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. 1 S .: E M 3 . '." !' T 0 K ! NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL XL1I FIVE CENTS A COM ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 131 BRITAIN TO AID FRANCE IF ATTACKED 7s Idahoan Dependable? Will Borah Stick by G. 0. P. If Not Nominated? By CHARLES P. STEWABT A S H I N G T O 1 S (CPA)--Is ther a n y possibilit t h a t Senato William E. Bo ah, i f defeate for the republ can presidentia nomination, wi flop over to sup port of Presiden Roosevelt's cam paign f o r r e election? T h e I d a h statesman's rec ord would seem to imply an an swer emphatica' ly in the nega live. Yet there are Roosevelt strate gists who think there is a chanc of such a development. And som republicans speak of it as conceiv able. It is noteworthy that the senato has not said he will be for the G. 0 P. nominee if he is not nominated He is under no obligation to do so but the suggestion is heard that h might have been expected to say it unless he planned otherwise. He Has Bolted. The assertion that Borah alway. Is regularly republican in campaigr time, however "anti" he may be be tween election days, is not 100 per cent accurate. He was a free silver bolter in thi first Bryan fight against McKinley He was a young, little known pol r ;.itician-,then.'.and his ^defection, was \ not very vociferous, either. Still, 'H proved- that the senator can bolt if he has sufficient provocation. . Politicians reason that the growth of Gov. Alf M. Landon's boom cannot but be extremely irritating to the Idaho solon. It is no secret that, from the beginning, Landon has been too conservative for him. Satisfactory to Street. Now it is proclaimed that the Kansan is satisfactory to Wall street--which is almost the "limit.' Worse even than that, however, is the Wall street proposal to run Representative (and former senator) James W. Wadsworth of New York in second place on a Landon ticket. Wadsworth is as ultra-conservative an individual as ever came to Washington. His selection as Landon's teammate would be the "limit." Of the Landon movement's acceleration there can be no question. Talks Just Enough. The Kansas governor has talked just enough; none too much. Not the severest critics can find any fault with his utterances. He has turned out to be a better radio speaker than was expected. He has kept his headquarters muffled. He shows all signs of being an A-l politician. He and his family "screen" well for the movies. His presidential geography is a novelty. He is so distinctly a westerner that Wall street's indorse- ment and his Pennsylvania birth do not seem likely to hurt him. His past, as an oil man, is that of an independent. All the same, a republican bolt by Borah (if he is not nominated by the republicans and does bolt to Roosevelt) unmistakably will be an enormous Roosevelt asset, Roosevelt will lose Wall street anyway. What he needs is solidarity in the farm belt. Maybe Borah, as a bolter to his standard, could give it to him, notwithstanding Landon. HIROTA CABINET ASSUMES OFFICE Replaces Ministry of Okada Broken by Rebellion -v3S m Japan. r3 TOKIO, Off)--Koki Hirota, the son " "I of a stone mason, who rose to an I outstanding role on the world stage, i completed Monday formation of a " ; cabinet to replace the ministry of 3 Premier Keisuke Okada, broken by · i tee Japanese military rebellion and assassinations. -i The Hirota cabinet was ceremon- i ially installed in the presence of 3 Emperor Hirohito Monday night in the Phoenix hall of the imperial palace. The personnel and program of the i new cabinet represented a hard driven bargain between Hirota. Japan's generals a ment Congress Wants to Quit After Passing Tax Act SEEK TO LIMIT PROGRAMME OFFERED BY F.R. G. 0. P. Committee Aide Resigns to Manage Landon Drive. WASHINGTON, UPI--Fresh signs that the election minded congress will hurry home after action on President Roosevelt's tax program developed Monday on both sides of the capito!. · Speaker Byrns predicted that tax legislation at this session would be limited to the points mentioned by the president--a new levy on undistributed corporate earnings, pro-, cessing taxes and a "windfall" tax to recapture returned or unpaid assessments made under the outlawed AAA program. Under this schedule any further revision of the structure would be postponed until congress meets again after the elections. Would Pay Taxes. Figures showing that 2,879,000 ndividuals would pay new