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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                F NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLOJ E fi HIS MEM D E P T Or I 0 K i THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIJI FIVE CENTS ACOPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS KULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY MAY 3 1937 Harlan Not Only Place Other U S Spots Have Out of Date Ideas By CHARLES F STEWART A S H I N GTON will be interesting to observe whether or not the civ ilizations or lack of them of such odd out ofdate commu nities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 been giv en to them by i n v e s tigation like the La Fol lette senatorial quiz into civil liberty violations It may seem as 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 lette committee however were nonplused at the scandalized fash ion in which their testimony was received by 993 per cent of then countrymen They had expected to tell their story assuming that after they had done so others would say Ah now we under stand all right 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 K 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 Ihe protection of the Wnrgner labor act but what kind of protection will that be to them against a charge of buckshot from the roar Later it will be federally inquired into sure But belatedly from the standpoint oE thVrerriairisv r Dislike IriteffeieiietS 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 foot of tlie North Carolina mountains There had been a kill ing The accused killers in jail employed as their lawyer a coun sellor from Ihe Tennessee side of Ihe state line He was well thought of in Carolina Speaking of him a Carolinian said Since these folks had to hire a foreigner I think they made as good a selection as they could He was a foreigner by about 20 miles The south isnt the only area where conditions arc freakish California is another field Folk there are exaggeratedly conservative or evaggeratedly radical Hard Boiled Group In the northern part of the state the capitalistic class consists largely of descendants of success iul 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 loughfibcred labor tendency on the opposite hand t That western slope of the Rockies is less unknown than Harlan county but it is pretty much a country all by itself lor all that For example it is hard to imagine a Mopney caseanywhere else in the United States Other Regions Differ Dearborn Mich is a benevo lent land 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 atrip into the times of 200 years ago And if there happens to have been a recent lynching there it will pay tourists to mind their ps and qs and not ask too many questions Oh there are plenty of these isolated spots that are nearly as queer to our eyes as Harlan Harlan simply happens to have had a lot of advertising of late I doubt that even the new deal can bring these isolated places up to 1937 overnight Baby Boy Left Alone in Bathtub Drowns CHICAGO alone In n 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 lold police she left her son alone for not more than five minutes An inhalalor sound failed to revive the boby THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 177 DUKE RUSHES TO MRS SIMPSON MOVE AT COURT COMPROMISE IS OPE Supreme Bench Delays Its Decision on Social Security Act WASHINGTON judiciary committee hinted at a new move Monday to compromise President Roosevelts 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 D Ky 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 18 as pre viously agreed At the same time it was con sidered significant that Senator Edward H Burke D Nebr said the committee was favorably im pressed by the Hatch com promise plan The amendments proposed by Senator Carl A Hatch D N Mex 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 TWO MEASURES UPHELD IN HIGH COURT 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 the same timeseparate cases implying the unemployment insurance arid olcl age pension provisions of the se curity law Arguments on the unemploy ment insurance sections ajready have been heard The justices will listen to debate on the old age pen sion provisions Tuesday or Wed nesday Adjourn Until Blay 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 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 of 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 ot the recognition agreement was to validate so far as this country is concerned ail acts of the soviet government here involved from the commence of its existence 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 Sunj day forenoon The wire was strung around Ihe garden of Herman Zicman in tended lo 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 Ihe wire When he reached for Ihe ponys halter his hand touched the wire and lie was unable to let go His cries for help after he had put his foot on the wire in an ef fort to pull his hand loose brought help and the power was turned off Dampness following a morn ing rain augmented the strength of the current it was said Dr O O Benson who was called after the accident about 11 oclockSunday morning said Jen sens condition was