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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1937, Mason City, Iowa His MEM iJFfT OF I f s i N t 3 i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED FHESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAECH 13 1937 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 136 Unpopular in Congress Executive Reorganization Would Switch Authority vertising but By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I KGTON CPA Some alarmists are more perturbed over the presi dential plan to reorganize the executive branch of the federal govern ment than over the proposal to increase the number of United States supreme court justices The judicial proposition has had practically all of the ad the other scheme promises to get its fair share of publicity when its advocates be gin to push it vigorously as con templated by the administration in the near future The presidential reorganization program should not be confused with the inquiry a congressional committee is conducting also look ing toward a compacting of the machinery of government and en hancement of its efficiency inci dentally including economy if possible Knows What lie Wants Congressional activities are not yet past the investigatoral stage President Roosevelt doing his own investigating through a group of experts headed by Louis Brown low a former commissioner of the District of Columbia and famed as manager the affairs of various other big cities already knows approximately what he wants and the Brownlow plan ners have described it It is the Brownlow outline which draws the fire adverse critics not the congressional in vestigation The congressional folk have not progressed far enough yet to be open to criticism for one thing ex cept possibly for not having worked faster Secondly their recommendations when made are sure to be entirely different from the Brownlow outfifspiesiden tially sponsored Doesnt Like It Brieflythe Brownlow plan if adopted will greatly increase the executive governmental branchs authority at the legislative branchs expense Naturally the legislative branch congress doesnt like it In the supreme court matter the executive and legislative branches are more or less allies against the judicial branch That is to say if congress votes a new law and the president in dorses it after which the supreme court holds that that law is uncon stitutional the legislative and ex ecutive branches alike are slapped at by the judicial branch as a higher power than either or both of them Thus they are inclined 1o feel jointly resentful Uaiscs District Issue The Brownlow plan raises issue distinctly between capitoi hill and the white house The thesis the Brownlow ex perts is that Washington simply is cluttered up with what are known as independent offices It is true too Every time congress is con fronted by some situation that il has not time to bother with or is too complicated and technical for anyone but specialists to under stand or requires attention when the legislators are not in session i creates a commission to take thai particular trouble off its hands Bear this in mind Go Under Executive That commission exercises au thority delegated to it by con gress It surrenders none ot its legislative authority It only pro vides for a small body of its own hired men to wield it as its con gressional servants But under the Brownlow plan the commissions arc to be mergec into cabinet departments Indeed two new cabinet departments are to be created to make room foi all of them And as soon as thats done they become executives offices idential no longer legislative or congressional In other words the while house grabs congress delegated author ity EVENT TRAGEDY OF MOVING DAY AT ST ANSGAR Child Finds Revolver When Family Takes Possession of Farmhouse ST was noving day for the Ed Schullz family As the family arrived and aegan carrying the furniture into he house the small daughter joyously through her new home pointing out the things that pleased her She peered into a closet and saw a revolver Pick ng it up she discharged it the bullet striking and killing her not her 43 Members of the Schultz family vere moving from Toeterville to he farm a half mile west of St Ansgar on Highway 105 owned jy Eddie Pike The Norby Dillon family was moving out of the farmhouse andcoming to St Ans ar to reside The Schultz girl 6 and her sis ter a year older were playing about as their parents were mov ng into the house They shouted gleefully because all the ex citement of moving and with the delights of their new home The Dillons were gathering the last of heir household goods It svas while searching every nook that the little Schultz girl went into the closet Without thinking she picked up the new toy a 22 caliber revolver which nappened to be loaded left there by the Dillon family The gun discharged The bullet entered the breast of her mother who fell dead Marshal Qbermeier of St Ans gar investigated the accident whichoccuncd at 115 oclock Saturdayafternoon CONTINUED COLD SEEN FOR STATE North Iowa Has Snow Fan Skies Predicted for State Sunday The Iowa weatherman forccas continued cold but fair skie over the state Saturday