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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1937, 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 14 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 86 VIEWS OF 3 SOLONS Logan Says Depressions May Be Thing of Past KRASCHEL SUBMITS PROPOSALS done an By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON CPA tor Marvel M Logan of Ken tucky believes j depress ons msy be a thing of the past in t h c United Stntcs We are com ing out of the last says the Kentuckian a n d actually arc out of it in spots Times not I ony arc better hey a re good i It has bccnj inflationary policy which some criticie However contrast t with the Hooverian philosophy That was one of liquidation If agriculture or a business or an industry was pinched the Hooverian plan was j to let it go into bankruptcy The I Roosevelt plan is to enable it to j survive and regain strength It has worked or is working I All Time Prosperity j If we make mistakes v o shall slump into another degression sooner or later If we keef to the right course I believe we shall i have prosperity for all time I Many economists considci oros perityi ups and downs j Senator Logan holds ntijcrwise Curiously enough numerous pi giessives regard the Kentuckian an ultracon vative He isnt He is one of most enlightened liberals on capitol hill j Lemkcs Prophecy William Lemke of North Dakota although beaten as the union j partys presidential candidate j a candidate for representa tive and is back in Of course it is says the Dakotan that i party re alignment is progressing The un ionists will absorb all other liberal consresynan doesnt include the radicals though he views them presence of the cosmetic and be the new Swarm Over Machine That would leave t e two conj A leader of the officers Companion d Union Representatives Confer NEW GOVERNOR STAINS ON TIRE CHAIN MADE BY HUMAN BLOOD Woman Accomplice Seen as Possibility in Mattson j Kidnap Case i TACOMA I bureau of investigation agents studied a blood siained tire chain Thursday as the latest clew in j their search for the kidnaper and slayer of Charles MatUon i The bloody chain was takes j from a stolen automobile recovj ered at Everett near where the beaten body of the 10 year old Tacoma kidnap victim was found Monday j A federal agent saic tests had shown the substance staining the j chain was human blood but re fused to say whether it had been j proved to be Charles blood State I Patrol Chief William Cole said jther stains in the car were also j human blood Lipstick in Snow Finding a lipstick frozen in snow on the running board of the machine led officials to check the j possibility of a feminine accom plicc Jacqueline Matott a child who lived near where the automobile i was found parked located the lipj stick Federal agents immediately i ordered it left where found but refused to comment further Verne Williams of Everett from j whom the car was stolen Friday former night was unable to account for LOOK INSIDE FOR MARTIN JOHNSON Mrs Johnson Told of Her Husbands Death ON PAGE 2 Man Held in Algona Murder Investigation ON PAGE 20 Mason City to Play Fort Dodge Outfits ON PAGE 11 Regrouping Loan Units Would Save 31 Million ON PAGE 2 Germany and JO BRING HisAgam AUTO INDUSTRY TIEUP TO CLOSE who convict were checked at Sacramento Of ficials at Folsom prison where he served a term for burglary were asked to aid in locating him The By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Italy and Germany renewed their handclasp Thursday France agreeing to meet the nazi reich halfway in solution of their eco nomic and political problems took steps also to do her part in stop ping foreign hands in Spain Col Gen Hermann Wilhelm Goering the huge and bcmedalled man who has the functions of Germanys prime minister talked in Rome with Benito Mussolini and King Victor Emmanuel They told him Italys friendship for and collaboration with Ger many had not cooled because of the Italian agreement with Great Britain on Mediterranean status quo Italy it was intimated further was taking action to shut off vol unteer enlistments in Spain pend ing a general workable interna Uonal neutrality plan France Falls in Line France fell in line Her cabinet decided to ask legislative powers to stop French volunteers from going to Spain the powers to be used only in collaboration with other nations German and Italian volunteers are fighting with Spains fascist insurgents French Russian and some British zealots are defending Madrid for the socialist govern i ment Britain has invoked an old act to keep her own men at home I Premier Leon Blum of France 1 was also understood to have agreed to undertake economic negotia tions with Germany without first His fingerprints j getting political assurances for the reich That removed the main stumbling block to a FrancoGer man trade rapprochement lulu leave L c cvjn T faction to ombine as i swarmed over the machine at the mans possible connecaon with the r Teactionar element Everett police garage said he was case was not revealed Lmke added i not sure it had been used by the One official said Haynes once Kep r kidnaper in transporting the boys j had been questioned concerning sees Bi Mt knQW whcther I a idnap threat 1 impressions of the tire tread had compared with tracks in the On the war front Madrids de fenders with words of