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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLUI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL UASED WIRES MASON CITY MONDAY APRIL 12 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 159 WAGNER ACT UPHELD HOUSE DECIDES ON TOP FOR SECRETARY Makes but Few Changes in j First 16 Sections of Spending Bill DES MOINES economy guns on the governors office the Iowa house Monday fixed the maximum salary of the governors secretary at a year The house waded through 16 sections of the important 000 spending bill with but few changes and voted 53 to 40 to fix a ceiling on what Gov Nelson G Kraschel may pay G W Kirtley of Harlan his executive assistant who now receives Republican house leaders in cluding Representative B B Hick enlooper of Cedar Rapids and Representative Robert Blue of Eagle Grove paved the way for the salary restriction but found support in many democrats in cluding Representative Gustave Alesch of Marcus chairman of the house appropriations committee Slap at Democrats including Represent ative R G Moore of Dunlap Rep resentative T J Stimpson of Ana mosa and Representative J P Gal lagher of Williamsburg assailed the move as a slap at the gover unbecoming and on at tempt to tell the governor how to run his Hickenlooper who Jaunched the move said I can personally see no reason for raising from to the salary paidKirfley without Replying Stimpson charged Hickelnooper and Blue with a sudden devine inspiration to run the governors but Repre sentative Grant A Shifflett R of Diagonal demanded that the house keep in mind theappropri ations committees decision to vote against all Calls Him Lobbyist i Speaker La Mar Foster inter vened in the ensuing discussion when he questioned Representative Dewey E Goodes statement that the governor had taken a slap at Iowadrought counties and that there has been no greater lobbyist here than the governor Goode is from Bloomfield is retaliated cautioning the house to avoid personalities The amendment adopted leaves the total appropriations for the governors office at the same as given the chief executive two years ago but disregards the chief executives request for a to tal of and specifically fixed the secretarys salary at Because of previous action the house took from the state board of assessment and review the task of hearing appeals from assessments the house voted to reduce from to the boards ap propriation The reduction of was explained will be ef fected by the release of 6 field men who conducted hearings and were paid each For Comptroller The house Alesch agreeing voted to give the state comptrol ler a total of as also fixed by the senate bill The original appropriations bill gave this office but the increase was needed to permit proper function ing of the department which now issues warrants daily and expects to increase that work pro portionately because of added work The house also voted to strike from the bill provision for ear marking for dredging and improvement of lakes and streams and for maintenance of state parks This was in the bien nial allocation for the state con servation commission and the house supported the contention the commission would be severely hampered by designating the use of these sums The amendment however did not alter the total yearly allocation for that department which for yearly Oliver Plant Boosts Pay at Charles City CHARLES CITY man agement of the Oliver Farm Equip ment company tractor division located here Monday afternoon announced a general pay increase of 10 per cent to all factory work ers commencing April 19 This will take in morethan a thousand workmen Alesch Hits Statements of Governor DES MOINES Gus tave Alesch D of Marcus chair man of the Iowa house appropria tions committee took the floor Monday to brand as vicious un fair and some of them the radio statements Saturday by Gov Nelson G Kraschel in con demnation of severe biennial bud get trimming Kraschel informed later of the Alesch statement said he was surprised that Representative Alesch would rush to the defense of those who would impair the efficiency of the state departments and I did not criticise Aleschs committee nor did I knowingly make any untrue statements and none have been pointed out to me as the governor said Issues Verbal Blast Aleschs verbal Wast at the chief executive opened consideration by the house Monday of the state appropriation bill which the com mittee reduced approximately under the recommendation of Kraschel and the state comp troller It presaged house leaders said the bitterness of the anticipated fight over budget provisions Declaring he was not person ally concerned with the gover nors warning against a reduced budget Alesch said his remarks were in defense of my commit Defends Committee I deeply and bitterly resent his remarks although personally it means nothing to me but in be half of my committee I wont stand for such abuse Ifanyone here can prove we erred we will be glad to correct he added In his weekly radio talk Gover nor Kraschel cautioned against budget reduction which might impair the states and hecharged the sharp curtailments urged were backed by wealthy groups who would benefit most from tax reduction In his reply to the governor Alesch said his appropriations committee had been delayed in turning out a bill because of a delay in procuring necessary re cords and added that his group was free from dissension in arriv ing at its final conclusion Waited for Month We sat here for a month doing nothing because we couldnt get the records to work on I received the bill on Feb 16 Comptrollers Bill and it was two weeks later before I could get the records I needed On March 1 we started work and the committee has labored he added Alesch said he deeply regret ted that our governor took it up on himself over the radio to give