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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XUll EWE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 29 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 148 STATE MINIMUM WACE LAW UPHELD Calls Greens Attack on Sit Downs Cowardly LEWIS ANSWERS ACCUSATION OF A I OF 1 HEAD Both Sides Reported More Yielding in Chrysler Strike Parley NEW YORK L Lew is Monday called William Greens condemnation of sit down strikes characteristically cowardly and contemptible i The chairman of tile committee for industrial organization return ing from conferences with Walter P Chrysler in Detroit said this his answer to Greens state ment Sunday that sit down strikes are illegal and to be avoided by loyal American federation of la bor members Green statementis char acteristically cowardly and con temptible Lewis told newspaper men as he returned to the confer ences here on the soft coal wage negotiations He again sells his own bread dawn the river and receives the thanks of the National Association of Manufacturers bends the pregnant hinges the knee that thrift may fol low faunirig he said He refused to identify the quo tationfor newspapermen and in sistedthat he had nothing more to say on labor questions of the day He brushed reporters aside who sought to ask him about the prog ress of his negotiations with Chrysler jjEpr settlement of the workers in BOTH SIDE s HEpbitTEi sentatives of both the Chrysler corporation and the United Auto mobile Workers were reported Monday to be yielding in their ex treme positions on the union rec ognition issue as the G day old strike peace conference moved forward without John L Lewis i leader of the labor group The tenth session was convened at 10 a m Central Standard Time The unions resolute demand for recognition as the sole bargaining agency and the corporations equally firm no precipitated the strike March 8 that resulted in loss work for upwards of 80 wage earners Conferees and Gov Frank Mur phy who has fostered the present parley have said it was the only point considered since negotiations began March 3 Question of Degree The governor said at thecon clusion of the two hour Easter day session that the difference was largely a question of degree o bargaining He tKat both sides disclosed also had submitlec proposals although none had been found mutually satisfac said indications would relax its tory Some sources were the union To Carry AntiEvolution Fight Throughout Indiana Baptist Pastor Not to Quit Until Ban on Teaching Is Made Law INDIANAPOLIS a Dromise to Cain at Brazil nd Thursday night the Rev Verdi Allen Beech Grove Baptist minister Monday prepared to car ry his antievolution fight throughout the state The pastor declared in a ser mon at his church he would not stop his campaign until a law prohibiting the teaching of evolu ion is on the Indiana statute aooks His attacks are directed at Hendrik Willem Van Loons The History of Mankind on the ap proved list for study by Indiana school children I would to God that Mr Van Loon would go back to the zoo and stay there the Rev Mr Allen said If those highbrows want to believe in evolution so far as Iam concerned they can go live in the zoo with their cousins THE REV VERDI ALLEN Van Loon Sunday night said he Jen He had been challenged to was a tired old too debate the issue before any audi tired to debate evolution with AlI cnce by the Indiana preacher rigid demand for sole recognition in a bargain for some degree of control beyond its own member ship which might assure it a hand inany negotiations the corpora tion undertook with other em ploye groups Similarly it was said the cor poration appeared likely to yield somewhat if a plan could be found that would leave employes free to choose their representatives whether union or nonunion To Reach Settlement The governor has reiterated that a settlement will be reached in this conference Frequent de ferment of the adjustment date to permit Lewis to go to New York for negotiations on a new soft coal working contract until finally it was decided to excuse Lewis and not adjourn the conference gave support to Murphys statement Murphy said a settlement could he reached during Lewis absence He said in fact one can be reached any time But observers doubted that it would be done without the union generalissimos presence or at least considerable long distance participation by him The governor said Lewis would return Wednesday or Thursday if no settlement had been attained Chrysler in Lansing Walter P Chrysler chairman of the automotive concern remained in Lansing With him were other high officials Lewiswas needed in New York for the coal contract negotiations because he is president of the United Mine Workers of America dominant union in the bituminous field The present contract expires at midnight March 31 Murphy has expressed a belief settlement of the Chrysler stale mate would hasten peace in two lesser automotive strikes the Heo dispute keeping 2200 idle here and the Hudson sit down keeping some 10000 from work in Detroit Rco Parley Adjourns The