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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 10, 1937, Mason City, Iowa E R H IS HE M ft AVU NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION OL XLI1I ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED W1IIES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 101937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 133 Motorist in Need of Pity Hindrances to Interstate Travel Set Up by States By CHARLES P STEWART A S H i N GfON 1 had occasion to remark recent ly the United States is trend ing toward con ditions under which it will be almost nec essary soon for a traveler by automobile t o have a passport to cross a state line That com mented an offi cial of the Na tional Highway Users confer ence with headquarters in Wash ington after reading this predic tion isnt half of it Producing a little booklet of the conferences sponsorship he read from it this paragraph Eaijy in 1937 right now the legislatures of 43 states will have convened to consider a mass of new legislation much of which in some manner will affect the mo tor vehicle operator In the face of 9000 bills introduced in the last rcgciar sessions and the apparent tendency of legislative thinking during the past year it is abund antly evident that the motorist must develop the watchfulness of a hunted animal if he is to sur vive Reasons For It conference attributes agita tion in favor ol automotive re strictions in large part to the in fluence of railroads as rivals of the motor car in the field of transportation In part alsoit is attributed to the influence of merchants who object to the competition of sales manship from adjoining states Es pecially has such competition been resented in states where stiff sales taxes are levied in comparison with neighboring states which levy none qi lighter oneb The oveilytaxed slaves would like to erect tariff barriers but that would r constitutional ttie nearest it1 is to soak the automobile Furthermore eachstate is striv ing to make other states contri bute o the upkeep of its toads Retaliations Follow Of course there are retaliations and reretaliations Border wars says the confer ences booklet are constantly brealcingout all over the country During the truck license war be tween Wisconsin and Illinois hun dreds of drivers were arrested During the past three years recur rent border wars have paralyzed highway commerce between Penn sylvania and practically all of her neighbors These are merely examples A long list is cited While the ports of entry1 and other border impediments says the conferences report originally were contemplated for trucks only it was inevitable that sooner or later they would extend their op erations to the private passenger car Everything Wrong And so they have relates the conferences booklet to such an extent that there are many a state line to cross which for the ordi nary tourist is a real adventure How is the interstate traveler stung Well his plates are wrong his lights arc wrong his weight is wrong there is something the matter with his trailer he has one he needs a new plenty of fault can be found with him example his plates are confiscated at a stale line he must buy new ones and then buy an otheu set at the next state line His penalties the conference points out can run from 525 to trifle West Is Worst Thewestern states the confer ences survey shows has socked the autoist much more heavily than the eastern ones However the system is spread ing Illustratively Delaware has n port of entry law which will not become effective until at least two bordering slates enact similar laws This means Penn sylvania and New Jersey which arc threatening Delaware Pbit of entry Time was when I have landed at European Asiatic and South American ports with less cere mony GUMMINGS IN COURT BILL PLEA State Senate Passes Motor Vehicle Measure 150 PATROLMEN FOR ROADS ONE OF PROVISIONS Plan to Set Up Separate Department Removed by Amendment BULLETIN DES MOIIVES Iowa senate passed and sent to the house Wednesday a bill to en large the state highway patrol to 150 men and strengthen stale automobile brake light and safely laws The vote was 12 to 1 DES MOINES 1 The Iowa senate turned down after lengthy debate Wednesday a proposal to cieate a separate state motor ve hicle department and voted 37 to 7 to keep the department and the stale highway patrol under the secretary states office The chamber struck the inde pendent department p r o v i sion from its 212 page motor vehicle bill and neared a final vote on the bil itself As it wrote amendment after amendment into the bill the sen ate left untouched the provision to enlarge the state highway patrol to laO men but decided to strike both the 45 mile an hour night speed limit and the 55 mile an hour rate for daytime driving U also stipulated that not more than 60 per cent of the palrolmcn should be members of