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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 30 1936 can't be trucked, they call on us to supply them." Have Some Responsibility. "It still seems to me," commented Herring, "that you have the same responsibility as a storekeeper does in preparing lor a Christmas rush.' L. P. Love, Des Moincs operator Interjected that "the Guffey bill wil never work in Iowa." "Union men," replied the governor, "tell me that's all you operators are'kicking about." May Close Schools, "Can't we. scrap this Guffey bll durin^ the emergency and care for the needy?" asked C. T. Carney Des Moincs operator, adding that he had telegrams and letters stating that the towns of Coon Rapids Casey, Oakland, Antbon and Earlham all are virtually out of coal and unable to obtain it. "These are only a few," he said "Several towns have telephone: they will have to close schools unless they get coal." Governor Herring called the mine conference last night after receiving a report from Kalph Kittinger, secretary of the Iowa emergency relief administration, that relief clients in at least nine Iowa counties faced an acute coal shortage unless immediate action is taken. His Second Attempt. It was the governor's second attempt to speed up coal production a previous proposal being rejectee by union officials who contended that 2,000 Iowa unemployed miners should be put to work first. The miners' work week is set at 35 hours by the Guffey coal act. Kittinger reported a coal shortage imminent after telephonic conversations with relief administrators in eight cities and a survey of the Des Moines situation. Most seriously affected, he said, were Des Moines and Polk county, but he said administrators in the following cities reported coal supplies sufficient to last only a few days: Council Bluffs, Ottumwa, Sioux City, Spencer, Fort Dodge, Waterloo, Dubuque and Cedar Rapids. No Shortage There. However, Council Bluffs, today reported it has no coal shortage. Dealers were receiving shipments regularly from all fields other than Iowa and little Iowa coal is used there normally. Dealers were limiting their orders to one and two tons a person but merely as precaution against indefinite continuation of cold wave Two thousand homes there are heated by natural gas. No shortage of coal for relief orders is imminent in Black Hawk county. Miss Jane Thompson, relief administrator at Waterloo, reported today No restrictions have been made. The half ton delivery policy has been followed for a long time. Most Waterloo coal dealers were inclined to scoff at what they said ·were- "greatly exaggerated reports of an impending coal shortage." ;. Fort'Dodge coal dealers said today there was no coal shortage there, that 30 cars of coal had been received this week and that more were in transit. Officials Not Available. Iowa officials of the United Mine Workers of America were not available for comment, most of them attending a national conference in Washington. Some mine operators asserted, however, that permitting operations through Saturday and Sunday 'would step up production easily by a third, and probably meet the emergency. J. C. Lewis, president of the Iowa State Federation of Labor, declared early today that any action on the governor's proposal would rest "entirely with United Mine Workers of America officials." He said he could not commit himself on the subject, asserting the miners union handles its own affairs. Plans Strong Measures. Govenor Herring, asserting strong measures would be taken if necessary to prevent acute suffering, declared: "If we have to we can declare a state of martial law. The work schedule (of miners) is set by federal regulation but in a case liks this the state is supreme unto itseif. I We will find a means of supplying! coal somehow. ! "I understand many miners have! not been able to work because they i are inadequately equipped with tools and dynamite. And there are also differences in the point of view of miners and operators. "We want to get some kind of a solution that will put to work all men necessary to meet the present emergency." JOHNSON TRIAL NEAUGJURY Case of Youth Charged With Murdering Father May End Friday. CLARINDA, Jan. 30. (J)--The murder trial of Bert Johnson, Yorktown, farm youth accused of slaying his father, Elmer, is expected to reach a jury by. Friday. The defense neared the end of its testimony taking yesterday with ·voung Johnson's own account of the fatal shooting New Year's eve. The defendant denied any of the three shots that entered his father's body ·were fired intentionally. Referring to the. team and wagon ·which, he had brought to pull their stranded car Irom a ditch, Johnson said the first shot was discharged accidentally when the horses jerked the wagon. The second, he testified, ·was also fired accidentally, and the third when he slipped and fell from the wagon. He denied a reputed statement by officers that he had told them the first shot