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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 19, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKB ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO 297 Baltimore Sun Decides Democratic Paper Not to Support Roosevelt By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Read ers of the Balti more Sun may have been sur prised by the openness of the p a p e r s recent admin istration that it is unable to advocate the re election of President Roose However n o one who has kept in touch with the Suns editor ial attitude can have doubted that it has been out of sympathy with the new deals general policy a policy it indorses in many of its details for a long time Being unsympathetic and saying so are two different things nevertheless For example Senator Carter Glass Lynchburg Daily News morning and Daily Advance afternoon obviously are new dealerishly unsympathetic but they dont announce that they are The distinction is substantially the same as the distinction be tween the respective positions of Senator Glass and exSenator James A Reed of Missouri Glass and Read Virtually every time a new deal issue arises Glass is against it Still he is a democrat and he ac cepts President Roosevelt who es sentially new deal as a fel lowdemocrat his party leader Reeds version is that he is a demo crat but that the new deal isnt hence he repudiates the president as his leader The Baltimore Sun today is as as exSenator Reed It arrived at its decision too even more impressively than he did The exsenator did bis de ciding in a hurry The Sun edi torially thought the matter over until well on into the campaign giving an appearance of plenty of serious consideration Incidentally the Sun showed a first class quality of courage Poll lor Roosevelt At the very moment of its anti Roosevelt declaration it was con ducting a Maryland straw poll as between the two presidential can didates and the poll at the junc ture was going somewhat pro Roosevelt Perhaps as a newspaperman 1 overestimate the Baltimore Suns influence It is a curious thing that most newspapers which newspapermen chiefly reverence usually are not particularly popular among read ers Illustratively the old New York Sun journalisms Bible never was a circulation buscer Besides Im not sure of the Suns weight outside the sphere of its immediate circulation It counts throughout Maryland Vir ginia Delaware New Jersey and up into New York but 1 am not so sure that the west ever heard of it I know of it in the District of Columbia but the district is vote less Hull a Conservative The Baltimore Sun conservative in its way referred to Secretary State Hull as the one surviving con servative in the present adminis tration What is a republican and what is a radical Secretary Hull previously classed as a radical in Hoover days rates as a conservative now The Baltimore Sun terms him the stepchild of the administra Its aptly put OFFICERS SOLVE BOND BURGLARY Green and Two Men Held in Iowa Butter Thefts Are Named DES MOINES Glen Schmidt Iowa investigation bureau chief announced Saturday that Iowa and Nebraska officers have the burglary of the Madison County Building and Loan associa tion Mftdison Nebr Jan 29 and recovered in bonds Schmidt said signed confessions of four men named Byron Green now serving a penitentiary sentence In Minnesota and CE Wright and George Shorty Hart held in con nection with Iowa butter thefts as the burglars The Iowa bureau chief said the confessions were signed by Green Wright Boyd Green described as driver of the burglary car and L C Fitzpatrick Mapleton hotel keeper also held in connection with he butter thefts And we found the in bands just where the confessions said it would a culvert near Schmidt said HURRICANE SWINGS OUT TO SEA Socialists Rain Shells on Toledos Alcazar PLAN INFANTRY ATTACK AGAINST BATTERED FORT Estimate Dead as Result of Explosion of 2 Mines By JAMES C OLDFIELD Copyright IMS Ihe Associated TOLEDO shells crunched viciously into the blood spattered Alcazar Saturday Gov ernment gunners sought to demolish fragments of the fascist refuge where insurgents were esti mated to have met mutilating death by explosion Four government cannon rained steel into the battered fortress throughout the night and early morning as militia commanders arrival of new supplies of ammunition in preparation for an infantry assault over the heaps of crushed masonary Militiamen who charged into the gaping wreck which once was a royal palace declared of the 1 700 women and chil voluntarily imprisoned themselves inside the Alcazar died Friday when two mines were touched off No Exact Figures We of course have no exact fig explained Jorge Cabrera one of the assaulting militiamen and the figure may seem high but a truly ghostly sight faced us when we went over the top Through stumps of masonry ana wrecked cellarheads spattered with biood we had to trample over torn limbs and hideously broken human The staccato blast of fascist ma chine guns beat a deadly tattoo from the torn fortress where nestfl of insurgent gunners concentrated tneir fire on government soldiers from behind jagged wall segments Fascist bullets claimed more than 70 casualties among the socialist troops as tbe slugs mowed down the advancing lines which quickly followed the explosions Friday Beams From Spotlights White beams from government spotlights illuminated the scene of devastation during the night long barrage but government officers waited in vain for the appearance of an insurgent white flag to signal surrender All survivors except the defend ing machine gunners among the selfimprisoned fascists were be lieved to have fled to the under ground cellars Only 20 women and children were rescued by the socialist assailants Militiamen who took part in the attack brought back graphic de