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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOVAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTHIOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED KRESS AND UNITED PRESS WIRES IOWA TJOBPAPERi CONSISTS SECTIONS SECTION ONI 109 Congress in No Big Rush May Even Rewrite Plans for Organization Bv CHARLES P STEWART ASHIrTGTON gress is show ing less inclina tion to rush through Presi dent Roosevelts governmental reorganizati o n plan than might have been ex pected consid ering strongly the white h ouse tenant empha sized it as a must piece of business for his enormous ma jority on capi tol hill to attend to The fact is that the lawmakers quite generally feel balky at the idea of surrendering so much of their legislative authority to the president Outsiders may not realize it but the truth is that congressmen are extremely jealous of their pre scribed rights under the constitu tirn The senate is as proud as Punch of its executive title to confirm presidential appointments and ratify treaties The house of representatives is equally con ceited over its prerogative to in itiate all financial legislation Jealous of Power They are jealous of one another and jointly jealous of the execu tive power Now the socalled independ ent offices which congress cre ates are supposed to be manned by congress own hired men an swerable only to congress A cabinet member is different He one of the presidents secretaries His presi dential appointment is subject to senatorial approval but once in office he is a white house assist ant riot a congressional servant He can be impeached to be sure 11 BODIES SOUGHT IN AIR CRASH Vote Full Pay Retirement for Supreme Court but it is a difficult process Independent An independent on the other hand is established to do were summonea HOUSE REJECTS CHANGE IN AGE FROM 10 TO 75 Democrat Hits Court Plan F R Submits Great Plains Survey WASHINGTON house passed Wednesday the Sumners bill to permit supreme court jus tices with service to re tire at full pay at the age of 70 The measure went through ona roll call vote without a single amendment Several republicans joined democratic sponsors in urg ing passage The bill was indorsed by Pres ident Rooseveltin his messageto congress proposing a reorganiza tionof the courts The measure would extend to the members of the supreme court the same privilege of retirement row extended to members of the other federal courts One amendment which was de feated would have raised the re tirement age to 75 instead of 70 Opposition to President Roose velts plan for reorganization of the federal courts however burst forth on the floor of the house Hitler or Representative Lamneck D Ohio said the program might lead Will Rogers in Marble or a to a Hitler a Mussolini Stalin He spoke senators rere the white bofherHvithBut which it doesnt court situation withthe president choose to entrust to the president Some officials confer or his subordinates were arranged so that the A conspicuous office of this president might amplify his aims STUDY DEFINITE PL AN TO SETTLE AUTO WALKOUT Conferees Consider Toledo Agreement That Ended Glass Strike kind is that of comptroller gen eral Somethingmore than 15 years ago congress arrived at the con clusion that Uncle Sams money was being wasted Accordingly it voted into existence a functionary to decide which were and which were not legitimate expenditures It was this officeholder would be subjected to tremeri1 dous pressure Therefore it gave j him a 15 year term no more but irremovable in the i meantime McCarl Held Job in proposing the judicial reforms Outspoken opposition in the house followed organization of a group of 10 democratic represen tatives to unite efforts against the In a special message Mr Roose velt asked congress to work out a long time program for reclaiming i the once fertile acres of mid Americas dust bowl FederalState Alliance Submitting a report of his great plains drought committee lie proposed a federalstateprivate This bust of Will Hoters humorist who died in a plane crash in Alaska It is believed to be the largest Ice statuary in the United Slates It is 22 feet hih and weighs 100 tons Under a floodlight the bust appears as if made of white mirble For a decade and a half John R alliance for conservation and McCarl held this job Heaven knows how much money he saved the each time he saved a nickel he made an enemy Well his 15 year term has ex pired Naturally he was a terrible nui sance As naturally the presiden tial reorganization plan calls for the abolition of that office There are 50 odd