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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED 1VIBES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 1 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 101 WAVES BREAK OVER CAIRO SEAWALL FIRST REGULAR APPROPRIATION BILL TO HOUSE Curb on Use of Funds for Probes Stirs Congress Controversy WASHINGTON first regular appropriation bill of the session reached the floor of the house Monday with a new barb for congressional investigators The bill carries for more than 30 independent gov ernmental agencies for the fiscal year starting July 1 Reported to the house by the ap propriations committee it aggre gated more than the 1937 appropriations but was smaller than budget es timates after committee pruning The committee wrote into the bill a prohibition against executive agencies or departments using reg ular appropriations for expenses of inquiries ordered by either branch of congress Senators Are Wrathful A similar restriction was writ ten into the reliefdeficiency ap propriations bill under considera tion in the senate Monday That restriction already has stirred sen atorial wrath on the ground it would hamper such inquiries as j those into railway financing and civil liberties Argument on the reliefdeficiency bill carrying funds which will be available for flood aid immediately upon its en actment appeared likely to hold it in the senate Monday but lead ers expressed hope they could send it to the white house soon George B McGinty interstate commerce commission secretary lold the house appropriationcom mittee ICC employes worked eight and a third vears of overtime in LOOK INSIDE FOR October alone He said the renate railroad investigation was using j about 77 commission workers j Produce Only Headaches j Chairman Woodrum of j a house appropriation tee said We usually find that such investigations are proceed ings that do not ordinarily pro duce anything except a lot of Mr Roosevelt meanwhile pre pared a series of special messages to direct congressional attention to other topics including planning for better use of water resources Officials of the presidents birth day balls hoped to find a Isrger profit for aiding infantile paidly sis sufferers in Saturdays parties than in those of a year ago I n the capital Chairman Georsc i S Allen said a income I FLOOD REFUGEES Albert Lea Man Sends Box to Sweeney Family ON PAGE 2 Trojans Bakers Get Local Cage Headline ON PAGE 9 Stock Car Falls From Bridge Near Klemme ON PAGE 8 City Council Approves Bus Schedules Routes ON PAGE 12 Byers Sees Conference of Nations Before Long PAGE 4 COL 2 Beardmore Greets New Colleague Iowa Senate Amends Moratorium Bill IXPEIKHANGE WILL AID DEBT RIDDEN FARMER expected compared last year Senator Connalle3r with ur out of war by enacting a drastic system of wartime taxation and industrial control His legislation which would go into effect automatically the day war is declared is aimed to put future conflicts virtually on a pay as you fight basis Officials of the federal reserve board forecast a stiffening of shortterm money rates in the wake of the boards order freez ing about SI of idle blowing as the flyers took off on the first stage of their mile air journey to Cairo It was not known where they would land The Lindbergh plane has a cruis ing range of approximately miles Had Advance Notice Special arrangements for the colonel and his wife to clear the station at Lympne hur ried their departure It was indi cated authorities had been given advance notice of the flight However since only 20 gallons of extra fuel were taken on at Lympne airport officials were convinced the flying colonel in tended to land somewhere in France for the night II seemed almost certain he would not try to make a nonstop I beelinc across the Alps and into Italy Lindbergh it was disclosed re i fused to tell even the airport of cast fair skies and warmer ficials where he intended to land LINDBERGH AND WIFE BELIEVED OFF FOR EGYPT Official of English Airport Says They Planned Long Distance Flight LYMPNE and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh took off Monday in their new airplane for a destination described by airport officials as probably Cairo Egypt We do not know their exact destination but be believe it is an airport official said j We understood Colonel Lind j bergh is making a long distance I The American flyer flew his new light touring monoplane to Lympne from Reading where he had had minor alterations made at the factory He was joined at Lympne by Mrs Lindbergh where the plane was closely guarded Earlier he had circled his Sev en home near Weald Kent as Mrs Lindbergh and their son Jon waved to him from the gar den Birthday on Thursday It was a prebirthday flight for the famous aviator who came to England with his wife