or addi- .ional taxes should corporations-faced with a proposed tax on their undivided income--distribute all earnings among stockholders were submitted by treasury authorities Monday to a house ways and means subcommittee. On the assumption of complete distribution of all corporate earn- ngs,,..the..treasury;.:estimated .that il8,17ff,600~,bbO of income would'be : taxable. John Hamilton resigned as executive assistant to Henry Fletcher, chairman of the republican national committee, to become national organizer for the volunteer committee working- for the presidential nomination of Gov. Alf Landon of Kansas. Subsidy Bill May Die. Hamilton will retain his posi- ions as national committeeman rom Kansas and general counsel or the national committee. CoincidentaJIy, a controversy be- ore the senate commerce commit- ee disclosed that advocates of ship ubsidy legislation are far from greement. This gave' rise to beef in some quarters that the sub- ect might be put on next year's alendar. Investigations continued to be a major capital topic. Senator Borah (R-Idaho) intro- uc'ed, and the senate adopted a res- lution calling on the communica- lons commission to explain mass seizures" of telegrams for the sen- te lobby committee. The house ac- ounts committee approved a re- uest for $50,000 to finance investi- ation of the Townsend and other Id age pension movements. No Court Rulings. The supreme court's regular de- ision day produced no ruling on ew deal enactments but the court id agree to review the case of Arhur W. Cutten, Chicago grain deal- r, whose trading privileges the gov- rnrnent is seeking to revoke. A contest against the abrogation f gold payment clauses in government obligations was pressed before le court of claims by Robert A. aft, a son of the former president nd a republican presidential possi- ility. Other developments: Attacks Florida Canal. Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.) gain attacked the Florida ship can- and vthe Passamaquoddy tidal Blast Demolishes Forest City Pump Station UPPER PHOTO--All.that was left of the Forest City municipal water works pumping station following an explosion. Note the debris tossed into the trees'hy the force of the blast, which leveled all the walls except one small portion. The pumps, compressors and filter tanks were not damaged and wen; covered with canvas as protection. The roof w as blown away in segments and did not fall down on the machinery,-although a heavy steel girder missf-d the compressor by a few inches. (Photo by Elders Studio) LOWER PHOTO--The "before" view of the pumping station. It was first put into operation in February, 1935, and is located on the banks of the Winnebagc river ct the northwest edge of Forest City. Roof Is Hurled Far But Pumps Are Still in Use ower projects as-"economically un- an( l Monday. No one stified." building at the time BULLETIN FOREST CITY--Prof. W. E. Gallag-aii, Ames, said Monday afternoon gas was escaping through an electrical conduit leading to the Forest City municipal pumping station and he attributed the explosion of the station to this gas. He will make analysis of the gas, which, he said has the odor of natural gas. The conduit passes near the gas main. FOREST CITY--Although the new structure housing the city water pumping station was blown to pieces Saturday evening by an explosion heard throughout the town, the machinery was not damaged and continued in operation Sunday - - - - the Congress was asked to put .the overnment in the road buildin; usiness on a bigger scale than ever efore. Secretary Ickes reported congress ould have to appropriate more oney to carry out all pending pub- c works projects. Plea to Railroads. Officials hoped that a plea Mr. oosevelt issued Sunday night to ulroad management and labor ould bring them together on the notty problem of rail unification roposals on the ground that work- en would be displaced. Present law limits the number of en who can be displaced in such r ojects, but neither labor nor man- jement is satisfied with these pro- ctive provisions, Mr. Roosevelt Lid. He appealed to them to get gether, in a joint conference with m, if necessary. Child Dies of Wound. HA WARDEN, .TJ--Btinny Orwin. died in a. physician's office here of and admirals, for i a gunshot wound suffered accident"positive, independent readjust-1 ally while he was playing with a at of foreign relations. 