Mason City Globe Gazette, January 4, 1937

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i t KLOM e R i utv f r r OF r THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 4193 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 77 m m 1 WHICH IS BIG ISSUE Some One Will Probably Overshadow All Others EDITORS NOTE Tills is the second of two articles on the probable rend of he new deal in 1937 By CHARLES P STEWART 7ASHING TON alone knows what difference of opinion will develop the maximum of ill feeling at the current session of congress Plenty oE is sues areat stake S ome one pro will overshadow all the which o n e that is a matter or gilessvork Rehabilitation some constitutional formes fairly promising As in chapter I cap gether unfriendly to the NBA idea to the extent that originally it semifreed them from anti trust restrictions r reposed by OMahoney the plan proposed by Sen ator Joseph C OMahoney of Wyoming is the one likeliest to be urged by administva tionists OMahohey proposes a system of federal licensing of interstate cor porations which means all cor porations of any consequence As suming that a corporation disre gardscertain antilonghour anti child labor and various other re quirements it would lose its fed eral license This suits labor but not the cor huge majority of them anyway Recent investigations by Sena tor Burton K Wheelers commit tee on railroad financiering and by a similar but more sweeping inquiry ohlhe part of the recent ly organized SEC hint at drastic regulation of holding perhaps anattempt at their com CONTACT MADE WITH KIDNAPER NEW AD PLACED IN NEWSPAPER 2 MEN HUNTED Oral Message for Mattson Delivered to Watchman at Lumber Mill TACOMA Wash new classified advertisement indicating Dr W W Mattson has established contact with the kidnaper of his son Charles appeared Monday in the Seattle Daily Times The advertisement read have received your commuiucalions Police have not intercepted them Channels arc en tirely clear Your instructions will tains oC industry are not alto be followed We are The new ad appeared in tlic personals division of the news papers want ad section It ie jlaccd another contact adver isement which was originally scheduled to appear Monday Kan for 3 Days The other ad second of a series was first inserted in the paper last Thursday for three days It read are ready Everything n accordance with your plele suppressi The thought is that a few thou sands of dollars should not be permitted to manipulate several billions The erstwhile manipulators of course will fight such legislation like wildcats Agriculture will be an impor tant consideration Secretary Wallace wants to reg ulate its output to keep its prices up The supreme court says lie can not do it Well maybe not as described but cant he do it under the name of soil conservation Crop insurance is another prob lem And Farm Tenancy farm tenancy Every farmer ought to own hie own farm admittedly But is it possible in the face of present complexities of socalled civilization Foreign affairs How can this country be kept clear of overseas wars All hands want to do it But some folk argue that congress ought to say arbitrarily Keep clear of em Others recommend that the president should be given a certain amount of latitude These groups thing will quarrel like every Europe Finland hav ing ceasecj payment on war debts to the United States would like to settle at the rale of approximately 1 cent on the dollar Shall it be permitted to do so Freer Trade Secretary of State Hull believes J in freer trade between reciprocal tariff agreements He is permitted to make such agree ments at present Shall he be al lowed to continue to do so The federal government setup is about to be reorganized Once it had five cabinet depart ments Now it has 10 It is pro posed to give it 11 Also an in definite number of additional com missions and bureaus They are expensive Are they needed The later question hardly needs to be answered whether needed or not we are sure to have them any way Come to Slay RFC will be continued The presidents authority to de cide how much money is worth will be continued also Relief will be continued as a permanent proposition CCd will last forever Social Security has to be im proved on is permanent Expenses and the supreme courts rights will not be issues settled at the current session congress But they will be debated of This is session quite a psychological 32 Flee Blaze at Des Moines Hotel DES MOINES persons clad in their underclothes fled to the street when the Nel son house caught fire here Hotel Proprietor Mrs Frances Ashmore estimated the damage at This advertisement was omitlecl from the earliest Sunday editions of the paper then reinserted in later editions and ordered to un Monday and Tuesday as well 1his order was cancelled when the new wording appeared Monday The first advertisement of the series appeared last Tuesday and Wednesday in the same newspa per It followed wording under stood to have been specified in the 528000 ransom note Charles kid naper left behind him when he abducted the 10 yearold boy from Ills Tacoma home eight days ago The first ad said us your ad Make No Statements The Mattson family has made no statements concerning any of the insertions Observers immediately inter preted Mondays insertion how ever