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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1937, Mason City, Iowa apN e I S MEM fl I1 P T 0 F IT ft f ti o I v f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 1 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 101 WAVES BREAK OVER CAIRO ii I ft ji FIRST REGULAR APPROPRIATION BILL TO HOUSE Curt on Use of Funds for Probes Stirs Congress Controversy WASHINGTON first regularappropriation bill of the session reached the floor ot the house Monday with a new barb for congressional investigators The bill carries S104G757113 for more than 30 independent gov ernmental agencies for the fiscal year starting July 1 Reported to the house by the ap propriations committee it aggre gated more than the appropriations but was 55950000 smaller than budget es timates after committee pruning The committee wrote into the bill a prohibition against executive agencies or departments using reg ular appropriations for expenses of inquiries ordered by either branch of congress alone Senators Are Wrathful A similar restriction was writ ten into the reliefdeficiency ap propriations bill under considera tion in the senate Monday That restriction already has stirred sen atorial wrath on the ground would hamper such inquiries as those into railway financing and civil liberties Argument on the reliefdeficiency bill carrying funds which will be available f01 flood aid immediately upon its en actment appeared likely to hole it in the senate Monday but lead ers expressed hope they couk send it to the white house soon George B McGlnty interstate commission secretary lold the house appropriation com mittee ICC employes worked eigh and athird years of overtime in October alone He said the senate railroad investigation was using commission workers Produce Only Headaches Chairman Woodrum DVa o a house appropriation subcornmit tee said We usually find tha such investigations are proceed ings that do not ordinarily pro duce anything except a lot o headaches Mr Roosevelt meanwhile pre a series of special message to direct congressional attention tc other topics including plannin lor better use of water resources Officials ot the presidents birth day balls hoped to find a large profit for aiding infantile paraly sis sufferers in Saturdays partie than in those of s year ago In the capital Chairman Georg S Allen said a incom was expected compared will last year Senator Connalley D Tex urged congress to take the profil out of war by enacting a drasti system of wartime taxation an industrial control His legislation which would g into effect automatically the da war is declared is aimed to pu future conflicts virtually on pay asyou fight basis Officials of the federal reserv board forecast a stiffening of shortterm money rates in the wake of the boards order freez ing about of idle bank funds They said these rates winch have been at unprecedented low considerably levels could rise without conflicting with boards easy money policy the Two Hurt in Crash LOOK INSIDE FOR FLOOD REFUGEES Albert Lea Man Sends Box to Sweeney Family Beardmore Greets New Colleague Iowa Senate Amends Moratorium Bill EXPECTCHANGE WILL AID DEBT RIDDEN FARMER ONPAGE 2 Trojans Bakers Get Local Cage Headline ON PAGE 9 Stock Car Falls From Bridge Near Klemme ON PAGE 8 City Council Approves Bus Schedules Routes ON PAGE 12 Byers Sees Conference of Nations Before Long PAGE 4 COL 2 LETUP IN GOLD SEEN TUESDAY Cresco Reports Low for State of 20 Degrees Below Zero The sun glistened down on an icy bitter cold stiffened Iowa Monday and the weatherman fore cast fair skies and warmer tem peratures Tuesday after another night of zero and below cold Tuesday should bring consid erably wanner temperatures he said Cresco reported the lowest tem perature in Iowa early Monday CHARLES CITY Mrs Raymond Swanl an expectant mother and her husband were severely injured when their auto mobile collided with a taxicab Saturday nighl The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day night anil Tuesday rising temperature Tuesday and in exdcmc northwest portion Monday niffht MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday niffM and Tuesday ris ing temperature IN MASON CITY Weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 3 Above Minimum in Niffhl 14 Below At 8 A M Monday 13 Below Figures for 24 hour period end Ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 12 Above Minimum in Night 11 Below At 8 A 1W Sunday 9 Below Trace of Snow It was a right chilly weekend in North Iowa but a bright sun added cheer to it At the Crystal sugar plant north of the city the Sunday night minimum was below 17 20 below zero EmmetsburR had 18 below and Mason City Forest City Charles City and Iowa Falls caught the mercury at 14 below At Sioux City it was 10 below at Council Bluffs 8 below at Des Moines 3 below Dubuquc 2 below Temperatures Rot up lo 10 or above zero in south Iowa Mon day but the weatherman