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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                E fi J HIS MEM a Of P T OF I 0TV i fr s MO 1 H f5 ri NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED W1HES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 181937 THIS FAPEH CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 140 Was Protest Wise Thing U S Had Better of Bout With Nazis Until Then AMELIA ARRIVES AT HONOLULU By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I NGTON CPA Ac cording to views here di plomacy makes itself undigni fied when i concerns itself with such inci dents as arose out of the re cent reference by Mayor Flo re 11 o H La G u a r d i a of New York to HenHitler as a brownshirt ed Fanatic who ought to be done in wax as an exhibit in a chamber of hor rors at Manhattans coming worlds fair Uncle Sam had considerably the better of the affair up to the point where the state department felt it incumbent upon itself to make representations to Berlin con cerning the vituperative remarks made by the German press in re sponse to the mayors utterance H surely would have been pref erable however if Secretary Hull had ignored tle Hitlcrism news papers outburst of rage At Hot Remark Mayor La Guardias reference to Herr Hitler was not so intemper ate after all The fuehrer actual ly boasts of his brown shirt Fanatic isnt exactly a compli mentary term but it is not down right vile as the German papers have been When Berlin protested Mayoi La Guardias chamber of horrors suggestion one would have liked to have had the state department answer Oh go to hades It shouldnt have been said vio lently but only in a mild con temptuous tone Hulls Rejoinder Nevertheless Secretary Hulls rejoinder was pretty good In effect the secretary explainee that in the United States fieedom at tbepiessand of prevail that such freedom no longer pre vails in Germany if it ever did lie said that considering the existence of official relations be tween the two countries he was sorry that La Guardia said wha he did Official relations He didnt say friendly relations II also said he was sorry that La Guardia said what he that he disagreed with it La Guardia Scores La Guardia also scored He has mentioned that he only spoke of a brownshirted fana tic who ought to be in a cham ber of no names But the Hitlerites as he truth fully observes immediately recog nized his description as fitting the fuehrer and are infuriated by i according to their own intcrprcta tion Well the joke thus far was 01 the Hitlerites Then turning the thing around by taking umbrage at what Hit leiism says of us we put ourselve into a defensive position We ask them to explain Who cares what the Hitlerit hotheads say Why Be Sassy Oh yes They can control thei speech and press making them official We cannot control ours 11 is a distinction we should no try to draw in our own Cavor Let em be naziistic if the like Let us even be tolerant o llieir prejudices But Cor heaven sake should we adopt their diplo mafic methods Swap sassy in lernational messages with them Many years ago when kaiser ism was in flower an America admiral attending a banquet re cited a poem entitled Me an Gott It created an international in cident It was about asimportant a this thing SUN BEAMS ON ALL OF STATE Skies Clear in Iowa Wit Rising Temperatures Seen Friday DES MOINES W The su beamed down on all Iowa Thurs day Following Wednesdays unset tied weather which included rain sleet and snow Iowa skies cleare and all weather bureau station reported generally fair Thurs day The weatherman forecast slight y warmer temperatures for th extreme western portion Thursda night and generally rising temper atures throughout the state Friday The official high of the last 2 hours was 52 above registered b Kcokuk while the low ear Thursday was 28 degrees reporte by Charles City Iowa Falls Siou City Mt Ayr and Omaha MAKES 1ST LEG PLANE TRIP AROUND WORLD Aviatrix Completes Flight of 2400 Miles From Oakland Cal HONOLULU T H Jarhsrt landed her globegirdling flying laboratory at Wheeler ield at a m Pacific stand rd time Thursday a m Central Standard Time complet ng her 2400 mile over water hop rom Oakland Cal in less than fi hours The flight was the fastest ever Tiade in the westerly direction he record made by the Hawaii Clipper last December was 16 ours 58 minutes The avialrix and her crew of hree thus averaged better than 50 rrjles an hour on the night light which began at Oakland at P S T Wednesday Her time of 15 hours 51 Va min utes was made through cloudy kies an d occasional showers vithout mishap Arrives Over City Miss Earharts craft ar ived over the city at an altitude f 1500 feet at a m The Earhart plane left Oak