Heo strike almost got out in front when reports were made that a settlement was at hand Sunday morning However some differ ences defied immediate solution and the negotiations sponsored by Mayor Max A Templeton of Lan sing were adjourned toTuesday The Hudspn strike which begaii March 8ih as b v Before 1 eft Detroit f or New York he said he had arranged with U A W leaders to advise him by telephone of all develop ments GREEN DECLARES SIT DOWNS ARE ILLEGAL WASHINGTON dent William Green of the Ameri can Federation of Labor Sunday night condemned the sit down strike as illegal warned sharp ly that it would bring permanent injury to trade unionism and called upon workers to disavow it as an economic weapon In a statement making public for the first time the federations position on sit down strikes Green said bluntly that they would not be supported by public opinion and ultimately would force enact ment of legislation providing for compulsory arbitration incorpora tion of labor unions and other repressive laws Warns Labor I therefore publicly warn labor against this illegal procedure he said Both personally and official ly I disavow the sit down strike as a part of the economic and organ ization policy of the American Federation of Labor Greens statement coincided with publication of an analysis by the legal department of the Na tional Association of Manufactur ers holding the sit down strike to be illegal The analysis was made the association said after Secretary of Labor Frances Ptr kins publicly had stated that the sit down strike has not yet been proved to be illegal Giles Reasons Citing several reasons why the sit down is illegal the associa tion outlined four possibilities for recourse by employers 1 Self help by ejectment using no more force than is necessary 2 Criminal actions for trespass conspiracyextortion forcible dis seizin and malicious injury to property 3 Civil action for damages 4 Injunctions to restrain illegal conduct Copies of the analysis were sent to all members of the association FIND 2 BLOODY HANDKERCHIEFS Police Arrest Suspect m New Yorks Triple Murder Case NEW YORK O Capt Ed ward Mullens of the homicide squad iriyestigating slay mqtherv roomer daynight announced Monday twc bloodstained handkerchiefs had been found in the rooms of a man identified as George Gueret 46 being held for questioning Mullens said the handkerchief were sent to Dr Alexander Gett ler city toxicologist for examina tion Gueret a short muscular dark mustached man was taken into custody by Inspectors Thomas Tunney and Rudolph McLaughlin as he was painting a shoe repah shop at 223 East Fiftythird street His detention came only 20 hours after the bodies of the three vic tims were descovercd in then apartment at 3 p m Sunday Gueret was identified by As sistant District Attorney Francis and Joe Marro He is a handyman chauffeur also known as De Rosa Officers described as mere routine the detention of the man but Tunney McLaughlin and other officers began tracing his movements Saturday night during the time pretty Veronica Gedeon 20 her mother Mrs Ge deon 54 and Frank Byrnes were waylaid and slain School District to Hold Vote on Bonds HUMBOLDT of the Maple Grove school district will vote April 24 on a bond issue for construction of three new rural schools Weaver township on April 9 will vote on a proposed 523000 bond issue for construction of seven schools Hardy will vote April 24 on an bond issue for construction of a school MISS DUPONT AND PRESIDENTS SON TO WED JUNE 30 WILMINGTON Del Ethel duPont and Franklin D Roosevelt Jr will be married Wednesday June 30 Announcement the date was made Monday by Mr and Mrs Eugene duPont parents of Miss duPont The marriage will take place in the afternoon at Christ Protestant Episcopal church A reception will fae held at the duPont home Eldora Prisoner Escapes ELDORA report ed Grant Lee Xoodman 16 of Siblcy escaped from the state in dustrial school here The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair in east portion and mostly cloudy in west lifrht snow in extreme west portion Monday Tuesday general ly fair and continued cool MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday ex cept cloudy and unsettled in west portion Monday night not much change in temperature v IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hoMr period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 35 Above Minimum in Niglit 23 Above Al 8 A ItfMonday 27 Above Figures for 24 period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 32 Above Minimum in Night 21 Above At 8 A M Sunday 25 Above There have been warmer Eas ters than the one this year but never a sunnier one Most of the snow blanket from the blizzard of last week was eliminated by Eas ters bright sun even though the mercury didnt rise much above the freezing mark Monday dawned clear and chilly HOUSE RESUMES MOTOR VEHICLE MEASURESTUDY Defers Definite Action on Bill for Buying Inter state Bridges DES MOINES Deferring definite action on the controversi al bill for purchase or construction l interstate bridges the Iowa louse late Monday