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Mason City, Iowa
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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS' HOME EDITION VOL. XLIII FTVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS UEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, JANUAEY16,1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 88 MARCHES DISLIKED Even Sit Down Strikes Preferred in Capital. By CHARLES P. STEWART 'ASHINGTON, (CPA)—Sit- down strikes are reported to be regarded by employers as a p a r t i c u 1 arly malignant development in labor warfare. Congress, the administrati o n and the District o f Columbia a u t h o r i ti es, however, vastly prefer them to marches of malcontents upon . the national! capital. The longer a discontented element will sit down at a long distance from the Potomac and stay there the better official Washington likes it. Nevertheless threats are heard AGREE ON STRIKE PARLEY RULES 210,000 OUT OF JOB BECAUSE OF U. S. WALKOUTS Governor Orders National Guard Kept in Flint Over Week-End. AUTO-LABOR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Governor Murphy orders national guard held in Flint over week-end, canceling earlier demobilization orders. General Motors and U. A. W. i A. representatives agree upon of a series of treks in this direction proce d u re for peace negotiations Mill Watchman Says He Heard Child Scream Sentenced to Hang from far-away points throughout the country of these protesting folk converging thitherward. From the white house on down to the city police force tuese hints give the shivers to the powers to begin Monday. Prosecutor at Flint announces intention to "prosecute to the limit" charges of inciting a riot against seven leaders of U. A. W. A.: intimates 1,200 "John they are intended, in plain terms, j Doe " warrants to be withdrawn, to intimidate. Coxey's Was First. So far as 1 know, the capital- ward march of General Coxey's army was the first of these demonstrations. It was so far in the past that I don't remember much of it. I think it was an incident of the depression of the early 1890's. My recollection is that the Capitol police were formidable enough to shoo the army back from their grounds and prevent a serious disturbance. Still, such displays are semi- revolutionary in tone: they frighten conservative statesmen- Then—During Depression. There was not another bit; one until some time after the i 'lus- trial smash-up of 1929, svr-ei. Father Cox, a Roman Catholic c^rgy- man in Pittsburgh, led a huge delegation from many parts of the republic to the capitol plaza to demand proletarian lights from the lawmakers. I remember that all right. Congress was alarmed a-plenty. The Capitol building was barricaded as if for a siege. Only small groups were allowed to get in, to submit their grievances, but the rest milled about on the grounds outside, which is strictly forbidden. The police, however, were afraid to scatter them. Then came the bonus encampment, against which President Hoover called out the United States army. The army won, indeed, but I miss my guess if its victory did not do its bit toward beating the Californian for re-election to the white house. F. R. Had Luck. Such are the political effects of bonus battles. President Roosevelt had a march on him, too, shortly after his inauguration. He stopped it at the line between Maryland and the District of Columbia. It had to camp out on the Maryland side, the weather was bad, the campers were mightily uncomfortable, and they scattered before they had time v.i become seriously troublesome. But it can't always be gambled that a strike rnr.rch will be so effectively halted. Burns Fatal to Woman. DES MOINES. f. 2 ?)—Mrs. Leonard Brooks, Des Moines, died from burns suffered when a gasoline stove exploded at her home Monday night. Her husband d-.ed in a hospital here Tuesday. Governor announces state welfare aid for all General Motors employes in need because of strikes and shutdowns. "Sit down" strikers begin voting upon evacuation of plants. Vacation of factory at Anderson, Ind.. scheduled for Saturday, others Sunday. Seventeen strike closed General Motors branches to remain idle during negotiations. Knudsen says will take "10 or 12 days" to resume normal operations. Martin says "national assembly" of union will be called to ratify proposals reached in negotiations. —Iowa Daily Press Photo FRANZ A. JACOBSEX Have You Read Your Newspaper 1. On a frequency or how many kilocycles will radio station KGLO operate? 