Monday, May 3, 1937

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKB ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATES PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 3 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF SECTION ONE NO 177 Harlan Not Only Place Other U S Spots Have Out of Date Ideas By CHARLES P STEWART A S HIN GTON will be interesting to observe whether or not the civ ilizations o r lack of them of such odd out ofdate commu nities as that of Harlan county Kentucky can be speedily modernized by such publicity as has teen giv en to them by invest igation like the La Fol lette senatorial quiz into civil liberty violations It may seemas if the ruling class in Harlan county for example must have been brought to a re alization of the fact that its meth ods are regarded by an over whelming majority of Americans as unbelievable Its witnesses before the La Fol Ictte committee however were nonplused at the scandalized fash ion in which their testimony was received by per cent of their countrymen They had expected to tell their story assuming that after they had done so others would say Ah now we under stand all Back in Harlan Instead they find themselves classified as some sort of less than semicivilized tribesmen It came as a jolt They had thought they were like anyone else While in Washington they were pretty meek But when they get back home wont they revert Senator La Follette promised protection to witnesses on his side O he can protect them here in the District of Columbia How ever they will have to return to Harlan What then Oh yes they still will have the protection of the Wagner Isbor act but what kind of protection will thai be to them against a charge of buckshot the rear Later it will be federally inquired into sure But belatedly from the standpoint of the remains Dislike Interference These queer folk in certain re gions do not like outside interfer ence either A few years ago I had occasion to investigate a labor disturbance at the loot of the North Carolina mountains There had been a kill ing The accused killers in 3 ail employed as their lawyer a coun sellor from the Tennessee side of the state line He was well thought of in Carolina Speaking of him a Carolinian said Since these folks had to hire a I think they made as good a selection as they He was a foreigner by about 20 miles The south isnt the only area where conditions are freakish California is another field Folk there are exaggerated y conservative or evaggeratedly radical Hard Boiled Group In the northern psrt of the state the capitalistic class consists largely of descendants of success ful 49ers By heredity they are hard boiled To the southward around Los Angeles the controll ing element is dominated by adopted rather than native sons with plenty of money which they made elsewhere Like most groups that already have got theirs these gentry are intensely reac tionary too This vehement conservatism on one side has bred a correspond ingly toughfibered labor tendency on the opposite hand That western slope of the Rockies is less unknown than Harlan county but it is pretty much a country all by itself tor all that For example it is hard to imagine a Mooney case anywhere else in the United States Other Regions Differ Dearborn is a benevo lent kind of despotism but it is different from the remainder of America as any community over seas Marylands eastern peninsula is within easy auto ride from Wash ington but a visit there is like having taken a trip into the times of 200 years ago And if there happens to have been a recent lynching it will pay tourists to mind their ps and qs and not ask too many Oh there are plenty of these isolated are nearly as queer to pur eyes as Harlan Harlan simply happens to have had a lot of advertising of late I doubt that eventhe new deal can bringthese isolated places up to 1937 overnight Baby Boy Left Alone in Bathtub Drowns CHICAGO in a bathtub for a brief period while his mother attended his twin sis ter John Charles Knox 10 months old drowned Monday Mrs Shir ley Knox told police she left her son alone for not more than five An inhalator squad failed to revive the boby UKERU ES TO MRS SIMPSON MOVE AT COURT COMPROMISE IS GIVENNEWHOPE Supreme Bench Delays Its Decision on Social Security Act WASHINGTON judiciary committee hinted at a new move Monday to compromise President Roosevelt5s court pro gram when members discussed proposals to advance the date for voting on the bill The proposal made by an ad ministration supporter Senator M M Logan was to bal lot on the measure in its present form prior to voting on amend ments Such a procedure if adopted would mean the vote would be taken earlier than May 13 as pre viously agreed At the same time it was con sidered significant that Senator Edward R Burke said the committee was favorably im pressed by the Hatch com promise plan The amendments proposed