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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NtWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS fUU WIRES MASON WEDNESDAY MAY 5 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 179 Program to End Slumps Wallace Explains Plan of Taxes to Curb By CHAKLES P STEWART ASH INGTON CPA The Roosevelt a d ministration ap pears to be con centrating i t s policies in an effort to break up the altera tion of booms and d e p r e s sions At least this is the obvious conclusion t o be drawn from remarks made by Secretary of A g r i c u 11 ure Henry A Wal lace in a lecture he delivered a few weeks ago at the University of North Carolina a lecture which rather oddly for it was very interesting was only belatedly given out for publica tion Wallace by the way is supposed to be much in the presidential confidence and presumably ex pressed himself authoritatively They Do Alternate Booms and depressions do alter nate that is a matter of historic record Secretary Wallace referred to slumps as averaging 10 years apart Major crashes occur at about 20 to 30 year intervals These intervals may be punctu ated by mild flattening out but the frightfully bad ones do not occur as often as that We had one in the ISTCTs one in the 1890s and were on the verge of one when the war broke out and interrupted the schedule until nearly 1930 Apparently each generationhas one Having had it that gener ation has had its lesson and 3 new inexperienced generation has to have time to develop another boom culminating in the next smashup First Attempt Made Anyway booms and depressions alternate regardless of the spac ing between them So faras I know Uncle Sams government first realized the de sirability of breaking up this al ternation back in the Coplidge regime when we were in the midst of what looked like a wonderful era of prosperity It did not seem to me however that we yet had suffered any such slump only a little one about 1921 that the war indicated we should have So I asked Herbert Hoover at that time secretary of commerce to explain the thing to me I got my interview with Edward Eyre Hunt chief Hooverian economist I submitted it for official approval and Hoover o it Mr Hoovers Belief The nub of it was this In the past businessmen when times were promising had tended to overexpand un conscious of the fact that they were doing so But at that juncture according to the Hooverian argument the government specifically the com merce department was keeping the business world so well in formed that it wouldnt overdo wouldnt be a boom and consequently there wouldnt be an ensuing slump Business was given credit for sense enough not to go cuckoo if kept adequately informed Tax Em Into Business did not have that much sense the whole thing as usual The Rooseveltians as inter preted by Secretary Wallace have learned that moral suasion is no good as applied to businessmen it proposes to make them be Itsidea is to tax them so heav ily when they go crazy that they will be financially taxed back into sanity GRIMSLETGETS ILLINOIS OFFER Local Basketball Coach May Take Similar Position at Canton J A Judge Grimsley Mason City high school basketball coach under whom the Mohawks com peted in five consecutive state championship tournaments win ning the 1935 Iowa title is con sidering an offer to take a simi lar post at Canton II Canton school authorities called the Mason City coach by tele phone Wednesday to inform him of his selection from a field of 100 camiidates Coach Grimsley said Wednesday sfternoon I am giving very ser ious consideration to the OF WOMANS BODY F AUTO WORKERS ON SIT DOWN IN ST10UIS PLANT Strikers Protest General Motors Discharge of 37 Employes ST LOUIS of the United Automobile Workers of America at General Motors Chev rolet and Fisher body plants began a sit down strike Wednesday in protest against the discharge of 37 employes Norman Smith organizer for the Committee for Industrial Organi zation with which the Automobile Workers union is affiliated said men ceased work an hour af ter the plants opened Wednesday morning forcing a complete halt in operations After several hours the union employes of the Fisher body division left the plant at the di rection of thviir union shop stew ards Union leaders said however the Chevrolet worker s would con tinue to occupy the plant until the dispute was settled On Assembly Line John Livingston president of the St Lojis local of the union said the 31 discharged men were employed on a trade assembly line in the Chevrolet plant where the work weelc is five T hour days In an effort to return the men to their jobs he said a union shop committee conferred Monday and yesterday with the Chevrolet plant manager Phil Baugh and offered to sharethework on the assem bly line reducing the work week of each man to five 6 410 hour days Baugh refused to agree to the unions plan he asserted Signal Prearranged The negotiations having failed the strike was called