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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWA S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIH PMSS UASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 98 WEAKENING LEVEES ARE BOLSTERED He Offended White House John L Lewis Not One to Speak Before Thinking Iowa Legislature Agrees on Clerk Pay By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I NGTON CPA John L Lewis t h e labor leader u n d o u b tedly gave consider able offense to the white house by remarking that his organ ization gave its whole hearted support to Pres i d e n t Roose velt in the national c a m paign and con sequently con Johnson Writes Auto Risk Bill siders forces that his are en titled to presi dential help in its fight against economic But I do not believe as some commentators have suggested that Lewis spoke before he thought I talked with him 10 days or before he broadcast this defi nite utterance and he said sub stantially the same thing then I asked him what the president could do He was not definite to a T but he did make it clear that he thinks the president has influence aplenty and then A Potent Voice Of course this is true The presidential voice is mightily potent even if it be ust a voice nothing more Lewis made it clev that he wants and expects it for the ele ment he represent Subsequently he has made it clearer yet he not only looks ior presidential bsrk ing but he demands it and wiin cut delay There are numerous interpre tations to the effect that the white house has him subtly It is not a strained interpreta tion either John L Lewis however is not so readily rebukable A Powerful Bloc There is no question but that 1he Lewisites Jd help President Roosevelt with their votes To be sure Kooseveltians an cwcr that even without the Lewis bloc the present white house ten antwould have been reelected anyway That is undeniable All the same a bloc of several mil lion ballots is not to be sneered at It may not have decided the last election but it easily can be the deciding factrr some other time Additionally the Lewisites show nearly a half million in campaign COMPROMISE OF REACHED BY COMMITTEE Senate Passes Five Acts as House Hears Major Bills Introduced DES MOINES last ob stacJa in the way of smooth operj ation of the Iowa legislature was hurdled Thursday afternoon when an Iowa house and senate com mittee agreed to split the differ ence and pay their clerks S380 a Settlement of the pay difficulty Senator B C Whitehill Marshall looks on while Rep pendin for more than two weeks rcsentative Oscar E Johnson Kanawha democrat writes a house was made by a conference comi mcasure requiring all automobile owners to carry liability insur mlitop to whom TC matter was i iiaH n similar mcas shunted when the two brancnes could not agree The senate had demanded an increase from a day to for its clerks while the house as an economy move decided to pay tv2 scale of the last session In reaching an agreement the committee bargained and gave a 20 cent a day increase in both branches The house adopted the confer ence report by a vote of 79 to 22 Senate Speeds Up While the house heard introduc tion of several major bills the Iowa senate Thursday speeded up its machinery and passed five measures New bills received in the house included one to increase the terms of railway commissioners from four to six years one to appro priate annually for school districts and one aimed to ance Senator Whitehill previously had introduced similar meas ure in the Scene is in the Iowa house Iowa Daily Press Photo Cold Wave Rolls Toward State Out of Northwest STRIKEiHARGES WILL BE PROBED CHURCH FILLED FOR LAST RITES OF F J to campaign fund the Roosevelt LillyaiS Roughly 10 per cent of the to tal fund in cash Most other con tributions were in ble sometime maybe Lewis money was liquid as contributed An Accomplishment I have referred to John L Lewis as labor leader rather than as president of the American Mine Workers or the chairman of the r Industrial Organi Miss Perkins Sends Labor Department Lawyer lo Anderson Ind ward outlawing theater bank i dispatched a representa tive to Anderson Thursday to investigate charges by the striking United Automobile Work Within an hour and a half the upper chamber passed and sent to the house three bills and two res olutions One of the resolutions asks that a United States battle ship under construction be named for the state of Iowa and the sec ond provides for a joint legislative session Feb 1 to hear an address by Msgr Joseph A Ryan of Cath olic university Washington D C Bar Association Bill By a unanimous vote the senate passed one ol the several meas ures sponsored by the state bar as sociation law reform committee The bill would require courts to ers that the General Motors cor poration had incited violence there John Porter the investigator will arrive there Friday The union charged that one of its meetings had been broken up east J t A Temperatures From 10 to 15 Below Zero Seen for North Iowa DES MOINES cold wave rolled towards Iowa Thurs day out of the