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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH JOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL FIVE CENTS A COPY AISOC1ATED PRESS AND DNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWATUESDAY MAY is 1937 THIS PAPER OFTWO SECTIONS SECTIONONE NO 190 VAN DEVANTER TO QUIT HIGH COURT Wheeler Is Taking Lead His Opposition to Court Change Bill Formidable Edward and Wally Will Be Married on June 3 By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON CPA tor Burton K Wheeler has developed sur prisingly into the real lead ership of the opposition t o President Roo sevelis policies Not that the Montaia solon was an obscur ity previously but hi was pretty much a free laice Al though demo cratically beled he was 100 radical for most congression al democrats Yet because of this some label he did not classify exactly among the progressive republicans He did incned ac cept the vice presidential nomina tion as a progressive on the ticket with the late Senator Rob ert H La toilette in 1924 but af ter that he began calling himself a democrat again He overly democratic to be any dnd of a republican conservative or pro gressive He was overly advanced to be an orthodox democrat He wasnt a farmerlaborite Wheeler was in short a party all by himself following no one and followed by no one K was the most independent senator I ever knew A Curious Mixture But now he has hit on an issue or issues upon which others agree with him whether he them to do so or not They are curiously raided includes such cratic conservatives who towh erly termed has a perfect outlaw as Senators Glass Byrd and Bail ey It includes such mild demo cratic liberals as Senator It includes conservative republicans practically unanimously It in cludes republican progressives like Senator Hiram Johnson FREAKT01ADO HITS PARTS OF STATE 3 HURT 2 Men Carried 60 Feet by Wind and Badly Hurt at Graettinger A freak tornado which ripped across Iowa Tuesday morning tearing a path more than 200 miles long left in its wake three men injured barns houses and trees blown down and property damage mounting to thousands of ladollars At least seven counties ranging from the northwestern section of the state to the east central sec tion felt the brunt of the storm Two men were seriously injured at Graettinger in Palo Alto coun ty Another suffered injuries at Marion in Linn county The storm struck Emmet Palo Alto Hamilton Humboldt Linn Jasper and Jones counties Storm Wrecks Barn At Graettinger Gilbert Jensen 32 and Martin Miller 23 were seriously injured when the high winds struck a tourist cabin in which they were sleeping hurling them SO feet Jensen suffered a fractured skull and broken hip and Martin a broken back The storm wrecked a barn in which Charles Baker Marion fanner was milking He suffered severe bruises and lacerations when he was buried in the debris The storm struck first met county at about a m High winds carried rain andsome hail Barns trees power lines and fell be fore thecyclonic gusts Roofs were torn from farm homes Filling Station Hazed It struck next at Graettinger where a filling station operated by Jensen was destroyed and tourist Mother Confesses Torch Murder of Child Mrs Helen Ticrnan confessed slashing1 and burlingto death her 7 year old daughter in the woods near Brookhaven X Y A state trooper and policeman are shown inspecting the little pirls body Mrs Tiernan also attempted to kill her 4 year old son lines and telegraph wires blown down although telephone com munication was still possible this morning Stock Reported i Stock onfarms in theTuralsee tionssouthwest and north of the city was reported lulled by falling cabins near it leveled AU light j trees and barns A large plate glass and telephone wires were blown I window in the Lee Grow pool i 11 5ri iTrrn OTTt down That is not the whole list but it Thg Catholic church there was is a representative one badly damaged and trees were One might have guessed through the rectory where Wheeler would be a 100 per cent new dealer Not Court Defender The new deal is to the leftward and so is he Any way he has been emphatically a leftist more so than the new deal However he instantly took sides against the Rooseveltian plan lo reorganize the United States su the Rev John Kelly lives He es caped uninjured A 2 by 4 board was blown through the A H Ear ner residence Ail buildings on three farms near Graettinger were demolished Two large corn cribs on the northeast edge of town by J E Spies were demolished Near Estherville