by prear ranged signal Wednesday morn ing Livingston said Workers in the Fisher body division struck in sympathy with the Chevrolet employes he explained The sit down demonstration was the third at the plants since the nationwide General Motors strike was settled OnFeb 18 the union men went on strike for one day following a series of fights with nonunion employes Another one day sit down occurred on March 11 when the union protested against organization activities of the United Chevrolet Workers which it termed a com pany Rocks Better Than Guns EXCELSIOR SPRINGS Ballew waited un til several policemen had emptied their guns in a futile attempt to stop a fleeing Negro burglar Then he shied a rock at the fugitive The rock hit the Negro squarely on the head kayolng him DENY DENHARDT JURY DISMISSAL Tudee Overrules Motion to Exclude Paraffin Tests From Case NEW CASTLE Judge Charles C Marshall Wed nesday overruled defense motions to discharge the jury trying Brig Gen Henry H Denhardt on an indictment charging murder of his sweetheart Mrs Verna Garr Taylor Judge Marshall also overruled a motion to exclude the paraffin tests which the commonwealth claimed proved Denhardt had fired a weapon and Mrs Taylor had not shortly before she was found dead on a roadside last November W Clark Otte defense attorney I sought to have the jury dismissed on the grounds the judge had I failed to instruct its members not to discuss the case outside the jury room when they were locked up Tuesday night and again when they went to breakfast Wednes day morning Judge Marshall held once the case went to the jury it was out of his hands He pointed out he had instructed them they could re turn a verdict at any time they saw fit and also that he had in structed them not to discuss it or form any opinions except in the jury Otte sought exclusion of the paraffin tests on the contention the test of the generals hands were made 65 hours after Mrs Taylor died and also because her hands were washed with a strong antiseptic before the tests were made on Horse Beater Fined and Offered Advice NEW YORK trate Henry H Curran fined a laundry wagon driver for beat ing his horse and used the occasion to give advice to human beings on horse He said that milk and laundry wagon horses are the brains ofthe business They do the thinking for the Duke Wally Disagree on Future Home G Man Addresses Bankers H B Fletcher Omaha special agent of the bureau of investiga tion of the U S department of justice is shown above pointing out to groups three and four at the Hotel Hanford Tuesday evening their responsibilities in a law enforcement program From left to riffht in the picture arc Mrs Hanford MacNider Mr Fletcher Willis G C Bagley master of ceremonies and Colonel MacMder Lock photo Kayenay engraving STORY ON PAGE 3 Picket Lines Around Film Studios Noticeably Larger Stars Reported Ready tOj Back Strike If Guild j Gives Word ASKED TO HELP GOV HOFFMAN WendekSays Padcer Odd Him Confession Needed to Aid Career NEWARK N H Trenton attorney testified Wednesday at the kid napconspiracy trial of Ellis H Parker that he was told a confes sion was necessary in the Lind bergh baby case tofurther the political career of Gov Harold G Hoffman Wendels false confession alleg edly forced from him by torture was the basis on which Hoffman granted a three day reprieve to Bruno Richard Hauptmann con victed murderer of Charles A Lindbergh Jr jarus weic nnc The statement was made to The stars continued to pass j him Wendel said by Parker rur through the lines without incij ai detective and lifelong friend of HOLLYWOOD P i civ e t lines around motion picture stu dios were noticeably larger Wed nesday but the marchers declined to identify the reinforcements Longshoremen and the commit tee for Industrial Organizationhad promised aid to the studio crafts men who walked out strong last Saturday Are these all studio people a reporter asked one of the pickets They are was the ans wer Were they longshoremen yes terday The picket winked and said You never can Women Picketing Again Women marchers taken out of the lines without explanation Tuesday also were picketing again The number of police guards were the same dent were quoted by the marchers as saying this thing is getting on my They said Luise Rainer and Gale Sonder gaard both of whom won actress awards in the last Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting told them they were pre pared to support the strike if the guild gives the Riouous Union Clash was available clash in the headquarters of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employes Tuesday night apparent ly marked a crucial turn in the walkout of studio employes It was followed by a statement j from Pat Casey labor relations executive of the producers associ ation that the Los Angeles central labor council had suggested a peace plan to be studied Wednes day Neither player for comment A riotous union If all parties find the terms of the proposed agreement