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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKM ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL UASED MASON WEDNESDAY APRIL THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OMB NO 173 Kentuckians in Capital Police Frisk Themfor Guns Find Holsters By CHARLES P STEWART A S HIN GXON i s a n edifyi n g thing to see capitol police frisking wit nesses and sus picious looking listeners at a senate investi gation for pos sible firearms We all know that there are local backwat ers in this country where such searches o c c a s i onally are de e m e d necessary at the entrances to district court rooms when hotly contested cases are pending But imagine rival groups of gunmen getting up and shooting out some difference of opinion in the presence of a congressional committee in session in the sen ate office building right here in Washington Gun Bolsters Worn Well as news dispatches have related thats vhat capitol police were apprehensive of following the examination by Senator Rob cerning civil rights violations of witnesses from the Harlan county DISPUTE STALLS LEGISLATURE Majority of Senate Court Bill MCARRANIOTH ON COMMITTEE TO TAKE STAND Roosevelt Wants Right to Make Reductions in Appropriations WASHINGTON ff Senator McCarran the balance wheel member of the senate ju diciary committee announced op position Wednesday to tile Roose velt court bill His action virtually assured an unfavorable report to the senate on the measure those close to the committee said McCarran announced his posi tion to the committee at an execu tive sesion at which it was de 1 and a11 coal arey The capitol poHce didnt find any firearms The witnesses ap parently had the taste to leave their shooing irons at their hotels or somewhere But the police did find holsters Need I say referring to such a situation as edifying I speak Feuds Not How such conditions can con The Nevada senator strongly urged the committee to accept his compromise which would proviso for a flat increase in the the court from nine 11 members He announced positively he would I oppose the presidents bill as it now stands providinj Jor the nam ing of as many as six new justices unless those now more than 70 tinue to exist in che midst of supposedly civilized coiuitry puzzling Theyre not new Feuds have been known to pre vail in Harlan county prob ably back into the eartr iSQOs I investigated it a ago Senator M M Logan of Ken tucky described it to me a I retire S Previously Opposedf Previously checks of the com mittee membership had shown i nine half the com Js opposed to the presi dents iill and would vote against it McCarran made the tenth ad verse vote and assured an adverse report provided no one should McCaran had been one of the tightest lipped members of the committee prior to Wednesday LOOK INSIDE FOR LIEUT A B U S S Potomac Roosevelt on His Way to Tarpon Fishing Frounds PAGE 2 Howard and Kossuth Women in Conventions PAGE 8 County Tourney Is Set Back to Friday Opener PAGE 9 AngloSaxon He they are annoyingly not alone relative to labor issues but generally Only Thin Veneer Good folk nevertheless he reasoned Eastern Kentuckys judges prosecutors and sheriffs have been elsewhere and its only a thin commented veneer the SMOKE HINDERS FIGHT TO CHECK ALGONA BLAZE ALGONA Fire broke out in the basement ofthe Call theater Wednesday afternoon and clouds of smoke rolled from the large structure Firemen were fighting the blaze at 3 oclock in the after iudidary bill noon but were greatly handicap Shortly after McCarran made his b the voiume Of smoke Chairman Ashurst submitted to the committee a let ter from Stanley Reed solicitor general denying any inconsistency between his reports on the condi tion of the supreme court docket and the presidents message on the ran mae is by the announcement two other heretoj coming from the structure Permanent Power Held F Goal WASHINGTON Virgil Jordon of the National In dustrial Conference board con tended Wednesday the Roosevelt administration has built a vast political organization designed to maintain it in permanent His general denunciation of the presidents policies prepared for the convention of the United States Chamber of Commerce was the first of the meeting Asserting that governmental mechanisms forged by the admin istration are designed to bring about a system of state capital Jordon said The most important thing to remember about this governmen tal juggernaut is that it is irre versible No matter how many there are who may desire it re no political leader or par ty today would try to reverse Destroy Old Order Reciting various administration policies Jordon said these set up governmental machinery that has been operating during the past four years to undermine and de stroy the private enterprise or der i It is practically complete but a few more gadgets are being forged and will be fitted into place