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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV SSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WISES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 311937 SECTION ONE NO 150 Hawaiians Made Angry Attack Sugar Quota Plan Complain of Treatment BRITAIN FRANCE WARN REBELS By CHARLES P STEWART AS KING TON C P A h e territory oE Ha waii is almost angry enough to secede Its status as an integral part of Uncle Sams domain a c cordlng to Dele g a te Samuel Wilder King its only spokes man in con gress is that ol a stepchild ol the most ne glected anc abused sort Because it is offshore Delegate King complains mainland Americans cannot seem to get it through their heads that Hawaiians are as American as New Yorkers or Texans or conti nental Americans anywhere else They are regarded as foreigners King says and are discriminated against accordingly Why They Protest What especially infuriates the Hawaiian folk just now is a pend ing sample of legislation to estab lish a permanent quota plan to control the amount of sugar from various sources can be sold in the United States As King tells the story the bill grants an allowance to the beet sugar producing states in excess of a volume that they possibly can attain The cane producing states of Louisiana and Florida also are ad equately provided for All other sugar producers are classed as foreigners and their re spective quotas are correspond ingly reduced to keep them out of competition with American pro Minion Accuses Chief Justice of Politics SCORES LETTER WHEELER READ ON COURT PLAN Tells Senate Hughes Never Forgot Lessons Learned as Candidate STORY ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON ff Senator Miuton DInd told the senate Wednesday that Chief Justice Hughes once a candidate for president had never forgotten the lessons he learned in the arena of politics Minton ardent supporter of President Roosevelts court reor ganization bill took the senate floor to discuss the letter written by Chief Justice Hughes to Sen ator Wheeler Hughes said an increase in the size of the court would impair rather than increase its efficiency The Indiana senator started of by remarking that once a man Corporations Blamed by Wagner for Sit Downs Senator Charges Ruthless Likes F Rs Son duetion Cuba Is Limited For example Cuba is relatively limited Well Cuba is foreign un questionably The Philippines are limited They aie on their way to become foreign too Puerto Eico is limitedbut Puerto Rico is merely a possession likewise is to be limited as proposed on the same basis as foreign Cuba the vanishing Philippines and semi American Puerto Hawau is at least as American as the terntoiy of Alaska which does not produce sugar to he sure but cei tainly is recognized as indisput ably under the Stars and Stripes This makes Hawaii boil It does not ask better terms than beet sugai producing Utah or Colorado or canesugar produc ing Louisiana but it does demand as good Odds But what chance does Delegate King stand1 iThere are 20 mainland states he cues out which produce i beet or cane sugai That means 40 or more mainland senators and 100 or rnore xepiesentatives opposed to Hawausinterest And his is a lone voiceyelling in the avote he never gets over the bite Mentions Others This was true Minton said of a number of former members of the supreme court including for mer Chief Justice Chase Justice Davis of Illinois and others I wish to direct attention Minton added to the fact that the great and distinguished pres sent chief justice was once a can didate for president I venture to think that he has nevei gotten over the ways of running for president Tie has never the lessons he learned in he arenai of politics slic laughs at hints of possible romance with John president Florence Sundsfrom appearing in a Boston play did admit that John is a very good dancer and a nice chap to boot Florence said John was hur favorite dancing partner at Harvard universitys Hasty Pucldlnp club affair K F Wagner New York at that Hence Hawaii he seeks statehood for As a stated he reasons thattit could not be so unjustly and un constitutionally discriminated against v 1 Well fiom the standpoint of population Hawaii has more in habitants than Delaware Nevada Vermont or Wyoming Pay Less Taxes Delegate King emphasizes that there aie 17 mainland states which pay less into the Washington treasury in fedeial taxes than the Hawaii does The territory then wants its rights But will it get one lone no and accorded a scant 10 minutes tot plead his constituents cause Not that I think the average Kiamland American cares a nickels worth for Hawaiis plight Still one should speak for an minority Sugar consumers also may be interested Could Not Resist Mraton said the chief justice couldnotresist the temptation to get into a good political fight and with his chin bywriting a letter This letter Minton said was made up of fact fiction and dic tum The facts he said were statis tics on the court docket which the Indiana senator asserted Hughes spent Sunday getting