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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLHI ITVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PHESS AND UNITES PRESS FUTJ LEASED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ttCMONS SECTION ONE NO 174 Bitter Year Ahead Seen 1938 Congress Session to Be on Eve of Election By CHARLES P STEWART iSH I N G T O N CPA The supreme court fight will not be settled un til June or thereabouts at the earliest It may not be settled then but perhaps it will be If it is it will be settled more or less in Pre s i d e n t Roosevelts fa vor The set tlement may look somewhat like 3 c o m promise but it will a settle ment of a nature reasonably satis lactory to the white house Otherwise it will not be a final settlement In the event that ihe nomims tration plan is voted down by con gress the administrationists sim will try again In the rather likelier event that a decisive vote is stalled off until ts supporters are worn out for tKe season the same old contest will C resumed next winter No New Laws But assume that the president wins what he is willing to accept J as a victory Even so congress will adjourn right afterward until January 1938 It will not proceed without any further delay to enact the ILBAO DEFENSE IN LAST STAND PLEAFORHAVEN FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN MADE British Navy Not to Evacu ate Refugees Unless Foes Agree SPANISH AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press session on Basque cabinet maps evacu ation plans for non combatant women and children insurgent army pushes closer defend ers rally for last ditch stand in Durango sector as other defense columns fall back in orderly re treat Durango taken by in surgents oil gas cline and munitions from blaz ing barracks ignited by insurgent artillery bombardment fatali ties mount to 316 on 18th suc cessive dav of shelling office says Basques and insurgents must agree before British war vessels aid Bilbao evacuation new socioeconomic laws which the ex DEVASTATED GUERNICA ecutive mansion is asking for All OCCUPIED BY INSURGENTS that stuff will hang over until the H E N D A Y E Franco Spanish 1938 session Frontier Emilio Molas This will make 1938 an un precedentedly hectic year on cap itol hill A Session The beauty of it is that the 19S8 session will be right on the eve of another years con gressional election Granting 1 That the supreme court nght is hanging fire or 2 That the administration has won as to the supreme courtbut still is being fought relative to its program of reform legislation or 3 That the administration has been beaten as to the supreme court but is campaigning for a majority in the succeeding con The session of 1938 is certain to be a violent one anyway Fight Either Way If No 1 is the case the admin istrationists and the ers of the supre nel will scratch like wildcats If No 2 is the case the beaten administrationists naturally will have to fightfor their lives to prove that they were right Re gardless of the administrationists ii iu 3 is the case the admin istrationists will have to fight for their lives to vindicate their posi tion at the November congression al election 1938 The Objective No matter how the issue is re garded the present conflict is pre the other may gain Oli advantage meantime Thats what both sides are maneuvering However the result in 1938 is the objective from both stana matter 1938 may not be decisive cither The thing suggests a possible ae insurgent troops occupied devas tated Guernica sacred city of the Thursday while the gov ernment of the Basque republic strove feverishly to evacuate 000 noncombatants from Bilbao and pleaded with world powers to find a haven for them Insurgent headquarters at Vito ria announced the Guernica occu pation in a terse official com munique 20 Miles Northeast That city once the Basque capi tal and the shrine of their proud House Passes Neutrality Compromise William Gillette Famous Actor Dies at 81 Years s Gained Early Fame Through Fiction Detective Role of Sherlock Holmes HARTFORD William Gillette 81 famous actor died Thursday at Hartford hospi tal His death occurred at a and was the result of a health de cline following a cold from which he suffered for many months Gillette who gained early fame through his portrayal of the fiction detective role of Sherlock Holmes retired from the stage after his Broadway appearance in Three Wise Fools in New York early last year The play opened in his native city of Hartford where in a cur tain speech he said he hoped to return here five years from indicating his retirement was not entirely to his liking Late in the summsr re returned from New York to his home at Hadlyme where he had built a castle overlooking the Con necticut river It was there that he entertained his guests with a miniature railroad which ran around the spacious grounds Gillette was unmarried His WILLIAM GILLETTE nearest surviving relatives are two nieces Mrs Gillette Nichols New York City and Miss Ives Gillette Des Moines Iowa and a cousin Joseph K Hooker Hartford an insurance company executive COMPLETEDACT TO BE TAKEN BY PLANE TO F R Opponents of Court Bill Claim Clear Majority in Senate WASHINGTON UP The house hurrying its action