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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1937, Mason City, Iowa DflT OF I 11 r S M O I o J I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 5 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS NO 129 More About Third Term White House Wants Press to Say F R Opposes It the reason wny By CHARLES F STEWART ASHINGTON C white house has b een permit ting hints to leak out of late that President Roosevelt has no intention seeking a third term in the ex ecutive m a n sion I myself have nibbled a litle at this bait So have other Washing ton corr e s p o n d enls Howe v er the administra tion encourages it is obvious It is aware that third term gos sip is prevalent and wants io give the impression that there is noth ing in it Not necessarily that the presi dent would balk at a third but he prefers not to have it forecast so early Third term possibilities hinge largely upon the outcome of the supreme court controversy Take More Time It the presidential plan for the high tribunals reorganization is adopted by congress its author un doubtedly will retire early in 1941 turning over to his successor a governmental system altered in accordance with his liking But if congress turns him down he will have to fall back upon the slower method of effecting reor ganization by constitutional amendment Such a proposed amendment almost inevitably still will be pending in 1940 and F D simply will have to be drafted to see it through Too Soon Now Nevertheless it is too soon now for him to like to have it talked about All the same the intimation that third term suggestions aie base Jess rise to considerable tpecuanon as to 1940 democratic presidential candidacies At the present juncture the in dividuals whose names m espec ial sre frequently mentioned are Gov George H Earle ot Penn sylvania Gov Frank Murphy of Michigan and Secretary ot Agri culture Henry A Wallace Secretary Wallace with his re publican antecedents may seem like a remote democratic possibil ity Stillparly lines arc so com pletely shot to pieces today that the past does not signify much And Wallace is an extraordinarily good publicist of himself Momentarily Murphy is in the limelight because of his capable handling of sitdown strike diffi culties Yet they may be forgotten three years hence Earle has wonderful chances i he makes the most of has luck Earles Qualifications Earle comparatively young has not established the national repu tation that Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D Roosevelt already had attained to at his time of life For all that he has the credit among democratic politicians having redeemed to their party the traditionally overwhelmingly republican stale of Pennsylvania And Pennsylvania not only s politically pivotal it is industri ally pivotal also In the next few months Earle wil face three tremendous capilal andlabor coal bituminous coal and steel Two Lean Years If Earle muffs these opportuni is ended If he adequately avails himself of them his prominence becomes countrywide automatically He has one handicap His gubernatorial term will end with 1D38 and he cannot succeed himself Therefore successful as he may have been he will have a two year hiatus within which to have been forgotlen before presidential 1940 He wants tobridge that interval by coming to the senate Senator Joseph F Guffcy of Pennsylvania notoriously does not want him to And that Earle is formidable Smooth Talker With Gold Teeth Sought DES MOINES state insurance department broadcast a warning over the statepolice radio Friday to be on the lookout ior a smooth talker with prominent gold teeth who is wanted in six states for fraudulent insurance sales The bulletin said the man has been operating at Clarinda andoah Des Moincs and Ames selling fraudulent health accident and life policies The department said he claims to represent a company of Spring field Mass but actually has no connection with it and is not li censed to sell insurance of any description in Iowa HOUSE PASSES HOMESTEAD BILL ONLY TWO NO VOTES CAST ON FINAL PASSAGE Iowa Senate Delays Debate on Motor Vehicle Bill to Wednesday DES MOINES only two dissenting votes the Iowa house of representatives Friday passed the senate homestead tax relief bill and returned it to the upper chamber for concurrence in minor amendments Final vote after morethan a week of deliberation was 102 to 2 with four house members ab sent or not voting Opposing the measure were rep resentatives C G Johnson D of Marathon and Representative Henry Fox D of Elma Before taking its final vote the lower house rejected a proposed substitute bill by Johnson to ex empt nonresidents from the sales tax and also to restrict them from benefits of homestead exemption This vote was 78 to 26 The John son bill proposed to allocate sales tax