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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPT PRESS LEASED WlKB SKKVilUB MASON CITY IOWA FEIDAY NOVEMBER 20 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SSCTION8 SECTION ONE Need Leader for G O P Hamilton Wont Do as Chairman Says Stewart STORK DERBY CLAUSE UPHELD By CHARLES P STEWART A S H IN G T ON cans generally agree with Chair man John D M Hamilton of the G O P national committee that their party must be revitalized or it is done for permanently They also agree with him that revitaliza tion must begin i m m ed i a tely that it cant j take if it isnt begun until ly the last min ute in 1940 What they doubt is that it can be revitalized in any circumstances with Alf M Landon as its nominal leader and Hamiltons management mismanagement as many of j them speak of it Republican leaders laugh but not a Qit mirthfully when Hamilton talks of getting together with Lan don to plan for the future Hint to Hamilton Their notion is that the sooner Hamilton is retired the better and they say that his successors first tusiness will be to start on the job of building up a 1940 most emphatically some other can didate than Landon They reason also that it was a capital mistake to try to make the west a center of republican strength They know why the attempt was made The idea was that Landon CANADIAN JUDGE RULES ON WILL OFTOROIfrOMAN Share of Fortune Denied Mothers of Children Not Legitimate TORONTO Canadian Press In a decision upholding the validity of the famous stork derby clause of the Millar will Mr Justice W E Middleton Friday ruled that the prize was intended for the mothers of legitimate children The disputed clause providing a fortune to the mother in Toronto vvho bore the most children in a 10 year period which ended last Ovt 31 had been attacked by relatives of the wealthy Canadian Some 17 mothers competed in the derby which wound up in a welter of ties conflicting claims and ac cusations The judgment was preliminary in nature It ruled against the claims of relatives of the Toronto lawyer who contended the 10 year baby race was against public pol icy Later Mr Justice Middleton will hear evidence on the claims of the leading mothers and direct the ex would br popular in the west but ecutors of the will as to distribution that the east would be acquiescent j the ifl his candidacy on the theory that j 80 Page Judgment he would be manageable in the i in a 30 page judgment Mr Jus tice Middleton expressed the opin ion the famous motherhood mara thon clause could not be success fully attacked To sum up the conclusions at which I have he said I do not think the will can be attacked on the first suggested grounds of Heavy Rains Force Letup in Madrid Fighting DEFENSE LINES Says Labor Must Stand as Bar to Dictatorship Makes Reply to Rules for Mothers succeeded in white house had he landing there It did not work What little support the Kansan got in the east was lamentably in and Vermont He got none in the west whatever Difficult Still the modicum of support that j crfending against public policy nor be did get was as a J think the will can be attacked westerner but as a republican j the grounds that it tends to the republican argument i encourage immorality for the that the cast not necessarily the far but a lot farther east than Kansas i is natural G 0 P terri tory from which to west of course not being neglected ci antagonized It is a difficult task however tc dispose of Landon and Hamilton Republican strategists certainly do not propose to get back to the management of leaders like J Hen ry Roraback or Charles D Hilles As manager they are looking for an a pretty liberal one and yet of a type to be not overly alarming to conservatives Congressman Hamilton Fish of suburban New York City a neighbor of President Rooscveft is the prospect I hear ottencst men tioned Fish Is Considered Congressman Fish was quite prominently spoken of in early days of the recently ended campaign He was snuffed out later but perhaps his party would have been better advised to consider him more seri ously He never weighed presidentially but he was managerially and even vice presidentially though rather faintly i discussed Representative Fish belongs to the hereditary multimillionaire class therefore he stands moder ately well with conservatives He is liberal enough to have fought for Senator William E Borahs presi dential nomination Some folk think that Borah even if beaten would have been a stronger candi date than Landon against Roose Favored Social Security In short Fish is middling ad vanced economically He cam paigned for social security before the democratic party had suggest ed it On the other hand he was an antired to the point of semi foolishness He can live that down however And he has barrelsful of money stuff politically The republicans weakness is that they dont know how to be a minor ity party The democrats have had plenty of