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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NIWSPAMR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NII6HBORS H O M E EDITION VOL XLII1 FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS U5A8ED W1KBMKVlCIf MASON GITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER THU PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONI SOUTH IN CONTROL Northern Democrats Are Junior Congressmen SPECIAL IOWA SESSI EDITORS NOTE This is the second of three articles by Char les P Stewart on the battle for floor leadership By STEWART IN G T O N CPA Con tinuing our di agnosis of the complica t i o n s involved in the case of the or ganization o f the next house ot representa tives Todays dem ocratic person nel of the house is very differ ent from what it was through out the long period during which the dem ocrats generally were in a minority In those times a majority of the democratic minority was pretty consistently southern With few exceptions a southern democrat once elected to congress continued to be reelected and rereelected indefinitely Most northern demo crats however were inandout for only a term or two each They had their exceptions Congressman Sabath of Illinois and Taylor of Colorado South Still Rules But in the main southerners were the senior democrats They still are but they have ceased to be a majority among sitting demo crats Due to recent landslides northern and western congressmen have become a majority of the Northwestern States Shows Business Boost democratic majority But they are largely juniors Now the northerners and west erners demand preferment in the house in proportion to their pre ponderant numbers On the opposite hand the south erners hang on to their old senior ity preferments like grim death to a dead African They want the speakership the leadership ana all ofthemostinfluential committee chairmanships One Northerner In Of tht committee chairmanships the most important is the chair manship of the rules committee Congressman OConnor of New York did manage to slide into but the southerners are jealous of him Anyway that is all they feel that tne north is entitled tc Be sides the new dealers assert that he has impeded new deal legis Of the other chairmanships there are 47 of them not count ing temporary special committees southerners are chairmen by se niority is not abso lutely binding but is mightily po tent There are indeed some incon sequential little committees like weights and measures patents and local elections that northerners are welcome to control in the hope of keeping them satisfied But the big as appro priations judiciary military af fairs communications and agri culture these are southern strictly Texas Fares WelL It is amazing how heavily Tex as weighs on the equation Parenthetically Texans insist that they are western not south ern Northeastern and northwestern representatives cannot sec it so Their reasoning is that Toxas is part of Dixie Perhaps it is natural thai Texas should have more spokesmanship in congress than any other state if it is It has move representatives in congress 21 than any of the rest of them A Formidable List it has its fair share of spokesmen John N Garner is vice presi dent Congressman Sam Rayburn if chosen for the Rayburn as chaimuin in the meantime of the commerce com mittee Chairmen Buchanan Sumners Jones Mansfield and Lanbam re spectively of the appropriations judiciary agriculture rivers and harbors arid public buildings and grounds committees In addition to Texas here are a few other vital committee chair manships held by southerners Moot of Biff Jobs McSwain North military affairs Doughton North ways and means Vin son naval affairs Mo Reynolds foreign af fairs Casque South pensions Raakin veterans Steagall I bankinff and currency Wilson flood Rouen Hamipeck public serv This leaves a few measly little like disposition of papers enrolled bills and the library for northerners and westerners to fill y It them with ire instead 1936 SHIPMENT OF CEMENT 45 PER CENT MORE Local Plant Has Largest Average Payroll Since Six Years Ago The Northwestern States Port land Cement company has shipped 45 per cent more cement the past year than in 1935 according to the reports of officers at the an nual meeting of the corporation held Tuesday at tho offices in the First National bank building This considerable increase in demand made possible a 20 per cent stepup in operations the past year with the corporation in ex cellent inventory position as it joes into its winter run At Full Capacity The company has operated throughout the year except for the necessary shutdown for repairs in the spring The plant is entering the run on full capacity Hanford MacNider president and general manager stated with ev ery hope that the demand will be such that this pace can be kept up through