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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI FIVE CENTSA COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA 13 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 160 F D R and Earle Lead Press Gallery Poll Taken on 1940 Demo Choice CHARLES P STEWART TON C P A h e Queens Work national Catho lic magazine published in St Louis which recently under took a poll of the congres sional press gal lery members r a t i v e to 1940s demo cratic presiden tial possibilities will contain in its May issue the completed result of its in vestigation The Queens Works system of scoring is complicated making it difficult to determine the corres pondents estimates of the various candidacies in their order of prob ability However the list of 23 is available To begin two more correspon dents mention Gov George H Earle of Pennsylvania as a possi bility than there are who mention any other candidate Next in line is President Roosevelt Surerof F R On the opposite hand of those who mention the president a lar ger proportion are pretty sure of him than there are who mention the governor That is to say the president is the premier selection of the great majority of those who mention him Earle is more largely a sec ond or third guess of those by whom he is mentioned The Queens Work on this basis I reckons the advantage slightly with the president Mentions of Secretary of Ag riculture Henry A Wallace are only a single point below men tions of President Roosevelt Washington gossip has it that Wal lace is the presidents preference to succeed him unless he himself is drafted for renomination The Queens Work however does not mention this McNutt andMurphyc As to former Gov Paul V McNutt of Indiana now high commissioner to the Philip pines is just behind Wallace and Gov Frank Murphy of Michigan is just behind the Hoosier Then comes John Lewis of the United Mine Workers and C I O Secretary of State Cordell Hull is seventh on the list Although T have the highest personal and po litical regard for him I wouldnt consider him even a remote presi dential likelihood he will be near ly 70 in 1940 for one thing After Hull Senator Bennett Champ Clark of Missouri Following Clark there is quite a slump in the number of men Senator Robert M La Fol lette of Wisconsin Jesse Jones of RFC and Relief Director Harry L Hopkins are approximately tied Odds of 1 to 100 On any one of that trio I wouldnt bet 1 to 100 LETUP IN COII BILL Spanish Rebels Tighten Blockade of Bilbao TRY TIHTARVE The Camera Moves Up in Spain OUT RESIDENTS OF BASQUE CITY British Laborites Move to Force Government to Break Blockade By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS spanish insurgents tightened rings of steel around the port of Bilbao Basque capital in north ern Spain Tuesday trying to force surrender by starving out gov ernment troops and civilians The citys hungry population has risen above the mark with the influx of refugees The Basque government ad mitting the food situation was offered protection of gov ernment ships within 10 miles of the coast to any vessel that would run the insurgent blockade and bring in food Insurgents solidified their blockade of Bilbao after Cleat Britain refused protection to her merchantmen within Spanish waters Last for Months Bilbaos defenders however de clared they could withstand a siege for months They declared the land drive on the city by in surgent armies had been slowed down and a counteroffensive be gun Insurgents consolidated posi tions south and east of Bilbao Un confirmed reports said an Italian 3ag was seen over their advance ines In to Madrid reinforced insurgents ought off government troops try ng to annihilate of General Francisco Francos men in Uni versity city northwestern suburb of the capital Calls for Surrender j Government militiamen fought uriously in the attempt to dis lodge insurgents from Universil City Victory there would remov powerful spearhead that h been thrust into the capitals sic or months General Jose Miaja commande of Madrids defenses appealed t This cameraman hasenlisted the aid of rebel infantry to move his movie equipment nearer the front around Madrid where hes filming the grim scenes of civil in Spain His closeups of the fighting tell a realistic story of the bitter conflict between the rebel and loyalist forces 22 Injured One Missing as Bus Goes Into Creek Driver Blinded by Fog Machine Turns Over m 5 Feet of Water BRUNSWICK tytwo persons he plunge of a Twen were injured by MiamiNew York Senator A Harry Moore of New Jersey is the twelfth candidate Also included in the group of sen ators are Burton K Wheeler of Montana Edward R Burke of Ne braska Sherman Minton of Indi ana and Robert F Wagner of New York Theoretically any senator ex cept Wagner who was born in Germany and consequently is