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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 24, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME E DIT ION CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASONCITY IOWA THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 170 See Trouble in Senate Roosevelt Losing Some of His Previous Influence By CHARLES F STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Signs are increasing ly squally for President Roosevelt in the senate There are some such signs in the house of representatives too but presi dential influ ence is more potent over the weather at that end of the capi tol building than at the sen ates end If a regular storm breaks in the upper congres sionalchamber it may spread to the lower one but at present the senatorial sky is the more threat ening of the two It is not yet completely overcast but it is black ening with occasional streaks of forked lightning Senator James F Byrnes at tempt to put the white house on record in opposition to sit down strikes distinctly was an electrical discharge of this character White House Spokesman Byrnes has been regarded as preeminently the executive man sions spokesman among senators The time came when he wanted the executive mansion to do a re ciprocal good turn for him on the sit down strike issue Sit downs would raise particular hades in the textile industry in his home state of South Carolina He must have known that the president had good political rea sons not to take a position in the matter so he un dertook as the saying is to build a fire under the latter The fire wasnt hot enough Byrnes failed to get what he was after Is he disgruntled He is if hes human Chairman Harrison As chairman of his chambers finance tax committee Senator Pat Harrison of Mississippi is one of the nations most important and thus far a staunch administrationist Well the administration asks re duced governmental expenditures or higher taxes to meet them Harrison seeks increased rather than reduced expenditures On the opposite hand he says No tax boosts at this Therefore he also deny it as he may is at outs with the white house Just How Long Senator Joseph T Robinson of Arkansas is democratic leader in his congressional branch A superloyal partyman he has stood pat for all Rooseveltian policies but it is a commonplace that as an extreme conservative he has been tried almost to the limit of his patience by the ad ministrations trend since long can he stand it is a question all capitol hill is asking The vice president is supposed to be a mere dummy but Vice President John N Gamer excep tionally is listened to Called to account by one of his home folks for the administrations activities the Texan replied that nobody can have everything his own and neither could he And he permitted this utterance to be broadcast Plenty of Others So there are Vice President Garner white house spokesman Byrnes Senate Leader Robinson and Chairman Harrison more or less disaffected almost if not quite in a state of insurrection Everyone knows that there are others Senators Bailey Byrd Clark Connally Copeland George Glass King Smith and Tydings These are conservative demo crats There also however are some ant iadministration progressive Senators Bur ton K Wheeler and Rush D Holt the latter a youngster but the an elder statesman of for midable proportions Independents Too There are independent repub licans too whom the administra tion is losing Senators Borah Nye and Johnson And Senator Norris is luke warm Some of these split from the white house on the supreme court issue but having split on that is sue they seem inclined to stay split as a matter of habit on other issues Eighteen or twenty senators not to count the original group of ir reconciliable is a block to be reckoned with London Bus Drivers in Strike Threat on Eve of Coronation LONDON UP London bus drivers will quit work at midnight April 30 threatening to disrupt coronation period traffic unless they are granted a seven and a half hour work day it was decided Saturday The decision was made after weeklong negotiations had pro duced no results BUDGET GOVERN Storm Causes Scattered Damage inNorth Iowa WIND DESTROYS SEVERAL BARNS AND ONE BURNS Livestock Killed Rainfall Reported General Over State Scattered damage throughout North Iowa was being repaired Saturday following a windstorm which struck the western edges of Winnebago Hancock and Wright counties about 9 oclock Friday night tore iis way eastward Barns near Leland Orchard Forest City Miller Lake Mills and Garner were reported to have been Ifct in various stages of ruin by the wind while one barn near Orchard was demolished by fire attributed to lightning Eighteen pigs and a large hog a cow and a pair of calves were lost in the barn fire which was on the Carl Briggs farm tenanted by Amel Neighbors Give Aid No organized fire equipment was available but neighbors of Prohaska who live three miles northwest of Orchard managed to save adjacent buildings from the flames The fire ocucrred about oclock in the morning Barns on the Karal Haralson and Sever Hermanson farms a mile and a half and two miles north of Leland respectively were wrecked by the force of the gale at about9 oclock Friday evening With of three