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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLH JTVE CENTS A COP7 ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIBE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 294 Commission Not Chosen Delay Putting Into Effect Merchant Marine Act By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON prin ciple it is argu able that ocean shipping is no more entitled to a subsidy than any other busi ness that if it doesnt pay on its own merits let folk stay out of it instead of ex peeling the gov ernment to rec ompense them for their losses and allow them a comfortable mar gin of profit also But the fact remains that theTInited States does need a merchant marine not only for commercial purposes but as a vitally important naval supplement We may as well save money by dispensing with a fighting fleet un less we provide it with cargo craft to keep it supplied Pacifists may say that this would be a good thing However we are not scrap ping the navy we are greatly en larging it tnd we shant have any mer chant shipping unless we do subsi dize it Its a Bad Job Being under our system a worse than unprofitable business if un subsidized folk will stay out of it They did up tothe tune of the last World war That caught us mighty embar rassingly off would have done so if we had not had the aid of the globes greatest maritime power Great Britain to whose in terest it was to help us out which may not be the case again That taught us part of our les son We began to subsidize But we did a bungling job of it The plan we adopted permitted the beneficiaries of the subsidies to gobble the governments money without maintaining our shipping Obviously they simply hung on to Uncle Sams cash for they have let their fleets run down not quite to the level of 1914 but nearly so A Fairly Good Law Congress at its last session took this situation in hand and passed what axperts describe to me as a fairly satisfactory new law Without entering into details it is a law which requires subsidy seekers to make such showings to the government as will guarantee that America will get a fair return in merchant ships for the subsidies it pays A federal maritime commission 01 five members was created to handle the task But here is the nub of the thing No commission has ap pointed The plan cannot begin to func tion until the commissioners are ap pointed The law was passed in June Now it is September The commission even after it is named is not permitted to assume its duties until 30 days thereafter to give it an interval to organize Merchant Marine Needed Meanwhile the navy is building warships under forced draft It anticipates the outbreak of an overseas conflict any day It may be semiprepared for it navally speaking but the rebuilding of a merchant marine marks time pend ing appointment of the maritime board It will not be a small undertak ing either Estimates are that an adequate American fleet calls for the con struction of at least 350 new cargo and cargoandpassenger craft of from to tons each Yankee yards overloaded with naval construction cannot build them in a hurry Yards may have to be built to build the ships Why isnt the maritime commis sion appointed Putting It Off In naval circles the theory is that President Roosevelt does not want to make appointments befoie elec tion because 1 Disappointed aspirants doubt less will be sore 2 Some places must be held open for next elections democratic lame ducks It cant be disputed that quite a few important federal appoint ments have been hanging fire for a considerable bit The comptroller generalship The budget directorship The maritime commissioner ships A white house secretaryship Assistant secretaryships of the navy and labor A directorship of the bureau of reclamation Two federal reserve board chair and a federal reserve board membership An undersecretary each in the departments of the state and treas COUZENS DEFEATED IN MICHIGAN France Threatens Spanish Insurgents WANTS APOLOGY AND INDEMNITY FOR EXECUTION Socialists Set to Blow Up Fort and Its Occupants TANGIER Internationalized Mo rocco France threatening complete closure of its Moroccan frontier Wednesday night demand ed Spanish fascist insurgents offer apologies and indemnity for the ex ecution of a French citizen The demand followed French rep resentations to the insurgents on Sept 5 At that time Tetuan fascist authorities in Spanish Mo rocco were asked to explain the dis appearance of a Frenchman named Aguilar Wednesday French authorities said they learned M Aguilar an in habitant of Rabat French