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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII1 VIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS L3ASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 55 WPA CUTS DISLIKED Full Reaction to Relief Reduction Not in Yet CALL BRITISH CABINET SESSION By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON ington has not yet begun to feel the full re action from the federal govern m e n t s cam paign to reduce emergency re 1 i e f expendi tures It has not be gun to do so b e c a use con gress is not in session From out in the stic k s come advices that a terrific outcry is developing with the cuti ting down of personnel in local I areas It has not gained much vol ume in the capital however due to lack of legislative lungpower on the I doubt that the ad ministration will realize its pro portions until lawmakers begin to arrive in considerable numbers 14 Meet Death in Airliner Crash in England Dutch Plane Crashes Just 4 Minutes Off Runway at Croydbn CROYDON persons among them Juan de la Cicrva the autogiro inventor met sudden flaming death Wednesday bringing news from their various j in the crash of a K L constituencies of home folk Dutch airliner just four minutes WPAs Staying Power off the runway at Croydon air No administration ever does re drome alize when with a friendly con Three survived with varying gress sanction it creates a sup injuries They were the German posedly temporary board of com mission for some especial purpose that such a board or commission in reality is being created in per petuity The assumption is that the body will be abolished as soon as the need for it has the need never does pass apparently This rule holds good even of lit tle setups with small offifce forces respectively Somehow each one of them subsequently proves to have the influence to hang on forever How much more bindingly must the same rule necessarily apply to a perfectly enormous organization like WPA with a staff of its own and a list of beneficiaries number ing up into the millions and with corresponding voting power Liquidation Objected To A querist asks Whats at the bottom of the fu rore against the progressive liqui dation of to mention the liquidation of other huge emergency relief organizations The answer is that they dont propose to be liquidated It is a joke if not a very funny one central government plans to create a commission to do the liquidating A new al ready there are too many WPA for example has got to reduce expenses It has not money enough unless the incoming congress grants it a great deal more cash than seems probable to keep it going at its present rate of expenditures Individual lawmakers insist that enough money must be appropri ated to keep the system going each in his own bailiwick but they all demand economy in gen eral It Doesnt Work Its the old story Fortyeight individuals states i that is to with 50 cents I were injured passenger Walter Schuberk the wireless operator von Bemmel and the stewardess Fraulein von Bon Gertman The condition of the men was grave that of the stew ardess who leaped from the craft before it caught fire was not critical Trapped by twisted steel and flames de la Cierva died with the former Swedish secretary of state Admiral Arvid Lindman and 12 others including two of the crew 17 Persons Aboard There were 17 persons aboard the airliner The K L an nounced the otner dead as Baron Gottfried MeyernHohcm burg of Germany who is the for mer husband of the Viennese act ress Lull Deste She is due to leave Germany for America Thursday and the baron had planned to see her before she de parted Charles Robert Dickson prom inent Swedish of Stock holm Pearson a Briton Wegelius a Finn Van Arie DutchDonkelaar Dutch Dr Kurt Hoene and Mrs Hoene Polish MissLipscy South AfricanSkemp Brit ish Captain Hautzmeyer pilot and Engineer Verkerk The Royal Dutch airline in an official statement said investiga tors had not determined the cause of the crash The airliner a Douglas DC2 transport type was Amsterdambound Dares Heavy Fog The plane heading into a heavy fog which cut visibility to little more than 20 yards ripped the roofs off two houses in nearby Purley swerved across a street sheered off a large tree and final ly embedded itself in an unoccu pied house The engine ripped from its mountings smashed through the front wall No pedestrians on the street cant raise more than S24 lieve their joint distress Therefore actins jointly they aim to raise what they The administration is trying to get back to this re sponsibility Local responsibility naturally doesnt like it Local responsibilitys thought is to get back to a 10 cent basis for itself with a correspondingly higher percentage basis for each other own locality to benefit by the difference on an average cmcrficncy ort crash comparatively The Dutch plane a Douglas fogbound two hours with four other planes headed for cross channel airports finally took off and safely cleared the boundaries of the field Ithad barely cleared the first row of suburban homes surrounding the airdrome how ever when it crashed Wreck Burns Furiously The wreckage burned furiously one crumpled wing of the machine hanging grotesquely from the third house while other parts of the plane blocked the roadway It was the most disastrous air in England this year and LOOK INSIDE FOR C B MURTAGH State Comptroller to Be Reappomled ON PAGE 2 Iowa Sheriffs Start Annual Instructions ON