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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME B^ fe · ^*__ \ VOL. XLIII 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED FREES LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY. IOWA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 16,1937 MARCHES DISLIKED Even Sit Down Strikes Preferred in Capital. By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N GTON, ( C P A ) -- S i t d o w n 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 t h e n a t i o n a l 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 of a series of treks in this direction ·from far-away points throughout the country of these protesting folk converging thitherward. From the white house on down to the city police force these hints give the shivers to the powers they are intended, in plain terms, to intimidate. , Coxey's Was First. So far as I know, the capital- ward inarch 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 big one until some time after the industrial smash-up of 1929, when Father Cox, a Roman Catholic clergy. ,rnan in Pittsburgh, led a huge del- ··=·---«-- from many:'parts of the re... to /the' capit'pKpIaza-to 3e- and proletarian rights from the lawmakers. -' "I remember that all right. Congress was alarmed a-plenty. The Capitol building was barricaded as if fdr 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 (lie United States army. The army won, indeed, but T miss my guess if its v'^L.ry did not do its bit toward 'J\··'·«: the Californian for re-electit:, to the white' house. F. It. Had Luck. Such are the political effects o£ ton us 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 to become seriously troublesome. But it can't always be gambled that a strike march will be so effectively halted. Burns Fatal tn Woman. DES MOINES, C/P)--Mrs. Leonard Brooks, DCS Moines, died Irom burns suffered when a gasoline stove exploded at her home Monday night. Her husband died in a hospital here Tuesday. Have You Read Your Newspaper 1. On a frequency of how many kilocycles will radio station KGLO operate? 2. What noted explorer died ot injuries received in the crash of an airliner in California Ihe past week? 3. Who is La Mar P. Fosler? 4. What North Iowa lown boasted a "singing mouse?" . · 5. What did Gorton Morrow do? 6. How did Albert Bcltman, 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) ' THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO. 88 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. AtlTO-LAB.OIl 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. A. representatives agree upon procedure for peace negotiations 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 Doe" warrants to be withdrawn. Governor announces s t a t e welfare aid for all General Motors employes in need because of strikes and shutdowns. "Sit down" strikers begin voting u p o n 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 "in or 12 days" to resume · normal operations. Martin says "national assembly" of union will be called to ratify proposals reached in negotiations. PEACE MAKING IN MOTORS STRIKE GOES ON SMOOTHLY ..More than 210,000 workmen s'tbod"·}idleVJSaturday'' while'-state and federal mediators continued their efforts to settle strikes. Peace making in the giant Gen- eral'Motors strike c o n t i n u e d smoothly, with the union and management reaching an agreement on the proce/lure to be "followed when negotiations for settlement open Monday. Approximately 115,000 automotive employes were out o£ 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 accept- tncc. 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 :iOO workers off their jobs at the Ohio Fuel Gas company and tile Northwestern Ohio Natural Gas company in Tolpdo Friday midnight because of unsatisfied demands for a signed contract. However, they permitted the companies to staff the plants with a maximum o£ 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 p o s s i b l e progress in adjudicating a f l a t glass workers' strike. The walkout involved 6,000 Pittsburgh Plate Glass'company employes in five states and 7,000 Libbey- Owens-Ford Glass company workers. The firms produce nboul 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 G-J-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 LaCrossc rubber mills company, La Crosse, Wis., employing 1,200; at J. I. Case company, Racine, Wis., 1,800 farm implement workers out for. third Mill Watchman Says He Heard Child Scream Sentenced to --low* Dally Press Phoio FRANZ A. JACOBSEN SLAYER TO DIE FEB. 24,1938 Defense Motion' for New Trial Overruled by Qflurnwa Judge.''-, ; ,'.V....,:.-. .·:.T-(.-r-r7!iwr-~TM-«i=r-!.-,-'y,.v;T;. · x OTTLTJi^WAp ;,i · (ypj -_j_-Franz ·.'-'A; ("Jimmy''.)'Jacdb'sen, 29 year old slayer of hisC waitress sweetheart, will be hanged Feb. 24,: 1938, on the.Fort Madison penitentiary gallows. This was the pronouncement of District Judge C. F. Wennerstrum 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 Ihc n i g h t of Nov. 30,'..1036, showed no signs of emotion as he listened to his death dale. Walking from Ihe courtroom of the Wapello county courlhouse, he turned lo a guard and said: "Well, that gives me 13 montlis." 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 tria! on grounds' that the verdict was not supported by the evidence and that it did not have sufficient time in which to prepare for trial. It also filed exceptions lo the 'court's instructions to the j u r y . However, .ledge Wennerstrum said he believed the defendant had received a fair and impartial hearing. month;, at Toledo, Ohio, wage increases and other , adjustments brought back 400 glove workers of the Boss Manufacturing company and 200 employes of the Buckeye Glove company; 1,700 idle at Hercules 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 Scminolc, Olda., 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; GOO Skowhcgan, Me., shoe workers out in demand for 12', 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 cotlon m i l l ' at Brunswick, Me., ended Friday, permitting 600 lo resume work; at Baltimore wage increases brought a truce in a maritime strike involving oil tankers, one of a scries 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. 