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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 17 1937 THIS PAFJ3B CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 189 Argument Over Sugar Big Beneficiary by AAA Opposed to Control OTHER ADMITS KILLING By CHARLES P STEWAfcT ASHING TON CPA Pres ident Clarence K Bitting of the United State Sugar corporation was in Washington recently fightj ing legislation to reward his concern for keepins down j sugar producj tion President Bit tings company grows in the Florida Everglades While the AAA plan of crop control was Woman Hit by Train Killed SON WERE IN THE WAY 5 Indicates Two Men Were Involved NEW YORK Tiernan 28 year old pleating factorv employe confessed Men still operative before the supreme j day police announced that she court outlawed it as her 8 year old daughter tionai the corporation was a ben eficiary of the rule under which the government paid money to agriculture for not planting or for plowingsunder It was a big beneficiary the tune of about There was quite a bit of talk relative to the size of the money it received from the federal treasury Knocked Out by Court Well the supreme court as pre viously remarked knocked out the law Now an attempt is being inade to revive it in a fashion to hold constitutional water And President Bitting whose company scooped in the or there abouts is in arms against it may he agreed that I ought to be sent to some institu tion for the mentally unbalanced AH the same such a system is hopelessly uneconomic The theory is that there is j overproduction There isnt un til everyone has more than he wants of everything and that time hasnt arrived ever will in all probability Prices Slump Aain But assume that a reduction in certain outputs does advance prices of those commccyties Thereupon consumer capacity to absorb them shrinks With the shrinkage in demand prices slump again Then there must be further restriction of output still feigner prices still less consumption with correspondingly redeclining prices more restriction upon out put higher prices less consump tion lowered prices so on indef initely Low prices but a huge con Mason City Orchestra Ranks in Division One High School Soloists Also Given High Ratings at National Meet STORY ON PAGE 12 COLUMBUS Ohio high schools were awarded ratings of first division or highly in the class A division of the na tional orchestra contest which Helen and tried to kill her o year j concluded here Saturday night old son James because she had no room for them room apartment Inspector Francis J Kear of the fortyseventh street police station where Mrs Tiernan was questioned for several hours after first saying a strange man at tacked her children announced that we have a complete confes sion from this Inspector Kear said that she Schools winning top rating in in her three j the A division open to schools of 750 students or more were Mason City Iowa John Mar shall Chicago La Porte Lane Technical Chicago Joplin Highland Park Glen ville Cleveland Elkhart Cleveland Heights Ohio and John Adams Cleveland Second division superior Ashland Ohio was in love with a man ano be cause she had only a three room apartment she thought the two children were in the She Did It The officer said that Mrs Tier nan insists sru did it A story told by the injured boy I in Community hospual fatcho rrue indicated however that two j men George and were with Mrs Tiernan before the attack took place Sunday in the woods east of Brookhaven on Long Island The boy recovering from head bruises and a cut in his throat told officers his mother took him and the girl on the train to a station where two men met them He described the men as my two The men he said drove them i Bloom Township Chicago Heights J Sterling Morton Cicero Proviso Township May wood and Quincy 111 Third division good achieve Frankfort Hammond and Portsmouth Ohio Soloists Get Honors Harold Raizes Mason City was one of 12 entrants who finished in division two in the baritone solo event Melvin Baker Mason City fin ished with four others in divisJon two in the alto clarinet solo Bob Servison Mason City fin ished with 14 others in division three of the B flat clarinet solo contest Evelyn Cheesman Mason City finished with six others in divi sion two of student orchestra con ductor contest Miss Chessman was CARLETON STEWART Director of Orchestra some place in a blue automobile vision in tity of George but said he was not in custody Admits Entire Crime Detectives at the West 47th street station in Manhattan said Mrs Tiernan admitted the entire sumption with small profits but j They quoted her as say lots of them is the natural aw of i ng she cut the boy and girl with a mis era What Opponents Say Offhand it may seem as if Bit ting should be permitted to go the all the sugar he is able to onhis cane plantation in jxvii Floridas Everglades and selling it burniri as cheaply as possible to Ameri can consumerdom Nevertheless opponents of this policy do have an argument on their side