said they would slide to 15 below in north east Iowa again Monday night to 10 below in the northwest section to 5 below in the southwest and to zero in the southeast It was clear Monday morning except in the extreme southeast corner of the state Council Bluffs reported a trace of snow late Sun day Forest City had two inches of snow over the weekend Highways over all the stale re mained icy and treacherous LINDBERGH AND WIFE BELIEVED OFF FOR EGYPT Official of English Airport Says They Planned Long Distance Flight LYMPNE Eng Col and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh took off Monday in their new airplane for a destination described by airport officials as probably Cairo Egypt We do not know their exact destination but be believe it is Cairo an airport official said We understood Colonel Lind bergh is making a long distance flight The American flyer flew his new light touring monoplane to Lympne from Reading where he had had minor alterations made at the factory He was joined at Lympne by Mrs Lindbergh where the plane was closely guarded Earlier lie had circled his Sev en Oaks home near Weald Kent as Mrs Lindbergh and their son Jon waved to him from the gar den Birthday on Thursday It was a prebirlhday flight toi the famous aviator who came to England with his wife and little son Dec 31 1935 He will be 35 years old on Thursday The first report of the flying couples journey came to aiipor Calais France The Lindbergh plane circled I h city half an hour after leavin Lympne officials said they wer nformed A strong southerly wind wa slowing as the flyers took off on he first stage of their 2 218 mile iir journey to Cairo It was no tnown where they would lane The Lindbergh plane has a cruis ng range of approximately lOOC miles Had Advance Notice Special arrangements for the colonel and his wife to clear th customs station at Lympne hur ied their departure It was indi cated authorities had been givei advance notice of the flight However since only 20 gallon of extra fuel were taken on Lympne airport officials wer convinced the flying colonel tended In land somewhere France for the night It seemed aTmost certain h would not try to make a nonslo beelinc across the Alps and inl Italy Lindbergh it was disclosed re fused to tell even the airport of ficials where he intended to lane Waves to Spectators He waived gaily to the fiel men and to a few spectators a the trim little black and orang craft took to the air Reading airport officials sai the Lindberghs sudden departui mystified them Judge T A Beanlmorc of Charles City is pictured above wel coming Henry Graven of Greene who began actual work as dis trict court judge here Monday at the courthouse in Mason City JudKc Graven left was appointed to serve during the remainder of the term following the death nf Judge Joseph 1 Clark The two judges were standing at the bench in the large courtroom when the picture was taken Lock rhoto Kavcnay Engraving Down Strikers to Cour Auto Union Leaders Called Before Federal Judge at Flint Mich AUTOLABOR AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press General Molortgoes into court in fight against sit down1 strikers asking order for their ejection United Automobile Workers summoned to answer Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan pursues undisclosed course of Labor Perkins is silent following collapse ot her latest conferences John L Lewis strike chief tain injects names of Pierre S duPont and J P Morgan into labor dispute DuPont a stockholder in dorses General Motors handling of strike Fr Charles E Coughlin says strikers challenge property rights company challenges right of living wage Mrs Gifford Pinchot of Penn sylvania upholds strikers The Floods at a Glance An official of the firm which built the plane declared however When he took off here the gas InnUs were full Riving the plane a range of about 1000 miles From I he start we were sworn into secrecy about the plane he said We didnt dare question the colonel about his plans lowan Found Dead of Monoxide Poisoning SIOUX CITY La bruns 29 Monday morning was found dead in his garage at the rear of his home victim of mon oxide gas from his automobile The garage doors were closed and the engine was running He had been in ill health and his wife told the coroner he had threatened to take his lite 13 Convicted Russian Plotters Executed by Soviet Firing Squac MOSCOW Thirteen con victed Trotzkyists condemned to die for treason and sabotage were executed by a soviet firing squad the Tass official Russian News Agency announced Monday night In a brief statement Tass said The sentence of the military collegium pi the supreme court of the U SS R was carried out Feb 1 The 13 convicted whom sentence was passed Satur day after a lengthy trial before three listed by their last names in the declaration Details oi the executions were not given MATTY BELL TO STAY AT S M II DALLAS Tex art director of H Slew alhletics said