northwest a cold wave the weatherman said would plunge temperatures to from 10 to 15 degrees below zero in North Iowa by early Friday But while bitter cold was due to grip the state again the weath erman said that clouds which spilt snow over southern Iowa Thurs day would clear away leaving generally fair weather Thursday night and Friday North Iowa skies were clear and sunny The weatherman forecast a 15 below minimum in northeast Iowa 10 below in the northwest section five below in the south west and 5 above in the south Requiem High Mass Cele brated for Retired Utilities Head Solemn requiem high mass was celebrated for Frank J Hanlon at the Holy Family Catholic church Thursday morning The Rev R P Murphy was celebrant the Rev Ray S Bohrer deacon the Rev William Mullen subdeacon The Rt Rev Monsignor P S OConnor of St Josephs Catholic church was in the sanctuary The Rev Francis J McEnaney acted as chaplain to the monsignor The choir under the direction of the Rev Karl E Kurt of St Jo sephs church sang the beautiful j Gregorian chant including the In troit Kyrie Gradual Tract Se quencia Offertory Sanctus Agnes Dei and Communion Larry Rear don sang as a solo the hymn Hark Hark My The church was filled for the service by many friends as well as the relatives of the retired utili ties head who died Monday eve ning at a local hospital following a heart attack Among those in attendance were prominent busi ness executives from sll parts of the middlewest In his sermon given following the mass Father Murphy pointed out that Mr Hanlon had given unswervingly of his time and energy to the members of his family including his aged mother his church and his community Received Church The priest emphasized that this man who for 40 years had been prominent in the business and in dustrial life of the community had from infancy to his dying mo A bright sun Wednesday brought the first real thawing nan union VJLC weather to south Iowa the state iled the charges with Miss PerI has known for nearly a fortnight Davenport reported the high tem perature Wednesday 40 degrees and union headquarters raided and wrecked Ed Hall union vice president kins Wednesday night Has No Miss Perkins said Porter a la Another bill passed by the sen ate would legalize execution sales where sheriffs made errors in serving notices or the properties weia not correctly platted Sena tor E P Donohue R of New Hampton said it would make un necessary litigation to quiet title on a number of properties sold at foreclosure sales The senate also passed a bill to permit the city of Fort Dodge to come under general laws on park commissions Senator Ed Breen acres House Receives Bills onrnmiueu The did little else thsn nation because manifestly he repj Deceive new bills Thursday 14 of resents labor collectively them being added to the file dur Hc means all kinds of labor ing the morning The task he is engaged in now xhe first major educational me Ol U ItMunc ti aoooint attorneys for minors atI bor department attorney had no v frpw I U n ii cuscd of indictable is its consolidation powers but would ask the coop eration of state and local officials Another charge Porter will in vestigate she said was that the corporation required employes re turning to work Tuesday to sign yellow dog ments requiring them to remain out of the union General Motors officials she said denied all these charges when she talked with them by tele phone Discuss Proposed Law Miss Perkins sent Edward F D of Fort Dode said the measj McGrady assistant secretary to ure would permit the city to buy j capjtol Thursday to discuss 10 acres of Irvncl for a park anri house and senate leaders lagI accept the an additional 40 has proposed to j the labor department power to j seek cut and make public the cause of strikes lockouts and other industrial disputes and to recommend settlements Another appeal to congress af fecting the General Motorssitua or 8 degrees above freezing The thaw however did little but melt down the top of the ice coating over south state and when it froze up again last night it was slipperier than ever Sioux City and Spirit Lake both reported even zero early Thurs day for the low temperature dur ing the last 24 hours Traces of snow fell in west Iowa Wednesday night and it was snowing at Coun cil Bluffs and Mount Ayr early LOOK INSIDE FOR HUBERT UTTERBACK May Revive Director Controversy ON PAGE 2 The Floods at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As the debrisstrewn crest of the Ohio river flood surged to ward the Mississippi Thursday reports from the 10 states hit by the disaster showed Known dead 293 Estimated homeless Additional endangered 000 Estimated property loss Gets Life Sentence in Algona Murder Case ON PAGE 12 Full Page of Pictures From Ohio Flood Area ON BACK PAGE Local Red Gross Flood Aid Fund ON PAGE 10 church What a beautiful thing is Power company T C Roderick manager of the Fort Dodge unit of the United Light and Power company S C Dows Cedar Rap ids president of the Iowa Railway nuui and Light company Don Barnes ments been the recipient of the j cedar Rapids