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f E R · M S M£ M ,;, i " - !··· T O f : : NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLII KIVE CENTS n OOP* ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 158 Big Benefit Payments Something Is Wrong With Farming in America. CHARLES 1. STEWART P. A S H I N G T O ~ (CPA) -- A re port of Secretar o f Agricultur Henry A. Wa lace to the senai agricultural com mittee showin million d o 11 a benefit payment to big corpor; lions under th invalidated c a l l s attentio to something tha is seriously th matter w i t American farm ing. Names of th recipients, d e manded in a resolution by Senate Arthur H. Vandenberg of Michigan do not matter so much as the fac that a mere handful of owner have a much larger proportion o the land than is desirable--from th standpoint of the overwhelming ma jority. It is logical, ij a few own larg tracts of land, they should obtain the largest benefits for retiring land from production. It is illogical however, that so much land shoulc repose in such few hands. A Sizable Farmer. Senator Vandenberg asks for fij_ ures only of $10,000 or more pel land owner. Now a land owner who gets as much as $10,000 for holding a small ish fraction of his land out of cultivation is a sizable farmer. In fact he isn't a farmer. He is a landlord It follows that the folk who do his actual farming tire tenants--peasantry: some of them decidely miserable. Moreover, there are government payments in amounts vastly exceeding a measly $10,000 each--some more than $1,000,000, to sugar planters. Multiply the number of such beneficiary's uncultivated acres by the number of his cultivated acres and we have a corking large lane owner. Rather than a "gentle rain of checks," the reward of this class for crop control or soil conservation is a cloudburst. Could Not Collect. The country's hugest land owners of today are banking and insurance companies. These concerns didn't want to go into land ownership, with a whole population of tenants to deal with. They would have preferred to collect on their mortgages--but they couldn't, under depression conditions. They foreclosed because they had to. The south, indeed, has a tradition, as a sequel to slavery, of good-sized estates and share-croppers. But the old-fashioned southern landlord was small fry compared with the corporations which have been gobbling the national acreage in recent years. They have been at it at a terrific rate in the post-war era. Their acquisitions have been so rapid that no one knows just how complete they have been. That is why such an investigation as Senator Vandenberg suggests would be so valuably informative. Tenants Predominate. Anyway, an' inquiry conducted several years ago by Senator John H. Bankhead of Alabama indicated that more than one-half of America's farmers even then were tenants. Today the proportion undoubtedly is larger. As previously remarked, the foreclosing mortgagees did not like the transformation at first. They did not desert the land: they wanted the money they had over-loaned on it. But now they are becoming reconciled to their acquisitions. Landlord- ism is crystallizing itself. It does not require much argument to prove that a realm of small farmers is healthier than a realm of landlordism and tenantry. JflPAfOFFICER DIES IN CLASH Report 5 Japanese Soldiers Missing After Skirmish With Russians. TOKIO, C-P)--The Harbin. Man- choukuo, correspondent, of the Dome! (Japanese) news agency reported Thursday night that a Japanese lieutenant had been killed in a new clash with Russian soldiers near Suifenho. Five Japanese soldiers were reported missing after the skirmish. The lieutenant with a small command was patrolling the hilly country east of Suifenho, according to Domei. when they encountered 14 Russian soldiers. It was stated that the Russians PLEAD AGAINST POISON GAS USE 200Jowa Auto Casualties Weekly During 1935 FEWER INJURIES THAN FOR 1934; 31 MORE DEATHS Annual Report Made by State Motor Vehicle Department. DES MOINES, -Tj--The state motor vehicle department's annual report Thursday showed automobile accident casualties--killed and injured--averaged more than 200 weekly during 1935. The report showed the weekly casualty figure was 30 less than in 1934, when 230 deaths and injuries were reported weekly. While highway deaths for the year increased 31 to 575, injuries decreased from 11,423 to 10,196. In 1935 deaths averaged 11 a week and injuries 195. Complete reports listed 10,335 automobile accidents for the year, a decrease of 676. 4,808 Auto Accidents. In the report, issued by Mrs. Alex Miller, secretary of state, was a compilation listing 4,808 automobile accident deaths in Iowa during the ast 10 years. "During 1935 there were 32,000 more automobiles registered in Iowa ban in I P " ' . " the report stated. 