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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIH FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTXONS SECTION ONE NO 112 GUARDSMEN SENT TO INDIANA TOWN STOP INFLUX OF AUTOUNIONMEN FROM MICHIGAN Martial Law Declared With 10 Injured in Rioting at Anderson ANDERSON national guardsmen sent into Madison county to enforce martial law following an early morning clash here between union and non union automobile workers Satur day helped state police stop an in flux of union sympathizers from Michigan The Michigan sympathizers were halted north of Alexandria in the northern part of the county Lieut Walter Metzner of the state police said 50 cars carrying nearly 300 persons had been stopped before noon He quoted occupants of the cars as saying they had come from Bay Detroit and other auto motive centers to see that these boys in Anderson get a square The cars bore Michigan license plates Confiscate 3 Shotguns detachment commanded j by Lieut Graydon N Harrison raided a headquarters of the ed Automobile Workers at Alexj andria Lieutenant Harrison said he confiscated three shotguns and three boxes of ammunition i Alexandria is 11 miles north of Anderson Lieutenant Metzner said tile motorists wore U A W A badges At least 10 men were hurt when shots were fired arid missiles thrown during a fight betweea union and nonunion men at a southside tavern early Saturday Mayor Harry R Baldwin immedi ately asked Governor Townsend for troops Adj Elmor F Strauc mo bilized guardsmen many whom had just returned from duty in the southern Indiana flood area and rushed them here Probe Reported Threat Against Dionne Boy Scouts Take Over Administration of City Affairs ti the John graving Story on Pasfe 16 Proclaims Martial Law Governor Townsend proclaimed martial law for all of Madison county which includes the city of Alexandria where a headquarters has been maintained by the United Automobile Workers of America Guard officers said they faced a tense situatio nat Alexandria with the number of motor cars from Michigan growing hourly Traffic was blocked for miles along the highway Some travelers not a part of the caravan were caught and were unable cither to move ahead or turn back National guard airplanes radio equipped circled over the halted line of cars north of Alexandria keeping state police headquarters j advised of the situation j Approximately onefourth of the cars were women They as well as the men wore U A W A armbands and badges State police carried machine guns militiamen had their bay onets drawn Car Occupants Shiver Few of the cars had heaters and occupants shivered as they waited to learn their next move Conditions quieted quickly in j Anderson as the troops moved in j Neither of General Motors two i plants the DelcoPvemy and the Guide Lamp operated because of the regular Saturday holiday Many downtown office work ers unaware of the tavern flsht and the mayors request for troops wcer mystified as the guardsmen arrived Guardsmen later raided a tavern at Alexandria where officers said j they found three shotguns two rifles and some ammunition The troops with fixed bayonets placed a cordon about the tavern forced its occupants to leave and then made a thorough search of the building Orizaba Catholics Peaceful Rebellion Apparently Success ORIZABA VERA CRUZ Mex ico 12 years of secret worship even under the shadow of police raids and prison Oriz abas jubilant Catholics offered prayers of thanksgiving Saturday in their own churches Openly and rejoicingly they knelt in prayer before flower blanketed altars they had opened to sunlight again last Tuesday in defiance of the states rigidly en forced antichurch laws Apparently their peaceful re bellion had triumphed Munici pal federal and state authorities did not see the devout stream ing into the candle lighted churches and did not hear the jVs pealing of bells from long silent belfries PEACE IN SPAIN MOVES REVIVED ActionTaken in Paris and London Fascists Close in on Madrid By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spanish nonintervention moves were revived in Paris and London Saturday as insurgent command ers reported their troops had forged another link in the chain of steel which three months of siege has drawn tighter about Madrid The French cabinet decided to press for efficient and prompt measures to isolate the conflict The French have charged sabot age of neutrality efforts has been helping Spanish fascism The nonintervention commit tee in London set for Monday an other try at gaining Portugals consent to supervision of its Span ish frontier against foreign im ports of men and arms Fascists Take Road Madrids fascist besiegers claimed occupation of a nine mile stretch of road to the southeast of the city over which beleaguered socialists have received supplies from the coastal seat of govern ment Valencia after direct ap proachover the main highway was cut off Before severing completely the communications arteries which spread out from Madrid the fas cists had yet to block into the city from Alcala de Hen ares 20 miles to the east Only over a detour from the ValenciaMadrid road to Alcala de Henares and thence to supplies now be moved from the insur gents contended Madrid officials clared most of the insurgent ac tivity