to mean the desperate ef forts of the parents to negotiate for Charles return had finally re sulted in some sort of AH mail has been delivered di rectly to the familywithout pre vious scrutiny by officers Whether the advertisement might also refer to the oral mes sage for Dr Malison delivered to a Shelton Wash mill watchman Sunday night was entirely sup positional Hundreds of police were searching the heavily wood ed Shelton area and adjacent islands in Pudget Sound Monday for traces of the man who deliv ered the message to G R Grubbe the watchman then drove away with a companion in a coupe Cut Off Escape After announcing he believed the officers had cut off escape of the men Inspector E W Willson of the Washington slate patrol left Olympia to take per sonal charge of the hunt The two men were reported lo have ordered the Shelton mill night watchman to tell Dr W W Mattson of Tacoma everything is safe Willson and a half a dozen other officers planned to go to Aber deen on Grays Harbor checking with the patroling stale police and local sheriffs enroute Other state officers planned to leave Olympia on a private yacht to search heavily wooded Har stene island in Puget Sound Though all automobiles moving out of the Shelton area since early Sunday nighthad been stopped officers said they found no trace of the coupe containing the pair wanted for questioning Saw Men With Boy On the other side of Tacoma a farmer reported seeing two men in an automobile with a boy C M Bcson a farmer said he was positive it was the kidnapcc Fascist Bombs Menace U S Embassy LOOK INSIDE FOR CHIANG KAISHEK Lenient to His Kidnaper Abductor of Chinese Premier Is Pardoned ON PAGE 2 Stonebrook Hampton Businessman Buried ON PAGE a U S Skates on Edge of Europes Troubles PAGE 4 COL 2 Behrend Begins Job as ON PAGE 14 He snw them on the road be tween Seattle and Bolhell about 85 miles from Shelton f il was the same machine Hie norma route would have taken the car through Tacoma on its way to Shelton Chief William Cole of the state police and State Detective Joo McAuley arrived at Olympia held a hurried conference and rushed to Tacoma to the home of Dr Mattson Both went into the house at once after telling newsmen they had no comment They were there 10 minutes A reliable source said they went to talk with Dr Mattson at his request 2 Held in Tails Two men were still held in jails Monday as possible kidnaping sus pects One man arrested on he com plaint of farmers he was acting suspiciously and asking for fond was jailed at Olympia His dc scriplion was somewhat similar to that of the kidnaper State police said they would ask the three children Charles Maltsons broth er sister and a friend to check his description The other man a former con vict arrested in Tacoma while at tempting lo sell a womans ring was questioned further Monday Rumors of another arrest in Ta coma were unverified It was reliably learned a ladder which has figured in attempts to trace the kidnaper was forward ed to Washington Yields No Fingerprints Careful examination of the lad der here failed to yield any fin gerprints it was reported The top rung was said by the informant to be a rough lumber freshly put on in contrast to the other wood The ladder was said to be 15 feet 8 inches high It was not used in the Mattson kidnaping but was believed to have been taken to Haddaway Hall in a plol to kidnap the 6 year old son of Mr and Mrs George Franklin Sr who bought the res idence recently Observers pointed out a parallel with the Lindbergh kidnap ladder which had one rung of lumber different from the rest Testimony of a wood export played an im portant part in the conviction and death sentence of Bruno Haupt mann Family Keeps Quiet The family stayed out of the picture both from its own desire and at the request of federal in vestigators I dont want anything to get out that would harm our chances of getting Charles back alive Dr Mattson explained Publicity might make the kidnaper panicky so he would destroy Charlie and beat it There will be no news until we get Charlie back Mrs Mattson wanted to send her remaining children William 16 and Muriel 14 back to school which reopened after the Christ mas holidays Monday But at the request of federal officers she kept them home Agenls said they did not want them questioned or pho tographed 40 KILLED AND 100HORTINAIR Report Nazi Steamer Held by Basque Patrolship in North Spain MADRID bombing planes flying low over northwest ern Madrid dropped more than 20 bombs on the capital Monday in a fresh air raid which imperilled refugees in the officially aband oned United States embassy First estimates by government officials placed the death loll in the new aerial attack at 40 per sons with an additional 100 in jured Two heavy bombs from the in surgent attackers fell only 150 yards from the American embassy The building was not damaged by the explosives however although of them fled in terror to the basement for protection None was injured The fascist ships appeared over the northwestern district shortly before noon loosed their deadly missiles over the University city and Cuatro Caminos districts and swept southeast toward the center of the capital There as well as over the so called neutral zone in the casl crn outskirts the insurgent pilots dropped a stream explosive