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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THF NIWSPAKR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICHIOU MASON CITYVJOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 30 1937 HOME EDITION PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 100 Roosevelts Supporters Progressives Are Mostly on Presidents Side By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON CPA Pro gressiveism in congress gener ally is pro Roosevelt It agrees with the ivhite house incumbent that supreme court must be curbed To accomplish this purpose it is more insist ent upon a con stitutional amendment than the presi dent is He w a s ex pected in his message to the legislators when they met Jan 5 to recommend limitation by the anvaid ment method of the high tribun als powers But he gave it as his opinion that the constitution will do as it is The plan he suggested was something in the nature Ox an appeal to the justices better na tures moral suasion so to speak Progressives Skeptical The progressives hold that it can that a majority of the august iudges have any better natures to appeal to They urge a constitu tional surgical operation to abridge the federal benchs authority Still president and progressives must be done about the federal supreme court The president hopes that it may be done by kindly argument The progressives hold that it can be done only by clinical methods of a drastic character In principle they see eye to eye One wav or another the sup reme be semiemascul HITLER PLEDGES COOPERATION Earth Tremor Causes Scare Along Mississippi RIVER REACHES RECORD HEIGHT AT CAIRO ILL Engineers Report Levees Are Still Holding After Tennessee Quake By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A fresh host of earth tremors crumbling levees and rising the weary struggle of man against the river along the mile flood trail Saturday Brief lived but terrifying the earth trembled ominously The Floods at a Glance the area an earth asquiesceece on the part or by main courts own strength Differ on Details Opinions differ only in the nt ter of Progressives also are at one with the president in the judgment that the government ought to be reorganized They realize as well as he does that a wasteful bureaucracy has been built up in recent years that commissions and boards and mis cellaneous offices overlap and con flict They desire eliminations consolidations increased efficiency does the president But among these independent setups the progressives have some particular pets They want them preserved These RetiiDtd These bodies include the Civil e r v i c e Interstate Commerce Federal Trade and redcial Pow er commissions They long antedate preserH times depression tunes or war j of them hark back to the first President Roosevelt s days They were progressive in their origin and somehow they always have remained predominantly so For example the I C C has been middling progressive throughout its history of a couple of generations Federal trade has been conspi cuously so In Their Hands Federal power of more recent dare has been consistently in pro gressive hands Congressional progressives d n not fancy the notion these hitherto independent groups absorbed into federal departments like commerce under such a no torious conservative not to say TiptonviUe in where a century ago quake formed the vast Reelfoot lake east of the Mississippi river The tremor striking new fear into tragedy numbed refugees huddled behind the dikes came shortly after 3 a m lasted several said Police Chief Pete Smith but the levees are still AValis Not Breached A hasty inspection by engineers indicated that the earthen walls were not breached With 60 billion tons of water cresting down the Ohio river val ley in search of lower levels the dramatic defense of little Cairo rivergirt island city lying 60 feet below the level of the flood its Creeping near the top of the 60 foot concrete seawall the wa ter touched feet the highest stage in the citys his tory Only one and one fourth feet oi leeway remained before the yellow flood would lap at the hastily constructed wood and dirt bulkhead three feet high which was thrown up atop the wall in a last minute effort to stave off dis aster Basin Almost Full I The water stood higher than its 1 previous record breaking height on Tuesday before engineers dy namited the Birds PointNew Ma drid fuse plug into a spillway to relieve pressure on Cairo Increasing the menace to the city was the fact thai the spillway basin was almost full Engineers faced a choice of blasting a new outlet for the basin seeking to divsrt the waters back into the main stream bed or allowing the flood to pile back with renewed pressure on Cairo Above Cairo to the north emer gency pick and shovel crews la bored frantically to plug two breaks in the earthen levees Highway Is Deluged Flood waters spilled into the Cache river basin near Ullin 13 miles north of Cairo deluging tne highway which passes through the town with three feet of