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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1937, Mason City, Iowa J T f l CT i u i 4sN x u NORTH DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPERTHAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATES PRESS AND UNITED PRESS UASETJ WIRES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 1 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO Philippines Not Solved Independence Is Problem foe Islands and U S NEW GENERAL MOTORS STRIKES By CHARLES F STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Ever since the Unit ed States took t h em a w a y from Spain the Philip p i nes have been cla moring for in dependence Now that they are about to get it they do not seem to like the pros pect President Manuel Quezon has been tour ing the United States making frequent remarks implying that he prefers not to have his peoples independence overly unqualified Next it is suggested tbatPresi dent Roosevelt will makea trip toths islands nect autumn or in thesprmg of as soon as con gi ess lets hirti get away to look iver the iSituation there Nor is given that if he K so he will do it in order to M Js the Filipinos a conclusive fodbye Rather1 it is hinted the idea is D pievent by modification of the adependehce act Ihe separation rom being unduly effective Clash With Japan 7 For one thing if Uncle Sahi is lo consider himself an authority in the westein Pacific he must re tain a formidable naval base in the Philippines The question anses Does it pay us to consider our selves that kind of an authority It isa dangerous thing for us to risist on It constantly threatens clash between us and Japan with odds all in Japans favor if fciich clash occurs Still we acquired the WORKERS WANT TOAIJERPACT WITHAUTOFIRM Sit Downers Seek to Amend Provisions for Handling of Grievances BULLETIN DETROIT of the BookCadillac largest ho tel in Detroit called a sit down strike at 3 p m Thursday DETROIT Auto mobile Workers officials Thurs day sought modification of their recent permanent peace pact with General Motors corporation as labor troubles in four General Motors plantsand a General Mo tors affiliate threw 17200 em ployes out of work With two plants at Flint and three at Pontiac closed as a result down strikes in three faetor iesVSiinioh officials revealed the cause of new difficulties to be dissatisfaction of the workers with the strike agreement They planned if possible to bring Homer Martin international president of U A W andiWilliam S Knudsen executivevice presi dent of the corporation together Friday in an effort to amend the agreements provisions for the handling of grievances of thinking of the islands our last outpost to the west a difficult habit to break Filipinos scaicely auuoned to their v Fkithest Nava Base It be aggravating to the United States also tp rant lib erty to the islanders atd then have Japan immediatetly take it away om them Besides what would become of ir farthest PacifiiiAlnaval base Britian with Australia India and its otherOriental and Aus tralasian realms to think of France with IndoChina on its mihd Holland with Ihe Dutch East Indies to worry wouldnt care to see the Fhilip pines assimilated by the Japanese But the United States must in f the event of Japanese aggression against theni bear a heavy load of responsibility for casting them duft Economic Problems Huge economic count also I Philippine finance naturally is enormously dependent upon Am erican money V Yet on the opposite hand Am encan money is enormously de pendent upon the futureof the Philippines j President Quezon has a fright I fully hard issue to straddle Political independence versus f economic Filipino lUin Economicomilitaiistic questions i are involved sufficient to make y anyone wondei It is not surpusing that Presi dent Quezon has to come to the United States or that President Hpbseyelt needs to visit the Phil ippines to discuss them Bl ame o n KiplingV Eudyard Kipling strange to say the whole row k His stones of English younger f sons in India were prevalent just at the time that America grabbed the Philippines j Americans fascinated by this J stuff wanted a younger sons J outlet iri imitation of Kiplings dope To this day that bunk J complicates international rela C I tiphships It calls for presidential trips More Than 80000 Idle The labor in Chevrolet No 2 at Flint Fisher Body and Yellow Truck anc Coach at Pontiac which caused the closing of a Flint Eisner plan and the Ponliac assembly line in to more than SOOOO the number of auto worker unemployed Prolonged stakes in the plant ofChrysleL Coiporation Hudson and Reo Motor Car companies have made an estimated 7340 peisons idle Two brief sit downs in othe General Motors plants wer cleared up before Thursday strikes were called At the Buic Motor companys No 11 plant at Flint 1000 men returned to work after United Automobile Workers representatives had conferred withthe management over alleged discriminatory transfers Return to Work At the Cleveland plant of Fish er key body plant of the vast General Motors system workers returned to body assembly lines Thursday after a short sit down Corporation officials painted to a clause in the