all Iowa statements that were vic ious unfair and some of them un Continuing he said I dont see why he did it for he never consulted with me nor suggested anything except through his bill If there was a group try ing to cut the budget as he said they never contacted Reads From Paper Reading from a paper Alesch referred to the governors state ment that employes of the state are entitled to a living wage and that some custodians are working for a If anyone in the states employ is not getting a living wage or if the governor can bring that infor mation to us we will gladly give the proper wage to him We want no one to work for the state and and not get a living wage and that goes for all institutions as Referring to the governors statement that reductions mean little to the average taxpayer Alesch added No Lack of Men I dont agree with him We are here standing between the tax payers and those who would make theseincreases and those in the higher salary brackets of the state who would have gotten 90 per cent of the increases In another blast on Kraschels reference to impaired state ser vices Alesch said We could fire everyone tomor row in the state service and re hire the following day men just as competent There are thousands waiting for these Shot in Left Foot COUNCIL BLUFFS Her 10 was shot in the left foot with a 22 caliber revolver that discharged in the hands of a play mate LOOK INSIDE LEON DEGKELLE Belgian Voters Turn Down Fascist Leader PAGE 2 Progress Toward Peace Outside of Spain Made PAGE 4 COL 2 Death Toll on Iowas Highways Reaches 105 PAGE 8 Father Time PutsOld Baseball Stars on Spot PAGE 9 NAMES OFFICIAL AS EMBEZZLER Nebraska Prosecutor Files Charges Against Lieuten ant Governor LINCOLN G Towle Lancaster county attorney said Monday he filed a complaint against Walter H Jurgensen lieu tenant governor charging he and Jules H Johnson of Lincoln em bezzled from Chester C Ko derli of Potter in September 1934 Towle said a preliminary hear ing would be held in municipal court and Jurgensen was informed of the charge The complaint charged Jurgen sen and johnson obtained 5916 worth of building and loan com pany stock from Koderli convert ed it to their own use and failed to pay for it The stock dealing oc curred Sept 11 1334 the com plaint alleges Jurgensen is serving his third term as lieutenant governor John son was charged with embezzle ment last fall on a similar com plaint Codefendants in that ac tion pending in districtcourt here are Roscoe W Neff Willard A Leabrnan and Frank Marsh Acting governor during the early days ofthe first unicameral session last signed the first law passed by the one house legislature of which he is presiding officer He is a dem ocrat now although formerly a member of the republican party The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally 1air in ex treme west portion partly cloudy to cloudy in central and eastern portions Monday night and Tuesday showers in ex treme eastern portion Monday afternoon and Monday night cooler in extreme western por tion Monday night and in cen tral and eastern portions Tues day MINNESOTA Cloudy show ers in east and north portions Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy to cloudy and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather v figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 56 Minimum in Night 37 At 8 A M Monday 40 Rainfall Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 48 Minimum in Nifht ZG At 8 A M 38 REPORTBRITISH SHIP HALTED BY REBEL CRUISER War Vessel Races to Aid Baldwin Reveals British Stand to Commons By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Great Britain ordered her mightiest men of war Bay of Biscay Monday to protect Brit ish shipping on the high seas against Spanish insurgent vessels blockading Spains north coast As the huge battle cruiser Hood most powerful warship in the world reached the blockaded wa ters another British war vessel raced to the rescue of a merchant man reported detained by the insurgents Shipping circles later however the report prob ably was only a confusion of names Try to Bar Food The British cabinets hurriedly called Sunday session decided on the reinforced naval guard in the Bay of Biscay but refused to guar antee protection to British food ships entering Spanish territorial waters The insurgents sought to prevent food from reaching the besieged city of Bilbao and have declared provisions cargoes will be regarded as contraband More than government troops were estimated to have been slaughtered west of Madrid Monday in a surprise insurgent at tack against the right flank of the governmentarmy As the bloody battle entered its fifth day an official insurgent communique reported General Jose Miajas forces routed in one of their severest defeats on the Madrid front SHrht Government sources said only slight modifications of their lines were necessitated by the heavy insurgent counterattack after which the Madrid troops attacked again in force near the race track along the Coruna highway in the El Pardo sector Augmented by the swift new warship Neptuno which the gov I eminent started building before I the civil war began the insur gents tightened the blockade against Bilbao which in reports to Hendaye France was described as on the verge of mass starvation cut off from supplies by sea with its population swelled to by the influx of war refugees CANNOT PROTECT SHIPS ENTERING BILBAO PORT LONDON Minister Stanley Baldwin told the house of commons Monday that Great Brit ain while guarding her shipping at sea in the Bay of Biscay with the worlds mightiest warship could not protect British food ships actually entering the besiegedport of Bilbao Spain The stocky head of the conserv ative government outlined this stand reached at a sudden Sunday meeting of the cabinet at a mo ment when the H M S Hood mightly battle cruiser