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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H i s MEM s DEPT OF i ors woiWE 4 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI1I FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PMSS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 3 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 127 Not to Seek Third Term Insiders Say Thats Why Rushes Reforms By CHARLES F STEWART ASHINGTON C dents of whats doing at the white house mostly news papermen well informed mem bers of the two houses con gress execu tive officials in the upper brackets and m i s c ellaneous politicians of sufficient pro minence to con sider the m selves in touch with the inside of affairs at 1600 Pennsylvania ave nue have about reached the con clusion that President Roosevelt after all has no intention of seek ing a third term For quite a while after his last victory many guesses were heard to the effect that breaking every precedent he would be acandi date Egain in 1940 Now the guessing is the otner way Hastening Efforts The uptotheminute theory is that the presidential incumbent would not be in such haste to get the authority of his office in trenched if he were not expecting his influence to end with his cur rent white house tenancy In fact he has intimated if not outright said that he believes he can putliis program through be fore the end of his present term The inference might seem to be that he dbes not hope to complete his task at all unless he can do it as soonas that Anyway that is how his policy and his hints are in terpreted by those who have ob servedand listened to them with the inlensest interest But Of course there is this qualifi Suppose F D arrives at 1940with his Jplans apparently to his reek Thenwouldnt he consider him selfbound to run a third time I haveno idea that he himself Jcaows the correct answer to this question Apparently however he is con fident of winning before it nceda to be answered and then proposes to retire passing it on to his suc cessor to operate under the new his creation Naturally in parenthesis he wil desire to dictate his successor anc be the unofficial mainspring ot thelatters administration Another Possibility There is another possibility Suppose the presidential plan encounters numerous obstructions and arrives in 1940 not on the pointof being adopted but in bad shape In that event will F D pre fer to run again to fight it out Orwill he give it up as a hope less job It is not easy to think of Presi dentRodsevelt as overwhelmingly licked Still his supreme court contes is a doubtful one It looks 5050 that he will unless he compromises And can he compromise on a basis tha will save his face House With Him Undoubtedly he has the house of representatives with him Per haps not the senate In tlie event of such a deadlock the issue wil be yital in the congressional elec tion1 of 1938 It will be hard on Roosevelt if that goes against him popularly And the supreme court strange ly appears to I should not have supposed so 1 have heardit popularly cussed out often enough Yet attacked it has defenders all over the coun try Administrationists say that let ters pouring in in opposition to Packing it are canned corres pondence Tliey impress legisla tors all the same BRICK AND TILE BOOSTS WAGES TWO PLANTS OF LOCAL FIRM TO OPEN ON FRIDAY All Employes Will Receive Pay Increase of About 7 Per Cent Plants No 2 and No 4 of the Mason City Brick and Tile com pany will go into operation Friday at which time there will lake ef fect a wage increase of approx imately 7 per cent for all plant employes of the corporation Char les E Strickland president an nounced Wednesday Operations will be resumed at another manufacturing unit plant No 3 as soon as a general reha bilitation program has been com pleted The winter rehabilitation program has included the com plete rebuilding of plant No 7 the central grinding station where the most modern type of roll equip ment has been installed With the three manufacturing units and newly equipped grind ing station in operation the com pany expects to enter the largest production period it has had for eight years Highest in History The increase of 7 per cent in the wages of the brick and tile employes is being made in the face of the fact that at the time our plants closed for the winter repair program on Feb 1 the rate of pay was the highest in the his tory of the local company said Mr Strickland The raise in pay is being made in recognition of the general in crease in wages throughout the country as well as of the higher cost of livingand the improved prqspeels forbusiness theJcqming ason M IX Judd vice president and sales manager of the Mason City Brick and Tite company enlarged on