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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLIH FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKSSS AND PUTTED PBESS FUU LEASED WIRES THi NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS ASATURDM APEIL17 1937 HOME EDITION THIS EAPEK CONSISTS or TWOSECTIOMB NO 164 ScanWagner Law Ruling Full Effects May Not Be Realized for Years By CHARLES P STEWART A S HIN GTON CPA Offi cial Washington hs not even begun to ap praise all the possibilities of the supreme courts action in upholding the Wagner labor relations 1 a w In fact there are statesmen who say it will be years before the full effects of the decision reveal the m selves Its immedi ate effect of course is to settle the sit down strike controversy at least very largely since virtually all big employers are placed in the positicr of being legally re quired to bargain with their work ble about Jie ti ers collectively delayed start of Henry Ford indeed is left out burns General on a limb having already gone on record as refusing to recognize any noon RURAL OFFICERS NAB GUNMEN Squabble Conference RECOGNITION OF INTERNATIONAL UNION IS ISSUE Auto Heads Refuse to Deal With Union Leaders on That Basis TORONTO Ont squab ble about the titles of conferees Premier Motors Hep strike peace conference Saturday after kind of unionism Now he will have to or become an outandout law violator There are not likely to be others any consequence however Labor Schism Remains John L Lews and his C I O and William Green and his A F of L are left still head on The high tribunals ruling did nothing toward compromising their rivalry If anything xit accentuat ed it for dominance by one of the organizations now is more valuable than ever When C H Millard president of the United Automobile Work ers Oshawa Ont local and J L Cohen Toronto lawyer for the union showed up at Hepburns of fice shortly after 2 p their ad mittance was delayed while the premier conferred with Harry Carmichael vice president of General Motors of Canada Ltd A General Motors spokesman in Hepburns outer office said the company would not meet with the union men as long as they represented the international tion He liked the decision but not the fashion in which it was arrived at It was mostly by a vote of four liberal justices versus four con with Justice Roberts in this instance casting the decisive liberal ballot Reversal of Roberts That is all right as far as it goes says Lewis but the fact remains that Justice Roberts hitherto has beea he reverses himself A court with so unreliable a ma jority is a national peril according to the O leader He wants its liberality guaranteed somewhere This is a disputed point Opponenls of the plan to in crease the benchs membership argue that the present court al ready has proved its liberality so why tinker with it Supporters of the plan reason that it has not proved its liberality at all but that it has demonstrated that it remaias half and half with the attitude of the deciding justice on any given case aKays in doubt By critics on both sides of the question Justice Roberts frequent ly is rather uncomplimentanly re ferred to as having been scared by the president into reversing him self The query they putis Will he stay scared Roberts is in the limelight any pany spokesman said they would be welcome Hugh A W or ganizer whom Hepburn has fused to meet because the mier said he was a foreign agi loafed in the parliament building hallway outside Hep burns him was a committee of a dozen strikers The strike started April 9 with the strikers demanding union rec ognition RAIL STRIKE 6f EMPLOYES IS POSTPONED By The Associated Press Postponement of a strike of 500 railroad employes and the possibility of a broader under standing between capital and la bor brightened the troubled in dustrial horizon Saturday Less than two hours before the strike deadline firemen and train menbrotherhoods called off a pro posed walkout on the Southern Pa cific railway until at least June 15 LOOK INSIDE FOR BURTON K WHEELER Montana Senator Sees Denial of Free Speech PAGE 2 Small Child Swallows Button and Succumbs PAGE 8 Schoolmen at Capital Talk Over Problems PAGE9 Tuberculosis Tests planned PAGE A federal mediation study the unions board will complaints way More Laws Seen Prior tc the 1936 convention he occasionally was rather feebly sug gested as a potential republican presidential nominee which included charges the rail road violated past agreements Parley at Washington Solution of the basic problems of collective bargaining between employers and employes was the BODY OF AMES STUDENT FOUND Iowa State College Youth Believedto Have Been Hit by Train AMES body of Mer lin Fincis