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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THS NliWSPAPM THAT MAKB ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 153 XiVXi J1J r x VOL XLffl ASSOCIATED PRESS ANT UNITED PKESS TUIX LEASED WIRE COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTED i Demo Choice for 1940 Polls Favors Roosevelt and Stewart Agrees By CHARLES F STEWART ASH I N G T O N CPA The Rev Edward Dowling S of the editorial staff of The Queens Work national Catho monthly magazine it will be recalled re cently under took a poll of W a s h i ngtons newspaper cor respondents on the question Who will be the 1940 demo cratic presiden tial nominee This poll is not complete yet but Father Dowling repons as to its progress It seems to me a verj interest ing showing the correspondents number into the hundreds on an average they are exceptionally well informed politically and they represent every corner of the country Amonr the Mentioned Father Dowling writes Twothirds of those submitting votes in the poll place President Roosevelt first in the list of prob able The reverend father also speaks of a large percentage of the correspondents as giving first place to Secretary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace Other names prominently men tioned he says are those of Sen ators Bennett Champ Clark of Missouri JRobert M LaToilette of Wisconsin and A Harry Moore of New Jersey Governors George H Earle of Pennsylvania Philip F La Follette of Wisconsin and Frank Murpbr of Michigan Secre tery of State Cordell Hull Relief Administrator Harry L Hopkins Labor Leader John L Jesse Jones of RFC and Paul V McNutt now high commissioner to the Philippines Roosevelt Is First President Roosevelt would be my own first conditionally If his supreme court fight m one form or another still is pend ing when the 1940 democratic con vention is held it appears to roe almost a certainty that new dealers will conscript him to lead it through to a finish In such an he may not win at the polls but 1 think he is sure to be nomi If he has won in the meantime he probably will prefer to pass his job on to a successor of his own choosing And he will not meantime decisively beaten Either he will have won or the supreme court conflict still will be raging No F D R Man If Roosevelthas won he certain will not pick Senator Clark to succeed him Clark in certain respects is the strongest candidate next to the present white house tenant but he is not a 100 per cent new dealer Roosevelt assuredly never would indorse him to continue new deal policies So if Roosevelt has won up to 1940 Clark will not be his choice to follow him if he hasnt won by that time Roosevelt will be his own renominee Clark conceivably can be the 1940 standard bearer of a bolting democratic faction a faction which will claim to be the real democratic party while denying that the new deal is democratic In such a situation Backed by G O P Roosevelt or his pick of a suc cessor nominally the democratic nominee with Clark or someone like him claiming to be the genuine democrat under heaven knows what name and with oldfashioned republicans joining his forces The chances of Governors Earle and Murphy depend on the out come of pending industrial contro versies from which John L Lew is may profit more than either of them Lewis in short is formidable though with heavy handicaps McNutt wished off into the Philippines promises to be a backnumber Obscured by Brother Young Phil La Follette a brilliant youngster is nationally obscuredby his brother Senator who is of more than doubtful presidential Cordell Hull intellectually well equipped for the presidency has not the pep for a campaign is old and is not much of a new dealer either Harry Hopkins Senator Harry Moore and Jesse Jones are not to be considered seriously SLEETONHORTH IOWAHIGHWAYS SLOWSJRAVEL Long Distance Line Pales Down Minor Mishaps Are Reported All wire communications were disrupted in North Iowa and south ern Minnesota by sleet and wind Saturday while weather conditions made highway travel hazardous Several accidents were reported in North Iowa Communication lines became se verely hampered Saturday morn ing at 8 oclock and by noon the service of the A T and T was demoralized No long distance toll lines were available for a while and Saturday afternoon the West ern Union reported for a short time it did not have a single line in operation out of Mason City Postal Telegraph also reported some wire trouble Many long distance line tele phone poles were reported down in all directions from Mason City A motorist who arrived at noon in Mason City from the south said countless poles were down on Highway 55 and at one point north of Rockwell seven poles in a row were down some of them across the highway Sleet on Wires The sleet clung to wires and as they increased in weight were whipped about by the wind In many