satisfac tory I feel iustified in asserting that the strike called he said Negotiations Opened Later the Screen Actors guild potentially capable of making or breaking the strike opened com mittee negotiations with the pro ducers to be continued Thursday and completed within a reason ablyshort Working condi tions and higher wage scales for minor players formed the crux of the discussion in addition to the guilds demand for a closed shoo Six casualties resulting from a gang invasion of the T S E offices by 50 men wearingwhite arm bands The I A T S E is not on strike R with are two quackdoctors to take the American Federation of Labor of however likethestriking ated Motion Crafts Skulls Are As scores t of studio employes waited inline to apply for mem bership in the I A T S E the in vading rioters began battling Skulls were cracked eyes black ened bones broken Men were hurled through windows and down flights of stairs The occurred during the peak traffic hourof the evening hundreds of motorists being wit the congestion rioters the governor Home for Feebleminded Wendel testified that he was in a home for the feebleminded at New Lisbon when Parker came to him and said Governor Hoffman wants to get Hauptmann a new trial Gov ernor Hoffman must be vice pres ident of the United you to say you are the kidnaper of the Lindbergh baby That will set to rest the police and show how the crime was really com mitted Youve got to make the courts nf this state look ridicu Demand by Wendel The reason for Parkers state ment Wendel said was a demand by Wendel that a repudiation of the false confession be given to the governor Wendel addedthat Parker told him that a copy of the confession was in the governors hands and if you dont do as I want you to do Ill nail you as the Lindbergh v He said Parker told him that no investigation was made dels story of kidnaping in New York subsequent torture because Governor Hoffman would not Barnum Was Right Physician Declares ST PAUL In the opin ion oJ Dr W W Bauer of Chicago here p attendthe Minnesota State Medical convention was a fool beingborn eyeryminute there spoke onacidand alkaline treatments he become a vyord to frighten children Dont worry toomuch wherr a doctor warns you against an acid system If thats really the case youre dead s escaped arrest by the building and mingling with the crowds as police jThe office was wrecked Doors and windows were shattered by the first serious violence of strike EDWARD URGES AUSTRIA BRIDE TOBE AMERICA Royal Family Agreeing to Marriage Settlement of MONTS France pair of world known lovers at present se cluded within the ancient mason ry and rusty grillwork of Chateau de Cande were reported Wednes day as mildly argumentative on the choice of their future home Wallis WarQeld former Baltimore belle who won the heart of a under stood to be urging America as a land in which the tumult sur rounding her royal romance could be forgotten Edward Duke of British monarch who chose the woman I love to the crown he might have worn one week hence pictured as wanting to make their home in Austria whose people he are close to him In Joyful Embrace Their trials of five monthsand one day of separation melted Tuesday in a joyful embrace at the chateau Persons close to the household said Mrs Simpson sug gested that after the wedding they go to the United States or at least to Canada to escape the memories and traditions of roy alty thatstill would bind them as Duke and duchess Edward was understood to want to return to the Austrian Tyrol whosemountains sheltered him self followed December Simpsons divorce suit against a London ships broker was still inthe courts It was generally expected the marriage would be performed at the chateau near here a land mark in the old Touraine country where the kings of France wooed their ladies Delay Marriage Plans The two were not pressed for time in their homemaking deci sion because the Duke eager not to dim the glory of his brothers coronation next week in London apparently had put off his mar riage plans It was learned in official quar ters that the curete nationale had been instructed to protect Ed wards youngest brother the duke of Kent on a trip into France May 1R This seemed to indicate Kent would come here to stand as Ed wards best man at the mar riage on or about that day To Stay at Chateau Edward and his dark eyed bridetobe were expected to re main at the chateau guests of Mr and Mrs Charles E Bedaux dur ing the coronation of George VI listening other mil lions of British subjects the world overto radio broadcasts of a ceremony that might have pivoted aboutthe slim blond Edward A powerful radio receiving set had been installed by the former monarchs host Edward appearing tired after his train and automobile trip was expected to take things easy for a few days All was quiet on the estate Wednesday except for the slow unremitting patrols of Eng lish detectives and French police over the partly wooded grounds Heavy Steel Box A heavy