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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1937, Mason City, Iowa MEM 5 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 151937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 137 CHRYSLER WINS OUSTER INJUNCTION FIRE DESTROYS 3RDOFUIE STORE SECTION Plans for Rebuilding Are Important Subject of Businessmen KLEMME Whether or not plans would be made for rebuild ing a third of the Klemme busi ness section destroyed early Sun day morning by fire was an im portant topic here Monday Three buildings were destroyed and others Badly damaged by the flames which swept through the town and for a time threatened the entire business district The Scott grocery store the postoffice and the double store of E P Jacobs hardware company were destroyed The C A Larson meat market and food store were damaged Total loss was estimated at 530000 Discovered in Basement The blaze of unknown origin was discovered in the basement of the Earl Scott grocery store about 1 oclock Sunday morning by Fred Hentschen The Scotts had gone to Titonka about 11 oclock Saturday night They had an apartment in the rear of the store and all of the contents were destroyed Their loss was partly covered by insur ance Next to it was the postoffice which was destroyed The mail was transferred before the blaze reached it John Bay postmaster owned this building and the struc ture occupied by the Scott Gro cery store Fred and Ernest Hent schen bachelors lived in an apartment over the postoffice Their personal belongings were destroyed Double Building Destroyed by the E F jJacobs hardware store waidestrbyed Some the merchandise was carried out A brick structure at therear of the Jacobs store used as a slaughter house caught frre several times but flames in it were put out The Jacobs building was owned by Mr Jacobs mother Mrs Anna Jacobs of Garner The place was insured Several times flames caught in the O A Larsonmeat market and food shop but flames there were extinguished although there was considerable loss from water and smoke besides fire Damaged Across Street In the Arthur Wellemeyer store across the street five large win dows were cracked by the intense heat from the fire and will have to be replacedThe W F Pavey blacksmith shop across the alley from the buildings was threatened but water wasplayed on it and it was kept from being destroyed The Klemme fire truck and fire men battled the blaze and were assisted by the Garner fire de partment Garner firemen were given much ofthe credit in keep ing the blaze from wiping out the business section Ordered Home by Doctor Mr Day indicated that he would not rebuild his structure Mr Ja cobs is uncertain about his future plans but will probably rebuild On Dec 27 he had an operation for a spinal injury which developed long after an accident and had only been out oC the hospital 10 days when the fire occurred His physician saw him at the scene of the fire and ordered him home There are four buildings left on the side otManv street where the fire occurred On the other side are seven Spectators from several nearby towns watched firemen fight the blaze Klemme firemen were using for the first time their 1500 foot hose line and turbine pumps pur chased a year ago for Buildings which were destroyed were built some 50 years ago Klemme is a town of 460 in Han cock county Senate Approves Building With Liquor Profits Iowa Officer Found With Bullet Wound KNOXVILLE Hol lingsworth 57 Melcher marshal is in a serious condition at a hos pital suffering from a bullet wouiil in the head He was found at the Melcher city hall A 38 caliber revolver was nearby Amelia Earhart Puts Off Start of Flight OAKLAND Cal Earhart Monday postponed the jtart of her 27000 mile globe gird ling flight until tomorrow because of a storm at sea Sewaire Plant Site DES MOINES City offi cials announced a 60 acre tract on the Des Moines river near the southeast city limits has been se lected for a proposed sewage treatment plant Ruins After Blaze at Klemme Ruins of three business structures at Kicrnme are shown in the above photo northeast toward Main street In the foreground is what of the double front hardware store next the postoffice and then Scott grocery store in the basement of which the fire started Damage which was done to the Larson meat market can also be seen The lower photo shows a closeup of the hardware store wreckage of which contained a melted mass of bicycles pans and other hardware equipment rhotos b Lock Kayenay Engravings 15 IN IOWA MEET VIOLENT DEATHS 5 Auto Accident Fatalities Raise 1937 Toll for State to 77 DES MOINES persons suffered violent deaths in Iowa last week five in automo bile accidents The fatalities raised the states 1037 highway death toll to 77 Five persons committed suicide At St Ansgar Leon a Schullz 7 accidcntly shot and killed her mother Mrs Edward Schultz 42 while playing with a revolver Henry J Ehlebracht 82 was killed when struck by a passen ger train at Waterloo Mrs Eddie Kaltenheuser 27 whose husband struck her with a hammer and then committed suicide eight days ago at his Ne vada farm died of her injuries in n hospital Duwayne Lowman 4 was crushed to death at his fathers Algona farm when a stave silo fell upon him while workmen were dismantling it Automobile accident victims were Harold Smith 38 at Mason City Miss Margaret Bernatz 23 of Spillville killed near Casey Ralph Rosenberger 44 at Glad brook Keith Asbury 7 at Dav enport Ralph Dixon 19 at Ce dar Falls Maurice Meyer 39 jumped to his death from a line pole