struck his father in the shoulder, and another purported official assertion, that he had decide? to kiU his father. ASKS FOR CASH TO PAY BONUS Roosevelt Says Nothing New Taxes in Letter to Speaker. oi WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. President Roosevelt has asked congress for $2,249;178,474 to meet expenses of the bonus payment act In a letter to Speaker Byrns the president asked the appropriation of $2,237,000,000 to establish an adjusted service certificate fund to provide payment of the face value of the certificates authorized under th« act passed Monday over his veto. There was nothing in the letter about new taxes to raise the money Money for Expenses. He proposed appropriating- S5,- 500,000 for expenses of the veterans' administration and $6,678,375 for expenses of the treasury in administering the law. The absence of a tax request indicated that for the present, at least, the administration would borrow to meet the cost of the bonus Since Mr. Roosevelt has said the bonds will not be ready for distribution until July, the greater parl of the expense will fall in the next fiscal year, leaving ample time to raise new funds. Secretary Morgen- thau has said the borrowing wil be "orthodox." Announces Letter. The white house simply announced the transmission of the letter to the speaker and made public the amounts asked of congress to carry out- the full payment law. There was no other comment except to say that the president had also transmitted a letter to the speaker from the budget bureau explaining- the estimates. TO FIX UP HALL FOR DEMOCRATS Allotment of WPA Funds to Philadelphia Made by Harry Hopkins. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. JP-Mayor E. Davis Wilson said yesterday that funds to prepare' Philadelphia's convention hall for the democratic national convention were included in an allotment by Harry L. rlopkins of nearly $1,900,000 of WPA funds to the Quaker city. He made the statement to newsmen after an hour's conference with the works progress administrator. Wilson was accompanied by Senator Guffey (D., Pa.) Representa- ives Dorsey and Daly, both Philadelphia democrats, and a number of city officials. The mayor emphasized the pro_ram was not chiefly to prepare Philadelphia for the democratic convention, but was one of "permanent public improvements." WPA already has allotted funds for renovating the convention hall in Cleveland, where the republican national convention is to be held, and Hopkins commented on recent mid-western tour that this really was "boondoggling." The two largest items in the Philadelphia program, which is expected to give 6,000 needy three months' employment, are dredging of the Schuylkill river and paving a number of streets. M'NAUGHTON HAS Herring Explains Why State Agent Who Quit Is on Payroll Again. Iowa Daily Press Association. DES ilOIKES, Jan. 30.--A confuting situation which arose- today when it was learned that C. W. HcNaughton. state agent under indictment at Sioux City for allegedly taking bribes from slot machine operators, was still on the state payroll although he bad voluntarily retired from active duty last Nov. 21, was clarified by Gov. Clyde L. Herring Thursday afternoon. McNaughton has resigned and will leave the payroll Feb. 1, the governor said, explaining that the agent had been given an extra month's grace in order to assist him in obtaining a new job. Glen Schmidt, chief of the bureau of investigation, has corroborated this resignation, Governor Herring said. McNaughton has been working in the bureau of investigation since Jan. 1. Atty. Gen. Ed O'Connor referred all comments t 0 Schmidt. Considerable stir was caused by the discovery early Thursday that McNaughton had drawn a check for $83.33 for the first 15 days in January. Is Catholic Representative. IOWA CITY, Jan. 30.--Dr. Christian Richard of Switzerland has been engaged as Catholic representative and special lecturer in the University of Iowa's school of religion, for the second semester, it has been announced by Prof. M. Willard Lampe, director. Fire Is Extinguished. POPEJOY, Jan. 30.--A fire, caused from an overheated furnace, broke out in the floors at the Lewy Schweertmann farm home Wednesday afternoon. The fire was extinguished with the aid of a group of neighbors. Considerable damage was done. Italy Sends Workers to Back Troops WAR AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press. ROME--Premier Mussolini, instituting- a fresh series of conferences with his ministers, told the council' dispatch of 60,000 new workers to east Africa would enable the fascist forces to win new . victories. ADDIS ABABA--The war office reported 19 sharpshooters from General Shale's troops surprised an Italian detachment, killed 35 fascist soldiers, and captured four trucks. Ras Seyoum, Ethiopian chieftain, said an Italian plane had been shot down at Addi Abba. and its three occupants killed. ROME--Marshal Pietro Badoglio asserted bombing of defending troops