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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 28, 1936, Mason City, Iowa FIVE NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS The burglar alarm system was two previous at cream H 0 M E EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE 8EKVJCR MASON GITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 304 Added Farm Aid Certain Both Parties Favor Crop Insurance System By CHARLES P STEWART WASHINGTON CPA Wheth er President Roosevelt is re elected or Gov ernor Landon wins the im provementof American agri cultures lot evi dently will be one of the chief con cerns of the na tional adminstra tion during the ensuing four years And for many years thereafter the long time policy will be given form in the course of the next session of congress Crop insurance is a very compli cated subject Presidential advisers are wres 5 NATIONS STABILIZING MONEY G O P Nominee Unruffled by Heckler atMoline tling with it now Just what sort of a plan finally will be hit oa is problematic and even then some thing else finally may be adopted Soil conservation is another P It is easy enough to say that the soil ought to be conserved but how to persuade or coerce all farmers into conserving it is a question over which planners are having plenty ot headaches Matter of Money Ending farm tenancy however is a mere matter of money Ten ants have got to be financed in such fashion as to enable them to acquire title to their acres It will take a deal of credit to be sure only the government has enough of it in the end the undertaking will be selfliquidating The purchasing farmers themselves will foot the bill by degrees It will take each of them 30 or LANDON AGAIN IN IOWA REMARKS ARE ON FARMING Refers to Record for Economy as Kansas Governor DAVENPORT JPi Apparently unruffled by a heckler who stopped his rear platform address at Moline Gov Alfred M Landon entered Iowa Monday in his special train enroute home to Topeka Th Landon special arrived at Davenport at p and left at p only about 5 min utes behind schedule The heckler identified as a Mo line working man interrupted the republican nominee as he was dis cussing social security from a pre pared manuscript before several thousand people at a Moline rail road station Taken by Police Thats a lot of the heckler cried Governor Landon stopped read ing his address paused a moment and lookingdown at the man said It is not you are wrong Read the law I cite only the The man was pushed from the trowd by police when he refused to obey their order to cease his re 40 years paying off principal and mSLTk3 and Governor Landon con interest In the meantime however the erstwhile tenantry will have se curity of tenure and be building up at equity in the land it tills ter minating ultimately inownership at least tc be bequeathed to its chil dren And permanency leading to own ership will go far toward guaran teeing soil conservation Owner Has Interest An owner or prospective owner naturally has an interest in keep ing his soil fertile he does not have to be hired or blackjacked into doing so A tenants only interest just as naturally is to get all he can out of the ground he is renting What does he care how badly depleted he leaves it on his landlords overcropping and underfertiliz ing it Senator John H Bankhead of Al abama preeminently has been prominent in the campaign to sub stitute farm ownership for farm tenancy The senator is from an area where tenancy is at its south cm region of sharecropping A sharecropper is a tenant but a tenant is not necessarily a share cropper A tenant who pays his rent regularly is his own boss a share cropper is bossed by bis is charged that he virtually is a peon in many instances A rent paying tenant for exam ple can cultivate his individual veg etable garden keep his individual cow and pigs and hens set his in dividual table reduce his living costs to a minimum Prohibit Diversion A sharecroppers landlord is like ly to prohibit the diversion of one square foot of his soil and not an ounce of his tenants labor from profiuction of the particular crop that the landlord shares in In order to produce the tenant has to live it is true The landlord may have to help him to do on the lat ters terms The crop division hav ing been effected its quite possible that the tenant will owe money to the landlord In Dixie this system dates from slavery days Senator Bankhead wants to put a stop to it The complaint of his program is that it may enable landlordism to unload its holdings at excessive prices In the north the farm tenant is more a plain tenant rather than a sharecropper Yet he is discontented Owner of Farm In my early days growing up in the northwest a farmer meant the owner of a farm Two or three years ago revisiting my old home town after a lapse of 40 years I found more than 50 per cent of the farmers to be tenants tinued his address to conclusion Police Commissioner Harry Win ters of Davenport estimated the crowd which heard Governor Lan don speak here at persons At Davenport the republican nominee told another crowd ol several thousand persons that the people of the tricities offer a gooc sample of what a prosperous agri cultural community means in rela tion to Cheers Are Given I dont see how your commun ity can expect to make plows for people who are being paid not to he announced Hs brought