Morocco had been arrested in Spanish Mo rocco and subsequently executed Spanish Morocco has been in fascist hands since the start of the Spanish civil war on July 18 RELEASE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IS REFUSED Copyright 1636 ly The Associated j TOLEDO Spain Government plans to blow up the shell battered Alcazar and its fascist occu pants virtually are complete a Asks High Court to Free Suspected Butter Thief Lawyer Sees Plot Keep Hart in Jail liable authority day night Socialist sources rible decision to disclosed Wednes said the blow up ter the crumbling fortress atop Toledo had been taken after 10 days of futile efforts to induce the fascist com mander Jose Moscardo to release women and children in the building under pledges of safe conduct from both the government and the diplo matic corps High explosive charges each con taining more than a too of TNT have now been set in place PLOW MILE DEEP HOLE IN FASCIST BATTLEFRONT By Tho Associated Press A new and apparently serious split in the government defense of northern Spain opened up Wednes day while the militiamen of Ma drid on the central battleground announced they bad plowed a mile deep hole in the fascist front Basque nationalists in the north who previously had broken with an archists because the latter fired Irun before it was taken by the fascists set up a virtually autono mous government and ousted the anarchists from all government posts in the territory still dominat ed by friends of the Madrid regime New Battle Line Government militiamen j strong also formed a new battle line from Ohio to Eegil west anu south of fallen San Sebastian while at Bilboa still farther to the west government firing squads blasted out the lives of 62 officers who at tempted a revolt Government forces in central Spain fighting desperately to stem the fascist advances on Toledo and Madrid claimed the mile long ad vance in the Santa Olalla sector 24 miles from Toledo New triumphs also were announced for the Madrid militiamen in Cordoba province Tuesday Final Deadline In Madrid United States diplo matic authorities set Tuesday as the final deadline for use of the American embassy for refugees It then will be closed with officials remaining in the capital in private residences At Burgos the fascist provision al government by decree out lawed all parties supporting Ma drid including the socialists com munists anarchists syndicalists left republicans and Basque nation alists All their property was or dered seized at Algona DES MOINES Gor der Sioux City attorney Wednes day asked the Iowa supreme court to block the plan of Iowa sheriffs and state agents to keep George Shorty Hart in jail until his trial1 on larceny charges Hart was arrested in connection with the roundup of suspected members of a butter theft gang Chief Justice James M Parsons heard Gorders application late Wednesday The constitution provides that accused persons may be released on bail on all charges except murder and Gorder said Will Provide Warrant At a meeting of 14 sheriffs with state agents it was agreed that if one of the suspects arrested was released on bail a sheriff of another county would immediately provide a warrant for his Gorder said My feeling is that my client George Hart is not implicated in the butter thefts This plan denies hit right to Walter Maley first assistant at torney general said he would resist Gorders request for Harts free dom The Sioux City attorney asked j court for a writ of habeas cor pus or any appropriate legal rem edy for what he said was the plan tii keep Hart in jail First Such Request Gorder said he believed it was the first time such 3 request has been carried to the state supreme court Hart is being held at Algona on charges of larceny in the night time Gorder said a was sup plied but that Algona officers re fused to release Hart because they said the sheriff of Calhoun county telephoned them to hold him to face a charge Sioux Gtyan Held in Nebraska Wanted for Iowa Poultry Thefts FALLS CITY Sheriff Irvin Gates was advised Wednesday Burleigh Bishop 24 of Sioux City arrested there after he sold 136 chickens is wanted in Iowa for questioning in connection with poultry thefts Iowa officers asked Gates to hold Bishop until they come here to question him Sidney Iowa officers said they would come here in an attempt to identify the chickens Bishoo sold FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Cooler Wednesday night with possibly light frost in north portion Rising temperature in northwest section Thursday afternoon MINNESOTA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday cooler in southeast light to heavy frost Wednesday night rising tempera ture in west Thursday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 64 Minimum in Night 49 At 8 A M Wednesday 53 Rainfall 83 Septembers rain this year of reputed at inches To the total of inches registered up to 8 oclock Tuesday morning was added 82 of an inch during the day Tuesday At the Crystal sugar plant north of the city the 24 hour moisture total was inches 72 of an inch more than down town KEEP SHIPS OFF EUROPES COAST Navy Announces Creation of Temporary European Squadron WASHINGTON navy Wednesday announced the creation of a temporary European squadron under the command of Rear Ad miral Arthur P Fairfield The squadron will consist of the light cruiser Raleigh which will be Admiral Fairfields flagship the destroyers Hatfield and Kane and the coast guard cutter Cayuga The ast three named have been on emergency duty in and outside of Spanish waters since the Spanish revolution broke out The Raleigh which now is at the Norfolk navy yard undergoing routine repairs will sail soon for Gibraltar to relieve the heavy cruiser Quincy which is returning to the United States to make its final trial tests The official navy department an nouncement said that upon the Ral eighs arrival at Gibraltar Admiral Fairfield would organize the four ships into a unit to be known as Squadron 40 LOOK INSIDE FOR GEORGE A WILSON Wilson Resigns His Seat in Iowa Senate ON PAGE 2 More Building Needed at I S Friley Says ON PAGE 3 Record Keepers Have toLabor Overtime ON PAGE 15 County Officers Urged to Check Centralization ON PAGE 19 Trade Agreements Aid U S Says Biermann ON PAGE 13 FROST LIKELY IN NORTH IOWA Rain Clouds Leave Skies Fires Started Mercury Touches 49 Here DES MOINES skies cleared slowly Wednesday of clouds which brought rains this week that broke the drought for good this year but the weatherman warned that temperatures would drop Wednesday low in fact that a light frost was possible in North Iowa Heavy rains over most of the state Tuesday completed the soak ing which started with the turn of the month Several county fairs were rained out for the day and at Audubon a creek flooded the fair grounds The state had a wide range temperatures during the last 24 hours Keokuk reporting a high of 94 degrees and Inwood a low of 41 Average Below Normal Temperatures Wednesday morn ing averaged below normal the weatherman said predicting theyd continue that way with top temper atures probably holding from 65 to 70 degrees He explained that no one nged worry about the prospective frost It will be he said though you may have forgotten it Iowas due for light frosts beginning along the middle of Smoke trailed upwards from many a North Iowa chimney for the first time in months as householders sought to dispel the damp chill At Des Moines the gas company re ported a dozen home owners ordered their gas furnaces started Rainfall reports included 49 Degrees Here Charles City inches Dubuque Davenport 2 Keokuk 66 Des Moines Council Bluffs 82 Mason City had a low of 49 de grees during the uight after another 82 of an inch of rain fell Tuesday Three inches of rain fell at Gar ner and Cresco inches the heaviest of the year At Osage inches was reported Heavy all day showers Tuesday at Hampton delayed the first program of theFranklin county fair which will be continusd through Saturday Creeks and small rivers flowed FHA MORTGAGE CLINIC PROGRAM WILL BE OPENED Dinner at Hanford to Be Followed by Public Meeting The federal housing insured mortgage clinic program will open Wednesday evening with a busi nessmens dinner at 6 oclock in the Hotel Hanford and a public meet ing at 8 oclock in the Music hall The programs for the dinner and public meeting are as follows At Hotel Hanford at 6 p Lee P Looniis sponsoring chair man FHA insured mortgage clinic remarks Mayor W S remarks C A Hahn FHA field represent ative in of the Insured Mortgage Arch I Madden acting FHA state director What Federal Housing Has Done for At Music Hall Public meeting at 8 p m in Mu sic hall LeeP Loomis sponsoring chair man FHA insured mortgage clinic remarks Mayor W S H W FHA atate legal Modernization Credit Plan of the rational Housing ArchI Madden acting FHA di rector for Single Mort gage ing 0 M Polk special FHA repre sentative Washington D C Typical Mortgage Example Under the Single Mortgage System Pro duced on The speakers at the public meet ing will discuss in detail the federal housing administration plan for citizens seeking to buy build im prove or refinance homes Mr Polk of the Washington FHA