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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY APRIL THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO Battle Seen Stewart Says Ford Will Be Hard to Handle By CHARLES P STEWART A SB IN GTON CPA The fight between John L Lewis C I O and Henry Ford when it gets fairly started will prove to be a different kind of a fight from the fights Lewis already has had or s likely to have with oth er caotaiss of indnstry My acquaint ance with the Dearborn motor magnate was not very i fortnight But it was fairly intonate The forryrht the fortnight re quired for Fords celebrated peace puT at midnight ship to steam frora Hoboken Monday Warships of participating na tions in the hands off Spain agreement will watch the coasts to prevent landing of arms and men for either side in the Spanish conflict Frontier agents will keep ORCE HANDS OFF SPAIN PATROL BY SEA AND LAND ILL START MONDAY European Power to Block Landing Arms or Men for Either Side By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS European nations acted Thurs doy to enforce a no arms no Ben ban in the Spanish war The nonintervention subcom initcee in London ordered a land sea patrol of Spains frontiers Accused of Threat Note to Film Star nw Oslo Nonvsy The few of whom I was one who accompanied him the cruise visited wth the on Wolveriue auto con stantly Fellow voyagers bottled up together below for two in a smallish in the midst ci H stovmy oCvsn rapidly grow to one sur prisingl VU iJest of HrjUiT I do no iiove fiat IM formal interview over a pe riod vcars wouU have given me an sual opportiu Uy to study Henry Frd than was afforded by my chats him in those days on steamship Oscai II A the outset wis in the of humors He discussed me chanics at which he is a wizard and economics a science in which iiis views are to say the least un He had not the least idea what the was aboui but was con vinced that he could end it as a perfectly ridiculous outbreak which it was of in short of the trenches by and light thenit was Doomed iojlure He simply was the most amiable gentleman imaginable About half aero the ocean it percolated through his under standing that whole crusade was doomed to failure He soured on it to a degrei oCCtcidity that I never saw equaled elsewhere And he blamed the newspapermen fo the fizzle So we saw the plensantest anc the most belligerent of heavenly at first then downrigh awful John L Lewis is cue to see Ford in his hostile aspect Others Compromise The latter is as unyielding as the bleak terrain of northern Michi gan General Motors ant Chrysler may say that they will not com promise but they do when it comes to a showdown Henry Ford says he will not I believe him On the Ford Peace Trip Fore said he would be able to transport his party from Copenhagen to The Hague by land not water without crossing belligerent soil He was that sisndpattish Ex amine a map and vionder how he could have done ill Clean Financial Past Most industries that John L Lewis is aligned against have fi nancial pasts that thcy are afraid to have too closely investigated The Ford industry is as clean as a hounds tooth in that respect Most captains of industry have a lot of stockholder and bond holders to whom they are respon sible If they have slxikes which tie up their operations they are feailul of them The Fords hold ings are wholly within their own family No Old Agreements Most concerns cannot quit bus iness even if they desire to they have obligations thsy must meet under old agreements Ford hasnt any eld agreements Organizer Richard D Franken steen of the U A W A says Henry Ford will recognize the union or he wont build Maybe not but Ford can afford to quit building cars and continue to live on two or three hundreds of millions of dollars of liquid money for the remainder of his 73 years or so What does he care Ford cant be anyway Instructors Ready But Have No Pupils CLEVELAND UP Quarters had been provided courses of study prepared and instructors as signed to the citys new school for rookie policemen which was to have opened Thursday Only one a watch by land British Government Wins The subcommittees action fol lowed an overwhelming parlia mentary victory for the British government on its conduct in the Spanish civil war Opposition forces had bitterly attacKed Britains decision not to protect British vessels entering the Spanish port of Bilbao in northern Spain where Spanish in surgent warships have established a blockade to starve out gov ernment defenders Britain however renewed warnings to insurgents she would not tolerate interference with her ships at sea Heavy artillery fire on the tonts around Madrid subsided Government troops declared they had cut off insurgents in the University City sector from food and supplies Storms Halt Drive Storms in the Bilbao sector bogged down the big insurgent offensive Basque troops declared