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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAHS NIIGH80RS HOME EDITION VOL XLffl JTVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY APRIL 22 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 168 States Pile Up Tariffs Trend in Opposition to Wagner Decision Seen By CHAKUES P STEWART A S HIN GTON CPA The supreme courts decision in fa for of the Wag ner labor rela tions law was highly nation alistic in its im plications There is an other tendency in this country however which d i s t i nctly is contrariwi s e which empha sizes state lines rather alar m Th e Wagner law affects big business The op posite trend is toward what are substantially tariff restrictions be tween the states The Wagner decision assumed that most big business is inter slate Suchandsuch a corporation has a producing plant in suchand such a state It has taken the ground that that makes its activi ties purely local But it gets raw material from other states and sells its products in any number of other states Interstate Character The supreme court holds that these outside relationships give its totsl business an interstate char acter no matter where its actual plant may happen to be situated Therefore it is subject to federal regulation But suppose an individual state adopts special regulations of its for minimum wages which now have been ruled constitutional The result is that its internal products no longer are salable at such low prices as the products of other states which have no such regulations It follows that the other states ship their more cheap ly made goods into the regulated states territory and underbid the latters home industries Done by States Thereupon the regulated state passes a law excluding the unregu tetedsiates goods R BY DRINK UP IN H Debt Talks With U S It has been done in the case of convict made goods and goods produced by child labor Presum ably it can be done by states with minimum wage laws against states which have none It is not exactly a tariff but it resembles one Automobile travelers know a lot about this system They arrive at a state line with little gas in storage and have to ay a tax on it to enter Autoist Gets Stuck It is as if the autoist had to pay the new states tax on the suit of clothes he was wearing on arrival at the border if the new state had voted such a tax on the wardrobes of new arrivals The tourist similarly is levied on for his tags though he simply may be crossing state No 2 from state No 1 to state No 3 It is a system similar to what the Chinese call in formal kind of tariff exacted by the warlords wherever they think they can get away with Warlord Gets Tribute Tt is semilegal by long accep tance But it doesnt matter whether it is legal or not the warlord gets the tribute Anyway in this country it is a system which has gained ground to extent of splitting up a SOUP of 48 states into 48 nation alities The Wagner decision may be nationalistic This other thing is states rights with a vengeance The supreme court hasnt said anything about it many folk are affected by it WOMEiTPICKETS WORKERS CLASH Hair Pulled Clothing Tom in Picket Line Battle at Muscatme MUSCATINE JP Hair was pulled and clothing torn here Thursday when a group of 35 women seeking to enter the strike closed Muscatine overall factory clashed with about an equal num ber of women picketing the plant Pickets repelled the advance and later a squad of policemen tugged and shoved the most mili tant members of both groups out of the fray to restore order The plant closed April 14 when disagreements arose remained idle Repeated conferences have thus far failed to bring about an agreement Henry Orren proprietor said Thursday that he is at loss in ne gotiating as he does not know which faction is in the majority Thieves Get OTTUMWA Thieves robbed the E R tak ing in cash hidden under a rug BRITISH WOULD CONSIDER NEW WORLD PARLEY Madrid Artillery Replies to Guns of Insurgent Besiegers LONDON officials said in the house of commons Thursday that the British govern ment was willing both to reopen discussions for settlement of its war debt to the United States and to attend an international eco nomic conference On war debts Chancellor of the Exchequer Neville Chamberlain told the members stated in the note addressed to the United States on Oct 13 1936 his majestys government would be ready to reopen discus sions on the question of settle ment of the British war debt whenever circumstances are such as to warrant the hope that a sat isfactory result might be reached am not prepared to express an opinion at the present time with regard to the methods of settle Prime Minister Stanley Bald win told the house Great Britain is willing to participate in a new world conference provided a comprehen sive investigation showed it was likely to succeed and provided there had bjeen ade quate GOVERNMENT ARTILLERY DROWNS OUT INSURGENTS MADRID 7P A thunderous government