cows at tha Hermanson place housed in the structures was saved No injuries to persons were re ported Clarion Property Damaged Ten head of cattle and four horses were led safely from the barn onthe Haralson place ten anted by Irving Langerud and through the aid of the Clarion fire department 29 of the 32 head of stock trapped in the Hermanson barn were removed to safety Several windows were blown out of the house on the Haralson place Shortly after 9 oclock the wind velocity reached its peak at Clar ion wiping plate glass windows in the Candy Kitchen the New Home cafe and the Wright Implement company and blowing the chimney of the cafe through a skylight A trailer housing a display or the Coleman Lamp and Stove com pany took off during the height of the storm and wound up in the courthouse yard It had been standing on the street at the north side of the courthouse square Many trees were blown down and debris littered Clarions streets and yards Saturday Leland is 45 miles almost due north of Clarion The wind was at its peak about 10 oclock Friday night in Mason City but no damage was reported Blows Shed 15 Yards The storm damaged buildings in the vicinity of Miller between and 10 oclock Friday even ing The machine shed on the Joe Cook farm was destroyed and a shed in which the car was shel tered was blown 15 rods but the car was not moved The house and barn were also damaged The chicken house was des troyed on the W W Clement farm and the brooder house was turned over The roof of a cattle sbed was turned over the hoghouse on the same farm and trees and buildings were twisted A brooder house was damaged and the roof was torn from the corn crib on the Sherwood Skog gaard farm A machins shed was damaged on the Archie Field farm Corncribs were damaged on the Emil Christiansen and Frank Schultz farms Heavy rain fol lowed the windstorm Garaze Collapses i A garage on the Herman Gel ner farm three miles southwest of Forest iCity collapsed under the pressure of the wind and a barn on the south edge of the town was blown down about oclock Friday nightSeveral chimneys were blown from rooftops one on Perrys hardware store crashed through the roof The wind caused damage Fri day night in an area south of Lake Mills where a tornado struck in 1915 The barn of the Sever Sun derland farm was taken from the foundation and the roof was taken off a nearby garage by the wind The farm is 2 miles south of Lake Mills Telephone linemen were out all night repairing damage Several smaller buildings were blown over and nae windmill was blown down Awnings in Lake Mills were ripped the chimney of the 4 Elderly Women Fired by U S Treasury for Theft Had Pilfered Dollar Bills Occasional Five From In Gable Case I Centra figrure in the trial of Mrs Violet Wells Norton ac cused of demanding money of Clark Gable film star was Gwendoline above her 14 year olfl daughter ton who claimed Gable was the father of Gwendoline continued to maintain her charge after a jury convicted her of mail fraud STORMS LEAVE 2 DEAD IN SOUTH More Than Scorelnjured Thousands of Dolkrs Property Damage BENTON winds lightning and hail lefttwo dead more than a score injured and thousands ofdollars property damage Saturday in widely separ ated sections of the south Herman Zinn 50 farmer died when a tornado demolished his home and swept through the north section of this town of population Friday night leaving approximately 30 persons injured and a block of Bentons residential j section in ruins 1 J H 46 fanner was killed by lightning Friday near Cullman bringing Alabamas April storm death toll to 11 Severe hail storms were reported in other sec tions of Alabama The tornado here moved in from the southwest cutting a path rang ing in width from 30 yards to four blocks It mowed down a row of 10 residences and damaged about 12 others Graphic was destroyed Chimneys on houses and trees in Lake Mills were also blown down Wind and Hail High wind and hail at Garner caused considerable damage and puL telegraph service completely out of order The Milwaukee road had no communication Saturday morning Hail was heavy at the county home west of Garner and mostof the larm property de stroyed was in the western part of the county The hog house was blown down and the roof was torn from a large barn on the W E Bohn farm near Ventura A hen house on the Mar tin Stupka farm northwest of Garner was destroyed but a m ber of setting in the house were still getting on their nests Saturday morning Damage was also reported at the Mike Ackerman farm four miles north of Garner Window Glass Broken Humboldt merchants Saturday reported they were doing a thriv ing business in window glass after a severe hail1 storm broke many window panes in residences there and in the rural vicinity The Riverside Tloral company of Humboldt reported the hail stormknocked panes in its greenhouse and the telephone company said many of its rural lines were out of commission Iowas weather continued un settled Saturday Friday nights general rains andthunder storms Snow at Sioux City Snow fell early Saturday at Sioux City where the temperature was34 degrees and Omaha Des Moines and Davenport reported showers The weatherman forecast gen erally fair weather for Saturday night and Sunday except tar un settled conditions