hail and wind damaged many buildings on preme court That is another odd arms At Wallingford in Emmet thing He never was a defender of county barns the supreme court I have heard him refer to the present court intolerably reactionary What he objects to is the presi dential plan to modify it He be lieves that that is a plan which will make it worse than it is to day as he assesses badness That is to say he deems it a fascist plan A Good Leader Briefly Wheeler suspects a dic tatorship in the offing As a radical proletarian he hates this idea As ultracapital ists conservatives hate the same notion Hence the queer alignment be hind the Montana senator and haJ in Webster City was smashed and another window broken in the Tharold Smith clothing store next door A brick cornice was blown from a building nearby A tall metal smokestack was ripped bfl halfway down at the Merchants Heating company Wind and hail was believed to have caused severe damage to crops in Hamilton county A large barn at the three miles northwest City was leveled and trees uprooted Several hogs were Jailed and a barn smashed at the J o hn SLEEPING IN TENT WEBSTER CITY h e W I Naben family had been sleeping in a tent in the yard of their home Monday night they decided to sleep in the house Tuesday morning when they awoke they found the place where their tent had been pitched a mass of twisted wreckage The storm last night blew a large tree down across the tent and wrecked tent and I cots YouRg Mother of Girl Miller farm three west oi Wheeler simply was alert enough to have taken the alarm first He is a good leader too If a conservative had opposed a new deal suggestion it naturally would have been said Oh well hes a conservative But Wheelers op position is damaging Hes a bet ter leader than a conservative would be A Habit Now Wheeler may be opposed or to the supreme court plan nviybe he is favorable tc the of the new deal On the opposite hand he may have formed the habit of beins opposed to all new dealerishness he hints at it His recent utter ances imply that he is hostile to the whole thing Maybe he would not have been except for the supreme cdurt is sue but he seems to be new And he suddenly has bocorae a leader If Congress Baits Administratively it is suggested that if congress balks President Roosevelt can take s vacation and go fishing leaving the legisla tors to stew in their own Contrariwise congress can ad were damaged on the farms of Robert Koenecke K K Skatteblo John Larson John Brinkman and William Schacherer Silos Blown Down The tornado struck Humboldt about a breaking in a plate glass window in the A B White company store and leveling several silos east of there Barns and outbuildings were blown over and trees uprooted Henry Snitkey weather observ er at Humboldt said 56 inches of rain fell there The high wind blew over his weather station and crushed the thermometer A new barn Barney Krjeger Bode farmer completed Monday night and costing was lev eled Other Bode farmers suffer ing damage Will Sitler who lost cattle sheds and live stock T Silves T N Peterson and T Evcrson who lost barns The Farmers elevator office at Bode was also damaged Hits Webster City The storm hit Webster City a half hour later carrying hail and 61 inches of rain It lasted only 15 minutes but so severe was its sweep that the southwest section of the and farms in that dirction suffered thousands of dollars damage The Zublin and house was destroyed Several automo biles parked on Webstar City streets were damaged falling trees and eastwest ciry were virtually impassable Tuesday morning blocked by fallen trees Roofs on a few Webster City ocratic and dictatorial homes were damaged and power journ leaving New Deal law making hanging in the air Then to be sure the president can call an extra session and then uangress can adjourn again and be reconvened in extra session and readjourned and reconvened until i1 becomes ridiculous It really is a fight between dem the town Cemetery Is Damaged At Kellogg in Jasper county high winds blew down trees and damaged roofs No one was in jured there The roof was torn from the Simon Anderson farm home onehalf mile north of Kel logg Falling limbs and trees and high winds knocked over monu ments in the Our Silent City cemetery at Kellogg At the Tuinslrn farm near there the roof was torn completely from a barn leaving several head of livestock standing uninjured Power lines and communication lines near the town were downed by the wind Follows Erratic Course The tornado struck central Linn county at a following an erratic