s s a u against the gun emplacements from which insurgents have pun ished Madrid with death and des truction for 11 days drowned out the insurgent cannonade Thurs day and enabled government ground troops to fight their way into the insurgent suburb of Usera At least 25 shells in the rebels early morning onslaught blasted in quick deafening succession into the populous districts along the Gran Via Madrids and connecting streets 32 Bodies Found They wrought their havoc as the bodies of more than 32 per sons killed in Wednesdays at tack were being carted to ceme teries The first shells screamed into the beleaguered city about a m a C S The spring sky pitiless in its brightness afforded the insurgent gunners splendid visibility Men rushing to shelter from the streets said they saw men and women hurriedly carried to emer gency hospitals by stretcher squads or hastily commandeered automobiles Miaja Flings Defiance Gen Jose Miaja the capitals defense chief flung defiance at Francos artillerymen declaring the men who are doing this are heartless hyenas in heated re sponse to the exaction of at least 200 lives injury to about twice that number and widespread property damage The bald heavy jowlecl gener alissimo declared that if the in surgents aim was to break his stranglehold on University City they are playing a losing Three thousand of rebel Gen Francisco crack troops have been under siege in Univer sity City the northwestern sur urb walled up from reinforce ment ammunition food and water for more than a week by a cir I cuiar screen of machine gun and i artillery Jire Hula Dancer Dies of Burns Man Held for Setting Skirt Afire LOS ANGELES UP The death of a 22 year old hula dancer from burns suffered when a spurned spectator touched a match to her grass skirt while she danced in a waterfront barroom brought the arrest Thursday of Matthew Donahue 57 He was booked on suspicion of murder Police said witnesses including barroom revelers accused Donahue of setting fire to the girls flimsy costume after she refused his re quest for a date The girl May Purdue died Wednesday night Scalded by Steam AMES Peterson 20 of Galesburg suffered sec ond degree burns on her right hand when she was scalded by steam from an oven in a student managed tea room 09 the Iowa State college campus Asks Law to Husband of Her Child MADISONVILLE UP Haraby mountain mother of six called out thuh law Thursday to git the 32 year old back country farmer who married her 10 year old daughter and the county clerk who issued the li cense Atty Gen Beecher Witt an nounced that deputies would drive into the Cumberlands to serve a criminal warrant on Homer Peel at the cabin where he was honey mooning with Geneva Blevins a slight little girl in a calico dress who dips snuff and smokes cigar els ruther see mah daughter in an orphanage than a gittin married at her said the mother who hitchhiked from her i home at Decatur when she I learned of thewedding Child Sride Law The wanant against Peel and County Clerk Fred C Payne were 1 sworn under the states child bride law enacted by the legis lature after disclosure of the mar riage of Charlie Johns 22 another mountaineer and 9 year old Eun ice Wivstead The law specifies penalties for clerks issuing licenses to persons under 16 and makes possible a fine or jail sentence Jor principals in such casei1 The mother said that Genevas marriage had occurred without her knowledge She charged that the girls age had been given as 18 on the application for a license The child had been living in the home of a relative of the bride groom Petition for Annulment Attorney a petition for an A hearing on the plea will be held on June 7 Peel and his bride unaware that warrants had been sworn but they had been a figgerin that them thar lowcountry furriners would be a lawin Annie Hamby admitted she was the mother of six illegitimate children and said she was expect ing a seventh She however mar ried once but had no children by her husband who died i She is 32 the same age as her i gangling soninlaw DRUGTVElOSE KILLS THRAVES Funeral Arrangements Not Yet Made for Man Who Died at Hotel Ernest J Thraves 51 for many years a stock buyer of Mason City died at a local hotel at oclock Thursday morning from an overdose of a drug taken to in duce sleep according to Coroner J E McDonald Mr Thraves was found in a dy ing condition by a traveling man and hotel attendants Two doctors were called but were unable to check the drug Coroner McDonald said t h e death was dueto taking too much of the drugwhile Mr Thraves was in a nervous condition due to financial worry He had been taking the drug for some time to induce sleep Death was believed accidental by Dr McDonald Mr Thraves had been a resi dent of Mason City nearly his en tire lifetime He was born in New York 1886 and came here from New York with his family when he was a child He is sur vived by his wife a son Jay and a sister Mrs D E Avise all of Mason City Rosemary Watts has