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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 9 1937 THIS PAPKR CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 82 BUILDING FOR 1940 Vandenberg and Fish in Leadership in G 0 P PREDICT SLOW RISE IN MERCURY By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON Watch Senator Arthur IT Vandenberg of Mich lean and Repreent ative Hamilton Fish Jr of New York at this session of congress at the next session also They have a hard job on their nands but are digging into it like a couple of Trojans Their task is to have a for midable republican party in the running again in 1940 For that matter they would like to have It in operation once more by the congressional campaign of 1938 but they want to be sure of 1940 Senator Vandenberg has it in mind to capture the G O P presi dential nomination in the latter yeai Representative Fish has th G O P vice presidenlial nomina tion mind in the same year of grace5 Dont Want to Lose Natirrally neither one desires to be beaten at the polls if his can didatorial ambitions are realized And each is quite awre that the G O P must be coriderably resusciiated in the meantime if he is lo escape electoral defeat even though he may win his partys nomination Both no are fully conscious that now is none too soon to be fein their preliminary spadework only to have an effective G O P agoing nearl four years liCLce but perhaps to prevent its complete disintegration by 1938 or soon thereafter should it suffer Uen another as terrific a licking or progressively a worse one as in 1932 1934 and last year Vaiulenbergs Position Vandenberg does not say so flat fooledly but he manifestly is not overly well satisfied with his partys senateleadership ItsV official leader is Senator Charles L McNary of Oregon Now McNary is not exactly a new dealer but he has been con spicuously charitable toward new deal policies Vandenberg is not a reactionary cither he is a moderate liberal However he is not a compromis ing republican I would not say that he is at least as yet a boltei from McNarys leadership Nev ertheless he is a leader on his owl a competent one he is a forceful character If he hac fought for it he might have had the G O P presidential nomina tion at Cleveland His party sim ply begged him to take the vice presidential nomination Looks o 1940 He wouldnt fight for the first much less take the second Today he looks ahead to 1940 if at that juncture there is any G O P to nominate him He is much more the senate minority leadci than is Senator McNary In the lower house Represents tive Fish of the republican minor ity quite remarkably is a radi cal as conservative republican see it He demands c o n s t i t u t i ona more tha the administration asks for He almost red in fact in compari son with Representative Bertram H Sncll Hie G O P represents lives minority leader He spen good money and he has a lot i in behalf of Senator William E Borah as a candidate for the re publican presidential nomination Violent Red Baiter Does that sound as if he were reactionary No the new deal isnt political y advanced enough for him Yet Fish in recent years ha been a violent red baiter H headed in President Hoover time a congressional committee lo prove that communism is gain ing control in the United Statw Bertrand H Snell G O P lead er in the house of representatives is miles and miles too conservativ for Congressman Fish Fish erstwhile reactionary is ton advanced for the deal France Ready to Use Armed Force in Morocco SEIZE BY Pope Pius Calls for Prayers for Peace at Manila Con gres VATICAN CITY fP Pop Pius improved but still confine to his bed with a variety of ol age ills sent this message day to the forthcoming Eucharist congress in Manila Pray for the reeslabiishmen of peace In a world which needs badly The pontiffs statement was de livered to the papal mission head ed by Dennis Cardinal Doughert nf Philadelphia by Cardinal Pi celli papal secretary of stale Cardinal Dougherty was presented with the holy father pift lo the gold an silver casket MADRID 15 LOOK INSIDE FOR HITLER ORDERS Iritain Protests Bombing of Madrid Embassy Sends Ships BERLIN German ources declared Saturday Reichs uehrer Adolf Hitler has told panish Insurgent General Fran isco Franco to capture Medrid by an 15 They asserted the nazi iiancellor has sent between 15 00 and 25000 volunteers lo the ascist commanders aid and spent 180000000 to help the insur ents Hitler hopes lo gain hree ob cctives these informants said