of these inde pendent offices Many of them ought to be ex tinguished Would Group Them But their extinction is not what ihc governmental reorganization plan contemplates The reorganization program contemplates grouping them into present or newlytobe created cabinet departments under presi dential jurisdiction and thus continuing them For example The Interstate Commerce com mission or the federal trade board Under the governmental reor ganization plan the commerce de partment will gobble both of them Congress fights the notion Mrs George Simpson of West Union Badly Hurt in Auto Mishap WEST UNION George M Simpson wife of George M Simpson chairman of the Iowa state board of parole was critically injured Tuesday night in an automobile accident a half mile west of Maynard She was standing beside her car stalled crosswise on the high way when she was struck by an other car driven by Howard War dell residing between Oelwein and Maynard Mrs Simpson was pinned between the two cars and suffered six fractures of her left leg and deep lacerations on her hip and forehead that required nearly 50 stitches to close It is believed that Mrs Simp son also suffered a skull injury She was taken hospital at Oelwein Wardcll said that he was unable to stop on the icy highway when he saw Mrs Simpson Mrs Simpson was home from a visit with at Crystal Lake daughter of water resources of arid wind swept regions The committee declaring there would have to be a permanent change in fanning methods of the section advicated creation of a federal agency to direct the gen eral program of reclamation The committee of experts said the problem of the area was ar restingthe decline of an agricul turaleconomy not adapted to the climate conditions and of read justing this economy in the light of experience and scientific in formation now Great Natural Assets The time has come to recognize frankly not only the great natural assets of the region but also its serious liabilities and to substitute intelligent adjustment to nature for futile attempts to conquer The report said Among methods proposed were Acquisition of millions of acres of lands jby public agencies to pre vent misuse andto start reclama tion state legislation to assure farming methods adapted to the area Increase in sizes of many farms termed too small to maintain families Consolidation of local govern ment units Immediate surveys to determine plowland that should be regrassed grassland that may be tilled and grassland that should retain na tural cover Extension of cooperative graz ing associations Wciuld Prevent Overlap The committee said the new federal agency would prevent confusion that 0 federal agen PLANS CURB ON CHEAP LAWYERS mty Attorney Bars Night Arraignments in Police Court DES MOINES At torney Carl Burkman Wednesday MADRID FACES ANOTHER CRISIS Fascists Cut phoneLines Barcelona Bombarded by Rebel Warship By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Censored reports limping over altered police regulations here to j crippled communications lines curb the activities lawyers and ambulance chasers whom he said frequented the city jail Burkmans order forbids night arraignments in police court with out a writtenorder from the coun ty attorneys office It also pro hibits lawyers from visiting new ly arrested prisoners between 3 p m and 8 a m I want to force some of these cheap lawyers to find some other place to loaf besides the police sta Burkman said In the past if a prisoner had any money he could gain release within a few hours If he had no funds he had to lie in jail Under this order all prisoners will be treated equally Burkman said the order would not prevent the immediate ar from described Wednes day a new crisis in the three months fascist siege of Spains capital With telephone lines cut by a fascist assault on the vital road from Madrid to Valencia meager reports from Madrid by cable included 1 Fourteen fascist planes flew over Madrid Wednesday morning Whether they attempted bombard ment was not stated 2 Fierce fighting raged south i east of Madrid for possession of the Valencia road which leads to the seaboard seat of temporary governmentwith socialist gov ernment commanders insisting the fascists had not physically cut the road up toTuesday 3 Declarations that the gov ernment will be able to hold Ma AUTO LABOR AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press Hopesfor settlement eralMotors strike rise as negoti ators meet for thirteenth time Frank Murphy says a great deal separates them extent of unionrecognition still reported as gap to be bridged Undisclosed new proposal for solution reported