resided with the family for some time Funeral services have not been arranged The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home Strikers Who Staged Hospital Sit Down Face Prison Terms NEW YORK strikers and the president of their union Thursday faced prison terms of 12 years each for con ducting a sit down strike in the Brooklyn Jewish hospital on March 15 All were convicted under a law enacted in 1881 and never before invoked It makes it a crime to endanger life or property by re fusing to work Three Burlin game Alfred J Hofmann and John V only 25 minutes The defendants were continued in bail and sentence was set for April 30 TROOPS RIFLES GUARD AGAINST STRIKE RIOTING Violence in Maine Halted End of Canadian Auto Dispute Seen By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Glistening bayonets on the rifles of 300 national guardsmen warned Maine shoe workers against recurrence of strike violence Wednesdays outbreaks in which several persons in the Lewiston Auburn area were injured pre sented the most acute situation along the labor front Police Thursday arrested ers Hapgood New England secrej tary for the Committee for In dustrial Organization and two other leaders at Lewiston on charges of riotous assault in con nection with the attack in which authorities turned back shoe factory strikers Settlement of the General Motors strike was expected Thursday with representatives of the company and the affect ed workers ready to talk peace in Premier Mitchell Hepburns office Enters 15th Day As the strike entered its fif teenth day C H Millard presi dent of the Oshawa local and J L Cohen counsel for the strikers organization announced they would attend the conference As representatives of the Oshawa as representatives for Industrial Organization The premier had previously said he would not deal with the C I O Maines governor Lewis O Bar rows called out the troops to halt a two day series of clashes be tween police strikers and sympa thizers Clubs swung and stones flew in the first of two outbreaks Wednesday City Manager Frederick W Ford of Lewiston said recurrence of such violence would bring mar tial law and more troops to up hold the police and the Court Injunction Issued Issuance of a state supreme court injunction outlawing the widespread shoe strike among em ployes of 19 factories preceded the clashes At Washington the United Mine Workers of America headed by Lewis indicated it was ready to organize the miners of Harlan county where national unions heretofore have been unable to gain afoothold William Turnblazer a district president of the U M W said 16 organizers were already in Harlan The Firestone Tire and Rubber company at Akron Ohio rejected a United Rubber Workers union proposal to end a seven week old dispute affecting workers The C I O has demanded a closed shop Harvester CoOperates The International Harvester company announced it would no longer deal with employes through its 17 year old industrial council plan of collective bargaining be cause the company desires to co operate with the governments ef forts to eliminate industrial Strife X X President Sydney G McAllister said it is for the employes them selves to determine how they wish to deal with the company the future The dissolution applied to council units in 14 Harvester plants in the United States Members of the Hotel and Res taurant Employes International Alliance started a sit down strike in 20 Milwaukee hotels Thursday LOOK INSIDE FOR REP JOHN R IRWIN Iowa Solon to Watch Son Race onSaturday PAGE 2 Iowa Congregational Churches Meet May 11 PAGE 15 42 Schools Ask Brown Be Ousted From Post PAGE 13 New Theater Will Be Opened at LakeMills 12 vv ASSERTS EXTRABattles Reflection SESSION WOULD BE RIGHT AWAY The Weather FORECAST I 0 W A Showers Thursday night or Friday warmer in cen tral and cast portions Thursday night cooler Friday in central and west portions MINNESOTA Unsettled Thursday and Friday showers probable with some snow possible in north portion rising temperature in east por tion Thursday night cooler Friday In west and extreme south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 48 Minimum in Night 32 At 8 A M Thursday 40 NORTON LETTER TO GABLE READ Screen Star Waits for Call to Stand as Witness for Defense LOS ANGELES The in dictment epistle in which Mrs Violet Wells Norton pleaded for Clark Gables love was read into a federal court rec ord Thursday It was the letter that brought Mrs Norton 47 year old English woman into court on charges of mail fraud and conspiracy She is accused of having named Gable the screen star as the father of her illegitimate child and asking him for money to support her The letter was addressed Dear Romance in England Mrs Norton has said Gable re sembles the Frank Billings with whom she carried on an illicit ro mance in England in the early 20s from which 13 year old Gwendoline was born Why dont you change you mind toward the letter read I have loved you all these years