and after the departure of two an American Clippers but passed the slower and heavier ships cnroute Ails well was broadcasl hroughout the night by the wom an flyer who had crossed both he Atlantic and Pacific ocean in previous flights There was a slight drizzle of ain falling and dark clouds over hung Wheeler field the army airportrflt as he a graceful anding Shortly After Daylight Miss Earhart arrived shortly after daylight and several hun dred spectators including some still in evening dress were at the field At Oakland George Palmer Putnam husband of Miss Ear liart elided a 16 hour vigil by taking his feel off a table sigh ing and smiling Guess Ill go to bed he re marked Miss Earhart who had flown most of the night at flic controls admitted she was tired She turned the controls ovei to Paul Mantz her technical ad viser just before the eight ton plane landed Mantz First Out Mantz was the first out of the ship followed by Miss Earhart with her familiar touseled hair She wore a brown leather jacke and brown slacks Then came the other crew members Fred J Noonan and Capt Harry Manning Army officers presented flowei leis and Miss Earhart then was whisked to the home of Lieut lol John McDonnell commandei at Wheeler field The large crowd cheered a Miss Earhart left the hangar Saves Her Engines As she approached Hawaii Earliarl throttled clown her en gines to save them for the mon difficult leg ahead the 1532 mil jump to Howland island a tiny island to the south Despite her fatigue she an nounced plans to take off late Thursday for Howland island The Hawaii Clipper carrying seven passengers including om woman alighted at p rn CST making the hop in li hours and one minute The Pan American Survej Clipper exploring a route t Auckland New Zealand was ex pected momentarily To Yoim Mr Farmer How those good time dollars will spring up from the few cents invested in a little want ad this spring If youre buying new the old through a want ad This one could have sold a half dozen fanning mills FOR SALE Fanning mill Clipper No 2 used 1 year 535 Burtness Bros Kensett Iowa The GlobeGazette goes into 10000 farm homes every think of the people you could reach Just call the acl taker at 3800 Teachers Gather for Convention Here Just Before Amelia Hopped Off Just before her takeoff on a27000 mile roumltheworld flight Amelia Earliarl Futnim posed for a picture seated on the edge of cockpit of her flying laboratory in Oakland Cal Pope Renews Attack Upon Gbmmunisni VATICAN Pope ius XI striking at as the ruin of family and society called upon the employers of world abor in an historic encyclical Thursday to meet the great du ies imposed by justice The wage earner is not to re ceive as alms what is his due in ustice said the pontiff Let no one attempt with trifling charitable donations to exempt nmself from the great duties im posed by justice the very dignity ot the workingman makes him justly and acutely sensitive to the duties others in this regard Under Eye of God Thus under the eye of God sought to rout out the false doctrine of communism which he said is founded on pure materi alism which rejects all spiritual values The holy father in a vigorous attack on the forces he has fought even throughout his recent seri ous illness declared only the Catholic church could effectively oppose what he termed the rav ages of the antiGod campaign which shakes society to its very foundation He devoted several paragraphs to demonstrating how the Cath olic religion in the family andthe state was the best equipped agent to combat communism which he asserted will precipitate one and all to ruin and catastrophe Undeniable Abuses The encyclical entitled Divini Redemptoris accused the com munists of having played upon the susceptibility of the working classes with promises of allevia tion of many undeniable abuses The holy father called upon Christian employers to combat communism by recognizing the inalienable rights of the working man He urged priests throughout world to stand in the front lines of the battle against communism and exhorted lukewarm Catholics everywhere to renew the active practice of their faith The pontiff pleaded with all Christian states to prevent within their territories the ravages of the antiGod campaign Iowa Woman Dies of juries Received in Automobile Accident MAHSHALLTOWN O3 Mrs James Bowers died in a hospital at midnight Wednesday as the re sult of injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the Conrad corner on highway 14 12 miles north of here Two others her husband 85 a retired farmer ol Conrad and Mrs Charles Diehl ol Grundy Center are in the hos pital here with injuries The Bowers and Diehl cars crashed at p m Wednesday when Mr Bowers swung from the west