pity pa Recess Taken Without Any Basis of Settlement Reached Yet LANSING Gov Frank Murphys strike peace con ference between General Motors representatives and leaders of the United Automobile Workers of America recessed at p m Thursday without reaching a basis of settlement The conference was resumed at 3 p m Governor Murphy and the con ferees said they had agreed to withhold comment pending fur ther developments Asked whether the representa tives were displaying a concilia tory attitude the governor only reiterated that there will be no comment at this The conference began it a m CST after the men had been closeted in the executive as Its Speaker Pro Tern Two Senators File Protest Against Republican Domination chamber for an hour the union j representatives emerged and went Hickenlooper into a separate session with their board of strategy which had ac companied them to the capital from Detroit Union Men Return The union men had just re turned to the executive chamber where the governor and the Gen eral Motors representatives wait ed when the recess was an nounced There was no announcement of the purpose of the interruption Nor was there any indication whether progress was being made Governor Murphy had requested representatives of the conflicting raded a fascist prisoner through groups to meet him without con 1 j i XT lx n n f iI PO tn nn We shall elect 20 or 30 legli tors in the next congressional fight j and be nationally strong 1940 truth is we have a big bloc of unionists in congress now be cause we supported them since they were of our faith not on our ticket I myself lot mil lions of votes on the thcor that I could not win anyway tht those i vote misht elect Landon i f they i divided the total and vclt was preferable to the Kansan at the worst j added the congi rssman I Landon wasnt misrepresenti ed but that was the way the ers Senator Capper on Vlar Long of neutrality was an issue in ongress Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas was introducing resolutions on Capitol Hill to outlaw war As to the present antiv ar cam paign he It goes without saying that 1 am in favor of But the Kansan thinks of the definition of wir as beinf a suit able thins finthe while house to decide Ultraneutrality folk of today would icavr the idrnimstri tion no discretion Senator Capper holds that dis cretion should be left Discretion was left to Woodrow look what followed Clows look officers on long trails at Cleburne Hoquiam snow place where Charles San Bernardino body was discovered The householder who reported the automobiles presence on an Everett street Wednesday what appeared to be a handkerchief was lying on der and a pile of clothes with something that looked like Vancouver B Kelso Seattle Tacoma and Santa Rosa Cal There was no indication any of the streets Noncombatants streamed out of the besieged city Fascists at the threshold of Mad rid reported five French volun teer battalions had been rushed up for a counterattack by the government defenders Two Spies Executed Two fascist spies were executed But the blood was in the tonneau One j tered in Everett There officers as with the pile of i sought a long bladed knife with clothes and another beside the I which they believe Charles was sent he added j stabbed in the back before he Thc Same source denied any j Was killed underclothing had been i The stab wound was revealed found in the machine as had been j Wednesday at an autopsy per rumored I formed under orders of the federal Extend Their Search State patrolmen in the Everett district extended their search for clews to the Lake Serene district some distance from where Charles body was found Chief Cole did not explain the concentration of offic er there In Washington agents Outwardly composed Dr and Mrs Mattson and their two other children William 1G and Muriel 14 attended a 25 minute funeral service for Charles Wednesday at a Tacoma funeral parlor Two D while J Edgar Hoover chief of The bureau of investigation in a brief interview said hundred friends and relatives at tended The same policy prevails jew Pays Tribute to Boy In paying tribute to the boy aid the Rev Harold Long we wont discuss catch the case until we there number but thousands beyond perhaps Then he added quickly U5 I dont mean him I mean him I millions whose thoughts are with or Clews Are Reported agrees Senator abo SQUght a J I f f t 1 1 I HilL s knife and studied clews reported these are different times Are TWO INJURED IN CAR CRASH HERE Algona Nurse and Garner Insurance Agent Are in Hospital Eleanor Paine and Emil C tiling Garner were in jured when the car driven by Ell ing crashed into the side of a northbound Chicago Greal West ern freight train which ws stand ing across First street at 10 oclock Wednesday evening Although a flagman was on duty at the time of the accident he was on the opposite side c the train from the crash Mr filing was driving west on First street northwest and was taking Miss Paine to the nurses home at the Mercy hospital wnere she is in training at the time of the acci dent Frederick B Shaffer 150 First street northwest and Charles Ramsey 406 First street north west assisted In taking the injured persons to the Mercy hospital where their conditions were re ported as fair Thursday The front end of the Ford VS coach which Mr Elling was driv ine was demolished almost hourly from widespread