cases wires were knotted to gether in masses and some places the weight on the wires tore poles from the ground Apparently the severity of the sleet storm moved from the south to the north as lines to toe north were the last to go out Meanwhile the telephone company had sum moned every available man and had several crews working on the Strikes Affect 3 Largest CARDS PLAYED LOOK INSIDE FOR SENATOR BYRNES Senate Compromise on Sit Down Action Sought PAGE 2 be lines The Peoples Gas and Electric company reported it was having tiouble with electric lines many breaks having occurred Several crews were out making constant repairs Glare of Ice on Roads Roads were covered with a of ice but a little rise in tem perature would quickly eliminate this hazard it was believed Rain and possibly snow continued low temperatures delay the advent of spring New Seed Cleaning to Be Shown at Kanawha PAGE 8 Legion Golf Course to Be Sportier This Year PAGE 9 Ernie Ready to Fight for Child Bride 12 in Jail at Mankatc Mother Raps County Attorney MANKATO Gangling 27year old Ernest M Johnson laid away the cheap gui tar with which he wooed 12 year old Virginia De Remer and Al lowed he was ready to fight for theright to live with hischild rThe two Blue Earth county authorities Friday night as Virginia cleared away the STRIKE SETTLED AT ALBERT LEA FOLLOWING RIOT OF MILLIONAIRE Gedeon Father of Slain Artists Model Free on Bail with Virginias mother since their marriage at EstherviUe Iowa a week ago Saturday Virginia sobbed in a cell in the Blue Earth unable to understand the countys charge that she is a delinquent and neglected child or why her grown up keepinghouse had been interrupted by out Father of Five Children Johnson divorced father of five small children by a former mar riage was not at home when Sheriff Frank Cords arrived to take his bride away To newspapermen who greeted him with word of what had hap pened he I guess it would just about breakmy heart itthey took Vir ginia away from me for good But Im going to fight for our right to be together And I aint much Her they aint goin tohavenothin to do with an Mrs De Remer standing in the background with arms akimbo nodded in assent Love Each Its all that county attorneys she said Hes alwayshad it in for Ernie But each other and I dont intend to let anything keep them NEW YORK County Attorney C A UP Joseph other ideas Johnson with will in Iowa overthe weekend the wea ther bureau said Saturday Temperatures Saturday night will probably reach a low of 25 to 30 degrees Precipitation was general early Saturday in north and east Iowa with sleet reported in Davenport and Dubuque thunderstorms at Iowa Falls and rain at Sioux City Several Minor Mishaps Claude Benedict state highway patrolman reported several minor automobile accidents near Garner Friday caused by slippery condi tions of highways Snow began falling heavily at 8 oclock in the morning Friday and continued throughout the rfay with an esti mated four inch fall by night Snowfall at Northwopd mea sured five inches No drifting was minimum tempera tureduring the night was 25and the mercury had climbed to 30 at 8 oclock Saturday morning Rain and sleet at West Union followed Friday nights snow storm making highways extreme ly dangerous and causinginany automobile accidents on Fayette county roads The snow was 2 inches deep The lowest tempera ture was 28 sertion that a Boston been interested in his 20 year old daughter was checked again by investigators Saturday in an attempt to discover a clew in the triple slaying of the beautiful artists model her moth er and a lodger in their Manhattan apartmant Gedeon wiry middle aged up holsterer was freed on bail on a charge of possessing a revol ver without a permit He had stoutly insisted that he was drink ing beer and playing skee ball during the hours last Saturday night andSunday morning when the murdersoccurred Investigators abandoning hope for a speedy solution of the slay ings tuined to the painstaking building oi a circumstantial case There are four or five differ ent angles we are working on said Detective Lieutenant Walter Harding Andwhen we have clearedthese up we will have a complete and direct Gedeon was released after a rep resentative of the district attor neys office who had previously sought high bail for him as a pos sible suspectin the triple Gedeon the re duction of the bond orig inally fixed Capper Gets Along Nicely Following Appendix Removal WASHINGTON cy hospital officials said Saturday Senator Capper was getting along nicely following an operation for removal of his ap pendix The 71 year suffered an attack of appendicitis Friday night after dinner was taken to the hospital for treatment Of ficials said he spent a restful night He said hearing on the delin quency charge would be held probably latfSaturday Its the only way we can sep arate the little girl from her hus band since neither the