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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITJED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 199 Just More Publicized Is Unemployment Worse Than It Used to Be By CHARLES P STEWART TASK i N G T o N CPAl With mcrea sing f re q u e 12 c y the question is be ginning to be asked in con gress H i v e we much if any more u n e m ployment in this country to day than we always have had not in the midst of de but in wha generally were regarded a s reasonably prosperous times A deal of puzzlement is popu larly expressed over the fact that while business and the industries are almost booming the unem ployment slack has by no means been taken up But it ever taken up during prosperous periods in the past not com pletely Merely Guesses Relief Administrator Harry L Hopkins warns that unemploy ment under conditions of today will continue indefinitely at a high peak prosperity or other a five to six million level he says Maybe so However havent we bad an un employment minimum of five or six millions all a pro portionate minimum when our population was smaller No figures for a comparison are available Only guesses can be made Publicized Now George Carter former govern ment printer and previously long connected with the census bureau surmises that todays unemploy ment is on no greater a scale than normally As an exofficial of the bureau Caiter cannot speak with certain ty for the census foil any other government agency ever have taken an unemployment tally Nevertheless from the looks of things he gives it as his ver dict that involuntary idleness used to be about as prevalent hrough out the years as it is now The difference as he sees it is that of late unemployment has been advertised Too Much Ask Folk This is not to say that unem ployment should not be fought It IS to say that perhaps the diseases symptoms are being fought rather than the disease it self The Hopkins theory is that technology has cut down require ments for manpower machines do too much of the work There are not jobs to gc around Agriculturally speaking the as sumption is that we overproduce Of course this is Overproduction is impossible until every human being las more of everything industrially or agri culturally produced thsn he or she wants How many folk have too much Skilled Workers Scarce Another queer thing Labor department statistics show that various industries highly skilled work ers cannot get enough of them Theyre un employment still rampant Labor apparently hasnf grad uated the desired numbnr of trained men There seem to be jobs writing for those who are qualified to fill them but not enough are qualified As Stewart Sees It The system obviously is faulty Administrator Hopkins sole spe cialty is relief Provided with re lief the beneficiary on an aver age will stay on relief He will1 become accustomed to it eve i if lie does not like it at first Relief used to be discourafed A paupers lot was an unhappy reliefbeneficiary now is a voting unit He counts on election So They Gov Nelson G Kraschel in Ma City for Safety day I wish drivers licenses were SI instead of 50 cents Anyone who can afford to use an automobile certainly can afford to pay SI a year for the privilege of operating it Dr Allen Roy Dafoe on the Dionue quintuplets third birth day The quints become an noyed occasionally when some body Interferes with their play and tries to take their toys from Charley Kensley 14 year old Tennessee mountaineer or tobac co chewing I chaws considerin I been chawin iince I was Senator King of Utah on the new wace and hour bill Worse than the Senator Harry F Byrd of Vir ginia addressing University of Richmond students There exists at Washington the most wasteful and bureaucratic form of govern ment that has ever been known in our AIR KILLS OTHERSHURTAS 5 REBEL PLANES BOMB VALENCIA Report British Boat Sunk American Consul Caught in Rain of Debris VALENCIA Spain Five insurgent planes described by competent observers as Italian Capronis carried out a terrific bombardment of Valencia before dawn Friday and killed an esti mated 200 persons Droning in from the sea and down on this temporary capital of the Spanish government an hour before daybreak the planes dropped 50 300 pound bombs By noon 76 of the dead had been identified The American consul Milton K Weils was caught in a rain of debris but was unhurt Several Americans including Norman Thomas the United States social ist and his wife were housed a few hundred feet from where three bombs fell The building housing the American embassy was damaged but hot the embassy itself No American was reported hurt Anchored in Harbor An English boat the Cadin anchored in the harbor was re ported sunk with seven crew members killed and eight injureU Other reports said a bomb also