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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1936, Mason City, Iowa IMP HIS MEM S I0 rS MO 1 NEK NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLII FIVE CENTS i COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 81936 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 261 Voters Also Are Changed Position of Parties on Major Issues Switched By CHARLES P STEWART pASHINGTON CPA This y e a r s election results would be easier to guess on if one knew the correct an swers to two questions 1 How large a proportion of the voters real ize that the ma jor parties of day to a great extent have traded sides in regards to states rights and tralization 2 Has cen the OSAGE BOY BELIEVED MURDERED of events transformed the United States from a very conser vative into a somewhat radica country 1 We dont know yet what these two answers are however The Roosevelt administration is not entirely Harniltonian but it is about 75 per cent so Contrariwise republicanism has taken on ap proximately a 75 per cent tinge o Jeffersonianism Understand Change Folk like exSenator James A Reed Al Smith Henry Breckin ridge and exGovernor Joseph B Ely of Massachusetts understand this and because they were demo crats now virtually are republic ans Folk like Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture Harold L Ickes and Henry A Wallace also understand it and because they were republicans now1 virtually are democrats It is perfectly log ical But has the idea that the trans formation has occurred had time t oenfilterate into the noodles of the mass of voters Or will they continue to vote mere party labels for at least an other election South Stands Eat The democratsaregambling that the southas nothing nut a matter of habit will go solidly democratic though republican as of the pres ent writing in principle And prob ably it is good betting On the opposite hand there is normally republican territory that the G 0 P expects to carry sim ply because it is normally re publican though now democratic if it wants to remain republican Take my own old home state of Iowa For generations until 1932 it always went republican in na tional elections Its interests were democratic in the old but it went republican because it was settled largely by Union soldiers just after the Civil war Even when it finally went democratic I think it did so reluctantly because it was starved into it I am sure that it still sentimentally is for the G O P label Youth Decides for Self In short it is a confusing situa tion In my day a vote was cast as the voters father cast his The boys and girls of 1936 evidently plan to do their own deciding I have a rising family of my own and I consult it for information I shall say that my family and its com pany are independent and consid ering the jam in which their pro genitors have landed them I cant blame them But are there enough of them coming of age at the nest election to make a dent That ia problematic Turning Badical Question No 2 From being one of the most con servative countries in the world has the United States turned rad ical It was conservative when it had plenty of natural resources to he gobbled by prospectors Those who already had done the gobbling did not want to be taxed on what they had gobbled Prospective gobblers did not want to be taxed on their prospective gobblings No interference with or burden on gobblery was their watch word FORMER INMATE OFHOSPITALFOR HE IS HELD Naked Body of 14 Year Old Youth Is Found Hanging in Barn Saturday aft ernoon conducted an investigation into the finding in the morning of the unclothed body of a boy hang ing from the rafter of a barn near here A man who had been at the hospital for the insane at Indepen dence was being held for question ing after he had come from the scene of the tragedy The nearly nude body of Paul Richard Muller 14 wag found hang ing in the barn on the John Wilkes farm 5 miles southwest of here shortly before noon Saturday by his brother Wilford Muller A sweep was launched at once by Mitchell county authorities who said the case appeared to be murder Alfonso Wright Held Alfonso Wright about 30 single was held for questioning by offi cials The boy was hanged with a hay rope which had been looped around a rafter in the barn loft His neck was broken Sheriff Charles Kathan reported He had been dead an hour or so when his body was found the sher iff said Soon after Sheriff Kathan placed Wright of Osage in jail We wanl to find out what he was doing at the Wilkes farm Kathan said Wilks a bachelor is recovering in the hospital from an operation Did Chores on Farm Since he has been sick the Mul ler boys have been driving to hi farm morning and evening to tend for his stock and do the chores Wilford told Sheriff Kathan h and Paul drove to the farm abou 7 a in Saturday and started to work He reported that Paul wen to the barn shortly after The younger brother said tha when he went out to the ban about 10 a m he found his oldc brothers body hanging from a Governor Returns to His Desk at Statehouse Now that the gobbling has been effected the gobblers want to keep what they have had and be levied on as lightly as possible others want them to bear the pro portion that they have more too maybe On Far With Europe Sir Wilmott Lewis Washington correspondent of the London Times is a fair and disinterested Economic stress he says has been accumulating in Europe for centuries In this country it has been accumulating only for a few generations but it has accumu lated so fast in the present day United States that here we are on a par with Europe This in effect is an old world country noose I ran out and saw Mr Wright he said