recent peace agree ment which said Should any differences arise over grievances there shall be no considerations suspension of stoppages of work until every effort has been ex hausted to adjust them through the regular grievance procedure set up in the same and in no case without the ap proval of the international officers of the union Ed Hall a vice president of the United Automobile Workers said Agreement on Pay for Goal Miners Seen NEW YORK conferences among coal contract negotiators Thursday developed widespread belief that a new agreement probably providing for a wage be concluded in time to permit 400 000 men to return to the mines Friday after a one day suspension of work A negotiating committee of eight perators and eight miners repre entatives was called to meet at 3 m and consider further a ompromise draft on which the perator members deferred action vhen the old contract expired Vedhesday night An operator in touch with the legotiations said everything point id toward conclusion of the new ontract by Thursday night Increase General understanding Was that the United Mine Workers prob ably would win their demand for a basic wage increase of 50 cents a a level of in the that the work week would remain at 35 hours instead of the 30 hour week sought by the miners Other compromises also were understood to have been made as between the original de mands of the two sides It was imported that the new contract would introduce for the first time in the bituminous indus try a system of overtime pay with miners probably to be paid time and onehalf for each hour worked in excess of seven per day The Loyalist Troops miners objective in pressing this demand it was said was to pro vide jobs for more men on Ihe OPPONENTSSAY COURTCHANGES LOSING GROUND Michigan Law School Dean Declares Proposal Is Not Progressive WASHINGTON ents of President Roosevelts judi ciary program claimed Thursday that the administration is losing ground in its own tabulation of congressional support for enlarge ment of the supreme court There wouldnot be 35 votes in the senate for the pending judi ciary bill if it were brought to a vote today Senator Burton K Wheeler D Mont asserted in surveying this weeksoffensive against the measure The administrationis not even sure of 35 votes They might get a majority if they cut the pro posed increase of justices from six to two Reduce Vote Claims Another democratic senator op posing the bill said privately that the administration leaders checked senate sentiment on the measure some weeks ago and re ported they could count on 60 votes Later he asserted they re duced Iheir claim to 56 voles and the last poll resulled in a stale His Scheme Fails theory that mines would hire ad ditional men lathei than pay the overtime Drop Vacation Demand Demands by the U M W A for a two weeks vacation with pa and a guarantee of 200 days work per year were said to have been dropped The full conference of 300 oper ators and miners was called to meet at 4 p m in the hope that he contract would have been ap jroved by the committee of 16 by hen and would be ready for rat fication Edward F McGrady assistant ecretary of labor kept in touch vith the conferences but took no part in them He said that if no agreement was reached Thursday night he would offer the services of the federal government as a mediator U M W miners took Thursday off to celebrate John L Lewis day a holiday commemorating the nstitulion of the eight hour day in 1898 ment last weekend that there were at least 52 votes behind the measure Administration WILLIAM ABERUAKT leaders coun rom1 Manila vice versa to Washington and Hudyard Kipling started it ail teied that they were certain of enough votes to pass the bill v Dean Hiay M Bates ofk tlif Michigan law school continued the attack on the plan before the sen ate judiciary committee Thurs day He said that by accepting the presidents proposal America might find she had sold her na tional birthright for an immediate gain leading toward a change in our form of government to the English parliamentary system Calls Bill Reactionary The proposal is not liberal and progressive Bates said It would move toward a theory of govern ment triumphant in part of Eu rope at the present time It is retrogressive and reactionary It would work a change so im portant that we might have to re vamp our entire constitutional scheme Following Bates on the stand John T Flynn economist and writer warned the committee that SOCIAL CREDIT CHIEF TO QUIT AbeiHait Ready to Resign as Piemiei Albeita INVADE BURGOS PROVINCE PUSH FASCISTS BACK Revolts Against Regime of Franco Occur Despite Executions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spains government troops pushed their pursuit of General issimo Francisco Francos insur gents on three widely separated fronts Thursday Bitter mass ex ecutions and arrests to crush them reported 16 have spread in new sections of insurgent held Spain The counlerrevolts against the isurgent leaders first reported in Spanish Morocco may have en ulfed the key centers of Valla olid and Algcciras and even in Salamanca seat of Francos gov ernment Drive on Burgos The government disclosed smashing successes in drives against insurgents