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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL. XL1II "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS H O M E E D I T I O N ·' flVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WtlUS SERVICE VIEWS OF 3 SOLONS Logan Says Depressions May Be Thing of Past. MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1937 THIS PAPEIt CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE . NO. 86 By CHARLES P. STEWART ' A S H I N GTON, . ( CPA )--Sena/ 5 tor Marvel M. Logan of Ken- lucky believes, d e p r e s s i o n s may be a thing of the past ir t h e U n i t e d States. "We are coming out of the last one," says the Kenluckian "a n d actually are out of it in spots. Times nol only are belle! ·--t h e y a r e good. "It has been done by an inflationary policy which some folk criticize. "However, contrast it with, the Hooverian philosophy. That was one of liquidation. If agriculture or a business or an industry was pinched the Hooverian plan was to let it go into. bankruptcy. The Roosevelt plan is to enable it to survive and regain strength. It has worked or is working. AH Time Prosperity. "If we make mistakes we shall slump into another depression sooner or later. If we keep to the right course I believe we shall have prosperity for all lime." Many economists consider prosperity's lips and downs inevitable. Senator Logan holds otherwise. Curiously enough numerous progressives regard the Kentuckian as an ultra-conservative. He isn't. He is one of the most enlightened liberals on capitol hill. Lcmkc's Prophecy. William Lemkc of North Dakota, although beaten as the union party's presidential candidate, KRASGHEL SUBMITS PROPOSALS Company and Union Representatives Confer won as a candidate'for representative and is back in congress. "Of course it is obvious," says the Dakotan, "lhat a party realignment is progressing. The unionists will absorb all other liberal groups--the congressman doesn't include the extreme radicals I though he views them tolerantly-* and-be the j rie'jv^par-ty,l!.-*ri_j.''..-·.;*..:«^, " That would leave the two conservative factions to combine as the .reactionary element. Representative Lemke added: Sees Biff Gains. "We shall elect 20 or 30 leglisla- tors in the next congressional fight and be nationally strong in 1940. "The truth is we have a big bloc STAINS ON TIRE EBY BLOOD' Woman Accomplice Seen as Possibility in Mattson Kidnap Case. TACOMA, Wash., (fi)--Federal bureau of investigation' agents studied a blood stained tire chain Thursday as the latest clew in Iheir search for the kidnaper and slayer of Charles Malison. The bloody chain was tiikea from a stolen automobile recovered at Everett, Wash., near where the beaten body of the 10 year old Tacoma kidnap victim was found Monday. A federal agent said tests had shown the substance staining the chain was human blood, but refused to say whether it had been proved to be Charles' blood. State Patrol Chief William Cole said other stains in the car were also human blood. Lipstick in Snow. Finding a lipstick frozen in snow on the running board of the machine led officials to check the possibility of a feminine accomplice. Jaccjueline Malott, a child who lived near where the automobile was found parked, located the lipstick. Federal agents immediately ordered it left where found, but refused to comment further. Verne Williams of Everett, from whom the car was stolen Friday night, was unable to account for presence of the cosmetic. Over ··Machine,; of unionists in congress now be- body was discovered. . A leader of the officers who swarmed over the machine at the Svorett police garage said he was "not sure" it had been used by the kidnaper in transporting the boy's body, and_did not know whether impressions of the tire tread had been compared with tracks in the snow at the place where Charles' cause we supported them since they were of our faith though nol on our ticket. I myself lost millions of votes on the theory thai t could not win anyway, that those voles might elect Landon if they divided the total and that Roosevelt was preferable to the Kansan at the worst. "Not," added the congressman, "that Landon wasn't misrepresented but that was the way the voters felt." Senator Capper on War. Long years--18 of them--before neutrality was an issue in congress. Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas was introducing resolutions on Capitol Hill to outlaw war. As to the present anti-war campaign, he says: "It goes without saying that I am in favor of it." But the Kansan thinks of the. definition oC war as being a suitable thing for the while house lo decide. Ultra-neulralily folk of today would leave the administration no discretion. Senator Capper holds lhal discretion should be left. Discretion was loft to Woodrow Wilson--and look what followed. "Yes," agrees Senator Capper, "but these are different limes." Are they?