southeastof the city was being successfully resisted Air Raid Staged From Aimeria on the southern Mediterranean coast theyre ceived reports of a fascist air in which many were killed and several buildings A group of refugees from Aimeria arriving on i government ship at Monte Toro told of being attacked at sea by insurgent bombers Valencia roported a naval attack on nearby Alboraya also hadbeen extended to Machistre and Alma cera futher north on the eastern coast from Land batter ies drove the attacking warship back to sea There were no casu Mas7 expulsion of families with government sympathies fron their homes in insurgent held Bis cay territory in the north was re ported from Baypnne France Three hundred persons mostly women and children were said to have been compelled to cross nomans land on foot Workers in Auto Plants Begin Trek Back to Jobs Planes Bomb Aruidsu Insurgent planes bombed Aranda stfategiy pointon the Valencia highway 17 miles southeast of Madrid Satur day killing three and wounding 2S others Vanguard of Out on Strike Begin Work at Flint DETROIT plants reopened Saturday to the I vanguard of more than 1 General Motors employes sum moned back to their iobs since settlement of the six weeks strike Factory whistles blew for men in Flint key city in paralyzing deadlock Thirty thou sand more were to resume work there Monday with thousands more following through the week Preparations for a return to capacity production were pushed in the far flung factories of the corporationwhichturns out near ly half of the nations automobiles In dozens of cities auto workers were going to their jobs at higher pay General Motors announced a 5 cent an hour increase almost as which ended its dispute with the United Automo bile Workers was signed Thurs day Announce Pay Hike The Chrysler corporationan nounced a pay hike averaging 10 per cent two days before the strike was settled The Packard Motor Car company followed with a 5 cent an hour boost Friday for workers The three raises will put an adr ditional a year into pay envelopes of approximately wage earners Flint watched for the departure of quartered there since or ders were out for 750 troopers Saturday with more to be sent home soon The strike enforced prohibition sales in Gen eseecounty was liltedat noon Have New Managers General maintenance men began preparing plants for by cleaning up accumulated debris removing strikersbarri cades resorting and inventorying scattered materials Two body Nos 1 and reopen under new managers Both were striker occupied for 44 days The men going back on the job in Flint Saturday were em ployed in the press shops tool and die sheet steel and stores metal shipping and assembly depart ments of Fisher No 1 Murphy who di rected the nine day conference which agreement be tween corporation and union went to New York toreceive a gold medal for eminent public serv ice from the AmericanIrish His torical society Call Mass Meeting Negotiations willbe resumed by General Motors and U A W A representatives in Detroit Tues day The conferences will take problems not seWed in Thursdays agreement Union members called a mass meeting Saturday afternoon to discuss William Green president of the American Federation of Labor speaking in New York Friday repeated assertion the Have You Read Your Newspape 1 An heir apparent to the throne of what country was born the past week 2 Who was the first signer of the auto strike peace agree ment 3 How many were killed in the crash of an airliner in south San Francisco bay 4 What city made traditional whoopee in celebration of the last days before Lent 5 The nation observed the birthday ofwhat famous Ameri can 6 Who declared the auto strike peace terms were a sur render on the part of John L Lewis C I O chief 7 Sonja Henie Norwegian skating champion made what announcement high school basket ball team broke a 2121 tie in the last minute of play to defeat Mason City 2321 9 What prominent member of congress saw his daughter per form on the stage 10 Did Senator Norris de clare himself for or against President Roosevelts court re program ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 MERCURY STAYS ABOVE FREEZING Drop to Seasonal Temper aTureJP PredictedBy Weatherman DES MOINES Cf Above freezing temperatures throughout Iowa averaged 20 degrees above normal but the weatherman in dicated the mercury would drop down to seasonal temperatures Saturday night Iowas ice jacket thawed again I Saturday lessening the hardship on farmers who found the ice made it difficult to care for their livestock Mostly cloudy skies with local rains in the extreme eastern por tion were expected to accompany the colder weather of Saturday night the weatherman said He added generally fair wea ther anticipated for Sunday along with colder temperatures in the east and central portions Minimum temperatures fore cast for Saturday night North west Iowa 5 degrees above northeast and southwest 10 de grees above and southeast 20 de grees above Lowest official temperature ear ly Saturday was 32 degrees re ported by Sioux City Charles City and Iowa Falls Keokuk reg istered the high of the last 24 hours 54 degrees above JURY FAILS TO REACH VERDICT Unable to Agree on Guilt or Innocence in Wendel Kidnaping Trial NEW YORK delib erating since Friday a Kings county