in the northeast portion He anticipated further tempera ture drops inthecentral and east Money Stack s WASHINGTON Wjth tears streaming down their wrinkled cheeks four gray haired womenfolded their aprons Satur and walked out of the treas ury department branded as thieves of U S currency Veteran employes all they had pilfered from the great piles ofr greenbacksin their charge Iron bars were on all the windows the secret service had headquarters almost around the corner from them uniformed guards were at every doorway yet of motherly looking women managed for knows how sneak out dollar bills and once in a while a five spot So amazed were treasury offi cials that they hardly could be liave the evidence placed on their desks evidence consisting of bills marked by secret service agents and found in possession of the feminine culprits Noi io Be Prosecuted The treasury dismissed thfem promptly but said they would not be prosecuted partly because of their long terms in federal service and partly because of the fact that their robberies even through the years were believed to have to taled only to a few dollars Their names were not made public With dozens of other women they worked in a great gray walled chamber counting money which had been sent in by banks for redemption The windows are screened with iron mesh tbedesks are old and battered the women wear mother hubbards aprons and oldhouse dresses and the at mosphere to a visitor is almost prisonlike is dirty unpleasant monotonous counting counting and counting again the old soiled bills which the banks exchange for new EMfdy women do it sll They are the only ones who have the patience to thumb through piles of soiled money day in and from 9 a m until p except on Saturdays when they have half a day away from the peculiar odor of old bills which permeates every cranny of the bureau of currency redemption Almost Foolproof The miscreants had worked out sa almost foolproof scheme When banks send in bales of wornout money they snap to each package a penciled sliptelling how much it contains Sometimes the banks make mistakes Sometimes a bale of one thousand dollar bills con tains only 999 bills Sometimes it contains bills When a arrived with too much money in it the thieves merely pocketed the surplus and continued their industrious count ing Some days theyd get nothing Some days theyd steal three or four dollars There was only one slip in their campaign of petty thievery Some how their tired old brains had failed to take into consideration the fact that a careful record must be kept by each money counter of all mistakes made by the banks Never Too Much The four lawbreakers records Scrupulously they noted the fact every time amoney pack age held iewer bills than its label said But they never wrote records of the packages containing too much money Officials grew sus picious called in the secret serv ice The latter planted in the piles of cash several packets of marked bills Each packet contained a few dollars too much Sure enough at the end of the day all records The extra tioney had found its way into the capricious handbags of the four oH women who subsequently lost theirjobs Broken hearted and hysterical though theyinay be repentant and sorry and all that they accom plished something which the na tions smoothest thieves never even attempted They did the impossi ble they robbed the United States treasury ern portions Saturday night with frost or near freezing tempera tures in the extreme western sec probably will warm up somewhat Sunday afternoon in the western jpart of the state he Amounts of precipitation re portedlythe weatherbureausta tions included Rockwell City inches Charles City 82 Sioux City 44 Council Bluffs 27 Mount Ayr 35 Des Moines 71 Iowa Falls and Dav enport and Keokuk bothi 08 inch THREAT OF RAIL STMEPUTOFF FOR TWO DAYS 600 Sit Downers Evacuate Ford Motor Plant in California By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tension in most of the major labor disputes eased Satur day At New York a strike scheduled tocall out railroad workers of the Brotherhood of Clerks Freight Handlers and Station Em ployes at noon was delayed for 48 hours Two California a sit down in the Ford Motor Plant at Richmond and a riot marked strikein the Stockton apparently on their way toward settlement At Janesyille General Motors plan dispute was ironed out with workers agreeing to re turn Monday In that state Gov Philip LaFollette called separate conferences of both Federation of Labor and Committee for Indus trial Organization leaders next week to plan a program of co operation with the states new la bor relations board Cited for Contempt Seven C I leaders were cited for contempt at Lewiston Me The area was still patrolled by 500 national guardsmen because of recent violence in a shoe workers strike injured nn fighting berweenpolice and strik ing reporters and sympathizers at Jamaica Long Island where a walkout against the Long Island Daily Fress has been in effect three weeks The600sitdowners at the Ford assembly plant in Richmond evacuated early Saturday 11 hours after taking possession as a protest against alleged discrimin ation in the departmental transfer of 12 unionists Union Urges Evacuation Officials of the United Automo bile Workers union