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NORTH IOWA'S " DAILY PAPER fDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION VOL. XLII1 F1VB CENTS A COPK ASSOCIATED FKESS 1-EABED WlKil MASON; CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER16,1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECtlONa' SECTION ONE N0;€l RAYBURN BEST BET Stewart Sees No Chance for John J. O'Connor. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the iMt •* three articles on the fight. •ver the leadership of the house •f representatives. CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N GTON, (CPA) — If a majority of the democratic majority in the house of representatives prefers a north- e r n e r (Congressman John J. O'Connor of New York is the n o r t h's leading candidate) to a southerne r (presu m a b 1 y Congres s m a n Sam Rayburn of Texas) for to leadership, wny doesn't it choose O'Connor? Parenthetically, I spoke in an earlier article as to the fight being for the speakership. It really relates to the majority leadership, but the speakership is supposed to follow the leadership in due course. Well, O'Connor has offended the Roosevelt administration. It is not formally admitted, but it is well known. Tammany Democrat. As chairman of the house rules committee the New Yorker was in a position to prepare the way for certain legislation which the administration desired—and he did not do it In. fact, he is reputed to have opposed some of this legislation. Besides, he is a Tammany democrat, and Tammany is not m any-too good favor with the while bouse.' O'Connor's brother, who formerly was the president's law partner in New York, fought the bill to regulate utilities' holding companies, and O'Connor himself seemed unsympathetic. He has been termed anti-new deal. Consequently O'Connor has not had the support he may have expected otherwise. - XWBfcpttcaJly-.. .to the . contrary, "vt«rRfeaent~Gawier '(supposed- 7 ly inspired by the administration) came back in good season from the tone Star state- to ••Washington to fight for Rayburn. Administration's Will. j Now," there are many democratic representatives who, though perhaps they like O'Connor better than Rayburn, are more respectful of the administration than of anything or anyone eke. 3 IOWANS KILLED IN TWO MEN HURT FATALLY WHEN CAR HITS TRAIN Parkersburg Man Victim of Auto Collision Near Cedar Falls. CEDAR FALLS, iff)— Ralph Nicklaus, about 30, Parkersburg, was killed early Wednesday in an automobile collision on highway No. 20 near here. Nicklaus, a butcher shop em- ploye, was bringing a load of meat from a Waterloo packing house when his car collided with the rear of another machine. His car overturned, killing him. Louis and Helen Barkhoff, Dyke and Elaine and George Shook. Stout, occupants of the other car, were only 'slightly injured. The accident occurred about 12:30 a. m. TWO KILLED WHEN CAR CRASHES INTO FREIGHT MARSHALLTOWN, (JP)— Link Thompson of Marshalltown and E. C. Laird of Newton, were killed early Wednesday morning when their car crashed into a freight train on the Milwaukee railroad at a crossing a mile west of Ferguson. The men were thrown clear of their car which ran under a loaded freight car of the train, the latter being derailed after traveling a quarter of a mile. Laird was a salesman for the Hoxie Fruit company of Des Moines. Thompson formerly operated a grocery store here and one at GrinnelL Session Limited to Jobless Insurance Volunteers Soak Cameron Fire WINDSOR GETS BEAtfNINGOLF Despondency Is Gone as He Shouts "Bravo" for Hostess' Shot. ENZESFELD, Austria, (!?)— His headache gone and his despondency vanished, the Duke of Windsor challenged his hostess to a golf game Wednesday and was beaten Hence, if they believe the ad- i roundly by American born Baron- Volunteer farmer-firemen, forming: a. backet brigade to quench the blaze inside the Cameron elevator office, stopped a fire which broke out there Tuesday afternoon, then ripped- off burning beams and shingles from the roof to extinguish/the?flames. There was no damage to a $2,000 consignment of corn and oats stored in the elevator, (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving-) (STORY ON PAGE 2)! 'JT _L^^~Cz-=25S"p;.=--^i.--_— ^aJf- ... •'- -J^-^^**, —-^ Lost Air Transport Dead ministration to be pro-Raybum (and Rayburn has been a 100 per cent pro-administrationist—a persistent fighter for the utilities holding company bill and other new deal measures), they are pro- Rayburn for their leadership, ic- gardless of their personal and sectional preferences. That naturally is immediately helpful to Rayburn and contrariwise to O'Connor. Illustratively, Pennsylvania's -3 democratic representatives held a caucus recently (there are 11 republicans, who don't count) to determine whom they favor—O'Connor or Rayburn. _, 22-1 for Rayburn. As northerners, they should have been pro-O'Connor. Instead . they were 22 to 1 pro-R'ayburn. Why? Why, because, it is assumed, Pennsylvania's democrary wants the administration's support of Gov- George H. Earlc for the democratic presidential nomination in 1940. All this angers the irreconcilable anti-Texans exceedingly. They do not think that "Texas Jack" Garner, over in his senate •wipg of the capitol building, should have any voice in the selection of the democratic house leader. They'are all the more infuriated by the consideration that, as a veteran .member of the house and its^former speaker, before he became vice president, he do-.