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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NIVWAPIR THAT MAKM ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS fUIX U5ASEP WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL THIS PAPZK CONSISTS OF TWO SCCTIO1 ONE NO 169 Lewis Rise Startling Will He Make Grade as Presidential Nominee By CHARLES P STEWAKX CPA rise of John L Lewis Ameri cas new labor leader has been something To be sure Lewis has been very influential in labor coun sels for a long time hut it is only recently that he has be come a factor cf not much less conse quence even p oli ti cally speaking velt than President Roose In fact he is spoken of as more than a presidential possibility in almost a probability His press conferences are as attended white house as those at the REJECT LIQUOR BY DRINK BILL 3 BRITISH SHIPS CARRY FOOD TO BESIEGED TOWN Run Insurgent Blockade of Bilbao Protected by Battleships BILBAO Spain JP Three British food ships running an at tempted insurgent blockade under of British into be Unless the present tenant of the executive mansion is drafted to run again three years hence the C I O chieftain verges on beins the best bet for the nomination at the head of the major ticket for the succeeding term at 1600 Penn sylvania avenue Realirnment Seen Just how this ticket will be des ignated I havent much idea The old parties are disintegrat ing A realignment is in progress If F D is renominated it doubtless will be as a matter of habit under his old democratic However it will not be the old democratic party If someone like Lewis should be named his party may have a modernized It may call itself or or or some such name Or it may stick to one of the older designa ions no longer meaning any thing Or it may hit on some new name Appeal to Farmers Farmerlabor Fanner Im not so sure that Lewis will apoeal to the farmers There ought to be a community of interests between urban labor and agriculture but there doesnt seem to be The elements clash nstead The effort has been made unite them but it hasnt been very successful Lewis to be an effective prole tarian leader will have to catch the farm as well as the city labor vote Can he do it I dont know There should be a poll of larm the partial protection menofwar steamed sieged Bilbao Friday to the cheers of famished the crash of six insurgent air raids Government and insurgent pilots engaged in deadly sky fights high over the Basque capital while the cargo boats loaded with tons of provisions docked in the broad Nervion river Defy Rebel Threats The food freighters MacGregor HamsterJey and Stanbrook defied threats from the insurgent cruiser Almirante and armed trawler Galerna outside the three mile limit undar the protecting guns of H M S Hood the worlds largest battleship and a flotilla of British destroyers The Basque trawler Bizkaya then convoyed the food fleet into Bilbaos port inside the three mile limit in which official British pro tection has been forbidden While joyful Basques were ap plauding the captains and crews cf the vessels insurgent flyers dumped more than 50 bombs on Bilbao but mnde no attempt to damage the British ships Lose One Plane Government aviators rising to battle the air raiders lost one plane Capt Felipe del po was lulled Basque officials said one insurgent ship fell in the sea and two others crashed be hind the insurgent siege lines The three cargo vessels bringing relief to Bilbaos starving popula tion swollen from to almost by refugees defied the shells of the insurgent fleet dur ing the night and docked just aft er 8 a m 2 a m E S Cleveland to Have Paul Bunvan Statue Osfiawa Strikers Vote to Resume Work A Cryirv and A Carryin On HOMER PEEL AND HIS CHILD BRBDE Girl Says Ah Love Man Man as Law Takes Him ineie suuui CLEVELAND UP Federal as well as urban labor sentiment housing officials decided Friday 0 determine the question And here hasnt been one each against each Must Join to Win In the event of a showdown be tween farmerlabor sentiment and what may be described as bour geois sentiment I would gamble on the fannerlaborites But not if farmers and ur ban laborers are split A triangular contest would be doubtful There is a fight within the ranks of labor Lewis has it coming his way Hasnt Tried Yet Can he get the farmers That s problematic So far as I know has not tried very hard as yet He had better About six months ago I talked with Lewis as to his industrial or ganization prosram It was a mere concept then Today it is a for midable movement Quick work Ill say From that moment in half a year he has become a president ial possibility