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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1937, Mason City, Iowa HAftLON E R H IS Mffu JT3 DEPT SF OrtA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 18 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 217 Postoffice and Strike Senate Committee Has to Decide Tough Problem TAX DODGERS NAMES REVEALED By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON Kenneth Mc Kellar of Ten nessee is a first rate investigat or of charges that the postof fice department is blameworthy for its refusal to deliver supplies by parcel post to strike breakers shut up in pick e t beleaguered steel plants Of course Mc Kellar is not the only investigat or all the other members of the senates postoffice committee are participants in the inquiry However the Tennesseean is chairman He also probably is the best posted individual in congress on postal problems of which he has been a student for many years Occasionally he has been a se vere critic of the department too I never would suspect him of blind prejudice in its behalf after some of the things I have heard him say concerning its methods in the past On the opposite hand tempera mentally he is rather on the liberal side the fence and wouldnt I think be inclined to show undue favor to the steel barons in the pending dispute Irregular Mai At first thought it may seem as if a strike breaker bottled up in a picketed factory is as much en titled to have his mail delivered to him there if thus addressed to him as anywhere else But the postoffice department says it is irregular mail Why I get some of my mail at my home part of it at my busi ness address Why isnt a steel strike breaker entitled to the same 1 consideration Well for one thing mail deliv ered to me at my place of business isnt deliberately so addressed for the purpose the gov ernrnerit onniysidevin some ugly qtf arfel I endin g7 Thats the purpose of these parcel post addresses to the steel strike break ers At least theres a strong suspicion that thats the idea Strike of 1890 Its true President Cleveland during the American Railway union strike back in the 1890s used federal troops in Chicago to prevent interference with the movement of the mails But whos to say that he was right in doing it He was bitterly denounced for it at the time Gov John P Altgeld of Illinois formally protested his action Plenty of sound democrats of that of his own party him of violating states rights He didnt establish a bind ing precedent It wasnt the same kind of a case anyway The A R U strike in the 1890s tied up ALL mails This is a local particular classified affair Carriers and Dogs Moreover as the postoffice de partment has pointed out your own mail carrier dear reader isnt required to risk having his pants torn in trying to deliver letters or parcel post at your house if you keep for example a vicious dog Either He up your dog or come to the postoftice for your mail This seems to me reasonable Up to Committee The steel companies might say It isnt our dog its a neighbors strikers pickets being ihe neighbors dog But they dont say that They say Well furnish the per sonnel of bur own mind without any expense to Uncle Sam to scare off or kill the dog Should any private industry have that authority committed to it by the government Its up to Chairman McKellar and his sen atorial postoffice committee to de cide MARCHES BACK TO WORK SEEN AS BIG DANGER Officials Hope to Stave Off Violence Until Peace Efforts Begin CLEVELAND Ohio eral and local officials strove to day to hold off violence packed back to work marches on struck steel plants until new peace ef forts can begin The success of appeals by Sec retary of Labor Frances Perkins by Chairman Charles P Tart of the new federal steel mediation Drime hiiniste board and by city officers in the y Papa Dov Soviet Flyers Hop for San Francisco SCREEN ACTOR Papa Doumergue Former President of France Dies Man Who Served Twice as Premier Apparent Heart Attack Victim AIGUESVIVES France Gaston Doumergue 73 former president and twice premier of France died Friday in his native village apparently from a heart attack The elderly statesman had lived in retirement among the vineyards of his countryside since he supped quietly out of Paris Nov 15 1934 at the end of his second term as danger spots along the strike front appeared doubtful With the board scheduled to start work in Cleveland Saturday nonstriker groups gathered on the city hall steps at Canton and shouted down a proposal by May or James Seccombe for at least 72 hours delay They tentatively agreed that the hack to work march would start within 48 hours Tear Gas and Shots Tear gas pistol shots and acts of Vandalism marked minor dis orders in the Canton area Other developments in the C I O strike to force four big in dependent steel companies to sign union contracts included C Argetsinger vice presi dent of Youngstown Sheet and Tube company challenged the C I O to test in the courts the ques tion of whether the labor relations act requires companies to sign contracts Obviously he added the only binding ruling would be a supreme court decision Schwab chair man of Bethlehem Steel corpora er oumergue as he was known throughout France was elected