatorc Romano authoritative Vati can organ Wednesday publicly criticized Father Charles E Cough liis recent speech assailing Presi dent Roosevelt as a Har and be Prelates however said Father Coughlin was free to continue his political activities provided he does LA JOLLA clivers not denounce public authority j Wednesday searched the ocean of The Osservatoie Romano editorI Livers Cove here in an effort to ial which prelates said was not to be considered official or semioJ ficial stated Statement Not True In some American newspapers it DIVERS HUNTW CLEW IN SLAYING Seek Heavy Instrument Used in Murder of California Y W C A Worker READY FOR HOP OVER ATLANTIC Richman and Merrill Given Favorable Weather Forecast BROOKLYN N Richman and Dick Merrill decided Wednesday to start about 3 oclock p m central standard time on their attempt to make a round trip flight to London The singer and the veteran air fair Police said 13 were young boys mail pilot received a favorable attempted to get under the weather forecast from Dr James H fence and three were IS and l9JKimball government meteorologist 16WouldBeGate Crashers Arrested DES MOINES Sixteen wouldbe gate ciashers three of whom tried it on motorcycles were arrested by police at the Iowa state years old who tried to ride motor cycles through the gates at a high rate of speed indicating they would have reason ably good flying conditions over the Atlantic has been said that when Bishop Gallagher Bishop Michael J Gal lagher of Detroit was in Rome he was given to understand the holy see approvedcompletely the activi ties of Father Coughlin That is not true Bishop Gal lagher knows very well what was said to him on that matter The holy see wishes to respect all liberties and al conveniences It is extremely notable that an orator offends when he inveighs against persons who represent su preme social authority with the evi dent danger of disturbing the re spect due the authorities them selves by the people The inconvience is greater as well as more evident when the speaker is a Not Wholly Disapproved In high Vatican circles it was stressed the Osservatore comment did not mean the Vatican wholly dis approved of the Detroit radio priest The Vatican it was stated ap proved the work Father Coughlic has done in interpreting the popes encyclicals on economic matters to the public However high sources said the Vatican disapproves Father Cough lins attack on President Roosevelt as an attack on a constituted au thority The Vatican as the Osservatore comment pointed out does not want to see the respect of the masses for their authorities shaken by such at tack Masses Lose Respect What happens when the masses lose respect for their authorities the prelates stated now may be seen in Spain The prelates also made it plain the comment was not direct in any sense against Bishop Gallagher but against reports which represented the bishop as saying the holy see approved Father Coughlins political activities Father Coughlin had issued an apology for terming the president a liar and betrayer in an address before the Townsend plan conven tion in Cleveland He said he spoke of Candidate Roosevelt and not of the president of the United States COUGHLIN DECLINES TO COMMENT ON EDITORIAL NEW YORK The Rev find a clew to the man who crim inally attacked and killed Ruth Muir 18 Y W C A worker Mon day night The divers will seek the heavy instrument used to batter the wo man to death in the hope the weapon may be traced to the slayer Police Chief George Sears an nounced that all persons arrested for investigation had been released including E Carl Eckdohl 41 World war veteran However police ordered Eckdohl to remain in La Jolla for possible further questioning Samples of his hair have been sent to Pomona col lege for analysis and comparison with those found clutched in Miss Muirs hand The body of Miss Muir former San Antonio society girl was found Tuesday in a grassy ravine on La Jollas famed beach front Her head had been beaten as if by a rock In her hand were several wisps of human hair 2 BOYS CONFESS TO THEFTS ARE HELD IN ALGONA Taken From Theater by Brothers From Fort Dodge brothers aged 15 and 12 who confessed to a series of thefts at Fort Dodge and stealing 569 from the Call theater late Tues day were in jail here Wednesday awaiting for the law to take its course The two were Richard Neitzel 12 and Kenneth Neitzel 15 who were born and reared in Algona but have been living in Fort Dodge Their mother is Mrs Clara Neitzel of Fort Dodge who is divorced from their father Officers learned that four of the six boys in the family had been sent to Father Flannigans home Omaha but released later because i they were a sad influence on the other Boys Make Concession Algona authorities were notified by Fort Dodge officials Tuesday morning to be on the lookout for the two boys Willis Beltnop finger print expert and H T Ryan detec tive both of Fort Dodge came here later in the day about the time the boys were arrested on the street In a written confession which the boys signed they admitted that they came Tuesday to Algona and went into the boxoffice of the Call thea ter gettingthe money which was kept there in bags One of the boys while the other took the money They put some of the money in their pockets and hid the re mainder under a lumber pile Buy Tin Banks The boys also confessed to break ing in the Skelly oil station S and 0 grocery the Conoco oil station the Speedway garage and Stop Shop all at Fort Dodge Officers recovered a total of The boys had purchased their suppers two pocketbooks and two little tin banks N C Rice is manager of the Call theater FORECAST IOWA Cloudy becoming fair with possibly showers in extreme east portion somewhat cooler in