PAGE 5 Leagues Act to Curb Judge Landis Power ON PAGE 11 Commission Stand oh Lake Diversion Given ON PAGE 14 Creating these sanizations w a comparatively I the second in 1936 in the same lo simple ciility August 10 Imperial Air Breaking them up is a problem ways airliner Velox crashed near insoluble I dont like to be asked Whats the answer to em FATHER KILLS BOY AND SELF Two Bodies Found in Ruins of Burned House Near Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS ter moving his estranged wife and most of their family to Missouri Valley Tuesday William Em swiler farmer living seven miles north of here set fire to his gar age barn and house entered the house with his 4 year old son Donald and shot himself at mid night Sheriffs officers found the bodies of Emswiler and his son in the debris Wednesday morn ing They were not able to deter mine whether or not the child had by killing four De La Cicrva was enroute to been shot or whether burned to death he was Reduce Electricity Rates ESTHERVILLE city council announced reductions in electricity rates totaling a month starting Jan 1 Amsterdam and Berlin on a busi ness trip Admiral Lindman was on his way home after represent ing the Swedish Masonic lodge at bicentenary ceremonies at Edin burgh The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy Wednesday night and Thurs day possibly light rain or snow in cast portion somewhat cold er Thursday and in northwest and north central portions Wed nesday night MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday probably light snow in east por tion Wednesday night colder Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 29 Minimum In Night 20 At 8 A Wednesday 28 The mercury Wednesday was definitely out of the frigid zone The day opened cloudy and more snow loomed as a live possibility of the immediate future GEMMILL GOES TO IOWA STATE Pierson Will Succeed Him as Secretary of Board of Education DES of W H Gemmill Des Moines as secretary of the state board n education to accept a position as superintendent of documents a Iowa State college was announced Wednesday by George T Baker Davenport president of the board Baker also announced that a committee of the board had nom nated Merrill R Pierson business manager of the Iowa School for the Deaf at Council Bluffs to succeed Gemmill as secretary Bakers statement follows President Friley of the Iowa State college recommended to the soard to fill the position of super ntendent of documents of that in stitution W H Gemmill who since Dec 1 1913 has been sec retary of the Iowa state board of education Mr Gemmill accepted this of fer and tendered his resignation to take effect Jan 1 1937 A committee of the board con Miss and CONTROVERSIAL BILLS WILL BE UP IN CONGRESS Abundance of Opportunity Is Seen for Conflict andTurmoil By DOUGLAS B CORNELL WASHINGTON abun dance of opportunities for conflic and turmoil in the forthcoming session of congress was foreseen Wednesday by some members who have been surveying legislative prospects They pointed to such far reach ing measures as the Frazier Lemke bill to refinance farm in debtedness with Of new money the ElackConnery 30 hour work week bill and9a bill to divorce manufacturing anc retailing contemplated by Rep Patman There also is much talk ol amending the constitution to give congress specific power to enact legislation of a social character The question of a new appro priation for relief appeared likely to be an early trouble maker Some house and senate members believe it should be held to a minimum others want a sizable sum Rep Dunn may put in another works relief bill Views Are Divergent On the outside divergent views been brought forward by such organizations as the Cham ber of the United Feder ation of LaborT sisting of President Baker Anne Lawther Dubuque Thomas Keenan Shenandoah was appointed to nominate a suc cessor They unanimously agreed to recommend Merrill R Pierson business manager of the Iowa School for the Deaf Mr Pierson like Mr Gemmill is an alumnus of the Iowa State college and has had very valuable experience in business and has made an excel lent business manager of the Iowa School for the Deaf Mr Pierson is married and has three Mrs Vanderbilt to Have Her Daughter for Longer Periods NEW YORK settlement agreement giving Mrs Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt custody of her 13 year old daughter Gloria for longer periods was approved Wednesday by Supreme Court Justice Timothy A Lcary Custody of the child was awarded to her aunt Mrs Harry Payne Whitney for all but week ends and one month during the summer by Supreme1 Court Jus tice John Carew after sensational hearings two years ago Under the new agreement reached between lawyers for the litigants Mrs Vanderbilt will have custody of her daughter from the close of the in June 1937 to sundown of Au gust 15 1937 and for the same period in 1938 forecast that tion of jobless in private industry would result from continued re covery and has demanded that federal work relief be terminated by gradual The labor federations execu tive council has suggested Another work relief appropriation immed iately after congress meets The federation also indorsed the 30 hour week bill without qualifica tion Among the measures listed by the chamber as likely to receive attention in the approaching ses of which might be loaded with dynamite to shatter a tranquil crop insurance farm tenancy low cost housing aid for consumer