and little son Dec 31 1935 He will be 35 years old on Thursday The first report of the flying couples journey came to airport officials from Calais France The the city Jialf an hour after leaving Lympne officials said they were informed A strong southerly wjnd was i Auto Union Leaders Called The Floods at a Glance Judpe T A Beardmore of Charles City is pictured above wel comingHenry Graven of Greene who began actual work as dis trict court judfre here Monday at the courthouse in Mason City Judge Graven left was appointed to serve during the remainder of the term following the death of Judge Joseph J Clark The two judges were standing at the bench In the large courtroom when the picture was taken Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving Garry Fight to Oust Sit Down Strikers to Court LETUP IN COLD SEEN TUESDAY Cresco Reports Low for State of 20 Degrees Below Zero The sun glistened down on an I icy bitter cold stiffened Iowa profits Monday and the weatherman fore peratures Tuesday after another night of zero and below cold Tuesday should bring consid erably warmer he said Cresco reported the lowest tem perature in Iowa early Monday 20 zero Ernmetsburg had Waves to Spectators He waived gaily to the field a few spectators as the trim little black and orange craft took to the air Reading airport officials said the Lindberghs sudden departure mystified them An official of the firm which Before Federal Judge at Flint AUTOLABOR AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press General Motors goes into court in fight against sit down strikers asking order for their ejection United Automobile Workers summoned to answer Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan pursues undisclosed course Secretary of Labor Perkins is silent following collapse of her latest conferenccs John L Lewis strike chief tain injects names of Pierre S duPont and J P Morgan into labor dispute DuPont a stockholder in dorses General Motors handling of strike Fr Charles E Coughlin says strikers challenge property rights company challenges right of living wage Mrs Gifford Pinchot of Penn sylvania upholds strikers J P Morgan into the labor dis pute Can Restore Peace Pierre duPont and J P Morj gan can restore peace in Michigan tomorrow if they he said in rJew York Sunday night But Houses Members Censured for Failure to Committee Meets DES MOINES a spirited floor battle the Iowa sen ate Monday added to the mort gage moratorium bill an amend ment which its sponsors said will make the law reuily effec debt ridden While the senate scted on the moratorium change the house heard a suggestion that compul sion may be necessary to force attendance at committee meetings The upper chamber came to a vote on the moratorium amend ment at writing it into the bill by a 25 to 22 majority Mem bers of the judiciary committee which sponsored the change ex plained Takes Judges Power This change if the bill itself is enacted will take away from judges the power to deny post ponement of foreclosure actions becausea farmer is temporarily insolvent The supreme court has upheld that right under the old law but this will leave nodoubt as to what the legislature From Representative C G Johnson ofMarathon chair man of the important house rules committees came aproposal that this house take some action if its members to committee He tangled briefly with Repre sentative C E Lookingbil R of Nevada who objected to school teacher and added members of this house will fulfill their Wont Change System A meeting of all 53 house com mittee chairmen Monday after noon developed a consensus that a By The Associated Press CAIRO Waters six inches below 60 footmark on seawall raised to 63 feet as 500 men awaited zero hour expected Thursday All but able bodied men evacuated PADUCAH hurried work of evacuating 000 marooned residents last of inhabitants to leave Leo F Whalen PWA engineer esti mated damage NEW MADRID sippi strained at its levees in southeast Missouri and crept up the seawall of this town its rise w they prefer up to this time to pit to hold committee meetings in the mornings with general ses sions in the afternoons would not solve the problenrof getting mem bers out for their committee con ferences We decided not to present the plan to the house but to work out a nonconflicting schedule of com mittee said Representa the 18 below and Mason City Forest built the plane declared however j SEEKINJUNCTION TO City Charles City and Iowa Fails I caught the mercury at 34 below bank funds They said these rates which j have been at unprecedented low Icveis could rise considerably without conflicting with the boards easy money policy i At Sioux City it was 10 at Council Bluffs 8 below at Des When he took off here the gas EMPTY AUTO PLANTS tanks were full giving the plane DETROIT Motors Two Hurt