Tuesday, May 11, 1937

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1937, Mason City, Iowa 1 M It NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME J VOL XLIII ASSOCIATED PHESS AND UNITED PHESS FOIJ LEASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Inquiries Get Facts Congressional Probes Are Hated by Conservatives MASON CITY IQWA TUESDAY MAY 11 1937 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON CPA Con servative crit ics find a deal of fault with c o n g ressional investigations Most of them are dominated by liberal in quisitors or even d o w n right radicals accor ding to c o n s e rvative folk That doubtl ess is why the con servatives re sent them so bitterly It stands to Icason that liberals generally start them The conservatives are sat isfied with things as they are They cannot understand why what j they consider o k already should i be put on the pan One has to be a liberal to suspect that what ever is may not be right j The conservative contention however is that a liberal urging rl an investigation simply is trying to publicize himself TAX ON SALES NO 184 1 Perhaps that does figure in his i JJ calculations f Ventilation Needed But what of it Having launched j an inquiry he must make out a i good case or he wont get his de sired publicity And if he does I make out a good case it would ap pear thai the conditions be wanted to ventilate needed ventilation regardless of the motive in the V back of his head Adverse critics also contend that congressional investigators are overbearing and extralegal in their methods that they bully wit nesses resorting to tactics that no court of law would tolerate Well this is more or less true too Illustrativelyyoung Senator Robert M La Follett has been T thing in his especially into thestate of affairs in Harlan county Ken tucky Facts Are There Now young Bob unquestion ably has prosecuted that Harlan county case against the coal own ers some of them and the local administrators of so called order and justice Nor have the defendants been permitted to say anything on their own side as they would in an or dinary young has been judge as well as prose cutor He has been jury likewise in convicting that county of per mitting the existence of a sys tem that no outsider would have believed possible in any commu nity in the United States This could not have occurred before a formal courtand it makes conservatives sore They have lo agree that it js awful but they fight the irregularity of the revelations Kentucky representatives assert indeed that the Harlan county story is exaggerated but it is hard to show that an actual killing is an exaggeration Yes admits the defense but there have been killings on both sides Tiigglinjr Yet even while llie La Follelte hearings were in progress terror ism against union men was re continued At least one union man was killed it was tes tified It almost seems like a fedora situation No protection seeminglj is given by state or county Senator Burton K Wheelers investigation of the railroads is more technical It hits the empire of the late Van Sweringen brothers a couple of million dol lars heres a property railroads and whoever knows what all worth the control al which is worth three billions transferred by one Ball Muncie Ind fruit jar manufacturer to a couple of unknown stock brokers and the son of a Woolworth partner to juggle withBalls paper profit was Ultimately Constructive The Wheeler committee is up against another fancy problem in accountancy II is another venture the sena tor tells me into nearinfinity Ive seen a lot of these investi Oil under the late Senator Walsh electoral honesty under former Senator James A Reed banking and currency under Fer dinand Pecora plenty of kinds under the late Senator Thaddeus Caraway neutrality under Sena tor cetera However irritating they may have been to conservation all have been ulti mately constructive IOWA SUPREME COURT DECIDES FOR3POINTACT Opinion by Mitchell Rules Legislature Had Right to Enact Law DES MQ1NES Iowa supreme court in m unanimous opinion Tuesday upheld the con stitutionality of the slate sales and income taxes sis originally passed by the legislature The courts decision written by Justice Richard Mitchell of Fnrt Dodge snid the major question was whether the act was in con flict with the state or federal con stitution and concluded The legislature had the right to pass the act Slate sales and income taxes which yield approximately S18 000000 annually provide revenue for old age pension payments re lief and reduction of taxes under the homestead tax relief act Vilas Appeal Denied In its opinion which denied the appeal ot Bert and Oliver Vilas partners in a north Iowa poultry concern from Buena Vista county Judge James De Lands decision that the law is constitutional the court upheld the measure on every point of constitutionality in question On one of the chief points that the measure provides for the tak ing of private property for pri vate use under the guise of tax ation the court said Wedo not find in this pro cedure of taxation anything that robs theappellant Vilas of due process of i Powers Designated The poultry fyim contended that the law delegates legislative powers to