they had cleaned out some in surgent strongholds not far from Bilbao In Paris official circles heard talk that the time may be ripe Eer mediation of the Spanish civil war under the sponsorship of great European powers Reports received at Tangier in the international zone of Morocco said the French freighter Roxane had been stopped off Tarifa by the Spanish insurgent gunboat Dato but was allowed to proceed after two shots were fired Four Nations Patrol A new phase in international relations will begin when the war ships contributed by Great Brit ain France Germany and Italy take up their positions as a com bined fleet girdling Spain The estimated total cost for both the land and sea patrols has been set at a year Vis count Cranborne parliamentary undersecretary of state for for eign affairs said the five principal Russia be sides the four in the naval block will pay 16 per cent of the cost the other 22 countries to gether sharing the remaining 20 per cent ITALY AND RUSSIA DROP THEIR OPEN ANTAGONISM LONDON and Rus sia dropped their open antagonism over Spain Thursday and agreed to arbitrate the question of with drawing all foreign volunteers from the zone of nine months civil war Count Dino Grandi the Italian envoy whose refusal to discuss volunteer withdrawals precipitat ed international tension recently said he would resume such a dis cussion and would submit im mediately proposals designed to obtain the volunteer removal Ivan M Maisky the am bassador then agreed to withdraw from the nonintervention discus sions several notes accusing Italy of violating the Feb 20 ban on volunteers LOOK INSIDE FOR SENATOR LA FOLLETTE Probers Told of Fund to Oppose Mine Union PAGE 2 Algona Junior Chamber Given State Charter PAGE 12 Cerro Gordo County Tax Collections Show Gam PAGE 17 Van Meter Gets Set for Start of Season PAGE 13 Mutiny Plot of Prisoners Is Thwarted English Convicts Planned to Stage Coronation Day LONDON con victs at Dartmoor prison Eng lands bleak granite were reported Thursday to have been balked in a plot fcr a coronation day mutiny Officials however denied the existence of such a plot An unconfirmed report said the prisoners angered because King George VI would not reduce sen tences or grant pardons in cele bration of his coronation May 12 had arranged a break during the crowning ceremonies The secretary of the prison com mission however said there was merely a breach of dis cipline at the prison and that it arose after a number of prisoners made complaints about CHIC AGO YOUTH ADMITS ARREST UNEXPECTED Incloses Own Photo in Not Asking Ginger Rogers to Send CHICAGO John Anthony Buzas i8 year old garage mechan was seized by federal agents Thursday and charged with send Ginger Rogers ing an extortion letter to Ginger Rogers demand ing un der threats of death to the Hollywood ac tress or any one else who gets in the way lowan Is Critically Hurt When ir Tips Over Near Decorari DECORAH Dean Hampton traveling salesman from Hazel ton was critically injured late Wednesday in an automobile SEA GULLS AND GATS ON MENU Bilbao on Strict Diet as Rebels Keep Out Foreign Food Ships ST JEAN DE LUZ France and sea gulls have been added to the bill of fare of hungry Bilbao while foreign food ships wait at French ports and refugees arriving here reported Thursday They said that there was no meat except for soldiers whose stamina must be maintained to fight off the nationalist drive from the land side Chickens were reported almost unobtainable and it was said that there had been a rise in the price of cats Official charts were posted at Bilbao Wednesday the refugees said announcing that for the next two weeks each noncombatant was entitled to one pound of soup paste two pounds of rice half a Agents said Buzas inclosed a picture of himself and wrote on the envelope a return address only a few doors away fromhis home on the far south side A diary seized in the youths home they mentioned the letter to Miss Rogers and spoke of Buzas indecision about sending a similar letter to Actor Clark Gable Inquire for Burton Federal menwent to Buzas home and inquired Bur name listed on the re turn address They said Buzas re plied No Im not John Burton but come in Ive been expect ing Agent WJ the missiveto Miss Rogers cident about two miles south of i pound of sugar Decorah on highway 52 chickpeas half a one pound of pound of cab Sheriff George W Harmsandjbage and such fish as fishermen Deputy Sheriff Fred Oboy who in vestigated the accident reported that Hampton had lost control of his car while approaching De corah Two wheels ran off the pavement on the right side of the road near the John Wheatman farm When Hampton attempted might be able to take As for British labor party and Basque government statements that the Bilbao coast is not mined information at French ports is that there are mines in plenty and that more are being laid Basque assertions that their