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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THI NIWSPAPK THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGH10RS FEBRUARY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 122 Amateur Economist Reader Proposes Way to Solve Labor Problem SOC1ATK1J JFJttoa AMU AMENDMENT OFFERED BY BORAH By CHAKLES P STEW AST ASHINGTON A reader of this column one Harry Stod dard address ing me from Toledo Ohio has to offer a solution of this countrys and for that matter the worlds capital and la bor p r oblems which he wants to publicize He says it is a simple solu I accept this assurance with my fingers uossed Nevertheless Mr Stoddard evidently has done some thinking on his subject which is more than most folk have done He may be a second Henry George for all I know Parenthetically Henry Georges plan never has been adopted Anyway why should not Econo mist Stoddards scheme have a hearing It has at least one merit so far as I am aware I do not know who Mr btod dard is No Discredit lo But it is no discredit 10 him that he is not a recognized expert yetthere are plenty of recognized experts whose expertness has ac complished nothing more tang ible thus far than his scheme has And his hasnt even had an aud ience Lets listen Employ urges Econo mist Stoddard on a commission basis labor to receive 85 per cent while capital receives 15 per cent for furnishing the machinery management ard salesmanship Through this method Stoddard argues there Mr will be tAJ a constant earning power of Dotn capital and labor 3STo Drastic Changes slack periods when the earning power of each is reduced there is less demand for commocu ties Therefore the naiural trend will be toward lower prices hold ing the earning capacity of each at a proper levy Thus it will be unnecessary to make any drastic changes in our present social sys No drastic changes The plan can be adopted Mr Stoddard asserts by industry ag riculture utilities and wherever capital and labor combine for ex 1SICIdonot quite see how agricul ture gets in on it but Economist Stoddard admits that his program pages could be written concerning its Some of the pages should be awaited before one ar rives at a fair judgment As a Stock Company However the author of the pro posal mentions various details The plan can be operated Stoddard suggests as a proposition letting capital hold he preferred stock while labor wil hold the common or labor stock at no par value employe will receive the same amount of money a week grading of employes will be done through the amount of la bor stock each employe holes example An untrained employe may De entitled to only 50 shares of labor stock while a highlytrained em WOULD PERMIT MINIMUM WAGE LAWS IN STATES Proposal Would Let States Handle Own Social and Economic Problems WASHINGTON Senator Borah introduced Thurs day a constitutional arnendmen to limit the due orocess clause oi i the fourteenth amendement so as to Dermit states to handle social and economic problems within their own borders Borahs proposed amendment would repeal the fourteenth amendment and rewrite it to limit the due process clause to proce dure rather than subsiance of laws He told newspapermen it would make constitutional the New York minimum wage law which the su preme court held invalid last year Makes No Comment Borah tossed his proposal into the legislative hopper without comment on the senate floor as the battle was raging warmer and warmer over President Roose velts proposal to reorganize tne supreme court in an effort to broaden the federal governments power to handle such problems The Idaho senator a long time student of constitutional prob lems and one of the outstanding pponents of President Roosevelt s Rival for Wallys Hand proposal said it would have a decided tendency to limit the ac tivity of the federal gavernment in the field of social and economic legislation Could Meet Problems These problems of today could be the senator told news papermen The state iork for instance of ought to be Mr permitted to work put its own problems without being censored by a foreign government whicn the federal government is so fax as social problems are concerned My amendment would give the states full power to handle social and economic problems within the states Their laws could not be set aside provided the procedure was regular The due process clause would be limited to procedure The supreme court has held it covers the substance of legisla FILM WRITER IS SHOT TO DEATH Humphrey Pearson Wile ARE JOBLESS IN LABORDISPUTES Wage Boost Ends One Day Boston Shoe Leather Workers Strike STRIKES AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press