attorney and blessings of the Sacraments of the james Devitt Oskaloosa attorney and Hiram J Carson vice president of the Northern Natural Gas company Other prominent businessmen from out of the city here for the service included R J Smith Dav enport manager of the TriCity Railroad company and George G Kuhn Davenport purchasing agent for the United Light ano Power company Attended Funeral H W Ward Minneapolis traC Christian he added for us to come here this morning and know that what has happened was not by chance but as part of a Divine plan We know his death was a sad loss to his home church and community at large Out sympathy goes out to the family and friends who have sustained this great loss But our hearts are not in rei Dill ULIL ai t ii i i r volt 01 rebellion because we know the manager of the M and St that what has happened came be cause our Heavenly Father willed it We realize that Heaven is our home Hence we bow in submis sion to His Will We know that no one would have said with greater submission than this man himself that Thy will be Father Murphy also spoke on the beauty and significance of the mass which had just been celebrated pointing out that it was reenactment of the of the Lords Last Supper Pallbearers Listed Active pallbearers were Earl fSmith Willis G C Bagley John measure docketed thus far in the MAKE PLANS TO ISOLATE SPAIN Smith Willis G C Bagley Jonn Neutral Blockade of Coast ISiesseger C G Maudsley Jay t 1 TIT T n to Halt Spread of Wai Fever Studied 115 COIlbUllUd LILfll uwv As yet he has made hardly more session provides for an annual ap than a beginning But he HAS propriation of from done THAT And success at the I the state general fund for the sup job of giving so formidable a port of school districts upon a movement even a start is a notI graduated basis determined by av able accomplishment i erage daily attendance One needs know Lewis The proposal said to carry the little to appreciate him i indorsement of various education t al nodies of the state was mtro A Strong Personality fey Rep c Boweps R He has personality that I would Of Kent and five colleagues in the not put second to President Roosehouse vclts Whether one indorses his j Provisions of the act would be philosophy or not one cannot j effective July 1 next with tha meet him without recognizing his following ratio of distribution quality in a minute He is imj Funds for Schools mensely likable too except ofj For oundation schools course by those with whom he high schools students for1 clashes And the cordiality of whom tuition is ele thVse tellers DlShke is a tcsti1 mcntar pupils S54 pupils for Another appeal to congress ai ceeaea xmmuu feeling the General Motors situa assnrTATFn PRFSS Ilotal utility in tion was the LaFqllette CivilLib Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS jsrice Mayor W S Wilcox Allan Decker and W J Holahan Honorary pallbearers were I Charles E Strickland who suc ceeded Mr Hanlon as head of the local utility properties W E erties committees request for an additional to investigate the strike Without the money said Senator Thomas an exhaustive inquiry would be respect Ior his monial to their prowess His nerve is something to mar vel at He has proved it in many an earlier conflict He super proved it in his defiance of the A F of which to say the least he has distinctly on the anxious seat at present He proved it again by plunging with a new untried following into a fight with the countrys biggest indus tries Now he has supersuperproved it by his reminder to President Roosevelt of the white house in cumbents obligations to his Lewis support in the last campaign It may have ben i whom transportation is paid 52 each multiplied by average daily attendance The act provides further than SO per cent of the allocation would be set aside in an equalization fund with40 per cent as a direct grant Rep D A Dancer R of La moni is the measure re vising the form of election of rail road commissioners Hr proposal would provide for the election in 1938 of two com missioners for 4 year terms and another lor a 6 year term Then in 1940 and thereafter all would be elected for six years Would Bar Bank Nisrhls A measure by Rep William Trei International negotiators spur red by ItaloGerman promises to cooperate rushed plans Thursday to isolate war infected Spain A neutral blockade of Spanish coasts to halt spread of the war lever to the rest of Europe was planned by the London noninter vention committee using fleets of four great powers concentrated in j the Mediterranean 1 T 17 Details of the plan considered 10 W ed On JUne I while the Madrid government j forces were reporting new strate HOLLYWOOD XP Jeanetle gic victories still were indefinite MacDonald and Gene Raymond To bolster the coastal blockade plan to be married on the secj of foreign arms and men the non oncl anniversary of their intraj intervention subcommittee hoped Jeanette MacDonald and Gene Raymond duction at a social affair The date is June If the maritime strike is over the film stars said Thursday they will sail for a Honolulu hon eymoon eluding