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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FTVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS UEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 88 MARCHES DISLIKED Even Sit Down Strikes Preferred in Capital By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON down strikes are reported to be regarded by employers as a p a r t i c u 1 arly malignant de velopment in labor warfare Congress the administrati o n and the District o f Columbia a u t h o r i ti es however vastly prefer them to marches of mal contents upon the national capital The longer a discontented ele ment will sit down at a long dis tance from the Potomac and stay there the better official Washing ton likes it Nevertheless threats are heard AGREE ON STRIKE PARLEY RULES OUT OF JOB BECAUSE OF U S WALKOUTS Governor Orders National Guard Kept in Flint Over WeekEnd AUTOLABOR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Governor Murphy orders na tional guard held in Flint over weekend canceling earlier de mobilization orders General Motors and U A W i A representatives agree upon of a series of treks in this direction procedure for peace negotiations Mill Watchman Says He Heard Child Scream Sentenced to Hang from faraway points throughout the country of these protesting folk converging thitherward From the white house on down to the city police force tuese hints give the shivers to the powers to begin Monday Prosecutor at Flint announces intention to prosecute to the limit charges of inciting a riot against seven leaders of U A W intimates John they are intended in plain terms j Doe warrants to be withdrawn to intimidate Coxeys Was First So far as 1 know the capital ward march of General Coxeys army was the first of these dem onstrations It was so far in the past that I dont remember much of it I think it was an incident of the de pression of the early 1890s My recollection is that the Capitol po lice were formidable enough to shoo the army back from their grounds and prevent a serious dis turbance Still such displays are semi revolutionary in tone they fright en conservative statesmen Depression There was not another bit one until some time after the i lus trial smashup of 1929 svrei Fa ther Cox a Roman Catholic man in Pittsburgh led a huge del egation from many parts of the re public to the capitol plaza to de mand proletarian lights from the lawmakers I remember that all right Congress was alarmed aplenty The Capitol building was barri caded as if for a siege Only small groups were allowed to get in to submit their grievances but the rest milled about on the grounds outside which is strictly forbidden The police however were afraid to scatter them Then came the bonus encamp ment against which President Hoover called out the United States army The army won indeed but I miss my guess if its victory did not do its bit toward beating the Californian for reelection to the white house F R Had Luck Such are the political effects of bonus battles President Roosevelt had a march on him too shortly after his inau guration He stopped it at the line be tween Maryland and the District of Columbia It had to camp out on the Mary land side the weather was bad the campers were mightily uncom fortable and they scattered before they had time become seriously troublesome But it cant always be gambled that a strike will be so ef fectively halted Burns Fatal to Woman DES MOINES Leon ard Brooks Des Moines died from burns suffered when a gasoline stove exploded at her home Mon day night Her husband in a hospital here Tuesday Governor announces state welfare aid for all General Motors employes in need be cause of strikes and shutdowns Sit down strikers begin voting upon evacuation of plants Vacation of factory at Ander son scheduled for Satur day others Sunday Seventeen strike closed Gen eral Motors branches to remain idle during negotiations Knudsen says will take 10 or 12 days to resume normal operations Martin says national assem bly of union will be called to ratify proposals reached in ne gotiations Daily Press Photo FRANZ A JACOBSEX Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 On a frequency or how many kilocycles will radio sta tion KGLO operate 2 What noted explorer died of injuries received in the crash of an airliner in California the past week 3 Who is La Mar P Foster 4 What North Iowa town boasted a singing mouse 5 What did Gordon Morrow do 6 How did Albert Beltman state representative from Hos pers Iowa get his name in the papers 7 What did Ernest Aldrich Simpson charge in a slander suit he filed against Mrs Joan Suth erland 8 What North lowan was re publican candidate for speaker of the Iowa house 9 