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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND QNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 213 RT BILL BRANDED DANGEROUS SENATE GROUP MAKES REPORT AFTER HEARING Recommends Rejection of Roosevelts Proposal in Blistering Language WASHINGTON sen ate judiciary committee recom mended rejection of the Roosevelt court bill in blistering language Monday branding it a needless futile and utterly dangerous aban donment of constitutional prin It should be so emphatically rejected that its parallel will never again be presented to the free representatives of the free people of the re port signed by seven democrats and three republicans The word report echoed virtually all the objections raised to the measure in seven weeks of hearings It said the bill would not complish its purpose would dej stroy the independence of the i judiciary and would make the government one of men rather than one of Germ of It the majority said the germ of a system of central ized administration of law that would enable an executive so minded to send his judges into every judicial district in the land to sit in judgment on contro versies between the government and the As the controversial measure finally reached the senate after more than four months of nation wide debate administration sena tors said they virtually had aban doned its proposal for adding five new judges to the supreme court at once They were trying instead to work out a compromise whereby elderly justices could be aug mented or replaced at the rate of one a year Opponents however declared they would filibuster against any modified proposal Bill to Wait Submission of the committees report made it possible to call up the bill for debate at any time but leaders gave no indication when they might do so They were expected to wait at east until the senate passes the rlief bill The eight members of the judi Mine Strike 100 Per Cent Effective ciary committee who voted for the bill did not submit a min ority report Those who signed ihi majority report were King Utah McCar ran Nevada Van Indiana Hatch New Mexico Burke Ne braska Connally Texas OMa honey Wyoming all democrats Bcrah Idaho Austin Vermont and Steiwer Oregon republi cans Vote for Bill Those who voted to report the bill favorably were Neely West Virginia Logan Kentucky Die trich Illinois McGill Kansas Pittman Nevada Hughes Dela ware and Ashurst Arizona all democrats and Norris Nebraska independent Senator Hatch N signed the majority report but said in a separate statement that the arguments were against the bill in its present fcrm It has been my he said that these can be met by proper amendments to the bill that with sufficient safeguards it can be made a constructive piece of Prepared Ty Demos Never before has a Roosevelt bill come from committee with such a denunciation as the com mittees report It was prepared hrec LOOK INSIDE FOR SIR JAMES BAKRIE Noted Dramatist Is 111 in London Nursing Home PAGE 2 Western Clubs Holding Edge in Major Leagues PAGE 11 Bandit Is Frightened Away by Womans Cry PAGE 10 REBEL PLANES MACHINE GUNS STRAFE BILBAO Spanish Insurgents Claim Houses on Outskirts of City Taken BILBAO Spain fly ing insurgent warplanes from the besieging armies that have pressed into Bilbaos edges raided the center of this Basque capital in midmorning Monday spitting machine gun fire The people of this Pittsburgh of besieged almost since the start of the insurgent northern offensive early in April fled for shelter as the planes dived and circled Defense antiaircraft guns pumped shells into the sky Admits Posts Taken Late in the day the basques ad this year I amj resigning only mitted officially that the insur gents had taken their advance posts near Zamudio three miles northeast of Jardine Says He Will Make Tour in U S DARLINGTON Rev R Anderson Jardine who performed the Duke of Windsors religious wedding ceremony in spite of the opposition of his bish ops announced Monday following his resignation that he hoped to lecture for two months in the United States He described his intended trip as a combined holiday and lecture Presumably he will talk about why he performed the cere mony at Monts He hopes to leave for America shortly Mr Jardine continued to insist his resignation as vicar of St Pauls at Darlington had nothing to do with his performance of the wedding ceremony iseed Younger Vicar I felt a younger vicar was needed in this said the poor mans who is about 50 I intended to resign in any case from this living not from the Church of England I have received no communica LEWIS ACTS TO Creeks Cover Highways mues u B i 1 b a o I tion from church authorities re Earlier the defenders had claimed i garding by action m going to the ji P in Q Phatfian rip Caride the legislative and executive de partments respecting the judici Attacking President Roosevelts message recommending the bill the senators said Discussion of Evils It should be pointed out Here that a substantial portion of the message was devoted to a discusI sion of the evils of conflicting de