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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPW THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HO M E EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND 5J3JTTED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES THIS CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 167 Federal Aid for Schools Arguments of Enemies to Increased Fund Logical By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Edu cation is so de sirable that one hesitates to express even a doubt of the wisdom of in creased expen ditures in its behalf AH the same opponents o f the plan for a big federal ap propriation to help out the various states to maintain and improve their public schools do advance certain more or less reasonable arguments on their adverse side of the case I interviewed Dr John J Tigert now president of the University of Florida then United States com missioner of education on this subject several years ago for the idea of a measure of federaliza tion of educational matters is no new thing Indeed the creation of a cabinet department of education repeatedly has been urged Opposed to Scheme One might suppose that Dr Ti gert as education commissioner and in line for such a cabinet post would have favored the scheme He did not He gave it as his opinion that the strength of public education throughout the United States in general was largely inherent in its regional character Where there is a thrist for it it has prospered he said Where there has not been so much of a thirst he agreed it has lagged Would ilave Lagged He gave it is his judgment that where ithad lagged it would have lagged anyvray Education he ex plained appeared to b2 a thing that could not be jammed down folks throats Prohibition prevailed at that time The doctors father was a Methodist bishop md I presume a Nevertheless the doctor suggested prohibition could be made effective only in communi ties whict desired it Even so with education If 1 state wants it it will have plenty of it he reasoned but he expressed doubts that it can be enforced against a communitys indifference rather than outright ill will Not that he objected to compul sion up to a certain point but he felt that even that ought to be statewide nol national Dr Tigcrts View Dr Tigert was not a rabid states rightser either He held office under a repub lican nationalistic regime He was all for federal encour agement of education he said but not for its He cited states with vehemently proeducatimal complexes some of them poor like the Dakotas which havithe best imaginable of public schools and others richer mostly in the south where education has been at a semidiscount Each section he said had what it wanted each hzd it chosen could have had what the other had Too Muci Plant Parenthetically ExCongressmin Royal C John son whom T interviewed about the same time as Education Com missioner Tigert gave H as his verdict that the people f many areas such as his home state had gone crazy on the subject of high schools worthy of cities many thou population out in the open prairies Johnson did not deprecate edu cation he only contended that education had taxed its devotees weltaigh to death States That Want It Perhaps ii v significant that the states which ae squalling for fed eral aid are the ones which have nottaken particularly good care of their own schools Senators Harrison of Mississippi and Black of Alabama where the schools already are all nght under state are act noisy at all This would seem to me to bear out exEducation Commissioner Tigerts comment The various states get what they want The main item is running up to 000 Why shouldnt the states dig it up individually It is too bad as President Roose velt has said for a Georgia teach er to get less than an Iowa teacher But Georgia can fix that Uncle Sara does not have to do it LOCAL BEER Backers of Big Relief Appropriation Organize Mother Scalds Baby Boy as Punishment DENVER year old Donald Baxter was treated Wed nesday for severe scald burns and Police Captain James E Childers said his mother when arrested confessed she put him in a bath tub turned on the hot water to punish him BILLION LARGER FUND THAN URGED SOUGHT Demand for Investigation of Relief Issued by Senator Holt WASHINGTON con sessional opponents of a large re lief appropriation for next year decided tentatively Wednesday to ask for a billion dollars more than the president recommended in his budget message Tuesday The president would meet the countrys relief needs during the year beginning July 1 and that any ad ditional allotmeni oi funds would swell the years estimated deficit of Representative Maverick D after meeting with several of his colleges said a appiopriation had been set as their tentative goal He said they probably would support a bill by Representative Voorhees that amount Claims Large Support Maverick claimed support of