2. What noted explorer died of injuries received in the crash of an airliner in California the past week? 3. Who is La Mar P. Foster? 4. What North Iowa town boasted a "singing mouse?" 5. What did Gordon Morrow do? 6. How did Albert Beltman, state representative from Hospers, Iowa, get his name in the papers? 7. What did Ernest Aldrich Simpson charge in a slander suit he filed against Mrs. Joan Sutherland? 8. What North lowan was republican candidate for speaker of the Iowa house? 9. What former Mason City department store owner died in Omaha? • 10. How many new cabinet posts did President Roosevelt recommend in his program for government reorganization? ^(ANSWERS ON PAGE 2) PEACE MAKING IN MOTORS STRIKE GOES ON SMOOTHLY -More than 210,000 workmen stood idle Saturday while state and federal mediators continued their efforts to settle strikes. Peace making in the giant General Motors strike continued smoothly, with the union and management reaching an agreement on the procedure to be followed when negotiations for settlement open Monday. Approximately 115,000 automfc- tive employes were out of work because of "the strike. One development in the situation was the decision to retain at full strength the national guardsmen in Flint, Mich., scene of a riot Monday night. It was said the troops would stay through Sunday and Monday, while General Motors plants were being evacuated by strikers. The labor relations board at Washington announced Saturday it would consider charges that Atlantic and gulf coast shipping companies had made "fraudulent" contracts with old line union officials. Some of the unions making the charges were now on strike. 233 Vessels Tied Up. Shipowners who had 233 vessels tied up because of the 79 day Pacific coast maritime walkout proposed to give members of seven striking unions another week to consider peace proposals, then call for a vote on acceptance. The walkout held 40,000 idle. In the offing was a possibility the employers would ask presidential intervention if other settlement devices failed. Leaders of the Gas Employes union called 300 workers off their jobs at the Ohio Fuel Gas company and the Northwestern Ohio Natural Gas company in Toledo Friday midnight because of unsatisfied demands for a signed contract. However, they permitted the companies to staff the plants with a maximum of 25 outside workers to maintain service for the city's 250,000 residents. Progress Indicated. A conference call- bringing together unionists and Pittsburgh Plate Glass company officials at Pittsburgh indicated possible progress in adjudicating a flat glass workers' strike. The walkout involved 6,000 Pittsburgh Plate Glass company employes in five states and 7,000 Libbey- 0wens-Ford Glass company workers. The firms produce about 90 per cent of glass used in the automobile industry. Elsewhere on the strike front: West: Deadlocked disputes in the San Francisco bay area held 550 idle in a 64-day bag industry walkout; 2,500 out for the sixty- ninth day in three Bethlehem steel company shipyards; 698 machinists out thirty-second day; 46 cigar makers out one hundred and eighth day; 180 upholsterers out eighty-seventh day; 110 battery workers out one hundred and ninth day. Middle west and southwest: Sit downers held LaCrosse rubber mills company, La Crosse, Wis., employing 1,200; at J. I. Case company, Racine, Wis., 1,800 farm implement workers out .for<$hird SLAYER TO DIE * FEB. 24,1938 Defense Motion for New Trial Overruled by Ottumwa Judge. Ann Harding arid Janssen Will Be Wed LONDON, (ff) — Ann Harding, blond princess of movieland's upper brackets, and Werner Janssen, the New York boy who forsook his f a t h e r's hofbrau to gain a place on the world's s y m- phonic podiums, quietly field intention to wed at a London registry office Saturday. They wanted to a secret. Miss Harding, ^ nn Hardinj / whose springtime flight from the legal tangle of a former marriage led her across two countries and an ocean seven months