the presidents statement con cerning the business prospects for the year Look for Good Year We look for one of the best years since 1930 said Mr Judd An increased demand for build ing materials is evident throughout our sales territory These excellent prospects however are dimmed somewhat at the mounting cost of construction There has been some evidence in larger cities of defin ite resistance to the increasing ex pense building homes as well as commercial and industrial con struction The plants opening Friday will go into the production of building tile drain tile and brick With the opening of plant No 3 the company will undertake the largest pro duction of silo material in its his tory Equipment Delayed Company executives expect to get plant No 3 into operation the latter part of March The delay in reopening of this unit is due to slowness in he delivery of rolls and other equipment ordered for the rehabilitation of the central grinding station due to floods and labor conditions in the east B E Setterberg general super intendent of the company esti mated that the opening of the plants Friday will place about 161 men in employment Approxi mately 60 more will be added with the opening of plant No 3 Union Leaders Hail Greatest Labor Victory Raises Wages CHARLES E STRICKLAND President of the Mason City Brick and Tile Company apt 4 rm and bath private ground floor part or unfurn Adults 228 W State This apartment was not rented the first day but continued insertions did find proper tenant for the owner Want Ads cant always pro duce the desired results in one the percent age is greatly in favor of their producing If youll give them their chance to show you what they can do Just Call the Ad Taker at GREMMERSV1EW KILLER SUSPECT Seek to Identify Runyon as One of Men Who Slew Britt Farmer SIOUX CITY mem bers of the Eppo Gremmer fam ily of Woden viewed Thomas J Runyon of Bethel Minn at the Wood bury county jail here Wed nesday in an effort to identify him as one of the killers of James Zrostlik Britt farmer The Zrostlik killers held the Gremmer family prisoner after shooting the Britt man and tak ing his car They took another car at the Gremmer home later abandoning it near Spring Valley S Dak State Agent Paul Gruber said Runyon arrested Saturday at Wichita Kans is still being held as a murder suspect although he has confessed to two bank rob beries Gruber said Runyon admitted holding up banks at Lennox S Dak and Steelville Mo We think he had a hand in about a dozen other robberies Gruber said Report Loyalist Spanish Troops Entering Toledo Near Madrid Rebels Drive at Highway to Cut Off Expected Retreat MADRID newspaper Ilaridad reported Wed nesday troops had entered the city of Toledoheld by the in surgents since Sept 27 when they relieved their of ficial confi rinaion r of TThe newspaper said the govern ment soldiers advanced to posi tions near the Alcazar itself aftei a heavy bombardment by govern ment guns emplaced in the estate of Count Homanones south of To ledo Claridad declared the govern ment commanders objective in entering Toledo 41 miles south of Madrid was not so much to oc cupy the city as to prevent the in surgents from sending reinforce ments to Talavcra dc La Reina Practically Surrounded That insurgent held town lo the west was practically sur rounded by government forces the newspaper said Government reports yesterday said Madrids militiamen had en tered a Toledo suburb Insurgents apparently still clung to the Alcazar the prize they re tained w ii e n Gen Francisco Francos army made a speedj crosscountry march in Septembe to relieve the besieged force which had held out for 72 days of shot shell and fire Government occupation of sorau of the principal highways arounc Toledo and Talavera was said tc have upset the insurgents com munications in that region soutl and southwest of Madrid Expect Madrid KctrcaC Insurgent commanders believ ing Madrids defense leaders planned a mass retreat from tfie city drove their forces hard Wednesday at the MadridValen cia highway the main avenue ot flight remaining to lliose besieged in Madrid Shock troops tanks and heavy artillery were thrown into action in the assault at two points on strong government fortifications in front of the highway which runs southeastward from Madrid In that region the Jarama front fighting has raged for three weeks as the insurgents sought to complete encircling of Madrid and sever the important communica tions line The insurgent command at Nav alcnrnero to the west estimated 2000 government soldiers had been killed in the Jarama fighting and said Madrids hospitals housed at least 11000 wounded Reveal Huge British Navy Building Cost LONDON British navy announced to parliament Wednes day its share of Britains huge