ineligible some cor respondents went off at halfcock on that suggestion is white house raw material Nevertheless I wouldnt wager much on Wheeler Burke or Minton fram present in dications Others Mentioned Gov Philip F La Follette of Wisconsin Postmaster General James A Farley Joseph P Ken nedy who launched SEC and John Winant who gave social se curity its start have some men Two or three of these are all right but not very probable I should say Philip La Follette a fine young chap is nationally overshadowed sz a governor by his senatorial brother Kennedy in the last anal ysis is a Wall Streeter Winant but he must go some before 1940 Farley Not a chance as to nsurgents to desert and join h troops He urged them to com out of their trenches clappin hands above their heads as a sig nal of surrender But unsheathing their trenc nives holding the glitterin veapons above their heads in th ight of exploding shells an lares insurgents literally cut on government column to pieces handtohand battle in the sector Opposition in London In London British laborite acted to force the government t lift the Spanish insurgent block ade of Bilbao and convoy supply ships to the Basque capital Major Clement Attlee leader o the opposition declared he would ask for a formal vote of censur against the cabinet of Prime Min ister Stanley Baldwin in the hous of commons Wednesday Such ac tion would throw wide open the whole question of the Spanish war and nonintervention efforts Attlees motion laid against the compromise position announcec by Baldwin Monday will demand the government tolerate no inter ference with British shipping Ban on Enlistments for Spain Approved by Italian Cabinet ROME cabinet met briefly Tuesday to approve a law banning enlistment of volunteers for Spain It will meet again Friday per haps to take action on long ex pected laws intended to increase the birth rate Body Found in Park EXCELSIOR SPRINGS found the body of George Jones 60 of Ocheyedan Iowa in the city park a bullet hole in his head Coroner W L Wysnog said Jones had committed suicide 12 NAVY PLANES NEAR HONOLULU Squadron From San Diego Reports Good Weather Uneventful Trip BULLETIN HONOLULU fP Twelve naval planes which left San Di ego at p m CST Monday were sighted from land here at p m CST Tues day SAN DIEGO naval squadron of 12 giant flying boats flying nonstop from San Diego wirelessed it was 840 miles from Honolulu at 6 a m CST Tuesday Weather was clear and the flight uneventful The planes set out from San Diego Monday afternoon at about 105 miles an hour speed and gradually increased it to 130 miles near midnight The average for the first hair of the flight was 115 miles an hour Naval patrol boats were sta tioned at about 400 mile intervals to mark the course and to rescue any that might be forced down motor bus into White Oak creek 20 miles south of Brunswick dur ing a fog early Tuesday Rescued by White Oak boat men passengers said a woman they believed to be a Mrs Stewart of Charlotte N was missing The bus left the highway near a small bridge and turned upon its side in five leet of water Mrs J L Drury White Oak resident heard the crash and noti fied other residents of the small community Use Small Boats A rescue force of eight men ob tained small boats and worked rapidly to extricate the passen gers We were thrown from one side of the bus to the said Galen Thompson of Storington Maine one of the injured By breaking windows and opening doors we were able to provide Unable to see whether we were in a wide river or a narrow creek we did not leave the bus but stood with water reaching to our necks until the boats arrived If the water had been two Teet higher I believe all of us would have Drivers Face Cut S L Matthews of North Augus ta S driver of the bus sus tained a cut in the face I had pulled out to pass a said Unable to see because of he fog I failed to cutback into he highway sufficiently to strike the center cf the bridge spanning the Hospital physicians said several of the passengers suffered frac ures but none was considered in serious condition HERSHEY STRIKE Hundreds Work i Not Jeered by Pickets for First Time HERSKEY Her shey Chocolate strike is erided Hundredsof men and women workers returned Tuesday to tiie ivyclad stone factory For the first time in 12 days were not jeered by pickets The Hershey Chocolate corpora tion said that by Monday a norma force would be on hand Agreement Is Reached An agreement was reached Monday night afterhours of con versation by which the nearly 000 employes would vote whether they went the Loyal Workers club or the United Chocolate Workers affiliate of the Commfttee for dustrial Organization to act their bargaining agency SEVEN BRASS BELLS STOLEN HERE FOUND BY AUSTIN SHERIFF AUSTIN Ira yck said Tuesday he had recov red brass bells six of them stolen rom locomotives at Mason