1 i rifle. was m and no was injured. The state fire marshal's office was notified Saturday evening of the blast and an investigator was expected Monday. The cause of the blast has not been determined. The building wag of brick and tile construction and was built in the fall of 1934 to house the wells and filtration plant of the municipal water system. The building was erected at a cost of about $3,000 after a former structure had been torn down with relief labor. Gas Turned Off. The building was heated with natural gas, but the stove and gas had been turned off for several weeks and an examination by the gas officials late Saturday night disclosed no leak in the gas main nor around the meter, they said. The gas stove and meter were not damaged in the explosion, nor were the water pumps, compressors or filtration tanks. The main force of the explosion which blew debris into nearby trees seemed to be in the west side of the building, the opposite side from the gas stove and gas connections. The city water pumps and com- | pressor were not damaged and aft' er being shut off for a short time the water was turned back into the mains and the pressure maintained by use of the city stand pipe. City officials state that the water supply is not threatened. Thrown From Davenport. The force of the explosion was felt throughout the town and at the Ted Fox home, located not far from the. station, one of the children was thrown from a. davenport by the blast. A few windows were cracked in nearby dwellings. The city fire department had been called to the station twice in recent weeks to extinguish fires. Wnen firemen said they thought the first fire was caused by leaking gas. the gas was turned off at the station. Firemen declared that the second- fire provided a puzzle for them as to origin. Neither of these fires ca.used more than ,$25 damage. Ed Nelson, city employe, had been at the building late Saturday afternoon and when going away, had left a window and the transom over the door open to permit ventilation. Pumping Was Automatic. The building was located along the banks of the Winnebago river at the northwest edge of Forest City. No employes were kept at the building as the pumping was done automatically, though city employes visited the building once a day as a rule. The water pumping system has been covered with canvas and in event of cold weather the equipment will be covered with a tent and heat use3 to prevent freezing so the water supply will not be. threatened, though the water will be pumped direct from the wells into the main without being run through the filtration tanks. Whether the gas arising from the filtration tanks might have caused the explosion was among theories advanced CREST REACHED AT SIOUX CITY Floyd.River Recedes After Driving 600 Families From Homes. SIOUX CITY, CT)--River observers said Monday the Floyd river flood apparently had reached its Monday morning after driving some 600 families from their homes along its banks here and flooding hundreds of acres of bottom land above the city. The river rose nine inches during the ^ hours preceding 7 a. m., but since then has held its level and reports from upstream indicated the water is falling slowly. The Floyd flows through the east part of Sioux City and empties into the Missouri near the stockyards in the southeast section. The Big Sioux river, at the west edge of the city, still was rising, but was not expected to flood to any great extent. Wash Over Park. The Floyd Monday washed over the circus grounds and part of Anderson park. The Kari-Keen Manufacturing company plant and the Iowa foundry plant were surrounded by water, which also spread out over a large part of the Springdale and Trinity addition residence districts. Refugees were given shelter by the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, the Y. w. C. A. or by friends and relatives. Boats were kept available for any possible further emergency and a school bus furnished by the board of education waited to take any additional refugees to safety. Safe ami Satisfactory. At Des Jloinos. Charles D, P.erd. government meteorologist, reported the Iowa river "situation is safe and satisfactory except in the streams of northeast Iowa where i rain. MORE INTEREST IN SCHOOL VOTE IS SHOWN HERE Mason City Ballots Set New Record for More Than Decade. Mason City voters were establishing a record for a decade or more in the number of voles cast in t school election Monday. V*nile the vote was not large compared with the number cast by Mason City in national elections, records