cooperatives food and drug reg ulation and extension of the j holding1 company act To Tackle Neutrality Congress also appears certain to tackle neutrality modification of the Tennessee valley authority act and legislation to continue the treasurys stabilization fund and the presidents authority to revalue the dollar Revision of the tax designed to encourage distribution of corpor ation profits is being considered in some quarters on capitol hill with a view to providing special treat ment for firms desiring to builc up reserves for plant expansion or to pay indebtedness The chambers finance commit tee however has attacked the en tire tax as wrong in principle The labor federation is backinj the OMahoney bill to compel all corporations doing interstate busi ness to obtain federal licenses and conform to government fixed wage and hour It is seeking drastic changes in the so cial security act to provide great er benefits for more workeus FrazierLemkc Bill Senator Frazier and Represen tative Lemke North Dakota re publicans have said their farm refinancing bill would be reintroduced It would authorize the printing of in currency and farmers would be allowed to their obliga tions at a rate of 1 or 1 per cent principal and interest annu ally of the Rob insonPatman act which seeks to prevent big buyers obtaining ad vantage ones through certain price concessions is sounding out sentiment for a sup plementary measure which he said is sure to be called revolu It would forbid manufacturers in certain cases to sell their prod ucts in retail outlets operated by themselves oraffiliates in other states The Start of a 290 Foot Radio Broadcasting Tower This is the start of the 290 foot tower for the GlobeGazette radio station KGLO now in the process of construction on the western edge of the city Projecting upward are shown thethree base piers of steel imbedded in 10 feet of concrete The piers reach down into the ground eight feet to solid rock Workmen are shown clearing up the ground after this phase of the construction Gus Grunditz foreman standing in the foreground The erection of the tower pcopcr will get under way this week Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving MARTIN RESIGNS FROMWPAjOB Succeeded by Schiltz of Dubuque Roy C Martin of Mason City Wednesday resigned his position as director of the information de partment and transient camps in he state works progress organiza ion it was announced by Prof George Keller state WPA head at Des Moines Martin received a salary of monthly His work will be taken over by L J Schiltz of Dubuque said Schiltz has been in charge PA airport improvement owa Cheer Funds Fate Is With Good Fellows Previously Reported Womans Union Twentieth Century Lord Edith H F Anonymous Occident Club San Souci Club B C Patrick WaTanYe Club Forfeits Bond DES MOINES Un derwood Des Moines forfeited a bond by failing to appear oh a charge of driving while in toxicated Municipal JudgeDon G Allen issued a warrant for Un derwoods arrest Pope Mends Rapidly Expected to Resume Duties in Few Days VATICAN CITY Pius XI stricken with a slight paralysis of the legs mended rapidly Wednesday and prelates said he probably would be com pletely restored to active duty in a few days The holy father himself in sisted that he was capable of tak ing up his heavy routine but re Xciv Total OT many of us would say that this commun ity or any oth er for that matter stands in need of an other organiza tion But when you hear the facts about this new one al ready e s t a b lished and op erating without a name youll j have no criticism Its the Order of Good Fellows and its mem bership will consist of all who contribute to the Christmas Cheer Fund Those listed above belong as well as those listed on previ ous days and on days to follow Therell be no officers and no meetings The sole purpose is to bring joy to some needy Mason City home this Christmastide of his doctors who ordered him to remain in bed today Railroad President to Talk at Marion MARION W Sarg ent Chicago president of the Chi cago Northwestern railway will be a speaker at a Linn county farm bureau meeting Dec 17 Sargent owns extensive farm land near Mount Vernon large o small to this fund DAYS LEFT BUY CHRISTMAS BABY WANTS A PRESENT TOO 1 One contributor Wednesday H F sent along with his gift or maybe it was hers a bit of verse which becomes the official call for membership in this new North Iowa Order of Good It follows Come on you come one No you are not going to a ball Nor to a bridge a tea or a show Come put your money where it can go And do the most good for all mankind Where the fuel is low no not a thin dime But each IHtle sifl no matter how small Will help in this Cheery Christmas call Come put In your bit fill the baskets high Your Father is watching way up there on high These children need coats mittens and such Their stomachs need filling their stockings Toys and dolls and fruits and nuts Their clothes arc ragged lets give them a touch Of human kindness come one come Come give and make merry on this Christmas Call Again let it be said The Bank of Christmas Cheer is open The highest rank of membership in this Order of Good Fellows awaits all who give Size of gift has nothing to do with it Address your donation to Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa MRS SIMPSON SEES ATTORNEY Goddard Takes Tram After Refusing to Discuss His Clients Affairs CANNES France Wallis Simpson devoted hours Wednesday to two