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January 20, 1937

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 1

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r^a ~^i\t' io IE' *·--*.** «* ^tJS'-.Si.j'zji.ri-.'s*.^ -T-^a^ /d NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS. NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLIII FIVE CENTS A COM m PHESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA; WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 91 F. R. PLEDGES END OF "INJUSTICE" i . FIND KIDNAPED OFFICER'S BODY ONLONELYROAD Paroled Convict Sought for Slaying of Michigan State Trooper. M O N R O E , Mich., (VP.)--The bullet pierced body of Michigan State Policeman Richards F. Hammond was found handcuffed to a mailbox on a lonely country road Wednesday, five hours after he was abducted by a former convict he had taken into custody. A posse of more than 200 officers from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan combed wooded areas lor hour and a company guarantee Hopes for Parley on Auto Walkout Pittsburgh Plate Glass · Strike Ends By. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Settlement of the 98 day old strike of Pittsburgh Plate Glass employes and prospects of a peace conference in the' huge General Motors strike Wednesday encouraged conciliators striving to put 200,000 men back to w o r k throughout the nation. Six thousand flat glass workers agreed to return to their jobs for a wage increase of eight cents an 14 DEMOS GIVEN Has the President Changed Since March 4, 1933? TAKES OATH TO ERVE COUNTRY Alcide (Frenchy) Benoit, alias Joe La Rue, who was paroled from the Michigan state reformatory at Ionia a year ago. Airplanes piloted by Detroit police and Indiana state police joined the search and Michigan state police issued radio appeals for farmers to arm .themselves and search their. outbuildings for the fugitive. Halted Two Men. Hammond, a husky, six foot trooper, with a fellow btfiger, Sam Sineni, halted two men while blockading the highway.at Monroe .shortly before Tuesday midnight in search of two gunmen who abducted Fred Williams, a used car salesman in Detroit, and left him tied to a tree in Toledo. Hammond took Benoit in the state police patrol car while Sineni entered a car operated by the second suspect; John Smith, alias Mike Delberto, formerly of Flint, and also a former convict. Enroute to the state police barracks, at Erie, Mich., Benoit sud- · deriy overpowered Trooper Ham? V jp^pnd .and sped aw ay with _him_in ·"' '" · · · ' . · · - - ' there would be no discrimination against union employes. Glen W. McCabe, union leader, said he believed the agreement would open the way for 'settlement of the'strike of 7,000 em- ployes of the Libbey-Owens-Ford company, whose glass furnaces have been idle Since Dec. 15. Enroiile to Capital. High officials of the General Motors corporation, Homer Martin, president of the United Automobile Workers of America, and John Brophy, director of the Committee for Industrial Organization, were enroute to Washington to seek a basis for a peace conference. The union men were asked to report at the capitol by John L. Lewis, head of the CIO, of which the automotive union is a unit. Settlement of two strikes Tuesday was offset by two more shutdowns of CMC plants, a sit down strike at the Kelly-Springfield Tire company's Cumberland, Md., plant and a halt of produc- m TTrooper Sineni pursued the .fugitive patrol car for 10 miles, exchanging shots with Benoit until the pursuing car was ditched. Escapes Into Woods. Two Monroe county deputy sheriffs, Joe Dansard and Robert Navarre, came upon the hunted car near Lulu, Mich., and again a gunbattle ensued with Benoit finally abandoning the patrol car. He escaped on foot into nearby woods. In the bloodstained car was the uniform coat of Trooper Hammond. It was saturated with blood. At 5 s. m. Wednesday officers ·patrolling roads in the area came upon the body ot the missing trooper. Hammond had been shot through the head. His body was slumped against a rural mailbox and his wrists were shackled with his own handcuffs to a steel post. Seek Frenchy Benoit. Capt. Lawrence A. Lyon o£ the Michigan state police, who is directing the search, identified Benoit as the man