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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THATMAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION NO 188 VOL XLHI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS TTJIi JLXASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY IB 1937 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OFTWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 1 Governor Not Quizzed Crifics Say Harlan Probe Didnt Go Far Enough By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON far as it went Sen ator Robert M LaFollette is given plenty oi credit for his investigation of conditions i n Harlan county Kentucky Some c o m plaint is heard on Capitol Hill however to the effect that the inquiry did not go quite far enough Critics suggest that G o v A B Chandler ought to have been included in the LaFol lette committees grilL Happy had predecessors in the guberna torial chair too whom many law makers would have liked to see panned by the LaFollette inqui Why was such a stete of affairs as has been disclosed in Harlan permitted by Kentuckys state authorities to continue so long Why No Action The situation of course was in the hands of the countys local authorities but if they were scan dalously derelict in their duty it has been all along within the governors power to remove them The states attorney general would have been within Ms rights in taking in hand personally the prosecution of raurder cases which Harlans officialdom seems to have blinked at It would ap pear almost that the regime of terrorism testified to as having existed in the Harlan region should have justified a declara tion of martial law Why was Frankfort the Ken tucky capital so persistently in different to it Numerous commentators would have iiked to hear Happy Chan dler and other higherups ex S plain Why No HigherOps Political cynics in Washington are surmising that Senator La Follette being a staunch Roose veltian did not desire to em barrass too prominent democrats by his quiz Theysay hedid iipt thesufferings of small fry1 like Sheriff Middleton on the witness stand but they wonder why formidable demo cratssuch as Governor Chandler were spared It is not even certain that Sen ator La Follettes own witnesses lor the prosecution will be safe once back in Harlan Anyway most of them are not going back The Wisconsin senator has taken steps to protect them indeed as one of them re marked what good will protec tion do me after Im dead Wagner Law Enters The influence of the Wagner federal labor relations law recent ly upheld by the United States su preme court enters into the equa tion now Labor is entitled to organize in order to bargain collectively The employing concern is unen titled to prevent its workers from unionizing themselves If it tries to prevent them from doing so i is guilty of an unfair labor prac tice and the labor relations board may so find If the employer still balks the case passes under the jurisdiction of tfie local federal circuit court This court subject to appeal hav ing decided in the workers favor the employer must submit to the labor boards the em ployer is in contempt of court And contempt of court is punish or a term in jail Is Killing in Contempt Well say that an employing JUSTICES READY IOULD GET OUT IF DROPPED COURT PLAN Spanish Republics War Goiei7imenf Resigns Auto Hits Bridge Girder Battle to Carry on With President Declining to Compromise WASHINGTON JP Oppon ents of the Roosevelt court bill said Saturday three early retire ments from the supreme cour were assured if the president woulrl drop his judicial reorgani zation program Administration leaders who con ferred with Mr Roosevelt Fri day night reported that the battle for the bill would go In stat ing that there would be no com promise these officials did not in dicate whether the reported read ness of three justices to retire had jeen communicated to the chief irtecutive High opposition senators who did not wish to be quoted by name said the justices ready to retire were Brandeis Van Devan Sutherland From other persons came a hint hit at leat one of the tice Van quit oon regardless of continuance of the court dispute Wants to Retire Justice Van Devanter at 78 is oldestmember of the court except 80 year old Justice Bran dis and is the senior member in point of service Friends long have said be was tired of serving and wanted to retire but was re luctant to step down while the court bill was pending There were suggestions Satur day however that he had made up his mind to quit and might