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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 6, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLIII iiiLON E K t 13 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 61937 HOME EDITION THIS PAPJMi CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 79 1 1 If 1 F R CALLS ON COURTS TO DO PART SAYS CHANGES NOT NEEDED IN CONSTITUTION Tells Congress That NRA Broad Objectives Were Sound TEXT ON PAGE 7 WASHINGTON Roosevelt summoned the courts Wednesday to do their part in making democracy successful within the Iramework of the con stitution at a time when militar ism has leapt forward abroad Addressing a joint session of congress from the speakers dais in the house chamber the presi dent said The vital need is not altera tion of our fundamental law but an increasingly enlightened view with reference to it We do not ask the courts to call nonexistent powers into be ing but we have a right to ex pect that conceded powers those legitimately implied shall be made effective instrument foi the common good Says NRA Sound1 The process of our democracy must not be imperiled by the de nial of essential powers of free government Before the heavily democrat congress the executive as serted that the broad objectives of NRA were The statute of NRA has beei outlawed The problems have nol They are still with us The president did not mentioi the supreme court by name bu he said at one point Because all of us believe that ou democratic form governmsn can cqpeadeiuately inodejn proBlems triotic aswell aslogical for us t prove that we can meet new na tional needs with new laws con sistent with the historic consti tutional framework clearly in tended to receive liberal and no narrow interpretation Gives Broad Outline Mr Roosevelt confined his mes sage to a broad outline of future problems saying he would have specific recommendations later But he said immediate action was needed to extend the neutrality law to cover civil strike in Spain to extend expiring statutes such as his monetary powers and the reconstruction corporation and to make deficiency appropriations lor relief purposes Among far reaching problems needing solution the presidentin cluded A housing menace of habita tions failing to provide the phys ical benefits of modern civiliza tion Improvement and broadening of the social security system Unemployment The president said he would discuss unemployment with con gress later adding Matter of Policy The broader task of preventing unemployment is a matter of long rangeevolutionary policy To that we must continue to give our best thought and effort We cannot assume that im mediate industrial and commer cial activity which mitigates pres ent pressures justifies the nationa government at this time in plac ing the unemployment problem in a filing cabinet of finished busi ness in employment are tied to all other wasteful fluc tuations in our mechanism of pro duction and distribution Mr Roosevelt termed over pro duction under production anc speculation the three evil sisters who distill the troubles of un sound inflation and disastrous de flation adding Must Keep Up Trices II is to the interest of the na tion to have governsnent help pri vate enterprise to gain sound gen eral price levels and to protect Spain Lodges Protest With League of Nations Completing Streeter Purchase of Country Club STORY ON PAGE 14 Above are pictured Hie principals in the transaction in which Mr ami Mrs George Streeter purchased the interests of B C Way and Jay Decker in the Mason City Golf and Country club From left torihl about the desk in Mr Ways office in the Forestersbuilding are Mrs Slrceter Mr Decker Dr H D Fallows president of the ciul for the past three years Mr Streeter and Mr Way Lock Photo Kaycnay Engraving SENATE PASSES NEUTRALITY ACT Spanish Freighter Carrying War Materials Allowed to Proceed WASHINGTON c t i n g Wednesday passed and sent to the house administrations resolution to em bargo arms shipments to Spain FREIGHTER WINS 11ACE WITH NEUTRALITY LAWS NEW YORK Span ish freighter Mar Canlabrico was allowed to proceed with her car go of war materials for Spain Wednesday after Commander 1 S Baylis by wireless had ord ered her stopped off Sandy Hook The freighter carrying materials valued at 2700000 had sailed at p m and was stopped by a coast guard cutter and plane shortly after 2 p in She had sail ed so hurriedly that none the eight crated airplanes on the decks was lashed down The materials are for use of the loyalist forces whichhave retained democracy militarism has waned The president said the inter American peace conference which he opened last month at Bttenos Aires improved existing peace machinery and sent forth a mes sage on behalf of all the democra cies of the world to those nations which live otherwise Itwas high time for democracy to assert itself he added Sleet Makes North Iowas Highways Icy D E S M O IN E S flung another attack at Iowa Wednesday laying down a barrage of freezing rain and sleet