wa ter Residents By the Associated Press Known dead 333 Estimated homeless Estimated property damage PADXICAH Ohio river flood crest close by and expected Tuesday remaining citi zens ordered evacuated forcibly if necessary considerable sick ness reported but epidemics considered unlikely CAIRO Work of preparing lor record flood crest next Wednesday continued engineers continued raising levees in hopes of saving historic Illinois city refugees moving northward in steady stream MEMPHIS More thousands of refugees entering city from lowlands with Ohio rivei crest still four days away from Mis sissippi army engineers strengthening all levees and planning wholesale evacuations of lowland inhabitants if dikes fail LOUISVILLE Flood reced ing Red workers army fighting disease dangers and preparing for re habilitation WASHINGTON P re s ident Roosevelts flood commission will begin survey of battered Ohio valley cites Monday WASHINGTON The Red Cross said Saturday had beencontributed to the flood relief fund it is raising tors a nd nurses throughout the stricken At Memphis now housing 000 refugees with more ex pected physicians reported at least 500 patients were suffering from influenza pneumonia small pox and typhoid More Hospital Space will have to have more hospital space before the day is over said George H Sheats su perintendent of Baptist hospital there Dr J Logan Morgan head of the Memphis refugee medical cen ter estimated one fourth of the flood exiles have colds or influ enza Looting was reported on the in crease From a dozen points came reports ot profiteers fattening on GOVERNMENT AS BUSY AS EARLY MONTHS IN 1933 Emergency of Flood Brings Bustle of Activity to U S Capital By EDWARD J DUFFY WASHINGTON flood emergency and problems of long range fundamental policy accel erated government activities this week in a manner reminiscent of the first Roosevelt months in 1933 Relief and rehabilitation in the suffering midwest came first Be tween conferences on those im mediate needs the president be gan to crystalize his business and labor programs into specific leg islative proposals With at least flood refu gees expected to go on relief rolls the house sped approval of the appropriation origin ally intended to finance relief through June Similar senate ac tion is expected Monday More funds probably will be asked later Few Questions Asked Few questions were asked about this exercise of federal power to meet a national disaster When it came to invoking the general wel fare clause of the constitution for a seed loan bill how ever the senate had a foretaste of the dispute to come ovejvad to spread em ployment and establish wages Senator Glass produced a message by which President Cleveland 50 years ago vetoed a similar to his colleagues as an interesting relic of constitutional govern Senator Bailey N said Clevelands term was in the horse and buggy Forward Not Senator Robinson democratic leader helped to point the ap proaching issue by expressing ward not Congress passed the seedloan bill and the president signed it late Friday He also signed the bill extending the lending powers of e the nations greatest disaster ouyj the reconstruction corporation of both Ullin and Karnak were forced to seek refuge on higher ground At Mounds 300 persons awaited rescue from second story windows Rain Saturday night and Sun iruiuus cn 11 reactionary as Secretary Roper I day throughout the Ohio valley was forecast by the weather bu jurisdiction progressives ing chickens for five cents each and cows and mules for 1 River rats are looting homes and barns in the re ported Sheriff C M Stacy of Cross county Ark Property has even beer stolen from the highways after it has been unloaded from Despair and Hope As the flood disaster reached the end of its second week the tragedy of despair blendea strangely with unyielding hope for the future Two scattered incidents pointed the contrast In Charleston H a refugee sharecropper nameu M oC farmers routed Crom their homes in Birds Point OUT at the wide vista of watery desola tion and muttered Ill never go back This isthe and was expected to approve the ioue bill placing all postmaster ships under the civil service once the senate Mr Roosevelt had experts ai work digesting proposals for try ing NRA again in different form Secretary Perkins concerned pri marily with efforts to settle the automobile strike said the labor department would propose wage and hour and more collective bar gaining legislation Discuss NRA While the president sought to promote business cooperation a committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce contended I LOOK INSIDE FOR GREGORY SOKOLNIKOFF Radek Three Others Miss Death Sentence ON PAGE 2 Rockwell Boy Honored at Dinner by Legion ON PAGE 8 Sent to Flood THis Country LATEST PERKINS MOVE FOR AUTO PEACE FAILURE Labor Secretary Declares Sloan Change of Mind By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The month old General Motors automotive strikes presented the darkest picture on industrial la bors horizon