announce his decision either just before or justafter the senate ju diciary committee votes next i Tuesday on fhe court bill j Brandeis lias voted for most o theRoosevelt legislation excep and Suth tices that has been the center criticism by supporters of th court bill Both Sides Excited The retirement reports excite both sides in the judiciary con troversy coming immediately af ter President Roosevelt conferre with Vice President Garner Sen ator Robinson D Speake Bankhead and Representativ Rayburn Texas on this am other legislative problems I see no prospect now of an adjustmenton the court bill am I expect that the battle will g said Robinson as he left th white house late Friday vote in the senate will b dose with a fair prospect of pass age of the A car driven by Thomas O Carlson struck this bridge near Le7 land began to climb up a girder then plunged 10 feet into the befl of the Winnebago river lacdingr on its top The strain caused a stringer on the bridge to give away The driver suffered three frac tured ribs and bruises Standing below looking up at the damaged bridge are left to right Oren Smith Jack Jensen and J J Lindt company hires deputy sheriffs to kill a union organizer as it has been testified that they have done in Harlan county Thats an infair labor prac Maybe a Harlan county grand jury refuses to return a murder indictment The killing was in contempt of court for all of that The nub of it is A murder may not be a murder But it may be in contempt of court CEMENT FIRMS INCREASE PAY Hourly Wage Boost to Be Added to Checks on May 19 and 20 The management of the Le high and Northwestern States Portland Cement companies have announced increases in hourly wages as of May 1 which will be reflected in the payroll checks disIowa Southern Utility officials FIVE KILLED ON WAY TO SCHOOL Four Pupils and Car Drive Victims of Collision With Train MILTON persons four of whoin were school child were killed Saturday whei an automobile vised for transport ing the children to school collidec with a train two miles south of Milton villege The dead were John C Vasseur 37 driver of the car Rene La rochelle 11 and her brother Howard 13 Earl Murray 10 acd Earl Fuller 14 all of Milton The children were enroute to school on Saturday to make up for time previously lost Investigators said the driver ap parently expected a clear track at the little second grade crossing unaware that the an ex pre from Washington and New York to Montreal was running 45 minutes late i The light sedan crushed against the front of the locomotive was tarried about a train length Every person in the vehicle was A light rain was falling at the time of the accident investigators said and possibly helped obscure the view of the unguarded cross No Votes Opposed to Light Franchise CENTERVILLE never happened before in Iowa so far as we was the comment of tributed on May 20 and 19 respec tively Both Mason City plants are at the present time operating at a higher percentage of annual ca pacity than for several years here Saturday after tabulating the Kght and power franchise elec tion returnsfrom Martinsburg Martinsburg voted on a franchise extension of 25 years The vote was 123 hi against Merrill and Lambie Tell President of Their Trip Flyers Visit White House Present F R Stamps for PICTURE ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON Dick Merrill and Jack Lambie told President Roosevelt Saturday of their experiences on their round trip flight across the north Atr The aviatore first to accomplish such a feat without mishap were accompanied to the White House by Ben Smith their New York backer They said the president asked them about weather conditions the altitudes theyflew and how the instruments and motors func tioned They presented the president with a copy of a Thursday Lon don newspaper describing the coronation and a first cover with New York and London post marks for his large stamp col lection Merrill saidhe would return in a few days to flying his regu lar route between New York and Miami Both flyers flew here Saturday morning from New York and returned Saturday aft ernoon WILL ANNOUNCE DAY ON TUESDAY London Court Circular to Publish Date of Duke Waily Wedding MONTS France Duke of Windsor is expected to announce at noon Tuesday the date set for his wedding to Mrs Wallis Warfield It was under stood that the announcement would be published in the court circular at London which re cords activities of the royal fam ily during the week and thus ac cord official recognition of the ro mance which cost the duke his throne