Im a different woman now Now I my hands full of children They are free to satisfy all your You and I understand each other Wecould hare a swell time Nobody in the world would ever I make love toyou than harm you but I get desperate at times Heart and mind You have had my Marriage Certificate The letter was dated March 9 1936 The government also placed in evidence Gwendolines birth cer tificate dated July 24 1923 Essex England and a copy of the mar riage certificate issued to Mrs 1 Norton and Herbert James Norton 1925 While the prosecution thus wound case in the office of Powell be called a He has already appeared for the Showers Predicted for Iowa on Friday DES MOINES sides were clear Thursday but thewea therman predicted showers for the state by Thursday night or Fri day The weather bureau said show ers likely would dampen the Drake relays at DesMoines Fri day He saw the possibility how ever of clear skies by Saturday the big day of the track andfield carnival Cooler weather was forecast for Friday in the central and west portions Kraschel He Will Not Wait Until Winter If One Is Needed STORY ON PAGE 18 DES MOINES Nelson G Kraschel said Thursday that if there is any special session of the legislature it will be called the day after adjournment if there is enough unfinished work to justify Thats when a special session should be the governor commented when asked at press conference about rumors that there would special session There will not be any session winter unless something un foreseen comes Kraschel de clared Among items which the gov ernor has on his must list are social security completion of un employment compensation legisla tion provision for a building pro gram and farmtomarket roads There will be considerable fed eral funds lost if a farmtomarket road program and a social security program are not acted I Kraschel warned Legislative officials pointed out that if a special session were called members would draw the maximum pay of a day Pay for aspecial session is determined by the average daily jrate of pay inThe can not be morOian 10 a day Pay for the regular session is regardless of the length but when the legislature voted to adjourn on the one hundredth day the average daily salary of the members became a day Would Rather Finish Report of the governors state ment spread rapidly through the statehouse You know what the folks at home would say if we did said Representative Earl C Fish baugh R of Shenahdoah Representative Thomas Stimpson D of Anamosa admitted the members would get more but he predicted they would rather finish up on the pressnt basis and go The thing for us to do is turn around and adjourn tonight so we would get paid said Rep resentative Phil Roan R of Fort Adjourn without finishing the appropriations bill Its all right with declared Senator Leo Elthon R of Fertile chairman of the senate appropriations com mittee The biennial budget bill now is in conference committee Wants Pet He wants to keep us here to work on his pet bills I said Representative B B looper R of Cedar Rapids The only absolutely necessary thing is can finish that right But you Hickenlooper added Members pointed out that if the legislature were to adjourn at once all pending bills even those on which both houses had acted had gone to conference committee would have to be re introduced Legislative employes continue to draw their daily pay while the general assembly operates on its present basis but members drew their last checks Tuesday Burglars Steal 20 Suits of Clothing CLINTON suits of mens clothing valued at more than were stolen by burglars who broke into the J C Penney com panystore here early Thursday No money was stolen and the bal ance of the stores large stock of merchandise was not disturbed PAINESVILLE Ohio Two weeks of battling its own reflection in a window pane had not dulled thefury of a small female robin Thursday Rain duringr the night seemed to refresh the bird and it dashed against the pane as furiously as it did 15 days ago when the duel was started FARM ACTS MAY BE POSTPONED Congressional Heads Agree With Prediction Made by Wallace WASHINGTON sional leaders withSecretary pre dicting that President Roosevelts economy plea may force postpone ment of major farm legislation Chairman Jones of the house agriculture committee said program was up in the air as a result of the presi dents request Farm measures which may be delayed or modified Wallace said at a press conference are tenancy aids crop insurance and the ever normal He described these projects as part of a long time program whose absence may not be noticeable this year A house subcommittee delayed consideration of the crop insurance bill passed by the senate Jones said it was not known yet whether government finances would permit this legisla TheTexan indicated the farm tenancy appropria tion for 1938 recently approved by his committee would be pared considerably Princess Elizabeth Has Telephone Call From Uncle David