Monday Southern Methodist Uni versity officials and Matly Bell head football coach had agreed on a new contract to cover Bells ser vices for five years following the termination of his present con tract Tisdale Funeral Planned OTTUMWA ser vices were arranged Monday for W D Tisdale 84 former district court judge who died in a hospi tal here Sunday A graduate of the University of Iowa Mr Tis dale practiced law here for 55 years SEEK INJUNCTION TO EMPTY AUTO IliANTS DETROIT Motors corporation carried its fig h I againsl sit down strikers in two of its plants into court Monday at a hearing on its petition for an in junction to bar the men from re maining on the premises Circuit Judge Paul V Gaclola summoned officials of the United Automobile Workers of America and other strike leaders into court at 1 p m CST at Flint Mich to show cause why a mandatory injunction to compel Immediate evacuation of the strikers should not be granted The pelilion filed last week re vealed that Ihe men were no longer in the employ of the com pany Homer Martin president of the U A W A and 20 other la bor leaders were named defend ants Obstacle lo Truco The occupation nf the two Fish er body plants at Flint by ihc strikers since Dec 30 has been Ihe obstacle blocking slate and fed eral governmental endeavors to arrange a peace parley between the corporation and the union Gov Frank Murphy remained in Detroit to pursue a mediation course he declined to discuss It vas known he had communicated with various principals over the tweekcnd What furtherslep Sec retary Perkins would take ex cept to consult labor department colleagues following the collapse her Washinglon conferences Saturday was not announced John L Lewis head of the com mittee for industrial organization and directorgeneral of Ihe stiikcp called by Ihe U A W A qs General Motors injectcfl names of Pierre S T P Morgan into the labor dis pule Can Restore Peace Pierre duPont and J P Mor gan can restore peace in Michigan tomorrow if they will he said in New York Sunday night But they prefer up lo this time to pit the strength of their dollars against the workers and they also insolently and arrogantly flout representatives of this government and representatives of Ihe state ot Michigan when they are asked lo sit down at the council table A few hours before Lewis men tioned duPonl and the head of ihc famous banking house duPont said at Wilmington Del 1 in j doise the position taken by the company in the strike situation I am perfectly satisfied The chair man of E I duPont de Nemours company who is a director of General Motors declined to amp lify his slatement or to discuss the strike situation more fully Hits Both Sides Father Charles E Coughlin in his regular Sunday broadcast de clared that while the right lo private properlyship is chal lenged by the sitdown strikers the right to a living annual wage is being challenged by ii great motor corporation No one can applaud either the error of the one or the sin of the other Ihe Royal Oak Mich priest continued Meanwhile the communist rejoices because tak ing advantage of an evil created by the modern capitalist he lias driven the thin wedge of social izing industry Brig Gen Louis W Stolesbury New York attorney and member of the general staff during the World war and Mrs Gifford Pin chot wife of the former governor of Pennsylvania were on opposite sides in addresses they made in different cities Sunday General Stolesbury speaking at a memorial service to Gouverneur Morris a signer of lie declaration of independence said in New louses Members Censured for Failure to Attend Committee Meets DES MOINES a pirited floor battle the Iowa sen te Monday added to the morl age moratorium bill an amend Yienl which ils sponsors said will make the law really effec ive for debt ridden farmers While the senate acted on the moratorium change the house leard a suggestion that compul ion may be necessary to force ittenriaiice at committee meetings The upper chamber came to a ole on the moratorium amcnd nent at writing it into the ill by a 25 to 22 majority Mem bers of Ihe judiciary commillee which sponsored the change ex plained Takes TudKcs Power This change if the bill itself is enacted will lake away from judges the power to deny post ponement ot foreclosure actions because a farmer is temporarily insolvent The supreme court has upheld that right under the old law but this will leave no doubt as lo what the legislature intends From Representative C G Johnson D ot Marathon chair man ot the important house rules committees came a proposal lhat this house take some action if ils mcmb etsr are go s hirJcthe duty of work He tangled briefly with Repre sentative C E Lookingbill R of Nevada who objected lo school leacher tactics and added Ihe members of Ibis house will fulfill their obligations Wont Changre System A meeting of all 53 house com millee chairmen Monday after noon developed a consensus that a plan to hold committee