Saturday, May 8, 1937

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA mT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS S2C1TON ONE NO 182 On Spending and Saving Congress Faces Difficult Problem Says Stewart By CHARLES P STEWART A SKIN GTON CPA What congress really is trying to do is to cut down the govern ments living expenses with out reducing expend itures anywhere Naturally this is a difficult job Its difficulty accounts for the multiplicity of different schemes which statesmen on capitol hill are arguing over to accomplish the desired re sult The complications involved in these various schemes are such as to make none of them easy to un derstand It doesnt much matter however whether one under stands any or all of them for none of them will work Of course the only way to reduce expenses is not to spend so much the very method that congress is so determined to avoid Will Give Appearance The plan the legislators are en deavoring to hit on is something that will givean appearance of economizing without doing any of it They konw as well as anyone that it will fizzle out in the long run but they hope it will fool the country until they have been elect ed another time or two The likeliest of these suggestions is advanced by Representative Clarence Cannon of Missouri who favors letting the president hold out 5 per cent of the allowanceto any governmental agency thus having a handsome collection of these 15 percentages to hand back to tne nation as the fiscal years end as just that much saved But the joker is that the president may if needful dribble the 15 per cent back into each agency as the year wags along StraightOut Reduction lawmaker doubts that the whole of the saved up 15 percentages will have been drib bled back in this fashion before the years end Senator James F Byrnes of South Carolina is an exception among solons he advocates a straight horizontal 10 per cent slash This is altogether too crass for the average politician It would be an honesttogoodness reduc tion which politics cant stand Byrnes contends that his 10 per cent cut need not imply a 10 per cent cut in federal employes pay the economy could be effected by the firing of 10 per cent of gov ernment workers leaving the re mainder as well paid as ever Wont Risk It This might satisfy the remain ing 90 per cent But the ousted 10 Oye oye Few senators or representatives will risk even 10 percentage of such hostility These are only a couple of pro posals among many President Roosevelt simply said he wanted economy he did not tell how Thenhe went fishing The headache has been left to capitol hill and its terrible Higher Taxes Horrible There is an antidote for over expenditures Higher taxation how a lawmaker hates to vote for that He did not hate it so much when Ine folk he was socking were only those in the higher there arent many of there But to antagonize the mul bushels of votes That makes him squirm Taxes In England They say that in England tax es are vastly higher than in this and yet that the English are more prosperous than we are here It isnt true of the average man If as a newspaper correspond ent I were assigned to England on the same salary that I got here now my first request would be for an expense allowance suffi cient to offset the excess in Eng lish taxation rates Otherwise I would suffer a cut in pay That is to say in England on the same income Id be worse off than I am here I have lived there and I know NAVY OPENS PROBE OF TRAGEDY Mason City Musicians Nosed Out by Iowa City Dean of Americas Barbers on Job on His 98th Birthday BURLINGTON Vt dean of Americas barbers Abial Benjamin Anthony was on the job as usual Saturday as he marked his 98th birthday anniver sary Anthony works from eight to nine hours daily in his onechair shop where during 80 years he has barbered such notables as President Grover Cleveland and P T Barnum Recently he cut the hairof the greatgrandson of one of his earliest customers ITALY IN BAN ON ALL BUT THREE BRITISH PAPERS All Italian Correspondents in London Ordered to Come Home ROME but three Eng lish newspapers were banned from Italy Saturday and all Italian newspaper correspondents in Lon don were ordered home These a semi official press boycott of next Wed nesdays coronation of King George in answer to wnat the Italian press has bitterly termed a campaign of lies in British newspapers about Italy particularly in regard to Italian defeats in Spain They also reply to the British action in inviting a representative of Haile Selassie conquered Ethiopian emperor to the corona tion Angered at Attitude An official press communique said the action was taken because of the attitude of nearly