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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AJTO MJESS FUIX LEASED MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 208 Tipsters in Washington Real Newspapermen Are Occasionally Irked By CHARGES P STEWART ASH INGTON CPA a s h i n g t01 newspaper r e s p o n dentV corps has beeu on a ferment of late relative to the activities of a group of what the regular cor respondents call en gaged in the d i s s emination of confidential i n i o r mation as the tip sters describe it concerning capital affairs There are several kinds oil foU engaged in the publicity business 1 Correspondents for honnstto goodness newspapers press asso ciations magazines or feature syndicates These chaps and some lady ac cept responsibility for their stun by signing it Or if it is published anonymously their papers or agencies accept responsibility Dope Predigested Press agents for particular in terests including the governments scores of public relations spokes men These boys are a conven ience to straight newspapermen lor their dope is predigested It must be taken with requisite sea sonings of salt but the reporter should be given credit for sense enough to put it in 3 Independent tipsters who send individual letters generally mimeographed to comparatively a few clients professing to keep them in touch with what really is going on Some of these independents classified as No 3 are pretty Kent the Baltimore Sun papers celebrated columnist a severe fall out of them two or three veas ago He said that any one who reads the newspapers minutely can know as much as anv special informant knoivs Reads the Papers That is true But the special m read the newspa pers minutely His average client does not Reading the newspaper minutely and drawing conclu sions is hard work The socalled who does it for his cus tomers and does it honestly and intelligently earns his pay However there are some unre liable too Not that a yure enough newspa perman does not occasionally commit a faux but he is readily identifiable when he does and it makes him plenty of trou A tipster is not so easily cslled to account He captions his alleged naws Not for publica tion or in some such fashion A Private Letter That is all right anyone is titled to put within reason what ever he likes into a private let ter That is not what the confi dential tipster is blamed for The objection to him is that he wants to sit in the press gallery on Capitol Hill and attend press conferences at the white house and at the various cabinet and ether governmental headquarters does an ordinary newspaper man then telling possibly alto Aether inaccurate stories under pledge of secrecy concerning what he has heard and seen Of course these yarns as a mat ter of fact do not remain secret very long Subscribers to the tipsters services leak them The regular correspondents vari ous home editors hear the yaros and call the correspondents on long distance phone in the middie of the night to ask why they have permitted themselves to be scooped on situations that prob ably do not exist at all Correspondents Anjrry This is enough to make jiy cor respondent angry The stories likewise get bacic officialdom which complains to the regular correspondents We receive you boys as trusted news papermen and heres a lotof hooey that you know Warned well isnt And mayue the cor respondents do know it Well we didnt do say the correspondents JWho did We dontknow some of tcose darnea Ah but why do let em in with you Cantyou purge your own outfit of irresponsible tipsterism Not So Simple This isnt so simple a question to answer A 100 per cent tipsier can be barred from the ongressional press gallery or the White House Correspondents association by a demand for his genuine press cre dentials Yet there are newspapermen who can so qualify who do a bit of on the Furthermore there are news syndicates which do little tip j INJURIES PROVE TATAi WAUKON IP Injuries suf fered Sunday when a power driv en grindstone broke resulted in the death of Leo Troendle 45 farmer CHARGE GERMANS PLOTTED WAR SPY CENTER M fans Denied Glimpse of Jean Harlow MADRID BEFORE REVOLT BEGAN Spanish Capital Shelled by Insurgents Advance of Troop Fails MADRID Police reported late Tuesday that they had uncov ered evidence that a German spy and propaganda center existed in Madrid before the start of the Spanish civil war Agents said they had confis cated large quantities 01 nan pro paganda both in Spanish and German in a raid on an apart ment of a German resident of Madrid who is now in The supposed German espionage leaders name was not disclosed Two Spaniards allegedly con nected with the agency we e ar rested One was said to have pos sessed an introductory letter to the German from the late Joe Primo de Rivera a Spanish fascist lead er Volumes of Propaganda Police said large volumes of propaganda material and corres pondence indicated a network of espionage agents had operated throughout Spain prior to last July 18 when the war started It appears that German au thorities were not unaware these activities particularly diplomatic representatives Second Labor Holiday7 in Lansing Michigan Called Strike Halts Operations on All Private and Public Building Projects By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A second