--others ask. TWO SORED IN GAR CRASH HERE Algona Nurse and Garner Insurance Agent Are in Hospital. Eleanor, Paine, Algona, a n d Emil C. Elling, Garner, were injured when the car driven by Elling crashed into the side of a northbound Chicago Great Western freight train which was standing across First street northwest at 10 o'clock Wednesday evening. Although a flagman was on duty at the time of the accident he was on the opposite side of the train from the crash. Mr. Elling was driving west on First street northwest and was taking Miss Paine to the nurses' home at the Mercy hospital, where she is in training, at the time of the accident. Frederick B. Shaffer, 850 First street northwest, and Charles Ramsey, 408 First street northwest assisted In taking the injured persons to the Mercy ' hospital, where their conditions were reported as fair Thursday. The front end of the Foi'd V-8 coach which Mr. Elling was rtriv- ine'was demolished. I The householder who reported the automobile's presence on an Everett slrcel Wednesday said what appeared lo bo a bloody handkerchief was lying on the fender, and a pile of clothes, stained : with something that looked like I blood, was in Ihe lonncau. One tire chain was with the pile of clothes and another beside the drivers seal, he added. The same source denied any women's underclothing had been found in the machine, as had been rumored. Extend Their Search. SUite patrolmen in the Everett district extended their search for clews to the Lake Serene district, some distance from where Charles' body was found. Chief Cole did not explain the conccntralion of officers there. In Washington, D. C.. meanwhile, J. Edgar Hoover, chief of llic bureau of investigation, in a b r i e f interview said: "The same policy prevails. We won't discuss the case catch him." Then he added quickly: "I don't mean him--I mean him or them." Clews Are Reported. While officers also sought knife and studied clews reporlec almost hourly from widespreat areas, federal officials took quick steps to prosecute the killer. A "John Doe" warrant, issued by a United States commissions late Wednesday officially made an outlaw of Ihe abductor who seized Charles Dec. 27, passed up offers ot the demanded $28,000 ransom and left his battered body where it was found by a hunter lasl Monday. j Several persons were detained ' for investigation and an order issued to apprehend a C a l i f o r n i a ex-convict for questioning. Says Kidnaper Dangerous. Paul Sceva, friend of the f a m - ily, expressed belief the kidnaper was so dangerous a man lhat he probably would have killed Charles' father, Dr. W. W, Mattson, had the physician gone out to meet him and pay the ransom. Officers declined comment on unconfirmed reports that the autopsy indicated the boy was subjected to inhumanities, probably by a pervert. Sceva "thanked Hie Lord" Dr. Mattson was never able to contact the kidnaper of little Charles and give him the $28,000 ransom money. I am cerlain he would never have come back alive." Wanted for Questioning. Tn California, police sough I the first man definilely - named as wanled for questioning in the case. He was Fred Orrin Haynes, LOOK INSIDE FOR- MARTIN JOHNSON Mrs. Johnson Told of Her Husband's Death ON PAGE 2 Man Held in Algona Murder Investigation ON PAGE 20 Mason City to Play Fort Dodge Outfits ON PAGE II Regrouping Loan Units Would Save 3 1 Million . _ ON PAGE 2 former convict. His fingerprints were checked at Sacramento. Officials, at F.olsom prison where he served- a 'term for burglary,; were asked to aid in locating him. The man's passible connection with Ihe case was not revealed. One official said Haynes once had been questioned concerning a kidnap threat. Clews took officers on long trails at Cleburnc, Tex.; Hoquiam, Wash.; San Bernardino, Cal ; Vancouver, B. C.; Kclso, Seattle, Tacoma and Santa Rosa, Cal. There- was no indication any of these reports had progressed beyond the classification of wild rumors. Centers al Kvcrcll. But the kidnap h u n t still centered in Everett. There officers sought a long bladcd knife wilh which they believe Charles was stabbed in the back before he was killed. The stab wound was revealed Wednesday at an autopsy performed under orders of the federal agents. Outwardly composed, Dr. and Mrs. Malison and their two other children, William, IS, and Muriel 14, attended n 25 minute funeral service for Charles Wednesday at a Tacoma funeuil parlor. Two hundred friends and relatives attended. Pays T r i b u t e lo Hoy. In paying tribute lo t'he hoy said the Rev. Harold Long, "we are few in n u m b e r but beyond us there are thousands, perhaps millions, whose thoughts are wilh A floral piece bore the card of ·J. Ldgar Hoover, chief of the federal bureau of investigation. His agents have been urged by President Roosevelt to bring the killer to justice speedily. The minister saw in the sad occasion "a lime to resolve that because of him (Charles) the world shall be made safe for children." The body was interred in a mausoleum. Britain quo. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Increasing- cloudiness, possibly snow in extreme western portion; rising- temperatures in extreme western portion Thursday niffht. Friday snow with risinjj temperatures. MINNESOTA: Generally fair much colder in cast, severe cold w a v e in northeast portion Thursday night; Friday increasing: cloudiness, followed by snow, rising- temperature. IN MASON CITY . D] Globe-Gazette weather figures I f l for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Germany and Italy Shake Hands Again By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Italy and Germany renewed Iheir handclasp Thursday. France agreeing to meet the nazi rcich halfway in sojution of their economic and political problems, took steps also to do her part in slopping foreign hands in Spain. Col. Gen. Hermann Wilhelm Goering, .the huge and be-medalled man who has the functions of Germany's prime minister, talked in Rome with Bcnilo Mussolini and King Victor Emmanuel. They lold him Italy's friendship for and collaboration with Germany had not cooled because of the Italian agreement with Great ~ on Mediterranean status Italy, it was intimated further, was taking action lo shut off volunteer enlistments in Spain pending a general, wovkabte, international neutrality plan. France Falls in Line. France fell in line. Her cabinet decided to ask legislative powers to stop French volunteers from going to Spain, the powers to be used only in collaboration with othev nations. German and Kalian volunteers are fighting with Spain's fascist insurgents; French, Russian and some British zealots are defending Madrid for the socialist government. Britain has invoked an old act lo keep her own men at homo Premier Leon Blum of France was also understood to have agreed to undertake economic negotiations with Germany without first getting political assurances for the rcich. That removed the main stumbling block to a Franco-German trade-rapprochement. On the war front, Madrid's defenders, with words of pity, paraded a fascist prisoner through the streets. W o n c o m b a t a n t s streamed out of the besieged city. Fascists at the threshold of Madrid reported five French volunteer ballalions had been rushed up for a counter-attack by the government defenders. Two Spies Executed. Two fascist spies were executed by Basques in llic north of Spain. German warships freed the crews o f t w o Spanish government steamers, seized as "reprisals" for dclention of a German freighter cargo. The ships themselves have been ordered turned over to Spanish fascists. Spain's government,- now at Valencia, worried about the vulnerability of that Mediterranean 'coast. Valencia and other shore points have been attacked from the sea and air by the fascists. Back in Germany, the re-armed reich launched her first new destroyer-- quietly and without ceremony. Britain ordered a naval inspection of Spanish Morocco on i n v i - SEEK TO BRING INDUSTRY TIEIJP TO CLOSE Recess Taken Without Any Basis of Settlement Reached Yet, LANSING, Mich., f.l'j-- Gov. Frank Murphy's slrike peace conference between General Motors representatives and leaders of the United Automobile Workers o! America recessed al J:5(l p. m Thursday without reaching a basis of settlement. The conference was resumed nt 3 p. m. Governor M u r p h y and Ihe conferees said they had agreed lo w i t h h o l d ther developments. comment pending fur- Asked whether the representa- ives were displaying a concilia- t tory attitude, the governor only reiterated th;it "there will be no comment at this time." The conference began :it 10-08 a. m. (CST) a f t e r the men had been closeted in (he executive chamber for an hour, the u n i o n representatives emerged and wenl i n t o n separate session with their "board of strategy" which had. ac- eompiinied them to the capital from Detroit. Union Men Return. The union men had just returned lo Ihe executive chamber, wliera the governor and the General Motors representatives waited, when the recess was announced. There was no announcement of the purpose of the interruption. Nor was there any indication whether progress was being made. Governor Murphy had requested .