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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKESAtL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI ASSOCIATED FKESS ANlfOTCTTEP PRESsWj LEASED WIRES MASON TUESDAY APRIL 6 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OFTWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 154 No Time for Legislating Congress Busy at Probes Ever Since It Convened By CHARLES P STEWART A S HIN GTON CPA Con gress has inves tigated unprece dentedly since it met early in the year It has done no legislating o f any conse quence how ever After accum ulating whole TE TEACHER ANNUITY FUNDS European Powers May Put Pressure on Italy HOVE TO STOP BREAK IN PACT FOR SPAIN SEEN libraries of facts assembled with a view to the intelligent D J enactment o f gntain and rranee Keady to new law s it has not enacted intelligently or other the laws wise The truth is that the folk on capitol hill are terrifically split as to what their accumulations of facts suggest as legislatively de sirable Hopelessly Split It is a queer situation The congressional majority is so overwhelming a majority reckon ing party against party that one have expected the demo Against II Duce By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Great Britain and France were reported ready Tuesday to try to line up Balkans against Italy Premier Mussolini moves to quit the international hands off agreement That plan was recounted by an informed Paris source as the Spanish insurgents friendly to Italy claimed new important sue uii w m A rriv crats to go right ahead with their cesses on the northern front I heir program voting down the commanders asserted gov licans four or five to one Instead the majority cracked into factions so evenly divided that each is afraid to go to the mat with the other revealing the alarming breadth of the crevasse between them and maybe disclos that the comparatively few re publicans are a balance of power group on the hill Hope for Compromise Consequently the rival demo cratic groups stall off an actual test of strength hoping against hope for some sort of a compro mise of which there is no course the republicans en Of 30Forthat matter the G O P is ernment soldiers had been killed in recent fighting for Durango and Bilbca The possibility Italy might quit The 27 nation nonintervention ac was raised by an Italian spokesman as the outgrowth of authoritative Italian charges that France hsd flagrantly violated h allowing aid to be sent to the MadridValencia government Only Last Britain and France would act to isolate the Balkans from Italy only as a last the Paris source said as they are not anxi ous to attempt a major political realignment in Europe Although all the nations in the nonintervention accord have al lowan Served in Two Armies HANS NIELSEN German Soldier Daily Press Pholos HANS NIELSEN American Doughboy split too but thats immaterial ready agreed to stop movement of since they are helpless anyway volunteers to Spain the land and It Ion has been recognized that naval patrol scheme for making an overly large majority is unmanthe plan fully effective has not aaeable by its own leadership but been put into effectand its suc democratic majority cess depends on Italys collabora npvpr has had its equal in size by uon never uau i g insurgent successes in Spain brought a final ultimatum from insurgent Gen eral Ernilio Mola to the Basque defenders of the coastal city of Bilbao He warned them to sur render or suffer literal destruc tion of the province the province of traordinary Useful Information Some of congress recent inves tigations incidentally have been peculiar affairs investigation as previously remarked is supposed I always thought to uncover facts Senator Augustine Lonergan s recent investigation of 1936s cam contributions did so It showed that the duPont interests contributed approximately a halt million to Governor Landons fund the United Mine Workers about a half million to President Roosevelts These are FACTS Significant facts A half million dollar contributor to a candidate s campaign fund may reasonably be expected to count on especial con sideration from that candidate if he wins It is useful ir ormation to lawmakers shaping legislation for the regulation of campaign contributions Personal Opinions But Senator Ashursts investiga tion of the supreme courts future Each withes has expressed only his personal opinion Dean Soandso of Suchand such a law school has given it as his judgment that the presidential plan is o k Dean Soands9 of Suchanother law school has given his judgment contrariwise Former Justice John H Clarke a deponent says the presidential supreme court plan is unconstitu tional