big to pull the car back on the paveI guns can keep nationalist ships ment the car swerved across the road knocked over five safety posts and tipped over in the ditch The car was demolished An ambulance was summoned and the injured man was brought to the Decorah hospital where it is believed he is suffering a frac tured skull He had not regained miles off the coast French navy officers report sighting seven na tionalist warships just inside the threemile limit off Bilbao watch ing every movement of shipping Tanker Heading for consciousness Thursday morning Port UnderItS Own Power After Blast Physicians report he has a chance for recovery Rebels Force Ship tn 10 BILBAO The rebel cruiser Espana intercepted a mer chant ship bound for Bilbao Thursday and forced it to change course The ship was believed to be Norwegian pupils was lacking There were no Accepted After 50 Years ST LOUIS B Wahl 74 and Louise Apple 68 were married Thursday Wahl said he proposed 50 years ago and was finally accepted HELEN KELLERS PURSE STOLEN All Japan Aroused Starts Widespread Hunt for Pickpocket T O KI O JP pickpocket Thursday stole the purse of Helen Keller celebrated blind and deaf ducator a after she iad stepped ashore at Yokohama for a Japanese lecture tour All Japan was aroused at the incident occurring as it did on Miss Kellers first visit to the orient A widespread search for the culprit was under way The purse contained 200 yen about Miss Keller herself report the theft and police learned of it only by chance Japanese gave Miss Keller a noisy and colorful welcome i LOOK GlobeGazette Will Conduct a SixDay Contest During National Want Ad Week which begins Satur day April 17 and continues until Saturday April 24 the GlobeGazette will give a daily prize of the most interesting letter tell ing about results from GlobeGazette Want Ads A contest will be held each day and to enter Sat urdays contest April 17 your letter must reach this office or be postmarked not later than 6 p Monday April 19 You may enter each days contest but donot send in than one letter for day In case of ties duplicate awards will be given The de cision of the judges will be final NEW YORK coal tanker William Atwater was proceeding toward New York har bor under its own power Thursday after an explosion at a m in its hold off Sea Girt N J A seaman Leslie Johnson was lost overboard at the time of the blast but was picked up later suf fering from burns and exposure by the steamship Gov John Lind of the Baltimore Insular line KEPT UNDER GUARD HOLLYWOOD Ginger Rogers screen star Wednesday was kept under guard because of the threaten ing letter sent her by an 18 year old youth now under ar rest in Chicago John H Hanson chief of federalagents here said JVIiss Rogers received the extortion April 9 Cloudy Skies Hide Sun Over All Iowa DES MOINES IP Cloudy skies throughout the state hid the sun Thursday and temperatures generally were cooler than Wednesday The weathermanforecast cloudy to partly cloudy Hean ticipated somewhat warmer wea ther for Friday afternoon Showers fell in northcentral and eastern Iowaduring the last 24hours was mailed April 8 and included a demand for with the nota tion or you will be killed or any body else who getsin the The letter spoke of Buzas ill health and his concern over his fits of melancholy and related he would just as soon go to the elec tric chairas feel the cold water over my Entry An entry in the diary under April 8 date Devereux said read Wrote a letter today to Miss Gin ger Rogers asking her for finan cialaid This is the third letter I wrote No trace of other letters was found the federal officer added Agents saidthat on the reverse side of the picture of himself which Buzas inclosed was scribbled Take a good look while you may for tomorrow we may all be Buzas had a predilectionfor asking Hollywood film stars for their autographs and photographs Devereux said He read another excerpt from the diary Under Bond April letterI sent to Ginger Rogers isbothering me a U S Commissioner Edwin K Walker continued hearing until April 28 under bond pend ng examination of the boy psychiatrist Buzas protested that he was ready to plead guilty Buzas told S MartinWard that he had been an ardent fan of Miss Rogers danc ing He wentto see all of her pic tures several times Devereux said the youth born in Canada might be deported Ontario Government Split Puts Strike in Background PremierHit as Denies Plans to Call General Election By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The strike of General Motors Workers at Out virtually waj pushed into the background Thursday by the schism it created in provincial Premier Mitchell Hepburn who forced resignation of two cabinet members for disagreeing with him on the governmentsstrike policy was assailed as adictator in a res olution adopted by United Auto mobile Workers union members The resolution urged dominion intervention