under consid eration PresidentRoosevelt reveals he urged both sides to end their dispute quickly Chrysler corporation an nounces wage increase aggregat ing to an nually charged with minor offenses intoxication raignment and release of peisons j come what mayof the present coupled with contradictory i news paper declarations that is in danger and that all reserves must be mobilizedanew to stop the fascists Ari insurgent warship bombard ed the Spanish government port of Barcelona early Wednesday for more than an hour in duel with theshore batteries The warship held its position far out at sea however and the few shells that registered direct hits on the port caused onljr slight damage Woman Killed When Shotgun Discharges IOWA CITY Walter Rhodes 31 wile of an orchestra leader here was killed when a shotgun she was handing to her husband discharged Dr George R Callahan Johnson countycor oner said the shooting was acci dental and that he will not hold an inquest Mrs Rhodes is the mother of two girls aged five years and fourteen months overlapping and now axists with cies and many more state and local units dealing with the problems Coincidentally the house flood committee called on the army engineers chief for revised comprehensive plans for anti flood works in the Ohio and Mis sissippi valleys Chairman Wittington said protective projects should be worked out and approved for Pittsburgh Cincinnati Louisville and other points hard hit by re cent Ohio overflows Optimism over the General Motors strike outlook was ex pressed by Secretary Hoper who said after aconference with Sec I retary Perkins that he very hopeful it would be settled Probe Labor Espionage The name of the big motor cor poration figured in testimony be foreTIthesenate civil liberties com mittee which is investigating op erations of the finkerton National Detective agency Chairman La Follette charged the agency had evaded a Wisconsin law requiring registration of detectives in its undercover inquiries for General Motors and other Wisconsin em ployersT Secretary Hull urged a senate committee to renew the reciprocal trade law for three ycais arguing that abandonment of the adminis tration policy would mean re sumption of international eco nomic Brakeman Killed in Railroad Accident COUNCIL BLUFFS McClain 39 Union Pacific brake man was killed in the railroad yards here night He is believed to have stepped off a freight train into the path of an other freight His wife and father survive Farmer Trapped in Fire Dies of Burns LOGAN year old retired farmer died in a fire which trapped him in a store house at his farm six miles north of here Hauffs body wasex tracted by neighbors who saw the building in flames He is survived by two brothers and two sisters RECESS FOK TWO HOURS AFTER13TH SESSION DETROIT Representa tives of General Motors and labor considered a definite plan of strike settlement for two and threequarters hours Wednes day then recessed for two hours Gov Frank Murphysaid the situation was unchanged from Tuesday and announced that another conference would begin at or 3 oclock cen tral standard time Wednesday afternoon John L Lewis aggressive chieftain of the committee for in dustrial organization who has suffered from a cold for several days did not attend tions session although he and other members of labors board of strategy had conferred dur ing the morning A member of Lewis staff said he was trying to catch up on some other 13th Conference Session Wyndham Mortimer vice pres ident of the United Automobile Workers andLee Pressman C T O counsel went from that meet ing to the thirteenth peace con ference session The conferees deadlocked on the unions demand for sole rec ognition in 20 General Motors plants were reported Wednesday to havetaken up a plan ofsettle ment based upon the Toledo agreement which ended a glass workers strike This provided for recognition of the Glass Workers Federation as bargaining spokesman for its members only The automobile workers de mand that the union be recog nized as sole bargain agency in at least 20 of GeneralMotors 69 automotive plants has been the stumbling block in peace negoti ations Show No Partiality Recession from this stand it was understood would be ac companied by definite guaian tees that the corporation would show no partiality to other bar gaining agencies in any negotia tions for settlement of disputes Union headquarters reported that one of its sound trucks was seized and burned by three men who took it from two union mem bers at a west side hall here Wednesday morning Hopes lor settlement of the far flung strikes rose alter the