-s,, despite them, possess a lot of in- i fluence. Guifcy »t Meeting-. Worse,, they do not think the situation should be twisted to the advantage of Governor Earle .of Pennsylvania. Still more, Senator Joseph F. Guffey of Pennsylvania attended the caucus of the Pennsylvania representatives, although a menibsr of the upper house, Which seems to imply, say the embattled anti-Texans, arid anti- southerners in general, not only that the administration is trying to'select, the house majority's next leader,'but that the senate (Garner and Guffey) is trying to transform itself into the "whole thing." There's a deal more than will appear on the surface when congress meets and the fight in the house starts. ~ I expect to see Rayburn win. It will look harmonious but it •won't be. , ess Rothschild. The former British king shouted "Bravo, excellent" when his partner made a difficult tee shot on one hole. Then he stepped up to the ball and dubbed a drive only two- thirds as far as the baroness had sent her pellet skimming down the fairway. "Pshaw!" ejaculated the duke, laughing heartily. The British prince's mood was considerably improved although reliable reports said he still was irked by the criticism of the Archbishop of Canterbury. May Make Answer. It was said the self exiled king might make a fiery answer to the archbishop's enrpirewide censure, especially of Edward's friends, as one of the first uses of his dearly bought personal freedom. Even more than by the scornful reference to Edward's desire to marry Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson as a violation of the "Christian principle of marriage," the former ruler was said to have been angered by the archbishop's aspersions on his friends. (The head of the Church of England placed part of the blame for the king's conduct on EdWard's circle of intimate companions whose "standards and ways of life are alien to all the best interests of his people.") No Final Decision. i It was understood there would I be no final decision until it was learned whether the attack would come up for parliamentary debate in London and what the outcome of such legislative discussions would be. The text of the archbishop's s p c c c h, broadcast Sunday throughout the British empire by a radio network, was received here Tuesday. Edward appeared unable to rouse himself from a deep despondency which seemed to .have aged him suddenly after the swift drama of his abdication to marry the woman of his choice. "The duke sat for an hour, his head bent low and almost in tears, his face twitching, clasping and unclasping his hands while reading a telegram I believe';.was from Mrs. Simpson at Cannes," a servant in the baronial castle said. Half Dozen Planes Join in Utah Search in Fog and Rain. SALT LAKE CITY. (&)— Belief seven occupants of a lost Western Air Express Transport plane will never be found alive was voiced Wednesday by Pilot Jimmy James, W. A. E. pilot, aiding in the rain hindered search. Asked, whether he believed the four passengers and crew of three- were still alive, in the transport missing more than 30 hours. Pilot James said: "If they have not perished from-, the crash, they have died from exposure." In rain and i'og, half a planes joined- the second Lifts .CRESTON. (/P)— A gasoline •tove explosion lifted th* ceiling and broke windows in Cour rooms at the George Taylor home here, but no member of the family was injured. ' Special Session in South Dakota Called PIERRE, S. Dak., (ff)— Guv." Tom Berry issued a call Tuesday for a special session of the South Dakota legislature Dec. 21 to enact an unemployment insurance law conforming to the federal social security act. dozen day's hunt for the Western Air Express transport and its occupants—one a pretty stewardess who turned down .romance for her job. The planes, two of them open cockpit army craft, criss-crossed over a rain drenched area between Salt Lake City and Provo, 40 miles south of here, centering in the vicinity of the village of Alpine. 25 miles southeast of here. Depend on Ground Crews. "We are depending heavily on the ground crews, because of "the weather," said Frank Eastman western air station manager. Fifteen mounted searchers fa- milar with the solpes of the mountains north of Alpine scattered over the rough terrain. Other groups of CCC enrollees anc Brigham Young university students, from Provo, combed slopes both east and north of Alpine. Ski experts organized for a trek over the heavily timbered, boulder studded mountains between the resort colony at Brighton, 20 miles 'east and sliehtly south of Salt Lake City, and the mining town of Alta, over Lone Peak northeast of Alpine. • The 10 passenger, twin motored Boeing last was heard from at 3:37 a. m., Mountain Time, Tuesday, when its pilot, S. J. Samson, radioed his position/ over the southwestern Utah village of Milford. Plane in Distress. However, word from,:a score, of early risers in the, vicinity of Alpine that they heard a plane in distress led to concentration of the hunt in that region. Missing with the craft were the stewardess, Gladys Witt; Pilot Samson, Co-Pilot William Bogen, and the passengers, Mr. and Mrs. John "Wolfe of Chicago: H. W.. Edwards of Minneapolis, and C. Christopher of Dwight, 111. The blond stewardess recently was oh the verge of marrying Erick K. Balzer steamship executive, in California. 