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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 24 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 145 s faw No Power to End Dispute State Department Upset Over Row With Hitler 18 KILLED AS BUS OVERTURNS By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I NGTON If the United States and Germany lay side by side with only an i m aginary boundary di viding them such as is ail that divides French soil from Ger manys the re cently s t a rt ed vi t u p e r alive o u t b urst be tween Ameri can and nazi istic sentiment might very well precipitate a war As it is the mutual slanging at long range contra this country and the Hillerislic realm is funny rather than serious Germany is furious of course but cannot vent its feelingsin any substantial fashion and few things are more amusing than impotent rage To the average Yankee Ger man anger is a joke but it is not a joke to the state department which does not like the dispute It is however as powerless to stop it as Hitler is powerless to bombard New York or inland Podunk where such mean things are being said about him Sequence or Events Consider developments up to date Mayor La Guardia of New York speaks more than Hitler Germany protests It a German mayor spoke slighting ly of President Roosevelt Hitler could discipline him But it can not be done here Therefore the slate department is only mildly apologetic Germany resenting this mildness refers to the state departments attitude as lame And the German press speaks in the most villianous terms of American womanhood I think personally that we should have ignored this scurrility However the state department protelts in turn to BeiJm being dominant pvec Ger manys newspapers wasin a po sltton to hush them up and did so momentarily Harsh U S Whereupon antiHitlerites In New York stage a monster meet ing at which many uglier things arc said of Hitlerism than Hiller istic journalism ever has said of anything American Illustratively Gen Hugh S Johnson spoke of Hitlerism as bestial President John L Lewis of the American labor movement men tioned naziism as having reduced German labor to serfdom Mayor La Guardia termed Hit lerism not satisfaktionfaehig which linguists aver is the worst possible German insult Germany again protests And the United States again ab ruptly apologizes The present row seems lo be be tween democracy and naziism Also however it involves rows between democracy and fascism and communism BLUM WINS IN CHAMBER TEST French Premier Rides Out AllNight Storm in Parliament PARIS premier Leon Blum rode out an allnight storm of parliamentary passion Wednesday to win a smashing mandate of confidence and an ex position truce between fighting rightists and leftists Coolheaded through the hours in which the uproarious chamber of deputies resounded with shouts of treason and assassin first waving and desk banging Blum set out to clean up the aftermath of the fatal Clichy riots present to the world a successful worlds fair and hold in firm check the politi cal machinations of Col Francois Do La Rocques militant national ists Get Ready For EASTER 3 Shopping Days Left REPORT END OF CHRYSLER AUTO STRIKE AT HAND Roosevelt to Discuss Sit Down Strike Use With Congress Chiefs WASHINGTON e p r e sentative Rabaut DMich told the house Wednesday the Chrys ler strike in Detroit had been settled and that the settlement would be announced officially late Wednesday after noon i Habaut limited his announce ment to the house to the fact that he felt the statement was to which the members were en titled Later he told reporters this in formation came through finan cial circles He said he had no information concerning details of the settle ment but assumed they would be forthcoming with the formal an nouncement Possibly they are being held up for the benefit market he added To Meet Leaders Informed senate sources said Wednesday President Roosevelt had agreed to meet congressional leaders for a discussion of the sit down strike situation when he re turns from Warm Springs Ga this weekend Majority Leader Robinson CD Ark previously had said a con ference of congressional leaders would be necessary this weekend it the situation has not cleared up by that time He declined to confirm or deny the report of a conference with the president Ihose who said Confer encewould be held repotted that the president had agieed to meet leaders in response to numerous re quests from them that he inter vene in the situation Hearing on Resolution Robinsons suggestion coincided with an announcement by Repre sentative Dies DTex that the house rules committee had ar ranged a hearing Wednesday on his resolution for a sweeping in vestigation of the sit down strike situation The democratic leader said con ditions relating to