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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1RE3 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 8 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 107 Hopkins Is Right Type Madeto Order When It Comes to Flood Relief VOTE TO PROBE PENSION B HIGH HANDED TACTICS CLAIM MADE IN HOUSE Iowa Inquiry Main Purpose Would 3e To Correct Defects in DES MOINES hear ing a charge that the Iowa old age assistance commission uses handed tactics the Iowa of the federal public health j house voted Monday to investi By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON CP Chief Harry L Hop kins of WPA was made to or d e r to meet such emergen cies as relief of the thousands of s u f f e r e rs from this years floods Admiral Gary T Grayson of the Red Cross Gen Malm Craig of the United States army Gen Ed ward M Mark ham of the en gineers and Dr Thomas Parran serxice all functioned admirably but not with quite the spectacular 100 per ccntedness of Harry L Admiral Grayson Generals Craig and Markham and Dr Par ran are counted on to be the acme of efficiency anyway Hopkins efficiency has not inva riably been taken so much for granted Born to Welfare WPA Director Hopkins in short was born to be a welfare worker in tremendous crises He isnt much of an economist Given a longtime problem to deal with and he tries to deal with it as if a rather brief period of dis tress only were to be relieved Secretary of the Interior Harold L Ickes policv is to administer relief so that it never will have to be administered to im prove broad general conditions permanently Hopkins policy is to administer it right now and let the future take care of itself Which Is Better Folk with a vision into the far hereafter have inclined to regard Ickes philosophy as the more constructive of the two and to criticize Hopkins as merely ehp emeral There is much to be said on Takes side timesperhaps it has the better of the argument But in times of intense stress Then the Ickes program is a bit too slow posterity may benefit by it but not the immediate vicams of some catastrophe Hes Right There Immediacy is what Harry Hop kins has in mind in this flood situa tion Good gosh Neither army Red Cross nor public health service has been as immediate as Hop kins has been And long time con has been a slow poke Hopkins in this emergency has been Johnnyonthespot Matter of Opinion Knowing and liking John L Lewis head of the sitdown strike movement I have said that I think he is a downright labor ge nius Geniuses dont always get away with But because I have said that I think he is a genius I have a halfbushelful of letters saying that hes a racketeer and that I too must be one I still think he is a genius A Silent Orator It is a strange thing that Sena tor William J Bulow reported to Report Fascist Troops Marching Into Malaga gate the commission and its ad ministration Onlv a feuscattered no votes were heard when the house adopt ed without a roll call a resolution asking the investigation A joint committee comprised of six members from each house will if the senate adopts the reso lution conduct the investigation Sponsors said the main purpose of the study will be to correct de Sturdy Levees Tame Crest of Record Floods MEMPHIS flood crests apparently tamed by the rivers sturdy levees pushed slowly down the Mississippi Mon day while a civicgroup charged official blundering in the val leys high water battle The Greenville Rotary club deplored reckless man ner in which unwarrantedpredic tions of disaster have been made by a few of thosecharged with the duty of our protection and resolved to fix later on the re sponsibility therefor to the end that it shall not happen created by high water predictions has now happily been mostly allayed in Washington county the club asserted urging Flood Weakened Building Falls fects in the Blue Makes Charge Delta citizens to return to normal business Evacuation Order Cited Specific reference was made in Representative Robert D Blue j the resolutions adopted Sunday to R of Eagle Grove who intro a Washington ordercalling for the duced the resolution charged he army high command to mobilize had been told to go to hell by for the evacuation of as many as the commission as he sought to in tervene for aged clients applied for aid and whose appli cations had been held up or re jected I speak for the aged and needy of Iowa who have no lobbyist in this legislature I think the com mission has done a good job ot pioneering and what I have to say is with a kindly interest but these things must be he de