mother or her estranged father will sign an annulment Johnson said he would seek to have the girl placed in an institu tion as a delinquent Ernie meanwhile told moodily of his courtship of Virginia while he lived as a roomer the De Remer home r Sanr and Talked We justsat home of evenings and I sang and talked to her a he said He picked up z bat cot song tered guitar from behind a he said is a sang to her a lot To the twanging accompaniment the guitar he crooned in a high 2 of Bitterest Battles of Spanish War Raging nasal voice Youre nobodys darling but Down Ends DBS MOINES two hour sit down strike of 18 mechanics at the B and L Motor here was settled when an agree ment was reached on the rehiring of a man whose discharge caused the strike lowans to Navy Promoted WASHINGTON A Peterson Algona Iowa and Wal ter W Strohbehn Davenport Iowa havebeen promoted from junior grade lieutenants to lieu tenants in the UnitedStates navy Buy School Bonds SHENANDOAH and Company and the Carleton Bch company both Moines purchased worth of re funding school paying a premium of and 3 per cent interest Are yougambling with lives taking the family out in the spoils of olden days They sit down in seat for a spring pleasure trip and sit down they remain while you look for a Garage open Sun day sign Turn it in before you are turned Just Call the Ad 3800 mine I mean for it always to be like hesaid as he Mrs De Remer herself a bride at 15 reassured him be back an she said she explained to re porters done man could do for Virginia He loves her He even gave up drink forher He may have beeii a bitwild at one time but a man of him self for Governor Takes Charge and Firm Grants Recognition to Union PICTURES ON PAGE 16 ALBERT LEA The Gas Machinecom pany strike was settled early Sat urday 12 hours after tear gasand rioting brought the city to the verge of martial law Negotiations conducted under an honor truce and di rection of Gov Elmer A Benson ended at when an agreement was signed under whictrthe strike was called off and the companys plant willbe re opened The company will rehire strik ers and the four discharged work ers whose discharge the strikers protested It will in dependent union of allworkers as sole collective bargaining agency provided it receives a charter from national labor organization with in 60 days Will Vote Union members will cast stcret ballots to determine whether to affiliate with the American Fed eration of Labor or John L Lewis Committee for Industrial Organi zation Company officials agreed miss all legal proceedings arising and to recommend dismissal of charges against an ar rested striker providing union members agree not to make any claims for damages as a result of Fridays violenct The agreemenv was signed oy company president Russell Han sen union president Peter A Lauritsen who had pledt Id strik their honor to refrain from picketing diuing negotiations and by Benson rushed hen Friday afternoon when it appeared troops might be needed to quell violence Disastrous Climax Prompt intervention of Gover nor Benson appeared to have saved the city from a disastrous climax to a day of violence and Trouble when Sheriff Helmer Myhre undertook to en force a restraining order issued by Judge NonoanE Peterson de manding removal of pickets and sit down strikers from company grounds with 160 mostly recruited from nonstriking employes and marched fa the plant Myhre dis persed 300 pickets then demanded 75 sit down strikers leave the plant The men Myhre and his deputies surrounded the plant and pumped tear gas through windows and Stream Through Doors through the doors into the the A few fight their way free but were soon overpowered All were taken to The crash of gas guns FORECAST IOWA Probably occasional saln or snow Saturday nijht and Sunday continued cool MINNESOTA Snow probable Saturday nifh and Sunday lit tle clurare In temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturdaj morning Maxium Friday 31 Above Minimum in Nljht 27 Above At 8 A M Saturday 30 Above Snowfall 50 of an Inch precipitation 06 of an Inch The dished out to Iowa the pasttwo bien nocredit to The senti ment contained in the old rhyme April showers bring May flow ers would beentirely wasted on ihese atmospheric conditions Snow rain sleet chilly tempera tures hanging clouds and what have you Allin all it has beeni verymuchiuggestive of a California Government Troops Fight Big Insurgent Advance Near Bilbao By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two of the bitterest bloodiest arid most important battles of the Spanish civil war raged on widely separated frontsSaturday Inthe northern sector near Bil the Spanish government rushed mobilization of allavail able fighting men to big insurgentadvance and sent its militiamen up a moun tain peak to block one segment of the assault Far to in Cordoba opposing still locked in a furious struggle for the possession of a