Mason City Globe Gazette, April 10, 1937

Mason City Globe Gazette

April 10, 1937

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1937, Mason City, Iowa 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 PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APBIL 10 1937 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 158 Women Can Help Most Textile Industry Wants More Clothes Worn By CHARLES P STEWART yASHING TON C P A he delegates at the intern ational textile confer e n c e in Wash ington stressed very strongly the thought that their sick in dustry sick throughout the whole world could most ef f e c t i v e ly be remedied if folk every w he ve could be In duced to wear more clothes Men as well as women were appealed to to add to their wardrobes which consist of textiles of course thus taking up the slack of mechanized over production Weavers spinners dyers dress makers tailors and the like also were urged to themselves to turn out increasingly attractive absolutely irre sistible either to the masculine or feminine fancy advertised in the newspapers or exhibited in show windows the entire globe around Women Can Aid Now it is a fact that women can if they choose wear niove clothes I had occasion to investigate tex tiles some years ago when the in dustry was just beginning to sicken Experts assured me that femi nine curtailments in the sexs re quirements for fabrics of various sorts necessary to protect and adorn its personnel most material ly had damagedthe trade I can remember when volumi nous balloon sleeves were the fash ion Today feminine sleeves are but skimpily worn Waists have been chopped off muen below the neck Skirts have been abbreviated by from 12 to 18 inches per skirt AD this taken in the aggregate makes a big difference in the area of fabrics consumed Snuall Change in Man Man reckoned with as an indi vidual continues to wearabout as much on any single occasion as ever he did He cannot do other wise and keep warm It is a biological fact that a man cannot stand cold as a woman can Even in summer a mans mini mum is less than a womans Taking the situation the year around he needs 25 per cent more clothing than a woman does She may crave more frills than he but he has to have more actual warmth He cannot dispense with a vest in winter or wear short pants He would to death Imagine him in sheer stock ings up to his knees or his chest exposed to zero weather Its Up to Women Man then is the reliable con sumer of substantial fabrics He has to have them or die of pneumonia His wife can pile mori on if fashion demands more or shuck half of them off if fashion demands that He has to have a fixed quantity or perish Woman has her system Her clothes on an average do not cost much A society buds outfit may be costly but not the average house wifes Weeks Allowance For example my wife buys her dresses out of her weekly allow ance and I dont know perhaps that that weeks allow ance seems rather unduly heavy to me but not enough so to howl over much When I buy a suit however it makesme ache Consequently a man doesnt do his buying so often He cannot af ford to At least he knows that he cannot afford to His wife keeps pretty spruce on the family budget He wears his clothes out to the last thread Not Overproduction Thus it not overproduction of fabrics that embarrasses the tex tile industry I need a couple ofnew suits md z dozen new shirts and quite a bit of accessories but I cant pay for them I should guarantee that there are millions of us in the same ready to relieve the sickness of the textilp industry There isnt too much productioin to suit us There isnt our prices I dont care whether it is labors fault or capitals Iowa Coal Miners Operators Resume Their Conferences DBS MOINES tatives of Iowa union the Iowa Coal Operators associa tion resumed their conference on K new wage agreement here Sat urday morning At a meeting Friday a tempor ary agreement was reached on the wage scale for maintenance work st the mines pending final signing of a new wage contract ITlTFfl1 111 CTBIUT ITATES IN STRIKE Ford Plans to Increase Wages and Production NO VIOLENCE IN U S WILL HAVE TO MAKE CUT IN SPENDING PLAN F R Will Revamp Budget Forecasts in Message Next Week WASHINGTON au thorities said Saturday substantial reductions in expenditure esti mates probably would be necessary if the administration is to achieve an approximate balance between income and outgo in the 1637 fiscal year President Roosevelt will revamp budget forecasts in a message to congress next week taking into ac count a drop in this years reve nues under estimates Relief of the con troversy over whether the budget can be discussed at a conference between Mr Roosevelt and governors and other representatives of six states late Friday Prevent Sharp Cut Officials reported the group sought to pievent a sharp cut in relief rolls this fiscal year After the conference however there were reports the president indi cated the federal financial setup necessitated a scaling down of works progress administration rolls In his revised budget estimates the president is expected to whittle estimates of both revenues and ex penditures for thisfiscal year Necessary spending between