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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME •THE NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION VOL. XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 90 CONGRESS NOT SURE Doesn't Know Just What It Thinks of F.R-Plan AUTO STRIKERS DEFY TEAR GAS By CHARLES P. STEWART A S HINGTON, (CPA) — Congress really docs not know what it thinks of P r c s i dent R o o s e v e 1 t's plan for reorganization o f the executive branch of the govet runent. Perhaps i t would be nearly correct to speak of the plan as Louis B r o w n 1 ow's. Inaugural Throngs Grow Despite Rain, Cold PI1NFPRFMPF Policeman Saves Queen m E rnHRT F , r T d p < lunge Over cm UN HlbH UUUKI W ^AW£O BEING PLANNED F ~' Drap the in man of committee which framed it. Perhaps also it would be more nearly correct to speak of the plan as contemplating a reorganization of the bureaucratic rather than the executive branch of. the government. To be sure, upon the plan's adoption the consolidated bureaucracy would be placed more effectively than ever before under presidential control. How- jver, the president, now the government's chief executive, would become its bureaucratic chief also. £: Senate and House Move to Continue Money Power of President. INNSBRUCK, Austria, motorcycle policeman's quick action was credited with saving Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands Tuesday from a plunge down a 650 foot Alpine precipice. The heavy automobile in which 1 £• . . i ,j , ; drenching rain that held the increasing thousands of visitors indoors. A prediction of more rain with sleet or snow for Wednesday's parade and other outdoor ceremonies recalled that throngs have braved bad weather before to wit- He would have dual functions, ness inaugurations. Covered stands with an enormous increase in au- | have been provided this year for thority. Executive Assistant. A cabinet officer is an executive assistant to the white house. Nothing but an executive. A bureau is somewhat executive, but many of them have semi-judicial powers also, and managerial and investigatorial. The head of a bureau always has been much more broadly sub.iect to congressional dictation than has the head of any cabinet department. The Brownlow scheme contem- road at Matrei, south of Innsbruck. One wheel of the machine slid off the driveway at a point where there was an almost sheer drop of 650 feet to the frozen river below. The automobile was traveling as slowly as possible because of the ice covered road and Policeman Heinrich Neuberger, who had been QUEEN WILHELUDNA 21,000 spectators. | following closely on his motor- ist-ation-s u p r e in e | cycle, threw his weight against^. — —--•-—-——' the slipping car until help arrived, gratitude, returned to Innsoruck plates the freezing of the various court wrangle took a new turn with disclosure by white house officiate that the chief executive is not contemplating a conference of congressmen on legislation to redefine the' powers of the court. Senator Minto (D-Ind.) said Mon- dav such a conference was near. Confers With Officials. Gov. Frank Murphy of Michi! gaii arrived to attend the inaugur- i ation and confer with officials on the General Motors strike. He d;s- The queedi. after expressing her by a safer route. SPANIARDS TURN DOWN PROPOSAL TEMPERATURES CLIMB SLOWLY SMALL CHANCE OF SPEED SEEN IN LEGISLATURE House Committees Not to Be Completed Before End'of Week. DES MOINES, (/P)—Kesuming work Tuesday at the close of a four day recess, the forty-seventh session of the Iowa legislature appeared far removed from the actual start of legislative deliberation. Delay in swinging into the multitude of work at. hand or in the process of preparation, hinged seemingly upon the pending completion of standing committees in both the house and senate. The upper chamber, however, had nearly completed its selections but appa. entry would defer announcement of the assignments until the expected return Wednesday of Senator George M. Hopkins (R) of Guthrie Center, chairman of the committee on committees, who has been ill at his hotel. • .Delay Seen in House. bureaucracies into the various cabinet departments—the five departments which the government started with, the five additional ones which have been added since then, and the two extra ones which the Brownlow program seeks to have created. Pretty Independent. An executive setup, all of :;!