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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1937, Mason City, Iowa P m NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FfcR THE HOME VOL XLIU THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FJVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE MAY EVACUATE MISSISSIPP NO 97 Statesmen Impressed Note F Rs Omission of Foreign Affairs Mention By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON dent Roosevelt recent inaugu ral address be gins to impres statesmen for a subject whicl he ignored Not a word did he utter rel ative to for eign affairs With w a i actually ragin in Spain witl ari internation al clash more than threaten ing throughou the remaindei of Europe and with hostilities seemingly unavoidable soon in the Orient it is impossible to assume that the presidents disregard ol the overseas situation was a mere ly accidental omission That it was an intentional and obviously very significant omis sion evidently did not occur to the American public and press at first thought Anyway it was not immediate ly remarked on here at home Remarked on Abroad It was remarked on by news papers abroad however in their very next issues Itwas also remarked on by for eign diplomats right here in Washington before the president had said his last word and the band had started to play for the trip back from Capitol Hill to the reviewing stand at the soullt end ofSixteenthstreet They turned out in their dress epaulettes and gold braid which were ruined to Ihe extent of thousands of dol lars worth by the nastiest rain in a generation they risked influ enza and some of them caught it hear he president discuss foreign affairs They turned out somewhat as a matter of official politeness loo they had to Hope for Rewards But they hoped also to get their respective rewards Each embassy or legation ex pected that by nightfall it wouli be able to cable to its home gov ernmcnt an illuminating summary ot the Yankee presidential attilud toward their various interest across the oceans And they didnt have a syllable to cable Good work from the whiti houses standpoint In whatever may follow the olc world Western and wants UncleSam to be mixed up by some early chance commit ment intcrpretable as the inter pretator chooses to mterprelate it Involved by Wilsoii President Wilson involved the United States in the World wai thus He said things that he couldn consistently get out of later President Roosevelt says noth REJECTS BLAME FOR FAILURE OF STRIKE PARLEY Auto Head in Statement a Plants Call 40000 Back to Work NEW YORK P Sloan Jr president of Genera Motors Wednesday denied Ilia the company is responsible fo the breakdown of negotiations with workers and reiterated the companys refusal to negotiat until the plants occupied by si down strikers are evacuated In a statement addressed joint ly to the public and to loya workers in General Motors plants Sloan referred to the sit down strikers as these trespass ers who have seized our plants and who have taken from you the privilege of working We will negotiate with this group and will earnestly strive for an honorable settlement as soon as the illegal seizure of oui plants is terminated AVhile he did not refer specifi cally to the rebuke issued late Tuesday by President Roosevelt he did say Efforts have been made In make you believe that Genera Motors is responsible for the Breakdown ot negotiations that we refuse to meet with rcpresen atives of our own employes that we are shirking our moral respon sibility that we have no respect for thepublic interests You know that is not Irue so vhy all these charges Simply be cause we refuse to negotiate with a group that holds our plants for without regard to law or usticethus depriving over 100 100 of our peaceifui ahoTlaw abid ng employes of their inherent right to work ing Or the foreign nations Fnglatit undoubtedly is most desirous ol American support s John Bull engineered for it from 1914 onward and got it Now his publicity in this coun try aims similarly Others are not as competent at it Neither Hitler nor Mussolini is popular here Nor is Russia Nor Japan even as an anticom munistic power Nor the little European coun the Balkan republics Poland or JugoSlavia England Needs V S It simmers down to the fact that England especially needs the U S as a world ally As Senator Gerald P Nye of North Dakota says we keep nut of foreign trouble with the stale department as an ally of the British foreign office The British foreign offices in