not serious Monday and he would recover Jensen had recently returned from Idaho where he had lived for several years Fairfielrt Businessman Dies FAIRFIELD Harrington Kilpatrick Failfield businessman died of a heart ailment The widow and three children survive i Y 1000 Pickets at Film Studio Gates 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 5000 buses since midnight Fri day threatening to snarl traffic arrangements for Ihe 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 25000 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 sealing agencies said they were sold out of seals but still were holding a big number of the better seats which are priced from S100 to SAYSONLYTWO DEOISIONSJPEN Denhardt Defense Counsel Brands Fiancees Death Murder or Suicide NEW CASTLE Ky fense counsel for Brig Gen Henry II Denhardt challenged a jury 11 farmers and a tradesman Mon day to define its deliberations to determining whether Mrs Verna Garr Taylor died of murder or suicide Redes K Myers black haired orator of the defense threw to the winds an opportunity contained in Judge Charles C Marshalls in slruclions which would have per milted Ihe jurors lo bring in a milder verdict of manslaughter or accidental death There is no reason he de clared for you to bring In a ver dict of manslaughter or accidental death Its either murder or sui cide 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 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 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Occasional showers Monday night and Tuesday not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy anil unsettled occasional show ers in south portion Monday night and Tuesday and in ex treme castcentral Tuesday not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday GO minimum in Night 50 At 8 A M Monday 51 Rainfall 48 of an Inch Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 66 Minimum in Night 51 At 8 A M Sunday 5Z Rainfall OB of an Inch Case Continued LOS ANGELES S 10500 recovery suit nF David Shraller asainsl Grcla Garbo film star was con tinued Monday until lime 21 after lengthy arguments by at torneys in which Gartm who was not present was repeatedly referred to as that woman FRANCO OFFERS SAFETY ZONE Bilbao Evacuation Program Unaffected by Refusal to Permit Truce LONDON Insur gent Gen Francisco Franco sug gesled Monday that noncombat ants in besieged Bilbao seek re fuge between that city and San taiidcr 47 miles westward along the Biscayan coast in a safety zone which he would guarantee to observe The insurgent leader continued in his refusal lo permit a truce during evacuation of the refugees to 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 courtesy these in formants said and would not con sider it necessary to reply to his protest SCORKS OF ITALIANS REPORTED TRAPPED ST JEAN DE LUZ France Ff of Italians from an in surgent army column Monday were reported trapped at Berineo on the Bay of Biscay coast about eight miles from Bilbao ABasque officer reaching Bil bao said Ihcy were leaping into the sea and attempting to swim to the eastern short of Guernica inlet two miles away In London authorized spokes men meanwhile said 5000 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 Biscay off Bilbao apparently in a move to shell insurgent lines around the Basque capilal Diplomats asserted the Jaime Primero carrying 12 inch guns probably would be able to strike a crushing blow against insurgent vessels operating in the bay par ticularly since the sinking by gov ernment planes of the insurgents heaviest warship the Espana FRANCE INFORMS FRANCO IT AVILl AID EVACUATION PARIS French gov ernment through its consul at San Sebastian Spain has in formed Insurgent Gen Francisco Franco that France intends to as sist Great Britain in evacuating Bilbao noncombattants despite any protests from Franco Power Lines Authorized DES MOINES sion lines to carry electricity to 10000 Iowa farm families were by Ihe state board of railroad commissioners during April ALLOW ACTORS TO GO THROUGH LINES AT WILL Guild Delays for Week Its Decision on Whether to Join Strike HOLLYWOOD IP Approxi mately 1000 pickets patrolled the ijales 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 T h e Metro Goldwyn Mayer Paramount and Warner brothers tudios 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 gale for many years said I dont know where they come from Ive never seen them before and I know every body out here 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 the pickets were not studio workers He said his vin derstanding was that there are from 3000 to 5000 pickets on duty These figures were far over a cursory count made by newspa permen The ActoisL guild comprising many ofthetop notch stars has deferred action for one the question of joining the walk out and has opened its own nego tiations with the producers At Paramount and HKO two of tlie few remaining studios in the actual business district of Hollywood only a few dozen pickets wearing F M P C arm bands took up their posts Stars Go Through Tlie federation claims 6000 members and lias announced that 3500 have been assigned to picket duty Such highly paid stars as Clark Gable Greta Garbo Jean Harlow Eleanor Powell and Jeaneltc