the statefax board and thus is unconstitutional but the opinion after citing previous in terpretations of the constitutional section said the legislature is not prohibited from authorising a board of commission to adopt rules or regulations for proper admin istration of the law so long as those rules do not take the form of law themselves Much of the evidence in the case centered aboutwhat the poultry concern said was a spe cial advantage given to the farm ME UPHELD George Ready to Carry on My Father Automatic Shotguns Stolen From Store DAVENPORT JP Six auto matic shotguns valued nt approx imately S300 were stolen from a sports goods store here during the night according to a report to po lice Tuesday The burglars en tered the place through a skylight er taxpayer through allocation ot sales and income tax revenues This court is not interested in the question of whether the in come tax law from a standpoint ot public policj is a good or bad thing for the people of the state the courts decision said Courts do not make the laws the legislature is charged with that duty and responsibility Does Not Discriminate Similarly the high court held that the three point tax law does not discriminate at least so far as constitutionality is involved against partnerships in favor and in favor of corporations The tribunal in reply to a con tention that the classification in income groups provided in the income tax law xvas unreasonable and arbitrary declared The legislature has the pow er residents of the slate for taxation under an income tax law The Vilas firm operates poul try houses in Storm Lake Hol slem and Sioux Center Law Made Permanent Since the suit was brought the legislature has reenacted the sales tax law making it perma nent and has increased the de ductions granted under the state income tax law Where receipts of the taxes formerly went foi relief and reduction of taxes on all real estate they are now al lotted to old ago pension pay ments relief and reduction of taxes on homesteads Court attaches said the case vas the first challenge of the con stitutionality of the three point tax law on its merits Pre viously the court ruled the melli od by which it passed the legis lature was constitutional Sit Downers Quit Plant on Arrival of Police Reserves NEWARK N J wo police reserves armed with not guns and tear gas early Tues day marched into the plant of the Rayrut mills in West New York vhere 25 workers had begun a sit down strike and the strikers ilcd out without any disorder None was arrested although the Inkers who had occupied the Jlant only four hours marched to police headquarters of their own accord Claims Utility Paid Kime to Buy Silence Former County Attorney a Fort Dodge Accuses Power Firm LOOK INSIDE FOR GEN GEORGE E LEACH p LonservatrvesGairuin Minneapolis Election PAGE 2 55000 Boys GiiIs Write Exams in Iowa v PAGE 3 Vlason City Preps to Play in Tourney at Sheffield PAGE 13 Safety Day Wii Be Here May 27 PACK 16 FIGHT BETWEEN FACTIONS SEEN A F ofLResents Entry of C I 0 Into Field of Transportation WASHINGTON O Labor eaders predictedTuesday entry of the Committee for Industrial Organization into the transporta tion field might lead to another dispute with the American Fed eratioii of Labor John L Lewis accepted the Transport Workers union as an affiliate of the C I first major venture outside the mass production industries Those who foresaw new conflict between the rival labor groups pointed out that craft unions of the American Federation of Labor are intended to include all trans portation workers except those belonging to the railroad brother hoods Include Rail Systems Lewis wrote Michael J Quill president of the Transport Work ers that his group could take in all workers employed in or about passenger transportation facilities excluding railroad systems The railroad brotherhoods are not affilialed with either the American Federation of Labor or Ihe committee for industrial or ganization Lewis grant of power to the new affiliate might include bus drivers street car and subway workers seamen and airline em ployes Question Up Frequently The question of what union should have the right to organize a certain group of workers has arisen frequently since Lewis emissaries began seeking members among employes in stee automo biles oil and gas textiles and other major industries Lewis unions aim to enroll all workers in a mass production m into a single big union A f of L unions however1 cover such specialized workers as car penters and machinists FORT DODGE I Mulroney Fort Dodge lawyer am former county attorney at a meet ing of the city council Tuesday asserted that he had evidence t show that during n period o years now past the United Ligh and Power company owner o the Fort Dodge Gas and Electri company had paid money to Di J W Kime on a written agree ment made with the physician that Dr Kime was to refrain froir any activitiesagainst the com pany or any of its subsidiaries According to Mulroneys state ment Dr Kime received a tola of from the utility com pany during a period of some six years beginning in 1929 and con tinuing until 1935 No claim was made that Dr Kime was now ot liad been for a year or more re cening any compensation