Well no one ever disputed Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes denies that the federal courts are behindhand with their calendars as asserted by President Roosevelt Justices Brandeis and Van Devantcr agreed tha the president was mistaken Well everyone knew that federal judges would deny the presidents asser tions Probe Meaningless So all that Senator Ashursts in vestigation hat developed is tho information that Dean Soandso thinks one thing that Dean So andso thinks something else and that exJustice Chief Jus tice Hughes and Justices Brandeis and Van Devanter know what everyone accepts already Most congressional investiga tions are of this order They are good publicity but they do not mean anything other wise legislators if they had nerve enough to go ahead and leg islate could dc it without any in vestigating Lipstick on Shirt DENVER stated Mrs Laura Porter in a divorce action charging Everett Porter with npnsupportj and cruelty he comes home with lipstick and rouge on his shirt The divorce was granted I v 20th Anniversary Recalls U S World War Entry SETTLEMENT IN CHRYSLER AUTO STRIKE AT HAND Hopes Raised That Men Will Be Back on Jobs Next Week AUTOLABOR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Settlement of the Chrysler automotive strike which would workersto jobs in Michigan considered possible Tuesday Walter P Chrysler and other corporation executives confer with managers of the eight closed Detroit planis during re cess of peace parley with labor forces Gov Frank Murphy plans to take up Hudson and Reo auto factory strikes as soon as Chrys ler dispute is settled Union leader says none of 200 Ford workers returning after strike at Kansas City re ceive dismissal n o ti c e stated cause of the brief sit down General Motors president says sit down strikers are serious because of breakdown of law and Murray Corporation of Amer ica auto body manufacturer and United Automobile Workers of America sign agreement Marshalltown Man Fought Against His Former Comrades MARSHALLTOWN Iowa Daily years ago Tuesday President Woodrow Wilson signed congress declaration of war on Germany That declaration altered the lives of every American but one Marshalltown resident recalls it with particular emphasis because just a few years before he had concluded his term of service in the German army and was soon to join the armed ranks of those men who were fighting against Germany He is believed to be the only man inthis territory who served in both armies He is Hans Nielsen 113 North Second avenue an employe of the Ryder Furniture company of this ritory until 1864 when Germany acquired it after the war with Denmark It was not until 1898 however that Nielsens parents became German citizens under the I prisoner to 10 days in new successes pointed toward the j Penarroya oal fields j The government at Valencia an nounced the arrest of four young nephews by marriage of Gen Francisco Franco the insurgent commander for espionage The government also reported a Ger man reign ofterror in the Ca nary islands to which it had rele gated Franco prior to the start of his July rebellion Objective in Sisht Molas men were in sight of one objective the strategic town of Durango The MadridValencia adminis tration organized new militia bod ies to reinforce troops striving to break the semicircle of insurgent lines near Madrid A Panamanian mineral boat the Andra said to have been char tered by a British company was reported sunk by an insurgent cruiser in the Bay of Biscay Insurgent Town Bombed Insurgent held Algeciras near Gibraltar was subjected to a gov ernment air bombing process of naturalization m Or the Cordoba front in the j there south the government reported j in 1S09 at the age of21 Hans j was called into service with troops under G e r m a n ys compulsory military law He served in the infantry until 1911 most of the time in West Prussia in territory belonging to Poland since the World war In 1913 Nielsen came to the United States and to Marshalltown where his sister Mrs Mary Peter sen was making her that time Nielsen was still on the German army reserve list mili tary law keeping all citizens in that status until they reach the age of 45 Ornered to Return When tha war broke out in 1914 Hans Nielsen received orders from the German consul in Chicago to report there preparatory to leav ing for Germany to reenter mili tary service He did not go how ever and when this country en tered the war in 1917 he left Mar shalltown Sept 5 1917 with the first drait of national army men from this county In June 1918 Nielsen obtained his final American citizenship papers while still at Camp Dodge In August of the same year he left for France with the Eightyeighth