by Senator Carl A Hatch N would provide that not more than one additional justice could be ap pointed each calendar year and that the court should in the fu ture fluctuate between nine and 15 members depending upon the regularity of retirement of justices at 70 TVVO MEASURES UPHELD IN HIGH COTJRT RULINGS WASHINGTON su preme court delayed Monday at least until May 17 a final deci sion on constitutionality of the federal social security act This action made it possible that the court will decide at same timeseparate cases unemployment insurance and old age pension provisions of the se curity law Arguments on the unemploy ment insurance sections already have been heard The justices will listen todebate on the old age pen sion provisions Tuesday or Wed nesday Adjourn Until May 17 They then will adjourn until May 17 and devote their entire time to writing opinions prepara tory to adjourning for the sum mer early in June By a unanimous vote the court i held constitutional a provision of the 1934 revenue act imposing a processing tax of three cents per pound on cocoanut oil imported from the Philippines In the only other decision de livered the justices upheld the right of the federal government to sue in the courts for recovery ol money in this country assigned to it by the soviet government under the 1933 recognition agreement All Acts Validated The court held that the effect of the recognition agreement was to validate so far as this country is concerned all acts of the soviet government here involved from the commence of its That referred to a soviet decree taking over the assets corporations in that country GETS CAUGHT IN CHARGED WIRE Thornton Man Expected to Recover After Regaining Consciousness THORNTON George Jensen 40 recovered consciousness Sun day evening after a contact with an electrically charged wire Sun day forenoon The wire around the garden of Herman Zieman in tended to keep out stray dogs and was connected with a light socket in the Zieman home Jensen was chasing a pony which had strayed and became tangled in the wire When N he reached for the ponys halter touched the wire and unable to let go His cries for help after he had put his foot on the wire in an ef fort his hand loose brought help and Ithe power was turned off Dampness following a morn ing rain Augmented the strength of the current it was Dr 6 O Benson who was called after the accident about 11 oclock sensconditibir was not serious Monday and recover Jensen had recently returned from Idaho where he had lived for several years Fairfleld Businessman Dies FAIRFIELD Harrington Kilpatrick Fairfield businessman died of a heart ailnfent The widow and three children survive Pickets at Film JL Bus Strike Lowers Price of Seats for Coronation Demand for Accomodations Along Route of Proces sion Falls Off LONDON of top flight coronation grandstand seats dipped downward Monday in strike stricken London as the de mand for luxury accommodations along the May 12 procession route fell off At the same time London felt the full impact of the busmens strike that has tied up the citys buses since midnight Fri day threatening to snarl traffic arrangements for the coronation only nine days hence Early morning crowds return ing to work after the weekend jammed subway and surface car systems seriously taxing those branches of the transportation network which was crippled by the walkout of busmen de manding shorter hours The drop in coronation grand stand seat prices affected luxury accommodations principally though some speculators believed there would be a last minute rush of buying Some Oxford street flats for which as much as had been asked were advertised today for half that amount Several large seating agencies said they were sold out of seats but still were holding a big number of the better seats which are priced from to SAYllLYTWO DECISIONS OPEN Denhardt Defense Counsel Brands Fiancees Death Murder or Suicide NEW CASTLE fense counsel for Brig Gen Henry H Denhardt challenged a jury of 11 farmers and a tradesman Mon day to define its deliberations to determining whether Mrs Verna Garr Taylor died of murder or Rodes K Myers black haired orator of the defense threw to the j winds an opportunity contained in Judge Charles C Marshalls in structions which would have per mitted the jurors to bring in a milder verdict of manslaughter or accidental death There is no he de clared for you to bring in a ver dict of manslaughter or accidental death Its either murder or sui The atmosphere of the crowded courtroom was tense The audi ence buzzed excitedly as the trial moved toward a close expected Tuesday when the jurors probab ly will begin deliberations Court opened with Judge Mar shalls instructions to the jury a technical explanation of the law of the commonwealth as applied to murder cases since Kentucky statutes forbid the judge to com ment on evidence Case Continued LOS ANGELES