practice at it Whether or not the republicans distribution is confined in my view to the mothers of legitimate child ren In asking Justice Middleton to rule on the Millar will the executors of the estate sought answers to these questions 1 Is the mothers clause valid 2 If valid who shall be declared the winner 3 If invalid who shall inherit One Question Unanswered Fridays decision leaves only the second question to be answered and there are seven mothers appar ently tied for the honors One of these mothers Mrs Lily Kenny insists that ahe should be declared the sole winner for she claims to have borne 11 babies in the 10 year period Only nine of her offspring however are registered as required by the same number as six other mothers claim The validity of the mothers clause was questioned by counsel for the executors on the grounds that it did not specify that the child should be born in wedlock The executors wondered if this might not invali date the document as being contrary to the public good Five Out of Wedlock One of the leading mothers has borne five of her nine children since her separation from her husband Fridays decision speeds final set tlement of the strange will case but it docs not appear to have ended the legal phase by any means Mil lars next of kin may appeal to the supreme court of Ontario and the case might be carried beyond to the dominion high court and finally to the privy council in London The Ontario government was rep resented at the hearing by an assist ant attorneygeneral who opposed awarding the fortune to any of the mothers on the grounds that the best interests of Ontario might not thus be served JUSTICE MIDDLETON IOWAS LIQUOR LAW QUESTIONED SETTLE VIOLENT RAILWAY STRIKE adverse malic catch the trick in a couple of Arbitration Ends Walkout on administrations is proble Eight Men Face Death on Sabotage Charges NOVOSIBIRSK Western Siberia UP Eight Russians and a German death eentences on charges of anticom munist sabotage The government announced the men pleaded guilty to deliberate at tempts to wreck the great Kamer ovo coal mines which cost the lives of 14 miners Louisiana and Arkansas BATON ROUGE Richard W Leche announced Friday complete settlement by arbitration of the violent Louisiana and Arkan sas railway strike Although details of the settlement were not representativse the four brotherhoods which walked out on Sept 19 said the ap proximately 300 strikers would soon be back at The strike originally was called for more pay and better working conditons Unconstitutional If It Bars Liquor From Crossing State Says Judge DUBUQUE Court Judge D E Maguire ruled here Fri day was Iowas liquor law is un constitutional if it is intended to prevent liquor from crossing the states border enroute to another state He dismissed an action brought by the state for the confiscation of an automobile owned by John J Jungwirth of East Dubuque 111 Jungwirth was arrested severa months ago by state and federa officers who charged they found three gallons of liquor bearing fed eral and Illinois stamps in his car An information charging Jungwirth with illegal transportation of liquor was dismissed by a justice of the peace The state then filed the ac tion for the confiscation of Jung wirths car under the Iowa liquor control act Judge Maguire ruled that the state failed to prove that the liquor was transported into Iowa forcon sumption in Iowa H J Roelofs legal adviser to the liquor commission assisted the D buque county attorneys office in the prosecution The county attor neys office intimated the ruling will be appealed to the state supreme court APPEAL TO BE FILED WITH STATE SUPREME COURT DES MOINES J Roelofs assistant attorney general in charge of state liquor commis sion said Friday he will file an ap peal from Judge Maguires ruling with the state supreme court The state liquor law plainly is not intended to prevent liquorfrom crossing Iowa enroute to another Roelofs said The Iowa supreme court last summer in the Appanoose county case of state versus Arluno upheld the constitutionality of the law on interstate commerce quesions and every other point of stateand fed eral constitutionality The facts in the Arluno case were similar to those in the Jung wirth case As for the state proving illegal ity of the liquor the liquor laws are so written that it is up to the de fendant to prove the liquor legal rather than incumbent upon the state to prove it was meant for con sumption in Bank Robber Suspect Is Held at St Paul DES MOINES King 18 arrested as a suspect in a Mer rill Iowa bank robbery last June is being held at St Paui Paul Gruber of the Iowa bureau of in vestigation disclosed King was ar rested ai Winona by Gruber Minnesota detectives and federal agents He is also wanted for ques tioning in several Minnesota rob beries British Delegates Warnings TAMPA Green president of the American Federa tion of Labor said Friday organized labor must stand as a Ppck of Gibraltar