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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COM ASSOCIATED PRESS UIASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 18 1936 THIS PAJPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 191 Republicans Make Errors Management Pulls Boners in Early Drive Moves By CHARLES P STEWART WASHINGTON CPA The in eptitude of the republican man agement in shap ing the prelimin aries of the G 0 coming cam paign is the sub ject of much as tonished comment in political cir cles In the paat tne democrats gener ally have been folk who have bungled The republi cans have had a r e p u t ation as very able strategists Now their fin eers all seem to be thumDs S Indvidual candidacies tor the G OP presidential nomination are being handled judciously enough For Ixample Gov AH M Landon of Kansas appears to be an f crafty aspirant Colonel FranK undoubtedly has done the best Clcvnatnr Wll NEW DEAL LOSES IN HIGH COURTS Band Returning Home With Top Honors is a ood dark horse It isnt the candidates separately who are so persistently Tailing over creation Apparently the trouble with them is that they are unaccustomed to have been beat en they haven t been badly beaten They would not have been defeated in 1912 except for the triangular character of the race They lost only by a nose in 1916 Then in 1920 1924 and 1928 they won overwhelmingly They reckoned that they were in what they called a normal that they could riot be licked except by a narrow margin and then only by a And the democrats admitted that this was so They were acquainted with grief Being used to it it did not hopelessly discourage them Illustratively they did not com pletely lose their morale when the stuffing was so fearfully whaled out of them in 1928 Rattled1 Republicans But 1932 rattled the republi cans If they had had better luck in 1934 they doubtless would have re gained something of their courage but their 1934 showing was still worse Unfamiliar with successive bad reverses they lost their nerve Nervous and agitated their lead ership makes false moves It is inexperienced in its present minority role Incidentally Chairman Henry P Fletcher of the G O P national committee is the poorest imaginable person for that especial a fine gentleman a competent diplomat But a politician Oh The republican organization has permitted itself to acquire some un popular friends too Cash Not Votes The American Liberty league the National Association of Manufac turers the United States Chamber of among others They have cash for campaign funds but they do not make votes They count by reason of their influence in a convention but not in ballots at the polls Labor obviously is pronew deal President John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers and its affili ated unions for industrial unioniza tion declared some time ago for the Roosevelt program The A F of L has been dragged through President William Greens admission into the same group It would not have occurred except for the republican committees mal adroit management Labor formerly republican now Is pronew deal Agriculture ditto With intelligent campaign man agement it could have been argued the other way LEPEBSKiLLllN FREEDOM DASH 6 DesperateMoros Escape From Leprosarium in Philippines MANILA P Six desperate Moro lepers fled before the constab ulary Monday after killing sever men in a bloody dash from the Cul ion Island leprosarium The armed lepers under the lead ership of one who called himself killed four fishermen seized a boat and flei the colony for Palawan and neighboring is lands where their ruthlessness spread terror nmong the inhabi tants Stopping at Jalumpang on Aboa bo island the marauders killed three more persons and robbed Chi nese ITALY EXECUTES NATIVE BANDITS CAUGHTLOOTING Ethiopians Who Pillaged Addis Ababa Before Firing Squads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Native bandits were executed Monday by military tribunals in the former Ethiopian capital for mur der during the looting of Addis Ababa Ethiopians caught in the act of pillaging and killing were placed be fore the guns of the carabinieri as fascists sought to halt sporadic raids The Bank of Italy took measures to obtain funds for development of the conquered territory by lowering its rediscount rate from 5 to per cent British Cabinet Meets The annexation of Ethiopia by It aly and the still outstanding prob lem of German remilitarization of the Rhineland zone were two vital questions to be discussed at a spe cial cabinet session in London An thony Eden was expected to report to his government on the progress of his conferences with foreign dip lomats at Geneva The foreign affairs expert Pef tinax wrote in a Paris newspaper that PremierDesignate Leon Blum had asked Eden to cooperate with France in a disarmament confer ence to include Germany A Christian immigrant from Aus tria Karl Brietinger was killed in the center of a Palestine street Mon day by an Arab who fired a pistol shot into him the Palcor agency re ported The Arab escaped Give Formal Reply