cisions by inferior courts on con stitutional questions and to the al leged abuse of the power of in junction by some of the federal These matters however have no bearing on the bill before us for it contains neither a line nor a sentence dealing with either of these They described the bill as to tally inadequate to meet any of the other objectives of the presi dent Denying that it would re lieve congestion in the courts they said Have Best Records The facts indicate that the courts with the oldest judges have the best records in the disposition of business It follows therefore that since there are comparatively few aged justices in service and these are among the most efficient on the bench the age of sitting judges does not make necessary an increase of personnel to handle the business of the The report opposed the bills provision for assigning judges to i crowded districts instead of legis I lating directly to provide move judges where needed This it said would create a flying squadron of itinerant judges appointed for districts and circuits where they are not needed to be transferred to other parts of the country for judicial Adding that this would be a violation of the salutary American custom that all public officials should be citizens of the jurisdic tion in which they the re port suggested the system would make it possible to select particu lar judges to try particular cases Sets UP Obstacles The report turning to the pres the capture of a mountain in a counter attack in the general area and had stated they had pushed back for a time the wedge which the insurgents had driven in Bil baos iron ring of outer de fenses They denied however reports that insurgents actually had en tered Bilbao and said the govern ment was holding out in the citj to the last Heavy bombing operations over this tightly hemmed in area in surgents reported they already had taken some houses in Bilbaos actual outskirts made evacuation of the wounded a grave problem Road Under Attack The road northwest of Santand er was under heavy attack from the air with 23 persons reported killed in one section This was vir tually the only land artery of es cape for the Bilbao population On the whole however Bilbao was stoical in the face of the con stant attacks from the sky Crouched in makeshift refuges much of the civil population heard bullets spatter against wails and in to hold out to the last The Basque government of Pres ident Jose Antonio Aguirre steadfast ally of the central Span ish government flatly denied re ports that some of its members had fled to Santander No surren der is contemplated the Basque officials said Pierce First Line The point in the defenses at which the insurgents have made their deepest dent apparently was Santa Marina not far east of Bil bao Leaders of the semiautonomous Basque republic admitted the vi cious offensive of Generalissimo Francisco Francos insurgent arm ies had pierced the first line of fortifications near Fica and Lar rabezua about five miles east of the city chiefly by turning to tne pres ators King of Utah McCarranof d t argument for the infusion and OMahoney of Wyof new said the bill sets up insuperable obstacles to the rsistent operation Chateau de The Bishop of Durham Monday announced without comment that he had received the resignation which the mans parson announced to his congregation Sunday night with the assertion that recent the nothing to do with his decision Duke Duchess Surprised At Noetsch Austria associates of the duke and duchess said they were surprised to hear of the res Although an official of the par ish recalled that the vicar indi cated at the last annual parochial meeting he might resign the an nouncement came as a surprise to his congregation and even to his wife J L Pattinson vicars warden of the church said the Rev Mr Jardine told him quite definitely that his having officiated at the wedding of the former King Ed ward and the twice divorced Mrs Wallis Warfield despite the dis approval of high church officials had nothing to do with the resig nation May Visit Windsors Mr Jardine stated that he could not yet give details of his visit to the United States but that he ex pected to be there for two months He intends also to pay a visit to the duke and duchess in Austria it is understood Mr Jardine de nied reports that he might become domestic chaplain to the duke Its a job I wouldnt care too he commented Returning from a vacation Sun day Mr Jardine found what he called just a personal kindly let ter from the duke Nevada and OMahoney of Wy oming They recommended rejection of the bill for ihese primary rea The bill does not accomplish ni the objectives for i originally offered It that once the new judecs were appointed and had old on the court they could It applies force to the judiciary and in its initial and ultimate ef fect would undermine the inde pendence of the courts It violates all precedents in the history of cur government and would in itself be a dangerous precedent for the future Violation of Spirit The theory of the bill is in di rect violation of the spirit of