all the British press against Italy and Italys armed The three British papers ex cepted from the ban are the Daily Mail the Evening News and the Observer The exclusion orders are effectiveuntil further notice Several London papers includ ing the Daily Herald and the News Chronicle have been banned for several vweeks because their lib eral policy is considered hostile to the fascist state However a general ban on al most the entire English press is regarded as a particularly drastic step whichmight lead to seriously 1 embittered relations between the two countries Arrangements Canceled Even before the official order several Italian newspapers which had planned to send correspond ents to the coronation had can celed the arrangements The newspapers here as a whole disregard details of the cor onation ceremonies and print only what terse factualmatter is dis tributed by the Stefani semiof ficial news agency Photographs of the coronation are banned British libral newspapers were loud in their jeers when Ital ians fighting with Spanish insur gents northeast of Madrid were routed in March Now even the Italian press has proclaimed that Italian volunteers fighting on the Bilbao front in northwestern Spain must not BRITAIN NOT WORRIED BY IL BUCKS ACTION LONDON action in banning all but three English newspapers and recalling Italian correspondents now in London was officially ignored here Sat urday One person in authority said Really now the British empire will be able to withstand the hor rible The orders to quit England caused some of the Italian corre spondents to return from week end holidays in the country It was said that German corre spondents may also be recalled from London shortly 2 NAVY FLYERS KILLED IN CRASH Airplane Sinks in Pacific Ocean During Fleets War Games ABOARD BATTLESHIP PENN SYLVANIA IN MIDPACIFIC MA NEUVERS naval air men were killed when their plane crashed and sank in the Pacific oceanduring the United States fleets war games naval officers reported Saturday Victims of the crash were Lieuj tenant Commander John Francis Gillon 40 pilot of the plane and Glen M Beal radio man first class Their plane crashed Friday off Hawaii while Gillon commanding scouting squadron 2B was return ing to the aircraft carrier Sara toga where other planes of his squadron were landing on the deck Lieutenant Commander Gillons plane suddenly wentinto a power dive and plunged into the choppy seas Nearby destroyers rushed to the scene but the planeand the two aboard had sunk Circle of Music on Baritones Euphoniums This photo of baritoneeuphonium solo players was snapped at the state music festival at Iowa City Around the circle from left to right are Harold Raizes of Mason City who received a superior ranking Bill Murphy of Ida Grove Dale Jeffryes of Greenfield Howard Arnold of Douzlas Brooks of Iowa City Bill Findley of North Des Moines Evelyn Berstein of Albia JunioivStephens or Red Oak Shirley Moen of George and Mary Jane Hunter of Lorimcr Iowa Daily Press Have Read Your Newspaper 1 What is Hugo Eckeners connection with the ill fated zeppelinHindenburg 2 How did the in the murder trial of Brig Gen Henry Denhardt decide 3 What did Harry Gordon Selfridge American owner of Londons department store do 4 Who is secretary of the Iowa High as sociation 5 What two lovers met at a chateau near Monts France 6 What one time star film actress was quizzed in a re of the15year old Wil liam Desmond Taylor murder mystery 7 What Class B high school challenged Mason Citys long record of most high rankings at the state music festival 8 It was revealedthat what millionaire former democratic national chairman paid no in come tax in 1930 9 One out of every how many persons in Iowa holds a state liquor permit 10 What kind of gas was used in the Hindenburg ANSWERS ON PAGE2 Mann Act Charges Faced in Elopement With Minnesota Girl EUREKA man identified as James 38 awaited federal grand jury action on Mann act violation charges Friday result of his elopement with Mary pevilbiss Brainerd Minn Joyce held in Humboldt county jail under bond said he would Author ities meantime investigated charges that he had ahandoned wives in Boston and New York The Devilbiss girl one of 11 children said she would stick by her husband She has worked as a domestic while Joyce was em ployed in the woods of this re gion and declined offers of aid from Eureka welfare 1 authorties Joyce said he and the Devilbiss girl were married Aug 19 1936 in Roberts county S over objections of the girls family They came here in February High School Baseball Nine Wins Parochial Schools Play Sunday Mason City and Ventura ad vancedto the finalsoftheCerro Gordb county baseball