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1 1 s " M i M ~ a ' £'fi (iL f T OF hi .-. '· : f, ui i M F o. · NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT- MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I G H B O R S " H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLIII VIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED LEASED WIRfcS MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY S, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 107 Hopkins Is Right Type Made to Order When It Comes to Flood Relief By CHARLES P. STEWART «--v~~r- A S H I N G T O N , 1 I / (C P A ) -- C h i e f --\~l\~l~3 Harry L. Hop\l\/ 1 kins o£ WPA W W was made to or* 1 I A e r to meet such emergencies as relief of the thousands of s u f f e r e rs from this year's floods. Admiral Gary T. Grayson ol the Hed Cross G e n . Malin Craig of the United States army, Gen. Edward M. Markham ol the engineers and Dr. Thomas Parran, VOTE TO PROBE PENSION BOARD "HIGH HANDED" TACTICS CLAIM MADE IN HOUSE Iowa Inquiry Main Purpose Would Be "To Correct Defects in Law." DES MOINES, (/P)--After hearing a charge that the Iowa old age assistance commission uses Report Fascist Troops Marching Into Malaga 7i ot the federal public health service all functioned admirably, but not with quile the spectacular 100 per ce.ntedness of Harry L. Admiral Grayson, Generals Craig and Markham and Dr. Parran are counted on to be the acme of efficiency anyway. Hopkins' efficiency has not invariably been taken so much lev granted. Born to Welfare. WPA Director Hopkins, in short, was born to be a welfare worker in tremendous crises. He isn't much of an economist. Given a long-time problem to deal with and he Iries lo deal with it as if a rather brief period, of distress only were to be relieved. Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes' policy is lo administer relief so that it never will have to be administered again--to improve broad general conditions permanently. Hopkins' policy is lo administer il "right now" and lei the future take care of itself. Which Is Better? Eolk with a vision into lhe far hereafter have inclined to regard the Ickes' philosophy as the more constructive of the two and to mticize Hopkins' as merely ehp- emeral. There is much to be said on Ickes' side. In--semi-normal times perhaps at has. lhe better ot the argument - But inxtlmes, bfi intense stress? Then the Ickes piogram is a W top slow; posterity may benefit by HJ but not the immediate victims of some catastrophe. He's Right There. Immediacy is what Harry Hopkins has in mind. Immediacy--in this flood situation! "high lumde-d" tactics, the Iowa voted Monday to investigate the commission and its administration. Only a few scattered "no" votes were heard when lhe house adopted wilhout a roll call a resolution asking the investigation. A joint ibmmitlec, comprised o£ x members from each house, .ill, if the senale adopts the reso- ulion, conduct the investigation, ponsors said the main purpose of study will be eels in the law." lo correct de- Blue Makes Charge. Represenlalive Robert D. Blue R) of Eugle Grove, who inlro- Sturdy Levees Tame Crest of Record Floods MEMPHIS, Tcnn., W--Record flood crests apparently tamed by the river's sturdy levees pushed lowly down the Mississippi Monday while a civic group charged "official blundering" in the valley's high water battle. The Greenville, Miss., Roiary club deplored "the reckless manner in which unwarranted predictions of disaster have been made by a few of those charged with the duty of our protection" and resolved "lo fix later on the responsibility therefor to the end that it shall not happen again." "Panic" created by high watei. predictions "has now happily been mostly allayed" in Washington county, the club asserted, urging Delta citizens to return to normal business. Evacuation Order Cited. Specific reference was made in the resolutions adopted Sunday to a Washington order calling for the Flood Weakened Building Falls uced the resolution, charged he army high command to mobilize ad been told to "go lo hell" by j for the evacuation of as many as ie commission as he sought to in- ervene for aged clients who had pplied for aid and whose, appli-r aliens had been held up or re- ccted. "I speak for the aged and needy f Iowa who have no lobbyist in his legislature. 