in cturn for participating in the Spanish acUenture They were eported as 1 Colonies lost after the World var 2 Mining concessions in Spain iits possessions 3 Economic aid from other Eu opean powers Despite official denials of Ger rian assistance to the Spanish fas ists the oftrepeated assertion hat at least 15000 men have gone o the civil war occurs with nonolonous regularity Repetition Is Broken The repetition is broken only iy those persons whose informa ion has proved reliable In the past who set the estimate as high as 25000 About 10000 are soldiers of the eieh Ihese perspns asserted ThL they saidrrare labor and organizers togellvivwith some miners dispatched to work n the manganese ore mines in Moroccoand Spain Generalissimo Franco in need of reinforcements to culminate the 11week siege of the capital with victory has asked for a minimum of 70000 men informed persons stated Gen Wilhelm Eaupel nazi am bassador to the Spanish fascist government was reliably reported o have expressed the opinion Not ess than 130000 men could in sure an insurgent triumph Have Renewed Assaults General Franco balked at des tructive attacks on Madrid at irst although his guns and planes have renewed their assaults re cently without regard to fascist properly inside the city the pri sources asserted The eslimatc of German expen ditures in the Spanish civil war was made by an informant in p position to know because of Kis connection with authoritative sources The cost he said was approx imately 450000000 marks and was approvedonly after nazi lea I ers felt some certainly they were on the winning side in the domes tic conflict Official denials were repeated again today concerning the re ported landing of nazi troops in Spanish Morocco FRKNCH ALERT TO SAVE HOLDINGS IN MOROCCO By The Associated Press Bugles called the Fiench Col onials of Morocco lo the alert Sat urday as greal turbines drove the French and British fleets to new danger zones world war Quiet orders that dealt with the emergency of casualty lists went out to British naval men and to the royal marines Morocco powder keg of 1911 cradle of the fascist revolution of lay the newcsl men ace to Europes peace France put her Moroccan zone garrison in a virtual stale of mo bilization sent lite first units of her Atlantic fleet off Mediterran ean Africa for maneuvers step ped up her Moroccan army from 40000 to 100000 reinforced the borders that bar the way to the Spanish zone of General Francisco Francos insurgent armies Ready to Use Force She made it plain she will need be resort to armed force ii diplomatic protests fail to slop a mass incursion German troops into the Spanish inva sion she believes is intended to wreck her scheme for colonia mobilization in the event of work war Britain worried because Ger man built fortifications and long range guns are reported going up at Ceuta on the empire lifeline and 14 miles across the Strait o Gibraltar from the fortified Brit ish rock gave grim evidence sh is preparing for any eventuality With 94 of her greatest war and Mediterranean on the spot or ALF M LAN DON Kansas Governor Ready to Return to Business ON PAGE 2 Review Is Given of Weeks News m Iowa ON PAGE 8 Mason City Loses in Big Four Loop Scrap ON PACK 9 of Spains little 3ointed for the troublous waters lelwecri Africa and Spain her admiralty quietly ordered officers and men of the royal navy anc marines to report any change in the names and ad dresses of their nearest relatives Precautionary Preliminary That usually is a precautionary preliminary to real armed action Germany barred by treaty fron encroachment in Morocco said ot iicially she knows nothing the North African developments But France and Britain heart hcsc reports some of them Iron official sources German functionaries h a v i akcn over Spanish Moroccan ad ninistration from the Spanish in surgents more than 3000 Germai marines and troops have land n the zone barracks and illega fortifications with German Ion range guns pointing out over the straits are rising German war ships and submarines are at Ceuta and two nazi men owar have an chored at Tangier in the intcrna tional zone Foreign Troops Enter The stirring scenes in Morocci served to draw attention from mainland Spain where 50000 for eign troops are fighting on on side or the other of the six monthf war between a soctalistrcpubli can government and fascist mill tary insurgents Yet reliable reports indicated n continued influx of thousands of German and Italian troops in the fascist side