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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                Ill 5 MEM 1 P T OF I 0 ft V V 1 r M I M E I i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS AND UNITED PRESS 1JEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 2 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 126 Plan Might Be Delayed Senate Minority Filibuster on Court Change Possible By CHAKLES T STEAVAET ASHINGTON CPA The Roosevelt forces may have the necessary bare majority to pass the presidential supreme court plan through the senate and i yet not have the required t w o thirds majority to choke off dis cussion of it blocking a final vote all through the current ses sion of congress The house of representatives rules are different In that con gressional branch a bare majority can gag a bare minority quite easily In the senate however debate cannot be limited unless at least 64 solons demand It As long as the remainder have the stamina and the language to continue talk ing they can prevent a ballot In dications are that the administra tion antis will have the number to do this though they may not have the endurance Still 35 or 40 per cent of 96 sen ators orating in relays should be able to maintain themselves until next winters snow flies or later It would be something unprece dented but it is theoretically pos sible Dilatory Tactics Anyway assuming that the group opposed to supreme court reorganization has to recognize that it is in a minority it is a cer tainty that it will adopt dilatory tactics Andprobably it will be in a mi nority but not a microscopic one Some of its members undoubt edly will prove to be pretty hard boiled1 too Senators like William E Borah of Idaho and Hiram W Johnson of California are not like ly to be feazed by Washington hot weather An adjournment without a voteperhapsliyill be the bes canrKbpefor but that will be something from their standpoint Such veterans as Borah anc Johnson assuredly never will yield There is the chance that a few of the weaker kneed among the antis surrendering to the capi tals July and August tempera tures will incline to a compromise to a couple ot new su preme court not a safe bet to six of them Queer Bedfellows As politics they say makes strange bedfellows this supreme court fight surely has lined up several queer comrades in arms Of all senators I would have said that Burton K Wheeler of Montana is the most radical And Millard K Tydings o Maryland I would have called one of the most conservative Yet Wheeler and Tydings are side by side in opposition to the Rooseveltian supreme court pro gram Wheeler has one reason Ty rlings another Yet they are part ners on the essential proposition Imagine those two agreeing on anything Its like John W Davis of J P Morgan and companys counsel and Clarence Darrow joining hands as coliberals or should one say coconservatives Splitting All It is not alone that parties are realigning they are splitting every which way There long have been republi can conservatives versus republi can liberals also conservative democrats versus liberal demo crats There have been republi cans who were more democratic than republican as labeled And vice versa on the democratic side It would have been natura enough to see liberal republican and democratic liberals affiliating as liberals to see conservative dmoocrats flopping over to con servative republicans as sympa tlietically both conservative But here are radical democrat striking hands with reactionary republicans reactionary demo crats joining up with radical re publicans Mrs H W Basaelt called the ad taker today to cancel her acl On being ques tioned she stated she could have rent ed half a dozen rooms Just This Simple 2 Line Acl Did It FOR gas hsat hot water close in Ph 3849 GG Want Ads Bring Results ITALY JAPAN RUSH ARMS PLANS DUCE IN MAILED FIST REPLY TO BRITISH ARMING ecrees 37 Years Military Fitness for Every Man in Fascist Nation ROME decreed 37 ears of military fitness for every man in the kingdom Tuesdayin a mailcdfist answer to the challenge of Great Britains vast defense Orderingvirtually a lifetime of integral militarization for its the ages ol IB to grand fascist council definitely scouted even the re mote possibility of armament lim tation and fashioned a five point program to keep Italy strong At the same time the official communique issued after the near all night session of the governing ody of fascism stressed the reai stic cooperation of Italy with he fascist bloc of nations par ticularly nazi Germany Veiled Hint to Britain In addition to what was gentr ally considered the direct answer 0 British rearming a veiled hint to Britain to consider Italian pow er in her foreign program was seen in the councils comment on the AngloItalian gentleme ns agreement While the grand council de clared it considered the accord clarified the relations between the iwo nations in the Mediterranean the limitation of the clarification to that specific area was deemed significant Italy the council emphasized desired to collaborate