'Travel mileage, as computed from rasoline tax collections', was about : our million miles greater in 1935 than in 1934. "These statistics may have some bearing upon the auto fatality rate of the past year." The report, which classified the ypes of accidents, said that more than one-fourth of the automobile atalities involved pedestrians. More Children Killed. The number of children killed rose rom 112 in 1934 to 117 in 1935 and he number of children injured de- reased by 324, the report said. "Of the 15,813 motor vehicles in- olved in accidents, 1,266 were oper .ted by female drivers, and 12.716 ty male drivers," the report contin led. "Hit and run drivers figured in 41 accidents. "Reports show that 403 of th Some Flashes From Life as She Is Lived BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK--George Winslow, 32, walked up to the bench and explained to Magistrate Michael Ford that he had turned in a false fire alarm because "I was dead broke and thought maybe I could get a nickel subway fare from one of the firemen." "You won't need subway fare for awhile," Magistrate Ford said. "Ten days in the workhouse!" rivers involved in accidents hac een drinking. One hundred and for y-six drivers figured in accidents ecause of blinding headlights. Driv- ng off and crowding off the road- cay caused 1,427 non-collision aeci- ents. 1,696 Pedestrians. "Accidents involved 1,887 trucks 69S pedestrians, 961 streetcars, 485 xed objects, 197 railroad trains 73 bicycles, 11 animals, 107 horse rawn vehicles, 102 motorcycles, 96 uses, and 79 taxicabs. "Of the vehicles involved, 15,355 oparently were in good condition 21 had faulty brakes, 106 had no 'ghts. and 92 had faulty steering echanism. Twelve thousand and ght were traveling straight high- ays while 821 were parked or anding still. "The largest number of accidents ccurrcd on clear days, during day- ght hours and on dry pavement.' Mrs. Miller said in 'the report that !owa and the nation still need ronger laws and more rigid en- rcement." League of Nations Will Honor Wilson GENEVA, (,¥)--A large celestial sphere in bronze bas-relief will be erected on the central terrace of the new league of nations building to the memory of Woodrow Wilson, it was decided Wednesday. were on Manchoukuan territory. The encounter occurred at noon Thursday. Apparently, both sides started FORECAST IOWA: Cloudy with rain or possibly snow in extreme south anil cast portions; slightly c o l d e r Thursday night; Friday generally fair with rising temperatures in extreme ivest portion. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Thursday night and Friday; somewhat warmer Friday IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: RELIEF POLITICS CHARGES HEARD AGAININCAPITAL Rural Electrification Act Passed by Senate Up Before House. WASHINGTON, UP) -- Proposals to spend $950,000,000 more for rural electrification and road work were pushed in congress Thursday as the republican national committee engaged researchers to analyze new deal results. The tax and relief controversies were kept in the main behind committee doors. A charge of "politics" aimed publicly at the WPA in Pennsylvania by Stephen Raushen- bush, former senate munitions investigator, was the exception. The senate approved plan by Senator Norris (R., Nebr.) to spend $410,000,000 in 10 years on rural electrification, was before the house. Grade Crossing Bill. Right of way to the same chamber, probably for action next week, was given a ,5440.000,000 highway and grade crossing elimination bill. Norris. "father" of the TVA, heard opposition before a senate committee to a phase of his proposed Mississippi valley development. He indicated on e objection might be met by continuing army engineering direction over the river work. ., Other, developments: Legislation extending until July 1, 1938, the deposit insurance corporation's authority to buy or to make loans on assets of banks in danger of closing was approved by a house committee. Approve Relief Loans. The senate approved an act authorizing $50,000,000 of RFC loans Weatherman Predicts More ", nder ! ibcral . t c r m s to flood and c . ... .,,. , storm torn districts of the south bpringhke Weather FLOOD RELIEF SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--The police blamed it all on the recent floods. Nine women reported to police their clotheslines were stripped of socks, shirts, underwear, dresses, handkerchiefs, table linens, blankets, sheets and other articles. "Flood refugees replenishing wardrobes Host in the floods," surmised officers. THANKS ANYHOW DENVER--Missing 18 years, a key was returned anonymously to a hotel by mail-- postage due, 10 cents. The manager refused to- pay it. He couldn't find a door it would open. NO JOKING MATTER SEATTLE--Mrs. Alice F. M. Brown testified she dieted and exercised until she reduced from 180 to 127 pounds, but it finally led to a divorce suit. She told the court her husband twitted her about it at the.table--more than she could endure. Judge James B. Kinne told the couple to think it over for 30 days. .