to the presidency in 1924 the first protestant to hold that of fice under the third republic Despite his nickname Doum ergue was a bachelor until he was 67 He was married to Madame Jeanne Grave a widow just 12 days before he left the Elysee pal ace at the end of his presidential term in 1931 In February 1934 after the bloody Stavisky riots the aging statesman was called to the service of his country once again to weld all parties except socialists and communists into a national gov ernment In November of the same year however he resigned the premier ship when the cabinet refused his demands for more power RAIL EXECUTIVE MISSING 2 DAYS Woods Automobile Found Near Bank of River at Omaha OMAHA E Wood GO Union Pacific railroad execu tive has been missing since Wednesday morning police said Friday His automobile was found near the bank of the Missouri river here In it were personal effects including his hat coat wallet spectacles and personal papers Police said they found evidence that someone had walked or slid down the bank to the river but there were no signs of violence Woodworked in Union Pacific shops here for 20 years before be ing transferred to Denver and later to Ogden Utah About two weeks ago he was made special representative of the general su perintendent of motive power for the railroad and moved back to Omaha tion returned to his Loretto Pa estate without visiting the strike bound plant at Johnstown Schwab said the strikes were a phase that was to be regretted but added that we will right ourselves soon Asks for Finances Rush D Holt DW Va demanded before the senate postoffice committee that the Steel Workers Organizing com mittee submit a full financial statement to congressional inves tigators to ease the tension in one strike center was an nouncement that Common Pleas Judge David G Jenkins had is sued a permanent injunction against an ordinance passed re cently by the Youngstown city council providing for extra police to patrol the strike area The an nouncement was made by Wil liam Kenealy attorney for the United Labor Congress which had protested the ordinance Secretary Perkins appeal to Gov Martin L Davey Ohio and other governors involved to main tain peace in the strike zones dur ing the efforts of the mediation board to settle the strike brought no immediate response Plan No Announcement close to the steel companies indicated thai no an nouncement was expected from them at present in regard to sub mission ot the issue to the board for arbitration but most of the company officials were expected to cooperate in the boards work if requested Company representatives said they knew of no plans for the steel officials to confer before the board meeting tomorrow An outbreak of violence at Warren Ohio added to the tension preparatory to the mediation board meeting A striker was slugged by a nonstriker who dangerous conditions we will pro tect them Other Developments Other developments in the scat tered strike centers added to the problem before the mediation 1 cr I16V7 Ef Lewis charged in a telegram read to a strike mass meeting at Chi cago that motion pictures of the Chicago Memorial day disorders conclusively demonstrate that nine strike demonstrators were deliberately murdered In cold blood by the Chicago police de partment as a friendly favor to the Republic Steel company 2 Congressman Clare G Hoff man R Mich charged before a mass meeting of nonstrikers at Johnstown Pa that Lewis is Americas No 1 communist Return to Work 3 Chairman John Owens of the Ohio C I O said that strikers in the Mahoning Valley were dis cussing returning to work and sitting down on the job in event of a mass backtowork move ment 4 Company officials said Beth lehems big Cambria plant at Johnstown was increasing opera tions asa result of returning workers and greater police pro tection Strike leaders however asserted that there was little change in the situation CONTINUE DISCUSSION OF WILDCAT STBIKES DETROIT disciplinary session of the executive commit tee of the United Automobile Workers Friday continued discus sion ot wildcat strikes The special meeting was called for the purpose of curtailing un authorized strikes such as have occurred in Saginaw and General GERMAN NAVY IN BIG SHAKEUP Admiral on Ship Bombed by Spaniards Relieved of Command BERLIN A wide shift in the German navy was announced Friday involving the commands of three battleships four cruisers e post of naval attache at and the TRIO STARTS ON NONSTOPFL1GHT VIA NORTH POLE Announcement of Takeoff Only Information Given Out by Moscow BULLETIN SAN FUANCISCO message saying we are three hours Crom the north pole fly ins nicely was received here Friday by Russian Consul Gen eral Gregory I Gokhman from the three soviet airmen cnroutc from Moscow to Oakland Cal SAN FRANCISCO William E Gilmore of the Na tional Aeronautical association said he had received word that three Soviet flyers took off from Moscow Friday headed for San Francisco via the north pole General Gilmore is chairman of an Aeronaulical association com mitlee which has been chosen lo check Ihe flyers barographs and other instruments upon their ar rival here He said his information had been sent to him from Moscow in his official capacity and that it had been the only