steel box which the duke brought to the chateau closely guarded aroused the spec ulation outside that it might have contained jewelry possibly in cluding an engagement ring for Mrs Simpson Onlyone this the idyllic at mosphere of their reunion A French cameraman who sneaked into the castle grounds during the afternoon and hid dendron bushes for twohours was creeping lip to thechateau to look through the dining room window when a Scotland Yard inspector collared him Duke Plays Golf The photographer of ob serving ther duke and his fiancee strolling through the grounds were being v Later the sun tanned duke golfed on the chateaus private 18 hole course with a companion Simpson walked with the talking to them between shots and sometimes her royal lovers Ter rier to keep him from getting the MRS SIMPSON WOULD HAVE INCOME FOR LIFE MONTS ding plans anda marriage settle Uprising of Anarchists Is Settled 2 British Warships Speed to Barcelona Because of Violence PERPIGNAN FrancoSpanish Frontier government radio i broadcast from Barcelona an nounced peaceful settlement Wednesday of the anarchist up rising against the Catalan and Va lencia Spanish The brief bloody rebellion is reported to have cost 100 lives and split the forces fighting the Span ish insurgents The radio announcement tersely reported that Juan Garcia Oliver minister of justice in the Valencia government and spokesman for the revolting anarchists had ar rived at a peaceful solution of the crisis with President Luis Com panysof autonomous Catalonia One of Four Named Garcia Oliver assumed the jus tice portfolio as an anarchosyn of four appointed when the main governments cab inet was reorganized Nov 5 1936 The announcement of peace came as two British warships the cruiser Despatch and the destroy er Hostile sped to Barcelona as a precautionary measure because of the violence there Terms of the settlement were not disclosed Garcia Oliver was said to have hurried from Valencia to Barce lona after the Catalan anarchists resorted to revolt to resist gov ernment efforts to disarm them oust them from authority and take complete control of telephone and telegraph communications Attack Catalan Troops The revoltingiforeeswere to have attacked Catalan troops and to have seized a number of buildings in city of population just outside the Catalan capital Hospitalet is crowded with refugees from the war fronts at Almeria and Murcia The anarchosyndicalist minis ter reports said appealed to the leaders of the rebellion to cease the disruptive fighting The radio announcement thanked the anarchists for heed ing the appeal indicating that hostilities already had stopped In the war between the Madrid forces and the insurgents the loy alists struck hard on six fronts around Madrid with some suc cess advices from the capital said ITALIAN DESTROYER OFF BILBAO PORT CLAIM BILBAO Spain OP The Basque government defenders of Bilbao charged Wednesday that an Italian destroyer and seven insurgent fighting ships were massed off this Biscayan port in an attempt to prevent by force the evacuation of women children and old men TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night becoming unsettled in extreme west Thursday somewhat cool er in southeast and extreme north central portions Wednes day night risinr temperature Thursday MINNESOTA Fair some what cooler in southeast por tions Wednesday night Thurs day increasingcloudiness fol lowed by showers In northwest portion risingtemperature in cast and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 0 Minimum in Night 43 At 8 A M Wednesday 60 Rainfall Trace With the temperature up near summer levels arid the sun shin ing again farmers in North Iowa were hastening their seeding op erations Wednesday about three weeks late in the job ment were discussed at the chateau de Cande Wednesday where the Duke of Windsor and Mrs Wallis Simpson were reunited after their five months separation It was understood that the duke was advised by telephone from London that the Toyal family agreed to provide a mar riage settlement for Mrs Simpson thejincome to be hers for life should anything happen to the duke The family agreed also it was that the duke could apply a year to Mrs Simp be taken from his inheritance from his great Queen Vic eventcthat he died first LOOK INSIDE FOR r JUSTICES AGES This chart prepared by Col Leonard P Ayres noted industrial economist shows the average ages of U S supreme court justices since the Hear New Deal Lawyers for Possibly Last Time PAGE 2 Office Hopes Up on Age Pension List PAGE 16 Board to Administer State High Athletics 197 From Mason City Go to Music Festival PAGE 10 WANTS JOB WITH WPA RESTORED Leon Woman Staging Sit Down at Statehouse at Des Moines DES MOINES Kath erine Rush 41 staging a one woman sit down strike for restor ation of her WPA job awoke from her sandstone couch on the porch of the stateliouse Wednesday morning and held a before break fast press conference Reporters greeted the dis charged