1 think the commission has done a good job ot ioneering and what I have lo say s with a kindly interest, but these hings must be corrected," he declared. Citing several instances of purported delay in handling of applications, Blue told the house of one t who waited two years or an answer to his inquiry to he commission. ........ Time Had Expired. "And then when the commission 500,000 residents within 50 miles o£ the Mississippi river from Cairo to New Orleans, if it became necessary. We specially deprecate the blunder in Washington about enforced evacuation of the Yazoo basin among other areas," the club said. "That a feeble attempt at correction later was made does not minimize the original erroi." The club also criticized some newspapers and radio stations for their handling oE flood news. Army engineers charged with direction of the flood fight made no comment on the charges. Show Steady Improvement. :·· Meanwhile,- engineers -continued battling sah'd'': b'oils"'and'· 'seepage but reported they had "no adverse reports from a.ny point" in the Weakened by the flood waters of the Ohio river, which reached a height of nearly 80 fco.t, Ihis building: in Cincinnati collapsed when the water receded, adding to flood destruction. ^MlU l l l t l l W l l v i l l H I V - . . U . 1 H . . . . J H . , . . · * · - V-, · J I 1 finally got around to tell this 70 evee line, from Cairo south and Good gosh! Neither army, Red Cross nor public health servic" has been as immediate as Hop kins has been. And long time conservation has been a slow poke. Hopkins, in this emergency, ha been Joimny-on-the-spot. Matter of Opinion. Knowing and liking John I- Lewis, head of the sit-down strik movement, I have said that Ihink lie is a downright labor gc nivis. Geniuses don't always "gc away with il." But, because I have said t h a t think he is a genius, I have half-bushclful of letters, sayin ·that he's a "racketeer" and that too, must be one. I still think he is a genius. A Silent Orator. It is a strange thing that Sena tor William J. ,Bulow, reported t be the wittiest orator in Sout Dakota, never had said a word c capitol hill except to answer t his name at roll call in nearly two terms. The answer, I understand, is t h a t he doesn't care "shucks" for capitol hill's opinion. All he cares for is what his constituents think. He reads the South Dakota pa- peis; not the east's. MAtfSONKlDNAP SUSPECT SEIZED Man Confined on Charge of Entering United States "Without Inspection. PEMBINA, N. Dak., (.'P)--Elmer E. McConnachie, chief palrol inspector of, the United States immigration service, said Monday a men whose description resembles closely that of lhe kidnaper of Charles Malison of Tacoma; Wash., was being held here for investigation. The suspect was arrested last Friday near JolieUe, N. Dak., and confined here on a charge of en- lering the country without inspection. McConnachie said that a day or two after the man's arrest, it was noticed he bore a resemblance of an artist's sketch ,of the Mattson kidnaper, and that an investigation then was started. Immigration authorities and an agent of the federal bureau of investigation from the Aberdeen, S. Dak., office questioned the man at length, but he denied any connection with the kidnaping anc flaying of the 10 year old Tacoma boy, they said. year old woman that her applica- ,ion had been rejected, the time for her appeal had expired," he added. The Wright county solon who clashed sharply with Representative Ed R. Brown (R) of Des Moines, also told the house that the late A. L. Urick, stated to him that he, Urick, "would refuse to sit on the commission unless defects were corrected." He charged further that the commission had held "star chamber sessions" and added, "and in the meantime many deserving applicants have died in want awaiting action on their applications." Would Not Conflict. Blue assured the house that his resolution would not conflict with the work of a standing commil- lee appointed by Speaker La Mai- Foster (D) of West Branch, to study the situation. Brown, however, countered with a charge that Blue's move was "poor commendation for service well rendered." He further assailed the resolution, declaring inadequacy of available funds was "bound to ·cstilt in some injustices." The heated debate continued even after Represenlative Gustavo Alesch (D) of Marcus moved :o lable the resolution, which .vould block its passage. Ordinar- ly such a motion is not