with those nations which demonstrate a de sired to collaborate with fascist itaiy rv1 How the huge program totally sacrificing the civil state to the military if necessary was to be financed the communique did not announce although it was learned Finance Minister Paola Thaon di Revel Jr gave a lengthy review of Italys monetary situation with relation to the arms plan Integral Militarization Foremost among the five points decreed by the grand council meeting at the call ol Premier Mussolini was the integral mili tarization of all active forces be tween the ages of 18 and 55 with periodical recalls of the mobiliz able classes Military circles which will he charged with execution of the de cree interpreted it tomean every physically able man between those ages throughout his life will be kept also militarily able This will be done principally through reconscription from time to time for service with the colors army observers said in addition to the regular period of training dur ing their early manhood II Duce who recently boasted Italy could put 8000000 armed men into battle personally put through the farreaching program to answer the British announce ment that would be spent on war defense in the next five years Four Other Points The other four points announced by the official communique reached through every phase ot Italian lite 1 An adequate increase in the armed forces 2 Extension for five years of the general commission for war supplies 3 Total sacrifice if necessary of civil necessities to military necessities for attainment of max imum self sufficiency regarding military needs 4 An Invitation to Italian sci ence to collaborate in reaching self sufficiency U S Menace Is Pointed Out to Tokio Diet Army and Navy Ministers in Program Stressing Chemical Warfare TOKIO army and navy ministers disclosed to the diet Tuesday a program ot stress on chemical warfare and vigorous plans to meet the menace which the navy head said would result from increased United States air units in the Pacific When Japans navy and naval air force rearmament program is finished said Navy Minister Mit sumasa Yonai Japan need not fear the United States for three years The naval minister made his statement during a discussion uf the tactics of a naval war in the Pacific that brought out such de tailed points the budget subcom mittee decided to go into secret session to continue the debate on the war appropriations Concentrate on Gas Shortly before Admiral Yonai took the floor of the diet the min ister of war Gen Gen Sugiyama disclosed the Japanese army was concentrating on gas and other chemicals as war weapons to make up for numerical inferiority Japan the naval minister said was ready to accept an invitation from a third power to discuss arms limitation with the United States but would not propose such a parley unless there seemed to be a definite prospect for an amicable settlement In the event the United Stales Increases its air force in Alaska the Aleutian islands Hawaii and other Pacific possessions Admir al Yonai said Japan will be menaced x x x Airforce iHore Fowcrful Some think the airforce i more powerful than the warships but ournavy legatrds the airfofie as an auxiliary to the fleet both being indispensable If Japans third replenishmcnl plan for the navy and the nava airforce is completed there need be no fear of the United States toi the next three years Vice Admiral Norifake Toyoda chief of the naval affairs bureau said the replenishment program was based on the Washington anc London naval treaties As It is for self defense he added there is no need o changing the program Plans Capital Ships The United States is bent on constructing capital ships bu American auxiliary ships are rather inferior numerically On the contrary Great Britain is building 70 such vessels More over Britain intends to spend a billion and a half pounds 000000 on her five year nava program but the contents of the program are unknown lo us Great Britains rearmament program as an nounced in R white paper applies to land and air arms as well as to the Labor Clouds Over Steel Trade Lighten TWO KILLED 10 HURT IN BLAST Fire Attacks Building After Boiler Explosion at Steel Plant CHICAGO reported Tuesday two men were killed and at least 10 others injured in a boiler explosion in the blast fur nace department of the Carnesie Illinois Steel corporations south works m south Chicago Several squads of city firemen were summoned to aid the com pany fire department when fire attacked the building immediately after the blast Firemen were forced to wear gas masks to enter the building John Zadanowski 45 was one of the men killed police said The other a Negro was not immed iately identified LOOK INSIDE FOR TEWELL YOUNG Purdue Basketball Star Breaks Big Ten Record ON PAGE Thawing Continues But No Iowa Flood Threat ON PAGE 14 F R Sends Congress Report Made on NRA ON PAGE 7 Slaying Suspect Daily Press THOMAS KUNYON ADMITS PART IN BANK ROBBERIES Man Quizzed in Murder at Bnlt Confesses to Two Holdups SIOUX CITY Agent Paul Gruber announced Tuesday that he had