the sit down strike are approaching a crisis t the situation does not clear up n my judgment it will be desir able for legislative authorities to confer about the end of the week I do not believe it would be lo attempt to anticipate conclusions IIICAGO POLICE DRIVE OUT ALL SIT DOWNERS By The Associated Press Large scale evictions of sit down strikers and the sjart of a new parley in the nations biggest in dustrial dispute raised hopes Wed nesday for settlement of several controversies on the strike front In a number of disputes em ployers have made1 evacuation of their factories and business estab lishments a prerequisite to negoti ations on strikers demands Chicago was free from sit down strikes for the first lime in a month after police dislodged hun dreds of workers from plants anc stores Sitters also wereevicted in several other stales Prospects of peace in the Chrys ler Motor corporation strike in volving 60000 workers brightened after Gov Frank Murphy of Mich igan succeeded in arranging a con ference at Detroit between Waltei P Chrysler of the corporation ant John L Lewis chairman of the committee lor industrial organiza tion Ford Campaign Hinted An orderly throng massed in Cadillac Square in the heart of De troit late Tuesday at the call o leaders of the United Automobile Workers union A C I O affilial which called the Chrysler strike Its president Homer Martin hint ed in his speech to the crowd tha a unionization drive willbe car ried in time to the Ford Motoi corporation At his Warm Springs Ga va cation retreat President Roosevel kept in touch with Washington on developments in the Chryslei Progress was reported in confer enccs on the dispute involving 2 200 Reo Motor Car company em ploycs at LansingMich but then was no break in the Hudson Mptq Car company strike deadlock Ten thousand of the latter firms work ers were idle Tentatively Settled Tentative settlement of a si down strike in five New York 5 and10 cent stores was announcet Strikes at the Albrow Shoe com pany in Everett Mass and th Malleable Iron Fittings company Branford Conn were settled a was a dispute involving 60 North Iowa Blizzard Hampers Traffic Cheering Union Men Carry Their Leaders Homer Ularlin president of the United Automobile Workers a America Is seen being carried on the shoulders of cheering unionists after he had delivered the chief address of the rally held In Cadillac square Detroit KIDNAP SUSPECT HANGS HIMSELF Dies in Jail asHe Awaits Trial for Killing 2 Year Old Boy BUENOS AIRES Jose Sancedo Gonzalez the wandeung liriyefa accused in Argentinas Lindbergh case hanged himself Wednesday in the jail in which he ivas awaiting trial Hestrung himself from the bars of his cell at Dolores near Mar del Plata where he had been held since police said he confessed the ddhaping and killing of 2 year old Eugenio Pereyra Iraola The baby son of a rich Argen tine cattleman was found strangled Feb 27 in a pigpen on fathers estate where Gancedo Gonzalez had worked Already held the peon started to reenact the crime for officers but he hailed in the middle of it and repudiated his confession Tells Police Sfory He had told police a slory ot how he led and carried Ihe child a mile and a half from Ihe home of the father Simon Pereyra Iraola acling on an inexplicable impulse When the party reached the pigpen Gancedo Gonzalez sudT denly turned and declared Here the story ended Do you want me to continue this novel Do you want me to go on with this farce I will not continue I took no child The body of the 44 year old vagrant his sash around the neck was found hanging from a hinge of the dungeon door Watchmen in a nearby court yard said they had heard no sound from the prisoner Gancedo Gonzalez was brought to the Dolores jail only Tuesday night to be placed at the disposal of the investigating judge Horatio Areco Confession Not Invalidated Thejudge already had said his repudiation of his confession wouldnot invalidate it The kidnap killing brought about Argentinas greatest mur der hunt and shook the nation as the Lindbergh five years the United States Eugenios body was found stripped of his little suit He had been choked and beaten and his hands were grossed on his chest in the pigpen The childs father is one of Ar gentinas wealthiest men the owner of vast property His grandfather Antonio Santa Ma rina is an influential senator Iowa House Votes 919 to ReEnact Sales Levy Ipwan Fatally Hurt When Hit by Auto NfcwTOK Hatch 69 retired bachelor was injured fatally when struck by a car while walking across a street Youngstown Ohio leather work ers Strikes were called at a Maiden Mass shoeplant a Clinton Mass leather goods factory and a furni ture company at Flora III the latter involving 300 sit downers Police were held in readiness at Boston after Police Superintendent Edward