Information here is that the LELAND BRIDGE WRECKED WHEN STRUCK BY CAR Driver Injured in Fall of 10 Feet to River Bed Auto Smashed car driven by Thomas O Carlson late Friday struck the guard railing on a bridge over the Winnebago river ran up a section of the bridge then turned over and fell 1C feat to the bed of the river below as the north part of the bridge collapsed Carl son who suffered three fractured ribs other bruises and a cut on his face was taken to a physician at Forest City for treatment and later returned to his home The accident occurred a half mile east of Leland near the creamery where a bridge 75 feet long crosses the river Carlson who was driving west intoLeland said he was blinded by the sun at about 5 oclock in the afternoon Five children who were fishing on the bank nearby saw the car fall and gave the alarm Because smoke was coming from the car they thought it was on fire The children were Marline Nolte Ber nard Brandstad Betty Ann and Dorothy Brandstad and Darlene Foss ages 10 to 12 After seeing ie car fall they ran tothe Ed Severson place nearby to call for help Carlson was dazedand suffered from shock but washable toget out of the badly damaged auto which landed on force of the impact broke aniroasup port of the bridge bassawayr Dies COALGATE Gassaway Oklahomas former cowboy died at 8 m Saturday in an ambulance enroute to Ada after suffering a leart attack at his ranch home near here He was 51 years old Gassaway whose cowboy hat iigh boots and western man erisms became widely known in Washington was defeated for re lection last November by Lyle Boren of Seminole duke and Mrs completed every Warfield have detail o their Life Termer Insane Man and Two Other Prisoners at Large LONG VIEW life termer an insane man and two other prisoners all armed for bat tle roamed north Texas Saturday after breaking oit of the Gregg county jail Two fled in a sheriff squad car capable of picking up radio broad cast orders concerning the wary search for the desperate fugitives The four disarmed three jail of ficials and locked one in a cell after using a plea for a drink as a ruse to obtain the keys Sheriff A King marshalled officers from a wide section of the east Texas oil country in an effort o corner Lavelle Stephens young ife termer and his three com lanions who broke from their ells atop the county courthouse riday night weddingplans Theyare to be married within three weeks it is understood and most probably during the first few days ofJune Mrs Warfield wants to bea June bride in this her third wedding it issaid The duke and his new duchess are expectedto leave by automo bile a honeymoon in Austria almostimmediately after the cer emony and at Wasserleonburg down near theItalian andJugo slavian borders seek the seclusion deniedthem here airbanks by Ice Laden Flood Waters of 2 Rivers FAIRBANKS Alaska airbanks was marooned and ourfifths submerged Saturday nder iceladen flood watersfrom ic Tanana and Chena rivers Most of the inhabitants huddled in temporarycamps n high Temperatures below freezing Water began to rise early Satur ay when upstream thaws released ew torrents Find Boys Body in River Where Chum Says He Pushed Him PHILADELPHIA ff body of 7 year old John Tighe was recovered Saturday from the Schuylkill river Lieutenant oi Detectives Joseph Summerscale said it was found near the spot where James Brady 9 told him he pushed theboy into the stream on Mothers day Brady once given a pair of shoes by President Roosevelt was Governor Guest at University of Iowa IOWA CITY Nelson G Kraschel and his military staff headed a group of nearly 400 guests at the annual governors day ceremony at the University of Iowa Saturday Governor Kraschel President Eugene Gil more of the university and Ray Murphy past commander of the were principal speakers at a luncheon In the aft ernoon the governor and officials reviewed the R O T C corps Lawmakers End Session Survey Work and Agree 1 House Legislature Is Here to Stay LINCOLN P Forty three weary Nebraska lawmakers surveyedfour and a half months work Saturday and agreed the na tions only one house legislature is here to stay The assembly all the tasks of the first unicameral ses sion in history Saturday and was ready to quit sine die as soon as the routine was completed Well never go back to the old two house Senator John H former congressman and chairman of the assemblys rules committee asserted Speaker Charles J Warner who served a dozen terms m the bicameral sys tem agreed Ifs working too good to Doubt Rapid Spread Most members doubted how ever it the one house