ago, confirmed the marriage plans at Blackpool, where she is playing. "I really can't give you a statement now," she added, with every sign of distress that her secret was out of the bag. "Perhaps later." Janssen's hotel at Elstree, where Miss Harding recently made some films, said he was "somewhere in the country for the week-end." The marriage register gave Miss- Harding's age as 34; Janssen s 37. OTTUMWA, US) feaoz^-AS ('•Jimmy") Jacobsen, 29 year old slayer of his waitress sweetheart, will be hanged Feb. 24, 1938, on the Fort Madison penitentiary gallows. This was the pronouncement of District Judge C. F, "W'ennerstrum here Saturday after overruling the defendant's motion for a new trial. Jacobsen was placed in the prison death row late Saturday by Sheriff C. E. Harding. The defendant, convicted of the fatal shooting of Catherine Elizabeth Leahy on the night of Nov. 30, 1936, showed no signs of emotion as he listened to his death date. Walking from the courtroom of the Wapello county courthouse, he turned to a guard and said: "Well, that gives me 13 'months." Defense Attorney Charles C. Ayres, Jr., said he plans to appeal the case to the state supreme court. The defense had filed a motion for a new trial on grounds that the verdict was not supported by the evidence arid that it did not have sufficient time in which, to prepare for trial. It also filed exceptions to the court's instructions to the jury. However, 'Judge Wennerstrum said he believed the defendant had received a fair and impartial hearing. zette, Mason .City, wiE be saluted with a fiala dedicatory program, produced in,,the, studios of WHO by Harold Jjaliy program director and conductor of the WHO orchestra. The program will be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 17, from '3:30 to 4 p. m. Talent includes the Song- fellows, famous quartet, NBC stars prior to joining WHO's staff; Lem and Martha, versatile comedians, 1 in rapid fire chatter and songs: Mable Moss Madden, concert soprano; Al Clauser and his Oklahoma Outlaws, cowboy band, stars on the WHO Barn Dance Frolic and other popular .WHO programs, soon to be featured in a Hollywood production; Ed Morley, golden voiced tenor; Louisiana Lou, composer-songstress and recording artist: and the WHO studio orchestra. Stan Widney and Jack Kerrigan will announce the program, and J. O. Maland, vice president of the Centra) Broadcasting company and general manager .of WHO, will welcome KGEO to the air- lanes in a short address. Escape Serious Injury. DES MOINES, OT—Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rhoads and 10 months old son escaped serious injury when their car plunged over an eight foot wall along the Raccoon river here. Mrs. Rhoads suffered a dislocated shoulder. LOYALISTREPLY TO REBEL DRIVE U. S. Consulate Wrecked; Fascist Mobs Menace 2,000 Prisoners. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High explosive bombs, bursting near the headquarters of fascist Gen. Gonzalo Queipc de Llano, bespoke the Spanish government's reply to a southern insurgent drive on Malaga Saturday. i The bombs were dropped by airplanes in Algeciras, across the broad bay from Gibraltar. They exploded near a hotel where General de Llano was believed to be directing a massed drive on the government's last important southwestern seaport. In Malaga itself, official dispatches to the Washington state department said, insurgent bombardment has wrecked the closed United States consulate, .Dispatches, have related how shells from fascist warships and bombs from fascist planes have killed scores of there and have toppled big Among KGLO's Greeters REP. FRED BIERMANN GOV. N. G. KRASCHEL Among the notables participating in the formal launching of KGLO, Globe-Gazette radio station in the Hanford hotel, will be Fred Biermann of Decorah, fourth district representative in congress, and Nels G. Kraschel, governor of Iowa. Mr. Biermann will speak from the studios here in Mason City in the opening hour, between 1 and 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and the governor will be featured in a salute program from WHO, Des Moines, between 3:30 and 4 o'clock. A number of the special guests from out-of- town arrived Saturday and others will get here Sunday forenoon. Radio Station WHO Will Welcome KGLO to Airlanes Sunday DES MO'lijPE^KGLO J -newsto3S^*5' t ^g?. such_,neuUaUtJL; accord i - •••^Wii i tm,mt r--*'-*T~ l r~r l *Tf*? K ' T t*^yrYn° rf 'i~t- iaa * l ^TiTt^~T^« <3sinY4- mir-i+h eai*oi > <i'Kr " .