the American constitution and its em ployment would permit alteration of the constitution without the peoples consent or approval it undermines the protection our constitutional system gives to min orities and is subversive of the rights of individuals It tends to centralize the fed eral district judiciary by the pow er of assigning judges from one district to another at will It tends to expand political control over the judicial depart ment by adding to the powers of not be replaced except by a new law further expanding the court or by a constitutional amendment It thus the majority reported that the bill before us does not with certainty provide for increasing the personnel of the federal judiciary does not remedy Jhe laws delays does not serve the interest of the poorer litigant and does not provide for the constant or persistent infu sion of new blood into the judi ciary What then does it do The answer is clear It applies force to the judiciary It is an at tempt to impose upon the courts a course of action a line of de cision which without that force without that imposition the judi ciary might not Analyze Past Changres The committee majority an alyzed past changes in the size of the court arguing that this bill is an invasion of judicial power FRED THOMAS DIES OF INJURIES Decorah Man Suffers Fatal Injuries When Car Skids and Overturns CRESCO B Thomas of Decorah died Monday morning at St Josephs Mercy hospital from injuries suffered when the car ht was driving overturned Sunday Mrs Thomas who was riding with her husband was at the hospital recovering from injuries Mr and Mrs Thomas return ing from Colfax where they had visited their son were two miles west of Cresco when the car went into the ditch Funeral services will be held at the Episcopal church at Decorah probably Wednesday STEEL PLANTS National Labor Board Calls on Inland Company to Answer Charges JOHNSTOWN ff With the battle cry They cant make steel without coal an army of coal miners in Pennsyl vania and West Virginia were called out on strike Monday by John L Levyis C I O in a new drive to wring signed labor con tracts from independent steel companies In Washington shaggy browed Lewis claimed the strike was 100 per cent effective in coal mines of Republic and Bethlehem Steel corporation The mines are said Lewis president of the United Mine Workers of America as well as chairman of the C I O At the same time in Chicago a projected nationwide embargo on of coal to the strike har assed steel companies by all mines dug by C I O men was an nounced by Van A Bittner mili tant C I O leader May Affect Bittner predicted United Mine Workers of America may be affected by Saturday Every coal operatois associa tion in the United States has been notified by executive officers of the U M W A that any mine at tempting to ship coal to any steel plant now on strike will be imme diately closed he said Nineteen tir company operated mines owned bythe steel companies were af fected by Lewis order As the grimy workers came out of the ground to stay tension re fit to call a cessation of our prm mained taut on the wide front of cipal steel manufacturing plants Because of this discontmuance certain disturbances have taken place which so far have been of Few North Iowa water courses were able to accommodate the heavy rains which descended Saturday afternoon and night and Sunday The larfcsr picture above was taken with tbs cam era facing west into focus the water covered road south of the bandstand in East park at Mason City Lock Photo Kayenay At the left is a scene three miles north of Hamplrun of a highway submerged by flooded West Fork creek Photo by K A Johnson Latimer Engraving by the nations labor troubles Troopers on Job Steel helmeted state troopers trod a 7 mile beat of the strike be set Cambria works of Bethlehem Steel corporation in Johnstown It was here after a vicious TO ATTEND AMES State college officials predicted more than agricultural cooperators from all sections of the country will attend the thirtieth annual session of the American Institute of Coopera tion here June 21 to 25 such as has never before been at tempted in this This is the first time in the his tory of our it added that a proposal to alter the de cisions of the court by enlarging its personnel has been so boldly made Let us meet it Let us now set a salutary precedent that will never be Noting repeated instances in which the supreme court had pro tected individual liberty the re port said they would have been impossible without an independent judiciary and that the bill in volved every protection in the bill of SO THEY SAY The Rev R Anderson Jardine denying reports that he might be come domestic chaplain to the duke of Windsor Its a job I wouldnt care IS District Attorney L Barren Hill of Riverhcad N pre paring to ask the death penalty for Mrs Helen Tiernan who killed her 7 year old daughter to make room in home for a lover The murder of a help less child for such a sordid mo tive is certainly deservingof the severest v a Dr Charles E Friley president of Iowa State college addressing 