because of imminent expiration of the na tions temporary neutrality act Thursday approved a compromise permanent neutrality bill The measure uow goes to the senate The compromise house by a voice vote without a single dissent heard against it Principal debate upon the con troversial bill was expected in the senate Approval was anticipated however in time to enable Presi dent Roosevelt to sign the new bill before expiration of the tempor ary act at midnight Friday Rush Bill by Plane It was planned to rush the com pleted bill by airplane to the gulf coast where the president is wait ing to start on expedition a tarpon fishing TBOUT FISHING MAY BE POOR Showers Forecast on Iowa Opening Day May Rile Up Streams DES MOINES Probable of the supreme court person at one another an knows but will be a prolonged tie at 1938s con gressional election Will Slop Over That will slop the dispute over into presidential year Two uncertain elections Anyhow let no one gamble on the outcome of the supreme court contest from present indications At present They are 50oO BREAKERS HELD One of Men Claims He Led Escape of Eight at Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS iff Joe Perry of Council Bluffs Thursday afternoon said Howard Wolford 24 of Council Bluffs who escaped from the county jail here Wednesday nighi had been arrest ed at Sioux City Wolford was the third of eight escaped prison ers to be recaptured James Francis Kennedy 23 Council Bluffs who told Perry he engineered the break and War ren Jones 18 Council Bluffs were recaptured Wednesday night and early Thursday Kennedy was quoted by officers 65 saying he found a broken saw on the cell block floor and sawed through three steel window bars after which the eight men escaped Sixteen other prisoners made no effort to escape Of the eight who fled seven were serving one year jail terms northeast of Bilbao behind the main line of insurgent advance on Bilbao the present Basque capital and industrial stronghold The Basques are fighting for the main Spanish government Airplanes laid waste to Guernica Monday in hours of attack with bombs and machine guns lalhng an estimated 800 persons and lead ing to bitter recriminations be tween the Basques and the insur gents The Basques asserted Ger man made planes carried out the massacre at the direction of a GermanItalian staff the insur gents and Berlin authorities denied they wsre responsible for such barbarity and hinted the Basques themselves destroyed the Run Into Resistance To the south of Guernica the main insurgent advance on Bilbao ran into a sudden Basque defense between Durango and Bilbao 16 miles away In Bilbao itself President Juan Antonio Aguirre called upon the powers to provide a sanctuary for his hordes of refugees but pledged the fighting men of the Basque re public to stand firm in defense ot their capital asking nothing from the world EEFUGE FOK LIMITED NUMBER OF CHILDREN LONDON Secretary Sir John Simon announced Thurs day that Great Britain will offer a refuge to a limited number of the children now besieged in Spains Bilbao At the same time both British and French authorities indiciated naval aid in the evacuation of up to refugees from the be sieged Basque capital awaited a promise from Insurgent General Francisco Franco that he will not molest such an undertaking Spokesmen said the govern ment is always ready to assist any humanitarian but add ed it first was necessary for the Bilbao Basques and their Insur gent foes to agree on evacuation Then the British government will decide how it can help The spokesmen said declarations by some parliamentarians that the foreign office had given approval to immediate evacuation with the protection of British warships ap parently were based on a misun derstanding but they left the way open for ultimate government assistance flying to Bilbao A member of the national joint committee for Spanish relief with the parliamentary group al lied itself was flying to Bilbao to arrange fitrt for removal of chiJdnn to temporary homes in Great Britain France Scandinavia and other countries Wilfred Roberts liberal member of the house of commons and spokesman for the group said he planned to confer immediately with naval officials on the means by which the British government would assist Ghastly Referring to the ghastly possi bilities if the air raid which weatherman may affect the trout fishermens luck for the seasons opening days the conservation commission said Thursday H M Sanderson commission official said that if the showers riled up the streams in northeast ern Iowa the trout might not bite so well as the fishermen would like to have them And he added showers may was locked and the officer was PULLS GUN ON LOCAL OFFICER Description of Man Who Struck Hrubetz Fled Broadcast Officers of North Iowa were given the description of a man who pulled a gun on John Hrubetz of the Mason City police department in front of 339 South Federal ave nue about oclock Wednesday night The description was also broadcast over KGLO Officer Hrubetz was inspecting a car parked near Fourth street and South Federal avenue The The compromise neutrality bill designed to keep America out of war carries discretionary powers for the president to establish cash