recovery suit of David Shrattcr against Greta Garbo film star was con tinued Monday until June 21 after lenfthy arguments by at torneys in which Garbo who was not present was repeatedly referred to as that 219 Lepers Shot by Chinese Authorities as Drowning Fails SHANGHAI re ports from Canton said Monday that authorities there shot 215 lepers on April 25 after a futile at tempt to drown them The lepers overpowered the crews of two boats who tried to sink the craft with the lepers aboard The victims had been en ticed on to the boats by promises of transportation to a new colony FORECAST IOWA Occasional showers Monday night and Tuesday not much change Jn temperature cloudy and unsettled occasional show ers in Monday night and Tuesday and in trcme castcentral riot much chance in temperature J IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weathersfigures for 24 hour ending at 8 oclockMonday morning MaximumSunday 60 Minimum in Nijrht 50 At 8 A M Monday 54 Rainfall 48 of an Inch Figuresior period end ing at Sunday mornings Maximum Saturday 66 Minimum in Night 51 At 8 A M Sunday 52 Rainfall 06 of an Inch FRANCO OFFERS SAFETY ZONE BilBaoTvacuation Program Unaffected by Refusal 10 Permit Truce LONDON Insur gent Gen Francisco Franco sug gested Monday that noncombat ants in besieged Bilbao seek re fuge between that city aridSan tander 47 miles westward along the Biscayan coast in a safety zone which he would guarantee to observe The insurgent leader continued in his refusal to permit a truce during evacuation of the refugees another country by French and British warships and likewise re fuged to guarantee a safety zone for foreign consulates in Bilbao His note to the British foreign office was termed a counterpro posal but highly informed sources said the evacuation program would not be affected Britain told Franco of the evacuation plan as a matter of these in formants said and would not con sider it necessary to reply to his protest SCORES OF ITALIANS REPORTED TRAPPED ST JEAN DE France of Italians in surgent army column Monday were reported trapped at Bermeo on the Bay of Biscaycoast about eight miles from Bilbao A Basque officer reaching Bil bao said they were leaping into the sea and attempting to swim to theN eastern short of Guernica inlet two miles away In London authorized spokes men meanwhile said child ren shortly would be evacuated from besieged Bilbao under pro tection of British guns British and French merchant ships will cooperate in taking out noncom The insurgents also claimed a slight advance at Guernica in the north Diplomatic quarters heard that the Spanish government had sent its biggest battleship the Jaime Primero to the Bay of Biscayoff Bilbao apparently in a move to shell insurgent lines around the Basque capital Diplomats asserted the Jaime Primero carrying 12 inch guns piobably would be able to strike a crushing blow against insurgent vessels operating in the bay par ticularly since the sinking by gov einmenf planes of the insurgents heaviest warship the Espana FRANCE INFORMS FRANCO IT WILL AID EVACUATION PARIS French gov ernment through its consul at San Sebastian Spain has in formefl Insurgent Gen Francisco that France intends to as sist Great Britain in evacuating Bilbao despite any protests from Franco l Power DES MOINES slon Tines to carry electricity to Iowarfarm families were authorized by the state board of i ailroad commissioners during April ALLOW ACTORS TOGO THROUGH LINES AT WILL Guild Delays for Week Its Decision on Whether to Join Strike HOLLYWOOD JP Approxi mately pickets patrolled the gates of the nine major motion picture studios in Hollywood Monday as production was re sumed on normal schedule Studio officials said many of the pickets were nonstudio workers Eleven unions of the federated motion picture crafts went on strike The Metro Goldwyn Mayer Paramount and Warner brothers studios were heavily picketed There was no disorder There was a liberal sprinkling of women in the picket lines William McDowell in charge at Paramounts main gate for many years said I dont know where they come from Ive never seen them before and I know every body out Not Studio Workers Bridgeon Smith chairman of the central strike committee for the federated motion picture crafts which called the walkout said it was entirely possible that many of the pickets were not studio workers He said his un derstanding was that there are from to pickets on These figures were far over a cursory count made by newspa permen The comprising many of the top stars has deferred action forone week on the question of joining the walk out and has opened its own nego tiations with the producers At Paramount and RKO two of the few remaining studios in the actual business district of Hollywood only a few dozen pickets wearing F M P arm bands took up their posts Stars Go Through The federation claims members and has announced that have been