— oretty independent of congress. Briefly, each departmental subdivision of it would resemble that of the pcstoffice department. It must be admitted that Uncle Sam's mail service has been passable, in comparison with a few nf the others. Still, no one can have failed to notice how sriev- nusly that has degenerated under ;he auspices of the two last post- i c masters general. Walter F. Brown | ' ! and James A. Farley. So it does not follow that strict bureaucracy is remedial of all evils. For the postcffice department has been the strictest of them. A "Super-Senate?" Besides, there is the problem, plus two new cabinet members, of the six assistant presidents recommended by the Brownlow report. They are not to be vice presidents, elected by the people. They are to be assistant presi- dents—appo.ntively chosen. Certainly they cannot be much less potent than cabinet members. Ten cabinet members now! Two to be added! Also six assistant presidents! Eighteen! "A little b'jt super-senate!"— member:-, of ihe upper consrcs- smnal chamber cry' And I don't mean that all the outcry come; from republican: 1 . Little economy is promised from this rearrangement, either. Brownlow does promise greater efficiency, but no appreciable reduction "in federal expenditures. Byrd Plans Savings. Senator Harry F. Byrd, chairman of a rival senatorial reorganization plan, guarantees to insure - i cussed the labor situation Secretary Perkins and John L. Lewis, chief of the committee for industrial organization. The senate committee investigating campaign expenditures said it was considering legislation to halt political contributions by la- I bor unions. Such contributions ran [into hundreds of thousands of i dollars before the last election. ' Although the crowds were gayer 1 than at the dramatic inauguration ; during the 1933 banking crisis, much of the traditional pageantry was missing at this first January induction in history. Request for Simplicity. Socialists, Fascists Reject Cold Weather to Move in _ i > . L f i »-\ • r Arms Shipment Control for Both Sides. Again After but Brief Respite in Iowa. Temperatures climbed slowly Tuesday from the sub-zero levels recorded over most of North Iowa and the weatherman forecast slightly warmer weather along with snow. Mason City recorded a 12 below minimum in the night. Temperatures rose to 20 degrees or higher in south Iowa Tuesday and the weatherman said that the decline Tuesday night would not carry below 5 degrees above zero in northeast Iowa, 10 above in the northwest section and 15 above in south Iowa. The rise Wednesday, he said, narade"to"mill- i Valencia""governments "met a I probably would carry the mer- ,.,«.. MM • -r>-;t-' i. ,.;..«1~,. ...,,,.,, -in 0£ rti> in r?rtcfi'n»c m lhf> BULLETIN- LONDON, (/P)—Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told the house of commons- Tuesday, nigrht the danger of a continental war ffrowin^ out of the Spanish conflict had been definitely diminished. LONDON, (JPi— Spanish socialist and insurgent governments rejected Tuesday tne non-interven- aon committee's proposal to control munitions shipments to both One reason was the president's I sides in the Spanish civil war. request for simplicity, and the de- i The action by the Burgos and British circles | cury to 25 ! south section, This kept manv picturesque i where it was stated: . margin- clubs-and their bands' "Everything is now up to Italy noon colder weather would begin —at home. I and Germany depending on Then. too. it is a second inaugu- j whether they \viU_ shut off the ration, without the curiosity over j flow of volunteers." a new president. Mr. Roosevelt made few engage- Fascist Generalissimo Francisco Franco's rejection was flat, accompanied by complaints that "thousands" of volunteers were crossing the French frontier to men's Tuesday in order to complete his inaugural address, which aides said would be within 2,000 words A dinner Tuesday night I fight for the socialist government. his family and some inaugu- ! The Valencia reply, imposing numerous conditions to the suggested plan, also complained of enlistment of foreigners in the insurgent legions. General Franco not only refused to accept the specific suggestion but also side-stepped the question of whether he would accept the ral officials was to be his only advance celebration. Will Take Stock. An impression was abroad that his speech would be one of stock taking and consecration afresh to democratic ideals. It