information concerning the flight lo break a rigid Russian censorship General Gilmore said the trio took off at approximately 11 a m C S T He anticipated they would arrive at the Oakland air about noon Thenaval department and the war ministry declared that there was no special significance in the changes or any connection with Spanish development A government spokesman said the shifts were the regular an nual autumn transfers supple menting the yearly spring trans fers and concerned officers who have been on Die same posts for an average of two years or long er Among those transferred was Admiral Paul Fanger commander of the battleship Deutschland when it was bombed by Spanish loyalist planes in the Balearic is lands killing 31 sailors The bombing ot the Deulsch land was officially described as an unprovoked attack and Ad miral Fanger denied that the ship tired on the planes flight of the could be obtained from leaped from a speeding truck and fought his way into the Republic steel plant The possibility that the steel strike which is costing about a day might spread to the railroads was suggested Fri day in a statement by Alexander F Whitney president of the Brotherhood Railway Train men Asked concerning reports that the trainmen would refuse to handle shipments to or from strike affected plants he said Ttail Tieup Possible I told our fellows at Youngs town Warren and Canton Ohio and in one or two places in Penn sylvania that they were not re quired to subject themselves to danger Under unusual circum stances it is up to men to decide whether movement of cars Is dan gerous The difficulty is that the steel companies and some railroads are rounding up all the thugs in the country puling stars on them and calling them officers It is danger ous to work around such men I told our men that if the rail roads undertook to discipline them or ordered them to work undei Motors corporation plants Homer Martin president of the union denied the meeting was called to discharge of any organizers whose activity had been regarded as too ardent I dont have to have the sanc tion of the board to discharge an organizer he said If they de serve it I can fire them myself He announced that the meeting would take up the matter of union discipline It it affects me he said it will affect me and if It affects oth ers it will affect others IDLE STEEL WORKERS ELIGIBLE FOR RELIEF WASHINGTON fed eral government decided Friday lo provide relief for an estimated 85000 steel workers strikers and nonstrikers alike who have been made idle by strikes in seven states David Niles assistant works progress administration said that the WPA did not recognize the difference between strikers anil nonstrikers He said that relief would be made available to the idle on the basis of need Niles announcement followed a conference with Philip Murray chairman of the steel workers or ganizing committee and Lee Pressman counsel for the Com mittee for Industrial Organiza tion with which the S W O C is affiliated Dog That Underwent Caesarian Operation Dies of Anesthetic WAYNETOWN Ind Trixie a little white dog which gained considerable prominence two years ago by delivering three puppies In a caesarian operation is dead the victim ot an anesthetic administered for a similar opera tion A puppy born before the opera tion began also died F E Livengood Trixies owner said the triplets born with the first operation are still living Japanese Troops Kill 90 Chinese Bandits TOKIO Domei Jap anese news agency reported Fri day Japanese troops had attacked 200 Chinese bandits near Harbin Manchoukuo killing 90 and seiz ing many rifles in an eighthour battle TO HAVE NEW BANK MOUNT AYR O Lov ell vice president of the Decatur county State bank at Leon said Mount Ayr will have a new bank July 1 Mr Lovett is one of the foundersof the bank The Weather FORECAST IOWA Probably local show ers and thunderstorms in cen tral and west Friday night or by Saturday and in extreme east beffinninff late Friday night or Saturday slightly warmer in castcentral portion cooler in extreme northwest Friday night cooler Saturday in central and west portions MINNESOTA Probably showers and thunderstorms in cast Friday night or Saturday cloudy in west Friday night becoming fair Saturday not so cool along Lake Superior cool er in west Friday nijrht cooler Saturday in southeast and cx trcmn south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Fri day Maximum Thursday XQ minimum in night fll At 8 a m Friday 68 Russian consulate officials here Gregory Gokhman acting Sov iet consul general in San Fran cisco was in conference with oth er members of his staff He an nounced through a spokesman that he may have information concerning the flight later in the day REFUSE TO COMMENT ON HOP TO SAN FUANCISCO WASHINGTON UR Soviet embassy officials said Friday thai they could not comment at pres ent on reports that Russian av iators have taken off on a non stop flight to San Francisco AMBUSHES SET FOR FUGITIVES Four Convicts Flee From Arizona Prison in State Car TUCSON Ariz Ambushes were set Friday for four fugitive convicts all robbers who fled from the shite prison al Florence in a state owned car The tour were trusties assigned to work outside the prison walls which presumably