440 candidates for degrees at commencement Properly pre sented there are many aspects of education that will have a definite appeal to youthful energy and which may even rival the charms of external t w a A friend of Sir James Barrie noted dramatist 111 in London I am afraid there is little chance for his v KI a Dr Sigurd von Numers Fin lands diplomatic envoy to the United States on the war debt We pay because we promised to flurry Sunday when five were slightly injured The Canton Ohio federation of labor representing varied craftsmen in the city threatened to call them all away from their jobs if picket lines at Republic Steel corporations plants there were broken The troubled Newton Steel company plant of the Republic corporation resumed unmolested operations Monday on Monroe after a huge mass meeting Sunday protesting picket line breaking Inland Firm Accused The national labor relations board with broad powers under the Wagner act called upon the Inland Steel company to answer chargcs that it 1 refused to bar gain with S W 0 Steel Workers Organizing committee of C I a company union of its own Johnstown seemed the focal point of unrest Monday The huge Cambria works employs men A strike was called there in sympathy with a walkout of work ers on the Black Lick and Cone maugh railroad Bethlehem owned who asked and were refused a signed labor contract Many of the released miners eddied around the Franklin mill where Sundays violence occurred but state troopers and city police maintained ceaseless armed vigil Miners Cheer Order Crowds of miners from the Rosedale and Franklin pits of Bethlehem Steel poured into Johnstown Sunday night cheer ing the announcement of union leaders that the 19 mines of Beth lehem and the Youngstown Sheet and Tube company would be closed until the steel strike is settled Hundreds joined the picket lines at the Cambria works Pennsylvanias governor George Earle hopping about the state Sunday in an autogyro pleaded that there be no disorder The company could settle this thing by signing a he said I consider them unreason able in not doing To enforce his plea for peace Governor Earle flying bade to Harrisburg after conferring with corporation strike and city offi cials here ordered extra details of state police to the Johnstown area Confer for Hour Mayor Daniel J Shields con ferred more than an hour early Monday with Major Lynn Adams superintendent of the state police Afterward in a statement to the people of Johnstown he said A number of men not resi dents of our community haveseen BELIEVE WOMAN WAS MURDERED in Mrs Alice H Parsons Disappearance STONY BROOK N Authorities seeking to solve the disappearance of Mrs Alice H my oiiitiai capacity as Parsons from her husbands 11 I feel justified in warnacre squab farm Moaday searched that trouble of a serious j an estate she was believed to have minor character In my official mayor ing you men nature appears Another Worried Mayor Mayor Shields statement fol lowed that of another head of a strike worried city Mayor Daniel A Knaggs of Monroe where national guardsmen with mounted machine guns and vigi lantes with businesslike firearms and knives protruding from their belts stood by while S I O mem bers and sympathizers Held a mass meeting Sunday Mayor Knaggs saw the guards men take down their tents and roll away in their trucks Sunday night and make unsuccessful ef forts to reach Gov Frank Mur phy and have the troops remain but today he said I have more than 500 special police officers available and as many more members of the American Legion subject to visited with two Grangers on the theory that she might have been slain Mrs Parsons according 1o one version of her disappearance last Wednesday left her home with a middle aged man and woman to show them through the Sammis estate at Huntington in which she owns an interest A few hours later a note demanding ransom was found in the Parsons through the 13 The Monroe mass which was expected meeting to draw room residence and several out buildings searched two cisterns with grappling hooks and ex amined the grounds without find ing any clews A similar search would be made of the terrain surrounding spector Earl J federal bureau announced VV iHiil nearly people was attend ed by a much smaller number The estimates ran as low as and as high as Martin Addresses Meet Homer Martin who heads the United Automobile Workers Un ion the C I O affiliate which ledthe General Motors and other automobile strikes earlier this year addressed the meeting So did Van A Bittner a C I O or ganizer from Chicago and oth ers fight is the fight of the common Martin said Bittner said In two days we will be No General Strike In the Youngstown Ohio area the Mahoning Valley steel pro ducing C I O called out many of its workers May 26 a movement of the union labor congress yesterday to call a general strike fell through The congress is composed almost en tirely of American Federation of Labor units The congress decid ed however to petition Gov Mar tin Davey of Ohio to use all his resources to bring the strike in Ohio to Although the