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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                E R HIS MEM a A or IOM NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII KTVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 8 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 331 WildTalk About Court Partisans in Statements Not Supported by Facts By CHARLES P STEWART I T ASHING TON CPA Re sentful the charge that President Boo s e v e 11 is trying to pack the United States supreme court to any greater extent than it repeat edly has been packed be fore him Sen ator James P Pope ol Idaho a strong sup porter of the Roosevelt pro gram asserted in a recent broadcast Harding Coolidge and Hoover packed the court with judges the majority of whom are set upon de stroying new deal legislation This utterance among many others just goes to show how carelessly disputants on both sides of the supreme court argument are expressing themselves They do not look up their facts evident ly Who They Were President Harding made two ap pointments to the federal supreme of Justices George Sutherland and Pierce Butler President Coolidge made that of Justice Harlan F Stone President Hoover made those of Justices Owen J Roberts and Benjamin Cardozo Some caviller may say that Hoover made three appointments including that of Judge John J Parker of one of the lower federal courts for promotion to Washing ton Since thej senate refused to confirm him however he hardly counts never having taken the higher office Two Liberals Named It is unlikely that any informed person will deny that Justices Sutherland and Butler are ultra conservative Senator Pope was on safe ground so far as they are con cerhed V jjtgjje andjdardozo Stone been almost a consistent new dealer True he wasagainst NRA but so was the entire court including its most ad vanced liberal maybe Justice Louis D Brandeis Surely Stone cant class as a reactionary rates as nearly or quite as advanced as so than Stone Roberts In Between Roberts is not a radical but neither is he a 5050 What Parker might have been like no one knows he is immate rial Such isnt much of a case conservative packing as des cribed by Senator Pope even if conservative presidents did make the appointments The senator evidently spoke haphazardly Justices Stone and Cardozo at least have a right to resent his comment Maybe also Justice Ro berts Arc TuzyIcs Appointees to the supreme bench do not always turn out as they are expected to anyway For example who would have thought that the conservative President Coolidge would have named the liberal as he subse quently proved to be Justice Stone to the job Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes not only is semiliberal in his early days he was quite a reform crusader Yet he was nominated to the bench by two presidents both of whom were deemed anything but progressive and Hoover And the conser vative Hoovers selection Sutherland on the opposite hand vhad liberal has been a reactionary par excel lence Conservative Type President Tatt assuredly was ot the conservative complexion and Justice Willis Van Dcvanter one nf his selections has run true to form But Woodrow Wilson picked a queer couple Justice Brandeis a liberal of liberals And Justice Tanies C McRey nolds a conservative of conserva tives A Cardozo How he must shock Hoover A McHeynoIds How he must scandalize Ihe comparatively lib eral Wilson if today from the hereafter he can watch current developments Messenger Boys and Officials to Negotiate DES MOINES City Mo officials the West ern Union Telegraph company were expected to meet with mes senger boys here Monday night to discuss wage increases demanded by them Picket lines formed by striking Western Union boys at Ihe main office here were aban dpncd Sunday when company of ficials promised further wage ne gotiations i GALL CHRYSLER PLANTS STRIKE U A W 1 ACTS AS FIRM TURNS DOWN DEMANDS Settle Strike That Closed 4 Chevrolet Plants at Flint LABOR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press DETROIT Strike called in Chrysler plants after company refuses to recognize U A W A as sole bargaining agency for employes in four Chev rolet plants settled W A S H1 Federation of Labor and com mittee for industrial organiza tion draw battle lines for union ization drives AKRON tives of the Firestone Tire and Bubber company and the Unit ed Rubber Workers of America strike for settlement of dispute involving 10000 workers NEWARK N I O or ganizer says union wilt seek contract with Crucible Steel company employing 7000 strikers form union dispute in fourth day STRIKES ANNOUNCED IN MAJOR CHRYSLER UNITS DETROIT fP Richard T Frankensteen organizational di rector of the United Automobile Workers of America announced Monday afternoon that strikes had been called in all major units of the Chrysler Corp in Detroit Many of the strikers remained In the plants but there were no reports that barricades had been erected The announcement climaxed a day of rapid fire developments which included strikes in the Chevrolet Motor company plant at Flint later settled and the Hud son Motor Car company and the Packard Motor Car company in Detroit and the refusal of Chrys ler corporation