What former Mason City department store owner died in Omaha 10 How many new cabinet posts did President Roosevelt recommend in his program for government reorganization ON PAGE 2 PEACE MAKING IN MOTORS STRIKE GOES ON SMOOTHLY More than workmen stood idle Saturday while state and federal mediators continued their efforts to settle strikes Peace making in the giant Gen eral Motors strike continued smoothly with the union and management reaching an agree ment on the procedure to be fol lowed when negotiations for set tlement open Monday Approximately automfc tive employes were out of work because of the strike One devel opment in the situation was the decision to retain at full strength the national guardsmen in Flint scene of a riot Monday night It was said the troops would stay through Sunday and Monday while General Motors plants were being evacuated by strikers The labor relations board at Washington announced Saturday it would consider charges that At lantic and gulf coast shipping companies had made fraudulent contracts with old line union offi cials Some of the unions making the charges were now on strike 233 Vessels Tied Up Shipowners who had 233 ves sels tied up because of the 79 day Pacific coast maritime walk out proposed to give members of seven striking unions another week to consider peace proposals then call for a vote on accept ance The walkout held idle In the offing was a possibility the employers would ask presi dential intervention if other set tlement devices failed Leaders of the Gas Employes union called 300 workers off their jobs at the Ohio Fuel Gas com pany and the Northwestern Ohio Natural Gas company in Toledo Friday midnight because of unsat isfied demands for a signed con tract However they permitted the companies to staff the plants with a maximum of 25 outside workers to maintain service for the citys residents Progress Indicated A conference callbringing to gether unionists and Pittsburgh Plate Glass company officials at Pittsburgh indicated possible progress in adjudicating a flat glass workers strike The walk out involved Pittsburgh Plate Glass company employes in five states and Libbey 0wensFord Glass company work ers The firms produce about 90 per cent of glass used in the automobile industry Elsewhere on the strike front West Deadlocked disputes in the San Francisco bay area held 550 idle in a 64day bag industry walkout out for the sixty ninth day in three Bethlehem steel company shipyards 698 machin ists out thirtysecond day 46 cigar makers out one hundred and eighth day 180 upholsterers out eightyseventh day 110 battery workers out one hundred and ninth day Middle west and southwest Sit downers held LaCrosse rubber mills company La Crosse employing at J I Case com pany Racine farm implement workers out SLAYER TO DIE FEB Defense Motion for New Trial Overruled by Ottumwa Judge Ann Harding arid Janssen Will Be Wed LONDON ff Ann Harding blond princess of movielands up per brackets and Werner Janssen the New York boy who forsook his f a t h e rs hofbrau to gain a place on the worlds s y m phonic podiums quietly field in tention to wed at a London registry office Saturday They wanted to a se cret Miss Harding Hardinj whose spring time flight from the legal tangle of a former marriage led her across two countries and an ocean seven months ago confirmed the marriage plans at Blackpool where she is playing I really cant give you a state ment she added with every sign of distress that her secret was out of the bag Perhaps Janssens hotel at Elstree where Miss Harding recently made some films said he was somewhere in the country for the The marriage register gave Miss Hardings age as 34 Janssen s 37 OTTUMWA Jacobsen 29 year old slayer of his waitress sweetheart will be hanged Feb 24 1938 on the Fort Madison penitentiary gal lows This was the pronouncement of District Judge C F Wennerstrum here Saturday after overruling the defendants motion for a new trial Jacobsen was placed in the pri son death row late Saturday by Sheriff C E Harding The defendant convicted of the fatal shooting of Catherine Eliza beth Leahy on the night of Nov 30 1936 showed no signs of emo tion as he listened to his death date Walking from the court room of the Wapello county courthouse he turned to a guard and said Well that gives me 13 Defense Attorney Charles C Ayres said he plans to appeal the case to the state supreme court The defense had filed a motion for a new trial on grounds that the verdict was not supported by the evidence arid that it did not have sufficient time in which to prepare for trial It also filed ex ceptions to the courts instructions to the jury However Judge Wennerstrum said he believed the defendant had received a fair and