courtjury at a m C S Saturday reported to Judge John J Fitzgerald it was unable to agree on the guilt or in nocence of Martin Schlossman and HarryWeiss charged with the kidnaping of Paul H Wendel Judge Fitzgerald setdown the case for retrial March Dor Put in DAVENPORT small fox terrierdog whichnipped at the heels of police they arrested its FvFlambo was placed in jail here Flambo was charged with petty larceny Detroit agreement was not a vic tory for the workers and called for unity and solidarity in the ranks of Green has been at odds with John L Lewis leader of the com mittee for industrial organiz of which the U A W A affiliate POLICE BELIEVE KIDNAPINGPLOT STORY IS HOAX Canadian Authorities Send 2 Extra Guards to Nur sery at Callander TORONTO Canadian The government protectors of Canadasfamous Dioime quintup lets Saturday every shred of a story that two foreign look ing men were plotting to kidnap twoof the prettylittle sisters Police and Atty Gen Arthur Roebuck were inclined to think the tale a hoax However two extra guards were dispatched to the Cal lander nursery bringing to five the men who walk a beat about the 8foot steel fence which guards the little girls We thinkit said the attorney general that two men planning such a crime would discuss it publicly How ever we are taking no The story of the kidnap reputedly hatched on a Toronto Buffalo bus first was told in an anonymous telephone call to the j wife of an Etobicoke township j constable Friday I Hears Bus Passenpers A husky voiced man informed I the constables wife he had dropped on two swarthy bus pas sengers who talked of snatching two of the little girls and mut tered confidently Everything is Firstefforts tp trace the caller who apparently left the bus at Long Branch were fruitless Provincial Premier Michael Hepburn at Toronto said he had been advised of the story and added It is in the hands of povincial police They are quite capable of looking after the Not Expected Back Dr Allan Roy Dafoe the little girls physicianguardian was not at his Callander home and was not expected back before nightfall Members of the house hold declined to disclose his whereabouts It was the second kidnap scare in less than two years for the quintuplets who will be 3 years old on next May 28 incident made any im pression of course on the chubby little in their modern home near that of their parents 2 miles by snowblocked roads from Callahder Car Is Halted One car speeding up to the eight foot steel gates to the grounds late Friday night was summarily halted untilit was de termined the occupants were on authorized business Provincial officers were as signed to check all bus lines but met with no success in their said LOOK INSIDE FOR ALFRED M LANDON Speculate on Attitude Toward Court Changes ON PAGE 3 Revamped Measure on Mortgages Completed ON PAGE 8 2 Mason City Cage Teams Take Victories ON PAGE 9 BANK DEPOSIS GAIN IN STATE Bates Credits Rising Farm Prices and Increased Employment DES MOINES V Bates state banking superintendent re ported Saturday that deposits in Iowa state and savings banks in creased 61 million dollars during attributed the gain to rising farm prices and better em ployment The official report on the con dition of 306 savings banks 234 state banks and four trust com panies said deposits totaled on Dec 31 1936 a gain of over the previous year Total resources of the institu tions mounted to an increase of During the year the amount of moneylent by the institutions showeda rise of the report showed Less Than 1935 Gain The deposit Bates search The bus traveler police said Police Seize DES MOINES seized 48 gallons of liquor which they said bore Nebraska state seals in residence Ray Chamberlain police inspec tor said the liquor was in 384 half pint bottles and18 onegallon jugs Tfe Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy local rains in extreme eastern por tions colder Saturday nljfbt Sunday generally fair colder in east and central portions MINNESOTA Generally fair in west cloudy in east with local snows in extreme east por tion colder Saturday night Sunday tericrally fair colder in cast portion IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour period ending a Satur Maxiimun Friday 37 Minimum in NifrKt 27 At 8 a Saturday 33 The mercuryprily sank a little below the freezing point during the night WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the period Feb 15 to 20 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Partly cloudy to cloudy and un settled most of week some pre cipitation indicated near middle warmer Qrst of week and again near end and colder middle of week i gave his information to the EU thoritiesthrough the wife of Po lice Suggett of Etobicoke township He telephoned the scant details he said he had overheard on a BuffaloToronto bus but didnot disclose his has not yet been located The man was quoted by police as saying he dropped off to sleep during the journey and when he awakened he heard the the words Dionne and Knock Them Then he related he heard one of the two say Well knock them Everything has been ar traveler declared the in when the banks covered by the report had deposit gains of about 121 million dollars Butthe report for 1S36 shows a healthier condition less refinancing and other replied Guards have surrounded the