re armament program for 1937 would cost 105065000 pounds 325000 and include construction of 80 warships At the top of the list detailed by iir Samuel Hoare first lord of the admiralty were placed three addi ional battleships of the type of the King George V and the Prince of Wales now building with a displacement of 35000 tons and carrying 14 inch guns Sir Samuel told the house of commons the stepped up naval and naval air programs would add 11 000 officers and men to bring the total naval personnel to 112000 Two Aircraft Carriers Two aircraft carriers five cruis ers of the standard fiOOO ton class two cruisers of about 530C tons 16 destroyers seven patrol type submarines and 45 smaller vessels of all types the admiralty lord announced would swell Brit ains mighty armada Only of the cost will be borne by Britains new defense loan Sii Samuel declared forcing the na tions taxpayers to dip into IheiL pockets for the additional 325000 118 Million Increase The 1937 new program of con struction he said was an increase of 5118000000 over the 193G fig ures of which 545000000 woulc of cap ital ships arreaidy in anc i The increase in man power Si Samuel told parliament was madi necessary by the increased pro gram of new construction for 1936 and 1937 including expansion o the fleet and lie fleet airforce Great Britain he said woulc continue to observe the qualitative limitations of the London nava treaty Still Alive as Watch Chain Stops Bullet ROME Solime no a notary suffered only a se vere bruise on his stomach anda bad case of fright Wednesday when a madman burst into his of fice jammed a pistol against hirr and fired At the hospital where police rushed the notary it was founc his watch chain had deflected the bullet U S Explorer Lost Since Feb 19 Found in Indian Settlement GEORGETOWN B G Art Williams the flyer reported Wednesday he had located Joseph G Le Van missing United States explorerpsychologist in an In dian settlement 300 miles from Georgetown Le Van Williams said was in good health and expected to reach Georgetown this weekend Le Van studying psychological phaxes of aboriginal life had been sought since Feb 19 when a djs patch from the Rupununi river re gion 400 miles inland said his por ters had deserted him LOOK INSIDE FOR OHNSON FLAYS ITTMANS BILL ON NEOTRALITY ecares Act Would Impose on U S Scuttle and Run Policy WASHINGTON ng opposition to the Pittman neu rality bill blazed into searing rilicism Wednesday when Sena or Johnson R Cal suid the measure would impose on Ameri a a scuttle and run policy Urging reenactment of the iresent neutrality law placing a an on munitions exports in war ime the Californian asserted the Pittman bill would fail in its purpose of keeping America out of war The bill would ban arms ship ment to warring nations and lay down drastic restrictions for ship ment of other American commodi ies AVoulil Abdicate Rifht Johnson said that with enacl irent of the bill congress would abdicate its last and most im portant function the right to de lare war and place it in the lands oC the president The senate sought an early vote with limitation placed on de bate Thomas W Lament senior part ner of J P Morgan and com pany assured senate investiga tors that relations between his film and the lailroad building Van Sweringen brothers began without The firm began financing Van Sweringen enterprises in the early twenties iJamont said There was never any solicita tion from either side he added The connection came about nat urally Probe Labor Spying The La Follelle committee re suming its search for civil liber ties violations heard an officia of the American Bridge company say his firm obtained free police service through politics while auilding the Pulnski skyway in New Jersey in 1931 Representative Johnson D 3kla predicted congress woulc find the money to increase the civilian conservation corps per manently to 400000 An extra 5100000000 would be required Johnson said it would come from other appropriations asked in the budget The house rules committee ar ranged for the house to take up the GuffeyVinson coal bill ncx Tuesday Wants Wasre Laws Aside from this P r e s i d e n Roosevelts declaration late Tues day tliat new wage and hour reg illations ought to be enacted a this session held the attention o congressmen His comment Col lowed publication of the report o his committee to review NRA which held that bodys labor anc trade practice sections shoulc have been under separate admin istrations Debate continued over Mr Roosevelts proposal for addinj new justices to the court if thos over 70 do not retire Senator Vandenberg RMich declared the effect would be t control the court Senator Brow urged a compromis on a constitutional amendment t require a 7 to 2 vote of the