sought. He said Trooper Sineni brought Smith to the Erie barracks after the gun hattle and then joined the search for the former convict.' State police identification bureau records show lhat Benoit was first arrested in Nashville, Tenn., rJov. 7, 1930, on a charge ot transporting a stolen automobile across the state line. Because he was a juvenile, Benoit was committed to the Michigan boys' vocational school at Lansing for two years. In 1933 he was sentenced . to the state reformatory at Ionia after conviction in Detroit o£ carrying concealed weapons and of receiving stolen property. Benoit was released on parole on Jan. 2, 1936. Used Stolen Car. Smith was sentenced at Flint, Mich., in 1932, to serve 2% lo 7% years in the state reformatory. Both Benoit and Smith had resided in Detroit in recent months. Captain Lyon said the motor car in which Benoit and Smith were arrested Tuesday night was stolen from Williams, the Detroit used car salesman, in Toledo. Hammond, whose home was in faanover, Mich., had been a member oC the state police for IB months. tion in the steel products plant of the': Fire~sTane~Tire' arid' Riibber company at Akron, Ohio,' where a wage dispute was raised by crane workers. Six hundred were idle there. The controversy at Cumberland threw 1,800 employes out of work. Buick Plant Closes. The Buick Motor company announced its Flint, Mich., plant, employing 15,000, would close Wednesday night. For lack o£ material, assembly lines in the Fisher body plant at Baltimore stopped and 1,200 employes began to leave their benches. Company officials said the entire shop would be closed by evening. A week old strike at the Briggs Manufacturing company in Detroit ended after a clash between pickets and police Tuesday. Some 1,800 workers, including a number who had been laid off, were to resume work at the automotive body plant. An agreement achieved alter three weeks of negotiations ended an IB months old strike at the A. J. Lindemann and Hoverson company Stove Works in Milwaukee. The accord, involving 600 strikers, called for maintenance of strikers' seniority rights, recognition of a shop committee, adjustment of piece work rates and a bonus for 1937. 2 Strikers Arrested. A clash between pickets a n d deputy sheriffs at the Berkshire Knitting mills at Reading, Pa., resulted in injury to one striker and Tuesday* IN IOWA SENATE Republicans Claim Charges of Partisanship Thus Are Refuted. DES MOINKS, (JP)~The republican-controlled senate committee on committees, describing its action as nonpartisan, Wednesday handed democrats chairmanships of 14 of the 40 senate standing committees and gave the minority party control of several of them. Senator George Hopkins (R) o£ Guthrie Center, chairman of the group, said when the committee reported to the upper chamber: "We think our selection will refute any charges that the formation of a committee on committees was a partisanship measure We gave democrats two more committee chairmanships than the democratic lieutenant governor gave us in the last session." One Negative Vote. The report of the committee was adopted without comment and with but one negative oral vole. After the report was submitted, the senate started organization o£ its committees to begin work on the 24 measures now before the upper chamber. Meanwhile, the house marked lime, awaiting determination of contests lor seals and selection of its committees by Speaker La Mai- Foster. Faster said he probably would not have his assignments ready u n t i l ' t h e · first - of- next- week.. Tin's will restrict the house to filing and introduction of bills. To Await Decision. Foster said he would wait until all the nine contests for house seats are decided before disclosing his standing committee appointments, pointing out that he might name some representative to a committee who would be eliminated from the session by the vote check. Earlier in its session, the senate received a number of bills, including one to make imposition of poll taxes optional with boards of supervisors. Organizations of the commiUees left the senate ready to start consideration of bills wiping out aid for Iowa Farm Bureaus, extending the mortgage moratorium and redemption period, providing for homestead tax exemption and other matters. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT MARCH 4, 1933 PRESIDENT ROOHKVIil/r, JANUARY, .1037 North Iowa Roads Open but Motoring Hazardous Rain, Sleet and Snow on* Highways; Cold Wave Seen for State. Mrs. Alex Miller · Reported Improved DES MOINES', (fP)--Hospital attendants reported Wednesday Mrs. Alex Miller, secretary of slate, seriously ill with pneumonia, was "improved." out when from the Fifth Air Transport Crash Victim Dies LOS ANGELES, (IP) -- C. T. Owens, co-pilot of a Western Air Express liner wrecked on a mountain near the Burbank airport Jan. 12 died in a hospital at Glendale late Tuesday night. Martin Johnson, noted explorer, and three others, also died ot injuries received In the crash. Gets 10 Year Sentence. O S K A L O O S A , T O -- W a y n e Thompson of Sigburney received n 10 year sentence lo Anamosa reformatory for aiding a jail break R week ago. Thompson had only 30 days of his jail senlcnce left lo serve. arrest of txyo others night. ' Rioting broke non-strikers emerged plant. Striking lumberjacks upset two loads of timber bound for Cloquet, Minn., mills. They voted against a peace plan proffered by independent jobbers and operators. Gov. Elmer Benson named a committee to seek settlement of the dispute, affecting 4,500. Some 40,000 men remained idle in the Pacific maritime strike. This dispute involving 24,000 other maritime workers on the Atlantic and gulf coasts continued. FASCIST PLANES IN MADRID RAID Score or More Killed and Many Seriously Hurt by Bombs, · MADRID, (fl)--A score or more persons were killed and many others seriously wounded Wednesday when a fascist air fleet bombed the southern section of the capital. Soon after the attack, the bodies of the victims began to arrive at hurriedly established emergency hospitals. Among the first to be brought lo the first aid station at Pucnle de Vallecas, south of Madrid proper, were the bodies of six women and five children. ' Identify Koblier Suspect. RED OAK, TO--Sheriff Ed J_,eemkuil of O'Brien county said two railway passenger agents had identified Duane Hile, Red Oak, the man who held them up and took $83 at Sanborn last month. Hite was taken to jail at Primghar. DOLLAR DAYS at Mason City Stores Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. Sensalional values for every family. Although highways were open, motoring Wednesday was- hazardous in North Iowa. Snowplows were at work out of Garner, clearing the roads. Rain and sleet fell during the night and some drifting was reported on the roads. Highways were passable, however. Freezing ot snow and sleet on windshields caused motorists to drive slowly. At Garner 22 above was reported. Plows also went out of" Hampton'- on the highways Wednesday, after 3 inches of snow fell. Roads were open. . At Osage, where a temperature of 12 above was reported during the night, the strong wind blew some drifts on the highways. Snowfall measured 2% inches. , At Crcsco,' where 4 inches of snow drifted considerably, liigh- \yays Were in 1 an'uncerlain condition. Snow and Sleet. Snow, sleet and rain were reported at Acldey, where the thermometer registered 25 above at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. Despite some drifts, highways were passable. k Highway commission plows were placed on the main highways out ot Mason City early Wednesday morning. County Engineer R. E. Robertson staled he and his assistants were watching developments with the view of putting plows lo work should the drifting of snow reach such proportions as to interfere with automobile traffic. With a temperature of about 25 degrees above zero the snow was wet and threatened to make highway surfaces slippery. Ice on Highways. Sleet and freezing rain glazed central and cast Iowa with a top dressing of ice, snow fell in the western part of the state and the weatherman warned that a severe cold wave would follow Wednesday night, plunging temperatures below zero. The state highway commission warned motorists to stay oft the highways if possible. Sioux City, Council Bluf/s and Spirit Lake reported from an inch to two inches of snow, mixed wilh sleel. Mount Ayr, DCS Moines, Iowa Falls, Dubuque, Davenporl and Kcokuk reported sleet or rain that froze on the ground. lowan Freezes to Death. The weatherman forecast 