on the interurban railway tracks near Cedar Rapids Other suicides in cluded Walter S Penn 59 at Mt Vernon Gilbert Lundby 45 at Decorah Walter Ritz 68 at Bloomfield Barbara Fix ofCharles City was killed in an accident at Be midji Minn where she had been going to school 4 Japanese Soldiers Are Slain by Bandits HSINKING Manchoukuo Four Japanese soldiers were killed and two others wounded Monday in a clash with 70 ban dits nn the HsinkingTumen rail way Twenty of the bargains were killed 4 Explosions Rock Madrid Battle Rages MADRID tremend ous from government mines in battle scarred University Madrid Monday as insurgent ar tiilery shells tore great holes in buildings in the downtown district Meager reports from the Uni versity City zone where govern ment militiamen and insurgent troops have contested for weeks described the explosive attacks as fresh attempts to rout Gen Francisco Francos forces from their barricaded positions Just after the explosions a government air squadron flew over the area on an observation flight Italian troops reported fighting on the insurgent side were de clared by the war ministry to have been forced from strategic posi tions in the Guadalajara sector northeast of Madrid Militiamen pushed forward into two wooded areas known as ICasa rie Ibarra and Hotel de Don Luis in bitter fighting these sources reported The woods are a short distance southeast of Tri jueque 14 miles north of Guadala jara and 46 miles from Madrid The government victory in the woods drew a strong offensive from the insurgent forces which attempted a new advance under the protection of a fleet tanks Militiamen met the onslaught with counterattacks the war ministry declared and swept the enemy before their concerted ac tion Many prisoners were taken commanders staled including 110 Italians Cardinal Says War in Spain to Cost at Least Million Lives SALAMANCA Spain dore Cardinal Goma Y Tomas es timated the Spanish civil war would cost at least 1000000 lives before it is ended In a pastoral letter entitled Spains Lent the Spanish pri mate said the war tribulation was visited upon the nation by God and that it was for expiation of Spains sins MRS SCHULTZ RITES PLANNED No Inquest to Be Held ir St Ansgar Shooting by Girl 7 PICTURE ON PAGE 8 ST ANSGAR funeral ar rangements were made for Mrs Ed Schultz 43 to be held Wed nesday her daughter lona 7 seemed scarceJy to realize that shi had killed her mother The smal girl had picked up a gun as the family was moving into a housi and accidentally discharged tin weapon fatally injuring h e mother Coroner 1 O Eiel said no in quest would be held Meanwhile an effort was made to keep the girl from realizing the extent o the tragedy and prevent a blot 01 her life through memory of th event The girl had said I found a play gun as she pulled the trig ger to the revolver that hadbeen left in the house by the family moving out The funeral services will be lieli at the Lutheran church at Toeter ville Wednesday afternoon Mean while members of the Schuit family had moved back to thei home at Toeterville Only thei stove had been moved into th new home when the tragedy oc curred Pope to Take Part in Easter Celebration VATICAN CITY Pius laid definite plans Monday ti participate in the celebration o Easter despite the slight period o prostration he suffered Sunday Vatican sources said the pon tiffs condition was normal Mon day and that he had recoverei quickly from his feeling of weyk ness Admits Using Ax in Fight at Dubuqu DUBUQUE T J Ryder said Louis Bastoni 65 o Dubuque admitted he struck Wil Ham W Taylor 60 with an ax i a light last Monday Taylor is in critical condition with skull in juries SENDS BILL TO OWA HOUSE BY 28T020BALLOT louse Barely Turns Down Resolution to Meet Every Night DES MOINES Iowa jnate passed 28 to 20 and sent o the house Monday a bill to se in liquor store pro its for a state building fund vhich sponsors the bill said night include provision for a new tate office building The vote came after supporters at the plan declared there was 10 wetdry issue involved Earlier in its session the sen ate sidestepped immediate action n the farmtomarket road bill vhich plunged Gov Nelson G traschel into a political contro ersy with republican house lead last week i Before the liquor profits bill to a vote Senator Ora E Husted R Truro leading ensile dry declared I cannot eel we want to set up a monu ment to the liquor interests Elthon Answers Husted Another outspoken dry how wer spoke in favor of the bill Senator Leo Elthon R of Fer tile told the chamber I am a dry I hate liquor But whether we like it or not we members of the legislature are making liquor mony for oui wages He referred to the liquor com missions transferoE about 00 0 seirii mo iiflily to the sfale general fund for the support o state government Liquor money isnt purified by joing through the general fund Elthon said It was explained that the bill does not provide specifically foi construction of a state office auilding Senator E P Dono lue H of New Hampton said Lhc legislature may decide how he fund will be spent iut added a proposal to use MOOOO for an office building and he remainder for construction and repairs at state control boarc institutions has been under con sideration Reject Night Sessions Meanwhile the house narrow ly defeated a resolution to nice every night including Sunday until in the opinion o the speak er its work is done The vote was 55 to 45 with Speaker La Mai Foster among those voting fo the proposal The original resolution was in troduced by Representative Ear C