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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLIII CENTS A copy ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 80 GOOD JOKE ON DEMOS Republicans Make Most of Neutrality Probe. SEEK EARLY ACTION ON 3 BILLS i VV . By CHARLES P. STEWART. W mr TP-A S U I N G TON, 1 1 / (CPA)-It is a PTM · / % / * corking g o o d \1 \l joke on the all powerful demo- era Is that they permitted three republican senators to wangle themselves, a s the English say. into the principal spokesman- ship f o r n e 11 - trality action on capitol hill. Senator Gerald P. Nye, North Dakota r e p u b l i c a n , started the ·mu- nitions investigation--introduced the' resolution creating a committee to conduct it. Ordinarily the chairmanship of a special congressional committee goes to that particular/committee's -sponsor, provided he is of the dominant party. Otherwise, while he is named as a member, one of the majority gets first place; all committee chairmen are iupposed to be majority legislators, in fact. Nye Wins Out. But somehow Nye was ac- accorded the premiership among the munitions inquisitors. I once asked him how he accounted for the fact. He said he thought it was a "piece of good sportsmanship." I have my doubts as to that. I suspect that it was because the majority failed to realize the value of this investigation. But Nye is a crackingly competent investigator. The majority might have foreseen that any quiz he instigated would turn out well; it muffed a glorious opportunity. However, in other hands, the investigation might not have been as effectively employed as in the North Dako tan's. An Able Assistant. Nye also had the assistance of an exceedingly able investigator , in.the persqn.of Stephen.Raushen- ' '' Still, Nye' is entitled lo credit for Raushenbush; he hired him. Well; the investigation turned out to be extraordinarily popular. Such investigations as Senatoi Burton K. Wheeler's, Into railroad fundamentals; as the SEC's, into other details of high financiering, as the FCC's, into communications-- These deal with' questions o vast importance, but they ore fearfully complicated; the average citizen doesn't understand them. Nyc's charge has been one of beautiful simplicity-The story of a trade in supplies, to commit wholesale murder, destroy civilization, exterminate the human race. Republican Voices. Nye made the most of all this Some of his fellow committeemen saw the point, too. Senators Homer T. Bone o: "Washington, B e n n e t t Champ Clark of Missouri and James P Pope of Idaho (all democrats) fcl in line, but not with quite enougl initial enthusiasm. Senators Walter F. George o Georgia (democrat) and W. W Barbour (beaten New Jersey re publican), weren't heard from a nil. But Senator Arthur H. Vandcn berg of Michigtin (republic-ill v.-as hcurd from aptenly. Ncx ;iCtor Senator Nye, no pro-r.eulra list-'is so emphatic ns he! , ' And Senator William E. Boral of Idaho? He wasn't a member of Hi committee, but he is a pro-neu tralist "plus." "Break" for Nye. Thus neutrality (super-popula among d e m o c r a t s , Presiden Roosevelt especially included) i most particularly boosted for b; republicans on capitol hill--Sen ators Nye, Vandenberg and Boral Oh yes, President Roosevel Secretary of State Cordell Hul and Chairman Key Pittman ani Sam D. McHeynolds of the senat and house foreign relations com mittees respectively are pro-neu trality now--but they did no think of it first. It would no.t matter so much the Spanish complication had no happened to "break" just now. Opening Arguments in Jim.Hines Trial Heard at Elkade ELKADER, (/P)--Opening argu ments in the trial of Jim Hines the fourth person to face trial to a part in the murder of Dan Shine 60, Littleport, were heard in dis trict court Thursday. District Judge W. L. Eichdoi allowed the trial to proceed lal Wednesday by overruling a mo tion for a change of venue. Pearl Hines, Shine's widow, an her .19 year old lover, Maynar Lenox, pleaded guilty to the mur rler and were sentenced to -j years in prison. Albert (Dckc) Cornwcll awaiting sentence following h conviction in district court here. PLANTOEXTEND MONEY POWERS AND RFC'S LIFE Roosevelt Talk of Courts and Wage and Hours Laws Discussed. WASHINGTON, (if)--Congres- ional "'and administration chief- ains charted plans Thursday tu (usti three