from the utility company Pleads for Audit The Kime matter was intro Juced by Mulroney in a plea by he attorney for he city counci o have an audit made of the Jooks of the Fort Dodge Gas and Electric company to serve as a uide in fixing electric rates in Fort Dodge T C Roderick manager of the ocal utility office declared he was not acquainted witli any o he information contained in the charges by Mulroney and that if anything of the sort had taken ilace it was before he took over managementRoderick Jtort Dodge attei 19J9 he 3 ear the contract is alleged to have been signed Muhoney announced that Di Kimes position will be made known at a meeting Friday night Gave Up Attacks Dr Kime is a retired physician At one time he operated a tuber culosis sanitarium in Fort Dodge For many yearshe has taken an active part in public affairs and for one form represented Webster county in the Iowalegislature In his talk to the city council Mulroney asserted Mi n t in the summer of 1329 Dr Kime in speeches and articles attacked the Fort Doctge Gas and Electric com any and Ihen in the fall of 1929 became strangely silent It was Mulroneys contention that the utility company had to adjust its rates so that it would have enough money to pay S24 000 to Dr Kime The Fort Dodge council took he matter under advisement Senator Shipstead Vote Against FRs Court Plan WASHINGTON tor JIenrick Shipsteid F L Minn Tuesday announced oppo sition to President Roosevelts ju diciary reorganization program Shipstead also opposed propos als to add one or two justices to the supreme court on the ground that such plans would involve the sfiiie principles as the presidents proposal to add up to six new jus tices in the sen ate chamber Tuesday for the first time this session He lias been ill since last fall and has been recup erating He appeared in good health Repeals His Crime OAKLAND Cal Marino 22 was in jail again Tuesday Police said that while out on bail on charges of robbing a filling station Marino robbed the same station PASTOR OFFERS CHALLENGE TO CHURCH CRITICS Lane Says Idealism Active Iowa Congregational Sessions Open On three fronts economic war and democracy the idealism ot the church is active challenging the claims of its critics that the church is dead the Rev Stoddard Lane pastor of the Plymouth church at DCS Moines and moder ator at the ninetyeighth annual meeting of the Iowa Congregation al Christian conference declared in the opening address of the three duy convention here Tuesday afternoon Conference sessions at which an attendance of several hundred from all parts of Iowa is expected dre being held at the First Congre gational church Registration ot Jelcgates started at 1 oclock fol lowed by a worship service in of the Hev Arthur E Fish ildora committee and depart mental reports introduction ot new ministers by the Rev P Adcl stein Johnson Grinnell confer ence superintendent Church Lives The present duy criticism o Church Moderator SXODDAKD LANE the church church is still i sure sign alive said the the moderator Nobody kicks a dead horse I am thankful for this sign of continuing vitality ot the chuich I ai also for ciilicisrn be cause1 think needs it ertamly in the past the chuicl las been guilty of all manner of and today theie is still oo much of traditionalism and in olerance in the church The hurcli is altogether loo much tied ip with the status quo and loo lit le tied up with the cause of hu nan progress Criticism is good or us We need it II is a significant thing that itch of the cirticism upon the luirch comes from the inside ather than the outside The Imrch provides its own criticism rom its own life No critics have een more outspoken in their de unciation of things like sectarian sin and social blindness than peo le like Harry Emerson Fosdick ishop McConnell Harry Ward nd others who condemn the lurch because they love HThere nothing decadent or defunct bout a church that creates its wn criticism Reformation Goinp On The church produces within self its own reformations As Dr ohn C Bennett has pointed out lere is reformation going on in ic church today He thinks the lurch is freer from ecclesiastical nd clerical corruptions than ever efore He fells the church is grow ig more intelligent that probab ly the progressive churches today are more intelligent than al any time in their history He also says the church is growing more social minded It is endeavoring to live up to the social implications of he gospel of Jesus Minorities within the church are increasingly refusing to accept the economic status quo as a thing decreed by Divine appointment increasingly they are passing judg ment on things as they are and pointing the way to a better eco nomic order in which the motive of provate gain shall not be predom inating in which poverty will bo abolished and a fairer distribu tion of income be possible Sin of War The church is going into action even more vigorously on warfare FRS11DAY VACATION ENDS President Leaves for Fort Worth to Spend Night at Sons Home GALVESTON Texas dent Roosevelt left here by special rain at 10 a m central standard time Tuesday for Fort Worth He was to spend the night there at the home ot his son Elliott and leave Wednesday evening