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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IQWATrUESDAY FEBRUARY 23 1937 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 120 Attacks Not Expected F R Didnt Look for Liberals Opposition EXECUTED By CHARLES P STEWART ASH INGTON Is it not rather odd that congress p r o gressives w h o have been en thusiastic new dealers rcgard less of their va rious party la e1s by no Imeans are friendly gcner ally speaking to President Roose velts plan to lib i eralize the feder al courts espe cially the su i preme tribunal 1 Senator Rob ert M La Follette of Wisconsin is an exception There are a lew ultraliberals among representa tives who are for the Roosevelt program too But it isnt the rule Senator Burton K Wheeler ot Montana who was radical enough to have campaigned as running mate of the present Senator La Follettes father on an indepen dent presidential ticket in 1924 and still is one of Capitol hills most advanced political thinkers is downright vicious m denuncia tion of the Kooseveltian sugges tion Though not so bitter as Wheeler Sen George W Morris of Nebraska also is in opposition Hostile In short oldtime congressional liberals on an average seetn rath er more militantly hosile than any other group to the presiden tial I know senators and represen tatives who in the past s said harsher things of the supreme court than I would like to quote but now are as violently against having it packed as they say as the mostirreconcilable among the socalled reactionaries Or even more so Conservative objection 10 proposal was to have been ex pected ofcourse It would beironic however U ALL WITH ARMS IN THEIR HOMES SHOT TO DEATH Italy Says Some Hundreds Held in Assassination Plot Liberated ROME ff The Italian con querors of Ethiopia announced in a terse official communique Tues day that firing squads had liqui dated all Ethiopians found with arms in their grim se quel to an attempt to assassinate Viceroy Rodolfo Graziani in Addis Ababa The communique did not say how many Ethiopians had been shot but unofficial sources esti mated the total at upwards of 100 It was announced formally but vaguely that of the suspects held some hundreds had been liberated Change ot Policy All those found with arms in their tuculs native grass houses have been said the brief communique The remainder are under Firing squads worked with rifles signaling the transition of 11 Duces Ethiopian policy from one of pacification by gifts to one of death for dissidents The entire native Ababa is but been rounded up by royal carabiniefi and native police since Friday when a band of wily Ethiopians approaching the viceroys suite as he distrib uted gifts threw hand grenades at his party 3 Men Wounded Viceroy Graziani was wounded more seriously than has So was Air Bureaucracy9 Assailed in Iowa House Trains Win Battle in Drifts J L d Their Plans Upset The explanation evidently is that the liberals had been working along the line of a constitutional amendment Thats a slow process President Roosevelt hit en a short cut The liberals had reckoned that they were operating in a fashion approved by the administration It suddenly changed its method without consulting them Maybe they disagreed with this change in principle Maybe they were angered at not being asked whether they liked it or not Pure jealousy mayhave been a factor in the equation Anyway they didnt take to the presidential idea Not a Bit Surprised The administration wasnt a bit May 5 Since then Premier Benito Mus solini has ordered swift death for those Ethiopians found guilty of any connection with the bombing and has ordered shot native who resists Italian domination anywhere in the lost kingdom of Haile Selassie Deep drifts in some respects worse than those of 1936 because of frozen snow at the bottom were cleared late Monday on tne Milwaukee railroad line near Lawler A freight engine on the left and the first helping ensine on the right are shown above Open in of this main line made possible all Mason City lines getting back on schedule North Iowa Begins to Dig Out Its Secondary Roads Milwaukee Tracks Cleared at Lawler Cold Halts Rise of Rivers North lowans Tuesday turned to the task of digging out sec ondary and sideroads as main highways were open to traffic and railroads again were prac tically back on schedule time j on the Des Moines river Opening of a huge drift near i Farther up the Des Moines river JOB INSURANCE BOARD PAY CUT VOTED BY BODY Homestead Tax Exemption Bill Is Special Order for Wednesday STORY ON PAGE 2 DES MOINES a recal j citrant mood the Iowa house bat tled along party lines Tuesday as republicans assailed governmen tal bureaucracy they charged was provided for in an amenda tory act to establish a three man commission in charge of Iowa un employment insurance Before the smoke of battle had