that turned highways in north and west perilous Skidding accidents were report ed throughout the territory As the day wore away snow followed the sleet while the cold wave that would plunge the mercury to 10 below in northwest Iowa Wednesday night was rolling into the state on the heels of the sleet and snow Climb Into Twenties As if to give the state a respite temperatures climbed into the twenties in North Iowa and up to freezing and above in South Iowa so that the highest temperature reported during the last 24 hours was 35 at Keokuk at 7 a m Wed nesday The low was 2 above at Spirit Lake at 7 p m Tuesday Sleet moved down over northwest Iowa early Wednesday and the cold wave gave advance notice when temperatures started falling at Sioux City Spirit Lake and other points in the area Charles City and Dubuque re ported freezing rain while thick clouds blanketed the rest of the state Hits Northwest First The full force of the severe REGENTS HEAD ACCUSES FRANK Demands Retirement 1iom Presidency of U of Wisconsin MADISON Wis M Wilkie chairmanOf the ooard of regents charged Dr Glenn Frank with inefficiency and vacil lation Wednesday and demanded his retirement from the University of Wisconsin presidency Wilkie took the role of prosccu FRENCH TROOPS MAY DO GUARD DUTY AT FRONT Afraid at Threat of Massed German Volunteers in Spain EUIIOPE AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Spanish gov ernment protesting dual viola tion of her sovereignty by Italy and Germany sought league of nations action MOSCOW A government spokesman charged Germanys Adolf Hitler was ready for open military action in Spain GIBRALTAR An armed Spanish insurgent trawler halt ed the Russian merchantman Bclomorcanal and escorted her to Ceuta Spanish Morocco P A R 1 ranee reported ready to start mass troop move ments to Spanish border to guard against threat of nazi vol unteers in Spain Britain de mands a showdown answer from Italy and Germany on their intentions to aid Spanish insurgents orders Palos incident closed Friday no matter what answer Spains government makes to ultima tum day truce prevails between German and Basque war fleets Bay of Kidnaper May Have Hidden Boy Southwest of Tacoma Federal Agents Visited nazi ullimatum IN PKOTEST AGAINST ITALY AND GERMANY tor in the regents trial of Frank GENEVA The Spanish cold the weatherman said will hit first in northwest Iowa and spread Thursday so that tempera tures arc apt to keep on sliding The president said the lower over central and cast Iowa who is fighting for the position he has held for 11 years Officials newspapermen alum ni representatives and unofficial observers thronged Franks office the hearing site hundred students massed outside the door Others stood outside peering through the windows Frank suggested moving to lar ger quarters but a motion that this be done lost 8 to 5 Regent Clough Gates said he saw nothing in the hearing that re sembled a Roman holiday With that Wilkie began to read a 15000 word 17 page statement of charges against the president Wilkie told the board the case against Frank is simply over whelming istrative machinery of government needed comprehensive over those levels from fluctuations wide perilous In a brief discussion of NRA the president said its difficulties arose from the fact that we tried to do too much For example he said it was unwise to expect the same agency to regulate the length of working hours minimum wages child la bor and collective bargaining on the one hand and the complicated questions of unfair trade practices and business controls on the other Federal laws were needed he added to supplement state laws to provide decent conditions and adequate pay for labor and a just return for agriculture Set Up Oligarchies Asserting the World war had set up many oligarchies in place of democracies he said In oligar chies militarism has leapt for ward while in those nations hauling and notified the congress he would have a special message on reorganization shortly It was up to congress he added to de termine which of the many new activities shall be continued or abandoned increased or cur tailed Urges Preamble Mr Roosevelt urged a reading and rereading of the preamble of the constitution and article one conferring legislative powers upon the congress He also asked that the debates in the constitutional convention of 150 years ago be studied I Such a reading he said gave him the very definite thought that the members at that conven tion were fully aware that civil ization would raise problems for the proposed new federal govern ment which they themselves could not even surmise and that it was their definite intentand expectation that a liberal inter Thursday He forecast minimums of Zero Wednesday night in northeast and southwest Iowa and 15 above in the southeast section Heaviest snowfall the weather man said probably will be in northeast Iowa though its hard to tell just now how heavy the snow will be The cold wave is moving in from the west and north where temperatures in