the same political party 1 Mentions Mrs Miller Senator Breea D rot Port Dodge said the late Mis Miller former secretary of state who founded the patrol recom mended aseparate motor vehicle department and urged the senate to respect her wishes Senator Roy Stevens D of Ot lumwa said he felt the motor ve hicle commissioner who would head a separate state department would have altogether too much power Senator G R Hill R of Clar ion also opposed an independent department saying it would be come just another state bureau Abolish Inspection Force After striking out the provision for a separate motor vehicle de partment the senate voted to abol ish the present drivers license in spection division of 25 uniformed men The department has been re garded as an auxiliary to the pa trol Examination of new drivers now conducted by the division would be done by patrolmen and county sheriffs would take over receipt of drivers license renewal appli cations Thus although the patrol would be increased by 100 men the in crease in uniformed officers under the motor vehicle department would be only 75 men Youth Killed and Two Injured in Collision FALLS Two men were in a hospital here Wednesday suffering from injuries in an auto mobiletruck collision in which Ralph Dixon 10 of Waterloo was killed Russell Dixon brother of Ihe youth who was killed suf fered a broken collar bone and head injuries and John Bulton who was in the automobile which collided with the brothers truck suffered head injuries physicians said UNCONSCIOUS IN H Y HOSPITAL Takes Overdose of Sleeping Powder After Man She Accused Is Freed NEW YORK Gottlieb 30 year old golf star lay unconscious in a hospital Wednesday as a physician fought to counteract the effects of what an ambulance surgeon described as an overdose of sleeping pow ders Her condition had improved since she was found in her apart ment a few hours after Carey Phelan restaurateur had been acquitted of a charge ot assault ing her In the early morning her condition had been described as very poor In a space of two hours Tues day night the man she accused of making violent advances to her at a Rockaway beach resort was acquitted by a jury and Miss Gottlieb was found unconscious in her Forest Hills apartment She was found by chance Mrs Joyce Bushel her attorney tele phoned her and unable to get an answer notified the police A pa trolman found her lying on her bed an opened magazine beside her Miss Gottlieb who once defeat ed the Prince of Wales now the Duke of Windsor on the links brought the assault charges against Phelan as a sequel to a Labor day parly lasl year Phelan testified she attacked him and that he merely defended himself Final Agreement With General Motors at Hand C I 0 In Drive to Rivalt American Federation of Labor LABOR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Committee for industrial organization spurs drive to unionize 2250000 work ers in textile and oil industries plans labor organization to rival American Federation of Labor F of L official confers with employe representatives group of Carne gieIllinois Steel corporation on possible cooperation in fight against C I O corpora tion again rejects United Auto mobile Workers union demand to speak for motor firms 57000 employes deadlock keeps 55 000 Chrysler workers idle Ten thousand out in Hudson Motor company strike AKRON Ohio Union lead ers order Firestone Tire and Rubber company plants picketed after saying negotiations for set tlement of dispute break down 10000 workers idle CHICAGO Four hundred fifty freight handlers and motor men paralyze movement of mer chandise to downtown business houses by sit down strike in 62 mile freight subway By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Final settlement of General Moi tors companyunion differences I appeared imminent Wednesday but the deadlock between the C I O and the Chrysler manage ment remained unbroken with 65 000 idle Union laboi battle lines between William Greens A F of L and John L Lewis C I O were drawn tighter with receipt ot or ders from Greens office to lift the charter of the Aluminum Workers union at New Kensing ton Pa The union largest in the industry recently aligned itself with the Lewis faction A new sit down strike started in the Crowley Milner and com pany department store of Detroit The doors were locked and cus tomers denied entrance or service To Hival A F of L The Committee for Industrial Organization steered a course Wednesday toward unionization of 2250000 workers in the textile and oil industries and creation ot a union structure to rival the American Federation of Labor Conflict over Ihe form of union craft or by in the ranks of Ihe A F of L last year Supporters of the latter form organized the C I O under the aegis of Lewis The C I Os decision to char ter local and state central labor bodies led to the belief the A F of L would oust Id unions back ing Lewis President