cheers from the crowd when he declared that while the republican party is interested in a more economical conduct of the affairs of the government it is more interested in saving the peo ple I know of no he said who wants to save one dollar at the ex pense of the unemployed If I am elected president I will handle the money of the people of the United States with equal Stops at Rock Island Before crossing the Mississippi river the Landon train paused for a few moments in Moline and Rock Island HI At Rock Island Governor Lan don told a crowd of several thousand persons I have a record of economy as governor of Kansas and I pledge you if elected chief executive of the United States to continue practic ing that Promises Greater Benefits He promised greater benefits for American agriculture stoppage of waste of government funds and a continuation of relief to worthy un employed under a republican admin istration He called the present social se curity act a The people have asked for a pen Thousands Working tc Save Homes as Flames Leave Disaster in Wake MARSHFIELD fireseared coasts of southern Ore gon and northern California smoked like a battlefield Monday while thousands of citizens worked fever ishly to save their homes and themselves from the flaming disas ter which devastated a town of Typical of the grave situation facing the rich timbered mountain area was the village of Myrtle Point about 30 miles southeast of Marshfield and 20 miles inland from Bandon the town which was reduc ed to ruins with a loss of nine lives Saturday Scores Are Treated The number of dead in the burning of Bandon was increased to nine during the morning as a force of about 200 men supplemented by of icers and CCC enrollees searched through the blackened ruins of 300 o 400 buildings Of the population of only about 40 residents re mained in the town the others hav been evacuated to the homes of relatives elsewhere or to Marshfield Physicians were treating scores of persons for burns and minor in uries About a dozen persons were reated for smoke blindness and yes bandaged were a common ight Seek Wall of Safety Grimfaced groups sleepless an rawn sought to build a wall safety about Myrtle Point durin the night A huge tractor equipped wit trench diggers made circuit about Myrtle PointgraW ally clearing an everwidening spac of brush and timber By this maneuver the residenl hoped to clear such a circle abou the town that the flames burnin on the edge of the village could no leap it unless driven by a high wind Might Be Reversed Monday morning the wind was blowing away from the village bu the vagaries of the weather coul at any moment reverse the current and drive the flames down on th village No one talks much There ian any need to They all know that i is just an act of God if they escap the fate of was the way one fighter put it The makes a red glow through the smoke pall which is so dense that it would be impossible sion and instead have received jus another he said Governor Landon wag introduced 3y Illinois State Representative Searle at Rock Island Lowden Is Praised Representative Searle brought cheers from the crowd when he called Governor Landon the next president of the United The republican nominee mentioned is weekend visit with former Gov Frank O Lowden and called him the most understanding friend American agriculture has ever had and also one of the best governors Jlinois has ever He said Lowden had eliminated waste in state government in Illi nois and that he Landon would ontinue the same policies if elected president of the United States Thousands Homeless in Texas From High Waters Records in Floods Are Reported for Little Farmers always have been cranky but landowners never were radical These tenants Landlordism in states like Iowa did not result from the Civil war it resulted from the World war World war prices for American crops were so high that farmers thinking prices would last for ever overencumbered themselves since when they have not been able to meet thlr course Foreclosures have followed Hence farm tenancies River WACO Thousands were homeless in central Texas and damage was mounting into the mil lions as the Little river rolled on at record breaking stages Monday Streams and tributaries equalled In some sections flood stages at tained during the 1921 disaster that claimed 224 lives in ine area Fears for life and property at Cameron 35 miles east of Temple on the Little River ere consider ably lessened when Sealey Lampkin prominent farmer and river gauge reader reported the river had risen but five feet since sundown Sunday and would not threaten the town itself Receding at Waco Brazos river waters started re ceding at Waco as homeless sought emergency relief W T Tor ranee city manager of Waco esti mated damage at Seventeen towns below Waco were without gas when the Lone Star Gas companys suspension bridge on the Brazos was washed out The Temple waterworks pumping station was threatened when the Leon river reached the 21 foot flood stage Pumps were used to empty the water and the Temple Telegram reported the water supply was not immediately in danger Homes Washed Downstream The 22 foot rise of the Leon riv er was expected to strike Coryell coucty late Monday Three Forks residents reported several homes had been washed downstream thre where the Lam pasas and Leon rivers join to form the Little river No loss of