City nd the seventh from a rural choolhouse in Cerro Gordo coun ty Iowa in a junkyard The junk dealer told him the heriff said that he had purchased he bells weighing 800 pounds a man who said they were rom a church that had burned heriff Syck said they would be eturned to Jvlason City Settlement Of the strike which was climaxed a week ago Wed nesday by anonslaught of farm ers and nonstrikers who drove sit downers from the plant was an nounced M Bashore secretary of labor and industry Bashore said the election would be supervised by the national la bor relations board Return to Work He explained the agreement provided that the strikers would return to work immediately Last Wednesday nonstrikers and farmers drove sit owners from the factory The formers were angered because closing of plant cut offtheoutlet for their milk supply The agreement as announced by the company reaffirmed a 40 hour five day week continued present rates of pay and prohibit IOWA HOUSE IN FIGHT ON S APPROPRIATION Alesch and Mercer Nearly Come to Blows During Heated Debate DES MOINES tive Gustfave Alesch D of Mar cus chairman of the house appro priations committee and Repre sentative LeRoy Mercer D of Iowa City nearly came to blows on thefloor ofthe houseTuesday during debate on the State Uni versity of Iowa appropriation Mercer sought to bring to a vote his amendment raising the univer stiys appropriation from 000 as recommended by Alescrs committee to as recom mended by the governor and sec onded by the senate appropriations committee When Mercer called up his amendment Alesch offered a sub stitute providing an increase of only in the appropriation to raise salaries in the lower brackets At the resumption of the ses sion Tuesday afternoon Repre sentative Peisen withdrew his amendment saying this has been attempted during the past few years but it seems the time is not yet ripe for Sees Dirty Mercer called the Alesch mo tion a dirty Why dont you let me geC a vote on my amendment asked Mercer three seats away fromrAlesch You started Alesch cried Imalways a Mer cer retorted Once during the exchange Alesch told Mercer to shut The argument became so bitter that Representative E J Maniece D of Estherville temporarily presiding in the speakers chair called upon sergeantatarms Oley Nelson topreserve order While the house stood already knee deep in the fight the senate expected to reach the subject late Debate Job Insurance the sumed debate begun last week on an unemployment compensation insurance bill bringing together ed strikes and lockouts It remain in effect six months will Have Narrow Escape VIN T O N La Grange and George Horning Yin ton narrowly escaped drowning when LaGranges auto plunged into pond near here the original act passed last De cember and asupplementary passed early in the present ses sion Senator Hugh Lunday of Chariton Tuesday withdrew his amendment substituting plan for the present merit system and offered a new proposal reduc ing the maximum payroll tax on employers from per cent to per cent Later as the house bogged down on the university question which became more clouded with an other amendment to strike n appropriations to the engineer ng department Alesch and Mer cer met in a side aisle and with Representative Ed R Brown R of Des Moines as maker hey shook hands Amendment Introduced The engineering department amendment was introduced just1 prior to the noon recess by Bep esentative Dean W Peisen R of lldora who said the department ivas merely duplicating the work onducted at Iowa State college His amendment provided that fee yearly allocation could be diverted to the increase of uni versity salaries in a bracket of or less 7 Throughout the morning the house battled heatedly over the increased university allocation In offering his compror raise amendment Alesch scored LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES H RAND Jr Welcomes Trial as Way to Expose Labor Racket PAGE 2 Grand Jury Condemns Vaults in Courthouse PAGE 12 Mason City High School Faces Test on Diamond PAGE 9 301 Schools ID Every Pupil Testing Program PAGE 8 letail Stores to Be Closed on Mondays LOS ANGELES igplans for a 40 hour week by osing his Los Angeles and Palm Mondays R B erkel merchandising execulive lid Tuesday This may result in new movement among the retail ores The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair slightly cooler in northeast portion Tuesday night Wednesday fair In eastern por tion Increasing cloudiness In western portion warmer in ex treme eastern portion Generally fair slightiy cooler In extreme south east portion Tuesday night Wednesday increasing cloudi ness rising temperature in cen tral and west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Ior 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 58 Minimum In jiighi 40 At 8 a m Tuesday 47 recommendation also