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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 12, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 70MP fUflLON E HIS MEM a UEPT QF I Oft M 0 I M I THE KEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 12 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 135 May Force Realignment Court Fight Seen Likely to Doom Old Parties KRASCHEL HOUSE GO P IN ROW By CHARLES F STEWART A S H I N GTON C different ways in which the supreme court fight may turn out are almost as high school essays are in the habit of expressing it too numerous to mention Congress and the president have made it possible now for a justice who lias served 10 years and is past 70 to retire on full pay if he chooses Six of the present ones are eligible to do so As many as six or fewer conceivably might do it enabling the white house to alter the benchs complexion by new appointments to its liking That would end the pending con troversy at least for the time be ing It is not likely that this would be a sufficiently fundamental me thod effecting reorganization to satisfy President Roosevelt Nor is it likely that there will be at most more than a retirement or enough to accomplish the presidential purpose Fight May Go On SLUL theoretically it is imagin iable Or the contest may continue Perhaps congress finally will ac quiesce in the Rooseveltian plan and the court will be packed to employ the terminology of the plans opponents In that event there will follow a program of legislation which Senator E R Burke Nebraska says will realign the parties It will do so undoubtedly The par lies arc commingled already The mixturels subdivision is long overdueSuch a contest ought to precipitate it I J Split in 1938 Senator Buike looksfoi if in the congressional elections 9 1938 Maybeand maybethe result of that test will be so overwhelming as to be decisive on one side or the other Maybe not too how ever In the latter event the issue will hang fire until 1940 President Roosevelt says he does not want a third term but he be able to dodge a third candidacy if such a situation arises He may not run again as a dem ocrat for according lo Senator Burkes prediction the demo cratic and republican parties will be extinct there will be two new parties and F D will be the candidate at the head of the ticket of one of the new ones But perhaps congress will turn down the Rooseveltian program at this session Compelled to Run Perhaps as an alternative con gress does not definitely turn it down but that the senate talks it to death preventing a vote on its merits Then it inevitably will be a congressional election issue next year and if that isnt decisive as it may not be F D simply will be compelled to run in 1940 lo vindicate try to It is nonsense for him to say that he does not want a third can didacy Suppose he does not how can he in certain contingencies help himself No he may not be again a dem ocratic candidate in the old dem GOVERNOR ASKS ABOUTLOBBYON ROAD MEASURE Republicans Deny Inferred Charges on Farmto Market Act DES MOINES Nel son G Kraschel stepped into a pitched political battle with a group of house republicans Friday by asking in a formal press statement if paid lobbyists ap peared before a recent house re publican caucus on the farmto market road bill House republican leaders asked to comment on the statement im mediately expressed resentment at the inferential charge denied anyonebut house members were present at the caucus and retorted that Fred White highway commis sion chief engineer was the only road bill lobbyist we have seen in Des Moines They declared White was not present at the caucus which was held last Monday night Crinules Road Financing In his formal statement Kra schel asked if a party leader not a member of the house called the caucus and said the meeting de cided to back an amendment to the road bill introduced by Sen ator Dewey E Goode R oE Bloomfield The amendment which was adopted would divert 4 per cen of state primary road funds to sec ondary road construction Krasche declared the change emasculates the farmtomarket road bill and cripples the primary road fi nancing House republicans were quick to deny the inferences SaidRepresentative B B H enlooper R of Cedar Rapids Without Foundation KraschePs insinuations and suggestive remarks are entirely without foundation whatsoeve and apparently were made solely for the purpose of party confu sion The caucus was neither called suggested nor attended by anyone outside of the republican member of the house and was not called lor the purpose of discussing thi bill alone And no member wa asked to support the Good amendments on the basis of parti sanship The Goodc amendments at tempt to really give the farmer of Iowa something on their farir to market road problem If th governor were sincerely ihtereste in the farm to market road ques tion he would back the Good amendments and would not at tempt to make political capital ou of it Feelinjr Is Intense Feeling became so in tens among a small group of republi can house members