was continuing near Makale with "nothing new" along the southern front. PARIS--A strong pledge of peace with "France's safety first in foreign affairs" was made by the new premier, Albert Sarraut. ITALIAN CABINET APPROVES 3 NEW WAR MEASURES Italy's cabinet voted approval to three new war measures Thursday as an Italian column along the southern Ethiopian front was reported threatened by rear flank attacks after a penetrating drive.deep into the Wadara region. At Rome the Italian ministers moved swiftly to requisition wool for military 'supplies, register the physical status and military training of all citizens and revise organization of internal defense units. The Ethiopian government reported at Addis Ababa Gen. Rudolfo Graziani's troops were retreating toward Ncghelli after an engagement with defending forces. Attack Is Feared. The fascist commander feared an attack, the government declared, after Ethiopian patrols began moving in from the west. Fifteen thousand Italian native troops were reported in the dangerous position, the Ethiopian war office said, while 15.000 other white soldiers were safely encamped 40 miles southeast of Neghelli. Premier Mussolini told his council of ministers Thursday he had bo'f- stered Italian troops in East Africa sending 50,000 new workers be- jind the lines. From Addis Ababa came an official report of Ethiopian victory when 19 sharpshooters from .the ranks of General Shale surprised a fascist detachment, killed 35 Italian soldiers and seized four motor :rucks. RSLS Seyoum, native chieftain on the northern front, declared an Italian plane had been shot down during bombardment of the city of Addi Abba Jan. 20 and its three occupants killed in the crash. Discuss French Crisis. The Italian council gave its entire attention to the international' situation at its meeting at Rome as the Italian premier discussed the French domestic political crisis and the responsibility of the British Mediterranean fleet for a possible spread to Europe of what h'e termed Italy's "colonial action." The council session today was one of a fresh series of consultations between the premier and his advisers. The fascist high command received the report of Marshal Pietro Badoglio, commander of the invaders in the north, that his air forces were bombing Ethiopian troop concentrations south of Makale. Lose 5,000 Men. Marshal Badoglio declared the defenders lost more than 5,000 men in the fighting Jan. 20 to 24, including many chiefs and lesser chieftains. "There is nothing new on the Somaliland (southern) front,'' Bad oglio added. A review of existing positions of troops on the battlefields, based on accounts from official communique: and Associated Press correspondents showed: Northern front--Italian forces halting their advance through the mountainous Tembien region arounc Makale, are digging in apparently determined to hold their present lines f--ighout the. approaching rainy ; :n. Road building southward c * _ .nues. Fascists Abandon Mount. Northeastern front -- Fascists have abandoned Mount Mussa Ah near the Danakil desert. Southwestern front--Wadara, location of Ras Desta Demtu's defending columns, fell to Gen. Rudolfo Graziani after the Italian swiftly- moving troops swept toward the Ethiopian interior. E t h i o p i a n sources declared Demtu's retreat was not to be considered an Italian victory but merely withdrawal into rtgged country where the defenders could pursue better their mode of guerilla warfare. Southeastern front -- Opposing armies are strongly entrenchec with only slight activity between the lines reported. Sticks to Britain. In Paris, the new premier, Albert Sarraut, threw in his lot with Great Britain declaring that nation's "cooperation with France is the essential guarantee of the peace of Europe." In a seven minute ministerial declaration read to parliament, the premier admitted his main task was to assure "impartial elections," bul he promised to try to reduce unemployment, encourage trade, anc protect the gold franc in the struggle toward "a happier tomorrow." HAIL LANDON AS KANSAS CHOICE Governor Decries New Deal "Political Wasters" as Blocking Recovery. POLITICS AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Governor Landon of Kansas, republican presidential possibility, charges new deal "delaying the return of prosperity." Friends of Governor Talmadge of Georgia, arch administration foe, seek plan to further his democratic presidential chances. Frank Knox. Chicago publisher mentioned for the republican presidential nomination, urges business to "stand up and fight." Capital republicans a p p l a u d Landon speech, democrats call it "terrible." Observers wonder if attempt to merge Talmadge and Alfred E. Smith forces is likely at democratic convention. TOPEKA, Kans., Jan. 30. Gov. Alf M. Landon decried "political wasters" of the new deal as stumbling blocks to recovery last night while cheering Kansas republicans hailed him as their party's "logical" presidential