in the Guada ajara and Cordoba sectors and oward Francos erstwhile head quarters Burgos 135 miles north Madrid But Francos men gained ground in a new assault in the Bilbao sector of the northern front Insur gent airmen who bombed Durango 16 miles southeast of Bilbao killed GO persons and injured 150 Europe saw these repercussions Still In Agreement Both Italy and Germany appar LOOK INSIDE FOR i SLAIN GIRLS DOG If this small Hog coultf talk the mystery of the triple slaying of Veronica Godcnn her mother and a boarder in New York apartment woulfl be solved For the doff a Pekingese was the only witness to the slaying The Coming Real Estate Boom Vis already here Foreclosures j dropping rentals rising hous J iing shortage acute marriages i iip 60 and no living quarters available Smart money goes where money makes money The idea of buying a home to day is a honey JUST CALL THE AD TAKER AT 3800 the strikes were a protest of the men against the plant managers refusal to recognize the deal with their committees as provided in the General Molors Gov Frank Murphy said he would press night and day foi a solution of the Chrysler strike when his conference with corpor ation officials and U A WA C I O leaders resumes at Lan sing Mich Friday Leaders to Return Walter P Crysler corporation chairman and John L Lewis head of the C I O are to return to Lansing for the resumption o of the conference Both have been in New York on business B E Hutchinson Chrysler fi nance chairman announced that we have found it necessary to lay off many of our salaried employes and reduce the compensation paid to olhers retained to perform ne cessary services during this shut down This corporations payrolls must be earned through Ihe sale of Us product lo the public he said This source of income having ceased payrolls both salaried and hourly have of necessity lo be ad accordingly The Michigan senale deferred until April 7 action on three bills intended to prevent sit down In a radio address Wednesday night Governor Murphy said It is my first duty as governor to at tempt to solve Michigans labor troubles He said pressure had been exerted upon me to take sides in the present controversy TJrecd to Shoot I have been urged he said to shoot the workers out of the factories arid thus end sit down strikes once and for all When they want that done they will have to get another man tor gov ernor of Michigan demand I believe that they do argue that property rights must CASE AGAINST LYONS CLOSED Man Who Killed Friend in Argument Over Wai Hangs Self WAUKEGAN 111 slate Thursday closed its case against Jerry Lyons 45 Scottish war veteran accused of slaying his best friend in an argument over who won the World war Lyons tore a towel to strips in his cell tied one end to the bars and hanged himself His body was found by the sheriff when he came to take Lyons to trial for manslaughter Lyons and Jack Murrie Ameri can War veteran sat down togeth er last Dec 1 to split a bottle and to talk of their war experiences Theres nothing 1 i k e the Scotch said Lyons If it hadnt Deen for them Germany would have won the war Hah scoffed Murrie And what about the Americans Theyre the ones who really won President Roosevelts program might eventually vest national control in monopolistic business groups which would kiss democ racy goodbye in America I am aware that men pursuing with deep earnestness one objec tive may very well lose sight of some others of equal importance Flynn said It seems lo me im portant that we do not sacrifice any of those dearly won victories on the political field Unrestrained Stale I say that this is a slep in the direction of the unrestrained state and having started off in that di rection no man can say now where EDMONTON AHa liam Abeihait pume minister of the worlds only social credit gov ernment will offer his resignation to the legislature according to re ports emanating from a special party caucus Thursday The premier called Ihe caucus limself the reporls said because ic had abandoned all hope of bringing back into line insurgent 3arty members broke with lim overthe governments budget for the next fiscal year Although none who attended the caucus would discuss what transpired it was believed that Aberharls fate was discussed but that no deci sion had been reached Othersources said that he had placed his resignalion before the meeting and that the official an nouncement of his resignation would be made to Ihe legislature which opened Thursday after noon it will lead Opposition leaders generally viewed developments as favoring their cause They pointed in par ticular to the Monday court deci sions upholding the Washington replied Dr H K Brown leader of the group that launched the bitter at tack on Aberhart a week ago was believed the partys choice to form another social credit cabinet The crisis in the social credit government that was swept into office in August 1935 on promises of a month social credit pel month per citizen within 18 months was precipitated by the abinels failurelo establish social reel i I The government was deall sharpsetback on Feb 19 when lie reduction and settlement of cbts act cornerstone of the par ys debt reduction legislation was leclared