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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 26, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WHO SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 276 Business Swings Up Even Election Year Fails to Prevent Improvement IOWAN TORTUREMURDER VICTIM By CHABUES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Busi ness is peculiar By all the rules of the game it ought to be at least as flat as ever even more so maybe It is tradition al that trade and industry always are below par in a national elec tion year It also stands to reason that a serious crop failure makes times hard The threat of largescale la bor trouble by good rights should be a depressing influence Of course widespread unemployment is theoretically bad for all classes Well This is an election year The drought with its natural effect up on agriculture is officially declared to have been the worst in the coun trys history Bugs have eaten much of the crops that survived the dry weather A big fight appears to be impending between steel employers and employes It is likely to spread too as the vertical unionization campaign progresses in all lines of mass production Unemployment has not been greatly reduced either Great Improvement And business is improving like everything Real estate is moving Building is picking up Manufacturing gen erally is on the mend The stock market is bullish Retailers are thriving Not only government reports show it They are open to the sus picion of being prejudiced in the interest of making out a good case for the But finan cial and trade publications corrob orate them Businessmens as sociations issue statements to a similar purport Individual big businessmen hand out interviews to the effect that present condi tions are pretty satisfactory Divi dends are gratifying thats why the stock market is up Not ProNew Deal The folk who broadcast this cheering information are not with the exception of the governments own agencies pronew deal To the contrary most of big busi ness remains bitterly When its spokesmen say that there is a great improvement in the times they mean it Indeed they say it rather grudgingly with the qualification that but for the new deal the improvement would still be more pronounced and would have come sooner There is an improvement the face of election drought insects incipient strikes unemployment and a frightfully mounting national indebtedness There isnt any convincing an swer that I know of Confidence Kestored To be sure republicans contend that confidence has been restored by a popular conviction that Gov ernor Landon will be elected to the white house However democrats contend the opposite Even on the first assumption I do not see why tne country is so sure of Lahdons election My personal notion is that it is less than 5050 betting And supposing he is elected He still will have for at least two years a democratic senate and probably a democratic house of rep resentatives against him I wouldnt call that such a re turn to prenew dealerism as to jus tify much conservative enthusiasm What Is Answer It is pointed out that the bonu payment has put a lot of money into circulation that relief and mis cellaneous boondoggling have added to circulations volume that the subsidizing of agriculture has fur ther swollen the total Nevertheless it is agreed that veterans have been rather economi cal with their bonus money Relief has been meager in com parison with normal incomes BODYOF70YEAR OLD RECLUSE IS FOUND AT HOME Rockwell Cityan Bound Hand and Foot Dead Several Days ROCKWELL CITY ery of the body of J D Parker 70 year old recluse in his home here Wednesday confronted Calhoun County Sheriff M E Dawson with his second slaying in less than a week Parkers the sheriff said was stretched out on his bed He had been bound hand and foot had been dead several days al though its hard to say just how long because a body decomposes so rapidly in this heat We havent learned whether he was killed or just left there to die yet but either way all the evidence ndicates that he was the victim of a torture robbery that now is orture Carried Large Sums The sheriff who Wednesday morning sent his two deputies to Fort Madison prison with Walter Price 19 year old Ohio youth who shot and fatally wounded the sher iffs mother Mrs Jet Dawson dur ing a holdup Thursday night said Parker was known about Rockwell City as an eccentric old man who carried large sums of money in his pockets He owned considerable farm the sheriff said and had lived alone for years in a house here that was a good distance from any neighbors People always thought he prob ably secreted his money around his The sheriff said Parkers home had been ransacked from top to bottom Whoever tied him up cer tainly went over the place with a fine tooth comb but whether they found any money well probably never know unless we catch Had No Relatives Sheriff Dawson said he did not think Parker had any relatives in the Rockwell City territory now He had a daughter the sheriff said who lived on one of his farms but I understand he quarreled with her put her off the farm and so far I havent been able to find out what became of her No one seems to know what became of his Sheriff Dawson said the body was discovered by the mail man who became suspicious after fail ing to see anything of Parker for several days and peered into the window of the house Childrens Day at Fair Draws Crowds Republican Candidates