may dwell especially—in the moving into northwest Iowa. By way of solace, the weatherman cited some early Tuesday temperatures to the north and west of Iowa. At Bemidji, Minn., it was 42 degrees below, the coldest spot on the weather map. Prince Albert, Can., reported 30 below; Williston, N. Dak., 26 below. opinion of some who have talked I principle nf international control with him—on the need for restoring international trade and enforcing neutrality to mitigate war dangers. At ihe capitol. where inauguration eve heretofore has found a "lame duck" congress in noisy death throes, tne senate and house prepared quietly to give Mr. Roosevelt authority to continue his monetary policies. The ceremonies will begin with justices of the supreme court and members of congress filing to their to isolate the civil war. scheme isn't available yet. It will be shortly. Meantime congress is sasping for breath. Chairman Harry B. Mitchell of the civil service commission (one of the bureaus which will be wished out of existence if the Roosevelt Brownlow plan is adopted) confesses: "Things have been moving too fast; we can't keep track of them.'' Pope Has "Bad Day" and Reported to Be VATICAN CITY, ( Pius, suffering from Senator Norris (Ind., Nebr.) will be honored guest as the author of the "lame duck" amendment which advanced the inauguration from March 4. Garner to Take Oath. Senator Robinson, the democratic leader, will administer the osth to Vice President Garner there, breaking the tradition under which the vice president al- wyys has been sworn in the senate chamber. Chief Justice Hushes will rise from his chair at the president's right, face him and administer the oath as he did in 1933. Mr. Roosevelt's address will follow. i 117 ] J The president and vice presi- rV Weakened (dent, their families, democratic J \ leaders and wives of the governors will so to the white house for Tram Ride Wedding Day HUMBOLDT, <&)— Chris Pedersen of Humboldt, waited for his twenty-eighth birthday, which also was his wedding day, to make his first trip on a passenger train. Pedersen and his bride, the former Gladys de Smidt of Humboldt, boarded a train Monday to spend their honeymoon in West Liberty. — Pope recurring a buffet luncheon. The governors No Extra Pay for New Year Day Work DES MOINES, (#)—The Scott county sheriff and deputies cannot draw an extra day's pay for serving New Year's day. Assistant Attorney General N. S. Genung ruled. His opinion given at the request of Scott County Attorney Leon A. Grapes, stated that the sheriff's term of office began "the second secular day of January, 1935, and ended at Midnight Jan. 1, 1936." , _ ------- ------ . pain in his swollen legs, was re- will remain behind to ride m tne ported considerably weakened | parade and then will have tea at | Tuesday night after a "bad day." the mansion. ! - - - ...... * ' Interest in the governments power policy was twofold. First, Chairman A. E. Morgan, who has been at odds with Director David Lilienthal over TVA policy, called on Senator Norris (Ind.-Nebr.), sponsor of the TVA law, Norris said he disagreed with certain as- Official bulletins from the Vatican, however, said the pope was "neither better nor wor*;." Father Agostino Gemelli, rector of the Catholic university at Milan, was received by the pontiff to discuss matters connected with the new pontifical academy of science. The damp, raw weather of the past several days has increased the holy father's pain, his physicians reoorted. Secretary Ickes as chairman, to recommend a national power policy. It is necessary, he said, because the Bonneville project in Oregon will be producing power in quantity this year. An agreement, by the works progress administration to boost- relief states quotas caused in northwestern congressmen from pccts of Morgan's proposal of a priation. truce with private utilities. ' <='•""» Ickcs Heads Group. Second, the president late Monday appointed a committee, with that region to soft pedal their demands for a higher relief appro- Some said they were satisfied destitute families who have gone to the northwest from drought- afflicted states would be cared for. LOOK INSIDE FOR- FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW Man Held for Threats to Child Movie Stars ON PAGE 2 300 Businessmen at KGLO Opening Dinner ON PAGE 11 Iowa Bureau to Open Convention Wednesday ON PAGE 8 Cleaners, Bakers to Play Feature Tussle 5N PAGE 9 In the house Representative La Mar Foster (D) of West Branch, announced thr.