<„ Peace Prospects Brighten. The prospect for a general neu- ti ality agreement to keep men and arms out of Spain brightened with German foreign office indications .•that 'Germany will collaborate— (•providing she is assured there will 'be/.'no "mental reservations" by ot)ier. -powers and that any; attempt. wiHbV dealt" with severely. Spain's war raged-on in brutally explosive tempo. Street mobs in Pamplona and elsewhere in the Basque country threatened to storm prisons and execute 2,000 socialist prisoners on the spot "eye for eye" reprisal for the mass killings of more than 200 fascist hostages by Spanish government sympathizers at Bilboa. Competent British sources said 1,000 volunteers had reached Madrid through France and that 1,000 had gone to the insurgents from Italy in the past week, despite urgent British efforts to halt the stream of enlistments. Concerned About Cost. In Berlin, military and financial experts, concerned about the $5 a day cost of keeping German fighters in Spaiu, said 25,000 men was the outside limit of German aid to insurgents. There are now between 10,000 and 12,000 German volunteers with the fascists, according to reliable estimates. In Paris, Premier Leon Blum had unanimous chamber of deputies approval for power to keep volunteers 1 from reaching Madrid from France. But he was pledged to use that power only if other powers do likewise. In Rome, II Duce and Germany's General Goering moved further to consolidate the Italo-German air forces. GOLD BEGINS TO LET UP IN IOWA Snow Expected to Replace Below Zero Wave All Over State. Below zero-cold retreated out :of"Jowa-Saturday,-at-Teast -for -the time being, bui the weatherman .forecast that snow probably would replace it Saturday night and Sunday. - • The mercury hit 12 degrees below zero early Friday night at Mason City for the night's low. After that the mercury started climbing and by 7 a. m., Saturday, temperatures over the state all were above zero. Charles City had 10 below. Saturday it warmed up to 30 degrees or bitter in south Iowa. The weatherman forecast it would | then fall minimums of 15 in northeast Iowa, £0 in northwest and southeast Iowa and 25 in the southwest section. Sunday should be even warmer. It was clear Saturday and a south breeze blew across the state. month;.at Toledo, Ohio, wage increases and ' other . adjustments brought back 400 glove workers of the Boss Manufacturing company ar.d 200 employes of the Buckeye Glove company; 1,700 idle at Her- cules''Motor company, Canton, Ohio, since Dec. 10; 3,500 northern Minnesota lumberjacks still idle in walkout which started January 4; 280 strikers in eight gasoline plants of the Seminole, Okla., area, out two weeks. Eastern Plants Closed. East: H, H. Brown Shoe, Inc., closed Friday, affecting 850. after walkout for 15 per cent wage increase; 600 Skowhegan, Me., shoe workers out in demand for 1?,% per cent wage boost; union claimed 1.300 still out at Syracuse. N. Y., Remington Rand company plant; a strike of weavers in a rayon cotton mill at Brunswick, Me., ended Friday, permitting 600 to resume work; at Baltimore wage increases brought a. truce in a maritime strike involving oil tankers, one of a series of "rank and file" seamen's walkouts which unionists claimed involved some 24,000 on the Atlantic and gulf coasts: 2.000 out since Oct. t-at Reading, Pa., Berkshire knitting mills; 1,800 in second week of sit down at Electric Battery company in Philadelphia; between 300 and 500 in sit down at Brownhill and Kramer, Inc., hosiery mills, Philadelphia. Strikers or others made idle by ramifications of the General Motors tieups dotted half the conten- nent,,in cities -from Missouri to. New Jersey and from Michigan to Georgia. Welcome KGLO On his especial page our editorial diehard grudgingly extends half hearted greetings to our newest affiliate but resolutely reaffirms his skepticism; not that anything good can come out of the airwaves, but rather that it'will, even with our own left hand at the controls. .From the standpoint of consistency