Minimum temperatures Satur day night the forecast said woulc range from 15 degrees In Nortl Iowa to 25 degrees in the south ern half of the slate A light snow covered the north crn part of the stale with a whit blanket 6 YEAR OLD GIRL KILLS MOTHER Hopes Senate Will Reject House Amendment Honorary Cadet Colonel CEDAR RAPIDS officers training corps at Coe col lege here named Phyllis Closson of Walker honorary cadet colonc at the military ball here FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy and somewhat colder Saturday night Sunday fair and contin ued cold MINNESOTA Fair Saturday iiiffht and Sunday somewhat colder in northeast portion Sat urday night continued cold Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning maximum Friday 33 Above Minimum in Niffht 20 Above At 8 A M Saturday 20 Above Snowfall 20 of an Inch Precipitation 15 of an Inch WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the period March 15 to 20 For the Upper Mississippi anc Lower Missouri Valleys Consid erable precipitation likely excep generally fair north portion firs of week temperature mostly be low normal What shall I say in my want ad to get Results like others do Just come in to the want ad counter and let a trained ad taker help you write a resultgetting ad No extra charge and a cash discount on counter placed ads This ad brought excellent results be cause the owner wasnt afraid to go into details FOR room new ly decorated close in private entrance in quiet home Phone 1321 Tell enough so the customer will know what you have to of fer Its a well known fact that THE MORE YOU TELL THE MORE YOU SELL Remember GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results Hits Iowa Solons Who Fail to Support Court Program Dunn Says Representatives m Congress Owe Seats to President E G Dunn United States dis trict attorney Saturday issued a statement in which he vigorously criticized Iowa democratic repre sentatives in congress for failing to support President Roosevelts court proposal If the press of this week is correct in its statements tha democratic members of the Iowa delegation in congress then the people of Iowa might be excused for wondering what reason there was for having an election in Iowa in 1932 1934 and 1036 said Mr Dunn Iowa had been the Gibraltar of American republicanism not even surpassed by Maine Under the leadership of the president then a presidential candidate Iowa blasted the rock of Gibral tar and sent a democratic senator the late Louis Murphy as well as five democratic congressmen to Washington In 1934 after two years of the Hoosevelt administration and the enactment of most of the contro versial legislature Iowa increased its congressional representation to six and reelected the democratic state ticket Indorsed President In 193G the Iowa people appre ciative of what was done for them by the administration gave the president an indorsement from the voters of Iowa about which there could be nothing uncertain How many of the men of the Iowa delegation would be in the congress of the JIniiedStateS day if they had a leader less wiis and less forceful yes and less courageous than the man in the white house These men might as well real ize that they cannot divorce the court issues from the general Roosevelt program because the actions of the court have tended to impede and disrupt the program the president has inaugurated for the relief of the people of the United States and that includes all Iowa If it were possible that the court issues could be divorced and separated and that the whole question involved was whether there were nine members on the supreme court or 15 then toying with a single program that in no way affected the rest of the issues before the American people the court question could be discussed by itself Is Whole Question But the fact is that the court question is the whole question If the supreme court of the United States is to be permitted to block every possible forward step in the onward march of human progress then it is impossible to divorce the court question from every other question including child labor regulation of wages and hours the farm question the mining ques tion the railway question and the rights of workers such as the au tomotive industry and United States Steel Were the American people sat isfied in 1932 If they were then E G DUNN why was President elected to office Roosevelt Did the American people elect him to have his program blocked by members of the supreme court who belong to another generation who think in terms of a genera tion now gone and who to be perfectly frank were chosen to that court because of their ultra conservative and reactionary ten dencies Are these men superhu man or are they just ordinary clap moulded by the hand of th same God that made you and me Packed in Past Talk about packing the court Is there any question but that it has been packed with ultracon servatives in the past How strange it is that memories fail One of our supreme court justices was on the supreme court in 1916 If I remember rightly he resigned that exalted position to become the republican candidate for pres ident He was defeated for the presidency but a few years