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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 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 DOTTED PRESS I TILL USASED WIMS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 172 Want to Let U S Pay State Chiefs Dont Care About Federal Taxes By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Gov ernors dont care how high federal taxes are Neither do state legislators All that these regional folk are answerable to their voters for is the taxation rate within the borders of their various c o m monwealths If they can make uncle Sam car ry the bulk of the load they can say that the responsibility isnt theirs its the Washington administrations and Mayors are the same way Their essential interest is to keep their respective municipalities local lev ies down Has Political Angle To the taxpayer it does not in reality make a bit of difference whether he foots the national re lief bill for example through his own city hall his county seat his state capitaf or the United States treasury What does it matter whether the bill is paid locally or lumped to gether The total is soandso much either way It matters to politicians how ever Assume that a governor or a mayor is trying to make an eco nomical administrative record If his state or his city must carry its own relief burden it runs into money If Washington shoulders it it doesnt show in that particu lar communitys bookkeeping Sure to Tell The taxpayer is sure to yell but the governor or mayor rejoins Yes but thats a federal tax you are yowling about here at home we are as economical as may Hence we have had governors and mayors committees represent ing to the Washington administra tion right along that they cannot have relief reloaded on to them as it used to be for generations Uncle Sam must take care of it I can remember and until rath er recently when relief was a county poormasters Has Its Drawbacks The old system had its inhu manities This one has its drawbacks too A smallish community may be swamped A oneindustry town may be overwhelmed by the temporary collapse of that one industry and honestly outside help Or there may be a flood or other dis sudden for one limited section to deal with alone Heres a case for the Red Cross of course and perhaps subsequent rehabilitation Even New Tork But Mayor Fiorello H La Guar dia of New York maintains that his little bailiwick is unable to take care of its own destitution without federal aid Hes been a leader among mayors who have been demanding relief I knew Mayor La Guardia as a a grand good liberal But this is a little too much New York City demanding fed eral relief contributed to by little Podunks throughout the nation In short nobody wants to be taxed Each wants to have the tax wished on to someone else Guess which one will be stung with it HOPES FOR ADJOURNMENT FADE F R Takes Charge o DEATH TOLL 15 WITH 5 MISSING IN SIX STATES to Flood Sufferers SUICIDE THEORY GIVEN SETBACK Doctor Says Gun That Killed Denhardts Fiancee Over 9 Inches Away NEW CASTLE suicide theory basis of Brig Gen Henry H Denhardts defense against the charge that he mur dered his fiancee suffered a set back Tuesday in expert testimony for the commonwealth Dr A J Miller who performed an autopsy on the body of the slain Mrs Verna Garr Taylor tes tified in answer to a long hypo thetical question that the gun which killed her was held more than nine inches from her body and probably more than This was as telling a point as any scored by the state since the case was called one week ago to day The inference which Com monwealth Prosecutor H Benton Kinsolving hoped would be drawn by the jurors was that the fopt long 45 caliber revolver which killed Mrs Taylor could not have been held by her in such a posi tion as to cause a wound near her left breast To Suspend Publication SIOUX CITY Daily Livestock Record official daily publication of the Sioux City stockyards for nearly 50 years will suspend publication Friday Menace Lifts at Pittsburgh as Three Rivers Begin to Recede By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Roosevelt took charge of relief for flood sufferers Tues day as thousands of homeless in a widespread flood area affecting six states and the province of On tario waited for swollen rivers and streams to subside The death toll had climbed to 15 with five persons missing Receding waters in many parts of the afflicted area brought hope to flood sufferers that the worst of th e danger had passed but the ex ception was the mighty Ohio which continued to rise A crest of 41 feet had been reached at Wellsburg W submerging the town and paraly zing its industry It was expected the Ohio at this point would go to 46 feet before it began to sub side Start GoingDotvn The menace to Pittsburghs downtown district seemed defi nitely lifted as the three rivers in the citys watershed began reced ing after having reached a crest of more than ten feet above flood stage The Thames river the rising of which carried flood suffering into Ontario province was reported dropping steadily relieving pres sure on London and other points in the province Optimistic reports were re ceived from Johnstown Rich mond Wheeling W and other cities in the inundated area New York was added to the list of afflicted states with the flood ing of the Chadokoin river Water was seeping through into cellars of Jamestown and causing many