debatable and must go to an immediate vote but representatives argued on points of "personal privilege." Vote Down .Motion. The house, after a half hour's argument, voled down the mo- lion which would have killed lhe resolution 31 la 71, and continued its debate. Representative C. L. Hice (D| of Delta, charged Blue had "se vercly criticized" the old age as sistance commission when "thi main problem is simply lack o money." "My statemcnls may have been hoi," Blue replied, bul I don : wanl them to singe the resolution 1 understand the commission wil welcome a friendly investigation. "This investigation wouldn't be the kind of a study the liquor commission investigation was in the last session. It's not my 'dca just to raise a lot nf hell, but lo look for detecls in the law." 'A Defect Somewhere." Representative C. E. Lookingbill (R) of Nevada, said "there's a defect somewhere. It may be, many times, the fault of the county LEADERS LUNCH JOHNSON LINES tributary condilions showed leady improvement. The weather bureau said any ain in sight in the Ohio valley vill not affect the river stages, and iiat local rains would serve only 0 worry flood fighting forces in he Memphis district. The Mississippi readied a vir- ual crest at Memphis Sunday light--48.30 feet on the Memphis gauge, 50 on the engineers' gauge. Meteorologist F. W. Brist had pre- icled a probable crest of 48 feet, vhile engineers had prepared for 1 55 foot crcsl on their gauge. Million Victims Sheltered. Behind the peak of the flood, he engineer!! reported, "working orces are beirtg reduced, lo those iccessary for efficienl patroling ind lo meet any emergency condition t h a t may arise." Below Memphis, thousands ot men continued to heap sandbags on to the levees, piling them to three and four feet above the expected height of the flood. President Roosevelt's flood relief commission returned to Washington at the same time and planned to report to the chief executive Tuesday that nearly 1,000,000 flood victims were being J"cri, housed and sheltered from disease by the Red Cross and government agencies. Tension Ensc.s at Cairn. Chairman Harry Hopkins declined to estimate the government's share of the cost of flood relief and rehabilitation. An additional 100,000 WPA workers at $60 a month and thousands of truci;s w i l l be mobilized for the job of cleaning tons o£ slime from thousands of inundaled homos and streets. At Cairo, which underwent a suspense-filled crisis lasl week, tension had eased to the point of holding church services Sunday, ATWHITE'IW To Guide F. R.'s Plan for Court's Reorganization 'Through Congress. WASHINGTON, (IP) -- House and senate leaders charged with directing the course of the president's court reorganization bill through congress lunched at the while house Monday. Invited to the white house table were Senator Ashurst (D., Ariz.) and Representative Sum- ncrs (D., Tex.), judiciary committee chairmen. The supreme court which has remained aloof from t h e controversy developing nver the president's proposal which would permit an increase in its membership met Monday but returned no decisions. Probe Labor Espionage. The senate civil liberties committee resumed its investigation of labor espionage and ran into a refusal by the Pinkertou National Detective agency to furnish the names of ils agents engaged in such work. An agency atlorney said such disclosures would "lead lo violence and even murder." · The stock exchange f i r m of W. E. Hutton and Co., asked the securities commission lo quash an order directing it to show cause why il should nol be suspended from H exchanges on charges of having manipulated Atlas Tack Corporation slock. "Ever Normal Granary." The secretary of agriculture proposed to a conference of national farm leaders -in "ever normal granary" plan for c o n t r o l l i n g major crops when supplies become excessive. One aim wouk be lo assure an even supply o important farm produce in botl boards. But Iherc's one thing I want to impress upon you. "We get our money. We get our pay. And at the same time some of those old people are living on while hundreds of men patroled the seawall, raised to 63 feet by bulkheads. Downstream, the weather was balmy, but a strong southwest wind was proving bothersome in some sections, lashing choppy water against the reinforced levee tops. EAKTH MOVEMENT IS FELT AT TIPTONVJLLE TIPTONVILLE, Tenn.. W)--An earth movement which "shook everything in town," was reported here about 12.