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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS H6 M E EDITION VOL XLIH ASSOCIATED LEASED WIRES MASON CITYrlOWAVTHUESPAY APRILS 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SUCTION ONE NO 156 Does U S Have Duty European Nations Want Help With Troubles By CHARLES P STEWART A s H i N GTON C P A W e should remem ber that essen tially we are a parasite coun try We began that any how as a par asite on Europe in general and on England in particular It ill becomes a parasite to adopt a saucy tone toward the host at whose rapense it has thriven until it seems no longer to recognize the parasit ical nature of its origin I quote substantially not sten ographically Sir Wilmott Lewis Washington correspondent of the London Times who certainly re flects British and miscellaneous old world sentiment concerning Americas obligations to the peo ples we sprang from As everyone knows Europe is in a very threatening jam today not to mention Welcome Interference It repeatedly has been suggested that it would be a bright idea for Washington to take some sort of a pacifistic hand in the situation It has struck me however tfcat this kind of thing would be admirably adapted to involving the United States in the ultimate muss if thats what proves to be unavoid able My personal theory based on observation of policies which led us into the last war has been that the less Uncle Sam has to say as to what doesnt concsm him rela tive to the current disputation the better for Uncle SamueL I am quite aware that the Brit ish and some others want us in on the wrangle reckoning that thus on their side if worst comes to worst Resident of U S My thought however was that Sir resident flf the United States though a Briton would be likely to take 3 non So I asked him Didnt he feel that we would be doinga mighty foolish thing to stick a paw in to the international buzzsaw He not only disagreed with me He explained to me how em phatically it is Uncle Sams duty let alone his business to monkey with the Europe he said created us It furnished us with our popula tion Provided Early Funds It also provided the funds with which to develop our national re sources Dont we owe anything in re turn What he says is true in its way Hence Europe rates us as para sitical demanding a present day return on itsman power and cap ital of past generations It seems ridiculous here but they take it seriously On account of the last war they know they us money on paper Ignore War Debts Nevertheless they reason that they poured human beings and cash into the United States or the preUnited States and dont con sider that they are indebted here for mere borrowings of the World war period They think that the United States ought to be thankful for all and more too than thev have done for us This is inclusive of war debts We think that Europe ousht to be mortified at having repudiated its honest obligations The repudiators think that we are oarasites anyway They wonder that we have the nerve to insist on them Abandon Search for Bodies of 3 Airmen Who FelUn Pacific SAN DIEGO CaL Naval officers Thursday abandoned their search for the bodies of three men hurtled into the Pacific after two navy planes crashed in midair Tuesday 40 miles at sea off San Diego Officers pointed out that the two ships plunged into water fa thorns deep and apparently carried the three flyers to the bottom Thosebelieved drowned include Harry M Bradley chief machin ists mate formerly of Osceola Iowa State Maps Being Distributed DES MOINES Distribution of state maps was begun by the Iowa state conservation com mission the Iowa highway commission They will be furnished on request by ei ther group STRIKE AGAIN Spanish Insurgents Threaten Basque Capital REPORTTROOPS ONLY 18 MILES OUT OF BILBAO Government Militiamen Try to Bottle Up Rebels in South BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fighting behind a wall of fire Spanish insurgent troops pressed their attack to within 18 miles of the basque capital of Bilbao in northern Spato Thursday Far to the south on the Cor doba front government militia men hammered at insurgent en trenchments in Villaharta trying to bottle up troops of General Francisco Franco International tension over re peated attacks by insurgent ships on British war and merchant ves sels apparently eased somewhat as insurgent authorities admitted they probably had made an un fortunate Britain Is Mollified The admission came from in surgent officials at the Balearic island of Mallorca The British destroyer the cruis er Shropshire backed up Britains demand there for a quick and sat isfactory explanation of two serial attacks Tuesday on the destroyer Gallant Accusations by the controlled Italian press of violation of the nonintervention agreement by France and soviet Russia by dis patch of arms and men to Spain excited little interest m Pans French officials termed a charge that French army officers were helping Spanish govern ment troops as a euver to offset the Force Basque Retreat Insurgent troops opened to Bilbao by driving thelast gov ernment defenders from Barazar Pass near Durango They forced basque troops to withdrawto the second range of hills on one of the two principal highways be tween Vitoria and Bilbao The insurgents set afire pine forests to drive back the defenders Insurgent airmen fought off at tacks by government planes and dropped pamphlets over the basque country containing a last warning to surrender KRASClLfOR TEACHERS BILL Governor Says House Ought to Pass Act With Cut in Appropriation DES MOINES Gov Nel son G Kraschel