as soon as all constitutional obstacles are removed x x x It is engineered out of error forged out of falsehood and driven by the power of mass delusion mobilized by Duringthe next decade he de CHURCH IS USED AS FORTRESS IN SPANISHBATTLE Basques Fight Desperately to Check Rebel Drive on Bilbao H E N D A Y E FrancoSpanish Border determined Basques turned a Durango church into a fortress Wednesday in a dramatic attempt to stem the march of strong insurgent north ern armies on Bilbao their re gional capital The Basques members of three decimated battalions crammed the Church of Santa Maria in Du rango just 16 miles from Bilbao dragged their cannon within the walls and blasted at insurgent at tackers in ferocious salvoes But insurgent advices indicated U A W Strikers Jeer as Workmen Leave Plant Quiet Exodus Contrast tor HandtoHand Combat Staged Previously their stand might be in CONNERSVILLE Eyes bloodshot from lack of sleep approximately 600 work men marched from the Rex Man ufacturing companys plant here Wednesday amid hoots and cat calls of more than 300 United Automobile Workers of America who had patrolled outside of the building Shouts of we want a closed shop came from U A W A pickets The exodus from the plant was in decided contrast to the handto hand combat Tuesday nightin which three men suffered injuries requiring medical attention Doz ens of other workmen were cut and bruised in the rioting which followed the calling of a U A W A strike Announce Temporary Truce vain I Elmer Davis U A A or And he wasnt without cor ider able sympathy with the firs An gloSaxons in his state he with homicide bul with the peoples general psychology FLOOD TENSION BEGINS TO EASE Unruly Rivers Recede After Causing Damage Up in ions By THE ASSOCIATED IKESS Tension in North Americas flood areas as unruly rivers began slipping back into their own brds The Ohio river slowly at Pittsburgh and told at a peak of iset at Wheeling W Va expectedto rise a few feet at points downstream as it car ried off the overflow The Thames which drove 8 000 from their homes at Lon don Ont and caused damage droppea two feet in four hours after being 28 feet above its normal stage It left large sections of Lciicion covered with slime Much was still sub merged A large crew of WPA workers made ready at to fol low the receding water with buckets brooms a ad mops for a cleanup Some 7i3G residents of submerged Island were fore publicly noncommittal sena DN and OMaHoney they would oppose the Roosevelt bill for six new members of the court Count Not Changed They did not change the com mittee count because they had provately indicated previously how they would vote The three announcements how ever made 10 members of the committee publicly committed against the presidential bill Opponents expressed delight at the developments Senator Burke one of the opposition leaders said he no longer was fighting for a mere majority against the bill but was seeking to run it up as high as possible Other opponents said the three commitments also virtually ended possibility of a compromise in the committee They said they would hold out for an adverse vote on the bill 7 Publicly Committed Prior to Wednesdays announce ments there long had been seven members of the 18 man committee publicly committed against the bill The seven of Utah Van Nuys of Indiana Burke of Ne braska and Connally of Texas Re of Idaho Stei wer of Oregon and Austin of Ver Despite the large volume of smoke there was not much actual according to several who were watching the blaze A large crowd of persons was reported attracted to the site of the flames The fire started at about oclock in the afternoon Calls lor fire engines from other towns to help fight the flames were sent out Furniture in offices and ments nearby was being moved out Sealing Steamer Is Adrift in Heavy Ice ST JOHNS sealing steamer Beothic with 400 seals aboard drifted helpless ly with a broken propeller blade in heavy ice 100 miles north of here near Cape Bonavista Wed nesday A sister ship the Terra nova was attempting to reach her only mean for them impoverish Ten small towns were taicen oy Conflict disillu the three advancing insurgent col umns Marquina Echebama Ur bernaga Bolivar Arrozpla Axpel Apatamonasuerio Abadiano Acar Plows Field 3 Times in Search for LEBANON Ohio ff W B Foreman local farmer gave his mont Meanwhile on the economy still being and fed at Red Cross refugee centers Pittsburgh uneasy about its fu ture after three flood experiences raised its voice through its city council and demanded of congress the installation of storage reser voirs in the Allegheny and Monon gahela basins so that flood con trol may become a reality in as short a time as humanly Report Ames Strike Is Still Deadlocked AMES strike of 20 workers the Elm Lodge razing project remained deadlocked af ter the men refused a 5 ent an hour wage increasp oEered by the contractor Walter of