side of the highway east into the Con rad road Diehl driving north with his wife crashed into the Bowers car Inju HULL SEEKS END In Brief Statement Aftei Making Second Apology to Germany WASHINGTON Hull called Thursday for an end to the international controversy over antiHitler remarks of Mayo Fiorello La Guardia of Nev York The state department head is sued a brief statement after male ing a second apology to Germar Ambassador Hans Luther win protested against La Guardia designation ot peichsfuehror Hit ler as a man without honor at Nesv York antinazi mass meet ing I am personally h o p e f u 1 Hulls statement said that al who arc participating in the prcs ent controversy which is markei by bitter and vituperative utter ances in this country and in Ger many may soon reach the con elusion that it would be to th best interests of both councils fo them to find other subjects whic can be discussed more temperate In view of the limitation upor the power of this governmen with respect to freedom of speed which is universally known nolh ing can be profitably added t what already has been said La Guardia said in New Yor alter learning of Hulls apology Again 1 am pleased that Hitle was so quick to recognize himsel The translation by the Germa government of the terms satisfak tiorifahig man without honor i absolutely correct VISITORS SPEND DAY OBSERVING LOCAL SCHOOLS iVelcome Signs Raised in Streets More Than 1000 Expected Teachers from 15 North Iowa ounties were gathering in Mason ity Thursday for the convention f the north central division of the owa State Teachers association opens at 8 oclock in the veiling at the high school auditor um and continues through Salur ay Registration of the visiting cachers got under way at the high chool building at oclock in ie afternoon at which time it was stimated that several hundred had rrivcd Most of the teachers spent lie first day of the convention isiting classrooms and observing lie work in Mason City schools Welcome Signs Out Welcome signs were raised in he streets as an expression of the itys cordiality to the visitors who ire expected to number more than 000 at the Friday sessions Among the first to arrive was larold J Williams Spencer pres dent and other officers of the as ociation Mr Williams will lake he gavel for the opening session Thursday night at which time iishop G Bromley Oxnam Oma la former president of DePauw university will give an address on Culture and the Preservation of Democracy Hie rhtrrsdayi 11 be opened with a 25 minute concert by Miss Ilza Niemack formerly of Charles City and now instructor in the violin at Iowa State college at Ames The Hev Clarence E Flynn pastor of the First Methodist church will give he invocation Educators oil Program A number of prominent educa tors are on the program for the Friday morning session which also will be held at the high schoo auditorium starting at 9 oclock This session will open with a hal nour concert by vocalists from the Mason City grade schools Ad dresses will be given by Dr Join W Fowlkes of the University o Wisconsin William McKinley Rob inson of Western State Teachers college Kalamazoo Mich and W Earl Hall managing editor of th GlobeGazette and president of th Iowa State safety council Friday afternoon the teachers attend 22 group sessions The elec tion of officers for the coming year takes place Saturday Jowan Stabs Himself PALO Shirley Me Corkle 40 World war veteran stabbed himself fatally with butcher knife in the Warren Me Clintock home here shortly afte his return from Keyesville Va where he visited his mother The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair slfjrlit lv warmer in extreme western portion Thursday night Friday increasingcloudiness followed ly showers in northwest por tion rising temperatures MINNESOTA Generally fair in and south becoming un settled in northwest portion Thuisday night Friday snow north and rain in south portion risinc temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figure for 24 hour period ending at oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 40 Above Minimum in Niffjit 25 Above At 8 A HI Thursday 29 Above Precipitation ID of an Inch Snowfall Trace Paris Tied Up for Half Day by General Strike Small Clashes Occur During Labor Protest E EXPLODED UNDER HOSPITAL Heavy Artillery Takes Pat in Vicious Fighting at Madrid MADRID govern ment lioops exploded a new min unde1the insurgent held clinica hospital in the university city sub urb Thursday precipitating vi cious fighting and bombardment Heavy artillery from both side took part in the engagement Bi shells whined into Madrid wound ing several persons Usually veli able sources said the governmen succeeded in strengthening its po sitions in the