That is as to urban labor Now how as to agriculture in cluding tenantry that a 12 foot statue of Paul Bun yan legendary giant of the north country should grace Clevelands lakef ront government housing pro ject BLAZE AT DES MOINES Fire Destroys Lumber Firm in Heart of Wholesale District of City DES MOJNES early Friday morning destroyed the Sutherland Retail Lumber com sany in the heart of the Des VIoines wholesale district with a oss estimated unofficially by fire men at Cause of the fire which broke out shortly after midnight had not been determined All fire fighting equipment in the city was summoned Firemen worked two lours to bring the blaze under control Ruins of the tbreequar er block long building were still smouldering One fireman Ralph Parish was overcome by heat and taken to a lospitaL He was released after xeatment For a time the flames threat ened several nearly buildings in cluding another lumber yard and three gasoline stations Headquarters of the lumber company are in Kansas City Mo It has branches in Oklahoma City and Omaha The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy with probable showers Friday night and in extreme east portion Sat urday morning cooler Friday night except in extreme east portion Saturday morning cool er Friday night except in east central portion cooler Satur day in extreme east portion MINNESOTA Cloudy rain in central and cast Friday niht and probably along Lake Su perior Saturday morning with possibly some snow becoming generally fair Saturday in north west cooler in west portion Fri day night and in extreme south east Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weatbsr figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 62 Minimum in 44 At 8 A M Friday 51 Though the skies were clear and bright there was still a touch of chilliness in the air Thursday and Friday The feel of spring was lacking as it has been on all except three or four days thus iar in 1937 Two Winners HOPE F BEMIS 726 llth St N E ELMA BROSE 218 Jefferson Street Clear Lake Iowa won the prize for the third and fourth days respectively in the contest being conducted by the Want Ad Department of tbe GlobeGazette WHY NOT YOU Iti Very Simple Mail your letter telling of Want Ad it in the GlobeGazette or have it post marked not laterthan 6 p m For most interesting letter each day a SI Prize will be given The contest will continue until Saturday April 24 Lets Hove Your Letter 11 Year Old Protests at Arrest of 32 Year Old Bridegroom MADISONVILLE UP Hamby child bride of the Cumberland mountains was a cryin an a carryin on Friday because thuh law had taken away her 32 year old husband raw boned Homer Peel The 11 year old girl protested that Ah love man but Sheriff S B Latimore rapped on the door of the honeymoon cabin high in the hills and arrested the gangling bridegroom on a charge of violating Tennessees recently enacted child bride law Caint see why you low coun try folks caint leve decent mar ried folks Peel argued as he was led off to the county jail Neva loves me an Ahll take good care o her Hitched by Thuh paper fer our wcddin wis wrote just right down thar at Madisonville an we was hitched by a preachin reverend We aint done nuthin an thars no right fer you folks to go a lawin on An hour earlier Fred Payne clerk of Monroe county who is sued thelicense also wasarrested He wasreleased on his own recog nizance after he had been charged with issuing a license without first having ages of the contracting par ties sworn to Trouble for the honeymooners began when Annie Hamby 32 year old unmarried mother of six chil dren hitchhiked from Decatur to find out what had hap pened to her daughter Geneva Hit Aint Ahd ruthei have thuh gM an orphanage than a gittin mar ried her said the mother Hit aint decent ah tell She swore the warrants before i Justice of the Peace G W Kirn brugh Peel was said to have wil fully fraudulently signed application for a mar riage license giving the age of one of the contracting parties as 18 when the said Geneva Hamby was only 11 years of age and known to be only 11 by said Homer Attorney General Beecher Witt said would be granted a preliminary hearingMay 30 Witt also has filed a bill for an annulment of the marriage It will be argued June 7 State Bar Examinations DES W Gar rett clerk of the Iowa supreme court announced state bar exam inations will in Des Moines June and 3 and iniowa City June 7 8 and 9 ELAINE BAHRIE GIVEN DIVORCE Marriage to Screen Actoi John Barrymore Lasts Only 4 Months LOS ANGELES Barrie 21 the Ariel to John Barrymores won a divorce Friday from the 55 year old hero of stage and screen Only