extreme southeast and extreme northwest portions Wednesday night Thursday fair and warmer Minnesota Fair in west most ly In east somewhat warm er in Red River valley Wednes day night Thursday generally lair becoming unsettled in north west somewhat warmer in west and south IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 a Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 68 Minimum in Night 62 At 8 a Wednesday 65 Precipitation 02 inch Clouds Mantle Iowa Fair and Warmer Is Thursday Forecast DES MOINES man tled the state Wednesday after a night of general rainfall over Iowa but the weatherman forecast clear ing skies and fair and warmer weather for Thursday Davenport reported inches of soil soaking moisture Creston inches Washington 94 Keokuk 86 Dutauque 42 Sioux City 32 Charles City 18 Des Moines 62 Council Bluffs 26 Temperatures Wednesday held to the eighties somewhat lower than Tuesdays high of 90 at Council Bluffs Somewhat cooler weather is in store Wednesday night for the ex treme southeast and northwest cor ners of the state he said The low early Wednesday was 53 at Port Dodge LOOK INSIDE FOR CHARLES A RAWSON ExSenator Rawson of Des Moines Dies at 67 ON PAGE 2 Americans Open Their Walker Cup Defense ON PAGE 9 Gains Noted in Many Schools in North Iowa ON PAGE 3 Mason City Franchise Election on Thursday ON PAGE 16 comment Wednesday on an editorial published in the Osseryatore Ro mano Vatican organ criticizing1 his recent atack on President Roose velt Here to meet Bisjjop Michael J Gallagher of Detroit upon his return from Rome Father Coughlin said he would prefer to wait the bishops arrival and read the article at my Charles E Coughlin declined to leisure before commenting Japanese to Retain Their Superiority in Submarine Strength LONDON in a for mal note Wednesday announced it intended to retain tons of submarines in excess of the United States and Great Britain That will make Japanese submar ine strength onethird superior to that of the other two naval powers The Japanese move was taken in reply to Great Britains recent iin vocation of the Escalator clause of the London naval treaty of under which the British announced their intention of keeping tons of overage destroyers in ex cess of the tons allowed by the treaty 5 YOUTHS 14II FEARED DROWNED 15 Foot Sailboat Capsized in Lake Superior by Strong Wind ASHLAND youths ranging in age from 14 to 17 years were believed to have drowned in Lake Superior late Tues day when their 15 foot sailboat was capsized by a strong wind The upset craft was found on the lake shore about four miles from Ashland at midnight as searching parties covered a wide area for trace of the lads A heavy fog was hampering efforts Wednesday The missing youths are John Wischk 17 Dan Weir 16 Phillip Jensen 15 Henry Mitchell 15 and Eugene Sullivan 14 The boys set out from Ashland about midafternoon Tuesday in an attempt to cross Chequamegon bay as a brisk northeast wind swept in from Lake Superior Authorities were notified about 9 oclock and three hours later found the overturned boat The search was continued throughout the night and additional men joined the hunt Wednesday Answers to Drought Not Agreed Upon Counties in 23 States on Federal Emergency List By EDWIN B HAAKINSON Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON ing a RooseveltLandon meeting1 on ground termed nonpolitical by both e search for answers to the worst drought in climatological history again will center national interest Thursday The great dry spell of 1936 offi cially labeled the worst by the weather bureau in August but since alleviated in some sections by rain will bring the president the republi TOMAKEREPORT ON TRIP SUNDAY AT can presidential nominee and six other governors to a DCS Moines conference table A survey of the magnitude of the present problem for which they seek an answer Wednesday showed A total of counties in 23 states on the federal emergency list Sunburned Corn Crop A sunburned corn crop officially estimated at more than bushels under that of last year An army of farmers reported at more than by WPA work irg on emergency relief projects An initial expenditure of around by three drought relief agencies with tens of millions more in prospect None here would even guess offi cially at the total and final cost to the nation of the disruption brought about by too much of one element of life heat from the sun and too little of another moisture Not Generally Agreed Nor has any one answer been generally agreed upon to offset the effects of the current drought and guard against those of the future President Roosevelt heading eastward from Salt Lake City for the parley had with him the report of his special drought committee drawn after a tour through the heart of the drought land The committee headed by Mor ris L Cooke rural electrification administrator recommended among other things the construction of thousands of small dams the re moval of submarginal lands from commercial production soil con serving practices such as regrass ng flood irrigation long term credit for farmers and crop insur ance FederalState Plan Governor Landon preparing at Gov Herring Trying to Keep Politics Out of Drought Meet ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN ENROUTE TO DES MOINES UP Roosevelt decided Wed nesday to go direct to Washington at the conclusion of his drought tour to make a radio address Sun day night from the white house summing up impressions of the western farmers plight and deliv ering an important pronouncement on reemployment Just before reaching Cheyenne enroute to the Des Moines con ference with Governor Landon and six other state heads Thursday Marvin H Mclntyre presidential secretary announced the president had decided