the year The plant in 1936 had the larg est average payroll of any time since 1930 The most interesting feature of the years operation was the inauguration of the companys profit sharing compensation plan for employes One of the interesting facts brought out at the meeting was that taxes exceeaedby nearly30per eentthe entire administrative expenses of operating the corpcnration Officers ReElected The following officers were re elected Colonel MacNider president and general manager B A MacDon ald vice president E CFrudden Dubuque vice president Willis G C Bagley treasurer Peter Ander son secretary C A Hanson as sistant secretary and Earl Smith genera counsel Membeis of the board of direc tors are Colonel MacNider Mr Bagley Charles Strickland Wil liam Chamberlain Chicago Will am Stem Fargo N Edwin White St Paul Sumner Mc Knight Minneapolis M T Gun dehson Kenyon and R J Tearse Winona Minn Mr Tearse took the place of his fatherinlaw S L Wright Hollywood CaL who retired from the board Cheer Fund Has to Gain Some Speed POPE PIUS XI HAS RELAPSE Pontiff Spends His Most Laborious Day Since His Illness VATICAN CITY Pope Pius partly paralyzed in his low er legs suffered 4 relapse Tues day reliable Vatican sources re ported The attack occurred during the afternoon high church officials declared after the pontiff had spent his most laborious day since he became ill Dr AmantiMilan the holy fathers personal physician was summoned and administered a heart stimulant The pope rallied somewhat from the treatment but appeared to suffer from extreme fatigue afterward reliable sources said His condition earlier had been reported somewhat improved with increased alleviation of congestion of the circulatory system control De public lands Previously reported Sorosis TO Midland HO MeKinley P T Harmony Guild Mascia Club Modern Woodmen of America Morran J MeEnaney Willinj Workers Bethlehem Lu theran Church New Total Xeeded to Keach Goal A T H E M A T I C IA N S arent needed to tell us that at the rate of gain represented in the list of don ors above the Christmas Cheer Fund will fall short of the 000 needed to in sure a happy Christmastide for all needy homes in this commun ity The recollec tion however that in the eleven year history of this fund there has never been a failure to reach goal gives us a faith that failure will not be written this year Every gift is appreciated Let that be unmistakablyclear There are some however wnich bytheir peculiar exemplary effect have an added value In the foregoing for illustration its the received from the Mascia club Thisorgan ization is made up of persons de prived of their hearing This willingness to give on the part of those who might if they were so minded bewail the ili LOOK INSIDE FOR has been theirslh this one respect ought to and were sure it will as a chal lenge to those who have blessed betai with hearing with a job and with those other things that lend security to lift This isnt a duty that can be transferred to somebody Velse Un less those with an impulseto par ticipate in this Christmas charity venture act on that impulse noth ing is gained Its a personal mat ter The time has come to ask Have I done my part to insure against empty stockings in this community Gifts will be listed with initials or as from u Friend when re quest is made Remember no do nation can be too small and none is likely to be too large Bring them to the GlobeGazette office or mailthem to this address Christinas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Get your name AT ONCE on the membership roll of the Mason City Order of Good Fellows persons Airliner Carrying 7 Persons Missing Somewhere in Utah SALT LAKE CITY airliner carrying seven including Gladys Witt the stew ardess whose recent romance was widely publicized disappeared Tuesday in the snow fringed fastr nesses of Utah on a regular flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake 2 p m central standard time the transport was approxi mately nine hours overdue here It was last heard from at a m CST when the pilot report ed by a radio a high overcast at an altitude of feet near Milford Utah City At HOPE MORGAN Girl Who Killed Her Best Friend Suicide ON PAGE 2 Y League Cagers Set for Second Contests ON PAGE II Seeds Lake Will Be Filled Next Spring ON PAGE 14 New Hampton Toll m R R Crash Reaches 5 ON PAGE 7 Big ChiBtafai Ps ON PAGE 16 Iowa Temperatures Hit 5 to 10 Degrees Above Normal Again DES MOINES tem peratures mounted to 5 or 10 de grees above normal again Tuesday in most parts of the state The coldest spot in the state early Tuesday was 24 degrees at Charles City and Dubuque Keo kuk reported 52 degrees Monday highest mark during the last 24 hours The weather bureau said snow or rain was probableJn northeast Iowa Tuesday night Sides were clear however in central and southern Iowa Thirty degree temperatures were