and carry requirements under which foreign belligerents would be required to move war materials from the United States at their ownrisk It places a prohibition against American travel on belligerent vessels and establishes a manda tory prohibition on export of car was loaded with boxes but cut down the number of fisher men who will inaugurate the sea son Friday The weatherman forecast un settled weather and probable showers for Thursday night and Friday with little change in tem perature Clouds throughout the state hid the sun Thursday and all weather bureau stations reported some precipitation during the last 24 hours Charles City reported 42 inch the greatest amount Minimum temperature Wednes day night 39 above reported by Carroll while the highest of the last 24 hours was 64 above re ported by Burlington Grandfather Gives Boy Wrong Medicine CLEVELAND 2 year old Richard Jarnes began coughing violently his anxious grandfather gave him a spoonful of what he thought was cough syrup Richard became violently ill was sped to a hospital for stomach pump action The cough syrup had been a creosote prep aration Richard recovered brought death to 800 Spaniards in flaming Guernica should be re peated at Bilbao Roberts said We hope to start evacuation of women and children from Bilbao to Saint Pean de Luz France as soon as the necessary organiza tion there is within two or three days This depends on the funds re ceived by the national joint com mittee for Spanish relief The foreign office authorizes me to say that the evacuation of the civil population of Bilbao has their full approval We understand this means the British navy will assist in the evacuation from Bilbao British Warships Offshore British warships have remained three miles offshore in escorting foodships to blockaded Bilbao The eighth British merchantman to enter Bilbao harbor got there Wednesday Informed persons said the war ships might be used principally to protect Basque vessels carrying refugees Representatives of the Basque government here declared Bilbao authorities were prepared to charter ships at Saint Jean de Luz about 70 miles to the east The parliamentarians disclosed their evacuation plan after a meeting at which Senor Lizaso leader of the Basque delegation in London appealed for help to guard and protect our brave not men and our suffering ture unable to determine what the car carried When a man approached the car Officer Hrubetz stepped to him to question the man The stranger pulled a gun evi dently from a shoulder holster as he was being questioned and struck Hrubetz Before Officer Hrubetz recovered from the blow the man ran across the street west on Fourth street southwest and escaped Police cruised about the city throughout the night but were un able to find the man The carwas taken to the station but proved to be a salesmans car loaded with pipes It was believed the man was attempting to steal the car The man weighed about 180 pounds was about 45 years of age had a small mole on his chin and wore a black rain coat overa blue overcoat and light gray suit Bomb Blast Wrecks School Heads Off ice WARSAW Poland bomb explosion wrecked the rec tors office at the local agricultur al academy Thursday The ministry of education cited the incident immediately in sup port of a bill which would strengthen university authorities powers so they could suppress ex cesses which have lately inter rupted teaching in many univer sities ments ofwar to belligerents simi lar to that carried in the tempor ary neutrality bill of Ports Restricted Credits to belligerents are pro hibited and use of American ports for belligerent vessels restricted Opponents of the presidents court proposal counted a clear majority in the senate judiciary committee and claimed similar strength in the Private polls of the senate wire still inconclusive because of the number of members unwilling to say how they would vote The 37 senators publicly committed to oppose the bill were seven more than the number who had an nounced they favored it Conference of Mayors Officials of the United States conference of had asked for more federal relief mon ey next year contended the pres idents request would last only from July until February unless Works Progress administration policies are changed Congressmen talked of a com promise withadvocates of a fiat billiondollar relief fund to cut from the president s proposal An appropriation bill to meet deficiencies in government funas was passed by the house late Wednesday with a in crease for the Tennessee Valley authority Wajres and Hours Congressmen heard that Presi dent Roosevelt had approved go ing ahead with a measure for reg ulating hours and minimum pay in textile industry but that would be thelast administrationapproved measure for federal regulation of a single industry The senate civil liberties corn mi ttee considered broadening its inquiry into conditions in Harlan county because of union complaints that mine operators had discharged scores of union United Auto Workers Win PackardVote DETROIT The United Automobile Workers of America won the right to represent Pack ard Motor Car company employes a vote of more than four to one an election conducted by the national labor relations board complete