Mason City Globe Gazette, March 2, 1936

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1936, Mason City, Iowa COMP lARlON E s MEM a I T OF I 0 f r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 2 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 125 High Court May Change Dickinson Warning About New Deal Considered ASHING TON CPA a threat to one person may be a promise to an other Senator L J Dickinson unmis takably intended to threaten when he recently re minded the coun try that the re election of a new deal president is more than likely to mean the cre ation of a new deal supreme court before the coming presiden i tial term is ended But to new dealers this is all the more reason for reelecting the present new deal president i However whether interpreted as a warning or a pledge the Iowa solon himself something of a re publican antinew deal presidential aspirant undoubtedly spoke words of considerable sooth when he said i what he did on the subject Youngest in If President Roosevelt is reelect ed before his second term ends Chief Justice Hughes and Justices McReynolds and Sutherland will be 79 Justice Butler will be 75 Justice Van Devanter will be S2 Justice Brandeis will be So If they live of course Is it among the probabilities that 1 all if any of these old timers will outlast another presidential term Justices Cardozo at 66 now Stone at 64 and Roberts at 61 are comparatively youthful but theyre only three out of nine and maybe not even their trio will survive un broken until the spring of 1941 This isnt to make direful predic tions but only to recognize reason able probabilities Brandcis Is Liberal Assume that Justice Brandeis doesnt die but maybe retires Hes the courts outstanding liberal Pre j sumably by the appointment of a i new deal president another equally f liberal wijl succeedhim Justice McReynofds Sutherland Butler and Van Deyanter notorious ly are tories All logic would sug gest that their seats if left vacant would be reoccupied by liberals if chosen by a new deal president and confirmed by a new deal senate Chief Justice Hughes is but a very mild mild progressive his seat on the bench could be greatly lib eralized by a new deal appointment Justice Cardozo is almost if not quite as liberal as Justice Brandeis What Might Happen Justice Stone also is liberally as sessed Personally I think he is only qualifiedly so Still hes no hide bound reactionary Roberts is slightly liberal Now imagine the court trans formed By the sustitution of new dealers for McReynolds Sutherland Butler and Van Devanter unqualified old timers By the substitution of a somewhat better new dealers than Hughes With the retention of Brandeis and Cardozo or the substitution of other equally good new dealers in their respective as a new deal president might be ex pected to appoint Stone and Roberts That would leave Stone and Ro berts Well in such company even they wouldnt be so from the standpoint of the new deal Its to be taken into considera tion that the prospective new deal administration expected to appoint new deal justices to the supreme court might not appoint that kind For example Senator Joseph T Robinson of Arkansas mentioned as the administrations first choice for a seat on the supreme bench A liberal However the administration may not be considering him Maybe he only is mentioning himself IOWAMJTODEATH TOLL REACHES 51 Four Fatal Accidents During Past Week Boost Total for 1936 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More than half a hundred per sons have died in Iowa auto acci dents since the first of the present year While highway safety drives have been intensified in Iowa and determined efforts made on several fronts to check the toll the 1936 fatality total had mounted Monday to 51 Four persons met death in the state during the past over the weekend Vincent Sebben 51 year old Bra zil Iowa miner was killed when hit Sunday by a car driven by W P Sharpnear Mystic Arthur Chrisman 39 Missouri Valley highway worker died of in juries received Saturday when he was struck by a road maintainer EMERGENCY PROCLAIMED IN N Y Senate Lobby Probe Securities Act Challenged US AGREES NOT TO INTERVENE IN PANAMA AFFAIRS House Rejects Proposal to Publish Names of AAA Beneficiaries WASHINGTON sy crackled about the senate lobby inquiry and the 1935 securities act Monday as the administrations tax program and its good neighbor policy in Latin America were devel oping quietly Silas H Strawn a member of the republican finance committee and former president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States obtained a temporary injunction to restrain the Western Union Tele graph company from supplying the lobby investigators with messages sent by his Chicago law firm Fishing Expedition He charged the senate commit tees blanket order for these mes sages amounted to a fishing expe dition Justice Jesse C Adkins of the dis