The essence of it is this Sugar is an uneconomic crop in the United States considering the j country as a We havent j ihe right kind of soil or climate i generally speaking to grow enough of it to go around Not nearly enough only 20 to SO per cent Now should that kind of an in dustry be allowed to Cuba Bis Grower Now Cuba illustratively is a tremendous sugar producing re public and its principal market is in the United States Since we need Cuba sugar and Cuba needs many of our products which it cant produce an excel lent opportunity is afforded for the two of us to suap goods tack and forth kitchen knife after taking them to Brookhaven on the promise of a picnic Mrs Tiernan said according to police that she took along a can of kerosene with the intention of the bodies She cut the slashed the boys and Mason City entry placing di vision two in marimbaxylophone solo In the miscellaneous string en semble Mason City and Cherokee both placed in division two In the brass groups both Mason City and Clear Lake high school entries were rated first division Medals Are Presented Medals designating the event and rating received by entrants will be presented to each player Entrants can finish in one of five divisions each representing a dif ferent rating First division rating is highly superior second division rating is superior achievement and third division achievement rating is good Other lowans who placed in the contest were French horn solo Division Donald Key of Iowa City then went toJones beach to meet her boy detectives said Police took in custody as a ma terial witness a man identified by neighbors of Mrs Tiernan as one seen frequently in her company Elizabeth OConnor a nurse said she asked Jimmie if he wished to go back to your He re plied No I dont She is a bad bad mama I thought we were going to have a picnic but mama cut Des me and hit me and then hit Harp solo Division Woodyard of Waterloo Bass clarinet solo Division Harry Ofterdinger of Des Moines Hampton Boy Ranks Snare drum solo Division AT LEAST 25 IN VIOLENT DEATHS 10 lowans Killed on Roads to Raise 1937 Highway Toll to 160 DES MOINES least 25 persons met violent deaths in Iowa the past week Ten persons were killed in traf fic accidents raising the highway death toll since to 160 Charles Z5f was killed farm near Pomeroy Earl Emnot 43 Steen lineman employed by the Iowa Electric Light Power was electrocuted Sunday on a volt highline near Reinbeck His widow survives Shot and Killed Robert Moore 60 WPA laborer was shot and killed at his home at Avoca while resisting health officers who went to examine his four children believed ill of smallpox Julius W Mottin driver for a Fort Dodge creamery was killed when his wagon overturned Two men drowned one in the Mississippi riverat Muscatine and i another in the Wapslpinicon river while the body of a third taken from the Mississippi the previous HAD BEEN HOME ONLY DAY FROM STATEHOSPITAL Believed to Have Crawled Out of Window After Husband Retired for only a day from the state hospital at In dependence where she had been receiving treatment Mrs John Thorson about 45 was killed shortly before midnight Sunday when run over by a Milwaukee train at the local station No one saw the accident The train on the Iowa and Minnesota branch pulled into the station let off a passenger and then backed up to set off two sleepers which were scheduled to be takenwith train It is thought that Mrs Thorson must have crawled under the train while it was backing up Seen Beside Tracks Engineer Charles Leighton and Conductor Joe Graf saw no one near the tracks when they backed up As the engine was returning I to the station however the engij neer mentioned to Mr Bradburg roundhouse foreman who was rid ingin the locomotive that he thought he saw something beside the Mr Bradburg inves tigated and discovered the victim Mrs Thorsons legs were cut off and shehad suffered other ifi juries Shedied about 15 minutes after being found For severalmonths Mrs Thor son had been at the hospital in Independence recemng treatment much improved and was biought home Sunday morning to spend tee This was her firstvisit at homesince being taken there and had seem ed ingood spirits Was Left in Her husbandhad left her in bed at about oclock after making certain that the door was securely closed Judging from the time of the accident she must hav soon left going out through a window Mr Willis coroner at Decorah was summoned and investigated An inquest was called for Monday morning at Decorah Mr Thorson is a piano tuner The couple had no children A brother of the victim William Hilt lives in Caknar LOOK INSIDE FOR KING AHMED ZOG Revolution Reported in Tiny Albanian Kingdom PAGE 2 Mason City Softball Clubs Start Season PAGE 9 County District Fair Dates Are Announced PAGE 9 Logan Offers Court Change Compromises WASHINGTON ff Senator Logan announced Mon day lie would offer new compro mises for the Roosevelt court bill At the same time he predicted that the senate judiciary committee would