returns showed Thurs day The count announced by Frank H Bowen regional director for the board was For the U A W A against the union Clarence Wiest personnel direc tor of the Packard company con ceded the unions victory shortly before the tabulation was com pleted The election was the first held by the labor relations board in a major automobile plant under the Wagner act To Resume Negotiations Eighteen blank ballotswere cast Eleven challenged ballots werethrown out Negotiations between the U A W A and the Packard manage ment interrupted while the elec tion returns were awaited will be resumed Friday morning The union had presented 22 demands one of which was for recognition as sole bargaining agency for all employes Meanwhile the first standard 36 hour week in the nations major industries was provided in an agreement signedat Akron Ohio by the FirstoneTire and Rubber company and the United Rubber Tiie union pledged not to cause any sit down or stay iiu provided workingiours to 24 for eight consecutive weeks before any layoffs are agreement affects workers Actively Sore Spots Wisconsin presented the active ly sore spots in the national labor picture Union employes of the Robert A Johnston company candy and cookie makers went on strike at Milwaukee Thursday Ef forts to form a company union were blamed by the strikers as the reason for the walkout At Stevens Point acting District Attorney Royal Galvin announced warrants would be is sued against about a dozen men who ejected non union workers from the Lullabye Furniture com pany plant Several men were in jured Wednesday when 150 pickets swarmed the factory and forced nonunion employes to quit Child Labor Goods At Albariy N legislation de signed to outlaw sale and produc tion of child labor made goods in New York state awaited the sig nature or vetoof Governor Leh man A few weeks ago he termed such a step unenforceable and TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Thursday night and Friday showers prob able little chanjre in tempera ture MINNESOTA CJoudy Thurs day night and Friday showeri probable little chanje in tem perature N MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures 24 hourperiod ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 50 Minimum in Nijrht 44 At S A M Friday 46 Rainfall 36 of an Inch When the sun comes out again it doubtless will becauseit always will be a most wel come visitor in North lowal Only three days in the past two weeks navebeen classified as clear The months precipitation total stands now at inches a little more than a half inch short believe it of the normal April mois LOOK INSIDE FOR Street in Johnstown Pa Flood Waters Begin to Recede Rapidly in East PAGE 2 Road Frost Boils Getting Treatment PAGE 15 Missing Farmer Back in Home Near Hansell PAGE 12 Schools Turn Against Supporter of Brown PAGE 13 At Washington Secretary Per TWO SLAIN IN PRISON BREAK Two Other Convicts Badly Wounded in Attempt to Escape MOUNDSVILLE W Two prisoners were killed and two critically wounded Thursday dur ing an attempted break from the castlelike walls of West Virginia state penitentiary A guard named Hamilton was reported wounded in the fusillade of bullets that dropped the f our convicts as they attempted to es cape through the wagon gate on a truck Capt C M Stone deputywar den reported the casualties but withheld identification of the kins invited 26 labor and prisoners involved trial leaders to attend a second conference on May 4 on collective bargaining problems under the Wagner act Walter P Chrysler president of the Chrysler corporation headed the list of industrialists He was the first auto manufacturer asked to help lay the foundation for stabilized employeremploye re lations Record Low Seen Simultaneously the labor de partments federal employment serviceannounced an increase in employment and predicted its next report may show arecord low of applications First figures for March were so far below February when the men there within union man told fb the last few committee Wednesday that an organizer was killed in Harlan county last week by four mine In Ken tucky operators denied the dis charges and a peace officer said the organizer was killed in a pri vate quarrel Defense Motion for Denhardt Acquittal Overruled by Judg NEW CASTLE Judge Charles C Marshall Thurs day overruled a defense motion for directed acquittal of Brig Henry H Denhardt on trial for the murder of a pretty widow The defense immediately called George Baker neat whose farm home Mrs Vcrna Carr Taylor was slain and wfto had been a principal witness prosecu tion After Baker testified the jury left the Courthouse in a school bus Thursday to view the scene of the crime ictive names file that contained a recheck has been started The February total was the lowest since May 1935 The peak just a year ago was New applications in March to taled and placements 249 The service explained how ever that other factors such as cancellations would have an im portant bearing onthe final fig ure which it said might run as much at below February Police Chief Thinks Negro Was Lynched MIDVTLLE of Police L W Murphy said that a Negro waated ior criminal as saultat Blythe was picked up by a group otmen on the highway near here Thursday