later was appointed again to the sup reme court of the United States a position more powerful than the one denied him by the people ol the country If I remember rightly William Howard Taft was defeated for president of the United States in 1912 by an adverse vote almost as big proportionately as the one that defeated Mr Hoover yet a few years later in the face of thai repudiation Mr Taft was made chief justice the United States supreme court a position as 1 mentioned before more powerfu than his position as chief execu tive ol this nation In all fairness is the prcsiden to be branded as a demagog anc OBJECT TO NEW SECURITY PACT iermanys Stand Backed by Italy Explained by Ambassador LONDON strong objections backed by Italy o participating in a new western European security pact along lines at present suggested were ex plained by German Ambassador Joachim von Hibbentiop Satur secretary Anthony Eden The German envoy calledat the foreign office shortly after a plane from Berlin brought the lopg awaited Locarno note reply Germanys answer to proposals for a new pact to replace the agree ment nullified by reoccupation of the Rhineland Hopes for a similar pact to bol ster the peace of western Europe seemed dashed by unofficial re ports of the nature of the replies Germany and Italy handed to the British ambassadors in Rome and Berlin simultaneously Contents of the notes will not be disclosed officially however until the British foreign office has had time to study them The FrancoSoviet mutual as sistance pact was believed in auth oritative quarters to be the stum bling block cited by the two re plies both Germany and Italy re fusing to enter a general European agreement until France turns hot back on her Russian ally SPANISH COAST BLOCKADED BY GREAT POWERS Italy Germany Will Guard Loyalist Coast Britain and France Fascist LONDON warships of four great Britain Prance Italy and urday began taking over beats to police the coasts of war scarred Spain and put teeth in the 27 na tion neutrality agreement Further vital steps supplement ing the naval cordon remained to be taken however before the hands Spain lines could be drawn tightly about the civil war Three newly appointed super visors of the international block ade chosen as the neutrality com mittee ended months bickering over details and principles Planned to meet in London Mon day to complete plans They must provide for recruit ing of frontier agents to be sta tioned on the French and Portu guese borders of Spain a task committee members believed would require at least a week Must Iass Laws Each of the 27 participating mi ions also must pass legislation or sromulgate decrees requiring its hips to comply with orders of the nternational naval patrol Then he committee hoped the flow ol munitions and volunteers to Spain would be halted The nonintervenuoti committee former commander of tKe Dutch East Indies fleet to direct the neu trality program and put Admiral J S C Oliver former squadron commander in owas First Sit Down Is Won by Girls DES MOINES girls taged a hour sit down strike ne Saturday the first of its kind Iowa Employes of the Hiland Potato hip company here thegirls sat own at their jobs here Saturday n protest over the discharge Fri lay night Edna Austin another mploye for too much talking The strike was quickly settled vhen the company manager greed to rehire Miss Austin donday after a conference be ween the strikers company offi ials and J W Soultcrs secretary if the DCS Moines Trades and jabor assembly The girls re urned to their jobs Five policemen called to the ilant joked and talked with the Inkers There wasno damage to iroperly they reported Jean Walters spokesman for the trikers said they demanded a pay ncrease in addition to Die reln tatement of Miss Austin No men ion was made of settlement of his demand Miss Walters said Miss Austin didnt talk any more than Ihc of us while working Were not supposed to talk during work ng hours I5ut we do anyway Child That Weighed Less Than Pound ai Time of Birth Dies HEW YORK mite of life prematurely born to Mr and Mrs Max Post Thursday failed to over come overwhelming odds and died at a m C S T Saturday in an incubator at a fashionable midtown hospital Weighing only 15 ounces and so tiny she could be held in the palm of the hand the girl was fed milk with a medicine dropper while four doctors worked to save her life a court packer because he feels there might be other material in this nation of 130000000 people just as much entitled and just as well lilted to sit on the bench as a repudiated candidate for presi dent Spoke Three Times The American people have spoken three times They have put their brand approval on the presidents policies and if I might hazard a guess they are going to stand by the president until that policy is successful To delay now to amend the constitution of the United States even by the most rapid move ments known means a year of de lay and then when the federal courts start issuing injunctions it means practically another year before a decision is made under the amendments If the entire supreme court re signed tonight what president ot any party would reappoint the same men It appears to me that the