through the mystery port of Cadiz They came in ships which flew no flags and bore no names and they wore brand new Spanish insurgent uniforms Thus French officials charged Germany and Italy kept up their volunteer aid of General Fran co while awaiting lor Great Brit ain France and Russia to act on general hands off Spain coun ter proposals lo FrancoBritish pleas that the volunteer enlist ments cease Hit British Embassy Overnight the fascist armies at the doorstep of Madrid bombed the city hitting the British em bassy and wounding two British subjects Britain protested offi cially and bitterly after the sec ond emergency session of her cab inet in two days i Frances growing belief that Germany intends to get into Spanish Morocco and stay there made an independent problem of the nazi North African incursion Nazi engineers under military command were reported reorgan izing the reich iron mines near Melilla That tied in with the Ger man need and demand for the raw materials and colonies she lost be cause of the World war FEAR ATTEMPT AT HIJACKING RANSOM MONEY r Mattson Not Sure He Is Dealing With Kidnaper of His Son TACOMA Wash W V Mattson sought Saturday to prevent hijacking of the ansom demanded by Hie kidnaper of his son Charles W10 held fur he thirteenth day The physician disclosed fear he might not actually be dealing vith his sons kidnaper by insert ng an advertisement in the Seat le Daily Times Friday imploring he abductor to give me infor mation so that 1 may guard against imposters and hijackers The advertisement was address ed to Mablc as were four pre ious notes which have appeared n the newspapers personal col umn and svas signed Ann It said are still waiting All arrangements have been car icd out in accordance with in structions in notes received Be certain lo give me Information so hat 1 may guard against impos ters and hijackers and be more specific in your Ann Ransom Not Paid Reliable Sources interpreted the advertisement to mean the ransom for Charles release has not been paid though they speculated ef forts to pay it may have been made One theory supported bysever al sources was that Dr Mattson made an attempt topay the ran som late Thursday afternoon bu was unable to complete the trans action The unconfirmed theory servec one possible explanation foi the sudden Hurry of activity b agents of the federal bureau of in vestigation here yesterday The agents who previously had agreed with other law officers to do nothing which would hampei Dr Mattson in obtaining his sons release rushed out of Tacoma al least four automobiles at a in yesterday toward an unan nounced destination Vanish for Six Hours Once outside the city they van ished for more than six hours State patrol officers who went in to action simultaneously and in at firsl reported tin automobiles Xvere speeding west ward from Olympia toward Abcr deen Wash 85 miles southwest o Tacoma Subsequently howevei the patrol qualified its statement and finally refused lo say any Ihing at all Shorlly afler noon the slate of ficers were called back from lliei surveillance of the Grays harbo area Somewhat later Severn weary looking federal agcnb licavily dressed arrived al thei headquarters here still uncom municativc Some observers believed In agents moved against a hijacke who might have attempted to ge the ransom money from Dr Matt son Unless this were the case the said they were unable to explain the ending of the bureaus policy of nonintervention Has No Commciil t Harold Nathan assistant direc tor of the F B I had no com ment An authoritative source aid word from Nathan caused the state officers and local police in Shclton and Grays Harbor lo cease their independent activities The contact advertisement in serted in late editions of the Shooting Accident Fatal MARSHALDTOWN Fon T Beeghly 31 Liscomb Iowa farmer died at a hospital after shooting himself accidentally at the home of his parents Beeghly bullet when found in the basement ol his par ents home He never regained consciousness was unconscious with wound in the abdomen Republicans Name Sours for Speaker BULLETIN DES MOINES can state representatives chose Roy J Sours Charles City farm er anil insurance man as their candidate for house speaker al a party caucus of house members here this aftcrnonn Sours won on the soeoncl bal lot 30 votes more than the 28 required to nominate U II Ilickcnlooiicr of Cellar Ranlds received 10 votes and 1hil Roan of Fort Madison 11 DES MOY1NES re publican and democratic state Saturday morning