terests are so manifold If ours arc commingled with them they are infinite Our foreign interests hen are British and in their fa vor Why talk about them We get the worst it either way Women HoldOffice in Clinton CLINTON fP Women are holding five of Ihe six offices in General N B Baker Post 88 G A R because the sole surviving resident member can fill only one place that of commander T C Barlow 91 was inslalled com mander and the five women in other offices The post has two living male members the second a nonresident NO ATTEMPT TO OPEN STRIKE CLOSED PLANTS DETROIT 40000 employes were called back to work Wednesday in 10 Chevrolet plants n Indiana and Michigan which lave been closed as a consequence of strikes in other units of Gen eral Motors corporation Another subsidiary the Fisher 3ody corporation has recalled 5 300 more to work in Michigan Thursday Before the worlds largest auto mobile producing company started this backtnwork movement more than 125000 of itsemployes were idle Seventeen plants were closed by strikes in them and the com pany has said it would not reopen them until the dispute is settled Two of these the Fisher Body plants at Flint been held by sit down strikers since Cairo 111 Ordered Evacuated Air view or Cairo 111 with the surging Ohio river lattliiff i concrete BO foot sea wall Evacuation of Cairo was orclcrci when the Ohio fllnl waters lapped near the top of the wall Tibbett Held Blameless in Fellow Singers Death Steizini Died Natural Causesand Not More Than 40 Closed Altogether more than 40 Gen eral Motors factories from coast to coast were closed or their opera tions curtailed as a consequence of the strikes called by the United Automobile Workers of America The refusal of the union to evacuate the sit downers at innl has blocked negotiations for a settlement of the strikes the coiporjjtioii refusing o meet will the U A W A until the strikers have left thecompanys properly The 39900vmen summoned back Wednesday were employes ot Chevrolet plants at Indianapolis and Muncie Ind and Detroit Saeinawvand Bay A committee representing the Flint alliance sought an audience with Gov Frank Murphy at Lansing Wednesday to ask him to guarantee nil workers full pro lection in going to and coming from work Resolution Is Adopted This action was called for in a esolution adopted at a mass meeting conducted by the alliance at Flint Tuesday afternoon The alliance was organized by George E Boysen former Flint mayor lo antistrike senlimenl Another resolution adopted hv he meeting called upon John IJ Lewis committee for industrial Jrganization head directing the tnke to remove his paid organ zers and agitators from Flint and charged him with gross im pudence in suggesting that the president of the United States side with the union which the res olution said represented only a mall minority of all aulomobile vorkers Plan No Interference Governor Murphy said union eaders here assured him there vould be no interference with the men returning to work and tliat hey had given a similar pledge i Mayor Harold Bractshaw of lint The governor said he had imi ncdiate plans that will be helpful I H NEWYORK VP vAssistan District Attorney Sylvester Cosen mo Wednesday announced tha An autopsy oil the body of Josepi ilerzini Metropolitan opera chor is singer had shown he died o atural causes nd that Lawr n c e Tibbett imod o p o r a nd movie bar one had been learcd of any art in his enth Coscntinosaid ic report was h a t Sterzini ad died ot e a r t disease nd that the lab wound on hand was ot the cause ot e n o u g h lood having been lost to bring death Sterzinishand was cut by a dagger in Tibbetts hand during a rehearsal Tuesday At first de clining assistance he later went to n hospital for a minor operation to the hand in which an artery severed and died several Inter Had Planned ReEnactment The assistant district ntlornej had planned recnaclmcnt of the scene at the opera house but on receipt of the autopsy report from Dr Thomas A Gonzalcs acting chief medical examiner he cleared Tibbett of any blame and said the investigation was closed The 52 year old Sterzini col lapsed on the stage ot the Metro politan opera house as a company of 100 rehearsed Caponsacchi in which Tibbett sings the role of Guido Franeschini Sterzini who had sung in the chorus for 2fl years was required by his role to hold another singer at whom Tibbett lunged with a stiletto The knife which was supposed to be dull twisted in Tibbetts hand inflicting a vgash about two inches long on Slerzinis hand Wanted o Go on