obtained signed state ments confessing to participation in two bank robberies from Thomas J Runyon 30 of Bethel Minn held in the county jail here connectiop with a series of 13 bank hpldups and murder of a farmer neai Britt Runyon brought here Monday night from Wichita Kans where he was captured after a long man hunt was grilled by officers from shortly after his arrival until 5 oclock this morning The crimes to which he con fessed Agent Gruber said were the robbery of a bank at Lennox S Dak in October 1333 and Ihe holdup ot a bank at Eyota Minn Nov 16 1936 Gruber said in the Eyota rob bery Runyon dressed as a priest and his companions escaped with In cash and bonds valued at The bonds partly burned were found at the side of the road some time later Has Denied Crime Run3on has steadfastly denied participation in the robbery of the Morningstde State bank here April 20 193G Three officers of the bank John Scott Jr presi dent C D Nissen cashier and Mrs Ida Hubbard bookkeeper viewed Runyon at the county jail Tuesday morning but officers re fused to divulge the results Several persons from Britt who witnessed the holdupslaying of James Zrostlik farmer also viewed he prisoner In this in stance also the officers refused to reveal the result The hope was expressed Tues day by North Iowa some of them were rather opti that the James Zrostlik slaying at Britt may be cleared up with the investigation at Sioux City in which Thomas J Runyon of Bethel Minn is being held Mr and Mrs Eppo Grcmmer of ncar Woden at whose home the Zrost lik slayers stopped went to Sioux City to see if they could identify Hunyon North Iowa Jobberies In 1935 the year that Zrostlik was slain several banks in North Iowa were robbed That one gang was responsible for most of these was believed by several Norlh Iowa bank robberies in 1D3S included At Buffalo Center two unmasked bandits robbed the Farmers Trust and Savings bank of about 51000 on May 13 Elma Peoples Savings bank held up by two bandits with a third remain7 ing outside May 15 with In cash and in bonds taken Rockford First Slate bank robbed of and taken from a customer Ackley bank robbed Aug 6 ot by two bandits while a third remained outside and flirted with passingRirls Laki branch of Buffalo Center Trust and Savings bank robbed Doc of by two unmasked men IOWA SENATORS HEAR HIGHWAY BILL EXPLAINED Beardsley Outlines Act to Create Separate Motor Vehicle Bureau DES MOINES fP Senator William S Beardsley H of New Virginia urged Ihe Iowa senate Tuesday to adopt in principle a sulky bill he said would take Icvra motor vehicles and safety laws out of the horse and buggy days Beardsley said the bill which would create a separate state mo Lor vehicle department enlarge the stale highway patrol and re write safety laws had the indorse ment of the state highway com mission chief engineer the state safety council and the late Mrs Alex Miller former secretary of stale Explaining provisions of the lengthy proposal Beardsley who is chairman of the senate motor vehicle committee declared Important to All There has not been a general revision of the Iowa motor vehicle laws for 20 years The subject is of importance to every man wom an and child in the slate ot Iowa Beardsley said the proposal does not provide for the addition of a single employe except in the state highway patrol He said appoinl ment ofa state motor vehicle com missioner for a term of sixyears wquld minimize the political in fluence tileOffi ceY Under terms of triebill the mo tor vehicle department would be divorced from the secretary of states office and placed under a commissioner The state highway patrol would be increased from its present force of 53 men to a total ot 153 H would also increase the base pay of patrolmen from to 5125 a month House an Gridiron At the start ot its session the senate continued to put the absent louse on the legislative gridiron oy sending a delegation to the ower chamber to escort Oley Nel 5011 of Slater house sergeant at arms to the senate chamber1 Nelson took a place beside lent Gov John Valentine who explained to the chamber Ihat we are glad to have him with us Because lie hasnt anything to do n the house In a brief address Nelson told ot his experience in the legisla ture and as former national com mander ot Ihe G A R Beardsley defended the pro posed patrol increase and the ligher salary schedule as an ex pense well merited by the serv ices of these men to the state ot Iowa Score of Amendments On file at the senate desk was a score of amendments most of them prepared by the committee to coneel some sections in the original bill The senate prepared to act on the amendments before it takes up the bill as a whole During the morning session Beardsley had explained 175 of the bills 554 sections The senate still had to act upon Gov Nelson G Kraschels appoint ments to the state unemployment compensation commission Possible confirmation of Ihe ap pointments of Walter F Scholes Council Bluffs Claude Stanley Corning and Peter Kies Du buque was not laken up at the senates session Monday because of absences