resumed con sideration of the remodeled motor vehicle regulation actover which it was at odds most of last week The motor proposal already stripped of provisions for increas ing the 53 man highway patrol was given precedence as an un finished special order of business Immediate consideration evolved around a motion to kill and 11 members were ready to take the floor against and in support of this motion The house defeated the motion to kill the motor vehicle bill vot ing 24 to 81 to go ahead with the The bridge bill during the morning took a troublesome ride in the house where it survived one motion to table Has Profound Interest Drawing the profound interest of members and corridors lined with proponents and opponents alike because of its relation to the farmtomarket road bill which Gov Nelson G Kraschel vetoed the measure made slow headway but drew a continued Verbal bom bardment V TwbbridgabiJls lare b fnj terstate bridges proval on a substitute plan pro viding for the issuance of refund ing bonds for bridge construction purchase and maintenance This measure was hurried into the hopper when the house ran headlong into a controversy with the governor over diverting pri mary road funds to secondary roads under the scuttled farmto market road plan The origina bill also provided for bridge con struction or purchase by the di version of primary road funds to which the governor objected Opposition to the revised bridge plan developed in early stages o house consideration of the bil Monday as Representative Jens Thompson R of Rolfc referring to the problem as highly contro versial moved to table it and al subject matter He drew the fire of Representa tive Thomas Stimpson of Anamosa then presiding who labeled Thompsons motion as dangerous and said he was phompted to speak only to ad vise the house of whatit had been asked to do Vote Further Consideration From other quarters Thomp sons motion drew charges tha bridge companies are behind this and the house eventually voted 32 to 62 to give the bill further consideration From that point on the proposal was the target for bitter cross fire Opponents charging the plan would eventually make the bridge bond issues an obligation of the state if the bridges failed to pay out1 subjected Representative C L Rice D of Delta to continued questioning and charges that the substitute bill had been drawn without consultation with chief engineer Fred White of the high way commission who approved the original bill Bond Company Promotion Representative J P Gallagher D of Williamsburg attacking the merits the plan charged further it is a bond company pro motion Representative Roy Sours R of Charles City just as emphatic in his defense of the plan accused Gallagher of not properly inter preting the bonding provisions of the act and then leveled his blast at Representative Ed Brown R of Dos Moines Youve gotten what you want in DCS Moines all right and if one of these bridges could be placed at the end of a highway leading into DCS Moines you would be for it he declared As the halfway point was reached Monday the house had amended the substitute bond bill only to reduce the interest rate on the bonds from 6 to 5 per cent and then centered its attention on the bond redemption period Before debate on the bridge bill a special order of business the house passed four noncontrover sial insurance bills The house met at 10 a m The senate did not meet until after noon LOOK INSIDE FOR JOSEF STALIN Warns Russia Against Dizziness From Success PAGE 2 Safety Council Opposes Bill Proposed in House PAGE 16 Mason City Kegler in Bowling Classic Lead 9 Iowa During Past Week PAGE 8 VOTING IN CITY ELECTION LIGHT Increase m Trek Towarc Polls Noted During Afternoon Voting was comparatively lighi in Mason Citys municipal electioi Monday but an increase in the trek towards the polls was ap parent in the afternoon By oclock a total of 048 votes had been cast in the eigh precincts distributedas follows First precinct first ward schoo administration building 147 sec ond precinct first ward Masbh City Lumber company 76 firs precinct second ward courthouse 385 second precinct second ward McKinley school 100 first pre cinct third ward Lapiner garage 125 Delaware avenue southeast 152 second precinct third ward Roosevelt school 36 first pre cinct fourth ward Knights of Co lumbus building 95 and second precinct fourth ward Farm Equipment and Supply 722 Soulh Federal avenue 107 The polls which opened at 7 oclock inthe morning will close at 8 oclock Monday evening Five candidates are in the race to fill two council positions start ing April 1938 The candidates are Stanley T Cornfort Leo Da vey Carl Grupp Dr L N Stott and A W Stubbs Flyer Killed Another Saved by Parachute NAGOYA Japan pi lot was killed Monday and an other saved himself by a para chute jump when two army planes collided above the Yamada avia tion school Says Hughes Letter Does Not Tell All VIcKeliar in Administration Reply to Chief Justice on Court Bill WASHINGTON McKellar pTenn in the first administration reply to Chief Jus ice Hughes letter on the supreme court told