nominee. In his first public analysis of na,- tional issues the Kansas governor found flaws in almost every undertaking of the Roosevelt administration. But he remained silent on the presidential campaign launched in his behalf yesterday. The address climaxed a "Kansas dry" rally in which state republicans adopted resolutions virtually projecting him into the G. O. P. presidential picture. It was broadcast nationally. Proof of Failure. "The clinching proof of the new deal's failure is that almost as many persons are out of work today as there were when it first set up shop,' he told an applauding audience of 2,300. "The administration has presented no permanent solution of our major problems." An affable "thank you" was his only acknowledgement to the party workers who greeted him as "the next president." "I greatly appreciate the expression of those who know me best," he said of a two-fold maneuver by supporters to put him up for the presidential nomination. Sure of 18 Votes. The republican state central committee indorsed him--making certain 18 Landon votes, at the Cleveand convention--and the Kansas Day club broke a 45 year old tradi- ;ion, against · political-, indorsements jy pledging itself to Landon as a candidate. The governor, alternating his views of the nation's problems with critical barbs at the present admin- stration, charged the "new deal" with "delaying the return of pros- jerity," and condemned "half-baked egislation, maladministration and ;he dangerous shortcuts to permanent change attempted in the name of emergency." He urged republicans to go into the next campaign willing to concede "the good points of the opposition as we are courageous to point out what we consider the errors. No Permanent Solution. "But the administration has presented no permanent solution, of our major problems," he added. "On the contrary it has created many new problems and its gross over-centralization of power reflects either ignorance or indifference in regard to our federal system of government. All this, in my judgment, is actually delaying the return of prosperity." Briefly, the Landon view of national.questions: National government--"The time has come for a direct attack on the attempt at Washington to substitute a tax-eating bureaucracy for a lib eral democratic system." National finances--"A nation wil survive to correct its political mis takes x x x if an unsound financia program is coupled with such mis takes x x x the nation faces des truction." Need Cheaper Relief. Relief--"We need desperately a cheaper, simpler and more respon sible relief administration through out the nation." Farm problem--"A policy that i not limited in its benefits to imme diate cash returns, but seeks as wel to rebuild the fertility of the soi x x x would fit in with the demand of agriculture for equality with in dustry," The supreme court--"The action of the supreme court in cutting away some of the errors in recen national legislation has given a healthy impetus to our entire econ omic life." The constitution--"The constitu tion is not an obstacle to progress x x x it is the balance wheel of progress." Mother Sentenced to Die Week of March 16 for Drowning Son, 2 NEW BURGH, N. Y., Jan. 30. CT --Mrs. Dorothy Sherwood, 27, was sentenced by County Judge Jonathan D. Wilson yesterday to die in the electric chair at Sing Sing the week of March 16 for the drowning of her 2 year old son, Jimmy. HAIR CUTS 25c SHAVES 20c Central Heights Barber Shop 2 miles west of Federal Ave. on new pavement, 19th S- S. W. Legion and Red Cross Assisting Vets in Filing Soldier Bonus Applications Finger Prints Taken 1 as Blanks Are Filled Out, World war veterans have started filing their applications for the soldiers' bonus. Receiving a supply of the application forms Wednesday from the department office at Des Moines, Clauscn-Worden post of the American Legion opened a service desk in the southwestern corner of the lobby of the Hotel Hanford Wednesday evening for assisting veterans in filling out the blanks. Thursday morning the Red Cross office, which is co-operating with the Legion in the handling of the bonus applications, also started filling out blanks for veterans. Are Co-Operating. Announcement was made by Garrett Chapman, commander of Clausen-Worden post, and Mrs. Mabel Quintard, executive secretary of the Cerro Gordo county Red Cross chapter, that the Red Cross offices will be open for the handling of the applications from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., while the Legion will have a service officer at the hotel desk from 7 p. m. to 10 p. m. Everyone availing himself of this service has been asked to bring his discharge papers or copies to supply facts on his service in addition to his adjusted service certificate or pink slips received when loans were procured. The first veteran to appear at the Red Cross office Thursday to file an application was Gus Severs, 411 First street southwest. Expects to Be Stamped. "We