and incendiary bombs GERMAN SHIP REPORTED PROVISIONALLY SEIZED BAYONNE ports circulating in shipping cir cles Monday said an armed pat rolship of the Basque government of northern Spain had provision ally captured the 1408 ton nac steamer Pluto Although the reports were un confirmed by Basque officials in coming vessels reported swarms of small patrol boats were clustering just outside Bilbao and Santander The German warships Koenigs berg and Admiral Graf Spec were reported to have retired from their close watch of the Biscay coast and to be ranging at a great er distance from shore The Basque government order ed ils patrols to fight off any nazi warships and seize German steam ers after the German fleet halted a third Spanish vessel Official Spanish advices said the cruiser Koenigsberg held the Spanish steamer Maria Jimquera after halting it off Cape Ajo GERMANY LAUGHS AT THREATS OF BASQUES BERLIN JP Nazi Germany backed its insistent demand for Spanish marine satisfaction with a third show of warship force Monday and laughed at childish threats of basque resistance Twentyfour hours after it had been a matter of public knowledge the government announced the seizure of the Spanish merchant man Martin Jimquera off the northern Spanish coast at noon Sunday by the German cruiser Koenigsberg Officials said brusquely there would be no de tails Basque government orders to its patrol boats to fire on any ship menacing Spanish merchantmen drew this reply from the Berlin Nacht Ausgabe Announcements like that is sued by a group of bolshevist criminals at Bilbao dont interest Germany Der Angriff organ of Propagan da Minister Joseph Goebbels called the basque warning a childish threat by the terrorist society of Bilbao Auto Strike Head Homer Martin above is RCII cral president of the United Automobile Workers of Amer ica who demand a collcclivc biirgaininjr agreement with General Motors under threat of a ffencral strike in lie cor porations S3planls in 14 slates 4 STATE AGENTS Will Wait for Governor s Choices Before Picking Three DES MOINES Attorney General John Mitchell appointee four investigation bureau agents Monday said another would be named Tuesday and that he prob ably Would await the governors appointments lo the staff before naming the olhcr three he will se lect The four named were Steve Quealy of Fort Dodge former policeman and former fed eral alcohol tax unit agent William Fogarty of Des Moines head of the democratic slate speakers bureau during the las campaign and former Des Moines iusurance man Hess Graham retiring Davis county sheriff Jerry Wood of Ottumwa Wa pello county deputy sheriff Statehouse sources last wee said they believed GovcrnorElec Nels G Kraschcl would choose present Agents Frank Moorliead Con Ryan and loc Burke ap pointed by Gov Clyde L Herring and Paul Grubcr appointed bj former Attorney General Edward L OConnor Mitchell also assigned his as sistant attorney generals to vari ous divisions Monday The as signments were Buell McCash criminal Pau Freetown beer conservation anc several other state departments Don Burington motor vehicle leg islative and elections Norman Genung taxation and T J Ma honey banking and insurance He said Investigation Bureau Chief W W Akcrs would contin ue to direct the state liquor com mission enforcement division a job he was doing when appointee bureau chief Not So Cold in Iowa but More Zero Weather Seen Planes Shipped to Mexico Not to Be Sent on to Spain WASHINGTON state department expressed gratfica lion Monday over Mexicos assur ance that American planes shipped to that country would not be for warded to Spain for war use R Walton Moore acting secre tary of stale explained Mexicos aclion did not result from any protest but wjs a voluntary and most friendly recognition of the the noninterference policy of the administration It wasnol so cold in Iowa Mon day after a weekend which saw a low of zero registered early Sun day morning in Mason City but the frigid wave which swept into the state Saturday on the heels of a snowstorm was not over as the weatherman forecast zero and be low Monday night He reported it was cloudy over most of the state Monday morning and that unsettled weather along with severe cold would continue Tuesday Northwest Iowa the weather man said should prepare for 10 below zero readings Monday night the northeast section 5 be low and the southwest and south east zero Meanwhile highway commission snowplows cleared the last of the drifC blockades built up Saturday and Saturday night by a heavy snowstorm from northwest Iowa highways Highways throughout the north and west Iowa remained slippery and dangerous because of a sheath of ice but the weatherman said the slightly warmer weather and traffic should better them Mon day The lowest temperature report ed by a weather bureau station early Monday was 8 above at Charles City the high tempera ture Sunday 38 at Sioux City Charles City Dubuque and Dav cnporl reported snow flurries but the weatherman saw little indica tion of any considerable amount of snow Monday or Tuesday DEMOS CAUCUS ON NEW HOUSE FLOOR LEADER iankhead Speaker Choice Congress to Convene Tuesday Noon WASHINGTON iP Demo cratic house members strove Mon day to agree on a floor leader in order to permit swift organization of the new congress confronted