against Replying to warnings from Brit ish fraternal delegates to the A F of L convention here of the spread of dictatorships Green shouted We must take our lesson from the first act of every suppression of trade develop the American Federation of Labor as a bulwark against oppres Ruddy of face and speaking slowly for emphasis Green declared We are not concerned with the brand of dictatorship we do not characterize some as good others as bad or better or are against every brand of dictator ship Check on Dictators Great Britains delegates urgec American workers to recognize the check strong trade unions would have upon development of a dicta torship in any land Green said he was happy to ob serve that in the great democracies of Britain the Scandinavian coun tries Denmark and Belgium the flag of democracy and freedom still is unfurled to the Labor was praised by Arthur J Altmyer acting chairman of the so cial security board for its defense of the social security act during the presidential campaign He also told the American Feder CLAIMS BUDGET TO BE BALANCED BY JULY Absolutely No Increase in Taxes Declares Pat Harrison ation ofLabor convention working man or woman coulcT get noold age insurance comparable to that provided by the social security program through any other means Ready to Go to War George Gibson delegate from the British trades union congress told thec onvention British working men were ready to go to war to preserve their liberties from fascist aggres sion Th British trades union move ment is by tradition and instinct pacifist Gibson said It would support no British gov ernment in a war of aggression nor would it deny to any nation equal economic rights and equal access to essential ray materials but there is one thing that British trade unionism is prepared to fight freedom Fight For Freedom And for liberty and freedom we shall fight if necessary whether it is menaced by our own or foreign Altmyer assailed criticism of the social security act in general and of the old age insurance provisions in particular In no he said does the worker get back less than he puts Altmyer predicted that 55 per cent of the nations industrial work ers wouldbe covered by state un employment insurance laws by Jan 1 He based this prediction on re ports fro mlabor leaders in Penn sylvania Ohio and Connecticut he said DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT ORGANIZED Setups Similar to One at Cherokee Planned in Other Sections DES MOINES ion of the first Iowa districthealth unit with headquarters at Chero tee was announced Friday by Dr Walter L Bierring state public health commissioner The district health unit will ave the a director pub ic health engineer and public ealth Counties in the dis rict include Lyon Osceola Plym uth Sioux OBrien and Cherokee Dr Bierring said that similar nits would be organized in other of the state as soon as rained personnel is Under the new health plan an ounced by the state department everai months ago half of the ex ense is to be met by the counties nd half by the federal government The local funds may be furnished y private or tax levying agencies WASHINGTON CE Chairman Pat Harrison of the sen ate finance committee said Friday there would absolutely be no in crease in taxes by the next con gress and that the budget woulc be brought into balance during the fiscal year beginning July 1 Declaring that tax revenues were picking up faster than we had the Mississippian said that federal emergency expendi tures would be curtailed enough to permit a balanced budget within the next fiscal year Harrison predicted that congress would make no change in the basic principles of the tax on undistri buted corporation surpluses but that imperfections and inequities will be corrected as soon as exper ience discloses Sees Minor Revisions Although minor revisions in the corporate plus levy probably will be enacted during the coming session he said they will not apply to col lections for the current year I have no doubt that this tax is he asserted It has had its influence in the recent wage in creases and it has added to the purchasing power of the American to disgorge he said inequities will creep into any new system of taxation when it is first established and these will be eliminated when ever shown actual Harrison declared in his talk with reporters that any extension of the governments activities will be scrutinized most carefully and granted by the next congress Reduce WJPA Gradually Gradual curtailment of the works progress administration the re settlement administration and oth er emergency administrations will be effected he said as the emer gency He added there were many de serving public works administra tion projects which congress would finance with reasonable appropria Predicting minor revisions in the social security system Harrison said he saw no reason to change the tax rates and general philos ophy of the act He characterized it as the