The Palestine government gave formal reply to the Arab national councils demand that Jewish immi gration be stopped by announcing in the official gazette said Palcor that a labor immigration schedule of Jews has been allotted to the Jewish agency for Palestine dur ing the six months beginning Ap ril 1 Each certificate permits a Jewish immigrant to enter together with his family This type of immigration is in addition to the capitalist category of immigration under which a Jew possessing may enter the country without restric tion To Confer at London Representatives of Great Britain and soviet Russia will confer at London this week on a possible nav al agreement The conferees for Great Britain will be representatives of the for eign office and the admiralty Am bassador Ivan M Maisky and his naval attache AntipoffChikunsky will represent Russia An authoritative souce indicated there were hopes for a special agreement limiting size of warships of the two nations and that if the AngloRussian conversations were successful similar negotiations would open between Great Britain and Germany Motive Is Sought by Police for Bombing That Hurt Girl 16 CHICAGO motive was sought by police Monday for a bombing which wrecked a northwest side printing shop injured a 16 year old girl and broke windows in six buildings As Miss Lorctta Przybylski walked along the street Sunday night in the direction of the shop the dynamite bomb exploded knock ing her down and showering her with glass fragments Check Up onDamageDone by Southwest Iowa Storm Man Married Three Weeks Confesses to Des Moines Holdups DES MOINES Cox 22 who told police he was married three weeks ago in Minnesota has confessed officers said to have been the bandit who robbed the Kerr Drug store a week ago and wag a participant in four recent streetcar holdups Police said Cox implicated Lester E Brown 26 arrested Saturday in the streetcar holdups Inmate of Lee County Home Seeks KEOKUK Attorney D J McNamara acting in the in terests of James Blink Lee county home inmate and the three chil dren of the late Oliver Blink has put in a claim for the securities and cash said to be found in the Chicago home of Harry Blink who died May 14 James is a brother of the decedent Eight Hurt One Badly I in Council Bluffs Section OMAHA and Coun cil Bluffs authorities Monday sought to ascertain the full extent of havoc wrought by the brief but furious storm of wind rain and hail which swept across the two cities and their environs late Sunday injuring at least eight persons one seriously and causing damage to property and crops expected to run into many thousands of dollars The wind spread the most de struction Blowing in from the northwest it was registered for five minutes at the government airways weather bureau at 62 miles an hour It held for one minute at 70 miles n hour and one gust of 30 seconds duration wag recorded at 86 miles an hour Lasts About Hour The rain lasting about an hour totalled inches The hail which drifted as much as four feet deep against some walls and banks did extensive damage to the fruit crop in this region Some livestock was reported drowned in creek floods One house in Omaha and one in Council Bluffs were demolished At least four others were blown from their foundations and scores were unroofed or otherwise damaged Water backed up into several homes and business establishmerfts window lights were smashed gas and water mains were cracked streets were littered with broken tree branches and even some big trees were felled temporarily cut ting off electric power and light and blocking The thermometer which stood at S2 at 3 p plunged 34 degrees to 48 during the stopn It rose again rapidly Most Seriously Hurt Most seriously injured was Eu gene Hunt 54 of Council Bluffs crushed under a heavy stove when his two room cottage came to earth after being hurled almost 100 feet by a gust of wind He is in a Council Bluffs hospi tal where attendants revealed he may have a broken back Others reported injured were Mrs Eugene Hunt battered by hail as she fled from the house just before it was swept up by the wind Theodore Matson Council Bluffs knocked unconscious by a big hail stone Mrs Jack McDonald Omaha shocked and bruised when blown down while carrying her baby to a neighbors home for shelter Pined by Wall E H Lovell Omaha bruised se verely when pinned by a collapsing basement wall Junior Ahlman Carter Lake vil lage two fingers broken when a bus waiting station in which he had taken refuge collapsed Mrs Francis Kelly Omaha ar tery in wrist severed by broken glass Mrs Francis Richmond Omaha battered by hail after her new home was demolished A police boat rescued almost 100 children marooned in the lobby of a suburban Omaha theater Scores of persons were rescued with boats from their marooned automobiles CLINTON CLEANS UP ONE CASUALTY THERE CLINTON M Clinton was cleaning up after one of the most terrific rain and wind storms in re cent years Terrific wind and rain and hail struck the city late Sunday after noon inflicting widespread damage uprooting trees blocking