'Then she suddenly flew east, "talk things over" with Pilot James A! Roe of Transcontinental, : -a n d Western Air at Kansas City. • She "talked things, over" .with both meh^ .woundsup'by .marrying neither—and got back herold'job.- NEW PACT WITH ITALY PLANNED Expiring U. S. Commercial Treaty to Come to End Next Year. ROME, (ff] —Negotiations for a new commercial accord between -the United States and Italy, have been begun, to replace the expiring treaty of 187-1, it was announced officially 1 Wednesday. The announcement also disclosed the denunciation 1 of the existing pact, effective in'ronp year. 'Tor some months," 'an official communique stated, "commercial negotiations have been-'going on between Italy and the 'United States and the treaty drafts are now in the course of examination. "Today at Chigi palace, Italian Minister Count Galleazo Ciano and William Phillips, United States ambassador to Rome, signed a- memorandum ^denouncing the agreement of 1871 which does no, correspond to the' necessities of the present. "This denunciation will become effective a year from now." Informed" sources said the negotiations centered on a new commercial treaty, not on, a separate trade agreement 'which''"will come up later. . . The commercial treaty, it was said, provides for consular rights and privileges, provisions for taxation and agreements on lines similar to'those concluded by the United States with Canada, France and other nations, but publication of details will be' deferred until the - commercial treaty is signed, it was said. HERRING ISSUES ASSEMBLY CALL FOR DEC. 21ST Committee Starts Drafting Bill for Presentation on Monday. - i DES MOINES,. «P)—Gov. Clyde I L. Herring issued. Wednesday a i \proclamation calling a special session/of the legislature for Dec. 21, which, he said, will limit the session to consideration of a state unemployment insurance law. Meanwhile an unofficial committee, equipped with unemployment insurance acts adopted by other states, started drafting a bill for the special session's consideration. After noon, however, members said they had not- reached any definite conclusions and that they probably wouldn't for a day or so. Herring's proclamation declared that the special session was called "for the purpose of enacting legislation to comply with the federal social security law and for no other purpose." Cites Iowa Constitution. He cited section 11 of article 4 of the state constitution which, he Only 9 Days Left to Aid Cheer Fund .Previously Reported Daughters of Penelope . Cecil Theater The Breeses The D. W. Grippen Co. Mason City Police Auxiliary declared, provides that the "governor may, on extraordinary occasions, convene the general assembly and that he shall state to both houses the: purpose for which they have been convened." " ne SHOPP/NG DAYS 16 FT HOW ASOur OAOS special session should consider." The governor also- pointed out that he would not have to appoint three senators to fill vacancies. These were Frank Pelzer (R) of Marne; G. R; Hill (R) of Clarion and J. J. Gillespie. (D) of Des Moines. These .senators, he said, were elected to fill the unexpired terms of holdover senators who resigned and hence can qualify simply by taking the oath of office. No Great Difference. The committee considering- a ll for Iowa—the unemployment insurance section of the state social security committee of 35— said that so far there has been no great difference of opinion over the provisions that should be the measure. Members said they expected to appear before both houses of the assembly when they sit as .committees of the whole to consider' the act and that they also hoped to have a representative of the federal social security board here to appear also. State Senator Garritt Roelofs, chairman of the committee of 35, said he received a telegram from Washington, D. C., Wednesday stating that 33 states either have approved .state complicance laws or expect to have such laws enacted by Dec. 31. Bill Shaped Up. As the subcommittee shaped up the bill for • presentfition to the ,"lame. duck" legislative session, major points\ to be considered iwere the rate\of tax, the type of benefit fund t'o be established, the scale of benefits to be paid, and the type - of administration of a state unemployment insurance setup. If the state does.. not have an unemployment insurance law .approved by the federal social security .board by Jan. 1, the estimated $3,000,000,fm such' taxes collected in Iowa this, year will go into the federal treasury- If a slate law receives federal approval, 90 per cent of the amount