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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1937, Mason City, Iowa MEM NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME E D I T 1 O N VOLXLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS WUIES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 1 1937 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 125 Session Will Be Long One Congress Is Expected to Stay on Into Summer CHARLES T STEWART ASHI N G T O N CPA Con gress undoubt edly will be in session away on into the sum mer This prospect gives the hor lors to many a lawmaker It is the consensus on capitol hill that Washing t on weather fiom about mid May until the end of Septem ber is perfectly fiendish As a matter of lad temperatures here are not very high They do not get into the 100s as they often do in the prairie country But its true that its sticky It isnt the heat its tiie humidity Ive been more un comfortable on Pennsylvania av enue at 90 than ever I was in the Dakotasat a dofcen degrees higher than that his lame duck amendment to the constitution Senator Norris of Nebraska had more than any other individual to do with in creasing the chances of extending congressional sessions into the tor rid months Instead of getting started in December as heretofore the legislators do not now convene until 30 days later Consequently they cannot get through so soon Protracted Contests Arid the current session promises to be an unusually long one The supreme court issue will have tpbe fought out first If the administration seems likely to win its opponents will strive for delay It will be a protracted contest either way for the administration will not be beaten easily Then assuming that the admin istration does win there will be a jcrniinfinity of wrangling ovei legislation which is dependent upon its SenatorNorris himself has said r thathebeheved itjvouldbe a na tipnal have sflmmei in Washington weather wilted collared lawmak ers become quarrelsome in the midst of their discomfort and vote though ties sly regardless of ques tions merits simply to get rid of them Suffer Humph Personally I think there is a lo of bunk in all this Half a million permanent resi dents of Washington manage to survive the capitals summers Congress has the most satisfac torily airconditioned quarters in Hie country in which to do its de liberating If nevertheless the lawmakers suffer Jet cm suffer How the sixpower blockade o Spain will work out is problem atic Myimpression is that many folk mix lie Spanish government and rebels In general the idea is that government is reactionary and that rebels are liberty loving folk who ought to be sympathized with In Spains case the govern ment is liberal maybe outrigh radical and the rebels are ultra conservatives trying to get bacl into powerafter a revolution Aided by Liberals Democratic Britain still mon liberal France and radical Russi havesympathized with the Span ish government Nazi German and fascist Italy and Poituga have sympathized with the Span ish rebels Spains majority unquestionably favors its postrevolutionary gov loyalists But the reactionary rebels have Kad the better military organiza tion For a while the rebels were beaten off by force of numbers But presently the rebels began b get so much help from Ger many and Italy that they in turn have been winning Portugal Too Small Portugal is too small a country to signify much France has aided the Spanish government consider ably but Britain and Russia for geographical reasons have left the Madrid regime pretty much upon ils own Now by diplomatic pressure Britain France and Russia have compelled Germany Italy and 1U llc Portugal to cut oft aid to the Spanish rebels How honest he bargain will be no one can say And anyway isnt it too late to save Spanish democracy from a dictatorship of one sort or an other We cant tell yet TWO IOWANS BURNED TO DEATH YOUNG MOTHER AND SON 5 DIE AT ORANGE CITY Firemen Control Fire After It Sweeps Department Store at Denis on ORANGE CITY Gar rett Pals 25 and her 5 year old son were burned to death Mon day morning when fire caused by the explosion of a gasoline stove completely destroyed their home iust outside the west limits of Orange City The husband escaped from the burning dwelling with a 1 year old baby He was badly burned about the face but the infant suf fered only slight burns Mrs Pals body was not re covered immediately but the charred body of her son was re trieved from the ruins The fire broke out at oclock while Mrs Pals was pre paring breakfast Her husband snatched the baby from a high chair and his wife seized the hand of the boy Upon reaching the open air Pals attempted to return for his wife and other child but the in tense heat forced him back STORE AND ITS STOCK VIRTUALLY TOTAL