who urged the strikers to evacuate said the dis pute would be settled in a day or two Ford officials in Detroit had no immediate comment Friday a representative of the American Federation of Labor saidthe Fed eration had sought recognition as a bargaining agency for Ford em ployes At San Berdnardino a strike of men stopped work on Parker dam being erected on the Colorado river south of Boul der dam to provide an intakefor the Los Angeles metropolitan wa ter districts aqueduct Four persons were injured In demonstrations against afood store chain at Cincinnati scene of a meat cutters strike Hepburn Stand Unchanred Leaders of the brotherhood of steamshipclerks freight handlers express and station employes said the threatened New York railroad strike involved a refusal of major roads running into the city to grant a 20 cents an hour wage increase They added thaidifferences with a longshoremens group over un ionization workers also were involved Settlement of the strike of General Motors employes at Osha wa left unchanged Premier Mitchell Hepburns feelings toward the LewisCommittee for Industrial Organization He said he would retire if the people of Ontario are prepared to accept the domination of Canadian indus try by Lewis and his paid hire Continue Unionization At Hershey the C I O affiliated union of the United Chocolate Workers announced it tvould continue organization ef forts among employes of the Her shey Chocolate corporation despite their rejection of the U C W as a collective bargaining agency The employes voted almost two to one against the union in the elec tion supervised by the national la bor relations board The boardalso will supervise the first election in the automobile industry under the act Packard Motor Car company work ers will decide whether the United Automobile Workers union shall represent MaCauley president said it would definltelysettle the Books for Blind WASHINGTON Roosevelt signed Saturday today a bill providing a annual appropriation Jo the library of congress for purchase for the blind Madrid Again Is Under Rule of GiviFLaw By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Civil rule came back to Madrid Saturday General Jose Miaja the mili tary dictator was deprived of his civil powers over the city of half year siegeand instructed to de vote all his energies to fighting Franciscos Tranco insurgents A heterogenous antifascist city council took over command of the citys civil affairs The new city council took charge Saturday afternoon and Rafael Henckle socialist was un animously chosen mayor Low black clouds stoppeda vicious 12 day insurgent artillery bombardment which had taken the lives of more than 250 Mad In the north the insurgents re putedly reinforced by regu lar Italian artillerymen pressed on El Orrio one of the obstacles to their capture of New food ships left France with supplies for Bilbao The citys Basque defenders already were cheered by the arrival of food on three British freighters which got in Friday running an attempted insurgents sea blockade In Rome it was announced Spain would be one of the sub jects which GermanGeneral Her mann Goering and II Duce will talk about Monday Some thought Mussolini was reconciled toa compromise on Spain and would not help Franco any more FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Satur day nigrht and Sunday except unsettled in northeast portion Saturday night cooler in cen tral and east portions Saturday night frost or near freezing temperatures in extreme west ern portion not quite so cool Sunday afternoon in west por tion MINNESOTA Snow or rain Saturday night much cooler in southeast and Siiuth central pcr tions partly cloudy to cloudy Sunday possibly snow along Lake Superior continued cool strong winds Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 7 Minimum in Night 43 At 8 A M Saturday 43 Rainfall 53 of an Inch Friday brought the warmest weather thus far experienced in 1937 and the rain which got under way about 10 oclock at night raised Aprils precipitation total to inches 99 of an inch of it within the current week The showers were accompanied by an abundance of thunder and light ning and followed by a precipi tous drop of the mercury almost to the frost zone WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the period of April 25 to May l For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys and the Northern and Central Great Great Plains Showers period near beginning of week especially in north portion not much precipi tation indicated latter Dart of week temperatures normal or be low for the most part For the region of the Great Lakes Generally fair Monday probably showers by Tuesday or Wednesday and probably again before close of week cool begin ning of week probably warmer latter half The WINNER DELIA BRENNAN 830 South Pennsylvania Ave Won the 1 prize for the fifth days contest being conducted by the Want AdDeparimentof the GlobeGazette WHY NOT YOU Its Very Mail f letter tuning Want1 Ad it anthe GlobeGazette or have it post later than 6 p m For most interestingletter each day a Prize will be given The contest will close Satur day April 24 Lets Have Your Letter LOOK INSIDE FOR t Track Stars Perform at Drake Penn Meets PAGE 9 Homestead Exemption Feature Is Explained PAGE 