Nebraska and the Dakotas sank below zero Tuesday night pretation would give the years to come to the congress the same relative powers over new national problems as they them selves gave to the congress over the national problems of their day Must Adapt Forms Killed in Crash of Car Near Holstein PHIMGHAH Hart wig son of Mr and Mrs Walter Hartwig Omaha Nebr was killed when a car driven by his father crashed near Holstein Means must be found he said to adapt our legal forms and aur judicial interpretation to the ac tual present national needs of the largest progressive democracy in the modern world Your task and mine the president concluded is not end ing with the end of the depression The people of the United States have made it clear that they ex pect us to continue our active ef forts in behalf of their peaceful advancement The Weather FORECAST IOWA Snnw and severe cold wave Wednesday night Thurs day mostly cloudy snow in ex treme cast portion colder Thurs day except in extreme north west portion severe cold wave in central and cast portions MINNESOTA Snow much colder severe cold wave in southeast portion Wednesday nicht Thursday fair in west snow in northeast portion se vere wave in cast portion IN MASON CITY GIobeGarctle weather figures m 24 hour period endings at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Frequent Sinking Spells Hampering Recovery of Pope VATICAN CITY pells in which Pope Pius XI frc luently drifted to the borderline of unconsciousness were reported Wednesday to have hampered his for the last 48 hours Informed sources said the holy atliers medical attendants were jeing called repeatedly to rally lim from the attacks Dr Aminta Milani the chief physician was reported to have spent all of Tuesday night in the papal apartments within call for an emergency The cardinals heading congre gations or executive departments of the church have been asked not to leave Rome because of the pon tiffs illness reliable sources said 5 Children Bum to Death as Mothers Stand by Helplessly MINITONAS Manitoba Can adian children were reported Wednesday to have been burned to death in a remote farm while their mothers stood help lessly by watching their home de stroyed The children members of two families living together wore said to have been trapped within the farmhouse Tuesday while their mothers were working out side The victims were said to be the three children of Mr and Mrs George Graham Catherine 4 Irene 12 months and a 6 weeks old boy and the children of Mr and Mrs Robert McKenzic Mary 3 and George 12 months Valencia government lodged a double protest wilh the League of Nations Wednesday against alleged violation of her sovereignty by Italy and Germany The Spanish government asked league action on the German fleets seizure of Spanish merchant ships and the sending of additional Italian volunteers to aid the Span ish insurgent attack on Madrid Officials immediately set league machinery in motion to act on the protest and announced the nole would be delivered to all member nations MAY SEND TROOPS TO SPANISH FRONTIER PARIS was re ported Wednesday considering the dispatch of troops to the Pyrenees mountains lo suard her undefend ed Spanish frontieragainst the implied threat of massed German volunteers in Spain A source close to the foreign ministry said the French and Brit ish general staffs likely would confer immediately on 2 Men From Shelton Territory TACOMA visit by two southwest Washington men to kidnap investigation headquar ters Wednesday revived specula tion the abductors of 10 year old Charles Mattson may be hiding the boy near Shelton The pair were identified as a Shelton businessman and a resi dent of Hoodsport near Shellon in a heavily timbered and sparsely populated area southwest of Ta coma They were closeted wilh agents at the federal bureau of investi gations special office here for more than an hour and a half Neither would publicly discuss the reason for driving 50 miles over icy roads through early morning fog and darkness Their only words were We cant talk Touched Off Hunt G n Grubbe watchman at a mill in Shelton at the south end of Puget Sound touched off i great manhunt in that area Sun day night by reporting one of two tough looking men in a coupe ordered him to tell the rhilds father Dr W W Mattson of Ta coma personally everything is well The hunt for the men and tht car was called oft Monday upoi Dr Malisons plea nothing b done that might endanger hi smiling freckle faced son Whether the trip of the Shelto and Hoodsport men had any con nection with Grubbes repoi could not he learned Hoodsport lies on the west sid of Hood canal an arm of Pugc Sound and is on the COymp peninsula Loop highway whit skirls the wild high Olymp mountains with their dense timbe and thousands of canyons whei a person could remain hidden fo Doctor Leaves Home Dr Mattson stirred mild e citement when he left his lion al a m until attendants r a hospital disclosed he had bee called to sec a patient Pupils in 11 Catholic schools o fered prayers