Elaine and her mother Mrs Edna Jacobs testified at the brief trial that marked the end of Barrymores fourth a union that lasted little more than four months i After hearing the testimony Su j perior Judge Walter S Gates de clared Wished Better I certainiy think the plaintiff is entitled to a divorce I grant the divorce Better luck next Neither Barrymore nor his counsel was in court Elaine attired in a blue en semble with turned up sailor hat adorned with a blue ribbon calm ly declared from the witness stand that her who is widely known as the great I was extremely He used profane language and humiliated me she said Asked how she replied Sullen and Morose He was sullen and morose and refused to talk tor me and would walk out of the house She asserted thatat a pajty last Christmas hebecame abusive and threatened to kill she said he would call her a Pressed for the occasions this she said Well after I would happen to be a few minutes late for an ap pointment he would not believe my Captured 12 Hours After Breaking Jail CLAAINDA hours after they escaped JiOm the Page county jail John Oliver and Wil liam Lafever both 22 were re captured at the home of James Willis Olivers fatherinlaw The pair escaped hy dashing through a door when Jailer Frank Denney opened it to take them their lunch CAST TO 36 BALLOT TO ACCEPT TERMS Over 30 Hurt in Rioting as Strike Bound Plant Is Opened OSHAWA Motors of Canada strikers voted Friday to go back to work Mon day The vote was to been little the strike be over af ter the unions 300 stewards ap proved the settlement proposal Thursday night Friday the strikers gathered in front of the armory promptly at 10 a but the meeting was slow in getting started because each strikers union credentials were double checked at the door Speech making was ever and the men just after noon were handed plain pieces of paper for ballots They dropped these into improvised ballot boxes as they left the hall The new agreement calls for a cut in the work week from 50 to 44 hours Hourly pay rates of 55 cents an hour or less are to be increased seven cents Those over 55 cents are to be increased five cents Time and one half is to be paid f01 overtime SEVERAL WOMEN INCLUDED AMONG INJURED IN RIOT STOCKTON More than 30 persons including several women were injured as a strike bound cannery was here Eriday amid tear gas blazing Shots were tear gas shells burst in the shouting crowds and rocks were hurled after pickets attempted to overturn a truck of spinach being taken into the plant One man was shot in the face md he and 14 other persons were i taken to an emergency hospital Three other men fell during the fighting but companions removed them in automobiles AGREE TO PROPOSAL TO SETTLE CHEVROLET DISPUTE JANESVILLE Frazer manager of the Chevrolet Motor company assembly plant said Friday a United Automobile Workers union committee had agreedto settling a labor dispute whichforced men out of work Frazer added that if the union members ratified the agreement at a meeting late Friday produc tion probably would be resumed Monday morning Frazer said the refusal of 63 men in the frame department to work was theresult of misunder standing The men were protest ing what they said was discrim ination against one of their fellow employes who had been trans ferred to another department The transfer Frazer said was ordered to give another man some experience Wnen thetransfer was made he added un derstood the man wouldbe re turned tc his old job in four the mans employ in another department Frazer said no change would be made in his wages or hours It was this explanation Frazer said that would be placed before the union memberships meeting A F OF L PREPARES NEW CAMPAIGN AGAINST C I O By The Associated Press Federation of La bor tightened its battle lines Fri day for a new offensive against the John L Lewis Committee for Industrial President William Green of A F of L coupled an attack upon the rival labor group with a call for a conference May 18 in Cin cinnati to marshal the forces of labor in Ten rebel unions suspended for allying with Lewis were still technically within the A F of i L fold The executive council meet ing at Washington announced no formal expulsion order but the breach was considered irreparable Green said the federation could continue to suspend units which supported the C I O No C I G Comment C I O leaders active on sev eral sectors of the strike front re frained from immediate Abrief sit down strike inthe Buick Motor plantat Flint ended Friday morn ing At Akron Ohio 100 of 200 maintenancemen abandonedthe Firestone Tire and Rubber com pany factoiies which