bills through congress his month extending for two rs and a half: the monetary and tabilization powers of the treasury and the life of the Recon- truction Finance corporation. The extensions will include also lower to issue federal reserve notes against government securi- ies up to 100 per cent, and pro- ong some other emergency agen- ics. It was agreed to extend all of hese emergency acts until June 1939, with the provisions that he president by proclamation, could end the lending functions of he RFC. Asked For Extension. In his annual message Wednesday, President Hoosevelt asked hat congress act at once to extend hese powei-s, many of which are he keystone of the administra- ion's fiscal policies. Authority to change the gold /alue of the dollar and operate .he 52,000,000,000 stabilization imd expires Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. The power to issue notes backed jy government obligations will not die u n t i l March 3. Those who attended the conference at which plans were made to push the bills through by the erid of the month included Senator Hobinson of Arkansas, democratic eader, Speaker Barikhead, Secre- :ary Morgenthau and Marfiner S Eccles, chairman of the federal reserve board. · Congress in llcccss. They conferred as other members of congress discussed the president's outspokenness towarc he courts and plans for wages and hour legislation as disclosei n his address to congress. Awaiting definite indication iiow far he would go, party ranks hreatened to split into factions as :hc alternatives became- plainer Both houses were in recess, bill .hat meant only the transfer ol the arguments to private quarters. T h e 'legislators s p e c u l a t e d whether Mr. Roosevelt had a specific course in mind to assure liberal interpretation" of the constitution by the supreme court. They had noted--and many democrats cheered--the cryptic way in which he told congress Wednesday "means must be round" to adapt the judicial viewpoint "to the actual present national needs." Neutrality Act Passed. The discussions were subordinated to neutrality for a brief time Votes of 80 to 0 in the senate and 403 to 1 in the house to ban arms shipments to Spain disposed o. that question temporarily, however, and attention swerved to the prospective Roosevelt recommendations. His next message Friday will transmit the budget Cor the fiscal year beginning in July and request a supplemental relict appropriation to carry until then. Administration leaders predicted 'surprises" in the bvidget. No substantial cutting down of relief was expected, but a closer approach to "pay as you go" was hinted. Await Budget Proposals. The budget proposals will outline the legislative program in some greater detail on the basis of the general statements in Wednesday's message. Vice President Garner's signature to the embargo resolution will send it to the white house Friday, as the first item on the program. Next will come action to extend the Reconstruction corporation's lending authority, the president's power to change the gold value of the dollar, and the $2,000,000,000 stabilization fund. Leading up to wage and hour regulation, Mr. Roosevelt said lie would submit recommendations later on slum clearance, low cost housing, aid to farm tennants and broadening of the social security act. Action by the separate states to protect the laboring man and assure a "just return" for agriculture was a proven impossibility, he said, and "federal laws supplementing state laws are needed." Federal-State Program. From this some senators judged that a federal-state wage and hour program may be attempted, possibly using some device such as the tax-remittance in the unemployment insurance section of the security net to foster state co-operation. One plan lion would j_ power to fix m i n i m u m wage~ and m a x i m u m h o u r standards f o r firms in interstate commerce. The Crown Princess Weds, Netherlands Rejoices LOOK INSIDE FOR- HENRY A. WALLACE Lists 10 Point Plan ior Agriculture Help ON PAGE 10 Trojans to Play in Friday Night Scrap ON PAGE 11 Cold Leads to Fears for Kidnaped Boy, 1 0 ; ON PAGE 2 receiving considera- ;ivc a federal agency EDENCiFERS WITH GERMAN Discuss Spanish Volunteer Questions as Fascist Nations Reply. LONDON, (/P)--Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden expounded the increasing gravity-of