together so Wheeler could present them to the committee on Monday Handled by ClcrUs The fiction Minton added was that part of the letter in which he would have us believe that all petitions for certiorari receive the consideration of the justices when everybody knows they are hand led by clerks The dictum the senator con tinued was the advisory opin ion which the chief justice deliv ered to Wheeler holding it would be unconstitutional to divide the court into sections S Earlier in the day Prof IEdwin Borchard of Yale university had told the senate judiciary commit tee that the Roosevelt court bill Was a proposal to enlarge the court wholesale to get certain rigged opinions DOROTHY THOMPSON SEES PARALLEL WITH EUROPE WASHINGTON Thompson newspaper columnist Wednesday be tween the Roosevelt court bill and the moves which led to dictator ship in Germany and Italy The smartly dressed publicist the first woman to testify in the current senate judiciary commit tee hearings warned the commit tee and a capacity crowd of visit ors that the outstanding fact of pur times is the decline and fall of constitutional democracy FARM PURCHASE PLAN gEJEGTED House Committee Opposes Pioposal m Tenancy Program WASHINGTON house agriculture committee Wednesday rejected a proposal to allot 000000 to assist farm tenants to buy farms on easy credit terms The proposal was part of the ad ministrations farm tenancy program Chairman Jones DTexns said the committee voted 13 to 11 against recommending such legis lation urged by President Roose velt Secretary Wallace and aspe cial committee on tenancy named by the president Takes No Action The committee took no action on proposals to appropriate 000 for rehabilitation loans to low income farm groups and a 000000 submarginal land retire ment program Seven democratic members of the committee joined six republi cans in opposing the farm buying plan Action came after eleven weeks of hearings and debate on the pro gram Jones said a motion to re consider the unfavorable vote was pending He expressed the opinion it would be rejected In Land Business Tactics Are Cause of Labor Troubles WASHINGTON IP Senator vVagner DN Y told the seu te Wednesday the sit down strike lad been provoked by the long standing ruthless tactics of a few reat corporations The New York senator author of the labor relations act pending before h e supreme court said the root cause for the present ec onomic w a r fare w h i c h flared up so s p e c t acularly in the General Motors and Chrysler sit down strikes was the lack of power in the federal gov ernment to enforce tile Wagner low If the law had been en forced he said these crises would not have arisen Taking cognizance of what he called the hue and cry for ncv federal legislation to curb the si down strikes Wagner said nev legislation is never a remedy fo the disobedience of existing law Justice and Peace Let the federal governmen have the power and the determin ation to enforce that the Wag nei law on a nationwide scale he said and we shall on nationwide scale the methods o justice and peace He asserted there was extrem of anew depression i workers were not permitted share adequately in business ad vances Declaring profits war running far ahead of produc tion he said that Avas the sure road to depression Without committing himself on the legality of the sit down strike the former New York judge said what technics will be approved by the law of the future no man in the world can say Should Obey Law He added however that today everyone should obey the law of today and it is for each jurisdic tion to say what the lawis within its boundaries Contending the sit down method had been provoked by corpora tions Wagner said the big com panies had ham strung the la bor relations board by injunctions openly banded together to defy this law and systematically used spies and discharges and violence and terrorism to shatter the work ers liberties The organized and calculated and cold blooded sit down against federal law has come as always not from the common people bul from a few great vested interests1 he said Common Pcnnle Rising The uprising of the commor REJECT BILL TO LIFT CHAIN TAX OIL FIRMS owa House Resumes Its Study of Interstate Bridge Bill DBS MOINES Iowa ouse Wednesday defeated a bill o exempt oil companies from the hain store tax The vote was 52 to 51 with the ill failing to pass for want of a constitutional majority While the bill received a bare majority of the votes cast il needed the vote of 55 of the 108 members of the house to pass The vote followed two hours and half of bitter debate in which older members recalled the March on the House two years ago by employes of oil companies opposed to the chain store tax People operating their stations under lease now arc well satis ied declared Representative Os car Johnson D of Kanawha opposing the ejvmplion move Backed by Independents Representative LeHoy Mercer D of Iowa City one of the spon sors of the bill said ninetyeight per cent of the independent deal ers favored the exemption Members asserted they had re ceived fifty