for Washmgton where he is due to arrive Friday morning The piesident had landed a shoi t while befoie fiom an 11 day gulf fishing cruise and motoied through seveial miles of crowded sheets of this island city cnroute to the Bnef stops at Houston and Texas A and M college were planned on the way lo Fort Worth The Weather FORECAST IOWA TImmlcrshowers prob able in extreme east Tuesday night and Wednscday anrl In cen tral and west portions Tuesday afternoon or night becoming fair W c d n e s d a y somewhat warmer in extreme east tonigM MINNESOTA Generally fair in northwest tlmndershowers in east and south portions Tuesday afternoon or night Wednesday partly cloudy somewhat cooler In north portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday fin Minimum in Night At 8 a ii Monday 52 new concern peace The church of today is more alive to the sin of war than it has been since the early days of the history of the church growing anew con science in the matter of war and a in the matter of I feel that another contribu tion the church can make is tb wprd preservation of and perpetu ation of democracy Against the in roads of the totalitarian slate stands the bulwark of the Chris tian church The church faith is all tied up with the democratic principle and you cannot untie the two The church cannot compro mise with fascism It has to stand for democracy I believe it will so stand On these three fronts economic war and democracy the churchs socia idealism is active and alive and Isee great hope in the to morrow in that fact There are signs of moral potentialities which give promise in the ftilurc So long as Ihere is his persistent idealism n the church there is hope for the church of today and for the world of tomorrow Tresenls Annual Report Following the moderators ad dress Superintendent Johnson pre sented his annual report The Rev Theodore K Vogler of the Bryn Mawr community church Chi cago gave a devotional address on Beyond the Thunder Following the afternoon pro gram delegates were to be guests Indiajihcadhome of Col and Mrs losless Tuesday evenings program starting at oclock included organ music by Mrs J W Stine iart and singing by the Congre gational church choir an address of welcome by Mayor Leo Davey or the city and Herman M Knudson for the churchwith Ihe moderator giving the response Hold Memorial Service The conference sermon was be deliveredby the Rev Leonard A Spooncr DcWilt A mcmoria ervicc was to be conducted by ho Rev Charles Parsons Des vlomes followed by the Sacra ment of the Lords Supper admin istered by Ihe Rev Alexander S Larlson mmislei of the local church and an offering for the aged ministers in charge of the Sidelights of British Coronation By EDWARD T magic LONDON coronation scene sparkled with vivid side lights Monday as kaleidoscopic as swift changing slides in a lantern Even Aladdin never rubbed from his lamp such fantasies ot strange exotic figures as stroll these streets on the eve oC Wed nesdays glittering pageant Bright uniformed soldiers from the ends of the empire lan cers from India and maharajahs who reserve rooms by the floor instead of by suite black men irom the African colonies shiver ing in khaki shorts their curled goatees and red fezzes specked with rain and fog native chief the one whose only costume is the vice admirals uniform given him by King Ed V Work EDWARDSBRiEF REIGN IGNORED BY NEW RULER quarter ward VII more than enttiry ago Troopers Mount Guard Australian troopers mounting guard outside Buckingham palace feathers in their wide felt hats pinned over one side lanky I jtvii IctlllvY New Zealandcrs Scots in plaid and kilts knobby knees exposed to stronger and chillier elements than their native Scotch and to the stares of tittering maids the scarlet blaze of Cana dian northwest mountics Arabs and Burmese royalma rines and smarl stiff backed of ficers from the R A F And here arc a few notes The mystery of what happened to Dick Merrill who came wing ing in Monday attei his thud flight across the Atldntic and in tends to go out again Thursday Friends chased all over town look ing him I Swing Along the comedy hit andiun or the season is built around the pastime of playing knock knock and and has the own in stitcjics Clerks Dont Understand Americans jamming the famous Quaglinos care club find a braise floor and Libby Holman arrived n town for a single nights en gagement to qualify as a corona ion singer The mans undershirt advises clerk frigidly is his vest Another clerk more politely but wearing a slightly harassed look niforms you it is against the law to sell child size copies of any thatvoyaUy wears on but offers cor dolls Rev E Huelster Election of officers and other business will take place Wednes day morning at 9 oclock fol lowed by a short worship service by the Rev William Earl Brelm Dubtique A symposium on The Witness ing Church will include an ad dress by Guy Gebhardl Wichita Kans presenting the laymans view The Rev Paul W Zike Cedar Falls will speak on The Message of the Minister At oclock Mrs Marguerite Bro New York is scheduled to speak on Christian Faith in Areas of So cial Strain and at Miss Blanche Carrier Evanston III will address religious education workers on Religious