at North Iowa Fair Prominent republican candidates were visitors at the G O P booth at the North Iowa fair Tuesday afternoon Above are shown left to right H O Talle Decorah nominee for fourth district representative In congress Berry Halden Chariton recently named to make the race for United States senator to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Louis Murphy and Frank Hanson Garner the party choice for auditor of state Mr Halden who left Tuesday night for Orange City told scores of farmers who visited the booth that he was in preserving the American market for the American farmer Lock Photo Kayenay STORY ON PAGE S DERN REPORTED SEMICONSCIOUS Voted Heart Specialist at Bedside by Direction of Roosevelt Agricultures subsidies have gone into a few milliondollar chunks in some cases The labor outlook continues more than ominous All the same business is improv ing Will someone kindly account for It Pioneer Farmer Is Killed in Car Crash NEWTON Marshall 70 pioneer farmer was killed in an automobile collision a mile and a half west of here He suffered a fractured when the car in which he was riding collided with one driven by Mrs Maude D Mc Elvaney Denison Tex Mrs McEl vaney suffered a double arm frac ture GORWITH GIRL IS KILLED IN CRASH Several Others Are Injured as Autos Collide at Crossroads CORWITH Imogene Camelin 12 was killed about 7 oclock Tues day night when the car in which she was riding driven by her fath er John R Camelin and another driven by James F Maddock of Kanawha collided at crossroads 2 miles east of Renwick Four others were also injured In the Camelin car were Mr Camelin a farmer who lives miles east of Corwith Imogene Janice 10 Madge 6 and Jackie 3 and Mrs Ortha Fehrenbacker who was their housekeeper All except Madge suffered severe head cuts and Mr Camelinreceived injuries on his leg All were taken home after receiving treatment The girl who died suffered a broken neck and fractured skull Mr Maddock a Standard oil agent at Kanawha was accompan ied by agents of the same company at Klemme and Goodell and was on the way to a StandardOil meet ing at Pocahontas The Camelin car a model A Ford was going south and its left rear end was struck It rolled over several times and was demolished The Maddock car a Chevrolet was damaged some Sheriff R E Wil son of Clarion and other officers were called An Inquest Wednesday afternoon at the Tripp schoolhouse south of Kanawha was scheduled Mrs Camelin died last spring WASHINGTON noted heart specialist was brought here by ane from Boston Wednesday at President Roosevelts direction to attend Secretary Dern seriously ill n Walter Reed hospital The specialist Dr Fritz Meyer arrived Wednesday morning and was immediately taken to the hos pital where the war secretary was reported in a physicians statement his morning to be in a semicon scious condition after having spent a rather restless Although the war department made no announcement concerning Dr Meyer it was learned authori tatively he had been sent for at President Roosevelts direction after he had been recommended by Wil liam C Bullitt newly named ambas sador to Paris Bullitt it was learned informed the president that Dr Meyer was considered the outstanding heart specialist in Europe and had saved the life of Edward A Filene promi nent Boston merchant when he was stricken with heart trouble in Mos cow a year ago Although the president was in formed that army doctors and spe cialists from Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore were doing everything possible for Dern he expressed the wish that Dr Meyer be called from Boston last night 2 Girls and Boy Born to Wesley Pair WESLEY Triplets the first ever born to a Wesley couple it is believed were reported Wednesday to be doing well at thte general hos pital at Algona where they were born Tuesday to Mr and Mrs Lean der Seef eld Two of the trio are girls one weighing a little more than 3 pounds and the other more than 4 pounds A boy weighs 5 pounds Mrs Seefeld 29 a daughter of John Ward of Wesley was reported in good condition at the hospital She has one other daughter a girl born Jan 4 1935 and named Shir ley Mr and Mrs Seefeld live on a farm near Wesley G 0 P LEADERS Dies of Frozen Feet BIG PRAIRIE the mercury registering 100 degrees Sherman Yarnell 67 died of frozen feet He suffered the injury last win ter during 20 below zero weather lowan Dies of Heat ALBIA Julia Mount Bardenbrook 83 died at 3 a Wednesday of apoplexy brought on by heat Tuesday FORECAST IOWA Cloudy cooler in south east portions Wednesday night Thursday generally fair with ris ing temperature MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy showers in northeast and extreme north portions Wednesday night and probably Thursday morning no decided change in tempera ture IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 90 Minimum In Night 66 At 8 A M Wednesday 70 A cloudy sky gave indications of possible rain showers Wednesday LOOK INSIDE FOR NELSON G KRASCHEL Governor Candidate Says Taxes Reduced ON PAGE 3 Italians Know Their Business in Warfare ON PAGE 2 in Butter at Wesley Taken in Loot ON PAGE 5 Rebels Force Back Loyalists in Spam ON PAGE 2 More Man Power for Fire Department Urged ON PAGE 16 Discuss Campaign Strategy With Governor Landon Hear Speech BUFFALO N A crowded program of party conferences oc cupied Gov Alf M Landon Wed nesday as a prelude to his final eastern address Wednesday night on federal finances At the home of Edward H