fell on the English steamer Pinzon but that no serious damage result ed Dozens ot houses were demol ished Thousands of windows were shattered Sleeping men and women and children were blown from their beds to a terrible death Some of them were pitched into the street from upper stories The planescame jn sea Presumably their base was the island of Mallorca After they had bombed the capital they a foray of Red Cross Hospital Hit The Red Cross emergency hos pital where scores of wounded were treated was itself hit As the sky brightened in the east barefooted mothers carry ing children in their arms men bearing wounded on their shoul ders still were straggling intcthe hospitals Two small girls clad in blan kets rushed into each others arms They lived on opposite sides of a street where a bomb fell They were overjoyed to find each other unhurt One couple whose home was hit escaped injury Then they found thpir three small children who had been sleeping in another room Would Plug Income Tax Act Loopholes Corwith Murder Suspect Held Frank IVoider of Corwith who has been charged with the slay ing of Beri Anfinson was lodged Thursday night in the Cerro Gordo county il Left to right are Sheriff L M Brower ot Garner Sheriff John Wallace of Mason City Deputy Sheriff Elmer of Garner and Weider Lock photo Kayenay engraving Continues to Maintain Innocence of Slaying Weider Charged With Degree Murder Held in Jail Here MAN KILLED IN RACE GAR CRASH Machine Bursts in Flames on Speedway and Runs Into Crowe1 INDIANAPOLIS One man was killed and four or five injured seriously Friday when a race car at the Indianapolis mo tor speedway burst into flames and ran into a crowd of pit workers in front of the main grandstand The man killed was identified as George Warfield of Indian apolis He was in tne crowd at the pits He died shortly after being admitted to tie city hos pital Speedway officials attributed the accident to the breaking of a crankshaft and the puncturing of the gas tank on a piloted by Overton Philips cf Los An geles Cal The car crashed into the pits and hit another machine setting it afire Beth were destroyed Strengthen Dikes After Landslide in Mexico Buries Town jiL ORO Mexico diers policemen and volunteers worked at speed Friday to strengthen dikes and prevent mil lions of tons of nuddy earth from obliterating the mine village of Tlalpujahua The little schoolhouse of the village already was filled with bodies of women and child ren caught when one dike burst Thursday and sent a landslide crashing down to bury some 300 houses Telephonic advices from the vil lage said that more than 40 bodies had recovered Sixty persons were missing and feared dead 54 Corwith in jail at Mason City on a first de gree charge continued Friday to maintain his innocence and seemed little worried by the events during the past week in which an investigation centered about him He is charged with the murder of Bert Anfinson Corwith beer par lor operator Arraigned before Justice H V Reed late Thursday at Garner Weider waived preliminary hear ing and was bound over to the September term of the grand jury of Hancock county No bond was set Weider who has been held in jail at Algona since his arrest a week ago was brought to the Cerro Gordo jail as Hancock does a jail Quizzed by Sheriff Before being placed injail at Mason City Weider was ques tioned by Sheriff L M Brower and Deputy Sheriff Elmer Katter oC Garner and other officials In his somewhat broken English Weider who is of Italian extrac tion calmly replied and awaited the next move of the officers Hancock County Attorney W D to divulge results of an analysis made by W J Teet ers state chemist at Iowa City of bloodstains found on a shirt worn byWeider It was learned how ever that the murder charge was preferred shortly after authorities received the report Weider was arrestedshortly af ter was found near Gorwith railroad tracks An finsons head had been Beaten with a heavy instrument Insists on Innocence Weider has insisted he isinno cent and told officers the stains on from chicken blood State Agent Gruberwill con tinue to check other possible angles of the slaying Louise Weider daughter of the suspect who has been in a serious nervous condition since the slaying is able to be up Miss Weider who was employed in Anfinsons cafe said that in the past week she had lost 10 pounds through worry about the slaying and the arrest of her fa ther and that she now only weighs 115 pounds She is a bru net and was graduated from Cor with high school in 1932 Bride at 14 With Ready Made Family of 5 StepChildren Lil lian June Sawyer is the age of 14 with a ready made fam ily of stepchildren one of themolder than herself Her parents gave a belated and reserved blessing to the union alt er sheeloped with Evart Sawyer in his coal truck a