Leon sewing project worker shortly after she had tossed off the bright red blanket she had used to keep out the chill night air Was your bed pretty hard she was asked My life has been was her response Not Hungry Yet She declared she had not eaten anything since taking up her post on the west porch of the state house She said she wasnt hungry yet but that she would send a boy out for some food when she needed it Reporters who saw her bed of newspapers thes blanket and a small cushion asked if the cold had bothered her No I dont get very she said I know President Roosevelt wouldnt like this I know Gov ernor Kraschel wouldnt like it But Ive just got to have a HitchHiked From Leon Rush hitchhiked to Des Moines from Leon Tuesday She was dropped from WPA rolls there March 4 She had been unjustly accused of being a trouble Her she said was a month and that the reason she was dismissed was because she is a republican Wednesday morning she found diversion in a book of astrology she brought alongin a bag con taining clean clothes and an ice pick The Ice pick she said is in case someone tries to molest Statehouse custodians so far have eyed Mrs Rush with indif ference and there has been no statement so farfrom state offi cials concerning her case Pan American Meet on Money Possible WASHINGTON matic representatives of a score of American republics met Wednes day possibly to discuss informally convening of a Pan American monetary conference The meet ing followed disclosure that the Pan American union has sent for mal notes to governmentsof this hemisphere asking whether they consider this a propitious time to call such a conference SEEN AS WORK OF CLEVELANDS IAD BUTCHER Coroner Says Flesh Lower Part of Torso Found 2 Months Ago CLEVELAND guards took the lower portion of a wo mans torso from Lake Erie Wed nesday giving new impetus to the police investigation of Cleve lands series of beheadings Coroner Samuel R Gerber re ported to police that the piece of human flesh found Wednesday definitely was the lower part of the torso found in the lake nearly 10 miles away about twomonths eighth victim of the killer The vertebrae of the two portions matched as did the an gles of the cuts he said The portion ofthe body found Wednesday had been cut off be low the breasts and at the hips It was first seen in the lake by Howard Yochem operator of a concession at theGreat Lakes ex position on the lake front who called coast guards and police Only Two The bodies of four male victims were found in the Kingsbury Run a small dirty stream flowing through the industrial section at the southern rim of the down town section Only two of the victims ever have been identi fied The first of the grim discover ies was made Sept 5 1934 when the body of a woman was found on the eastern shore of Lake Erie Coroner Gerber who has made a thorough study the killings said he believed all were com mitted by the same person The cutting in done quainted with body structure Police theories range from a mad butcher to a sex crazed maniac as the killer Dr Gerbeiv said friendship probably is the lure which led the victims into the killers hands He warned police several weeks ago that theslayer probably making friends with his next victim No Marks of Violence The absence of marks of vio lence on the Dr Gerber said suggests that these people probably traveled unsuspectingly in the company of the perpetrator of the crimes and may hive knowntheir slayer He pictured the killer as a shrewd cruel person who waits until public interest in the latest beheading has abated before way layinghis next victim Investigation of the killings has been almost endless since the first body was found but every likely clew evaporated Police Chief George J Mato witz only a weelc ago called upon the public for assistance asking that all information no matter how trivial it seemed be turned over to the police department ITAtY GERMANY INVITE POWERS Wider Collaboration for European Security Proposed ROME Italy and Germany held out to other powers an offer of wider collaboration for Euro pean security Wednesday Themselves bound by closer ties of friendship the fascist state and the nazi state made the offer at the close of conversations between Premier Mussolini of Italy and Foreign Minister Konstantin von Neurath of Germany It was contained in an official communique The duce and the German baron met for an hour in the Pal azzo Verieria Wednesday after noon Count Galeazzo Ciano the Italian foreign minister who mar ried Mussolinis daughter was with them Italians at the time were re ceiving jubilantly the word that I Duce was goiag to make his navy an ocean going one The press blazoned a speech of Admiral Domenico Cavagnari in the chamber of deputies in which plans for two ton battle ships already on the ways at Ge noa on the Mediterranean and at Monfalcone on the Adriatic would be rushed to completion IOWA Jones of Cedar Bapids edtor of   

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