they had oc cupied since the start of a seven week old labor dispute affecting workers The company and the United Rubber Workers union Father Divine Goes Free on Bail of Demonstration of Cult Followers Marks Arraignment NEW YORK by a shouting demonstration of cult followers Harlems self styled messiah Father Divine was ar raigned by Magistrate William Farrell Friday on a charge of felo nious assault and released on bail A jostling noisy crovfd of Ne groes milled frantically around the squat little leader as he was taken from the courtroom after furnish ing bail A dozen burly detectives ana po lice battled in vain to force the man who calls himself god through the surgipg throngs who screamed father father in a i crescendo chorus and threw hand kerchiefs and pocketbooks high into the air Gets Lost in Jam For 10 minutes the diminutive messiah was lost in the jam un til plainclothesmen finally recov ered him and pushed him bodily into a maroon colored sedan Divine arraigned under the name of George Baker bobbed his bald head as the car slowly forged its way through the densely packed street and finally with gathering speed made a getaway towards uptown after a four block chase by his heavenly Four other Negroes all cultists were arraigned with the father on similar charges of sault resulting from thestabbing ok HarrysGreen awhite contrac tor of N in a riotous flareiip at Divines so called No 1 heaven in Harlem Hides Behind Furnace Hearing was set for April 30 Green now recuperating from his stab woundsin aHarlem hos pital had accompanied a process server in the black belt cult head quarters to serve Divine with a summonsin a civil suit Father Divine was arrested late Thursday when hewas discovered hiding behind the furnace in the cellar of one of his extension heavens in Milford Conn LOOK INSIDE FOR 1937 ENGLISH PENNY With George VTs Likeness Windsor Demands Book on Him Be Withdrawn PAGE 2 Will Enforce Traffic Laws on Pedestrians PAGE 16 Preps Win Second of Seasons Ball Games PAGE 9 Daughtiy Is Found Not Guilty in Algona Case PAGE 8 Aluminum Co Faces AntiTrust Charges PAGE 11 Crippled 17 Year Old Prisoner Dies From Hunger Strike McALESTER Scott 17 year old hunger striking prisoner died Friday in the state penitentiary hospital Dr T H McCarley prison physician said he died of paralysis induced by a hunger strike started 16 days ago in the county jail at Ada The boy a cripple was awaiting trial for the slaying of s deputy sheriff after a drug store holdup He was moved to the prison hos pital when his condition became critical Attempts were made to force him to take food prison officials said and some nourishment was given intravenously ShirleyTempIe Has Her Eighth Birthday HOLLYWOOD ff Dimple cheeked Shirley Temple Holly woods answer to folk who think precocious children ought to be gagged was 8 years old Friday Boy Drowns in Pond KEOKUK year old Ralph Donaldson drowned in a pond at an abandoned quarry of the Keokuk Quarry Construction company a CM O affiliate remained dead the issue of a closed shop Push Union Drive The C I O pushed its unioni zation drive into theFort Worth oil fields with an announce ment it would never surrender our right to although de claring it did not intend to use tha sit down Governor All red sit down strikes in connection with the drive to enlist Texas oil field be tolerated One of the two warring factions in the Georgia State Federation of over Greens de mand that the state president re sign because of his support of the C I they might ask the civil liberties com mittee of to investigate the row Thetwo factions met in separate hotels each claiming to be the true federation NORTONGABLE CASE TO JURY Middle Aged Men Consider Fate of Woman Who Accused Actor LOS ANGELES A jury of middle aged men Friday was to decide whether Mrs Violet Wells Norton used the mails to de fraud when she accused Clark Gable of being the father of her child and demanded money for the girls support Defense lawyers reached the end of theircase with Mrs Nor ton still insisting that the hand some movie star was the same Frank Billings who seduced her in Billercay England iu 1922 when she was a farmers mistress and he a dashingyoung poultry man Gable denied he was ever in England or that he ever before had seen the double chinned Es sex housewife who is 47 years old Sticks to Opinion But Mrs Norton would not be swayed from her opinion Es the father me baby Rightho Yes hindeed Hid know im she told the court after a close inspection of the movie star from his big ears to size 11 Jest Hitsthe unhappy face that used to light hup so tenderly whene eld mein is