revenues back for property tax relief as done at present Rough and Tumble Action by the house climaxed a morning of rough and tumble debate and after that bodyhad reversed its position of yesterday by adding to the homestead bill a provision to limit the millage credit to 25 mills for every dollar of eligible homestead valuation Otherwise the senate measure was but little altered It provides for exemption to homestead owners on the first 500 of assessed valuation by pro viding for allocation of three point revenue fundsfor that pur pose after allocating also for direct relief and for old age assistance Friends of the bill sayit will provide from to 000000 annually to reduce direct property taxation while providing also for old age assistance and for relief ReEnaets Sales Tax The bill reenacts the sales tax and from its income plus revenue under the income tax allocates for old age pension fund and 2000000 annually to the emergency relief administra tion fund As it came from the senate the bill though subjected to repeated and vigorous attacks and attempts to amend was revamped only with respect to the millage credit limit to provide that adopted children might be given the exemption benefits and to provide that 1937 valuations shall be the basis for determining 1338 benefits It also was revised to delete a requirement that persons eligible to receive homestead benefits should be residents of me state for 9 months of the year re wording this section to apply the act to residents of the state of Iowa who own a hostemead Johnson Bill Fought Through the tense closing hours of debate on the homestead plan proponents of the senate measurc clashed sharply with advocates oC the Johnson bill The Buena Visla county law maker declaring his bill to be the only equitable plan for Iowa rural residents held it would bring fully 52000000 more into use for home stead relief than the other meas ure He held also that alloca tions proposed from three point revenues would require an addi tional stale levy Johnson and Rep Ove T Roe D ot Waukon carried the brunt of the fight for the nonresident proposal The latter said farm tenancy might be reduced under the Johnson bill Rep Roy J Sours R of Charles City and flood leader in the movement to obtain adoption ot the senate bill at one point in the heated debate removed his coat to move about more freely as he talked He defended the sen ale measure as being fair and just to both urban and rural areas Take WcckEncl Recess This bit of major legislation disposed of the house took a weekend recess until Monday At the same time the senate de cided to postpone until next Wed nesday consideration of the other major proposal before the legis bill to create a separ ate state motor vehicle depart ment enlarge the highway patrol and rewrite traffic safety laws The bill itself and suggested amendments were placed in the hands of a steering committee for study Although Senator William S Beardsley R of New Virginia chief sponsor of the senate mo tor vehicle bill asked the senate to go ahead wilh debate today the motion to defer was voled 32 lo 17 Krasn Spcctl Limit Shortly before the senate vot ed 29 lo 19 to erase from the LOOK INSIDE FOR LUISE RAINER Rainer and Muni Win Academy Film Awards ON PAGE 11 Drowning Gas Take 2 Howard County Lives ON PAGE 5 Opposition to C I 0 Labor Drive Glowing ON PAGE 2 Mason City Wins Over Lions in Tourney Game ON PAGE 9 Apologizes joi LaGuaidias Kemarlcs ON PAGE 10 WELL DRILLER DIES IN BLAST 80 Year Old North lowan Killed as Dynamite in Car Explodes E S T H E R V I L L E Tuttle about 80 Estherville well driller was killed on a farm near here Friday when two sticksof dynamite exploded in the back seat of an automobile in which he was sitting The county coroner called to the farm termed Turtles death accidental and said no inquest would be conducted Tuttle preparing to blasla well on the H W Damman farm was in the back seat of the car insert ing caps on the dynamite sticks when Ihe accident occurred the coroner said The dynamite caps were at tached lo a storage battery by wire the coroner reported The explosion mutilated Tultles body nd blew the top and doors of the car off Pieces ot his clothing and bits of the automobile were scattered in the barnyard Waldo Damman H W Dam mans son and R Wells farm hand said they saw parts of the automobile blown high in the air at the time of the explosion No one else was in or near the car when the dynamite exploded the coroner said bill the 55 mile an hour speed limit for daytime driving The night speed limit of45 miles an hour was temporarily retained Earlier in its session the upper chamber passed a house resolu tion calling for appointment of a joint committee to study the prob lem of housing state departments which have overflowed into downtown Des Moines offica buildings It also heard