impartial hearing zette Mason City wiE be saluted with a fiala dedicatory program produced studios of WHO by Harold Jjaliy program director and conductor of the WHO orches tra The program will be broadcast Sunday Jan 17 from to 4 p m Talent includes the Song fellows famous quartet NBC stars prior to joining WHOs staff Lem and Martha versatile come in rapid fire chatter and songs Mable Moss Madden con cert soprano Al Clauser and his Oklahoma Outlaws cowboy band stars on the WHO Barn Dance Frolic and other popular WHO programs soon to be featured in a Hollywood production Ed Mor ley golden voiced tenor Louisiana Lou composersongstress and re cording artist and the WHO stu dio orchestra Stan Widney and Jack Kerrigan will announce the program and J O Maland vice president of the Centra Broadcasting company and general manager of WHO will welcome KGEO to the air lanes in a short address Escape Serious Injury DES MOINES and Mrs Leonard Rhoads and 10 months old son escaped serious in jury when their car plunged over an eight foot wall along the Rac coon river here Mrs Rhoads suf fered a dislocated shoulder LOYALISTREPLY TO REBEL DRIVE U S Consulate Wrecked Fascist Mobs Menace Prisoners By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High explosive bombs bursting near the headquarters of fascist Gen Gonzalo Queipc de Llano be spoke the Spanish governments reply to a southern insurgent drive on Malaga Saturday i The bombs were dropped by airplanes in Algeciras across the broad bay from Gibraltar They exploded near a hotel where Gen eral de Llano was believed to be directing a massed drive on the governments last important southwestern seaport In Malaga itself official dis patches to the Washington state department said insurgent bom bardment has wrecked the closed United States consulate Dispatch es have related how shells from fascist warships and bombs from fascist planes have killed scores of there and have toppled big Among KGLOs Greeters REP FRED BIERMANN GOV N G KRASCHEL Among the notables participating in the formal launching of KGLO GlobeGazette radio station in the Hanford hotel will be Fred Biermann of Decorah fourth district representative in con gress and Nels G Kraschel governor of Iowa Mr Biermann will speak from the studios here in Mason City in the opening hour between 1 and 2 oclock Sunday afternoon and the governor will be featured in a salute program from WHO Des Moines between and 4 oclock A number of the special guests from outof town arrived Saturday and others will get here Sunday forenoon Radio Station WHO Will Welcome KGLO to Airlanes Sunday DES accord i i 3sinY4 Peace Prospects Brighten The prospect for a general neu ti ality agreement to keep men and arms out of Spain brightened with German foreign office indications Germany will she is assured there will mental reservations by powers and that any attempt wiHbV dealt with severely Spains war ragedon in brutal ly explosive tempo Street mobs in Pamplona and elsewhere in the Basque country threatened to storm prisons and execute socialist prisoners on the spot eye for eye reprisal for the mass killings of more than 200 fascist hostages by Spanish government sympathizers at Bil boa Competent British sources said volunteers had reached Ma drid through France and that 000 had gone to the insurgents from Italy in the past week de spite urgent British efforts to halt the stream of enlistments Concerned About Cost In Berlin military and financial experts concerned about the a day cost of keeping German fight ers in Spaiu said men was the outside limit of German aid to insurgents There are now be tween and German volunteers with the fascists ac cording to reliable estimates In Paris Premier Leon Blum had unanimous chamber of depu ties approval for power to keep volunteers1 from reaching Madrid from France But he was pledged to use that power only if other powers do likewise In Rome II Duce and Germanys General Goering moved further to consolidate the ItaloGerman air forces GOLD BEGINS TO LET UP IN IOWA Snow Expected to Replace Below Zero Wave All Over State Below zerocold retreated out for the time being bui the weatherman forecast that snow probably would replace it Saturday night and Sunday The mercury hit 12 degrees be low zero early Friday night at Mason City for the nights low After that the mercury started climbing and by 7 a Saturday temperatures over the state all were above zero Charles City had 10 below Saturday it warmed up to 30 degrees or bitter in south Iowa The weatherman forecast it would then fall minimums of 15 in northeast Iowa in northwest and southeast Iowa and 25 in the southwest section Sunday should be even warmer It was clear Saturday and a south breeze blew