WINDSOR England of the most exciting events of Princess Elizabeths eleventh birth day was a long distance telephone call it became known Thursday It was her Uncle former King Edward VIII now her from St Wolfgang Austria He wished her a happy birth day She thanked him for the ten nis racket and wrist watch he had sent her The little girl daughter of King George is heiressapparent of the throne Wanderer Held as Kidnaping Suspect HOPE R Fingerprinted and photographed by Gmen a man who described himself as a Wisconsin wanderer was held incommunicado at the state police barracks here Thursday while authorities sought to link him with the Charles kidnapmurder case at Tacoma Egg Containing 25 Gent Piece Found at Decorah this year are laying eggs with 25 cent pieces in them So reports Miss Hulda Moen employe of the Decorah Produce Moen knows be was candling eggs she noticed a black spot in the centerof one them She was about to throw it away thinking the egg was spoiled but noticed the spot move backward and forward When she broke the egg a new 25 cent piece was in side Poultrymen are searching for the hen that laid the silver The next day 20 employes of this produce company went on a strike for higher wages As far as can be there was no connection between calling of the strike and finding of money in the egg IOW A BEER LAW REVISION ACT IS SENT TO SENATE Provision to Separate Beer Dancing Reconsidered and Defeated DBS MOINES Beating off attempts to again enforce1 consid erationof truck revenue and farmtomarket road legislation the Iowa house Thursday after noon took up the Roan bill for sale of liquorby thedrink Rep Phil Roan R of Fort author took toe floor and began a sectionbysection ex planation of the proposal which would radically revise the state liquor setup The measure introduced early in the session came out of the li quor control committee without recommendation Frequent previ ous attempts to bring it before the house were defeated It would permit the sale of li quor under strict regulation in bars with a provision for local option Beer Law Approved The house voted 70 to 29 Thurs day to pass and send to the sen ate a belated measure rewriting and tightening Iowa beer law reg ulations Passage of the measure one over which the house had been embattled since early in the week came after the chamber voted to 45 to reconsider an amend ment to the beer bill to separate virtually all beer and dancing in the state Voting again on this restrictive amendment the house defeated it 51 to As rewritten by a subcommittee of the Iowa house committeeon liquor the is expected by its designers to place many teeth in the statute to curb socalled existing viola tions Under Direct Supervision The beerdance provision as fin ally retained in the committee bill permits the serving of beer to dance patrons only under direct supervision and in places with 000 square feet of space devoted to dancing The beerdance divorce proposi tion effected a complete prohibi tion except in hotels of 100 or more rooms and in places so des ignated through a system of 150 special permits which might be issued to the counties for beer dance places outside the limits of cities and towns Representative B B Hickenloop er R of Cedar Rapids who guided the amendatory bill on its rough ride through the house assured house members that the beer dance provision as embraced in the measure would rid Iowa of 75 to 80 per cent of these objec tionable Points In New Law The principal points in the new beer law follow 1 Prohibits sale or gift of beer to any minor and prohibits minors from entering beer places and makes them equally guilty if found consuming beer 2 Places the licensing of taverns and retail places on the following basis Two licenses for the first 300 of popuation 2 for thenext 700 and 2 more for the next 500 up to 500 1 additional permit for each 500 up to one permit for each 750 of population over 3 Requires city councils to pass zoning ordinances strictly limiting beer places to zoned areas 4 Eliminates all class C per mits for the sale of beer to be con sumed off the premises Raise Class B Fee 5 Raises fee on class B per mits for sale of beer by the drink to minimum and maxi mum 6 Prohibits employment of any minor under 21 and prohibits all females from working in beer places 7 Provides for rigid restrictions on booths in beer parlors except those now in operation andused also for eating purposes 8 Requires presence of uni formed policeman and police mat ron in all beerdance places 9 Creates state beer permit board and makes it mandatory upon the board to issue permits only after city councils have ap proved Permits may be revoked under certain conditions by action of the state board Second Overtime Day With laoth the house and senate in the second day of an overtime session fate of the beer bffl m fee upper house was Dy The measurewasthe center of tinued cOTfroyersy throughout committee continued theVession rooms was brought to ;