three D W Kimberly R of Daven port George Parker of In dependence and M X Geske D of their names as coauthors of the sen ate liquor by the drink bill which is a companion to the Roan bill in the house The three senators said they did not participate in writing the bill and did not know their names were to be listed as sponsors 2000 Employes Get Wage Boost of Tenth DUBUQUE per cent wage increases for approximately 2000 employes of the Farley snd Leslcher and CHIT Ryder and Adams Sash and Door factories were announced here effective April 16 FR s Talk Intensifies Court Fight Judge Orders Runyon Back to Sioux City SIOUX CITY writ of habeas corpus ordering immedi ate presentation in district court here of Thomas 1 Hunyon 30 whom officers are holding for a Britt murder and two bank hold ups was issued Friday by District Judge F H Rice The writ was against the sheriffs of Woodburj Hancock and Cerro Gordo counties and Paul Gruber state agent Gruber and Russ Graham also a state agent Thursday took Runyon to Garner and subsequently to Mason City to the Cerro Gordo county jail Defense attorneys Carlos GolU and Ralph Oliver asserted issu ance ot the writ was within this courts jurisdiction as the constant moving of Runyon made it impos sible for them to determine im mediately his whereabouts from hour io hour North Iowa authorities Friday afternoon had not yet been noti fied of a district court order issued in Sioux City requesting the ap pearance there of Thomas J Run yon Meanwhile he was being held in the Cerro Gordo county jail as Hancock county authorities went ahead with the plans for the pros ecution of Runyon on a first de gree murder charge Runyon charged with the mur der oL James Zrosllik Britt farm er has been held lo the grand jury for the term of court opening at Garner on Monday Judge Henry Graven will be on the bench for tbe fust Hancock Found Dead in Auto of Monoxide Poison DES MOINES George Cromley 56 former operator of the Franklin and Randolph hotels here was found dead of carbon monoxide gas poisoning in his car Thursday night Coroner A 1C Shaw said the death appeared to be accidental TheWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday tiipht and Saturday somewhat warmer in cast and south portions Friday nlgrht and in southeastern por tion Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fail Friday niffht and Saturday somewhat warmer in Red River Valley Friday niffhl somewhat colder In north porlfon Satur day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending nf 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday TS Above Minimum In NiRht 32 Ahovc At 8 A M Friday 34 Above almost a week of continu ously melting temperature prac tically all of North Iowas blan ket o snow which a month ago had attained a thickness of more than a foot was gone Friday Streams were swollen throughout this section but the flood condi tions were mostly to the south A pedigreed bulldog A collie or hound Is apt to go gypsy no ones around To IRecover these rovers tne methods lhat dpds have found most effective are GG Lost Ads THIS AD BROUGHT haired female brindle with white markings Peggy Reward A J Thom son South Oakwood Clear Lake HOME THE DOG Just Call Ihe Ad Taker at 3800 SPANISH REBELS ACCUSE FRANCE OF3EEKINGWAR London Air Defense Plan Revealed to British Parliament SALAMANCA Spain Spanish insurgent regime Friday accused France of fomenting dis turbances in Spanish Morocco in order to force a pretext for in vading the territory held by Gen eralissimo Francisco Francos armies Declaring any attempt at ag gression against Spanish Morocco would be met witii an adequate reply the insurgent diplomatic cabinet lodged a strong note of protest with all signatory powers to the algeciras convention Francos diplomatic cabinet an nounced the note denounced maneuvers in the frontier region ot French and Spanish Morocco which permit the authorities of French Morocco under pretext of reestablishing order and avoiding the danger ot exciting the natives of the territory to invade our violating in this manner international conventions and cre ating a dangerous situation to the peace of Europe The insurgent diplomatic staff charged the French were secretly concentrating arms on the border and planned to introduce them into the Spanish Riff CAGE OFtSTCEL CABLES WOUUTDEEEND LONDON LONDON Britisl airforce disclosed its plan Friday to defend London from air attack by a cage steel cables in asking parliament for appropriations that would boost the total 1037 cost of Britains war machine to 269 739000 pounds The air ministry announced ils expense estimates for the current year would reach B2500OOQ pounds mmore than double the amount asked for last year The royal air force Viscount Swinlon secretary nf state for air announced would be in creased lo 70DOO officers and men with a first