uncpnstitutional by the irovincial supreme court minimum wage law Administration leaders The argument grew bitter Then Lyons ordered Murrie from the house There was a scuffle and Murrie was shot Charges were filed againsl Lyons It was police said peculiar be cause just an hour before Lyons had saved Murries life They had started together across frozen Lake Cedar to visit a tavern The ice broke with Murrie and he went down Lyons saved him that time Lutherans to Meet DES MOINES annual convention of the IowaConfer ence Lutheran Augustana Synod will be held here April 14 to 18 be respected and protected I agree with them but I feel even greater and protection should be accorded human rights want no human blood to be smirch the fair name of this state that the court decision merely strengthened their position be cause it made obvious their argu ment that the court had been wrong and gave no promise that it would not be what they termed conservative in the future Senator Lewis B Schwellen bach said that the fact that Justice Roberts switched his vote didnt mean that he would not in the future switch back to the other side and that the cir cumstances gave him the power of a Mussolini or a Hitler Wheeler Chides Supporters Wheeler chided administration supporters fortheir laments when the court gave them what they had been demanding He said thai thecourt decision showed thai what was needed was carefu drafting legislation rather thar a change in the court He asserted that any reasonable measure to achieve the presidents objectives could be approved by the tribuna if properly drafted Attorney General Homer S Cummings disagreed declaring that it is to be regrettedthat fou of the nine justices so strikingly demonstrated that they entertain views which deny the adaptability of the constitution to modern con ditions The whole episode vividb illustrates the soundness of th presidents proposal ently were an agreement not to yennft bolshevizationof Spain Mussolini they said remained confident the insurgents would win and for the time being would respect the European noninterven tion agreement but if the Span ish government continued to re ceive foreign aid Italy stands ready to assume full liberty of ac tion A high official in Hitlers gov ernment gave an intimation of his view in the terse phrase We will never tolerate a communist gov ernment in Spain Germans were uneasy as to Ulial recent insur gent defeats in Spain would mean In Arms Race Great Britain and France em barked on a joint race to back up the allied might of the British fleet and the French army with at least 3000 additional fighting planes within the next 12 months Norman H Davis the United States ambassadoratlarge in London it became apparent any feelers toward disarmament in a hastily rearming Europe would re ceive a chilly reception Italy was represented as defi nitely opposed to disarmament Britain was willing to listen France favored it in principle bul reserved comment on possible suc cess of such a move at this time and Germany was cool Other na tions reflected little enthusiasm Hunting Girl Fnend of Slain Models Father PAGE 2 2 Goodell Safes Are Rifled Nothing Taken PAGE Mason CityHigh Out Tough Schedule PAGE 15 Senate Defers Action on Social Welfare Bills PAGE 13 Order Restores Job DES MOINES i s t r i c t Judge O S Franklin issued an order restoring to Frank P Butler Williamsburg his job as an in spector in the stale deparlment of To Hear Complaints on Tax Assessments DES MOINES Township The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday except some cloudi ness slightly colder In extreme cast Thursday night rising em pnrature Friday n central and west portions MINNESOTA More or less cloudiness Thursday niffht and Friday somewhat warmer Fri day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at B oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 43 Above Minimum In Night 31 Above At 8 A M Thursday 33 Above Precipitation 16 of an Inch Snow Trace The weather mans farewell sa lute to March was a disagreeable act The offering was chilly cloudy rainy with just a dash of snow thrown in for good meas ure But still it wasnt the handi work of a lion More we should saylike that of a wolf or hyena boards and councils in all towns and cities in Iowa under 10000 population are to meet Monday tc hear complaints and adjust indi vidual assessments on real estate and personal taxes Arrives for Match Exactly Week Early CLEVELAND UP George Zaharias heavyweight wrestler traveled hurriedly from St Louis lo Cleveland thinking he was booked for nri appearance at a mat show He found he was ex aclly one week early NOT PROPOSING ARMS SESSION Hull Says U S Not Told to Approach Nations of Europe WASHINGTON Hull said Thursday that the United Slates is not planning an international disarmament con ference and is not making any proposals to European nations through Norman II Davis now in London for such a meeting Asked at a press conference about dispatches from London hinting that Davis American am bassador at large might discuss the armamcnls question Hull said there was nothing new in Davis mission abroad He has gone there toattend an international sugar conference Whether