families to evacuate their homes Reach Flood Stare Rivers in eastern North Carolina were expected to reach moderate flood stage Tuesday night or Wed nesday Predictions were that the Cape Fear Neuse Tar and Roan oke rivers would leave their banks Heavy wind and rain storms off theAtlantic seaboard were report ed at Wilmington and a Nova Scotia fishing boat went down in a storm off the Virginia Capes after its crew had been rescued by another fishing vessel The menace to Pittsburghs Golden billion dollar business district apparently had lessened as the flood crest of was reached by the citys three rivers and stopped The citys su burbs however were hard hit Danger Believed Past The danger at Cumberland appeared passed as the Potomac river and Wills creek began cub siding freeing the flooded streets j and permitting resumption of rail and automotive traffic The weather forecast for Johns town however showed more rain due and fear existed the situ ation there might become acute A half inch more of rainfall in the Johnstown watershed would cause great damage the local forecaster announced In Ontario Red Cross stations were established throughout the stricken area and preparations were being made to care for thou sands of refugees Picnic at Storm Lake DES MOINES Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce in vited the Iowa legislature Gov Nelson G Kraschel and state offi cials to a gettogether picnic June 14 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday probably light rain in cast portion frost in west Tuesday night should sky clear somewhat warmer Wednesday in west MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday probably light rain in southeast portion slightly warmer in west portion Wednes day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 52 Minimum in Night 36 At 8 Tuesday 40 Rainfall 03 inch LOOK INSIDE FOR II MELVIN PURVIS Officer Who Got His Man Loses His Girl PAGE 2 Brisk Expansion Shown in Iowa Home Building PAGE 8 New Plan of Exams for Game jobs Ready PAGE 9 184FromlfereWill Leave for Music Fest PAGE 11 SETTLE STRIKE IN CALIFORNIA 18 Sit Downers Arrested in Detroit May Face Drugs Charge By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Settlement of the California cannery strike and the arrest by federal agents of 18 sit downers in a Detroit dispute held the spot light on Tuesdays labor front Gov Frank Merriam announced complete agreement for settlement of the Stockton cannery strike which broke out in bloody rioting last Friday The peace pact provided for recognition of the cannery workers union as bar gaining agent The strike called over 10 days ago in demands for higher wages shorter hours and union recogni tion affected workers The 18 persons under arrest in Detroit may be charged with vio lating the federal narcotic laws They were seized when police forced 250 strikers out of the Parke Davis and company plant Use Fire HoseT The government agents stepped in when the men barricaded them selves in the narcotic department and used a fire hose on police Ralph H Oyler district chief the U S bureau of narcotics said if any supplies were missing from the department he would place the matter in the hands of District Attorney John C Lehr The administrations industrial and labor program is being watched closely by Washington legislators Congressional leaders predicted postponement of some portions of the program until it is decided whether to use state ex federal powers as the basis for new laws The primary phase of the program and hour being studied by President Roose velt 3 Cornered Dispute At New York a three cornered dispute which threatened for three days to tie up New York Citys piers and freight terminals was in the hands of a presidential committee of three men With 30 days in which to recommend a settlement and with a strike illeg al for 60 days the committee to work under the railway media tion act At Madison Gov Philip La Fbllette summoned labor lead ers to a conference to outline en forcement of the states new labor relations law He arranged a meeting between representatives of the Wisconsin Federation of Labor and the three members of the state board which was set up as an authority in settling indus trial disputes The board indicated it would invite the Committee for Industrial Organizati on to present its views Senate Body Set for Vote on Court Bill WASHINGTON tors predicted Tuesday any at tempt at compromise on the pres idents court proposal would be defeated in the senate judiciary committee The opposition counted on at least half of the 18 man commit tee which came Tuesday to the voting phase of its consideration of the bill to add justices to the supreme court if those over 70 do net retire Some committee members talked increasingly of putting off action ir ti possibility that some jus tices might retire from ihe su preme court at Ihe end of the spring session May Be Delayed Action toward enacting a pro gram for industry and labor will be delayed some members of congress said for an administrar lion decision on whether the prob lems involved should be handled by state or federal governments Some portions of the program may be delayed until next year although Mr Roosevelt is now studying the problem of wages and hours Economy aimed at budget bal ancing won support from Harper Sibley president of the United States chamber of commerce who told his organization that relief