scriptions of the situation inside the wrecked fortress Priests Wan Guns As soon as 1 got over the ruined related Cabrera I saw four priests with beards down to their waists pointing a machine gun in my direction I threw one of my hand grenades they wont say mass any Socialist commanders expressed satisfaction over the campaign against the fascists and at the same time regret over the terrible decision which they made before they ordered the tons of TNT touched off Now we are really moving remarked Gen Jose Asensio commander of all government forces in central Spain Shall Wipe Them We may wipe out the fascists tomorrow or the next day or in a weeks time but we certainly shall wipe them General Asensio after a confer ence with Lieut Col Luis Barcelo Toledo military commander was re ported to have abandoned tempo rarily plans for further dynamiting of the fortress relying instead on the artillery fire to prepare the way for an infantry charge Barcelo was himself wounded in the leg by an insurgent machine gun bullet Faints From Lack of Food Recovers DES MOINES Ma cumber whom police found uncon scious on the streets and who said he fainted from lack of food was able to continue his way hitching to his home at Waterloo Macum ber regained strength after being given a meal at the city jail He told police he had hitchhiked all over the middlewest in search of a ijob Syndicalist Ultimatum Is Rejected I By RAMON BLARDONEY i Copyright 1836 by Tie Associated j socialist and communists turned down flatly Sat urday a syndicalist ultimatum to re j organize the government into re 1 gional committees independent of 1 the Madrid administration I The socialists in their refusal to consider the proposal declared those pushing such a demand should be regarded as The communists asserted we cannot allow duality of power to The ultimatum following a grant of syndicalist military assistance to the Madrid socialistcommunist re gime called for decentralization of the government to give workers a direct share in public affairs and compulsory conscription of all able bodied men in the One Single Point There is only one single point in our the socialist leaders that is to win a vic tory Only after obtainingvictory shall we be allowed to defend the political and social programs of the various groups composing the left popular The war ministry announced offi cially these developments in the civil war between the government and the fascist insurgents Government flyers severely pun ished fascists in the Santa Olalla and Talavera sectors westof Ma drid where socialists and insurgents engaged in skirmishes Government militiamen scattered a fascist colunilf attempting to ad vance to the rebel stronghold of Oviedo Fascists Are Kepulsed Attacking fascists were reported to have been repulsed at Ronda in Malaga province after an assault by combined infantry aviation and ar tillery forces of the government Socialist commanders asserted their forces occupied two new stra tegic positions near Peguerinos in the mountain range northwest of Madrid The official daily report did not mention the dynamiting of tbe Al cazar at Toledo Lights in Madrid were put out Friday night earlier than on previ ous days because of government fears of reprisals from enemy bomb ing planes for the blasting of the Alcazar The expected air attack however failed to materialize Ford Motor Official in Puerto Rico Slain PONCE Puerto Rico cisco Soldevila an official of the Ford Motor company here was shot and killed in the center of the city Friday night by a Negro Charged With Assault CLARINDA Sweets Negro was charged with assault with intent to commit murder after a fight in which Eugene Griggs Negro was shot Griggs condition is not serious Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 What republican senator who supported President Roosevelt for reelection was defeated in the primaries 2 How did Maine go in its elec tion Monday 3 Who urged a world fight against communism 4 What noted film producer died 5 Street clashes marked the strike of fruit and vegetable workers in what California town 6 What ramous parents ob served their eleventh wedding an niversary 7 Was Fred Free special in vestigator of liquor and gambling law violations in Sioux City de clared qualified to appear before the grand jury 8 Two football players died from burns suffered in a dressing room explosion at what univer sity 9 Was the trend in the Chicago hog market up or down the past week 10 What baseball team won the American league pennant ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 LOOK INSIDE FOR JOHN N GARNER Vice President Breaks Three Days of Silence ON PAGE 2 Jury Finds Belmond Man Guilty of Attack ON PAGE 12 GlobeGazette to Start Erecting Radio Station ON PAGE 8 Landon Will Stop in Mason City Thursday ON PAGE 8 Trojans Mohawks Win Season Grid Openers ON PAGE 9 2 KILLED AND 10 HURT IN CRASH Cars Driven by University Student Cedar Rapids Man Collide CEDAR RAPIDS per sons were killed and ten injured shortly after midnight Saturday when cars drryen by F M Beltz Cedar Rapids contractor and Don ald Short 21 university student at Iowa City crashed at a side road on highway 161 near the south city limits The dead are Beltz 62 who suf fered a crushed chest fractured shoulder broken right leg and broken left arm and Mrs Mary Russell 65 of Mechanicsville who died several hours later in a local hospital She suffered internal in juries and numerous The injured are Donald Short Jane Hart Joan Steffen Ralph Griffith and Howard Humphries all university students Jean Mclntosh of Wellman and Mrs Tom Miller Mrs Mabel Hatch Mrs James Krejca and Mrs Harry Stevens all of Cedar Rapids Police said the accident happened when Beltz who was returning from a Townsend meeting drove on to the highway from a side road the car driven by Short striking it as he drove