division and was discharged irom military service June 12 1919 His brother Christoffer Nielsen served throughout the war with the German army without re ceiving wound or injury Compares The local veteran says service in the American army was a pic nic compared to German military duty Discipline was much mo re rigid in Germany and the common soldier had no rights at all which others were bound to he said Even noncommissioned offi cers rated salutes and when a commissioned officer was met me TRIPLE MURDER SUSPECT SEIZED Hitch Hiker Arrested in Pennsylvania Resembles Robert Irwm LANCASTER caster police said they city for many years Born a Dane Nielsen was born Dec 3 in SchleswigHolstein Danish terj notified Lancaster notified New York detectives that a hitch hiker found in a parked automo bile was arrested Tuesday because he resembled Robert trwin sculp tor sought in the investigation of the Gedeon triple murder case Police said the prisoner told them he was on his way to his home in Brooklyn from Washing ton Walter Faber of Quarryville 1888 saw tne man asieep in a car at a police He was held on a technical charge of vagrancy Alderman John B Burkholdera short time later sentenced the FLYER LOCATES WRECKED PLANE Reports No Signs of Life Around Twisted Mass in Arizona Mountains ALBUQUERQUE N Major A D Smith division su perintendent of the Transconti nental and Western Air in a ra dio message to the airport here at 10 a Tuesday said the wreckage of an airplane was sighted northwest of MountBaldy in eastern Arizona The veteran flying tri motor transport said the wreck age was in an inaccessible re He told airport operatives here his ship was circling the spot Major Victor Bertrandias could arrive from Winslow with his which had beenheld on the ground there for ah emerg ency Major Smith Baldy at a mountainside elevation re ported there was no sign of life twisted mass believedto be the wreck hner missing since Saturday with had to get off the side eight persons aboard walk come to a face the officer when six pacesdistant sa lute and remain until the officer was six paces on his way Nielsen recalls The food was poor too he says Nielsen recalls that war was near in 1912 when Kaiser Wilhelm intervened in the Moroccan crisis fact that Germany wasnt quite ready prevented an outbreak at that time tie believes Didnt Miss Far When his regiment was being furloughed to civil life in 1911 the commanding general told the sol diers we will all be together again in two meaning that he expected war He didnt miss it Niel sen commented in recalling the in cident Nielsens brother Detley Niel sen and family and the formers 1014 SouthCenter street Marshalltown V RETURN TO WORK IN AUTO PLANTS SEEN LANSING diction that the Chrysler automo tive strike might be settled Tues day raised hopes that workers would be back at their jobs in Michigan motorcar and parts factories next week When the conference representatives of the corporation and the United Automobile Work ers of America in Frank Murphys office adjourned Mon day night the governor said there is no comment I can As that session convened there were reports that it would be only a matter of hours before an agreement would be reached As usual neither Walter P Chrysler corporation chairman nor John L Lewis head of the committee for industrial organization which is supporting the strikers made any comment Confer With Managers Without announcement or ex planation Chrysler and other com pany executives conferred here Monday night with the managers Of the eight Detroit which are closed The managers re mained in Lansing overnight From an authoritative source I came the prediction thatan agreer ment might be obtained Tuesday The same authority said the ChryslerU A W A compact would be far more explicit than the General Motors plan and would be drawn so carefully that only minor disturbances can fol Vote Count in Michigan CloseAffair DETROIT The possibility that the official count might be needed to determine somo of the victors in Wednesdays biennial spring election developed Tutsday as laggingreturns showed the closest races in recent Michigan history A republican and a were running neck and neck for top place in the contest to elect two supreme court justices and two democratic aspirant for uni versity regents were increasing their lead over republican incum bents The democrats however could boast of the only victor in State Highway Commissioner Murray D Van Wagoner whose majority approached Two other democrats majorities that seemed fairly sjfs Test of Sentiment Some political observers had expected the election to provide a test of public sentiment toward reorganization of the United States supreme court and