1 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 contcn- nent, in cities from Missouri to New Jersey and from Michigan lo Georgia. Ann Harding and Janssen Will Be Wed LONDON, (/p) -- Ann Harding, blond princess oE movieland's upper brackets, and Werner Janssen, the New York boy who forsook h i s 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 L o n d o n registry office Saturday. They, wanted to keep it a secret. Miss Harding, whose spring- Ann Harding / time flight from the legal tangle o£ 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 37. as 34; Janssen's as Radio Station WHO Will Welcome KGLO to Airlanes Sunday tion'bf the' Mason 'City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, will be saluted with a eala dedicatory program, produced in the studios of .WHO by Harold Fair, 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, in rapid fire chatter and songs; Mable Moss Madden, concert 5 soprano; AI Clauscr and his Oklahoma Outlaws, cowboy band, stars on the WHO Barn Dance Frolic and other popular WHO programs, soon lo be featured in a Hollywood production; Ecl'Mor- ley, 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 Central Broadcasting company and general manager of WHO, will welcome KGLO to the air- lanes in a short address. Escape Serious Injury. DES MOINES, -tyP)-- Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Tlhoads 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. BOMBS SPANISH 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 o£ fascist Gen. Gonzalo Queipo de Llano, bespoke the Spanish government's reply to a southern insurgent drive on Malaga Saturday. 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 di'ive on the government's last i m p o r t a n t 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 oE persons there and have toppled big buildings. Peace Prospects ISrightcn. The prospect for a general neutrality agreement to keep men and arms out o£ Spain brightened with German foreign office indications that Germany will collaborate--. providing she is assured there will be no "mental reservations" by other powers and that any attempt 'to' s'db'bfa'ge sucli' neutfality'accord will be 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 o£ more than 200 fascist hostages by Spanish government sympathizers at Bil- taoa. 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 Spain, said 25,000 men was the outside limit o£ 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 o£ deputies approval for power to keep volunteers from reaching Madrid from France. But he was pledged lo use that power only if other powers do likewise. In Rome. II Duce and Germany's General Goering moved f u r t h e r Among KGLO's Greeters - OFFICERS HUNT KEF. FRED BIERMANN GOV. N. G. KIIASCHEL Amonir the notables participating in the formal launching of KGLO, Globe-Gazette radio station in tlic HanforU hotel, will be Fred Bicrmann of Decorah, fourth district representative in congress, and Nels G. Kraschel, Brovcrnor of Iowa. air. liicrmauii will speak from the studios here in Mason City In the opening how between 1 and 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and the governor will be featured in a salute program from WHO. DCS Monies, between 3:30 and 4 o'clock. A number of the special KUcsls from out-of- town arrived Saturday and others will Ret here. Sunday forenoon. BEGINS TO LET UP IN to consolidate air forces. the Halo-German Welcome K G L O 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 for 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 adequate to an achievement which, to that same section of opinion, looms a.s the greatest milestone in the paper's history since the Globe-Ga/ette installed its first linotype. If the undersigned and that devoted 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. II. whose sole fault and weakness is that he*is plagued with a severe and chronic attack of consistency. Thank God I never was consistent and never will be, L.P.L. Snow Expected to Replace Below Zero Wave All Over State. - B e l o w .zero -cold retreated out of Iowa Saturday, at least lor the time being, but the weatherman forecast that snow probably would replace il Saturday night and Sunday. · The .mercury hit 12 degrees below zero early Friday night at Mason City for the night's low. After Ihal Ihe mercury slai-lcd climbing and by 7 a. m., Saturday, temperatures over the state all were above 7.ero. Charles City had 10 below. Saturday it warmed up to 30 degrees or belter in south Iowa, The weatherman forecast il would then fall buck to minimum? ot 15 in northeast Iowa, 20 in northwest and southeast Iowa and 25 in the southwest section. Sunday should be even wanner. It was clear Saturday and a south breeze blow across the stale. Mrs. Roosevelt Has 3 New Dresses for Inaugural Events NEW YORK, (/P)--Mrs. -Franklin D. Roosevelt has three new 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 at- t e n d - t h e i n a u g u r a t i o n of her husband wearing a black b r o a d t a i l coat which has seen tlu'ec seasons wear. She decided against buying a new coat for Ihe event. LOOK INSIDE FOR- THE BAKKYMORES Cyclonic Romance at End in Divorce Court ON PAGE 2 fowa Legislature News for Week Is Reviewed ON PAGE H Mason City Routs Two Dodger Court Lineups PAGE n Judge Clark's Funeral Rites Set for Monday ON PAGE 10 The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Snow probable Saturday niffhl and Sunday; rislrifr temperatures