gave them ac cess to escape Prison authorities withheld details of the break One group of officers hid near the home of the mother of Carl Seely in the belief that the fugi tives might try to reach that house for money clothes and food Seely 35 was serving 25 to 40 years for robbery Robert Kelly 23 another of the fugitives was serving the same term James Wil liams 23 and Alfred Williams 22 not related were undef 5 to 10 year sentences for robbery They were last sighted speeding through Oracle Junction 15 miles north of Tucson State highway police and deputy sheriffs conducted the search They were armed with shotguns and tear gas bombs They waited at road intersections and also wntched the foothills outside this city Babies Born as Basques Rebels Fight By EDWARD J NEIL LAS ARENAS On the Bilbao Estuary gray bent old doctor hobbled in pilch darkness from crib to crib touching ing babies crying babies Nurses in stiff white uniforms stood by in the cellar maternity hospital of a three storied stucco villa in Las Arenas wealthy su burb of besieged Bilbao Outside in the beautiful Street of Villas the whining bullets of snipers clipped leaves from the great shade trees The people will have babies and they must be cared for wur or no war said the doctor Car los Mendoza Tomas This was Thursday Friday Las Arenas was quid The Basques had fled from the town Thursday morning back toward their capital Bilbao nine miles south Heavy Street Baltic The Basques didnt go without a fight There was heavy street battling for a while then the government soldiers retreated and the Italian black arrow brigade one of the insurgents crack units swept through the town Many of the townspeople left then homes lo the invaders and went along with the fleeing Basque fighters That seemed la settle it An insurgent soldier strolled ir the most exclusive residential section of Las Arenas Suddenly a rifle roared from a window The soldier duckedand scurried for f v Another Evui an other window And stillanother Basque Sharpshooters That was all Three Basque sharpshooters x had decided lo stage a war against the whole in surgent occupation force It was an exciting moment as the town was changed back to a battle front Everybody in the vicinity skipped for shelter Only a large pig was left basking in the sunshine in the firing zone Came an old woman with a mar ket basket over her arm The bul lets sang around her not fighting I just live LOOK INSIDE FOR G M SMOKE BROWN Will Address Fourth District Legion Meet STATE PAGE Braddock Has No Set Plan Ready for Bou SPORTS PAGE North Iowa Badman in Jail in Floyd County PAGE 2 here she chanted and went calin ly on her way untouched Wipe Out Snipers ft was the night before Gen Francisco Francos men wiped out the three snipers Only about 100 yards away in the improvised maternity hospital Dr Mendoza Tomas and his 20 nurses listened to the sound of the firing He was glad the struggle for Las Arenas was all over Babies need lots of sunlight and milk he said They can get it now Weve been very lucky We havent lost a baby in the last three months The babies werent so lucky Im afraid Some oC them probably have lost their fathers iMoved Frrm Bilbao Dr Mendoza Tomas moved Ihe hospital from Bilbao proper in January Since then mothers have given birth and their babies have been nursed In the bombproof cellar There are about 100 babies there For three months the mothers have not left the building Boxes fashioned into makeshift cribs line the walls of the big lowroofed room which also contains cols for the mothers nurses and doctors Only one mother with a two day old child is in an upstairs ward Those in the cellar lived by the flickering light of candles set in the necks of bottles tense lest bullets bombs or shells bring death Now they can go out into the sunlight ALL MEANS OF ESCAPE CUT OFF Bilbao Faces Starvation Probe Blast Aboard Spanish Ship PARIS Basque gov ernment delegation in Paris charged Friday night that Great Britain had withdrawn protection from merchant ships which have been evacuating the civil popu lation of Bilbao The Basques said that all means of escape from Bilbao was noiv cut with 70000 noncombatants in urgent need of relief and only 30000 evacuated MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION DAMAGES BATTLESHIPS VALENCIA Spain ist authorities ordered an urgent investigation Friday of a myster ious explosion which crippled the Jaime Primero only battleship in the Spanish navy and caused more than 120 casualties The battleship was in harbor at Cartagena the great southeast coast naval base Thursday after noon when a terrific explosion oc curred Fire raged through the ship and was put out only after a fight of many hours Rescue workers took off more than 100 wounded and found 18 bodies Loyalist authorities be lieved there must be more in the ships interior Most of the wounded suffered burns It was announced that the ex plosion was an internal one Some evidence of its nature may be ob tainedfrom a film which by co incidence was being taken at the moment of the explosion An offi cial aboard a control ship of the international neutrality commit tee was taking a film of the ship at the moment of the explosion TREASURY LIST Charles Laughton Put Film Earnings