lines of the labor industry struggle were extended there was little actual trouble over the weekend Here there was a sudden brush between pick ets and nonstrikers and five per picket a policeman and three roughed At Anderson there was a shooting affair in the streets near a hall where Homer Martin was to have spoken and nine persons were shot and others injured Later nine men were arrested but were released on their own recog nizance after questioning automobile Police went HEAVY DAMAGE DONE BY STORM IN NORTH IOWA Farm Buildings Wrecked Streets Littered and Livestock Killed North Iowa Monday surveyed heavy damage including wrecked farm buildings Uttered streets and deaths of livestock caused by the rain electric and wind storm that swept the areaover the weekend One to four inch rains covered the section with Mason City get ting a total of inches Satur day night and Sunday Two North inmates of the state hospital at Cherokee were killed by lightning Both in Franklin county and at Nashua the winds velocity was qt tornado proportions Hardest hit near Nashua was the Elmer Cook farm four miles east of the town The barn and hoghouse weie de molished by the wind the roof of the barn passing over the machine shed in which the family bad tak en refuge Pony Tinder Floor A Shetland pony was found un der the floor of the barn after the storm had subsided and through some freakish manner escaped uninjured Portions of the barn were found scattered in a nearby oat field A newly constructed tower of the bathhouse on the beach of the Cedar river was blown into the stream Rainfall at Hampton measured inches Trees in and near Hampton were uprooted by the wind and the large window pane in the office of Dr A A Dockum was broken Roofs of barns throughout the county were blown and ma chinery on severalfarms was scat tered by the wind The downpour of rain caused water to go over the dam at Seeds Lake and it was necessary to open the gates to let the water through as quickly as possible of a foot bridge being constructed was washed away by the downpour Boone River Overflows At Goldfield the Boone river overflowed and completely sub merged the Fountain City park as well as primary highways 10 and 60 Traffic on the park road was at a standstill Sunday The park only recently prepared for sum mer picnic visitors was strewn with debris and several tables floated away in the river current Many acres of corn in that re gion were submerged and other crops were damaged It was the heaviest rainfall recorded there in years Latimer which was without pow er for 12 hours saw its supply re stored Sunday Trees and line wires were blown down by the wind and several windows broken Outlying buildings were slightly the Parsons property here In Conelly of the el investigation damaged At Emmetsburg also electric Bad Feeling Between German Government Vatican Near Crisis BERLIN feeling be tween the German government and the Vatican appi cached a cri sis Monday after a demand by Car dinal Faulhaber Roman Catholic archbishop of Munich that priests arrested at Munich be released and that arrests of priests and bans against priests occupying their pulpits be stopped The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day nigM and Tuesday not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday slightly cooler Monday night near Du luth rising temperaturein west portion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Minimum in At 8 a m inch For similar period ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum in night At 8 a m inches The rainfall over weekend brought Mason Citys total for June to inches light service was cut off Saturday night during the storm and re stored Sunday Wire service was disrupted there for several hours Cut by Glasi A W Dillingham of Emmets burg suffered several cuts when struck by flying glass as a window was blown out as he walked down a street there Dillingham an oil truck driver suffered a deep cut in his neck and other slight cuts Huge trees were blown down by the wind and in some parts of Emmetsburg obstructed traffic as they fell across streets In the business district a tree crashed on to the top of a parked car dam aging the top of the machine which was unoccupied Precipita tion was estimated at about an inch and onehalf Greene reported 27 head of cat tle belonging to Phil Hemmerich were carried down a dry run when the creek rose following Saturday nights torrential down pour Several cattle were drowned the exact number had not been ascertained Monday Horse Is Killed Also at Greene a horse owned by Arthur Martganr was killed when struck by lightning Several electric light and telephone poles were splintered during the storm and Monday several telephone lines were still out of order Three ties on the Milwaukee track north of Geneva were washed out by the rainfall A trailer attached to a car bearing Wisconsin license plates was blown into a ditch and destroyed ner Algona When George Wag ner attempted to plank bridge east of driving a tractor on to ol   

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