Saturday A new truce proposal advanced by Secretary Perkins failed to break the deadlock between the corporation and striking members of the United Automobile Work ers of America Alfred P Sloan General Motors president conferred with Miss Perkins at Washington then returned to New York and tele phoned her he could not carry out the tentative agreement The sec retary termed it an extraordi nary Advised by Attorney There were reports that Sloan was advised by an attorney not at Iowa City IOWA CITY Bo humil Shimek 75 nationally known botanist died at his home after I oclock Sat 1 day morning His 1 death wasattrib uted to heart complic a t i o n s and influenza Professor Shi mek who had been connected with the Univer sity of Iowa lor 46 years had be come widely known for his work in taxider mic botany Shimek was born in Shuey ville near Iowa VOTED 4 YEARS MORE OF RULE OVER GERMANY WJpes Out Confession of World War Guilt at Reichstag Meet BERLIN JP out with dramatic sentence Adolf Hitler a solemn and Saturday the B Shimek City June 25 1861 Survivors include his widow five children four daughters Ella Shimek of Iowa City Mrs P J Hanzlik San Mateo Cal Mrs M O Hanzlik of Cedar Rapids and Mrs George Krepelka and one son Frank J Shimek of N and five grandchildren Foremost geologist Considered generally as Amer Bo der also that Gov Frank Murphy of Michigan might subpana lead ers of both sides for a hearing be fore the state department of I labor Nonunion Gen e ral Motors I workers who staged a 10 hour I sit atthe Michigan state they ROOSEVELT HAS 55TH BIRTHDAY ThG long west coast maritime strike appeared headed ior set tlementas San Francisco long shoremen prepared for a referen dumon ending the conflict Meet Witli Leaders Officials of the J I Case com pany at Racinei metwith leaders of union workers in a sec ond to seek set tlement of a three months labor dispute affecting A company proposal to enda sit down strike by rubber workers at the B F Goodrich company factory at Akron Ohio was being prepared Fifteen striking em ployes in the compounding divi sion ofthe tire department held sit down passes issued by a vice ongratulatory Telegrams Arrive Pronounced in Best of Health WASHINGTON President Roosevelt was 55 years old Satur day and more than well wishers reminded him of it be fore noon Aides reported that many tele grams had reached the white j president permitting them to re house overnight More were ar riving Pronounced in excellent health by his physician Capt Ross T Mclntirc the president went about his daily tasks in his customary systematic Entertains at Dinner He was to entertain at dinner Saturdaynight birthday assigned to the navy department when Mr Roosevelt was assistant secretary and others who traveled with him when he ran for vice president in enterthe plant where have been idle since Thursday mid night at home in the field ofzoology geology and engineering His method of focusing the data of more than one science won for special distinction in and in the geo logical interpretation of the con spicuous loess formations of Iowa Professor Shimek was the Mgh prob lems of tree less areas His theory as to the cause of this condition has now been generally accepted through out the world Worker for People By birth a Bohemian Mr Shi mek was always an ardent work er for his people and served for nearly a quarter of a century as national president of the council of higher education which makes loans to students of Bohemian descent During this period he aid ed several hundred students through the council in selecting schools andcourses of study In his college days Professor Shimek studied engineering and after receiving a degree in this course helped organize the first engineering society in Iowa in 1383 He drew up the constitution for the organization and served as its first secretary German World war guilt confes sion of Versailles In the next breath he told his exultant reichstag and the world that the time of socalled sur prises from nazi Germany is He pledged Germanys loyal cooperation in the problems that beset humanity He renounced German He asked friendship with France He reiterated Germanys claim for restoration of her former col onies and left the door open for an with Portugal al though saying nothing about the expected acquisition of Angola Once Built Empire Germany once built up a col onial empire without robbing any body or violating any treaty or making he said thisem pire was taken from us The rea sons assignedtoday for attempting to excuse this taking away do net hold water To a reichstag heiling itself mad with joy on the fourth birth day of nazi power der fuehrer re stated Germanys serf aseumed military sovereignty declared fin is to any but German control of reichsbank and federal jrailway matters a natural end to those parts Ver The group includes Stephen T Early and Marvin H Mclntyre Legs Amputated After TrainAuto Collision ANITA Eggan 30 Adair underwent an operation for amputation of a leg late Friday night after a Rock Island freight train