Into British Corporation WASHINGTON L Irey treasury tax investigator told congressional investigators Friday Charles Laughton the actor had effected substantial reductions in taxes by turning over his Hollywood earnings to a British corporation A short time before the treas ury investigator laid before the committee the names of a group of prominent capitalists who he asserted escaped American taxes by forming foreign corporations At the conclusion of hearing ihe committee in closed session authorized Chairman Doughton CO N Car to ask the house appropriation committee for legislation for for ex penses Vice Chairman Harrison D Miss said the inquiry may last a good bit Company in England Irey said Laughton described as an English citizen set up n hold ing company in England and con tracted with it to pay him a 000 salary in 1935 At the same time he said Laughton handed over lo the com pany all his earnings for that year from American moving picture activities These totaled he said The earnings ot the British com pany the treasury official asserted were entirely those which Laugh ton obtained from the American movie industry added ihat theenure ar rangement may be pBrfeclly gal But it is just another illus tration he said of methods used to gel around American tax laws on List Roswcll Magill undersecretary of the treasury remarked while committee members were askinK about more names that George Sir James Barne Recovers Ground in His Fight for Life LONDON James Bar rie famous dramatist recovered overnight some of the ground he lost Thursday in his fight for life against an attack of pneumonia Lord Horder his chief physician announced Friday Friday night physicians almost lost hope It was announced in the afternoon that he had lost ground in the early evening that there had been an extension of the pneumonia process and at midnight that his condition had become very grave So THEY Dr Carlos Mendoza Tomas at his hospital In a suburb of Bilbao Spain The people will have babies and they must be cared for war or no war Jim Braddock heavyweight boxing champion Youve gat to get close enough to do some punching yourself A champion cant hold his title by backing away Cecil Paulson North Iowa bad man arrested at Nora Springs without a struggle Im tired of being shot at and he also took pictures of early rescue work The film shows the position ot the Jaime Primero in relation to other loyalist ships in the harbor SWING STRONG FORCE SOUTHWEST OF BILBAO HENDAYE FrenchS p a n i s h Frontier swung a strong force southwest of Bil bao Friday and reports rose that they might move rapidly west ward pursuing the loyalists and leaving Bilbao for deliberate re duction by starvation The nationalist broadcast by radio from Vitoria northern gen eral headquarters asserted Friday that Bilbaos fnll depended en tirely on the order of the high it could be taken in a matter of hours or in a month It was explained that Bilbao was no longer considered an important military objective and that the na tionalists considered it more im porlnnt lo strike at Snntander lo the west while defenses there were tipsct by the retreat of the loyalist army and the refugees pouring in Wcstinghousc Jr had established a corporation in the Bahamas capitalized at Ho said one year Wcstinghouse might submit a tax return from Newfoundland another year from British Columbia and a third from Jamaica There is no catching up with him Magill said adding that he could name a dozen similar in stances Senator Harrison D nskcri if Wcstinghouse could be identified Its hard to identify him Ma gill replied because he jumps around like a bug Avoid American Levies Irey outlined ways by which American levies may be avoided through forming personal holding companies abroad He interlaced his testimony with details of specific transactions bringing numerous questions from committee members as he listed individual names Irey said these men had former foreign companies Phillip DeRonde associated with several New York financial Insti tutions and n participant In var ious steamship financing opera lions Jules S Bache whom Trey de scribed as a prominent New York capitalist Jacob Schick a former army colonel and now a citizen of Can ada Percy K Hudson a former member of the New York stock exchange Schicks Name Raised Committee members leaned for ward as Irey brought in the name of Schick whom he described as a manufacturer of electric razors The name of Wallace Groves New York financier also was brought in Bache Irey said apparently acted on the honest conviction that he was within his rights Colonel Schick had served his country with distinction Irey said He once drew n pension as a retired army officer In 1D35 he became a Canadian citizen As a manufacturer of electric razors he had a business which proved very profitable these pro fits under American laws natur ally were taxable Formed Corporation Tn November 1933 the witness said Schick formed a Bahamas corporation to which he assigned The tax on this transfer was Irey said but if Colonel Schick hnd reported his income in a personal return the lax would have been much larger Apparently not satisfied with saving the chunky rlark haired investigator continued Colonel Schick in December 1935 formed ;