SO to ICO house democrats Another house group described by Representative Boileau Prog as the liberal bloc1 was represented as desiring On the senate side meanwhile Senator Holt DW issued a statement demanding an investi gation of relief He said none could tell the ade quacy of the presidents billion andahalf recommendation be cause the relief need has never been accurately It is Holt added that many who need aid are refused where many who do not need re lief are given jobs The hungry political boss is fed but hungry forgotten men must run the gantlet of red tape to try to get enough to furnish a family with the bare necessities of life Policy Ever Chancing Our federal relief policy has evir been changing with the whims and fancies of those who admin ister the funds Again and again federal rsiief authorities corns askingfor money yet fight an investigation to determine where aad how the money has been spent It is time the fakery of the charlatans is ex Administration leaders forecast defeat of all attempts to increase the relief appropriation over the amount recommended by the pres ident and saw like fate for at tempts to cut Mr Roosevelts re quest to The Works Progress administra tion said even a high tide of pros perity would not cut the jobless army below and that the need for a federal works pro gram would be nearly as great next year as this Larger Labor Supply A report by Deputy WPA ad ministrator Aubrey Williams blamed changing productivity and additions to the labor supply for the prospect He urged an inte grated and perfected program of insurance public work and public Acceptance of even an opti mistic forecast of to unemployed in 1937 pre supposes nearly as great a need for a federal works program as in Williams said The forecast of a deficit in 1938 contained in the presidents mes sage caused the treasury to start canvassing the money lending field for the best ways of borrow ing funds Short term bills will tide the government over a few months but the question they hope to de cide soon is whether to seek fu ture funds on govemcnent bonds with a longer time for payrngoff Program of Borrowing Fiscal spokesmen predicted an already launched program of bor rowing a week would be continued until has been obtained The unsettled state of the mar ket for government bonds in re cent weeks apparently led to Sec retary Morgenthaus decision to issue shortterm bills to tide the treasury over for the rest of this fiscal year President Roosevelts message Tuesday showed that the net def icit estimated last would be increased by through failure of tax collections to match up with fore casts Additional borrowing before July 1 is expected to push the public debt to a new peak of over last July 1 Titonka Man Shaves Off Mustache After 50 Years J Madole shaved his mustache off Saturday the first time in 50 years When he was 21 he let his beard grow and it has been growing ever since and he is now It all hap pened when his wife decided to get a permanent wave Mr Madole told her when she did that I he would shave his mustache She replied by daring him to do it She had her wave and a few days later he went down town after supper and had his shaved off He didnt go home until after she had gone to bed Sunday his grandchildren failed to recognize him first saw him On Long Fast His house in order his world ly goods sold and jjivcn to the poor Jackson Whitlow 45 year old former trapper of Stooping Oak is pictured as he awaited fword from the Lord following a 42 day fast as or dered by the Whitlow ivw lost manypounds sayslie Is in constant with the Lord FAITHFUL MARY SPLIT SoCalled Wife of Father Divine Admits They Had Dispute NEW YORK list serious schism in the amazing cult which holds that Father Divine is God appeared Wednesday when Faithful Mary whom the Negro evangelist calls his socalled admitted they had broken in a dispute over property to which she holds the deeds Faithful Mary a middle aged mulatto who often had said that she lived a wanton life until she met Father Divine is technically the owner of much of the vast properties of the sect In her name are scores of heav peace promised land farms dress shops and Glory Be to Father Divine res Next to the pudgy little Negro who is regarded as a new Messiah by thousands of Negroes and whites Faithful Mary is the most powerful figure in the cult Found at Her Hotel She admitted the disagreement from a hotel she owns in High Falls N Y It came she said soon after a disturbance Monday night of the heavens in which Harry Green a white contractor of Weehawken N was stabbed and beaten when a processserver friend of his tried to serve Father Divine Before the evangelist left the city and while police were look ing for him in connection with the stabbing there was a confer ence at which he demanded that Faithful Mary turn over the deed to the High Falls hotel and 165 acres of property surrounding it He tried to get