Vedar Rapids The men want their wages increased cents ii hour from 40 to 50 front Speaker Bankhead said he was authorized to state that Pres ident Roosevelt favored impound ing 15 per cent of all appropria tions for government and agencies for the next fiscal year A resolution to impound that proportion of appropriations was introduced Tuesday by Represen tative Noneof the 15 per cent would be available for expenditures unless released by the president No Immediate Action Bankhead said he did not be lieve there would be any immed iate action on the resolution He said he thought it should be de ferred untilafter all appropria tion bills have passed if it goes Bankhead said at his press con ference it will be left up to the president to seewhat savings he can The speaker said he too ap proved the Cannon proposal It appears evident he added that the president favors it in preference to a horizontal 10 per cent cut in all appropriations as suggested by Senator Byrnes D S Carl and Representative Taber JCKN 20 acre field its usual spring plow ing Then heplowed again and not satisfied turned the earth a third He had lost in cash the first time The next two plowings were searches the final one successful people dissipate the private cap ital resources of the community xxx grind up the enterpriseor ganization in all its vital parts and replace it with a form of state Sees Demoralization Social forces generated by the administration hecontinued have driven the American peo ple toward a destination that can suffering conflict disillu sion and The National Industrial Confer ence board makes studies of econ omic problems issuing statistical and other reports It has head quarters in New York P W Litchfield of Akron Ohio president of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company urged es tablishment of a democratic basis between labor and management for conciucting negotiations on wages hours and working condi tions McGrady Defends Unions Edward F McGrady assistant secretary of labor replied to sug gestions by other speakers that the Wagner labor relations law should be revamped to fix responsibili ties of labor unions He contended experience with the act should be acquired before we begin to write new I do not for a moment condone or contend for any irresponsibility on the part of he said but I do not jump from that prin ciple to theimmediate conclusion that some new statutory action is the way to complete responsibility These leaders have a respon sibility far heavier than could lay upon them They have the responsibility for the life and the peace and welfare of their He advisedhis listeners to try to stop labor unionization but to use it and make it success These reports said the vanguard of one of three insurgent columns which aremarching to the sea had encircled Durango and already was hurrying virtually unopposed along the broad highway toward Bilbao Consider Evaluation In that Basque seat of important munitions industries and one of the last government stands on the Bay of Biscay on Spains northwest ledge authori ties began to consider evacuation of every woman and child Intense fighting surged around the once peaceful Bu Forces Gen Mola appeared confident they soon would capture the edi fice But the Basques believed a a successful defense might save both Durango and Bilbao Southeast of Durango on the other side from Bilbao daring shift work ganizer announced a temporary truce had been ordered pending a conference with Thomas Hutson state labor commissioner Early in the day a conference of labor leaders andcompany offi cials ended without agreement Another parley was set for 7 p m Davis said he had issued a de mand for a closed shop asserting he had pointed out the existence of two rival unions in the same plant was The 600 workmen who marched from the plant were members of the Cabinet and Refrigerator Workers Protective association TJ A strike called late Tuesday and remained in the plant several hours Battle Night Shift The rioting began when the U A W A pickets prevented ap Basque raiders blew up a bridge and slowed the movement main insurgent forces into the city The span was being repaired by Molas sappers 10 Towns Taken Ten small towns were taken by ror and Bazterrechea Capture of Bilbao Spains would give the insur gents coast a Control of the northern foothold for conquering the little remaining government held territory in the north access to vital industrial supplies and government munitions factories and freedom to shift their north ern forces to the Madrid front BEGIN NEW OFFENSIVE NORTHWEST OF VALENCIA anish insur MADRID gent troops began a new offensive on the Teruel front northwest of Valencia Forty insurgent warplanes sped over government entrenchments around Celadas in the sector 75 ers from entering the building Davis said the strike had been called because the company dis criminated against U A W A members and