course along highway 161 between Marion and Springville It wrecked many farm buildings blew down telephone telegraph and power lines and killed live stock It also dipped down at several places between Coggon and Marion Several barns were un roofed Trees were blown against tele phone and power lines and pieces of timber driven through roofs The power of radio station WMT was cut off when nearly a half mile of high line went out Time of Blow Unusual At Des Moines weather and crop reporter Charles D Reed said the fact that the tornado oc curred early in the morning was not unprecedented He said the center of a baro metric disturbance inthe state early today was just of Des which accounted for the freakish aspect of the storm BISHOP SCORES CRITICAL MAYOR Oxnam Takes Exception to Butlers Censuring of Omaha Plays OMAHA G Brom ley Oxnam ofx the Omaha Metho dist Episcopal church area Tues day took exception to the action of Mayor Dan B Butlei in cen suring the play Idioms and suggested the mayor leave politics a caieer as a wnght play the mayoi remains in politics may I suggesta tSeme song for his coming campagn Jittle damma musibaiemoved fiom our diama wntten It is posaibFe1 there are some said in a Year Old Sweetheart in Custody as Material Witness PATCHOGUE N Mrs Helen Tiernan 25 year old mother vyho confessed Idlled one of her two children and tried the other because they interfered with her love af fair was arraigned on acharge of first degree murder here Tues day and pleaded not George sweetheart was held as a ma terial witness Mrs Tiernan and Christodulus brought to the town hall here after the blond pleating fac tory employe described by neigh bors as a wonderful girl and devoted had told con flicting stories concerning at tacks her children as they picked flowers in the Brook haven woods near this south shoie Long Changes Story Again In Manhattan where Mrs Tier NO MEMBER OF ROYAL FAMILY TO BE PRESENT Duke Selects Birthday of Father for Ceremony at Chateau de Cande MONTS France ff Wallis Warfield and the Duke of Windsor will be married quietly at the Chateau de Cande on June 3 with no member of the British royal family in attendance The man who chose to be hus iand rattier than king selected the jirthday of his late fattier George V for his wedding to the woman he could not have as monarch The announcement Tuesday vhich made no mention of the coincidence in dates said the wed ding party would be confined to those who have been with them Duke and Mrs during the past and dded tersely There will be no members of he royalfamily Announcement by Rogers Right up to the moment of the innouneement many had sup osed that the Duke of Kent Ed vards youngest brother would be iest man The official announcement oL the wedding itself handed to re orters at the gates of the Cha eau by Herman L Rogers said His royal highness the Duke f Windsor announces that his marriage to Wallis Warfield aughterof the late Mr and Mrs Tealde Wallis Ttfarfield of Mary land will talcs place at the Cha teau de at Monts on Thurs day June Mrs Warfield onlyrecently re nounced her first name Bessie and the surname of theman from whom divorced early this Aldrich Simpson Edward io Be 43 The long awaited wedding date LOOK INSIDE STANLEY COMFORT Mason Cityan New Demo National Committeman PAGE 2 3 North lowans Hurt m Shooting Accidents PAGE 10 Vlason Gity High Nine in State Title Scrap PAGE 11 SENATE GROUP of Shakespeares plays that a child i Dan Christodulus went might not see with profit but that I hrougn lineup Mrs doesnt mean Mayor Butler should i Tiernan implicated him in the edit Shakespeare The issue is not whether a 17 year old girl should see the play The issue is are we to submit to the dictates ofa self appointed Bishop Oxnam declared Idiots starring Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt was assured of a capacity audience Tuesday night when the last tickets were sold Tuesday The house has seats for persons The mayor Monday night ruled the play could be presented here only if the lines containing pro fanity and references to ernor Bryan hotel in were eliminated officers they de cided to because get rid of there the children not Tornadoes he said usually oc cur about 4 or 5 p but there is a secondary maximum period night or early in the morn ing is possible for such storms tostrike Prominent Surgeon Dies NEW YORK George A Leitner 72 prominent physician and surgeon of Pierpont N died at Harkness pavillion of the medical center Tuesday The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday ex cept thunder