I cleared for a recess amendments I Council Bluffs reported the high I of the last 24 hours 30 degrees j above i Attempt to Blast Nearly 100 miles northwest of the Skunk river danger workmen at Chillicothe in Wapel lo county attempted to blast the lower end of a 12 mile ice gorge were adopted reducing commis sion salaries and restricting the salary of a secretary to a I year In the same frame of mind ear lier in the day a determined house bloc forced immediate action by that body on homestead tax exemption In so doing they gar nered adequate strength to bring up the exemption bill as a special order of business Wednesday Senate Acts Smoothly In a more placid frame of mind during its brief session followed by adjournment until Wednesday morning the senate passed five minor measures and received six Lawler late Monday on the Mil waukee railroad eliminated the last barrier to lines running deep cuts between Lawler and Mar quette were pierced were said in some respects at Eddyvffie a 15 mile ice dam kept the river at the towns door threatening from two The river gorge was surrounded by pack ice Water seeping through a levee had driven several families fromtheir homes south of Eddy larly because soft snow at the bottom ot the drifts had frozen Fiftymen had worked all night Sunday and until late Monday building natural snow fences and digging the snow from the engines and cars in that section RAIL WORKERS ASK PAY BOOST 16 NonOperating Broth erhoods Delegates Vote i to Serve Notice plan U was more than a bit non plused at radicalisms season It had a right to be upset by the j radicals attitude it had counted on radicalism 100 per cent But perhaps the radicals also were entitled to feel tr they were taken allofaheap It cant be denied that President Roosevelts supreme court plan was disclosed if not evolved sud dently Who Started It The question often is asked Who thought it up Apparently the answer is that wa thought up by Judge Samuel Roseman now of the New York supreme court bench was Franklin D Roosevelts legal adviser when the latter was governor of New York He has been a recent visitor at the white house Naturally he knows the difference between constitutionality and mere legis lation Folk draw their conclusions The cognisccnti draw the conclu sion that Ihe federal courts pro posed reorganization is Judge Rosemans Job Insurance Fund Grows DES MOINES em ployers have paid into the unemployment compensation fund the state commission an nounced The Weather FORECAST IOWA Tartly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday nitfht and I Wednesday not much change i in temperature i MINNESOTA Tartly cloutlv lo cloudy unsettled in nonli portion possibly snow flurries In northeast portion Tuesday night and Wednesday not much chance in temperature IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 17 above Minimum in Nirht 8 above At a m Tuesday 9 above CHICAGO of the 16 nonoperating railway brotherhoods representing of the nations railroad voted Tuesday to ask for a wage increase of approximately 20 per cent Chairman George M Harrison pointed out that the Big Five brotherhoods recently asked z similar increase He said the total increases asked by rail road workers amount to about No Date Is Set These are the largest negotia tions ever undertaken by organized railroad he said The group voted to serve notice nn the railroads but set no date for presentation of the demands Harrison listed the demands as follows 1 A general wage increase of 20 cents per hour applied to hourly daily weekly monthly or piece rates so as to produce the same rate of increase for all employes Harrison said this was an ap proximate 20 per cent Full Time Employment 2 A guarantee of full time time employment for all regularly as signed forces 3 A guarantee of twothirds of full time employment for all standby forces 4 Recommendation that wage proceedings be handled at a joint national conference and the ex ecutives of this organization to constitute a conference committee representing labor with authority to handle negotiations to conclu sion 5 Notice to be served on a date to be agreed upon New Charles Dicke s Descendant of Author LONDON birth of another Charles Dickens great greatgrandson of the famous writei was announced Tuesday four months after the death of the infants father The baby is the son of Mrs Joy Dicjkens widow of Lt Charles Dickens who died last Nov 17 which has been j Royal Two double deck I cars of hogs were in a freight train stalled in the section but none of the animals perished i Crcscos First Train I Clearing of tracks northwest of Cicsco and the freeing of a stalled train there late Monday enabled Cresco to have its first train since Saturday Highways in that vicinity were being cleared snow although some driltin was still reported AVith all paved highways open in North Iowa clearing