trict of Columbia supreme court granted the temporary injunction sought and set the case for hearing Thursday The enjoining order will expire next Monday Strawn acted as the committee resumed its investigation of activi ties directed last session against passage of the new deals utility holding company law Challenges Securities In the supreme court James Ed ward Jones New York dealer in oil securities challenged the constitu tionality of the 1933 securities act regulations on sale of stocks President Roosevelts good neighbor policy was extended by a new treaty surrendering this coun trys right to intervene in Panama to maintain public order The new pact also granted Panamas demand for a higher rental on the Panama canal to offset American dollar de valuation The house Monday rejected a re publican resolution to require Sec retary Wallace to report names and addresses of all persons who re ceived or more annually in AAA payments AAA Resolution Defeated Speaker Byrns announced the roll call vote as 243 to 102 Representative Taber RN Y author of the resolution resisted ef forts of the house leadership to ta ble the proposal and forced a roll call on a point of no quorum after the resolution was defeated 117 to 52 on a standing vote The president set aside the after noon to work on his tax message to congress Its delivery Tuesday was predicted Money Matters at Fore Money matters dominated the capital scene as congress awaited the message calling for 000 a year in taxes and the treas ury began a 51809000000 financ ing operation The National Economy league in a statement published Monday as sailed soak the poor taxation and demanded retrenchment while the Chamber of Commerce of the Unit ed States also asking economy at tacked the Norris bill to authorise a 10 year billiondollar rural electri fication program The treasurys financing of which SSOO000000 will be new borrowing to fill cash coffers against bonus farm relief and other payments will boost the gross public debt to 300000000 on April 15 a new peak All except the 5800000000 will be used to meet maturing obligations Farm Bill Signed AAA officials packed brief cases Monday to speed away to Memphis and Chicago to start the new soil conservationsubsidy bill with re gional meetinga of farmers begin ning Thursday The president signed the bill Saturday night announcing the action Sunday night with the words Aiming at justice for agriculture and self interest for the nation the plan seeks to salvage and conserve the greatest values in human life and resources with which this na tion is endowed Muscatine at Polls in Its City Election MUSCATINE city of ficials and one alderman in each of the citys four wards were being selected at the polls by Muscatine voters Monday A mayor city treas urer assessor street commissioner and police judge were beino 2 Freight Engines Derailed No One Hurt in Accident at Junction Two engines on a doubleheader northbound freight train of the M St L railroad were derailed Sun day afternoon when a rail broke at a frog near the junction with the Chicago Milwaukee and St Paul railroad on Eighth street southeast aa the train rolled into Mason City Although the lead engine No 404 cleared the rail the second engine No 606 ran off the track and the momentum of 40 boxcars behind crumpled the two engines and ten tiers into a zigzag affair that looked much like the old rail fence Crews Uninjured Although four men were in the two cabs of the engines against which the two tenders were rammed no one was injured This was accounted for by the fact that no one had time to attempt to jump from the cab It happened so sud denly and unexpectedly that the four men found themselves prac tically sealed in the cabs When asked how he felt when the accident occurred L A Eker fire man on No 404 said I felt like I wanted to be somewhere else but luckily nothing broke to cause ser ious damage by steam or fire W C Quigley was engineer on the lead engine and G Felt was en gineer on No 606 with H Gillette iiring The train had come from Marshalltown and most of the freightwas bound for tbetwin cit ies with only 10 of the cars routed to Mason City Wrecker Set to Work A wrecker was set to work about oclock Sunday evening after police blocked the highway on Eighth street southeast and work men spent most of Sunday evening pulling the engines back on the tracks and repairing a considerable portion of the track that had been torn up when the big engines went off the rails The box cars remained intact and were taken off on a siding so the vrecker could get to the engines Because the tenders and engines were at alternately different angles lo each other they offered plenty of opposition in the job of pullinsr them back on the tracks 2 Highway Bandits Sought After Holdup Is Reported CEDAR RAPIDS JP Police Monday were seeking two highway bandits reported by L N Kobe of Cedar Rapids to have robbed him of