that away from she said but I refused I left town right at Belief Although in countless confes sions at meetings and in Divine publications she has sworn that she considered the evangelist as God he had cured her of whisky and loose Faith ful Mary sneered at this belief Wednesday she just a damned man He aint no more God than youre An attorney for Father Divine denied that his client hadprom ised to surrender Wednesday in connectionwith the stabbing Takes Poison Dies DES Emma Livingston died after taking Coroner A E Shaw said her death was a sui cide SEEK NEW AUTO PEACE PARLEY Oshawa Strikers Counsel Visits Ontario Premier at Toronto Ont J L Cohen counsel for the Gen eral Motors strikers here headed for Premier Mitchell Hepburns Toronto office Wednesday to try to arrange a new peace conference Cohen arranged to see Hepburn outspoken foe of John L Lewis labor movement after General Motor of Canada had re nexved its ultimatum that a strike settlement could be made in only one of two ways the men back to work before direct negotiations were started between thecompany and a local committee a peace conference in the premiers office Back Where It Was This the whole strike situation back to the same point where it was last Fridaywithone Hepburn announced that he no longer would deal with C H Mil lard local president of tiie Unit ed Automobile Workers of Ameri ca and international representa tive of the union until he changed his status The premier now is willing to receive Millard only as a repre sentative of fra The membor of sthe committee that called on Hepburn Tuesday refused to make known their names to newspapermei for fear of They told the premierthey would be perfectly satisfied with aseMIement that Mayor Alex Hall proposed at Monday nights mass meeting and that they knew they spoke for at least strikers Approved by Company This settlement approved by the company and union leaders be fore Hall placed it before the strik ers called for a wage increase and cut in hours but not the out right union recognition the strik ers demanded The mass meeting voted it down unanimously Hall accused Hugh Thompson U A W organizer then of a double Keymen were placed in the audience Hall said to lead the move for rejection Thompson refused to allow a se cret ballot the mayor charged Meanwhile without explana tion Homer Martin head of the C I O affiliated United Automo bile Workers of America put off plans to come here and take com mand of strike strategy He re mained in Washington attending a meeting of his unions executive board Michigan Bandits Get Big Cash Bank Loot NORTHVILLE Twobank bandits who entered the Depositors State bank of North ville shortly after noon Tuesday escaped with estimated at from to being routed by tear gas turned on by a state bank FORECAST IOWA Generally fair some what cooler in south portion Wednesday night Thursday be coming unsettled with showers by or before night slightly warmer in east and south MINNESOTA Unsettled Wednesday nipht andThursday probably occasional rain slight ly wanner In northwest Wednes day night and In east and south Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 54 Minimum In Night 43 At 8 A M Wednesday 44 Rainfall 46 of an inch SPRING WHEAT BOWL ENTERING CRUCIALPERIOD Optimism Pessimism Spot April Picture of Grain Crop Prospects CHICAGO the great northwest center of the nations spring wheat supply the April picture of grain crop prospects is spotted with optimism and pessi mism Farmers who hope to produce the first bushel spring wheat crop in five years and to bolster the nations depleted stocks of corn oats other grain again were scanning skies anx iously for signs of rain as they progressed with seeding for the 1937 harvests In the vast region where drought for three years has des troyed millions of bushels of breadstuffs and feed material the crucial days which will decide the fate of grain were at hand Long Drought Ends The end of the long drought was seen m smne sections Rain fall been beneficial in many parts of the Dakotas Montana and Minnesota where the bulk of spring wheat is grown In spots there has been so much rain that seeding has been delayed Beneath the soil however where a reservoir of abundant moisture is needed to tide crops through the dry hot days of summer serious moisture defi ciency persisted in many areas aster of1936 was possible feared unless ample rain is re ceived during the growing period Study of rainfall records showed that moisture since September 1 exceeded that of the previous sea son at only onethird of the points in North Dakota Rainfall in March was less and in April more than a year ago at most stations Less Than Before At twothirds of the Nebraska stations the seasons rainfall has been less than the previous sea son a deficiency to more than three inches Minnesota was reported to have received a good supply of mois ture but deficiencies from last year and normal