Thursday said he hoped the house of representatives would pass a teachers pension The house late Wednesday vot ed down a bill appropriating a year for teachers re tirement annuities but Represen tative George Hathaway R of Independence moved Thursday morning to recensider the vote I hope they do reconsider and I hope they pass a the gov ernor declared Can Reduce Amount I dont think it necessary to ap propriatff any million dollars for it We can set up a fine beginning for this system on a considerably reduced appropriation and I hope they do the governor de clared Kraschel expressed approval of an amendment by Representative E A Moore D of Harlan set ting the appropriation at for the biennium instead of 000 a year Modest Beginning All of thesemovements re quire a modest beginning They cans just jurjp right out in full fledged The governor said a survey has been made and I have it very definitely that the Moore amend ment would provide sufficient funds Kraschel is opposed to settingup a reserve fund If the state is gomg to support it let it be sup ported b yannual After ihe syste mis in vogue any legislature will be reluctant about tearing it he declared International Kiwanis Secretary It was the international of Kiwanis Imnself who waxed enthusiastic in looking over the boys show sponsored here by the Kiwanis club and Y M C A The above group is aminlnra SlLeous T exhibit at the show FroM left to right are CS Gordon one of several Kiwanis judges of the show Evron Kargres boys work director at the Y m charge of the show who is pictured pointing out articles in the exhibit to Fred Parker international secretary of the Kiwanis a Mason City visitor Thursday and W M Huffman Bother of the judges The show opens for public inspection Friday continuing through Saturday Lock Photo Kaycnay Engraving Resent Senate Employes Representative House Asks His Discharge r 7 Weather 8 Eggs Too Many HIGHLAND K Tinch said Thursday that his tur key hen had a nervous breakdown and died after leaving eight eggs in one day Never before poultry experts said has a turkey hen laid so many eggs in so short a period Declares Man Rates Medal Towa house decided Thursday that a ate butone sena tor declared he should be given a medal The house unanimously passed a resolution asking the discharge of Joe Chocholka of Cedar Rapids assistant sergeant at arms of the senate The resolution said Cho cholka struck Representative Thomas I Kephart D of Peter son following a meeting of the claims committee Wednesday night When the proposal was read to the senate Senator E I Mason D of Bropklyn rushed to the desk and asked Lieut Gov John K Valentine how soon it would come up for action in the cham ber No Senate Action Since it is merely a house reso Valentine is no way the senate can take it up for It was ex plained that only by introduction of a senate the matter be considered in the upper chamber Well said Mason if itcomes up hereIwant to give Joe a medal for doing his Mason did not disclose the rea son for his statement Glasses Are Broken Representative Ed R Brown R of who placed the res olution before the house said Kep hart emerged second best from a fistic encounter with Chocholka but escapedwith nothing more serious thahbroken spectacles al though he was struck in the face Takingthe floor in the house durihgrthe Kep hart said he opposed introduction of Browns resolution and had en tered in the house journal a rec ord to the effect it wasintroduced over my It added1 further that Kephart had not dragged the dignity of the house in the dust in defending himself Kephart Recounts Affair Recounting the said Choeholka had been obnoxi ous to other members of the claims committee and that he assailed him Kephart after the legislator had questioflsd a high way commission inspector identi fied as L L Clement as to the mans lobbying activities When 1 told Clements I thought I should report this to Representative Alesch appro priations committee chairman Chocliolka steppedbetween us saying All you want to do is start an Kephart related saidthe senate employe then hit me on the then he stumbled and fell into the cor ner He came back however and aimeda roundhousa swing at my anatomy to connect And the final curtain on the last Joint meeting of the claims Admits Hating Kephart admitted there had been words ia previous meet ings but said the lack TOWA Generally day Anight AndTridayr MEWESOTArFaii Thursday night and Friday rising iempetJ ature Friday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 51 Above Minimum in Night Above At 8 A M Thursday 35 Above Precipitation Trace Mason City was visited by a tiny spit of rain between 2 and 3 oclock Thursday morning and the score stands at 4 rainy days out of the first 8 in April CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER Marble Rock Man Will Be Tried for Auto Death f Nora Springs County At TAXAPPEALACT GETS APPROVAL OF IOWA HOUSE Move for Reconsideration of TeachersAnnuity Defeat Offered DES MOINES as sailedas just another move for the Iowa house Thursday approv al and sent tothe governora sen ate bill providing for an appeal from local taxing bodies Unamended and passed by a vote of 85 to 13 the measure sets uo a state appeal board composed ol the state comptroller state au ditor and state treasurer to whom residents of counties or townships may carry their pro test against proposed spending Budgets At the same time the house had before it a motion by Representa1 tive George Hathaway R of Inde pendence for reconsideration of the 54 to 53 vote by which the teachers annuitybill failed to pass the house Wednesday night