the coldest expected KJonday night DAYS PACKAGES FOR EARLV REUNION WITH WALLY LIKELY Golf Links Measured for Use as Landing Field Edward 111 ENZESFELD Austria ficials of a Vienna airport late Tuesday measured the golf hnka of chateau Enzesfeld for possible uie as a landing field giving weight to a feeling there may be ti reunion near Vienna for Edward of Windsor and Walhs War fieid Simpson An aviator carefully paced off the ground noted the i oiling ter raiB and the Irees and went away with other awdrbme officials ap parently satisfied The former fcitfif feehnt miser able from head Snd ear aches spent a few moments on the links and returned to the His host BaronEdward Taroel Roth schild said however the duke is not especially PrejMire for Wfclly extensive remodeling pt one suite was progressing The dark walls were beinf redecorated in yellow blue and gold One attendant hinted the refurnishing might be in preparation for a prospectivevisit by Mrs Simpson A pile of packages filled the vil lage postofflce addressed to Wind sor Among them were two sam ples of coffee f large parcel from Cannes where Mrs Simpson is staying and a skiing outfit from Vienna Three long distance calls came to the chateau one from Cannes the other two from London It wag reliably learned Edward did not talk on any of the connec tions The Vienna newspaper Telegraf said Windsor talked to Cannes at midnight Not GueaU The Archduke Anton of Austria at Sonnburg castle near Vienna denied reports Mrs Simpson was a there Mrs Simpson is not an ac quaintanceof this family hence the report ahe is coming here is the archduke said It was newnted at the Tyrolean resort of Kitzbuehel negotiations were under way in Windsors be half to rent a chateau there from its American owner Max Cor mack for tenancy after Christmas Lord afdeto the for mer king was reported attempting to arrange 4 mating between the duke lifts Simpson at KIU buehtl arpimd Christmas Af Ur a brief stay LordBrown to return rto Cannes it was daclandf it the conclwiion of confettncw between the and him over prospective CHINESE REBEL CHIEF REPORTS CHIANG IS DEAD Young Marshal Announces Several Loyal Generals Were Executed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A radio message from the rebel fastnesses of Shensi province told China Wednesday its generalis simo and chief of state Chiang KaiShek had been slain by a mutinous warlord The hot headed leader of revolt Young Marshal Chang Hsueh Liang announced with cold blood ed drama he had executed Gener alissimo Chiang and a number of his loyalgenerals The Nanking government only an hour or so before had heard from W H Donald its Australian born negotiator that he had seen the generalissimo at Sianf u alive and irfgbod spirits But state the time when he was per mitted to view him Martial Law Proclaimed was proclaimed im mediately through all of the Chi nese republic Demonstrations were forbiddenl Political gather ings were banned grave situation arising from multiple assassinations in the bleakand rock strewn north ern interior area was cited as the reason for the drastic action i Members of the nattdaal tive yuan earlier inetamiJ moral know ing the fate of Chiang and stood steadfast and unanimous against compromise with the revolt Thousands upon thousands of central government troops ed relentlessly closer to Sianfu Few of Japan Grows Fears grew that Japan might have to take ahand in the crisis The young allied communist armies wants wai with Japan return of the Man choukuo he once ruled as Man churia and recognition of com munism as ransom for his dic tator The Nanking troops were in crack German trained Young iMarshnl Chang Chinese officials estimated ac men at his The govern ments potential strength is much Roosevelt at End of His EventfuL28 Day Cruise Seized by GMen HARRY BRUNETTE WIFE WOUNDED IN SUN BATTLE er and Kidnaper After Siege Lands at Charleston Met by DaughtermLaw 2 Secretaries By D HAROLD OLIVER CHARLESTON S iPresident Roosevelt landed from the cruiser Indianapolis here Tuesday compiling an eventful 28 day round trip cruise to the Buenos Aires peace conference The president attired ina light gray suit without a topcoat step ped ashore at a followed by his son James and other mem of his party A cold rain was falling Met by two secretaries and Mrs James Roosevelt the president greeted them heartily Then he motored a few blocks to the rail way depot and left at 9 oclock for a 12 hour ride to Washington Cheered by Hundreds Hundreds of Charleston citizens cheered him The chief executive had said goodbye shortly before to Capt Henry K Hewitt of the Indian apolis and thanked him for an enjoyable voyage Crews that had been called out at a to prepare to disem bark the 14 members of the presi dents party on the Indianapolis and 10 more from the escort cruiser Chester manned the rails in dress blues and