jostponed their parly caucuses jeing held here to select speaker hip candidates because several were absent Republicans met at 10 a m but ound four representatives Albert Jeltman llospcrs M E Bcnz lor Selh A Randcl Oska oosa and Thomas Rutherford Jr Audubon missing Before the caucus was recessed until p Representative Robert D Blue of Eagle Grove innounced he would not be a speakcrship candidate because election has been contested Too Many Absent The democratic caucus sched uled at 11 a m didnt even get under way We found six or eight repre sentatives absent1 E 11 Birmiug lam democratic state chairman said so candidates for the spcak ership agreed to wait until p in to convene republican senators re ported G O P senators ha agreed they would select Franl Byers of Cedar Rapids senate vet eran as their partys choice fo president pro lem with Sennto William S Bcardsley of New Vir ginia as the floor leader Open Battle Seen Both were mentioned as presi dent pro tern candidates Not only arc the nominations o both parlies in doubt but the evenly divided house membcrshii leaves speakcrship election ai open battle to be decided on th floor Monday If all members are present th nomination will require 28 vote in both party meetings If les than the full party membership i represented at the caucuses th1 number of votes necessary to as sure the nomination will be dc cidcd at the meetings Have Been Busy Uncertainty over the final out conic of the election even aftc nomination resulted in quie campaigns in both parties al though all possible nominees hav been busy The six leading democratic po sibilities nre Lamar Foster of Wcs Branch E J Maniccc of Eslhoi ville Eugene 11 Reilly of Du buquc C L Rice of Delta Lero S Mercer of Iowa City and Thorn as Slimson of Annmosa HIT STALEMATE N AUTO STRIKE CONVERSATIONS Jnion Informs Governor It Demands Recognition as First Step AUTOLABOR AT A GLANCE Negotiations in General Mo tors strike situation reach ap parent stalemate Corporation assures metal trades official no agreement with strikers would be regarded as affecting craft union em ployes Organizer claims 8500 mem bers in Flint Mich antistrike alliance Widespread nature of strikes reported a stumbling block lo General MotorsUnited Auto mobile Workers peace parley agreement At least 1381 G M em ployes of 27 plants idle Group of Detroit Chevrolet employes ask President Roose velt to use his influence to end labor strife Minor disorders reported in two cities Three clergymen offer friendly services in negotia tions Gov Murphy of Michigan continues peacemaker role Seattle newspaper yesterday re placed another advertisement ad dressed to Mable which was cayied in Wednesday and early Thursday editions This note made no mention of hijackers or difficulties in estab lishing contacts Otherwise its wording differed little from the new note Activity Is Ended Late Friday night the activity of officers in the case apparently had ended The Mattson family remained at home Visitors wen few Only the usual night crew entered the F B I offices Whether new attempts to con tact the kidnaper would be made in the next few hours was un known although Dr Mattson has shown increasing anxiety about his sons welfare in the last 48 hours Extreme cold in western Wash ington was the chief new threat to Charles health The boy none too strong normally was suffering from a cold when abducted Doc 27 and Dr Mattson feared he has suffered further ill effects from SAY FOREIGNER MURDERED GIRL Chinese Police Offer Love Theory in Slaying of Pamela Werner PEIPING China police officials advanced the the ory Saturday that the slaying of 17 year old Pamela Werner whose mutilated body was found Friday beside a lonely road mighl have been the climax of a love affair with an unidentified foreigner Authorities declared only a for eigner could luive slain the viva cious English girl daughter of E T C Werner a former British consular official Natives they said will not ven ture at night into Ihc neighbor hood where the girls body was found torn by voracious wild clogs The officials said Chinese dread the neighborhood because they believe a ghost lurks there waiting to pull unwary victims to their death in a ditch Miss Werner had been missing since p m Thursday Rockefeller hospital medical ex aminers after an autopsy an nounced Miss Werner died of a fractured skull resulting from a blow on the head She also had been assaulted they said the kidnaping The doctor was believed to have made arrange ments for taking Charles