the senate Monday the lughes document did not meet President Roosevelts challenge McKellar said the chief justices etter in which he asserted an in crease in the size of the court vpuld impair its efficiency was filled with excuses for the tri ninals dismissal of 87 per cent of the petitions for of certiorari Mr Roosevelt in recommendin his court reorganization bill to congress McKellar said made the ssue perfectly the court does not and apparently can not give about 87 per cent of the certiorari cases the attention that such cases are entitled to receive Severe in Criticism The Tennessee senator severely criticized the chief justice for not oiling the people of the country low the supreme court handles hese applications for writs ot cer liorari He said it was unAmerican for the court to keep secret its method for disposing of these ap peals These certiorari cases should be considered like other cases McKellar said Slav chambei porcccdings have been done away with in every enlightened country Secrecy of method in presenting facts is unAmerican and anti quated and should vbe dpne away sena tor to write another letter ex plaining how the court examines the certiorari applications 731 Applications Dismissed Asserting that the court in 1935 dismissed 731 applications foi writs of certiorari McKellar sale Hughes had failed to disclose how the records of these 731 dis missed cases are examined 01 passed upon or decided In his letter thesenator add ed he gives no information what soever concerning the method o disposition of these cases The pro cess is still as much of a mystery as it has always been The presi dent does not know the methoc The congress does not know th method The lawyers do not knov the method and the court onl knows the method and does no disclose it Certiorari applications are ap nlications for reviews of litigatio by the Child Labor Aet McKellars speech was mad shortly after Senator Vandenber RMich had introduced a ne child labor amendment designed t eliminate objections raised againh the proposal now awaiting ratifi cation by the states Vandcnbergs proposal woul apply to children fi years of ag and provide that congress mig legislate against child labor onl when it was labor for hire The present child labor amenc ment which has been before th states since 1924 applies to chi dren up to 18 and has been al tacked as giving the govcrnmen too much power to control the ac tivities of children Power Over Industry Senator Bankhead DAla in traduced a constitutional amend ment to broaden the federal gov ernments power over industr and agriculture State convention elected in November would b asked to ratify it The amendment would give con gross power to regulate the pro duction manufacture transporta tion and distribution of agricultur al and industrial commoditie which affect directly or indirectly commerce among the states will foreign countries Regulation of hours and wage in the production of other com modifies would be left to th slates The Alabama senator has declared his position on the Roose velt court bill No Its not town hall tonight the Want Ads on parade Whether its a trailer or busi ness you wish to sell Spring time is Want Ad time Your acl will create a stir amiring the cash register JUST CALL FOR THE AD TAKER AT 3800 HIGH COURT FINDS TWO MAJOR NEW DEAL ACTS VALID Sustains Constitutionality of Railway Labor and FrazierLemke Farm Mortgage Moratorium Acts Wagner Decision Still Awaited WASHINGTON supreme court upheld two major acts if the Roosevelt administration Monday and affirmed the principle jf state regulation of minimum wages for women Reversing its previous stiind on the question of slate control of minimum wages the high tribunal upheld the constitutionality of lie Washington law establishing minimum wages for women It also upheld the validity of the railway labor and the Frazier emke farm mortgage acts The major decision of the 5 to 4 opinion on the Washington law vas delivered by Chief Justice Hughes who referred to a 11 year lid decision which held unconstitutional a District of Columbia mill mum wage act for women Previous Case Overruled This act Arlkins vs Childrens hospital had formed the basis or recent minimum wage rulings of the supreme court which had consistently decided against federal as well as state efforts to guar antee minimum wages Our conclusion said the chief justice Monday is that the case of Adkins vs Childrens hospital should be and it is overruled The udgment of the supreme court of the stale of Washington is af irmcd Its decision holding unconstitu rafnrI ft I IHlimI ional the New York minimum REBELS LAUNCH DRIVE IN SOUTH Dperations Around Madrid 250000 Trees to Be Planted by CCC STEAMBOAT ROCK ficials announced Eldora CC camp workers soon will begi planting 250000 trees on 100 acre of 25 Hardin county farms Rock Valley Mayor ROCK VALLEY Roc Valley city council elected Fran E McGill mayor to fill the un expired term of the late E C Suter Shifted to Northwest by Government iJ H JNaUJiGENTSON THE CORDOBA FRONT vering i behind a screen of crack Moorish cavalrymen two wings