SANTA MONICA eral hundred strikers hold Douglas Aircraft company plant for third day jobless DECATtJR sit down ers evacuateCentury wallpaper mills face contempt citations March16 jobless in New England shoe strikes many firms agree topay hike ST PAUL Strikers picket Northern States Power company plants in St Paul and Minne apolis 300 to 500 in walkout ELGIN strike at Il linois Watch company plant picketed 900 jobless DETROIT Strikers hold dozen factories Chrysler corp oration agrees to consider union demands 2 Year Old Boy Feared Kidnaped by Gangsters Pereyra and socially prominent Argentine family who disappeared Wednesday night is believed to have been kidnaped by gangsters police disclosed Thursday Officials ordered a wide search for the missing boy The Buenos Aires provincial police were mo bilized into emergency service as the hunt proceeded Eugenic officials declared dis appeared from his familys home Aires He son of Simon Pereyralraola and a grandson of Senator Antonio Santamarina Police concentrated their search on efforts to locate remnants of the kidnap band of Rogelio Gor dillo known as Pibe Cabeza Baby They suspected Gordillos fol lowers were involved because they held up and robbed the boys fa ther three months ago FLOOD ABE SoninLawof Haile Selassie IS Liquidated Continued Below Freezing ADDIS ABABA Desta Temperatures Prevail Demtu soninlaw of Haile Selas r sie and virtually the last card of Uvel Otate the fallen Lion of Judah in his losing game to salvage part of his DES MOINES ffl Flood kingdom has been tracked down in southeastern Iowa les t iij and executed by the Italian con querors of Ethiopia they pro claimed Thursday He was turned over to the fir ing squad reported Viceroy Rodolfo Graziani himseit wounded in a reckless burst of bomb throwing by Ethiopian dis sidents six days incident which led to the firing squad for sened considerably Thursday with the continued below freezing temperatures which prevailed throughout the state the weather man reported were clear Thursday following a mercury dip during the night ac companied by snow flurries at various points in the state Tem By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Strike lines held taut across the nation Thursday as negotiators sought to compromise differences which kept an estimated or niore employes in idleness Industrial unrest still affected automotive aviation ship build ing shoe manufacturing printing baking steel electric equipment wall paper watch case making and electric power plants in scattered areas from coast to coast Rumblings of discontent were heard from the bituminous coal steel and railway transportation fields where unions were formu lating demands for pay increases Evacuate 2 Plants Sit down strikers evacuated two plants peacefully upon court or ders Two score ended two day hundreds of chammaclad natives I ratures in the state averaged 12 of Addis Ababa Ras Desta who once was Found Sobbing in Bed With Body PALM SPRINGS Cal Humphrey Pearson prominent film writer was found shot to death in his bed at his desert cot tage at midnight here at this wealthy resort 100 shares No Weekly Salary When idle due to lack of the idle employe would be entitled only to earnings on his labor stock weekly However the idle employe would get hi labor stock dividends subject to the em ployer stocks 15 per cent prefer America Plan is what Economist Stoddard calls his pro gram It will he savs eliminate com munism strikes depressions the need for social security annual wage and numerous other defects of the present social So he isnt a radical If his scheme is bughouse it is not any more so than numerous others heard advanced re by socalled experts who rate philosophically high in the upper scientific brackets Fear of Witch Led to Slaying Police Probers Theorize LOS ANGELES of a witch was the weird theory evolved Thursday in a sheriffs investigation of the slaying of Mrs Natalie Garcia Lopez 38 Capt W J Psnprase said her husband Simon Lopez reported an elderly Mexican neighbor ac cused Mrs Lopez of witchcraft and putting a hex on him The Mexican asserted fnend told him he could never hope to re cover from a current illness until he had broken the evil spell Officers began search for the neighbor Two bullet wounds in ihe head the body of Mrs Garcia was found yesterday in the Los Angeles river fatherinlaws envoy to the Uni ted States was captured west of the lake region south of Addis Ababa less than s week after his column was blasted apart in a battle at Goggctti Last month the relentless Graz iani disclosed Thursday the Ital ians gave Desta just seven days to submit Benito Mussolini himself it was