rich mining country But here the insurgents were on the defensive li Crucial Campaign The success or failure of the in surgentdrive in northern Spain construed in many quarters as likely to have a decisive effect on the future of insurgent Generalis simo Francisco Franco particu larly in view of recent losses in the Guadalajara sector northeast of Madrid Should he capture Bilbao more miles north of Madrid on the bay of Biscay he wouldbe in position to control along the northern Spanish coast off ready accessibility of supplies for government troops there In the Cordoba sector govern ment troops launched a double at tack designed to trap Span ish insurgents in what was saidmay be oneof the great mass slaughters of the war Start New Drive Northern supporters of the Val encia government also started a new campaign against Oviedo long besieged provincial capital in the Asturias sector heavily shell ing insurgent positions in Planes operating with insurgent Gen Emilio Molas forces inthe Bilbao sector bombarded towns behind the with 800 casual ties reported in one air raid on Durango Meanwhile in Havana the Cu ban government announced it would cooperate with Mexico in seeking some means to end the eight months long bloody conflict Youth Stabbed and 2 Men and Women Held for Quizzing SIOUX FALLS S 21 year old Canton S youth was in a hospital suffering from serious stab wounds Saturday while police questioned two men and in an effort to learn details of how he was injured injured man Harold Ken could not talk coherently but indicated he hadbeen robbed Physicians took 21 stitches to close his wounds which included a dan from his ear downthe side of hisneck close to the jugu lar or questioning were Ma vel Swede Lar son and Tex Baird Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 Who is president of the United Mine Workers of Amer ica 2 A 12 year old Minnesota girl was married in what Iowa town 3 What U S senator de clared ruthless tactics of some of thegreat corporations were responsible for sit down strikes 4 What two men were elect ed to the Mason City council at the municipal election Monday 5 Yeggs broke into two safes but obtained no loot at what North Iowa town 6 by scientists to be the sunniest spot in the United States 7 Who declared prices of durable goods such as steel and copper are too high and buying of consumer goods should be encouraged 8 Names were drawn from a hat to decide a municipalelec tion tie in what North Iowa town 9 The minimum wage law for women of what state was upheld by the supreme court opponents or sup porters of President Roosevelts court reorganization plan have their innings before the senate judiciary committee week u ANSWERSON and spreading fumes aroused the city Nonstrikingworkers their wives and ciildrenfilled the streets The city was crowded as on Saturday night Myhre then led a raid on union headquarters The place was de the deputies wrecked furniture and windows and de parted Word spread to Austin 12 miles away Sympathizers there had j list received their paychecks were idle They banded together for a mass invasion of Albert Lea 200 From Austin A caravan of 200 Austin sym pathizers streamed into Albert Lea at 4 p m They drove their cars to the jail and parked them Crowds jammed the sidewalks andoverflowed into the streets Short lengths of gas pipe were in evidence Sheriff Myhre saw the gather ing lined up a dozen deputies be fore the jail door A breach opened in the crowd between the Austin sympathizers and the deputies and through it the invaders marched to the jail door They demanded release of the prisoners sheriff fefused Bickeringwhich might havepre sageda serious clash began Governor Rolls Up At the befghtof tension Gover nor Bensons car rolled up to the jail front Xhe governor emerged and dashed upthe A spokesman for the Austin group explained its governor turned to the sheriff think hes1 Benson said These men should be re Sheriff Myhre released the pris oners immediately Union work ers hadalready offered bond but he did not ask for it Benson arranged forthe honor the sympathizers returned to Austin and streets cleaned Then for several hours the gov ernor conferred alternately with the strike leaders and officials of the company Later he brought them together in a private room of the Albert hotel with Mayor E L Hayek He Scores Sheriff Also in the conference but ap parently not taking part in it wereSander Genis organizer for John L Lewis Committee for In dustrial Organization and Guy sympathetic to the American Federation of Labor The independent workers union is not affiliated with The governor emerged only once to criticize eviction of the I am strongly impressed with the fact that public officials are denial of civil rights guaranteed workers by the governor The tear gas attacks had no justification what soever and constituted a high handedassault upon the workers The brutal assault