for the boy whos kidnaper appeared to be ignoring all avenues left open for him to negotiate for his 28000 ransom demand Of the 14 major Icidnapings in the Uniled Slates since 1933 in only five cases have the victims been held longer than 10 year old Charles abducted 10 days ago Authorities said all of the five but June Robles the little Arizona girl who turned up in the desert 19 days after she disappeared were better able to stand captiv ity than Charles He was Ihinly clad and suffering from a cold when seized Ihc nighl of Dec 27 Man Ueiiiff Questioned Al San Francisco Police Ueii LOOK INSIDE FOR H HEARST MAE WEST Nations Top Salaries Reported by Treasury ON PACK 2 Safely Council Formed for Winnebago Counly ON PAGE 3 Mason Cily Wins in OvertimeCage Test ON PAGE 9 SLOAN GENERAL MOTORS CHIEF ViSSTS DETROIT Efforts of Conciliators to Bring Sides Together Are Increased AUTOLABOR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Federal labor conciliators in crease efforts to bring General Motors iiud United Automobile Workers together Alfred P Sloan Jr General Motors president goes to De troit from New York Two more ol corporations brunches lay off many em ployes sending number of idle past 50000 Homer S Martin U A A president promises cooperation with conciliators President Roosevelt Secretary Perkins and cabinet discuss au tolabor crisis Martin says union will seek impeachment and disbarment of Judge Edward D Black who is sued injunction igainst sit down strikers at Flint Mich Strikers evacuate Janesville Wis Chevrolet plant upon managements promise not to operate until strikes settled ritish I lcnanl Jllmcs Ma Hoy said a man SHOOTS WOMAN AND KILLS SELF lowan Seeks Revenge on From His Job BUnLlNCTON Lulu B Mitchell was shot and probably fatally wounded at her home Wednesday morning by Claude L James who then turned Ihe weapon a sliotguii on himself in flicting i hcacl wound which proved fatal at 11 oclock three hours James described as family ac quaintance of long standing for merly watchman employed bv a coal a night company Maximum Tuesday Minimum in Night 9 Above 7 Above Bond Issue Voted KNOXVILLE SHfiflOO municipal bond issue for construc tion of a swimming pool was vot At 8 A M Wednesday ZK Above I ed here 880 to 197 In aid France in event the troob movement is ordered First steps to work out such a program were said to have been taken in a conference between British War Secretary Alfred Duff Cooper and Edouard Daladier minister of defense Monday night The conference gave rise to re ports Wednesday that if German and Italian replies to he British demand for a nonintervention answer are unfavorable France and Great Britain would order a naval blockade of the Spanish coast to enforce strict neutrality Italian Answer Awaited The Italian answer was await ed momentarily and the French ambassador to Berlin Andre FrancoisPoncct was expected to bring Rcichsfuehier Adolf Hitlers answer to the French cabinet Thursday Despite the reported double mil itary and naval program to com pel neutrality France bent all ef fort in a last attempt to solve he troubled situation and confine the civil war to Spain without the threat of armed action Immediately after the private conference with Duff Cooper Dal adier hastened to join the concen tration of Frances highest rank ing cabinet ministers on the Rivi era Already on Coast Premier Leon Blum and several of his associates were already on the Mediterranean coast where they could hurriedly convene an emergency session Significance was seen in the fact these ministers form the principal membership of the national de fense council The Portuguese reply to the FrancoBritish demand that vol unteers to either side in Spain be under the name of William Sydney lun Blair 50 being questioned after he acted peculiarly confessed a small bank robbery and admitted he was in Tacoma the night young Mattson was abducted At Spencer Iowa Police Chief H A Peterson announced he was holding a bearded man who told officers gangsters mistreated me at Tacoma and mentioned a good looking little boy wrapped up in a sheet Tacoma officers and department of justice agents here said they had received no official reports of cither arrest and planned no in vestigation of them managed by Mrs Mitchells son Howard Murphy He also was a friend of her husband James Mitchell from whom she is re ported estranged James report ed intoxicated when he came to the Mitchell home Wednesday morning wns discharged four weeks ago by Murphy for intoxi cation and since then had made several threats against the family Wounded in Chest The woman was wounded in the chest ant nbdomrn by the charge from a IB Range ihotgnn fired from a distance of about li feet in thekitchen of Sier home Sonic of Ihe shol pioncd lier and little hojie wns held for her recovery at Mercy hospital Murphy had left the house just a moment before lames ap proached the back door Mis knock was answered by Miss Vir banned was described by foreign office circles as temporizing Portugal the only