LOSS DENISON Denison fire men battling a leaping fire which swept through the Boys depart ment store here and into the sec ond story of the Crawford Coun ty Trust and Savings bank re ported at p m Monday they thoughtthey had the fire under control The blaze started in the base ment of the department store and sprqajl rapidly thiough tile whole building Before the flames could be checked they burned the cupola off the corner of the next door bank building and badly damaged two attor neys offices on the second floor The department store was gut ted by the fire and firemen re ported both the building and the stock virtually a total loss No estimate had been made of the loss The fire was discovered at 11 a m New Deal Wins in High Court on Gold Clause Three Men Shot to Death by Negro in Relief Agency Office DENVER men were shot to death by a Negro in the office of a relief agency here Mon day James director of the agency and Carlos dl Dio and Ol iver Milliken workers in the bu reau were killed A woman Mrs Ramona Cham bers was shot through the body and wounded critically The Negro was captured a few minutes after he walked out of the agency located in a former nurses home on the grounds of the Den ver General county hospital Police identified him as Frank Bailey 59 of Denver Joh n Boatman 72 Nora Springs Dies NORA Boat man 72 who owned the mill at Nora Springs died Monday morn ing Surviving are his wife a brother Oscar a son Leo and a grandson Short funeral services will heheld at 2 oclock Tuesday afternoon al the MartinShcckler funeral home and the body will be taken to Loreda Mo for burial Woman Fatally Hurt Driver of Car Held ROCK ISLAND III Dorothy Speckcter Pietsch 31 was fatally injured Sunday when the automobile in which she was riding was struck by one driven by P Arnett of Davenport The latter was being held on a charge of reckless driving Fire Loss 53000 ESTHERVILLE cstimaled at 83000 was caused by a fire at the home of Dr B T Osher here Lifes Like That It didnt lake long lo discover The world is a bigplace and bad For a puppy without any master Thats why Im grateful To a GG Lost Ad Half hour after the Globe Gazette was on the street says Mrs R E Brisbine we had our because of the ad and white Pekin ese Mufffis Has harness onReward Phone HG6 or 395 GG Lost Ads Bring Results LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES ZROSTLIK To Question Suspect in Britt Zrostlik Slaying ON PAGE 2 Many Farm Changes in North Iowa A reListed ON PAGE 5 World Is Stirred by Demand of Roosevelt PAGE 4 COL 2 Davis Cup Teams Are SKort on Tennis Vets ON TENSION ALONG STRIKE FRONTS GREATLY EASED 500 Furniture Workers in 24 Ontario Canada Plants Walk Out STRIKES AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press down strikers bar management from F W Woolworth company store un ion leaders discuss extension of strike to 39 other units in area Strike started Saturday noon SANTA MONICA sume operations at Douglas air craft plant after six day shut down caused by sit down Es timated 500 pickets on duty No disturbance WAUKEGAN 35 pickets on duty as workers return to Fansteel Metallurgical corporation plants in North Chi cago after 10 day sit down strike No disorders TOLEDO commer cial telegraph messenger boys start sit down demanding wage increase union recogni tion CLEVELAND van and warehouse workers strike alter wage negotiations end in deadlock TORONTO Onl Strike of approximately 1500 workers partly paralyzes Ontario furni ture manufacturing Twehty7 four factories affected DEM AND AIRING ON QUINTUPLETS Ontario Legislative Group Seeks to Know Sources of Their Fortune TORONTO Canadian Press via conservative opposi tion in Ihc Ontario legislature was reported ready Monday lo demand x complete airing of the sources of the Dionnc quintuplets fortune The opposition leaders the To ronto Globe and Mail declared may press for a legislative Inquiry into the big money contracts negotiated for the five famous sisters by the government acting as guardians In any event the paper re ported they are said to feel tha more than the bare details o agreements that have built up fortune of more than half a mil lion dollars for the babies a Callander should be made public Refers Speech The paper referred lo thr speech by Welfare Minister Davic Croll the quintuplets chief guar dian last week in introducing a bill lhat would gradually reunite the babies who will be 3 years old May 28 with their parents Oliva and Elzire Dionnc Croll accounting for his stew ardship and asking lo have offi cial guardian ot the province taki his place on the board declaret Ihe Dionne babies fortune hac grown from minus to mor than with contract signed to bring a yea for the next two years The parents who cried rob bery and persecution twi years ago when their daughter were made