senate leaders said It was pointed out that it two ot tiie 35 members present had voted against Kraschels selections he appointments would have been turned down Diogenes Honesty Quest Rewarded in Mason City Emmetsburg Man Hit by Auto and Injured EMMETSBURG George Appleby Sr 75 of Emmetsbure was in serious condition Tuesday from injuries suffered when struck by a car driven by Earl G Uethen here Monday night V I 5 Year Old Girl Finds and She and Parents Seek Owner Diogenes rubbed his eyes Qui etly he put away the lantern The cynical look in his eye gave way to one of wonder and amazement His age old search for pure con clusive unmitigated honesty had been brought to an end by a Ma son City family A 15 year old auburn haired girl Geraldine Pinta onthe way Monday morning to the Lincoln school where she is in the sevenlh grade suddenly found herself looking down at in currency The money was lying in the street where someone evidently had lost it Not daring lo believe it was real money she came rushing back with it to her home at 510 Adams ave nue southwest Mama said Geraldine T found 25 I counted it over and it doesnt look like counterfeit be cause the bills have numbers on them Family AH Aflutter The family was all aflutter for a few minutes The girls mother Mrs Joseph Pinta Carter spoke We must sec if we can find the owner she said The money isnt ours Geraldine and If we nre to be honest we must try our besl to find the owner Mr Carter Geraldines step father talked the same way 11 may be that it belongs to someone who needs the money more than we do he said That sounded strange In a way coming from Mr Cartel for it had been many a day since Mie had 1 possess e d tha t m u ch m a t one time No Steady Job Not since the National Clay Worksplant where he was mill foreman closed five years ago had he had a steady job Since then he has workedat odd jobs and been at veterans camps al Sioux City Lake View and Dollivcr park But he left no mistake about what he meant So the Carters decided to wail for the GlobeGazette Monday evening to see if anyone adver tised for the money When no acl appeared on the matter Geral dines parents came lo the Globe Gazette offices Tuesday morning to report the find Supplied with proof they will return the monej to its owner Geraldine is the president of the Junior Auxiliary an organization made up of the daughters of Le gionnaires GEKALDINE PINTA Sales Tax Enemies Plan Dinner Mass Meet at Ocheyedan SWEA CITY E Vaux secretary of the newly organized merchants and consumers league to oppose the Iowa retail sales tax Tuesday announced plans for a dinner and mass meeting at Och eyedan Thursday night Vaux said 5000 retailers have joined the league and that he ex pected approximately 500 persons at the Ocheyedan meeting Organized here a week ago the jroup announced it will refuse lo collect the sales tax after April 1 HENRY SGHAPER DIES AT BRITT Resident of Community for Over 50 Years Succumbs During Lunch BRIT Schaper 72 long time resident of the com munity died suddenly Monday noon while eating his lunch lie had been a resident of Britt and vicinity for more than half a century He farmed in his early years and a decade or more ago moved with his family to Britt where he was elected justice of peace He is survived by his wife two sons and five daughters Enter Innocent Plea MAQUOKETA Sherman Edwards and Sanford Edwards brothers entered a plen of inno cent when arraigned here on a charge of breaking nnri entering a store at HurstviHc Friday nigh I The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Tuesday niffht Wednesday increasing cloudiness with rising tempera tures MINNESOTA Increasing cloudiness probably snow in northwest portion Tuesday nifrhl and Wednesday and in cast por tion Wednesday rising temper ature Wednesday iml in north west portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GfobeGazctle weather figure for 21 hour period ending at oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Above Minimum in Night 17 Above At A M Tuesday 20 Above If there is anything to that ok there definitely isn will certainly be gain out like a lion For surely ther was never a more lamblike entry than the month madp Monday NEARS DECISION ON NEUTRALITY Senate Debates Vandenberg Proposal to Make Bill Mandatory WASHINGTON sen die neared a decision Tuesday ol T proposal by Senator Vandenbert RMich to strike from the Pitt man neutrality bill the last ves ige Vandenbeigs amendment woiili eliminate a provision to give th president authority to decide wha commodities if any Americar vessels could transport to bcllig erents in lime ot wnr The remainder of the bill io ally mandatory was termed bj he Michigan senator as com plete a degree of quarantine from other peoples wars as it is possi le to write Senator Bora RkTa contended however i vould transfer the war to ou ports Borah Scores Bill Borah said Hie bill would in evitably draw us into war be cause a belligerent would act t top its enemies ships from load ng in American harbors Senator Pittman DNcv called lotilly unreasonable Vandcn