white hats Officers wore full dress blues Fire 21 Gun Salutes The two cruisersand destroyer Phelpsfired 21 gun salutes after similar honors crashed over the harbor from army guns at Fort LJhe cruls ASSEMBLY WIL STUDY JOBLESS INSURANCE ACT Chance for State to Get 3 Million Benefits for Expense DES MOINES Clyde L Herring said Tuesday he will call a of the legjis latiire to pass state unemploy ment insurance act to conform with the federalsocial security act greater Hachiro Arita the Japanese foreign minister based his belief in Chiangs execution on the fact that Dr It H Kung had taken over the generalissimos position as civilian head of the Nanking government as soon as word spread concerning the capture Ready to Step In Tokio observers at the same time said Japan could not remain on thesidelines if it should devel op that the soviet union had a directing hand in the coup RussoJap relations grew more strained The soviet government to sign the Siberian fishing agreement which is eco nomically vital to Japan Russians charged that ism was behindChinas crisis There were still rumois that Generalissimo Chiang had turned the tables on his captor One story that he was free set off a premature celebration IB Canton Another report at Peiping said rebels and national troops were fighting at Lanchow Kansu prov incial capital The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy some probability of show or rain in northeast portion Tuesday night warmer In jtortton somewhat eelder Wed nesday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday seme probability or rain 111 extreme pertton Tuesday night or slightly winner in extreme southeast colder in extreme northwest Tuesday night colder Wednes day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 45 MUUmun in Height 23 Ati A ty fjiMflir 21 sJ North Iowas ideal December weather stretching out into its fourth day Tuesday Mondays maximum of 45 was the Highest temperature thus far re corded this month KEW YORK Federal blasted anupper west side apartment with a 45 minute siege of gunfire early Tuesday captur ing Harry 25year old desperado and wounding his wife i Edgar Hoover chief of the fedora bureau of investigation who led the attack said Brunette was wanted for the kidnaping of a New Jersey state and for a number of bank robberies in the middlewest Brunettes ivife to whom he was married Nov 27 uhderjthe hi the was taken to iBelle nospitarwhere wai removed Her was not in the prison Ah area just off Riverside drive thrown into a panic by the gun battle as Brunette fought back against the surprise raid withtwopisf one of which was T Siiiith Sher iff MacombV County In Roadside Holdup Hoover said he believed the wea pon was one of those removed from three members of the sher iffs office at Mount Clemens in aroadside holdup last July 30 The other pistol was a States army automatic The rattling gunfire aroused hundreds of sleeping residents of brownstpne houses which border ihe West 102nd street house where Brunette and his wife had taken residence several weeks ago Despite the fusilade that riddled tae apartment and pierced a building across the street no one wounded except Brunettes Is Desperate Character This man is a desperate char Hoover said after the tare Although we never rate itfiminals he certainly is one of he worst in the country The cap ture of Brunette was more diffi cult than that of John Dillinger lor BAnette fought back until his guns were empty Brunette was on his way to ward being another Alvin Hoovercame from Washington Saturday after federal agents unr der Rhea Whitley in charge of the New York office had spotted Bru nettes hideout1 Hoover posted his men at the front and rear of the1 tworoomi apartment on the of the house Then he went to trance banged on the door and called toBrunette Federal agents Come out or well come in after Tosses Tear Gas There was no answer Then one of theagents in front tossed d tear gas hand grenade through the window The gas was answered with shotsfrom the frontwindow A secondgrenade was hurled intothe and as it ex ploded it Ignited a window cur tain More shots came from within The agents retaliated with ma chine gun and pisttiB fire The tain Christmas leave while ships are near their homes in the east rode the special train to Washington The remainder were to leave on the naval vessels later in the day for the home station at San Pedro CaL The body of Gus Gennerich presidential bodyguard who died during the trip was taken from and carried to the rail way station whole front room was lighted from the blazing curtain Mrs Brunette screamed Im shot Im going Then for the first time the fed eral men heard Brunettes voice answer okay get the hell out of Woman Staggers Out The woman staggered through the smashed door fromwhich the lock had been fell for ward in the hall and three agents carried her to