office will produce on blackboard a typical mortgage example under the single mortgage system of the FHA Preliminary Meeting Wednesday nights meeting will serve as a preliminary to the in sured mortgage clinic which will open Thursday at 9 oclock in the ground floor of the Penson build ing at 103 South Federal avenue and continue through Saturday At the clinic expert representa tives of the FHA will be in attend ance to give individual attention and advice to Mason City home owners or prospective home owners in regard to new building modern ization and repairing of homes and tell how these things may be ac complished under the FHA plan This clinic service is free to citi zens of Mason City and vicinity Eight Scholarships at Awarded High School Debaters IOWA CITY A Craig Baird University of Iowa debate coach Wednesday announced the awarding of eight four year scholar ships to winning speakers in the 1936 Iowa High School Forensic league tournament The recipients are Clair Henderlider Onawa Loren Hickerson and Lola Louise Wright Mount Ayr Don Krambeck and Boll Rivkin Davenport and Edith Ark off Herbert Lefler and Richard Mc Mahon Fort Dodge Bob Fischer and George Prich ard Onawa who won scholarships last year but were unable to use them will be offered them again Professor Baird said Lemke Presidential Electors Will Not Be on Ballot in Kansas TOPEKA Kansas supreme court Tuesday denied a plea of presidential electors pledged to Representative William Lemke of North Dakota union party nominee that they be placed on the Kansas general election ballot out of their banks for the first time since early spring in the New Hamp ton vicinity where inches of ram was reported Many sideroads are nearly impassable and fall plowing has come to a standstill Recount in Maine Will Be Sought Democratic Campaign Leader Says Laws Violated NEW YORK U Senator Jo seph F Guffey of Pennsylvania chairman of the democratic sena torial campaign committee said Wednesday he was convinced that there is at least a prima facie case of violation of the federal election laws in Maine and declared he would ask for a recount in Mon days senatorial election After a conference at democratic headquarters with Gov Louis J was defeated by the incumbent republican senator Wal lace by around Guffey said If the evidence justifies it there will be a contest when Sena tor White attempts to take his seat in the Guffey Takes Action It was emphasized at democratic headquarters that all necessary ac tion in the case of a recount or contest was being taken by Senator Guffey as the chairman of the sen atorial committee and not by Chair man James A Farley of the demo cratic party Senator Guffey in his statement on his conference with Governor Brann said After hearing the reports of a number of people from Maine I am convinced that here is at least a prima facie case of violation of the federal election laws Would Not Be Proper I do not feel that it would be to evidence that indicates that Gov Louis Brann was elected U S sena tor from Maine and that he was deprived Of the office to which he was elected Naturally until we have heard the other side of the story we do not feel justified in making a direct charge of corrup tion against any individual or Earlier in the day when Brann came into Farleys press confer ence accompanied by Senator Guf fey he would not discuss the evi dence and the demand for a re count saying he had turned the situation over completely to Sen ator Guffey FOUBlEFRl FOOD POISONING Deaths Occur While Plane Carrying Serum Flies to Rescue WATAUGA S persons stricken Monday evening with food poisoning died Tuesday night and Wednesday morning Dr C L Olson their attending physi cian announced Wednesday Their deaths occurred as an air plane sped north from Kansas City with serum expected to aid physi cians in efforts to save the lives of four believed by Dr Olson to have been poisoned by home pre served beans eaten at a rooming house operated by Mr and Mrs C J Angel here R J Reddick 46 pool hall oper ator died late Tuesday Mr and Mrs Angel and Arnold Jonannsen 22 grocery clerk died during the night Woman Gets 6 to 15 Years in Prison for Drowning Her Son 2 NEWBURGH N Dorothy Sherwood former burlesque dancer and Salvation Army lassie Wednesday was sentenced to from 6 to 15 years at the state farm at Bed ford Hills for the drowning of her 2 year old son Jimmie Abandon Oct 19 as Date of Five Power Locarno Conference LONDON t3P Great Britain Wednesday abandoned Oct 19 as the date for the proposed five pow er Locarno conference because ol German and Italian insistence on considerable