meetings in the mornings with general ses sions in the afternoons would not solve the problem of getting mem bers out for their committee con ferences We decided not to present the plan to the house but to work out a nonconflicting schedule of com mitlee sessions said Representa tive Johnson chairman of the meeting A joint session to hear Msgr John A Ryan of Washington D C interrupted the senate mora lorium debate and the house wrangle over commitlee proced ure Argruc Over Amendment Give and take argument over the moratorium bill started when Senator L H Doran R of Boone advocated the amendment which would take from judges the right to deny postponement of fore closure because of insolvency of landowners or present inade quacy of sccurily Senator E P Donoluie R of New Hampton and Senator Frank York Coercion ant iVnlcncn intimidation violence and terrorism have no part in our system and Ihe government lhal tolerates them fails in ils duty I am referring frankly lo the atti tude of the government toward those people who have laken pos session of other peoples properly out there in Detroit Mrs Pinchol told mass meetings of auto workers at Lansing and Flint that in the General Motors strike labor has its biggest chance for victory and that a union vic tory will inake America a better place to live in Sweatshop Pay She urged the workers to con tinue their fight for peace and a living wage and asserted that anything less than a year was sweatshop pay She added that steady work short hours and high wages arc the foundation stones upon which sound prospcr Jfyalone can be built C Byers FO of Cedar Rapids led opposition lo the change declar ing when a debtor lias no hope of saving his farm we should not give him a chance to speculate to the detriment of the creditor They also said the change might lead the supreme court to declare the bill unconstitutional Sponsors of the amendment ar gued it would give the poor fel low who spent a lifetime trying to accumulate a home a chance lo save his property Senator Hill Shouts At one point Senator G R Hill R of Clarion in Hie debate which cut across parly lines pointed his finger at Donohue and shouted You have threatened to attack the constitutionality of the bill yourself Three measures one the mort gage moratorium act were before the house Monday for considera tion by virtue of favorable com mittee action The moratorium measure considered briefly by the house Saturday and then referred back to a committee for revamp ing came back with several minor revisions The other bills approved by committees were the Storm Lake legalizing measure and a bill foi the election of park commission ers Fourteen other new bills were added to Ihe house docket Put Teeth in Laws One of them H F fi5 by Rep resentative Glenn Curtis D of Cherokee would put teeth into the laws protecting farmers and stock men from raids on entile ant grains by providing for the seizure By The Associated Press CAIRO Waters j six inches below SO foot mark on seawall raised lo 63 feet as 4j 500 men awaited zero hour 1 expected Thursday All but able bodied men evacuated PADUCAH I hurried work oE evacualing 2 000 marooned residents last of 30000 inhabitants to leave Leo F Whalen PYVA engineer esti mated damage NEW MADRID sippi strained at its levees in southeast Missouri and crept up the seawall of this town its rise unchecked by breaks in the Bes sie levee One man missing in capsizing of barge carrying WPA rescue workers cen ter efforts on restoring eleclric ity waler and other facilities cleaning up debris and prevent ing disease Quarantine en forced lopping operations along Mississippi waterfront continues 24 hours a day while additional thousands swelled refugee army District U S engineer optimistic over prospecls of preventing great flood in south TIPTONVILLE Breaks in dike at Bessie ten miles above Tiptonville will not endanger this town unless the crevasses enlarge said Lieut Col Eugene Reybold at Mem phis rose from numerous industrial plants Monday signalizing efforts to resume operations as mopup squads look Ihe field lo remove debris and cleanse city j Gen George Van Horn Moscley said no flood emergency should exist on theMississippi from Mem phis to the Gulf of Mexico 2 MENlRESTED FOR KIDNAPING Three Held in Abduction of John J OConnell Jr m 1933 WASHINGTON Edgar Hoover said Monday that federal agenls had arrested lohn Joseph Oley and Harold Red Crowlcy in connection with the kidnaping of J OCnnnell Jr at Albany I N V in i The director of tin federal bu reau of investigation said at a press conference that John Joseph Oley was arrested at Brooklyn and Crowley at New York Federal agents also were hold ing a third man Francis Leo Oley at Denver Colo in connection with the crime Hoover said He said Francis Oley taken into cus tody Jan 20 had given agents in formation aiding in the apprehen sion of John Oley Francis brother and of Crowley OConnell Jr only son of Mr and Mrs John