streetcar traffic and putting tha residential street lighting system out of com mission Only one casualty was reported Miss Helen Fletcher 11 sustained severe head wounds when the car in which she was riding skidded on wet paving and rolled over three times Streetcar traffic was blocked when a tree fell on top of a car FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday somewhat cooler in cen tral and east portions Monday night rising temperature in ex treme west Tuesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy cooler Monday night Tuesday air IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 80 Minimum in Night 49 At 8 A M Monday 60 Rainfall Trace Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 93 Minimum in Night 63 At 8 A M Sunday 63 North Iowa had its first real touch of summer heat Saturday when the mercury rose to 92 de grees That incidentally is surpris ingly close to the ranges which gave Iowa the reputation for a terribly hot summer two years ago GAR STOLEN AND FOUND IN HOUR 2 Cedar Rapids Holdup Men Abandon Auto Taken in Mason City The law catches up quickly with violators in North Iowa Monday afternoon Oscar M Lo men Mason City reported that his car was stolen from its parking place near the high school at oclock The sheriff phoned the po lice broadcasting station at Water loo The report was on the air at oclock and Deputy Sheriff Johnny Wallace of the local sher iffs office picked up the report saw the car and had the men in custody in time to make a report back to the sheriffs office at oclock In less than one hour from the time the car was stolen the report was canceled BANDITS ABANDON CAR STOLEN IN MASON CITY DES MOINES Rapids police asked the state bureau of identification Monday afternoon to spread a search for two bandits who held up and robbed a service station two miles east of here of They reported the bandits aband oned an automobile stolen at Mason City shortly after committing the robbery Thieves Steal Safe Containing lowans Life Savings OTTUMWA life savings of Peter Wagner 66 farmer living five miles south of Ottumwa were stolen from his home late Saturday when thieves carried away his small safe containing in securi ties Wagner and his wife who farm 60 acres of land had come to Ottum wa to attend the funeral of a neigh bor when the kitchen door of their home was pried open and the 150 pound box taken A portion of the papers stolen were Liberty bonds Wagner said Officers investigating the robbery had few clews on which to work One suspect was released after ques tioning Funds Received for Child Health Work DBS MOINES Comp troller C B Murtagh reveived a federal warrant for Monday to be expended by the state health department in maternal and child health work under the fderal social security act The comptroller received last week for the same purpose CELEBRATION AT SCHOOL STADIUM WILL BE STAGED Musicians Receive First Division Rating for Third Year SEE PICTURES ON PAGE 10 Several local groups are cooper ating in plans to fete the Mason City high school band which for the third year straight received highest hon ors at a program Friday evening in Roosevelt stadium The band will arrive at 7 oclock Monday evening at the North Western station from Cleveland where it was one of sev en class A bands to receive highly superior highest possible Plans for the celebration at the stadium in charge of the band uni form committee consisting of F C Heneman G C Yelland and Carl Henkel will be announced later Enthusiasm has met the efforts of the committee in its arrangements so far i The high school band left Cleve land Saturday evening shortly after the close of the spectacular march ing and massed band events The group Sunday visited Niagara Falls and then started on the return jour ney At Cleveland the local musicians received much favorable comment j Carefully and artistically the musij cians followed the interpretations i of Conductor Carleton L Stewart Edwin JETranko Goldman in speak ing oveV1 a public announcing sxs tern mentioned the high quality of playing given in competition Principal James Rae with the aid of Mrs H E Kennedy and her music mother assistants had organ ized carefully the entire trip so that the arrangements were handled easily The students had the oppor tunity to prepare well for their ap pearance and also had an enjoyable trip Mason City was a comparative ly small school in the class A com petition MASON CITY IOWA CITY NORTHWOOD WIN HONORS CLEVELAND Awards in the ninth annual high school band contest here were announced at the close of the contest late Saturday afternoon There were no Ratings were made in divisions as follows Division one highly superior or out standing achievement division two superior division three good divi sion four fair division five below average The following ratings were given class A from schools having an enrollment of over 750 Division of Aurora J Sterling Morton of Cicero Urbana Mason City Iowa John Adams of Cleveland Cleve land Heights Ohio Shaw of Cleve land In Division Two Division of Chicago of