tournament at Rockwell Saturday the Mo hawks blanking Swaledale 3 to C while Ventura nosed out Plyr 3 to 2 Holy Family and St Josephs Citys two parochial schools will meet in abaseball duel at Roosevelt stadium at Sunday afternoon F R CLEARS HIS DESK OF WORK Prepares forWeekEnd of Rest Before Starting His Trip East GALVESTON President Roosevelt his desk of all emergency work Sat urday in preparation for a week end of rest before starting back to Washington Tuesday The chief executive spent the early morning in his cabin attend ing to official communications from Washington Mr Roosevelts fishing trip will end Tuesday morning when he leaves the Potomac at Galvesloix to board a special train for the trip home He will review the Texas A and M cadets at College station that afternoon The president wilTbe in Fortj Worth Tuesday night and Wed nesday at the home of his Elliott He will arrive in Washingi ton Friday morning The president has not fished for two days because of necessary business but hoped to have a fewi hours free before dusk Saturdayj evening to troll fortarpon Friday he worked on officialj mail flown to him at sea from here in a navy seaplane He then wenti ashore on St Joseph and Mataj gorda islands to visit Mrs Ruth Roosevelt wife ofElliott STECHERS HURT IN AUTO CRASH Wrestling Promoters Wife in Fair Condition Hospital Here Mrs Anton C Stecher wife 61 Tony Stecher the wrestling promoter Minneapolis who was injured automobile accident south of Mason City on highway 65 late Friday afternoon was reported in fair condition at the Mercy hospital here Saturday Mr Stecher was slightly injured in the accident His condition was good Saturday According to Stecher he was forced to drive into a ditch by a northbound car which at tempted to pass another north bound automobUeon the crest of a hill at the point where the ac cident occurred The Stecher car overturned The identity of the drivers of the northbound cars was not known High Salaried Stars MayGo Mrs Lehmann Bound for New York Hears of Husbands Death PAEIS Ernst Leh mann widow of the Zeppelin chieftain learned of her husbands death when she arrived by air plane from Germany Saturday to go to his bedside in Jersey She continue on to Cherbourg as she oriijinally in tended to embark on th liner Eu ropa for New York 7 HOLLYWOOD ffj A growing threat of film lands high salaried stars to join with makeup artists and other studio craftsmen in a strike rocketed interest Sat urday in labor troubles of the mul timilhon dollar industry Plans for immediatepicketing of theaters throughout the nation further heightened the situation Business Manager Aubrey Blair of the powerful Screen Actors guild which is headed by Robert Montgomery said 99 per cent of member playerspolled favored joining the strike unless producers met guild demands The guild which embraces most of the big names of Hollywood is seeking improved conditions for supporting players and guild rec ognition Ask Closed Shop The craftsmen are asking for a closed shop and union recognition Half the senior or voting guild members remain to be heard from and a 75 per cent total af firmative vote is required for a strike The Lead of the striking Feder ated Motion Picture Crafts Charles Lessing received reports that labor organizations Vould in itiate a theater picketing and boy cott campaign in various large cities at least by Monday in re sponse to his telegraphed re quests I The supportpledging orgsmza tions represented a membership of more than Xessing esti mated The principal demands of the guild are as follows Would Cut List Elimination irom the extra list of names of casuals who ob viously do not earn a living doing extra work 2 Pay for traveling time free lancer players usually are not tin der salary while traveling to and from 3 Overtime for players em ployed by the day 4 A minimum of a day in stead of for extras 5 Stock players to appear in only one picture at a time Fre quently youngsters under contract are cast in 3 or 4 pictures simul taneously thus avoiding the ne cessity of luring free Called to Work 6 Extras the guild believes should be called to work They should not beobhged to phone Central Casting Some extras sit at their phones every tdsy irom 4 to 7 dialing Garfiold 3711 every 15 7 extras he hired through Central instead of as is sometimes the case through free employment agencies This would guarantee the luring of only quali fied 8 That the call bureau be abol ished The bureaup a higher bracket of Central is a sore spot with free lancers When astudio is negotiating with A player ac cording to the actors his name is taken off the at liberty list and jio matter how long negotiations go on