diplomatic ground work This groundwork will begin at once officials said Primary Victors WILBER M BRUCKER JAMES M CURLEY H STYLES BRIDGES RUNAWAY BOUND FOR ROCKFORD Boy 14 Deserted by His Mother and StepFather Found Again DAVENPORT Peta os 14 who escaped from the Scott county juvenile home Tuesday night while officials were arranging to send him to his father in Waterloo was police Wednesday in a downtown restaurant here Louis who told police his mother and abandoned him here Monday said he was trying to get to Rockford Iowa where his step brothers and sisters are living with their father New Hampton Couples Son Killed in Mishap NEW Vor wald son of Mr and Mrs Frank Vorwald was accidentally killed at Hardin according to word received here Tuesday Sues Doctor for OTTUMWA PMS more for SlOiOOO against Dr E Barton here claiming that the physician failed to set i broken arm properly and causing her to be permanently crippled MOSES FAILS TO COME BACK IN NEW HAMPSHIRE Townsend and Coughlin Candidates Lose in New York By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Names known the nation over figured in triumph and defeat Wednesday as the returns rolled in from primaries held Tuesday in five states Senator James Couzens one time motor car magnate who turned to a political career and has served 14 years in the senate lost to former Gov Wilber M Brucker in the re publican senatorial contest in Michi gan Former Senator George H Moses long a power in conservative repub lican councils failed in a comeback attempt in New Hampshire The 39 year old Gov Styles Bridges beat him for the republican senatorial nomination v Curley and Lodge Gov James M Curley won the democratic senatorial nomination in Massachusetts by a large margin over his nearest foe Mayor Robert E Greenwood of Fitchburg sonin law of democratic Senator Marcus Coolidge Henry Cabot captured the republican nomination Political statisticians went to work on the vote totals from the five Massachusetts Michi gan New Hampshire Wisconsin and New Wednesday in an effort to figure what if anything they signify for November Some of the primary results in more detail follow MICHIGAN Couzens who made only the one speech President Roosevelts reelection was more im portant than his own trailed Bruck er an outspoken new deal foe by to with of the states precincts counted In the other primary contest at tracting major interest Frank Mur phy high commissioner to the Phil ippines won the democratic nomina tion over George W Welsh Grand Rapids publisher and former repub lican lieutenant governor w h o switched parties after Murphys en try into the race Included in the tabulation were figures from 300 Wayne county Detroit precincts where weary election clerks in 800 precincts still were counting ballots 12 hours af ter the polls closed Detroit Backs Brucker The Detroit vote gave Brucker and Couzens It was in Wayne county that Couzens supporters expected to make their greatest showing de spite the fact the senator an nounced his support for President Roosevelt only three weeks before the primary and made no effort to promote his candidacy Murphy was making almost a walkaway of his contest with Welsh When returns from precincts had been counted the former Detroit mayor had votes and Welsh Included were 200 Detroit precincts that gave Murphy and Welsh 940 In the democratic senatorial con test Representative Prentiss M Brown of St Ignace was leading Louis B Ward indorsed by the National Union for Social Justice to in precincts Fitzgerald Victorious Gov Frank D Fitzgerald piled up a margin of nearly votes over Roscoe C Fitch for the re publican gubernatorial nomination About the only contest remain ing in doubt was the republican congressional nomination in the third district where Representa tive Verner W Main was trailing Paul W Shafer by 99 votes with three precincts unreported In the other districts 15 incumbents ap parently were renominated Five of 18 congressional aspirants indorsed by the National Union for Social Justice or the Townsend old age pension organization were success ful WISCONSIN Gov Philip La Follette posed for the progressive party re nomination rolled up more votes than either the republicans or dem ocrats in their gubernatorial pri maries La Follette had with only few 300 precincts still out For the democratic gubernatorial Domination Arthur W Lueck new deal supporter was ahead On republican stdte John B Chappie editor trailed Alexander Wiley in a close fight to NEW HAMPSHIRE Bridges described his wp povters as a progressive wlio stand for a balanced budjet and sound ;