It was not indicated when the mo tion might be called before the house Pass Welfare Bill Meanwhile the senate passed a biU placing aid to the needy blind under proposed state and county welfare boards and one transferring aid to dependent children now handled as widows pensions to the same departments Aid to the needy blind was set maximum of a month while behalf of de coAtem mony approached nothing corn pared to this The encounter Brown told the house occurred at the conclusion of the claims meeting and while several house members werecon ferring with members of the com mittee Chocaolka he said attempted to force Kepbart from the room and struck him in the he added didnt acquit himself so well on the de fense until he got hisovercoat off and then he was able to take care of Insulting Once Before Brown added also that the sen ate employe was insulting to a group of us on another occasion and forced He denounced belligerency on the pait of legislative workers toward members of the two houses and challenged their right to strike anyone regardless of the Kephart declined to discuss the incident but others in the house said it wasnt as trivial as some might make out they were really in a battling 25000 Homeless as Result of Fire That Swept North Manila MANILA agencies cared Thursday for persons left homeless by one of the worst fires in Manilas history The Philippine army Dung up a temporary village of tents to house most of the vicJuns of the lire that raged through the Tondo district in northern Manila Wed nesday destroying at least dwellings at air etsimated loss of Liquor Board Gives to State DES MOIKES i liquor commissionTeported Thurs day ithad turjied rover another state treasuryrThe said the turned over to the treasury sonce February 1936 now totals against Charles Graff of Marble JRoekl charging him with man slaughter This action is based on fstal injuries suffered Wed nesday by Miss Helen Despard 24 when she was struck by a car driven by Graff Officials continued investigation as funeral arrangements were made for Miss Despard The young woman was standing beside a car near Nora Springs when it was struck by Graffs car She was taken to a hospital at Mason City where both of her legs were amputated She died Wednesday noon Gets Broken Leg Authorities questioned Freder ick J Ford of Cedar Rapids who was standing with Miss Despard and who received a broken leg and Floyd E Anderson of Minne apolis who was m the car Two girls who were at the scene ran away officers said adding they have learned the name of one of them County Attorney Grothe said Gralf was under a suspended sen tence for driving a motor verucle while intoxicated He had been arrested in May 1935 near Mar ble Rock and his drivers license taken away from him On a plea of ill health serving of the sentence was suspended during good behavior Had No License Clarence Shirer of Allison sen ior examiner state motor vehicle department stated that Graff had twice failed to pass examinations to receive a drivers license At the time of tae accident at Nora Springs Graff did not have a drivers license Under a bill now pending be fore the state legislature the mere driving of an automobile without a Ecense would in itself draw a sentence of 30 days Miss Despardwas employed at the Garden cafe Her pareits re side at LeRoy Boone Man Says He Is Lucky After His Car Is Hit by Train BOONE L Spears 50 who said hewas hardof hear Thursday termed himself Boones luckiest freighttrain engine picked up Sears and nis automobile on a crossing and earned for a blpofcf on the Spears needed only one stitch to close a small lip cut but he said the car Jieeds plenty of He said tae car stalled on the crossing here Struck by Automobile iVelma wifeofi state senator of Alton suf fered struck f automobilef her e r sne LOOK INSIDE FOR month The action left only a decision on a state social security appro priation of approxmiately 000 to complete senate work on the proposed centralization of wel fare activities The bills were sent to the house Greater Iowa Commission Besides approving the tax ap peal bill the house after haggling for morethan two hours alsoap proved a senate resolution grant ing approval to the acts of the Greater Iowa commission The house however pgain leveled an economy barrage on the measure deleting from it provision by whcih various expenses might be paid by the state Carrying the approval of the Iowa Taxpayers association the appeal bill was modeled after an Indiana law It provides that ap peals may be taken by action of of 1 per cent of the voters of any The state appeal board would be empowered to approve or re duce any budget or levy but could not under any circumstances in crease it Centralized 1DLOT GLEN MOSER Six Plene Passengers Who Died Knew Peril PAGE 2 New Hampton Officials Resign Pay Increased PAGE 14 190 Boy Entered in AnnuaLHqbbx SKow PAGE 17 Class A Schools to Ask PAGE 15 MAKE PLANS TO ONIZEFORD AUTO WORKERS General Strike It Called in General Motors Plants of Canada By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dark strike clouds rolled over the industrial horizon again Thursday While the United Workers of America pushed plans for unionization of Ford Motor company workers a gen eral strike was called of General Motors of Canada in Oshawa Ont At Ways Henry Ford staunch champion of the open shop said Well never recognize the TJmted Automobile Workeis uruon or any other John L Lewis head of Committee of Industrial Organi zation meanwhile asserted at De have no doubt nowever that Mr Ford willchange his Sheriff Is Criticized Gov George H Earie ofPenn