to settle the strike in volving Alex Hall mayor of Oshawa demanded sym pathy strikes by United States auto workers The workers went on record as refusing to conduct any negoti ations as long as Premier Hepburn is a party to Cry of The unions cry of dictatorship was reminiscent of Hepburns own charge that Lewis through th Oshawa and other C I O units was trying to establish himself a a political and economic dictator n Canada and the United States The General Motors employes resolution said thedictatorship p Premier Hepburn would depriv all workers of their last resort in an industrial dispute namely th right to The declarationaccused the pro vincial executive of having sub stituted compulsion for arbitra ion and urged him to step ou and allow the dominion depart ment of labor to act as 2 Forced to Resign The resolution was adopted at mass meeting of2000 men am women Thursday night after Hep ourn forced resignation of two dis affected members of his cabinet labor Minister David Croll Attorney General Arthur W Roe Union Organizer uck Both Croll and Roebuck were Joke Misses Fire as Boy Hangs Himself Jakie Siefert 15 told his mother he was going to play a joke on his sister by pretending to hang him self in at their farm home He tied one end of the rope to a rafter the other around his neck while he sat on the rafter He slipped and fell He was dead wheniiis sisterfound him Officials Ready for Execution of Three Slayers in Chicago CHICAGO county officials Thursday rangements for a triple execution at midnight Scheduled to die in the electric chair were Frank Whyte and Stan ley Murawski convicted of slay ing Policeman Michael Toth and Joseph Schuster convicted of kill ing Policeman Arthur Sullivan Murawski and Whyte paroled convicts gave up hope of reprieve Schusters attorney planned a last appeal through the state supreme court considered extremely liberal mem iers of the Ontario government They were labor lawyers before oining with Hepburn The pre leader of the liberal party is iroprietor of a large onioi farm After the resignationsthe pre mier took over the labor portfolio limself and one of his first acts vas to ask the dominion govern ment not to intervene Assuredof Support He said he hadhad a long con erence with Ian Mackenzie min ster of national defense and hac assured of complete backing Hepburn meanwhile declared e had no immediate intention1 f general election to eek a mandate from Ontarios oters on his attitude toward the ewis labor movement He said owever that circumstances mighl rise time to make such a ourse necessary Roebuck relieved of the attor ney generalship wrote tothe pre mier his argument the unionsof this country have anundoubted legal right to organize in such form as in their saw fit and should have an equal free dom with employers in choosing their affiliations and representa Strike at Montreal Whileu the domestic strike front was relatively quiet several pro vinces across the border were plagued by Five thousand Montreal garment work ers were under orders to strike Thursday Fifteen union officers and sym pathizers arrested after police and deputies evicted 120 sit down strikers at the Yale and Towne Manufacturing company plant at Detroit wereheld in jail but the strikers were released under bond Most of the strikers against whom police used tear gas were women An agreement on collective bar gaining seniority and procedure for considering grievances was signed Wednesday night by the Chrysler Motor corporation and Ur A W A officials Agreement Is Signed The Viscose corporation larg ist producer of rayon in the na tion signed an agreement recog nizing the textile workers organ zing committee as sole collective Dargaining agency foremployes and providing for a wage increase The pact affecting em ployes does not provide for a closed shop A bus driver and passenger were injured by missiles thrown hrough a bus windshield cie in a new outbreak ol vi olence in the bus drivers strike At Milwaukee US employes of he YarrLange wholesale drug company celebrated achieve ment of their objective in a sit Negotiations for settlement of the General Motors strike in Oshawa O n t a o collapsed when Premier Mitchell Hep burn of Ontario barred Hugh Thompson above U A W A organizer saying he was a paid outside TREASURY WILL RAISE NEW CASH Morgenthau Says Financing Operations Will Begmi Next Monday WASHINGTON tary of the Treasury Henry Mor genthau announced Thursday that the treasurywould begin raising new cash Monday He said that the financing would be accomplished through the sale of a new weekly series of in treasury bills which would come due during the tax period in September Although the secretary declinec to comment it was understooc that the new cash was necessary to prevent the treasurys working balance from slipping below the level of Approximately due to the tax receipts to come to expecta tions Morgenthau declined to