showers in extreme cast early Tuesday night cooler Tuesday night rising tempera ture in extreme northwest and cooler in extreme southeast Wednesday MINNESOTA Fair Tuesday nightand Wednesday becoming unsettled in northwest portion Wednesday with showersby afternoon or night somewhat cooler along Lake Superior Tuesday night risingtempera ture in extreme west Wednes day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 59 Minimum in Nijrht 39 At 8 A M Tuesday 49 Rainfall 37 enough forall of them in her two room apartment At Sayville enroute here how ever Mrs Tiernan reverted to an earlier story and told Assistant District Attorney Joseph Arata of Suffolk county that she ad it Under an all night Questioning Christodulus steadily denied hav ing anything to do at tempt to kill the children 7 and James 4 Parts of Body Burned The body of little Helen was found Sunday in a thicket near Brookhaven on Long Islands south the throat gashed the head bruised and the clothing and parts of the body burned Nearby was little Jimmie his throat also cut but he was He ex pected to recover Christodulus told police he was born in Yrda thathe came to thiscountry in 1928 jumping He said he had known Mrs Tiernan for several years Christodulus said he was not with Mrs Tiernan on Saturday and he denied the statement at tributed to her by Mullins he had givenfief an engagement ring and sought to marry her Morgan Expectsto Return in 10 Days LONDON P Morgan his health improved expects to leave forthe United States in I about 10 days a spokesman at his I office said Tuesday Morgans associates expressed curtain call for the last act in an unsurpassed drama of empire love and abdication comes just 20 days before Edwards 43rd birthday His father the late King George was born on June 3 1865 and died Jan 20 1936 June likewise is Mrs Warfields biith month She will be 41 on June 19 Rogers the wealthy New York er who was virtual guardian and spokesman for Mrs Warfield dur ing the wait for her final divorce decree gave the announcement to a hundred American French and 500 AMERICANS KILLED IN SPAIN Volunteer Battalions Used as Shock Troops in War by Government MADRID vol unteer battalions used continually as government shock troops in the Spanish civil war were estimated Tuesday to have lost almost a third of their number in death Reliable sources placed the number of United States citizens killed while fighting on the gov ernment side at more than 500 or 30 per cent of the reported to have enlisted since the conflict started just 10 months ago A few of the volunteers were professional air pilots and tech nicians and a few were soldiers of fortune but the overwhelming English newspapermen at the lacked previous military teau gates Spokesman Is Excited Edward and Mrs Warfield did astonishment at a rumor which originated in NewYork Monday night that hewas not appear Rogers was so excited lie groped Irantically for the French words needed to translate the announce ment for the French reporters Rogers would put no interpre tation on his declaration that in vitations to the wedding of the Duke of Windsor ant Mrs Wallis Warfield will be confined to those who have been with rhem during the past Neither would he who def initely would Frown onMarrrage Despite Rogers reticence there was an immediate tendency on the part of some persons to in terpret the announcement as an indication the royal family is def initely frowning on the marriage But there have been strong in dications King George VI and Queen Mother Mary were in deed supporting the dukes wed dingplans and that the govern ment of Great Britain was the dis senting party Londoners saw in the an nouncement that royalty would not be at the wedding further evi dence a determination to dis associate the former monarch from British public Therewas this comment outside the Chateau Baldwin has won again experience Recruited in U S The largest contingent of Amer icans in the service of the repub lic has been the 16th infantry or Abraham Lincoln battalion which members of the unit said was recruited in the United States This battalion originally was composed of 487 men who entered Spain last December and Janu ary and the thick of the action on the Jarsma rivei south i of Madrid on Feb 12 Only two weeks accord ingto one member of theoutfit 147 men out of the 487 had been lost and many others incapacitat ed by wounds andsickness ExSea Captain Fifty oi the slain were buried almost where they fell near BILL 108 78 Year Old Justice Says He Plans to Retire on June 2 ad ministration suffered a