the Spanish volunteer question in a f r a n k talk Thursday night with Dr. Ernest Woermann, tho German charge d'affaires. Facing anxiously awaited Italo- Gcrman replies to a plea to stop such volunteers, the foreign secretary closeted himself with the German envoy after an important conference with Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. Informed sources said the replies of the fascist powers (they were delivered late -Thursday, in Rome and Berlin) might have a vital effect on th'c peace of Europe. Has Fleet'Ready. Britain, with a warning eye on her mighty fleet in Spanish waters, looked and hoped for "constructive" answers. Observers pointed out Brilisii men-of-war were moving toward Spain in sufficient numbers to enforce a blockade of the peninsula, should such action become necessary. At the same time a statement In Glasgow by Sir Thomas v Inskip, defense co-ordination minister, that there would be no army conscription during peacetime, was taken to mean Britain was ready to draft soldiers immediately peace was endangered. American Act Aid. The British position to enforce isolation of Spain's "little world war" was considered in informed circles to be strengthened through American action to bar shipments of armaments to both sides of the civil conflict. Fears had been expressed that any European action might be made Ineffective through ability of the belligerents to obtain aid in the United States. Speeding up of congressional action to strengthen American neutrality laws by removing any loop holes through which factions in a civil war might obtain aid was felt to have placed the problem definitely in the hands of Europe. American Has Part in China Red" Revolt 200,000 Soldiers Desert Chang's Army to Join Communists. SIANFU, Shensi Province, China, (JP)--Agnes Smedley, an American, is credited with playing an important role in a campaign to establish a communist empire in northwest China openly opposed lo Generalissimo Chiang Kai- Shek's government at Nanking. The movement, reported to have attracted support from 200,000 members of Marsha! Chang Hsueh-Liang's former Manchurian army, together with Chinese communist forces numbering 50,000, has emerged into the open with a burst of propaganda led by Miss medley. Reliable sources Thursday declared communists in Shensi and Kansu provinces are in open revolt against the central government as a development of" Marshal Chang's military rebellion in which the generalissimo was held prisoner for two weeks last month. Propaganda on Radio. Miss Smedley's activity has been confined to radio propaganda. Every few hours she broadcasts appeals--in English -r- for new recruits to the movement. Her propagandizing, it was reported, -has brought opposition from British residents in the interior provinces who recall her deportation from India some years ago where she was alleged to have conspired to provoke a nationalist uprising. ·· Until recently she was reported living in Shanghai, coming to Sianfu about the time of Marsha! Chang's revolt Dec. 12. The sudden resurgence of communistic influence in the past 24 hours caused widespread fears Sianfu was doomed to renewed disorders like those of Dec. 12 when Marshal Chang rebelled against the Nanking government and captured Premier Chiang Kai- Shek. Gangs Hove Streets. An estimated 65.000 of the troops who took part in the Dec. W DEFIANT AT HEARING ON FRANK OUSTER Students Demonstrate at Meeting of Wisconsin U Regents. MADISON, Wis., (/P)--A Urn versily of Wisconsin graduate's defiance and a student demonstration threw the Glenn Frank ouster hearing into turmoil soon after it resumed Thursday. George Harry Adams of Beloit representing the alumni association, objected when Chairman Harold Wilkic of the board of regents informed him he had only eight minutes for his defense o£ the university president: "Be true to yourself and put aside personal prejudices," Adam retorted. "Star chambering these proceed ings will do you no good, but will do you an injustice and scar your 12 coup have suddenly become restive gangs, roving leaclcrless through the streets, intimidating the populace, threatening merchants, looting shops and causing business to come to a standstill with many stores closed. Officials were uncommunicative but apprehension was growing that the crisis precipitated with Marshal Chang's revolt--for