life was reported The Lampasas river fed by the Sulphus creek after aii inch rain started receding Monday at Lampa sas Between 50 and 75 families were forced to evacuate lowland homes near Lampasas Tie Colorado river 18 miles west of the town was at a 20 foot feet leas than last weeks disastrous rise to tell whether it was day or night uness you had a watch Fire Is An automobile cannot travel more than 10 miles an hour in the worst smoke areas There is fire the gulleys besidethe dishing out of the tops of trees It is a scene that gives you a feeling of dread and the faces of the people plainly reflect Dynamite Provides Danger In northern California thousands of acres lay blackened by fire Near Redding two small communities of less than a half hundred inhabitants each were threatened by the flames Cherokee an old mining settlement also was endangered Authorities said the situation in Butte and Tuba counties was especially dangerous because of numerous stores of dyna mite for use in the mines A succinct picture of the fires uncontrolled advance was given by City Manager John Fasnacht of Bandon In that community of 10 saw the flames leap from tree to tree sending burning embers crash ing onto roofs and in streets Returned for Pets I heard oi one woman who was saved but insisted on going back for her pet he said after his arrival with his wife and three chil dren at Salem She was burned to death I dont know how many people were Despite the tragedy Fasnacht as serted people were laughing and joking as the flames leveled their He told of aiding infighting a fire at Bear Creek five miles east of Bandon late Saturday of sub sequent and futile attempts to save the citys reservoir and then of the rush for the beach and safety when firemen finally were forced to aban don their equipment to the flames Placed in Lighthouse The sick and invalided people from the hospital at Bandon were taken across the Goquille river by the lighthouse tender Rose and Dlaced in safety at the Bandon he said Many others drove through the fires on the highway to escape the Residents saved nothing hut that which they could carry California authorities estimated acres had been swept by fire in that state in the past two days The Oregon holocaust broke loose northeast of Bandon late Saturday 3y Sunday morning that town was m ashes Prosper across the river shared the same fate Others Sprfns Up Traveling with incredible speed small fires joined forces crowned through treetops toward Coquille destroyed suburban buildings on the outskirts of that town and sent off shoots for miles around the coun ry Other fires nourished in tinder dry underbrush and fanned by a swirling breeze sprang up along more than 200 mfles of coastline UNMAN DIES IN HOLDUP EFFORT 2 Policemen Sitting at Bar of Tavern Open Up on Bandits CHICAGO of two gun men was killed and two policemen vere wounded in an exchange of hots in a tavern early Monday The policemen sitting at the avern bar opened fire when the oldup men announced this is a The dead man was not mmediately identified His com anion who said he was Clarence ucas 19 was arrested Nicholas Connelly and Charles tine the officers were removed a hospital for emergency opera ons SAYS MINISTERS ARE VISITING AT SPANISH FRONT Government Asserts Its Not Considering Leav ing Madrid Copyright 1936 By The Associated Press Spanish gov ernment taking cognizance of ru mors its leaders were ready to abandon the capital explained Mon day that several ministers had left Madrid to visit the war front but that their return was but a matter of hours Minister of the Interior Angel Galarza acting as spokesman as serted in a radio address that the government was not even remotely considering abandoning its duty to Madrid admittedly worried by the fall of Toledo 40 miles to the south Reports that officials had aban doned the capital he said apparent ly arose from the fact that several ministers left Madrid to visit the various fronts Their return is but a matter of hours The governments mission in the provinces is to impress all Spaniards of their obligation to pro tect Spains capital not because it is Madrid but because it is the cap ital of Authoritative reports from Buenos Aires Saturday said women folk of government officials had taken refuge in the Argentine em bassy and that President Manuel be tak en aboard an Argentine warship stationed at Fascists Rule Toledo TOLEDO fascists ruled Toledo Monday as warweary government soldiers straggled southward their route to Madrid blocked by insurgent troops and guns In a rain of shells and bombs the relentless columns of Gen Francisco Franco beat down a waning govern ment defense Sunday and marched into the battered city which once was the capital of Spain The insurgent high command an nounced 300 government men had been killed and many wounded Flee During Night Through the night the govern ment troops fled along the roads east and south of Toledo The direct highway to Madrid had been cut near Olias Del Key 10 miles north of the fallen city Government artillery covered the retreat seeking to Wast the roads over which the militia had moved A small patrol of 20 fascists led by Commander Muzzing tramped through the northern Visagra gate into the beleaguered city at 1 p shooting a path through disordered socialist militiamen who fell back hastily before the spirited advance LOOK INSIDE FOR