Gable was placed on the stand for Nortons inspection She marched up stood so close that she was breathing down his neck andstared and stared She cocked her head to one side peered into his at his ears She amined his frame and his well shod feet Gable returned her stare blandly Her request that his shoes be removed so she could in spect his bare teet was denied Satisfied of her identification she wheeled and shouted Hits Howls of Laughter Howls of laughter swept the courtroom and Gable joined it Judge George Cosgrave pounded tiis gavel Attorney Jack Powell leaped to his feet Do you mean to say Mrs Nor ton thai youstill believe the wan saw on the witness stand is1 thesame you knew in England as Ffank Billings Hiin convinced taafs the PoweE repeated his question JudgeCosgnave interrupted dont needto shout this Mrs Thats what Hi mean to she Gable or Frank Billings eVohe and the same if you ask me RighthqtYes Witnesses had testified that Gable was struggling on a i15 weeklysalary in the northwesi at the time MrsNorton said he se duced her HOUSE DEFEATS ROAN MEASURE BY 9115 VOTE Backers Change Votes to No When They See Act Is Doomed OTHER LEGISLATURE PAGE J DBS MOINES Caught un der an avalanche of adverse opin ion the Roan bill for sale of liquor by the drink went down to a 91 to 15 defeat in the Iowa house Fri day Sweeping defeat of the measure which would have opened buffets in all Iowa of morejthan 500 people if approyed by local option followed survival of the proposal Thursday from re peated attempts to table On the final roll the till had more thaw 20 favorable votes but switching to the no column followed as the proposal was plain ly doomed Affects 17 Cities The Roan bill offered itsliquor by the drink provisions only to about 17 Iowa cities andwas urged by the author Representative Phil Roan D of Fort Madison as the only avenue open to purge Iowa cities of present illegal traffic in hard Its provisions also included rigid licensing regulations and super and with permit limit of one to each of population License fees would have ranged upward to in the larger communities The bill in early February and was theobject of bitter contention from then until it reached the floor of the Iowa houserduring the waning moments of the fortyseventh assembly It cameVbef assembly without approval arid was one of two propositions Other Plan Xejeoted The other was offered by Rep resentative P C Kasrnussen D of Council and its only lo cal option provision was vested in the licensing power of municipal governing bodies The house re jected it Thursday to take up the Roan bill As finally rounded into shape the Roan measure provided lor retention of state liquor stores from which thebuffets would have been compelledto buy their mer chandise Furthermore it was amended to separate hard liquor and beer T Those talcing the floorin closing were largely drys who demanded that the legislature stand solidly by its present state liquor system Roan alone urged last minute passage saying Enforcement Proposition Many in this house have over looked the fact that tliis is a law enforcement proposition Many taow nothing of conditions along the eastern western boundaries of Iowa but this lawwill purge these conditions Representatives here from the smaller communi ties now sit smugly by and see the law violated in the larger it is up to them to help correct these conditions or well be back in the lap of pro Rep J P Gallagher D of Williamsburg chairman of the house committee on liquor con trol which studied the measure denounced its provisions Many liarsh things have been said about Iowas liquor system and hard liquor and majiyof them are true One of the loudest hassaid that he was for this so that in2 years time all would be lost The 17 cities wanting this want it for tlie damnable purpose of Gallagher said As Bad as Replying to the Illinois situa tion and the trek of thousands of eastern lowans Gallagher scored liquor conditions there and charged that liquor sold openly by ac tual test of 1lie Iowa ist sliows it to be no better than the hooch formerly sold here by Rep F S Lovrien K of Hum boldt declared I am not anxious to give credit to any party but you best liquor con trol youve He charged the proposal meant only return of the cid mulct Rep Earl C Tishhaugh R of Sheuandoah assailed sponsors of the measure including Sena tor H C Baldwin D of Du buque sponsor of an identical senate measure and also author of the ap proved bytiie governor legislated to save the fingers of hes on this send them into the belL Fishbaugh alscxtoolc a verbal digatTowa hotelrloHbVists Theyve been flying around ;