Saturday night and in central and cast portions Sunday. MINNESOTA: Snow probable Saturday night and Sunday; rising temperature in cast and soulh portions Saturday night and in extreme past Sunday; .somcwlial colder in northwest Sunday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum 6 Above Minimum in Night 12 Below At 8 A. M. 0 Snowfall Trace A soulh wind' did things to North Iowa's cold spell in the early hours of Friday morning. After the mercury sank to 12 below, Ihe 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 zero. WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, (/P)--Weather outlook for the period of January 18 to 23: For Ihe region of the great lakes and [or Ihe upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys: Snow or rain Monday and again about Thursday or Friday; temperature mostly near or TWO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH Mother Suffers Burns as Fire Destroys House at Albia. ALB1A,, (.-TV--George 'fusing, ·!, and Mary Ann 'fusing, 1, children of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Tusing, burned to death at 1:3S p. 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, W) -- Henry BornhoH/., Sioux City merchant, policeman, appealed to Ihc supreme court from n Woodbury county district c o u r t decision granting 51,500 judgment against him for the death of James Boyle, a CCC worker. In the district court trial, Born- hoH/ said he shot Boyle when Boyle and another youth attempted lo rob him. Originally, Boyle's estate was granted a $4,000 judgment, but District Judge Miles W. Newby reduced the amount. Ro.v Killed by Sliotffim. ONAWA, WPJ--Nortic Ritchson, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas nilchson, Omaha, Ncbr., was killed accidentally when his shotgun discharged as he returned from h u n t i n g . Norris had been living will) a brother, Leo, here. Ex-Convict Eliminated as Suspect in Slaying of Charles Mattson. . riCTUKE ON PAGE 2 TACOMA, Wash., (fP)--Search for the "hideout" of Charles Maltson's kidnap-slayer and a m i l l watchman's report he heard w h a t he believed was a child's scream n Ihc night ot Jan. 6 topped de- 'elopmenls Saturday in the wide- pread h u n t for the murderer. The 10 year old boy's badly Doalen nude body was found in .be snow about 7 miles soutii- vest of Everett last Monday. The watchman, whose name vas withheld, told officers he had houglit little of. the cries at the time, assuming they were from a child al play. Slate and Everett police and the sheriff denied reports ot "pickup" order for the son of an Everelt resident whose hobbies were knife throwing and dissecting animals. Has Bay Front Shuck. The man's parents live on the Everett east .side and Ihe son has, as his "den," a shack in Ihe bay front brushland near Everett, aboul 5 miles from Ihe place where the Tacoma kidnap victim's body was found. i Fred Orrin Haynes; former California convict, \yho surrendered, at. Die :ScaT.tle. ; ifatTc?,^falfoh' : Fri-'''· day and was booked oil an investigation order, virtually was eliminated as a suspect. . Officers s a I d. however, ho would be sent lo' Los Angeles county, Cal.. for questioning in connection with a series of robberies. Check Deserter's Record. Military authorities at Fort W i l - liams, Me., held a 30 year old self styled army deserter for a check of his record. The commandant. Col. Wilson Burl, said he h a d some of the characteristics of t h e kidnaper's description. Justice d e p a r t m e n t agents in Boston evidenced little i n t e r e s t In the prisoner, but said his record would be investigated. / I n Seattle Virginia C h a t f i c k l . ligli school girl who s;iw Charles' kidnaper, told newspapermen the abductor did not ' r e s e m b l e a ^holograph oC Leigh Haskcll Fowler, under sentence for robbery. Fowler has been questioned about the kidnap case and has declined Lo loll o f . his aclivitics prior to u's arrest Jan. 9. Positively Not Kidnaper. Miss Chatfield looked at his photograph and said Fowler positively was not the kidnaper. Officers continued to m a i n t a i n base on the highway south of Everett, a n d to tour the territory four mile's from Ihe spot where Charles' body was found, travevs- ! side roads and visiting .ibun- doned cottages and shacks. They also visited an F,verell brickyard's blue clay pits and while H i e officer.; declined to c:om- ' mcnl, brickyard operators said the. investigators apparent [ y f o u n d n o t h i n g lo conned with the blue clay reputedly f o u n d under the boy's fingernails d u r i n g an au- lopsy. Observers al Everett said it wris apparent that a d d i t i o n a l federal agents had arrived and were chocking on the movements and whereabouts of known criminals, although none was taken . i n t o custody. Identified as Kobbcr. In Spokane a young man was t e n t a t i v e l y identified as the robber of the Pugcl Sound Nalionnl b a n k here Wednesday. Some o f f i - cials had seen a connection hc- Uvcen the k i d n a p ' n g and the robbery. Since the k i d n a p e r had not. collected any ransom, they sui- fiesfed he 'might have held u p l h n bank in order In have fund his escape from Tacoma. C. W. Greening, manager of the bank, lold police he was "positive" a hospital palicnt in Spn- kane here, was the robber. The man walked into the hospital Friday and sought Ircatmcnl for a bullet wound in his arm. He said he was accidentally shot lasl Tuesday. Greening said he must have wounded the man wilh one of three bullets fired at him as he fled. Condition Not Serious. King's condition was not serious. A police guard was placed over h i m . Records of Tacomn degenerates were studied in detail. Federal agents, a reliable source iaid, requested and received rec- Bl£^,^r:.!^".i**risc«ro^j.^u^~~, j 3 ? T ^ g ^ 7 : ? ^ -- , -- --^^^-- ^fe--^vj---^^

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