Mason City to Have 1 st Pheasant Hearing ON PAGE 9 North Iowa Schedules Political Talks ON PAGE 16 History of Old Fort Atkinson Is Recalled ON PAGE 5 New Threat Presented Britains Sea Rule COL 2 PAGE 4 Stork Derby at Toronto Nears Close TORONTO two unborn babies depended Monday the fate of a unique fortune as Torontos stork marathon neared its dramatic close Their birth before Oct 31 would place five women in a tie for the half million dollars eccentric Charles Vance Millar bequeathed to the Toronto mother bearing the most children in the ten years aft er his death Under an interpretation of the will dead infants count as much as those who are alive Three mothers have registered ten babies each and expectant credited with nine Claims to Have Had 12 One of the expectant mothers Mrs Martin Kenneyj claims to have had 12 children in last 10 years Of these only seveoSare alive and because the Kenneys have bad trouble registering several stillborn children it is thought unlikely more than 10 of their offspring will be judged eligible The other Mrs Joseph Bagnato has entered nine children only four alive Ones Identity Secret One of the remaining three lead ers each of whom has given birth to 10 Mrs John Nagle and Mrs Began Bushing Attack Muzzing passed word back through the harddriving insurgent ranks and signaled a general ad vance Unleashed the fascist legion naires and troops began a rushing drive against barricades and ma chine gun posts behind which the desperate socialists tried in vain to block the victorious entry Residents who had remained in the battle areas fled before the vi cious attack Militiamen held to their posts as fascist bullets bit into the improvised defenses and social ist slugs tore holes in the onrushing ranks Pierce to Center Through heavy fusillades the in surgent forces pushed Half an hour after the first forward command was given General Francos units had pierced to the center of the an cient Moorish capital SENTENCED ON SEDITION COUNT American Seaman Convicted m Germany Was Held More Than Year Copyright 1930 By The Associated Press BERLIN Lawrence Simpson American seaman was convicted of sedition by the peoples court Mon day and sentenced to three years in the 14 months he al ready has served Simpson a saiior on the S S Manhattan was convicted in swift oneday trial during which he ad mitted without reservation that he and three German communist friends had tried to set up a popular front government in nazi Germany with three small balloons and packages of antinazi propaganda CoDefendant Sentenced In pronouncing sentence the presiding judge warned the slight somewhatdeaf sailor that lenien cy was being observed this time but that the next foreigner caught attempting to spread communistic doctriiesin Germany could expect harah Simpsons German codefendant Bruno Rietz was sentenced to four years in prison The venture failed Simpson said because one of the four turned out to be a police spy Held Over year Simpson went on trial after more than a year of incarceration in German prison camps on charges of espionage and dissemination of Arthur Timleck have nine children A mysterious Mrs whose identity is kept eight living Seventysixbabies have been born in the past 10 years to the eight leaders Of these 17 were stillborn or died later Unless some one mother has a clear title to the the courts will be to decide howit will be divided General opinion among those close to the adminis tration of the prize money is that the five leaders would share the be quest JOIN MOVE FOR OF CURRENCY BASIS CoOrdinated Plan for Stabilization Funds Is Indicated By THE ASSOCIATEITPRESS Five nations were joined Mon day inthe breakup of Europes gold bloc and the march toward currency adjustment led off by France under the protection of a monetary equilibrium agree ment with the United States and Great Britain While the socialist government of Premier Leon Blum jority in its first parliamentary test of the French devaluation program Switzerland the Neth erlands Latvia and Greece were listed as embarking on new cur rency stabilization programs Meanwhile from Moscow came denials by the Russian state bank that sales of British pounds were intended as an effort to force down the British currency rate The sales were ordinary banking the hank declared Iowa Escapes Frost With Prediction of Somewhat Warmer DES MOINES weather man reported Monday that Iowa escaped a frost over the chilly week end and said most of the state would be somewhat Monday The forecaster saw little prob ability of a frost in the state Mon day night Rains will fall he pre dicted in the eastern and southern sections of Iowa Rain fell during morning at Keokuk and clouds obscured the sky in most parts of the state Fort Dodge 38 degrees the lowest temperature m the state Sunday night Inwood official ther mometers registered 61 degrees Sunday the states high mark Faces Robbery Charge CEDAR RAPIDS Lee 21 Negro faced a robbery chargeafter police arrested him hidingbetween cars on a passenger train about to leave the city Lee hurled a brick through the Star jewelry store window scooped up jewelry and fled WASHINGTON J Govern ment monetary experts disclosed Monday that Great Britain and the United States will effect living a close coordinated working ar rangement forhandling their stab ilization funds under the new mon etary agreement Secretary