-epresenlalives of Ihe conflicting insurgent tation o[ the Spanish a u t h o r i t i e s there, a l t h o u g h acknowledging there was l i t t l e reason to believe earlier reporls of a German incui-sion. HAS BATTERED EYE TO REMIND HIM OF BATTLE WITH RAT John Snyder, employe of .Jacob E. Decker and sons, has a badly battered eye as the marks of a battle he and two associates had with a rat in the packing plant. The three men, each armed wilh a club, attempted to corner the m i l i t a n t rodenl. The first tili one of groups to meet him " w i t h o u t co- dition or prejudice," to seek "an immediate and peaceful termination" of the strikes which have thrown 1 M.OOO General Motors wage earners out of work. Executive Vice President William S. Knudscn headed Ihe General Motors conferees and President Homer Martin of the United Automobile Workers of America accepted on behalf of Ihe strikers. \ Quiet Prevails at Flint. Q u i e t prevailed at Flint, scene of a bloody riot at a strike bound I'lslicr body plant Monday night which prompted Governor Murphy to send 2,300 national guardsmen. Union employes of the Northwestern Ohio Natural Gas company agreed to meet wilh Ihe management Thursday at Toledo to discuss u n i o n recognition, seniority rights and working conditions. The union threatened to h a l t service to 70,300 home and industrial gas users by calling out 300 workers if a settlement were noi made by Friday midnight. Democrat House Choice as Its Speaker Pro Tern Two Senators File Protest Against Republican Domination. DF.S MOINES, t/P)--The Iowa honso selected a speaker pro tern --Representative C. b. Dice (D) of Delia--abruptly and unexpectedly Thursday in an uncontestcd democratic victory. House leaders had indicated Thursday morning there probably "wouldn't be any hurry" about coming to grips on the question-that they weren't in any rush for another test ot party strength. Bul shortly before the house recessed for noon, Representative E. .T. Maniece (D) of Esthervillc moved that the house proceed w i t h the election of a speaker pro tern. Rice and B. B. Hickenloopcr (R) of Cedar Rapicts were nominated Tuesday after the democrats gained the eleclion ot La'* --Mar Foster (D) oC West Branch by inducing Representalive Albert Beltman (R) of Hospers to bolt his party. Ilickcnluoncr Withdraws. Maniece's motion was hiirdly oul of his m o u t h , however, when liickenlooper lold the house he was w i t h d r a w i n g his name from c o n s i d e r a t i o n . Maniece then moved the unanimous election of Rice, without a protest. M e a n w h i l e , indignation o f democratic senators over republican domination of the upper chamber broke out again \vhcn two democrats filed a formal protest against republican tactics. Both houses marked time most of the morning session, awaiting completion of preparations for the inauguration of Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel Thursday afternoon. Decorators hung garlands in the stalehouse rotunda, and loud- , spcaking equipment was set up lo . Talk of possible presidential or to carry the governor's message to those who might be unable crowd ii!lo the house chamber. Formal Protest Filed. The formal democratic protest vas filed by Senator Sam D. ioelscli, Decorah, and Senator iloy Stevens, Otlumwa, democrats lamed to the senate "cumi.-iiUec on committees." They announced refusal "lo serve on a committee .vhercin we coulcl exercise no in- "luence." O r i g i n a l l y , Stevens and Senator Harold Irwin (D) of DeWiU were named, along with three republicans, but Goelsch was substituted because of Irwin's absence. Appointment of the committee, engineered by republican senators, takes from John Vjilentine, democratic l i e u t e n a n t governor, the power lo appoinl Ihe powerful senate slauding committees who guide bills through legislative channels. Chairman Doesn't Care. The protest said Valentine was elected by a 26,000 vole majority "and it was u n q u e s t i o n a b l y un- thai happened was t h a t them got bit in the hand. Then when the rat, in a desperate effort to get away, crawled over Snyder's shoulder, one of the other men swung at il wilh a club, bul struck Snyder's eye instead. A physician was called and Snyder is making satisfactory recovery. "The worst of it is," he said "that the rat gol away." Even the fact that fellow workers are good Yiaturedly calling him -C. ttln T?nt Tallin*. " ie.r,'i ~~ u.,,1 Jack, the Rat Killer," isn't as bad as letting a pesky rodent get nway after a fight like that, he maintains. Maximum Wednesday minimum in Night At 8 A. Ml Thursday Rainfall Snowfall 3-1 3 Trace Trace After a day of mist and tem- icralurc well above n o r m a l Mason City ..Thursday felt llic chilly lorlhwest wind as m u c h as it had felt the below zero weather of a week ago. an Twice a Month Meetings on Relief DENISON, (/P)--R. R. Hannah, chairman of Crawford county supervisors, said