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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 20, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ONITED PRESS FUXL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 166 All Summer Battle Seen Congress Faces Finances Taxes Court Struggles By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA It is hard to see how congress can get through i t h its work with out a session running all summer and maybe well on into the au tumn In fact the 1 aw makers might toil the year through and still have plenty of prob lems confront ing them to be puzzled over in 1938 The truth is that they have done little but talk thus far Their talk has not led toward any conclusion either The situa tion remains nearly as hazy as when the gabfest began The legislators simply will have to decide on some sort of a financ ial program before July 1 for on June 30 the current fiscal year ends and the government cannot go on into the next fiscal year un der no financial system at all Time None Too Lonj From now until the end of June is none too long for capitol hill to wrestle with that issue disregard ing everything else That comes first While the fight is pending there will be considerable chatter on other subjects but no action all real attention will be concentrated upon the it will need to be One of the chief financial spokesmen for the administration is Senator Pat Harrison of Mis sissippi Pat forecasts no tax increase but there has got to be one if the government is to live within its income unless it cuts down on ex penditures And there is a vehe ment protest in congress against any reduction Incidentally Sena tor Harrison himself wants an an nual increase to be further increased later for fed eral support of education Makes No Sense Thus the Mississippi senator fa vors reduction in expenditures si multaneously with an increase Of course it makes no sense If the chairman of the senates finance committee reasons thus what can be expected from the les ser experts in congress Oh the financial argument will last until June 30 Even then heaven knows what sort of a decision will be arrived at But it will have to be a deci sion of SOME sort Next a row will start over labor legislation The related rights of capital and labor have been left wide open by the supreme courts decision as to the Wagner law Victory for Labor The decision was broadly speak ing a labor victory indeed but it leaves a semiinfinity of details hanging fire They will be fought over no end But the fight will cot start until the financial controversy has been settled at least temporarily The capitalandlabor contest should rage all summer Also Shall or shall not the supreme court be enlarged That has not been settled either by the Wag ner case decision And agricultures interests scarcely have been touched on BRITISIHNCOME TAXES BOOSTED First Rearmament Budget Presented to Commons by Chamberlain LONDON ff Chancellor of the Exchequer Neville Chamber lain introduced Great Britains first rearmament budget Tues day with the unwelcome news of an increase in the standard in come tax rate to 25 per cent but with a prospective surplus of 000 pounds sterling The budget which Chamberlain drew from his historic red dis patch box estimated the nations 193738 revenue at pounds sterling and expenditures at pounds sterling for a pound surplus Its approximate in dollars Revenue expenditures sur plus John Barrymore and Elaine Dine Together HOLLYWOOD fP Elaine Barrie fourth wife of John Barry more dined Monday night at a cafe with her estranged mate and they posed amiably for photog raphers but Miss Barries reply to reconciliation reports Tuesday was My divorce case is coming up lor trial pretty NEW TAXES NEXT YEAR Vote Beer Import Tax for Roads HOUSE PASSAGE FOLLOWS HALF HOURS DEBATE 88 to 11 Action Indication of Opposition to Truck Revenue Bill DES MOINES Iowa house voted Tuesday to use rev enue from beer imports to improve the states farm to market roads Passage of the act in rapid firs order was regarded by members the house as a distinct coup on the part of those who expressed violent opposition to the truck revenue legislation in which was contained a plan for farmto mar ket road improvement The bill passed 88 to 11 after scarcely more than 30 minutes consideration The measure imposes a tax of four cents a gallon on beer man ufactured outside the state and shipped in and increases to eight cents the total gallonage tax on beer imports Net Million Dollars The levy according to its spon sors Representatives W N Judd and Harry F Bulow both county republicans will net about a mil lion dollars a year revenue ior farm to market roads The sponsors overrode opposi tion to the measure which held it might be declared unconstitutional as a tax barrier by citing an iden tical law now in effect in Mich igan and in other states as well The bill took the house by complete surprise Tuesday morn ing It was called up by Represen tative Judd Monday night but before that it had not contained any provisions to use the beer im port revenue for farm to market roads Days of Bickering Its passage followed days of bickering over the democratic sponsored