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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUlilj LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 151937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 214 Economic Indigestion New Deal Is Shock to Conservative America By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON such a thing said Senator Arthur H Vandenberg of Michigan in a recent radio broadcast as economic indi gestion The Wolver ine statesmans meaning was that the coun try has been fed new deal food faster than it can as similate it To a 18 YEAR OLD SLAYER MUST DIE Arm Vigilantes With Guns and Clubs be sure as no improbability as his partys next presidential the senator cannot be considered in sympathy with the present administration Still he is a moderate liberal not nearly as conservative in fact as some democrats Therefore his sugges tion that maybe we Americans have been overrapidly stuffed with a reform menu is not to be taken as an altogether unfriendly criticism It is not as unfriendly as some democratic criticism has been Moving Too Fast Vandenberg does not mention any items on the new deal billof fare outandout unwhole some He simply implies that even good stuff can be crammed down a dinersthroat fast enough to lie heavily upon his stomach Several visitors from Europe particularly from supposedly conservative who have made short stays in Washington of late have been asked bylocal newspapermen Does our new deals socio economic program seem radical to you The answer in effect uni formly has been Radical to U S no In comparison with our various countries various postwar programs it seems very moderate But perhaps it seems radical to you foi traditionally you aie a conservative people t sounds odd to us Americans accustomed to think of ourselves as the most ram pageously free folk on earth i Yet I have heard socialists com plain thatanarchists are too con servative The former say that when con ditions become intolerable their policy is to correct them by leg islation whereas the anarchists Let nature take its course anyway Conservative Country Two or three years ago Sena tor Burton K Wheeler of Mon tana no one will call him a re actionary told me This is the most conservative country in the world He was hesitant to declare for reforms that he deemed desir able lest he be classified as too violent a red Today he opposes President Roosevelts supreme court reor ganization plan Whether or not there is eco nomic indigestion there is legisla tive indigestion Congress does not know what it is acting on It has before it a quantity of measures with the details of which its general membership is wholly unfamiliar Governmental reorganization Wages and hours Farm tenancy Housing Tax dodging TVA ex tension Not to mention supreme court alterations Afew lawmakers have special ized on each of these subjects Most of them have convictions on the supreme court subject Otherwise there is no unity ot opinion What does Senator Bankhead whose specialty is farm tenancy know of Senator Wagners urban labor problem Nothing And vice versa Also et cetera among other legislators GAR 12 TIRES RADIO STOLEN Nine Gallons of Gasoline Also Taken by Burglars at Rudd broke inlo the A V Finch garage here early Tuesday morning and took a black deluxe Chevrolet lown sedan 12 new tires and a used radio They gained entrance to the Champlin Refining company oil station but failed to obtain anything after prying open the till although they did get nine gallons of gasoline The lock on the large door of the garage was broken in gaining entrance while the burglars pried open a frontwindow of the sta tion in entering it Sheriff Bernard Atherton of Floyd county was called by local authorities to investigate Lars Mikkelson ii manager of the fill ing station The burglaries oc curred between the hours of mid night and for Mikkelson was at his station until midnight and came to work at BRITISH CONSUL IS RESCUED BY LANDING PARTY U S Destroyer Ready to Evacuate Americans as Bilbao Fall Nears SAINTJEANDELUZ France landing party of British sailors rescued the British consul R C Stevenson from Bilbao un der a hail of fire Tuesday The sailors with bullets whist ling all about them landed from a warship outside the besieged Basque capital escorted the con sul aboard and brought him to this French port British officials made it plain they did not consider the landing party was under direct attack but instead was caught in the line of general fire between Bilbao defenders and advancing insurgent armies None was injured Stevenson was reported to have been the last Englishman in Bil bao His staff arid other British nationals were evacuated long ago REBEL RIFLE BULLETS FALLINGIN STREETS By The Associated Press Generalissimo Francisco Fran cos insurgent legions inside Bil baos broken iron ring defenses marched on to encircle the Basque capital Tuesday as their last prep aration for occupying it Inside the beleaguered city ap parently at the bitter end of its 11 week resistance to siege and the forces of the insurgents mili tiamen tmew up barricades and fortified for a last stand slowly and careV fully marshaling their