coalhauler and was a widower for two years Lillian had visitinghis home frequently to play with Sawyers oldest daughter who is 15 Her parentsdid not know until after the elopement that Sawyer romantic designs on her and a 40 wage Senator WAGE AND HOUR BILLATTACKED Senator King of Utah Sees Proposal as Worse Than WASHINGTON King Utah first senator to voice outright opposition to the new wage and hour biilj described it Friday as worse then It goes too far and infringes pn the rights of the he said It commits absolute ppwer to a governmental bureau todetermine wages and hours It is in harmony with the plan instituted in Italy by Mussolini to labor under one King long an opponent of the invalidated NRA said the proposal to fix minimum wage and maxi mum hour standards in interstate industries would concentrate too much power in the federal gov ernment Wait to See Figures Many senators were waiting to see what figures would be written into the billbefore definitely com mitting themselves There has been much discussion of a 40 hour week cent minimum hourly McCarran said he was sympathetic to the bill but that it raised questions which needed careful sibly could be given at this Hearings will1 start Tuesday ChairmanBlack D of the senate labor committee predicted approval of the measure Collective Bargaining Administration economists pre dicted the proposed labor stand ards board would leave to collec tive bargaining the determination of all except bottom bracket wages They said the board would con centrate on lifting incomes of SlOand a week and on reduc ing unduly long hours Officials Teported payrolls now are spiraling upward more swiftly than production and reflect recent wage increases worked out in Effect BroadLift The federal reserve board index placed April payrolls at per cent of the 193425 gain of per Marchand per cent over April 1936 Some government expressed the belief pro jected laborboardcould effecta broad lift in substandard yrages without causing any appreciable rise With activities confined tothe lowest wage groups they no great cost burden would be placed on industry as a whole The gen would be to industry by in creasing consumer demand afor food clothing and similarnon durablegoods No Cake for Dionnes on 3rd Birthday CALLENDER Ont Dionne quintuplets celebrated their third birthday Friday under the watchful eyes of nurses who said no whenever they reached for a piece of caice Friday afternoon Marie Emilie Cecile Annette and Yvonne said hello tc the world in a nursery broadcest from to 5 p m over u National Broad casting company network Dr Allen Koy Dafoe the coun try physicianwho arrived at the sion and avoidance cf home of Oliva Dionne on taxes running into millions of May 28 take part in a dollars by a small group of weal thy persons He told a press conference he F R WILL ASK LEGISLATION TO CHECK EVASION Millions Believed Losty to Treasury in Avoidance by Wealthy Group WASHINGTON Raosevelt said Friday he would ask for legislation this session to termed both eva had received reports from the treasury of glaring evasions and avoidances which had raisedan important moral iliat there was no question there would have to be additional legislation to plug loopholes Earlier Friday treasury officials disclosed they were mapping legal action against scores of large tax payers In some cases they said civil proceedings will be under taken Plan Fraud Prosecution In others fraud prosecutions will be recommended to the jus tice departments Every day the president said new typss of cases are being re vealed He emphasized that a great ma jority of tax payers making and that the eva sion by the small group was not only hurting themselves but hit ting other tax payers As the capitoL Chairman Doughton of the said fie1did not think there is any doubt but that tax evasions by wealthy individuals was respon sible for the failure of govern ment revenue to come up to es timates Account for Shortage Asked whether he thought tax dodging by the wealthy accounted for all the difference between rev enue returns and estimates he re plied I believe that but I dont know it If they had paid taxes the law intended to impose I be lieve we would have received all or more than was The president spoke soon after treasury officials disclosed they were studying possible legal ac tion including both civil suits and fraud prosecutions against alleged big income tax evaders Mbrgenthau had the special1 study made after March income tax collections fell 17 per cent below estimates He pre sented the findings to Mr Roose velt yesterday lowan Killed When Hit by Interurban CEDAR RAPIDS Machacek 36 farmer living near Cou Falls was killed at a m Friday when he was struck by a Cedar Rapids and Iowa City railway interurhan car Machacek was hitting on the track asleep