theecond floor away from the line orfire A resident on the third floor turned in a fire alarm ind fire men with bravery which Hoover later called dodged into the line of bullets from two directions to throw a stream of water on the flames Brunette guns empty shouted he would give up and came out the door with his hands in the air The criminal exploit for which Brunette was wanted most was the kidnaping on Nov 11 last of Wil liam A Tumbull New Jersey state trooper who sought to arrest two men and a woman in a speed ing automobile near Somervilte N J was forced into the car and thrown into a ditch near Freemansbiug Pa Present During Battle Turnbullj who was present dur the identified Bru nette as one of his captors The other man wanted Hoover said is Merle Vandenbush of Green Bay Wis Hoover said he did not know whether the womanin the kid naping was Mrs Brunette Brunette and Vandenbush also were wanted for robbery of the Seymour State bank the Ripon State bank and the Citizens bank at Monroe Wis Both have long criminal records in Wisconsin and Ohio Hoover said that in aridities to the charges already pending against Brunette he ako would be chargedVwith attempts to murder federal officers as a result of the shots he fired in Tuesdays battle New Record Set by S U I Enrollment IOWA CITY C Dor cas University of Iowa registrar announced Tflesday an increaseof requirements The governor said he will call the special session in response to requests from Nels G Kraschel and Atty GemElect John Mitchell of the house of They see it as a chance to ob tain about benefits for Iowa with an expenditure of 000 the governor Herring said a date for the scis sion which1 hopecan wind up this job in two or three has not been set but that he fa vored calling the legislature to Des Moines on Saturday Dec Need J or J They could use one of the mod el bills consider it as a commlt teeof the whole in each house and it shouldnt take more than the two or three the governor said Iwould sign the bill immedi ately and we couldsend it to Washington by airplane so as to obtain approval of the federal so cial security board before the Jan 1 At present there are six vacan cies in the state senate and three in the house of The governor said he had been advised it will unnecessary to hold special to fill the per cent first campus enrollment for semester the ten year period from 1926 to IWfl HesaieMbe new record lished this TUT of the 1926 by Tht lowest enrollment for period was reported in 1932 when students registered Herring said that if I wert to be here two years more he would not call a special session Would Retain Taxes He said he favored an attempt to amend the social security act so as to obtain return ol unem ployment insurance taxes to the state Under the federal ity law states which do not have unemployment insurance acts ap proved by the social security board by Jan 1 will not share in distribution of taxes collected from employers for the 1936 year Iowa employers will have paid an estimated in unem ployment taxes byJan 1 If the proposed Iowa act is approved the state unemployment insur ance setup would receive back 90 per cent of the taxes paid by Iowa employers for distribution in un employment insurance benefits 14 Demo Senators The senate in the special ses sion would consist of 24 demo crats and 20 republicans Demo crats also would retain their house majority Before announcing his decision the governor talked with social security board officials at Wash ington and SenatorElect Guy M Gillette by telephone He said the chief counsel of the social security board told him about 23 states will have ap proved unemployment insurance laws by the end of this week The governor said neither the board nor the federal administra tion urged a special session They merely gave us the facts and said it was up to us to de he declared If the attempt to amend the law in the next session of con gress were unsuccessful and Iowa should lose the the governor said some people might blame Kraschel Mitehell and the democratic administration Would Not Duck Im not coming up for reelec tion in 1938 but thats no reason why I should duck behind the barn in this While thegovernor said he fa vored calling the session for Sat pet 28 he said he would not set a date with Kraschel Mitchell and other state leaders Im afraid that if we called the session before Christmas the leg islature might recess for the hristmas holiday and delay its he said Kraschel outlined his reasons for urging a special section in a formal request to the governor It read Iowa will Jose the benefit of nearly paid into the so cial security by Iowa em ployers uolMS camreat modifies its requhwtWBte or the leg islature complies with the federal law before Dec 31 183ft of I Because Wf fevonble con consider it prudent our own tatenrti the only method tit our com mand I am OcrefiM ;