governor announced that not a great7 deal separates the posi tions of the opposing leaders f Shows Little Chanfe Themidweek estimate of Auto motive Dally News showed little change from last weeks produc tion m the automobile industry the fact that General Mo tors no longer is pss senger cars The trade publica tion estimated the current weeks output at units compared with last week With General Motors divisions closed as far as assemblyopera tions are concerned except for commercial car Automotive Daily News said practically 40 per cent of the industrys poten tial production is lost Other producers are showing a tendency to lift their schedules but from all appearances quite a few of them unable to do so because limitations Chrysler divisions arerunning at top speed but some time ago reached capacity appar ently been unable to raise their outpatrates Slight increases are indicated by some of the inde pendents x x x Ford still held top place among the weeks pro Red Haired Woman Sought in Mattson Kidnap Probe Reputed Companion of Held as Suspect Boys Slaying m SEATTLE JP State Pdtrol Chief William Cole sfet out Wed nesday in quest of a led haired woman foi questioning as the ie puted companion of held as a suspect in of 10 year old Charles Mattson Tacoma physicians Cole saidhe expected to pick up the woman at Steilacoom near Tacoma and might shed further light on the prisoners of the who year old Charles Mattsons abduction from his Ta coma home 27 denied a Seattle police officials statement that the youngsters would seek to identify the suspect in a police lineup Nothingto Report Mrs W W Mattson said there is nothing to the report that her son 16 and daughter Muriel 14 would come here to confront theman The children are not going to Seattle to look at the she j said A similar denial was issued by the family of Virginia Chatfield 15 was a Mattson house guest and also saw the masked man seize Charles arid leave a note demanding The ran som never was paid as Charles nude and battered body was found near Everett Jan 11 before Charles father could contact the kidnaper i Termer I A who de manded his name be withheld had said the three children would see the suspect who gave his name as H A Post 32 former San Quentin prison in mate Police here identified the man as James G McDonald former inmate of San Quentin peniten tiary in California and arrested here several times on minor charges They said the latter name was analias The man steadily denied any connection with the crime but Wil liam Cole chief of the Washington state police said he strikingly fit ted the boarded kidnapers des cription and his movements at the time of the kidnaping were sus picious It may be iust another false lead but itlooks hot to Cole said Statements Contradictory His statements termed contra dictory by Police Detective A E Kuehl McDonald was booked on an open charge The federal bureau of investi gation description of the Mattson kidnaper is Thirty years old five feet sev en inchestall 156to 165 swarthy did not stand erect dimple in chin high cheek bones nose broken a little below center hairy hands slightly foreign accent speaks brokenly appears to southern Euro pean Cole as fol lows Thirtyone years old five feet 10 and onehalf inches tall swarthy high cheek bones nose broken dark brown Wasin Tacoma The suspect an official said definitely was in Tacoma from Dec 21 to 26 but claimed he was in three different places when the abduction occurred on Dec 27 Pohre Detective Kuehl said Mc Donaldadmitted a minorrobbery here Dec and that thereafter he left Seattle for Tacoma and During the hours of questioning McDonald told sever al contradictory serted Kuehl Detpctive Richard F Mahoney and State Patrol Officers Joseph McCauley and James Kuntz arrested the man Tuesday in a cheap Blouse near the district Hesubmitted peaceably to ar rest the officers said Thejnan had since Feb 5 pickup GhostWalks for Iowa Legislators DES gfiosY walked for lovya lawjnakers Wednesday x From an the comptrollers office wrote checks for each and rep resentative Theamount repre sents pay for half the present ses The lieutenant house bad checks for eactit LOOK INSIDE FOR Tennessee Flood Scene Mississippi Crest Falls Slowly Above Memphis ON PAGE 2 Centennial Observance in 1938 Is Suggested ON PAGE 8 Preps Lose Jaysees Win in Tuesday Tests ON PAGE 9 Love and Marriage Occupy Iowa Solons ON IOWA MERCURY DUE FOR CLIMB Northwood Has 23 Below Charles City and Mason The wluch registered from18 to 20 degrees below nor mal at Iowa points early Wednes began an upswing expected to continue through Wednesday night and Thursday