or sixty letters all in the same handwriting and in the same phraseology but signed by different names urging them to support the bill M 111 o p W Stricklei R of Des Monies saic he drove out Tuesday to interview some of the persons whose names were signed to letters he had re ceived They told me we dont wan that bill passed Strickler re ported Induced by Companies The oil companies have gone out and induced these men to vrite these letters to you gentle men to ask you to support this nil Strickler charged Rep J P Gallagher D of iamsburg said it is bill needs any opposition It calls to mind the presence of one of the most gigantic con scienceless monopolies this coun try has ever known The very name of Rockefeller is a stench in the nostrils of common decency Gallagher continued He said the oil business is so strongly implanted it will take continuous active vigorous oppo sition to this must defeat them here we must defeat R of DRAW FROM HAT TO PICK WINNER Johnson Named Member of Eagle Grove Council After Tie Vote municipal election tie was broken Wednes day morning by drawing names from a hat with M W Johnson being declared the winner In Mondays vote Johnsonand CE Maxwell both received D3 votes for lust ward councilman Drawr ing of names from the hat done in the presence of election officials and was declared to be satisfactory to both parties Whe Weather t FORECAST IOWA Cloudy andjunscttlcrt lightshowers in west amd north portion Wednesday The chairman said most of the members objected lo the land buy ing program on the ground it would put the government in the land business The measure rejected the third tossed aside by the commit tee It would have authorized the secretary of agriculture to buy farms for resale tp tenants on terms that would give them as long as 45 years to pay The inter est rate would have been 3 per cent The committee took up the ten ancy measure after President Roosevelt advised guarding against huge expenditures Explosion Burns Fatal suffered in a furnace explosion Easter i proved fatal to Mrs Joseph Don 43 J night and Thursday anfl in southeast portion Thursday slightly warmer In central and eastportloris Wednesday night somewhat colder In central and western portions MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy light snow Wednesday night and In east portion Thursday somc whatcplder in northwest portion Wednesday night colder Thurs day except in extreme west IN MASON CITY V figures for 24 hour period ending af8 oclock Wednesday morning Tuesday 39 Above Minimum in Night 26 Above At 8 A MV Wednesday 32 Above i Precipitation Trace The March farewell to North Iowa was neither lamblike nor libnlike so far as temperature was concerned It was a kind of cross breed leaning a little bit tpward the chilly side Prosecutor Reports Definite Suspect in Triple Murder NEW YORK ques tioning three men for more than four hours District AttorneyWil lianvC Dodge announced today that police a definite sus pect in the triple murder of Model Veronica Ronnie Gedeon her mother and a roomerPrank Byrnes Easter Sunday morning in a Beekman Hill apartment His statement followed lengthy questioning of Joseph Gedeon father of the 20 year Qld rnoflel and who was wife Robert Fowler 25 whose LOOK INSIDE FOR SENATOR LEO ELTHON Expects lo Cut Million From Budget Proposals PAGE 2 Mohawks Have Lots of Talent for Diamonc PAGE s Debt Adjustments Aid Many in Paying Taxes PAGE 5 them at every turn Rep Roy J Sours marriage to Ronnie at quickly annulled and1 George 46 yeferpldun employed chauffeur and former roomer at apartment One of Ronnies closest girl friends Jean Carp 20 also amod el wasquestioned again Wednes day icople has come as always only jecause of a breakdown in the ability of the law and our econo mic system to protect their rights The national labor relations noard was unable to cope with the General Motors crisis Wagner said because General Motors al ready had challenged the law by an injunction nnd the circuit court of the Flint district had already decided the federal government liadno jurisdiction over automo bile workers Principles of Decency When peace finally came in the General Motors strike Wagner added it embraced the very prin ciples of decent industrial rela tions that are embodied in the act What greater proof could there be of the soundness of the na tional labbr relations act he asked The only way to avoid indus trial strife is to have that two year old act of congress so inter preted in the courtsthat it may be applied on a nationwide scale to the promotion of peace Asks Soecial Vote for Fort Dodge on City Manager Plan FORT J W Kime filed a petitionasking May or C A Garlock to call a specia election to decide whether For Dodge shall change from a com mission form of government to the city manager plan The petition was filed several weeks ago bu was later withdrawn until afle Charles City sought before the final vote was taken to amend the bill to apply only to sale of oil and oil products Amendment Defeated If the oil companies want to be exempt from the chain store lax let them come