dirccl Jy to a hospital when he is re turned AGREE TO WITHDRAW STRIKERS IF RECOGNIZED DETROIT United Au tompbile a siatemen Saturday said i it had iliforme Gov FrankMurphy it woul agree to immediate wilhdrawa of sil down strikers In Genera Motors plants if negotiations at immediately opened with recog nition of thotmion There were additional stipula lions including one that strik closed plants remain shut dow without movement of cnuipmcn or resumption of activities until i national settlement is effected Another stipulation was madi Hint all activities such as circu lation of petitions organinalioi of vigilantes and threatening o coercion of employes must im mediately be stopped The letter added You alrcad have Informed us thai Genera Motors will nol subscribe to sttcl a guarantee The union thanked the governo for his efforts o bring about a understanding and expressed re gret that these efforts have prov ed unavailing due to the rejec lion by General Motors of all rea sonablc proposals looking to basis for opening negotiations fo a settlement Insisting upon a written gviar nntcc from General Motors th letter said that law of th land requires more than a vagu promise In be law abiding H lay down definite specifications as t what arc the employers oblig lions in the matter of genuine col Icclivc bargaining These have no been met GENERAL MOTORS GIVES CRAFT UNIONS SUPPORT WASHINGTON Gen era Motors corporation gave sup porl to American Federation Labor craft unions Saturday their fight againsl John L Lewi In a telegram to form P Fre president of the A F of I met trades department the corpor tion said it had no intention signing a contract with the strik ing united automobile workci that would freeze craft unions ou of Its plants The united automobile worke are affiliated with the Comniittc for Industrial Organization hcadc by Lewis Before Frcy received this at surance he had ordered cratl union members al the body plant in by the return to work Frcy said some of them had verbal agreements with the com pany and that all were satisfied with prestrikc conditions He added he was unable to say how many craft union members were employed either at the Fisher body plant or in the General Mo tors plants Have You Read Your Newspaper 20 BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FELT NORTH IOWA 1 What was the first bill Kissed by the new congress 2 When will the presidents nauguration be hcldV 3 Who received the highest 1H35 salary in the United Stales according lo the U S treasury report the past week Sam Rayburn of what state us elected democratic house floor leader 5 On what day will Gov Clyde L Herring deliver his farewell message to the Iowa legislature 6 Who was accused of play ing politics and being the man behind the ouster of Dr Glenn Frank as president of the Uni versity of Wisconsin 7 What was the occasion of President Roosevelts plea that tile courts lake a liberal inter pretation of the constitution B Princess Juliana of what nation was married What automobile manufac turing corporation was most af fected by strikes in thai and al lied industries 10 Caliban and Ariel had another out Who are they ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 Socialist Merchant Ship Routs Spanish Fascist Destroye BAYONtns France fP Xh Spanish sqcialisf armed merehai ship Nabarra attacked by the in surgent destroyer Velasco route the fascist warship in a clash i the bay of Biscay Basque off cials reported Saturday First information of the nava engagement also declared a civi ian boat accompanying the Vclas co was put to flight The Nabarra pursued and seize a second insurgent merchant s it was reported Battle Flames in Two Towns Drifts Arc Cleared Away cbsler City Hamilto tklry Cily IX lorlhncioH nrcsl Cily Mjiiiniix Cily Hi I Insnii Cily i Davenport ii As North lowans shivered Sat irclay morning in temperatures dipping under the 20 below zero nark and feared a repetition record cold the wealh c r m a n broughl encouragement villi the promise that it would varm up a little late Saturday and little more Sunday By attcr 10011 the temperatures had mod erated considerably It was I above vcro here at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon There is however the weath erman said some snow in the offing Firemen in two North Iowa towns battled flames Saturday morning in the subzero weather Al Thompson the home of Mrs Amelia Awe and a small bain nearby were destroyed by flames Loss No I Insured Mrs Awe who lives in 1110 northeast part