A physician bandaged the wound and Steivini wanted to go on with the rehearsalbut Tibbett and others induced him lo go 1o a hospital where an operation was performed In the meantime half the opera cast Tibbett among them went to Newark N J to sing La Tra viata Just before he went on the stage Tibbetl was told of Sler zinis death Members of the cast said the news greatly upset the star and that he sang under intense strain He went through the difficult score without faltering however Tor each side but did not reveal hem Roberl C Travis Flint union organizer said that General Mo ors will have another strike on Is hands if here is any riiscrim nation against union members who return to work PREDICTED SEES SNOW FOR JOWH Sun Beams Downon State Temperatures Rise in Central East DES MOINES sui brained down on ice coated low Wednesday as the weathermai forecast rising temperatures ii central and east portions The weatherman added h stale probably would gel anothe frosting of snow Wcdnesda mght and Thursday Temperature were expected to drop in Ihe ex treme northwest portion Wednes day night and be followed by colder weather in the central and western portions Thursday Minimum temperature in nordi west fourth of the state Wednes day night was expected to be 2 degrees above zero in the north east 20 above and in the southern half 30 degrees above Iowa Falls registering G decree above reported the lowest tem perature in the state early Wed nesday while Omaha reported 1 lugh of 28 degrees for the last hours No precipitation was reported i the state Tuesday U S Judge Upholds Social Security Tax Jud orge B Sweeney Wednesday leld the constitutionality of the provisions of the social securitj ict which provide a tax for as sistance for the aged Judge denied an injunction to prevent the payment of the tax by he Edison Electric Illuminating ompany of Boston The Weather FORECAST IOWA Snow probable Wed nesday nijrht and Tlinisilav ns inp temperature in central and east portions noldcr in extreme northwest portion Wednesday Wit cntelcr In central anil western portions Thursday MINNESOTA Snnw Wednes day nlelil and Thursday some what warmer In extreme cast colder in west portion Wednes day night much colder Thurs day a severe cold wave in west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 14 Above Minimum in Niffht 3 Above At 8 A M Wednesday 10 Above Ten nights thus far in Janu ry have had minimum tempera ures above zero Tuesday night vas one of above in Ma ori City and believe it or bove at the Crystal Sugar plant orlh of town SAYS JAPANESE HELPED IN PLOT Witness Testifies 63 Died in Train Wrecks Which He Organized MOSCOW Ivan Alexan drovich Kniszeff former soviet southern railway chief on trial as a confessed Trotzkyist plotter testified Wednesday 63 persons had been killed in thousands of train wrecks which he organized jnd accuseda Japanese Mr X of planning to infect Russian troop trains with deadly germs Ivan Alexandrovich former chief of the southern rail ways named Mr X as anoper ative in the plot against the soviet union who pressed him for data disclosing the number of Russian troop trains going to the far east Kniazeff testified he had or ganized 3500 railroad wrecks in two years some at the instigation of Japanese agents Mel X In 1935 Relnting that he had met Mr X at Sverdlovsk in 1935 the de fendant said Mr X old me the Japanese were helping Trolzkyitcs in the soviet union He said the wreck ing of military trains going to the far east was especially important o the rapancse ns the red army n the fateast had to be demo ralized Kniazeff twice identified Mr X as a Japanese agent one Hiro shima who he Mid was a rnns pnrt expert in Moscow and who formerly served in London Surprise After Surprise The witness on trial with the commentator Karl Badek and 15 other men to overthrow the soviet regime through sabotage and even war sprang surprise after surprise Confessing abjectly to some 3 500 train wrecks during 1935 and he said they had killed 03 persons and injured 164 He identified photostatic copies of two letters which he said he received from Mr X in 1935 uid IMS the first damaging doc umentary evidence to be intro duced The contents of the letters were not fully disclosed in court Trial Set for Friday COUNCIL BLUFFS f Gabriel Cartiei Kansas Citj ind Hiram H McAdoo Knmburg Iowa on charges Tit postal law vj jlalion in what postal authoritie described as n French bon swindle was set for Friday For y witnesses were subpanaed fo the trial ZERO HOUR FOR ARRIVAL OF FLOOD WATERS