bank nights and would impose a fine of or a jail sentence on both the person giving and receiving lottery prizes Another tax bill by Rep C G Johnson D of Marathon would remove municipal bonds from the tax exempt list while one by Rep Lloyd Woods D of Osceola would permit city councils to reg ulate telephone rate charges Another bill by Representative Dancer would reduce the penalty last ramna pn It mav have oen measure vy JXCH wuiiom n poo tetebut U was mer D of Hartley and Rep T on delayed motor earner license lot of 1 Kephart D of Peterson would purchases from onefourth the u invalidate all forms of lottery in original license cost to cent and in cold fact u had justification naa posting of neutral observers on the HispanoPortuguese border would be permitted but Portugal expressed uncompromising oppo sition Warships of the four great pow ers were in readiness to patrol Spanish ports the German and Italians probably guarding social ist coastal territory the French vessels to be stationed in fascist waters Britains seadogs would assume the role of umpire So viet Russian ships were expected to join the international patrol la ter Government Gen Jose assuming the Madrid saw his men sweep to a dawnvic tory winning oark Hill sity city sector of Madrids north western outskirts F Beck Hanford MacNider B A MacDonald Lee P Loomis E H Wagner B C Way H E Bruce Carl A Parker Herman i Lilt i D M Denison Minneapolis speI cial representative of the M and St M J Golden Des Moines division freight and passenger agent of the Chicago North West ern railroad E L Henry Chi cago assistant to the vice presi dent and general manager of the Chicago North Western railroad H B Maynard Waterloo sec retary of the Iowa Public Service company Rex Fowler Des Moines attorney H M Smith Waterloo general manager of the Iowa Pubj lie Service company G V Lona ker Waterloo general superin tendent of the Wateioo plant Ira Steeie assistant general manager of the Des MoinerElectric com pany A A Hills Davenport head of the Iowa division of the General Electriccompany A J Keys Waterloo manager of the Crescent Supply company and S A Gibson Waterloo represen The situation by states KENTUCKY Known dead 200 homeless with flood crest past citizens of Louisville took new hope relief crews widened rationing activities crest approaching Paducah which Red Cross attempting to evacuate Paducah list unknown OHIO Known dead 14 homeless waters definitely receding from Cin cinnati streets electric power and water supplies increased dead 6 homeless evacu ated inhabitants and con tinued to bolster levee against expected four foot rise inOhio river Mound City devastated when setback levee collapsed but inhabitants escaped many other villages inundated dead 9 homeless slowly subsiding leaving wrecked vil lages behind citizens of Leav enworth debated rebuilding on another site National Guard mobilized in flood area dead 9 homeless S army awaiting flood crest was prepared to evacuate residents from lower Mississippi valley if necessary but possi bility remote levee workers battled to save dyke above Tip tonville dead 14 homeless closely watched setback levees holding back flood in control spillways crisis expected next dead 25 homeless Guard infantry and planes warned residents of acres behind levee at MeUwood to evacuate workers attempt to to hold levee WEST n o w n dead 12 homeless Flood definitely recednig K n o w n dead 3 homeless ger believed past and deluged communities preparing to clean up and rebuild dead one homeless ex perts checked levee system in preparation for advance of flood waters from north SEAPLANES ON HOP TO HAWAII 1 2 Navy Ships Take Off on Longest Mass Flight Ever Ined tative of General Electric SAN navys DIEGO longest CsL mass flight FLOOD MOUNTS TOWARD CRISIS AT CAIRO ILL Rain Forecast for Valley of Ohio 293 Dead and Million Homeless By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Darkening skies bulging with rain rode over the flood ravaged Ohio river valley Thursdny as thousands of volunteers battled heroically to bolster already weak ening levees At Washington D the weather bureau forecast rain over most of the Ohio river wa tershed River gauges rose steadily nearing the crisis at Cairo 111 New Madrid and Hickman Ky Illinois Central engineers worked feverishly to reestablish rail service into hard pressed Cairo At Evansville in habitants were virtually isolated from the rest of the city when the only remaining Mary land street bridge over flood swol len Pigeon closed by military order Whole Town Sleeps Toil weary men their faces cov ered with week old beard their eyes bleary from loss of sleep came down from the 60 foot sea wall at Cairo Nearly the whole town men and a handful women who remained to cook and care for them We have done our one of them said Now its up to the Overhead as the sleep starved men fell into cots the yellow torrent droned inching towards the top of the new three foot bulkhead As the waters abated in the north the great river gained new fury on its cresting descent to the Mississippi Refugees streamed endlessly