of town near the railroad tracks started a fire al about fi a m lo heat water lo wash clothes Willard H Erickson Hostility to Trotzky Is Seen m Mexico T AM PICO Mexico outburst of hostility to Leon Trotzky threatened Saturday as the tanker bringing the exiled revolutionary leader to refuge in Mexico nearcci this port The first intimationof trouble originated in the Tamaulipas state labor federation an affiliate the confederation of labor Mexico which of of op posed the Mexican governments offer of asylum to the onetime soviet war commissar Centerville Trainman Dies After Accident CENTERVILLE K Henry Strocble of Centerville died at the hospital here shortly before mid night of injuries received in a train wreck at Milan Mo Friday afternoon Stroeble a brakemrin was pinned underneath the loco motive in which he was riding when it overturned after leaving the rails at an ice coated crossing The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing ilmiiliiicss snow in southeast portion laic Saturday nisht mil sn cold Sunday unscUlril with snow in southcentral and extreme east portions slowly rising temper atures MINNESOTA Generally fair not sn cold Saturday nighl Sun day becomiiiKr unsettled slowly rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather figure for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 2 Aliovr Minimum in 21 Hclow At 8 A M Saturday 17 ISulnw Snowfall Onehalf Inch Irccipilaliiin Ol of an Inch Winter struck with ils fullcsl strength Friday night the mer cury diving to within 9 degrees of the lowest mark recorded in Ma son City last winter Al the sugar plant north of the ciiy the mini mum wiis 2 degrees lower than in Mason City A half inch of snow fell Friday forenoon bringing the 24 hour total to 950 inches on top SAN FRANCISCO deaths were blamed Saturday on the far wests severe cold wave as shivering residents looked hopefully to a weather forecast for rising tempera tures An Indian baby wns frozen tn dealh near Kcams canyon in Arizona Discovery of an Indian youths frozen body 45 miles southeast of Kingman Ariz was reported by nil Indian agency official Three others were feared dead and 30 Indi ans were marooned of the 3 inches already on the ground Saturday forenoon was clear and Ihc wind was out of the northwest H was 1 above zero at 2 p m WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO who operates an oil station near by said he saw the kitchen in flames at about oclock and notified Mrs Awe Little was saved and the loss was not insur ed Flames believed to have start ed from a defective flue damag ed the Jerry Leehy home at Garn er Saturday morning Rail and motor transportation were approaching normal in North Iowa Saturday following the heavy fall of snow and severe cold of the past two days although the low temperature was interfering with mechanical operations Main lliphwiiys Open The main highways were rr portcd open throughout World Iowa counties with commissioner engineers continuing work nn widening the roadway and cut ting away some of the ice on the pavements Buses were operating close to schedule and trains were ap proaching normal conditions hero No 17 northbound on the Hock Island arrived 4 hours and 15 minutes late while No 32 south bound was an hour late The Great Westerns southbound Saturday morning was an hour and a halt late and the north bound an hour and 40 minules lale Milwaukee trains from Chicago were from 30 to 40 minutes late OjHralinfr on Time The North Western trains rail road officials staled were oper ating on time through Mason City The tjvtcks northwest of here have been cleared of snow M and SI L trains were oper ating on time railroad representa tives said Highway plous went out of Garner again Saturday morning although the main highways Nus II l9 and 18 were opened Some drifting had been reported during outlook for the period from Ian 11 to IB For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri cast purlion Monday followed by snow about Wednesday or Thursday temperature moslfy near or below normal the night Sideroads were pass able Mercury Is Uisintr At Dumotit referees for a bas ketball game were unable lo get through Friday night and super intendents had to act in this ca pacity East and west highway No weather 20 at Iowa Falls was blocked Fri day night and prevented Eagle Grove and Iowa Falls basketball and wrestling teams from travel ing for competition with each olhrr The mercury was rising Satur day in North Iowa After a min imum of 20 at Hampton the ;