-.10 p. m. (central standard lime) Monday. "They are not certain whether it was dynamite or an earth- Quake," said Paul Fairleigh, a newspaperman. The Reelfoot levee extended from here to Hickman, Ky., was reported "in good shape," but engineers ordered an investigation. bread and water." Representative B. B. Hickcn- looper (R) of Cedar Rapids, told the assembly "this resolution implies no criticism of the law. It asks a friendly invesligalion." good years and bad. Dr. Clinton Wunder of Nev York and John B. Kiefer of Chicago, two former regional direc tors of the Townsend old . ag pension organization^ pleadc guilty in federal court to charge of contempt of the house of rep resenlatives. Sentences of on year in prison and $100 f i n e wer imposed but the sentences wcr suspended and the men placed probation for one year. Accused of Holdup. SIOUX CITY, (/P)--Crawford counly officers took custody of Paul Porter, accused of complicity in a holdup and attempted safecracking recently al the Armour plant in Dcnison. Two Mapleton Men Wounded in Gunfigh MAPLETON, (/P)--Paul Durgen and Walter Clausen, both of Mapleton, suffered gunshot wounds SEACOAST CITY OF SPAIN FALLS 0 INSURGENTS opulation With All Land and Sea Exits Blocked Panic Stricken. HOME, (/P)--The Italian cable tation at Malaga advised its home ffice Monday that Fascist troops larched into lhe coastal city at p. m. (7 a. m. CST). The entrance of Generalissimo 'rancisco Franco's soldiers was ignaled by loud blasts from si- ens in the port, the cable office aid. Another message at 2 p. m., de- lared the insurgent columns were aking over the railroad station as leadquarlors for the municipa" garrison. 1ALAGA TEIUIORIZED BY DOUBLE DEATH THREAT WITH FASCISTS OUTSIDE MALAGA, (.1')--A double threat of death struck terror Monday into Malaga's 400,000 inhabitants, boiled up by a fascist army hammcr- ng at the city's gates. Insurgent observers on the hilltops overlooking the Mediterranean port described the situation in the provincial capital as "complete chaos." The population, with all land and sea exits blocked so escape appeared impossible, was panic stricken. Bands of anarchists roved the city left virtually unprotected by the sudden crumbling of Us defenses, .and the. blazing fire^Crpm faseiS^rguiTs', "th'e"-observers'?:de- clal'ed, formed ah equal menace to the civilian inhabitants. City's Defense Collapses. The .strategic: shipping center's defense collapsed Sunday before a sweeping drive of the insurgent southern army. Co-ordinated columns from the north and east, aided by concen- LOOK INSIDE FOR- CHARLES A. LINDBERGH Lindberghs Brave Gale in Rome to Sicily Hop ON PAGE 2 WAiNSTKR alifornia Senator to Fight Court Reorganization Program. WASHINGTON, (/P) -- Senator iram Johnson of California re- trated fire from the insurgent- Effective Neutrality Law Not Easy Matter PAGE 4, COL. 2. 4 North Iowa Creamery Annual Sessions Held ON PAGE 8 Austin High lo See Tuesday Court Tilt KNUDSEN.LEWIS IN PHONE CALL TO WASHINGTON No Indication That Either Has Given in on Auto Strike Deadlock. D E T R O I T , (/!)-- W i l l i a m S. Knudsen and John Li. Lewis, heading opposite sides in the General Motors strike conference here, held a telephone conference w i t h an unnamed source in Washington Monday afternoon. The two were on the same telephone wire shortly after 2 p. m. (CST). Knudsen, executive vice president o'f General Molors t and Lewis, chairman of the committee for industrial organization, and their respective associates at lhat hour had been in session for four hours Monday in an effort to break the deadlock on the issue nf collective bargaining representation in 20 General Motors plants. There was no indication t h a t either the union or the corporation had receded from its original position -- the union demanding the right to represent employes in a l t bargaining in '20 closed plants and I the corporation refusing to grant anything beyond proportional representation. Green Turned Down. A development Monday was the disclosure in an informed source that requests by telephone and telegram Irom William Green, America"!! Federation of Labor head, loi iei.ognition as a party at ON PAGE 9 urned to the capitol Monday and mmediately took a leading posi- on in the battle to defeat Presi- enl Roosevelt's court reorganiza- on