bristling with 28 guns had reached a posi tion off Bilbao after a forced draft voyage from Gibraltar Tolerate No Interference Baldwin while insisting the British government was neither extending belligerent rights to the Spanish insurgent besiegers of Bil bao nor tolerating any interfer ence with British shipping at explained They the are however warning British shipping that in view of conditions at pres ent prevailing in the neighbor hood of Bilbao they should not go into the area as long as these conditions Six British food ships Sunday were driven off from Bilbao which is choked with hungry refugees by the insurgent Not a Blockade Clement R Atlee leader of his majestys opposition asked Does not the governments position amount to a blockade of Bilbao replied Baldwin Amid rousing labor cheers At lee shoulted Then in view of the unsatis factory nature of these answers I give nonce that I shall ask for a day to discuss the failure of his majestys government to give pro tection to merchant ships Six Killed in Milwaukee Elevator Blast Economy Guns Trained on Governors Office CQVERNMENTWINS 5 CASES BROUGHT CHALLENGING LAW Smoldering ruins of the Charles A Krause Milling company in Milwaukee after an explosion which was believed to have been caused from accumulated dust destroyed the five story build ing killed six men and injured 40 others TEXANS ASSAIL COURT CHANGES See Threat to Constitutional Liberties WASHINGTON mili tant band of Texas democrats told the senate judiciary commit tee Monday that the Roosevelt court reorganization bill would undermine constitutional liber ties and damage the party irre parably L L James of Tyler heading the 55 lawyers merchants farm ers and clergymen brought to the capital petitions which he es timated contained signa tures of persons in every section of the state Some of these people he declared that if this plan goes you might as well bring on the purple robes of royalty and make appropriations for the Disputes With Supporters James disputed assertions by supporters of the bill that the election to the house in Texas on Saturday was a test on the issue Lyndon B Johnson backing the presidents proposal won Two of his rivals had denounced the measure The campaign turned on per sonalities not James said Furthermore Johnson had some support from members of preme court defense association represented here an ad vocate of the bill said the elec tion ought to serve notice on some of those in opposition that they are not following the popu lar Sacrifice Own Ambitions Senator Van Nuys said some opponents like himself would rather sacrifice personal ambitions than succumb to a popular movement which strikes at the very fundamentals of our After many lackluster sessions appearance of the Texans possibility of the supreme court deciding the Wagner act cases in creased interest in the hearing John H Crocker Houston law yer told the committee that su Probe Explosion in Grain Elevator That Killed 6 Injured 40 MILWAUKEE Company andcityofficials Mon day investigated cause of the grain elevatorexplosion which killed six and injured 40 employes of the Charles Krause company The explosion occurred as day and night workers were trading places Saturday A mill 50 feet high and 150 feet long was demol ished andwindowswere shattered by the concussion and I by and concrete George Becker died a few min utes after the of Frank Wozaiak and William Po rath were found in the wreckage Everett Scott Stephen Foreit and Raymond Dahl died of their in juries Sunday night Police said 40 persons were in jured and 25 required hospital treatment Damage was estimated at King Leopold Gets Slight Knee Injury BRUSSELS was an nounced Monday that King Leo pold had suffered a slight knee in jury and that a scheduled military review would be postponed Christen Streamline Locomotive BURLINGTON ing the r Aeolus a new 400 ton streamline steam locomotive in the Burlington railroad shops here was made agalaoccasion when more than persons attended DEMAND FREEING OF SIT DOWNERS m preme court decisions have been overwhelmingly in favor of labors rights Abreast of Times Anyone who follows closely the decisionsdealing with human rights social problems and eco nomic his prepared statement said should know that practically all those decisions are well abreast of the most modern trend of our times Indeed there are but very few decisions that even the most pro gressive among us are out of har mony there are lit erally hundreds of strong andim portant decisions which form the very mudsills of our cherished Dr C P Patterson uni versity of Texas calledthe bill unconstitutional in spirit and in fact if not in law inadequate if there is a court problem and dangerous as a FarmLabor Committee Minneapolis Supports Peoples Lobby MINNEAPOLIS UP The Hennepin co unty farmerlabor central committee Monday de manded immediate release and ex oneration of the arrestedalleged leaders of the peoples The arrested men asserted to be leaders in a sit down in the state senate chambers a week ago are held in St Paul The demand was part of a reso lution which condemned the gross misrepresentation and distortion of incidents rising out of the peoples lobby and the motives of the citi zens who made up the It urged the expansion of the lobby to embrace all groups interested in liberal legislation Champion Lobby Work Speakers championing work of the lobby included Roman Becker chairman and Glenn Roberts one of the leaders sought in a criminal complaint based on the disturbance last week at the capitol Becker said the lobby was so effective theyre afraid of He insisted the peoples lobby did not break into the senate rather that the group entered after the doors had been unlocked from the inside by a capital The senate chamber he was not lit tered or disturbed during the in vasion Not on Program While the sit down was not