J OConnell of Al uany was kidnaped July IBM He was released 2i days later iir New York City after payment of Suoscctuent to his release Man ny Strcwl the OConnells con tact man was arrested and charged with complicity in the ddnapinff Handwriting experts said he was the author of ransom demand notes Strew was convicted of the charge on March 11 but successfully appealed his convic tion Two weeks ago he pleaded guilty to a blackmail charge and was sentenced to 15 years impris onment RELIEF CREWS SLEEP REST UP Cresting Ohio River Only 6 Inches From Top of Concrete Bulkhead By THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS Creeping yellow waters sloshed over the walls of Cairo prime danger spot in the 1200 mite battle against the the flood girt citys army ot de fenders 1500 strong awaited zero hour Monday behind a barricade 18 inches thick Lashed by wind and a swift current around the rivers bend waves broke over the lower rani parts of the fiO foot concrete sea wall and drummed ominously against the frail 3 foot super structure crowning the main bar rier With the cresting Ohio at the all time record height of feet six inches from the top of the concrete bulkhead illy a mudboxed wall a foot and a half wide remained to slave off the threatened deluge Ordered to Leave All women and children were ordered to leave the city at once It was the second evacuation Some had drifted back cheered by reports that no immediate danger impended Mounting waters warned nf an early crisis Throughout the freez ing night in the alare o flood lights levee sentinels patrolled the walls looking for weak spots or leaks Below sunken rUy relief crtSST slept7 their strength for the lieraided any hour now A single exit nt the north end of the Vshiipcd city was left open to the 4100 defender in the event flight becomes necessary Boals Stand By Boats stood by ready o eva cuate several hundred of the last ditch fighters but the main route of escape would be through the heavy steel gate at he northern embankment A major crevasse in the Ohio side wall it was said would transform the still dry city into a watery graveyard 20 feel within a few minutes Falling steadily in tlin north HIP BO billion tons of Ohio river flood waters poured into tlic Mississippi river at a rale nf nearly cubic feet per second River gauges below Cairo reg istered the ponderous influx with sharp rises Mondays chart read Flood Moil 24Hour Stage day Change Foet 10 595 04 Rise 34 4G2 06 Rise flliS 07 Rise 452 Ofi Rise 151 12 Rise City Cairo 111 Memphis 34 Helena Ark 44 Vicksburg 4 I New Orleans 17 Th reading at recorded by tho U S Memphis weather and sale of conveyances used in such thefts Another by Representative Mil ton Strickler Fl of DCS Moines would permit jurists to call one or two alternate jurors to sit in on protracted trials Stilli another major proposal by Representative O K Johnson D of Kanawha would require proof of financial responsibility from operators of motor vehicles Drivers thereby would be required to post proof they were bonded or that they were protected by liabil ity insurance It would require fi nancial responsibility up to 55000 for injury or death of one person and 10000 for injury or death to two persons with an added 51000 requirement for properly damage Prof Shimek Rites to Be Held Tuesday IOWA CITY ser vices will be held here Tuesday for Piof Bohumil Shimek 75 member of the University of Iowa botany slaff The widely known professor died here Saturday bureau was lfi feet lower than reported by the U S engineers gauge The latter reading was IV feet above I lie record high water mark of 1013 Paihieah flhnsl Town On the Ohio river above Cairn Paducah Ky temporarily became a qhost town Complete evacuation WHS ordered as a health measure While Louisville Cincinnati and other Ohio river towns battered and bruised by their worst flood cheerfully returned lo rehabilita tion efforts manmade dikes on the lone rivur front from 50 miles below Cairo to the Gulf held the flood waters of the Mississippi Army engineers reiterated their predictions the Icvces would meet the lest when the crest of the flood passes down Ihe Mississippi late this week If vigilance supplies and man power can rln it the levee linn will be held at all rnsts said Lieut Col Eugene fioybold who is directing the vigil nf turn along the Mississippis billion dol lar dike system Rises In Streets Above Cairo residents nf Tamms began evacuation as the river gradually rose in its streets The only dry spot in Harrisburg city of 12000 northeast of Cairo was the business section Harris burg is 22 miles away from the rivers normal course Flood fighters in the Cairo for had a busy night plugging minor breaks The slough landing neck dike gave way at Bessie 1ft miles north ot Tiptonville but en gineers said it would not endan ger the Tennessee city The flood waters cut across the oncand half mile nock of the horseshoe bend to rejoin the Mississippi and ;