wards of the king an looking forward now to the timi when the quints and their sij brothers and sisters will plaj under the same roof Ccinlciil to Go On Until recently they were con sistcntly bitter towards the guar dianship board that controlled Annette Yvonne Emilie Cecilc and Marie But now they arc content to g on living in their five room hous and visiting the quintuplets in their nursery across the road until they are reunited in th same house A large home is said to mea little to them and the only reason they ever would build one wouli be for their daughters The early animosity to th nursery staff including Dr Allai Roy Dafoe has given way to quie cooperation the parents work ing for the best interests of th five famous girls who they realize Will never be able to liv the normal lives they want To their children Doubleheader Leaves Track Near Alexander Tension on the nations ronts eased Monday as moves to resume operations despite picket Ings were made at two sit down strike centers Across the international line lowever 1500 furniture workers walked out in 24 province of On ario plants The furniture work ers union called the strike jn a demand for new work and wage negotiations The worlds largest airplane manufacturing plant the Douglas Aircraft company reopened at Santa Monica Cal and the com pany spokesman said 3800 men were at work Monday A subsi diary the Northrop corporation also started operations again Chief of Police Charles Dice reported no disorders at the factory where he cstimaled 500 pickets were on duty Production had been halted for six days by sit downers 300 of whom were ejected forcibly and arrested last week Adelman Pleads Innocent The Fansteel Metallurgical cor poration plants in north Chicago 111 scene of a 10 day sit down by about 60 employes who finally were routed by tear gas was pick eted by the strikers but no disor der developed In connection with lhat strike Meyer Adclman C I O union nr ganizer wanted in Waukogan III on conspiracy charges pleaded in nocent when arraigned in Keno sha Wis municipal court on a fu gitive from justice warrant Mon day Judge Calvin Stewart fixed bond al and ordered Adcl man to appear for a hearing March 10 Attorney John Kuelml of Ken osha said he would make arrange mentsto post bail immediately Adelman was arrested at Kenoshu Saturday night To Ilcsume Work The company planned to slart on rehabilitation getting the fac tories in shape to resume manu facturing within a few days Salesgirls who sat down at an F W Woolworth company store Detroit at noon Saturday refused to permit entry of Ihe store man agement Monday Union leaders conferred on whether to widen the strike to include 39 other units ol the company in the Detroit area The girls demanded wage and hour concessions Toledo Ohio commercial lelc graph messenger boys sat down in a demand for wage increases and more favorable hours Tanesvillc Strike Ends A dispute at Ihc Fisher Body and Chevrolet plants at Janesvillc Wis was settled at a conference of General Motors officials and union leaders in Detroit The plants shut down Friday by the flars up were scheduled to re open Tuesday The union chieftains were scheduled lo open negotiations with the Chrysler corporation Wednesday with recognition of the U A W A as the sole bar gaining agent for employes the paramount issue Philip Murray and other I O leaders expressed confidence the v Wreckage resulting after a doublehcader and snow plow left the SI and SI L tracks near Alexander in Franklin county is shownabove The train hud been working on thp Algona branch since Wednesday clearing drifts from the road anil was on the return trip when the derailment oc curred Photo y Raymond Johnson Lalimcr MARCH ENTERS IOWA LIKE LAMB Sun Warms Up State Helps Clear Avyay Ice Crust Fiorp Highways Monday made a trance in Iow3 Iamblike en A welcome1 sun one possibly capable warming up the entire state shone down over all Iowa and minimum temperatures Mon day night were expected to be only a little under the freezing mark in the southwest and south eastern sections of the state In those areas the weather bu reau said the mercury might drop to only about 28 above zero though indications pointed to low readings of 20 to 22 in the north western and northeastern regions Sunday brought genuine relict to the southwestern sector with a low Sunday night of only 40 at Omaha and Council Bluffs On lie other hand Charles City and Iowa Falls recorded minimums ot 10 above and traces of snow were noted at both places Sundays late afternoon sun shine aided also in helping to clear a crust of ice from many of the primary highways all of which were open lo travel Probe Death of Man Believed Train Victim CLINTON A Investigation is being made by Coroner L O Riggcrt into Hie death of an un identified man