10 be- nesday nighi, however, 5 below in Ihe northeast section, zero in the southwest and 5 above in the southeast. The cold wave, he said, will'hold, on Thursday, although it was expected to;bring an end to Ihe snow and sleet and. leave partly cloudy'skies. Winter took one Jowan's life and came near to claiming 'another Tuesday night. P. J. Sinson, 82, Jackson county farmer,'was found frozen to death near his home at Lamotte, Iowa, by a neighbor. Sinson apparently fell when he went outdoors to get some water and was unable to get back into the house. : Adolph Beversdorf, 45, was found wilh both hands and bolh feet fvo/.en in a shack on the outskirts of Dubuque. T/^Weatlier FORECAST IOWA: Cloudy, rain turning to snow in central and east' portion, followed by partly cloudy Thursday; severe cold wave Wednesday nisht and Thursday. MINNESOTA: Cloudy, snow Wednesday night and probably in northeast portion Thursday morning; severe cold w a v e Wednesday night and Thursday; strong shifting winds, becoming northwest Wednesday nielil. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: maximum Tuesday 12 Above Minimum in Night 12 Above At 8 A. M. Wednesday 23 Above Snowfall 1.50 Inches Precipitation .17 of an Inch The figures given above look haywire--and they are, more or less. The mercury started at 10 below Tuesday morning a n d worked to 12 above during the day, that being the reading at 7 o'clock in the evening. During the night the temperature kept rising. At 11 o'clock it had reached 15 above and at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning it stood at 23 above. Thus the 7 o'clock temperature Tuesday evening was both Ihe highest temperature for the day and the lowest temperature for the night. Thai's how it all happened. The snow which began falling in the - - - of POPE'S USE OF HIS LEGS LOST Suffers InlermiLtent Pain as Doctors Report Him "Incurably 111." VATICAN , CITY, (IP) -- Pope Pius, described as "incurably ill," suffered Wednesday from intermittent pains in his swollen legs the use of which, reliable sources said, has been "completely lost." · Adding to the pontiff's discomfort was weakened heart action and increased difficulty in breathing, Vatican sources reported. Two heartening developments lifted- a part of the gloom which spread through the Vatican after the 7!)-year 'old holy father spent one of his worst nights since lie became seriously ill enrly in December. Dr. Aminlii M i l a n i , the p o n t i f f ' s physician, expressed belief he could keep the pope alive for some time to come. ' The pope himself: attempted to take his mind from the agonizing pain by conferring on church matters with prelates, including Cardinal Pacelli, papal secretary of state, and Adolf Cardinal Bertram of Breslau. The holy fathers condition was reported worse today a f t e r lie passed a critical period during the early morning hours. Hines Found Guilty of Second Degree Mui-det-at Elkader F.LICADER, TO--A j u r y found Jim Hines, 28, chyrced with ,-\ part in Ihe murder of Dan Shine, .Littleport farmer, guilty ot second degree murder Wednesday a f t e r deliberating 10 hours and 20 minutes.. " nines' counsel was. granted 60 days in which to tile a.motion for a new trial. Trial of Minnie Hines, 48, Jim's common J a w . w i f e , nlso charged with a pni't in the murder, was set for Feb. IS. Hunt for Kidnaper Centers in Seattle SRATTLE, f/P) -- The Malison kidnap-slaycr h u n t appeared ccn- Icred here Wednesday when more than 75 federal, state and city officers started an intensive search of all shack-towns and hobo "jungles" in and around Seattle. Within an hour three men had been j a i l e d without charge for questioning. Japan Fears Iron Famine. TOKIO, (UP)--Facing a pig iron famine, Japan is considering the suspension of its present tariff on the product to obtain a sufficient amount to carry on industrial expansion plans. early morning Wednesday was . .. _ , a wet variety and was continuing low in northwest Iowa for Wed- i Wednesday forenoon. WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING By The Associated Tress Wednesday: In recess for inauguration. Tuesday: Passed legislation extending president's powers to devalue the dollar and continuing Ihe stnbili7.nlinn fund. LOOK INSIDE FOR- I l i v c r (in K;n)\p:vKc. 6 Stales Menaced by Rising Flood Waters ON PAGE 2 Spin Nelson Replaces Klomp on Local Can ON PAGE 13 Mason City Is Fifth in Number of New Home: ON PACK 17 Record in U. S. Land Bank Iowa Farm Sale ON PAC;I'; « Spectators Brave Driving Rain to See Historic Inaugural Show. TEXT ON TAGE 16. WASHINGTON, (f?)