Chicago Harrison of Chicago Elgin 111 Quincy Elkhart Hammond Lib erty Memorial of Lawrence Jamestown N Glenville of Cleveland Lakewood Ohio Ber wick Pa Division Alcee Fortier of New Orleans Sewanhaka of Floral Park N Charlotte N East of Cleveland West Technical of Cleveland Ports mouth Ohio Lower Merion Ard more Washington of Sioux Falls S D Divisions four and In class B schools with enroll ment of 250 to 750 the ratings were City Top Division Iowa City Iowa Port Washington N Y Division Taylorville Columbia City Crawfordsville Holland David Anderson high of Lisbon Ohio Canton S D Division I Edwarsdville Greenwood Canandaigua N Wills high of Delaware Ohio Dov er Ohio Division four Sfurgis Barker N Hegins township Pa Division Rated In class C schools of 100 to 250 enrollment the ratings were Division High land Northwood Iowa Jeffer son Ohio Division Gibson City Port Byron N Andover Ohio Howland high of Warren Ohio Division three Waverly Boon Grove Bristol ON THE INSIDE CASEY STENGEL Stengel Keeps Up Old Feud Starts New One ON SPORTS PAGE Northwood Band Home With Highest Honors ON STATE PAGE League Reorganization Is Predicted by Byers PAGE 4 COL 2 War Veterans to Give School Memorial Talks ON PAGE 13 WaTanYe Convention Sessions at Hanford ON PAGE 8 Stockyard Rate Fixing Upheld by High Court ON PAGE 9 YOUNG DEMOS AT IOWA CONVENTION Campaigning for President Marks Opening of Meet Attend DAVENPORT by several delegations for the office of state president marked the open ing of the state convention of young democrats meeting strong here Monday Martin J McCarthy Daven port attorney and president of the Scott county organization is recog nized as an outstanding candidate to succeed Jake More of Harlan Among his strongest competitors are Gibson Holliday of Des Moines state treasurer of the organization and Charles OConnor of Dubuque president of the Dubuque county club Council Bluffs was making a strong bid for the 1937 convention Lawrence township of Oaklandoh Charlton high of Plainfield Westfield Bolegs New Oxford pa Division Eillicottville N Y Division Drum Major Contest The ratings in the drum major contest were Division Borne Ba ton Rouge Jack Bowden Gar field Heights Ohio Jerry Burch Des Moines Iowa Charles Cunning ham Ashland James Kell Centralia HI Division Cermak Cleveland Jack Dalby Topeka Beverly Ecklund and W Plantz Rock Island HI Bill Marshall Des Moines Iowa Parley Wellstead Ottumwa Iowa Division Fenn Tell City Carlton Kissner Del aware Ohio Kenneth Lindenberger Lawrence Victor Sevison Elkhart Bradford Warner Oberlin Ohio Division four Wilbur Davis Hammond Ind Relief Act of 1935 Hit by Appeal Court Brand Resettlement Administration as Invalid WASHINGTON the 1935 relief act through a test case involving the resettlement ad ministration the District of Col umbia circuit court of appeals held Monday that it transgressed the constitution Three of the five judges ruled as had the supreme court in the NRA and AAA cases that the law appro priating delegated powers improperly to President Roosevelt and violated states rights The Resettlement adminis tration was considered invalid Appeal to Be Taken New deal officials conferred about future procedure both on relief pol icy and in the courts Solicitor General Stanley Reed said an appeal would be taken to the supreme court at once He told newspapermen that after a hurried reading of the opinion he believed it was narrow and con fined to construction projects for shifting population under the reset tlement administration I am not trying to minimize the he added We wanted it the other WFA to Go On A spokesman for Harry L Hop kins said the work relief program would go on despite the decision With congress in session he said the act could be amended to meet the courts objections The Resettlement administration had been alloted of the works relief fund Hopkins Works Progress admin istration had received the largest allotment of Certain Types O K The sweeping opinion of the court indicated that certain types of re lief projects were constitutional saying We are not here confronted with an appropriation for internal im provements of a national character or importance or the erection of public buildings or the grant of loans to a state or municipality to carry out public works As to the court said we might find in the nature of the objectives a well beaten path by which to supply the omitted means to that Congress Power Exceeded But the judges thought different ly about such jrojects as the Re settlement administration is pro moting The court said the law attempts to and control matters over which the constitution has given congress no In a test case which resulted from plans for a model community at Franklin in Somerset county N the appellate court found there was no constitutional power conferred upon the federal gov to regulate housing or to resettle Tugwell Defers Comment Rexford G Tugwell in charge of the resettlement administration de ferred comment pending study of the opinion It was written by As sociate Justice Van Orsdel and con curred in by Chief