forces for the last charge from Bilbaos suburbs were so close their rifle bullets fell inthe city streets Machine Gun Nests As houses on the outskirts were turned into machine gun and rifle nests against the imminently ex pected entry into the city long lines of automobiles carried refu gees along the Bay ol Biscay coast to government held Santander President Jose Antonio Aguirre of the Basque autonomous pro vince promised his people a figh to the bitter end Aguirre appealed to Great Brit ain to intervene to keep Franco from carrying out a reporlec threat to destroy the center of Bil bao with warplanes and artillery British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden expressed the earnest hopi and conviction that the insurgent would not devastate the Basqui capital The United States navy depart ment at Washington said the des troyer Kane had been ordered t St Jean de Luz France jus across a corner of the Bay of Bis cay from Spain to evacuate any remaining Americans from Bilbai if necessary French Staff Removed The staff of the French consulati was removed to St Jean de Lu aboard the French destroyer Au dacieuse Three French freighters however could not reach the por because of the insurgent bombard ment The sweeping insurgent advsnc gained strength from the captur of Munguia important highwa junction northeast of Bilbao ant the Basque garrison at Galdacano 4 miles south of the city The cautious insurgents ma wait for two or three days to finis cleanup operations and minimiz the possibility of disastrous snip ing as their troops march in HitRun Victim May Be Escaped Algona Convict Inmate Made Escape From Hospital at Iowa City WEBSTER CITY orities uesday afternoon were investi ating the identity of a man lying i a critical condition in the Ham ton county hospital following an ccident near Blairsburg early uesday in which he suffered in ernal injuries It was believed hat the motorist was Cecil Paul on of Algona an escaped convict aulson escaped May 24 from a ospital at Iowa City while he was an inmate of the state penitentiary t Fort Madison He had been aken to the Iowa City hospital for medical treatment In semiconsciousness however he seriously injured man in the lospital here denied he was Paul on mumbling incoherently that his name was Orr He repeatedly asked for his mother Description Tallies Personal belongings of the ac cident bearing the name of aulson and a description which allied closely with that of Paul son led authorities to believe the man lying in Hamilton county hos pital was the escaped Convict He was found in a car which had been stolen from Algona Monday night Parts of a truck scattered lear the car led authorities to the orize he had been struck by a hit andrun truck driver Linked With Burglaries Officials linked the driver with two burglaries at Blairsburg as well as the robbery of the car at Algona Monday night the Mc garage was robbed of similar amount was fount onthe the Ballentine arage was robbed of 10 gal lons of the amount found in the stolen Ford V8 Cecil Paulson was sentencec from Palo Alto county three years ago to serve 10 years in the state penitentiary for grand larceny He was charged with the theft of a cow Musician Killed in Ames Auto Mishap AMES Warner 32 Ames musician was killed Mon day night in front of his home when a car driven by Madalcne Canvin Ames school teacher crushed his skull against the back of his car Warner was sitting at the rear of his car making some repairs His head was caught between the two cars Iowa Woman Struck by Auto and Killec LE CLAIRE J H Clark 70 was fatally injured Monday night when she was struck by an automobile driven by Clifford Connor of Davenport She was crossing the highway when the accident occurred Twins Delivered by Caesarian Operation BROOKFIELD Mo UP successful delivery of twin boys by a cacsarian operation was report ed Tuesday The mother Mrs Arnold Long and the boys weigh ing seven and eight pounds wer reported doing well Mrs Champ Clark Dies in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS La UP Mrs Champ Clark 82 widow of the one time speaker of the house of representatives and mother of U S Senator Bennett C Clark of Missouri died Tuesday at the home of her daughter Mrs James M Thomson Services will be held at p m Wednesday at the Clark home at Bowling Green Body of Man Found in River Identified DES MOINES body of a man found Monday oh a sand bar in the Des Moines river was identified late Monday night as that of John H Pollock about 50 of Kansas City Mo In Kansas City it was reported that Pollock left his office there Friday say ing only that he was going out of town SO THEY Assistant District A 11 o r n e Lindsay Henry on developments in the Mrs Alice McDonell Par sons kidnaping investigation a Stony Brook N Y A number o very suspicious aspects of thi case have developed but I canno discuss them now M a Mushky Jackson official wcl comer at the Joe Louis prize fight training camp A moost Is a cow wfd branches o Gov George Earle of Pennsyi vania to his state police chief on steel strike disorders Take con trol of the entire city of Johnstown if local authorities cannot main tain law and order