clared Citing several instances of pur ported delay in handling of appli cations Blue told the house of one applicant who two years for an answer to his inquiry to the commission Time Had Expired residents within 50 miles of the Mississippi river from Cairo to New Orleans if it became necessary We specially deprecate the blunder in Washington about en forced evacuation of the Yazoo basin among other the club said That a feeble attempt at correction later was made does not minimize the original error The club also criticized some newspapers and radio stations for their handling of flood news Army engineers charged with direction of the flood fight made no comment on the charges Show Steady Improvement Meanwhile engineers continued battling sand boils and seepage but reported they had no adverse wucii uic i finally got around to tell this 70 year old woman that her applica tion had heen rejected the time for her appeal had he added The Wright county solon who clashed sharply with Representa tive Ed R Brown R of Des Moines also told the house that the late A L Urick stated to him that he Urick would refuse to sit on the commission unless de fects were He charged further that the Foster D of West study the situation Brown however be the wittiest orator in South Dakota never had said a word on ranitol hill except to answer to i tion declaring hH at roll Jail in nearly two I available funds was bound terms result in some injustices 1 understand is shucks for when the commission reports fromany point in the levee line from Cairo south and that tributary conditions showed steady improvement The weather bureau said any rain in sight in the Ohio valley will not river stages and that local rains would serve only to worry flood fighting forces in the Memphis district The Mississippi reached a vu tual crest at Memphis Sunday feet on the Memphis gauge 50 on the engineers gause Meteorologist F W Brist had pre dicted a probable crest of 48 feet while engineers had prepared for a 55 foot crest on their gauge Million Victims Sheltered Behind the peak of the flood the engineers reported working forces are being reduced to those necessary for efficient patroling and to meet any emergency con dition that may Below Memphis thousands of men continued to heap sandbags on to the levees piling them to three and four feet above the ex pected height of the flood President Roosevelts flood re lief commission returned to Wash ington at the same time and planned to report to the chief ex inadequacy oE ecutive Tuesday that nearly commission had held star cham ber sessions and and in the meantime many deserving in want applicants have died awaiting action on their applica Would Not Conflict Blue assured the house that his resolution would notconflict with the work of a standing commit tee appointed by Speaker La Mar Branch to countered with a charge that Blues move was poor commendation for ser vtce well He further assailed the rcsolu to The answer that he doesnt care capitol hills opinion All for is what his con stituents think He reads the South Dakota pa pers not the easts MATTSOllAP SUSPECT SEIZED Man Confined on Charge of Entering United States Without Inspection PEMB1NA N R McConnachie chief patrol in spector of the United States im migration service said Monday a men whose description resembles closely that of the kidnaper of Charles Mattson of Tacoma was being held here for investigation The suspect last Friday near Joliette N and confined here on a charge of en tering the country without inspec tion McConnachie said that a day or two after the mans arrest it was noticed he bore a resem blance of an artists sketch of the Mattson kidnaper and that an investigation then was started Immigration authorities and an agent of the federal bureau of investigation from the Aberdeen S office the man1 at length but he deniedany connection with the kidnapingand the 10 year old Tacoma boy they The heated debate continued even after Representative Gus tave Alescb D of Marcus moved to table the resolution which would block its passage Ordinar ily such a motion is riot debatable and must go to an immediate vote but representatives argued on points of personal Vote Down Motion The a half hours voted down the mo tion which ivould have killed the resolution 31 to 71 and continued C L Rice D I flood victims were being fed housed and sheltered from disease by the Red Cross and gov ernment agencies Tension Eases at Cairo Chairman Harry Hopkins de clined to estimate the govern ments share of the cost of flood relief and rehabilitation Anaddi tional WPA workers at a month