reach an agreement Tues day on a plan for appointment of one justice a year Logan a supporter of the Jioose velt measure said he would pro pose a substitute changing the re tirement age to 75 and felt confi dent it would be reported favor ably along with a limitation on new appointments to one year In view of the committee lineup against the Roosevelt plan the addition of asmany as six new justices to the high court Lcgan said he favored his comproiiise over the presidents Favors Hatch Substitute In addition Logan said he planned to offer the Hatch sub stitute bill providing for a court fluctuating between 9 and 15 COURT FAILS TO RULE ON SOCIAL SECURITY LAW Upholds Ban on ProccMiag Tax Refund Louisiana Chain Store Tax WASHINGTON su preme court failed Monday to pass on constitutionality of the federal social security act Before adjourning until next Monday it announced opinions in nine cases The social security decision will be delivered either next Monday or on Tuesday June 1 when the court adjourns for the summer The major decision Monday up held provisions of the 1936rev enue act barring refund of of processing and floor stock taxes collected under the invalidatedagricultural adjust ment actunless the taxpayer proved that hebore thecost him self Another decision held constitu tional a 1934 statute imposing a graduatedlicense tax members as an amendment to the McCarran substitute if it is adept ed by the committee The McCar ran plan calls for a flat increase of the court to 11 members The third Logan proposal would be also to offer the Norris amend ment requiring twothirds vote the court to invalidate an act oi congress as an amendment to the McCarran Interior Bill Debated House leaders expected to dis pose Monday afternoon of the in terior department appropriation bill Principal points of debate were on reclamation Withthe interior bili out of the number of units way the bouse will consider min or legislatipn Thursday NEGRIN TRIES TO fORM CABINET Loyalists Seek War Government as Largo Caballero Fails VALENCIA Spain socialist former min ister of the treasury began Mon day an effort to form Spains sixth that the house labor lief bill Airinfluential group seeks cut in the relief appro priation for next year below recommended by the president Others want to in crease it Other developments included Hours and Wages A statement by Chairman Coo nery DMass in Lawrence Jonalcl ivey of lowa Uty weekf was identified nMI DC A Miscellaneous accompanied trio Henderson Cedar Rapids DllDaO 1X61112665 Alt ivision Division 2 Fanfield i was dUed by a train the I P Unloaded in France school Wilson High of Ce jrum major contest Division 2 DENY LICENSES FOR OCEAN RACE body of an unidentified man was j taken from railroad tracks at Newton Slain DuringQuarrel Lewis Pewalt Negro was killed during a quarrel over a card game at a transient camp at Sac City Two deaths of accidental shoot ing were reported at Dumont Wil fred Schuler 22 was killed when Bui as we produce sugar Department of Commerce taking correspondingly from j Cuba Cuba can buy iust that much I less from the United Stales That is damaging to our interna tional federal matter which congress is entitled to regu late It is not an intrastate propo sition ruled out of consideration by the federal supreme court If we had plenty of domestic sugar as we have wheat and it would be a different thing Sugar Mans Answer But we havent and cant imag inably have sufficient sugar a military as well as a culinary ne cessity to go around except by im portation illy then enable a domestic in dustry which cant possibiy fill the bill to expand itself to the point of bursting to the injury of international trade without ac complishing any particular good President Bitting of the U S S however avers that Cuba doesnt trade its sugar for Yankee itsells its sugar in the United States and deevils buy ing in Japan and Germany and elsewhere So that it isnt a two way trade its multiplied and im possibly intricate Report Dickinson in Favorable Condition WASHINGTON UP Lester J Dickinson former republican senator from Iowa was reported in favorable condition Monday at George Washington university hospital Dickinson an abdominal operation Saturday Says TransAtlantic Flight Hazardous LAKEHURST N Colonel J Monroe Johnson assis tant secretary of the department of commerce said Monday the de partment ofcommerce had refused to issue licenses for the projected York to Paris transAtlantic air race Johnson is at the U S naval air station here attending the in vestigation of the dirigible Hin denburg disaster Speaking of transoceanic air races Johnson said We consider them extra haz Robert Smythe of Cedar Rapids i division 2lJumor Beckman pf he attempted to shoot at a gopher Hampton and Patty Vannim wgean of LeMars Flute Division 1 Jane Rorr of Onawa division thy McDad of Des Moines Trombone solo Division Douglas Brooks of Iowa City anc Donald Cooper of Dubuque divi sion Dulin of Ceda Rapids Flute trio Division high pi String bass solo