expenses are the key to the prob lem Short 2 Billions President Roosevelt had esti mated a deficit for 1938 The house republican leader Representative Snell of New York predicted however the government would be shortabout less the administration changes its policies Senator Byrd said calculations based on the presidents figures pointed to a deficit near The house appropriations com mittee recommending for the army next year said Tues day larger sums would be needed hereafter to relieve an extreme ly disturbing military situation The amount approved by the committee for the fiscal 12 months beginning July 1 was more than was available for the current year but was less than the budget es timate More Defense Funds Unless there is to be an ap preciably larger allocation to the military arm in future the committee said in submitting its recommendation our defense preparation very largely will consist of manpower unequipped and unimplemented and virtually unprepared to offer resistance to any force equipped with modern offensive The bill made no provision for nonmilitary projects such as river and harbor improvements usually handled by the army en gineers Officials said these would be carried in a separate appropri ation measure the size of which was not indicated The house education committee refused Tuesday to recommend legislation to authorize a yearly maximum of fed eral grants to state school systems Policeman Struck by Hit and Run Driver MINNEAPOLIS Patrol man Edward Casey put in over time early Tuesday to report a hit and run accident The mis hap took place in front of the city hall The victim was Patrolman Casey hit by a runaway driver as he started for home A Good Idea Neighbors they talk across the backyard fence This happened last Monday when I to the garden went To thin a strawberry bed was my task But what will we do with the plants I asked To waste them Aycu know seemed like a sin The neighbors advice was phone your ad in A line ad surprised the judge For it sold all the plants he poem C Patte 224 South won award hi the Want Contest REMEMBER TO CALL THE AD TAKER AT 3800 WINDSOR FILES ACTION SEEKING LIBEL DAMAGES Mrs Simpson Completes 6 Months Good Behavior Nee led for Divorce LONDON of Eng land pressed a libel suit against the publisher and author of the book Coronation Commentary Tuesday in the face of apologies from both determined to protect Wallas Simpson his bridetobe from unbridled comment by Brit ish writers His writ for unspecified dam ages and an injunction against publication of the best seller was filed Tuesday by Allen and Overy his London solicitors against Au thor Geoffrey Dennis and Pub lisher William This was despite the fact that apologies have been prof erred and the book a critical commentary onEdwards reign and abdication withdrawn from circulation None of the principals in the furore would comment for pub lication Tuesday But it was un derstood the indirect reason for the Duke of Windsors determina tion to press the action was a de sire to discourage its circulation in the United States homeland of his betrothed As is usual in English libel ac tions no specific damages were asked That will be up to the jury if thecase actually comes to a hearing AMERICAN PUBLISHERS NEW YORK of Dodd Meadand company Amer ican publishers of Coronation said Tuesday that action of the Duke of Windsor in filing suit for libel against the au thor and English publishers of the book had not changed their plans to release it here They said they had received no word from the English publisher in regard to the Dukes libel ac tion and that there has been no change in so far as we are Disregarding threats of the Duke to sue the company decided Monday to release the American edition WALLY ALL BUT FREE TO WED FORMER KING LONDON Wallis Warfield Simpson completed Tuesday the required six months of good behavior in her divorce action and became all but free to marry the former king of Eng land Only legaltechnicalities were necessary before her divorce from Ernest Aldrich Simpson became final and these it was expected would be fulfilled within a fort night Then the Duke of Windsor who has not seen Mrs Simpson since she fled from London at the height of the abdication crisis will be legally privileged to marry the woman I Mrs Simpsons remained in seclusion at Chateau de Cande near Monts expected the decree would be made absolute either May 3 or May No date for their marriage has beendisclosed and it was believed unlikely it would occur during the height of the festivities attendant in the coronation of the Dukes brother KingGeorge VI on May WARNS AGAINST TOO HIGH PRICES Roosevelt Writes Garner in Opposition to Tydmgs Fixing Bill WASHINGTON Roosevelt warned against undue in prices Tuesday in a letter to Vice President Garner asking the senate not to consider the Tydings price maintenance The present hazard of undue advances in withresultant rise in the cost the president wrote makes it most untimely to legalize any competi tive or marketing practice cal culated to facilitate increases in the cost ofnumerous andimport ant articles American householders arid consumers gen erally He was commenting onthe bill by Senator Tydings to permit to maintain prices in interstate commerce on trade marked goods Permanent Peace Theme of Northwood Speakers Fourth District Legion Auxiliary Attend Spring Conference e r m a n ent peace for the United States