ir, the poll books Monday afternoon showed more lhar, -'-idinary balloting for a school elcctiur.. At 2 o'clock a total of 532 votes had been cast, divided as follows: First ward 126 Second ward 175 Third ward 151 Fourth ward 80 Total 532 The voters arc being asked to se lect two out of six candidates, Guy C. Blackmore, Garfield Breese, Max Boyd, R. w. Fischbeck, Dr. Ray mond F. Kunz and B. A. Webster for director, and a treasurer, for which position Allan F. Beck, in cumbent, .and Edgar S. Gage' were candidates. A proposition of voting a $27,500 tax to be used in remodeling the Garfield school was also submitted at this election. To Count Ballots. Counting 'of ;; ballots win 1 start' "at 7 o'clock Monday evening when the polls are closed. The judges- and clerks at the four voting places are as follows: are as follows: First ward, school administration building--Arthur Brogue, 721 Delaware avenue northeast; Joseph C. Johnson, 922 Pennsylvania avenue northeast; Juva Bergland, 114 Eleventh street northeast, and Mrs. Edna White, 401 Delaware avenue northeast. Second ward, courthouse--Mrs. C. J. DeLacy, 326 Twelfth street northwest; Mrs. J. H. Murray, 1217 President avenue northwest; c. A. Cadwell, 312 Seventh street northwest, and C. H. Major, 102 Twelfth street northwest. Judges and Clerks. Third- ward, Lapiner garage--Rilla Fitzpatrick, C2o 1/ i East State street; Margaret Kelly, 624 Penn- syvania avenue southeast; 0. Stoltenberg, 1616 Delaware avenue southeast and J. V. Campbell, 319-/First street .southeast. Fourth ward, Dr. Cady veterinary iospital--Mrs. Esther DeSart, 123 Monroe avenue southwest; Mary Stebbins, 402 Twenty-fourth street southwest; C. I. Clark, 312 Sixth street southwest, and Mrs. Leota Wheaton, 117 Monroe avenue southwest. "haplin and Paulette Won't Comment on Engagement Reports SHANGHAI, (.T)--Charles Chaplin and Paulette Goddard, the "gamine" of his newest picture, reached here Monday amid reports they were engaged, but neither would comment. (The Shanghai correspondent of Reuter's--British--News Agency reported that Mi?s Goddard announced the engagement, but that the date of the wedding had no been set). Chaplin and his leading lady are on a world tour. Chaplin was said to be writing a play in which Miss " oddard will have the principal role. ON THE INSIDE CHARLES E. HEARST Former State Farm Bureau's Head Dies ON PAGE 2 Iowa History Series Reviews Early Crime ON PAGE 7 Big Ten's All Star Cage Team Chosen ON PAGE 9 $50,000 Damage Done By Blaze at Chariton ·· -,ON:.PAGB..Z 75 Men To Return To Jobs in Brick Yards ON PAGE 12 .he winter precipitation was about iwice the normal." He said streams are generally carrying nearly bankful stages in :entral and southern Iowa, "which :s disposing of winter precipitation ,n the best possible manner." Dropij Below Freezing. Though he predicted temperatures would continue at 50 to 6U degrees above Tuesday, Reed said there was "nothing to cause alarm" except in the northwest section. Temperatures below freezing over most of the state Sunday night slowed up the runoff of thaw water. Temperatures Monday night, the weather bureau said, would hold above freezing. There was no precipitation reported over the weekend, and though the weathor Ethiopia to Continue to Fight Back By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Ethiopian high command Monday greeted news .of reported cessation of Italian warfare with .he statement that Ethiopia, no matter what Italy does, "will continue the defensive war until peace negotiations begin on a definite basis." ' ' The statement was made after receipt of a report that Marshal Pietro Sadoglio, coramanrinr of Italian :orces, had ordered a cessation of the offensive On the northern front. The feeling prevailed in Rome Jiat acceptance of the league of nations pea^e appeal and Germany's denunciation of the Locarno pact would end sanctions. Panic spread through Aridis Ababa Monday when a government warning that Italian airplanes were speeding toward the Ethiopian capital was broadcast. The reported approach of the dreaded Italian bombers caused many to flee the city. T/^Weather FORECAST IOWA: Increasing cloudiness, somewhat warmer Monday night; Tuesday mostly cloudy; warmer in southeast portion; somewhat colder in west and north central portions Tuesday aftcrnoon. MINNESOTA: Cloudy, rain or snow in northeast and east central Monday night nr Tuesday and in northwest Monday night; somewhat wnrmcr in east Monday night; colder Tuesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 30 Above. Minimum in Night 26 Above At 8 A. M. Monday 33 Above Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 39 Above Minimum in N'ifflit 2fi Above At 8 A. M. Sunday 35 Above North Iowa's average snow level, under the influence of gradual melting, has been reduced to less than inches. That 5 inch blanket, how- . ever, contains a very great amount I of moisture and hish waters in oui [ streams is still a live possibility. SAYS EUROPE IS HOT READY FOR WAR Eden Believes Germany's Action Is Not Threat of Hostilities. SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press PARIS--France led nations bound by the Locarno treaty in protest of German denunciation Jf the pact, sent a for--is! protest to the league of nations, and called a conference of signatories for tomorrow. BERLIN--Enthusiastic celebration of Adolph Hitler's Reichstag address was brought to a close as the rcichsfuehrer's popularity rose to new heights. IN THE RHINELAND--German troops estimated at approximately 15,000 occupied their positions as French soldicra moved into the steel and concrete defense line along the frontier. Fear of border incidents heightened apprehension of danger in the rearmed zone. BRUSSELS--Belgium j o i n e d with France in a league protest against the German move requesting quick consideration of the international problem by the league council. * GENEVA--L e a g u e officials called a council meeting tor Friday, inviting Belgium, not a member of the council, and Germany not a member of the league, to sit in on the discussion. . LONDON--Foreign Secretary. Anthony Eden told the house of .commons he believed the German····- action does not carry "a threat of hostilities." ROME--With the attention of Europe turned to the Rhineland, Italy ordered cessation--at least temporarily--of hostilities in Ethiopia. bureau foresaw increasing cloudi- j Mason City's mercuries climbed ness the prediction did not include to 4fi above zero .Monday afternoon warmed by a breeze from the south, i By G. H. ANDERSON. npyrlsW, in:i(i, by The Associated Tress.) LONDON--Anthony Eden, Great Britain's foreign secretary, said today that his nation would go to the defense of France and Belgium if Germany attacked either of them-but that he did not see "a threat of hostilities." At the same time, Prime Minister Baldwin said that if the countries of Europe want to stop aggression, they will have "to be much more ready for war than they are today, otherwise the aggressor will have his own way." Both the cabinet ministers made their statements in a house of commons which was packed to the doors and which, cheered enthusiastically. Sees Less Hope. Eden said there was "no reason to suppose that the present German action implies a threat of hostilities," but Baldwin admitted that Lhere appeared "less hope today." -han for many years of "bringing France and Germany together again." Eden indicated that Great Britain, was willing to consider Reichsfuh- rer Hitler's proposals for new peace treaties, but that Germany's act in moving troops into the demilitarized Rhineland '.'have profoundly shaken confidence in any engagement into which the government of Germany may, in the future, enter." Baldwin said that Franco-German suspicions have "rendered lavoc to Europe during the centuries." He said that Europe's hopes for peace have been blighted by ihe French missing an opportunity for accepting an offer, and some times by Germany taking some act resulting in the breaking up of a treaty." Asks for Approval. Baldwin asked that parliament approve the British government's irograms for building up British defenses. "Our preparations," he said." are preparations in case needs should arise, x x x "Neither the government nor the British people will ever be intimidated by threats from whatever quarter they come." The prime minister declared that Great Britain's design was "to keep calm, to keep our heads and to continue to try and bring France and Gcnnany together in friendship with ourselves." The house of commons was packed to the doors to hear Eden expound the British position in this moment when Germany has violated the Locarno pact by throwing troops' into the "demilitarized" Rhineland and France has retaliated with the wartime garrisoning of her fortifications along the frontier. Envoys All Present. Every important embassy accredited to London was present i^

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