to go to Washington instead of Hyde Park N after the Indianapolis drought confer ence Saturday It previously had deliver the radio to been planned address from Topeka for his meeting with he president has been represented y some of his advisors as likely o advocate a federalstate plan of water conservation This plan was urged by him during the 1934 drought Speculation already has arisen here over whether the federal emer expenditures in the present drought might not be held consider ably under those of 1934 The dry pell of that year began earlier and congress before its summer re ess appropriated as a special drought fund The three chief drought relief PWA the AAA and he resettlement bus far have reported expenditures hat are igures only a fraction of these Liquor Commission Pays State DES MOINES Iowa Liquor Control commission said Wednesday it paid the state treas urers office of liquor store profits for the month of August The commission said it was the twelfth payment of equal amounts since February 1936 making a total of of the commissions earnings turned over to the states general fund this year Trotzky and Wife Taken to Farm 30 Miles Out of Oslo HOENEFOSS Norway ways police hurried Leon Trotzky and his wife by automobile Wednes day to Storsand farm 30 miles from Oslo the site chosen by the govern ment as the exiles new place of internment He is to be kept there under strict restrictions as to his communication with outsiders Norway decided to inter Trotzky rather than accede to a soviet de mand for his expulsion on charges of terroristic activities Len Chapman to Be Released From Jail DES MOINES m Len Chap man Carroll will be released from the Polk county jail Friday after serving a one year sentence for jury tampering Henry Chapman his brother and Walter Bedell Spirit attorney were re after serving a sen Lake former leased Aug 4 tence on the same charge Len Chapman chose the additional jail erm in lieu of payment of a fine TO DES MOINES Plans Early Morning Start and May Go Directly to Statehouse TOPEKA sched ule for Gov Alt M Landons trip to Des Moines for a drought confer ence with President Roosevelt calls for his departure by motor car at 6 a m Thursday His itinerary was not announced Governor Landou said Wednesday that if the arrival was early enough in Des Moines to permit he would go first to the Hotel Fort Des Moines and thence to the state house office of Gov Clyde L Her ring If delayed Landon said he would go at once to Governor Herrings office where a luncheon was to be served at 1 p m His departure from Des Moines will depend upon the time the con ferences and a dinner afterward are concluded If it is too late to drive part way back to Topeka that night Landon will remain overnight in a Des Moines hotel returning Friday The governor said he would at tend as customary states chief executive the American Le gion state convention in Wichita on Labor day Sept 7 He indicated he would speak briefly his train duringthe tour The address will be from to p m Iowa time FINDS COMPLICATIONS LV F CONFERENCE DES MOINES Clyde L Herring reaffirmed Wednesday his declaration that we are trying to keep politics out of President Roosevelts drought conference but said There are some complications in the Of course every time President Roosevelt or Gov AlfredM Landon of Kansas take their hats off there is some politics he ex plained Turning to a group of outof state newspapermen who attended his morning press conference Her ring said You fellows wouldnt be here if there wasnt some political effect in the Seating Not Important Herring dismissed one possible of seatingat the luncheon preceding the confer unimportant He explained that plans have been changed that the governors senators and others attending will sit at two luncheon tables The governor said that he as host would sit at the head of one of the two tables with President Roosevelt at his right Asked where Governor Landon will sit the governor said There wont be any place cards I suppose he will sit wherever he finds a chair the same as the other governors and Herring said however that the civic committee in charge of ar rangements has done a good job in keeping politics out of the He called attention to the fact that there will be no bands or parades and that the committee had asked merchants not to display of either President Roosevelt or Gov ernor Landon Meet at Same Time Herring said he understood gov ernors and senators from the five states originally called to the con ference would meet with the presi dent at the same time Representa tives of Wisconsin and Minnesota later included in the Des Moines meeting will probably see the pres ident after the main conference Governor Herring said Although Roosevelt aides said at Salt Lake City Tuesday that the president probably would meet each state delegation separately as in previous drought conferences the governor declared he had heard nothing of such a plan for the Des Moines conference Herring said he understood that the conference with representatives of the five states the problems of each state would be taken up sep arately Burke Cant Attend The governor received a telegram Wednesday from the secretary of Senator Burke of Nebraska inform ing him Burke would not be present Thursday because he is inspecting the Passamaquoddy project in Maine The governor previously was in formed Senator Norris of Nebraska would be unable to attend The reason a canvas curtain is being stretched up in the corridor to the governors he said is that secret service men re quired it This curtain will cut off thegovernors office from press ta bles which were being arranged for an expected 200 newsmen Tbc governor also said he has been informed the president prob ;