assigned to picket duty Such highly paid stars as Clark Gable Greta Harlow Eleanor Powell and Jeanette Mc Donald passed through the main gate at the MetroGqldwynMayer studio without the pickets making an effort to stop or even talk to them Basis of the dispute which first flared into a strike last Friday night is the Federated Crafts de mand on nine major companies for sole bargaining rights Saying the dress rehearsal is Charles C Lessing of the Crafts arranged picket lines not only at the studios but at Los An geles theaters showing their pro duct Face Serious Stoppage And for the first time in years the United States two billion dollar motion picture industry faced a serious production stop page TWo thousand actors and act resses some unknown others fa mous but all aligned with the Screen Actors guild attended a meeting Sunday night to vote on strike questions Like the Federated Crafts the guildis seeking a closed shop It hesitated however at a decision which would throw per sons out of work and stop a week ly payroll of Instead Secretary Aubrey Blair announced the guild instructed its directors to begin conferences with producers on Wednesday and re port results to a general meeting Sunday The producers had al ready agreed to negotiate Free Lance Players Our principal demands are practically all for free lance parts extras and bit Blair iThe only things asked for people in higher wage brackets are working condi tions and houis that would aid small players get moreemploy It requires 75per cent approval by the membership of the guild Blarr said to call a strike or older players pass through picket lines Pending ne gotiations this vofes have been held up v Only of the members are earning or more a weekr The remain der are whose views1 can only be advisory Notables at Session attendancewere Joan Craw iford Francbpt May Omer Lee Tracy Paul Mum3 Chester jvTorris Gary Grant Adolphe Merijou Frank McHugh Richard Du Edward Arnold LOOK INSIDE FOR JACKSON WHITLOW Mountaineer to Recover From Effects of Fast PAGE 2 Council Gets Echoes of Junk Yard Action PAGE 14 Schools Wait Statement From Sports Secretary PAGE 9 2 Groups of PAGE 8 NorthwQod Iowas 1937Higriway Toll 141 Compared 123Year Ago The deatli of a Northwood youth Monday from in a motorcycleauto brought Iowas 1937 highway death toll to totalfor the same period a year ago was 123 Robert who had beeri prominent in Northwood high school Monday of injuries received Sunday after noon when his motorcycle and a car driven by Charles Abbey of Northwood collided The accident occurred in the north part of Northwood on Highway 65 as Abbey was turning into a filling station Johnson received a dislocated jaw brain concussion lacerations on his head and a severed tendon on one knee He wastaken to an Albert Lea hospital where he seemed to rally for to Work Besides his parents Mr and Mrs WalterC Johnson he is sur vived by two brothers and one sister The youth dropped out of school last semester and had been1 operating a moving picture chine at Manly driving to his work The death of Johnsonwas the second unusual death to members of the 1936 football team atNorth wood succumbed to pneumonia Williams was in jured and suffered some from ex posure J In Iowa the past MRS WASLEY IS G D A REGENT Mason City Woman Named New State Head at Convention Here PICTURE ON PAGE 6 Mrs Harold Wasley of Mason City was elected state regent of the Iowa court of the Catholic Daughters of America at the final session of the state convention Sunday afternoon in the Wasley succeeds Mrs K J Sweeney of Dubuque Miss Fran ces Nothomb of Colo was reelect ed state vice regent and Miss Ver onica Keerian ofFortDodge sec retary Miss Julia Soener of Inde pendence was named treasurer to succeed Miss Margaret Finnegan of Carroll and Mrs Florence Gross of Lawler monitor to succeed Mrs Wasley j Delegates to the nationa con whichwill be held July 5 to 9 at Bretton named They indude Mrs Wasley Mrs of Garner Mrs Will of Inde pendence Miss Catlieune Joidan of Sioux City Miss Mary Bradley ot Creston DeliaDona hoe of Alternates are Mrs Elizabeth Miller of Oelwein Mis Claia Erdman of Wesley Mis Lou Al vera of Jefferson Mis Anna Walsh of West Union and Mrs Anna Bradford of Fonda Miss Mary C Duffy of Newaik N national regent of the Cath olic Daughters was present at the afternoon session and ad dressed the group on the menace of communism i MrS Edward Cudahy Chicago CHICAGO Edward A 78 the chairnian of the Cudahy Packing company and for maiyyears ac inn Chicago charities died Monday There were four other Iowa highway deaths over the week end At Waterloo Mr andMrs Charles F Craig both about 55 were killed when struck by a truck near their home here Charles Lmdell 71 was fatally injured when struck by a car at Corning Thomas McGinn 38 Solon railroad telegraph died of injuries suffered wheahis automobile left the road and struck a tree near Iowa