labor holiday in Lansing halted building operations Tuesday as mediators sought to bring opposing factions together for conferences in other industrial sore spots Lansings second labor holi day was called by unions affil iated with the American Federa tion of Labor Monday crowds jammed downtown streets auto plantsshut down and stores closed after United Automobile Workers of America leaders called a symr pathy strike to protest arrests of eight Committee for Industrial Organization pickets Spokesmen for building trades men who led Tuesdays general walkout in the Michigan capital said the strike had halted opera tions on every city and state pro ject as well as private building in the city Ask City Inspections In Buffalo N and Youngs town Ohio Steel Workers Organ izing Committee leaders sought city health department inspections the I of Republic Steel corporation and I plants where nonstriking workers Back to Jungle consular agents of that were housed a police communique said j At Providence R the strike Officers declared the alleged j of public works employes propaganda agency collaborated was settled Workers at an mde with the Spanish insurgents in j pendent steel plant in Baltimore preparation for a fascist revolt as I voted by a 4 to 1 margin to have well as for the intervention of forj the C I O represent them in ne eign I gotiations Rebel Shells Screech Movement of livestock at the Insurgent shells screeched into i East St Louis National stockyards Madrid at 10 second intervals in was paralyzed for the secondly a one hour bombardment Tuesday I as 300 workers continued astrike while besieging troopsfought fujfor increased wages tilely to take agreater sliceof su burban territory in the southwest ern Carabanchel sector More than shells fell the city during the than twice the number fired in tas j heaviest cannonade of any one day before Reliable reports said at 20 were dead and at least 40 wound ed The figure was relatively low because the most exposed areas were virtually deserted 60 Buildings Hit Sixty or more separat ings in widely scattered were hit at least once many more often One shell burst in the Cu ban consulate The office of the Leaders of the Omaha truck strike called by an A F of L union said pickets were stopping all trucks entering the city and build United Press United States news agency was struck three times and that of Havas French news agency once The Bank of Spain also was hit Explosives burst in a wide range over the city The much shelled workers residential neighborhood Cuatros Caminos sufiTei most of the destruction 300 shells fell there One man was killed when he hurled himself in a panic from a third floor window Back Into Streets Madrilenqs with their eus trinary stoicism swarmed back into the streets later Knots of pedestrians gathered to see the scenes of the worst desolation Cleanup squads shovelled heaps 01 splintered glass and debris from the streets Repair crews hastily filled in gaping holes in the streets so that traffic could flow safely again Shattering the lull left by a day in which not a shot was heard on the capital the thunder of Generalissimo Francisco Francos batteries tumbled the Madrilenos from their beds and into under ground places of safety Screams of fearful women and children accompanied the din of whining exploding shells The cannonading started shortly after midnight timed to aid an infantry thrust in Carabanchel the former worlcingmens suburb Rebels Driven Back Capital defense forces ham mered the insurgents back into their trenches however Refugees in the American em bassy spent a sleepless night Win dows of the building rattled to the explosion of two ing nearby Madrid was having summery urging drivers to join their union Wants to Open Plant Mayor Daniel A Knaggs of Monroe said he Gov Frank Murphy for state po lice if necessary to permit reopen ing of the Newton Steel company a subsidiary of Republic Steel He said a straw vote showed the ma jority wished to return to work and that the plant would reopen Wednesday despite picketing While an estimated steel workers remsined idle in seven states the Republic company against the LOS ANGELES Mrs Osa Johnson famed woman ex plorer was in Los Angeles Tuesday making final arrange ments for a film expeditions in the African here was her first major flight since Jier husband Martin Johnson was fatally injured in a plane crash near here in Jan uary planned new moves Committee for Industrial Organ ization affiliates Republicofficers shunted Puh man cars on to a plant siding in South Chnago to house Don striking workers after Mayor Ed ward J Kelly said the company was violating city health and housing ordinances The South Chicago plant was the scene of a recent bloody riot which brought death to seven and injuries to many others Vote ior A F of L In Pittsburgh striking employes oi the H J Heinz plant voted to select either an American Federa tion of Labor affiliate or a com pany organization as their collec tive bargaining agent Police Chief Carl Olson of Youngstown forbade pickets at Republic and Sheei and Tube plants to carry clubs or other wea pons All but one striker who was arrested Olson said complied with the order Detroit had a new strike as workers at the Eudd Wheel SCAN SKIES FOR TOTAL ECLIPSE Partial Blotting Out of Sun