revealed ordered the wily Ras who often had promised to give up to quit stalling Desta escaped after the battle of I degrees below normal I The weatherman forecast in creasing cloudiness Thursday night with unsettled weather in store for Friday He anticipated snow in the extreme western portion Friday and temperatures lor the western section The following low temperatures were expected for the state Thurs day night northwest zero north east 5 below southern half 5 above The official low reading for the state early Thursdaywas two de the Ethiopian Beiene Mend were ysterical was in the same oed when the tragedy occurred Pearson was shot twice through the best the deputy said and had seen dead more than an hour be Fore a butler summoned him to the Pearson home The butler re ported his attention had Deer at tracted by Mrs Pearsons sobs Police Chief Lloyd Boiler an nounced later the death pistol had been found but declined to dis close its location It had been dis charged twice Dined at Cafe The chief said he learned Ihe Pearsons had dined at a cafe with another couple leaving for their residence by automobile later Pearson was shot an hour after he returned home He and his wife apparently had been drinking Boiler declared and his body leu across the bed pinning Mrs Pear son beneath The butler was quoted as say ing the Pearsons were strongly devoted to each other and not giv en to quarreling Neither Boiler noiother investigators would ad vance a theory regarding the shooting pending further inquiry In 111 Health Pearson had been in ill health in recent years associates said and spent most of his time at his aes ert resort He was about 40 A former advertising man he wrote for both the radio and films He did dialogue for Bioad way Babies and collaborated on What Price His adaptations include Top Going and The Great Police Chief Lloyd Boiler of Palm Springs took charge of the investigation and was joined by Coroner Ben F White of Riverside V Goggetti in which chieftains Dedjaz and Dedjaz Gabre Mariam captured and Life Termers Claim for Wages While in Penitentiary Rejected DES MOINES The legisU tive appropriations committee turned down Thursday a life term convicts claim for m wages he declared tile state owed him for 11 years work in prison The lifei was George H Big George Gibson Thayer farmer convicted of the ambush slaying of Sheriff Fred Collings of Cres ton in May 1926 Gibsons claim presented to Asst Atty Gen Don Burrington who placed it before the commit tee declared he has been held in The committee decided said Burrington that Gibson valued his labor in prison a little high Thats almost a Gift Questioned on Strawstack Murder DES MOINES Officers questioned Clarence Gift 37 in connection with the 12 year old Carlisle strawstack murder af ter bringing him here ifrom the Warvcn county jail at Indianola Gift has been held at Indianola since Jan 31 He was arrested as a suspect at Salinas CaL Marriare Secret 4 Tears ATLANTIC Merrill Hayes Atlantic and Cathryn Sclialcr Corning grees Falls above reported by Iowa and Charles City Official high of the last 24 hours was 24 above reported by Council Bluffs Mount Ayr and Keokuk Residents of Weaver vicinity southwest of feared the two inch rise of the Skunk river late Wednesday at upstream points might lead to an additional flood outbreak Meanwhile 4he Green Bay bot toms near Burlington undated as a rise in the Missis sippi river put the siage higher than that of the Skunk river at Is mouth sitdown at Decatur where the Century Wall Paper company re sumed operations Another sit down of 11 pie bakers in Los Ang eles CaL resulted in surrender of the strikers A one day sit down of 944 printers at the Crowell Publishing company plant in Springfield Ohio lifted with an agreement for GET SENTENCES AT KANSAS CITY 7 Election Workers Given Terms of Six Months j to Three Years KANSAS CITY ranging from six monthjail terms to three years in prison were passed Thursday by Federal Judge Merrill E Otis on seven election workers convicted of vote fraud conspiracy in last Novembers general election Four women de fendants who pleaded no defense were each placed on one years probation Three year sentences were giv en John A Luteran democratic precinct captain and Frank H Adams republican judge both from the seventeenth precinct 01 the twelfth ward Edson M Walker democratic judge in the thirteenth precinct of the same ward was given a two year sentence He will be sen tenced Saturday on an attempted subornation of perjury conviction returned in a separate trial Wed nesday Others Are Sentenced Other sentences Lome E Wells democratic judge two years John H Brurnmon democratic precinct captain