as oil companies not as department stores Sours said He referred to the sale of tires and accessories by oil com panies in offering his amendment The amendment lost by a vote of 54 to 44 The house Wednesday afternoon esumed consideration of the in erstate bridge bill on which it be gan working Monday The bill would finance purchase nd construction of bridges over he Missouri and Mississippi rivers issuing revenue bonds An amendment by Rep Ed R Brown R of Dos Moines to set he maturity date of the bonds at 00 years was voted down by voice ote after the opponents of the amendment had played with it several minutes PLOT SEEN TO MURDER MAYOR Kirksville Mo Executive Near Death Following Explosion in Car KIHKSVILLE Mo college town talked excitedly Wednesday in strange assassin and its mayor Gail Jacobs lay near death his body torn by an explosion in his car That it was a bomb wired to thi generator in an attempt on hi life was the belief of Col B M Casteel Missouri highway patro superintendent Why No one would even spec ulate publicly The popular 45 year old officia won handily at a quiet clectio last year and he reported no labo troubles at his plumbing companj Early Wednesday in a length transfusion he was given blood o his former business partner Ralp Shercr Jacobs suffered a severe ly mangled left leg His right le and left arm were fractured A ailing heart added complications The explosion blew the hoo and fenders to bits tore chunl out of heavy beams in the gnrag Farm Labor Is Receiving Higher Wage CHICAGO labor is sharing in the farmers increased income and has prospects of get ting a bigger slice of the financial melon a nationwide survey dis closed Wednesday Pay of farm labor practically everywhere in the nation has been boosted from 5 to 20 per cent during the last year The possibil ity of still higher prices for 1937 farm products carded a promise of further pay hikes The hired man is receiving more money today than at any time since 1931 and in some of the more productive areas agricultural economists said further increases may be forthcoming during the spring planting or harvest sca ons Rhoile Island Highest Averages compiled by the U S epartment of agriculture showed hodc Island was the highest ionthly pay with board nd without The 1936 av iage was and re pectively The low average was cported from Georgia with oard up to 75 cents over last ear California was second high itli an average of with board n the corn belt slates the average vith board ranged from in Nebraska to 2G in Illinois Spc ializcd farm workers received igher pay usually to a month more than ordinary help Agricultural economists pre icted a shortage of farm help in ome states this year If the all ime record winter wheat acreage produces the bumper crop farm rs anticipate there will be a icavydemandfor the migiatory ypeot farm worker May Find Difficulty Farmers desiring help for sev eral months during the summer and early fall may find it difficult economists said to find men wili ng to work for wages somewhat uglier than the present scale Farm workers in the areas seri ously affected by the drought last year have received little increased compensation K D Blood Okla loma federal crop statistician said he pay in Oklahoma had increased1 only to a month with board In Iowa farm helpin drought stricken counties received in ACT AS SPANISH FLOTILLA HALTS FRENCH VESSEL 1000 Italian Colonials in Morocco to Stamp Out CounterRevolt By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Apparently reliable reports that Gen Francisco Franco had im ported 1000 Italian colonials to stamp out revolt in Spanish Mo creascs of a monlii while those in counties least damaged got S10 Wages ranged from to a month in the state SAYS KIDNAPERS RELEASED HIM Missing Arizona Boy Scout Executive Freed Near El Paso Texas the city election roof and shattered back windows I Boy Scout executive walked into of the house the El Paso Natural Gns company control station north of hero early Wednesday He said he had been freed by kidnapers Tuesday night Fred Rosch in charge of the Emmetsburg Water Supply Reported Fit for Drinking Again tbe recent inspection and treatment of j Emmetsburgs city well water the local water supply has been pror nounced fit for drinking purposes with no further contamination of the well likely city officials said here Tuesday Danger of seepage into the well named as a possible cause for the waters impurity has been eliminated and a special chlorinating process applied by state health engineers has puri fied the liquid it was explained The water was declared unsafe for consumption here several weeks ago by the stale health board and Emmctsburg residents were urged to boil water before using it Pleads Not Guilty in Babcock Slaying See Sanity Hearing BUFFALO N year old Thomas Smith pleaded in nocent Wednesday to a charge of murdering 18 year old Mary Ellen Babcock and his attorneys said they might ask the court to appoint a sanity commission Smith appeared briefly in court then was returned to jail to await a hearing April 14 His arraignment on