jy administration requests for im mediate action on Spanish neu trality and relief measures Selection of this party chieftain who will be the right hand man of Speaker Bankhead DAla in directing house legislation was he final preliminary for the open ng of the heavily democratic con ress at noon Tuesday The major partys 332 represen tatives chosen in the second Hoosevelt landslide were sum moned to make their choice at a caucus starting at 3 p m John OConnor of New York and Sam Rayburn of Texas both claimed victory on the first ballot The contest was so heated how ever thai some whispers of a pos sible dark horse compromise spread through capitol corridors Party Split Feared Some members expressed fears that the close race between the two northern and southern veter ans might provide added grounds for the huge democratic majority to split into blocs and become dif ficult to control OConnor brother ofPresident Roosevelts former law partner has been chairman of the power ful rules committee Rayburn head of the interstate commerce committee had the support of his fellow Texan Vice President Gar ner Speaker Bankhead had no dem ocratic opposition The handful of house republicans arranged lo re name as their leader Representa tive Bertrand Snell short stocky upstate New Yorker and make he gesture of nominating him for the spcakciship Tuesday Robinson and McNary The 70 senate democrats lined up behind the veteran Joseph T Kobinson of Arkansas for another term as their chieftain while lie 16 republican senators considered doing without a formal meeting to reappoint Senator McNary of Ore gon as their floor leader With virtually all the 435 repre sentatives and 96 senators on hand discussions at the capitol reflected fears both of costly labor troubles at home and war abroad Members awaited President Roosevelts annual message on Wednesday especially for a sign whether an attempt to amend the constitution would be made to validate wage and hour legislation Amendment In Neutrality On neutrality experts drafted an amendment to the present law so that an immediate embargo on arms shipments to Spain could be laid clown The president was ex peeled to recommend this move while possibly leaving renewal of the full neutrality act to a subse quent message The act expires on May 1 As on business regulation dif ferences over how much should be appropriated lo carry relief through June cropped out in bolh party ranks The budget message on Friday may go above the 000000 the president has men tioned Leaders do not look for him to go as high as the 5877500000 de manded Saturday by the United States conference of mayors Says Emergency Passed Senator Robinson gave delibera tion us the watchword for pro ceedings in Ins branch Declaring the economic emergency had passed he said the necessity for haste had gone wilh il Much of the time until the in auguration on Ian 20 he said will be spent on getting commit tees to functioning with the neu trality amendment extension of the presidents monetary powers and of the reconstruction corpora tions lending authority among the few matters to be considered Republican leaders in both the senate and house pledged all legis lation would be considered on iU merits without regard to party lines as such There will be no sniping lor snipings sake said Snell Federal Social Security Act Ruling Denied Prison Made Goods Act Is Held Constitutional by High Court WASHINGTON ruling on constitutionality of a major part of the federal social security levying a tax on em ployers for the benefit of the job refused Monday by the supreme court It declined to pass on an appeal by George P Davis of Boston from a ruling by the Massachu setts federal district court uphold ing the legislation and dismissing his complaint Bolh Davis and the government urged the supreme court to pass controversy without wait ng for a ruling by the circuit court of appeals Such procedure s unusual but is sometimes per mitted in cases of great public im portance Asked Prompt Decision The government through Soli citor General Stanley Reed said a jrompt decision was important to the government because of heavy expense in setting up administra tive machinery and because that would tend to prevent a multi tude of suits clogging the dockets of the courts This suit the first embracing the new social security progran to reach the supreme Court die not involve old age pensions Davis has started other litigation in lower courts against that par of the statute The 1935 AshurslSumncrs ac forbidding transportation of pria on made goods into states tha bar their sale and requiring tha such products be labeled as con vict manufactured wherever ship ped was held constitutional by th court Chief Justice Hughes dclivcrcc the unanimous opinion which af firmed a ruling by the sixth cir cuit court of appeals holding he legislation valid Had Been Upheld Earlier the western Kentucky federal district court had uphclc Hie labeling provision alone It declared the other provision un constitutional The Kentucky Whip and Collar company a manufacturer of horse collars and harness at the Edcly villc Ky state penitentiary chal lenged the legislation II sought to compel the Illinois Central Railroad company o accept 25 shipments that did not comply with the act Hughes said that congress is