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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT WAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS ONE NO 210 Congress Is on Sit Down Stewart Says Strike Is Staged Against F R By CHAKLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON CPA ConI gress virtually is on a sit down strike against President Roosevelt It doesnt quit and go home In fact it cant The white house has wished upon it a program that it must agree to or reject before it adjourns It is determined not to agree It hasnt the nerve to say an out right If it were to adjourn leaving everything hanging fire it would create a situation even worse than turning down the whole presiden tial plan definitely Moreover the chief executive could call it back into special session There They Sit Tliur President Roosevelt in a way is on a sit down strike against congress too Congress sits and does nothing but talk nullifying his wishes Op the oppoisite hand he r BLOODSTAINED AXANDRANSOM NOTEAREFOUND CIALITE KIDNAPED OR SLAIN Integrated Bar Urged by J C Pryor Plot Hoax i CHICAGO pretty love sick nurse put police in a dither i Thursday with a fantastic story of a plot to kidnap John Rockefeller nnn n J J U Prentice grandson of the late John Demanded OI tier D Rockefeller but admitted under Husband for Return of New York Woman BULLETIN STONY BROOK N Federal agents and Suffolk county defectives installed a battery of telephones Thurs day in north shore Long Island home of Mrs Alice McDonell Parsons wealthy missing matron as her husband William H Parsons was re ported ready to pay ransom demanded for her safe return STONY BROOK Two or mur inve stigators fuses to modify his demands the I seeking to unravel the mystery least bit therefore congress is kept j Thursday of the disappearance of Mrs Alice Parsons 38 New York sweltering in Washingtons mer weather F sits down in the execu tive mansion Congress sits down on capitol hill It is a deadlock as well as a twosided sitdown If anything the president has the advantage at least in so lar as the current torrid season is con cerned He takes an occasional vacation of a few days Congress cant get away at all Objectors to Program It is a peculiar thing that many INDEPENDENTS ARE BLAMED IN STEEL STRIKES Firms Scored by Guffey in Senate 17 Injured in Youngstown Riot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Shortly before the schedule re opening of a Monroe steel plant and following renewed riot ing at another mill in Youngs town Ohio Senator Guffey D Thursday charged the inde pendent operators with responsi bility for the seven state steel strike which has brought idleness to workers Steel workers and newly depu matics in his automobile and said j tized special policemen drove a i questioning that she made it all Yes I made it all all I said Miss Margaret Mont gomery 27 a nurse of Presbyter ian hospital I did it to try to get him to come back to The admission was made to Lieut Tom Kelly of states attor neys police as police laid down a barrage of questions concerning the girls story of a midnight ab duction Miss Montgomery earlier had told of being kidnaped by two men and released with a message which was intended to bring Prentice to a rendezvous where police believed he would have been held for ransom Carries Two Guns Prentice who earned two auto Iowas Supreme CourtJudge Off the Record social registerite from her fash ionable north shore home on Long I Island Bolstering the abduction theory was a note penciled on cheap white ruled paper enclosed in a cheap white envelope addressed to William H Parsons husband of the missing woman Parsons is a Yale graduate and retired busi nessman he had been in constant fear of kidnaping since the death of my became and notified police He said he had met Miss Mont gomery while a patient at Presby terian hospital two years ago with a broken kneecap He described her as a very good Prentice has a law office here Miss Montgomery telephoned Prentice early Thursday asking him to come at and Negro Committee for Industrial Organization organizer from Mon suspicious roej a few hours before the scheduled reopening of a Republic Steel corporation subsidiary in de fiance of strikers At Least 17 Hurt Earlier at least 17 persons were injured in fighting between strik ers and police and deputies at the ggates of a strikebound Republic The note was unsigned It be a manded and contained the suspicions aroused Prenticecalled sinister lawmakers who are in full activity pathy with the various presiden