officials to recog nize the U A W A as sole col lective bargaining agency in its plants Affected by the Chrysler strike were the Plymouth DeSoto Dodge and Chrysler plants The main Chrysler plant in Highland Park scene of negotia tions between the union and the coropration still was operating at p m but a company official said he understood a strike was to become effective there soon SETTLEMENT OF FLINT STRIKE IS ANNOUNCED FLINT Mich yp Robert Travis United Automobile Work ers organizer announced Monday afternoon tlie settlement of a strike that closed four plants of the Chevrolet Motor company He said the men would return to work at p m pending the completion of negotiations with company officials Travis said the company had agreed to reinstate one union em ploye who had been discharged That he said was the only griev ance settled thus far in confer ences which began at 10 a m He said the conference would continue unlil other points arc settled Company officials lie said had refused to agree on any basis of negotiations until the men re turned to work The strike called an hour af ter work started Monday morn ing was in plant No 4 Three other departments were shut down subsequently C T O AND A F OF L GIRD FOR BIG BATTLE By lie Associated Press Opposing forces in the battle for control of organized labor gathered in Washington Monday to inten sify unionization campaigns Their deliberations presaged a widening in the bitter rift be tween the American Federation of labor and the committee for In dustrial Organization Enrollment of some 1250000 workers of the far flung textile in dustry under the C I O banner was regarded the next goal of John L Lewis group whose lead ers claim approximately 2000000 members in several industries Seek More Support Elsewhere in the capital Presi dent William Green ot the A F ot L and 50 seasoned organizers mapped plans for enlisting the support of workers in the agricul tural gasoline station aluminum cereal and cement industries and fighting the C I O all along the line Officials of the United Textile Workers who claim approximate ly 75000 members considered the possibility of the sit down strike as a wsapon in an impending drive in southern cotton mills and in the woolen and worsted industry Lewis and his aides were expected to study Tuesday the textile cam Senate Votes Greater Income Tax Deductions LOOK INSIDE FOR Action in Tournament Cage Teams Point for Slate Championships ON PAGE 9 Flood Waters Fill New Lake Gates Are Open ON PAGE 8 Clay Works Attorneys Seeking Fees in Court ON PAGE 16 Local Man on Liner in Accident at Sea Byers in Comment on LaGuardias Remarks PAGE 4 COL 2 VOTE LIGHT IN LOCAL ELECTION Four Candidates in Race For Three Positions on School Board A light vole was being cast In Mason Citys annual school elec tion Monday at which lime three directors are lo be chosen for Ihrec year terms Four candidates arc running for the three positions R E Wiley and R E Roberlson seeking re election and Dr R F Kunz and Howard L Knesel as new candi dates The vote was particularly light in the morning at the four voting precincts It was expected that the volume of voting would swell to some degree in the afternoon The polls which will close at 7 oclock Monday evening are situ ated as follows First ward school administra tion building Second ward courthouse Third ward Lapiners garage Delaware avenue and Second street southeast Fourth Ward Caclys veterinary office 114 First street southwest Clerk Grapples With Bandit Frustrates Attempt at Holdup D F S MOINES Bruno cleric in the Al Levidi Loan company here frustrated a holdup allempt Monday by grap pling with a bandit He suffered powder burns on his arm however as he wrested away the robbers revolver The robber escaped when his own gun jammed as Bruno fired after him pnisn and projected unionization of all workers in the oil industry Victories Claimed C I O leaders claimed several victories over the weekend in cluding 1 The defection of the Alumi num Workers unions largest unit at the New Kinsington Pa plant the Aluminum company of America from the A F O L ranks 2 Recognition of a C I O affiliate as bargaining agency for its members employed at the Braeburn Alloy Steel company Pittsburgh ending a strike of 3K workers 3 The Westinghousc Electric Manufacturing com panys recognition of a C I O af filiate as the bargaining agency for the unions members RUNYON TAKEN TO GARNER TO MAKE HIS PLEA Killer Suspects Movements Shrouded in Secrecy Fear Delivery Thomas Runyon held since Thursday in Cerro Gordo county jail for the slaying of James Zros tlik was taken to Garner Monday afternoon where he was arraigned on the first degree murder charge Officers kept movements of his transfer to Garner shrouded in se crecy Because there is a prevalent be lief by officials that the gangland pals oE Runyon are mobilizing to free the 31 year old painter from Bethel Minn little could be learned from official sources of Runyons whereabouts unlil late Monday atternoon Meanwhile a decision from the state supreme court was awarded on the states petition for a review of a habeas corpus writ which or dered Runyons return to Sioux City where he was previously held as a bank robbery suspect A temporary stay order