The weatherman forecastrising temperatures and partly cloudy to cloudy weather Wednesday night and Thursday as sides throughout the state were clear Northwood reported 23 degrees below zero early Wednesday Charles City bad 20 below and Ma son City 18 below Keokuk and Moines report ed tiaccs of snow in Die Jasl 24 hours Keokuk had the official high temperature forthe degrees above zero The night grees above northeast five above southwest 15 above and south east 10 above At Cresco the minimum was 22 degrees below zero forecast for Wednesday Northwest Iowa 10 de County Employes Win in Pay Cut Strike DES MOINES employes in the Polk county treasurers office Wednesday won their pay cut with a compromise settlement The em ployes were grantedpay for holi day and Saturday work after re fusing their checks which did not include the holiday and Saturday pay The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy Wednesday Thursday risini M IN N E S O T cloudiness Wednesday aifht Thursday temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for hour penod ending at K oclock Wednesday morning k Maximum Tuesday 4 Above Minimum in Nifbt 18 Below A M 14 Below dropped back into the lower Tuesday riight 18 in Mason City and 20 below at the Crystal sugar plant northwsst of the city PLANE PLUNGES INTO SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO BAY Tragedy Increases to 43 Number Dead Since December 15 SAN FRANCISCO crews laboredWednesday to re cover the bodies of 11 persons killed in the mysterious crash of a big airliner into south San Francisco bay Reports Irom the scene of the inexplicable tragedy near Mills field municipal airport south of here said attempts were made to right the plane which over turned as it struck the water late Tuesday night A derrick was sent out to lift the 12 ton craft wluch airport officials said weighed many more it was rilled with water noted diver pre pared to descend in about 15 feet of water to make a prelimin ary investigation and learn whether the victims bodies were still in the plane Cause Not Known Officials of the United Air Lines would not hazard a guess as to the cause oC the sudden tragedy With veteran Pilot R Tommy Thompson corir trols thenew plane several min utes ahead of schedule arrived over the airport shortly before 9 oclock Tuesday night from Los Angeles He hadclear weather and good j flying conditions airport officials j said Aboard were eight passengers including aC young bridetobe and the crew of three The plane circled the airport said then apparently was about to land when it veered far out over the water and crashed Disappears in Tide The protruding tail ri the craft was sighted by about five hours lalei Then it disappeared as the tide swept out from ihe mudfL s to dering the The incomingtide again raised the tail andtwo coast guard boats the Derrick and Barge and othercraft stood by the scene B M manager and said there was no possibility anyone had survived The tragedy increased to 43 the N number who have died in west era transport crashes since Dec 15 Makes Loud Noise An eyewitness said the plane made a loud noise when it a big The 11 occupants announced by United Airline officials were Rodgers Meyer Ridgewood N M Lorge 2100 Hauser Boule vard Los Angeles Mark on tsna 57 millionaire manufacturer and yachtsman San Francisco J F Gilmore 3855 Santa Fs ave nue Los Angeles R Maigaronix San Bruno K B er 2602 East Twentyfifth street Los Angeles John Grcinan prominent real estate man Berkeley his daughter Ger trude a socially prominent bride tobe Pilot Tommy one of the wests de Cessaro andSlew ardess Ruth KimmeL j Airport attendants were mysti fied xvhen theplane coming into the airport from LosAngeles obtained landing directions and then flew on over the bay Watch JFlyinf Watchers at the airport iol lowed lights itj suddenly dived into the bay a crash audible miles away dfSanf Maleo said the woiild Kedwood City south of jthe airport and on this side of the bay for an in quest Over Belrnont only a few miles soutiuof his i Pilot XLoiipsoii received radioed instructions from Dispatcher The odore Marbnto use the northto runway at fieldwhich is bounded on the east by ibe That was shortly before 9 oclock Heads Martin said Thompson a min ute later asked for use of thc easttowest runway and patcher When the big ship crossed the field and headed out onto the bay Martin said he was She came in from the and then for some reason she or cled around east and started UaclT Martin related The planebad no landing lights turned on jtet and to another o big   

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