areas federal officials took QUICK to prosecute the killer A John Doe warrant issued by a United States commissioner late Wednesday officially made an outlaw of the abductor who seized Charles Dec 27 passed up offers of the demanded ransom left his battered body where i WHS found by a hunter last Monday Several persons were detained for investigation and an order is sued to apprehend a California exconvict for questioning Says Kidnaper Dangerous j Paul Sceva friend of the fam ily expressed belief the kidnap er was so dangerous a man that he probably would have killed Charles father Dr W W Matt son had the physician gone out to meet him and pay the ran som Officers declined comment on unconfirmed reports that the autopsy indicated the boy was subjected to inhumanities prob ably by a pervert Sceva thanked the Lord Dr Mattson was never able to con tact the kidnaper of little Charles and give him the ran som money I am certain he would never have come back I Wanted for Questioning In California police sought the first man definitely named as wanted for questioning in the case He was Fred Orrin Hayncs floral piece bore the card of 1 Edgar Hoover chief of the fed eral bureau of investigation His agents have been urged by Presi dent Roosevelt to bring the killer to justice The minister saw in the sad occasion a time to resolve that because of him Charles the shall be made sale for chil The body was interred in a mausoleum The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness possibly snow in extreme west ern portion rising temperatures in extreme western portion Thursday night Friday snow with rising temperatures MINNESOTA Generally fair much colder in east severe cold a v e in northeast portion Thursday nifht Friday increas ing cloudiness followed by snow rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tnursday morning Maximum Wednesday 34 Minimum in Night 2 At 8 A Thursday 3 Rainfall Trace Snowfall Trace After a day of mist and tem perature well above normal Ma son City Thursday felt the chilly northwest wind as much as it had felt the below zero weather of a week ago detention a German freighter cargo The ships themselves have been ordered turned over to Span ish fascists Spains government now at Val encia worried about the vulnera bility of that Mediterranean coast Valencia and other shore points have been attacked from the sea and air by the fascists Back in Germany the rearmed dition or to seek an immediate and peaceful termina tion of the strikes which have thrown General Motors wage earners out of work Executive Vice President Wil liam S Knudsen headed the Gen eral Motors conferees and Presi dent Homer Martin of the United Automobile Workers of America accepted on behalf of the strik ers Quiet Prevails at Flint Quiet prevailed at Flint scene of a bloody riot at a strike bound Fisher body plant Monday night which prompted Governor Mur phy to send national guards men Union employes of the North western Ohio Natural Gas com pany agreed to meet with ths management Thursday at Toledo to discuss union recognition sen DBS MOINES Iowa house selected a speaker pro tern C L Dice D of and unexpect edly Thursday in an uncontested democratic House leaders had indicated Thursday morning there probably be any hurn about coming to grips on the question that they werent in any rush for another test of party strength But shortly before the house recessed for noon Representative E J Maniece D of Estherville moved that the house proceed with the election of a speaker pro tern Rice and B B Hickenlooper R of Cedar Rapids were nomi nated Tuesday after the demo crats gained the election of Mar Foster D oi West Branch by inducing Representative Albert Beltman R of Hospers to bolt his party Hickenlooper Withdraws Manieces motion was hardly i out of his mouth however when told the house he as withdrawing his name from consideration Maniece then moved the unanimous election of Rice without a protest Meanwhile indignation of democratic senators over republi can domination of the upper chamber broke out again when two democrats filed a formal pro test against republican tactics GOVERNOR KRASCHEL Back in Germany the rearmed iorit rights and working condi reich launched her first new de t threatened to halt and without cere mony Britain ordered a naval inspec tion of Spanish Morocco on invi tation of the Spanish insurgent authorities there although ack nowledging ther was little reason to believe earlier reports German incursion of a HAS BATTERED EYE TO REMIND HIM OF BATTLE WITH RAT tions The union threatened to halt service to home and indus trial gas users by calling out 300 workers if a settlement were ncrt made by Friday midnight Talk of possible presidential or Both houses marked time most the morning session awaiting completion of preparations for the inauguration of Gov Nelson G Kraschel Thursday afternoon De corators hung garlands in the rotunda and loucl speaking equipment was stt up to carry the governors message to those who might be unable to crowd into the house chamber Formal Protest Filed The formal democratic protest was filed by Senator Sam D Goetsch Decorah and Senator Roy Stevens Ottumwa democrats named to the senate committee on They announced refusal to serve on a committee wherein we could exercise no in Originally Stevens and Senator Harold Irwin D of DeWitt STATE VISITED