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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES FE 15 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 113 Justices Are Silent Some No Doubt Resentful of F Proposal COURT AMENDMENT PROPOSED By CHARLES P STEAVART A S H IN GTON CPA If anyone has an acute interest in the United States supreme courts future one naturally might think that it would be a supreme court justice Yet these are the very folk who are almost 100 per cent unq u o t e d on the subject Chief Justice Hughes w a indeed suggest ed in print planning compro mise on a 75 year old retirement basis with President Roosevelt s proposal for the semisuperannu ation of justices past 70 Since he repudiated the idea however as one of his own it scarcely can be called a quotation Otherwise clams have nothing lor silence no the membership the high judiciary as to the pres idential scheme to dilute their bench with younger blood Their Own Chambers Suppose some president wee to advocate the addition of a sup plementary senator not to men tion representatives for every one past 70 Imagine what the outcry would be on capitol interviews that would effervesce from sena torial offices But the supreme court justices are as mum as cutj tlefish Yet it is possible that in the seclusion of their studies they boil and bubble Some of them must do so any wav Four at least are publicly by j presidential implication insulted I Van Devanter McKcy nolds Sutherland and Butler j Brandeis Not Insulted I Justice Brandeis though tU1 senior oldster isnt insulted He simply is caught in the jam un fortunately Still he is put on the he may resent it Of all the justices he perhaps would be the most interesting to hear from Justices Stone Roberts and Car dozo have comparatively little ground for complaint Stone and Cardozo may presume that the ad ministration likes them they are young and comparatively liberal Roberts is young and slightly lib eral the administration probably does not especially care for his scalp even if not vehemently de sirous to list it as in the cases of the most extreme conservatives AntiRoosevelt The chances are that Chief Justice Hughes is of all the jusj ticcs the most logically Rooseveltian He is old enough to be banned by the Rooseveltian retirement program He is a republican j Ke is against the bulk not ali I of the new deal reorganization scheme f And he swears by the system which makes the legislative and executive bodies subservient to the judiciary The fact that he is chief justice makes him notably antiRoose velt Not a Word Xow In short if there Oft any su preme court authoritieswho ought to be authoritative on the subject nf the supreme court they are the supreme court member And they are muzzleo for some strange reason I knew Charles Evans Hughes he was secretary of state He would talk then for publica tion I knew Harlan F Stone he was United States at torney general He would discuss as controversial a subject as pro hibition But as supreme court justices for a minute Thus from the best informed folk we do not hear anything Work on Act to Let Creditor Gamishee Married Mans Pay DES MOINES legisla tive committee of the Iowa Retail Grocers association started prep aration Monday of measures that would permit a creditor to garn ishee a married mans wages and to prohibit grocery sales on Sun day Harry Moore of DCS president said the committee re ceived instructions to prepare the bills after a meeting here Sunday A convention committee Moore said meet soon in Sioux City to make arrangements for the as sociations state session there in August for Minister DES MOINES services will be held Tuesday afternoon for the Rev Robert E Williams 88 for 65 years an active minister Mr Williams who died his home here Sunday at one time was president of college BURKE BACK OF PLANOPPOSES F R PROGRAM House Group Approves Bill On Atlantic Air Service WASHINGTON pro posal for a constitutional amend ment to compel retirement of fed eral judges at the age of 75 emerged Monday from the welter of court reorganization controver sy Senator Burke a chief opponent of President Roose velts court program said he would propose such an amend ment There can be no he asserted on the presidents plan to increase the size of the supreme court unless judges over 70 retire Court Holds Brief Session While the reorganization fight spilled over party lines at the capitol the court itself met in its nearby marble home for a brief session It agreed to review litigation over the law prohibiting refunds of invalidated agricultural adjust ment administration processing and floor stock taxes unless proof is given that the levies had not been shifted to the consumers The justices