W. E. H.'s position is unassailable. But to that section of the staff of the Globe- Gazette which has labored diligently :tor more than a year now to bring KGLO into being, labored attempts on the part of our editorial department to make our new affiliate welcome "with—shall we say—a few "faint damns," seems scarcely an achievement which, to that same section of opinion, looms as the greatest milestone in the paper's history since the GlobeVGazette installed its first linotype. •If the undersigned and that deyoted band of associates who have helped him untiringly had doubted that the idea .which-has taken concrete form in KGLO was fraught with tremendous possibilities of service to the people of Northern Iowa there would never have been those weary months of importunity upon the directors and stockholders whose hard round dollars have gone into this enterprise. Neither would there have been those wearier and drearier months of preparation .and construction once said directors and stockholders had seen the light of the new day. The undersigned is proud of KGLO. He regards its establishment as at least a partial return to the folks of Mason City and Northern Iowa for the hearty welcome they extended him when he came here a stranger twelve years ago and for all the kindnesses and consideration they have shown him from that day to this. Nor is that all. The undersigned believes his pride in KGLO is shared by every man and woman on the Globe-Gazette staff, and most of all by good old W. E. H. whose sole fault and weakness is that be is plagued with a severe and'chronic attack of consistency. Thank God I never was consistent and never will be. L.P.L. Mrs. Roosevelt Has 3 New Dresses for Inaugural Events i *-J ! NEW YORK, (ff)— Mrs, Frank- j lin D. Roosevelt has three' new j dresses for next Wednesday's inaugural ceremonies—a red and two blues. They're all new shades and one is called "Eleanor red." The first lady,-however, will attend the inauguration of her husband wearing a black broadtail coat which has seen three seasons wear. She decided against buying a new coat for the event. • LOOK INSIDE FOR- THE BARRTFMORES Cyclonic Romance at End in Divorce Court ON PAGE 2 Iowa Legislature News for Week Is Reviewed ON PAGE 14 Mason City Routs Two Dodger Court Lineups ON PAGE 9 Judge Clark's Funeral Rites Set for Monday ON PAGE 10 The Weather FORECAST IOWA:* Snow probable Saturday night and Sunday; rising temperatures Saturday night and in central and east portions Sunday. MINNESOTA: Snow probable Saturday nigrht and Sunday: rising temperature in east and south portions • Saturday night and in extreme cast Sunday; somewhat colder in northwest Sunday: IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning': Maximum ti Above Minimum in. Night VI Below At 8 A. M. 0 Snowfall Trace A south wind did things to North Iowa's cold spell in the early hours of Friday morning. Afier the mercury sank to 12 below, the same as the low mark of the previous night, a rise, got under way. By 8 o'clock the temperature, had risen to the zero mark and at -9 o'clock it stood at 6 above z.ero. WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, (&)— Weather outlook -for the period of January 18 to 23: For the region of the great lakes and-for "the upper: Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys: Snow, or rain: Monday and again about Thursday or Friday;-temperature' mostly near or below ijormal, .-- TWO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH Mother Suffers Burns as Fire Destroys House at Albia. ALBIA,, (IP)— George Tusing, 4. and Mary Ann Tusing, 1, children, of Mr. and Mrs. Sam 'Tusing, burned to death at. 1:35 £. m. Saturday when their home was destroyed by fire. Their mother suffered burns, but is expected to recover. Firemen said the fire evidently started when a stovepipe collapsed enveloping the house in flames within a few moments. The bodies were recovered at 2 p. m. Policeman Appeals to Iowa High Court on $ 1,500 Judgment DES MOINES, (ff) — Henry Bornholtz, Sioux City merchant policeman, appealed to the supreme court from a Woodbury county district court decision granting $1,500 judgment against him for the death of James Boyle, a CCC worker. In the district court trial, Bornholtz said he shot Boyle when Boyle and another youth attempted to rob him. Originally, Boyle's estate was granted a $4,000 judgment, but District Judge Miles W. Newby reduced the amount Boy Killed by Shotgun. ONAWA, iff) —Nortie Ritchson, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ritciison,; Omaha, Nebr., was.kill- ed accidentally when his shotgun 'discharged as he returned from hunting. Norris had been living :with a,_ brother, Leo, here. OFFICERS HUNT FOR HIDEOUT OF BOHKIDNAPER Ex-Convict Eliminated as Suspect in Slaying of Charles MatUon. PICTURE ON PAGE >, TACOMA, Wash., (!?)