tial objectives in the direction of socialeconomic reform object to the routes the president seeks to take to arrive there There are plenty of conserva atives who do not want him to get anywhere who insistonstaying right here However there are lots of lib erals also who contend that the white house tenant is trying to do the right thing in the wrong fash ion Partisan lines no longer mean anything Old Time Democrats Some old time democrats are as bitterly antiRooseveltian as any old guard republican Some old time democrats profess to be prq Rooseveltian because F is democratically ev eryone knows that they have their fiiisers crossed Some liberals democrats republicans and mis cellaneous alike are antiRoose velt because they do not like the presidential methods whatever their purpose Other liberals sim ilarlymixed say Well on gen eral principles were with the ad The upshot is that the presi dent has not exactly got a con gressional majority and yet he is not quite in a minority either F has this to be said on his side Lots of Conclusions He assesses public opinion and draws his own conclusion Right or wrong it is a clean cut con clusion Congress draws its conclusions and there are 531 different con clusions 96 senators and 435 icp suggcstion that might mean police Mrs Parsons Supports Murder Theory In support of the murder theory was a bloodstained ax found on the grounds of1 the Parsons chick en farm The investigators care fully wrapped the axand expected to make an analysis of the stains though it was suggested the ax might have been used to tell chickens The ransom note was found last night shortly after Parsons re turning from a trip to New York City and finding his wife missing notified the state police barracks fit Bay Shore on the south side of the island It was addressed The authorities would not disclose its contents but it was police who brought the nurse to death for i a police station Tells of She told of being snatched and carried away in an automobile by two men who said Prentice had disappointed their She said they gave her a message to Prentice to settledown and to drive his car past a certairrstreet intersection three times in ack knowledgement The story stood up under hours of questioning but finally the brown eyed brunet broke down and admitted she concocted the whole thing in an effort to revive Prentices interest in her Assistant States Attorney Em met Moynihan announced Miss Montgomery would be released He said Prentice refused to prose cute her Prentice said he had received District Judges John of Keokuk center and E W Dinjrwell of Adel right gel some inside dope from Justice J M Parsons of Iowas supreme court These three men are pictured as they chatted in the lobby of tlie Hotel Hanford Wednesday night followingthe dinner for incumbert and former Iowa judges which opened the annual convention of the Iowa State Bar association Lock photo Kityenay engraving the senate to broaden its proposed in vestigation of the midwestern steel strike situation to include the importation of gunmen and the illegal holding of machine guns and other war paraphernalia by the steel firms involved In a prepared address before the senate Guffey said the refusal of three independent steel companies tp sign union contracts which the bloody to Bill Par earned from a reliable source the severa mysterious telephone calls note read but knew of no enemies He I have your wife Bring said he had not sharcd the Rocke to the Jamaica bus terminal with fejjer rcscnta Naturally one conclusion has more cohesion than 531 Still maybe 531 have a better chance of being nationally aver age than merely one Summed up it is a mutual sit down strike Who wins it is a ramble Who ought to win it is a gam ble after that SO THEY SAY Judge E L Meyer of Valentine refusing parole to a boy and girl bandit couple Why didnt you think of going home before embarking on your trip of crime I Jack Blackburn trainer for heavyweight boxer Joe Louis preparing to fight champion Jimmy Braddock Dont have to worry Joe being out of shape I never seen him hotter than he was for the fight with Max hell be better this o Dr John H Musser of New Or leans opposing socialization medicine at the American Medi cal association convention We do not believe it will help the pa tients and we feel confident It will destroy professional initiative and self German commission reporting on the Hindenburg dirigible dis aster Technically the ship was in perfect condition when it pre pared for ing the next 24 hours and my men will meet you and call