crashed into a car in which he was riding His condition is critical Vern Richter a passenger of the car suffered minor bruises the i that NRA had produced serious 1 obstacles to expansion in produc tion employment and whom do I reau at Washington with some second time Ive been driven out Well speaking which being a compact body is easy to enumerate Borah and Norris Senators Bone Borah Frazier Johnson Norris and Nye classify ing as republicans La Follette classifying officially as a progres sive Wheeler classifying as a democrat Senators Shipstead and Lundeen classifying as farmerla j borites That is a bloc oC 10 at least re gardless of some relative to governmental reorgani zation and the supreme court3 rights That bloc is sufficient to decide the issue I The interparty straddlers are the folk to worry about rain expected over Mis for the sissippi Scan River Charts With this darkening prospect the vast army of than a million souls ranging from Pittsburgh to Memphis Tenn anxiously scanned the river charts for signs of abating waters Here is what they saw OHIO RIVER Flood SUre SHI Pittsburgh 25 Pksburg W Va 36 12 50 Til in S2 3 HKington W VI Ashland Ky Portsmouth O Cincinnati Evansvillf Ind Cairo 111 Change dropped dropped dropped 21 dropped dropocc dropped rose 12 rose Cedar Falls Girl Is Killed When Struck by Car on Highway WATERLOO JP Joyce Jor dan 16 Cedar Falls was killed when struck by a car driven by B E Christensen Highland Park I1L as she crossed a highway four miles west of here Police said the girl stepped from the beck of a car which brought her home from school directly in front of the other machine not held Christensen was RIVER Flnnd Start Sat Clianr Kcokuk lows 12 dropped Memphis 34 rose Helena Ark 44 Miss 43 rose New Orleans rose The figure minus for Keo kuk is correct the river there be ing below zero on the river gauge All figures in table are feet Returns to Banks The Ohio river had returned to its banks Saturday from Pitts burgh to near Marietta and was falling from there to dam 46 at Owensboro Ky Below Owensboro the river rose slowly or was about station ary as far as Evansville and rose slowly at points below The floods dread heritage of pestilence heaped a mounting bur den on Red Cross workers doc V of my home by the river Its enough for Near Peters Landing an old man sat on ihe river bank amid a clutter of his belongings and said defiantly I wont move a step if I cant take my mule I got plowin to do as this dang water lets up at my Griralid Old Mose And there was grizzled old Mose Akers 69 who calmly row ed into East Prairie with a hog trough for a rowboat Where you been granddad someone shouted Oh 1 been out there in my house all the time that water was comin up the Mose Akers said And Id be there yet by I ran out of to Hope for along the lower Mississippi now the test of their billion dollar levee the 1927 markedly today over the report of Col Edwin C Kelton U S army engineer All the levees are in good he said The situation is well in Yet every precautionto combat the predicted super flood was being rushed to completion Most of Taxes Paid SIBLEY son Osceola county ported per cerit of the county taxes levied in 1936 have been paid can Federation of Labor estimated had returned towork policies and about as many were still without Harry Hopkins relief admin istrator forecast a permanent army of unemployed numbering up to With leading democrats con cerned over hazards facing some administration plans in the courts it developed the president had dis cussed the constitution with vari ous callers It was said however that curbing of supreme court powers was not mentioned Balance o Trade Mr Roosevelt indicated again the reliance being placed on fed eralstate cooperation His power policy committee was using that line of attack in its considerations Meanwhile he broke off nego tiations forpooling federal and private power transmission facili ties in the Tennessee valley He said the sweeping injunction ob tained against TVA in the courts precluded anyvalue coming from the negotiations Spokesmen for the utilities disagreed In the foreign field hope for early negotiation of a reciprocal trade treaty with England was ex pressed after meetings between WalterRunciman British cabinet state department of ficials Total exports of in 1936 left this country with the smallest favorable trade balance since 1893 It amounted to only Poor visibility caused by sleet was L Simpson Washington and blamed for the accident Thomas Lynch and Stanley Pren York Mrs Roosevelt and Marguerite personal secretary of the president will attend They too on his 1920 campaign travels Speaks At central standard time the chief executive was to speak by radio to birthday ball audiences over the country in con nection with the annual campaign for funds to combat infantile Capital residents from cabinet members to government clerks will dance in seven hotels Mrs Roosevelt and a group of movie actors including Robert Taylor and Jean Harlowwill visit each The first lady will cut a