Visible to Residents of South U S WASHINGTON with powerful telescopes and amateurs with bts of smoked glass Scanned the skies Tuesday in the hope the weather would per mit them to observe a total eclipse of the sun stationed in lone ly spots in midPacific focused their instruments on the path of the full longest in 12 centuries On barren Canton Island rep resentatives of the National Geo graphic society sought new knowl of the suns strange light around its edge vis ible duringan eclicse The United States was not in the path of the total but scientists said persons living south of a strip from Eureka Cat to Palm Beach could see a partial eclipse The strange phenomenon was watched in California at 2 p m j i Central Standard in compned AmarUlo Md other Texas between and p and ia Florida about 4 p m Scientists calculated the sun would be blotted out by the moon FUNERAL RITES FOR FILM STAR TOBEPRIVATE Friends Believe Estate of Platinum Blond Will Total Million HOLLYWOOD fans in working clothes and stars who knew Jean Harlow on the Hollywood film lots were turned away from Pierce brothers mor tuary Tuesday as they sought a glimpse of the glamorous star who died Monday A mortuary official said the funeral directors were under strict orders not to admit anyone rto the bare room in which Miss Harlows body awaits prepar ations for the funeral at 11 a Wednesday have been givsn few final instructions as the attendant said All we know is that Miss Harlow will be dressed in white The casket has been picked out It is a nice one but not overly expensive We have received or ders not to allow anyone to see Miss Harlows body at Only 200 to Attend Mrs Jean Bello the stars mother was described by friends as clinging to her determination that Miss Harlows last rites be simple body will taken from Pierce brothers parlors to tho chapel of Wee Kirkof f Forest liawn cemetery shorily before the funeral Wednesday Only 200 of the stars nearest friends will be admitted to the tiny chapel A guard of lonor selected from fellow s at M G will form a cordon around the chapel to keep back sightseers They will be aided by police Miss body will not lie Auto Safety Device Little Aid to Moron Medical Group Told Moral Renaissance of General Public Needed ATLANTIC CITY N A moral renaissance of the gen eral public is needed to reduce the number of fatalities resulting from drunken driving especially after the cocktail and late at night after the brawl is Dr Claire L of Detroit told the American Medical asso ciation He cited figure that deaths resulted during the past year from automobile accidents and that of nonfatal ac cidents resulted in per manent disability What a hue and cry would be raised if typhoid fever or small pox were to Iring a similar epi demic of death or disability or even lesser said I In its most destructive years the white plague was hardly more devastating Moron Driver Safety features incorporated in motor cars of modern design however foolproof in the hands of the ssnc and sober driver are of little use in the hands of the mor on The holiday mood of the week end with its carefree jollity and inebriety provides som ber headlines for blue Mondays Dr Straith said that the guest who rides beside the driver is most injured in an auto The driver tie what are called injuries volving the lower part of the face LOOK INSIDE FOR JOHN A SENNEFF Heads Plans for State Bar Meet in Mason City PAGE 13 Kanawha Legion Day to Be Held Thursday PAGE 10 McLemore Says U S Will Take Davis Cup PAGE 11 the guest having which to cling for nothing support to is thrown violently against the wind shield or instrument panel with injury to the middle third of the face Warns Against Rush He warned against rushing acci victims to hospitals except I U u in state as nas been the practice u cases where there is a severe when Hollywood stars died pressed her disapproval of large j ie 1 company walked out shortly af wuuiu ter the day shift reported Loien jlor the longest min Hauser U A W A organizer I ut four secondsat a landless said the strike was called because pomt in the Pacijic more than a thousand miles east of theGeo graphic navy station at Canton Island said the strike was the company and union were un able to agree on terms for a new contract The company employs men Senators Step In I The senates La Follette civil I mittee declared he would vote for liberties committee stepped into i an investigation one phase of the steel strike by suing subpenas for the appearance of States Attorney Thomas J Courtney and Police Captain Michael Tobin of Chicago They One Man Grand Jury Judge Ralph A Liddy consti tuting a one man grand jury called as witnesses several union ists in an effort to sift charges I will be questioned at Washington i growing out of a regarding the Snulh Chi the Ford Motor company plant at L PtAtTnif TTninnit and i cago riot Memorial day which cost IV dt juimt iwi j v weather but in the Basque coun seven lives far to the north on the Bay of i A Truest by union leaders in the IllinoisIndiana Calumet dis trict for presidential intervention in the steelstrike was relayedto Secretary Perkins and the nation al labor relations board The lat ter said no formal action has been instituted and hence it had no reason to initiate proceedings Charges by Senator Bridges N thatpostal