Kenney 23 of Des Moinas junior forestry student at State college was found badly on the North western railroad tracks north of objective of a conference planned the college early Saturday morn for Tuesday at Washington by Secretary of Labor Perkins The secretary said the conferees labor leaders and industrial exe cutives would consider collective bargaining problems in the light that by out eral he has created of v much better chance for liimself in 1940 There are others however who reason that he simpiy has disclosed an ex traordinary degree of undependa bility One thing sefcins certain The Wagner labor relations law having been upheld ihere assured ly will be still more liberal legis lation But how will that fare Meantime conditions are badly scrambled Capitol hill an1 probably the house also will have to have a considerable interval to digest the conditions The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy and cooler Saturday niplit Sunday generally fair MINNESOTA Generally fair Saturday nicht Sunday slightly colder Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 58 Minimum in Night 4G At 8 A M Saturday 47 Rainfall 01 of an Inch Aprils rainfall was brought to a little than a half inch by the shower which visited Mason City Friday night in keeping with the weather mans forecast Satur day cloudy with rain a live possibility of tie situation WEEKLY FORECAST Weather out look for the period April 19to April 24 For the upper Mississippi and lower and the central great plains Generally fair begiriniirg of week probably followed by a shower pe riod by middle or close tempera tures near normal in general supreme court labor validation of act Among those who plan to attend are John L Lewis head of the commit tee for industrial organization C M Chester chairman of the Na tional Association of Manufac turers Averill Harriman chair man of the Union Pacific and others At Detroit the U A W inten sified its campaign to unionize employes of the Ford Motor company An union official said several thousand have already been enrolled Union President Martin predicted we win have Henry Ford definitely on the run by The automobile manufacturer said recently his employes were free to join any but at the same time con demned unionism Paralyze Transportation Suspension of streetcar and bus service paralyzed transportation at Akroii Ohio Negotiations on the Akron Transportation com panys wags proposal were post poned when a strike of drivers started Friday An official of an American Federation of Labor union which claimed a majority of drivers as members termed the walkout an outlaw At NewYork an union af filiated with the American Fed eration cf labor came to cross purposes with another fostered by the Lewis committee for indus trial organization and the issue was survival of one of r them among wireless workers on ships at sea Neither the commercial tele graphers union the older nor the graphists only two days ago by the C I indicated it would give ground UNION MAY FILE CHARGES AGAINST FORD COMPANY president ofthe United Automo bile of America was quoted Saturday as saying charges might filed with the national labor relations board against the American Radio tele association chartered ing It was believed he had been struck by a streamlined train traveling at high speed Kenney was graduated from North high school in Des Jloines in 1931 He lived at Des Moinss with his father E M Kenney Professor G B MacDonald head of the college forestry de partment identified the bociv Children Find Human Bones in Gunny Sack Pranksters May Have Left Medical School Cadaver in Garden MISSOURI VALLEY gunnv sack filled with human bones was found Satuiday by chil dren digging in the garden at the home of Bob Hiley here The bones some of which were covered wth flesh had been wrapped m a sheet cover fed with the gunny sack and on top of the ground in the garden Two Missouri Valley physicians inspected the bones and said they were human from the left side oi a man probably about six feet tall and 35 to 48 years old Thedoc torswere unable to say whether the portions of the bodyfound in the sack had been embalmed Treated With Chemicals There was evidence they said that some of the bones had been treated with chemicals Found in the sack were a left hand leftleg half ofa pelvis bone whichhad beensawed intwo a left foot a shoulder blade and a left arm bone The bones hadbeen dissected and sawed or torn apart in an amateurish fashion the two doc tors said The pelvis bone showed rough saw marks while the thigh bone had been torn out of the pelvic socket evidently with some diffi culty The wrist had been hacked or torn fromthe hand Stolen From School Sheriff Cross was investigating the