system would spread to other states rap idly If it Warner said the proposal will have to come from the people by initiative as it did here No legislature is going to leg islate itself out of One fact about the new system is incontrovertible It is cheaper The first unicameral session cost about of itfor bers salaries The last bicameral session cost approximately 000 Enact 210 The one house enacted about 210 laws in a little less than 100 legislative Iheyl935i two house legislatureenacted 192 laws in 110 legislative days iienniaLbudget bill passed unanimous vote committee of thewhole procedure was abolished permanently and appointment of new directors for the state assistance program and the employment ap proved Passage of the appropriations bin above that recom mended by Go v R L Cqchr an drew criticism from the governor I regret the legislature thought it necessary to increase my budget as a whole I regret I have no veto power on someof the LOOK INSIDE FOR PHILIP JiNOWDEN British Labor Leader Former Chancellor Dies Second Dumont Person Is Accidentally Shot PAGE 8 Fish Biting Weather Raw as Season Opens PAGE 11 Horse Is Kim When Big Truck Tips Over PAGE 14 Have You Read Your Newspaper Found Set of False Teeth in Salmon Can NILES Pierce meditated Saturday on the probable predicament of an un known cannery workter Em bedded in the bottom of a can of salmon Pierce opened Friday was a set of false teeth held inthe house of detention while police searched body No formal charges have been him Summerscale said Brady told him the boys wereplaying and he pushed John toward the river twice tofrighten him the third time his handslippedand John fell in The president gave Brady the shoes last July after be the boy wore out his own trying to get into Franklinfield to hear the presidents acceptance Hit by Car and Killed CENTER Longneiiker 65 was killed when as hewas walking along the highway 1 What two flyers made a round trip by plane to the Lon don coronation and back to New York 2 The high school graduation of what major league baseball player made news 3 What city waschosen for its 1S38 meeting by the Iowa Congregational Christian churches in session here 4 In what state of the British empire were demonstrators against the coronation of King George most active 5 What movie actor portrayer of he man roles was arrested on a charge of drunkenness after he offered to fight two policemen 6 On what grounds did the jury acquit O B Govig Clear Lake and Mason City grocer of the murder of his wife 7 A steel strikeaffecting 000 workers in what company was tentatively settled 8 A power and light firm in what North Iowa city was ac cused of paying a man to desist from activities against the company 9 What high school most superior ratings at the state high schooLmusic contest 10 What title did former King Edward demand for his bride ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 BOY GETS BACK KIDNAPED1 DOG Just as 11 Year Old Was Giving Up All year old Edmar Fink returned to his sandlot baseball team Saturday all worry for the safety of his naped Bostop terrier erased Tippy Edmar informed his gravely concerned playmates was recovered Friday night just as he was aboutto despair of reclaiming the pet 5100 ransom had been demanded by its captor Edmar stayed out of school all Friday afternoon tracing down numerous clews which poured in by telephone in response to the flare of publicity given in news papers and over radio stations to tie plight of the broken hearted Weary after checking a score of tips without Edmar set out just before supper on an other As hepassed at which an anonympus caller toM hijnhe might find his dog Edmars heart jumped There in the windov his nose pressed to the glass aao his whole body wiggling wita excitement was Tippy Edmar rushed home to tell iis mother Accompanied by police they the house A woman who answered the door wasnt ready to surrender the dog But legalpersuasion by the police and payment of by Edmars father for costs pi caring for Tippys and a promise to let the matter drop ended in a prompt BOY OFF BRIDGE 6 Year Old Sam Davis at Hospital in Serious Condition Sam Davis 6 son of Mr and Mrs Harold Davis 1454 North Federal aveuue was in serious condition Saturday at thePark hospital where he was being from a bridge northeast of Mason City by a mo tor car of the M and St L rail road late Friday afternoon The boy was about 30 feet from the south end of bridge 63 of the railroad near Seventeenth street northeast when he was caught by the southbound train No 8 or motor car GE 29 The boy