truck revenue bill which was designed to give a revenue of to farm to market roads Both bills were designed to sup plant the farm to market road bill vetoed by Gov Nels G Krascnel because it provided for the diver sion of primary road funds for farm to market improvements The beer import bill was whipped into shape Tuesday morning by an amendment offered by Representative Robert D Blue Grove which provided that its revenue be held by the state treasurer in a special fund with so much as was needed used to match federal funds for farm to market roads such funds to be allocated annually to the highway commission and appor tioned by the commission for farm to market developments on a county area basis Allocated to Counties Any of the remainder the amendment provided would be allocated to the counties on an area basis for other secondary roads Democratic support on the floor of the house was sponsored by Representative Eugene Reilly Dubuque who demanded the pro tection offered by the bills pro visions for the Iowa brewing in dustry Reilly charged that foreign breweries were maintaining ex pensive lobbies here to discourage consideration or passage of the bill Both democratic and republican house members said they believed passage of the bill concluded any further consideration of the con troversial motor truck legislation this session Vote Against Bill Those voting negatively were Representative A H Baumhov er D of Carroll Representative Fred K Bruene E of Gladbrook Representative H F Copeland of Waukee Representative Henry Fox D of Brooklyn Representa tive George Groves D of Web ster City Representative G T Kuester R of Griswold Repre sentative C E Lookingbill R of Nevada Representative R G Moore D of Dunlap Representa tive L L Moore R of Bedford Representative C L Rice D of Keokuk and Representative Grant Shifflet R of Diagonal Losing little time in hauling other important matters before the house before adjournment the lower chamber voted 79 to 25 Tuesday to pass a senate bill authorizing the state highway commission to construct and main tain the extension of primary roads through towns Measure Amended The measure was amended only to limit to 25 per cent of yearly State Senate Insists on More Funds for Colleges Beats Down All Attempts to Trim Increases in Budget Bill BULLETIN DES MOINES The Iowa senate passed and sent to the house Tuesday an appropria tions bill calling for more annually for the upkeep of state institutions and depart ments than the house allotted DES MOINES By top heavy votes the Iowa senate beat down all attempts Tuesday to trim proposed increases in state uni versity and college appropriations and neared a final vote on the ap propriations bill With only a few sections yet to be acted on the senate bill pro videu a total of about more annually for state institu tions and departments than the house budget bill After the senate bill is passed it will be sent to the house and if the two chambers refuse to agree on differences the proposal will go to a conference committee Increase for University Besides insisting on a increase for the University of Iowa the senate rejected a pro posal hat none of the universitys appropriation be used to raise the salaries of instructors and profes sors now receiving or more As tentatively approved the senate measure would provide annually for the uni versity for the state college and for the Teachers college Early in its session Tuesday the chamber defeated a move by Sen substitute the lower house figures then rejected subsequent amend ments Debate EHhon Motion Vote on the Elthon proposal came after lengthy debate in which Elthon charged that a combination of senators inter ested in various institutions had agreed among themselves to sup port each other with their votes Elthon declared that the senate bill goes entirely too Senator Edward Breen D of Fort Dodge who opposed him in debate termed the house bill uni versity appropriation followed a niggardly and pinchpenny atti and added that because of lack of funds the university had lost 252 professors and instructors in the last two years to universi ties and business houses offering higher salaries If men are offered better sal aries he said Its foolish to expect them to stay funds allocated for construction the sum that might be spent in cities and towns for building of primary extensions measure also would restrict the width of such extensions to 20 feet or the width of the primary roads Final consideration of the bill precipitated a battle between members representing smaller towns and cities Representative R G Moore D of Dunlap told the house it was a perennial attempt to raid the primary road and Repre sentative C G Johnson D of Marathon warned the house the drain on the fund would cripple the state in attempting to match federal funds Burden on Cities Representative B B Hicken looper R of Cedar Rapids on the other hand said city residents can no longer endure the burden of paving and primary extensions ruined yearly by pri mary road An unsuccessful attempt was made by Representative Earl C Fishbaugh R of Shenandoah j to limit construction and main tenance to cities of not more than I The present law