-·;·:·.. · SEES FURTHER MERCURY RISE in Iowa. DES MOINES. (/T)--Temperatures eased further into the spring zone Thursday and the prospect was for generally fair weather Friday with further rise in temperatures. But Thursday night, the weatherman said, the extreme south and east portions of the state might get some "April showers"--which could tum to "April snows." The rain, or snow, was not expected to be heavy, however. Temperatures climbed into the seventies over much of the state Wednesday and held above freezing early Thursday. The weatherman said, they would hold above freezing again Thursday night. It was cloudy over most' of the state and Sioux City and Keokuk reported traces of rain during the last 24 hours. Student Pilot Near Death After Crash That Killed Another MINEOLA, N. Y., (JP)--Walter Barlow, a student pilot, was near death Thursday after his first solo flight ended in a fatal mid-air collision over Roosevelt field. John Mendillo, 22, of Scarsdale. pilot of the other ship, the crash Wednesday 500 feet above the Long Island airport. His injured passenger. Douglas Turnbull, was reported improving. As the ships struck, Turnbul! said. Mendillo turned and yelled to him, 'so long old timer." Maximum Wednesday 52 Minimum in Xight ;fi At 8 A. M. Thursday 46 -,,,,,.,.. . · , , , , . T ^ r C W ," S 3 ta ' 1K o f s P r i n f f in l h r ' a s a i n for ISO years. The next t i m e Mooting at.approximately the same air Thursday--a tang in the air and ; will be or, April 9 2116 if you will tlma · J°y " Ue hearts of North lowans. ' take Mr. Robertson's word for it. April 9 Is Important Day to Person With Mathematical Mind EDMONTON. Alta.. (JT)--April 9 s a day of importance to persons with mathematical minds, because it s a date with a "perfect square," icorge W. Robertson of the Univer. ity of Alberta, reports. Robertson, after due study, sub- .its the following: 1936 is 44 quared. Nine is three squared, April is the fourth month which is two squared, April 9 is the one hundredth day of the year which ia 10 i squared. This combination will not occur i and east. Opposition to the Wheeler bill to eliminate the basing point price system was expressed by Harold M. Scott, president of a Philadelphia cement company, at a senate hearing. Judge Fred Davis of the Florida supreme court told the senate, trying Judge Halsted L. Ritter on impeachment charges, that he considered a 575,000 receivership fee allowed by Ritter "out of line." Says Charges Ignored. As Harry L. Hopkins, WPA administrator, prepared to go before a house subcommittee to testify for the second day on President Roosevelt's request for a 51,500,000,000 relief appropriation for next year, Stephen Raushenbush loosed an attack on what he called "politics in relief." Raushenbush, former chief investigator for the senate munitions committee, said he had laid before Hopkins charges that the Pennsylvania Works Progress Administrator, Edward N. Jones, was using relief funds "for political purposes." Accusing Hopkins of ignoring the charges, Raushenbush threatened to lay them before a senate committee. Gist of the accusations · was that Jones distributed, in the pay envelopes of WPA workers, a m'imeo- raphed statement attacking Rau- shenbush and calling him a "political gigolo" and "would be political boss." ON THE INSIDE MRS. EVALYN McLEAN Says "Too Many Loose Ends" in Kidnap Case ON PAGE 7 Iowa Sports Editors Choose Tigers to Win ON PAGE 15 H o t e l i n Y . M . C . A . i n Charles City Planned ON PAGE 13 Rat Bite Is Fatal to Gopdell Resident ON PAGE 7 Louise Clausen Enters Race for Legislature ON PAGE 20 Sylvia Sidney Gets Uncontested Divorce ON PAGE 4 VI. L. Mason Candidate for County Attorney ON PAGE 19 Three PWA Workers Are Killed in Cavein ON PAGE 28 BE READY To Join The EASTER PARADE! 2 More Shopping Days Until EASTER THROW BOMB AT MAYOR'S HOUSE Baltimore Blast Believed Direct Attempt on Life of Jackson. BALTIMORE, (.-D-- The home of Mayor Howard W. Jackson was bombed here early Thursday, in what was believed to have been a direct attempt: on the mayor's life. The explosive, which police said was apparently thrown from* a passing automobile, landed on the ground about 10 feet from the house. Mayor Jackson was sitting in bed reading , when the blast broke out cellar windows and filled his room with acrid fumes. He said he had retired for the night only five minutes previously. A police guard was thrown about the Jackson home immediately, and officers were assigned to patrol the nearby streets. Neither Mayor Jackson nor investigating officers could give any reason for the act. Had the bomb been thrown harder. police pointed out, it would have gone through a bay window directly | beneath Mayor Jackson's bedroom. F. R. ARRIVES AT WARM SPRINGS AFTER VACATION [Passes T h r o u g h Flood Zone; Confers With Party Leaders. WARM SPRINGS. Ga.. (/T)--President Roosevelt, enroutc to Washington by train after two weeks of fishing in southern waters, arrived at Warm Springs at 8:50 a. m. (CST) Thursday, in a heavy rain. Enrollte to Warm Springs, where the president maintains a "little white house," the presidential special passed through the central of Georgia flood zone, one manifestation of wind and rain storms which