W Fallen said he had learned serious labor trouble might develop in downtown stores Approves Amendments to Equalize Some Border BULLETIN DESMOINES 31 Iowa house of repre sentatives WcStiesibiyconcurred in thesenate bill for reenact ment April 1 of the 2 per cent sales lax which nets about S14 000 annually DES MOINES within a few hours of a final vote the Iowa house of representatives Wednesday waded through the senate bill for reenactment of the 2 per cent sales tax and amended the measure to equalize some borderinequalities The house gave deference to the tax bill over the motor vehicle act which it mulled over Tuesday when leaders warned thai revi sions musl be approved by the senate and lhat lhat chamber is recessing Thursday through Eas ter The present sales lax law be comes inopcralive after April I unless the act now before Ihe leg islalure is approved and signed Revenues from the direct levy under the homestead bill already passed and approved by the gov ernor are utilized to an estimated extent of a year for homestead tax relief with an added 55500000 a year set aside for old age assistance Oppose All Delays A number of major amend ments were offered on the floor against the opposition ot leaders who wanted1 no delay in returning the bill to the senate but one vi lal change was made Offered by Representative W J Johannes D of Ashton as a method of affording parity to Iowa border dealers in automo biles Ihe amendment provides that purchases of new cars must pro duce a certificate that they have paid the sales tax before the cars can be licensed in Iowa A last minute attempt was made further to revise the bill to ex empt sales of food but this was overruled by Speaker Foster on the theory the same subject mat ter was covered in the homestead bill and defeated Seek Further Relief Another attempt was made to nfford further relief for northern Towa border merchants and those livingnear other stales where a sales taxis hot collected by ex empting Irotn the Iowa tax those residents living within 73 miles of the Iowa line This lost by a vole of 40 to 5R Precipitating the longest debate however was the allempt by Rep resentative Robert D Blue R of Eagle Grove and others to revise the amusement tax section of the bill by levying a 1 cent lax on Ihcater tickets of from 10 to 15 ccnls Bluesaid the move would plug a hole in the present law He said it was directed particularly at the aters now charging a 16 cent ad mission Hits at Theaters Some Des Moines theaters Representative Dewey E Goode R of Bloomficld charged are making three and four thousand a year on the tax Blues amendment was defeated 47 to 51 and his subsequent amendment to require all collec tors of sales lax o turn over their BATTLE FLAMES EARQUTATSEA Fire Under Control Af tei Most of Ciew Takes to Lifeboats HONOLULU IP Battling flames far out in the Pacific Die motorship Fijian reported Wed nesday the fire was brought un der control after most of the crew had taken to lifeboats Meager radio messages received by Ihe coast guard here indicated a gasoline explosion in the for ward hold seriously injured two Chinese of her crew of 30 and forced most ot those aboard to lifeboats temporarily skeleton crew fought lake to while a flames The reports left coast guards men confused as to the freighters posilion variously reported in three widely separated spols in the soulh seas Flood Brothers San Francisco shipping firm operating the craft accepted as most likely a report she was five miles south of Aurh Island in the Marshall group 2 500 miles southwest of Honolulu The Fijian asked that a doctor be sent to care for the injured but coast guardsmen could not im mediately locate a ship anywhere nearby Planes Join Search for Missing 71 Year Old Flying Duchess LONDON squadron of planes from 10 stations ot the Royal Air Force roared off into the dawn Wednesday in the most intensive aerial search ot many hunt for Ihe Flying Duchess of Bedford who vanished in her plane Monday They spread a crisscross web of reconnaissance over the watery meadowlands in the Fenland country the wash a vast inlet of the North sea and even out to sea Handicapped by a blinding snowstorm and floods more than 2000 persons on the ground took part throughout the night in the gigantic effort to find the 71 year old airwoman alive or dead State Income Tax Returns Show Gain DES MOINES only week remaining lo pay stale in come laxes withoul penally re turns received at the state office are running nearly 50 per cent ahead of last year Laverne Clark director of the income tax division said The deadline is next Wed nesday night SLOW GOING ON HIGHWAYSWITH VISIBILITY BAD Heavy Wet Snow Up to 8 Inches Covers Parts of Southern Minnesota A snowstorm that at times reached blizzard proportions struck Mason City and North Iowa