Justice Martin and Associate Justice Robb The other two members Justices Groner and Stephens agreed that constitutional authority was lacking in this case but said the court should not have passed upon validity of the entire program The appellate court reversed the ruling of the District of Columbia supreme court which had upheld the validity of the resettlement pro gram and denied an injunction against the New Jersey project sought by a group of taxpayers Reviews Relief Act After reviewing provisions of the 1935 relief act which appropriated and the executive or ders of President Roosevelt which set up the resettlement agency Jus tice Van Orsdel said This is delegation running Referring to opinions of the United States supreme court which found NRA AAA and the original hot oil control act unconstitution al Justice Van Arsdel said the same legal plans were found in the re settlement administration Power Not Prescribed There is nothing in the act di rectly prescribing the power or du ties of the president with respect to he said Assuming that it may be in ferred from the act that the funds are to be by the president yet there is nothing requiring their use either absolutely or in any specified condition or circumstance He is free to use them or not as he sees fit x x x There is no guide as to where or when or how these funds are to be used for GUFFEYCOALACT STRUCK OUT BY SUPREME COURT 63 Decision Based on Same Grounds as NRA and AAA Cases WASHINGTON 3 six to three the supreme court struck down the Guffey coal act Monday on the same ground that it invalidated NRA an unconstitu tional invasion of state powers The majority through Justice Sutherland held the federal gov ernment was without power to reg ulate hours and wages in the min ing district as well as in the manu facturing industry The dissenters were Justices Brandeis Stone and Cardozo The court did not ruje on the constitutionality of the price fixing provision of the Guffey law to reg ulate the bituminous industry but said these were so related to the provisions that the fall of the latter carried the price section down too Cordozo in Dissent In failing to rule on the price fixing provisions the majority opin ion warned that nothing the court said was to be taken as an indi cation that it would uphold them even if they were enacted sepa rately I am the dissenting opinion by Justice Cardozo said that the act is within the power of the central government insofar as it provides for minimum and maximum prices upon sales of bi tuminous coal in the transactions of interstate commerce and in those of intrastate commerce where inter state commerce is directly or inti mately affected also inother labor provisions that have been considered and condemned in the opinion of the court I do not find it necessary to determine at this time Silence must not be taken as importing Hughes Gives Opinion Chief Justice Hughes in a sepa rate opinion concurred in the find ing of the majority that congress had exceeded its authority in at tempting to regulate wages and hours The majority opinion held the excise tax of 15 per cent on soft coal production with provisions for refunding 90 per cent for adherence to terms of the law was clearly not a tax but a But the court did not rule on the tax The position of the government as we understand the opinion said is that the validity of the exaction does not rest upon the taxing power but upon the power of congress to regulate interstate commerce and that if the act in respect of the labor and price fix ing provisions be not upheld the tax must fall with them Confine Consideration With that position we agree and confine our consideration accord Senator Guffey was in the crowded audience The separate opinion by Chief Justice Hughes contended the act must be sustained in relation to the provisions for marketing in in terstate The decisions of the courts be low so far as they accomplish that result should be he as serted The majority held that congress in the law had exceeded its power under the constitution in attempt ing to regulate interstate com merce The decision holding NRA uncon stitutional was cited as a precedent Challenged by Producers Constitutionality of the Guffey act to permit federal control of prices wages and hours in the bituminous industry had been challenged by James Walter Carter West Vir ginia and Virginia producer and by 19 Kentucky operators In the Carter District Of Columbia supreme court upheld price fixing but declared unconsti tutional the provisions for regulat ing wages and hours The western Kentucky federal districtcourt upheld the entire act Working conditions are obviously local Mondays opinion reminded also held that it was an improper delegation of power to permit a majority a minority far as wages and hours in an industry are concerned Delegation Arbitrary The the opinion as serted Is so clearly arbitrary and ao denial of rights safo guarded by the due process clause of the fifth amendment that it unnecessary to do more than rtai   

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