pro^-am. In a formal statement, Johnson aid: fleet, drove into the suburbs, cap- lurinff posilion .aflcr position thai had been abandoned by the socialist defenders in their flight. (The southern army commander, Gen. Gonzalo Qucipo de Llano, broadcasting from his The issue, stripped of its ver- headquarters at Seville, announced iagc, seems to me plain: Shall the make the supreme court ubsei'vienl lo the presidency." He Ihus aligned himself with enator Borah (R-lda.) and others vho arc preparing lo lake the resident's program to the 'nation. The California!! issued his state- lenl just before Chairmen Ashrst (D-Ariz.) and Sumners (D- 'ex.) of Ihb senate arid house ju- iciary committees went to the ·hite house for a luncheon con- erence with the president to dis- :uss lhe court reorganization pro- osals. Seeks Shoplifter Suspccl. ROCK ISLAND, 111., «)--Slicr- ff Rudolph W. Kropp said he sought George Carson. SI), a Iras ·"ranklin Edwards of Sioux City, Iowa, in connection with an investigation ot clothing shoplifting. w h e n Night Marshal Hodges, with whom they ·Doc" were riding, engaged in a gun battle with two men on a highway near here. Constable Guy Smilh said the two men escaped in an automobile bearing a Plymouth county ii- cense. Physicians said Ihe wounds of Durgen nnrt Clausen were not The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Partly cloud)', collier in cast and south portions Monday nlglii; generally fair Tuesday, continued cold. MINNESOTA: Cloudy, snow in east portion, cooler Monday niRhl; Tuesday partly cloudy, colder in cast portion. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazelte weather figures for 'H hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: maximum Sunday ZR Above M i n i m u m in IS'isht ! Above At 8 A. M. M o n d a y 11 Ahovn Precipitation -IB of an Inch Snowfall 1 Inch Figures for 2-1 hour period ending al 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 10 Above Minimum in Night 3 Above At 8 A. M. Sunday 8 Above The roads of North Iowa were covered with snow and sleet Monday. To the south, however, the snow was lacking and the highways were a glare of ice. Monday, incidentally, was the anniversary of last year's severest blizzard--one that had Mason City virtually snowbound for three days. There was a yellow cast in the snow, explained by weather authorities as being dusl blown two of his columns had cslab- lished their outposts in the outskirts, a f t e r capturing suburban buildings and houses). Crack regular .army I r o o p j smashed through the feeble defenses and isolated barricades in houses and barns as lhe socialist army seemed to melt before the onslaught at lhe fascist war machine. Few Persons Killed. Reports received at headquarters indicated that hard fought battles were lacking all along the scmi-civcular front. The number killed in the advance was estimated by fascist, officers as only a few hundred ar mosl of the towns and villages the insurgents occupied had been completely abandoned. (The "Big Push," reports froir Gibraltar said, was aided by 15,000 Italian troops which had been landed at Cadiz w i t h i n t h e past three days and rushed to the Malaga front. (The I t a l i a n government repeatedly has denied any troops have been sent to S p a i n ) . interest in e^ confidences FAIR, COLDER WEATHER SEEN Iowa Has Freezing Rain, Snow, Sleet, Dust Over Week-End. D E S ' M O I N E S , (/P)--Fair, b u t colder weather, lhe weatherman said Monday, w i l l follow lhe week-end of stiow, sled and freez- i n g rain which was mixed wilh .1 dusl storm over Iowa. Temperatures started d o w n w a r d early Monday and by early Tuesday, he forecast, the miuhnums would be 13 below zero in northeast Iowa, 10 below in the northwest section, 5 below in the southwest and zero in the southeast. The decline would make a (50 degree drop from Sunday's high of fit) degrees at Keokuk in the southeast corner of the state. The low early Monday was 4 degrees at Sioux City, which gave Iowa about the widest 2-1 hour lenipcraiuro variation it has bad this winter. Sleet and f r e e z i n g rain wore general over the wrck-cnd, re- glawng highway;; witli icr which resulted in numerous minor accidents. At Mason City, DCS Moines and several other Iowa points, resi- walk out of the meetings The A. F. of L. has suspended C. I. O. unions. Green, it was learned, lele- phoned Gov. Frank M u