- assignments of 53 standing house committees would not be completed before the end. of the week and probably would not be announced before a week from Tuesday. Thus the current week, he indicated, will be spent largely in ironing out all preliminary mat- 2 Oil Firms Must Repay Tax Refunds DES ; MOINES, (#)—The Iowa supreme court ruled Tuesday that the Standard Oil company of Indiana and the Phillips Petroleum company must pay back to the | state treasury a total of S109,- i 688.81 for gasoline tax refunds the ' state claimed were "illegally allowed." The high court's decree, one of 13 opinions handed down Tuesday, fixed judgment against the Standard Oil company at $93,400.79 and against the Phillips Petroleum company at $16.288.02. Polk County District Judge Allen A. Herrick had granted a $116,982 judgment against • the Standard Oil company and a $19,024.22 judgement against the Phillips company. The supreme court reduced the amount, imposing interest payments only from the date of the lower court decree rather than from the date the refunds were made. Placed in Escrow. Since the state first brought suit, the Phillips company has asked $12,252,57 in refunds which the state placed in escrow to await determination of the question by the supreme court. The state claimed the companies deducted from the invoice of their gasoline importations into Iowa the three per cent allowed by law for evaporation and loss, paying | gasoline taxes on the reduced j Burns the Wind HOWARD HUGHES SMASHES LAND SPEED RECORD gasoline taxes on tne reduced i., , p f* • , amount. Then, the state contend- j Hughes U'OSSeS Lontment ed, the companies claimed and obtained a refund of taxes.paid on the difference between the invoice of importations and the actual number of gallons unloaded. The refunds covered a period of ters including the completion of j several years up to June, 1933. all election contests. Three of the 1 Most of the refunds were granted nine hearings had been completed and reports wore ready for submission to the house sometime Wednesday. In each instances the election of representatives in Van Buren, Clarke and Polk counties, two democrat?, tne other a republican, were sustained in the committee reports. Speaker Foster said he would "insist" that the remaining contests be decided this week unless it is impossible to do so. Woods' Election Sustained. The latest committee to report was that from Clarke county in which J. R. Campbell (R) contested the election of Representative Lloyd Woods fD), both of Osceola. In sustaining the election by former State Treasurer R. E. Johnson, and a few by the present treasurer, Leo J. Wegman. Wegman started the suits to recover the amounts refunded. Deduct Amount Allowed. Having deducted the amount allowed by law for evaporation and loss, the state contended, the companies could not thereafter "deduct the actual evaporation and loss, especially when the actual evaporation and loss was less j than the statutory three per cent." The companies claimed, however, that the legislature intended the three per cent deduction to j cover losses in handling of gaso- i in Seven Hours and 31 Minutes. NEWARK, N. J.. (/P)—Burning the wind at an estimated average speed of 332 miles an hour, Howard Hughes, the flying movie producer, Tuesday drove his high CLOSE DETROIT PLANT DESPITE POLICE ATTACK Governor Murphy Talks to Union Leader Lewis in Washington. WASHINGTON, {&)— GOV. Frank Murphy of Michigan conferred with John L. Lewis in Secretary Perkin's office Tuesday in an effort to work out a solution of the General Motors strike. With Miss Perkins, Murphy and Lewis, head of the committee for industrial organization, was James F. Dewey, veteran labor department conciliator. None would comment before the conference started. Miss Perkins said last night the next step would be to try to find a way to resume negotiations between the striking United Automobile Workers and General Motors officials. The auto workers are affiliated with Lewis' committee. Lewis has been directing strike strategy from Washington. 1,000 MEN IN PICKET LINE AS PLANT CLOSES DETROIT. ({?)