line strength of 1 750 aircraft organized in 121 squadrons Ten special units of an auxil iary air force would be created he declared to operate a balloon barrage for the defense of Lon don from the air Huge Balloon Finals Huge fleets of balloons he ex plained would be sent into the air at the first alarm of a hostile raid to drop a network of cables that would cage in the city and ensnare any enemy plane that tried to flash through The air estimates disclosed by Lore Swinton pushed the cot of Britains triple threat war machine beyond Die billion dolbmurk with Us addition to the asked by the navy and the for army The work of organizing the metropolitan air force Lord Swinton said was well advanced with orders for the balloons neces sary tolay the cage over London already placed and some deliv eries Six Factories Planned Six factories for the manufac ture of airplane engines will be completed within a few months he said Thirteen new airdromes are al ready in use five civil airdromes have been converted ti R A F use work is under way for 2S additional sites and more will be acquired during the year the air minister explained outlining the bases from which aug mented army in the air will function Civil aviation was not slighed by the air ministry in its expen sive estimates with a total of 575000 more than doubling 193G set aside for that branch Goes Ice 100 North lowans at Ocheydan Meeting to Protest Sales Levy OCUEYDAN mately 100 representatives of 11 North Iowa towns attended a sales lax protest meeting here Thursday night J E Vauv secre tary ol the Merchants and Con sumers league recently organized to oppose the stale relail sales addressed the meeting This picture shows one of the explosions on Willow creek when cily workmen arc blasting EIHKCS near bridges This charge was in Ihc rtcep ice near the South Federal avenue bridge Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving STORY ON PAGE 12 lowaris WatcOtearfully Flood Waters Keep Rising Weatherman Thinks Crests in Sigh I With Danger About Over IOWA FLOODS AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press IB mile ice gorge in the Des Moines river which had backer waters to within inches of Ihe top of ICri dyvilles levee started breaking up Friday afternoon Moines riv er was bankful and approaching damaging stages DES Charles D Reed snid Fridays rising temperatures would re lease more water but only enough to maintain fairly high river southwest of Burlington on a new rampage HAMBURG Lowland resi dents evacuating as Nishnabotna rivers continue to rise Burns 6 drowned in i water filled ditch NO DA Brosh 21 nul Devere Elliott 25 adrift for seven hours in Prairie creeks flood waters after their motor boat stalled were rescued Moines river continued to flood bottomlands as Mrs Fern Midaper and three children abandoned farm home LOWLANDERS JITTERY AS STREAMS IN IOWA RISE DES MOINES low land residents watched rising wa ters of a score of Iowa creeks and streams Friday fearful that spring thaw floods which have inundated thousands ot acres ot farmland and threatened parts of several towns xvould creep to even higher levels New flood threats appeared dur ing the night at Eddyvillc and in Green Bny bottoms of the Skunk river southwest of Burlington Iowa Meteorologist Charles D Reed said he thought streams and rivers would reach their crests within the next 18 hours Rising temperatures the weath erman said would release more water but only enough tnmain tain fairly high stages without in creasing the crest that has gone ahead Continues to Rise He said the Des Moincs river continued to rise from below Des Moines to Eldon although at Tracy where the river was 38 feet above flood stage the rise was less rapid than Thursday The rise was rapid at Ottum wa Reed said With the stage at 96 feet about bankful the Des Moines approached damaging stages wilh the prospect that the rise would slacken and not reach the 154 foot crest of June 1935 Near Cresco fi ycnr old John Burns drowned when he fell from a culvert into a flooded highway dilch Orce Brosh 21 and Devere EI Jiolt 25 were rescued from Ihe BROX HELD ON ALCOHOL CHARGE Waives Preliminary Hearing Before U S Commissioner C W Barlow Phil Brox Clear Lake waived preliminary hearing Thursday night before Charles Barlow Unit ed Slates commissioner on the charge of transporting liquor on which the tax had not been paid He furnished a bond and was released Brox was arrested cmtier in the evening by G 1 Thompson and Paul Slaninger federal alco hol unit inspectors on the high way near Lake Mills The federal men stated they found 27 gallons of alcohol In a Ford coupe which Brox was driving Prairie ticck floiKlwalers ueai Norway laic Thursday night They had been marooned in a stalled motorbnal fnr seven hours Above Flood Stage Near Tracy the Des Moincs floodwaters forced Mrs