City Two Die in Falls Two men died in falls last week andonewaselectrocuted At Des Moines Charles Carter 24 ce ment a viaduct proj ect was electrocuted when a steel rod working with struck a high tension electric line Emil Frank Emonin 77 afarm er living southeast of Failfield died of when he fell down a flight of stairs in a beertavern Clem J Cox 64 of Des Moines was fatally injured when he fell from a ladder while cleaning the eaves of his house CORONERS JURY SAYS TRUCK DRIVER RECKLESS coroners verdict WATERLOO ury Monday returned a that Mr and F Craig 55 were killed when struck by a cattle truck driven m icck less manner by Jerry Aswegsn 25 Stout piesumably undei in fluence of liquor The Craigs par ents of six children weie walk ing together along the light side curbing of Falls avenue Both died instantly Aswegan is detained in Black Hawk pending the filing of charges Toy County Attorney Burr Towne Xandi EdmundLowe Allen Jenkins Joan Bljndell Dick Pow President Hobert Montgomery presided m tmion cedure was out to guild7 members Since makeup men are among strike actors will be privileged to apply greasepaint to their own but if an actor makes up the face of another actor be blacklisted as a scab1 and charges will be pre ferred 3 MASON CITY WOMEN INJURED Mrs Parker Mrs Schanke Mrs Donnelly Are in Davenport Hospital Three Mason City women at tending the annuaLmeeting of the Episcopal Diocesexif Iowa atJDav enport Satuiday and Sunday were injured about 5 oktfpckSunday af teinoon when automobile in which they weret riding collided with s taxicaB driven by Glen Nel FINAL DIVORCE Edward All is He Poses 4or Photos and for France SALZBURG ward of England loaded flown with edelweiss suitcases and smiles traveled towardFrance and Wallis Simpson Monday on the Arlburg express He is due at Tours Tuesday He wasas happy as a It was as if he were again the carefree Prmca of Wales the world knew so well In his arms when express after a motor ride from St Wolfgang were two packages forMrs from her second marriage Monday by the London divorce Presents for Wally One of ths packages was crammed with edelweiss the white mountain flower that grows on the most dangerous crags In the other package Was the Austrian name for the color ful cosrunie worn by the peasant i women r 1 Seventeen suitcases were scat tered helter skelter through the dukes private cars y Twentytwo weeks ago here in voluntary exile stepped afew turns up down the platform He was haggard and worried He just had abdicated the greatest throne m the world Monday he fairly sprinted along the sunrrytplatform radiating hap piness Telegram From President 4 Before heleft be Deceived a thanks for5Ads trianr hospitality during his stay expressed hope would come again Just before noon the telephone rang on theremodeled pension Appesbach at St Wolfgang where the former king of a quarter of the worldhas spent the last of the lonely exile that began last De cember Edward was putting on his mountain climbing togs He went to the telephone learned Mis Simpson had been finally divorced from Ernest Aldrich Simpson in London Speaks to Fiancee Cha teau of Cande in France a few minuteshe was speaking to his fiancee Then an nounced leaving once for Tours near chateau There wasnodisguising his ela tion He is expected in Tours by Edwards crisp orders galvan ized the house into action Bagswere piled into the dukes car in time for him to catch the 4 oclock express from Salzburg A small truck took some of the lug gage from St Wolfgang With necessary orders giv en the dulre rushed hatless from the villa toward where newspa permen and photographers were waiting He was all smiles Jokes With Men How shall I pose he asked Chuckling he joked with the men and toldLouis Associated Press correspondent I bet I could beat you up the He peeied into the cameras and questions Later Edwards told the J only the In which the duke is smiling This is a happy It was pointed that Mrs Simpson and the duke cbuld be married in either the British con sulate or in a town halldistrict The British consulate at JLyon was consideredra likely place An official of the British con sulate m Pans said there likelihood of theimarriage ieing For a consular a three weeks notice would given by V son v The three women Mrs M Schanke Mrs Clarence Parker of the Episcopal clergyman here and Mrs Donnellywere injured presumably as they were ready to They had plamiedjto return io iMasonCity StiHaar ffljgbt Xrays were at the hospital where Uiey are being treated Monday Mrs Schanke was suffering from shock and body bruises Mrs Packerwas believed to have a fractured collar bone Mrs Donnelly fiactured nb and bruises Deferee Each party wouldrtiave duce a birtH of Mrs Simpsons divorce decree would bevTequired The consular would be valid ceremony town hall wedding performed inaybr would normally call ten days resi period including two Sat the ctotect wus clude