sylvania issued a statement cizing the sheriff of Dauphin county for not enlisting the aid of state police to prevent bloodshed at the Hershey Chocolate corpora tion plant Many persons treated for injuries suffered Wednesday when angry dairy farmers and loyal employes ejectedbetween 600 and sit down strikers The farm ers protested the strike cut off an important milk market The General Motors strike ia Canada affecting workers was called after the company re fused to sign the Detroltiagree jnent Company officials pressed willingness toiargara on Rep F ton Junction opposed the propo sal as another move lor centra lized but Rep L A Hoegh R of Chariton countered with the statement that its enact ment would have theeffect of discouraging the spending of your money as it has been spent in the The bill carried with it a appropriation for administrative purposes The greater Iowa resolution aroused a storm in the house Rep Ed R Brown R iof Des Momes led opposing forces criti cizing the commissions promotion for the possible manufacture of sucli things as noiseless toys portable incinerator covers and milk bottle tops that pop off when you look at them Asks Whos Paying Whos paying for all this he demanded and was advised thai ttecqntributions of industrial en terprises of the state had contri buted to support of the commis sion Brown and Rep Roy Sours R of Charles who challenged the commission for getting out information opposedto the home stead relief were taken to J P Gallagher D of w Denouncing any would sell gher charged that 20 years ago has state in populationand Blue Opposes Resolution Hep Bobert 15 Blue RO of Eagle Grove also opposed the resolution charging the comnus Centered into contracts to fpromote and finance AfliYto BELIEVE MASK MADE BY KILLER Police Continue Hunt for Irwin as Beekman Hill Triple Slayer YORK To the ex travagant details of an Easter triple murder in a Beekman JSill police added Thursday the weird and ghoulish possibility that the killer of Veronica Gedeon paused long enough to press plas ter upon her features for a death mask A s Pennsylvania authorities checked the chance that a sculp torsuspect Robert Irwin had been seen hitchhiking near Stroudsburg Alexander Gettl art supply dealer and Irwins former of Wil employer said indications pointed 01 wu at accost Biblical and would ob Biblical tain a busiiifissmanager stage This been Gettl an expert in the business explained the Qakpg of masks is routine work of apprentice art students Police scheduled another conference with him in an effort to obtain additional clews to the identity at the man who slew ber mother Mary and a roomer Police said grains of plaster and a dirty had been found in the Oedeon apartment a bit of adhesive plaster was stuck to Ronnies neck and a box of salt was left in the room Irwinva cated late last week he added is nothing but a blank As amended the resolution passed 67 to 32 Hathaway who voted against the teachers annuity bill Wednes day did nto say when he filed the motion whether he would change his previous He did hqwever that one purpose in asking reconsideration wafsto bring the bill before the house again to amend it to exclude1 the higher salary bracket froiirpension benefits May Cut Appropriation A moOemeijt was underwayrm the house members said to jsuppoft the amendments Representative E A Mbof e ofHarlan providing instead i ofthe earned hi the bill which voted down The house to appro priations orderof business for 10 ana tall1 Thurdayr The in profits for a Hi program rerognilion Union Men Chf er A mass meeting of union mem bersin Detroit cheered Lewis mention of the U with Chrysler corporation whose idle workers were being recalled to their jobs gradually Gov Frank Murphy at Lansing was still engaged in to settle the Hudson Motor Car company strike which has kept men adle for a month Is sues not dealt with in similar agreements signedthis week by Chryslerand Motor Car company considered at other conferences By a vote of 17 to 12 the Michi gar senate sent to the house two billsdesigned to outlaw sit down strikes Salesmen Form Union One hundred automobile sales men at St Louis made application for a C L 0 charter first white collar group to petition the Lewis committee Delmond Garst secre tary of the United Automobile Workers local said wiH be Violence flared at Toledo Ohio after two major taxi companies signed an agreement with an American Federation of Labor af filiate Drivers connected with the Committee for Industrial Organi zation were still on strike A patrolman tiredat a group of men who attempted to upset a cab At least two other men were in jured in other outbreaks PREMIER IS READY TO BACK GENERAL MOTORS TORONTO Pre mier Mitchell F is pre pared to use ihe full resources of the Ontario government to protect operations of General Motors of Canada if the company decides to reopen its Oshawaplsnts which were closed by a strike of employes Thursday the United Press learned Hepburn ordered 200 Canadian mounted police to report to Toron to Be issuedinstructions for all provincial police to stand ready to report here He was prepared to rush the men to Oshawa if any overt jact is committed by the strikers It was understood the Ontario premier has the full support of the government in r decision to support General Motors in the strike was ssid he feels that fecognlSonlol the Unit ed Automobile Workers Union by GeneralMotorswoulS adversely aff ectj trade and is neither necessary nor de Heptarn oonferred lengthily with members of the Ontario labor eral Au midabkT XofMts   

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