as free as the states to recognize the fundamental interests of free la bor He added that in this legislation congress had not attempted to delegate its authority to the stales War nn Canvassers DENISON police announced they arc waging war on housetohouse canvas sers Bailie Church Fire MISSOURI VALLEY Missouri Valley fire department and 40 volunteers battled the fire which destroyed the Meth odist Episcopal church here The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy am unsettled Monday and Tuesday with se vere cold wave MINNESOTA Partly cloudy severe cold wave Monday nifrht Tuesday fair severe cohi wave in cast anri south parlions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at B oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 9 Above Minimum in Nitrht 15 Above At 8 A ftl iUmicliiy 33 Above Figures for 21 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum for Saturday 33 Above Minimum in Niffht At 8 A M Sunday 1 Above Precipitation 12 of an Inch Snowfall 1 Inch Sunday was one of those days that are difficult to describe me teorologically on a chart Starting at a little before 8 oclock when the mercury touched the zero mark there was a steady rise for 24 hours under Ihc influence of a south wind Thus the maximum for the day was lower than the minimum for the night At 7 oclock Sunday night the reading was D above at 11 oclock il was 13 above and at 8 oclock Monday morning the mercury stood at the 32 mark much in contrast wilh the coldness of Saturday and Sat urday night PICKETS CLASH WITH POLICE ON STRIKE FRONTS Washington and Michigan Offer to Mediate in Auto Dispute DETROIT broke ut Monday on the wide front vhcre the United Automobile Vorkers of America in eight trikcs has threatened paralysis of alt the General Motors corpora ion production A brief clash between union ickets and police at gates of the ishcr body plant a General Mo ors unit at Cleveland caused light injuries lo one policeman ind two strikers almost at the ame time mediation offers were nade at Washington and in Mich gan the center of the automotive ndustry Gov Frank Murphy of Michi gan conferrcci with Homer Mar in U A W A president and issoeiatcs of the Committee fur nduslrial Organization author cd to call a general strike in cor poration plants saying his admin stralion will always be at the service of the people to referee uvy labor dispute Confers Willi Lewis At Washington Edward F Me rady assistant secretary of la Jor sought in a conference with John L Lewis C I O chairman lo find out how the department could help to arrange an ami cable settlement for both sides William S Knudsen executive vice president of General Motors said continuation or the strike sit uation would leave 135000 of the corporations 200000 hourly wage earners in the United States idle by the end of theweek v After LIUS union officials said Lansing there is going to be peace and order and there is not goiiifi to be violence in Mich igan strikes Offers Equal Protection Each side will have equal pro tection the governor added mid settlement must be reached through adjudication and concil iation Participating in the conference with Murphy were Martin John Brophy C 1 O director Ico Pressman general counsel of the committee and other U A W of ficials At Flint Midi a General Motors strategy committee con ferred in an attempt to make legally flawless injunclivc pro ceedings which company repre sentatives said would constitute the first test of an cmpolycrs power to enjoin workers from at tempting sit down or stay in strikes Occupy Two riants Approximately 500 union mem bers have occupied two Fisher body plants in Flint since Dec 30 Reports from various cities in dicated Monday all General Mot ors plants which were open on the eve of the new year reopened after Ihc three day holiday ex cept factories of the DclcoKcmy unit at Anderson Ind Tenseness prevailing at Flint Mich since Sheriff Thomas w Wolcolt announced his intention Saturday evening of ejecting 500 stayin strikers from two Fish er body division plants of Gen eral Motors in accordance with a circuit court order was only slightly relieved 175 Deputized Officers The sheriff wilh 175 deputized officers in readiness to enforce Hie injunction signed by Circuit Judge Edward D Black awaited the signing of a bench warrant for the strikers who had disre garded his verbal request that they leave the planls The unions board of strategic prepared to meet to determine its course of action General Motors executives in Detroit withheld comment after the Flint union meeting but ear lier William S Knudsen execu tive vice president had told news men 115000 On of Work By the end of the week ap proximately 135000 out of the to tal 275000 General Motors em ployes operating in all countries will be out of work The reason is the stoppage of production caused by the shortage of bodies There is enough glass to last three weeks and enough other parts io last probably through January Thats up to Mr Martin Knudsen replied when asked if he thought it was likely that all Gen eral Motors plants would be clos ed It is not up to me The number ofthe corporations factories closed was increased from 12 to 1 when it was an nounced at Andeison Intl that the seven plnnts Iheie of the Del ;

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