of secon dary roads and sideroads held attention Tucsda3 Meanwhile several consolidated schools which were orced to suspend backed higher a railroad grade Although engineers said they doubted bombing would breakthe ice pack Mahaska county super visors sought to obtain a bombing plane from the United States army or some national guard unit to blast out the gorge BLAST DAMAGES MALLARD HOUSE Rebel Planes Drop Bombs on Valencia Spanish Insurgents Drive to Separate City From Barcelona By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spanish insurgents battered away by land and air Tuesday in a drive to separate Valencia Spains temporary capital and Barcelona Planes diopped incendiary bombs on Valencia while ground forces fought their way to Viver only 20 miles from the Mediter ranean and 34 miles northwestof the present seat of government Defenders of Madrid attacked to the northwest and west of the city while the insurgent Aragon cam paign went forward Fighting was violent in the Casa de Campo and University City sectors on the Madrid front and government guns were reported sweeping other insurgent lines in the area Raid Valencia Twice Insurgent planes raided Valen cia twice dropping incendiary bombs each time Little damage was reported but new raids were expected by government authori ties Insurgents in Avila believed the Madrid radio station had been damaged by bombs It suddenly ceased broadcasting Tuesday General Gonzalo Queipo de Llano southern insurgent com mander were broadcast a per Admiral Mayo Dies manner were oroaucdii a JJCL including a proposal for a 5 i conviction Madrid would tax on the gross receipts of chain stores While the heated houseconsid eration of the unemployment in surance bill brought it to no con clusion for the time bemg it did their homes south of Eddy afford ojynr biffsleKs to amend the act ot session m De cember to provide for three com missioners instead of five all to be appointed by the governor and approved by the senate Heeding the demand for econ omy the house started the ball rolling by adopting 47 to 40 an amendment to reduce the commis sion salaries a year as fixed by the senate to yearly Later a motion to recon sider this move failed by a vote of 51 to 52 Rice Opposes Reductions Representative C L Rice D of Delta opposing the reductions challenged the house to find the type of men needed for this im March 2 In Kins of Steel At neai the Bay of Bis ca government troop weieic poued holding insurgents in a fast tightening ling of steel with bloody j the city Dynamite throwing Asluiian minersaided the attack on the second but insurgents broadcast a claim the attackers had lost men The European military scene was enlivenedby the red armys nineteenth birthday anniversary celebration at Moscow Warcom missar Klementi E Voroshiloff called for new vigilance in view of what he said was the increasing threat of war 1 r r o i T AT type of men needed for this im Gasoline humeS in Many j portant administrative work at whywe nay hduor classes Monday were reopened on Tuesday although attendance was itill some points Flood waters rushing through a 600 foot gap in a Skunk river levee spread over acres in the Green Bay bottoms near Bur lington Tuesday Nine Families Marooned Basements Warning Given by Mayor in the town of Mallard were search ing Tuesday for the source of es caping gas fumes following an explosion in one home Several other families have evacuated their homes The James Gilman home was damaged Monday night by the blast The basement was wrecked and the first floor badly damaged the loss being estimated at sev rune r amines iYiaroonea i At least nine families were ma eral thousand dollars Gilman s rooned by the surging waters Thc wife andtour in refugees however were not be lieved to be in any immediate danger but Mrs Gilman was Tuesday from the Authorities said that Fearfor the safety of Mrs diet plosion followed the filling of a Robbins and two of her children tank at the Skelly oil station from isolated by the flood Monday a tank car on the M and St id uy 11 iv Ljwukx iii rnu night ended Tuesday when her railroad two blocks away The hnshnufi ahip if nw hark is earned to the station in husband was able to row back to the farm home He sent word he intended to stay there to care for his family and livestock Four oth er Robbins children ars staying at a neighbors home At Des Moines Charles D Reed Iowa meteorologist said he did not believe there would be a fur ther rise in the southeastern Iowa rivers Below freezing tempera tures he said would halt an im mediate rise Water Drops He said that in spite of the ice gorge in the Des Moines river in the vicinity of Eddyvillc the wa ter level at that point had dropped two feet At Ottumwa the Des Moines river had dropped feet he added He forecast partly cloudy to cloudy weather Tuesday night and Wednesday