bergs move to eliminate n scctioi living the president power to snj vhat commodities could be carried warring nations on American ships The presidents signature mad two bills law late voluntary retirement of suprem court justices on full pay at Hi of 70 and a threeyear exten sion ot his power to make recip ocal trade agreements with othe nations Hope Some to Resign While some administration sup rafters hoped one or more jus ices might avail themselves ot the opportunity given by the new law and thus break the deadlock over the presidents court proposals opponents knit their forces into a working organization The senates railway finance in iestigators called Charles n Gay the New York slock exchange o explain the floating of certain securities during depression The houne dealt with minor bills PAY BOOSTS BY SIX FIRMS HELP EASE SITUATION arleys Between Union Men and CarnegieIllinois Head Continue STEEL AT A GLANCE By Tlic Associated Press C 1 O wins wage bargainiriR right with Cai negie111 i n o i s Steel corporation employer of 120000 of industrys 550000 workers Six companies grant pay boosts expected to average a year each to 190000 workers along with 40 hour work week and time and half for overtime Industrys annual payroll to jump it other pro ducers follow on top oC 75 000000 boost four months ago Deadlock over navys steel contracts appears broken Defense Witnesses for Minnie Hines Testify at Elkader KLKADER Defense wit nesses for Minnie Hines charged with plotting the murder of Dan Shine LHtleporl Iowa testified in district court Tuesday as the defense attempted to show Hint the 4 year old mother of 18 chil dren had no part in the slaying Mrs Hines testified Monday that she was at the Shine home for the last time nearly two weeks before the slaying She denied that she planned Shines murder or sug gested that her niece Pearl Mines marry the elderly farmer to ob tain his property The case was expected to reach the jury this week 37 Killed or Wounded in Manchoukuo Clash TSITSmAR Manchoukuo Thirtyseven Manchoukuoan gen darmes were killed or wounded Tuesday in a clash with 200 ban dits near Tungpci GIVEN WAGE liOOSTS labor louds over steels upsurging re covery activities appeared much lighter Tuesday with the granting of pay raises to more than 190001 employes and the start ot un heralded wage conferences be tween the industrys largest pro ducer and John L Lewis Com mittee for Industrial Organisa tion The wage parleys V between director pfPan in tensive eight months organization drive for Lewis and Benjamin F Fajrless president of Carnegie Illinois Steel corporation began Monday Murray flanked by four other union executives submitted dur ing an hours closed session his proposals for an agreement cover ing the union members among the corporations lliOODO employes Hold Another Mcctinjr The union and company leaders were to meet again late Tuesday and continue discussions which Murray said in a brief statement had been amicable Not since the historic homestead strike of 11592 has big steel sat down with organized labor to dis cuss a contract and apparently no hint of such a development leaked out to the industry until after the sessions began Before the conference broke ur however news began breaking of a general wage increase by indr pcndent producers which would amount to approximately 000000 a year if adopted by the industry for its 550000 workers On last Nov 15 operators had brought their annual payroll to by granting an in crease of approximately 10 per cent Steel Orders Advance Steel orders and operations havn staged an almost continuous ad vance for the past year The mills ire working virtually at capacity or the workable machinery anrl ire Hearing the alltime peak pro duction mark of 198000 tons a day set during 1929 Employment has increased from 454000 last June to 550000 Sincn December CarnegieIllinois has added almost 20000 men With Ernest T Weir head of the National Steel corporation lead ing the way six companies em ploying men announced they were establishing on March a minimum wage of S5 a day with time and n half for overtime pay for all working more than 40 hours a week Hour Wcnk The industry now is on a 4R hour work week with a minimum scale of a day Increases also will be granted other workers with details to br worked out the announcements said Steel men expected the raises to average 10 cents an hour Companies making the an nouncements and the men in volved were National Steel Bethle hem 85000 Republic 52000 Youngstown Sheet and Tube 16 000 Inland and National n subsidiary of U S Steel 8000 No Conclusion Reached Jones and Laughn which cm ploys 25000 men said it had been conferring with employes repre sentatives about a wage hike but had reached no conclusion The adoption of a 40hour week was expected to break n deadlock which developed between the companies and the government over steel or the navy The WalshHenley act specifies all government contracts must be ex eculed by workers on n 10 hour week and Secretary of Laborr   

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