Butler where he was an overnight guest the presidential nominee conferred with a group including John Hamil ton national chairman Ogden Mills former secretary of the treas ury Representative Joseph W Mar tin of eastern cam paign director Senator John Town send of Delaware chairman of the senatorial campaign committee Representative Chester Bolton of Ohio chairman of the congressional campaign committee Representa tive Bertrand Snell of New York republican floor leader and Edwin F Jaeckle Erie county republican chairman Hamilton Too Hamilton told newsmen he was too busy to accompany the can didate to a luncheon at the Buffalo CourierExpress building as the guest of William J Conners publisher Also the chairman added he was too busy to Questioned by newsmen Mills said it looks all right in New Landon will surely carry the he added The party is united behind Martin said everything looks swell in the Offden Reid Calls Another caller at Butlers home was Ogden Reid publisher of the New York Herald Tribune He saic he called to meet the nominee and pay his respects Screaming sirens cleared the streets for Landons car as he drove to the CourierExpress building A continuation of conferences was planned during the afternoon MAIN EVENT OF HARNESS RACES Caine Starts Selection of Winners in Baby Beef Class Attracted by the free outside gate for children up to 16 years of age hundreds of boys and girls flocked to the North Iowa fair Wednesday to join the grownups in viewing ex hibits and also to attend the grand stand performances A stake trot sponsored by the Hotel Hanford with a purse of S500 was the feature event of the harness races Wednesday afternoon Other events on the afternoon pro gram were the pace and the trot each with a purse of Baby Beeves Valued The skies were clouded Wednes day morning but brightened later in the day givingindications that the third day of the fair would repeat the successes of the first two days A considerably larger crowd than Tuesdays filed into the grandstand Wednesday afternoon to watch the harness races The main judging event of the fair got under way Wednesday morningwhen A B Caine animal husbandry professor at Iowa State college started the selection of the winners in the huge baby beef class Hundreds were gathered around the judging pen where the youthful showmen were showing their Here Iowa Commander G M BROWN ford Angus and Shqrthornjjalves Judging In Other Events Judging in the other divisions of he fair was also continuing Wednesday The excellent booths of ocal merchants and manufacturers as well as agencies and civic organi zations attracted the attention of visitors The sleek well groomed cattle and horses in the barns were viewed by a continual stream of men women and children One of the noticeable facts about the fair is the prominence given to Governor Landons speech Wed nesday night will be broadcast over the NBC chain at to 8 oclock Iowa time Waukon Auxiliarys Quartet Wins First Waukon Ameri can Legion Auxiliary quartet won first prize at the Iowa Legion con vention here and will represent Iowa at the national convention in Cleve land Collection of Turtles MARQUETTE collection of nearly 100 turtles including ter rapins soft shell turtles and snap ping turtles caught here in the Mississippi river has been sent to the Lincoln park zoo at Chicago for exhibition purposes GRANDSTAND EVENTS WEDNESDAY AUG 36 p concert p selection of Miss Mason City in the Beauty Pageant who will be entered in the Iowa State beauty contest p superb presentation with cast of 50 artists THURSDAY AUG 27 p concert p Races added Purse added Purse Pace sponsored by the P G and E company Pure Vaudeville Acts p concert Stock Parade followed by par ade of running horses with their jockeys who race on Derby Day p a stage show of real merit RUNWAY TO NORTH DAKOTA Official Train Goes Through Ohio Indiana Illinois Without Pause ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN ENROUTE TO BISMARCK N Roosevelt and his official party traveled through Ohio Indiana and Illinois without pause Wednesday toward the capi tol of North Dakota for the first of a round of drought conferences with governors of 16 states youth This is evident not only in the large 4H club livestock shows but also in the exhibits of club mem bers on the balcony of the floral hall where also are shown hundreds of articles made by the school chil dren of the county The excellent work from the rural school particu larly attracted the attention of the hundreds who visited this exhibit The Crowd Improves The enthusiasm of those who saw Everything Tops Monday evening brought its reward Tuesday night and a much better crowd turned out to see perhaps the best stage show that has ever played before the grandstand at the North Iowa fair Master of Ceremonies Delano Dell was popular with the crowd which added to the good feeling of the audience The eight Toyamo Japs who balanced and juggled barrels and each other on their feet receiv ed one of the biggest hands of the eveningand the comedy dancing of Mackay LaValle and Paul went over big Breath Taking Finale The breath taking finale saw the four Lorenzos perform their acro batic act on a rigging 110 feet high with no net below The dancing chorus provided sev eral beautiful ensemble numbers and Harry Dunn orchestra and ra dio soloist and Gladys Rapier sang both with and without the chorus as background The chorus which provided the substance of many of the dancing Local groups stood at