declined to confer with a grievance At Indianapolis Gov M Clif ford Townsend awaited Hutsons report before considering possible establishment of martial law If city and county authorities request aid and if I am convinced life andproperty are in danger I will dispatch troops to Conners ville at the governor said Mayor William Dentlinger ex pressed a belief the situation is for the time being at least LABOR BOARD CONDUCTS PACKARD FIRM ELECTION DETROIT election to determine whether the United Automobile Workers of America shall be the sole collective bar gaining agent hourly rate employes of the Packard Motor Car company was conduct ed Wednesday by the national labor relations board Representatives of the board es I miles northwest of Valencia in a I tablished 20 booths in theplant bombingmachine gun a 11 a c k I and a challenger for the manage This is the insurgents most easter ment union were ly salient in Spain and they are trying to cut through to the Medi terranean 60 miles from Teruel The government troops with stood the onslaught and directed heavy artillery fire against the in surgent army Pioneer Sheriff The Weather FORECAST Showers Wednesday and Thursday slightly wanner Wednesday nlrht and In southeast portion Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy probably showers bejrinninr Wednesday night or Thursday slightly warmer in south por tion Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 46 Minimum in Night 39 At 8 A M Wednesday Rainfall 05 of an Inch The less said about Tuesdays weather the better And that al most goes for the month The daywas cloudy and chilly which is also a description of the four preceding days likewise Wednesday AROUND WORLD SERVICE BY AIR Clipper Reaches Hongkong From Manilla 30 Year Dream Fulfilled HONGKONG 30 year dream of around the world air service became reality Wednesday with the arrival of the Hongkong clipper from Manila on the first regular flight between the two cities The clipper bridging the last 700 mite gap in the AmericaAsia service placed the final Jink in an airplane chain whereby it is possible to encircle the world in less than a month using scheduled commercial planes The craftbrought pounds of American cargo including 000 letters and newspapers from the United States only six days old Prescription Forger Given 3 Year Term DES MOINES Estelle Wiley 25 alias Ethel Evans of Williamson W was given a two year sentence by Federal Judge Charles A Dewey on charges of fraudulently forging and passing three narcotics pre scriptions in Davenport The place where she will serve the term will be determined by the United States attorney generals office Former Gov Pollard of Virginia Is Dead WASHINGTON John Garland Pollrxd 66 former gov ernor of Virginia died Wednesday bronchial early pneu monia He was 65rears old Pol lard recently was made chairman of the hoard of appeals veterans administration of the F R Signs Naval Appropriation Bill WASHINGTON white hoase announced that President Roosevelt signed the naval appropriation bill for the 1938 fiscal year before leaving early Wednesday morning for a fishing cruise in southern waters at each The voting began with the arrival of the day shift and was to continue until workers on the late day and night shifts had an opportunity to cast ballots Then the ballot boxes will be sealed until 11 a m CST Thursday when they will be turned over to Frank regional director for the NLRB for counting by his staff of 65 engaged for the work Forecaster Gives Belated Promise of Spring in Iowa DES MOINES Belated nromise of spring weather for owa came from the government forecasters office It weatherman stid it would be slightly Wednesday night am Thursday puncuiated by showers It was cloudy JEowa Wed nesaay with slight rainfall gen eral especially in east Bur lington and had Tues days high reading of 62 while Tuesday nighfs low temperature was registered at Alta Cairoll andInwood reporting minimums of 37 degrees ROBERT T ST JOHN RICEVILLE CIVIL WAR VET DIES First President of Sheriffs Association of Iowa 90 Years Old T St John 90 Civil war veteran died Wednesday morning irom compli cations oi old age John pioneer sheriff and first president of the Iowa Sheriffsassociation was a colorful widely known throughout North Iowa He had not been in good health for some time Mr St John had been malting his home with his granddaughter Mis Rex Moore Born in Illinois Born July 14 1846 in Elizabeth 111 he came to Iowa in 1860 He attended Cedar Valley seminary at Osage and fanned in the vicin ity of Osage and later Riceville He enlisted in the Civil war at the age ci 17 When he first tried to enroll he was rejected on ac count of his age Later he returned and served inthe seventh Illinois cavalry arounaNashville Florence and in Mississippi Mr St John was a member of the G A R and held the office of Iowa department commander For 10 years he was sheriff of Mitchell county and