in Crash CHARLES CITY M5 Mrs Raymond Swant an expectant mother and her husband were severely injured when their auto mobile collided with a taxicab Saturday night The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday rising temperature Tuesday and in extreme northwerfv portion Monday night MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday ris ing temperature IN MASON CITY Weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 3 Above Minimum in Night 14 Below At 8 A M Monday 13 Below Figures for 24 hour period end Ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 12 Above Minimum in Night 11 Below At 8 A M Sunday 9 Below Trace of Snow It was ft righc chilly weekend in North Iowa but a bright sun added cheer to it At the Crystal sugar plant north of the city the Sunday night minimum was IT bolow a range of about From the start we were sworn into secrecy about the he said We didnt dare question the colonel about his Moines 3 below and at Dubuquc 2 below Temperatures got up to 1C or 15 above zero in south Iowa Mon day but the weatherman said they would slide to 15 below in north east Iowa again Monday night to 10 below in the northwest section to 5 below in the southwest and to zero in the southeast It was clear Monday morning except in the extreme southeast corner of the state Council Bluffs j oxide gas from his automobile reported a trace of snow late SunI The garage doors were closed and of Monoxide Poisoning SJOUX CITY Ls bruns 29 Monday morning was found dead in his garage at the rear of his home victim of mon day Forest City had two inches of snow over the weekend Highways over all the state re mained icy and treacherous the engine was running He had been in ill health and his wife told the coroner he had threatened to take his life MATTY BELL TO STAY AT S M U 13 Convicted Russian Plotters Executed by Soviet Firing Squad i MOSCOW conart director of athletics said victed condemned to Monday Southern Methodist Uni die for treason and sabotage were j versity officials and Matty Bell executed by a soviet firing squad I head football coach had agreed on corporation carried its fight the strength of their dollars against the workers and they also insolently and arrogantly flout representatives of this government and representatives of the state of Michigan when they are asked to sit down at the council A few hours before Lewis men tioned duPont and the head of the famous banking house duPont said at Wilmington I in dorse the position taken by the company in the strike situation I am perfectly The chair man of E I duPont de Nemours company who is a director of General Motors dechned to amp lify his statement or to discuss the strike situation more fully Hits Both Sides Father Charles E Coughlin in his regular Sunday broadcast de clared that while right to private propertyship is chal lenged by the sitdown strikers the right to a living annual wage is being challenged by a great motor No one can applaud either the error of the one or the sin of the against sit down strikers in two of its plants into court Monday at a hearing on its petition for an in junction to bar the men from re maining on the premises Circuit Judge Paul V Gadola summoned officials of the United Automobile Workers of America and other strike leaders into court at Ip m CST at Flint to show cause why a mandatory injunction to compel immediate evacuation of the strikers should not be granted The petition filed last week re vealed that the men were no longer in the employ of the com Homer Martin president of the U A W and 29 other la bor leaders were named defend ants Obstacle to Truce The occupation of the two Fish er body plants at Flint by the strikers since Dec 30 has been the unchecked by breaks in the Bes sie levee One man missing in capsizing of barge carrying WPA rescue workers Officials cen ter efforts on restoring electric ity water and other facilities cleaning ur debris and prevent ing disease Quarantine en forced MEMPHIS Levee topping operations along Mississippi waterfront continues 24 hours a day while additional thousands swelled refugee army District U S engineer optimistic over prospects of preventing great flood in south TIPTONVILLE Breaks in dike at Bessie ten miles above Tiptonville will not endanger this town unless the crevasses enlarge said Col Eugene Reybold at Mem Smoke rose from numerous industrial plants Monday signalizing efforts to resume operations ss mopup squads took the field to remove debris arid cleanse city A T L ANT M a j G en George Van Horn said no flood emergency should exist on the from Mem phis to the Gulf of Mexico 2 MEN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPING Three Held in Abduction of John J OConnell in 1933 WASHINGTON Edgar Hoover said Monday that federal agents had arrested John Joseph Oley and Harold