two years Joe Wells democratic clerk a year and a day Leo B Roach police patrolman six months in jail Placed on probation for a year were Mrs Cloe Albright Mrs Tes sie Mears Mrs Callie Clark and Miss Parl Sperry all of whom pleaded no defense and testified for the government Judge Otis allowed appeal bonds ranging d9wn from for those receiving three year sentences to None of the convicted defend LOOK INSIDE FOR BOB FELLER Iowa Boy Pitching Star Off for Training Camp ON PAGE 13 Winners Named JnTwo First Round Declam ON PAGE 3 F R Has Conferences on His Court Program ON PAGE 2 Open House for New City Hall on Friday ON PAGE 11 announced their marriage after keeping it a secret four years They were married at Nebraska City ii March 1933 Marshal Exonerated After Shooting Man WATERLOO coroners jury here Thursday exonerated Marshal Henry Kruse of blame for the death of Paul Kline 43 shot Saturday night at La Porte City in a scuffle with the marshal crease A wage boost of 15 per cent for shoe and leather workers in the Boston area ended a one day strike but union leaders pressed a drive for similar concessions in the Haverhill shoe center Settlements Are Reached Settlements also were reachedin the FerryMorse Seed company Artery corporation and the Palace Model Laundry plants all in De troit But several new strikes mostly affecting small groups were called in that city Anew sit down started at the Vulcan corporation ers of shoe lathes The Weather FORECAST IOWA Incrcasim cloudiness Thursday night becominjf un settled Friday with snow in ex treme western portion rlslnr temperatures in west portion Friday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Thursday nifht and Friday continued cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 10 Above Minimum in Nifht 2 Above At A M Thursday Above Snowfall manufactur and wooden heels in Portsmouth Ohio em ployers of officials said 200 satdown but thatno de mands had been made In Spokane 200 union ized WPA workers sat down in district headquarters demanding recognition of their group as sole bargaining agency and increased1 working hours Aviation Strike Spreads Sixty men and women sat down in the H Earoff and Sons clothing plant in Philadelphia where an agreement had been reached Wed nesday between the union and the company A strike of aviation workers at the Douglas Aircraft company in Santa Monica spread Thurs day to the Northrup corporation plant a subsidiary employing 000 Chrysler Automobile corpora tion employing workers agreed to confer with officials of the United Automobile Workers union next weekto consider tiie latters demands including union recognition U A W A and Gen eral Motors corporation conferees achieved tentative agreements on seniority rights speed of produc tion and methods of pay Form Picket Lines Strikers at the ElectricBoat company submarine shipyards in Groton formed picket lines after their eviction as sit downers to be evacuated forcibly State and city policewatched as night shift workers left the plant andwalked through the lines early Thursday Neither strike Mrs Albright wept and touched her eyes with a handkerchief when Judge Otis placed her on probation She testified Wednes day Walker asked her to change the story she told a federal agent after her indictment with Walker last month She was a republican precinct judge The other defendants sat quiet ly looking at the judge Witnesses had told of a whole sale falsifying of election returns in the presidential and congres sional races inthe two precincts The defendants were convirtea in two trials the first nelo since the indictment of 75 election workers and officials by a grand jury instructed by Judge Albert L Reeves to reach for all even if you find them in high author KIDNAPER ENDS HIS OWN LIFE Shoots Himself When Girl He Seized Escapes From Car EMMETT Boise Riggs Idaho said Thursday that RECEDES ON CHANGES JOB BOARD BILL Action Johnson Sales Tax Bill by Sponsor DES MOINES Iowa house backed down on its curb amendments to the measure pro viding for a three member full time state unemployment compen sation commission Thursday mak ing it possible for Gov Nelson G Kraschel to name commission members immediately The senate earlier refused to concur in the house amendments and sent back to the lower chamber This left it up to the house to either back down or send the bill to a conference commit tee The vote on recession was 57 to 49 The amendments at issue in serted into the bill during a ull day bitter fight in the house along party1 lines Tuesday provided that commissioners would receive 000 each instead of as es tablished in the bill passed by the senate Sets Limit The senate also set