conferences with Theodore Goddard her Lon don attorney Goddard who brought three trunks and a case crammed with documents with him refused to disclose the business he and King Edwards American friend were discussing I cannot discuss my clients Goddard replied to all queries Goddard and his clerk Sydney Birron left Cannes late Wednes day on a northbound train Mrs Simpson has signed no her spokesman said after the first conference with her solicitor Speaking for Mrs Simpson Lord Brownlow gentlemanin waiting to Edward VIII asserted Mr Goddards visit as stated Tuesday night was for the pur pose of discussing Mrs Simpsons business affairs in London The presence in his plane of Doctor Douglas Kirkwood was due to the fact that Mr Goddard has been advised not to fly or take any un due effort without a medical at tendant Dr Kirkwood left for Mar seille this morning He has not visited the Contractor Takes Gas WATERLOO T Mow bray 55 contractor committed suicide by taking gas at his home here His wife and three children survive Clinton Police Use Benefit Fund to Buy Closed Patrol Car CLINTON police no longer will be forced to brave winters blasts in an open air patrol car They decided that themselves they announced Wednesday With permission of the city council the police dipped into their own bene fit fund and bought a closed car to replace the disliked patrol car They also bought 12 sets of handcuffs a pocket tear gas gun for each patrolman re volvers and an automatic pistoL The police benefit fund is es tablished as the result of an an nual police ball Continued Rise in Temperature Seen DES MOINES ob scured Iowa skies Wednesday and weather forecasters predicted con tinued rise in temperatures Minimum temperatures expect ed Wednesday night were 20 de grees in northern Iowa and from 30 to 34 degrees in the southern part of the state Somewhat colder was predicted for Thurs day STATEMENT OF KINGS DECISION HELD OVER DAY AH Members of Commons Told to Be Present at Meeting Thursday LONDON Minister Stanley Baldwin called the British cabinet into a sudden unexpected session Wednesday night to dis cuss late developments in the con stitutional crisis Government whips instructed all members of the house of com mons to cancel engagements out side London in for the prime ministers expected pro nouncement Thursday on King Edwards decision to renounce either the British throne or Mrs Wallis The Summons for special ses sion of the cabinet was inter preted to mean that every facility of the British government was being pressed into action to en able a final definite statement in immons Thursday Still Not Decided Eaiier the prime minister had disclosed to a distressed and anxious house of commons that ung and government still were lesitating on the answer to the empires dilemma He told the crowded worried benchesand galleries I regretI am not in a position o add anything today but I hope to make a statement The members increasingly con cerned over economic and politi cal results of the suspense pressed m vainly for more King at Belvedere King Edward stead fast in his remained at rural FortBelvedere Mrs Simpson at a villa OR die Cote DAzur withher London solicitor announced through a spokesman she had signed no Thus for atTeast 24 more hours t seemed the whole breath tali ng situation must hang in the Dalance However since the prime min ster is not given to unfulfilled predictions his words were inter preted as meaning he expects to disclose the future of king and WaUis parliament Thursday Has Three Choices The king may do one of three hings 1 Renounce his desire to make morganatic marriage with the twidivorced American 2 Force a showdown and resig lation of Baldwin and his govern nent seek support of his subjects n a constitutional fight which vould have to be settled at the lolling boxes 3 Abdicate and marry his be trothed His last word to en in the tense hours at Fort Bel vedere Tuesday held in the empires fast locked box of spoken secrets The ministers who met with Baldwin for two hours and 15 minutes Wednesday morn ing knew the nature of that word but found it inconclusive and per haps acrimonious and troublous Day of Conferences Now the prime minister seem ingly must go ahead to turreted Belvedere before the final deci sion is reached He spent much of the day in repeated conference with the kings high advisers Walter T Monckton and Sir Ed gar Peacock both executive au thorities of the wealthy Duchy Cornwall Reflect British Anxiety The six hundred members parliament tightly jammed in their red leather benches of tile dimly lighted commons reflected the increasing anxiety of the British peoples for a state ment that will stop the havoc which the long suspense has wrought in the empires everyday affairs Just as breathlessly the domin ions by the Aus tralian parliament assembled and ready for any action that may be necessary resounding to an up roarious demonstration from labor benches in the kings behalf Political factions within the kingdom chafed The fascist lead er Sir Oswald Mosley told a luncheon meeting the people will resist any attempt to hustle King Edward off the He de manded a vote in this country before abdication is even consid ered Pleads for Hint The laborite Frederick Bellin ger urged Baldwintto consider the grave financial difficulties result ing from the silence of king and state He pleaded that the first minister kindly suggest to   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