— A United Automobile Workers of America picket line estimated by a union official to number 1,000 men withstood a police tear gas attack Tuesday and closed the Briggs Manufacturing company's Meldrum, avenue plant. A company official said at 8 a. m., that "the plant is not operating." The picket line then had dwindled to about 100 men. Police Inspector Louis L. Berg was temporarily overcome when.a gas bomb exploded at his feet as he attempted to rescue William Myers, plant manager, from a group of pickets. Neither he nor Myers required hospital treatment. i Makes Auto Bodies. speed monoplane across the corru- The Briggs plant produces au- r.ent in 7 hours. 31 minutes, for a tomobile bodies for the Lincoln nn<\i transcontinental speed mark, i Motor Car Co., and the Dodge di" ' ' vision of the Chrysler corporation. Company officials said that approximately 100 of the 1,800 em- of Woods the contest board reduced the margin between them to three votes. The other settled contests, those in Polk and Van Buren counties, were decided in favor of Representative J. K. O'Neill (D) of Keosauqua, whose seat was contested by Representative L. I. Peel (R) of Keosauqua, and in favor of Representative E. R. Brown (R) Des Moines, whose opponent. Mrs. George Harnagel (D) of Des Moines, dropped her contest action. A fourth contest involving the I ilt a P- Hughes took off from Union air terminal. Los Angeles, at 2:14 a. m. (4:14 a. m. central standard time) Tuesday and roared down across Newark municipal ail-port. 2.490 mile? away, at 11:43:27 a. m. (C. ST.). making his official time 7 hours. 29 minutes. 27 seconds. The ne\v record breaks bis old mark of 9 hour?, 25 minute?, JO seconds, he set last Jan. 14. In Exhubcrant Outburst. He roared away into the mists ploye: had been on strike since state. They also argued that a refund in a few minutes and circled the w d appar entl y Independence Youth Dies From Injuries of Coasting Mishap INDEPENDENCE, (#)—Franklin Spangler. 17 year old son of | ]on ]op( j Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Spangler, died 1 s ] la i iV •'• m. Monday in a local hos- |" ' 1 in an outburst of exhuberance at setting the new mark. He set his fast ship down to earth at 12:11 p. m. (C. S. T.) Hughes was smiling broadly as he climbed from the open cockpit to receive congratulations of field attaches. "I flew at 14,000 feet most of the way," Hughes said, "'with my highest speed 370 miles an hour, j , Jse(J aboul 2 QO of the 230 gal- m last week, although the plant continued to operate until Tuesday. Homer Martin, U. .A. W. A. president, charging police launched a gas attack "without any justification," telegraphed Gov. Frank Murphy of Michigan, who is all Washington, urging "such action as you may deem necessary to prevent further disorder of this kind." Several persons in addition to Myers and Inspector Berg were affected by the tear gas, and William Mackey, a picket, was injured when a fragment from a tear gas bomb struck him in the eye, but no casualties Jad been admitted to receiving hospital. A physician treated the injured in an emergency first aid station set up in a beer garden across the street from the plant's main gate. pital, an hour and a half follow- seat of Representative R. G. Moore (D) of Dunlap. had been started but the actual canvass of votes was delayed while the board, , members decided what to do about ;=e, throwing the sled against a ing a coasting accident. He was | stra j n _ Hughes, however, climbed riding on a toboggan drawn by^a j out . 0 f the tiny cockoit without as' sistance and shook hands with 2,0*0 Pickets :in Line. Police said there were 2.000 ,, c -u u „-,-, Pickets in line when the first verv tired—a bit clash occurred as men of the 7 ! o'clock shift reported for work at the plant. Richard Frankensteen, organi- Wcaricd by Strain. Visibly wearied by the long car when the car skidded on the ballot envelopes and seals of which were purportedly broken when they reached the committee. Kraschel Urges Roads. Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel said he planned to confer with Foster and senate leaders on his suggestions for farm-to-market ro?.d construction financing. I hope a bill for financing farm-to-markct roads reaches the legislature as Kraschel said. soon as possible," In his inaugural address he proposed additional truck taxes to provide funds fo.r secondary road construction. As the assembly convened, Senator E. I. Mason (D) of Brooklyn, announced he will introduce a Dill to wipe out state aid for Farm Bureau organizations. Get Tax Money. "Right now." Mason said, "Farm Bureau organizations in Iov- - a are getting about $350,000 a year from tax money. Tftey are using that money to build up a