in the face of world turmoil through adequate defense and the univer sal was the theme of speakers at the fourth district spring conference of the American Legion and Auxiliary which came Tom Tracey was elected vice com to a close here Monday night with a joint banquet at the high school gymnasium attended by several hundred persons The Legion and the Auxiliary comprise the greatest peace time organization in the Mrs Grace Gilbert King West Union national Americanism chairman declared in addressing the joint session which was presided over by Mrs Myrtle M Siverling Northwood fourth district com mitteewoman and C B Moser Strawberry Point vice command er Urges Adequate Defense Maintaining that an adequate defense is the best protection against war she declared that ever since the Armistice was signed the Legion members have battled consistently for peace and endeavored to procure the passage of legislation that will prevent Because Americans are Ameri cans first of all America is she added If we appreciate the American heritage value her lib erty and the opportunities for our children should we not be willing to protect her America today is waging a war against subversive influences billion fordefense two billion for education but 15 billion for crime J Edgar Hoover has said the so lution tor crime Is in whole some recreation The Legion is in the Northwood schools W Earl Hall led in community singing Red Blue Decorations The dinner was served by the Northwood Auxiliary The tables were beautifully decorated in red and blue A dance at the Music hall followed the formal program Earlier in the day the Auxiliary elected Mrs Wesley James Thorn ton fourth district committeewom an to succeed Mrs Siverling Mrs contributing a great deal to give the youth of our country whole some Universal Draft Law The need the pas sage of the universal draft law and other Legion sponsored legis lation as a war preventive was also emphasized by G M Smoke Brown Whiting department com mander Commander Brown announced social security bills for which the Legion had been fighting passed the house Monday It is because he is in Des Moines leading the fight for the passage of this social security legislation that Frank Miles was unable to be here added the commander R J Skin Laird department adjutant told the conference Thomas Tracey fourth district commander was unable to be pre sent for the reason ha is at Hot Springs recuperating his health Devotion to Ideals I wish Tom could be here him self and tell you what he thinks OE the veterans hospital facilities at Des said the adjutant It would make you realize whal an excellent thing this is for the veterans of Devotion to ideals is what has made the Auxiliary said Mrs P A Lainson Council Bluffs department president of the auxiliary Many factors go into building a great organization The first factor is making the or ganization worth belonging to Through its many activities the Auxiliary is doing that We have a program with many causes that stirthe devotion of our Mrs Myrton Des Moines Auxiliary department greetings and spoke briefly on the services of fered by the state office Welcomed in Speeches The conference was welcomed in addresses by O J Wardwell MayorE M Sabin and Mrs A J Heiny of Northwood Responses were by Earl B Becker Elkader and Mrs E Kathinka Hanson De corah department treasurer In vocation was given by the Rev T A Hoff Decorah district chap lain Past Department ficers of the Legion and Auxiliary were introduced Among those giving brief talks were the Rev Paul LaVallette Rockford past department chaplain Paul Smith Dubuque former district com mander Leonard Whelan Albert Lea Minnesota department vice commander Musical numbers included songs by the Waukon Auxiliary quartet which won second at the national conventionlast year and will againrepresent the districtin the state hieet saxophone solo Har lan and solo by Mrs Evelyn Johnson music instructoi mitteewoman Mrs R C Patrick Mason secretary and Mrs Bess Fye Cresco treasurer Mrs Hanson the department treasurer was unanimously in dorsed tor state vice president Patrick son of Mr and Mrs Patrick of Mason City re ceived the Americanism award for the best scrap book The presen tation was made by Mrs H H Boyce of Mason City Mrs Hess Delaware county won the county chairman award Talks on Membership Talks were given by the state Auxiliary officers on membership and other activities The program included the call to order by Mrs Siverling advancement of colors pledge to the flag singing of Star Spangled Banner by the assembly led by Mrs Fye department music chairman Mrs Iver Bidne gave the invocation and Mrs James the response Music included selec tions by the Northwood high school girls sextet Auxiliary sessions were held at the Baptist church The district executive commit tee of the Legion announced the summer stag of that organization would be held at Elkader At the Legions afternoon ses sion a motionto reduce the mem bership of post in Mason City was tabled the conference view beingthat it should properly come up at the summer meeting Adjutant Laird conducted a question box on vari ous Legion problems FALL OF BILBAO BELIEVED NEAR Outer Defenses Crushed by Advancing Troops of Spanish Rebels By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bilbao tottered Tuesday before an advancing insurgent army that had crushed its outer defenses and plunged its