and probab ly v Murphysaid he had been ad vised the Negro was in this com munity and had gone to look for him when he was found by the other men who forced him into car He said the attempted prison break occurred during the early afternoon recreational hour he inmates were in the pris on yard Two Others Stone in charge in the absence of Warden C McClintic issued his statement Two prisoners are dead and twoothers are dying as a result of adelivery attempt at the peni tentiary wagon gate Four con victs hopped on a prison truck as it was leaving the overpow ered the trusty driver and drove the truck full speed out of the first gate GOV KRASCHEL ASSAILS G 0 P BLOC IN HOUSE Iowa Solons Go Home With No Action on Farmto Market DES MOINES Nelsfn G KrascheL in a statement Thurs day blamed the republican bloc in the house of representatives for blocking farmtomarket road leg islation in the legislative session which closed Wednesday night The republican filibuster Wed nesday in the Iowa house of repre sentatives cost the farmers of Iowa during the next two he declared Kraschel said the house could have passed the farmtomarket road bill in onefourth the time that was utilized by bloc to obstruct it and thereby preserve for Iowa country roads the in state money needed to match federal fluids without risking the loss ofthe fed eral funds as well No Special Session The governor was silent on the question of a specialsession but democratic leaders in both houses said they do not expect Kraschel declined to amplify his statement of last week thathe would call a special session if there is enough unfinished busi Pointing to a pile of nearly 100 unsigned billson his desk he said he had time to appraise what the legislature had done The governor has 30 days in which to sign billsleft on hisdesk at the close pf the session Atty Gen John H Mitchell expressed an opinion Thursday this would be 30 days1 from Aprflj 2pthe last legislative day iKxaschel according ly had until May 20 to sign the bills but he is expected to act on most of at least within the next week 3 Requests Ignored Although the official records show the fortyseventh general assembly ended at 5 p m April 20 final gavels did not fall until Wednesday night As administration forces stir veyed the accomplishments of the session they found the legislature failed to heed the governors re quests on farmtomarket road legislation beer lavf revision and an enlarged state building pro gram An unruly house during the last dayof the session balked any at tempts to bring up farmtomar ket road legislation other than the measure passed last month and vetoed by the governor as not practical Beer Law Chances Die The senate let a house bill put ting teeth into the state beer law die in a committee Final compromise between the two chambers resulted in building appropriations of approximately yearly more than the last legislature granted but the bulk of the increase was to rebuild a Mount Pleasant stale hospital building destroyed by fire An other increase of yearly was to repair fire damage at the Clarinda state hospital On several major points how ever the legislature and the gov ernor were in Enactment ofthe homestead tax reduction law which marked the high point activities early in the session was advocated by the governor during iiis cam paign for election Sirned Into Law Kraschel signed into law a bill maJdng permanent the The driver lost control of the truck and it wrecked against a large scale near the Stone said the otherprisoners made no attempt to escape during the excitement Guard Opens Tire A guard on the wall that sur rounds the six acres of prison propertysaw the capture of the truck and gave the alarm by open ing lire Warden McClintic rwas in Park ersburg W to address a youth conference leaving Captain Stone in The prison is a veritable Twalied city The massive wall of sand stone piled 25 feet high and 10 feet wide at its base dominates the scene Opposite the famous Grave Creek mound the prison is situ ated within a few blocks of the business district of this city of persons 5 British Royal Air Force Flyers Killed LONDON the royal air force were killed Thursday in an aerial collision pi two bombersnear Methwold ia Norfolk state sales tax one placing a use tax on articles bought outside the state for use in measures extending mortgage moratoriums and one increasing the state high way patrol Other major accomplishments included enlarging the state old ae coordination of old age pension administration child welfare and aid to the blind in state and county departments a fireworks ban which effectivenext a new anti slot machine law extension of the first half delinquent tax date to July 1 this year slight reduction in income tax rates and the ap propriations bills After days of bickering the two chambers decided to grant state institutions and departments for operating expenses Earlier in the homestead tax bilL appropriations of year ly were made for old age pensions and for relief Motor Vehicle Enactment of a new motor ve hicle code increases patrol to adding TS present PaWhen time for final adjourn ment came the house apparently Jorgot the dayi of torrid political   

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