most constructive legislation passed by congress in a long adding that it would take care of a large part of our future He also said the federal contribu tions to staie old age pensions might be increased Employes Will Pay Some states including Missis sippi are not to finance he pensions without additional help Harrison explained I There must be some pressure to take the tax off employes and put it all on the he said but that move get anywhere The present tax should be left on the Harrison disclosed he had been holding conferences with experts of the joint congressional committee on internal revenue taxation and that he was studying repeal of certain nuisance taxes which do not bring in enough revenue to justify the cost of collection He made it plain however he would seek renewal of the large block of nuisance taxes which ex pire June 30 Accident Costs Leg DES MOINES Hanz lik Des Moines had his right leg amputated at the knee as the result of injuries suffered when his bicycle was struck bji a car here Oct 28 LOOK INSIDE FOR O J DITTO Highway Commission Chairman New Paving Connects Three County Seats ON PAGE 2 Rake Safe Broken Open by Yeggs Taken ON PAGE 5 Herring Attacked for Kellers Appointment ON PAGE 7 Read Chapter Two of Bloodhounds at Bay ON PAGE 12 Security Act Designed as Lever Upon States ON PAGE 3 Notre Dame Blocks Way for Northwestern Club ON PAGE 9 Fire Postofflee BEACON WPFire believed to ave started from a defective chim ey flue destroyed the Beacon post ffice Thursday The loss was esti mated RENTED FOR RENT hskg rm 5 213 E Large attractive Everythingfurn State Its easy to spare rooms or vacant apartment GlobeGazette Want Ads bring results JUST PHONE 3800 DROWN IN fAPAN DISASTER lunt Bodies in Treacherous Mud After Bursting of Mine Reservoir OSARUSAWA AKITA PROFEC TURE Japan thousand rescue workers dug Friday night in reacherous mud for the bodies of missing residents of this town engulfed by the rushing waters of broken mine reservoir Some of the bodies were buried 20 feet in the poisonous ooze Eighty bodies had been found at nightfall The railroad bureau said 320 houses had beenswept away and 200 inundated The known dead was placed at 250 with still miss ing Trapped in Beds The torrent raced down upon the village from one of the largest cop per mines in the empire Sleeping inhabitants wre trapped in their beds Their homes were caught up by the released flood and dashed against the rocky banks of a moun tain stream The majority of the residents met immediate death by drowning Others were suffocated in mud car ried by the water a poisonous solu tion which was used at the mine for washing copper ores Hundreds of bodies were washed onto the banks of the mountain stream transformed into a muddy torrent Many were women who still clasped babies in their arms Blame Heavy Rains Rehabilitation work began im mediately after the news of the dis aster was flashed to nearby Akita City Japanese troops were ordered sent to assist local detachments in restoring order in the vicinity Staff members of the Japanese Red Cross healthofficials doctors and nurses hurried to the scene The bursting of the reservoir was believed caused by heavy rains which swelled the contents of the huge receptacle Sweeping down on the village be low the flood carried along resi dents tinderwood dwellings live stock and everything in its path It flooded other villages in its race to the Noehirogawa The mine employed about workmen many of whom lived in Osarusawa while others resided in neighboring villages First Cousin of Alfonso Is Killed in War LONDON Alonso of BourbonOrleans son of the Infante Alfonso of Spain who joined the Spanish fascist air force was killed in a forced landing near Madrid a friend of his family announced Friday The cousin of form er King Alfonso and a nephew of Queen Marie of London Oct 31 with his elder brother Prince Alvaro announcing they were going to Lisbon for a holiday The Infanta Beatrice their moth er was prostrated in a London ho tel by the news of her sons death Prince Alonsos father was report ed in the United States First information did not give details of the young mans death When the two princes left Lon don Alvaro was asked if he and Alonso were joining the insurgent troops My family and I will fight com munism wherever we may happen to Prince Alvaro replied A friend of the family disclosed today both princes offered their ser vices to commanders of the insur gent air force and were accepted The whereabouts of Alvaro was not made known Prince Alonso was the second son of the Infante Alfonso and the In fanta Beatrice He was born in Madrid May 28 1912 His brother is two years older than he DA VIES CHOSEN MOSCOW ENVOY Washington Attorney Will Succeed Bullitt in Russian Post WASHINGTON ap pointment of Joseph E Davies prominent Washington international lawyer as American ambassador to Moscow was announced Friday by the while house Davies will succeed William C