BY COLD WAVE Below Zero Temperatures Move From Northwest Warmer Friday DES MOINES in Iowa thermometers retreated Thursday as a sharp cold wave cut across from the northwest and enveloped the state The weatherman forecast that by early Thursday night the tem perature in Hie northwest section of the state would register 20 de grees below zero in the northeast 25 below in the southwest 10 be low and in the southeast 5 below Increasing cloudiness possibly snow was forecast for the extreme western portion of the state with rising temperatures in sight for that portion late Thursday night Light snow fell in that section Thursday morning The below zero weather was moving into the extreme eastern portion where rain turned into sleet during the last 24 hours I The weatherman said tempera tures throughout the state are ex pected to shoot up Friday with snowfall anticipated were named along with three rej Lowest temperature reported publicans but Goetsch was sub stituted because of Irwins ab Appointment of the committee early Thursday was zero at Sioux City while Keokuk reported the high of the last 24 hours 44 de grees engineered by republican senators I Sioux reported the mercury takes from John Valentine stood at zero this morning Omaha ASKS FARM TO MARKET ROADS Urges Constructing State Office Building in His Inaugural Talk TEXT ON PAGE 8 DES MOINES Nelson G Kraschel took office as Iowas governor Thursday and in his in augural address urged changes in state governmental machinery In a crowded house chamber he pledged himself to observe the Iowa constitution then faced a joint assembly session and several hundred spectators to outline a score of proposals for immediate legislation The statehouse was in gala at tire for the inaugural ceremonies The rotunBa was hung with ever areen and the governors office and house chamber decked in flowers A score of uniformed mil itary aides added pomp to the oc casion Chief Justice Paul W Richards of Red Oak administered the oath of office to Kraschel and John Val entine lieutenant overnor Farm to Market Roads Kraschel suggested to the as semblymen a farmtomarlcet road building program construction of a state office building and re building at state institutions ex plaining Too often the value of govern ment has been rated by its cost We have learned that real econo my is the economical operation of all needed functions and not the elimination of any needed service solely for the purpose of reducing the total tax Before a predominately republi can senate and an evenly divided house the democratic governor ig nored party rivalry which flared i ture and said We may look for ward to a session of constructive Appoint i Superintendent He proposed that the office of state superintendent of public in struction be made appointive rather than elective and said he favored appointment of the super intendent by a nonpartisan group such as the state board of educa tion to divorce education from politics He added that the same prin ciple should apply to selection of judges Another change in governmental organization suggested by Kras chel was creation of an independ ent slate motor vehicle depart ment Kraschel recommended that the era tic lieutenant to appoint day old Pacific strike persisted governor the 4 above Oes Moines 13 degrees the powerful Keokuk 32 degrees and Spirit Lake 2 degrees below Telephone and Telegraph offi cials reported Thursday they were experiencing no trouble with com munication xvires Wednesday many wires snapped they said be cause of the weight of thick coat ings of ice which froze on them in localities throughout the state conciliators hewould appoint the i At Cresco the mercury dropped power senate standing committees who guide bills through legislative channels Chairman Doesnt Care The protest said Valentine was elected by a vote majority and it was unquestionably un congressional action to end the 77 i derstood by the members that as coast Maritime president and presiding officer of John Snyder employe of Jacob E Decker and sons has a badly battered eye as the marks ot a battle he and two associates had with a rat in the packing plant The three men each armed with a club attempted to corner the militant rodent The first thing that happened was that one of them got bit in the hand Then when the rat in a desperate ef fort to get away crawled over Snyders shoulder one of the oth er men swung at it with a club but struck Snyders eye instead A physician was called and Snyder is making satisfactory re covery The worst of it he said that the rat got Even the fact that fellow work ers are good naturedly calling him Jack the Rat isnt as bad as letting a pesky rodent get away hands after a fight like that he mainj tains pressed efforts to bring seaj standing committees men back to work Business men estimated the ship tieup had cost more than half a billion dollars Glass Workers Idle A federal mediator studied com pany and union proposals con cerning a strike of LibbeyOwens Ford Glass company employes which with a similar walkout in volving the Pittsburgh Glass com pany made flat glass work ers idle Union officials said 840 mem bers voted against ending a sit down strike which closed the Her cules Motor company plant at I Cant Ohio The employed Sit down strikers demanding Senator George Hopkins R ot Guthrie Center chairman of the committee go right ahead