coui to invalidate a law POPE PIUS xr Amazing Resistance to Illness Triumph of Will ON PAGE 2 Farmers at Northwood Entertain Large Crowd ON PAGE 8 Mohawk Five to Face Clear Lake in Tourney ON PAGE 9 Legislative Program of Safety Council Slated ON PAGE 5 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Rain probable nesday nifflil and Thursday lurninp o snow in west and north portions Thursday rlsinp temperature in the cast por tion colder in northwest iato Wednesday nijrht colder Thurs tlay MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy probably snow in northeast and rain vurnins lo snow in south cast and extreme south portions Wednesday niffht and Thursday rising temperature In extreme southeast somewhat older in extreme west portion Wednes day colder Thursday IN MASON CITY GlnbeGazetle weather figure for 24 hour period ending at oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday US Above Minimum In Night 25 Abnvc At 8 A M Wednesday 31 Above Blind Broom Workers on Strike Dcmmidliifr pay increases a net improved workingconditions 107 blind workers in a broom factory operated by the Pennsyl vania Association for he Illind ill Pittsburgh quit their tasks and staged a sildown stiikc While some refused to join the strike ami siagcu a smiown SUIKC wnuc some rcuisctl lo Join the strike ai went to their homes the sililowners gathered around a piano ai sung panuJar SOIIBTS Ren Matthew A Dunn blind conirrcssninu from Pittsburgh nisiicd from Washington to back the blind in their demands Dunn is seen above talkingto a few of the strikers who asked for a flat weekly wage of formarried men plus the state weekly pension of and 512 for unmarried workers plus tlie pension PAY BOOST FOR ALL OF STEEL INDUSTRY SEEN Strikers Quit Auto Plant in Detroit 4000 Idle in New England LABOK AT A GLANCK By The Associated Press lead ers hail signing of contract with CarnegieIllinois steel corpora tions kibor victory in American history Carnegie Illinois largest subsidiary ot United States Steel corporation and 14 other liuge steel concerns grant various concessions and wage increases estimated by la bor leaders at 5100000000 a year WASHINGTON President Roosevelt shows hope con gress will enact hour and wage legislation at current session NEW YORK Steel Journal predicts wage increases for en tire steel industry by end ot week down strikers quit auto parts plant hold an other aaid several smaller estab lishments C 1 O union and Chrysler Motor corporation ready for collective bargaining parley BOSTON Estimated 4000 idle in New England strikes in volving truck drivers and tex tiles rubber shoe and shipyard workers Sclibles Appointment to Iowa Job Board Rejectee louse Resumes Its Following Vacation of Five Days BULLETIN DES MOINES Iowa senate Wednesday rejected ap pointment of Walter Schnles D of Council Bluffs to a two year lerm on the state unem ployment compensation commis sion Scholcs would represent labor on the board Aimolnl mcnt of the other two members was confirmed by the senate Tuesday DES MOINES bat tling nearly an hour upon recon vening Wednesday afternoon after its five day spring vacation the Iowa jiouse voted 52 to 36 lo over ide its committee on banks and banking to rerefer to that group a bill outlawing service charges by slate banks Frequent bitter verbal clashes preceded a vote on the motion by Representative Ed R Brown R of DCS Moincs to revive the mea sure upon which the banking committee last week voted in definite postponement Opponents ot Browns motion charged he was motivated by chain stores and big business Replying the DCS Moincs law maker said he sought only to place the measure back in the hands of he committee that a public hear ing might be held Charge Varying Rale State banks it was explained have charged a varying rate on the handling of checks and the bill would require that all checks be accepted and handled at par The senate drove section by section through its 212 page mo tor vehicle bill while the house meeting for the first time since last Thursday prepared to resume consideration of the important thomesleacl tax relief bill At the start of its session the upper chamber heard Senator Ori E Husted R of Truro attempt to withdraw from a senate judi ciary committee an antislot ma chine bill which previously had passed the house Husted asked that the presiding officer invoke a senate rule which permits authors of proposals to place their bills on the senate cal endar after committees have failed to act Lieut Gov John Valentine pointed out that the rule applies only to bills originating in the senate Include Guest Statute When the senate resumed work on the motor vehicle bill Senator Albert Shaw R of Pocahontas filed an amendment which would include in the law