across the state Toledo Ohio wage in creases and other adjustments brought back 400 glove workers of the Boss Manufacturing company 200 employes of the Buckeye Glove company idle at Her culesMotor company Canton Ohio since Dec 10 northern Minnesota lumberjacks still idle in walkout which started January 4 280 strikers in eight gasoline plants of the Seminole area out two weeks Eastern Plants Closed East H H Brown Shoe closed Friday affecting 850 after walkout for 15 per cent wage in crease 600 Skowhegan shoe workers out in demand for per cent wage boost union claim ed still out at Syracuse N Remington Rand company plant a strike of weavers in a rayon cotton mill at Brunswick ended Friday permitting 600 to resume work at Baltimore wage increases brought a truce in a maritime strike involving oil tankers one of a series of rank and file seamens walkouts which unionists claimed involved some on the Atlantic and gulf coasts out since Oct tat Reading Berkshire knitting mills in second week of sit down at Electric Battery company in Philadelphia between 300 and 500 in sit down at Brownhill and Kramer hosiery mills Phil adelphia Strikers or others made idle by ramifications of the General Mo tors tieups dotted half the conten cities from Missouri to New Jersey and from Michigan to Georgia Welcome KGLO On his especial page our editorial diehard grudgingly ex tends half hearted greetings to our newest affiliate but reso lutely reaffirms his skepticism not that anything good can come out of the airwaves but rather that itwill even with our own left hand at the controls From the standpoint of consistency W E position is unassailable But to that section of the staff of the Globe Gazette which has labored diligently tor more than a year now to bring KGLO into being labored attempts on the part of our editorial department to make our new affiliate wel come we few faint seems scarcely an achievement which to that same sec tion of opinion looms as the greatest milestone in the papers history since the GlobeVGazette installed its first linotype the undersigned and that deyoted band of associates who have helped him untiringly had doubted that the idea whichhas taken concrete form in KGLO was fraught with tremendous possibilities of service to the people of Northern Iowa there would never have been those weary months of importunity upon the directors and stockholders whose hard round dollars have gone into this enterprise Neither would there have been those wearier and drearier months of prepar ation and construction once said directors and stockholders had seen the light of the new day The undersigned is proud of KGLO He regards its estab lishment as at least a partial return to the folks of Mason City and Northern Iowa for the hearty welcome they extend ed him when he came here a stranger twelve years ago and for all the kindnesses and consideration they have shown him from that day to this Nor is that all The undersigned believes his pride in KGLO is shared by every man and wom an on the GlobeGazette staff and most of all by good old W E H whose sole fault and weakness is that be is plagued with a severe andchronic attack of consistency Thank God I never was consistent and never will be Mrs Roosevelt Has 3 New Dresses for Inaugural Events i NEW YORK Frankj lin D Roosevelt has three new j dresses for next Wednesdays in augural red and two blues Theyre all new shades and one is called Eleanor The first will at tend the inauguration of her hus band wearing a black broadtail coat which has seen three seasons wear She decided against buying a new coat for the event LOOK INSIDE FOR THE BARRTFMORES Cyclonic Romance at End in Divorce Court ON PAGE 2 Iowa Legislature News for Week Is Reviewed ON PAGE 14 Mason City Routs Two Dodger Court Lineups ON PAGE 9 Judge Clarks Funeral Rites Set for Monday ON PAGE 10 The Weather FORECAST Snow probable Sat urday night and Sunday rising temperatures Saturday night and in central and east portions Sunday MINNESOTA Snow probable Saturday nigrht and Sunday ris ing temperature in east and south portions Saturday night and in extreme cast Sunday somewhat colder in northwest Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum ti Above Minimum in Night VI Below At 8 A M 0 Snowfall Trace A south wind did things to North Iowas cold spell in the ear ly hours of Friday morning Afier the mercury sank to 12 below the same as the low mark of the prev ious night a rise got under way By 8 oclock the temperature had risen to the zero mark and at 9 oclock it stood at 6 above WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the period of January 18 to 23 For the region of the great lakes andfor the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Snow