a first degree murder charge tool place 24 hours after announcement by Police j Commissioner James W Higgins that Smith had confessed the knife slaying of Miss Babcock Feb 5 station at Sunrise Acres north of El Paso called the office of Sher iff Chris Fox and deputies brought Miller to the sheriffs of fice Miller said that he was kidnaped last Wednesday while on his way lo Globe Ariz from Safford Miller said he had been stopped by a car which was across the road and a man lay in front of the car as if injured I stopped my car lo give aid 10 said The man jumped up and lit me Two other men hiding in he car leaped out and knocked me out The next thing I knew I awoe in their car Miller said that he had been kept in custody of the kidnap ers until Tuesday night when he was pushed out of the car on the desert You dont miss with the want hit the nail on the head every time they aim for the money buyer who wants what you have to sell and hes looking for it with CASH Its a clean a fumble in a thumbful This is a good time to sell seed oats goats or boats in fact anything from a hand painted dish to tropical fish JUST CALL THE AD TAKER AT 3BOO Runaway Davenport Girl 16 Held by Police at Ottumwa OTTUMWA Plambeck 16 daughter of Mr an Mrs Ernest Plambeck Davenpor was taken into custody by Ottum wa police early Wednesday She admitted she was runnin away from home because her fa ther wanted her to attend busines college was accompanied b Douglas Gcpharl 20 of Moun Pleasant whom she met enroul to Ottumwa They said they wci going to Kansas Cityv Mpj of his rebellion against the government of Spain Wednesday the interna tional fires started by that bloody civil war more than eight months ago Simultaneously Great Britain and France joined in this flat warning to Franco Keep your hands off our ships Landed at Ccufa French Moroccan sources heard that the overseas colonial troops had landed at Ceuta Spanish Mo rocco and had been distributed through the insurgent held Span ish zone because of a still seri ous movement against Francos regime Italy one of 2V international pledgers of neutrality stirred European alarm only a few days ago by refusing towithdraw any of the thousands of volunteers she has in Spain These volunteers were defeated northeast of Ma drid in one of the most recent in surgent thrusts at the capital 5tt IMcn Executed At Tangier the semiofficial Spanish news organization Agence Espagne declared the counterrevolt had been crushed with the execution of 50 men and the arrest of 1100 officers sol diers and authorities had denied tiicie was any levolt Serious international trouble was threatened further as two nations Great Britain and to Spanish surgents against halting their ships Great Britain already having warned insurgents that intcrfer once with her shipping on the high seas would notbe tolerated demanded an explahation of threoaJ attacks on British merchantmen insurgent warships t V French Ship Fired On The French steamer Cap Fal con said she was fired upon and and halted by ari insurgent tilla off Santander in the Bay afvV1 Biscay and was only permitted to proceed after a strong protest In Spaingovernment troops launched offensives on nearly all fronts Two columns moved to ward Burgos original sealof the insurgent regime A big drive was pushed toward insurgentheld coal mines at Penarroya after a suc cessful defense of the rich Ciudad Reai mercury and coal mine aVea on the Cordoba front Insurgents claimed a series oC gQvernment thrusts against their lines the northwest cornet T Madrid were stopped with EL PASO Texas llcavv ioases inflicted on the en M Miller missing Safford Ariz I cmy TALY WILL ABIDE BY ONINTEItVENXION PACT HOME press minis r Dino Alfiere told all foreign ewspapermen in Home Wednes ay night that Italy will abide by ic Spanish nonintervention ac ord as long as other nations do nd is not now preparing to send oops to Spain This formal statement was given the Associated Press after Al icri had conferred both with Pre Jer Mussolini and with Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano OVERNHIENT DEFENDS RICH MINING AREA MADRID Government orces turned their own successful defense of the rich mercury and coal mine area at Ciudad on the Cordoba front into a slash ng drive Wednesday toward in surgent held coal mines at Penar roya Government bombing p 1 a n e s roared over mountains between he Pozoblanco sector and the Pennaroya coal fields and bombed Penarroya and nearby Belmez in an effort to disorganize rearguard defenses in those vital regions However dispatches from Avila Spain said a series of gov ernment thrusts against insurgent lines just outside the northwest corner of Madrid were reported Wednesday to have been repulsed with heavy losses Attack Beaten Back The insurgent command an nounced an attack against Maja dahonda only a few miles north west of the capital had been bcaU en back with a great butchery of government troops Occupation of Alcaraccjos anc Villnncuva del Duquc advanced government troops about 9 miles west along a railroad from Pozo blanco These neighboringtowns ;