was granted Saturday night by three high court justices atter a hearing in Des Moines The writ was handed down at Sioux City Friday by Judge F H Rice Charges Third Degree The habeas corpus hearing to decide whether Runyon is being held legally was asked by Carlos Gpltz of Sioux City Runyons at torney Goltz officers Huiiyontfom jail subjected him to third de gree questioning and coerced him into waiving a preliminary hearing on the murder charge aft er denying him right of attorney Runyon arrested at Wichita Kans by Slate Agent Paul Gru ber was first returned to Council Bluffs then taken to Sioux City then to Garner Hancock county seat and then to Mason City Danger nf Gang Raiil Atty Gen John Mitchell in seeking a review of Judge Rices order contended that Hancock county authorities have jurisdic tion of Runyon since he is charged with murder in that county He also told the justices there is danger that mobster pals ot Run yon would attempt to shoot his way to freedom or to murder him so he wouldnl talk anymore it he were taken to Sioux City Zrostlik was shot and killed by three highwaymen in November 1935 as he drove his wife and baby to early mass at Duncan The state is seeking Claire Gibson and Robert Marcjuard suspected of being the other two of the trio of gunmen Waterloo Man Dies on Dubuque Street DUBUQUE Mul len 75 of Waterloo dropped dead on the street here Monday noon He came to Dubuque last week lo attend the funeral of his brother inlaw Sam Casey Dice Machine Taken ANITA Beaver re ported to police a dice machine filled with nickels was taken from his cafe here The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday collier Monday night and continued cold Tues day MINNESOTA Fair Monday niprlit and Tuesday colder Mon day niffht rising lempcratiirc in northwest porlion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather figures for 24 hour period ending at ti oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 11 Minimum in Niehl 25 At 8 A M Monday 3Z Figures for hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 39 Minimum in Night 27 At 8 A M Sunday 3Z The principal mark of the weather Saturday night and Sun day was the heavy fog which made driving a difficult and somewhat dangerous activity Mondays weather was chilly but not cold with clouds obscuring the sun be fore noon Frisco Bay Region Has Earthquake SAN FRANCISCO dents oC the San Francisco bay region were shaken from sleep by an earthquake at a m Mon day which knocked articles from shelves in east bay cities Police at Albany and the sher iffs office in Martinez said the movement there was the sharpest they had felt since the 1006 San Francisco disaster The quake started an Albany burglar alarm ringing Hercules Logan night deputy in the sheriffs office at Martinez re ported the quake shook the gran ite building like it was nothing He heard no damage however Thousands Awakened Thousands were awakened by the shock which the coast guard station at Fort Funston described as sharp Telephones in newspaper offices rang almost continuously for an hour after the quake Bottles on liquor store shelves were shaken to the floor and broken in an Albany store A crowd of men gathered in front waiting for the proprietor in hopes of helping dispose of the salvage The shock was less severe in San Francisco where the tele phone company reported hundreds of calls by alarmed residents Tel ephone exchanges were so badly swamped it sometimes took 15 minutes to get through a call Close to Berkeley An attendant in the office of Dr Perry Byerly ot the University of California said the seismograph at Berkeley indicated the quake center was within 20 probably 15 severe on the East dicating it was caused by a slip ping of what is known as the Hay ward fault he explained The fault runs near Ihe town of Hayward about 15 miles south of Berkeley and near al of ths cities that reported the quake as strong OFFICERS SEEK HITRUN DRIVER Body of Smith 39 Taken From Nora Springs lo Nashua NORA nuthdri ties Monday sought clews to the hit and run driver who struck and fatally injured Harold Smith 3D in the fog early Sunday arrange menls were made to hold the fu neral at Nashua Smith was the seventyfirst person to lose his life in automobile accidents this year in Iowa Smith and Milford Shorty Severson were returning from Rudd about 2 oclock Sunday morning when they had to stop the car driven by Smith be cause of n flat tire Both got out and Severson went around the car tn get nut a jack Couldnt See Smith When 1 was on the other side of the car Severson said a car rirnve by at a terrific rate When 1 returned I couldnt find Smith I started looking and finalty found him about 30 feet away in an un conscious condition Smith was rushed from the scene of the accident three miles east of Nora Springs on the pav ing near the Walter Baughey cor ner to a Mason City hospital He died a few hours later without having regained consciousness He suffered a skull fracture and other injuries Rites to Be Tuesday For the pasl year Smilh had re sided in Nora Springs serving as truck driver for the Standard Oil company He came to Nora Springs from Nashua He is sur vived by his wife and son 5 Mr Smith was a World war veteran having