have led to the allotment of $2,500.000 of WPA funds to five southern states for emergency relief. A company of 150 CCC workers and about 125 townspeople gathered at the station here as the S coach special, pulled by two locomotives, pulled in from Miami. A presidential motor car was brought to the station for Mr. Roosevelt's drive to his home, where conferences with Georgia political leaders were scheduled. Among those who planned to talk with him were Marion Allen, manager of the Georgia Roosevelt campaign committee, and A. B. Lovett 01 Savannah, the committee chairman. . ' ' HUNDREDS FORCED FROM HOMES BY HIGH WATERS GAINESVILLE, Ga., (m---Flood- I ed southern rivers forced hundreds of lowland families from their homes Thursday, diverting immediate attention from storm stricken Gainesville and Tupelo, Miss., where already commerce was renewed on a limited scale. Most of the homeless were from the valleys of the Ohio, Mississippi and Tennessee rivers in Tennessee and Kentucky. The creeping yellow flow ot the Tennessee forced out 75 families at Chattanooga. Rising rivers of North and South Carolina threatened highways and farmlands, but river towns were reported damaged but little. At Rome, Ga., where the Coosa river overflowed at its highest level since 1916, several hundred persons were temporarily homeless. Low lying streets were inundated at West Point, Ga., at" Princeville, S. Car., and Fayetteville, N. Car,: at Augusta, Ga., the Savannah river caused $100,000 damage, but was receding Thursday. Virtually all the 201 storm dead at Tupelo had been buried and streets were cleared sufficiently to permit a halting new flow of traffic. In Clements' Job? LEAGUE TO SEND APPEAL TO BOTH T Sheridan Downey, California n t t o i n c y for Dr. Francis t To\viisciil, and a Tolknvcr of Up 1on Sinclair, is rf'porlpd to b slatod for the post of secretarj ol' I h p Townseiul ohl a^i; rcvolv ing plan, recently vacated Kobert E. Clements, co-founder of the movement. Borah Continues on Tour of Illinois for Primaries April 14 FINAL HAMMILL RUES AMBIT! Many Pay Last Tribute to Former Governor; Body Lies in State. BRITT--Residents of Britt were joined by many other lowans, distinguished officials and lodge heads Thursday afternoon in paying final tributes to John L. Hammill. who had served Iowa as governor for three terms in addition to holding many other official positions. Business in Britt was suspended during the services. At noon lunch was sei-ved to the large number from out of town here for the services, at the F. A. Bandy home by members of the Order of Eastern Star. During the day, as the body lay in state at the M. E. ehui-ch, many came to see for the last time the face of the man who was largely responsible for Iowa's good roads program, who held high ranks in Masonic circles and whose public life was marked with the same sincerity as he showed as private citizen. A guard of honor, furnished from Mason city national gimrd companies, stood near the casket. France Ready to Act If Hitler Continues to Fortify Rhine. By JOSEPH E. SHARKEV (Cnp.vrlKliI, I!t:[fi. liy The ASMielnlrd I'resO GENEVA, i.Pi-- The committee of 33 of the league of nations decided Thursday to send a supreme appeal to Italy and Ethiopia to abstain from the use of poison gas in tf:c cast African war. The decision, mscle upon the recommendation of British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, was approved without passing upon allegations that Italy has already used gas in her Ethiopia invasion. The committee action urges the two governments to observe the provisions of the anti-gas convention and followed an appeal by Eden to Italy not to use poison gas against Ethiopia. Eden Makes Appeal. Eden made his appeal shortly after French ministers informed him that if Germany should continue its violation of t r e a t i e s through greeting fortifications along the Rhine, France reserved the right to take any steps she felt '.he situation justified. The French asserted that the building of fortifications in t h e Rhineland zone would be a direct violation of the Versailles treaty, which the league decided Germany broke by placing troops in the demilitarized Rhineland. The British cabinet minister suggested that, in order to make the league's attitude impartial, bot ..Italy and Ethiiopia give pledges not pt-rSS^gt.-tqiQiia-use^of gas, wtrish is prohibited .in warfare under international treaties. '· - "· Always With Approval. In the course of his speech, Eden. remarked that vrfien armies in the field or aviators used poison gas it was always with the approval of their high command, thereby insinuating that Premier Mussolini's general staff authorized the use of gas. Eden declared it was known that, since the beginning- of hostilities, Italy had shipped 259 tons of poison gas through the Suez canal. A subcommittee of jurists, selected Wednesday to investigate the as charges, reported to the committee of 13 that any competent organ of the league, particularly the council, has the power to inquire as to whether belligerents are violating the convention prohibiting the use of gas. t!.