were reported for Montana If farmers carry out spring wheat intentions and if yields are average a crop of bu shels is possible according to gov ernment estimates The officially indicated acreage for harvestis more than acres com pared with a year ago Last year the area seeded was almost acres with less than half harvested Drives Golf Ball Into Lake and Kills Fish ENNIS UP Helpful hint to fishermen Take up golf Owen Satterfield drove his ball from a tee at Lakeside Country ball fell in the lake and killed a fish Bridegroom Objects to Wifes Cooking Keating 29 year old machinist had been married only three days when police arrested him for hammering his bride on the head ash stand I didnt like her he explained THE WINNER BILL McCUELLAN 4 Hazel Court the prize for the second days contest being conducted by the Want Ad Department of the WHY NOT YOU Iti Very Simple Mail your letter telling of Want Ad it in the GlobeGazette or have 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 Letter Open Last Big Timber Drive in Minnesota INTERNATIONAL FALLS thunder of resounding along the winding course of Littlef ork river in northernmost Minnesota Wed nesday signalized approach of the last timber drive in the northwest When late this week spring freshets rip open the ice locked stream and pour a torrent down its course the final chapter in logging indus try will be written Heaped high along the ice in crusted banks of the Littlef ork are feet of white and Norway pine cords of pulpwood awaiting release of key logs which will catapult them into the swirling waters whichfor two generations have sluiced Minne sota timber to lumber and pulp mills Last Rich Cutting Stripped from tracts oftheNett lake Indian reservation the logs reoresent the last rich cutting from states once vast of virgin timber Not since 1934 has such a drive been staged Never again in the opinion of Frank Bussman vet eran supervisor for the Interna tional Lumber company will the northwest see a similar sight Encamped along the stream awaiting the signal to cut are picked crews of lumber river pigs and white water These are the last of a vanishing breed of horny handed nimble limbed woods men whose axes carved the his tory of Minnesota and Wisconsin Will Ride Logs Their skilled and the fortune in timber along its tortuous 100 mile rush Their cork soled shoes will logs as they bob in the turbulent stream breaking jams and picking up logs hung up along the rivers edge In the wake of the drivers will follow for the last time the Wan cumbersome river craft housing floating kitchens and pro visions and tented rafts providing sleeping quarters for the jacks The drive is expected to last tor 30 The downriver journey will end at storage booms at Loman on Rainy river There the logs will be loaded for their final 20 mile rail haul to the whining saws of pulp and lumber mills in International Falls Wednesday the mackinawclad river pigs loitered over their boo ya in the camp mess shacks re counting tales of the champion lumberjack of them cal Paul Bunyan Recall Paul Bunyan John The Beaver Dwyer who rates among the best in the north wests best log rollers shucked off a wolen mitt and recalled Old Paul was plenty fast on his feet and a mighty good man on the round stuff He was a wiz ard with a pikepole on the float ing logs And Bunyan was tops as a white water Dwyer said Why he rode logs through water so rough the average jack would be afraid to drink the stuff Old timers recall how he could spin a log so fast the bark would peel right off andso nimble he could run to shore on the bubbles Yes Dwyer mused reck on we could use a few like him when we start rolling this timber Good log drivers nowadays are mighty hard to Attemot to Bargain Ford May Be Delayed Until Fall WASHINGTON fP sentiment for delaying collective bargaining overtures with Henry Ford untilautumn developed Wednesdayamong members of the United Automobile Workers ex ecutive i AlthoughHomer Martin U A W president said no actionaf fecting Fordhad been taken in formed persons the mem bers believed further progress should bemade first with organi zation of Fords employes There was talk that the most propitious time to open negotia tions would be when automobile companies announce new models in the earlyfalL Martin canceling earlier plans to leave for Oshawa where General Motors workers are on strike attended the board meeting Wednesday There was no immediate word from him as to why he changedhis plans or as to the subject of the boards dis cussions LOOK INSIDE FOR i PRINCESS ELIZABETH Gets Pony From King on Eleventh Birthday PAGE 2 Testimony Starts in Algona Securities Case PAGE 10 Bobby Riggs Out Hunt Takes Place in Tennis PAGE 11 Proposed Freight Rate Boosts Are Postponed PAG3 14 HOUSE HEARING FINAL VOTE ON IN ACT Legislature in First Extra Day oi Session After Stopping Clocks OTHER LEGISLATURE PAGE J DES MO1NES Climaxing two hours heated