jolting de feat on President Roosevelts su court plan in the senateju iiciary committee Tuesday and im mediately began preparing a com promise plan re portedly with house ap proval for sub mi s si on to the senate Concu rr ent w i t h announce ment of the im pending retireVan Dewmter ment of Justice Willis Van Devan ter veteran conservative from the supreme court the judiciary com mittee voted 10 to 8 to submit an unfavorablereport on the presi dents court plan to the senate In addition to presidents judiciary reorganiza tion bill the committee turned down all substitutes including a last minute administration ap proved offeredby Senator M M Logan who soughttolimit appointment of additional justices to one each year To OCfer Compromise Logan and Senator George Gill announced later that they would offer the compro mise planagain on senate and that they believed it would be accepted Majority Leader Joseph T Robinson approves Jive plan I offered to the committee and I judge that the president is satis fied with Xogan said The judiciary committee vote and the Van Devanter retirement effective June 2 heightened strong congressional indications that Mr Roosevelts program is headed compromise revision or outright defeat Senate supporters of the court plan however refused to concede that the announcement by the dean of thesupreme court conservative group would in any way affect the outcomeof the controversy Adverse Vote Forecast The committee vote announced by Senator William E Borah RIdano as fie left the BILLS PROVISIONS WASHINGTON Here are the major provisions of the Rooseveltc5urt bill Authority for the president to appoint an additional justice to the supreme court for each member who continues to serve after reaching 70 years of age up to a maximum of six A permanentincrease in the sizeofthe court whatever number might be reached un der this flexible provision Authority for the president to appoint up to 50 new lower court judges if those past 70 do not retire Creation of a supreme court proctor to advise the chief jus tice on tn condition of iHe lower courts and the need for shifting judges Tarancon soldiers of the talion said committee chamber previously had been forecast an unofficial polls ofsenatorial sentiment Bo rah said that the committee also voted to reject all compromise Install New Alarm System asIncreased Protection for F R WASHINGTON L Th e white house Tuesday installed an electric alarm similar to those which protect bank cashiers against holdup men as a new aid in guarding the safety of Eresi dent Roosevelt The electric system gives mem bers of Mr Roosevelts secretarial staff instant communicationwith the white house guard headquar ters It is one more stso m the constant vigilance to afford the The first commander of the battalion was an exsea captain He was succeeded by a former instructor of economics in an American university who was wounded in the Jarama fighting Then a man claiming to have served in the United States army took over command of tee Lin oln battalion Members of the unit said their United passports taken command when they went into service and passports of dead Americans are thought to be still held the authorities Take Tip Passports The usual custom is for the United States consul to take up passports of Americans dying abroad to prevent their being used by someone else This has not batamendments The only changes approved were minor clerical cor been done in be cause Jit was said of difficulties in finding out everi the nairies of volunteers living or dead Most of the Americans fight under assumed names with even the commanders guarding their identities Many of them arc said rections It was admittedly too determine thea sweeping implica tions of Van pevantersrefcement upon the judicial controversy which has held the of congress and the nation since Mr Roosevelfs plan was first an nounced early in February No immediate official comment vas forthcoming Irom Mr Roose velL He was unoffi cially however as hailing the Van Devanter retirement as mak ing the score one up and five to go a phrase referring to the fact that program was designed to add six new justices to the supreme bench if sitting members over the age of 70 fail to retire His First Appointment The Van Devante retirement Mr first pointmemrto the Because of thecourts narrow 5 to 4 appoint ment of jurist sympathetic to new havewjde effects ra court deter iuafaonsof closely disputed is president complete protection ports Spanish names SU action   

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