and he brought me t town Said He Didnt Investigate Wright told us the sheriff said that hed gone to Wilks farm looking for work as a painter H said hed just arrived when Wil ford ran out of the barn and tha he didnt go inside to investigat the boys story but brought him t Osage Kathan said he found Paul body stripped of all clothing excep his shoes and socks His pants and shirt were lyin on the hay some distance away he said The circumstances surroundin the hanging he added just don look like Paul killed himself Autopsy Is Performed Coroner John Eiel performed a autopsy on the body and called coroners jury investigation fo Saturday afternoon The inquest was held at th Champion funeral home and late adjourned to the jail where Wrigh was quizzed further The sma brother continued to insistthat h saw a man hang his brother bu his nerves were so badly wrough that officials could obtain only lim ited information from nlm Had Previous Complaint Sheriff Kathan reported that h bad received a complaint a fe days ago from the New Have neighborhood requesting that h pick up Wright as residents in tha vicinity declared it just doesn seem right for him to be runnin around At that time howevc Sheriff Kathan was unable to catc Wright Wright was sentenced to th state hospital for the insane at In dependence Oct 20 1934 Paul Richard Muller is survived by his parents Mr and Mrs Fred Muller who live on a farm on the east edge of town his younger brother who founa UTS body and an older brother Herve City Street Collapses Into Hidden Cave A limestone cave beneath a busy street In KnoxMIle Ten caved In ami an automobile f It had to be hauled out by a derrick The crater was more than 2u feet deep and oer 4a ftel n ma meter The cave vas found to be more than live feet wide ad four feet high running mile under the city A break in a water main was believed to have caused the earth to give waj resulting in the collapse of the street at the above intersection POWER OF PARTY LABELSJS SHOWN Southern Democrats Balk at Indorsing Landon Meet With F R Planned WASHINGTON both major parties appealing for support across party lines in the presiden tial campaign the power of party abels was demonstrated anew Sat urday in Detroit where some anti Roosevelt southerners balked at in dorsement of the republican ticket The meeting of democratic dis senters there put tactics up to a committee on resolutions while the wo whose political fortunes may De directly affected President Roosevelt and Governor Landon of Kansas made ready for more activ2 campaigning It developed that they probably will face each other in conference early next month in Iowa To Invite Rival The president announced Friday at Hyde Park N Y that he would invite his republican rival along with governors of other drought states to discuss federalstate co operation for relief of the stricken lands Landon said in Topeka he would attend as the governor of the state any meeting anywhere at any time of benefit to Kansas Both he and his running mate Col Frank Knox of Illinois had their speechmaking plans at the forefront of Saturdays business The presidential nominee arranged for platform appearances in travel ing across Nebraska Iowa and Illi nois enroute to addresses in Penn sylvania and New York late this month From Chicago Knox set out on a program of 70 speeches in 3f states beginning tonight at Con nersville Ind His first topic was announced as recovery and agri culture Ely Favors Iandon John D M Hamilton the Lan don manager Friday night invitee what he called that great group ol democrats who are leaving Mr Roosevelt to join the republican cause but no comment came from those gathered in Detroit Some there including former Gov Jo seph B Ely of Massachusetts fav ored a positive Landon indorsement This aroused discussion of th possible effect on state within the party As a compromise for consideration by the resolution committee it was suggested tha the conferees speak out against th new deal but leave the matter of a Landon indorsement to each indi vidual The outcome was being awaited with interest on all sides Report Cotton Crop to Exceed Year Ag WASHINGTON Edward First British King to Fly Abroad LONDON Piloted by the new official captain of the kings flight King Edward took off Sat urday from Fort Belvedere near London for Calais France for the start 01 his months holiday with a party of friends on the steam yacht Nahlin His majesty incognito as the duke of Lancaster established a con precedent as the first British king I Last years crop was ID689 to fly abroad I ales the 193d crop 9636000 bales cottoi bales of 50 crop of 12491000 pounds gross weight this year wa forecast Saturday by the depart ment of agricultute in its first pro duction report of the season Lightning Strikes at Iowa Picnic LONG BEACH Cat ightning bolt split a tree and in ured a woman and girl Saturday at Bixby park where thousands of jersons were gathered for the an aial summer picnic and reunion ponsored by the Iowa state society if California Mrs Hazel Cleveland of Long Beach was hurned about the body Che girl Lois Frank 13 suffered evere shock Both were treated at an emergency hospital After a flurry of excitement pic nic activities continued It was a cool cloudy day and there was a threat of rain but this did not seem to decrease the nor mal number of early arrivals at the wentyninth annual event There were registration booths for each of the 99 Iowa counties so old friends could find each other Judge Edmund Nichols of Des Moines president of the society was in charge of the program which included a vast picnic lunch eon spread and speaking in the af ernoon A section of the park was roped off for the Golden Wedding club composed