no other studio may bargain for his MOHAWKS RATE 2ND IN NUMBER OFSUPERIORS Local Orchestra Prepares for Competition in National Event SUMMARIES ON PAGE 2 IOWA City high school musicians were nosed out of the state championship which they have held five years when the crown Saturday went to Iowa City The local musicians dethroned the Mohawks after a hotly contested race between the two institutions during the Sat urday morning contests A total of 10 superior grades and eightexcellent marks was amassed by the Iowa City Close behind was Mason City with nine superior ratings and six excellents Not until the final event in which Mason City and both competed had been played off was the holder of the crown de termined In this event small woodwind group Iowa City re ceived a superior rating while Mason City had an excellent Any switch in the placings in this event would have had a bearing on the state music title Council Bluffs Third Abraham Lincoln high school of Council placed third with six superior renditions and five Ha warden little class B which captured four consecutive superiors the opening day of festivities placed fourth with five superior marks and lour excellents was concludedJSat urday afternoon on completion of the jnarching contest and the massed band concert held in Iowa stadium As the afternoon events were of the Mason City musi cians were on their way home or had already arrived home Two buses carrying the orchestra members left Friday evening ar riving in Mason City at midnight another departed early Saturday and another about noon Saturday Orchestra to Go to Columbus Although the Mohawk musi cians were disappointed to have lost the title that they had held so many years they took courage by the fact that tile loss was only by a narrow margin Again the Mohawk orchestra captured su perior rating and was qualified to go to the national meet bus Ohio Already thoughts of the Mason City players were being focused on the national contest preparing to leave Wednesday or Thursday to compete in that big event Comments heard from noted crit ics at the Iowa festival indicated the Mason City orchestra to be in a favored class In playing before judges at Iowa City the Mason City or chestra presented its difficult numbers with fine polish under the direction of Carleton L Stew art The balance was particularly good The string section is trained by Miss Marjorie Smith Mohawk Chorus High Another event victory at Iowa City which was par to Mason City was the wirfning of the superior rank by the mixed chorus for the firsttime Singing under the direction of Miss Ellen Smith in tills event the chorus was de clared exceptionally effective Miss Ellen Smith also directed the girls glee club in Class AA competition to receive superior The Mason City high school band state winner several times did not enter this year C Superiors Listed Mason City superiors came through the class AA orchestra class AA mixed chorus class AA girls glee club Evelyn Chees manin viola solo Harold Raizes in baritoneeuphonium solo small brass group Louise Rey nolds in marimbaxylophone solo Bob Servisoh inxlarinet solo and miscellaneous group of string in struments Record attendance was set at annual musicfestival Competition was declared to be unusually stiff with cians present commenting on the high level of attainment reached in Iowa music circles Iowa Citys star in the state music picture has been rising m the past few years and was be lieved to have received its great est impetus a few years ago when Gerald R Prescott was engaged asr bandinstrument instructor when he was working on his masters degree at the State Uni versity of Iowa Mr Prescott now band directoi at the University pi was leader in Mason City LOOKINSIDE FOR DICK MERRILL Flyer Set to Start Hop to Londons Coronation PAGE 2 f Eighth District Legion Will Gather at Algona PAGE 8 Auto Racers Get Set for Indiapapolis Classic PAGE9 BOARD TO SEEK CAUSE TOLL Of DEATH NOW 35 Former Naval Officer Sayr He Saw Motor of Big Dirigible Backfire PICTURES ON PAGE 2 LAKEHURST N naval board of inquiry began Sat urday to probe all the circum stances surrounding the des truction of the German zeppelin Hindenburgwith a loss of 35 lives at thenaval air station here Capt Gordon W com mander of ammunition department Fort Mifflin and president of the three man saida report would bemade to the secretary of the navy on the cause and the responsibility for the The United States commerce department already had arranged for a public hearing to start Mon day at the air station The navy GRAF ARRIVES AT HOME PORT Passengers Tolcl of Hinden burg Tragedy Few Hours Before FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Ger