that the spent thenoon hour preparing formal answer to Kraschel statement Representative Robert Blue R of Eagle Grove head of the hous republican steering committee said the committee itself called th meeting and that the farmto market road bill question was only incidental This is the first serious threat ocratic sense But nevertheless a candidate A Muddled Situation Of course there is the chance that congress may adopt the presi dents plan for the supreme courts reorganization ot the current con gressional session that it will work unexpectedly well smoothing out all differences It will be a miracle though if lhat happens The jumble between legislation and constitutional amendment conservatism and liberality states rights and centralization seems in extricable Democracy is in the soup That is about the only thing it is safe to gamble on Townsend Sentenced to Month in Jail urermany Orders American Citizen to Leave Country J S Ambassador Calls o Foreign Minister About Press Attacks BERLIN United States ambassador William E Dodd ex ilained to the German foreign linister Friday that German iress attacks on United States ilizens and conditions tend to becloud GermanAmerican rela ions Without demanding a formal pology for remarks by German newspapers anent the inlernation 1 LaGuardia incident the am bassador visited Reichminister arcin Konstantin von Neurath on nstructions from Washington and ailed his attention to the pub ished matter Simultaneously Boris E R Smo ar naturalized American who is European correspondent for he Jewish telegraphic agency iought American consular aid to roid a police order directing him o leave the country within three days Sees No Connection He said he did not believe the order was connected with the La uardia affair Mr Dodd who remained in the Wilhehnstrasse half an hour said lis instructions were merely to call attention to the gravity of the situation caused by the press attacks He said he came away with a Eeeling that Baron von Neurath fully realized the UnitedStates viewpoint but that he could not at the time commit himself as to whether the German government would apologize 01 at least compe the pewspapers to print retrac tions Draw Own Conclusions Said Mtv Dodd We accompanied the delivery of our instructions with a verbal expose of what the attacks mean n the way of beclouding German American relations but left it to the German authorities to draw their own conclusions Ambassador Dodd was accom panied by Frank Lee first sec retary of the embassy They acted upon instructions from Washing ton to make verbal representa tions concerning the German press comment which followed upon New York Mayor Fiorello H LaGuardias recent antiHitler speech before a meeting of Jew ish women REBELS BATTER PATH FORWARD Francos Men Shell Heavily Massed Defense Troops of Government SORIA Spain Fran cisco Francos legionnaires ma chine gunned and shelled heavily massed government troops Friday battering their way forward yard by yard Into Trijueque 44 miles northeast of Madrid Tremendous casualties were in dicated in the close formations of Madrids defenders The battlefield about the little Spanish town was strewn with bodies and abandoned weapons of diverting gasoline tax money or primary road funds in the history of the state Governor Kraschel declared For the first time in the his tory of Iowa road legislation he declared partisanship was in jected into the house deliberations last Tuesday when the important farmtomarket road program was under consideration It had passed the senate by a vote of 41 to 2 without the slightest consid eration of party lines Night Before Vote But the night before the vole in the house the governor charged n caucus of house republican memberswas called No outsider ot course knows what was clone at this caucus but it is significant lhat on the fol lowing day an amendment was adopted with nearly a solid re publican vole which emasculates the farmlomarkct road bill and diverts 4 per cent of the primary road funds to the farmtomarket road funds thereby crippling the primary road financing Governor Kraschel said the question naturally arises as to who called the caucus 4 What Was Motive What was told the republican house members in this famous caucus Who told them What was the motive Why did parti sanship suddenly walk into the door the house chamber Could it be possible that paid lobbyists have gained an entree to a party caucus through a party leader not in the legislature The governor said it was not a blanket indictment against the republican party the rank and file of which desires to have leg islation passed on its merit He Iowa Senate Adopts Resolution to Close Session on April 11 DES MOINES senati adopted unanimously and sent t the house Friday a resolution call ing for adjournment of the Iowa legislature April 13 eight day ahead of the customary formal ad jounimcnt at the end of 100 days Before the vote Senator Fran Byers R of Cedar Rapids sai We all know well have to b here 10 days or more after the date set for adjournment so we may as welt set it early