Fern Midaper and her three children to abandon their farm home At Eddyville large cakes of ice swept downstream as Ihe ice gorge in the DCS Moines river cracked Eddyville resident fear ful the flood waters would pour over Ihe levee guarding he own rejoiced as the swollen river hailed ils rise Before the gorge broke the river was rising at n rate nf two inches an hour1 The waters were six feel above flood stage before Ihc re cession began Quick thaws recent rains and ice iims combined tn heighten the floor danger at scattered Iowa poitils In southwest I own the Bnycr Nodnway and East and West Nish nabotna rivers ran bank full and in many places spread out over lowlands The Boyer was choked with broken ice for more than 10 miles Ready Wilh Sandbags In south central Iowa workmen were ready wilh sandbags to bul wark and heighten the levee which has kept the Des Moines river flood waters out of Eddy ville The river was running near the top of the levee Friday Down slream officials warned Ottumwa residents to get ready for higher water The rising Skunk river forced farmers to move Iheir stock from Green Bay bottom lowlands near Burlington jn southwest Iowa Only 10 days ago flood waters threatened tho same pnitits Danger from the iising Nislina botna rivers in southwest Iowa centered at Hamburg HOLDS RULINGS DANGER TO DEMOCRACY Congressional Leaders See No Hope Left Now for Compromise WASHINGTON Roosevelts warning that decisions by the present supreme court en danger democracy intensified Fri day the dispute over his judiciary program and virtually dispelled liopes for compromise Congressional leaders viewed iiis determination lo carry the is sue to the people as heralding an lisloric struggle to reorganize the court not because of its burdens jut frankly to encourage Interpre tations of the constitution more in accord with the administration ob jectives Addressing the democratic victory dinner here Thursday night the president de clared sharply Economic freedom for Ihe wage earner and the farmer and the smalt businessman will not wail like emancipation fnr 10 years Will Not Wait Jt will not wait for four years H will not wait at all His words were nearly drowned by cheers front the more than 1 MO parly enthusiasts crowding the brilliantlylighted Mayflower hotel ballroom Mi Roosevelt his stiff white shirtgleaming againsVJiisblack dinner coat told his what he has been saying to mem bers of congress that he aspires to no third term in 1910 His ambition he said is to turn over to his successor a nation in tacta nation at peaco a natinu prosperous a nation cieiu1 in its knowledge of what powers it has to sejvc its own citizens a nation that is in a position to use those powers to the full in order U move forward steadily In meet the modern needs of a nation which has thus proved that the democratic form nnrl methods nf national government can and will succeed God Bless Him God bless him cried a voico across the room above a tumult of yells and applause Speaking then of concern for thefuture Mr Roosevcll de scribed the American form of gov tive and a three horse learn Without mentioning Ihe supreme did not name it at any said three horses work ing together could plough a field If one horse lies down in the traces or plunges off in another direction Uio fielri will not be ploughed1 he proceeded crypti cally Again cheers rung nut By his linifi Ihc president WHS wanning lo his subject in his hesl campaign At first he had spoken deliberately sometimes wilh laughter in his voice Speaks of AAA In quick order Mr Roosevelt spoke of how the AAA Ihe NRA the Guffey coal act the first rail road retirement act were succes sively outlawed as Ihe child labor statute had been outlawed 20 years before You know who assumed Uia power to veto and did vnlo that program he reiterated after mentioning eacli law Recalling the decision which ended NRA regulation of hours and wages and the subsequent de cision against a slate wage law he said thcse declared no legal power existed for thp nation In deal with its most difficult prob no mans land o final he continued raisins his hand for silence for Im not through ycl couil in junctions have paralyzed the ma chinery which we rrealed by the labor relations net lo seltle great disputes raging in Ihe in dustrial field Waffner Act In Cniirl hope that this act may yet escape final condemnation by the highest court he said disdain ing the unwritten tradition where by decisions impending in the court are not made subject of comment by officials in other branches A decision in the Wagner art cases may come next Monday Time and again in referring ti the policies behind now deal laws which have been invalidated the president defied anyone lo read Ihc opinions of Ihe court and tell what if anything could dono at this session congress lg effect hose policies wilh anjt ;