Mc Donald passed through the main gate at the MetroGoldwynMayer studio without the pickets making an effort to stop or even lallc lo them Basis of tlie 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 over Charles C Lessing of the Crafts arranged picket lines not only at the studios but at LosAn 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 atlcnded a meeting Sunday night to vole on strike questions Like the Federated Craftsthe guild is seeking a closed shop H hesitated however at a decision which would throw 40000 per sons out of work and stop a week ly payroll of 51500000 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 players small parls extras and bit players said Blair The only Ihings asked for people in higher wage brackets arc working condi tions and hours that would aid small players get more employ ment It requires 75 per cent approval by the senior membership of the guild Blair said to call a strike or order players not to pass through picket lines Pending ne gotiations this week all votes have been held up Only 1200 of the guilds 5600 members are seniors earning or more a week The remain der are juniors whose views can only be advisory Notables at Session In attendance were Joan Craw ford Franchot Tone Edna May Oliver Lee Tracy Paul Muni Chester Morris Gary Grant Adolphe Menjou Frank McHugh Richard Dix 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 Bankers GathemnEmraetsbtiig PAGE 8 MRS WASLEY IS A REGENT Mason City Woman Named New Slate Head at Iowa Convention Here PICTURE ON PAGE G Mrs Harold Wasley of Mason Cily was elected stale regent of the Iowa court ot the Catholic Daughters of America at the final session of the slale convention Sunday afternoon in tlie armory Mrs Wasley succeeds Mrs R J Sweeney ot Dubuquc Miss Fran ces Nothomb of Colo was rceletl cd slale vice regent and Miss Ver onica Kecnan of Port Dodge sec retary Miss Julia Sooner of Inde pendence was named treasurer to succeed Miss Margaret Finnegnii of Carroll and Mrs Florence Gross of Lnwlcr monitor lo succeed Mis Wasley Delegates lo he national con vention which will be held July 5 lo at Brctlon Woods N 11 were named They include Mrs Wasley Mrs Anna Williams of Garner Mrs Will Adams of Inde pendence Miss Catherine Jordan of Sioux City Miss Mary Bradley of Creston and Mrs Delia Dona hoe of Sheldon Alternates are Mrs Elizabeth Miller of Oelwein Mrs Clara Erdman of Wesley Mrs Lou Al vcra of Jefferson Mrs Anna Walsh of West Union and Mrs Anna Bradford of Fonda Miss Maiy C Duffy of Newark N J national regent of tlie Cath olic Daughters was present at the Sunday afternoon session and ad dressed the group on the menace of communism Mrs Edward Cudahy Succumbs in Chicago CHICAGO Edward A Cudnhy Sr 78 wife of tlie chairman of Ihe Cudahy Packing company and for many years ac tive in Chicago Monday charities died Elissa Landi Edmund Lowe Allen Jenkins Joan Blonde Dick Pow ell and other celebrities President Robert Montgomery presided An unusual quirk in union pro cedure was pointed out lo guild members Since makeup men are among those on strike aclors will be privileged lo apply grease paint to their own faces but if an actor makes up the face of another actor he will be blacklisted as n scab and chaiRes will be pre ferred againsl him Northwoocl Youth Dies After Crash owaV1937 Highway Toll 141 Compared With 1 23 Year Ago The death of a North wood youth Monday from injuries received in motorcycleauto collision brought Iowas 1D37 highway death toll lo 141 The total for the iame period a year ago was 123 Robert Johnson 19 who had ueen prominent in Northwoocl igh school athletics died Monday of injuries received Sunday after noon when his motorcycle and a driven by Charles Abbey of Norlhwood collided The accident ccurred in the north part of lorthwood on Highway 65 as Abbey was turning into a filling station Johnson received a dislocated aw brain concussion lacerations on his head and a severed tendon on one knee He was taken to an Albert Lea hospital where he ieemed to rally for a time Driving to Work Besides his parents Mr and Mrs Walter C Johnson he is sur vived by two brothers and one sister Tlie youth dropped out of school last semester and had been operating a moving picture ma chine at Manly driving to his work The dealli of Johnson was the second unusual death lo members Ihe 193G football team at North wood John Williams succumbed to pneumonia Williams was in jured and suffered some from ex posure In Iowa the past week there were 14 automobile fatalities Four Other Deaths There were four oilier Iowa highway deaths over the week enci At Waterloo Mr and Mrs Charles F Craig both about 55 were killed when struck by a truck near their home here Charles Lindell 71 was fatally injured when struck by a car al Coming Thomas McGinn 38 Solon railroad telegraph operator died of injuries suffered when his automobile left the road and struck a tree near Iowa Cily Two Die in Falls Two men died in falls last week and one was electrocuted At DCS Moines Charles Carter 31 ce ment foreman on a viaduct proj ect was electrocuted when a steel rod he was working with struck a high tension electric line Emil Frank Emonin 77 a farm er living southeast of Failfield died oC injuries suffered when