south toward Iowa City The students had been attending a local night club police learned The body of the Beltz car was sheared from the chassis and pieces of the machine scattered along the highway All of theinjured except Mrs Krejca are in local hospitals None of the university students was reported seriously hurt Second Dividend on Davenport Bank Paid DAVENPORT checks amounting to are ready for the bondholders of the liquidation corporation at a bank here The dividend is 12 per cent of the face value of the bonds representing 60 per cent of deposits in the closed American Trust and Savings bank It is the second divi i dend the first paying 5 per cent LOCAL CONTROL OF RELIEF WILL RETURN TOM Both Kraschel Wilson Apparently Favor Home By GEOKGE MILLS Iowa Daily Fress Bureau DES side wins in November Iowa seems headed towards local control of the direct relief problem Mathematics in a Mount Pleasant speech this week indicated that Nels G Kraschel democratic candidate for governor and head of tbe incum bent partys state ticket will spon sor home rule in relief if he is triumphant at the general election polls George Wilson G 0 P candi date for governor repeatedly has declared himself for local control of relief as have other members of the G 0 P state ticket Relief financing was significantly absent from Kraschels figures as he advocated spending the entire proceeds of the three point tax law estimated at annually under a homestead exemption law and for old age pensions A total of is appropriated annually for relief under the present law Eliminate Head Tax A release from democratic state headquarters on the Mount Pleasant speech contained the following para graphs pointed out that the revenues from the three point tax law are approximately a year and that he has repeatedly stated during the campaign that be earmarked for old age pensions assistance thus eliminating the head tax as a source of pension revenue The remaining in the three point tax revenues after all those eligible for old age assistance have received payments should be applied to homestead he said Throughout the spring primary campaign Wilson repeatedly de manded that control of relief should be turned back to the counties More recently republican speakers have been hammering at the same sub ject with figures purporting to show that local administration of relief is more economical than federal or state supervision Publicity officials in state demo cratic headquarters here corrobor ated omission of relief financing from the three point discussion at Mount Pleasant as being correct Kraschel was on a speaking tour and could not be reached for com ment Victory for County Officers Should campaign words of either side blossom into home rule reali ties in 1937 the result will be a vic tory for a group of Iowa county offi cers whose opposition to the system almost broke up a statewide social securities session held here several months ago Expressed concern that the state social security legislative program would follow the direct relief pattern was the basis of their objectives Nearly has flowed back to Iowa counties and met ad ministrative costs from state and federal sources for direct and work relief purposes since 1933 state FERA figures showed today Fed eral funds allocated in 1933 1934 and 1935 totalled while state funds reached Thus far this year relief needs have re quired in state funds and in federal money for spe cial programs Federal participation otherwise has ended although such agencies as WPA and PWA since have been greatly expanded Hope for Peace in California Strike Is Seen in Mediation SALINAS for peace in the 15 day old strike dis pute between lettuce growers and workers rose Saturday on the pos sibility both sides would confer with Gov Frank F Merriam pres ent as mediator The governor said he would come here if hoping a meet ing between committees represent ing the lettuce shed owners and state federation of labor could be arranged for today or Monday Strike leaders urged restraint at a meeting of the Fruit and Vege table Workers union which passed without disturbance here last night despite reports of a threatened at tack by antistrike forces Max Baer Looks Natural Be natural now Dont one of Max Baertmanagers Frank PaceassI told the former heavyweight bosdng champion Pose Say Im the most natural one in the the Livermore larruper an nounced and then added in an aside to the cameraman Tell me when youre said the cameraman and Max struck the attitude shown in the picture above which was taken in front of the GlobeGazette building Saturday afternoon Max is shown at the left with Ancil Hoffman Baers fight man ager center and Buddy Baer brother of the exchampion With Pac cassi they stopped for lunch in Mason City The four were enroute from Des Moines to Sheldon where the Baer brothers are scheduled to appear in boxing exhibitions Monday night They travel in the large sedan shown in the picture Lock Photo Kaye nay Engraving Roosevelt Denies He Has Accepted Alien Support Planned Attempt Notorious Newspaper Owner Scored WASHINGTON a sharp ly worded statement the white house said Saturday it had learned of a planned attempt led by a cer tain notorious newspaper owner to give the impression that President Roosevelt passively accepts the support of alien organizations hos tile to the American form of gov The statement issued by Stephen T Early a directly denied that this was so The newspaper owner was not nam ed The president had been back in the white house less than two hours after returning from the Harvard university tercentenary celebration to the bedside of Mrs Roosevelt who is recovering from an attack of grippe when Early summoned newspapermen and is sued the statement The text follows Notorious Owner My attention has been called to a planned attempt led by a certain notorious newspaper