provided for the lower bracket wage earners Losing Its Staff The Iowa City made a detailed summary of the univer sity wage situation and declared that the Iowa institution is losing its staff members to other mid western schools which have re stored economy reductions The increase he asks Mercer said would boost the taxes on Iowa farm lands l10tli of 1 per cent Iowa university is one of the ten best in the nation and its standard must be sustained It has been cut to bedrock in fact to the place that men and women raising families are facing extreme Mercer added point ing out to the house that others intate departments are getting j twice I The amount asked he said restore the 15per cent salary reductions made four years ago Average Pay Less Mercer offering comparative told the house that Iowas average wage for a professorship is as compared to in Illinois in Michigan and in California He said fur ther that Illinois had voted 000 increases for the university for wage restorations and that in Iowa nearly all local school dis tricts had restored depression cuts Mercer found opponents on all sides of him Representative Brown taking thefloorfor nearly an hour as sailedtheproposaTas an economi cal and demanded that the cost of education be based on the ability of the people of Iowa to pay for it He cautioned the house remember that One fourth of the population of the state is on relief direct for other ForPrinting Board Before wading into the univer sity allocation the house voted a increase for the state print ing board for salaries and als approved a system of budgeting all departments to restrict their print Warned Not to Ship U S Autos Abroad OSHAWA Ont Thompson of the committee for industrial organization Tuesday warned the General Motors cor poration not to attempt to meet English demands for automobiles with shipments from plants in the United States The C I O organizer directing the strike hare of nearly employes the General Motors corporation of Canada said that if one car is shipped from the United States there will be no more cars His statement was in reply to an announcement by Harry J Carmi chael vice president and general manager of the Canadian company that automobiles required immedi atelyfor the English trade would have to be supplied by plants in the United States while the Osh awa factory is strike closed Contain Veiled Threat Thompsons remarks were in terpreted as containing the veiled threat of a corporation wide strike should the shipments be made Carmichael said the company was seriously worried about its export business and that Capt Robert Hartman London sentative had cabled that delay in deliveries would upset the sched He had informed Hartman the vice president said that any or ders placed with us which you im mediately require will have to be obtained from the United HepburnAsks Support Carmichael added in his cable to Hartman that he could give no definite information as to when j our trouble In Toronto Premier Mitchell j Hepburn demanded lullsupport o F R CONSIDERS MARGIN OF 54 NOT SAFE Robinson and Ashtirst in Comment Wage and Hour Laws Urged WASHINGTON Robinson democratic Tuesday that the necessity for judiciary reorganization be suspended by the variableness of the opinion of a singlejustice of the supreme court In a carefully prepared state ment on Mondays Wagner act decisions the Arkansas democrat said that a change in the view point of one judge has made leg islation constitutional which was unconstitutional b e f o r e fee changed his What will happen should that judge change again or some other judge change11Bobinson asked Difficulties Emphasized These considerations empha size the difficulties under tee country labors because judi cial tribunals have actually if his his stand againsl the strikers affiliations with the C I O A move by Canadas minister of labor to mediate in the Oshawa strike pivoted upon consent of General Motors of Canada Ltd With Premier Hepburn refusing to talk to strikers as long as they are repreesnted by Thompson Rogers dominion minister of labor offered to intervene PREDICTS GOVERNMENT WILL FORCE FORD DETROIT Martin president of the United Automo bile Workers of America pre dicted Tuesday that the federal government would the Ford Motor company to deal with the union under the Wagner la bor relations act Jubilant over the supreme court decision upholding the Wagner act he declared that a strike to force Henry Ford to recognize the U A W A will not be necessary Union officials announced that an intensive membership cam paign among Ford workers would begun immediately One meth od of operation Ed Hall second vice president said will be to Broadcast appeals to Ford em ployes from an airplane flying over the Ford Rouge plant No comment was forthcoming from the Ford company or from Henry Ford who announced re cently from