according to Dr George D Callahan Johnson county coroner who said there would be no declared the deafh wasaccidental Decide on Husband DENVER Bryan Hel sels Oregon wife and his Colo rado wife conferred on who was tohave hirii They agreed that the Oregon claim was the stronger and the court so ruled Then the wife and exwife without a glance at Helsel cordially linked arms and left the courtroom The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and un settled and Saturday possibly thundershowers in the northcentral portion Friday afternoon or night somewhat wanner Saturday and in east and south Friday night scat tered showers Sunday with copi er central and west MINNESOTA Unsettled lo cal thundershowers ineast and north portions Friday night or Saturday soihewhat warmer in east Friday night and Saturday cooler in northwest Saturday Sunday partly cooler in east and IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for period ending at 8 i 72 59 60 Trace Maximum Thursday Minimum in Nifht At 8 A M Friday RalnfaU to indulge their bows and laces medical mincle issued the no sweets order He said candy and cake werent good for little girls even on birthdays As a special treat the quints were permitted love for fancy bright socks and new shoes Their dolls were dressed up too in bracelets neckteces and brignt colored coats Five Birtltoy Cakes Five birthday cakes were on the nursery table and Marie or Yvonne or any of their sisters were permitted to get close enough to poke inquisitive fingers at the icing But they couldnt taste it and Dr Dafoo said that when the party was over the cakes would be eaten by members of the nursery staff or across the road to the Dionne farm for the other Dionne children Mama and Papa Dionne were expected to visit the nursery with their other children OlivS who was born last July probably would be left at home quints werent very ladyhlveduring last gave Dr Dafoe reluctantly adnutted that the girls were a little rough at times He doesnt object he said when they occasionally swing a toy shovel at each other but its embarrassing when they take a swing at visitors They Become Annoyed The quints become annoyed occasionally when somebody in terferes with their play and tries to take their toys from he said They fight among them selves and try to boss each other but when another child attempts the same tiling it is a different The quints werent permitted to kiss their mother or father or their brothers It isnt very healthy with chil dren of that said Dr Dafoe As part of their early training we are teaching them to shake There werent so many birthday gifts as there were a year ago Dr Dafoe said the quints were getting a little and that most of the presents were for their dozens of dolls that occupy almost every corner of the nursery The quints received pic ture books paints and artists tools Progress in Weight Progress of the quints in weight and height since their first birth day May 28 1935 May 28 1937 Marie 15 Ibs 2 oz Emilie 16 Ibs 5 oz Cecile 17 Ibs 11 oz Annette 17 Ibs 9 oz Yvonne 17 Ibs 9 oz Marie in in Cecile 27 in 27 in 28 30 31 Ibs Ibs Ibs Yvonne 27 in 31 Ibs 34 in 34 in 34 in in 34 in Marie has 18 teeth Second right molar May 7 Cecile has 17 teeth Second up per left molarApril 29 Emilie has 17 teeth Seventeenth one March 18 Yvonne and Annette each have 16 teeth liver oil two tea spoonsful a day Acidophilus milk 7 to 8 ounces daily Milk 12 to 16 ounces daily Gruel porridge biscuits eggs bacon liver soup asparagus string beans beets spinach let tuce rawand cooked carrots cel ery tomatosoup rawand cooked apples bananas orange juice jelly tapicoa i custard caramel pudding floating island prunes apple graham biscuits ar rowroot biscuits brown bread rusks dates oatmeal Secretary of Omaha Chamber to Seattle OMAHA U B East burn secretary of the Omaha chamber of commerce since 1928 has accepted a similar position at Seattle he announced hereFnday Eastburn is to as sume his new duties abqut July 1 LOOK INSIDE FOR CHAMBERLAIN BALDWIN Great Britain Smoothly Switches Governments PAGE 2 Memorial Observances Planned in North Iowa PAGE 10 Five Drivers May Be Ousted in Speed Test PAGE 11 MasonCity Makes Its Plans for Memorial Day 14 Says Father Made Boy and Mother Pull Plow PAGE 13 FIST FIGHT AT STRUCK PLANT Battle Develops Between Fitch Company Workers at Des Moines DZS MOINES fist fight between men and women workers at the F W Fitch company plant here where a strike occurred re cently broke out Friday The fight was reported to have followed efforts of union workers to keep other employes from en tering the plant which manufac tures tftileteries A plate glass door panel was smashed during the fighting Four patrolmen and a police captain were called to the plant but the fighting had stopped when they arrived Employes Laid