LOOK INSIDE FOR Ss IIELOISE MAIITIN Shown kissing Ernest Bus Bergrmarm who defended Drake coeds honor with liis fists CoEd Called GiiT Unspoiled by Broadway ON PAGE 2 Agriculture Experiment Officers Are Renamed ON PAGE 8 Mason City Wins in Overtime Cage Test ON PAGE 9 IND16 BODIES OF MEN KILLED N MINE BLAST ive of Victims Brought to Top by Rescue Crews and Identified LOGAN W Va escuers who had brought five odies to x plosion the surface shattered from the MacBeth mine sent word Friday afternoon icy had located 11 others H P Farley directing the res ue operations lor the state de artment of mines said two oth missing men may not be lo ated for days The rescue crews working rantically since a sudden blast vrecked a large part of ihe pit nore than two and onehalf miles frcaii the entrance had to arry the bodies more than n half nile by hand then two miles on ars Five Bodies Identified Five of the victims were def nitely identified Joe Fry 28 motorman Troy McCoy 25 brakeman Floyd 30 year old section boss Mike Ginlo 44 and Leonard Forbes 30 loaders Farley said he expected all of he 18 bodies located would be brought to the surface by night The blast in the mine operated by the Hutchinson Coal company eight miles over a rugged road east of Logan occurred shortly after 8 oclock Thursday night The blastsecoridintinmonths at the MacBeth mine tore through the shaft a few hours after night shift entered the mine the It took 40 hours to recover the bodies of 10 men killed in the ex plosion there last September 40 o 15 in Mine Company officials said between 40 and 45 men were in the mine at the time of the explosion Only two escaped from the section where the 18 were trapped The two who escaped were John Bodner and George Both were burned Matthews declared it is time to call a halt if any party management has been used or can be used in such rep rehensible manner in our legisla tive halls Denies Any Diversion Representative Goode denied the amendment diverted gas tax money as charged by the gover nor are still using it on the roads 1 am as much against di verting gas money as any man in the state f know nothing about any paid lobbyists having anything to do with the bill I never attended any republican caucus about this road bill when there was any lobbyists present but Fred White a paid employe of the state has been in DCS Moines working as a lobby ist to do his utmost to defeat the bill because it is taking some of the funds away from the state highway commission and giving it back to farmtomarket roads Goode asserted SAVES LIVES OF 3 SMALL GIRLS Aredale Man Wades Out i Bayou Tosses Wire Pulls Them Out small gir who were rescued from a dee bayou of the West Fork river miles west of Aredale Fridr could thank Earl Harlan for hav ing saved their lives Harla broke ice and waded out until th water readied his neck then I mossed a wire and pulled the girls out The three girls Mildred De Freese 6 Frances Mason 9 and Dorothy Porter 11 were on their way home from school Thursday afternoon when they decided to slide on the ice in a bayou They aroke through however and were unable to climb back on the ice Clinging desperately lo the edge of the ice they cried for help Hears Their Screams E E Polk the first passerby heard their screams and tried to help them He is an elderly man however suffering heart disease and did not dare to go into the icy waters Then Earl Harlan came by Us ing only his hands he ripped wire from a fence and started wading into the bayou breaking the ice as he went When he had waded as far as he could up to his neck he threw the wire to the girls and they grabbed it Contempt of House Brings Fine of WASHINGTON Fran cis E Townsend old age pension leader received a sentence of 3D days in jail anda fine of Fri day for contempt ot the house of representatives When sentence was pronounced by U S District Judge Peyton Gordon the tall gray Californian said thank you sir His attorney announced the case would be ap pealed Justice Gordon continued Townsends 31000 bond pending the appeal Later Townsend issued a state ment to the press defending his pension plan and saying try as they can to imprison me they cant imprison that idea Convicted by Jury The pension advocate was con victed recently by a district fed eral court jury on one of two counts resulting from his walking out of a house committee hearing on the Townsend pension plan last July Elisha Hanson Townsends at torney had asked for a new trial but Justice Gordon denied the mo tion Friday He imposed the min imum sentence and explained the law required both a jail term and a fine Townsends release on bond was opposed by U S District Attorney Leslie C Garnelt who said a su preme court decision has laid down the rule no bail should be permit ted after a conviction unless a serious question of law is involved Guiltless of Wrongdoing In his statement Townsend said I stand convicted before a United States district court of vio lating an act of congress in fail ing to appear before a committee before which I did appear How ever t feel certain that before the bar