Iowa delegation in failing to get be hind their leader and be a factor in moulding public opinion are shirking the greatest fight the American people have ever faced and I am inclined to be unchari table enough lo believe that per haps a few of them at least lack the nerve to take a decided stanc behind their leader in the great est battle of history guard the coast of territory and France Dutch charge of the naval patrol and Col Chris tian Lunn of Denmark in charge of the frontier guard Since the committee meeting apparently was harmonious ob servers believed the negotiators did not consider the Valencia gov ernments charges that thousands of Italian volunteers have reached insurgent territory since the com mittee ban nominally became ef fective Feb 20 To Spur Vigilance To spur tlie vigilance of the naval patrol the committee as signed Italy and Germany to government and Great Britain to watch the fascist shore line Committee regulations set up system of control ports where shipping bound for Spain will be required to halt for inspection Committee agents either will cer tify that no arms or volunteers are aboard or will accompany the vessels to Spain Ports designated by the com mittee were Gibraltar Lisbon Oran Algeria Leverdon Cette Cherbourg Brcet Marseille ant Bordeaux France Palermo Italy and an anchorage off southeas England To guard against incidents the committee forbade patrol to search suspected vessels or to operate outside their specificc zones To Report Violations Violations of the neutrality rules will be reported to the gov ernment of the suspected violator on the basis that the violator wil be disobeying regulations of his own country cooperating in the international program The blockade plan a compro mise worked out after both th Spanish government and the in surgents refused to permit neu tral foreign observers within thcii territory had no parallel in in ternational cooperation to halt a war diplomats said Spurred to action after the Spanish war threatened to spreac to other parts of Europe the com mittec hoped both to keep thi conflict within Spains frontier and lo choke off foreign supplic and volunteers that might pro long the bitter warfare Parnell Youth Badly Hurl and 4 Others Injured in Acciden OTTUMWA Hughber Quinn 18 of Parnell was criti cally injured and four othe young persons suffered scratche and bruises when the auto i which they were riding horn from the basketball lournamcn at pttumwa struck a Milwauke freight train at Hcdrick about a m Saturday ave H Read Your Newspaper LOOK INSIDE FOR CLAIR GIBSON Officers Seek Gibson in Murder of Zrostlik ON PAGE 8 Mason City Slips Past Humboldt in Cage Test ON PAGE 0 Chrysler Strike Ruling Scheduled for Monday ON PAGE 2 1 Who was sentenced to a month in jail and fine for contempt of the house of repre sentatives 2 Who was the first witness before the senate judiciary com mittee as it opened hearings on President Roosevelts court re organization program Albert C Willford of Wa terloo who died the past week recently held what public of fice 4 Whatlocal linn announced its second wage boost for em ployes in the past six months 5 Thomas J Runyon who re ceived a life sentence in the slaying ot James Zrostlik of Britt pleaded guilty to murder in what degree G Beatrice Gottlieb found unconscious from an overdose of sleeping powder after losing a case in court is famous in what line of sport 7 Joseph P Kennedy who resigned as securities commis sion chairman in 1935 is the newly appointed head ot what other federal commission 8 Mason City high school bas ketball team defeated what op ponent by one point in a second overtime period in the district tournament 9 George Shorty Hart ar rested in Omaha on a bond theft charge escaped from jail in what Norlh Iowa town last fall 10 What famous aviatrix an nounced she was nearly ready to start on an around the world flight ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 SHIP ABANDONED BY PASSENGERS Lifeboats Launched as Fire in Motorship Begins Creeping Again SAN FRANCISCO advices to the U S S Louisville Saturday said the passengers of the burning motorship Silver larch had abandoned the craft in lifeboats Globe wireless reported inter cepting a radio message from Capt F H Henderson of the Sil verlarch which said the fire was creeping again We will stand by until you ar rive the masler told the Louis ville IOWAN REPORTS HIS ABDUCTION Trucker Says Man Woman Got Into His Car at Charles City jhaffner Jancsville Iowa trucker old Buchanan county officers Saturday of a 500 mile ride with abductors at the point of a gun jefore he was put out of his own car near here Saturday morning Shaffner told his story to Dep ily Sheriff Charles Clouser to whose home he went after a man ind woman who lie said climbed n liis car at Charles City Iowa lad robbed him of between 5125 Sheriff Searches for Two Jail Breakers GUTHRIE CENTER iff E E Kunkle Saturday searched for Ralph Winebrennei and Bert Herrick who he said broke through a jail wall here ami escaped G E AndersDn Dies RED OAK E Anderson 80 well known livestock feeder in weslern lown and eastern Nebras ka died at his ST JOSEPH Mo Jake md Sl10 and forced him from the ir