Off Union men said the trouble arose because the company laid off two union employes Thurs day Some 200 employes union sym pathizers and passersby milled about in front of the plant until police avrived GOV KRASCHEL PRAISES SPIRIT OF SAFETY HERE More Than School Children and Teachers j in Big Parade PICTURES ON PAGE t Cerro Gordo countys observance of Safety Day Thursday was the greatest demonstration of its kind ever held in a city the size of Mason City Gov N G Krascbel large crowd in Central park Thursday afternoon at the con cluding ceremony of the days events which included a parade safety lane a conference of peace officers and a membership drive The governors fol lowed by the hoisting of the Cerro Gordo County councilSafety flag and the Mason City Safety council June noaccident campaign flag on a pole in the park Will Develop Respect A movement in which school children snd teachers take such an active the governor said in reference to the Safety Day parade is destined to thoroughly educate the rising and will not only accomplish the ob jectives of this particular cam paign but will develop a sense of respect for every kind of law Law is a reflection of public sentiment and this type of cam paign will earn for the law the respect so essential in organized Governor Kraschel con tinued Public sentiment is a mo tivating force and in this manner will react favorably toward more law the state execu tive stated Patrol to Be Doubled Nearly 700 were killed on the highways of Iowa annually only a few years Kraschel said but public opinion so aroused it brought new and more a state highway patrol The governor praised the patrol force as a highly trained competent bodyand said the number of patrolmen on Iowas highways would be doubled July 1 I wish drivers licenses were instead of 50 stated Gov ernor Kfaschel Anyone who can afford to use ah automobile cer tainly can afford to pay SI a year for the privilege of operating it and I venture to say it wont be long before the legislature author izes such an declared Iowas chief executive Public OpinionCompelling Again referring to the import ance of law enforcement Governor Kraschel said We are the only nation which can safely predict we will enjoy the same form of government we have had through out the years We are safe in America as long as we respond to the compelling force of public said the governor The people of Iowa weie then praised in his address for coming through such disasters as the pression and drought with colors Before closing his Governor Kraschel urged thatem phasis be placed on the importance of teaching the youth of the coun try the basic principles of safety In conclusion he congratulated the Cerro Gordo Safety council which sponsored Safety Day and1 the The blockaders attempted to community for attempting such an T nnmnanv important stop Lester Sandahl company vice president and Richard Young sec from entering the building but the twoofficials slipped by Report No Violations Sandahl said the firm had not violated any provisions of its labor contract and is willing to submit the entiredispute to arbitration as the contract provides Work in the plant was sus pended when company officials union leaders a committee repre senting union plant employes and Police Captain F Timmons went into conference A oneday sit down strike oc curred at the Fitch plant two weeks ago The an election and voted against affiliat ing with a union The company signed s labor contract with ma jority employes a with the union em ployes isbeing Albia Mite BaBy in New Incubator ALBIA Iowa Peter Mbias mite has A new incubator home The incubator resembles a min iature house with wood frame work and plate glass windows In side is a tray on which Charles rests The tray is removable from the incubator thus permitting feeding of the infant without lift ing him mportant Other speakers on the program were uniformly congratulating the Cerro Gordo County Safety Coun cil the safety council and the city for the cooperative efforts put forth in holding the demon stration for safety Attorney General Speaks John MitcheUiiiiadd ing his congratulations assured rthe sponsors of the safety and the officers who take part in the enforcement of safety laws that his office would the Adam H Lintz ofLakewood the National Safety Council made an fied statement that le tad never seen as enthusiastic a safety dem onstration in the 45 states which he nad visited in this for the National Marsballtown Officer Speaking for the Coun ty Safety Council ElbydEd3pn of its told the asembled audience a sim ilar Safety day demonstration field a short time ago and expressed hope that the flag would not be lowered lor a fatal accident John Hattery chief of the state highway patrol premised the fun support of nis bodyofinen in state C L Murray ;