OHIO SET WITHIN WEi Floods at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Known dead 112 Estimated total homeless 150000 Estimated liilal damage 5300000000 dead homeless 300000 Ii Health commissioner estimated at least move persons had died of disease directly attributable to the flood regular soldiers moved in at mayors request to act as police air planes brought police and medical supplies from other cities230 000 homeless with majority evacuated and hospitals packed three serious fires burned out overnight Refugees reached Illinois across Ohio river by 011 With lloscllels to reach them dciul Hl homeless 103000 I J r i 9llio 1ivel censcrl although holding close o 80 foot level citys electric and water supplies functioned on n tcimittent basis nnd 30000 homeless within city had hopes of speedy return to their homes Red Cross rcporlcd no danner of an epidemic firemen used much of emergency water supply to ex tinguish apartment fire iu LX Officials believed disaster whipped if river 2000S evacuated CVCl homclcss on with Gov Martin L Diivcy personally viewed alarmiiiE situation national guard ordered to send more men medicine and food Known dead G Estimated homeless 50000 Relict workers pushed over icy snowcovered streets to evacuate onethird oC 13000 residents while crews hurried con struction of additional bulwarks above GO foot high levees Ohio river fell six inches from record peak of 5BG7 feet but wealher bureau officials predicted il might rise again to 60 or fit feet Gov lienry Homer on personal survey of flood area called for contri butions of money ana clothing National guard planned to build pontoon bridge so that refugees arriving from Paducab Ky 30 miles downriver can reach dry ground the village is isolated by water Three men drowned when their motorboat leak in rivers backwaters This city 22 miles from Ohio river prepared for inundation with 1000000 coal mine already wrecked Shawncclown Brookport Maunie New Haven To tally or partially submerged LOOK INSIDE FOR DR ROBERT E OliRIANT Succeeds Mrs Miller as Secretary of Stale ON PAGE 2 Mason Cityans Win Six Basket Scraps ON PAGE 9 Conservation Groups in Counties Are Organized ON PAGE 8 Jobs Divided Between Parties in Iowa House ON PAGE 2 ounty Flood Relief Fund Up to ON PAGE 5 clend 9 Estimated homeless 75 000 1 of refugees hurried north ward leaving their wrecked homes behind cily prepared for flood of as feet three feet above nights level break in water main caused apprehension national guardsmen in control 33 southern counties NEW 75 per cent of city inundated JEFFERSON isolated and feared doomed national guardsmen preparing complete evacuation of inhabitants dead Estimated homeless 125000 engineers predicting crest of Mississippi flood next week reinforced river levees all rescue and relict work turned over In Red Cross and other civil agencies 5000 persons sheltered in fair grounds recreation center Cross warned all residents lo evacuate deaci M Eslimafcd homeless 20000 NEW Myer Red Cross disaster director warned residents to evacuate saying The levees are sure to break They will drown like rats in a trap unless they get out while there is time dead 22 Estimated homeless 20250 LITTLE Carl E Bailey said number of homeless mighl reach 100000 refugees were cared for in army tenUs box cars homes and public buildings national guardsmen patrolled Mississippi river front dead One Estimated homeless 4500 Qoss estimated families homeless in delta but unofficial sources placed the figure nL throe or four times that number many refugees wore living in camps established by Red Cross and municipalities engineers kept careful watch on levees which appeared strong WEST dead 10 Estimated homeless r6 river began receding authorities redoubled relief endeavors damage unofficially estimated at S9 000 000 in state Hays ordered his men to stop loot ing and issued a shoot to kill order POINT guardsmen established radio contact with Charleston and reported everything in good shape despite inundation dead 3 Estimated homeless f 000 estimated unofficially at SI 000000 Ohio Allegheny and Monongahela rivers started falling relief sup ply launches senl downstream to aid harder hit communities SOUTH dead One 000 POPE SUFFERS FURTHER PAIN VATICAN CITY Pi us XI suffered new attacks of pain during the early morning Vatican attendants reported Wednesday but they failed to nullify com pletely the hopeful improvement over last weeks suffering An official announcement said he holy father slept reasonably veil and observed liis usual