of public opinion f am guiltless pf any wrongdoing I would do the same thing again tomorrow should the occasion arise under similar circum stances The tide is definitely turning he added and my crackpot idea is becoming the idea which will save America from economic serf dom and will bring happiness and prosperity to our people He also said 300 improvements have been made in his pension plan since the bill was introduced in congress last sessiono No Flat Payment The plan he asserted does not call for a flat payment of a month to all persons over 60 He explained the proposal calls for a 2 per cent tax on all transactions The amount of the pension not to exceed would be determined by the amount of money available He also attacked the congres sional investigation as persecu tion Two of Townsends aides John B Kiefcr of Chicago and Clinton B Wundcr of New York pleaded same contempt Jail for Contempt DR F E TOWNSEND MOHAWK TILT AIRED Mason City opens its second district tournament drive against the Humboldt quintet which whipped Iowa Falls Thursday night and when the teams bat tle at Webster City Friday night at the game will be broad cast over KGLO H Bernard Hook a member of the Globe GazetteKGLO news staff will broadcast a play by play report of the fracas from the court at Webster City The cause of the explosion had not been determined but N P Rinehart chief of the state de partment of mines said it appar ently had started from a collection of gas Wives and children of the trapped men stood throughout the night at the mine opening Iowa Is Warned to Prepare for Snow DES MOINES weath erman warned Iowa to prepare for a light snow Friday night and Sat urday which he said probably would turn to rain in the south part of the state Saturday Temperatures lie added prob1 guilty to the ably would remain little changed charge of which Townsend wns forecasting a minimum of 20 dcconvicted but were given suspend grces in North Iowa and a minied sentences after apologizing lo mum of 30 degrees in south Iowa the house Friday night Taken lo Homes When the children had been got safely ashore Mr Polk and Miss Lula Harlan took them to their homes I was nearly frozen to death when I got out Mr Harlan said But the little girls were in the water longer than I was so they must have been still colder The children rushed to their homes and given stimulants ap parently would recover from the shock and exposure with no very serious effects Hurl in Auto Mishap OMAHA Jean Both well of Iowa City Iowa suffered face and body cuts and bruises when the automobile in which she was riding collided with a truck V Gets Skull Fracture When Struck by Car TAMA Cora Galle gher of Tama elderly Tama pub lic school teacher suffered a skull fracture and other injuries when she was struck by an automobile driven by Don McNally of Tama as she walked across highway 63 at an intersection here She was Iowa Miners Petition for Mooneys Pardon B E S MOINES branch of the United Mine Work ers of America in a resolution adopted petitioned the California senate lo pass a resolution de signed to pardon Thomas T Mooney former labor leader con victed of participation in the Pre AID FOR FARM BUREAUS Mason Urges Slopping Help Calls Dean Amendment Very Unfriendly DES MOINES Senator E I Mason D of Brooklyn launched in the Iowa senate Friday a cam paign to wipe out tax aid for Farm Bureaus terming them lobbying organizations and re cipients of the favors of big bus iness Mason who urged the senate to adopt his bill which would abol ish the tax aid said I am tired ot seeing racketeers highbinders and porch climbers masquerading as farm leaders At one point of his denunciation of the organization lie charged that Farm Bureau leaders had of fered to align support against chain store tax bills in several slates Born in Nexv York The Farm Bureau was born in the Binghamton N Y chamber of commerce Mason said I ask you if that isnt a hell of a place for the birth of a farm organiza tion He declared big contributors to the organizations were oil com panies chain stores and hoards of radc Gentlemen he shouted they Farm Bureau leaders are not for you and they never were After Masons address the senate bogged down over an amendment to the bill which Ma son said was very unfriendly and postponed further action on the proposal until next Wednes SAYS FR ONCE AGAINST ADDING MORE JUSTICES Wheeler Quotes His Book National Lawyers Guild Head for Changes WASHINGTON W Senator Wheeler DMont told the sen ate Friday President Roosevelt in 1933 wrote in his book Looking Forward that to add justices tn federal courts would simply add to the ravages of the disease The Montanan a leading foe oC the presidents court reorganiza tion proposals quoted the presi dent during a general senate de bate on the controversial court is sue The discussion was stirred by a speech by Senator Norris IndNebr asking simultaneous drives for legislation and consti tution amendments to limit the power of the courts and make the judiciary keep pace with human progress Debate followed the third day of public hearings