concili atory dealings with sit down strikes issues that have arisen since the democratic landslide of November The prevalence of split ballots complicated any analysis of the returns as a referendum on na tional issues The only incontro vertible conclusion was that there was a reversal 0 the trend that gave President Roosevelt a 000 majority and other democrat ic candidates lesser majorities in the November election Democratic conceding nothing until ttie count was com blarntKirain that fell all day Mondwir for their reduced strength Fewer Tfian Fewer than votes were cast compared with in November The vote in Wayne county a democratic stronghold barely reached 000 whereas or more had been As a result mod est ouutrce republican majorities that havemelted in the past be fors the metropolitan returns proved durable Re publics leaders however point ed out that the weather also kept thousands of republican voters from the polls Some saw significance in the fact that Genesee county center of the recent General Mot ors sit down strikes went repub lican That county gave President Roosevelt a majority in Novem ber Oakland county th scene of sit down strikes last LOOK INSIDE FOR PRESIDENT CARDENAS Plans to Curb Sale of Mexico PAGE 2 Grain Gains May Cause Liquidation of Hogs PAGE 3 Braddpck Opens Training Carap for Louis Fight PAGE H High Court Asked to Invalidate Sales Tax PAGE 5 Shearer Freed After 27 Years in Prison PAGE 18 week also reversed its democratic tend low Although there were indications So you wont talk eh No sir the used car ads An the want adscant If they could they would say Wake up and Its Spring so be fore a spring break or a tire gives tradethe old bus for aj new be money ahead TURN TO THE CLASSIFIED PAGE NOW that the negotiations had reached a tentative agreement ard vere discussing the phraseology of the final draft Governor Murpbr said I would not say that when asked if that were true Serve As Pattern Governor Murphy has said sev eral times that he expected the Chrysler settlement to serve as a pattern for strikes in the Hudson Motor Car companys plants at Detroit and the Reo Motor Car companys truck factory at Lans ing Ten thousand Hudson employes and Reo workers are idle Termination of the monthold Chrysler tieup would return to work nearly employes of that company anc also approxi of com itwith bodies panies supplying and other parts OlivFav member of the U A W A strike committee at Kansas City said the strik ing Ford employes returned to work Monday andkthere were no discharge sjps in their pay en velopes The strike was called in protest against what the union said wss the dismissal of approxi mately 300 workmen without re gard for seniority Sloan Has Comment Ford officials made no com ment on thi situation Alfred Sloan G M presi dent Phoenix Mon day night sit downstrikes are serious because of the breakdown of law and order due tothe po litical influence of Not in tha strikes themselves does the danger lie said but in what they will lead to x x We do iwt need legislationto The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair not so cool Tuesday niffht in ex treme northeast portion Wed nesday increasing cloudiness possibly showers in extreme western portion warmer in cen tral and eastern portions MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday probably light snow or rain in north portion and showers Wednesdayin south west slightly warmer in south arid central portions Tuesday night and In southeast Wednes IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Above Minimum in Ntelit 27 Above At 8 A M Tuesday 35 Above Up to Tuesday the weather man had produced no temperature higherthan37 nor lower than 2i degrees in the first week of April But with a warm sun beating down anda southerly wind Tues day the mercury was shooting considerablyabove this figure cope with them We have ade quate laws if they are Murray Pact Signed At Detroit thje Murray corpor ation of America and the union signed an agreement Monday night They opened negotiations after a short sit down in the body manufacturing plant a month ago Ths agreement granted the U A W A collective bargaining powers for its members and pro vided there would be no stop pages of work by the union with out 15 days notice It also provided for a 40 hour week with time and a half for overtime seniority in layoffs and minimum hourly wages of 75 centslor men and 65 cents OPPONENTSAND SUPPORTERS IN BITTER DEBATE House Rejects Amendments to Cut Down Yearly Appropriation DES MOINES one of the stormiest periods 61 the forty seventh assembly a session marked by a bitter exchange of person alities the Iowa house of repre sentatives Tuesday put its ap proval on a yearly appro