— Search for the "hideout'" of Charles Mattson's Icidnap-slayer and a mill watchman's report he heard what he believed was a child's scream on the night of Jan. 6 topped developments Saturday in th'. widespread hunt for the murderer. The 10 year old boy's badly beaten nude body was found in the snow about 7 miles southwest of Everett last Monday. The watchman, whose name was withheld, told officers he had thought little of the cries at the time, assuming they were from a child at play. State and Everett police and the sheriff denied reports of •'pickup" order for the soji of an Everett resident whose 'hobbi->s were knife throwing and d'ssecUng animals. Has Bay Front Shack. The man's parents live on the Everett east side and-the son has, as his "den," a shack in the bay front brushlar.d near F.verett, about 5 miles from the place where the Tacoma kidnap victim's body \yas found. Fred Orrin Haynes, former Cal ifornia convict, who surrendered at- ,the_iS«atfle-4MUce,.<tiiiion Eri- • day and was booked on an investigation order, virtually was eliminated as a suspect. Officers said, however, he would be sent to Los Angeles county, Cal.. for questioning .in connection with a series of robberies. Check Deserter's Record. Military authorities at Fort Williams, Me., held a 30 year old self styled army deserter for a check of his record. The commandant. Col. Wilson Burt, said he had some of-the characteristics of the kidnaper's description Justice department agents in Boston evidenced little,interest in the prisoner, but said his record would be investigated. In Seattle Virginia Chatfield. high school girl who saw Charles' kidnaper, told newspapermen the abductor did not resemble a photograph of Leigh Haskell Fow- I ler, under sentence for robbery. ' Fowler has been questioned about j the kidnap case and has declined i to tell of his activities privi- to his arrest Jan. 9. Positively Not Kidnaper. Miss Chatfield looked at his photograph and said Fowler positively was not the kidnaper. Officers continued to maintain a base on the highway south of Everett, and to tour the territory four miles from the spot where Charles' body was found, traversing side roads and visiting abandoned cottages and shaclis. They also visited- an Everett brickyard's blue day pits and while the officers declined to com- j mcnt. brickyard operators.said the. ] investigators apparently found nothing to connect with the blue clay reputedly found .under the boy's fingernails during an au- |topsy. I Observers at Everett said it.was | apparent that additional federal agents had arrived and were checking on the movements and whereabouts of known criminals, although none was taken jnto custody. Identified as Robber. j In Spokane a young man was i tentatively identified as the rob| ber of the Puget Sound National ' bank here Wednesday. Some officials had seen a connection between the kidnaping and the robbery. Since the kidnaper had not collected any ransom, they suggested he might have held,up the bank in order, to have funds for his escape from-Tacoma. C. W. Greening,.manager, of .the bank, told police he was-"positive" a hospital patient, in Spokane here, was the i^bber. The man walked into the hospital Friday and sought treatment for a bullet wound in his arm. He said he was accidentally shot last Tuesday. Greening said he must, have wounded the man witg one of three bullets fired at him as he fled, Condition Not Serious. King's condition was not serious. A police guard was placed ever him. • Records of Tacoma degenerates were studied in detail. Federal agents, a reliable source .aid, requested and. received reo

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