without much change in temperature The mercury av eraged about three degrees below normal Tuesday he pointed out While temperatures at central and eastern points in the state were several degrees below nor mal thosein the western section were reported above normal the weatherman said Minimum temepratures forecast for Tuesday night Northwest Iowa 10 degrees above northeast 5 above southwest 15 southeast Lowest official temperature re ported early Tuesday grees above at Charles City while an underground pipe and it was believedto have overflowed at the station and entered a manhole in the Mallard sewer system Mayor B O Hartsock ordered residents to leave cellar doors open to permit fumes to escape that figure Why we commissioners that Heeding Rice for the moment the house voted down a second republican amendment to elim inate provisions for traveling ex penses of the commission mem bers but it then adopted n third revision by Rep Dewel L Goode R of Bloomfield lo limit the salary of the commission secre tary to yearly Theres no need for a fourth high salaried Goode demanded other boards have raised salaries right undei our noses and along with House at Crossroads Goode found a supporter Rep Dean W Peisen R El doia who warned the house it was at the crossroads If you grant high salaries here youll hear requests for them from all other stenographers and clerks in the The Goode amendment carried however 62 to 43 with numerous democrats weve been helpless the poor people of Fire Destroys Buildings Fire des troyed the H C Gibson grocery store service station and produce station at Havelock estimated at with a loss LOOK INSIDE FOR Among the families which have evacuated their homes is the O Further attempts to revise the measure included a move by Representative J B Irwin R of Keokuk to provide for G Morgan family In the Gilman basement ing of personnel from both major ere I political parties if we are to continue building up bureau cracies lets let both in it A hasty recess was called however before a vote could be taken 60 quarts of canned gqods anda continue buildmg up bureau washing hungup in the basement i cracies lets let both parties share T 11 i irt A liactv wa raMPn whiun were blown to pieces Man Killed and His Companion Fatally La Porte City Man Hurt in Car Crash OMAHAr automobile went off a curve Monday night on West Center road a distance beyond the Omaha city limits and the driver in stantly and injuring fatally his woman companion Shot by Marshal in Pool Hall Succumbs WATERLOO Kline 43 shot in a pool hall there Saturday night by Marshal Henry Kruse died Monday night umaii i in hospital here The who died early Kruse said Kline had a bottle Tuesday was Miss Marie Ramsey 24 formerly of College Springs Iowa and for the last five years secretary to an Omaha at The driver identi fied as Ted Harr 23 a Lincoln truck driver 1 Miss Ramseys mother is ill at College Springs of alcohol in his hand As Kruse advanced toward him Kline grasped a club Kruse drew his gun Klinegrabbed the barrel and Kruse to the mar shals account Kline was under sentence to six months jail on a liquor charge but was free on appeal JAMES P BUCHANAN HENRY T MAYO PORTSMOUTH N Rear Admiral Henry T Mayo 80 naval commander in chief duringthe World war died Tuesday from a heart attack at the home of his son Capfain C G Mayo He retired in 1920 COURT CHANGE UP TO SEN ATE House Demo Leaders Plan to Await Developments Jn Upjper Body Veteran Texas Member of Congress Succumbs ON PAGE 2 Y Cage Teams Play in League Contests ON PAGE 9 Kraschel Considering Program of Centennial ON PAGE 8 Miss Quin tard Called for Rood Relief Duty ON PAGE 12 WASHINGTON in P esident Roose velt s i eorgamzation pio gram was left up to the senate Tuesday Housedemocratic leaders said after a white house conference they would await senate develop ments before talcing up the pro gram The senate committee hear ings have been set for March 9 Speaker Bankbead said if these were prolonged the house judici ary committee might start hear ings before the senate group fin ished At the conference in addition to Bankhead were Representatives Rayburn and Surnners of Texas and Boland of Pennsylvania all democratic mainstays in the house House Adjourns Early The conference also discussed the death Monday night of Chair man Buchanan of the house appropriations committee Thehouse adjournedearly out of respect to Buchanan Principal business on the senate docket was the administrations reciprocal trade policy extension which some members haveattempted to tie up closely withneutrality proposals The senate civil liberties com mittee heard a UnitedAutomobile Workers organizer place blame for 3 riot at Flint during the recent General Motors sitdown strike on TheFlint Alliance and Flint He charged the two agencies committed provocative acts Pick Townsend Jury Only 20 