great propaganda and lobbying agency, and I can't see that it's doing the farmers much good. "Another thing, other farm organizations such as the Farmers' Union aren't getting any help from the taxpayers. I can't see tb?t i';'s fair to give state aid to one group and not to another." Mason said he has talked with a number of 'senators and representatives and believes "we can pass the bill m both houses." He also stated he will introduce a measure to lax pipe lines and, later in the session, one to impose tree. Spangler suffered spinal injuries and concussion of the brain. a gross receipts tax on all retail businesses in Iowa." " vVhat the gross receipts tax bill would do," Mason said, "would be, in effect, to place a heavier tax on chain organizations iind a light one on independent merchants. It would be graduated upwards and would accomplish essentially the same end that the gross receipts tax provision in the chain store tax would have if the supreme court hadn't declared it unconstitutional." Unemployment Insurance. Among tht: first measures expected to come before tne assembly were suggestions for changing the state unemployment insurance measure passed at the special session in December. During the special session, republican senators agreed to support the bill if it were taken up for possible amendment early in the regular session. The homestead tax relief bill was headed for early consideration by a senate committee. Backed by four democrats and four republicans, the bill would use sales and income tax leceipts to replace the property tax on homes occupied by their owners. The bill -applies both to city ard rural property. Other measures apparently headed for early consideration were suggested extension of the state farm, mortgage moratorium and a number of proposals prepared by senators and representatives to legalize some acts of their home town city councils and boards of supervisors. friends who rushed out to greet, him. He said he had picked up a good tailwind from Kansas City on to Newark, and added that the weather up in the sub stratosphere had "not bothered-him. The officials who checked Hughes in on his record non-stop flight said his time broke all land plane distance speed records. own plants before started. The pickets—the The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Snoiv probable Tuesday night and Wednesday; rising temperatures Tuesday night and in east portion Wednesday; colder in extreme northwest portion Wednesday afternoon. MINNESOTA: Snow probable Tuesday night and Wednesday; rising: temperature Tuesday nieht and in cast Wednesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday Minimum in Night At 8 A. M., Tuesday 6 Above 12 Below 10 Below zational director for the United Automobile Workers who directed the demonstration, said, however, that only 1,000 pickets were involved. He said between 3,000 and 4,000 men moved from a union mass meeting to the plant at 5 a. m., but that most of the men left to go to work in their the trouble largest mass line ever seen in a Detroit strike— formed a huge, circular human j wall in front of the employes' gate, moving at a brisk trot in 20 degree weather. Addresses Meeting. Frankensteen, who had addressed f the mass meeting in Dodge union hall preceding the demonstration, ran up and down the line exorting the men to move faster. From a sound-truck came encouragement lor the pickets. As several hundred Briggs workmen arrived shortly before 7 a. m., a police detail of 100 men, including mounted patrolmen, ordered the picket] to open a path for the workmen. Police Lieut, Frank Neitzel said Frankensteen retorted: "If you don't want to see another Flint riot, you'd bette." not try to breaK up the' line." His reference was to a riot of striker-occupied Fisher plant No. 2 in Flint a week aga which injured 27 men and brought out two national guard regiments. In Mason City Monday night the temperature fell 6 degrees short of the minimum of 18 below the Crystal of town. Sugar recorded at plant north dawned clear and the forecaster's promise of warmer weather ahead appeared to be on the way to realization. The principal clash occurred when Inspector Berg attempted to rescue Mvers. Several f»s bomb* I were thrown alonj the picket line. The bombs, apparently of a new type, exploded with a <U«h and 4 loud noise, scattering the- pickets. The line was broken, but a bns«

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