say how much the treasury expected to borrow by this means Can you tell us why the treas ury is borrowing on short term rather than a long term basis he was asked it is the proper way at this time the right kind of fi nancing at this he replied The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy to partly cloudy Thursday night and Fri day colder in north central and extreme eastern portions Thurs day night somewhat warmer Friday afternoon MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday showers Friday in extreme northwest rising temperatures Friday and in extreme west Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 62 Minimum in Night 38 At 8 A M Thursday 42 Precipitation 01 of an Inch lown of Pres dent Fred E Yahr from active management The strikers con ended he hired young men at dw salaries and fired them after hey had merited advance to bet er jobs more nied the charge GENERAL MOTORS NOT TO FROM U S DETROIT auto mobile workers said Thursday ley were assured that General ilotors would no domestic units to Canadawhere a strike in Canadian branch of the cpr oratiori has crippled production n the dominion The corporation likewise will make ao invasion of foreign mar ets ordinarily served by General of Canada Ed Hall second ice president ofU A W A an ounced after a conference with fficials here SENATE STARTS CONSIDERATION OF BUDGET BILL Iowa House Members Trade Insults Before Taking Up Truck Tax DES MOitflSS Iowa senate starting consideration of a budget bill which would provide appropriations of about more yearly than the house ap proved Wednesday headed Thurs day towards a fight over allot ments for state educational insti tutions As it took upthe measure sec tion by section the senate nibbled small amounts from the house al locations for agriculture depart ments and refused toaccept the bouse decision that Homer Hush Assistantsecretary of agriculture should receive only a year With the floor battle on edu cational institution budgets ex pected some time late today or to morrow senators favoring in creased appropriations for the University 6t Iowa Iowa college and State lege tightened Supporafore Amongthe have ex pressedthemselves as supporting more funds for the institutions are E P Donohue New Hampton and Frederick C Schadt Williamsburg republicans and Edward Breen Fort Dodge and Howard Baldwin Dubuque democrats Leo Elthon R of Fertile man of the senate appropriations comaiittee told the senate this morning that he believes the edu cational institutions appropriations in thesenate bill are too high The senate measure would grant the institutions virtually the same amounts as the governor and comptroller recommended where as the house slashed the figure to approximate appropriations made by the last legislature The voted Thursday to cut of appropriation for the agriculture department from theallbt ment for farmers institutes and from chat for the weather and crop bureau Clash on Hush Pay The only clash of the morning sesion carne when JHusted asked that the limit of approved by the house be placed on Hushs salary Hush a former republican state senator who last srmmer cam paigned rlor President Roosevelt is now a year as assistant secretary of agriculture I if the headof a department is not capable this is the place to remedy it by paying a high sal ary for ar assistant ThomasJL Curran D of Ot the present secretary of The budget passed by the house Wednesday calls for total annual expenditures from the general fund of SHouf Damned Shouts of damned lie and falsehood thundered in the Iowa house Thursday as that body be came embroiled for two hours be fore deciding to take up proposed truck revejiue legislation Opponentswho demand a delay were voteddown however and the lower chamber its ruffled feelings soofhed prepared to dig intothe truck bills with a commit tee of session during af ternoorii TheulpJi brought distinct re action by thehouse several in amending the farmtornarket road bill to divert primary funds and subse quent veto of the bill by Gov Nelson G Kraschelwho assailed republicans in the Chouse and charged thav paid lobbyists hadSn fluenced the action taken Whipped Into Shape The truck bills before the house weresubsequently whipped into shape to provide for farmtomar road improvement as advo cated by the chief executive The bills would allocate a portion of truck revenues appriximately yearly for the secondary roads Representative Ed R Brown R of Des Moines and Represent ative R G Moore D of Dunlap were in tie thick ofThursdays battle and smoke had cleared boh were taken to task Speaker La Mar Foster for their verbjj exchange Browc declaring the bills were so complex noone in the house knows whattheyWill de manded that action be deferred until Monday morning at 10 a m Moore Brown of Opposed by It is very Moore went 013 his voice increasing in volume that he Brown has been ap He interred that big ;