hospital sector Artillery also boomed on th Guadalajara salient northeast o Madrid after the government ha announced it had driven R de fense shaft south and east of Bri hucga effectively stopping the in surgenl advance The first crashes of lie bi gun attack on the center of th besieged capital brought refugee in ihc United States embass tumbling from their beds at a early hour They thought it wa an air raid The roar of the bombardmen drowned out the racket of battl in University City and Usera Government forces on th Guadalajara front started thei advance at dawn pressing towar Hita Brihuega and Cifuentes Lindberghs Land at New Delhi Indi NEW DELHI India and Mrs Charles A Lindberg landed here Thursday afternoo on their aerial tour ot India of 5 Killings PARIS general strike of 000000 workers in protest against Taseist assassins they accused of illing five leftists in a bloody reet riot brought Paris to a tandstill Thursday For half the day marked by nu icrous small clashes in the citys reels but no serious disorders workers demonstrated their ower to enforce demands for de truction of fascism in France All factories and most shops estaurants and offices were closed ntil noon by the general strike ailed by the General Confedera on of Workers in protest over the massacre of Clichy Tuesday ight and early Wednesday when rmed police charged communist treet barricades in the workers uburb outside a rightist mass iceting Strike Halts Traffic In the capital itself about 1 00000 workers joined the strike vhich until the deadline at 11 m stopped traffic Another million walked out in utlying municipalities w here many important factories are sit uated and where most of the local dministrations are strongly com munist So complete was the paralysis hat the morning session of the chamber of deputies where a bit er attack was expected on the government over the Clichy riots vas postponed At the bourse a crowd behind Lhe uon grill sang the Fiench an nviTbe Marseillaise and gave the ughtist salute while a crowd of communists outside com peted with the communis clenched fist salute and the In ernational Break Up Fights A squad of police broke up the demonstration when fist fights developed The battle appeared to be get ing out of hand until the reap pearance of traffic in the street iignallcd the end ot the protest One group of 100 strikers was dispersed when it took up a threatening attitude before a bus iness house that had not closed The police were cheered by a quickly gathering crowd of ap parently welltodo persons Declared Complete Many workers did not know they were on strike until they left their homes for work and saw the front page of the communist paper LHumanite posted at principal points carrying the strike declara tion Union officials declared the strike was complete As the morning wore on there was some agitation along the boulevards and other central places including north station These disturbances were dispersed quickly by police Second County in Georgia Votes on F R Court Plan CAMILLA Ga county voted Thursday on Presi dent Roosevelts federal court re organization plan the second county in the nation to so express itself within two days Nearby Randolph county Wed nesday voted 1092 to 174 in favor of the presidents proposal and Friday Seminole county will vote All three counties are in rural southwestern Georgia Randolph county supported President Roosevelt with 1200 votes to 74 for Gov Alf Landon in the November election An ex pression by J S Lunsford of Cuth bert the county scat was typical of many voting We havent a bone to pick with the supreme court Were lust vot ing Tor the president he said Court Backs National i Labor Relations Act NEW ORLEANS Unit ed States fifth circuit court of ap peals Thursday upheld the con stitutionality of the national laboi relations act Bandit With Green Necktie DES MOINES D War ner of Redwood Falls Minn tolc police two St Patricks day ban dits one wearing a bright grcci tic robbed him of S40 a few min utes after he stepped from a bu here tit LOOK INSIDE FOR TEKOME DIZZY DEAN Not Having Dizzy Might Ruin Hopes of Pennant PAGE 15 Homestead Tax Relief Bill Goes to Governor PAGE 2 Dean of Law School Supports Court Plan PAGK 20 Safety Council Flag to Fly at Marshalltown PAGE 14 State Prep Cage Meet Under Way at Capita PAGE 15 ILZA NIEMACK TO GO ON KGLO Prominent Concert Violinist to Give Concert at 5 45 Oclock KGLO radio fans will be privi leged to hear Miss Ilza Niemack on her violin at oclock Thursday evening Miss Niemack well known to Mason City and North Iowa audi ences is a native ot Charles City and at present is instructor in the violin at Iowa State college at A Miss Niemack is one of Ameri cas ranking concert violinists