near North Liberty Sunday Hobel said he was enroute to Iowa City to turn in his collections of the last week to his employer W R Graf when he was flagged down by one of the pair who indi cated their car had broken down After robbing him one of the ban dits removed the breaker arm from the distributor of Hobels motor and threw it away he said FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday rising temperature in extreme west and extreme south portions Monday night warmer Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday rising temperature in west and north Monday night and in east Tues da IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 3fi Above Minimum in Night 20 Above At 8 A M Mondry 30 Above Snowfall Trace Sleet Trace Rain 07 of an Inch Total Precipitation 08 of an Inch Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 26 Above Minimum in Night 18 Above At S A SI Sunday 24 Above Snowfall 25 of an Inch Precipitation 03 of an Inch Sunday ran the weather gamut from blizzardy snow to calm sun shine with sleet and rain included in the days offerings An appropri ate introduction it was to fickle 40 Boxcars Broken Rail Did This The above photo shows how the tender of the lead engine of a doubleheader rammed when the second engine went off a broken rail and the momentum of 40 boxcars did the rest The photo was snapped just before the wrecker started to work Sunday evening Photo by Lock Kayeimy Engraving FAIR AND WARMER SEEN FOR STATE WeathermaniBiands Lion and Lamb Theory Just Old Myth Though it was cloudy over much of Iowa Monday the weatherman predicted fair and that he said is the first fair and warmer forecast in days and days Temperatures which were around the freezing point or higher Mon day in North Iowa will go even higher Tuesday he forecast He predicted rninimums early Tuesday just below freezing in the north section and just above in the south March came in like a lamb he said Old Weather Myth Yes I guess you could say it did but that idea is just an old weather myth The records dont bear it out No matter how the month comes in theres a tendency to strong winds at the close of the month and in early April Temperatures early Monday av eraged 10 degrees above normal over the state after hitting a high of 46 above at Sioux City and Council Bluffs Sunday The low early Monday was 28 at Charles City the Associated Press reported 36 Above Here Mason City had a maximum of 36 above Sunday and the low early Monday was 29 above zero Sunday here was an odd admixture of weather with everything from blia yardy snow to calm sunshine with flurries of sleet and rain Several highways blocked by last weeks storm remained to be open ed up in northwest Iowa but high way commission engineers said warmer weather would aid mater ially in the snow removal In fact one engineer said thawing away of the snow is the only hope for a lot of secondary and country roads Iowa Agents Get Man Wanted in Missouri DES MOINES state bu reau of investigation disclosed Mon day that Agents William Arthur and A G Haight captured Stanley Fifer 27 wanted at Paris Mo for breaking jail at Cedar Falls Satur day Day in Congress By ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Debates park development bill Lobby committee studies influ ences directed at legislation Ju diciary committee considers nomination of Edwin R Holmes of Mississippi for circuit bench House Takes up impeachment pro ceedings against U S Judge Halstead L Ritter of Florida Appropriations committee meets on regular departmental supply bills CHICAGO KEEPS EYES ON CLOCK Transacts I ts v First Business Under Eastern Standard Time CHICAGO million resi dents of the Chicago area became clock watchers Monday as the na tions second city transacted its first in business under eastern standard time Reaction embraced confusion terest approval and opposition The vast majority of institutions stores commercial es tablishments industrial plants fire police and postal departments schools the stock exchange and their first test of fast time But in a few instances even the clocks were in conflict The stockyards some of the pack ers and through trains operated on central standard time The opening gong at the Chicago board of trade sounded at a hour later than usual Courts and surburban trains ad vanced their schedules an hour Two circuit judges ordered their bailiffs to call cases under both new and old times to avoid possible legal techni calities Many of the suburbs set time pieces ahead an hour Sunday when the change ordained by the Chicago council was effected Some others didnt The Chicago federation of labor reiterated its disapproval of the new order Officials announced after a meeting they would seek to obtain 1000000 signatures on petitions for a referendum on the time change at the Nov 3 election I SUPREME COURT DENIES PLEA TO RECONSIDER TVA Decides 19 Cases May Prolong Session for New