his winter home at that his company would inaugurate the highest wages in history as soon as this labor mess is ROBERTSLAND S HIN CT O N President Roosevelts famous NoMans Land declaration vvith respect tn cases over which neither state nor federal courts have jurisdiction was recalled by sources close to the white house Tuesday These sources said the president be lieves the supreme court Wag ner act decisions Monday have changed the NoMans Land1 td Roberts was pointed out that the Justice Owen Roberts vote was of power members of the board of education ling demands and prevent a defi and university faculty members cit in the biennial fund which was who failed to ac quaint his committee of Univer of Iowa workers in the a month i Disgrace to State I he shouted that these salaries are a disgrace to the state and they should be corrected and I resent the fact that no one from the university to our if his amendment were adopted he would insist that the money be earmarked for the lower bracket to reducethe maximum payroll the total he explained it dsefated an amendment would benefit 300 university which wouldhave added an esti mated 3CJOOO employes to be at The house also approved an in crease of720 yearly in the allo cation for the training school at Eldora which will permit an in crease of from to a month in the salary of the guards Also added was yearly to purchase lockers for that institu tion The senate resisted attempts to change materiallythe present un employment compensation act Af ter voting down Iiundys proposal workers receiving less than while would be utilized for the same purpose in restoring wages at the hospital Mercer replyingto Alesch in sisted that his amendment for a the committee ered bythesetup The amendment wouldhave made employers of fouror more of employers of more subject to terms of the act FARMERS BY CLEAR SKIES Fair and Slightly Cooler in Northeast Section Forecast DES MOrafiS skies Tuesday aided Iowa farmers who have seed oats be cause of too wet soils The weatherman forecast and slightly cooler in the norfli eastern section Tuesday night He anticipated fair weatherin the easterc section increasing cloudinessin the and warmer in theextreme western subconsciously exercisedlegisla tive powers that is assumed in the interpretation of statutes to pass upon questions of public Robinsons statement was is sued shortly after Chairman Ashurst of the senate judiciary committee bae asserted the Wagner decisions afforded new and additional reasons for enactment of the Koosevelt court reorganization bill Ashurst spoke just before the committee resumed its hearings on the legislation The witness was John Clark Knox federal dis trict judge of New Yorks south ern district an opponent of the presidents plan Called So far as I can Knox said the real issue is whether certain reforms presently consid ered to fee desirable of attainment shall be secured in an orderly constitutional procedure or through A program which it not unconstitutional is definitely and positively anticory cutionaL Discounting suggeions that the sill might be withdrawn Ashurst asserted the drive for tiie measure would go ahead with renewed Asked for his new aud addi tional reasons for the court bill in view of the supreme courts val idation of the Wagner act Ash urst said the court might change its portion for Wednesday Temperatures throughout the state Tuesday ranged from nor mal to five degrees above normal the weather bureau reported H D Hughes Iowa State col lege farm crops head at Ames Tuesday reminded formers each delay in seeding oats prob ablywill mean a bushel per acre loss in yield Hughes said tests conducted at he college showed that 11 delay caused yields to be owercd an average of 12 bushels jer acre i the decisions cut the ground from under the op position which has been raying we were trying to change the Bill Not Affected Senator anoth er supporter of the bill said the Wagner decisions would not af fect the bill He agreed however that they had removed the crisis there isnt the great hurry The Kentucky senator said wage and hour legislation was now more important than the court bill But he said there was still need ior the reorganization of the court because we still have those four justices and we know when they may get back into the ma Senator Burke an opposition leader told newspaper men we agree there will be no We are ready lo g Burke added two mem bers of the judiciary committee the opposition as a result of the courts decision Making Quick Process One for the bill the other noncommittal We are quick Burke did not two sena tors he said werp turrdng against the court bilL Two changes if not counteracted by other shifts would swing the closely divided commit tee against the bill Administration aides were busy during the day checldng around tbe senate to see what effect ;