Green of the federation said it was long apparent that creation of a rival organization was the C I Os objective Textile Labor Drive Textile labor leaders said the drive to enlist 1250000 textile workers under C I O auspices will start in New England in about two weeks Start of the campaign to sign up 1000000 oil industry workers awaited perfection of or ganization procedure Possibility of a rapproachment between the A F of L and In dependent Steel Workers lo better fight the C I Os foray into the steel industry loomed as a result of a conference at Pittsburgh Tues day night John P Frey head of the A F of L Metal Works divi sion met with a group of Carne gieIllinois Steel corporation em ploye representatives but declined comment on what transpired Clirjslcr Stands Pat Chrysler corporation reiterated its refusal lo recognize the United Automobile Workers as sole bar gaining agency for its 67000 em ployee The stalemate kept 55000 Chrysler workers idle at Detroit where sitdown strikers held the firms nine plants It also affected employes of companies which supply Chrysler with auto parts The union was also engaged in negotiations withthe Hudson Mo tor Cacompany three of whose major Detroit plants were occu pied by sit down strikers and the Geneial Motors corporalion The Hudson dispute made 10000 work ers idle General Motors employes were at work pending a compro mise on wages The U A WA announced It had signed agreements for in creaserl wages at the Nelson Broth ers company Saginaw Mich gas oline engine manufacturers and for wage concessions and the right Intact for six months as sole bar gaining agency for 100 employes of LOOK INSIDE FOR ALBERT C WILLFORD Former Congressman From 3rd District Dies ON PAGE 5 Farm Experiment Group Will Meet at Kanawha ON PAGE 8 Mason City Ready as Court Meet IsNear ON PAGE Iowa House Debates Qualifications for Bar ON PAGE 2 the Advance Stamping company Detroit Call for rickets Leaders of the United Rubber Workers Union a C I O affiliate called for a picket line at the Fire stone Tire and Rubber company plants at Akron Ohio where 10 000 employes were idle Union spokesmen said negotiations on their demands for a closed shop and other issues broke down Some 450 freight handlers and motormeu were on a sit down strike 33 feet under Chicagos streets choking the movement of huge consignments of merchan dise along the 62 mile freight subway Virtually every down town business establishment is serviced by tlic subway system Strikers demanded higher wages and accused employers of violat ing an agreement Federal conciliators were asked to negotiate a settlementof Chi cagos taxicab drivers strike Cab windows were shattered and cabs tipped over in clashes between strikers and nonstrikers Several participants wore arrested Shoe Workers Threaten Seven thousand Chicago shoe workers threatened a strike as did spokesmen for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union claiming lo represent 40000 needle workers in Ihe cotton goods in duslry in Illinois Wisconsin Indi ana and Michigan Sit downers occupied branch offices oC the New York emer gency relief bureau lo emphasize demands for a 20 per cent increase in relief allowances A half hun dred service employes in eight New York aparlmcnt houses also struck Two hundred employes ot the E L Bruce Lumber company at Memphis Tenn struck for higher wages Some 400 painters and papcrhatigers walked out at Ak ron Ohio for a similar reason Picture Brightened Settlement of many small strikes and pay raises in many industries served to brighten Ihe industrial picture Packers boosted wages for almost 100000 workers adding more than a year to their income Approximately 100 waiters and cooks of the Willard hotel at Washington agreed to return to work pending a final agreement on hours and wages A pay in crease ended a sit down of 50 workers in the Stewart Lumber company mil at Clarksville Ark Abandonment of plans to cut wages induced 450 workers to re sume work at the Moore Enamel ing and Manufacturing company at West Lafayette Ohio On Same Farm 8G Years FARMINGTON C French livestoday in the same farm home where he was born 8G years afin V GAINS CLAIMED BY INSURGENTS IN NORTH SPAIN Mussolini Leaves on Board Cruiser for Military Political Tour AVILA Spain Fran cisco Francos big push from the northeast was reported Wednes day to have smashed government opposition along the Guadalara Zaragoza highway and lo have advanced to a point 49 miles from Madrid An official communique an nounced a brilliant advance of about 12 miles to Valdearenas a town just west ot the highway and within 17 miles of govern mentheld Guadalajara This pro vincial capital is 2 miles north east ol Madrid The communique said govern ment losses were heavy Meanwhile other insurgent troops nearer Madrid were said to have attacked in the Jarama river sector southeast of the cap the lower jaw of nut cracker