was knocked from the bridge into Cal amus creek which it crosses Mail clerk William Werritt saw the ac cident Other members of the train crew were Engineer J Skinner Marshalltown Jim Pea cock Albia and Brakeman J M Wymore Albert Lea The boy was taken tothe hospital by Herbert Nasheim 225 Thirteenth street northeast PREMIER ASKED TO FORM WIN WAR II and excited reunion of Edmar and his peC TheWeather FORECAST Generally fair taex treme west showers and some what wannerin central and east Saturday BigJit Suaday general ly fair aad somewhat cooler possiblyshowers alongthe Mis sissippi rlveK in mornine MINNESOTA Generally fair in showers in east some what warmer Supe Red River valley Saturday mght Sunday J fair cooler in tsast and south por tions IN MASON CITY I GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 m Saturday Maximum Friday 61 Minimum IK At 8 A M Saturday 44 Rainfall Trace WEEKLY FORECAST i CHICAGO out look for the period May 17 to 22 Forthe upper Mississippir and lower MissourivalUeys Generally fair first of middle generally fair towardclose cool Monday risingtemperature Tues day and Thurs day orFriday For the northern andcentral great plains Generally fair most of week except local showers aboutTuesday or Wednesdayris ing temperature Monday and Tuesday cooler middle of week Basque Loyalists Launching Counter Attack Against Rebels in North VALENCIA Premier Francisco Largo Caballero re signed his Spanish Republican government Saturday uiS a few hours later was called uponto form a new win cab inet The sixth wartime government of Spains Lairgo Cabal lero include all the elements in Hie cabinet which resigned but a new distributionof posts The extreme socialist premier who has guided the destinies of the regime through eightmonths of resistance against fascist in surgents pledged himself to a speedy formation of a win the war ministry Will Share PostsL Largo Caballeros announce ment that all the elements of the old cabinet would be represented in the new meant apparently that anarchosyndicalists would share posts with socialists communists and left republicans The extent of anarchosyndi calist representation was doubt ful however Barcelona col leaguesof this group recently re volted against theCataloruan and Valenciaregimes which with allied in fighting Francisco Francos insurgent ar Valencia calists publicly the re volt of anarchists Demand His Retention Leaders socialist cpmmunlst labor union were in sistent that Largo Caballero con inne in power They said his iorceful personality was indis The gpvernmenfs main inter nal political trouble during the civil war has been to try to re concile anarchists and syndicalists with socialists communists and left republicans all supporting the regime against Francisco Francos military Valencia itself was calm Re ports of a coming cabinet reshuf fle had been circulated for some time and caused no surprise Headed 2 Govenunsats Largo Caballero has headed two of the five governments which have opposed Francos insurgents since last July Since last November when Franco first hammered at the very doorstep of Madrid the govern ment has operated from Valencia on the Mediterranean Francos insurgents still are just outside Madrid and are pounding at the approaches of Bilbao seat of the autonomous basque regime the main governments supporter on the northwest ledge of Spain TRY TO CHECK REBEL DBIVE IN NORTH SPAIN FrancoSpanish Frontier reinforced by crack regiments off Asturian miners launched a heavy counter attack in the Mt Biscargil sector on the Bilbao front at fl Saturday a determmedj effortto check northern Dispatches said that jnitiaLvre portsfrom thefaghtihglines excellent and that loyalistswere i pressingtherebelsback Simultaneously EmM Molap rebeL commander attacked of Mt rection of Plencia to seizeicontroli of of Biscaylarea an the seaf The Basques are commanded by President Jose Antonio de Aguirre who sent Asturian miners into the front lines in an effort the rebel advance ANARCHISTS SEIZE TOWN ANDTREPAKE FOR SIEGE PERPIGNAN Anarchists seized the fortified frontier town of Puigcerda Satur day erected barricades and pre pared to defend themselves against Catalonian government authority The anarchists fearing terrible reprisals from socialists because of their abortive revolt in Barce Ions in which more than 200 per sons were killed comprised a bati They dug a system of plainly from lie frontier The mam Jjoroughfares 0 wanner toward close ofthe city of were removed from population and a The town was black last night because all power had shut off ;