officialsm Ohio had interfered with mails food destined for nonstrikers in steal plants drew attentionin the senate Senator McKellar said he would seek inform mation from the postoffice depart Bailey Dv N member of the tvy Biscay intermittent rain kept both insurgent and delense forces behind their parapets Little Firhiff Heard There according to government reports the monotony was re lieved only occasionally when one side or the other would shove ma chine guns or rifles through the loopholes of for a few rounds oi hitormiss fir ing Basque fortification crews stretched their earrtnyorks around Lemona a few miles to the southeast of Bilbao and Galda cano at the very southeastern edge of the Basque capital Detroit Unionists company officials denied and that representatives of the firm pum meled U A W organizers for trying to distribute union litera ture to Ford workers A walkout of oil workers ended in Mexico City on orders of the Workers syndicate The fed eral conciliation board was asked to arbitrate union demands in volving wages hours and other working conditions Pay increases included in a compromise agreement terjnihated a strike of city public works employes at R 1 A hundred struck Sympathetic strikss in other divisions de partment followed funerals Gloom Fills Colony The unexpected death of the star rated as among the first ten in film box office value spread gloom over the motion picture colony Her mother was days she had watched ceaselessly j association which began Monday at Miss Harlows bedside and to One of the major questions to be MM FREED ON BOND Mason Cityan Faces Charge of Manslaughter After Auto Death IOWA CITY C Sorlien Mason City insurance agent whom a county coroners jury late Mon day found responsible for the death last Saturday of Dr Charles L Drain was released from John son county jail Tuesday after posting bonds Sorlien was driver of the car which crashed into Dr Drains auto on highway 161 four miles i north of here last Saturday eighth annual convention of the I Dr Drain 42 year old head of the Universtiy of Iowa Bureau of life threatening hemorrhage actress frequently has ex The patient in shock had best quiet and warm at the roadside or in a nearby dwelling rather than be bundled posthaste to a distant hospital even by am he said He recommended that every au tomobile carry a simple first aid kit Dr Straith spoke at the eighty the last she had hoped against hope for her recovery Her divorced husband Marino Bello although living apart in his own Hollywood home still had re mained a close friend of the fam ily was grief stricken He was extremely fond of his stepdaugh ter for whom he had acted asa liveried chauffeur during her early days in the films when the family exchequer was lean Powell in Seclusion William Powell with whom Miss Harlow had appeared many times on the screen and who en tered her life recently as her es cort gay spots had watched with the mother until the end and then went into seclu sion Stars and extras spoke of the admiration she had won from everyone in the profession Friends of Miss Harlow re vealed that despiteher generous charities she had exercised excel lent business judgment It was believed her estate would total Between 16 and her age at her death shehad been married three times The first to Charles F McGrew Chicago broker in 1927 The newlyweds came to Hollywood and for a time every hour with them was playtime Then they drifted apart as the young wife sought work as a film extra Divorce followed Frigrhtiul In 1932 the rising young star married the artistic studious and melancholy Paul Bern brilliant producer1 at MetroGoldwyn Mayer Berns suicideafew weeks later to correct as he wrote in his death note the frightful wrong done her wafthe great tragedy of heir life She never explained the Harlows third husband was Hal Kosson opposite of Bern in temperament cameraman for That her first also ended in divorce Friends of the star said that it was characteristic of her that she never of her three husbands for anything thathap pened during her marriages acted upon by the house of dele Sates the legislative associations and policy supreme forming body is a resolution adopted by the medical society of the state of New York urging the immediate recognition as a fundamental principle that the health of the pecple is the direct concern of the government and that a national public health policy directed to wsrd all population should be Scores Pass Coffin of Mite Baby Who Lost Fight to Live ALBIA of persons passed by thecoffin of Charles Peter Johnston Albias mite baby who lost his 70 day fight for life as the body lay in state Tues day in a funeral home Funeral services wereheld Tuesdaj afternoon for the prema turely born infant whose weight was estimated at 12 ounces when bom on March 30 Charles Peter died late Sunday The bodywas buried in inch casket a 21 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair in north partly cloudy in south possibly local thundershowers in extreme south Tuesday nlht and Wednesday not much temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Tuesday Jsdght and Wednesday possibly local frost ln north Tuesday tiffht somewhat warm er Wednesday in west ind iouth M MASON CITY weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday MaximumMonday 69 Minimum