Division Louretta King of Sioux sion Bond ofBurling ton Miscellaneous woodwind en semble Division high school and Oskaloosa W W sex tet of Oskaloosa Cornet trumpet solo Division Maertz of Ionia divi sion Tuttle of cer and Alfred Urban of Spen Mar ardous We are trying to institute t shalltown transAtlantic flying and dont Violin solo Division want to jeopurdize We are I Bartleman of Sioux City division interested in commercial aviation that lias no thrills The air race we consider extra dangerous and we are interested in aviation as we would be in train or auto Killed in Tumble From Front Porch OMAHA Floyd V Har rington 34 Omaha truck driver fell 15 feet from the front porch of a rooming house to the side walk here Sunday night and was ed instantly His mother said she did not know why he went to he rooming houseinstead of re turning to her home following a round trip to Kansas City He had ived her Henigbraum of Dav enport Torest City Girl Clarinet solo Division ert Lowry of Storm Lake and Wayne Zeiger of Webster r City Woodwind quintet Division Iowa City String quartet Division City Trombone quartet Division Dubuque Flute solo Division 1 June Rorr Onawa Marimbaxylophone solo Divi sion Cooper Melbourne Jean Nelson Forest City and Warren Shelley Cedar Piccolo solo Division thy Jean Tostlebe rec ommended for scholarship clarinet Division Gene Hubbard Iowa mended for scholarship from his seat on a disk harrow Lowell Roder 32 was killed by the accidental One suicide was reported 70 OR MORE DIE IN SHIP BLAST Explosion of Boiler Blows Bodies Over Area of Quarter Mile HONGKONG of a boiler aboard a Japanese launch made a shambles of the Hong kong waterfront Monday night killing perhaps 70 persons and blowing bodies over an area of from 200 yards to a quarter of a mile others were missing and 18injured The launch was owned by the steamship company Osaka Shosen Kaisha Every member of her crew was lulled Other victims were numerous Chinese boatmen and Parts of severalbodies were jlown into the veranda of the j Hongkong club PAUILLAC France j Spanish steamer Habana arrived here Monday with refugees from Bilbao of whom were children Most of the refugees were bas ques but several Europeans of other nationalities three Argen tines and nine Mexicans were on board Candidate Breaks Leg During Speech LANGLEY S Louis Togneri candidate for county superintendent has always been proud of the fervor of his political oratory He became so fervent Sunday that he walked off the edge of the platform and broke his leg The Weather Quadruplets Bom in Montreal Die MONTREAL Canadian of the quadruplets born Sunday night toMrs ied Monday atSt Justine hos ital Ttvo of the infants a boy nd the only girl lived about nine lours the othersdied later FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness slightly warmer Mondaynight except In vicinity of Davenport and Dnbuque Tuesday un settled probably local showers MINNESOTA Fairin cast Increasing cloudiness in west portion somewhat wanner in northwest portion Monday niglxt Tuesday somewhat un settled possibly local showers in southeast portion somewhat warmer in northportion IN MASON CITY j GlobeGazette weatherfigures j for 24 ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Sunday 71 Minimum in Night 40 At 8 A M Monday 59 Figures for like period at 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 57 Minimum in Night 4g Rainfall 39 Inch At 8 A M Sunday 55 I civilwar government President Manuel Azana called from virtual retirement tofind a win thewar government aft er Premier Francisco Largo Ca ballero was forced to resign se lected Dr Negrin as premierdes ignate after he had talked with both the treasury minister and with Diego Martinez Barrio pres ident of congress Largo Caballero asked first to try a new government failed to obtain the support of all parties Dr Negrin the new man of the hour is 48 years old and a former professor of medicine in the Uni versity of Madrid He is an out standing medical man and long an active socialist He served sev eral congressional terms and en tered the first Largo Caballero cabinet last September as treas ury minister BASQUE LOYALISTS BLOCK ADVANCE OF INSURGENTS BILBAO hand to hand Basque loyalists blocked the insurgent advance against Bilbao Monday on the heights of Biscargi about 10 miles east of here After hours of intense bombard ment of the series of hills held by the enemy the government troops went overthe top to take the mountain strongholds at bay onets point They were met by a hail of rifle and machine gun fire and showered with hand grenades as they reached the opposing trenches on the upper slopes Despite the bitter insurgent re sistance the Basques succeeded in reachingthetop of thehill where they forced back the insurgent defenders after a sanguinary handtohand battle mittee would report with prtai dential approval a bill for mum hours and minimum wages in industry Connery also said the commit tee would approve a bill for a 35 hour work week and an mum weekly