Justice Hamilton of the Iowa supreme court confirming the death sentence of Allen Wheat on 18 year old murderer Every element of Ihr chargft of first degree murder is proved beyond all doubt LOOK INSIDE FOR PREMIER LEON BLUJl Cabinet Asks Power to Handle FinanciaKiiisis PAGE 2 Gopher College Was First Kossutb School PAGE io Gould Says Snead to Be Another Bobby Jones PAGE n GIRL SAYS SHE WAS KIDNAPED Tells of Being Locked in Farm Home Somewhere in Iowa CLINTON to lave been kidnaped abused and held prisoner by four hoodlums since May 9 when she says she was abducted near her Akron Ohio home 14 year old Margaret Garnerappealed to Clinton police for aid Monday after escaping at DeWitt Her captors she claims kept ler locked in a room at n farm home somewhere in Iowa A telegram from Akron police says that Mr and Mrs Laurence arner the childs parents have departed for Clinton Probation Officer Harry Keeler said Monday the Garner girl de scribed her captors as swarthy dark men who looked like Mexi cans arid who appeared to be aged between 40 and 50 years She said they were accompanied by a woman who they addressed as Blondie During a thorough grilling at police headquarters authorities were unable to obtain any definite information concerning the loca tion of the farm home where the girl claimed she was held prisoner in a dark room without win dows for nearly a month She wasnt sure she said later wheth er it was located in Iowa or Ohio Authorities hare were con vinced the girls story was fic titious and purely imaginary to cover up perhaps a runaway jaunt The girls admissions of past dif ficulties with probationary au thorities in Akron give support to this theory MARCH BACKTO WORK IN STEEL PLANT PLANNED Violence in Pennsylvania Action Filed Against P 0 Department JOHNSTOWN Pa Daniel J Shields armed hundreds of vigilantes with pistols and clubs late Tuesday and announced that a march back to work in the struck Cambria plant of the Belh lehem Steel corporation would be gin Wednesday morning Picket lines will be ignored and there will be adequate pro tection the mayor said Shields said the vigilantes will remain outside the strike zone to protect homes and property but that state police will have com plete charge of picket lines Shields declared that the back bone of the strike called last Friday by the steel workers or ganizing committee to force Beth lehem to sign a union contract is broken and the men will be back to work in a few days I Over 250 Sworn In Late Tuesday more than 250 citizens had been sworn in as vigilantes and armed with new pistols and clubs Shields predict ed that he would have 500 aimed volunteers by Wednesday and 3 000 by Friday night The rise of citizen protective forces came as the C I O siege of 80000 strike idle men in seven stales in the Great Lakes to spread intojVast new areas tield AtDetroitHomer Martin head ofthe United Automobile Work ers of America dispatched a tele gram to John L Lewis the C I O head in Washington D C de claring Aulo Plants Closed We are standing by ready to refuse to use steel made in struck plants in the production of auto mobiles unless the steel companies make a speedy and amicable set tlement with the striking steel workers The threatened boycott added fresh strength to Lewis earlier strategy in calling out 10000 con miners from steel owned mines in an attempt to strangle steel pro duction by cutting off fuel sup plies An additional 16800 General Motors employes were made idle Tuesday when three plants closed down one each in Detroit and Bay City ceased operations because of a shortage of castings In Detroit 8000 men were involved in Bay City 2300 Postoffice Department Sued The Fisher body plant of Gen eral Motors in Cleveland closed because of a shutdown in General Leach Wins Minneapolis Mayor Race MINNEAPOLIS UR Minne apolis voters Tuesday indicated a definite turn to the conservative side by electing George E Leach mayor over a farmerIaborite Kenneth Haycraft Leach once mayor of Minneap olis for eight years was leading by 17856 votes on the basis of complete unofficial returns which gave Leach 89764 Haycraft 71 908 Haycraft carried the labor wards while Leach was winning by top heavy margins in the con servative wards and even giving his opponents something of a bat tle in the farmerlabor strong holds Elcclea in 1921 In swinging their sentiments to a man they once repudiated the voters did a nearly unprecedented thing Leach was elected mayoi in 1921 the first mayor under the new city charter plan In the nexl three elections he was unbeatable In 1929 however he lost to Wil liam F Kunze who again beat him for the nomination in 1931 The following year Leach wen to Washington as chief of the United States militia bureau serv ing a four year term through ap pointment by former Presiden Hoover He retired from this of fice last year arid returned to the mill city Top in Primaries Fighting the odds of a man once turned out of office Leach through the primaries with only minor top man in the vote count He polled rhor votes than Haycratt and incum bent Mayor Thomas Latimer coin bined theptimary laborites split k Mayor Latimer organization refused to back