- S. Signed Treaty. The jurists also stated that the signatories of the anti-gas convention naturally ha«e the right to insure as to what extent the convention is being followed. In this connection, it was remarked that the United States signed the 1925 treaty prohibiting the use of poison gas. Salvador de M.idariaga. chair- Private services were held at the I raan of thc le«g"e conciliation com- PEORIA. III., (.T)--Senator William E. Borah, asserting big business interests "can not control me I should become president." swung into the second leg of his downstate tour Thursday. · The Idahoan, opposing Col. Frank Knox in Illinois' April 14 preferential primary, headed for Springfield and Deeatur after telling a Peoria audience Wednesday night: "One of the duPont dynasty, which has been builded for 100 vears by exploiting the common people, said I was a dangerous man. He said he would take anybody but me "or. president. "Thank God I have not lived in home, preceding the public services at the M. E. church at 2:30. A delegation of Mason City guardsmen arrived to escort' the body from the i church to the cemeterv. 2 Year Old Boy Burns to Death When Barn Is Razed by Flames ADAIR, CB-- Max Delano Darling, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Darling; farmers living near here, burned to death Wednesday evening when fire destroyed the barn on the farm. Mrs. Darling said another son, Bobby, 5. and a sister. Mary Rose, 3, ran into the house to tell her the barn was afire. She said they vain when I can convince those Had that happened, the executive TM en anfi tns Standard and Sun Oil j were u n a b l e to explain how the fire companies that they can not control j s t a r t M or how Max was trapped by me if i should become president." ' the flames. ! said, "no end would have been left I companies that they can not control to the house." Also in the house at the time were Mrs. Jackson, a daughter. Virginia: William Shehan, his grandson, and two servants. The- only damage, police said, were the broken windows and a foot deep hole in the lawn. Californian Held for Firing on School Bus SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cal., (,»-- Merle L. Smith, 50, was held in the county psychopathic ward Thursday after'allegedly firing upon a school bus carrying' 40 passengers from San Miguel to Paso Robles. A l though several shots struck the Twins 91 Year Old Iowa Don't Claim Any Record ISlfSb mittee of 13, sought definite statements from both Italy and Ethiopia of their terms for negotiation of East African peace. Heady to Talk reaoc. Ethiopia's minister 10 Paris, Wolde Mariam, told both Eden and de Madariaga his nation was willing to talk peace, but only under league auspices and within the covenant framework. De Madariaga was to report back to the conciliation committee after conferring also with Baron Pompoo Aloisi, Italy's Geneva representative. In the related France's new plan Locarno crisis, for European PULASKI. (if)--Mrs. Jane Giles and Miss Rachel Radcr don't claim absolutely they're the nation's oldest living twins. They do claim, however, they arc older than Joe and Dave Naddux of Philo, 111., who recently claimed to be the nation's oldest twins. "We celebrated our ninety-first birthdays Jan. 15. Mrs. Giles and Miss Rador declared Thursday. peace, based on "collective security," with mutual a.ssistance pacts to be backed by an international army under the league, stirred a storm of criticism, both in France and in other nations. Held "Too Visionary." Widespread French skepticism, domestic criticism as "too visionary' 1 and foreign charges of "impracticable" followed the publication Wednesday of France's plan for settlement of the crisis precipitated by Germany's violation of existing treaties. press, giving cvi- . ,,, --j.,....tion from higher | sources, was particularly critical of "And what's more." the Pulaski i the French proposals, advanced in twins said, "we have a big brother to prove it." The big brother is 97 year old Anthony Rader. who has been a mason 70 of his 97 years. As further proof, the Pulaski twins offer the Rader family Bible with their birthdates, faded but still legible, inscribed in it. "So, 1 '' declared the Fnlaski twins. "which makes us 19 days older t h a n "we'll just be thr n a t i o n ' s oldest rebuttal to Adolph Hitler's own suggestion for four month negotiation of new non-aggression treaties. The concensus of the British press was that Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin's government must now work to co-ordinate the German and French plans for a final, definite European settlement. CLAIM HAH.E SKLASSIF. HAS SHAYF.O OFF BK.\nn vehicle, none of the passengers was ; the M a d d u x hoys, who said they ; t w i n s - . ' t h a t is u n t i l some twins pop ROME, (.Ti--A S t r f a n i ( I t a l i a n I nurt - ' w e r e 91 Feb. 3 · up that are older'' " .news agency dispatch from field

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