which he was pardoned after freeing Chiang and giving himself up-was far from ended. Military authorities ordered the sudden erection of sandbag barricades and a system of trench fortifications about the city proper. ' The large foreign missionary community was fearful of possible developments because every avenue of possible escape was closed to its residents. Take Serious View. That the Nanking government was taking a serious view of the situation was shown by reports from western Honan province that the troop withdrawals begun after Chiang's release had been halted suddenly. The troops formed part of the punitive expedition based at Loy- ang, Honan province, which had been directed to free the premier by force if necessary. The Nanking army was reported again to have taken up its westward march, preparing to meet any possible emergency here. term "interstate commerce" would be re-defined to cover all major industries but exempt local enterprises. The president's stand that "an increasingly enlightened" view of the constitution w a s needed brought conflicting reactions from his supporters. '^ Most who commentecr agreed itli h i m . Senator Adams (D- Colo.) and some others held, however, that a constitutional amendment enlarging federal powers should be submitted if the issue is to be faced squarely. soul." Continues to Speak. Adams continued to speak aClei Wilkie's gavel fell. Several hundred s t u d e n t s massed In the corridor outside the hearing room and before windows overlooking the campus hooted, whistled and cheered. Severs! cried "sit down." Adams sat down. When order was restored, Regent Kenneth Hones warned tha further disturbances would bring a recruesl for a sergeant-at-arms. ... Frank's defenders. faced a regents board nearly evenly dividec in their sentiment for and agains the president. A vote .on a delay o the hearing, which Frank requested, was defeated 8 iol Wednesday "Politics" Charge Heard. For the second time, Gov. Philip F. LaFollete's name and the suggestion of "politics" in the removal attempt were injected -intc the hearing. LaFollette heads th two and a half year old progressive party. George Haighl of Chicago spokesman committee, must at once for told :i special aiumn the regents "w differentiate be- Princess Juliana and Bridegroom Crown Princess Juliana, of Holland, and the German prince. Bemliard von und zn Lippc-Biestcrfctcl, whose royal wciltliiig Thursday, caused widespread celebrations throughout the Netherlands, are shown above. Triiicc Bcriiliard, who renounced liis f a t h - erland as the future consort of t h e crown princess, incurrcil the wrath of the nazi ffovcrnment, as did the ncm-clisplay or German flags in prc-nuptial ceremonies in The JfaJtuc; Fail to Break Deadlock Blocking Strike Parley Michigan Governor Takes* The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Snow prnfaalile Thursday night anil Friday; collier ill extreme cast portion; rising temperatures in west postion Thursday night; rising tempera- Sure Friday. . MINNESOTA: Generally fair, risinjf temperature in southwest portion Thursday night; Friday unsettled, snow in central and south portions, rising temperature ' IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 32 Above minimum In Night 5 Below At 8 A. M. 4 Below SIcct .OG of an Inch Snowfall Trace Not since last winter have the roads of Iowa been as difficult to travel as at this time. They're a glare of ice nnd brakes are only an unverified r u m o r . . Thursday dawned cloudy and snow appeared to be well within the possibilities of the early future. tvvecn the governor's right of appointment (of regents) by lav, and the use of the appointive power to promote a political parly rather than university." Every alumnus, he declared should protest "if there is nov danger of political interference.' Governor Is Mentioned. Regent George Mead of Wisconsin Rapids first linked the governor with the ouster movement. He said Wilkic informed the boarci last year that LaFollette had sail the time had come for the regent lo "get rid of President Frank." The governor appoints Ihc re gents. Wilkie heads the bloc Lat'ollctle appoinlecs. Wilkie brought the charges. Frank defended himself Wednesday and was prepared Thursday with a factual analysis of the university's condition. He claims that in his II year tenure the institution has risen