minutes were required to select a onewo try Dr Francis E Town send founder of the S200a month pension movement on charge of contempt of the house of repre sentatives Townsend walked out or a house commtitee investiga tion last year District Federal Judge James M Proctor denied a motion by for mer Lieut Com John S Farns worth to change his plea on a charge of conspiring to sell navy secrets to Japan from Nolo Con tendere to one of The judge said he would pronouncf sentence Friday Discuss Court Plan Discussion of the presidents court reorganization program cen tered on expressions from someof Mr Roosevelts friends that they I believed he wouldaccept a consti tutional amendmentas a supple ment to his proposal Somesenators said the presi dents judicial program might be combinedwith an amendment de fining the national governments power over interstate commerce to include production of goods which moved across state lines This would cover agriculture and in dustry they declared Real Estate Man Dies SIOUX CITY E Farley real estate inan here and father of George Farley Neb raska Wesleyan university athletic coach an illness of six weeks BOSS SIT DOWN STRIKE ENDS AS OTHERS GO ON Lewis Campaign to Unionize Steel Workers Moves Nearer Showdown By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroits unique strike in which employer joined employe in a sit down siege was settled Tuesday but other labor disputes in that city and elsewhere The boss sit downer was Walter L president of a firm which manufactures automobile seat covers He entrenched himself in his plant when 350 of his em ployes mostly girls and women did of the settle ment were not announced Sit down strikers held six other Detroit factories while another the Michigan Steel Casting com pany closed when 200 workers decided to ask for higher wages and a 40 hour Wapes Are Involved Questions involving wages sen iority rights piecework and speed of production remained for consideration as negotiators for General Motors corporation and the United Automobile Workers of Americastarted their second week of conferences Officials of another large auto mobile Chrysler had no comment to make on the A W A announcement that it would demand the right to be the sole bargaining agency for the firms employes At Anderson Homer Mar tin the U A W told a mass meeting the unions membeiship was over the mailc Col Albert H Wlutcomb prepared fbi the withdrawal of tioops which Joave ruled the city aince A unionists In Washington the senate cril liberties committee began an in quiry into the Anderson laooi disorders Horner Calls Conference Gov Henry Horner of Illinois called aconferenceto settle the sit down strike at the Fansteel Metallurgical corporation atNorth Chicago President H T McGraw of the Braeburn Steel company said the Braeburn plant will remain closed pending settlement of the controversy with 200 striking workmen Union recognition and reinstatement of discharged em ployes were issues At Chicago representatives of 16 railway brotherhoods drafted demands for a pay increase The brotherhoods claim a membership of nonoperating rail road workers Representatives of five operating brotherhoods re cently voted to request a 20 per cent wage boost LEWIS SEEKS UNIONIZATION OF STEEL WORKERS CHICAGO big push of John L Lewis committee for industrial tion of the nations steel nearer to a showdown Tuesday Lewis and his supporters re garded the General Motors settle ment as the opening wedge of their plan to unionize mass pro duction workers and prepared to come to grips with steel for the first big drive in the industry since 1919 The last concerted attempt to organize steel workers failed after a strike marked by rioting on a wide frontand mobilization of state and federal troops C I O leaders here attributed the failure of the strike to lack of unity among the various partici pating unions and were deter mined to avoid the weak spots of the 1919 drive Enlist Over Half Nicholas Fontecchio C field representative inuie bustlinc Calumet areaimmediately south of Chicago said the steel workers organizing committee had enlistfcd more than half of the regions es timated worteers and soon would be ready to meet all other districts in a nationalconvention The delegates themselves will decide the course on a nation wide Fontecchio said I assume they will demand recog nition oftheir union shorter hours and increased wages We expect to make these de mands of the American Iron and Steel institute the parent body ot the Convention to Be John Brophy executive direc tor of the C L X also said a steel convention will be held fooi and offered the prediction the steel industrywould announce a general wageboost in anticipa tion of the move The industry granted a ten per cent raise November 280 lodges were said 150 of V   

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