stations along the route hoping to get a glimpse of the chief executive rid ing in the last car of the nine car special on the Baltimore and Ohio Rising late the president could see from his window the green hills and farms apparently untouched by the drought His prime purpose in going west is to sound out senti ment of federal and state officials as to how to guard against future prolonged dry spells and dust storms Due Thursday Noon His train was not due at Bis marck until noon central standard time Thursday Other governor conferences were planned at Pierre S St Paul La Crosse Des Moines Iowa Spring field and Indianapolis Ind The Des Moines meeting will bring together the president and nis republican opponent r for the presidency Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas as well as the governors of Iowa Nebraska Oklahoma and Missouri The largest early morning crowd to watch the presidents special speed by was at Akron Ohio The president was at breakfast at the time Appears at Willard The president made his first rear platform appearance at Willard Ohio A crowd clapped until he came out on the arm of his son Franklin Jr Hows everything going all right the president asked Im glad to see you Thank you for the Enroute to Chicago where a half hour operating and transfer stop was to be made at p cen tral standard the special went through Fostoria Deshler Defiance Ohio Garrett Nappanee Wells boro and Gary Ind With the president were Secre tary Wallace Harry L Hopkins W P A administrator William I Myers governor of the farm credit administration Robert Fechner di rector of the C C Eugene S Leggett national emergency coun cil Alfred D Stedman A A A S Goss farm credit and Myron Mock secretary to Hopkins SMOKE BROWN SELECTED CHIEF OF IOWA LEGION Des Moines Gets 1937 Convention Murphy Gives Speech CLINTON of G M Smoke Brown of Whiting as com mander of the department of Iowa American Legion selection of Des Moines as the 1937 convention city and an address by National Com mander J Ray Murphy of Ida Grove featured closing sessions Wednesday of the eighteenth departmental con vention here Brown past commander of the ninth district waged a successful campaign over Victor Siverding Grundy Center and Frank K Mc Carty of Dubuque Other officials elected are Vice S Barr Oskaloosa Vice Hansen Manning Vice L Sher wood Keokuk Rev p J Ryan North English J Laird Algona E Nye Ida Grove W Huber Council Bluffs Other business included adoption of resolutions supporting enactment of a law protecting the American Legion emblem commending ad ministration of veterans hospitals n Knoxville Des Moines and Hines indorsing the Iowa highway safety program and expressing pride n the record as national com mander J Ray Murphy Killing of 2 Japanese Followed by Rioting SHANGHAI CSVRioting broke out in Chengtu Chinese reports said here Wednesday as an after math to the killing of two Japan ese Mobs smashed windows of stores allegedly handling Japanese mer chandise the reports stated Details were meager because of the difficulty of communication and singing acts consisted of who combined beauty ability and training a group that would do credit to any large city theater Everything Tops was on the program again for Wednesday eve ning MUBFHY SAYS XEOION STANDS FOR AMERICANISM CLINTON American Legion stands committedto a pro of combatting communism with a further mandate to ward against fascism Hitlerism or any ther alien ism which becomes subversive to tie American form f government lay Murphy ional command r of the Ameri an Legion told he Iowa depart ment of the Le gion in annual onvention here Wednesday While carrying ut these man ates the Le ion ever watch ul must not mistake orderly rogress carried MURPHY ut in tempoh wit the onward march of civilization for subver ion the commander pointed out Firmly combatting the forces of riolent revolution we must be on uard that we do not make the nistake of failing to distinguish be tween subversion and Murphy said Through Dark Days Through the dark days of the de pression the great mass of the American people plunged through economic chaos to stand forth firm and unshaken in their loyalty to the United States of following the example and the pre cept of the men of the American Legion he said Commander Murphy said the aim of the Legion has been and still is to teach Americanism and its out let would continue to be through the youth of and girls of this generation Work in child welfare also was to be a re vitalized objective in the activities of the Legion for the remainder of this and next year he said How the Legion has battled suc cessfully for adequate defense of America was shown hy Command er Murphy in the enactment into law of the entire Legion program as laid down by its St Louis con vention In some respects he said he Legion program was exceeded Dy congress in appropriating a mil dollars for national defense More Neutrality Laws Congress also adopted neutrality laws and I am confident that if need be shown in the future these will be increased Thus two of he primary points of our program or maintaining peace are now on he statute books of the Murphy declared We of the American Legion have battled consistently for an ade quate national defense since the day we left the service We have sought arguments not for offense Dut for defense Fortified by the knowledge we learned in the trenches and the trainingcamps we realize that so long other nations seek war the surest way for to ;