now and next July 1 will require addi tional treasury Secre tary Morgenthau has announced This is expected to aggregate about There is widespread speculation however over whether the seven year gap between receipts and ex penditures may be closed in the next fiscal year Be Balanced In his January budget Mr Roosevelt said that exclusive of debt retirement the 1938 budget would be balanced if relief out lays do not exceed Receipts for 193738 were esti mated at that time at 000 If the present revenue trend continues next year actual tax collections might drop 10 to 15 per cent below this figure A cor responding cut in outlays would be necessary to match expendi tures with income The only alternatives to a slash in expenditures are continuance of government borrowing or the im position of new taxes Opposition to both has been expressed in high administration and congressional quarters Provide for Continuance In recasting next years expen diture estimates President Roose velt is expected to provide for continuance of an expanded na tional defense program already under way Spending lor relief probably will hold the key to whether the budget will be bal anced After Fridays white house conference WPA Administrator Harry Hopkins who attended said the state spokesmen sought con tinuance of work relief at the ex isting scale of workers Under plans previously announced this figure would be cut to 000 by June 1 Attending the conference were Governors Herbert H Lehman of New York Philip F LaFollette of Wisconsin Elmer A Benson of Minnesota and Robert E Quinn of Rhode Representative Mc Cormack and Leo M Lyons Illinois relief administrator also were present FALLSFROM8TH STORY WINDOW Mangled Body of Davenport Lumber Company Head Found on Sidewalk man gled body of Edward C Mueller vice president of the Mueller Lum ber company was found on the sidewalk in front of the Missis sippi hotel Saturday morning aft er he had fallen from an eighth story window Mr Mueller had been in ill health ior some time and had been staying at the hotel George Nicholson Dies ATLANTA E Ni cholson 76 former Des Moines resident and a pioneer in the ce ment industry in the middlewest died Wagner Act Ruling May Tip Court Bill Balance Senate Lineup on Changes Proposed by Roosevelt Seen as Close WASHINGTON sen ate lineup on the Roosevelt court bill appeared so close Saturday that some members said the bal ance might be tipped either way by the supreme court decision on the Wagner labor law Opponents of the court reorgan ization program counted 43 sure votes on their side They claimed several additional probable votes and forecast that a decision upholding the Wag ner law would win their battle for them K would demonstrate they said that a revised court was not needed for approval of social and economic legislation More Than Majority Administration leaders insisted they had more than a majority of the 96 senators pledged to vote for for the bill but they were anx iously awaiting the effect of the courts verdict on the labor rela tions act The decision may be announced on Monday The Wagner decision was not the only uncertain factor Almost a dozen still were uncom mitted rand their colleagues were puzzled over which way they swing Even on the tee which concluded a iponth of hearings Friday there were still enough doubtful votes to make it possible for both sides to claim ultimate victory in the report to the senate Texas Day Monday The resume Monr day with a Texas Day featured1 by a delegation of 50representa tives of the Texas supreme court defense association The witnesses will be L L James chairman of the delegation C B Patterson of the University of Texas and John H Crooker Houston attorney The showdown on how long the hearings will be allowed to con tinue is expected early next week Administration spokesmen have forecast they will be closed by the end of the week but opponents are talking of going on indef j initely An indication that the hearings were nearing an end was seen in a revival of speculation over what strategy will be followed when the committee goes into executive ses sion Oppose Opposition leaders were talking of opposing all amendments to the bill which tend toward compro mise in order to force the issue on the measure as it stands They contended that to add two members to the court would be as much a violation of principle as to add that it would be eas ier to beat the six proposed in the presidents bill Attempts to approve a constitu1 tional amendment ahead of the court bill were still being dis cussed but some committee mem bers forecast those would meet with little success LOOK INSIDE FOR ERWIN L SIESSEGEK Former Employment Director Here Dies PAGE 2 Thomas Brothers Win Both Divisions in Show PAGE 16 Bill Terry Climbs orr Feller JBandwagort PAGE 9 S110 for Atom Baby ALBIA Charles Peter Johnston the atom and the fund being raised to defray nis hospital expenses both made pro gress Charles continued to put on weightand the fund climbed to The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Satur day night and Sunday not SO cool in extreme west portion Saturday Dirht slightly warmer Sunday MINNESOTA Fair Saturday niht and probably Sunday slicMy warmer