one f llic fascist bloc of nations to ha e an swered was said to have raised a number of objections without 1iat ly rejecting the plan Speculation was raised Hint the German and Italian answers might be similar Avoitl Naval Informed opinion was that a na val blockade would be undertaken by France and Great Britain only if the German and Italian replies bring a complete deadlock After their conference the two war ministers said they were ful ly satisfied over their exchange of information They were reported to be in perfect agreement on the necessity to synchronize the defense ef forts of the two powers in the fnce of increasing danger that tiic Spanish conflict may provoke general European war The question of the defense of the unfortified Spanish frontier has worried France since German volunteers have been moved to ihc aid of the insurgents ginia Murphy daughter of the wounded woman James entered carrying the gun and asked for a drink of water A moment later Mrs Mitchell came from upstairs and on entering the kitchen asked James what he wanted and what he was doing with the gun Shoot Sninr Aarmints After stating he was to shoot some vjirminls1 he siiddrn ly turned the gun on Mrs Mit chell and fired Miss Murphy fled Lo the home of neighbors for oid and Mrs Mitchell staggered tu the next door of Ihc duplrx house her son lived Neighbors in which she and daughter telephoned for the police ns the police arrived ft second shot was heard from the house It was believed lo come from the basement but as police tried to get there they found doors locked Breaking windows they tossed tear gns bombs into tho basement after calling for Tames to surrender receiving no reply He later was found in the attic part of his face arid head blown away He did not regain consciousness before dying at St Francis hospital Gets 5 Year Term for Store Robbery CARROLL Sclicf fcis who spent Christmas robbing Ihe Bowman and Bow man store al Coon Rapids of will spend his next five Christ mas eves in Fort Madison prisoi He pleaded guilty and wns sen tenced in district court here EFFORTS REDOUBLED BY FliDIiltAL CONCILIATORS DETROIT Alfred P Sloan Jr president of General Motors came to Detroit Wednesday as federal conciliators redoubled ef forts to bring together corporation executives and officials of the United Automobile Workers of America for a settlement of the spreading automobile strike The effcctjoE WPVP felt directly In a Detroit General Motors branch for the time with the Ternstedt Manufacturing companys announcement that 7000 of its employes were laid off This division manufac tures automobile hardware It was the twentieth unit of the worlds largest automobilepro ducing concern to close or reduce operations leaving more than 50 000 General Motors employes idle At about the same time the Fisher Lumber corporation at Memphis Tenn laid oft 800 em ployes because flic automotive in dustrys demand for rnaterials had been reduced Sliian Goes to Offices Sloan went immediately to Ihc General Motors offices upon his arrival at Detroit Wednesday He said he had no statement At the company offices it was said aflcr his arrival that his visit was of n routine nature and that no confer ence with federal labor concilia tors had been arranged When Sloan left New York for Detroit Tuesday night he was quoted as saying Let them the union pull the workers out Thats the only way 1 know to find how strong the union is Nobody knows how matly of our employes belong In the union We dont know They dont know Nobody knows The corporations president said his statement that no one union would be recognized as the sole collective bargaining agency of General Motors workers sets forth our position clearly and unmis takably Conference Is Stincht Three United States department of labor conciliators were in De troit seeking to arrange a con ference between high executives of General Motors and leaders of the union Homer S Martin U A W A president said he had assured the conciliators Jnnics F Dewoy Kdward C McDonald and John E OConnor that the union would cooperate with them It was nol known whether lljp conciliators iiad contacted cor poration officials but a reliable source said they had not The automobile labor situation was discussed in two sessions in Washington participated in by resident Roosevelt and Miss Frances Perkins secretary of labor Miss Perkins was white house dinner guest Tues day night Report Erroneous Upon leaving the white house she explained that William S Knudscn General Motors execu tive vice president had agreed to meet with the union and the con ciliators was erroneous She said a mistake in a report transmitted to her from Conciliator Dewey was responsible One of the meetings at which the labor secretary and the presi dent discussed the General Mo tors crisis was the regular gather ing of the cabinet In itnsvver to a query Miss Pcr kins said it would be only spec tacular lo attempt to arrange a conference now in her office he   

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