consented to pass on an appeal filed by the Anniston manufacturing company in its effort to recover paid the government The company lost in the fifth circuit court of ap peals Other Decisions Delayed The court agreed to review this controversy after meeting briefly to hand down one minor decision It adjourned for two weeks there by delaying decisions on consti tutionality of the Washington law establishing minimum wages for and on whether the 1933 congressional resolution abrogat ing payment of obligations in gold applied to bullion as well as coin Action also was postponed for at least two weeks on a petition for reconsideration of its recent 4 to 4 decision upholding the New York unemployment insurance law which supplements the fed eral social security act Will Not Be Reviewed The court refused to review liti gation brought by five Texas rice millers and by the Sheridan flouring mills attacking constitutionality of the windfall lax provisions of the 1936 reve nue act The agriculture department an nounced that livestock on this countrys fanns on Jan 1 was val ued at compared with a year ago and two years ago The house began debate on the second of the sessions major sup ply bills a measure for the treasury and post office de partments for the fiscal year be ginning July 1 The house appropriations com mittee approved the bill The bill was the second regular appropria tion measure of the session and carried to permit estab lishment of a transAtlantic air mail service beginning about Nov 1 Postofficc officials plan to op erate the service at first on a twotripsaweek basis Approximately onethird of the total was earmarked for the old age pensions reserve account under the social security program This was almost 50 per cent more than the amount for that purpose last year The bill carried a total of for the treasury and for the postoffice depart ment Although the committee lopped from budget es timates for the postal service that appropriation was more than the amount provided for the current year Discontinued Such Services Harry W Anderson General Motors industrial relations direc tor told the senate civil liberties committee his firm had discontin ued industrial espionage services of private detective agencies such as have been under fire of the committee for several weeks Officials of the treasury the federal reserve board and the se curities commission met for a dis cussion of possible methods of stopping the heavy and longcon tinued inflow of foreign gold The administration as early as last No vember expressed concern over capital imports Budget Asks More for Government Celebrating Strikers Bury Flint Alliance Chief FRANCE NOT TO TOLERATE OPEN HELP FOR SPAIN Blum Warns Both German Italian Governments of Nations Stand Celebrating strikers of the United Automobile Workers union in Flint hold a funeral for George E Bovsen former mayor of Flint and head of the Flint Alliance A W 4 Z tile dy of Boysen in effiw is beine carried to the Boysen that the rcallv important is that the workmen now can return to their He that the strike has brought fain to no This is hotly contested by the union Mrs Lindbergh Make Cairo Flight CAIRO The Charles A Lindberghs flew to Cairo from Alexandria Monday afternoon COLD IS CAUSE OF FOUR DEATHS Highway Traffic in Parts of Minnesota and Dakotas Virtually Paralyzed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least four deaths were at tributed Monday to freezing weather and snowstorms that visited the northwest and far west over the weekend Highway traffic was virtually paralyzed by snow in parts of Minnesota and the Dakotas Southern California suffered j drenching rains and a dust storm swirled over the Oklahoma Pan handle Two Minnesota motorists were killed in traffic accidents during a blinding snowstorm A South Dakota farmer lost his way in a snowstorm and perished within a mile of his home A man missing for two weeks was found frozen to death west of Grants Pass Ore The frozen bodies of a man and woman were found in a snowbank on a side road near Dodgeville Wis The man Charles Fetterman 45 had been shot to death with a shotgun found near his body and the unidentified woman had been beaten to death Highway crews worked in 24 hour shifts to rescue marooned motorists in Minnesota Hundreds of automobiles were stuck in drifts Federal weather observers said many side roads would re main closed until spring i More than 200 families fled ini undated homes in southern Cali fornia Police said about Los Angeles basements were under water Washouts disrupted some highway and rail traffic Several communities were isolated by flood Relief crews won a five day battle against snow to bring food supplies to Denny a mining set