of he southern insurgent army aunched a simultaneous attack Monday to smash the government carrierto the rich mining country of Ciudad Real The perfectly synchronized drive eastward against Pozoblanco and northward up the valley of the Porcuna river shattered an Easter Sunday calm Meanwhile Madrid reports said the government suddenly shifted its center of operations to north west of the capital Monday and carving out a 36 square mile arrow head salient menaced the insur gent divisional hcadquarters at Avila Drop 8 Shells Insurgent batteries outside the capital dropped eight shells in central Madrid during a morning bombardment causing a numbei vage law for women had caused resident Roosevelt to say that a no mans land had been estab ished in which neither the state nor the federal government could iunction Roberts Changes Sides Justice Roberts who voted against the New York statute Monday supported similar legisla tion enacted by Washington state In two other decisions the tri bunal unanimously upbeldtheneiv laws which BOMBERS IN ERROR WITH GOVERNMENT ARMIES AT ANDUJAR Spain flyers mistak ing the insurgent concentration point of Villa Del Rio for a government held center dropped 15 bombs on their own town Monday causing many casualties and much property damage guarantees laws collective bargaining of casualties and breaking a gas main in the Gran Via Madrids principal business thoroughfare Forty thousand Italians many of whom were slain by their own comrades in a disordered retreat took part in the unsuccessful in surgent campaign on the Guada lajara front Captured by advancing govern ment troops the Italian officer told the Associated Press that all insurgent troops in the Brihuega sector northeast of Madrid were Italians Move Around Quickly The men were moved around so quickly and positions changed so often there was so much con fusion Italians killed hundreds of their own men but I could not attempt to set the exact number said Luciano who asserted he was an officer in the regular Italian army He said four Italian divisions totalling 10000 men each partici pated in the Guadalajara cam paign Inventors Meet With 8 Year Old Iowa Boy Exhibiting 2 Devices CHICAGO gets complex gad ing in range and arrayed Mondayby proud ama tours of the National Inventor1 congress Eight year old David Suddeth of Fairfield Iowa showed a de vice that peels and mashes pota toes in one operation nnd a win dow washer that cleans panes at the same time both tor railway workers arid the Fra jierLemke act which authorizes a threeyear moratorium on farm mortgage foreclosures Only two years ago the court had unanimously declared uncon ititutional a FrazierLemke act granting a five year moratorium The amended legislation was in tended to meet court objections that the original law took property without due process ot law At p m CST the court which had been delivering opin ions since noon recessed until later in the day when it was an nounced it would continue deliv ering decisions This action was regarded by officials as rarely used but nto unusual step in court procedure Colorful Crowd Attends The courtroom was filled with a colorful crowd visitors who came to the capital for the Easter weekend and remained to visit the marble temple of justice on capitol hill Many were drawn by the wide spread belief that the court would take some action on the Wagner national labor relations act the most important pending legisla tion before the tribunal When the recess cune no announcement had been made concerning this case With Hughes in upholding the Washington act were Justices Stone Brandeis Cardozo and Rob erts Dissenting were Justices But ler Van DeVanter Sutherland and McReynolds Bargaining Is Required First of the major opinions to come down was that concerning the railway labor act Justice Stone read the unanimous opinion which held the government acted constitutionally in requiring that railroads engage in collective bar gaining with their employes in at tempting to settle disputes The case originated with the Virginia Railway company which had brought suit against a group ot its employes who belonged to an American Federation of labor un ion Affirming a decision of the fourth circuit court ot appeals the high tribunal directed the railroad to engage in collective bargaining Justice Brandeis delivered the courts unanimous decision de claring constitutional the revised FrazierLemke act which author ized a throeyear moratorium on farm mortgage foreclosures The opinion said the legislation made no unreasonable modification of the mortgagees rights and hence are valid Invalidated 2 Years Ago Two years ago the first Frazier Lemke act was invalidated by the court on the ground that it took property without due process ot law The decision was reached in a case brought by Robert Page Wright Virginia farmer against the Vinton branch of the Moun tain Trust bank of Roanoke Va The first decision of the court Monday held valid a Washington state tax of 2 per cent on articles brought into the state for use in   

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