in rank from seventh lo second place. Grady Backs Frank. Regent Daniel Grady of Portage, white haired defender of the president, hurled the accusation that Frank's opponents have been moved by political considerations. lie said the names of four men were mentioned as possible successors to Frank at a meeting which he and two other regents attended in Governor La Fol- Icltc's office nearly a year ago. The other regents were board c h a i r m a n Harold M. Wilkie and John Callahan of Madison. Grady inferred, but did not say directly, t h a t the names were proposed cither by Governor La Fnl- lette or Wilkie, who has led the fight of the governor's regents to have Frank removed. Shows Four Names. He showed Wilkie four names arid asked it he did not remember they had been mentioned at that conference. Wilkie said he did not recall it. Then he turned to Callahan, who replied, "Yes I remember the list." "You ask the governor if he doesn't remember it when you see him today," Grady shot at Wilkie. Grady refused to disclose the names but another source reported they' were President Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago; and three mcnibcrs of the Wisconsin faculty, Dean Lloyd K. Garrison of the law school; Dean E. B. Fred of the graduate I school and Economist John Gaus. Hand in Conferences at Detroit. AUTO-LABOR AT A GLANCE By {lie Associated I'rcss Governor Murphy of. Michigan and .Tames F. Dewey, federal labor conciliator, report, they failed to break the deadlock in negotiations to settle strikes in General Motors automotive plants. United Automobile Workers- decline to evacuate "stay in" strikers from Flint, Mich., plants of Fisher Body company, General Motors u n i t . Two new "sit-down" strikes called at plains of Briggs Body ;md M u r r a y Body companies ill Detroit, Chevrolet t o c l o s e F l i n t plant, iron foundry and small parts plants in Saginaw and Bay City, Mich., leaving 13,875 more General Motors workers idle. . "The Flint alliance" organizes at F l i n t to combat strike sentiment. "NEITHER SIDE HAS AGREED TO ANYTHING" DETROIT, (/?)--Successive conferences in which Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan took a hand failed Thursday to break the deadlock preventing negotiations between General Motors corporation and its striking automobile employes. James F. Dcwey, federal depart- m e n t ' O f labor conciliator, said at their conclusion, "neither side has agreed lo anything." Earlier he had reported tnc situation "encouraging" and Governor Murphy, before going to Lansing to address the stale legislature, said the prospects for agreement "looked good." Shortly before 1 p. m. Homer Martin, president of the United Automobile Workers of America, whose strikes have affected more than a score of General Motor plants, said further conferences "will be held up" u n t i l union officials can talk again with governor Murphy. Representing General Motors in the conference with Murphy and Dewey Thursday morning weic William S. Knudscn, executive vice president; Edward F. Fisher, head of operations of the Fisher WINTER CLOUDS BLANKET STATE Snow Falls in Some Part: of Iowa, More Seen; Warmer Friday. Leaden winter clouds coverc North Iowa skies Thursday a snow fell in some pans of til slate and the weatherman prc dieted .snow wnuld lie general an heavier by n i g h t . Temperatures rose l i t t l e froi the zero and below cold--\7 beloi a t ' A l t o n -- w h i c h settled over mos of the slate Wednesday n i g h l . Ma son City early Thursday recorr ed a ' l o w of 5 below and Charlc City reported 2 below. The weatherman said t h a t ten peratiires, after retreating lo zci and below again Thursday nigh probably would climb back up I the freezing zone Friday. Spirit Lake reported 13 belo zero, LeMars 11 below and Glen wood 10 below early Thursday. A Sioux City the mercury s a n k to 1 below, nt Council B l u f f s to 4 be low, at Shcnandoah to stern. The cold rolled over the state o the heels of a warm snap whic saw t h e m e r c u r y rise lo 4fi clc grces at Kcokulc Wednesday. Temperatures, the wcnlhcrm;ui forecast, would sink to 10 bclo\v in northeast Iowa Thursday n i g h t , to f i v e below , in the northwest section and to zero in the southern sections. It was cloudy over all the state Thursday nnd snowing at Council Bluffs, Dubuque and DCS Moines. All weather bureau points reported sleet, freezing rain and light snow Wednesday which glazed highways with ice and left them dangerous. One man was killed as the result of a skidding accident. Several persons were injured in similar mishaps. Body company, seven of whose plants nre closed by strikes, and M. K. Coyle, general manager of Ihc Chevrolet Motor company. p'ivc Chevrolet assembly lines have been suspended because of lack of parts supplied by Ihc Fisher plants. RITES HELD AT TOWNHALL AND GROOTE KERK' uliana Radiant as Quiet German Prince Becomes Her Husband. 