restricts such operations to cities of not to ex ceed The truck tax bill taken up by the house Friday was put olf at that time by decision of Speaker La Mar Foster that it should not be considered until Governor Kraschel had signed the motor vehicle bill This followed the lines of a suggestion made earher in the day by Representative Morgan J McEnaney of Mason City Kraschel signed the motor vehicle bill Monday Fanner Sarrenders WADENA Minni Komula 43 Wadena county farm er sought since last August for questioning in connection with the hammer murder of his wife sur rendered Monday to county au thorities The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy in cen tral and eastern portions show ers Tuesday night and in ex treme east portion Wednesday morning cloudy to p a r tl y cloudy in extreme west por tion no decided change in tem perature MINNESOTA Probably show ers Tuesday night and Wednes day morning in cast cloudy t3 partly cloudy in west portion Tuesday night and Wednesday jiot so cool alone Lake Super ior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 74 Minimum in Night At 8 A M Tuesday 50 Rainfall Trace A spring shower began in Ma son City at oclock Tuesday morning IOWA BEER LAW CHANGE SOUGHT Corrective Bill Debated in House Liquor by Drink Act to Come Up DES MOIWES The Iowa house worked Tuesday on a bill sought changes in the beer By motion of Representative P C Rasmussen D of Council Bluffs the house prepared to take up the Roan bill for liquor by the drink after it disposes of the beer bill and supplemental ap propriations bills which are next in order A move to make all pending so cial security measures a special order for Wednesday at 10 a went by the boards for the time being when Speaker La Mar Fos ter reminded the house you wont be here Clocks Are Stopped As far as the record is con cerned the fortyseventh session ended Tuesday at 5 p but just before that hour the clocks were to be stopped and the session will continue through the week ac cording to all indications The beer bill would separate beer and dancing with certain ex and it would wipe out the present provision for class C permits for off premise sales sales of beer for consump tion off the premises Correction of evils which he said have arisen under the pres ent law were urged by Gov Nel son G Kraschel ir a message to the legislature eady in the ses sion The bill on which the house worked Tuesday was prepared and submitted to the house five weeks ago as a committevf bill In stead oJ proposing a new law the bill seeks to correct the existing law by a series of Amendments Defeated The house was disposed to ac cept the corrective bill without change in spite of the sheaf of amendments on file An effort of Representative Thomas I Kephart D of Peter son to liberalize the section pro hibitiEg employment of minors in any capacity at a beer establish ment failed Kephart explained he sought to protect students who might be working their way through school by washing dishes at beer parlors A motion by Representative W A Yager D ol Spirit Lake to prohibit employment of women in beer parlors also was defeated Mountaineers Fast in FortySecond Day STOOPING OAK Lean Jackson Whitlow 45 year old mountaineer Tuesday entered the fortysecond day of what he calls a fast ata call from the He insists1 he will not break the fast until he hears from the He has lost 29 pounds Only 3 Houses in Town After Blaze CANYON CITY Only three of Canyon Citys business houses were standing Tuesday er a fire Monday r night raged through the downtown section and destroyed 15 enterprises with dam ages estimated at SLAYS GIRL 15 ON REFUSAL TO RIDE WITH HIM Youth Dies as Police Stand by to Charge Him With Murder WASHINGTON Ind Henry V Raney 19 died Tuesday as police stood by to charge him with the puppy love murder of his schoolgirl sweetheart He died without denying that he shot pretty Mary Hartman 15 to death because shewouldnt go rid ing with him Mary died a few minutes after the youth fired one bullet into her heart asher mother watched Monday night Raney died at 4 a m Tuesday in Daviess county hospital It was just a puppy love af police said They had been prepared to charge him with mur der if he survived Raney a WPA worker met Mary student in class 7A at a Washington grade school seven months ago They dated fre quently but while Henry talked to his friends of his Mrs Hartman said there was no real understanding Quarreled Recently They quarreled recently Henry accompanied by his brother Joe 17 went to Marys ently hoping to patch up their quarrel Mary her parents Mr and Mrs John Hartman and their four oth er children were of the Hartman andT came into the kitchen and talked for a few Mrs Hartman said and Joe got a drink of water and then went A few minutes later Mary start ed out with a neighbors daughter Betty Fleetwobd 3 They were go ing across the street to play Henry followed Mary out of the door and Marys mother followed both of them Mrs Hartman ar rived at the door just to hear Mary say No Im not going with you I dont want to havejmything with you any Pulls Out Gun When she said Mrs Hart man told police Henry pulled a his pocket and shot Mary fell to the sidewalk