or rain Monday and again about Thursday or Fridaytemperature mostly near or below ijormal TWO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH Mother Suffers Burns as Fire Destroys House at Albia Tusing 4 and Mary Ann Tusing 1 children of Mr and Mrs Sam Tusing burned to death at m Sat urday when their home was de stroyed by fire Their mother suffered burns but is expected to recover Fire men said the fire evidently started when a stovepipe collapsed en veloping the house in flames with in a few moments The bodies were recovered at 2 p m Policeman Appeals to Iowa High Court on Judgment DES MOINES ff Henry Bornholtz Sioux City merchant policeman appealed to the su preme court from a Woodbury county district court decision granting judgment against him for the death of James Boyle a CCC worker In the district court trial Born holtz said he shot Boyle when Boyle and another youth attempt ed to rob him Originally Boyles estate was granted a judg ment but District Judge Miles W Newby reduced the amount Boy Killed by Shotgun ONAWA Ritchson 17 son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Omaha ed accidentally when his shotgun discharged as he returned from hunting Norris had been living with brother Leo here OFFICERS HUNT FOR HIDEOUT OF BOHKIDNAPER ExConvict Eliminated as Suspect in Slaying of Charles MatUon PICTURE ON PAGE TACOMA for the hideout of Charles Matt sons Icidnapslayer and a mill watchmans report he heard what he believed was a childs scream on the night of Jan 6 topped de velopments Saturday in th wide spread hunt for the murderer The 10 year old boys badly beaten nude body was found in the snow about 7 miles south west of Everett last Monday The watchman whose name was withheld told officers he had thought little of the cries at the time assuming they were from a child at play State and Everett police and the sheriff denied reports of up order for the soji of an Ev erett resident whose hobbis were knife throwing and dssecUng ani mals Has Bay Front Shack The mans parents live on the Everett east side andthe son has as his a shack in the bay front near about 5 miles from the place where the Tacoma kidnap victims body found Fred Orrin Haynes former Cal ifornia convict who surrendered day and was booked on an inves tigation order virtually was elim inated as a suspect Officers said however he would be sent to Los Angeles county for questioning in connection with a series of rob beries Check Deserters Record Military authorities at Fort Wil liams held a 30 year old self styled army deserter for a check of his record The commandant Col Wilson Burt said he had some ofthe characteristics of the kidnapers description Justice department agents in Boston evidenced in the prisoner but said his record would be investigated In Seattle Virginia Chatfield high school girl who saw Charles kidnaper told newspapermen the abductor did not resemble a photograph of Leigh Haskell Fow I ler under sentence for robbery Fowler has been questioned about j the kidnap case and has declined i to tell of his activities privi to his arrest Jan 9 Positively Not Kidnaper Miss Chatfield looked at his photograph and said Fowler posi tively was not the kidnaper Officers continued to maintain a base on the highway south of Everett and to tour the territory four miles from the spot where Charles body was found travers ing side roads and visiting aban doned cottages and shaclis They also visited an Everett brickyards blue day pits and while the officers declined to com j mcnt brickyard the investigators apparently found nothing to connect with the blue clay reputedly found under the boys fingernails during an au I Observers at Everett said apparent that additional federal agents had arrived and were checking on the movements and whereabouts of known criminals although none was taken jnto custody Identified as Robber j In Spokane a young man was i tentatively identified as the rob ber of the Puget Sound National bank here Wednesday Some offi cials had seen a connection be tween the kidnaping and the rob bery Since the kidnaper had not collected any ransom they sug gested he might have the bank in order to have funds for his escape fromTacoma C W of the bank told police he tive a hospital patient in Spo kane here was the The man walked into the hospital Fri day and sought treatment for a bullet wound in his arm He said he was accidentally shot last Tuesday Greening said he must have wounded the man witg one of three bullets fired at him as he fled Condition Not Serious Kings condition was not ser ious A police guard was placed ever him Records of Tacoma degenerates were studied in detail Federal agents a reliable source aid requested and received reo ;