whose body was found Monday on Ihe North Western railroad tracks near Cal amus 30 miles west of here George Sagcrland and his section crew made the discovery It is be lieved he was killed by a train Crew and Wrecker Clearing Railroad After Derailment Six Men Are Injured SESSION HELD HAMPTON 1A wiecker fiom Jilarshalltown Jnd clew MondaV weie cleaniig Vne UacH of flic M and St L where a freight Irani wasderailed two miles east of Alexander in which six trainmen suffered minor injuries Whether or not Ihe road could be cleared during Ihe day was uncertain but it was thought service could be resumed by Tuesday Cause of the derailment has nol been determined Following the wreck one of the two locomotives on the train was lying on its side a snowplow which they were pushing left Ihe track and was badly damaged and a tank ear was across the track There were 46 cars in the train nine of whicn were loaded Had Been Clearing Snow The train was going cast on the issues pf union recognition wages and hours in the projected drive into the steel industry would be amicably settled as they pushed plans for a national convention of delegates from the organizations 300 lodges Strikes Spring Up Strikes sprang up as old ones continued or neared settlement along the extensive front In Cleveland operation of all moving vans and warehouses halt ed at midnight as van drivers union leaders broke off wage ne gotiations The Rev Francis T Haas fed eral conciliator was in St Paul lo Iry and reconcile the disputant union electrical workers and the Northern States Power company Union Recognition Goal In Reading Pa officials of the American Federation of Hosiery Workers announced they were ready lo tie up all but two Berks county mills with 12000 workers likely to be affected Union recog nition and settlement of previous controversy were the factors Union spokesmen and employ ers representatives in Providence R I hoped a conference would stave off a threatened strike of 2000 Rhode Island truckmen Union heads announced settle ment of a monthold strike at the StarPeerless Wallpaper company in Jolicl 111 with 350 men sched uled to resume work wilhin a few Algona branch after having been ovit on Ihc line since Wednesday clearing snow from the tracks Those injured were riding in the caboose and suffered shock from the sudden slop of the train These include A H Nehring ot Hampton conductor injuries to left shoulder and ribs F H Barry of Oskaloosa trainmaster possible broken ribs and bruises Charles L Booth of Hampton cut on el bow John S Sampson of Hamp ton cut on head Alfred Woods of Hampton minor bruises and Ray mond T Vanassc of Hampton bruises and an injured back Taken to Physician Injured men were taken to a physician at Hampton who Rave them treatment Later they were able to go to their homes The track had only just been cleared for service when the wreckoccurred The snow plow was being driven ahead of the doubleheader followed by the long line of cars Track was torn up for quite a distance by the wreck which was at 305 oclock Sunday afternoon lowan Shoots Himself O T T U M W A E Bridges 50 Blakesburg book keeper in the Wapello county aud itors office here committed sui cide by shooting himself at his home Sunday House Kidded as Committe Is Named to Investigate Ils Vacation DES MOINES hous members continued their sprin recess the Iowa senate started I scheduled session promptly at p m Monday with 32 senaloi present The chief problem before th senate during the afternoon ses sion was action oh possible con firmation three appointees I tho slate unemployment compcn sation commission which undo the law took office Monday Shortly ntlei Ihc session opcnc the senate kidded the house b appointing ligatc the chamber a committee to hives absence of the lowe Hunt for Members Ceremoniously Elthon Howard Senators Baldwin Le an The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday nifflil and Tuesday nol so colrl in Ihc cast anil soulh Monday night somewhat uohlcr Tuesday ox ccpt in he extreme southeast MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday somewhat colder Tuesday and in ccnlral and nnrlli portion Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGaxcttc weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclocK Monday morning Maximum Sunday 22 Above Minimum In Nlffhl 10 Above At 8 A M Monday 18 Above Snowfall Trace Figures for 24 hour period end ing at B oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 21 Above Minimum in Xijjlit 5 Above At R A M Sunday 15 Above Hugh Lundy members of th committee stalked out of the sen ate chamber to hunt for hous members The committee was appointe after Walter Beam senate secrc tary came into the senate cham ber announced lie had lakcn committee report to the house an had failed to find 11 While the