a cadaver stolen from medical school and possibly placed in the garden as a prank There was no record of Janyone missing in this vicinity whose de scription fitted the apparent size of the body The doctors and the sheriff could not say how long the bones had lain in the garden but it was estimated that they had been either buried or exposed sevri months after the dissection DECIDE TO WIND UP HEARINGS ON COURT APRIL 28 Senate Group May Finish Nest Week If Witnesses Dont Last The senate judiciary committee decid ed Saturday to end hearings on President Roosevelts court bill in a week or 10 days The committee at executive session decided that apponents of the court bill will permitted to continue testimony as many days next as they desire Than if the proponents desire they will be permitted to present witnesses the days of the following a April 28 Deadline Thus the committee set April 28 as the deadline for ending the pub lic hearings although it was un derstood they might be concluded next week if fewer witnesses than actuary scheduled are The decision was unexpected in view of the desire of a majority of members of the committee to close hearings immediately but was un derstood to have been due to the desire of the administration to avoid possible charges that they were seeking to gag the oppo sition Committee Chairman Henry F Ashurst said the vote on the proposal to conclude hear ings was unanimous Themotion was made by Senator James H Hughes arid amended by Sen Pat MuCarran to make the deadline April 28 May File Statements Senator Key Pittman amended it also to provide that both proponents and opponents would be permitted to vfile state ments of 10 witnesses who would not be required to appear before the committee I have never seen a meeting Make Radio Appeal to Pickpocket Who Stole Keller Purse TOKIO Saturday to make a radio appeal to the conscience of a who stole an address book aiid more than 200 yen from Helen Keller the blind educator at Yokohama before she came here Thursday Miss Keller asked authorities to redouble their efforts to find the book because it contains the names of many American and for through clothing and the color of eign friends Officials planned to ask the thief to return at least the the hair A fast streamlined train passes through Ames about 4 a and officers believed Kenney was struck by it They were at a loss to explain why he was on the railroad tracks at that hour address bookj Iowa State Railroad Com mission Renamed DES MOINES state board of railroad commissioners will be renamed the Iowa sfcite commerce commission following action Saturday by the senate The original bill introduced an the house by Rep David Dancer R of Lamoni would have named it the state transportation commis sion The senate sought to it the public service commission The two to call it the commerce commission The measure now goes to the governor Ford Motor company but a Ford official said he believed Hall had changed his Hall had said the contemplated charges would be based upon the beatmgof two KansasCityunion members employes of the Ford plant there That was a fight among their own the Ford officialsaid aid Hall knows Hall was reported to be in Janesville Saturday In Oshawa Homer Maitin president ofthe U A W de clared that will Henry Ford definitely on the run by Mon mentioned charges to be filed with the labor Aboard but declined to discuss their na ture Martin connection with a strike of Gen eral Motors of Canada employes The Ford official Said Martin had no basis for his assertion Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 Who is Alex Hall 2 The cabinet of what nation adopted a programdesigned to increase the birth rate 3 What justice is credited with being the decidingfactor in the liberal switch Tof the su preme court which resulted in upholding provisions of the Wagner labor relations act 4 What happened to Helen Keller famous blind and deaf woman while traveling in Ja pan 5 A Chicago youth was ar rested and charged with sending an extortion note to what film actress 6 Paul Van Zeeland premier of what country won an election victory against fascist opposi tion 7 What baseball team was doped to win theAmerican association pennant 8 Brass locomotive bells stolen from MaSon yards were found in a junkyard in what city 9 What team bisnley cup symbol of world supremacy in 10 The U S house of repre sentatives antilynch ing bill deoated while a mob torturedtwo Negro murder suspects with flames from blowtorch and rthen killed them in what state Answers on Page2 which was characterized by more confraternity and a finer feeling of geniality than was Ashurst said of Saturdays meeting The decision to continue hear ings was so much of a