the supervisors svould meet twice a month with members of a farmer-worker grievance committee, representing groups which threatened a sit down strike Monday. "I think we can even out all our differences on the relief rjucstion," Hannah said union proposals concerning a strike of Libbey^-Owens- Ford Glass company employes, which with a similar walkout involving the Pittsburgh Glass company made 13,000 f l a t glass workers idle. U n i o n officials said (MO members voted against ending a sit down s t r i k e which closed the Hercules Motor company plant at Cant, Ohio. The plant employed 1,700. Sit down strikers, d e m a n d i n g h i g h e r wages for 300 workers, forced closing of llic Port Huron, Mich., u n i t e d brass and alumin- u m p l a n t . No settlements were forthcoming in-other labor disputes involving some 24,000 seamen of Atlantic and Gulf coast ports and about 8,000 Minnesota lumber- STATE VISITED BY COLO WAVE Below Zero Temperatures Move From Northwest; Warmer Friday. DES MOINES. (/I 1 )--Mercury in Iowa thermometers r e t r e a t e d Thursday as a sharp cold wave cut across from Ihe northwest and enveloped the stale. The weatherman forecast that by early Thursday night the temperature in. the northwest section of the stale \voiild register 20 degrees below zero; in the northeast, 25 below; in the southwest 10 below, and in the southeast 5 below. Increasing cloudiness, possibly snow, was forecast for flic extreme western portion of the slate, with rising temperatures in sighl for t h a t portion late Thursday night. Light snow fell in that section Thursday morning. The below zero weather was m o v i n g i n t o Ihe extreme eastern portion where rain lurned into sleet during the last 2-1 hours. The weatherman said temperatures throughout Ihe slalc are cx- peclcd to shoot up Friday wilh snowfall anticipated.' Lowest temperature reported early Thursday was zero jit Sioux City while Kcokuk reported the high of the lasl 2l hours, 11 degrees. . NEW GOVERNOR ASKS FARM TO Urges Constructing State Office Building in His Inaugural Talk, TEXT ON PAGE S DES MOINES, (/l')-Gov. Nelson O. Kruschel took office as Iowa's governor Thursday and, in his inaugural address, urged changes in stale governmental machinery. In a crowded house chamber ho pledged himself to observe the Iowa constitution, t h e n faced n joint assembly session and several hundred spectators lo outline a score ot proposals for immcdiale legislation. The stalehouse was in gala al- iire for Ihe inaugural ceremonies. The r o t u n d a was h u n g with evergreen, and the governor's o f f i c e and house chamber decked in flowers. A score of u n i f o r m e d military aides ndded pomp to the occasion. Chief Justice Paul W. Richards of Red Oak administered the oath of office to Kraschel and John Valentine, lieutenant overnor. Farm to Market Uuads. Kraachcl suggested lo Ihe assemblymen a farm-to-markol road building program, construction ot a stale office building, and re- b u i l d i n g al stale institutions, explaining: "Too often, (he value oC government has been rated by its cost. We have learned Hint real economy is Ihe economical operalion of all needed f u n c t i o n s and nol Ihn elimination of any needed service solely for the purpose of reducing the total tax bill." Before a predominately republican senale-and aiv evenly divided house, the ck-mbcYtrtic goveniorfj^- norcd party rivalry which flared in the first two days of the legislature, and said: "We may look forward to a session of constructive accojiiplishincnls." Appoint SiincrinlcmliMtt. He proposed t h a t the office nf slate .superintendent of public instruction be made appointive athcr t h a n elective and said he favored appointment of Ihe superintendent by a non-partisan group such ns (ho state board of education to "divorce" education from lo 11 lies. He added t h a t the same principle should apply l o selection of judges. A n o t h e r change in governmental organization .suggested by Kraschel was- creation o£ ;m independent stale motor vehicle department. not--we'll have a quorum of three members." While democratic scnnte members voiced their resentment of republican domination, Senalor E. P. Donohue (R) of New Hampton f i l e d a bill .some senate r e p u b l i cans s.iitl wns aimed directly al a "democratic campaign f u n d collection scheme." Prohibit Solicitation. The b i l l would prohibit solicitation of campaign funds from employes of slate bureaus and commissions, and forbid the use of stale-owned cars in "transporting c a m p a i g n literature." It would also prohibit stale employes from campaign activities d u r i n g business hours. There was talk in the house Thursday morning that the dccis- Sioux City reported the mercury t Kraschel recommended that the stood at zero this morning; Omaha, legislature consider again propos- 4 above; DCS Moincs 13 degrees; als ot t l l D i n t e r i m committee which Kcokuk' 32 degrees, and Spirit suggested a number of Iowa gov- Lnke, 2 degrees below. ormnenlal reforms to the lasl as- Telephone and Telegraph o f f i - scinbly. cials reported Thursday they were On Important Issues, experiencing no trouble with com! ' lis proposals for i m m e d i a t e munication wires. W e d n e s d a y legislation touched on most of the ni.