5y THOMAS J. HAMILTON, Jr. THE HAGUE, OT--The Nellier- inds' royal maid, Crown Princess uliana, became the bride of Gerlan Prince Bernhard Zu Lippe- iiesterfeld Thursday amid the re- oicing of two million subjects in his land of tulips and windmills. First at a quaint townhall civil eremony, then In the historic, olorsplashed Groote kcrk, Juliana md Bernhard pronounced (heir ·ows. Radiant in on ivory satin dress prinkled with orange blossoms, he princess who is the sole hope if perpetuating the ancient house if orange, stood in the center of n jrilliant circle of bridesmaids, heir gowns forming a "bouquet" if lilac, orange and blue. \ValcIieil by Nation. The quiet Bernard, resplcndant n the full dress uniform of a cap- a i n of Blue Hussars, became by oyal decree coincident with the vows: "His royal highness, Prince of the Netherlands." Dr. H. T. Obbink, the pastor of the Netherlands court, told them: "The eyes of the whole Netherlands, the colonies of Dutchmen throughout the world are fixed on this place. From..-. thousands of hearts, ; prayers '.^aiip -.%»nt__lo__ttie-- throne : of God ttint his'; love and blessing may attend you and all your ways." Bells pealed throughout the lowlands kingdom as J u l i a n a and Bernhard rode from palace to lownhall and then to church in a golden coach drawn by e i g h t proud horses, through frantic lines of cheering Dutchfolk. "Other J u l i a n a " Weils. And in the l i t l l e hamlet of Ocstegeest "(he other Juliana," \vfiose name realiy is Petroneila Van Dei- Mecr, wns wed lo Canal- niiin Mai-Units Van Stijn--the only other girl in the realm permitted to marry Thursday, because she. and the princess were born on the same day and in the same hour. Sides were clear Cor the spectacle which preceded the civil and church ceremonies. In the two million who cheered n the streets and watched in townhall and church were 33 members of royal families--called to this "family wedding" by Queen Wilhclmina, to see her only daughter and her prince pronounce the royal "ja's." A little room in the townliaH was the scene of the civil ceremony. l.onjr Winded Speech. The burgomaster, a f t e r n long w i n d e d speech,' pronounced J u l i a n a mid Bcrnhiird "your royal ' highnesses." The jjoklen carriage llien look the couple 100 yards across ( h o street lo Ihe Groole kerk j u s t at 11:S8 a. m. There, before nearly 1,600 persons, Juliana nnd Bernhard repented their solemn vows. Thus twice was the 'plnin and plump Juliana transformed I n t o a glowing, gracious bride. She leaned smiling t o w a r d Bernhard in the Groote kcrk as he drew the glove from her hand, then removed his own for the ex- chnngc of rings which symbolizes completion of Dutch marriages. Smiles Upon Trincc. -She smiled lovingly again upon her prince as Dr. Obbink presented her with a Bible--given In Dutch bridegrooms ns n symbol "t Ilicir imlborily in Die household. For the girl who some day w i l l be queen is sworn lo obey her h u s b a n d -- j u s t as is the "other .Iu- liann." . J u l i a n a ' s sntin gown, cut in severe lines, gleamed in the lights of the kcrk. About her head wns a n a t u r a l orange blossom coronet. Her snowlike train was six yards long. The great day began (or the Netherlands when two beaming bridesmaids and two sombre, groomsmen helped the royal couple inlo their coach. From Noordcindc palace, (he prancing horses of blue hussars officers escorted the carriage through the old and narrow streets, gay with fir boughs, orange bunting and glistening metal streets inscribed ".I. B." Wears Silver Rohc. J u l i a n a wore ;i silver robe over her gown. The prince was smiling broadly as the procession mover! toward the townhall. Behind the royal coach were three wedding party

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