are not expecting so many today because the news hasn't got out to any extent that the blanks are here, but beginning Friday we expect the office to be swamped," said Mrs. Quintard. "We have been deluged with telephone calls ever since the bonus bill was passed over the president's veto." Both the Red Cross and the Legion are equipped with ink pads for taking of finger prints as required on the bonus application. Open Service Desk at Hotel Garrett Chapman, commander of Clausen-Worden -post of the American Legion, is shown filling out the bonus application blank of Earl Leaman, post adjutant, as Legionnaires opened their sen-ice desk at the Hotel Hanford Wednesday evening'for the assistance of veterans in applying for adjusted sen-ice certificate cash. (Lock photo, Kayenay engraving) SAYS NEW DEAL NOT DEMOCRATIC Knox Declares Decision Is Whether People Will Be Free or Vassals. CLEVELAND, Jan.'30. UP--Col. Frank Knox, potential republican candidate for president, asserted last night the American people will decide in the November election between "becoming vassals to a dictator in the guise of a democratic president or remaining free citizens of a free republic." The Chicago publisher, In a speech prepared for delivery before a McKinley day dinner of the Cleveland Tlppecanoe club, drew sharp distinction between what he termed a. "socialistic new deal party" and the democratic party. He described the supreme court as "the one remaining American body in Washington." "There is no middle ground," Knox said, referring to the dilemma be proposed. "There is no other choice. We shall continue as a free nation or we shall become a nation with government in complete control of people's daily lives, their savings, and of their occupations. "It can not be otherwise. A coercive system can not be grafted upon a voluntary system. We saw that in the NRA. We saw it again in the AAA. We have seen, too, how the supreme court--the one remaining American body in Washington-threw out these acts as unconstitutional." Plan President's Ball. ST. ANSGAR, Jan. 29.--St. Ansgar wil have a president's birthday ball this year. C. Edward Miller is the chairman and the several organizations in town are helping with the sale of tickets. Gilles' orchestra of New Haven will furnish the music. St. Paul to Require Fingerprinting of All Convicted of Felony ST. PAUL, Jan. 30. 3)--The city council yesterday passed an ordinance requiring all persons who have been convicted of felonies in the ast ten years to register arid be mgerprinted at police headquarters upon arrival here. H. E. Warren, public safety commissioner, .explained this would make it possible to keep closer check on known criminals, who could be picked up without other charge if found to be living here secretly. Penalty for failure to comply is 90 days in jail or a fine of $100 with each day's delay considered a separate offense. Legion Post to Make Bonus Applications CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 30.--A special meeting of Stafford post, American Legion, will be held at the Legion hall at 8 o'clock .Thursday eevning for 'the purpose of filling out application blanks for the soldiers' bonus, Commander Floyd Kimball announced. Kossuth County Resident for 78 Years Is Buried ALGONA, Jan. 30.--Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Merritt funeral home for John Fox, S3, who lived in the county more than 78 years. A number of years ago he and his brother, Dave, formed a money lending establishment in Wesley. His brother died about six years ago. He was familiar with the most minute details of county history. " Phone 355 Jfronlpt, dependable sen-ice at Paul's Radio Sen-Ice, 7-9 Second Street S. W., Moose Bldg. We repair all makes. The new models in CROSLEY Radios and SHELVADOR Refrigerators on sale here. Harriet M. Clement MANAGER HURRY! Record Breaking Values i« Shoes No effort has been spared to make this final 2 days the greatest shoe buying opportunity ever offered. Stocks have been rearranged. Many of the higher priced shoes have been placed on the lower priced racks. This is an unsurpassed opportunity to select the shoes you want of our renowned quality and standards -- at unbelievably low prices! WOMEN Here's a group of fine quality dress, sports and II health shoes of the latest H styles that will be just as \ smart for spring wear as they are now. Evening Sandals Tinted Free $|ss Others at $2.88 SNAP GAITERS WOMEN'S Goodrich Regular $1.39 Seller BEBE HANDBAGS Reduced to ROLLINS RUN-STOP HOSIERY 5 Re BEDROOM SLIPPERS Womens Boudoir Cuban h e e l s , padded soles. , . Choice Styles, Colors, Materials Will Sell for $6.50 After Sale FINEST GRADE FLORSHEIM AND QUEEN QUALITY SHOES Children's ROBIN HOOD Think of It! Now Only MEN'S FINE DRESS SHOES Everyday Values up to $5.00 Drastic Reductions on Florsheims 105 NORTH FEDERAL AVE the truck, which was being used to clear snow.. oi winning uotn. me ·

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