you by name Do not bring any cops If you do Alice will never speak to you Worth About Parsons the former Alice W McDonell was said to be worth about of which she re cently inherited Her hus band too was said to be wellto do He was graduated from Yale in IP 10 Tne story of Mrs Parsons dis appearance came from Mrs Anna Kupiyonova described by the po lice as a high born Russian wo man who had worked for the Par sons family for about four years s KupOonova Assistant DisUict Attorney Joseph S Arata of Suffolk county reported said a middleaged couple called for Mrs Parsons Wednesday morn ing at the Parsons home Long Meadow and that the ma tron drove off with them Parsons had gone to New York City 65 miles away Wednesday morning to meet two Russians at Tenth street and Second avenue on thj lower east side of Man hattan The appointment with the Russians he told Arata had been made by Mrs Kupryonova after he had expressed a desire to learn how 10 make a Russian delicacy called English squab paste Drove to Station Ms Parsons drove him to the railroad station at St James about 10 rnUes away and promised to meet nim when he returned about sunset Parsons told Arata he got off the vain at Stony Brook a little after 7 oclock Wednesday waited a time for his wife and then slightly perturbed by her failure to appear took a taxi home From Mrs Kupryonova he learned his wife had gone off with two apparent strangers he said After waiting a while and fidgeting he decided to call the police Mrs Kupryonova told Arata Mrs Parsons told her Im going over to the Sammis About 15 Miles Away This was described by Arata as an estatenear Huntington about 15 iriles away in which Mrs Parsons had an interest Mrs Xupryonova said she did not the couple Bert Walker investigator from the attorneys office found millions although some people seem to have had the mis taken idea that I am Prentice has practiced law here for several years MISSING ALGONA MAN IS SOUGHT River and Timber Searched for Traces of Frank Kline 70 about 70 who was last seen Sun day The aged man who lived alone jji a house formerly used in the keeping of bees in the north end of town north of the Milwau kee tracks was of fishing alone and is is thought he had suffered a heart attack and fallen in the river Wednesday officers went in a boat from the Plum Creek bridge 2 miles north of town down the entering its third week smacks of an arbitrary frame of mind pretty close to Could End Strike Guffey said the companies could end by following the lead of United States Steel and other producers in signing con tracts The Pennsylvanias speech was delivered after the labor depart ment announced a conciliator j would visit the steel strike area tomorow as an observer for Sec retary Perkins At Flint between 150 and 200 employes were idle after the management closed a packing and shipping department of a Chevrolet Motor company plant because of a dispute between union and nonunion employes Other Conflicts Rae While other industrial conflicts raged a spokesman for the Na tional Association of Manufactur ers asked congress to consider reasonable controls over labor or ganizations The spokesman James A Em ery testified at Washington against wage and hour provisions of the labor standards bill saying At Four Injured in Blaze Nine Others Missing Freight Depot Fire at Halle Germany HALLX A fiercely burning flammable acids killed at least injured four in a freight Costly strife will reflect itself in commodity A formal complaint charging j the Inland Steel corporation with violation of the Wagner act was submitted to the national labor relations board by S W O C officials atChicago The union ists contended refusal of Inland to negotiate demands for a writ ten contract guaranteeing collec tive bargaining constituted viola tion of the law Plan CivilSuits Union leaders announced they were preparing civil suits against police officers the city of Chicago five persons and others Thursday depot Nine other employes of the yards still were missing The mysterious blaze railway administration officials said de stroyed 120 freight cars loaded with 360 tons of goods and 45 empty cars Sliove Cars Out Only the heroism of railway workers prevented a worse dis aster Realizing that some of the endangered cars were filled with tanks of liquid air that would have caused terrific explosions had the fire reached them they shoved the cars out of danger with toe flames at their backs The flames swiftly spread by a series of explosions that show ered loading platforms with blaz ing benzine and