tlement in the northern Califor nia mountain region Executions Total Six as Reich Takes Lives of Three for Treason BERLIN The white glovcd frockcoaled executioner of Berlins Ploetzensee prison swung his axe three limes at dawn Monday beheading three Germans accused of high treason against the third reich The victims were Friedrich Richter 29 Guenther Galgan 25 and Johannes Eggert 39 Although the executions were not announced in news was prominently posted on billboards at the busiest intersec tions in Berlin apparently as warning that punishment is still stern and swift for active enemies of the nazi regime The three decapitations brought the number of weekend execu tions to six Of the three men be headed Saturday one was sen tenced to death for treason and two for nonoolitical murders LOOK INSIDE FOR DAVID WINDSOR Duke Spurns Plea for Stay in Wedding Plans ON PAGE 2 Mason City to Tussle Tough Frosh on Court ON PAGE 9 Brownville Game Area Is Purchased by State ON PAGE 5 Nine Measures Passed by Iowa Legislature ON PAGE 2 Germany Italy Stir Up Spanish Fascists PAGE 4 COL 2 LONDON British destroyers opened fire when an airplane believed to bea Spanish insurgent at tempted to bomb them off the coast of Algeria official circles disclosed Monday The plane dropped six bombs near the destroyers Navock and Gypsy while the vessels were stationed near Cape Tenez it was officially announced The bombs did no damage to the ships Official protests against the bombing were immediately dis patched by Great Britain to in surgent authorities at Palma Mallorca island and Salamana ca administrative headquarters for the government of Insur gent Gen Francisco Franco The attacking airplane was described by official sources as apparently a Junkers Ger man MAIN HIGHWAYS AGAIN CLEARED Poor Visibilty Hampered Motorists in Storm in North Iowa i Highway commission snowplows had all main roads in the district cleared by 9 oclock Sunday morni ing following Saturdays nights blizzard Snow was only lodged in occasional places on the pavement It was evident that the worst trou blefor drivers Saturday night was poor visibility Most of the snow was blown into Illinois or else where Quick drops in temperature marked the unusual weather Sat urday night in North low During the blizzard at Crcsco the mer cury dropped from 30 to 10 de grees above zero Heavy drifting Saturday night and Sunday closed many side roads in Chickasaw county and the temperature reached a mini mum of 10 above Many motorists stopped in New Hampton for the night because visibility was less than 25feet at times The warm sun Sunday cleared nearly all paved highways in the county of the ice that formed during the blizzard Saturday afternoon and night j Iowa State Appoints Track Swim Coaches REPORT TROOPS LANDED AT MALAGA FROM ITALIAN SHIP PARIS fP Premier Leon Blum warned Italy Monday that France will not tolerate the open invasion of Informed sources disclosed the iira long talk Cerruti the Italian ambassador declared the reported landing of Italian troops near Malaga from an Italian warship was a flagrant violation of Italys nonintervention pledges He also told Cerruti that France regarded such interventionas po tential threat to her North African communications International reports have stated that the landing of at least Italians preceded Spanish insur gent capture of the seaport of Malaga Frances foreign ofCice is ready to demand international control of the men and arms that are going to Spain by Feb 28 with or with out the help of Portugal responsi ble persons said See Coastal Blockade Informed persons asserted that if Portugal still refused to co operate in permitting neutral supervision of her borders the FrancoBritish fleet would in ef fect blockade the Portugal coast At the same time police authori ties in Morocco began an investi gation of reports that members of the French foreign legion were deserting in an organized manner in order to furnish recruits for Gen Francisco Francos Spanish insurgent army Newspaper reports from Rabat said a deserter speaking German had raidedthe headquarters of Death Asked IOWA CITY death penalty will be asked for Walter Rhodes 31 confessed dy namite slayer of his wife John son County Attorney Harold W Vestermark said Monday upon his return to Iowa City from Des Moines We will ask for the death pen alty under first degree murder said Vestermark Vestermark said that Rhodes roadhouse and filling station oper ator wbo is now in a cell in the Johnson county jail was tripped up on several questions during the examination at Des Moines Sunday We did not use the third de gree said Vestermark but Rhodes broke down when pictures of his wifes body were thrown at Wife Decapitated His