Fishbaugh R of Shenandoah and called for two night meeting a week It was amended by Rep resentative John R Irwin R o Keokuk and Representative Eu gene H Heilly D of Dubuque The lower chamber decided i make the 212 page motor vehicL bill already passed by the senate a special order of business fo next Monday March 22 Vote Is Postponed When the house amendments li the fprmtomarkel bill came be fore the senate for action Senato Paul L Millhone R of Clarinda chairman the senate highway committee obtained consent o the chamber to postpone a vole explaining I think this bill has had suffi cient airing for a time Kraschel last week charged ir a formal statement that iepubli can house leaders injected poll tics into the farmlomarket roai question by forcingadoption of ai amendment to the senate bill Th amendment provided that 4 pe cent of state primary road fund be shifted to farmtomarket roai construction Divorce Bill Passed Republican house leaders subse quently branded the governor charge vicious unfounded am unwarranted and the governor next move was to urge the senat publicly to reject the nous amendments During its session the uppe chamber passed a bill whicl would make incurable insanit grounds for divorce after fiv years and one o include tele phone systems under the fai trade practices laws Both bill will require approval of the house Senator Charles B Hoeven R Alton sponsor of the divorc bill said it would permit correct ing intolerable situations i some instances and declared h did not believe it would weake the moral fiber of the state Big Income Tax Returns May Mean No Borrowing Davenport Surgeon Hurt IOWA CITY tf1 Dr W C Gocnne prominent Davenport sur geon suffered severe injuries an automobile accident here tarns Offers Both Bill and Amendment to Replace FR Court Plan WASHINGTON flood idc of income tax returns swept nto the treasury Monday buoying dmmistration hopes that no addi ionsl borrowing would be neccs ary this fiscal yeiir Treasury officials said they ex pected March receipts of 00000 the largest total since Vorld war days If this forecast vas correct they declared the overnment possibly could go on i balanced budget basis for the of the fiscal year There was a surface lull in the ight over President Roosevelts udiciary proposals Hearings by he senate judiciary committee ow considering the program will be resumed Tuesday Norns Offers Plans Senator N orris IndNcbr Hought outdrafts of both a bill and a constitutional amendment lo poae what he terms a reason able degree ot control on the ourts Morris suggested again hat other legislative remedies be attempted first His bill would require at least twothirds vote by the supreme court lo invalidate a law Calling life tenure for judges a of absolute monarchy he suggested amending the constitu tion to limit appointments to fed eral courts to nine years If sen ate opinion should favor a longer or shorter term he said the change would meet no objection from him Alternatives Studied Opponents of the administration supremr court unless older jus tices retire quickly added the ris proposals to the many they arc studying as alternatives Senator Van Nuys DInd re Dorted some progress in the at tempt to agree on one or more amendments which the democratic opposition might support as body After conferring with othei democratic opponents in his office Senator Wheeler DMont dis puted assertions by administra tion spokesmen that it would take much time for them to get to gether on specific amendments Could Get Together Our crowd could get togcthei on an amendment like that he said snapping his fingers sharply If the president would recom mend any reasonable amendment congress would submit it to the people and could provide for ac tion by state conventions in less time llian will be used in debatin this bill of his The house passed an act to per mit government acceptance of An drew W Mellons offer lo put uj a art gallery here anc fill it with his collection Naval Bill Waiting The naval and treasuryposlof fice appropriation bills awaitec senate consideration after actioi on Mellons proposal The house tackled a raft of mi nor legislation and routine pre paratory to resuming debate Tues day on neutrality legislation Drawing wide interest was the h o u s e agriculture committees hearing on the administrations su gar program A bill hacked by the president would levy a processing tax of threefourths of a cent a pound on sugar for continuation of the quota system and for bene fit payments to growers Secre tary Wallace estimated it would raise a year The Weather FORECAST IOAVA Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday not truilc so cold in extreme western portion Tuesday slowly rising temperatures Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday nijrlit and Tuesday be coming clouily and unsettled in northwest Tuesday slightly warmer in west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at B oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 29 Above Minimum in Nicht 19 Above At 8 A M Monday 25 Above Snowfall Trace Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 26 Above Minimum in Nifiht 14 Above At 8 A M Sunday 19 Above Those who expect balmy wea ther of March must have been dis appointed Saturday and Sunday It was chilly And continued so Monday despite a sun which la bored under the handicap a thin layer of clouds much of the time during the forenoon J LOOK INSIDE FOR CLINTON IV IUCKOX President of Mason City Labor Assembly Dies PAGE 2 Iowa Prep Champions Named This WeekEnd PAGE 9 Mussolini Chief Object