acids were fought by the massed departments of this city 20 surrounding villages local factories reich labor service de tachments brown shirted storm troopers and black shirted SS men Millions of Marks Loss freight depot and buildings covering an area of square yards were for the most part completely burned The damage was estimated at many millions of marks The fire spread with amazing rapidity through the transsliip ment station of the German fed eral railways The depot was de voted exclusively to transferring goods from one freight car to another Officials said they were at a loss to account for the origin of the holocaust and Republic river to highway 69 south of town ing a distance of about 10 miles seek ing traces of Kline Another searched the timber for him Klines nearest Charles Hansen from whom he got water last saw him Sunday The past few days Kline failed to appear about town to do custom ary odd jobs and a search was started for him Officers said Kline is about 5 feet 6 inches tall of slim build and with stooped shoulders has cataracts on both eyes and his hair is graying He always wore over alls POSTOFFICE CONTRACT corporation alleg damages for the L Dawson company of Kansas deaths of eight men and injury to scores of oth ers in the Memor ialday steel strike riot at Repub lics South Chicago plant They also disclosed John L C I O chief would address a mass meeting at Chicago June 17 Electric light and power were restored to 192 cities in Michigans Saginaw valley after settlement of a strike of Consumers Power company employes which plunged workers into idleness Members of the United Automo bile Workers Union pulled switches Wednesday disrupting service in the highly industrial area An official announcement i said the agreement terminating in City has been awarded a contract for construction of a postofflce here creases the ransom note stuck under the front seat of Parsons car A little later six department of justice agents arrived on the scene aridtothem Mrs Kupryon ova repeated her story 11 year old son Pioy who lives with her The Parsonshave no children They moved to Stony Brook about 10 years ago j Late Wally Reids Son Plans to Wed HOLLYWOOD William Wallace Reid 20 son of the late Wally Reid of silent film fame made wedding plans Thursday with Miss Diana Beresford 19 She is the daughter of Mrs Grace editor for a major studio Young Reidis Amelia Earhart Off for African Interior DAKAR Earhart American woman round theworld fjyer took off Thursday for the African interior Her plane refueled and care fully overhauled after her flight across the Atlantic from Brazil Miss Earhart took off at a m Greenwich mean time a m with Fred Noonan her navigator LOOK INSIDE FOR HEBER L HICKS Awaits Death in Chair Three Men Executed for Murder of Harry Miller PAGE 2 Joe Louis May Be Too Easy in Ring Workout PAGE 15 Nora Springs to Give Carnival June 17 18 PAGE 9 IOWA LAWYERS START ANNUAL SESSIONS HERE Bliss and Van Metre Speak at First Meeting of State Convention A plan for the establishment of an integrated bar which would constitute an administrative agency of the supreme court of Iowa for the purpose of enforc ing such rules as may be pre scribed adopted and promulgat ed by that court was J C Pryor Burlington president of the Iowa State Bar association at the opening session of the or ganization convention at the high school auditorium here Friday morning More than 500 attorneys and judges were on hand for Thurs day afternoons sectional meet ings Approximately 50 incumbent and former supreme court and district judges dined informally at the Hanford hotel Wednesday evening preceding theJunior Bar associations smoker Musicalen tertainment for the smoker was in charge of Charles Dalin The convention opened c T i j IT vocation by the Alexander oenate r arm Leaders nope Sidney Carlson of theFirst con Mpasurp Will Rp Passed gregatioriarchurch Judge MeaSUie W 111 DC r asbea BHss of Mason City gave the ad dress of welcome Jn thiabsence SEEK VOTEOK TENANT LOANS WASHINGTON JP farm leaders expressed the hope that their colleagues would pass this week a tenant loanbill modi fied to meet President Roosevelts wishas An agriculture subcommittee approved it late Wednesday and the full committee was called to gether Thursday Unless debate should be prolonged ijs senate itself could The bill provides for 000 in loans next year to help tenant farmers purchase homes In the following year the appro priation would increase to and in the third year to Senator Bankhead or iginally requested an annual fund for 