r p h y Saturday and sent him a telegram Sunday. Murphy did not disclose his response, but it was indicated Green's request had been rejected. The expectation was general Monday that the conferences hero would break down on Ihe question of collective bargaining recognition. As the conferees started t h e i r second week of conversations the union still was demanding the ] right lo represent workers in 20 slants of the corporation', General Motors still was r e f u s i n g to recede an inch from its position that it could not agree lo a n y t h i n g norc t h a n proportional representation. -- the right of the union In speak for its own membership only. Offer No Way Out. One of the participants in the conversations who refused to permit his name to be used disclosed that the possibilities of a plebiscite among all General Motors employes had been "(horo)iglily explored" and added: "H docs not now offer a way out." The governor told newsman t h a t lie had c o m m u n i c a t e d w i l h t h e w h i t e house Sunday. II was i n d i c a t e d t h a t he and .lames V. I3ewey, federal labor conciliator. were e x e r t i n g increased i n f l u - ence on b o t h sides to recede from their f i r m positions. Iti the first formal statement issued by any of the conferees since the conversations Chief Justice Denies Backing Compulsory Retirement-at 75 WASHINGTON, (fP)--Chief Justice Hughes said in a statement issued through his secretary Monday that published reports he would recommend compulsory rc- lircmenl of supreme cnurl justices al 75 were "without foundation." dents awoke Monday lo f i n d the ice and snow turned a dirty yellow by dust the weatherman said was carried into Iowa from the southwest "dust bowl" by a strong wind Sunday night. A'west wind was f a n n i n g snow back into highways of North Iowa Monday, but highway commission equipment succeeded in keeping all primary roads open in this district. Plows were operating in all of Mason City day. A heavier reported in c o u n t i e s to highway engineers directions out throughout the wind the wcsl, stated. into Iowa from the the west and south. 'dusl bowl" to Two Navy Flyers Killed When Their Plane Crashes last Wednesday, Governor M u r - phy said Saturday nighl a f t e r the n i n t h meeting t h a t the stalemate centered on the issue of recognizing the UAWA as HIR sole collective bargaining for all General in 20 of the Motors workers corporation's 60 PENSACOLA, Fla.. /P)--Twoi United Slates navy flyers were killed Monday'by the crash o£ a plane in which they were making flights to obtain flying conditidh information for the weather bureau. The viclims were Carl August Lind, 29, pilot and mechanist male, first class, at the naval air station here, and W i l l i a m Adam Schnoobcrger, 39, of South Haven, Mich., chief aerographer for the station's weather bureau. A The plane crashed near the country club north of the city. A naval board of inquiry was appoinled to investigate. The flyers have been making two hour weather observation flights daily, taking off in the morning and climbing lo about 12,000 feet for the first observations, then m o v i n g h i g h e r u n t i l they reached Ihe "ceiling." Lind's home was in San Dirgo, Cal. His widow, Lind, lives there. Mrs. Bealrice plants in the United Slates. Ready for Duly. In the partly-militarized strike center of Flint, Mich., where sit down strikers hold three General Motors plants -- two of Ihem in defiance of an i n j u n c t i o n -- two- thirds of the Michigan national guard was ready for emergency duty. Twelve h u n d r e d began their second week of p a t r o l l i n g an area which includes two of lhe s t r i k e r held p l a n t s and · several oilier General Motors factories. Homer M a r t i n , y o u t h f u l U A W A president, returned lo Michigan for f u r t h e r speeches after telling a Cleveland audience Sunday night thai "Ihis is a baltle between the autocrats, lories and gigolos of W r l l Streel and the democracy of America." He said he would go lo Ponliac, Mich., Monday night, Lansing, Mich., Tuesday night and .lanes- villc, Wis., Wednesday night "In Icll the people of the United Stale.i just what lhe issues of this General Motors strike arc." C o n f e r Two Hours. Governor Murphy and Dowry conferred for two hours Sunday. with .lohn L. Lewis, head of thi

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