Deal Cases WASHINGTON to reconsider its recent TVA decision the supreme court disposed of 19 cases Monday A ruling on an antitrust suit against the sugar institute was de ferred at least a week A succession 01 unanimous rul ings settled questions that had bcen at issue in several of states None dealt with new deal policies but more arguments over these were in the offing It was learned the justices were willing to prolong their session in June if it would mean quicker ac tion on matters involving Roosevelt policies Important fo States Cases decided Monday were more important to states and individuals than in a national sense The law empowering states to control the sale within their borders of prison made goods brought in from outside was found constitu tional A California franchise tax on the interstate and foreign business of steamship companies was held con stitutional The court ruled that the West Virginia chain store tax applies to filling stations leased byrefining companies Since congress has repealed the Bankhaed cotton production con trol act the court dismissed an at tack against the legislation filed in behalf of Gov Eugene Talmadge of Georgia Attorneys for Georgia asked the dismissal by letter Oregon Is Upheld In an unanimous opinion by Jus tice Cardozo the tribunal affirmed that Oregon was not taking more than its share of water from the Walla Walla river Washington state had sought to restrict the amount taken The right of a state agency to fix a depreciation rate on the property of an interstate utility company was upheld Another ruling was that federal taxes on gains resulting from sale of real estate purchased under option must be assessed on the basis that the property was acquired when paid for and the title transferred and not when the option was given Tax Ruled Valid Also considered valid was the 1933 Washington occupation tax assessed for the privilege of engaging in bus iness activities within the state Officials of 10 states lost their plea that the court reconsider its unanimous decision of Feb 3 invali dating a 1932 Louisiana law apply ing to building and loan associations The law limited immediate pay ments to withdrawing members of mutual building and loan associa tions Texas Indiana Illinois Iowa Kansas Missouri North Carolina Oklahoma Wisconsin and Louisiana asked the rehearing Robert L Ripley Is Refused Permission for Visit to Russia NEW YORK American said Monday that Robert L Ripley newspaper cartoonist has been re fused permission by the soviet gov ernment to visit Russia on a pro jected roundtheworld trip Ripley was quoted as saying that he had been informed unofficially but authoritatively that the refusal was motivated by a radio speech he made here last April on conditions in Russia as he saw them on a previ ous trip In that speech the American said Ripley attributed the death of 4 000000 peasants by starvation in the Ukraine and North Caucasus to the soviet government and called the country a gigantic poorhousc Dodges to Escape Bullet Neck Broken DALLAS Tex Negro shot at Leonard Bowser 21 saw him dodge to one side then fall dead Examination failed to disclose a bullet wound Physicians said Bnw announcing scrs neck broke when he ducked i Countess Open Long Distance TelevisionTelephone Service in Germany BERLIN opened to the public Monday the first long distance televisiontelephone ser vice in the world The line linking Berlin and Leip zig was inaugurated by the Ger man postal ministry in connection with the opening of the Leipzig spring fair Sunday Recognizable images somewhat like those of early motion pictures appeared on an eight inch square surface during conversation over the cable which is used instead of wireless to insure privacy The public tariff for three min ON THE INSIDE Italian Armies Drive Deeper Into Ethiopia ON PAGE 2 Byers Gives Basis of Japans Terror Reign ON PAGE t Marble Rock Store Is Badly Damaged by Fire ON PAGE 16 Snow Clearance Costs for Iowa in Millions ON PAGE 5 Leaders Study Choice of New Japan Premier 2 New Deal Councilmen Attend Final Meeting ON PAGE 12 ALBIA ENTERS TOURNEY FINAL Dixon Sinks Free Throw to Give Pirates Thrilling Victory Beaten back twice during the sea son by Burlingtons Blackhawks Al bias Pirates stunned their neighbor citys cagers Monday afternoon by earning a 27 to 26 semifinal victory in the state junior college basketball tournament here Clarence Dixon midget guard who limped out of the game in the first quarter with an injured foot came back into the lineup to sink the free throw that won in the last minute of play Albia had led 11 to 5 at the end of the first quarter while Burling ton holding the Pirates to a single goal in the second period led 15 to 13 at the half A bitter rough third quarter fight saw the count knotted at 22 to 22 as the session closed Jim Keller and John Cardie scored for Burlingon in he last quarter while Nick Miletich