and thousands of trucks will be mobilized for the job of its debate Representative of Delta charged Blue had se verely criticized the old as sistance commission when the main problem is simply lack o My statements may have been replied but I dont want them to singe the resolution I understand the commission will investigation This investigation wouldnt be the kind of i study the liquor commission investigation was in the last session Its riotmy idea just to aaise a lot of hell but to look for defects in the A Defect Representative C E Looking bill R of Nevada said theres a defect somewhere It may be many times the fault of the county boards But theres one thing I want to impress you get our money We get our pay And at the same time some of those people are living on bread and Representative B B Hickcn looper R o Cedar Rapids told the assembly this resolution im pliesno criticism of the law It asks a friendly Weakened by the flood waters of the Ohio river which reached a hweht of nearly 80 feet this building in Cincinnati collapsed when the water receded adding to flood destruction LEADERS LUNCH AT WHITE HOUSE To Guide F Plan foi Courts Reorganization Through Congress WASHINGTON House and senateleaders charged with directing the couise of the presi dents court bill through ronjaess lunched at the white house Monday Invited to the white house table were Senator Ashurst and Representative Sum Tiers judiciarycommit tee chairmen The supreme courtwhich has remained aloof from the contro versy developing over the presi dents proposal which would per mit an increase in its member ship met Monday but returned no decisions Probe Labor Espionage The senate civil liberties com mittee resumed its investigation of labor espionage and ran into a refusal by the Pinkerton National Detective agency to furnish the names of its agents engaged in such work An agency attorney such dibclobuics would lead to violence and even murder The stock exchange firm of W E Hutton and asked the JOHNSON LINES UP AGAINST California Senator to Fight Comt Reorganization Program WASHINGTON B Senator Hiram Johnson of Califoima le capitol Monday and immediately took a tion m the battle to defeat Piesi dent Roosevelts court reorganiza tion program In a formal statement Johnson said The issue stiippcd of its ver biage seems to me plain Shall the congress make the supieme court subservient to the He thus aligned himself with Senator Borah and others who are preparing to take the presidents program to the nation The Cahfornian issued his state ment just before Chairmen Ash urst DAriz and Sumners D of the senate and house ju diciary committees went to the white house for a luncheoncon ference with the president to dis cuss the court reorganization pro posals LOOK INSIDE FOR CHARLES A LINDBERGH SEACOAST CITY OF SPAIN FALLS TO INSURGENTS Population With AH Land and Sea Exits Blocked Panic Stricken ROME Italian cable station at Malaga advised its home office Monday that Fascist troops marched into the coastal city at 1 p m 7 The entrance of Generalissimo Francisco Francos soldiers was signaled by loud blasts from si rens in the port the cable office said Another message at 2 p de clared the insurgent columns were taking over the railroad headquarters for the municipal garrison MALAGA TERRORIZED BY DOUBLE DEATH THREAT WITH FASCISTS OUTSIDE MALAGA double threat of death struck terrorMonday into Malagas inhabitants bot tled up by a fascist army hammer ing at the citys gates Insurgent hill tops oveilooking the Mediterra neanport describedthe situation in the provincial capitalas com plete The population with all land and exiis blocked so escape appeared was panic stricken Bands of anarchists the city left virtually unprotected by the sudden crumbling of its de the fascist guns the observers de clared formed an equaLmenaceto the civilian inhabitants Citys Defense Collapses The strategic shipping centers defense collapsed Sunday before a sweeping drive of the insurgent southern Coordinated columns from the noith and east aided by concen trated fire fiom the insurgent fleet diove into the subuibs cap JQwa L s freezing Ram tuiing position alter position that c nad been abandoned by the so ODOW bleet UUSt ualist defenders in then flight L The southein aimy comman UVC1 WeeK del Gen Gonzalo Queipo de Llano broadcasting from hit DES MOINES OTFaii but headquarteis at Seville announced coldei weather the Lindberghs Brave Gale in Rome to Sicily Hop ON PAGE 2 Effective Neutrality Law Not Easy Matter PAGE 4 COL 2 4 Noi th Iowa Creamery Annual Sessions Held PAGE 8 Austin High to See Tuesday