-- Franklin Roosevelt renewed his presi- ntial oath Wednesday and edged his second tidminislratiou blot out "cancers" of economic justice. From a white columned stand elow the towering capitol dome, e chief executive told a rain etichcd throng: "t assume the solemn obligation leading the American people orward along the road which they ,ive chosen to advance, x x x The e s t o f o u r progress is not 'hcther we add more to the Jimdance of those who have inch; it is whether we provide nougli for those who have ton tile." Mr. Roosevelt turned to speak ftcr placing his hand on an old amily Dutch Bible and repeating ic presidential oath to black- obed Chief Justice Hughes, pnls niiiules before, Vice President , Garner was sworn in by Senator lobinson, the democratic leader. In Covered Stands. In the covered stand aboul the chief executive, leaders ot the federal government heard Mr. Roos'e- velt say that millions of pool- dwelt 'under the "pall of family disasler." He warned that prosperity, "tests the persistence of our progressive purpose" and demanded that the United States be "strong'among .the natlO'n5-irii t .'s-exampifBuit--lt«k^- will-to peacei'.j". .^V-L,!-"^ J 7 J "We are determined, the president, said after reviewing progress since he first took the presidential oath, "to make every American citizen the subject of his country's interest and concern." Fronting (lie while columned stand arranged for the simple but impressive inauguration ceremonies, spectators braved a d r i v i n g rain to witness the historic event. Judges l» Robes. Senators a n d representatives met in, their legislative halls In file in a body into the cold outdoor air. Justices of the supreme court robed i n ' t h e i r old capital chamber for Mi-. Roosevelt's outdoor induction for a n o t h e r while house term. Crowds gathered slowly along Pennsylvania a v e n u e ' s long reach, cheering the president's passage with Uic congressional arrangements committee. T h e y awaited the inaugural parade, a column of military display, West Poinl precision and the navy's blue. This year, Mr. Hoosevelt re- ailed, marks the one hundred f i f - elh anniversary of that f u n d a - ncnlfil charier. The forefathers ound it a way out ot Uic chaos hat followed Ihe revolutionary vnr, he said, adding: rowers of Action. "They created a strong sovprti- nent w i l h powers of united action s u f f i c i e n t Ihen and now to solve iroblcms utterly beyond individ- u a l or local solution. A century ind .1 half ago they established he federal government in order to promote ihc general welfare and procure the blessings of liberty to the American people. 'Today we invoke those same powers of government to achieve the same objcclives." "In these last four years," Mr. Roosevelt said, "we have made the exercise of all power more democratic; for we have begun to bvinfi private autocratic powers in their proper subordination to Ihe public's government. "The legend t h a t they were invincible--above ;uid beyond the processes of democracy -- has been shnllcrcrl. They have been challenged and beaten." Courts Referred In. M e n t i o n i n g the democratic processes at another point, he made .his assertion which occasioned some speculation ns In whether lie had the courts in mind: "The essential democracy of our nation and the safely of our people depend nol upon the absence of power but upon lodging it wilh those whom the people tan change, or continue at slated intervals, through an honest and free system of elections. The constitution of 1787 did not make our democracy impotent,',' The address made no reference to foreign affairs. Mr. Roosevelt said (he Rrealest change in recent e v e n t f u l years wns "Ihc change in the moral cli- mfile of America. "With Ihis change in mir moi'al ulinvitc and our re-discovered a b i l i t y In improve our economic: order,'' he observed, "we h a v e scl ^

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