Hay craft although the mayor person ally urged united farmerIabo support for the party victor Farmerlabor supported candi dates retained a majority in th council Motors production lines throwing 6500 men out of work At Washington the Republic Steel corporation filed suit in fed eral district court to compel the postoffice department to deliver packages to its strike besieged plants at Warren and Niles Ohio The mandamus action demand ed that the postoffice department withdraw an unofficial promul gation in respect of irregular mail Company attorneys said that demand referred to a recent state ment of Deputy Assistant Post master General Jesse M Donald son that deliveries of mailed food stuffs into the plants constituted irregular service and would not be permitted Ohio Parley Fails Gov Martin L Daveys second joint steel strike parley at Co lumbus Ohio ended Tuesday with the departure of company repre sentatives who declared as far as we are concerned the confer ences are over Davey proposed to attempt a third conference later but barring unexpected and powerful inter vention from some other quarter it appeared the issue now would be decided on the embattled pick Doomed to Hang ALLEN WHEATON NO FARM BILL THIS SESSION WASHINGTON slonal leaders decided Tuesday at a conference with Secretary Wal lace to abandon their efforts to pass the administrations farm bill at this session of congress et lines Violence flared at Ambridge Pa where 500 C I O pickets thwarted a backtowork move ment by 50 A F of L workers Chanting were going to the A F of L men started marching to their jobs in the strikebound National Electric Products company They broke and fled however as the C I O pickets with hoarse shouts of rage set on them with clubs and fists Scores were beaten One Man Stabbed One man was stabbed and sev eral members ot the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were clubbed Joseph Quallick ot Pitts burgh suffered a serious sta wound in the chest The A F of L men did not ge into the plant Dynamite crippled railroad op erations at Republic plants on th AshtabulaNiles branch of 111 Pennsylvania railroad at Warren Ohio The explosion blasting 80 fee ot track came an hour after 3 carloads of raw material had bee shunted into the Warren Republi plant and 35 carloads of stee products had been shipped out Terror struck hard at Johns town Nine persons were wounde during a night of violence that steel helmeted state police swin riot clubs and fire tear gas shel into fighting crowds of C I O pickets and nonstrikers at th huge Cambria plant of Bethlehem Steel Mayor Drafts Vigilantes Mayor Shields of Johnstow threatened to marshal Ihousanris of vigilantes to preserve law and order declaring If necessary I will put 3000 American Legionnaires under for strike duty but to protecl the homes and property of the citizens With he first unit of he cit izens crop 100 strong already armed and posted on duty com mittee leaders said they would raise an army of 25000 armed men if needed Common Pleas Judge George Gessner Tuesday granted a C I O request for a warrant to search the Republic Steel Corp plant at Youngstown Ohio for illegally held machine guns Hunts for Weapons The warrant was granted on the affidavit of Thomas White who said he had seen machineguns automatic rifles and semiauto matic guns inside the plant Sheriff Ralph Elser and eight deputies armed with a warrant made a 45minule search of the main office building at the steel plant and reported he found no weapons He planned lo continue the search in other parts of the plant While Gov Davey talked peace Pennsylvanias Governor Earle told his state police head Major Lynn Adams Take control of the entire city of Johnstown if local authorities cannot maintain law and order TAX PROBE WILL OPEN THURSDAY Congressmen Decide Names ofEvaders lo Be for Public Record WASHINGTON con gressional investigating committee decided Tuesday to open an in quiry into tax dodging Thursday and agreed that any names of al leged tax evaders presented by the treasurywould be for the public record Chairman Doughton D N Car of the house ways and means committee was named chairman of the comrmtteeoE six represen tativesahd six senators He and Chairman Harrison D Miss of the senate finance com mittee said the joint committee members agreed unanimously that all meetings where testimony was presented should be open Chance o Apncar They said anyone whose name was brought into the inquiry would be given a chance lo appear before the committee Secretary Morgenthau probably will be the first witness Thursday and they said he had been notified he might offer to the committee any evidence he wanted without restrictions Harrison said that since the president urged congress to take action against tax dodgers and to plug up loopholes in the revenue laws he had seen a number of of fers of tax settlements including one check for Asked whether he thought the presidents message had had the effect of stimulating tax payments Harrison replied I certainly do Relief Issue Up Another major 1038 relief before Ihe sen ate Tuesday There was some sentiment for cutting the administrations re quest for but the IOWA SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS HIS CONVICTION Wheaton to Hang Sept 10 Bert Johnson Must Serve 8 Years DES MOINES Iowa supreme court Tuesday affirmed the death sentence Allen Wheaton 18 lor theholdupmur der ot Henry Plummer 38 year old Council Bluffs filling station operator June 11 1936 Barring executive clemency Wheaton must die Sept 10 1937 on the gallows at Fort Madison penitentiary There can be no doubt oE the defendants guilt Justice Ham ilton declared in the opinion Every element of the charge of first degree murder is proved be yond all doubt the opinion con tinued Clemency Not Justified Even if there were mitigating there are might justify clem ency this is a matter not right fully within the domain of this court as the law has been inter preted for many years The Wheaton opinion was one ot 56 handed down by the court Tuesday at its last full bench meeting until fall Court officials said the number was one of the largest ever handed down at one sitting No decisions were handed down in the appeals ot two death row prisoners Mario Heinz Du buque and John M Mercer ot Tipton Botli men are underdeath sentence for murder but have pealed to the supreme court for new trials The court affirmed the year reformatory sentence of Johnson22 of rYorktown lor manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of his father Elmer 55 in Page county on New Years eve 1935 Granted New Trial The court granted a newtrial to Melvin Chrismore of Knoxvillc in connection with the death of Fred L Sparks of Knoxville who died in an automobile accident two years ago Chrismore was under sentence of not to exceed eight years for manslaughter in the stale reform atory at Anamosa Henry Plummer for whose death Wheaton is awaiting execu tion in death row at Fort Madison was kidnaped and slain by a lone bandit on the night of June 11 193C Never Quite night When Wheaton was appre hended two weeks later in Omaha and taken to Council Bluffs where he entered a plea of guilty his mother claimed in an attempt to obtain leniency that her son was never quite right after a fall she said he suffered at the age of six Rehearsing the story of the youths crime career for the slate supreme court in May Assistant Ally Gen Bucll McCash said Wheaton commenced his antiso Amelia Earhart Sets Plane Down in India KARACHI India Earhart flying around the world arrived here from Massawa Eri trea at p m local time a m CST Tuesday greatest fight was expected over committee proposal to make lo calities pay 40 per cent ot the cost of nonfederal relief projects The house also was debating ex bill tor flood control river and harbor mprovements andother nonmil tary public works supervised by the war department The measure earmarked 500000 for flood control in New England and in the Ohioand Mis sissippi river basins Tuesday was the semiannual deadline for war debt payments totaling 51500000000 but once again Finland was the only one of 13 nations not intending to de fault The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy prob ably showers in extreme west portion Tuesday night and Wed nesday and on Wednesday in southeast and smithcentral por tions not much change in tem perature MINNESOTA Increasing cloudiness Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy to cloudy possibly showers in ex treme southwest not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday maximum Monday 77 Minimum In Niglit 54 At 8 A M Tuesday 75 Mason City Tuesday had its highest B a m temperature rend ing this month and what wind there was was from the south cinl activities in 1329 at the ten der age of 11 when he stole an automobile at Rapid City S Dak McCash said the youth subse quently was paroled from the re formatory after serving sentence for the automobile theft charge and in 193S was arrested and sentenced lo the Soulh Dakota state penitentiary at Sioux Falls for grand larceny Stayed In Penitentiary Wheatonremained at the peni tentiary from January to May 1936 McCash said when x x x he was then discharged The record is barren McCash told the court of any suggestion as to whether or not he received a public apology for having been detained this brief period against his will but at public expense he was furnished cost of transporta tion for n distance of 500 miles outfitted with a new suit of clothes given the official blessing ot the romantic idealists who con slilutcd Ihe pardoning posvcr in that commonwealth and without further ceremony was dumped over the state border to wander where he listclh Arrived by Bus Testimony was introduced at the trial to the effect that Wheaton arrived in Omaha by bus from Sioux Falls on the niglil of May 2 1936 After hitchhiking from Omaha to Rapid City for a two day visit he returned to Omaha where in the words of McCash he became an all night frequenter of pool rooms where gambling games were in progress Omaha detectives who ques tioned the youth following his ar rest said he told them he had taken a car in Omaha and driven to Missouri Valley Iowa two days before the Plummer murder When the car became stuck in mud he abandoned it and took   

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