collected in the. state may be- used to pay unemployment benefits in Iowa. Committeemen apparently were agreed that the tax should be imposed upon employers-only, and suggested the following rate scale:-0.9 per cent in 1937, 1.8 per cent in 1938, and-2.7 per cent in 1939. Reserve Fund' Types. Among the 'suggested : types of reserve fund for payment of 'unemployment insurance benefits S348.25 2.00 25.00 5.00 5.00 2.00 New Total $387.25 Needed to Reach Goal $612.75 LTT sine days remain for the,Order of Good Fellows to jingle $600 into the box for the 1936 Christmas Cheer Fund. The lull which manifested itself in the latter part of last week was still painfully present Wednesday. Unless there is a pickup in the days immediately ahead, failure will be written for this venture based .on the ^Christmas spirit—for the first time since its inception in 1925. Arid this is unthinkable. More and more contributions to this fund have come' to' constitute | a roster of organizations, lodges, social clubs and church societies. Considerably more than half of the total last year was raised in this manner. This is important but -there has been one ; effect not beneficial to the success of the fund. The small contri button $1000. •n a n y members able.and willing to contribute gener- Dusly ; themselves the idea that-'their part has been done. In short, there is need for gifts by individuals—-many of them and as generous as they can be made. The time is growing short now and Mrs. Mabel Blaise, administrator of the fund, is aided when she has .the -money early. Here's a job that MUST be done. What do you say we dig in—as .well as down—and get it done? Mail your contributions to the Christmas Cheer Fund, . Globe-Gazette, ' Mason City, Iowa. LOOK INSIDE FOR- NORMAN G. BAKER Cancer Clinic Owner Faces I Day m Jail ON PAGE 2 Mason City High Is Winner Over Tigers ON PAGE 11 Vegetable Growers to Meet at Forest City ON PAGE 10 were the "pooled fund," with all employer taxes going into a single, fund for unemployment compen-, sation^ and a "merit rating" fund under which employers with a Cavorable employment record would make less than the maximum .contributions; i , .:, In state .laws already tenacted, :he scale 1 of benefits' "averages: ;rom 40 to 50 percent .of Wages' with a weekly maximum of $15 weekly. The laws require wait- ng periods of • from two "to .three- Changes His Mind About Running Away EMMETSBURG, (IP)— Boyd Anderson; 12, missing from his home here, was. located at Rodman Wednesday night after he telephoned his father, Andrew Anderson, meat market employe. Boyd told his father he had planned to runaway, but changed his mind after hitch-hiking to Livermore. weeks before - employes out of work start drawing benefits. 1 One suggested method of administration of the state setup is the commission form. A separate commission, similar to other state commissions, would be established to administer the'insurance fund. Prepares Legal Opinion. Atty. Gen. Edward L. O'Connor prepared a legal opinion which held that Gov. Clyde L. Herring must appoint senators and representatives to fill vacancies in the two chambers in order to make the session ' constitutional. The governor said he will appoint senators and representatives elected to those seats in the Nov. 3 election. The special session, then, will consist of the last legislature until a fe\y newly-elected members filling -vacancies. O'Connor's written opinion to the 'governor stated that a full membership- would be required to act at the special session. Democrats' in Majority. ,_ With: the appointments, the senate at the specials-session will be composed of-26 democrats and 24 republican 1 ?. The senate taking office next month will have 28 republicans" and'' 22 democrats. Democrats will have a majority in the house: at the! special session. Members of the -sub-commitee which met Wednesday,to .begin drafting the bill ate' J. C. 'Lewis, state labor federation president; Ed 'JKUnball of 'the Iowa> Manufacturers association ;-iPercy Chase. Atlantic, publisher;!Rabbi Eugene Uannheirner, Des' Moines; the Elev, X. G,' Lifutti, Granger, v and Ray/- Murphy, -state insurance commissioner. RETIREMENT OF FRANK PROPOSED University of Wisconsin's Regents Asked- Not to Rehire President MADISON, Wis., W)— Harold M. Wilkie, head of the University of Wisconsin board. of regents, .proposed retirement of the university president, Glenn Frank, Wednesday on. the grounds that he lacks administrative ability, has lost the 'confidence -of associates and permits ."questionable" practices regarding expenditures. Wilkie, making a statement at the opening of a regents meeting denied that politics played any part in the removal plans, as has, been charged by .pro-Frank forces Plan Open Hearing-. The regents voted 9 to 6 to hold an open hearing. It will be held at the next meeting of the board, which will be subject to the call of the 'chairman. Listing the reasons why he saic he -could not vote for renewal oJ Dr. Frank's appointment,, Wilkie said: "The evidence is unmistakable that Dr. Frank lacks the qualities of either a business or an educational administrator. "Dr. Frank