surprise to the opposition1 leaders that Senator Edward R Burke said he would have to make somehur ried telephone calls to arrange for next weeks witnesses Whats This All About That appears to be the query in Godolfredo Betancuorts face as the two year oldwhite infant Drought herein one trucK with 37 Mexicans poses with his mother for the pho tographer in the office of Sheriff Tim Phalen The child was busy with a sucker held in each hand as the photographer took the pw ture The Mexican froup came to Mason City from San Antonio Texas in search of work in the beet sugar fields Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving STORY ON PAGE 7 Iowa Senate Holds First Saturday Afternoon Meet MAN GRAZED BY LIQUOR IS SLAIN Fights Gun Battle in Pitch Darkness of Basement With Policemen CHICAGO A police radio squad fought a gun battte in the pitch darkness of oasement flat early Saturday fatally wounding Henry Merritt 41 a rooming house proprietor who the police said was crazed by liquor Policeman Thurston Doll 30 was shot m the mouth in the bat tle His wound was reported not serious Merritt died in the Bridewell hospital He had been shot 10 times The radio squad found Merritt hiding in the basement after John Kuzlik a chef reported a man armed with a gun had broken into hisflat after being refused ad mittance Kuzlik Miss Dorothy Pickup 20 and her 15 months old child fled the flat in terror when the intruder broke a window with his gun Kuzlik said the man shouted Im drunk and 1 to kill and his two you Policeman Doll squad companions reported they were fired upon after ordering the intruder out of the flat They poured a fusillade of bullets at the spot where they saw the gunmans revolver flash in the darkness Calls Police Tries to Escape But Fails CLEVELAND UP When Wesley lor iorg wrangled wiSi his wife she threatened caH police ardrc his place Those dumb cops have been lookingfor me for two rboasted Pa lecek He lostj Police caught him as be attempted to es cape Awaked Before Resuming Work on Budget Bill DES MiOINSS ing the arrival of six absent sena tors the Iowa senate Saturday de cided to have its first Saturday afternoon meeting of the present legislative session Earlierthe chamber sent its sergeantatarms to round up the absent members in order to con sider thecontroversial appropria tions bill Senators said one of the absen Hart R of Keokuk was in Peoria on business They also stated Senator Harold Jrwin D of DeWitt had been called to his home Friday and that Senator Frank Ellis of Maquoketa was home because of illness in his family Motion Turned Down The decision to enforce the caU of the senate which re quires the presence of all mem bers came after a motion to ex cuse the absentees and go ahead with thebillfailed to receive the necessary twothirds vote Among those who opposed trie motion were Edward Breen of Fort Dodge anr Howard Baldwin D of Cascade who have served informal notice they will fight for higher board of education institu tion appropriations than the tiouse allotted They declared It is unfair to go ahead with this bill when some of the members are absent and suggested that action be postponed until Monday but Leo Elthon H of Fertile chairman of the appro priations committee asked that the call be enforced Worfc on Other Bills After the sergeantatarms vas sent toround up absent members the senate started work on non controversial bills to await their arrival When it adjourned lateFriday the chamber had completed its work on the appropriations for state departments approving annually as compared with the house figure of At adjournment it had started to take up appropriations for board of control institutions and the controversial section on the University of Iowa and other edu cation institutions was to follow HI Senator Excused Senators who were absent when the sergeantatanns was instruct ed to obtain full attendance were Hart Irwin D W Kimber ly R of V Xevis R of Chariton Andrew Bell D of Denison and Morris Moore of Walnut The senate voted to excuse Moorr because of illness but re quired the presence of the other senators There was no indication as to whether the chamber would plete work oh the bill COAL AND FOOD SHORTAGE FELT Bilbao Factories Closed Spanish War Waged on Two Fronts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Opposing armies in Spain con centrated theirwarfare in two widely separated sectors Satur day the northern Bay of Biscay coastand at the doorway to Ma drid in the south Saturday ended the ninth month NEW YORK CITY PAIR GET LOST IN SMALL TOWN Transfusion Given GMan Shot in Postoffice at Topeka Kans Bake young Gman shot down on first under went two blood transfusions as physicians soughtto save hislife