Wednesday morning following a rainfall Tuesday evening Two inches of snow was report ed in Cerro Gordo county and probably double that amount in Hancock and Kossuth counties ii i g h w a y commission engineers stated Poor visibility and slippery highways caused by a drop in temperature following Tuesday nights rain made motor travel precarious Rain started falling in Mason City about 8 oclock Tuesday night and with the Wednesday morning snow brought the total precipita tion up to 8 oclock Wednesday morning to 59 of an inch Colder Temperatures The weather bureau forecast colder temperatures over the stale Highway engineers slated there was not enough snow to cause any dangerous drifts Two small straight blade plows were sent out Wednesday morning however to clear away snow formed behind groves and other places on the highways Telephone and telegraph com panies encquntered some difficulty in main tairun gsbryice b e eaus el of the ice that formed on wires Visibility at times was almost reduced to nil when the full fury of the storm swept over the Mason 2ity territory but later the ve ocity of the wind was reduced 200 Feet Visibility Visibility was reduced to 200 eel at New Hampton by the bliz zard Three inches of snowfall were measured at New Hampton The MarchLion loosed its fury at Cresco wilh a strong cast wind and one inch ot snowfall The mercury stood at 22 degrees Some minor damage was re ported in the vicinity of Garner jy the strong wind which accom panied the blizzard Wednesday morning Snowfall measured nearly lour inches during the morning and highway officials stated snowplows would be sent oul after the wind subsided Few motorists ventured on Ihe high ways during the storm Awnings on business houses were blown off and some outbuildings were blown over by Ihe wind At Lake Mills where strong wind and poor visibility was re ported the safety meeting sche duled for Wednesday night was postponed Flows Clear Roads Snow plows cleared highways in the Spirit Lake vicinity where heavy east wind drifted a 4 inch snow Rain which fell there all day yesterday and up to four a m today changed to snow The temperature registered 25 above Snow was wo inches deep at West Union where the tempera lure had dropped to 26 degrees Wednesday morning Tuesday nighlsrain turned to snow al a m and the storm with a strong east wind al ils back mounted to blizzard proporlions Rain Is General Rain which began generally over Iowa Tuesday afternoon to laled 140 inches at Sioux City heaviest ii Bluffs and total collections to the state lost by one vote 52 to 53 Urging adoption of the latter change he contended lhat one Des Moines store is now making virtually a year and the same things true all over the stale He said il would net an adder yearly in sales tax in come Wedhesay morning the state Council Omaha had 76 inches The bureau reported snow fall ing at Charles City and rain Ibis morning at Des Moines Iowa Falls Dubuque and Keokuk Temperatures reached a low ot 30 degrees at Iowa Falls Tuesday night The days high was 60 a Keokuk Twenty to twentyfive degree temperatures were fore cast for Wednesday night in NortV Iowa with 30 to 35 degree read ings in the south HEAVY WET SNOW IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA ST PAUL heavy we blanket of snow up to 8 inche deep covered southern Minnesota Wednesday impeding highway travel slowing rail transportation and halting air service Strong winds whipped the snov which started early Tuesday anc continued through the night Sleet which accompanied the snow at some points covered tele graph and telephone lines break ing poles and wires Highways were blocked by inches of swirling snow in ih Windom area six in the Willma vicinity lesser amounts in the Hochestcr Albert Lea Wi LOOK INSIDE FOR ANNA MAY WONG Actress Film Producer Get Extortion Threats PAGE 2 Major League Checks Run Up to Big Money PAGE 11 Hampton CCC Makes Plans for Open House FIVE SERIOUSLY HURT MACHINE STRIKES BRIDGE ips Over and Bursts Into Flames After Crashing Into Abutment SALEM 111 UP The Salem ospital Wednesday reported it ad been informed 18 persons had een killed and five seriously in ured when a special chartered bus fashed into a bridge abutment at p m two miles west of here and verlurned Witnesses said the bus broke nto flames immediately after the rash and fear was expressed that IB death list might mount higher Every available ambulance in ie city was rushed to the scene The hospital reported that five the victims were brought in in critical condition from burns lie dead were taken to funeral omcs in the city Charles Purcell Salem newspa er man estimated twenty persons ad been killed and five seriously vjured Trucks and passenger aulomo iles were pressed into service to ring the dead and injured into ie city So terrific was