Court Tilt ON PAGE 9 FAIR COLDER WEATHER SEEN securitiescommission an order directing it to to Seeks Shoplifter Suspect ROCK ISLAND iff Rudolph W Kropp said he quash sought George Carson 30 alias cause why it should not be sus pended from 14 exchanges on charges of having manipulated Atlas Tack Corporation stock Ever Normal The secretary of agriculture proposed to a conference of na show I Franklin Edwards of Sioux City mal planfor ccnatrollihg major crops when supplies be come excessive One would cleaning tons of slime from thou tional farm leaders an ever nor sands of inundated homes and streets At which underwent a suspensefilled crisis last week I be to assure an even supply of tension had eased to the point of j important farm produce in both holding church services Sunday good years and bad while hundreds of men patroled Dr Clinton Wunder of New the seawall raised to 63 feet by j York and John B KieferofChi bulkhcads Downstream the balmy but a strong southwest wind was proving bothersome in some sections lashing choppy wa ter againstthe reinforced levee tops EARTH MOVEMENT IS cago two former regional direc weather was tors o the Townsend old age pension organization pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of contempt of the house of rep resentatives one year in prison and fine were Iowa connection with an in vestigation of clothing shoplifting imposed but the sentences were FELT AT TIPTONVIULE suspended and the men placed on TIPTONVILLE probation for one year earth movement which shook ev erything in was reported here p m central standard Monday They arenot certain whether it was dynamite or an earth said Paul Fairleigh a newspaperman The Reelfoot levee extended from here to was reported in good buten gineers ordered an investigation of SIOUX CITY too x custody oC Paul Porter accused of complicity in aholdup and attempted safe cracking recently at the Armour plant in Denison Two Mapleton Men Wounded in GunBght MAPBETON Durgen and Walter Clausen both of Ma pleton suffered guilshot wounds when NightMarshal Doc Hodges with they were riding engaged in gun battle withtwomen on ahighway near here Constable Guy Smith said the two men escaped in an automobile bearing Plymouth county li cense Physicians said thewounds of Durgen and Clausen were not The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy colder in east and south portions Mon day nighi generally fair Tues day continued cold MINNESOTA Cloudy snow in east portion cooler Monday nijfhl Tuesday partly cloudy colder in east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather Ciguies for 24 hour period ending at 8 Maximum Sunday 26 Above Minimum in 9Aoovc At 8 A M Monday 11 ATove Precipitation 16 of an Inch Snowfall 1 Inch 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 10 Above Minimum in Night 3 Above At 8 A M Sunday 8 Above The roads of North Iowa were covered with snow and sleet Monday To N the south however the snow was highways were lacking and a glare of ice Monday incidentally was the an niversary of1 lastyears severest onethat hadMason City virtually snowbound for three days There a jyellow Xast in the snow expMrmd by weather authorities as being dust blown into Iowa fromthe dust the west and south two of his columns had Monday will follow the lished then outposts in the outskirts after capturing subuiban buildings and of snow sleet and fieezing lain which was smixed with a f Ciack regular aimy stoim over Iowa smashed thiough the feeble started downward fenses and isolated barricades Monday and by early Tues houses and bains as the he forecast the minimums army seemed to melt befoie be 15 below zeio in north onslaught of the fascist war Towa 10 below in the north section 5 below in the south Few Persons and zero in the southeast Reportsreceived at decline would make a 60 ters indicated that hard diop from Sundays high battles were lacking all along 60 degiees at Keokulc in the semicuculai comei of the state The number Jellied inthe low early Monday was 4 vance was estimated by fascist atSioux City which gave ficers as only a few hundred about the widest 24 hour most of the towns and villages variation it has had insurgents occupied had winter completely and freezing rain weie The Big reports over the weekend re Gibraltar said was aided by Italian troops which had highways jWith ice which resulted in numerous minor acci landed at Cadiz within the three days and rushed to the Mason City Des Moines and laga front other Iowa points resi The Italian government awoke Monday to find the peatedly has denied any and snow turned a dirty yel