has lost the confidence of those with whom he must deal. This is not limited to members of the faculty, but extends beyond to members of the regents, members of the -legislature and other officials and persons. . . ' . Says Qualities Lacking:. "Dr. Frank lacks primary qualities essential in the administrator of a university. I can make clear exactly the tiling I mean by referring to three very recent events which are typical examples of situations the regents have been compelled to face." Wilkie here referred to the upheaval over the dismissal of Dean Snell, the athletic department controversy, and handling "of university finances. ARMY SENT OUT TO RESCUE OR AVENGE CHIANG Nanking Gim Rebels lirf Chance to Surrender China Warlord. SHANGHAI—The executive Yuan (council) of the central government voted -to send an army into northern Shensi province, it was reported unofficially, to avenge Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek if he is dead or to rescue him, if alive. Perplexed and -anxious officials still debated.the authentic city of a reported broadcast by mutinous Marshal•Chmr^g Hsueh-Liang that he had killed ' Premier Chiang ; and: several ranking.- military-.leaders.': NANKING—Dr. -J. H. Kin* acting head of the executive Yuan, stepped into .Hie govern-, mental vacancy created by Marshal Chang's kidnaping of Generalissimo Chiang at Sianfu last Friday. Nationwide-martial law was proclaimed by the administration. TOKIO—The Tokio. government followed Chinese developments closely, concentrating on two possibilities; the rebellious detention of General Chiang might be .communist-inspired, and the chaotic condition in China might threaten Japanese interests on the Asiatic mainland. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Wednesday nieht and Thursday; colder In central and east por-. tions Wednesday niitht. rislnir temperatures Thursday in extreme northwest portion. .MINNESOTA: Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday; colder Wednesday" night, except in extreme northwest; rising temperature Tharsday in central and west portions. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weattier figures for 24 hdur> period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesoajf jnormng: Maximum Tuec^ay ' 44 UfclttMp In Night 29 Al 8 A. M. Wednesday 3« REBELLIOUS MARSHAL GIVEN LAST CHANCE SHANGHAI, UP)— The Nanking government will give rebellious Marshal Chang Hcueh-Uanc * final chftQC4~ to* <WfeWt JQjiMni^ issimo "Chiang Kai-Shwc MMtyT'« Twgh~executive offfclat raid" Thursday. "But If the mutineers resist the advance: of Nanking troops or Marshal. Chang refuses-to abandon his stubborn position, our drvis- ions,_.wiH not hesitate to employ the utmost striking .power at their command," he warned. The official asserted. Siaiifu, Shensi provincial ,-capitai, where Premier Chiang was held, is surrounded by local divisions. The first duty of the punitive expedition is to rescue Chiang, he said. His statement did.not recognize previous reports, still widely circulated, that the ; ;uali- tary overloard had been slain. Previously, it had been authoritatively but unofficially reported that the executive yuan -(governing committee). had voted for an army campaign to rescue Chiang if alive or avenge him if dead. Move on ShensL Eight or 10, Chinese divisions already have been- reported moving in on Shensi province with "numerous skirmishes resutling. Certain Chinese sources interpreted the report of the" decision for a punitive campaign a sindi- cating the belief of government officials trial further efforts to negotiate in the. present chaotic situation are hopeless. Gen. Ho Ying-Chin, the minister of war and acting head of the military affairs commission replacing Generalissimo. Chiang in his absence was reported earned commander-in-chief of the puniave force. . Chiang's fate spread -unrest throughout China. '.Shorn of -. her strong man, Chinese leaders foresaw a lack of 'firm leadership to guide the nation. , Alarm b Widespread. Alarm was -so widespread the government • established "military control"—equivalent . to martial law—and gave refcssurance to banks and businessmen that there was no danger of-the chaos that Tokio officials predicted. Officials said -they- believed Chiang to be alive. They-had-a definite statement from Wv H, Donald, their Australian born adviser, who sent a message Tuesday be saw Chiang Monday and-gave hopes for the captured general's early release. ,x Chiang, however, was said to have sent word he wished the rebel Chang and his troopssmash- ed. "' : lf was fhis that . Chinese sources said inspired the yuan or "" : "council.: to determine on a thorough-going campaign to crush the '• rebeFmovement' •. . _ Due t«,CeMonUp.. . Some--ol'tlie 'mystery; over Chiang's fate "was,, due, to censorship and some to the isolation of Sianfu where Chang had hii prisoner. Cbmmunlaatioiu; : were reported interrupted and': the Nanking^ government attempted, to wi'tch were -able v to ' movements "?by forces and lea . These planes, however, were deemed useful to direct the -»d-

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