Bullitt who recently was appointed envoy to France The name of Davies who took an active part in the recent presidential election campaign as a member of the advisory committee of the demo cratic national committee was submitted to the Russian govern ment for approval before President Roosevelt left on his South Ameri can voyage On the assumption that approval would be forthcoming the president issued the new ambassadors com mission before he left the white house Moscows formal agreement to the new envoy always necessary before such appointments are final was received in Washington this morning PUTS MONEY SAVED FOR CAR IN STOVE ONLY ASHES REMAIN OTTUMWA Wyatt proprietor of an Ottumwa tavern has been saving hia money to buy a new automobile Having accumulated in bills Wyatt hid the roll in an old oven in the kitchen of his tavern Thursday afternoon About two hours later a waitress not knowing of the money lighted the oven to prepare some food Early Wyatt reached in to get his money and pulled out a handful of ashes FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday colder Friday night except in extreme southeast portion much colder in northwest portion Friday night much cold er Saturday cloudy and much colder Friday night and Saturday moderate cold wave in north portion strong northwest winds diminishing Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 48 Minimum in Night 42 At 8 m Fridav 44 OF GOVERNMENT CLAIMED INTACT Eden Reports Threat by Fascists to Destroy Barcelona Port By H E KNOBLAUCH MADRID steady stream of men women and children poured out of Madrids danger spots in a hard rain Friday under urgent orders to evacuate the areas of heavy fascist land and aerial bom bardment The rains Thursday night and early Friday morningforced a letup in the fighting and gave the refugees an opportunity to take up new quarters At the same time the government surveyed its defense lines and de clared them intact after a fortnight of siege unparalleled in the last IS years Defense officers said the repub lics improvised army was manning1 barricades on three sides of the insurgent troops who are holding positions in University City The defenders were prepared for a sur prise attack Lose Two Planes Defense authorities announced government planes Thursday had shot down six insurgent craft los ing two of their own planes in various encounters The largest aerial fight of the war these authorities said oc curred when a fleet of 16 govern ment planes attacked 44 enemy craft which included 18 trimotor bombers six light bombers and a score of pursuit planes Three trimotors and three pur suit planes were shot down by the government fleet the announce ment said It also was asserted government forces had bombed and destroyed the insurgent airport at Palma Mallorca Artillery Fire Resumed The drenching rains caused vir tual cessation of front line activi ties over night Artillery exchanges were resumed at noon however when the rain slopped and the sun began breaking through the clouds Spanish fascists intent on cut ting off war supplies to the Madrid government will destroy the port f Barcelona if necessary British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden nformed the house of commons in London Friday Eden disclosed his government ad received a communication Nov 17 from the Burgos Junta threaten ng such action to halt what it called the scandalous traffic in arms munitions tanks airplanes and even toxic Russian or The administration of General Francisco Franco charged the real nationality of ships bringing the supplies to Barcelona was Russian or The foreign secretarys declara tion followed a British demand to the insurgent provisional govern ment to declare its intentions re garding a threatened fascist block ade of Barcelona Informed sources in Paris indica ted the French government would follow Londons example Some quarters in London inter preted the British action as lending tacit recognition to the provis ional administration Burgos merely by acknowledging its exist ence Recognized Italy and Germany already have recognized the fascist government formally as the real government of Spain How will Britain react to a block ade restricting the freedom of the Mediterranean Some sources insisted the govern ment never would acquiesce to any attempt to divert or endanger its maritime fleet by threats of bom bardment Others predicted Whitehall would advise British merchantmen to avoid Barcelonauntil insurgent ficials have answered the question naire Sir Henry G Chilton British ambassador to Spain was directed to submit France Answers Threat France although well Informed sources said the government is de termined to adhere to strictneutral ity answered the reported threap with warships quar terssaid two vewete were ordered to stand off Barcelona Prince Alonso of BourbonOr leans a friendof family an nounced in London killed in
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