served overseas He was n member of the American Legion The body was taken to Nashua where funeral services will bo held Tuesday afternoon Burial will be made in Nashua Mr Smith was born May 30 1808 Accused of Reckless Driving After Crash DAVENPORT ar rested John Alexander 62 of Dav enport and charged him with reckless driving after the auto mobile he was driving crashed into two parked cars Alexanders wife and Mr and Mrs John Scan Ion other occupants of the car were charged with intoxication police said LABOR LEADERS IN BATTLE FOR COURT CHANGES Hear Berry Claim Proposal Should Be Enacted to Save America W ASHING TON leaders who fought President Roosevelts reelection stepped out aggressively Monday in sup port of his court reorganization plan About GOO men are here in a con vention of Labors Nonparlisan League to hear the plan lauded by some of its leading advocates and lo urge congressmen to uphold it Senator LaFollelte ProgWis told the meeting that in the struggle over the program The strength of popular government in America will once more be pitted against the organized force of re action George L Berry league presi dent declared the proposal should be enacted to save America Assistant Secretary of Labor Edward F McGrady declared the supreme court had nullified the will of the people White House Conference Al the while house attaches ar ranged for a conference between the president and representatives of 16 farm organizations The president has scheduled his second broadcast on the court pro posal for Tuesday night at Central Standard The high court ppssed another without rulingon administra tion the Wagner Relations before it It fnjled also to give a decision on the Washington state law es tablishing minimum wages for women Decisions on botli laws were dus deferred for at least two weeks Halsted L Ritter former Florida federal judge convicted by the senate of charges of bringing his court into scandal and disrepute lost in the supreme court his at tack on the validity of the senate impeachment proceedings in which he was convicted Echoes of Controversy Echoes of the controversy oven the court sounded in a capita committee room where members of a senate subcommittee told farm leaders there is grave doubt about constitutionality of proposed crop insurance legislation We mustnt mislead the farm ers about what this bill will do said Senator McGill DKan We should take into consideration whether the supreme court will declare this bill and all others like it unconstitutional The LaFollette civil liberties committee drew from an official of the Burns Detective agency a statement that his firm thrived on labor troubles just like a doctor porftis from sickness Davenport Man Is Killed in Accident TULSA Oklr man iden tified by police as William li Lisk 44 a chauffeur of Daven part Iowa was killed Monday un der several hundred pounds ot baled paper that fell on him in a boxcar during switching opera tions Police officers said Lisk had crawled into the car to sleep The body was taken to a funeral home pending word from relatives Burn up those rent receipts or they will burn you up Now is the time lo buy Rent prices are climbing Dont delay buying that home now and gaining the independence you dreamed of Read those snap up bargains listed in Classifi cation 26 For FOR 5 rm bun galow good sized rms fire place Ph 1809W lust call Ihe Arl Taker nt Iowa Woman Beaten With Hammer Dies NEVADA skull bat lered by repealed hammer blows Mrs Leda Kallenhcuser 27 died in a sanitarium here early Mon day Her husband Ed Kallenheuser 38 committed suicide at their Maxwell farm home Sunday by slashing his throat with a razor after he pounded her on the head with a mechanics hammer Mrs was rushed lo Ihe sanilarium here while the body oC her husband was taken to a funeral home at Maxwell Story county Coroner Guy Mills of McCallsburg who inves tigated the case said no inquest would be held Mr and Mrs Jack Viers neigh bors drove into the farmstead and saw the farmer standing over his wife who was lying in the drive way Climlis Into Car Kaltenhcitser climbed into the car before Viors could drive nway and look the car keys the neigh bors said Mr Vicrs quoted the fanner ns saying I killed my wife but you aint going lo leave and tell anybody But Mrs Vicrs opened the car door and fled on foot to another neighbors home Kallenhcuser lore Vicrs1 jacket as he attempted lo get out of his automobile 1 waited for a chance and then I wriggled loose and ran for the neighbors Viers said Story county Sheriff C V Mc Griff reported Kallenheuser ap parently went back lo his home after Viers left He left bloody fingerprints on his shotgun which shells in it tin said Gets His Kazor Then Kallcnlicuscr got his ra zor went onl lo where his wife was sprawled laid down beside her and slashed his throat the sheriff said The farmer was dead when of ficers arrived Sheriff McGriff said The sheriff said the farmer and his wife apparently were ready to leave home because their car was backed out of the garage Mrs Kaltcnheusers torn coat sleeve was found in Ilic ynrd about 25 yards from where she and the body of her husband were found The hammer handle was brok en the sherin said FLOODS IN IOWA EASED BY COLD Weatherman