-iiiy wires snapped, they said, be- important issues which have heci ' suggested for consideration by the legislature. He asked Ihe assembly Ifi consider: Conlimiiilion of the sales I n v homestead tax exemption, a li'iick t n x to f i n a n c e farm-lo-mai-knl. rriad.s, c h a i n store taxes, payment of old age pensions from sales tax receipts, to-ordinalion of state farm agencies, extension of the f a r m mortgage moratorium a "sufficient" appropriation for relief, retirement pay for teachers and ;i m i n i m u m wage scale on state construction projects. "Yes," commented one republican, "bul he did a pretty good job good job for (he democrats, three to two all the way." Representative John Ryder, vel- e r a n democrat of D u b u q u e , went back home Wednesday night, too ill, friends said, to con- employes and Maine shoe factory hands. Effort to Lengthen L e g Unsuccessful; Will Shorten Other LAKE MILLS -- Carl Ness, a senior in the local high school, is at Iowa City for a major operation. Two years ago Carl was at Iowa City where an attempt was made lo lengthen one leg. This was unsuccessful, so now the doctors plan to shorten lug good leg about 3 inches to make the legs t h e same length day, m i g h t be reconsidered. But it meant nothing, apparently, for the house unanimously approved Representative Roy Mercer's motion thai each house member report the name of his committee cleric to the house secretary at once. Smiles replaced worried expressions apparent on the faces of many clerks as Mercer's motion was approved. Haste Is Necessary. The Iowa City .representative explained haslc was necessary so that employment ot clerks could be finally approved and the clci-ks could start drawing pay. In a n n o u n c i n g the committees lo canvass the vote for the nine contested house scats, Speaker l i n u e attending house sessions for the present. Ryder, though confined lo a wheel chair by lumbago, came to Des Moincs this week to m a k e .sure his p a r t y had its f u l l strength and fought o f f a collapse long enough lo cost his vole in the s p e a k e r s h i p f i g h t . Recess Until Tuesday. A f t e r hearing the new governor's afternoon inaugural address a n d a t t e n d i n g h i s i n a u g u r a l ball Thursday night, the assemblymen were to take a recess u n t i l 2 p. m. Tuesday. The recess, house leaders explained, was taken to give Speaker La Mar Foster a chance lo decide the membership ot t h e house's 51 standing committees. Official canvass of the vote for governor and lieutenant governor was completed Wednesday, but announcement and o f f i c i a l declaration of election was delayed until Thursday. Inauguration of Kraschel, however, docs not forestall Wilson from filing a contest. The vole was: Kraschel--524,178. Wilson--521,7-17. Kriisclicl majority--1!,-KI1 votes. Valentine--513,Ml. Ktlson--4B8.485. V a l e n t i n e majority--aCi.Hnfi voles. He suggested an increase in t h e state drivers' license fee to finance a larger state h i g h w a y patrol. in his recommendation t h a t lh» sales lax be c o n t i n u e d , Kraschel said three point tax receipts should he used f i r s t to pay all e l i g i b l e slate old age pension app l i c a n t s with Ihe remainder ";illn- catccl exclusively to homcstcail lax relief." Homestead Tax Kcliof. A homestead tax relief b i l l aloiifi s i m i l a r lines has been filed in the senate by f o u r democrats and f o u r republicans. Kraschel took up point by point his legislative proposals, outlining first what he described as the farm situation in the state. "The time has arrived," he said, "when the state of Iowa should direct its government to bring about a co-ordination of all (ho constructive forces w i l h i n the stale, lo Ihe end l h a t Iowa's policy on agriculture will be clear and definite." lie suggested lhal eroded lands in Ihe s o u t h e r n portion of Iowa might be devoted to raising feeder cattle to be fattened in the northern section, and said "slate leadership is required for the permanent solution" of f a r m problems :i M i l l i o n s Kclief. .Survey.'., Krnscliel staled, h a v n shown Iowa may need S3.000 001) for relief next year, and rccom-

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