8 White is Gratified at Vindication by Senate PAGE 2 Chamber of Commerce Spring Party Staged PAGE16 STARVING MAN OFFERS PS Mountaineer Hopeful Lord Will Order Him to End 46 Day Fast STOOPING OAK UP Whitlow feared near death after a 48 day fast prayed Saturday from the Lord that would permit him to The 45 year old hollow eyed farmer was too weak to leave his bed in Mscabin in the Cumber land mountains but he refused to believe that God would command me to My vision which told me to be gin my fast also revealed that I would be permitted to go fishing he said cant go fishing as I am now so God must be go ing to save Whitlow believed that God was preparing him for some great mis He scornfully rejected a letter signed which in structed him to eat Thats he said I know God doesnt write Dr J B the moun taineer would die soon unless the fast were broken His weight has dropped from 136 pounds lo 103 Have Read Your Newspaper 1 What film actor testified in the mail fraud trial of Mrs Violet Wells Norton accused of sending him letters demanding money A twentyfive cent piece was found in an egg at what North Iowa town 3 By what name is known the Harlem cult leader who was arrested on an assault charge after the a man at one of his religions services 4 Whocwon thefirst baseball game of the season played at the national capitaland attend edby President Roosevelt 5 At 5 p m of what day did the Iowa legislature officially end its session 6 What birthday was cele brated by Princess Elizabeth of England the past week 7 Iowasenate investigators recommended dismissal of Har ry C White of Vinton from state job 8 By what name is the Iowa State Teachers college male glasclub known 9 nead of Euro pean power celebrated his forty eighth birthday the past week 10 A man livingin what North lowatown shaved off the mustache he had worn for 50 years ANSWERS ON PAGE LEGISLATURE IN ANOTHER STEP TOWARD FINISH Compromise Figure Almost Half Million More Than Houses Original DES MOINES The Iowa egislature passed and sent to the overnor Saturday a biennial ap ropriations bill calling for annual perating expense to state institutions and departments of ipproximately First action came in the tower chamber where a conference committee report compromising houses was voted 18 to 9 The an hour later adopted the compromise 45 to 2 Of the total amount appropriat ed would come from axation and the remainder from ransferof trust funds at jrisons ibr support of the insti utions themselves More Session The amount be raised by ation would he more than he total granted by the last legis ature for the same purposes The ast assembly however added for old age pension sup port and about for a juilding program Before it reached vote the senate bullied for a moment on a in the conference commit ee reportrecommending that there be no increase in salaries o employes receiving more than a A point oforder objecting to the section was with drawn when it was pointed out ihe section was only a recommen The am accepted bythe Chouse where an economy bloc fielda initial iconsid eratiohot was approximately more the amount originally allocated by the Senate Boosts Fijrure The bouse in the firstinstance approved a yearly allocation of for state departments and institutions The senate in creased this figure to The governor and state comptroller listed askings totaling The yearlyappropriation to by the house Saturday was ap proximately in excess of the biennial grants of the legisla ture of 1935 After voting to accept the report of the conference committee which reached an agreement withthe senate conferees in quick order the house again passed the bill by a vote of 87 to 7 with 13 members absent or not voting Final Roll Call Those dissenting on final roll call were Rep Glenn Curtis D of Cher okee Bep G W Groves D of Webster City Rep J W FrizzeU D of Brooklyn Hep H S Love R of Bridgewater Rep L L Moore R of Bedford Rep J C Moore R of Promise City Rep Grant A Shifflett R of Diagonal Though the report met with smooth sailingin struck a tempor ary delay when Rep LeRoy S Mercer D of Iowa City chal lenged the authority of the confer ence group in rewriting onesec7 tion of the bill providing an allo cation of yearly for the State University bacteriological and hygenic laboratory Mercer did not question tion of the senate ttie house figure from to a year but he sought a ruling from the chair on the re vision of the section set up the whiehthelabor atory section may cooperate with the federal government in its drive against venereal diseases Speaker Upholds Action Speaker La Mar Foster sus tained the committee action and there was no further dispute be fore the report was adopted As finally accepted this section of the bill provides for a director of the laboratory section at yearly two at each three serologists at and technicians at threeasslstanfrchemical engineersat at a secretary at two stenographers at The allocation provides yearly ior salaries and yearly toroperating expenses Representative Gustave Alesch D of Marcus chairman of the house appropriations of the joint conference committee explained to the tome that the original difference 01 ations probably increased The added he said was the allocation mmittee on retrenchment and comm refoim but confusion existed be ;