in cxtrcnje west Saturday night and in west and south Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for period ending at 8 oclock Sat urday morning Maximum Friday 48 Degrees Minimum Jn Nigrht 29 Degrees At 8 A M Saturday 34 Degrees Friday was Aprilat its best And Saturday started out with an evi dent intent to improve the pre vious day WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the period April 12 to April 17 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern andcentrrJ great plains precipitation indicated temperatures near or slightly above normal Cor the most part 3 Steps for Improving Farm Leases Proposed PAGE 8 LEON TROTZKY PUT ON TRIAL Committee Holds Hearings to Decide on Truth of Russian Charges MEXICO CITY Trotzky went on trial before a committee of American liberals Saturday on a charge that he di rected and inspired terrorism treason and counterrevolution arv activity in soviet Russia Meeting at the home of Diego Rivera Mexican communist art ist the committee headed by John Dewey 78 educator and philosopher will hold daily hearings including Sunday until all evidence has been examined and an opinion formulated Thir tythree policemen working n 8 hour shifts guard the resi dence On the committee in addition to Dewey were Suzane LaFol lette secretary Carlton Seals Otto Ruehle and Benjamin Stol berg To Check Charges Seals said the proceedings of the recent trials in Moscow at which the charges against Trotzky were made will be checked step by step We propose to get at the truth of these charges Let the chips tall where they Seals said Undoubtedly this is one of the most historic controversies in the history of the world involved in it is fate of a groat nation and perhaps the map of the The official title of the trial is the meeting of the prelimin ary commission investigating charges Leon Trotz ky in the Moscow Trotsky Has Lawyer Albert Goldman of attorney appeared in Troztkys behalf before the inquiry and gave him legal advice as to the presentation of evidence he will submit The trial is a result of the or ganization last October of the American committee for the de fense of Trotzky which had as its objects 1 obtaining the right of asylum fdr Trotzky in Mexico and 2 to inquire into the charges on whichTrotzky was condemned at the JVIoscow trials Defeat Bond Issue HUMBOLDT if Weaver township voters defeated 46 to 44 a bond issue proposed to finance coristruction of seven ru ral schools APPROVE DOZEN BILLS IN SHORT HOUSE SESS Delinquent Tax Instalment Paying Relief for Needy Aged Passed DBS MOINES Iowa house of representatives Saturday placed its approval on bills pro viding lor instalment paying of de linquent taxes and to aid needy aged of the state in obtaining gen eral tax suspension In its halfday Saturday session the house passed 10 other non controversial bills with 40 or more members absent much of the time The two new relief bills provide that delinquent taxes on property taken over by counties at public bidder salemay be paid off in 10 annual payments anl that the state old age assistance commis sion shall be responsible for ad vising county boardswhen pen sioners are to have their taxes sus Law Not Understood Friends M the latter measure said the present Jaw providing the pensioners sion was not generally understood and that as a result some were not receiving tax relief The act ap proved Saturday requires the state old age system to notify the coun ties each yaar The house handled a billto appropriate state printing board to make up a shortage there due to heavy deferred final action The state printing board the house was told was given an ar twoyears ago and it was inadequate to cope with subsequent demands includ ing the work ofthe legislature Cost of printing the 212 page motor vehicle bill alone was Rep resentative Morris McNie of Humboldt informed the house Radio Station Owners By a vote of 62 to 7 the house passed a measure providing that owners operators or lessees of ra dio stations shall not be liable for damaging statements made or pub lished by the stationif the owner proves the exercise of du care to prevent such utterance or publi cation The house also voted 64to 0 to pass another measure recognizing as bona fide circulation newspa pers delivered bycarrier within the state To give the city of Davenport control over a squatters section along the Mississippi river the house voted 63 to 1 to pass a bill granting the city titleto the banks and bed of The senate closed its weeks work Friday nightand recessed until Monday Tract IJeas1 Ames The house considered briefly a measure to permit Iowa State col lege to acquire a 350 acre tract near Ames for a swine and corn experimental farm to be con ducted jointly with the United States department of agriculture but with opponents swarming over the bill action was deferred to avoid The proposal does not call for a state appropriation to pay for the farmwhich is to cost but provides for partial payment from a state college endowment fund The plan however was assailed on the theory the state some day will find itself with a white ele phant on its Representative Dewey E Goode R of Bloomfield expressing this theory said U S Aid May End