siege lines about the city The Guadalajara offensive however was growing rapidly into one of the wars major drives IL DUCE ON 10 DAY TOUROF INSPECTION GAETA Italy Mussolinileft Wednesday aboard arheayy cruiserona 10 daymili tary and political tion in the Italian province 61 Libya II duce was expected to arrive at Tobrul at tile extreme eastern end of the province March 12 At Tobruk the premier as min ister of the navy will iniliate his busy to the colony in more than 10 a re view of naval maneuvers of more than 50 of Italys newest warships From Tobruk accompanied by Marshal Italo Balbo the gover nor general il duce planned to open the 1250 mile highway along the Libyan coast by an automo bile trip During the drive to Tripoli the capital through the Sine desert the premier planned lo get a touch of campaigning sleeping several nights in tents His route was embellished by a huge monumental arch erected lo commemorate his visit The fascist chief was scheduled to make an important political pronouncement sometime during his four day stay in Tripoli An imposing military review was planned in his honor FRENCH COASTAL SHIP REPORTS BEING BOMBED MARSEILLE France 3257 ton French coastal steamer Djbcl Antar reported by radio she had been bombed by an airplane at a m Wednesday about 110 miles nt sea off the Balearic Isics The vessel which said ils posi tion was approximately opposite Barcelona on the eastern coast of Spain suffered only slight dam age No one was injured the re port said and there were no pas sengers aboard Favor New Sclinnl AMES residents fa vored construction of a new S300 000 high school on a central site at a school election So Mrs Roosevelt Carries Gun Frown the while but kiss those relics sad adieu Spring lime is cleaning time so why nol clean some of those closets Ihe attic or bascmenlV A GlobeGazette For Sale wanl ad will sell that used chair chest of drawers icebox sewing ma chine etc lor cash to buy the Kaster clothes This One Brought Results FOR dining set studio couch neir Call 252HV Just Call the Ad Taker at 3800 Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt wife of the president carries n ffim when she ridesalone jn her ear and she knows how to use it Thats the surprising bit of information the first laily of the TJ S gives reporters m New Orleans one stop qt a lone lecture lour the south and southwest TO REMAIN COLD Flooded Rivers Pulled Back Into Banks by Freezing Temperatures ES MOINES Iowas flooded rivers pulled back into their banks for the most part Wed nesday as freezing weather con tinued Thri weatherman reporter part ly cloudy skies which he said would continue Wednesday night and Thursday along with some what colder temperatures in the extreme west portion Thursday The high official temperature reported Tuesday was 32 at Coun cil Bluffs while the low was at Charles City Iowa Falls and Dubuque A low of 10 degrees was Jorecast Wednesday night in the southwest and northeast por tions along with 15 degrees in the northwest and 20 in the southeast Reports from bver the stale the weatherman said show the flood waters are falling steadily and the fall will continue probably long enough for all streams lo Ret back into lieir banks Shells Fired in World War Claim Two Lives GROIZIA Italy Shells fired more than 20 years ago dur ing the World war cost the lives of two Groizia farmers within a few hours Wednesday They accidentally discharged Ihe shells while digging in their fields where Italy and Austria Hungary battled in the World war May 1 Deadline for Buying Auto Plates TES MOINES Motor vehicle department superintend ent Lew E Wallace set May 1 as the 1937 deadline for automobile license purchases The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday somewhat colder in extreme west portion Thursday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Wednesday night ant Thurs day somewhat colder in ex treme west Wednesday night nol quite so cold in northeast portion Wednesday night anrl Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at B a m Wednesday Maximum 25 degrees Minimum in night 5 degrees At 8 a m Wednesday 17 degrees Sentences FromF R Court Talk WASHINGTON from President Roosevelts fire side chat Tuesday night in sup port of his supreme court propos al The court luis been acting no as a judicial body but as a policy making body We have therefore readied the point as a nation where we inusl take action lo save the constilu tion from the court and the court from itself This plan of mine is no attack on the court it seeks to restori the court to its rightful and his toric place in our system ot con slitutional government 11 would take months or years to get substantial agreement upon the type and language ot an amendment This proposal nf mine will nol infringe in Hie slightest upon Ihc civil or religious liberties so dear to every American Tins plan will save our consti tution from