debate during which the Iowa house heard de mands for homerule on the state liquor the lower chamber Wednesday turned thumbs down on a move to place the Iowa beer traffic under local option The proposal an amendment to the beer law by a clergyman member Representative Harry F Morrow E of Hopkinton was re jected by a vote of 61 to 43 Action on the move brought the house nearer a final vote on the new beer regulatory act which it amended Tuesday night to divorce beer and dancing A pending mo tion however asked the chamber to reconsider this change Seek Debate Limit Though repeated moves were made to limit debate in the cham ber as the legislature went into the first extra day of the forty seventh session which officially closed Tuesday night member after member took the floor for fervent in behalf of the amendment But few spoke in op position The Morrow amendment was in the form of a complete local op tion biU which has been hanging fire since early in the session In its original form however the bill would applylocal option to both beer and sale of liquor in state MOVE TO DIRECT VERBlGT DENIED Gable Recalled to Stand in Trial of Mrs Norton for Mail Fraud LOS ANGELES motion for a directed verdict to acquit Mrs Violet Wells Norton of charges she tried to defraud Clark Gable by naming him the father of her daughter was denied Wed nesday by Federal Judge George Cosgrave Gable was recalled to the stand by counsel for the37 year old woman whom the government charges demanded money from the actor to support her daughter Gwendoline 13 Morris Lavine Mrs Norton s attorney was asked if his client afterseeing Gable in court and hearing him testify still thought he was the Billings she says she carried on an illicit ro mancewith in England in 1922 and 1923 Blinkin I cant said Lavine Ill my whole case on that Norton listened to Gable testify Tuesday and then in rich cockney expressed what she said was her profound indig nation Hits a blinkin she said Thats what hit is that a mother as to hendure this in de fense of er own rights and the rights of er hoffspring Ill see that hetykes care of is Double Chins Tremble The47 year old buxom house wifes double chins trembled as she spoke The movie idol defended his honor in an hours testimony He denied that he ever wasIn Eng land that he ever had seen Mrs Norton until he came to court that he knew her daughter Gwendoline that he ever used the name Frank Billings Restraining Order Dismissed DES Judge Charles A Dewey ordered dismissal ofa temporary restrain ing orderwhich barred the na tional iabor relations board from hearing charges against Packing company here As considered by the louse it would have applied only to beer with a provision that 25 per cent of the voters of any city or town could petition for a special elec tion to decide whether it would prohibit or permit beer sales Committee Criticized Representative Morrow opened his extended debate on the sub ject with criticism leveled at the house sifting committee Had this committee been open he said it would have put this on the calendar There is more than a mere demand in Iowa for Another minister of the house Rep C E Lookmgbill ft of Ne vada took up the argument where Morrow left off charging there is today as much bootlegging as in the days of He sounded the demand lor home rule declaring If my people dont want beer why should you force it upon them Weve come to the cross road of freedom of home rule or Davis in Support Lookingbili found a supporter in Rep H L Gayis R of Win terset who denounced beer and liquor conditions in Des Moines and charged that liquor can be found We owe it to to let them decide they want this sort of Rep J P Galiagher D of Williamsburg chairrqan of the liquor control committee which handled the beer bill shouldered most ot the burden of opposing the amendment Assailing fallacies of prohibi he charged feat three min isters of this house now want to foist uponus another noble ex Cite Youthful Drinking Answering cit ed youthful dririlnntf and use of cigarets by high school Gallagher charged such freedom is an aitermBihoi Rep Ed R Brown R of Des supporting the Morrow directed the major portion of his attack upon the state liquor We were told upon repeal in Iowa that the Iowa liquor act was lor temperance but it was a great lie dignified with the seal of great state of Hiclfenlooper R of Cedar Rapids chairman of a li quor subcommittee which drafted the beer act toid the house the committee had not approved the local option provision believing it was not conducive to good law enforcement Would Solve Problem If we can have proper beer he added and di vorce beer fromharc many ot our problems mUJbcsolved The Morrow amendment took most of thelime of tue Jiouse dur ing its forenoon session although it did Stores from within 300 fleet of schools As the law now such stores musfe wnend   

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