wife Mable Rhodes 31 was decapitated in the basement of the Rhodes home last Tuesday when a shotgun exploded The explosion blew off more than half of Mrs Rhodes head her left hand part of her right hand and part of her right shoulder The Johnson county attorney asserted that Rhodes upon view ing the pictures said I never i knew it was going to do so much Rhodes according to the offi cials claims that he was in the same fl by 11 room with his wife at the time of the explosion It was said that he was six to eight feet away and that the womans body was between her husband andthe explosion State officials Monday morning said that Mrs Rhodes had for merly taught her husband in a country school in Tama county Mystery Woman Revealed That is where they first said the official and continued they were both the same age which I presume was around 18 W W Akers chief of the state bureau of investigation said Rhodes had borrowed S600 pre sumably for Christmas presents from an unidentified waitress Vetermark asserted that Rhodes had purchased a diamondring for this woman and the ring cost ing over was evidently purchased with the money she had loaned to him To Marry Another Akers said Rhodes confessed he arranged that his Avife would pull the trigger of the dynamiteloaded shotgun by telling her the firing pin had not been working and that he wanted her to see if it had been fixed Rhodes who told officers he had promised to marry another woman to whom he was finan cially indebted first claimed the gun discharged accidentally Detect Use or Dynamite Officers said they doubted ered that parts of the guns breech splintered the plaster and lath of the ceiling They sent parts of the gun to the state bureau of invest COLLEGES TAKE HALF OF SUM IN ENLARGED PLAN State Institutions Seeking Added Million to Add to Present Buildings JXIVIJJO j j education Monday approved ap pointment of George S Bretnall as head track coach and of Charles I R McCaffree as head swimming coach at Iowa State college The Weather PEACE HOLDS IN ANDERSON IND National Guardsmen Patrol of CMCs Two Factories There ANDERSON and nonunion automotive work ers suppressed any hate engen dered by the shooting affray that culminated in martial law for Madison county Saturday and wentto work peacefully Monday in General Motors two factories National guardsmen in trucks and on foot patrolled streets in the vicinity of theplants the Guide Lamp and the Delco Remy Col Albert H Whitcomb said his men reported no disturbances The patrols will be strengthened when factories close Monday Colonel Whitcombsaid in order to guard against any FORECAST IOWA Snow and colder Mon day night becoming fair Tues day rising temperature in ex treme west portion Tuesday MINNESOTA Snow colder Monday night becoming fair Tuesday risingr temperature in northwest portion Tuesday aft ernoon IN MASON CITY i Weather figures for 24 hour i period ending at 8 1 morning Maximum Sunday SI Above Minimum In Nijfht 22 Above At 8 A M Monday 23 Above Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 39 Above Minimum In Nigrht 12 AbOvc At 8 A M Sunday 13 Above Precipitation Trace Heres one for the books Not enough snow to make a measur able showing in a precipitation gauge but snowblocked roads in every direction out of Mason City Saturday night and Sunday morn ing The phenomenon was made the more remarkable by the fact that there was pronounced melting during the day Saturday a resultant coating on top which or dinarily would preclude drifting Just one of those uriexplainable meteorological happenings Spanish Morocco A close watch was kept on the FrancoSpanish Moroccan border Demand End of Bickering In virtual ultimatum to Europe France Monday demanded an end of bickering over international ef forts to isolate the Spanish Civil war An implied warning by Premier Leon Blum to Italy and Germany that his socialist government would not tolerate open interven tion on either side of the conflict dramatically prefaced Ambassador Charles Corbins trip to London to renew neutrality negotiations Corbin French representative of the international nonintervention committee as wellas ambassador to London carried Frances warn ing she would resume freedom to aid the Madrid government unless machinery to halt aid tc Insurgent Generalissimo Francisco Franco was set UD quickly Boat Delayed in Collision The envoys boat was delayed by a collision in thfogridden English channel Sunday but he expected to reach Lonoon intime for Mondays session of the neu trality subcommittee Informed sources in London said the subcommittee hoped Monday to receive constructive suggestions from aversion to a supervision of her Spanish frontier tc halt foreign aid was the latest skimbling