Red Crowiey in connection with the kidnaping of John J OConnell at Albany N in 1933 The director of the federal bu tive Johnson chairman of meeting A joint session tohear Msgr j reau of investigation said at a John A Ryan of Washington D press conference that John Joseph CUDJC Jeet Per second interrupted the senate mora Oley was arrested at Brooklyn and j Rivergauges below reg RELIEF CREWS SLEEP REST UP TO MEET CRISIS Cresting Ohio River Only 6 Inches From Top of Concrete Bulkhead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Creeping yellow waters sloshed over the walls of Cairo prime danger spot in Ihe mile battle against the the flood girt citys army of de fenders strong awaited zero Monday behind a barricade 18 inches thick Lashed by wind and a swift current around the rivers bend waves broke over the lower ram parts of the 60 foot wall and drummed ominously against the frail 3 foot super structure crowning the main bar rier With the cresting Ohio at the all time record height of feet six inches from the top of the concrete bulkhead only a mudboxed wall a foot and a half wide remained to stave off the j threatened deluge Ordered to Leave All women and children were ordered to leave the city at once It was the second evacuation Some had drifted back cheered by reports that no immediate danger impended Mounting waters warned of an early crisis Throughout the freez ing night in the glare of flood lights levee sentinels patrolled the walls looking for weak spots or leaks Below inside the sunken city relief crews slept to conserve iheir strength for the heralded any hour now A single exit at the north end of the Vshaped city was left open to the in the event flight becomes necessary Boats Stand By Boats stood by ready to eva cuate several hundred of the last ditch fighters but the main route of escape would be through the heavy steel gste at the northern embankment A major crevasse in the Ohio side wall was said would transform the still dry city into a watery graveyard 20 feet within a lew minutes Falling steadily in the north the 60 billion tons of Ohio river flood waters poured into the Mississippi river at a rate of nearly the Royal Oak priest continued Meanwhile the communist rejoices because tak ing advantage of an evil created by the modern capitalist he has driven the thin wedge of social izing Brig Gen Louis W Stotesbury New York attorney and member of the general staff during the World war and Mrs Gifford Pinj low who spent a lifetime trying chot wife of the former governor i to accumulate a home a chance to of Pennsylvania were on opposite j save his property sides in addresses they made inj Senator Hill Shouts torium debate and the house wrangle over committee proced ure Argue Over Amendment Give and take argument over bill started when Senator L H Doran R of Boone advocated the amendment which would take from judges the right to deny postponement of fore closure because of insolvency of landowners or present inade quacy of security Senator E P Donohue R of New Hampton and Senator Frank C Byers R of Cedar Rapids led opposition to the change declar ing when a debtor has no hope of saving his farm we shouldnot give him a chance to speculate to the detriment of the They also said the change might lead the supreme court to declare the bill unconstitutional Sponsors of the amendment ar Crowley at New York Federal agents also were hold ing a third man Francis Leo Oley at Denver in connection with the crime Hoover said He said Francis Oley taken into cus tody Jan 20 had given agents in formation aiding in the apprehen sion of John Oley Francis brother and of Crowiey OConnell only son of Mr and Mrs John J OConnell of Al bany was kidnaped July 7 1933 He was released 22 days later in New York City after payment of istered the ponderous influx with sharp rises Mondays chart read Flood Mon24Hour City Cairo 111 Memphis 34 Helena Ark 44 Vicksburg 43 New Orleans 17 Stage day Feet 40 34 Chang Rise Rise Rise Rise Rise Ths reading at Memphis recorded by the U S weather bureau was feet lower than reported by the U S engineers ny Strewl the OConnells con tact was arrested and charged with complicity in the kidnaping Handwritingexperts said he was the author of ransom demand notes Strewl was convicted of the charge on March 13 1934 but guedirwould successfully appealed his convic 1 tion Two weeks ago he pleaded guilty to a blackmail charge and was sentenced to 15 years impris onment Subsequent to his release Man gauge The latter reading was different cities Sunday General Stotesbury speaking at a memorial service to Gouverneur Morris a signer of the declaration independence said in New York Coercion and iVolence At one point Senator G R Hill R of Clarion in the debate which cut across party lines pointed his finger at Donohue and shouted You