10 years but the president asked that it be reduecd to conform to his economy pro gram First of Session If finally enacted this will be the first farm legirlation the session Hearings in progress on the agricultural adjustment act of 1937 proposed by farm or ganizations Although some congressmen want to defer action until next year Secretary Wallace urged yesterday its speedy passage no matter whether rain or drought is the farm belts fate for the sea son He said recent ruins virtually did away with drought danger in i the great plains but added that in any event the bill is the kind of legislation Ever Normal Granary The measure induces Wallaces ever normal granary proposal loans for farmers to store crops in good years for sale in bad years and penalties if necessary to keep productioii within limits The agriculture department head said hewould appear tomor row before the senate agriculture committee to reply to criticisms Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday not so cool MINNESOTA Generally fair hot quite cool in ex treme south portion Thursday night Friday partly cloudy in unsettled and cooler in north IN MASQNCITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 64 Minimum in night 48 At Thursday 61 Edward Begins to Teach Bride German NOETSCH Austria The duke of Windsor began teaching his duchess bride German Thurs day The duchess is getting double Of new crop control proposals instruction learning both the pronunciation of words and the Carinthian dialect which the duke picks up from tradesmen with whom daily A stenographer has arrived at the honeymoon castle from the British legation at Vienna bor rowed to aid the duke and duch ess in keeping up their correspond ence About 500 telegrams a day have been sentfrom the castle Girls In Shorts on Grocery Deliveries COLUMBIA S jjroceryman here provides plenty of competition for his rivals He has instituted a new deliv ery system using pretty girls dressed in shorts to distribute his goods on bicycles GIPSIES AKRESTED DES MOINES ar rested seven Gypsies for invcsti One farm organization the Na tional Grange issued that there should be no thought of compromise on President Roosevelts court proposal It urged congress to defeat the meas ureand adjourn j But congress nen still faced much work if they are to finish thetasks laid out by their leaders for this session Major develop ments Wages snd Hours Wages and senate house committee beard several spokesmen of industry argue against wage fixing Tax dodging Administration predicting the senate would approve qvuckly the house restrictions on said the investigation probably would be gin next week They predicted dis closure of the names of peisops accused hy President Roosevelt of tax evasion and avoidance G o v eT Jiment Senator Robinson called his committee together o a bill covering the presidents gation m connection withreports i most urgent recommendations for of robberies by Gypsies in several j increasing efficiency iri the Iowa towns I utive branch PROdRAM THURSDAY 7 P M Annual Banquet Armory Toastmaster President J C Pryor Burlington Song Leader Herbert J Hoffman Dubucjue Short Edward R Boyle Stare GeorgeO Hurley Harlan Cruelv and Inhuman Treat Bryon L Sifford Sioux City The Lawyers Twofold Will F Riley Des Moines The Circuit Court of Ap Judge Charles A Dewey Washington FRIDAY 9 A M High School Auditoriunu Reports of Committees 1 Committee on Legal Ed ucation and Admission to the Bar Dean Wiley B Rutlsdge Iowa City 2 Legislation Committee Thomas J Bray Oskaloosa 3 Law Reform Committee Dwight G McCarty Emmets burg 4 Special Committee on Unauthorized Practice of the Law Henry C Shull Sioux City 5 Legal Biography Com mittee James E Remley Ana mosa 6 Special Committee on Integration of the Bar and Discussion Carl Burlington The oral reports will be brief Ref erenje is made to the complete mimeographed hand at the Regis tration Report of the Secretary Treasurer Association Caucuses Elsc tion ofExecutive Nominating Committee Citi zenship Comniittee Honorable Seth Thomas U S Courtof Ap peals Fort Dodge Origin of the Power of Couits to Declare Statutes Unconstitutional FRIDAY 1 P M The Clear North Shore Address by Charles M Hay Washington D C TheLaw yers Service to Client and Election of Officers of executive com mittee of J E E Markley who was un able to he present on account of illness I deem it a high privilege on this fortythird annufl lEeefant or fhz Iowa State Bar to extend of bar ass of men has safyparded Ub uncu ertv 01 its more ihantne lawyers of America Your ;