defenders into a disastrous retreat Gen Emilio Molas northern army occupied Eibar an import ant munitions center about 20 miles southeast of Bilbao and found pillars of sparks from burn ing houses spreading flames throughout the evacuated city In surgents said communists and an archists set dynamite blasts before abandoning the stronghold Sun day night The Basques said in surgent planes fired Eibar Mutiny in the Basque ranks was hinted as the insurgents surged on Durango gateway city to Bil bao hoping to take it and reach the 16 miles of improved highway to the Basque capital Hundreds of Civilians Hundreds of civilians were killed at Guernica former capital of the Basque county and the city was left in blazing ruins af ter a fierce insurgent bombard ment Bombing planes soared over the city in waves dropping heavy explosives and scattering hand grenades Swooping machine gunners strafed hundreds of in habitants who fled into open fields Fatalities in Madrid mounted to at least 270 with hundreds of oth ers injured as insurgent artillery batteries pounded the city for the sixteenth consecutive day At daybreak a government aerial armada bombed the insurgent siege lines in retaliation but did not silence their heavy guns Rain 30 Two insurgent cruisers rained 30 shells into Valencia tempor ary seat of the government on the Mediterranean coast At least three women were killed A subcommittee of the neu trality group in London studied whether to seek cooperation of nonEuropean powers including the United States in the 27na tion patrol of Spain The Valencia government charged neutral patrol ships par ticularly Germanys stopped Spanish ships and came within 10 miles of the coast both alleged violations of the patrol regula tions It declared an airplane catapulted from a German war vessel reconnoitered before an in surgent attempt to bombard the governmentheld seaboard HOUSE SENATE PILING UP WORK FOREACHOTHER Little Chance This Session for Farm to Market Road Law DES MOINES Two lead ing bouse democrats one of them considered the Kraschel adminis tration spokesman in controversial matters saw little chance Tuesday afternoon for farm to market road legislation yet this session unless by gentlemans Withdrawal Tuesday of two truck tax bills left nothing to which to tie the road legislation it was pointed out by Representa tive C L Rice D of Delta democratic floor leader They still have 37 or 38 sen ators here today enough to pass it but I dont see much said Representative E A Moore The house Tuesday afternoon was still considering an appropria tion for the proposed public wel fare department Pile Up More Work Possibility that Iowas forty seventh general assembly might adjourn Tuesday night faded steadily while the house and sen ate piled up additional workfor each other and for the legisla tive desk force With little friction the senate passed a bill providing a 700 yearly state building program for the next two years to be fin anced from the profit of state li quor stores Sent to the house lor approval the bill would grant year ly to buy or build a state building to build apoultry building at the f airgrqunds 000 f or board tions and for educational institutions7 S TJ I Sum Raised A last minute amendment by Senator Edward Breen D of Fort Dodge raised the sumfor im provements at the University of Iowa from year to 000 a year The entire building program is to be directed by the executive council and the interim committee on retrenchment and reform At his morning press conference Gov Nelson G Kraschel expressed confidence some legislative action would be taken to rescue his farm to market road plans During the morning the house amended and sent back to the senate a bill reenacting and mak ing a few changes in the state un employment compensation law If finally enacted the measure would require several hours for enroll ing thus further delaying final ad journment Tired of Session Many house members showed plainly late Monday that they wanted to wind up the work of the session Tuesday and go home Time and again during discussion of possible amendments to three of the welfare bills which passed late in the afternoon representa tives remarked If we amend this bill it will have to go back to the senate and we might not finish up tomorrow The senate studied these bills thoroughly Lets pass them as they came to So two of the proposals one creating state and county welfare departments and one setting up subdivision of child welfare in the state without change The tablisning a fund for aid needy was amended te strike out a provision some rep resentatives claimed would hog tie local governments in admin istrationof this act Still Hanging Fire Hanging fire when the hous met Tuesday were a bill establish ing a fund for aid to dependent children one placingtiie emer gency relief administration and county welfare de partments and one appropriately to go with federal fund in the setup In general the state departmen headed by a board of pointed by the governor woulc absorb the state relief administra tion the old age pension board anc the child welfare division of thi state control board County board of three members in rural area and five members in larger coun ties would take over local admin istration of the welfare Man J 00 Predicts Prohibitions Return Fox anniversary here of prohibition dont Fox Jiu of 78   

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