With her mother who is her ac companist she is in Mason City for an appearance Thursday night before the North Central division of tho Iowa State Teachers asso ciation Bishop G B Oxnam also on the program of the teachers con vention will be KGLOs North Iowa Forum speaker from to oclock Thursday night Observes Birthday St Patricks Day Daughter in Britt OTTAWA 111 Mary Landers is in her lOOlli year and declared Thursday she was the oldest person in the United Slates of strictly Irish descent who could celebrate her birthday and St Patricks day at the same time She was 99 years old Wednesday She was born in County Lime rick Ireland She has two sons and five daughters including Mrs J L ONeill of Britt Iowa BISHOP TO SPEAK Bishop G B of Omaha in the city for the North Central Iowa teachers convention will spcalr over KGLO at Thursday eve ning on the North Iowa for um Bishop Oxnam will be in troduced by the Rev C E Flynn of the First Methodist church SALES TAX ACT SENT TO HOUSE BYIOWASENATE Bill Passed 40 to 3 After Exemption Amendment Is Voted Down DES MOINES Iowa senate passed 40 to 3 Thursday and sent to the house a bill to make permanent the states 2 pel cent sales tax which would expire April 1 Ibis year it not reenacted The vote favoring the sales tax the major source of revenue for homestead tax relief adopted by the legislature Wednesday came after the senate turned doxvn an amendment by L H Doran R of Boone to exempt food and small purchases of clothing from the sales levy Sponsors of the homestead bill opposed the exemption because they said it would reduce sharply the homestead tax relief fund The sales lax was first enacted in and has been the subject of political controversy since that time Vote Against Senators who voted against re enactment of the law were A Claire Devvey R of Washington John W Billingsley New I ton and H D Miller D of Mor ley Howard Baldwin D of Cas cade and Leo Elthon R of Fer tile refused to vote Dorn had asked the chamber to write in a provision exempting all food clothing purchases ofv less than and shoe purchases 06 5200 People must eat Doran de clared And poor people must buy in small quantities Why make them pay approximately 7 per cent on evpry dollar they spend The salei tax on food is the most drastic on the statute books of Iowa They say that cutting off the tax on food would mean a reduc tion of about two and a half mil lion dollars a year in sales tax revenue I for one am willing to lose it Separate Bill Needert While the sales tax bill was up for discussion in the senate Sen ator Albert Shaw R of Foca hontas explained that although the homestead tax bill reenacts the salts tax by inference spon sors felt a separate bill should be passed Shaw said a use tax bill to follow the sales tax in senate consideration would eliminate much of the complaint by mer chants of borderline towns thai the sales lax was driving busi ness to other states The house had scheduled a use tax bill for consideration Thurs day but deferred the proposal to await senate action A special senate committee on tax revision rewrote the sales tax bill to make it comply with tech nical differences resulting from passage of Ihe homestead meas ure but main features of the present sales tax law were kept intact Auto Tax Changes Shaw explained that if both the sales tax and use tax proposal become law the method of col lecting the tax on automobiles will be changed Instead of col lection of the 2 per cent levy by car dealers he said automobile buyers will be required to pay the amount to county when they take out registration plates on new cars During debate on proposed sales tax amendments the senate defeated one which would have postponed payment by merchants of sales taxes on charge account purchases until the accounts were settled Besides proposals for sales lax reenactment a bill to repeal the states old age pension tax was at the top of the senate calendar Authors of the bill ex plained the head tax may be un necessary because the homestead bill provides an annual allocation for old age pension payments Up For Consideration The use tax bill up for consid eration in the house would levy a tax of 2 per cent of the purchase price of any article used in Iowa If bought in the state such arti cles would be subject to the reg ular sales tax but exempt from the use tax The tax would be an excise imposed for the privilege of us ing in Iowa any tangible article of personal property The lax would become effective after April 1 1937 but would be operative with these restrictions It would not apply to nonresi dents H would not apply to articles purchased at wholesale It would not apply to articles f   

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