was representative in the twentyfifth and twentysixth general assemblies He was with thefish and game department for 16 years OHe helped organize the Iowa Sheriffs association Married In 1866 He was married in 1866 to Addie E Sailes His possessions then con sisted of 50 cents in money a team of oxen and the running gear of an old threshing machine Mr St John who helped or ganize Frank A Brush post of the G A R at Osage was a Congre gationalist republican and a Ma son being affiliated with the chapter and shrine He received 50 year membership certificate No 1 from Osage chap ter Royal Arch Masons FARM MARKET ROAD ACT GOAL IN FINAL HOURS Iowa House Walkout Threat Ended When Speaker Calls Recess DSS marked what was expected to the final session r the Iowa legr islflture Wednesday as house friends of farm to market road legislation sought desperately to obtain final enactment of a suit able program Democrats in the house charged republicans with obstruction tac tics and the republicans replied with the statement that Gov Nel son O Kraschel was seeking a way out of an embarrassing situ With a motion for adjournment thrown into the midst of the con La Mar Foster abruptly ended the threat of a walkout before all final bills are signed by recessing the chamber A halt dozen members were on their feet at the time each shout ing for Touches Oft Fred K Bruene D rf Gladbrook touched off the fire works when he moved to consider a final farm to market bill one to take the place of the measure Governor Kraschel vetoed because of a diversion of primary road funds Bruene charged the legislature will have to take the rap of the people out in the country if it failed to effect last minute enact ment Rep DeweyvE Goode of mo tion toconsider nc further busi ness and Rep Robert D Blue R of Eagle threw the cham ber into consternation by moving to adjourn Would End Session Inasmuch as the legislature of ficially ended last Tuesday if car ried his motion would automati cally send the home with numerous formalitieshang ing fire including formalsigning of the biennial budget bill of more than Upon looking up journal rec ords on the variousmotions Speaker Foster 5 minutes later calledthe house bsckto order but Mountaineer Given 10 Days More Life If Fast Continues STOOPING OAK Dr R E Standifer said Wednes day Jackson Whitlow the fasting mountaineer could live probably 10 days longer even if he does not hear a call from the Lord to break his physician alter examining the man who claims he hasnot eaten for 49 days said Whitlow needed medical care if to defeat 23 Year Old Escaped Murderer Captured FRANKLIN N 23 year old convicted murderer who fled state turned the gavel over to Rep Thomas Stimpson D of mosa Foster then took Mi place on the floor of the house What resolved itself intovirtual heckling followed however as Rep R G Moore D of Dunlap attempted to gain attention of the house with an explanation of the newest farm to market road biU one iiled during the last days of the Insied on Motion Again Blue insisted upon motion to the house was held in line at least lorvthe time as Stimpson said the motion had been out of order Rep B B Hickenlooper of Cedar Rapids shouting Mr Speaker Mr a dozen times before he gained recogni tion charged that the house had adjourned April 20 and that any thing furtherVplaced in the offi cial record wonld be put there at the expense of theperson so act Again Moore tried to talk charging bacfc biting prompted attempted to consider the bill Home Cleared At the same time Itop H S Love of de manded that1 the house be fiwmin utes was lost and lobbyists were herded into the gal leries Once tried to talk pleading tor minutes and I promise 1 talk again ing the Kst of the The house then relented and he went ahead with his expanded charge that political strategy was ous for Whitlow to medical Standifer Whitlow 47 year and when he eats It would be extremely danger eat without said Dr old trapper who weighed 137 when his fast began is down to 97 pounds The mountaineer said the to start fasting and that he would not take food until he had received word he could test Actor From Nashua Is Father of Girl HOLLYWOOD Tay lor Nashua theprpjd father of a girt murerer wo e prison early Tuesday was found ofhis second daughter delayed here Wednesday hiding under a actor in reporting for work Tues small building dav While the verbal battleroyal continued in the house thesenate awaiting house decisions on stv eral measures refused lp back down on its to a state building program bill and ap pointed a conference committee to settls differences Senate Stands at The senate had insisted on in cluding provision for construction of a state office building in crease of a yearJtor University a year grant to rebuild ft Mount Pleasant tate hospital destrcyecfby A stenographic racord WM the proceedings jn the the Ttarjntomarket to thesenate dumber to confer with Lt Gov Jonn ;