he fell down a flight of stairs in a beer tavern Clem T Cox 64 of DCS Moines was fatally injured when he fell from n ladder while cleaning the eaves of his house CORONERS JURY SAYS TRUCK DRIVER RECKLESS WATERLOO coroners jury Monday returned a verdict that Mi and Mrs Charles F Craig 55 were killed when struck by a tjaltle truck driven in reck less manner by Jerry Aswegan 25 Stout presumably under in fluence of liquor The Craigs par ents of six children were walk ing together along the right side curbing ot Falls avenue Both died instantly Aswegan is detained in Black Hawk county jail pending the filing of charges by County Attorney Burr Towne 3 MASON CITY WOMEN INJURED Mrs Parker Mrs Schanke Mrs Donnelly Arc in Davenport Hospital Three Mason Cily women at tending the annual meeting of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa al Dav enport Saturday and Sunday were injured about 5 oclock Sunday tcrnoon when Ihe automobile in which they were riding collided with a taxicab driven by Glen Nel son The three women Mrs A M Schanke Mrs Clarence Parker wife of the Episcopal clergyman here and Mrs J E Donnelly were injured presumably as they were ready to return to Mason City They had planned to return to Mason City Sunday night Xrays were to be taken at the hospital where they are being treated Monday Mrs Sclianke was suffering from shock and bocly bruises Mrs Parker was believed In have a Fractured collar bone Mrs Donnelly fracturcd rib and bruises LONDON COURT GRANTS WALLY FINAL DIVORCE Edward AH Smiles as He Poses for Photos and Leaves for France SALZBURG Austria ward of England loaded down with edelweiss suitcases and smiles traveled toward France and Wallis Simpson Monday night on the Arlburg express He is due at Tours Tuesday He was as happy as a schoolboy It was as if he were again the carefree Prince Wales the world knew so well In his arras when lie boarded the express after a motor ride from St Wolfgang were two packages for Mrs Simpson freed from her second marriage Monday by the London divorce court Presents for Wally One ot Ihe packages w a s crammed with edelweiss the white mountain flower thai grows on tlie most dangerous crags In the other package was dirndl the Austrian name for the color ful costume worn by the peasant women Seventeen suitcases were scal ered heller skelter through the dukes private cars Twentytwo weeks ago he came icre in voluntary exile stepped off the train to lake a few turns P and down the platform He was haggard and worried lie just lad abdicated the greatest throne in the world Monday he fairly sprinted along the sunny platform radiating hap piness Telegram From PrcsiflcnU Before he left he received A telegiam from President Austria who IB m The president4 replyirnftq the duke s message of tharUCs tnan hospitality during his sliiy expressed hope he would come again Just before noon the telephone rang in the remodeled pension Appesbach at St Wolfgang where the former king of a quarter of the world has spent Hie last of the lonely exile that began last De cember Edward was putting on his mountain climbing togs He went lo the telephone learned Mrs Simpson had been finally divorced from Ernest Aldricli Simpson in London Speaks ti Fiancee Immediately he culled the Cha teau of Cande in France nnd in a few minutes he was speaking to his fiancee Then just at noon the duke an nounced lie was leaving at once for Tours near the chateau There was no disguising his ela tion He is expected in Tours by Tuesday Edwards crisp orders galvan ized tlie house into action Bags were piled into the dukes cmin time for him to catch the 4 oclock express from Salzburg A small truck took some ot the lug gage from St Wolfgang With the necessary orders giv en the duke rushed bntlcss from the villa toward where newspa permen and photographers were writing He was all smiles Jokes With Mm Mow shall I pose he asked Chuckling he joked with Ihe men ami told Louis Malzhold the Associated Press correspondent I bet I could beat you up the mountnin He peered into the cameras and asked technical questions Later Edwards adjutant told the photographers Please use only the pictures in which the duke is smiling This is a happy day It was pointed out that Mrs Simpson and the duke could be married in cither the British con sulate or in a town hall district The British consulate at Lyon was considered a likely place An official of the British con sulate in Paris said Iherc was no likelihood of the malriage being performed there For a consular wedding a three weeks notice would have to be given by both parlies Require Copv of Decree Each party would have to pro duce a birth certificate and a copy of Mrs Simpsons divorce decree would be required The consular wedding would be valid anywhere No French ceremony would be required A French town hall wedding performed by the mayor would normally call for a ten days resi dence period including two Sat urdays in the district where the marriage was to be performed Documents required would in clude the birth certificates legal ized for France by a French Jasv ycr a certificate of residence a certificate of affi davit sworn lo by each party that he or she is over 21 years of ags   

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