Education Devotional Address The Rev Theodore Vogler con ference chaplain will give the second devotional address on Whats Happening to Christian ity oclock Wednesday noon there will be a womens luncheon at the Hotel Hanford Laymen will meet atSt Johns Parish hall and the minis ters at the Congregational church dining room All religious workers in Mason City have been invited to the pub lic conference at oclock Wednesday afternoon The Rev Albert Buckner Coe Oak Park III will give the main address at the Wednesday eve ning session opening at oclock i rigged out exactly as the king and queen The royal princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose are reported so excited they can scarcely sleep A sign across one of the poorer streets said Good luck to our proper king Edward didnl last to say it long King Anthony the First the baldish soapbox orator who claims to be the rightful king ot England through direct descent from King Henry VIII and Anne Bolcyn announces he is planning something interesting for cor onation day No details The Jacobite boosters of Prince Rup prccht of Bavaria descendant of the royal Stuarts may burst forth with a rival proclamation also And the total result will be exactly as though they hadnt bothered Early Birds on Coronation Route Are Driven From Posts by Rain LONDON King George VI bridging the span between his fathers reign and his own with out mentioning the brief kingship of his abdicated brother Edward VIII made solemn pledges Tues day to his lieutenants throughout the empire I stand on the threshold of a new life I shall du my ut most to car r y on my fathers work George told the prime min isters of his dominions and rep resentatives ot India and the col onies His public servants on the eve of Georges coronation as king emperor had come through driv ing rain formally to pledge the alliance of the half billion British subjects they represented Queen ly His Side With his Scottish Queen Eliza beth by his side in great Buck ingham palace the king received the loyal greetings and addresses of each r e p r e s e n t a Li v e and pledged himself to service of the empire Heayy are the responsibilities that have so suddenly and unex pectedly come upon it gives me great courage to know I can count on your unfailing help and affection he said The heavy moinmg nul which diove fust hatdy enthusiasts iom their seats outside the palace on Wednesdays coronatipn r6ute farced Prime Baldwin o cancela gaiden party for oveiseas visitors which was to have been held at Ten Downing street Tuesdayaftei noon Sadly Return Home The bedraggled early birds de termined to defend their posts for more than 24 hours to catch n glimpse of their monarch and his queen on the way to historic Westminster abbey for the corn nation ceremony sadly returned ionic after sticking out the down ipur for hours wrapped in sodden blankets The weather report for Wednes day was chilly overcast skies transportation problems beset he metropolis as a strike of 25 VANDENBER6 IN RELIEF SCHEME Would Return Direction to Stales With Federal Appropriation WASHINGTON Senator Vandenberg R Mich intro iuced a proposal Tuesday lo re relief to the states next year with a Si250 000000 appropriation The republican proposal intro Succd at the same time in the louse by Representative Bacon N would require states to put up 25 cents for each dollar provided by the federal govern ment This would bring the total fund to the proposed by President Roosevelt A federal relief board would be created to allocate of the federal appropriation among he states on the basis of popula ion financial resources and liv ng costs No more than IS per KINGS TIME TABLE LONDON time table for Wednesdays corona tion ceremonies all CST follows 3 a Mary leaves Marlborough house a George and Queen Elizabeth leave Buckingham palace 4 a king and queen reach Westminster abbey 1 serv ice begins to last about two hours a majesties leave the abbey for the stale procession back to the palace a reach cs palace a king and queen show themselves on the balcony Ip George begins a 15 minute broadcast of a message to my beloved peo ple which will be sent around the world cnt could tate be allocated lo SOO bus workers tieing up 5000 of Londons familiar red omni buses threatened to spread to subways and street cars One by one Indian potentates dominion prime ministers and col onial leaders bowed low before the kingemperor and gave assur ance llic entire empire was repre sented al the coronation Luncheon at Residence After the ceremonial the royal hosts entertained the masters of empire at luncheon at the resi dence from which they will depart for Westminster abbey to be an nointed king and queen Outside and along the proces sional route the sharp tap of workmens hammers pulsed the roar of the crowds with a staccato rhythm as they put the last nails into the twisting turning wilder ness of grandstand seats to serve only a day before they are torn down Decorators clambered over tall ladders adding even more bunt ing to the maze of masts banners and flags that once were the streets of sedate London town Garlands and Streamers Garlands and streamers ami flower boxes and gilded crowns and illuminated royal cyphers