from newly stricken or jeopar dized zones Red Cross headquar ters in Washington D reported it was caring for flood vic tims in the OhioMississippi basin more than the popu lation of Baltimore Square Miles At the same itme rtrmy engi neers estimated that about square miles were affected by the rampant waters between Pitts burgh and Memphis Tenn The known dead stood at the homeless passed the million mark an additional were endangered and property loss was estimated at more than 000 Along the mile ghost town trail the slowly receding waters lapped idly at empty houses in the empty towns The cost of rehabilitation now becoming of paramount interest in northern Ohio valley communi ties where The worst apjarently has passed drew estimates rang ing into billions Officials said the average cost for cleaning and dry ing out a single flooded home was Fresh Dangers Arise Fresh dangers cropped up by the dozens as the crest of the flood swung south At Paducah the next point company at Waterloo Burial took place at the St base here single hop to got under way Thursday at a Pacific tine a m Cen tral Standard nearly two hours after the first of 12 sea planes took the air from the navy cruce Knudson Leo Davey W F Ing Josephs Catholic cemetery raham Martin J Boyle Floyd E Johnson Charles R Fatten C A Cadwell Dr S A OBrien Lester Milligan F E Wells M D Judd W H Rees Roger Kirk W J Hughes M A Harpster T L Connor and H D Makeever Ma son City and C A Knutson Clear Lake Prominent Officials Here George Leahy Chicago official of the Republic Coke company Fred W Sargent Chics go president of the Chicago North Western railroad James E Gor man Chicago president of the Chicago Hock Island railroad William Chamberlain Chicago chairman of the board of United Light and Power company B J Denman Chicago vice president of the United Light and Power company Joseph F Porter Kan sas City president of the Kansas City Power companyGuy T Shoemaker Kansas City vice president of the Kansas City Power company R B MacDonald of the Peo ples Power L R King Lincoln president of the IowaNebraska Light and Power company Thome Browne managing director of the Missouri Valley Electrical associa tion C A Nash Davenport vice president of the United Light and SlflO to Relief Fund ELDORA Walcott theater manager donated of his theaters bank nigh prize to the Red Cross emergency re lief fund The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday colder Thursday night cold wave in central and east portions not quite so cold in extreme west portion Friday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday colder Thurs day night severe cold wave in east portion colderin northeast portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 34 Minimum in Night 10 At 8 A Thursday 11 Only four nights this month have seen a minimum tempera ture as high 35 that of Wednes day last occasion being Jan 19 The great patrol planes leisurely took the air one after another and circled to a height of feet over Point Loma peninsular headlane of San Diego When all had gathered Lieut Commander W H McDade sig naled to his four score officers and men to take formation Considerable time was required to get the big craft first in units oC three then in squadron for mation twelve at this two mile elevation Finally the doughty little flying commander signaled to proceed to sea Down at the naval air station the signal time was recorded zero eight three marking the of ficial departure on the mile hop to Pearl Harbor Hawaii This is the sustained of crisis Red Cross officials hur ried to evacuate thousands of re luctant inhabitants in advance of the oncoming flood peak Col Chat Rhodes U S army engineer warned of a 61 foot crest witliin the hours Below at Cairo only men remained in the island city to bol ster the 60 foot seawall against an expected fourfoot rise in the river Eight thousand mostly women and children and the aged already fled At Mound City a back levee collapsed routing 650 men 50 women and 175 CCC boys to higher ground Levee May Collapse On the Mississippi river itself now beginning to stir uneasily under the vanguard lash of the Ohios flood load the Melwood levee was threatened with col lapse endangering two counties on the Arkansas side Hard hit Louisville with the highest deathroll in the mile disaster area had its hopes darkened again Thursday as rain began to fall longest o flight of a squadron of seaplanes j fn Tennessee levee workers ever attempted j battled desperately to save the dike above Tiptonville High water that passed Cairo when army engineers dynamited the Birds PointNew Madrid fuse to relieve pressure of the beleaguered city rose sleaddy in the Spillway basin Thursday Hundreds who their lowland homes huddled in concentration camps Asks Roosevelt to Name Ship for Iowa DES MOINES John W Billingsley R of New ton filed with the senate Thurs day a resolution asking President Roosevelt to name a battleship now tinder construction state of for the behind the basins setback levee and wondered if it would hold
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