by the judici ary committee on the Roosevelt court bill The committee was urged by John P Devaney pres ident of the newly formed Na tional Lawyers Guild to approve the Roosevelt measure Holt in Statement Devaney contended many critics of the Roosevelt bill fcaied it would mean a supreme court sufficiently independent to inter pret the constitution as it was written rather than torture it to their own desires While he was being closely questioned by committee mem bers Senator Holt DW Va is sued a statement charging that patronage is now Toeing used to drive the supreme court proposal through congress As soon as Norris concluded his prepared discussion Senator La Folletle ProgWis read from lectures delivered by Chief Jus tice Hughes a statement that leg islation should be held invalid by the courts only in clear cases Wheeler arose with book in hand to say he wanted to quote from a far greater authority Without giving the name of the author the Montana senator read excerpts from the book Additions Often Proposed Discussing judicial problems the book asserted that addition of new judges had often been pro posed But it added that such a laken to a Marshalltown hospital Paiedness day bombing in San Francisco Cal in 1916 You may serve dinner for one madam is not din ing home tonight No she saw a desirable apartment vacancy in the GlobeGazette want ads Mr Landlord the shoe is now on the other foot and you can choose a desirable tenant with your GlobeGazette For Rent ad THIS AD BROUGHT A FOR close in private cnt Furn or un furn Ph 2910 JUST CALL THE AD TAKER AT 3800 Grant Electric Franchise WOODWARD Iowa Electric Light and Power company was granted a 15 year franchise at a special election here The Weather FORECAST TOWA Light snow probable Friday niffht and Saturday turning to rain in the south por tion on Saturday no decided change In temperature MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy probably occasional light snows In central and south portions Friday niffht and Saturday not much clianee in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Friday maximum Thursday 31 clcffrecs Minimum in niRhl decrees At 8 A M Friday 25 degrees day Amendment by Dean The amendment was offered by Senator Earl M Dean CD of Ma son City and would have cut oft lax aid only for farm organiza tions which engage in political or commercial activity Dean declared the organizations accomplished a great deal oE good and asked that his amend ment and the bill itself be sent to a committee for consideration During debate several senators said affiliated organizations be ing built up around Farm Bureaus are competing with many lines of business socalled remedy merely aggra vates the condition and that to apply it in all cases would simply add to the ravages of the disease As if in climax Wheeler told the senate he was not quoting from some candidate for office but from the book Looking For ward by President Roosevelt in 1933 Because some people now dis agree with his proposals and agree with whnt he said in 1933 Wheeler commented they nrc now thought to be just defealest lawyers But the president when he wrote that book was right when he said it was unsound to add judges to the bench because it would only add to the ravages nt the disease Devaney Closely Quizzed Devaney former chief justice of the Minnesota supreme court was closely questioned by committee members about his organization i after he had claimed to speak for the rank and file lawyers ot the nation and suggested that mem bers of the American Bar asso ciation shared the prejudices of their clients In opening his statement De vaney urged enactment of the presidents court bill as the most conservative remedy available to make possible progressive leg islation now imperatively needed He told the committee respect for the courts was now at a low ebb nncl added Lawyers In DanRcr If any group in the country stands in real danger of Welch Injured When Car Strikes Horses SHENANDOAH a r o 1 d Welch president of the Iowa Nur serymens association suffered se vere cuts and bruises early Friday when his automobile crashed into three horses on highway 48 neur here One horse was killed Dr J A Rotton Welchs companion escaped serious injury Illinois Judge Dies MACOMB III County Judge T H Miller died Friday of a stroke suffered two months ago He had served on the bench 14 years taken to the whipping post it ii the lawyers and if the lawyer and his courts arc taken to the whip ping post a long pentup resent ment against them insures thai they wont be let off as easily as even the banker during the de pression Senator Burke an opponent of the court bill asked if Devaney had not specialized in damage suits I have handled a good many yes the guild president replied Chairman Ashurst DAriz in terjected that Burke did not intend to apply an epithet in referring to damage suits Every lawyer on this commit tee has taken damage suits Ash urst added Subject to Prejudices I have myself Burke replied 1 merely brought that up to show   

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