Morgenthau acted in dependently of the other two na tions when he moved Saturday to halt a downward sweep in the price of pounds sterling but officials said that in the future activities of tfie threecountries willbe more closely integrated Had to Act Swiftly They explained that Morgenthau used of the treasurys exchange stabiliza tion fund to buy pounds without consulting Great Britain and France because he wanted to act swiftly to halt the drop of sterling and because exchanges in Paris and London were closed The government monetary experts said that handling of the three na tions stabilization funds will be coordinated by the Bank of Eng land the Bank of France and the federal reserve system Makes Cse Public The United States and Great Britain had established stabilization funds for the protection of their wn currencies long before the monetary accord was reached last Saturday The under standing provided for the estab lishment of such a fund by France Apparently to serve notice that he would not hesitate to protect currencies of the three signatory nations Morgenthau made public his use of the treasurys stabiliza tion fund in buying pounds he said were offered in the market by the Russian state bank Will Urge It was not expected however Suddenly from the eastern sec communist literature Thieves Get From Oil Station at Nashua NASHUA The Standard Oil service station on highway 218 was robbed of Saturday morning but a pocketbook containing a bil in the same drawer was un opened Tim Chandler proprietor stays in the station nights but was gone from to a and it was during that time that it was tion a shout went up Ragged emaciated bat tered and from the ruins of the Alcazar where they had withstood dynamite gasoline and shellbombardments for weeks The than year old forth in surgent detachments who joined the battle with trembling shouts of Viva Espana Delirious with enthusiasm over re lease from their selfmade prison to which they fled after government forces dominated sternly the rebel lion in Toledo they charged the de fending lines Last Lines Scattes Between the withering blasts from before and behind the last socialist lines scattered and fled The siege of Toledo immediate ob jective in the southern fascist armys march on the capital was consummated He admitted freely that he re peatedly brought communist propa ganda into Germany aboard the S S one occasion smuggling Death to Fascism stickers into the reich He testified that when one of his German associates asked if he could get them some balloons for distributing handbills from the sky he offered to obtain the balloons in New York and in fact brought in three equipped with a fireworks contraption for releasing thehand bills robbed by breaking in a window I The Alcazar training school forwas unharmed officers of the regular army during repeated socialist attacks had been razed and the northern wall left a shell of jagged segments The citys famed cathedral wbjch traces its history to a Christian tem ple in the Visigoth period in 587 FORECAST IOWA Cloudy rain in east and south portions Monday night and in extreme east Tuesday morning somewhat cooler in north central portion Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair in nortft mostly cloudy in soutn somewhat cooler In north ana eastcentral portions Monday nignt heavy frost or freezing temperature in north Tuesday generally fair and cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hourperiod ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum in Night At 8 AM Monday 56 40 48 Figures for 24 hour period end Ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Sunday Rainfall Downtown Mason City minimum of 40 degrees Crystal sugar plant north ofcvjthe city recorded a 39 Sunday n frost was predicted for nbrtfiern and weatem Iowa but so far as caa be learned none occurred in this particular section Saturdays rain brought Septembers moisture to tal to inches in a record for modern times that a general policy of announc ing such operations would be fol lowed in the future Unless extended by congress authority for maintaining the stabilization fund will expire Jan 30 Morgenthau said he will recom mend continuance of the fund I certainly shall recommend that it be he aaid I know of no better insurance fund lie United States could have than the stabilization Seeks Full Power Leon Blum winning the first parliamentary test of his devaluation program with a comfortable majority decided Mon day night to ask the chamber of deputies for full power to prevent price increases by decree The socialist premier made his decision after a conference with representatives of the popular f rons of socialists communists and radi calsocialists Wins Initial Victory A few hours earlier the govern ment striding toward currency re alignment under the protection of a tripartitc monetary equilibrium agreement had won the initial vic tory of its fight to the franc by devaluation The newest move was brought about by increasing parliamentary opposition to the governments sliding scale plan for balancing salaries of government employes and peosionalree with the anticipat ed increase in the cost of living New Text Approved This plan the premier promised to remove from the text of his de valuation measures A newtiitt was submitted to the powerful general federaton ol la bor which approved it The free hand which Blum H ;