have threatened to attack Coercion intimidation violence j and terrorism have nopart in our system and the government that tolerates them fails in its duty I am referring frankly to the atti obstacle blocking state and fea1 tude of he government toward i eral governmental endeavors to the Tass official Russian News Agency announced Monday night In a brief statement Tass said The sentence of the military collegium of the supreme court of the U S S was carried out Feb The 13 convicted whom sentence was passed Satur day after a lengthy trial before three listed by their last names in the declaration a new contract to coverBells ser vices for five years following the termination of his present con tract Details of the not given executions were j DALLAS H Stew arrange a peace parley between the corporation and the union Gov Frank Murphy remainedin Detroit to pursue a mediation course he declined todiscuss It vas iaiown he had communicated various principals over the weekend What further step Sec retary Perkins would take ex cept to consult labor department colleagues following the collapse of hei Washington conferences Saturday was riot announced John L Lewis head of the com mittee for industrial organization and directorgeneral of the strikes called U A W against General Motors injected the j names of Pierre S duPont and V TisdaleFuneral Planned OTTUMWA ser vices were arranged Monday for W D Tisdale 84 former district cojrt judge who died ina hospi tal here Sunday A graduate of the University of Iowa Mr Tis dale practiced law here for 55 years I those people who have taken pos session of other peoples property out there in Mrs Pinchot told mass meeting of autoworkers at Lansing and Flint that in the General Motors strike labor has its biggest chance for victory and union vic tory will make America a better place to live Sweatshop She con tinue their fight and a living wage and asserted that j anything less than a year was She added that steady short hours and high wages are foundation stones upon which sound prosper ity alone can be Three measures one the mort gage moratorium act were before the house Monday for considera tion by virtue of favorable com mittee action The moratorium measure considered briefly by the house Saturday and then referred back to a committee for revamp ing came backwith several minor revisions The other bills approved by committees were the Storm Lake legalizing measure and a bill for the election of park commission ers Fourteen othernew bills were the Put Teeth in Laws them H F 65 by Rep resentative Glenn Curtis of teeth into the laws protecting farmers and stbck and sale of conveyances used in such tli efts Another by Representative Mil ton Strickler R of Des Moines would permit jurists to call one or two alternate jurors to sit in on protracted trials Still another major proposal by Representative O E Johnson D of Kanawha would require proof of financial responsibility from operators of motor vehicles Drivers thereby would be required to postproof they were bonded or that they were protected by liabil ity insurance It would require fi nancial responsibility up to for injury or death of one person and injury or death to two persons with an added requirement for property Prof Shimek Rites to Be Held Tuesday IOWA CITY ser vices wiHbeheld here Tuesday for Prof Boh umilSbimek 75 member of the University of lowa nienfrom raids on cattle and botany staff The widely known grains by providing for the seizure I professor died here Saturday feet above the record high water mark of 1913 Paducah Ghost Town On the Ohio river above Cairo Paducah temporarily became a ghost town Complete evacuation was ordered as a health measure While Louisville Cincinnati and other Ohio river towns battered and bruised by their worst cheerfully returned to rehabilita tion efforts manmade dikes on the long river front from 50 miles below Cairo to theGulf held the flood waters of the Army engineers predictionsthe leveeswould nieet the test when the crest of the flood passes down the Mississippi late this week vigilance supplies and man power can do it the levee line will be held at all said Lieut Col Eugene Reybold who is directing the vigil 01 men along the Mississippis billion dol lar system Risesin Streets Above Cairo residents of Tamms began evacuation as the river gradually rose in its streets The only dry spot in Harrisbuxg city of northeast of was the business section Harris burg is 22 from the rivers normal course Flood fighters in the Cairo sec tor had a busy night plugging minor breaks The slough lauding neck dike gave at Bessie 10 miles north of Tipronville but en gineers said it would not endan ger the Tennessee flood waters cut across half mile neck of theliorseshr bend to rejoin the   

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