Davis will go to the meeting the disarmament com mittee lo be held in Geneva on May 1 Secretary Hull said will not be determined until later PEISEN Bill TO SET UP SAFETY BUREAU BEATEN Brown and Strickler Clash Motor Vehicle Measure to Conference DES MOINES as a proposal devised to create a strike breaking institution the bill toconsolidate Iowapolice and inspection agencies into one bu reau as a department of public safely met defeat Thursday in the house of representatives Its failure of passage however came about by virtue of a tie votp of 52 to 52 Consideration of the proposal vas climaxed by an open and leated break between the Polk county house members Rep Ea Brown and Milton W Strick er both republicans aiid both residents of DesMoines Pciscn bercmls Idea Disposal of the consolidation measure defended as a means of saving yearly in saT arics and expenses followed earlier action by the house in killing tlie interstate bridge bill Defense of the merger pro posed by Rep Dean W Peisen R of Eldora rested largerly in the hands of republican members of the house but the final vole found republican and demo cratic sentiment well divided The measure initially when the house took up themotor vehicle bill and supi time a move bv Eeisehto delete from the teller bill all provision for the highway patrol which under his consolida tion plan would be merged will all other inspection and polics agencies Cut Expenses In bringing it before Hie house Thursday Peisen contended that it would reduce from 320 to 150 the number of men now assigned to the patrol Ihc slate bureau of investigation game wardens de partment and many other in spection agencies with a net savings of nearly a half million dollars annually He said the cosl of these departments now is Awaits Trial for Threatening Aimee LOS ANGELES Ly dia Swenson 43 Thursday faced superior court trial charged with writing Aimee Semple McPherson a note demanding 5200 The woman wife of a retired Duluth Minn lumberman was held for trial at a brief prelimin ary hearing Police witnesses quoted her as confessing she de manded the for a down pay ment on a new car Indian Nationalists Call National General Strike ALLAHABAD India Indian nationalists declared a na tional general strike Thursday in protest against the new constitu tion and called lor public demon strations to denounce it Business was suspended to a great degree all over India Lead ers of the nationalist congress party of Mahatma Gandhi ordered shops closed Police replied with an offer lo assist anyone who was compelled to close his shop against his will The Calcutta corporation con trolled by nationalists approved a resolution closing the corporation municipality offices and the schools in sympathy with the gen eral strike It was assumed that the strike would be limited to Thursday the day upon which the new constitu tion giving a measure of self gov ernment to 255000000 Indias 353000000 people became effec tive But nationalists were in an an annually Advancing Ihc belief the speeiion services could be merged Peisen said his plan lor centrali zation of allsuch activities proi vidod that no man assigned to the public safety deparlment would be limited to one assignment thus eliminating a duplicity of ac tion Replying lo opposition of or ganized labor representatives of which lined the house corridors as he talked Peisen said he had pro vided in the bill that Hie con solidated force could not interfere in labor difficulties except in cases of violence and then only upon direction of Ihe governor Slrlckler Opens Fire Labor was invited to write this clause he added but they didnt offer to dot an 1 or cross a T Strickler opening fire on tha proposal referred to it as vi cious and added I may be committing political suicide in my stand but Ihis does nolhing more than create a state police department or constabulary beyond thepower of everyone but the governor It sets up a strike breaking institution under the guise of economy You are being hoodwinked this is subterfuge and a plan sponsored by the financial interests of this stale Strickler clashed sharply with Peisen and the latter demanded an apology as he challenged Sticklers closing statement Calls for Apology I defy you Peisen shouted to show where a single penny has been behind this bill Prove it or apologize Strickler then tangled with Brown and while shouting his re lorts at the other Polk counly so lon several house jumped lo their feet demanding thai Strickler be compelled to modulate his voice and observe parliamentary decorum Replying to Browns statement that the consolidation did favor the common man because of its economic possibilities Strickler again charged that interests sup ported the bill and added The very fact that Brown fa for this should be sufficient indi cation that something is wrong with it Democrats opposing the meas ure Representative C L Rice gry mood asserting that Great Delta and Representative R G Britain did not inlend lo give the 1 Moore of Dunlap conceded the people any real freedom under the constitution and a long period of dangerous tension was foreseen possibility existed for some meas ure of consolidation but ques tioned the advisability of turning t ;