in Nijht 44 At 8 A M Tuesday 51 Rainfall 13 Inch Dental Hygiene died in univer sity hospital at p m Satur onehalf hour after the acci dent County Coroner George Cal lahan said death was the result of a skull fracture Bound to Grand Jury Sorlien was bound over grand jury after waiving prelim inary hearing at his arraignment on a manslaughter charge before the Peace T M Fair child Monday night County Attorney Harold Ves termarksaid Tuesday that he did not know whether he would in tervene in the case to issue a county attorneys information The coroners jury Monday found Drain met his death by being run into by O C Sorlien who from all evidence was driv ing in a reckless manner and ap parently from evidence was un derthe influence of The jury included Roscoe Ayers Tom Davis and Elmer Anderson Mrs Drain Testifies Eight witnesses were calledat the inquest Among the witnesses was Mrs Drain riding with her husband at the time of the crash She escaped serious injury Funeral services for Dr Drain were held here Tuesday morning and burial was to be Deputy Preston Koser filed charges Monday of reckless driv ing acd of driving while intoxi catedagainst were dropped however when theman slaughter charge Blood Is Tested Dr G F ex amined Sorlien shortly after the that his bloodcon tained 220 millimeters of alcohol Anything over 200 millimeters the doctorstated RobertByers of Sloan university student and Mrs Mabel were following Sorlien before the said his car weaved Irom timesgoing off the pavement Sorlien appeared at the his attorney D C Nolan refused to allow him to testify grounds that it violated his o stitutiohal A verdict at an not make anyonecriminallyrespon sibleAninquest cases for the1 guidance of county officials IOWAS POSTAL SUPERVISORS IN FINAL SESSION Present Officers ReElected by Both Minnesota and Iowa Groups Members of the Iowa branch of the National Association of Postal Supervisors the final ses sion of their two day convention here Tuesday afternoon at the Ho tel Hanford with the election of officers and the receiving of in for the 1938 meeting place as chief items of business Officers were reelected as fol lows H O City president C S Wieneke Iowa City first vice president A J Brietenstein Keokuk second vice president Hoeh StormLake secretarytreasurer Roy E Cot trill Ames insurance secretary and Harry O Skow geantatarms The actual selection of the con vention site for next year is in the hands of the executive com i mittee Invitations were extended by Fort Dodge Cedar Rapids Council Bluffs and Davenport Chief speaker Tuesday after noon was E H Mahler Mason City inspector who answered questions on the MinnesoiansReElect Minnesota meeting in separate session unanimously reelected its officers for the ensuing year Those reelected were William Per Lee president L H Landberg Willmar vice president Enoch NelsonsMin neapolis secretary and Joseph Koshial St Cloud treas It was decided that the execu tive committee selectthe the 1938 convention at Mr Koshial and Ray Darling of Worthington were elected delegates to the national conven tion of the N A P at Nashville in O B Olson of Minneapolis and Charles J West of St Paul were chosen as alternates Indorse Civil Service A resolution was adopted in dorsing the Ramspeck biU now be fore the senate which favors the civil service postmaster plan TheIowa department also meeting separately passed several resolutions among them the fol lowing 1 Thanks to the local commit tee in charge hotel management and others who helped make this meeting a success 2 A change in the 40 hour week law by which compensatory time for Saturday work be granted within the following 10 working days instead of five as in the present law in accordance with the Minneapolis system 3 Provide uniform closing hours for postoffices in adjoining towns Retirement at 65 4 We oppose the proposed de partmental option on retirement of employes the age of 60 setting the minimum retirement age at 65 5 Permit the appointment of qualified senior substitutes to first vacancies regardless of the substi tute roll from which they are se lected Also broached was the sugges tion that railwaymail service books give more com plete information regarding train senice from various postoffices It was moved that bylaws and the constitution of the Iowa branch be to provide officers of the state branch Committee J H Cochran of Fairfield was chairman of the mittee and H E Sprinkle assist ant postmaster at chair man of the constitutional bylaws committee group insurance the topic of a general discussion by the Iowa branch of A P S Funds were appropriated by the group to launch a membership Postal Inspector H E Schriver of Fargo N spoke before the business telling a few of the personal experiences he has had since he first began working in the Arkansas division in 1911 He proper protection of funds and opening his brief talk Inspector Schriver re called his to Mason City approximately 20 years ago Checking ana Stamping Necessity of proper checking and stamping particularly of first class mail and newspapers was stressed J S2u uperintendent of the sixto quotedfor statis n pointing out the growing of airmail to the pos tal service W L Noah postal inspector in charge oi tbe St Louis division need proper
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