wage in the textile industry A Brookings institution report to a special senate committee on government reorganization rec ommended the consolidation of all federal power activities under one agency Mail Order Workers of Sears RoeBuck End 1 Day Strike UPJ Four teen hundred employesof the Min neapolis mail order branch of jSears Roebuck and Company re turned1 Monday on settlement oftheir 10 day strike An agreement ending the dis pute was a conference of employes and management Sun day with Fred A Ossanna medi ator The strike was called May 7 by local No 20316 of the warehouse and workers Terms of settlement of the strike include recognition of the union seniority creationof a wage scale providing wage increases for in volved The extent of the increases was not disclosed HUNT SLAYER IN MINNESOTA Wounded Gunman Sought for Robbery Killing of Theater Owner CROSBY ties throughout Minnesota sought a wounded gunman who shot and killed George Thorp Crosby thea ter owner in an apparent robbery attempt at the Thorp home early Monday While his wife and son t in bedrooms only a few feet away Thorp who returned home late from his theater engaged the isur glar in a scuffle One shot from the gun over which the two men apparently foughttore through Thorps ab domen severing an artery He diedsoon after of internal hem orrhage Another bullet dis charged in the brief encounter struck theburglar in the foot Awakened by Shots Thorps family awakenedby the shots rushed into the hallway to findThorp dying Police called to burglars bloody foot prints td a pointwhere he en teredthe car wliiriv he escaped Twelve miles Crosby the fugitives machine was wrecked He halted another caiy driven by mining engineers When they stopped to offer aidi he forced surrender their car point of Second Car Taken The secondcar taken by the fleeing slayer was a green Hup mobile sedan 1928 model carry ing Minnesota license plates B 1062 Hospitals and physic ia a s throughout Minnesota and adjoia were notified to report any person seeking attention for a wounded foot It was believed the slayer would be forced by the pain of his wound to seekmedical care on chainstores based on the operated throughout the stats andelse where 19 Decisions Remaininjr Nineteen decisions remain for delivery during the next two opinion sessions Justice Roberts delivered the 4 to 3 decision three judge federal district court at New Orleans which sustained the chain tax levy Justices Sutherland McSey nolds and Butler dissented Jus tices Vandevanter and not participate inthe decision Atlantic and Pacific ackeff whic h levied S550 Because it estab lishments throughout the nation and Canada the A and P com pany said it was taxed for each of its Louisiana Jt added thatone of its competi tors H G Hill which operates 87 stores in New Orleans has to pay store Declares Over The A and P contendedthat if the act were upheld the era of the national chain is over and it may perhaps alsobe said that he era of national corporations and of firms or individuals doing business in more than one state is It asserted that sustaining he levy would open the door to lie application of a similar theory to income and other Roberts asserted that the policy Louisiana is free to adopt with re spect to the business activities of her own citizens she may apply to the citizens of other states who conduct the same business within her borders and this irrespective of whether the evilsrequiring reg ulation arise solely from opera tions in Louisiana or are in part the result of extrastate transac It is not a denial of due pro he added to adjust such li censes as are here involved to meet the local evil resulting from business practices and superior economic power even though those advantages and that power are largely due to the fact that the taxpayer doesbusiness not only in Louisiana Sutherland in Dissent Justice Sutherland in his dissent said that Ihe exaction here in volved is not a tax upon Louisiana property but is essen tially a penalty imposed upon an operator of be yond the reach of the law of ihat We arenot added to concede that it lies withinthe province of one to thusin directly penaBzga method of Tdo ng business in another state which it maybevthe poEcy offiie latter to permit or indeed em A number have levied special taxes against chain stores the scene but they were based on the num her of units operated within the supreme court has up held such taxes Of Major Importance Other challengers of the Louisi ana law include F W company J C Penney company MontgomeryWard and Company Sears Roebuck and Company and Liggett Drug company The processing tax decision was regarded as of major importance to the governmentaltboiigk ibe court indicated itwould examine each case IwougKtY before it ana decide upon the merits whether the complicatedprovisions of the act In suitsijfor had been properly followed V Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes read the processing tax opinion with Justice James C Me Reynolds dissentiazwithout ;