clutching the Fleetwood child in her arms Daddy daddy come Mary called Mrs Hartman reached her daughter first She was trying to mumble something Mrs Hartman said I couldnt understand what I carried her into the house and laid her on the An ambulance was but Mary was dead before she reached the hospital Standing by Car Joe Henrys brother was stand ing by the carwhen the shooting occurred I saw Henry and Mary come out of the he told Police Captain Greenwell Iheard them tallving for a few seconds arid then 1heard a report whfch sounded like a1 Henry started across thestreet when Mary fell to the sidewalk Joe called to himto wait a min Henry stoppedand warned If you follow me Ill shoot you When he reached the other side of the street he fired his gun then ran down the street about a hall a block when I heard another Joe said Rushed to Hospital Neighbors aroused by the shoot ing called police Greenwell found Henry lying in a yard with the guri still in his hand Greenwell snatched the gun from Henrys arm Henry said Its you isnt it captain I know you It was a love affair captain I dont want to ell and a neighbor rushed Henry to Daviess hospital in an automobile Police began an investigation to determine where Henryigot the32 caliber gun with which hev did the shooting The gun had contained fourcartridges and Henry used all of them on Mary and iimself Joe was not held Found Dead in Basement IOWA CITY R Workman 50 retired real estate man and auctioneer wa found dead in the basement of hishome Coroner George Caiilahaa said Workman committedi suicide by hanginghimself Strikers at Oshawa Stay With C L 0 Ont General Motors strikers clung doggedly to C I banner Tues day in flat refusal of peace and company concessions without union recognition Their stand amounting to a re jection of Premier Mitchell Hep burns bitter opposition to John L Lewis committee for industrial organization and an apparent re pudiation of their own C I O organizer sent pickets trudging up and down in front of the closed plant for the thirteenth day The strikers looked hope fully to Washington where the executive board of the United Automobile Workers of America was in session considering a sym pathy strike in the United States to enforce the Canadian demands against General Motors Hiss Mayor Hall The workers Monday night booed and hisspd Mayor Alex Hall of Oshawa who urged them to accept a company peace offer de claringthey were being duped fooled and hoodwinked by offi cials of U A W the C I O affiliate The settlement would have given them shorter hours and higher pay and a formula regard ing union no out right company acceptance of U I A W A as bargain ing agency Meanwhile trouble brewed in northern Ontario nickel and gold mines where a C I O organizer for the mine mill and smelter workers has been holding meet ings Toronto officials of the Mcln and Hollinger gold mines j oined in declaring the operations would be indefinitely shut down if strikes were called Ready to Shut Down John P Bickel president of the MclntyrePorcupine firm said When I say shut down I mean shut If my men dont want to work for me they dont have to We wont suspend operations merely to negotiate well shut down until the men are ready to go back to their He praised Hepburn for his stand against C I O and said to have paid agitators from foreign cguntries endeavor to disturb the peaceful relationships at present e x is t i n g throughout industrial Canada is something which cannot be Both Bickell and J R Timmins president of HollingerConsplidat 1 ed said they did not anticipate Shutdowns for the Hollinger and Mclntyre concerns would af fect men EXPECTED TO REJECT U S WALKOUT DEMAND WASHINGTON persons predicted officials of the United Automobile Workers would reject Tuesday demands for a walkout of General Motors em ployes in the United States to show sympathy for their striking Canadian colleagues The union executives meeting in a closed session also arranged for further discussion of organ izing workers in Henry Fords auto plants Homer Martin president oi the auto workers and other officers would not divulge the campaign they planned against Ford but one official said Can Tie Up Ford Weve got enough men in our organization to tie Ford up so that he cant move a Martin disclosed his organiza tion had opened discussions with the national labor relations board relative to filing of charges of dis crimination and i n t i mi d a t i o n against Ford Complaints have been made by former Ford workers both to the international union and to the he said In Detroit Harry H Bennett of the Ford company said the Ford Motor company never has treated its employes unfairly and the union officials know A F of L in Action The American Federation of Labor took new action meanwhile agaiast John L Lewis insurgent Committee for Industrial Organi zation which embraces the auto workers union Frank Dillon a federation or ganizer was on his way to Atlanta under orders to take the Georgia Federation of Labor convention out of the hands of a reputed C I 0 lieutenant William Green president of the said Dillon would re place Steven Nance the Georgia federation president accused by Green of hiring out to theC I O