priation for proposed operation of a stateL teachers an nuity system So turbulent was the bitter crossfire at one juncture Speaker La Mar Foster called upon the house to preserve its decorum and to deal wiliTfacts As he did so several members their feet to protest a bitter verbal clash between Rep resentative B B Hickeiilooper of Cedar Rapids ardent sup porter of the annuity plan and Representative Gustave Alesch D of Marcus chairman of the appropriations committee jwho has waged a determined battle tode feat it Oratorical Exchange The oratorical exchange fol lowed upon Hickenloopers chal lenging of an amendmentby Rep resentative E A Moore D of Harlan to reduce the first year annuity appropriation to and the second to It seems very began the Linn county lawmaker that the appropriations committee yes terday did little eke than consider this bill and it is stranger still that they come in with this reduced appropriation designed to Monday the house refused to send the billback to the appro priations group Continuing Hickenlooper lev eled his bombardment at Alesch With Insurance Companies It is also hesaid to see Alesch aligned with the big insurance companies of the state whichhehas castigated Yluring the last two sessions They would like to see toe appropriation crushed so system would break down in a few Jumping to his feet to interrupt Hickenlooper the Plymouth county solon fired back If you insinuate that Ive been bribed you are The gentleman from Ply Hickenlooper replied has a highly exalted opinion of BUDGET ASKINGS The h o u s e appropriations committee Tuesday reported a budget biU which slashed than a million dollars froffi Governor Kraschels recomi mendations for state operating expenses STORY ON PAGE 5 STATE SENATE SIT DOWN ENDS Peoples Lobby Evacuates as Minnesota Governor Makes Speech ST peoples after hearing from Gov ernor Benson that you have ac complished your voted to evacuate the senate chamber Tuesday The sit down was staged to em phasize demands for legislation to provide for relief Governor Benson in asurprise appearance spoke briefly to the delegation of men andwomen which took over the chamber last night telling them he believed their objectives had been achieved Robert Cheska presiding offi cer of the motley group told the throng that it would be best that theyadjourn Chester Watson president of the State Workers read a resolution which declared peoples lobby delegates who have spent 15 hoursin the senate chambers do hereby de cide to temporarily adjourn and give the state senate unhampered opportunity to pass legislation for the needs of the people x x x In case the senate fails topass legislation that out the peoples mandate of last Nov 3 we request Governor Benson a special session of the state legI Rice D ofDelta tolirnit the himself in this session and has set himself up as a super power Settle in At this point Speaker Foster in tervened amid suggestions from the floor to let them settle ttis in the but Hicken looper fired back again at Alesch with He insinuated I You insinuated I was a bribe are a the appropriations chairman The word battle in terrupted by the of a messenger from the senate and members returned to their seafe without further dis cussion Subsequently the house voted 41 to 59 to the Moore amendment and voted 34 to 6G to deal amendment by Representative G isiature for the above purpose women with a 5 fornight work cent premium 2 Youttts Sought in Car Theft Accident SHENANDOAH Of South western Iowa authorities Tuesday sought two youths for questioning in connection with1 en accident and the theft of an automobile here Monday night Police said the automobile Earl Cloepfils of Shcnandoah was stolen a few minutes alter two youths fled from lie scene where their car crashed into a telephone pole Officers said the car had been stolen in Des Moines Returned to Anaxnosa DESMOUSES Arthur Knight 47 who escaped from fee orison farm at the Iowa state ref iormatory 20 years ago is being returned to Anamosa from Van couver British Columbia the board of controlsaid Tuesday yearly appropriations to Vote 56 to 4S The house voted 56 to 49 for the yearly grant Rice during the biennium permit setting up of the annuity system and that the legislature in 1939 could determine the amount needed to carry on During the long and lifiated session Representative CrT Kuester chal lenged the constitutionalrryof the appropriation feature the measure declaring itjviolated sec tion five tanning appropriations to private corporations Hickenloopetip saidjSit is no roolattezj appropriations two yeaxsto support iorsejand cattle LatchawiDefends Bill Representative Latcliaw of WiltonJunctioarJso to the ing the teachers ci Iowa want ;