owner to make it appear that the president pas sively accepts the support of alien organizations hostile to the Amer ican form of government Such articles are conceived in malice and born of political spite They are deliberately framed to give a false other words to frame the American people The president does not want and does not welcome the vote or support of any individual or group taking orders from alien sources This simple fact is of course obvious The American people will not permit their attention to be di verted from real issues to fake is sues which honorable decent citizen would purposely in ject into American Early Signs Statement Early signed the statement He declined to amplify it except to say the articles about which he had been informed had not as yet ap peared in print The presidents secretary said FORECAST IOWA Unsettled showers in central and east portions Satur day night or Sunday rising tem peratures in east and south por tions Saturday night and in ex treme east portion Sunday cool er in extreme northwest portion Sunday afternoon MINNESOTA Unsettled in west local showers in east gonie what warmer in southeast and extreme east cooler In northwest late Saturday night Sunday part ly cloudy somewhat cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday Minimum in Night 47 At 8 A Friday 61 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for the period Sept 21 to 26 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Showers south portion Monday followed by showers again about Thursday or Friday temperatures mostly near or somewhat below nor mal in north and near or slightly above normal in south portion Ctets 5 Day Sentence DAVENPORT UP Pete Koch was sentenced to five days in the Scott county jail on a charge of dis orderly conduct for dousing a buck et of water over a group of chil dren playing in front of his home Mrs Roosevelt had shown a slight but continued improvement He added the presidents departure for Hyde Park N depended entirely on her condition and that it might be Monday night before he could get away The president had no engage ments for the day except a brief morning conference in the white house proper with Secretary Mor genthau ONLY 8 KNOWN STORM DEATHS AND 15 MISSING Toll Revised When 34 Believed Lost From Ship Are Saved By WILLIAM O YARN Copyright 1836 by Ihe AiMcUted NEW known dead 15 reported missing and three ves sels unreported were the Saturday of one of the most violent hurricanes that ever hurled itself against the Atlantic coast The wind and rain after rioting through eight states described a large arc seaward to lose itself over the Atlantic The storm left in its wake brightening skies and the lowest casualties and property dam age ever paid out to similar dis turbances The weather bureau which for 10 days publicized the approaching storm was responsible for tions that held casualties to a mini mum The Norwegian tramp steamer Nidareid and schooners Dirigo I and the Hampton boat owned by Guy Cobb of Cliff Island all bound for Portland were unreportsd One Dead In Virginia Only one dead was counted in Virginia He was Udell George 23 a Negro who wag drowned in Nor folk county A death toll estimated at 46 was drastically revised shortlyafter dawn when 34 men feared lost from the S S Long Island in Delaware bav were found alive on a coal batgetwo miles off shore The skipper Capt Romey George per ished His was one of tnree bodies washed ashore coast guardsmen said Another was that of a Negro Based on the belief the crew of the Long Island numbered 44 guardsmen made this reckoning Thirtyseven saved three known dead four missing Thought to have perished in the raging sea 33 men were found safe aboard the coal Barge Hallowell A maritime exchange observer rescued another Connecticut Not Damaged Disrupted communications pre vented an accurate estimate of property damage although prelim inary reports indicated millions lost As the great storm with accom panying winds of velocities as high as 100 miles an hour circled northeastward Connecticut appar ently escaped damage The winds and rains which swept that state throughout the night abated with daylight Elsewhere in New England the coast was whipped by heavy rains and gales but damage was reRorted small A high pressure area moving out to sea from its point of origin over the Great Lakes was shoving the hurricane to the east The in terior of New England did not even receive rain Ships caught along the New Eng land coast clung to the shelter of the shore O New York Deluged New York City was deluged by heavy rains throughout the night but the dawn broke with clear blue skies The flying weather report was ceiling unlimited visibility unlim Shipping lanes off the nations northeast coast for the most part remained clear Vessels hugged New England harbors to ride out wind attaining a velocity of 75 miles an hour The backlash of the hurricane following a period of calm again swept beaten coasts from Cape Hat teras N to New York with at tendant high waves and gales threatening lives and property Volunteer workmen works pro gress administration employes and staffs of the American Red Cross set about the gigantic task of re habilitating stricken areas Lines Being Restored Communcation lines to southern areas isolated by the blow were being restored and roadways that were washed out by high tides and torrential rains or blocked with debris were reopened Coast guard headquarters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island re ported mountainous seats Storm warnings were hoisted as far north as Nova Scotia Three Pennsylvania storm deaths were limited to the Philadelphia area George R Zorn of Baltimore lost his life when his 40foot cruiser crashed on the rocks off Longport N J His pilot William Lieber of Port Washington N swam two miles to shore for aid but coast ;