Saturday while his fellow agents questions at two New York gunmen The gunmen apprehended by two country officers were separated aiad hustled into two automobiles at Omaha before ostensibly u be brought here It waslearned later how ever that the pair Robert Suhay aid Alfred Power alias Pewis were taken to Kansas City The federal strategy appeared to be as in such as effort to get every detailfpos siible from each of the gangsters from whom of an as serted New York bank loot was recovered Condition Secret The agents toot unprecedented precautions to keep secret Bakers exact condition Even J Edgar Hoover director of the federal bureau of investigation tele phoned the hospital here to force the elaborate This was in linewith a determin ation to get the story of the two gangsters before they were aware of Baiters condition S S Anlexander United States attorney for Kansas said the pair would be indicted here for the shooting of Agent Baker If he recovers the charge will be assaultwith adangerous wea of ten If he fails to recover the charge will bs murder lor which we will ask the death Choice of Cnarjes Alexander however that if the federal agent whose con dition Saturday was said to be very does recover and it develops a greater penalty could be assessed for the robbery of the Katonah N they could be prosecutedthere lie said I am inclined to believe the case will be tried of war Basque defenders of the im portant manufacturing and ship ping center of Pitts burgh of they had halted insurgent advances commanded by German officers A hurried call for reinforce ments from the Basques was de nied by the Spanish goveitunent because nota singleman can be spared from other Serious coal and food shortages aggravated a tense situation in Bilbao Factor ies were closed Insurgents again pumped shells into the heart of Madrid One stuck ajail killing one person wocndiDg five others Two other wounded several persons Government troops shelledin surgent positions in the University City And Casa de Campp subuAs pf Madrid Insiueents held their strongholds despite repeated coun ter attacks LOYALIST FUSEL WINS TOWNS FOR GOVERNMENT MADBID sudden loy alist push toward Teruel a walled cify 72 miles northwest of Valen cia won three towns for the gov ernment Saturday and threatened to drive to iso late Catalonia The loyalists captured Lindon and Argenfe in rapid cession army dispatehes reported These towns incentral Spain on the Aragon front the way for a further advance to the stra tegic heights of Cerro Gordo whence the g o v e r mn a 1 s launched an attack nine miles northwest of Teruel In apprehending them the of ficers successfully played a hunch the fugitives from the nations largest city would get lost in the crisscross streets of a small Ne braska town H B Fletcher federal agent In charge here identified the pair as Suhay 26 and Power 45 They Flee InHospital FAIRFIELD which broke inthe atticcausedS100 damage at the Jefferson county Digsl 000th Grave uried in an d Is Buried in It Jugoslavia Josef Stoklasr 71 digger of the village pf Had looked forward dig ging Tiis grave After the 999th he dug the next one in keeping with the local cus of having oce grave always in he threw out the last spadeful of earth lie dropped dead of apoplexy and was buried init Fletcher said with conspiring with Raymond Me tfeely and others to rob the Ka tonah N bank and with the of the bank last March Arrested us New York arrested in New York Friday by federal agents Seized without resistance he was arraigned before an U S com missioner and ordered held under bond Saturday the F B L also announced the arrest of Joseph Becky of Brooklyn Power and Suhay for whom Kansas and Nebraska officers staged an intensive search aftera furious gun battle Friday in the ths Topeka in which Federal Agent 27 was shot fourtimes a by stander wounded in the foot were apprehended Plattsmouth miles south of Omaha by Sheriff his brother Cass a deputysheriff said the about in their possession Most of it he said was concealed in Powers trunks Trailed 8 Miles The Sylvesters said they irailed the automobile braring the two men eight miles halted the car on the outskirts and called upon the two tosur render sheriff said stepped from the car hands up raised Sylvester trom each a caliber pSstolT Hesaid both adnriicedthey were the oneii wHoescaped from the set by f ederal They also admitted he said hav ing forced Di S M Hibbard at Sabctba dress Ta gunshot wound in left wrist and driving off with the doctors car been wrecked against a bridge near Sa betha Warned federal bureau of office it Omaha to be lookout Jor the pair sher iff xelatediTthe car bearing the two w Sen   

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