hardening of the ju dicial arteries Our difficulty with the court todayrises not from the court but from the human beings within it I hope first In make the ad ministration of all federal justice speedier and therefore less cost ly secondly lo bring to the deci sion of social and economic prob lems younger men who have had personal experience and contact with modern facts and circum stances We cannot yield our constitu tional destiny lo the personal judgment of a few men who be ing fearful of Ihc future would deny us the necessary means of dealing with the president If by that phrase packing the court it is charged that I wish to place on the bench spineless pup pels x x x I make this that no president fit for his office would appoint and no senate would confirm that kind of ap pointees to the supreme court Commits Suicide by Jumping From Pole CEDAR RAPIDS Meyer 39 living ten miles north of here committed suicide Wed nesday morning by jumping from a line pole along the WaterlooCe dar Rapids intcrurbnn tracks after he had slashed one orhis wrists at his home nearby Coroner B L Knifih said he learned Meyer had been despondent HEARINGS OPEN BEFORE SENATE JUDICIARYBODY Attorney General Takes Up Argument Where F R Left Off WASHINGTON eneral Cummings urged con jress Wednesday to give President Joosevelt authority to put on Ihc supreme court men of fresh oui ook who vill not infringe on congressional powers Appearing before thronged ienate judiciary committee hear ng the cabinet officer asked for adoption of the chief executives court reorganization proposals in order to avoid a tortured con struction of the constitution When he had finished speaking as the first administration witness on the legislation which would permit Mr Roosevelt to appoint as many as six new members to the supreme court unless justices now over 70 retire Cummings was asked by Senator Borah Have to Take Chance How are you going to know the men you appoint arc going to lake the liberal view We will have to take that chance Cummings agreed that if the new justices turned out to be ul tra conservative then we would be just where we are now The proposed increase in the number ol judges Cummings said is not for the purpose ot enslaving the judiciary not for the purpose of making it an ad junct oC the executive To Sliced Justice The purpose is to rejuvenate he judicial machinery to speed justice and to give to Ihe courts of wilKf et upon Ihe powers of he congress Senator OMahoney DWyo asked the attorney general if the higli court were increased to 15 there would nol still be the danger oC 87 decisions against laws passed by congress It might happen but T wouldnt expect any such result Cum mings replied His answer drew a laugh from the big audience The Wyoming senator asked ir the witness felt the bill would provide a permanent remedy There is no such thing as per manency in this life was the re ply Amendment Not Practicable OMahoney asked whether it would not be practicable to get the 42 legislatures now in session to join with congress in calling constitutional conventions to pass an amendment requiring two thirds vole to invalidate legisla tion It would not be practicable Cummings replied T h e attorney general w h o worked ail night preparing the statement he presented to the committee listed four pillars upon which he said the presidents plan for reorganizing the judiciary rested They were A The impossible situation created by the reckless use of in junctions in restraining the opera lion or federal laws B The presence on the fed eral bench of aged or infirm judges C The crowded condition of the federal dockets the delays in the lower courts and the heavy burden imposed upon the supreme court D The need of an effective system for the infusion of new blood into tile judiciary Distinguished Audience Attorney General Cumini tigs appearance attracted a distin guished their wives and high government offi the first formal congres sional consideration of the chief executives proposals Most if not all of those who crowded into the 500 scats in Ihe big caucus room of the senate of fice building had listened lr Mr Roosevelt Tuesday night as he spoke over the radio and attri buted to the supreme courtan im proper exercise of superlegisla live powers Cummings took tip the fight where President Roosevelt left off when the latter made his ap peal for enactment of the bill to save the constitution from tlie court and the court from itself Managed by Ashurst The hearing stage managed by courtly Chairman Ashursl D had all the appearances ot a dignified court proceeding Instead of members of the committee straggling into the room as they usually do for sen ate hearings they marched in from a door behind Ihe commit tee lablc just as Hie supreme court marches into ils chamber Ashurst look his scat in the center ot the long table stretch
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