and Wayne Reeves evened the count for Aloia Dixons free throw settled the issue although Miletich shot anoth er which was rubbed out as he stepped over the line before the end Iowa Junior Chamber to Meet April 1718 DAVENPORT for the annual convention of the Iowa jun ior Chamber of Commerce here have beet set for April 17 and IS A bid for the 1937 convention has been extended by Council Bluffs utcs of visible talk was set at S110 I his home Probe Fata Shooting DES MOINES continued an investigation of the fatal shooting of Dan Sanchez Val ley Junction Mexican who was found on a blood soaked mattress in Report Countess Barbara Regarded Out of Danger LONDON Haug witzReventlow the former Bar bara Hutton who fell gravely ill af condition continues to mend and the patient may now be regarded as out of danger ter the birth of her first child last Operated upon last Thursday night week rallied Monday and emerged i for symptoms of an abdominal ob from danger istruction after the delivery of her Her physicians issued a bulletin j son Tuesday the Woohvorth heir ess was understood to have passed n HaugwitzRevcntlows crisis yesterday STRIKE SPREADS S1FTLY TO ALL Mayor Has City Operate Elevators in Tall Apartments By TOM HAGENBUCH Associated Press Staff Writer NEW YORK swiftly spreading strike of building em ployes plagued all sections of Man hattan Monday as Mayor LaGuar dia proclaiming an emergency or dered the city to operate elevators in high apartment houses The mayors proclamation came shortly after the walkout movement swept the congested garment dis trict on the midtown westside and reached into the Wall street finan cial area Mayor LaGuardia announced that in order to protect the health and safety of New Yorkers the city would take over operation of ele vators in all residential buildings more than six stories tall Ask for CoOperation He called upon citizens to co operate with city officials in main taining the public health and in protecting life The strike reached Wall street last area in Manhattan to be affect ed early Monday afternoon Offi cials of the building service em ployes union announced that ele vator operators at 4044 Wall street a 65 story building left their posts The strike began abruptly Sunday in the Bronx and upper west side of Manhattan The first sector affect ed Monday was the swank upper eastside Then in swift succession followed the midtowri business tricts Contrasting Pictures Union officials and representa tives of building operators gave con trasting pictures concerning the seriousness of the walkout As fast as a new front on the strike area was reached agreements were effected between the union and building owners William Rawlins representative of the realty operators emphasized that replacement workers were tak ing over as fast as union workers quit their jobs Confusion followed the invasion of the strike into the garment dis trict Strategically it came during the luncheon period and lobbies of buildings were crowded with men and women returning from their meals Press Buzzers Vainly Vainly they pressed buzzers for elevators to carry them aloft to their offices and shops Making strenuous efforts to end the strike Mayor LaGuardia called union representatives into his cham bers then announced he had called a meeting in his offices late today of union officials and the realty ad visory board Promised Closed Shop James J Bambrick strike leader announced agreements rapidly were being signed with building owners for restoration of workers Elevator men janitors and other employes were ordered out of all buildings north of 14th street by Bambrick president of thtv Building Service Employes union Shortly afterward however he announced that the Metropolitan Association of BuildingOwners representing 110 apartment houses on swank Park avenue and the up per west side had agreed to the un ion terms Men in those buildings went back to work at once promised a weekly increase a closed shop and 48 hour week Hotel Workers May Join Possibility of hotel workers joining the strike threatened Bambrick said he had received a telegram from Chris Holihan head of the hotel workers union declar ing that members of the organiza tion were prepared to walk out in several of the citys large hotels Rawlins declared that the realty board would not consider mediation We will not meet one of their de mand he said The demands if fulfilled would increase labor costs 300 per cent to realty owners In the Upper East Side are locat ed many swank hotels apartment dwellings and clubs Some of the town notables live there including Mayor LaGuardia Governor Leh man Bainbridpe Colby Felix Wnr burg Walter P Chrysler Jr and Jesse Isidor Straus U S ambassa dor to France Byrd Deflates Wisecrack MODESTO Cal you acquire your southern accent at the South Pole was the question asked Admiral Byrd on the occasion I of his lecture here Virginia suh i was the reply ;