lie said the man about 30 and he woman about 27 took turns lolding a gun on him The pair nought whisky and sandwiches during two stops and forced him o take two drinks Shaffner said He quoted the pair as telling lim were wanted Were pretty hot Youve got to help us At Platte City Mo the pair Tbandoncd Shaffncrs car and GOV KRASCHEL FIGHTS BACK AT G 0 P SOLONS Stormy Future Is Seen for Governors Program in Legislature DES MOINES Nel son G Kraschel Saturday ex pressed hope that the senate will turn down a house amendment n the farmlomarket road bill which would divert 4 per cent oC the primary road fund for second ary road construction The governors inferences in a press statement on Friday as lo the manner in which the amend ment was conceived and pushed through the house precipitated a political storm which still rever berated Saturday through the statehouse Members of the republican bloc in the house who evidenced re sentment at the governors attack charged that it was undignified unfair and unwarranted Kraschel Fights Back Governor Kraschel fought back Saturday with a reiteration of his earlier statement that it was the first lime any legislature had ser iously contemplated diverting gas oline lax funds or any primary road funds to any other fund The governor outlined how the secondary road fund as set up in the original bill would start out with a year and now in his opinion it conceivably might grow to a year Under the bill as amended he charged its useful flexibility is destroyed The federal appropriation lo Iowa for secondary road construc tion is the governor ex plained This would be matched by state funds through a tax on trucks It would not be mandatory upon the counties he said but they might thus take onefourth of their secondary road funds now coming to them out of the line tax and get it doubled Expect IMore Grants Additional grants may be con fidently expected and the pro posed truck tax would bring in or more the governor predicted so the state would have 54000000 to available at once for secondary construc tion The only increase in taxes lo Iowa taxpayers would be to trucks which use the roads for commer cial purposes the governor de clared It would afford more common labor in every counly of the state than any other program now under consideration he added The original bill senate under the passed the guidance of orccd E P Hill adairy farmer o drive them to Kansas City In Kansas City Kans the pair kid laped John Campbell a taxicab driver who was forced to take hem to Diexel Mo in his cab There the driver and machine were released At Drexci 50 miles south of Kansas City the pair stole a truck SECOND AISDUCTION IN WEEK AT CHARLES CITY CHARLES CITY ab duction of Jake Shaffner Janes ville trucker was the second within a week at Charles City Nels Hvitved of Nashua re ported Wednesday that he was ab ducted by a 45 year old man and robbed of as he entered Charles City Mondiiy He was forced to drive to Council Bluffs where the kidnaper left him lowan Is Injured in Kansas Auto Mishap COFFEYVILLE Kans Seneca Cornell retired Ottumwa Iowa attorney Saturday was re covering from neck injuries suf fered in an automobile accident near here His condition was not serious physicians said FINALS ON KGLO KGLO will broadcast the dis trict basketball tournament fi nals in Class A at approxi mately Saturday night as Mason City and Marshalltown battle for the right to compete in the state tournament at Des Moines next week AI Mitchell GlobeGazette sports editor will give a play by play report of the game from the Webster City court Senator Millhonc Page county with the assistance of practically every member of the senate the governor recalled Senator Millhonc is a republi can Amended in Home When it reached the floor ot the house it was amended in sueli a manner as to destroy its useful flexibility in the future the gov ernor continued In addition to the amendment diverting a part of Ihe primary road money he men tioned the amendment limiting the counties to use of not more than 25 per cent of their gas lax money in participating in the farm to market program The bill as now amended merely diverts funds now in the primary fund lo secondary road construction whereas in its orig inal form it would have meant many millions of new dollars in the next few years for farmto market roads Since the senate passed the bill by a vote of 40 to 2 in its original form it is earnestly hoped they will not retract their action by ac cepting the house amendments which have virtually destroyed the effectiveness of the bill Still Has Faith I still maintain my failh In the legislature the governor asserted but he said I cannot help but be concerned about the limited length of time remaining for the house to properly consider and dispose of accumulated important legisla tion that is pending The one important issue before the Iowa legislature now is whether we are to start building our secondary roads now or are to delay consideration for an other two years he said The fight is on and he started it said Representative B B Hickenloopcr of Cedar Rapids one of house republicans who drafted he counter statement which called the governors vicious unfound