committee was nut Ihe senate voted a resolution call ing for appointment of a commit tee to study the operation and pro posed changes in stale sales and income taxes H also received formally a pe tilion from a group of northern Iowa merchants protesting against the sales tax House Not Found When the committee returned it j reported The house cannot be found Then it recommended that lob of the third the place of the lower chamber and meet with the senate in joinl session After the committee returned the senate stood nl case awaiting arrival of enough scnalors to go into executive session to consider Ihc unemployment compensation commission appointments By the time it had passed one minor bill Ihc number of sena tors present reached In more than enough to act on the the appoint ment Missourian Hurt in Keokuk Crash Dies KEOKUK Leonard Stewart Alcxantlria Mo criti cally injured in an automobile ac cident here Saturday died at a lo cal nospilal Monday morning at 10 oclock without regaining con sciousness Frank White driver of the car in which Stewart was riding and fames Cambrel driver of the other machine were discharged from the hospital Monday after RELIEF SUBJECT OF MORE STUDY NWHITE HOUSE loosevelt Asks Congress lo Impose Excise Tax on Raw Sugar WASHINGTON su reme court held Monday that a ontract for gold bullion could be laid off at its face value in pres nt devalued money It ruled the 1933 congressional esplution prohibiting payment of ibligations in gold was validly ap plied to contracts for bullioin as veil as coin The 5 to 4 decision was a vic ory for the government The opinion was delivered by Justice Cardozo with justices Van Devan er McReynolds Sutherland and Butler dissenting The high court affirmed a rui ng by the Massachusetts first dis trict federal court and first cir cuit court of appeals in a case wrought by the Holyoke Mass Water Power company to collect more than from the Amer can Writing Paper company To Rtect Governors The problem ol relief of the un employed claimed renewed white house attention with announce ment that the president would seek an efficient and sound so lution in conferences with gover nors of six industrial stales March 10 The sconference was lequesled by the Uiief justices of New Yolk Minnesota Wisconsin and Hhqd Island President Roosevelt will send A special message to congress Tues day transmitting without recom mendations a report from a com mittee appointed to study the sound and unsound principles ot the invalidated industrial recovery act Whilehouse officials said the nonpartisan committee had pre pared a report of 378 pages anct that the message would refer to it as an impartial study Minimum Wage rlan They added they expected Ihn report lo outline what NRA did wrong and the lessons learned from such action as well as the good features that should be pre served Later on the president is ex pected by his associates to rec ommend to congress a new plan for establishment of minimum wages maximum hours and possi bly fair trade practices for indus try The controversy over President Roosevelts court reorganization proposal flamed up on the senate floor when Democratic Leader Robinson of Arkansas denounced what he called an untruthful un fair and deliberately dishonorable effort lo influence public opinion against liie plan He cited a letteiwhich camp to liis hand urging protests against the program be sent to congress men TttgK Succeeds Viclal Secretary Roper said Fred Iagg Jr of Northwestern univer sity would succeed Eugene Vidal as director of the air commerce bureau Vidal announced his res ignation Sunday effective Mon day President Roosevelt asked con gress n a special message forleg islation imposing an excise lax on raw sugar as a means of restoring benefit payments to producers He asked also that the system of sugar quotas originally provided under the JonesCostigan bill maintained in the new act The act originally became law as an amendment to the agricultural adjustment act Certain provi sions principally that imposing a processing lax became inopera tive when the AAA was ruled un constitutional and benefit pay ments lo producers ceased The president said the excise tax would yield approximately one hundred million dollars per annum lo the treasury of thp Unite States which would make the total revenue from sugar morn nearly commensurate with that obtained during the period 1022 1929 Quotas Control Supply Quotas the president said influence the price of sugar through the control of supply consequently under a quota regu lationof the supply of sugar a tax may he levied without causing any adverss effect over a period of time on the price paid by consum ers The president asked special safeguards in any legislation for the rights of small producers to assure them an equitable shart ;