One of these daysthe federal government will cease being so liberal with the peoples money and then Iowa is going to get Others opposed it as setting Iowa up on a competitive basis with private stock arid farm in dustry The house also quibeled over but finally passed a measure ap propriating to Louisa and Muscatine for the states share of drainage improvements on state owned lands Representative Gustave Alesch D of Marcus added hisapproval as appropriations chairman to a for the repair and completion of Iowas monument at Andersonville in memory of Iowa veterans who died during the civil war in the Andersonville prison Representative Phil Roan of Foifc Madison alone voted against it It passed 67 to 1 Palo Alto Election The house passed 59 to 0 a bill legalizing a primaryroad bond election and issue in Palo Al Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 Who was sought as the triple murderer of Veronica Gedeon artists model her mo ther and a roomer in New Yorks Beekman Hill mystery 2 The strike in what com pany was the last auto dispute i to be settled in Michigan the past week 3 an extension of the civilian conservation corps was recommended by President Roosevelt 4 Wilbur Burton Fpshay re leased from federal prison after serving a term for mail fraud returned home to what city 5 The president of what country announced plans for s drastic curb on the manufacture and sale of intoxicants 6 Walter H Rhodes of Iowa City faces what sentence for the murder of his wife 7 Farmers andworkers used clubs to evict sit down strikers from the plant of what com pany in Pennsylvania 8 The senate of what state censured its governor for con doning a peoples lobby that staged an overnight sit down in the senate chambers de manding legislative enactment of an adequate relief pro gram What nation decided to cheapen its money in an effort to a big summer tourist trade 10 Helen Despard vrho worked in what North Iowa town was fatally injured in an auto accident near Nora ST ANSGAR BOY HURT FATALLY Son of Band Director Is Crushed When Scales Fall on Him ST Glenn Smith 4 was lulled Saturday afternoon when he was crushed by some old weighing scales on which he was climbing He was the son of Mr and Mrs G W Smith His father is director of band music in St Ansgar schools The boy was playing in the barn when he climbed on the scales and they toppled over on him Besides his parents he is survived by a baby sister Smart Terrier Gets Broken Leg Dressed HEREFORD England rough haired run over by an automobile in the main street Friday limped to the nearest drug store and whined until a counter clerk noticedhim and dressed his broken leg Then the dog went home fi to voted 61 to 0 to le galize payment in Muscatine county of to Charles Leu for servicesas grand jury clerk A bill setting up water improve ment districts passed 69 to 0 With linesbeing tightened in the house for Mondays scuffle with the biennial appropriations meas ure advocates ofincreased allo cations for state institutions iwere preparing to resist the attempt of the appropriations committee to lop sizeable chunlis fromthe rec ommendations of the state comp An initial move in this direction was taken Friday asRepresenta tive Le Roy S Mercer D of Iowa City filed two amendments with the house torestore tothe budget measure appropriations as recom mended by the comptroller for the university of Iowa University Appropriation One placed the general univer sity appropriation at in stead of as fixed by the budget committee more was added separatelyfor Presi dent Gilmores amendment fixed at the amount for the state university Hospital instead of as de termined upon by the appropria tions group A third of the Mercer amend ments fixed at the amount recommended forthe psychopath ic unit of the university hospital system and the last fixed si 5551 the state bac teriological The com mittee first figure 000 and the second to A Firm Waiting for Disputes to Die Down WAYS Ford said Saturday the Ford Motor company will demonstrate wages production and competition such never seen be fore when cur rent strike dis turbances sub side The 73 year old Detroit man ufacturer in an interview at his winter home here reiterated war seeking f i n a n ciers are backing labor unions He asserted also his company has b e s n holding down production so as not to take advantage o f strike beset com petitors Ford said WedHenry ForJ nesday he never would recognize the United Automobile Workers association or any other union for collective bargaining He declined comment Saturday on announced plans of the U A W A to union izehis plants despite this state ment Some Real Competition When this strike mess is Ford said well demonstrate some real competition in quantity production with new methods that will call for more skill higher wages and a larger number of employes1 Ford would riot say whether he this time to boost his minimumwage now recalled that his minimum wage was S7 a day at one time prior to the depression Labor union organizations are the worst tiling that ever struck the earth because they take away a mans Ford Financiers are behind the unions and their object is to kill competi tion so as to reduce the income of