The socialist national council before which Blum delivered his Sunday night damarjd control of all the Spanish coast It approved the premiers stand and declared by resolution that nonintervention bad failed the ccoperation of state agents in the case Agents W J Fogarty and Joe Burke were assigned to the case They found shotgun pellets in a toilet bowl of the basement bed room Coroner George D Callahan previously had been unable to find any snotgun pellets in the body nor in the walls floor and ceiling Rhodes formerly worked on a dynamite crew because of the attitude of cer tain The councils demand revived speculation that other powers might resort to a blockade of the Spanish coast if Portugal persist ed in her stand against frontier supervision Blum Counsels Prudence Blum counbeled prudence bow ever lest we compromise pre cious foreign indi cating that any final action France might take would be only with the cooperation of Great Britain The reported presence of large bodies of Italian troops in Spain on the side of the insurgents was construed by French officials as a threat against the security of Frances communications with her African territories Blum declared the only pos sible solution of the international problem which the Spanish war brings up fs the establishment of control for the repression of war control proved power less or if there are infractions well know how to say moreover already said DES MOINES Nel son G Kraschel sent to the legis lature Monday a budget bill ask ing a annual increase in appropriations for state govern ment operating expenses paid from the general fund At the same time he prepared for submission without recom mendation requests of state insti tutions for building appropriations of yearly than the last legislature allotted The combined total represents a suggested increase of yearly in state general fund ap propriations for operating ex penses and building In addition to operating expenses and build ing the last legislature appropri ated a million dollars yearly from the general fund for aid age pen sion payments Asks Increases The budget bill prepared by the comptroller and approved by the governor asks the assembly to allot for operating expenses for each fiscal year beginning July 1 1937 as com pared with appropri ated by the last legislature Nearly hall the operating ex pense increase would go to the University of Iowa State college and other institutions un der the board of education The bill plans anincrease of for the schools and colleges male ing a total of Institutions Get More Board of control institutions would receive an increase at and state departments under the bill as pre sented to the legislature The governor and comptroller recommended increase for oper ating expenses of nearly every in stitution and department The in creases were asked the comptrol lers office said because of in creased costs enlarged duties and some requests for salary boosts Most outstanding of the few reductions requested were the cuts of for the penitentiary at Fort Madison and for the reformatory at It was explained that new equipment permits canning and preserving food for prisoners thus reducing costs budget bill asked annual salary increases to taling for state board mem bers and department heads Pay increases for lesser officials are not set out in budget bills The largest salary increase sug gested is annually for the insurance commissioner which raise him to a year Other major increases would place salaries of officials at the follow ing amounts Comptroller control board members railwav commissioners tax board members fire mar shal vocational education and labor com missioner CONTROVERSY With each legislative session major contro versy in closing weeks centers about the budget It first receives consideration by house committeES and then is debated on the floor of the house Many re visions often result Chairmen of house and senate appropriations committees of the present assembly have agreed that we will have to be shown a good sound reason for each in of state institutions building appropria tion which are not in cluded in the budget bill but pre sented separately to committees will made public until later this week The requests to taled yearlyas com pared with appropriated by the last legislature Although the comptrollers of fice said they will be sent to the legislature without either a rec ommendation for or against the governor told the legislature m his inaugural address that it would seem desirable now to start a carefully planned building pro grara for board of control insn Heaviest of the suggested increases for operating expenses of institutions under the boost for the University of The comptrollers ex ;