the impact that lie motor was thrown many feet Icar of the wreckage The bus was from St Louis arrying participants in a roller kaling derby there Tuesday night norm Fairmont and Pipestone areas Power Wires Snapped Sleet snapped some power wires n the Pipestone area while roac conditions farced cancellation of he annual convention of Minne sota Holslein Breeders schedulec to meet in Rochester Temperatures were generally in the 20s The heavy fall brought needed moisture to southern Minnesota farming communities where dus storms had been feared At Fairmont one and onehal nches oC moisture had been re ceived since Monday morning I was still snowing Wednesda morning The Main street at Chatfield ivas drifted with two feet of snow North Dakota Shares North Dakota also shared in the snowfall A record fall of 14V inches containing 144 inches o moisture was recorded at Oakes Six inches of snow blocked road in the Bismarck area O W Rob erts federal meteorologist at Bis marck described the snow as o immeasurable benefit lo farrr lands The storm was still raging in the southwestern Minnesota area Buses were unable lo proccec south of Mankato and west o Glencoc Telephone lines wer down in he Fairmont vicinity am west of Morris Minn The Dakot Central Telephone company re ported 1300 poles down and line snapped by sleet in northen South Dakota Approximately 12 inches ha fallen at Marshall in wcsten Minnesota Drifting snow reduce visibility and traffic was para lyzcd Austin experienced simila conditions Gets Damages SHENANDOAH o m e Yance was awarded dam ages in district court in his sui against Floyd Hosklns Yanc claimed he was thrown IB fee landing in the Tarkio river whe their ears collided on a bridge in juring him The Weather FORECAST IOWA Uain lurnlnff to snow probable Wednesday nielli anil Thursday strong shifting winds colder Cloudy snow in central and south heavy in south portion colder in wcs portion Wednesday night Thurs day mostly cloudy snow in southeast and extreme cast strong northeast to north winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figure for 24 hour period ending at a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 38 degree Minimum in Night 28 decrees Al 8 a m Wednesday 28 degrees Precipitation 59 of an inul Snowfall 2 inches SEES STEP TO TATRSHI Testifies on Roosevelt Court Plan WASHINGTON President Harold W Dodds of Princelon university condemned the Hoose elt court bill Wednesday as a irst step and a long step toward authoritarian government with out popular or judicial restraint Dodds appeared before the seii ite judiciary committee a short imc after Senator Wheeler D declaring many Roosevelt objectives could be attained out change either in the supreme court or constitution proposed egislation to subject child labor iroducls lo the laws ot the slale nto which shipment has been nade In his testimony the Princeton iniversily president asserled that Mr Roosevelt has invented a scheme by which he hopes to con rol the opinions of the court Step Too Radical If granted to one president he declared the power cannot reas onably be denied later presidents and probably will not be for the step is too radical to avoid being fixed as a precedent for a long while to come The educator pleaded for a healthy skepticism toward the ex istence of an emergency justify ing revolutionary proposals It Ihe lime has come to modify the constitutional position of thr supreme court lie declared it should be done straightforwardly and in a constitutional manner with proper opportunity Tor pub lic opinion to find itself and ex press Itself Temporary maladjustments are no excuse for weakening an insti tution which even hostile critics must admit has so well protected the American people from the tyranny of public officials Fifth Opposition Witness The fifth witness to voice oppo sition lo the judiciary bill Dodds read his statement in the velvet hung scnalc caucus room before a crowd which thronged in long before he began to speak The witness told the commitlea that the question before it was Shall successive presidents be empowered to fix the color of tha supreme court to their liking Acknowledging lhat the con scious purpose of Ihe present pub lic policy was not to establish authoritarian government ho warned that when German de mocracy began issuing emergency decrees it was nol seeking to des troy itself and yet that was the result An emergency must be a ser ious one indeed that justified a repudiation of the principle oC constitutionalism In a democracy Chain of Emergencies If democracy fails with us it will be through a war attrition involving a chain of emergencies which at the moment could be marie lo justify authoritarian measures If popular government fails in America it will not be by a blind repetition of European examples ;