a limit on the commission secre tarys salary but tiie house made this provision apply to all em ployes and in addition required that not more than 60 per cent of the employes could be from any one political parly The vote on final passage was 70 to 36 Representative C L Rice C of Delta a floor lead er called up tha question of re cession as soon as the house was informed ol the senates action TMshalted an explanation of his sales tax bill by Representa tive C G Johnson D of Mara thon a right the house granted him prior to continuing consid eration of thehomestead tax re lief After the unemployment compensation measure vote the house failed to go back to imme diate consideration ofthe homc stead measure Ursrcs House to Recede Rice urged the house to recede declaring it was absolutely neces sary to euspose of the unemploy ment compensation setup by March 1 so that the commission could be appointed and an admin istrator named and approved by the federal social security board as the special session act provid ed He roused several republican representatives to protest includ ing Dean W Peisen of Eldora and B B Hickenlooper of Cedar Rap ids Peisen declared that Iowa boards now are operating with a 5 pel cent overhead and thai it would be a bad precedent to allow the new board to operate on a 10 per cent overhead as permitted by federal Once these boards start spend ing he said you cant stop them Nows the time to do Just a HickenJooper declared he thought the must order on the bill was just a and Kenneth Crowther 22 shot him I wouldnt give a snap of my fingers for a chance of amending self to deah on a lonely countrythis bill after we back down on seu to o j ehi democratic representa road a few minutes after me giii church Wednesday I African Chieftain s 2 Sons Sentenced for Stealing Crown ACCRA Gold Coast Colony sons of Sir Ofori Atta first African chieftain to be knighted by Great Britain were sentenced to prison Thursday for stealing their fathers golden crown Atta is the ruler of the state of Akim Abuakwa The crown val ued at was stolen from the treasury house at Kibi capital of the miles north of Accra he seized at a night escaped from his car The girl pretty Gynell Soom 20 year old member of a church choir heard the shot as she ran for help Crowther s former sweetheart was returned to her home here ina hysterical condi tion too distraught to be ques tioned Finding of the body in the auto mobile ended an all night search in which nearly every adult in this southwestern Idaho town took leaders nor company officials would start peace negotiations A third Illinois the Illinois Watch Case company in 900 employes out of work Leaders ofthe 600 striking employes said they were partici pating in picket The strike of more than 300 electrical workers at St Paul and Minneapolis caused the shutdown of two Northern States Power company plants one of them the largest electric generator in the northwest Company officials said power service was maintained de spite the walkout part Screaming the girl was carried away Wednesday night while practicing a Sunday school pro gram and placed in a roadster Responding to her outcries the townspeople raced to their cars and took up the chase Emmett with a population of is 25 miles northwest qf Boise Idahos capital the house might do i Members arguedhack and forth I before they finally got to a vote on a substitute motion by Rep Robert Blue R of Eagle Grove to insist on tiie house amendments and sent the matter to a confer ence committee It was defeated 49 to 57 While the house argued the senate killed one of the emergency moratorium bills passed by the house but refusedtokill voting to place it on the calen dar Thebill which was indefin itely postponed would have grant ed installment plan buyers of land a moratorium on forfeiture of property because of failure to meet payments IAW Reform BilL Placedon the senate calendar was abill to debtors an ad ditional exemption from Court Refuses to Honor Reward Claim UP The Boone county court refused to honor the claim of Lewis B Means adjutant general for a reward offered for the arrest and conviction of slayers of a j sentence was too severe judgment Earlier the upper chamber passed 40 to 1 a stale bar asso ciation law reform bill which would require defendants in crrm inal cases who wished to change their plea fvom guilty to innocent to do so before the court pro ure said itwould prohibit defend utefraB to innocent highway Means claim to the reward after captur ingFrancis McNeiley and Georss McKeever former rowans sen tenced for the murder prior to the com pensation board backdown fight the house passed two One would allow Des Moines to ;