the present Iowa guest statute which the motor vehicle committee omitted in writing the bill The amend ment would exempt drivers from liability for injuries to person riding with them unless intoxica tioti or recklessness were proved The chamber struck a temporary smig when Senator Leo Elthon R of Fertile objected to an amendment which would cliahgi the speed limit ot trucks from 3 lo 40 miies an hour Some senators advocated the lower limit while others said Ihehigher limit would permit speeding up of highway traffic and remove highway haz ards which result from attempts to pass slow moving vehicles The chamber adopted the 40 mile rate by a rising vote fled White and Blue Later the senate ran up against the problem oC what color to paint school buses Senator Tom E Mur ray D of Sioux City protested against the lemon yellow advo cated by the motor vehicle com mittee and suggested red white and blue Senator George Hopkins R of Guthrie Center joined him in the protest saying I prefer the na tional white and blue Chinese yellow Tlic senate voted for the red white and blue color scheme Under consideration by n spe cial senate committee was a pro posal to levy a use tax on pur chases of lowans who buy arti cles outside the state to escape the sales tax The tax would be the same as the state sales per cent JAMES F TOY OF SIOUX CITY DIES Pioneer Tovva Banker 87 Had Been Wintering in California SIOUX CITY F Toy 87 pioneer Iowa banker and president of the Toy National bank in Sioux City for many years died Wednesday morning at Holly wood Cal where he had been spending the winter according to word received here by J W Van Dyke 1 vice president of the bank Mr Toy was born in Wilming ton Del in 1850 His father was a native of Londonderry Ireland from which country he came to the United Slates at the age of 12 years He engaged in the quarry bus iness in Delaware where he re mained until 1867 lie then settled near Waterloo Iowa where he sold arm imple ments for about six years In 1873 the family moved lo Storm LaUe Iowa where the parents rcsidec until their deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PUESS The vast steel industus mentous move towartJ teltci lre lations with organized labor over shadowed tlie discord wrought by strikes in scattered sections of the nation Wednesday One after another tlie big steel corporations announced wage boosls shorter hours and other concessions probably foreslailing labor disputes in the entire indus try A contract between the Carne gieIllinois Steel corporation and tlie steel workers organizing com iniltee an offshoot of the Lewis committee fnr industrial organiza ipn signed Tuesday night at Pittsburgh was hailed by union officials as labors greatest vic ory Guarantee of Pcacic The contract considered a suar ititec of peace in Ihe industry es ablished a 40 hour week and iday minimum wage and recog nized the organizing committee as he bargaining agent for 120000 employes who are members ot the Amalgamated association of Iron Steel and Tin workers Other companies which have announced wage and working nd lustmenls and the number of men nvolvcd were Bethlehem 85000 Republic 52 000 Youngslown Sheet Tubr Inland 9000 Pittsburgh Steel 7000 Sharon Steel 3SOU Otis Steel 3000 Wheeling Steel American Steel and Wire 1000 Columbia Steel 5500 Na ional Steel 20000 National Tuba 8000 Continental Steel Jonci and Laughlin Steel 25000 Organ zed labor leaders figured Ihe pFiy boosls will fatten workers pock ctbooks by n year Two Strikes Settled Settlement of two strikes in volving nn estimated 2500 men further brightened the industrial picture Some 2000 sit clown strik ers evacuated the Detroit plant of tiie Motor Products corporation after an agreement between tha management and the United Auto mobile Workers of America A fivp cent an hour pay increase ended sit down strike of 500 at the Tex tile Leather corporation at Toln do Ohio Numerous other strikes rn mainxl unsettled however Wait resses cooks and kitchen hands at a large Detroit restaurant ciKJerl their sitdown strike pending ne gotiations Sit down demonstra tions continued at two other rcst auranlc two fivenndlcnccnt stores and nearly a score of other Detroit business and manufactur ing concerns on Strike An estimated 4000 workers were on strike in New England They were truck drivers and shoe tex tile rubber and shipyard workers Unionists claimed 3000 hosiery workers idle and ten mills closed in the Berks counly Pennsyl vania strike Police protection was given 5 GOO employes while at work in the Douglas Aircraft plnnt at Sanla Monica Cal where a strike was in progress Seventyfive Union Iron Work ers flruck at Cleveland halting conslruction of a strip xT V
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