quintuplets since a few days after their birth on May 28 1934 First it was their grandfather Oliver Dionne who sat through the night in front of tiieir first home with a shotgun across his Then uniformed constables were hired Former of the provincial police they protect the sisters every day and nightin the year and are paid from the quin tuplets estate which has been estimated at several hundred thousand dollars First Extra Precautions One of the first extra precau tions wastaken on Aug 14 1934 when the babies were only two and onehalf months old Search lights were ordered installed be causeof fears growing out of the kidnaping of John Labatt Lon don brewer In March 1935 special guards in heavy numbers were placed around the nursery when a kid nap plot was reportei At that jt vjis sad the There was more new loans As a whole the statement is a reliable index in the statesability to finance busi ness The banking superintendent said a similar gain in resources and deposits was reflected in annual reportsof national banks inlowa Increase in Loans Besidesthe increase in loans otherstate and savings bank re sources covered by the report showed the following gains United States securities credits subject to sight cash and miscellaneous re sources Securities guar anteed by the government de creased banking houses and and other real estate Capital stock gained surplus and un divided Bills payable and other liabilities plan was to spirit one or more of them away in an airplane Under of Dr Dafoe thefive little girls liveas nearly normal life despite the crowds ofcurious that flock tosee they play in the snow enjoy their meals and have learned to play tricks on Dr Dafoe Not to St1 ReElection OSKALOOSA ftP Burdock mayor ca Oskaloosa for two terms he would not seek reelection this year PROPOSAL ASTRIGHTFUL Ready to Take Senate Floor to Oppose Additions in Supreme Court WASHINGTON Glass DVa said Saturday Pres ident Roosevelts proposal to in crease the supreme court unless justices over 70 retire was He added he was ready to speak in the senate against it The caustic Virginian in his first statement on the presidents court program said I am going to speak in the senate tosaythat I am utterly opposed to it I think it is a frightful proposal unprecedented since the founding of the govern ment Idont mean to say it hasnt been suggested before to increase the number of judges but just exactly this proposal is unprece dented since the foundation of the government Glass Frequent Critic Glass frequent critic of Roosevelt administration policies I particularly monetary issued his i statement at the same time as Mr j Roosevelt was conferring at the white house democratic three of them opposed to enlarging the supreme court The conference regarded as another presidential effort to win senatorial support and solidify divided democratic ranks was I held in the the executive mansion First to arrive were Senators King of Utah Burke of Nebraska and VanNuys of Indiana They have their oppo sition to increasing the supreme courts membership 15 Indorsed by Byrnes Following them came Senators Byrnes of South Carolina and Harrison of Byrnes has indorsedMr Roosevelts pro gram Harrison had given it only qualified support The split in democratic circles over the merits of enlarging the high court was heightened by criticism by Senator Clark of Missouri and Raymond Moley former Roosevelt brain About 30 senators including some leading as openly against him as the same number were with him The re mainder were noncommittal Mall Antagonistic Antiadministration leaders pri vately claimed as many as 43 sen atorsready to talk to the end in opposition They said the capitol mail was preponderantly antago nistic The white house reported the reverse Postmaster General Far ley who called the turn on the election predicted the Roosevelt program would win Some opponents hoped to have the program broken up into sev eral bills Aside from enlargement of ths supreme court much of if j possibly would have easy sail ing as illustrated by the vote of 315 to 75 to let justices over 70 retire voluntarily at full pay of a year F R Gains Delay When it came acting there on another of tile plan however the president obtained delay Some congressmen ex pressed the beliefthe administra tion wanted this second signed government voice in all of con stitutional ss apart of the general program Nextweek may clarify the ternatives The house judiciary comuflttee which was ready to go ahead with the separate bill meets Tuesday The courtitself heard the Wag ner labor act upheld and arraigned on constitutional grounds If the decision comes before congress acts on judicial reorganization it doubtless will figure prominently in Affected More Directly Actions bythe president and congress in other fields during the week potentially affected the Jives of millions Authority forthe Reconstruction Finance corporation to lend up to victims of disasters this uyearbecame law along with the bill appropriating lor relief Some fiood refu gee camps will be immediate beneficiaries More than on relief rolls will be financed through June or until this appro priation is exhausted Report The President submitted recom mendations by his drought com mittee to transform life in ed poitions of the prairie from a risky into ;