of former Iowa couples who have been married for 50 years or more The couple married the longest was to be chosen lat today as joint president of the club for the coming year A musical program was present jd by the federal music project symphony of Los Angeles CREW OF BURNED SCHOONER SAVED ive Survivors of Fire anc Explosion Picked Up Taken Ashore lassasoit destroyed by fire off this sland was brought ashore Satur day by the schooner Ivanhoe o New Bedford The crew abandoned ship arounc a m Friday after fire broke ut in the 70 foot schooners engin oom As the crew stood by in a dor here was a terrific explosion and he boat burst into flames Later the Ivanhoe picked up thi urvivors and they stayed by thi ourning schooner until p m when the Ivanhoe bad to proceed lere to put a sick fisherman ashore The coast guard cutter Argo and coast guard plane searched the wa ers about the burning boat last night for the crew without success AT LEAST 1 DEAD IN FOREST FIRE Several Missing as Blaze Gets Out of Control Near Duluth DULUTH Minn Sevcra persons are missing and at least one perished in a forest and brusl fire that raged out of control Sat urday in the Markham area abou 50 miles north of Duluth Crackling through ttmberlike woods the flames bad destroyed 36 farm homes by early afternoon Several persons were burnc about the face and hands whil transporting refugees They wcr forced to drive through an area where flames leaped across the nar row roads The victim was an unidentifie man He died when fire swept th Alfred Maki place eight miles south of Aurora Charles City Barn and Livestock Lost in Fire CHARLES CITY hca of horses two calves and eight ton of hay in a barn on the A W Noa arm near here were burned Satui day in a fire of unknown origin NANTUCKET Mass ive man crew of the schoonc READY TO START lOWASDROUGHT RELIEFPRGGRAM Herring Says State Will Get Million in Cash Every Month DES MOINES Clyde j Herring returned to his desk at he Statehouse here Saturday ready o put into action the drought re ief program which he said will ive Iowa a million dollars cash very month The governor also said he was ertain the drought conference of governors including Gov Alf M jandon of Kansas which the presi dent announced Friday he would call would be held in Des Moines The first federal allotment of uncls for drought relief will be re ceived next month Governor Her said following his return by plane from Washington Fifteen liousand farm owneroccupants will drought relict An additional 3000 will be aided by an additiona allotment of WPA jobs to the state Will Handle Money The governor called a meeting o state works progress administra tion officials relief and resettle ment administration heads who will cooperate in administering thi money Federal representatives o the three groups will meet with th state administrators Fortythree counties designate as drought relief counties are qua ified for aid under the federal pro gram immediately Herring ex plained The 5000 additional WP jobs will be scattered over the en tire state Besides this the resettle ment administration will make see loans up to 100 and cash grant to those who sign up voluntarily t repay for what they receive in la Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 Who is John Metaxas 2 Who is the George of Mary Astors diary 3 Louis Berliot who died the past week was famous as a pio neer in what field 4 What American Olympic ath lete won three titles in tie first week of the games at Berlin 5 What nation warned Spain that compensation would be de manded if property of its nation als i3 destroyedin the civil war 6 How many unions were sus pended by the executive council of the American Federation of Labor 7 At what North Iowa town was Merle Makkestad drowned when he went swimming in a pool which had been closed for the night S When will the North Iowa fair open 9 How many were killed in an airliner crash near St Louis 10 What Kansas senator was renominated ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 bor Governor is Enthusiastic Herring was enthusiastic the results of his Washington trip This is really the most successfu trip I have made to Washington since I became governor he as serted adding I am out to get every cent for Iowa I can Ever since Iowa has been a state we have been paying in taxes and to the industries of the other states through tariff hundreds of millions if dollars in Iowa money Now we lave about 30000 farm families in owa who through no fault of their own are in distress Herring denied knowledge of the report that L S Hill of Des tfoines state WPA administrator will resign or that the Iowa WPA and relief organization will be com ined under one head He hasnt said anything about t to me the governor said re garding the resignation Hill and his adviser Prof George Keller accompanied Herring to Washington but stopped in Chicago on the return trip Russian Flyers Off for Juneau Alaska SEATTLE Le vanevsky and Victor I Levchenko Russian flyers took off for Juneau Alaska from the Sand Point naval air station base at a m p m central standard time Saturday on another leg of their 10000 mile San DiegoMoscow flight Findley Estate Suit Permitted by Court DES MOINES P Attorneys for Mrs Grace Findlay widow ol Park A Findlay former chief of the state bureau of investigation received a district court order au thorizing them to file suit for the recovery of personal property esti mated at S150000 from the Findlay estate Suit will be brought against Ricka Findlay sister of the forrnci bureau chief FORECAST LOOK INSIDE MARION A ZIONCHECK Worry Held Cause of Fatal Zioncheck Leap ON PAGE 2 Many Farm Buildings Destroyed by Flame ON PAGE 8 Roosevelt Landon to Confer About