many graf Zeppelin re turned to her home port from a South American trip Saturday with passengers unaware untila few hours before she landed that the Hindenburg had crashed The shocking news reached me about three hours after it hap said Captain Hans von Schiller the Grafs commander I thought it best under the cir cumstances to withhold it from others until 8 a m a today when I told the crew The passengers were informed much The Graf landed p m There were no joyful shouts no waving hands to greet the big dirigible Twentythree passengers alighted The Graf cairied two babies eleven and thirty months old Crew members went to their saddened by the loss of close friends who were aboard the Hindenburg GRAF NEARS HOME PARIS German dirigible Graf Zeppelin re turning from South America crossed the French coast at La Courbe light near Saturday on the way to her Ger many Drowns in Cistern IOWA CITY Coroner George CaUahanSaturday was in vestigating the death of Mrs George Glasgow 65 Iowa City who drowned in a Solon lateFriday The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy ttmridershpw ers 3n cast and south portions Saturday afternoon or night cooler la west and north por tions Saturday Sunday partly cloudy cooler in south central and extreme east por tions Generally Mr Saturday night and Sunday ex cept showers by Sunday after noon or night in northwest por tion much cooler in east and south portions Saturday night rising temperature in northwest portion Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 70 Minimum in Night 43 At 8 A M Saturday 59 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO outlook for the penod of May 10 to 15 For the upper valleys Generally fair in south and east showers in northwest portion Monday Tuesday and m south portion Wednesday followed by generally fair rising temperatures Monday followed by cooler Wednesday and m south west Tuesday rising temperature latter part of week board arranged procedure Satur day visited the twisted wreck age of the great airship on the reservation and announced it too would begina public hearing Captain Haines told Hemnch Bauer and Walter Zeigler surviv ing senior officers of the Hinden burg crew that they and others of the who escaped death in the holocaust which desiiciyed the ship would be an opportunity of testifying cross examining and attending the ses a former naval offi cer Kenneth W Heiniichof Key port said Saturday he saw one of the Hindenburgs Diesel motors backfire as it flew over NewJer sey before it crashed A theory a spark from a backfire had ignited the highly explosive hydrogen lifting gas used in the airship was one of the many expected to come before the investigating board Two More Deaths Two deaths in the early morn ing raised to 35 the number who lost their lives in the crash of the giant sky pride of Ger manys air fleet William Speck chief radio offi cer of the airship which plunged in flames upon the Lakehurst naval air station grounds here Thursday night at the end of its first crossing of the year suc cumbed in a New York1 hospital A German passenger Erich Knocher died at Asburypark The raan who commanded the ship on ten safe voyages to Lake hurstfrom Germany last year Ernst died Fri day night To Return to Germany The American Zeppelin Trans port company announced that with the exception of the body of Cap tain of the crew dead would be returned to Germany as soon as possible Lehinanns it expect ed would be held m a Jersey City mortuary until the arrival of hir widow A son of the couple had died at Easter time The theory that an tlectnc sparlii either from ons of her jgmes or from her landing ropes ignited the Hindenburgs highly inllammable hydrogen gas ap peared to have the most expert support In the background TZ mained the widely circulatedMnts of sabotage which have yettofincl an authentic sponsor Stuck to His Ship Death robbed the public inves tigation from Captain Lehmann He stuck to his ship until the last minute when he was forced to leap from the furiously burning control car with his clothing afire Even he was baffled by the dis Next time come he whispered beforehe dieduhder an oxygen tent in a nearbx hospital Friday night I hope well be using helium Oa nonexplosive gas in the The cost of stood at 35 known dead 12 of them pas sengers 22 crew and one a groundling trappedhy the flaming dehrls Of the 25 passengers sad 40 crewr known surviving several they may recover Blow to TresHse Despite the Wow to in the dirigible world tne igedy only seemed to spur that tion on in the construction of ate new air liner the LZ130 to be completed tlusyew FnedncbT shafen Nazi labor front groups tra