as a paid organizer in the south He cant serve both at the same Green told newsmen LOOK INSIDE FOR SUPREME COURT BUILDING Both Sides in Court Bill Fight Claim Gain PAGE 2 58 Events Scheduled for State Music Fest PAGE 12 Major League Baseball Swings Into Full Stride PAGE 13 Traffic Enforcement Campaign Under Way PAGE 16 HEIL HITLER ON 48TH BIRTHDAY Nazis Parade to Blare of Martial Music Shops Display Pictures BERLIN Adolf Hitler born across the frontier in Austria celebrated his 48th birth day Tuesday as leader of the Ger man nation It was a day of nazi parades to the blare of martial music Flags decorated streets and public squares and shop windows were thick with pic tures of the fuehrer A feature of the day was the oath of allegiance taken by nonparty mem bers to Hitler They qualified for the oath as party Hitler in rec ognition of the occasion decreed the establishment of an Adolf Hit ler thanks foun dation through which marks will be distribut ed to meritorious Adolf HUUr party members who are ill or in economic Cabinet ministers visited Hitler to offer their felicitations At 11 a m Hitler reviewed a great military parade in which all branches of the fighting forces were represented It took two hours for the parade to pass THE WINNER MRS JACK CARSTEN 222 21st St S E won the for the first days contest being conducted by the Want Ad Department of the WHY NOT YOU Very Simple Man your letter telling of Want it in the GlobeGazette or hcve it post marked not later than 6 p m For most interesting letter each day a Prize will be given The contest will continue until Saturday April 24 Lets Hove Your Letter FJ ASKS FOR BILLION HALF FOR NEEDY AID Submits Special Message to Congress on Relief for Next Year TEXT ON PAGE WASfflNGJON Roosevelt asked congress for ior next years re lief burden Tuesday in a message projecting the possibility of new taxes next session His special message on relief needs during the 12 months be ginning July 1 A treasury defcJt on June 30 of or over his January estimate A deficit in the 1938 fiscal pe riodending June 30 1938 of I propose to use every means at my command to eliminate this deficit during the coming fiscal Mr Roosevelt told the senators and representatives Calls for Economy Urging economy the president said he expected to do this by withholding Jrom apportionment for expenditure so far as prac ticable a substantial percentage of the funds available for 1938 and by increasing receipts through liquidation of assets of certain emergency agencies Onthe basis of the presidents revised estimates the public debt would climb close to the mark by June 30 Discussing taxes Mr Roosevelt said it had become apparent there is an immediate need for a care ful survey of the present tax Loopholes in Laws He saidiJaiejSireasuryvwould be prepared by Noveiaber next to present to congress information as to any loopholes in the revenue laws and suggestions for such new or additional taxes as may be necessary to meet deficiencies if any in the revenueproducing power of the present This report will permit congres sional committees Mr Roosevelt said to study such information and such suggestions for the pur pose of proposing early in the next session oi the congress legislation necessary to remedy defects in the present tax The chief executive said Msnew estimate of federal income and spending was predicated on two highly important Extend Explrinr Taxes The is the ex tension of existing taxes which expire this second is the maintenance 61 appropriations made at session within the total of the budget estimates An increase in appropriations would of course minify our efforts to prevent a deficit in He said bills being pressed fcr enactment would commit the gov ernment to an expenditure of more than mostly for public works compared with he had told congress was necessary for an annual works program Bills providing more than for highways have been introduced Mr Roosevelt added despite the expenditures for this purpose in the last four years have exceeded 000 and existing authorizations tor the next two years provide nearly more Notes Arms Referring suddenly to interna tional armament races the presi dent said It is amatter of mon knowledge principal danger to modem civilization lies in those nations whichlargely be cause of an armament race are headed directly towards bank Inproportion to national he added the United Statesisspending a far smaller proportion of government income for armament than the nations to which I refer It behooves us therefore to continue our efforts to make both ends of our economy After entering into a detailed analysis budget figures Mr Roosevelt asked that his re lief appropriation for next year available early in June fso that its expenditure can be properly planned prior to July Sound Fiscal Policy Declaring maintenance of a soundfiscal policy requires care ful planning of authorizations and appropriations the president said it is impossible to maintain properTjaiariee between revenues and expenditures unless restraint thatrheregarded if important that we should of actual income and outgo lor the fiscal year 1938 and I appeal to   

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