mammoth cake after thepresidehts speech Mason City Truck Is Struck by Train at Lime Springs Track LIME semitrail er truck owned by the Northwest ern Distributing company of Ma son City was struck by the west bound passenger train Friday The driver Henry A Miller was bruised The driver was unable to stop because of the slippery road Escape Serious Injury CRESTON Anderson and Stanley Gordon both of Cres ton escaped serious injuiry when a switch engine ibacked into their car as they waited for a freight train Have You Read Your Newspaper Professor Shimeks first wife Anna Konvalinka who died sev eral years ago was a sister of Joe Konvalinka 118 North Federal avenue The Konvalinka family lived at Iowa City at the time 1 What city on the flooded Ohio river was believed to have suffered the greatest loss of life Whom did Dr Robert E OBrian succeed in what posi tion 3 What prominent Mason Cityan former local utilities head died 4 What noted singer was held blameless when a fellow per former died of a heartattack after being wounded in the hand by a dagger during an opera re hearsal 5 A woman ws a charge of blackmailing what film star 6 officials rebuked General lor refus ing to negotiate with union lead ers 7 Harry Stqner was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murderof a woman at what Iowa town 8 What North Iowa town population 150 gave to the Red Cross floodrelief fund 9 Who won the basketball gamebetween Mason City and Albert Lea high schools 10 How many navy seaplanes made the massed flight from San Diego to Honolulu ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy with snow in southeast and extreme east portions much colder Sat urday nlcht with cold wave in nwrth central portion gener ally fair Sunday colder in cen tral and east portions MINNESOTA Generally fair Saturday niifht and Sunday except cloudy in cast Saturday nijht much colder Saturday night with a severe cold wave in east and north portions somewhat colder in east por tion Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 22 Above Minimum in 10 Above At 8 AM Saturday 11 Above Snowfall 3 Inches Precipitation 3 of Inch What visited Mason City in the form of snow felL as sleet In cen tralIowa and driving conditions between Mason City and Des Moineswere extremely bad Fri day night according to report The local snow level was brought back to 11 inchesby the addition of 3 inches WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the period Feb 1 to 6 For the upper Mississippi lower Missourivalleys Generally fair followed by precipitation about Tuesday night or Wednes day and south portion Thursday with generally fair again toward end of week temperature mostly near or below normal I n draw German signature from that declaration forced upon weakgcvernrneritagainst its better the declaration h the treaty of to the ef fect Germany was guilty of start ing the World war Pact With Japan Nine European nations includ ing fascist Spain Herr HitleT listed as having unproved rela tions with He cited the an ticommunistic pact with Japan asproof of the reichs desire isolation He offered pledges of incon testible neutrality of Belgium and the Netherlands He added As a state with equal righjts Germany x x x will loyally coop erate in solving the problems which stir us and other For the Versailles pact it was all but a coup de ing as it did Germanys rebuilt army navy and air force her re militarized Rhineland her assump tion of control of her own water ways Makes No Demand Of the colonial question the chancellor said makes no colonial demands upon countries which took no colonies from her Ger I many never demanded colonies for military but exclusively for economic reasons In our closely settM country our demand for colonies will again and again be voiced as something The future of the German na tion he proclaimed lies in prac tical bases of continuous produc tion rather than iff assurances of foreign statesmen of some sort of international To support his point Herr Hit ler used the synthetic production of benzine and rubber from coal Gets 4 Years More What he asked can guarantee to find for Ger mans the equivalent of work in volved in otfcarty million tons of coal Der Fuehrer his speech at p exactly two hours from the moment he began Before he spoke the eager reichstag renewed Herr Hitlers dictatorial That was1 necessary der fuehr er said because of his fear the rest of Europe jnay become more infected He Makes Comparison Blaming the splendid deino cratic revolutionaries in Spain7 he referred to the Spanish socialist governmenWfor causing the loss of lives Herr Hitler com pared this with his own beau tiful system of government He said The Spanishrevolution has al ready chased Germans out of that country and done heavy damage to our trade Should this revolutionizing jro cess extend to other European states this damage would not ie diminished but augmented Referring to British Foreign Secretary Anthony Edens jequest that Germany join other
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