Drough ON PAGE 2 Glenn Morris Wins Olympic Decathloi ON PAGE 9 Three Days of Horse Races Planned at Fai ON PAGE 14 L REBELS AGAINST CITY OF SIX ARE NAMED IN INDICTMENTS Federal Grand Jury Probing Wendel Kidnaping Case in Adjournment NEWARK pe sons were reported Saturday to have been named in indictments ordered prepared under the Lindbergh kid naping law by the federal grand jury investigatingthe alleged ab duction of Paul H Wendel The grand jury adjourned late Friday because of the absence of witnesses until Sept 11 leaving open its probe into the charges of the former Trenton attorney that be was kidnaped and tortured until he made a false confession that he abducted the Lindbergh baby Wendels confession later re a three day delay in the electrocution of Bruno Rich ard Hauptmann for the Lindbergh kidnapmurder from which the fed eral interstate kidnaping statute takes its name IOWA Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday cooler in ex treme southwest portion Sunday MINNESOTA Fair in south cloudy and somewhat unsettled in north portion Saturday night and Sunday cooler in northwest por tion Saturday night and in west and north portions Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 92 Minimum in Night 58 At 8 A JI Saturday 76 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for the period Aug 1015 For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys Unsettled possibly light rain middle of the week north portion otherwise fat weather near normal temperatures Talk of Danger of War Spreading Into Rest of Europe By THE ASSOCIATED PJKESS Gen Francisco Franco marcher Saturday at the head of Morrocan loops in what was described at headquarters in Burgos as a hrust at the heart of government lower in Madrid Other reports placed the general vho led in the first fascist blow at Melilla Spanish Morocco at Seville and also in Morocco still attempting to land troops in Spain No less enthusiastic reports from the liberal asserted substantial vic tories were achieved over fascists n hammering attacks throughout the nation Loyalists were defeated in en agements at Badajoz and Caccrcs n the south by native troops Bur gos rebels said but within the prov ncc of Badojoz the government de clared it had suppressed a rightist uprising in the southwestern sec tion Germany in Agreement Germany joined the French spon sored eight power neutrality agree ment in principle but maintained a reserved stand Russian neutrality must be assured the Germans said before a general European nonin tervention policy can be effective While standing for peace he nazi government announced i en lion to protect its nationals by fores if necessary Eight German warships idled in I Spanish waters a reminder of the nations intention to back the word with weapons Less was heard of danger of war in Euiope growing out of the Span ish crisis Iorced on Defensive The Madrid government insisted the rebels had been forced definite ly on the defensive Claims of victory were compre hensive Listed as having been cen ters of successful offensives were Guadalajara province in central Spain the Guadarrama mountains north of Ihe capital key to the capitals doorways Zaragoza rebel stronghold in the northeast where advances were made but actual capture must yet be consumated Algeciras on the peninsulas ex treme southern tip where leftist warships fired the town Cadiz and Huelva extreme southwest both provincial capitals being cut off from the sea Cordoba and Granada j south central provinces Seville Avila and the Balearic isles Rebels asserted two government airplanes had been shot down near Alto dc Leon pass Cortes Is Suspended In Madrid the corlcs parliament vas suspended indefinitely in the liberals drive against political ene mies The government continued to seize religious property and to hoard money From Berlin came word that Ger many would remain neutral in the affair but reserved the right to de fend the character and scope of the neutrality understanding A com mentator writing in a French news paper put forth the premise that the rcich intended to isolate France and her exits to North African col onies in a double play with Italy The German press in turn con tinued to demand satisfaction for the deaths of German nationals in Spain One newspaper inquired How much longer clo statesmen want to look on while Bolshevism is murdering and burn ing The nazi foreign department orri crcd a fortnights mourning for the dead Germans Germany empha sized her demands on Spain for rep aration with a display of naval force around Uic coast of the penin sula French Reaffirm Neutrality Meantime the French cabinet de cided to reaffirm its absolute neu trality in Spain A Paris commu nist newspaper published state ments alleging the Germans killed in Spain were not members of the nazi party but nazi refugees enlist Pd with the Barcelona workers mi litia and that Barcelona formally denied reports the Germans were executed The British press suggested an in ternational neutral zone around Spencer Man Arrested After Collissions Here and at Clear Lake Mason City police held a man giv ing the name of H A McLaughlin 44 Spencer in jail here Saturday afternoon charging him with oper ating a motor vehicle while intoxi cated Clear Lake officers arrested the man shortly after 1 oclock Sat urday afternoon after the car he was driving had featured in two minor collisions at Clear Lake About an hour earlier the same car was reported to have struck one side of the bridge on West State street near Monroe avenue Hearing on both the Clear Lake and Mason City complaints is schc1 muLim duled for Monday mornins before j Spain patrolled by warships sisrnine Police Judge Morris E Lairri Ur accord ;