have been sent to by dust the weatherman said Chief Justice carried into Iowa from the southwest dust bowl by a strong wind Sunday night Backing Compulsory Retirement at west wind was fanningsnow backlmo highways of North Iowa Monday but highway commission succeeded in keeping WASHINGTON Chief primary roads open in this dis tice Hughes said in a statement issued through his secretary Monday that published reports he wouldTecommendcompulsory Plows were operating in all directions out of Mason City throughout the day A heavier wind was reported in counties to tirement of supreme court west highway engineers at 75 were without Two Navy Flyers When Their Plane plane crashed near the United States navy flyers club north of the city killed Monday by the crash of naval board of was plane in which they were to flights to obtain flying flyers have been making information for the weather weather observation daily taking off in the The victims were Cart and climbing to about Lind pilot and feet for the first observa mate first class at the naval then moving higher until station here and William reached the Schnooberger 39 of South home was m San Diego Beatrice IN PHONE CALL TO WASHINGTON No Indication That Either Has Given in on Auto Strike Deadlock DETROIT William S Knudsen and John L Lewis head ing opposite bides in the General Motois btake conference here held a teleishone conference with an unnamed source in Washing ton Monday afternoon The two were on the same telephone wire shoitly after 2pm Knudsen executive vice presi dent of Geneial Motors and Lewis chairman of the committee foi industrial oigamzation and their lespeclive associates at that hour had been in session forfour houis Monday in an effort to break the on the issue of collective bargaining representa tion in 20 Geneial Motors plants There was no indication that eithei the union or the corpora tion bad leceded from its original position the union demanding the right1 to employee in all bargaining in 20 closed plants and tlie coipoiation refusing to grant anything beyond piopoitional icp resentation Green Turned Down A development Monday was the disclosure in an informed souice that lequests by telephone and telegiam fiom William Green American Federation of Laboi head for recognition as a party at interest in had brought a threat from Lewis to walk out of the meetings The A F of L has suspended C I O unions Gieen it vs as leained tele phoned Gov Frank Murphy Sat uiday and sent him a telegiam Sunday Murphy did not disclose his lesponse but it was indi cated Greens request had been rejected The expectation was genem Monday that the conferences hei e would bieak down on the ques tion of collective bargaining icc ognition As the confeiees staited then second of conversations th e union still wasdemanding the light to workeis in 20 plants of the corporation Gen eral Motors still was refusing to lecede an inch its position that it could not agree to anything moie than propoitional represen tation the light of the union to speak for its own membership only Offer No Way Out One of the participants in the conversations who refused to per mit his name to be used disclosed that of a plebis cite among all General Motors employes had been thoroughly exploi ed and added It does not now offer a way out The governor told newsmen that he had communicated with the white house was indicated tnat he and James F Dewey federal labor conciliator were exerting increased influ ence on botli sides to recede from their firm positions In the formal statement issued by any of the conferees since the conversations began last Wednesday Governor Mur phy said Saturday night after the ninth the stale mate centered on the issue ot recognizing the sole collective bargaining agency for all General Motors worker in 20 pf the corporations plants in the United States Ready for DutyV In the partlymilitarized strike centerrof TvJiere sit down strikershoTd three General Motors plants two of them in defiance of an Michigan national guard was ready for emergency duty Twelve their second week of patrolling an area which includes two of the striker held plants and several other General Motors1 Homer Martin youthfulUAWA president Michigan ior further speeches after telling a Cleveland audience Sunday night that battle between the autocrats lories and gigolos of Wall Street and the democracy ol America He said he would fo to night ville night Wednesday United Sfirte eepp just what the issues Gen eral Motors strike aie stations weather bureau LIncC Gonier Govcrnor Murphy conferred for two with John L head oljfhr I ;