upon peaceful led by the sheriff was an WEIGHS POUND Iowa Contestant for Title of Worlds Smallest in Incubator ALBIA IP Peter Johnston 4 days oldand a con testant for the title of worlds smallest baby took his first trip to the scales he weighed just one pound Dr R A phy sician announced his weight Sat urday morning It was the first the doctor has felt the ciiila was strong enough to leave his in cubator r u Dr Smith who estimated Baby Charlesweighed 10 ounces at birth revised his original estimate after the weighing He said he be lieved the child has gamed about an ounce during each of his four days oi life 12 Ounces at Birth That would place Baby Charles weight at birth at 12 ounces the same as that of tiny Jacqueline Jean Benson Chicago mite who was known as world s smaL Dr Smith said little Charles ap peared stronger this morning and he believed the baby will survive The child cried this morning and Dr Smith said his voice was much IN FORD PLANT AT KANSAS CITY Seek to Find Agreement in Michigan Sit Downs LANSING ter P Chrysler left ths strikene gotiation conference with union leaders at Saturday an nouncing Ill be back at 3 p That hour was the lime set for the arrival of John L Lewis C L O chairman When Chrysler arrived in Lan sing Saturday morning for re sumption of the confcrences he was cheered by a group of his nonunion employes who urged dont give CONFERENCES ARRANGED IN 2 OF ATJTO DISPUTES DETROIT labor troubles beset Americas three largest motor car producers Satur day forthe first time since the threat of a nationwide automotive strike in 1934 but conferences were arranged in two of the dis putes Sit down strikers marched out or the big Chevrolet motor assembly plant of the General Motors at Flint Friday night after the man agerneni agreed to discuss their complaints with representatives of the United Automobile Workeri of America The settle ment ofthe paralyzingChrysler corporations strike was resumed in the office of Frank Mur phy at Lansing Officials Deny Knowledge Ford Motor company officials professed to have no knowledge of ths strike that closed its assem bly plant at Kansas City late Friday Ford became the third of the three automobile pro FORD SECLUDED WAYS UP Henry Ford remained secluded at his estate here Saturday He could not ae reached for comment on thestrike of Ford em in KansaslCity It was understood thathe had planned to leave for the nortn in a few days Telephone calls farm were not an stroneer Placed in Incubator Charles was born Tuesday to Mr and Mrs Henry Johnston in their two room kerosene lighted home here For three days he was kept in an improvised cardboard box incubator Friday he was re moved to a hospital and placed in a regular baby incubator From her bed at home his 18 year old mother is supplying the principal item in the babys diet mothers milk which is being rushed to the hospital diluted with whisky and corn syrup and fed tq ducers to be affected by U A W A sit Approximately wage earneis of theseand other automo tive firms were idle but other strike will return nearly 30000 of them to work the first of next week This figure is only less than the highest number made idle during the 44 day General Motors strike at the staVt of the year Union leaders said the Flint Chevrolet strike was spontane ous and was prompted by workers belief 1hat their repre sentatives were not getting any where in negotiations with plant on grievances provided for in the March 13 agreement between the U A w A and General Motors Agrees to Meetinr Arnold Lenz Chevroletopera tions manager at Flint promised to meet wtih Robert C Travis Union organizer and the committee of nine shop stewards set up under the agreement Lenz said the company had made a sin cere endeavor t fulfillits part of the mite by dropper of an eye Operation of Iowa Coal Mines May Be DBS MOINES JP Besurop tion of operations in Iowa coal may bedelayed for weeks JT C Carney vice president of the IowaCoal Operators assp said Saturday Carney said all depends on howsoon union representatives request a conference on a new contract and how fast negotiations No shortage of coal is expected because oi on the agreement When this nounced the meeting strikers was an voted to leave the largt factory and evacu ated in a hilarious mood Esti mates of the number of workmen who had remained in plant ranged Irom 500 to William S Knudsen vice president of General Motors conferred Friday with Homer Martin U A W A president and told him we are endeavoring in good faith to live up to our obli He asked the union to live up to the agreement and submitted a nearly 30 stop pages of work which he said vio lated its terms End Employes made idle Thursday in hody plant and the Yellow TJcuck plant atPon tiacareto jeturn ISunday and Monday Ihey ended their sit differences were reached Friday A sit down strike at the Hudson Motorcar companys Detroitplanti has kept idle day V ;