morn ng routine Dr Aminta Milani the chief Jhysician left the Vatican before midnight and did not return until arly in he day The electrical treatment for the popes swollen legs has been re schedule of alternate icwed on days in an ucuJitory stagnation hat obbed him of their use effort to reduce the has f DUTCH GIVEN 50 YEAR TERM OTTUMWA Foulch 12 year old Cliarilon coal miner was sentenced to 50 years at hard labor in the Fort Madison stale penitentiary Wednesday for the hammer murder of Earl Nichols Oltumwn meat cutter here on Christmas eve The stale accepted a guilty plea to second degree murder last Mon day Meanwhile District Judge R W Smith pronounced sen tence Wednesday has heard testi mony in the mailer eye a dc The defendant the only witness lo the crime told tailed story of the slaying while on the stand Tuesday Sheriff C E Hardine removed iranpcn Foutch to Ibc penitentiary shortI drnwnpd ly after noon Wednesday I Ready to Move All Persons Within 50 Miles of Lower River Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS Under the threat of greater havoc to come as the flood gorged Ohio river neaiecl its crest the U S army high command Wednes day prepared to evacuate all resi dents within 50 miles of the Mis sissippi river from Cairo 111 ic New Orleans if conditions war rant Zero hour for the arrival of Hie Ohios mighty burden spilling billions of surplus gallons into the Mississippi was set within a week Faced with this new jeopardy President Roosevelt directed Sec retary of War Harry Woodring to be ready for the all persons living within 50 miles on both sides of the Mississippi Thirtyfive housnnri motor trucks were immediately mobilized to carry out the greatest exodus in history Craitr Slill Hopeful Gen Malm Craig chief of staff said army engineers held hopes that a general evacuation would not be necessary but that details were being worked out in case of necessity Secretary of War Harry Wood imR acting swiftly in Americas greatest emergency since the World war announced thai head quarters for Hie mass evacuation would be established at Jackson Miss The sudden drastic step fol lowed a report from army engin eers emphasizing Ihe imminent danger of vastly increased floods along the Mississippi once the swollen torrents of the Ohio spills Us flood uiesl into the father of waters Lcvccs Xo Vet Tested Army engineers said the billion dollar new cvccs flung up nlons ine lower Mississippi aflcr and not since Icsted by seven handle only too 000 cubic feet of water a second Tiic raging Ohio it wns pointed out will dump a minimum of 3 000000 cubic feet into the Missis sippi when the flood crest lijU Cairo III Whole cities and towns alone the 1000 mile stretch from Cairn the Gulf of Mexico fall under he program of flight from the Jain of invasion The Ihe start of din super flood predicted by Lieut Col Eugene Reynold district chief I U S Army engineers in below expected to break within a week Orders Sent Out From army licaclcmarfers il Washington D C telegraphic or lers clicked out tn corp arci at Atlanta GH Omaha Neb and Kan Antonio lex to have complete phins in readiness by fi m tan Secretary of War Wood ring or dered them to prepare to evacu ate a minimum of 500000 persons along the 2000 miles of levees on both sides of the river Scores of railroad f la cars worn mobilized lo carry out the whole sale exodus The secretary of war also auth orized he use of not only regular army Iroops but also members of the Civilian Conservation corps Hie National Guard and the Red Cross Another Day of Terror As Ihe far south prepared lo flee another day of watery terror gripped the 1000 mile graveyard of almost buried towns villages and farmlands in the once pleas ant Ohio river valley to the nnrlli rise to record breaking heights in the Ohio river valley nmy engineers at Cairo niihc With the army of homeless swelled o Ihe total of known dend by drowning reached reds more were missing estimated property damage soared far beyond the mark compleletly overshadowing the havoc of the 1927 Mississippi river disaster Snow hunger and peslilenco wrote a black piclureof human misery At Louisville fCy Health Commissioner Dr Hugh n Leavcll wid at least 200 victims had died of diseases attributed directly to flood conditions 20 More lioclins Pound Twenty more bodies found floating in the streets of Louis ville lay in the morgue Wednes day Miiny nilids have hern in their Jinnies anrj inside Ihe dwellings1 said Dr Lcavell Other boclie i
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