workers and eventually bring on Were All Discussing the relationship be tween employer and employes Ford said Were all workers together the menand There shouldnt be any bar gaining or Our company pays the best wages it has We keep a surplus on hand so as to be inde pendent of but our sur plus has not We can pay morewhen we increase the quantity of our production My EdselFord president of the Ford Motor company and I had aconference in Dearborn last week We discussedthe strike sit uation first and then talked about our men Hes verykeen on re vising present methods on produc tion salaries srd efficiency Im in HOLD LEADER OF PEOPLES LOBBY Others Sought in Roundup of Minnesota Senate Sit Downers ST PAUL man was under arrest and five others two unidentified were being sought by police Saturday in connection with the peoples lobby sit down occu pation ofthe state senate chamber Monday night Robert Cheska White Bear Lake chairman oi the Samsey county workers alliance was sir rested late night Others for whom Friday are Harry neapolis Hehnepin county alliance chairman neapolis state president of the workers alliance and Glen Roh erts Minneapolis Warrants also were issued for two others The complaint signed by State Senator Harry Wing Carlton charged the lobbyists with com mitting a gross misdemeanor by invading the demon stration was staged mands for passage of relief bill approved by a house committee the Meanwhile the peoples lobby was on record with a statement callinga charges its members prevented the senate from doing business during the demonstration since no senate session was scheduled for that night CLOSED CANADA AUTO FACTORY 60 Men and Women Return to Their Jobs in Parts Department TORONTO Ont of action in the General Motors of Canada strike called last Wed nesday by I iO organizers shifted Saturdayfrom plant toToronto where Premier Mitchell F Hepburn conferred with company and The strike was rcalled by Hugh Au tornobile Workers whjen General Motors refused to consider W thattheunion be recognized as the sole agencyV for employes at the Canadiariplant Thomson later qualified the unions demands by stating that agreement by the company to cognize the U A W as the bar gaining agency for union members in the plant only would satisfy strike leaders and lead to an early settlement of the dispute Hepburn who on Thursday is sued a statement attacking the C I O as being responsible for bringing the United States almost into a state of and stat ing that thefull resources of the province would be put at the disposal of General Motors if the company wished to breaii picket lines and resume production said Saturday that he had a better understanding of the problem since he met representatives of the strikers PICKET LINE LETS 60 WORKERS GO THROUGH A W A Ont Canadian mem and women workers ofrflie eraK Motors plant walked wivth6ut molestation through a picket line Saturday and went back towork in theparts de partment Thus a situation whichthe 0 Affiliated Automobile Workers union the company and govern ment officials all had feared might break into open trouble passed nomore incident than the prolonged jeers of the 160 pickets The main plant from which 700 union workers have struck remained closed The parts de partment was reopened ior motor car and truck repair purposes and not for Dozen GirlsReturn A dozen girl workers were among the 60 who filed through the pickets Saturday With the reopening of the parts department the course of the strike appeared to depend on two factors 1 plant would at tempt to outpassenger car parts which the strikers oppose or merely emergency parts for ambulances andsuchnecessary yer hides to which the strikers have no objection 2 Whether separateconferences which Premier Hepburn has called with General Motors and union representatives would lay the basis for a settlement The premier had hopes a truce could be effected Ask 40 Hour Week In addition to urjiortrecognition the strikers ssk a 40 hour time andahjjf pay for overtime and improved working conditions Representatives of the called out by the UnitedAutomo bile Workers of America said any worker who wished might enter the Oshawa plant but any worker who does is a strike breaker whether he thinks so or not Hugh Thompson C L O or ganizer withdrew a statement he made at the same time saying the union will not be responsible1 for any accident that after such workers leavetbe stat ing I wish to retract tion regarding the possibility of accident to strike breakers for fear it might be misinterpreted as a v Not Parts for Cars certain automobile partsnecessary for trucks and other util ities transport machines will be permitted by the union the C L 0 organi zer declared adding but this does not cover parts for passenger In Detroit Ed Hall vice pres ident of the Auto Workers union said protest strikes would be in the companys United States plants if attempts were madeto ship autos toCanadaHo mer International XT A W A president Ve ex pectedthe Detroit agreement1 with GeneralMotorsto apply to its Canadian corporation saysirdbestft we ex pect them to ment like it The De troit agreement1 accordedthe TJ A W A iracv ;

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