of Friction in Europe PAGE 12 COL 2 STRIKERS TOLD TO QUIT PLANTS OF AUTO FIRM IrVage Increases in Effect Remington Rand Faces Loss of LABOR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Tress D ETRO I T court grants Chrysler corporation in junction orders 5000 sit down strikers to evacuate plants PITTSBURGH CarnegieIl linois Steel corporation heads resume conference with C I O leaders NEW work ers union presents demands to General Electric officials laun dry workers strike sccu rity board moves to reconsider contract awarded Remington Hand Inc ordered by labor board to reemploy 4000 form er workers 28 KILLED BY MANILA BLAST 20 to 50 Missing Afle Terrific Explosion at Fireworks Plant MANILA fP Twenlyeigh persons were killed in a terrifi explosion a Chinese firework plant Monday at Passaya subur oC Manila Some officials csti mated 20 to 50 were missing Fire followed the explosion Th force ot the blast was felt over radius of two miles Most of the victims were Fill pino women who had no chance I escape through the one exit of th plant Police reported a numbe jumped from windows into swamp where they were trappe in mud and water and wer drowned The explosion tore the pla asunder and numerous bodie were buried in the flamin wreckage When the embers cooled some what firemen and soldiers du into the twisted mass ot debris Several hours after the cxplo sion fire continued to burn o one side ol the plant Firecracke explosions were frequent flames reached storage places The building was located in village just off the main Passa roud in the center of a swam No houses were new Mute evidence of the ma rush of trapped women workci was found in the lone doorway i where a number of bodies were question piled Cause ot the explosion was un determined DENIES STRIKERS KIG1IT TO OCCUPY rROPEUTi DETROIT Judge Allan Campbell Monday granted in injunction calling upon sit down strikers to evacuate the plants of the Chrysler corporation n this area which they have oc cupied since last Monday Judge Campbell in his opinion eld that even if the Wagner la bor relations act is valid it still does not give the defend ants sit down strikers the right to occupy property Few Spectators on Hand The scene in the courtroom was n marked contrast to that of Saturday when a capacity crowd jammed Us way into corridors and hearingiJcharnber while a double line of unionpicketsrpar aded outside Only a few specta tors were on hand in the court room Monday but outside an other large crowd of union mem bers began assembling more than an hour before the courts deci sion was expected Judge Campbell declared that respect for law and order and for the courts is menaced There must be no comprom ise he said and the writ will issue Outlines Defense Points He outlined the points raised by the defense in its claim that the corporation did not come into court witlv clean hands includ ing the corporations refusal to grant exclusive bargaining rights lo the United Automobile Work ers That fact he said does not deprive the plaintiff of the right to the use oC its property nnd therefore the corporation does come into court with clean hands The present case differs from those cited by the defense he de clared in that the present de fendants freely admit the seiz ure of property Therefore he said the citations are not applic able Returnable Wednesday Tlie injunction order was made returnable at a m Wednes day The Wayne county sheriff must serve it on the strike leaders before that time Several hundred union men massed in Hie third floor corridor of the county building accepted the decision quietly George S Wilson president of the Dodge local asked if the sit down strikers would obey the eva cuation order said A vote will be taken on that in the Dodge plant to SLOWLY RISING MERCURY SEEN Temperatures Over State Average 5 Degrees Above Normal The Iowa weatherman Monday predicted slowiy rising tures for Tuesday tempera Mercury readings throughout lowi Monday averaged five de grees above normal as the weath erman anticipated not quite so cold temperatures in the extreme wcslsiii portion Tuesday Minimum temperatures forecast for Monday night North Iowa 15 degrees above southern half 20 degree above Highest official temperature re portrjd in the last 24 hours was 32 above at Sioux City The offi cial low Sunday night was 18 above also registered City at Sioux Des Moines and Charles City re ported traces of snow in the last 24 hours night Not to Be Influenced He said neither the board ot strategy nor other union officers would influence the decision oC the men If the sit down strikers refused to evacuate the plants thcr corpor ation might apply to the court for writs of attachment providing for arrest of the strikers on charges of contempt Strikers who occupied two plants of the Fisher Body corpor ation at Flint Mich during the General Motors strike refused to leave the premises after a court injunction was read to them and writs of attachment were issued Service of the writs was withheld however pending negotiations which resulted in peaceful settle ment must serve it on the strike leaders before that time HIGH COURT POSTPONES RULING ON WAGNER ACT By The Associated Press Capital and labor alike turned an ear to Washington Monday but the supreme court postponed until at least March 29 a final decision on the constitutionality the Wagner statute The tribunal however refused to review eight new challenges to the measure which had been won by the gov ernment in lower courts In scattered centers industrial turmoil more than 130000 wage ;