part of the Becker said we will not disownit Its prob ably the cleanest lobby that ever came to the state capitol I feel proud to have been part of the only real lobby ever to appear in St Paul We conducted ourselves as real American workers and farm ersWe were fighting in the spirit of Roberts meantime said he would surrender Monday right in St Paul where three others of the lobby are held in jail Others are Chester Watson state president of the workers alliance Robert Cbes ka vice president of the alliance and Harry Manville Minneapolis Pioneer Resident Dies MISSOURI VALLEY W Owens 80 lifelong resident of Missouri Valley who remembered when the city was platted died at his liomc Promise Paternity Ward for Expectant Fathers SAN TRANCISCO pectant fathers Monday were promised a paternity ward where they may pace in comfort arid with every convenience a city health department project and Americas first pater nity ward will be ready in Fathers are entitled much consideration as said Dr J G Geiger Tiead of the depart ment I know how it of my children arrived around2 a with nobody to keep rne in1 formed of my wifes condition I just paced up and down the cor ridors feeling Dr Geigers paternity ward will consist of a room fitted with deep chairs to lure the fathers off the floor There will be reading literature on the care of babies ash trays and polite attendants to bring frequentbulletins on the condition of wife and child Last year expectant fath ers paced the linoleum of the city public hospitals corridors and al most it The saine thing happens all over America and paternity wards should soon becomea standard section of doc tor predicted Supreme Tribunal Splits 5 to 4 on Four Decisions Involving Labor Relations Act Fifth Ruling Announced as Unanimous WASHINGTON supreme court gave the government s major victory Monday by upholding constitutionality of the Wagner labor relations act as applied to all business engaged in interstate Speculation was stirred immediately as to whether the tribunals decisions in five cases would affect President Roosevelts fight for reorganizing the tribunal William Green president of the American Federation of Labor had described the Wagner the Magna Charta of labor It guarantees collective to workmen jn negotiating with employers on wages hows of work and other labor Four H to 4 Decisions Four of the supreme courts decisions involving the Jones and Laughlin Steel corporation of the Fruehauf Trailer com pany of Detroit the FriedmanHarry Marks Clothing company of Richmond and the Associated Press were 5 to 4 decisions The court was unanimous in the Virginia and Mary land coach company case Justice Roberts who has held the balance of power in some 5 to 4 decisions delivered the 5 to 4 opinion holding the Wagner act did not violate freedom of the press and could be applied to the As sociated Press He also delivered the unanimous decision in the coach company case Hughes Reads Opinions Chief Justice who was 75 years old Sunday delivered the opinions in ths other three cases Mrs Hughes from a front row seat listened v The four dissenting McReynolds Sutherland Van De vanter and an opinion read by McReynolds contended that the courts ruling in the Wag ner cases reversed the view of in terstate commerce expressed in de cisions outlawing NRA and the Guffey Coal act In those two decisions the court had said The local character of mining of manufacturing and of crop growing is a fact and remains a fact whatever may be done with the Large Crowd Present A large crowd of sightseers packed the supreme court cham ber and extended in a long line down a corridor as the epochal de cisions were being read Roberts as usual spoke from memory The chief justice read rapidly and vigorously frequently look ing up to glance about the cham ber Hughes asserted in the Jones and Laughlin decisions have as clear a right to organize and select their representatives for lawful purposes as the re spondent steel corporation has to organize its business and select its own officers and The queipri of collective bar gaining the court in business in interstate commerce has been themajor point of dispute in the recent saries of sit down strikes All Interstate Business Under the decision the legisla tion is applicable to all businesses held to be in interstate commerce The ruling holding that a steel company a trailer company and a clothing manufacturing concern were engaged in interstate com merce broadened the applicability of the statute far beyond whatits opponents contended were the proper boundaries The coach company admitted that its activities were in inter state commerce In each of the five separate de cisions the tribunal sustained or ders of the national labor relations board directing the reinstatement of employes who had beendis charged in what the government contended were labor In Dissentiny Opinion Justice McReynolds delivered the dissenting opinion in coach company trailer and clothing company cases with Jus tices Van Devanter Sutherland and Butler concurring Justice Sutherland read the dissent in the Associated Press The same justices were in the minority in each 5 to 4 decision i The light a contract McHeyn olds TS fundamental and includes the privilege of selecting those with which one is willing to assume contractual relations This right is unduly abridged by the act now upheld Although J u s ti c e Sutherland read bis dissent to the Associated Press decision immediately alter jt was delivered Justice McReyn olds announce the dissent Spring up for yourself this Spring in a little business of youmown Your eye is the seed want ads the Good Earth therein daily are listed of fers of those who made their pile and want to sell a business thats worth while The classifi cation is number 30 NOTE TO DAY THE TWO EXCEPTION AL OFFERS RememberGlobe Gazette want ads bring results ;