Reports Lower Temperatures to Hold Through Tuesday DES MOINES Iowa flood situation cased Monday as cold wealher moved into the state from he northwest Temperatures dropped to below freezing in northwest Iowa and light snow was reported nt Ks therville and Spirit Lake The weather bureau said the cold would continue through Tuesday checking runoff waters into swol len rivers and creeks The Des Moines river remained out of its banks from below DCS Moines to below Eldon but the waters were slowly receding Above DCS Moines the river con tinued lo rise but Ihc weathe bureau said there was no imme diate danger of the waters reach ing a serious flood stage Clinked by Ice The Wapsie river near Toronto remained choked by an ice gorge and Clinton county officials said the only practical way of break ing the jam would be by bombing from the air Fifteen families were forced lo evacuate their farm homt whei the water surgcrl oxer the low lands The Iowa river at Iowa City ro cedcd Mifilnvay Ifil north of low City however still was blocked ix the waters spread over the pave ment Highway fi west of Iowa City nlso was under water Lowlands Inundated Wapclto reported that all low lands in that vicinity were inun dated by the overflow from the Iowa river A gradual recession however started Monday The south Skunk river near Os kaloosa went on a rampage Sun day pouring over the lowlands and washing out a small bridge east of Glendale Secondary roads in southwest Iowa were almost impassable bc rausG of sticky mud but freezing temperatures were expected to lieve the transportation situation PRIMARY VOTE REFORM PASSED BY IOWA HOUSE Tax Bill Would Allow Heads of Families Instead as Now DES MOINES Iowa senate passed 38 to 7 and sent lo the house Monday a bill to in crease slightly the deductions jranted under the state income ax law The senate passed the bill after striking out major provisions oC he original bill which would uve provided a fatmore drastic series of culs in present income ax rates In plaue of the exemptions Scu iUor Harold Irwin D of DeWilt jroposed the bill as passed by ihe senate would increase the de ductions granted under the pres ent law from G to S10 for single persons and from 12 to 20 for leads of families Sponsored by Gillette The change was sponsored by Senator Lester Gillette D nf Fostorla Before the final vote in which Gillettes amendment car ried 30 to 17 the senate heard Luverne Clark slate income tax division head state the Irwin bill would cut Iowa personal income tax reccipls annually whereas the cut under the Gif lelle proposal would be oiily annually The effect of the Gillette pro posal would be to exempt Irom income lax payment single per sopslwith tessyinfl mar ried persoriswith incomes 6Jt 500 or less instead of the md exemptions under the present law The Irwin bill would fiave placed he exemptions at and When the tax is computed sin gle persons under the Gillette proposal may derlucl from their total tax instead of Heads of families would deduct instead of for each de pendent The change would not become effective until next year Half Federal Rale Senator Edward Breen D of Fort Dodge suggested one point in debate that Imvnns be required to pay just half the federal in come tux rate up to i SflOlKi ceiling but later said he diet not intend to sponsor such a change Under the change favored by Ihe somite i single man with n income for example would he required In pay Srjfi lax instead nf is at present A married man with a 51000 in come and no dependents would be required to pay instead of 548 The Irwin bill as originally in troduced would have set the tax for a single man in the same bracket nt S30 and for a married man at A Hood of bills was introducer in the upper chamber Mondav wns tinlast ctay for filing ituti viclual hills in the senate Drive Out Politicians A bill its sponsors snirl would drive politicians blocs out nf control of Iowa pri mary elections was passed by the house nf representatives Mon day After a brief but torrid session between wets and dry represen tatives from boundary counties and tliose from interior Iowa the house voted til to 30 to lible a bill to reduce fees from SI to 25 cents Border town lawmakers par ticularly lliose from the Missis sippi river section piclured a steady trek of Iowa liquor buyers into Illinois to avoid the permit fee while their opponents not only derided the proposed reduc tion as inimical to temperance but sought lo increasethe fee in 52 before the bill was killed Would Km Ileciuircmenl The election reform proposal would eliminate the current re quirement thnt primary candi dates receive a 3i por cent ma jority vote to win nominations II passed the house by a volo of 55 to 36 after surviving the charge that it struck at the vcry Jieirt of the primary law llnw cver n motion to prevent recon sideration struct a snag on a standing vote The primary election bill in the house sponsored by Representa tives Henry I Davis R of Win tersel and Representative C C Good R of Ogclen was consider ably revised by way of amend ment by Representative L I Moore R of Bedford Moores changes provided for advertising of the names nf writein candidates lo acquaint   

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