with the meetings whether the democrats want to come or have a quorum of three While democratic senate mem bers voiced their resentment of republican domination Senator E P Donohue R of New Hampton filed a bill some senate republi cans said was aimed directly at a democratic campaign fund collection Prohibit Solicitation The bill would prohibit solici tation of campaign funds from employes of state bureaus and from 30 above to zero over night Foster emphasized that they were legislature consider again propos als of the interim committee which suggested a number of Iowa gov ernmental reforms to the last as sembly On Important Issues His proposals for immediate legislation touched on most of the important issues which have beeny suggested for consideration by the legislature He asked the assem bly to consider Continuation of the sales tax homestead tax exemption a truck lax to finance farmtomarket roads chain store taxes payment of old age pensions from sales tax receipts coordination of state farm agencies extension of the his committees1 and that no one told him whom to appoint i Yes commented one republij farm mortgage moratorium a suf can but he did a pretty good job ficient appropriation for relief for the democrats three to two retirement pay for teachers and a minimum wage scale on state con struction projects He also suggested an increase all the Representative John Ryder vet eran dem ocral of eran went back home Wednesday night higher wages for 300 workers I commissions and forbid the use forced closing of the Port Huron Of stateowned cars in transport united brass and alumin um plant No settlements were forthcom ing in other labor disputes involv ing some seamen of At lantic and Gulf coast ports and about Minnesota lumber jacks Pennsylvania hosiery mill workers Wisconsin rubber mill employes and Maine shoe factory ing campaign It would also prohibit state employes from campaign activities during busi ness hours There was talk in the house Plan Twice a Month Meetings on Relief DENISON R Hannah chairman of Crawford county su pervisors said the supervisors would meet twice a month with members of a farmerworker grievance committee representing groups which threatened a sit down strike JVTonday I think we can even out all our differences on the relief Hannah said Effort to Lengthen Leg Unsuccessful Will Shorten Other LAKE MILLS Carl Ness a senior in the local high school is at Iowa City for a major opera tion Two years ago Carl was at Iowa City where an attempt was made to lengthen one leg This was unsuccessful so now the doc tors plan to shorten hig good leg about 3 inches to make the legs the same length too ill his friends said to con tinue attending house sessions for j the present Ryder though confined to a wheel chair by lumbago came to Des Moines this week to make sure his party had its full strength and fought off a collapse long enough to cast his vote in the speakership fight Recess Until Tuesday After hearing the new gover nors afternoon inaugural address and attending his inaugural ball Thursday morning that the decisj Thursday night the assemblymen were to take a recess virtil 2 p m Tuesday The recess house leaders ex plained was taken to give Speaker La Mar Foster a chance to decide the membership of the houses 51 standing committees Official canvass of the vote for governor and lieutenant governor ion to allow each representative a committee clerk made Wednes day might be reconsidered But it meant nothing appar ently for the house unanimously approved Representative Roy Mercers motion that each house member report the name of his committee clerk to the house sec retary at once Smiles replaced worried expres sions apparent on the faces of many clerks as Mercers motion was approved Haste Is Necessary The Iowa City representative explained haste was necessary so that employment of clerks could be finally approved and the clerks could start drawing pay In announcing the committees to canvass the vote for the nine contested house seats Speaker finance a larger state highway pa trol In his recommendation that the sales tax be continued Kraschel said three point tax receipts should be used first to pay all eligible state old age pension ap plicants with the remainder allo cated exclusively to homestead tax i Homestead Tax Relief A homestead tax relief hi along similar lines has been filed in the senate by four democrats and four republicans Kraschel took up point by point his legislative proposals outlining first what he described as the farm situation in the state The time has he said when the state of Iowa should direct its government to bring about a coordination of all ths constructive forces within the state to the end that Iowas pol completed Wednesday but icy on agriculture will be clear announcement and official declar ation of election was delayed un til Thursday Inauguration of Kraschel however does not fore stall WilsorLlroin filing a contest The vote was Krschel votes Valet Valen ne votes and He suggested that eroded lands in the southern portion of Iowa might be devoted to raising feeder cattle to be fattened ic north ern section and said state lead eship is required for the perma nent solution of farm problems 3 Millions Relief Surveys Kraschel stated have shown may need for relief year and recom   

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