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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E ft, I ' S M E M f\ "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PliESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY,'FEBRUARY 13, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO, 112 GUARDSMEN SENT TO INDIANA TOWN STOP INFLUX OF AUTOUNIQNMEN FROM MICHIGAN Martial Law Declared With 10 Injured in Rioting at Anderson. ANDERSON, -Ind., (fl)--Indiana national guardsmen sent into Madison county to enforce martial law, following an early morning clash here between union and nonunion automobile workers Saturday helped state police stop an influx o£ union sympathizers Irom Michigan. The . Michigan sympathizers were halted north of Alexandria, in the northern part of the county. Lieut. Walter Meizner of, the state police said 50 cars carrying nearly 300 persons had been stopped before noon. He quoted occupants oC the cars ] as saying they had come Irom Bay City, Flint, Detroit and other automotive centers "to see that these boys in Anderson get a square 'deal." The cars bore 'Michigan license plates Confiscate 3 SJiofginis. A. guard detachment commanded by Lieut. Graydon N. Harrison raided a headquarters of the United Automobile Workers at Alexandria.' Lieutenant Harrison saic Jie confiscated three shotguns anc three boxes of: ammunition. Alexandria is 11 miles north o! Anderson. Lieutenant Melznei- said the ' motorists wore U. A. W. A. badges At least 10 men were hurt when shots were . f i r e d and missiles thrown; during a fight between iUnioh^and non-union ' men : at a fjsouthside 1 tavern - eaciy Saturday iMayor Harry R. Baldwin immedi .' ately asked Governor Townsenc for trbops. · Adj: Geri. Elmer. F. Straub, mobilized 1,000 guardsmen, many o whom had just returned from duty in the southern Indiana flood area, and rushed them here Proclaims Martial Law. Governor Townsend proclaimed martial law for all of Madison .county, which includes the city o Alexandria, where a headquarter has been maintained by the Unitec Automobile Workers of America. Guard officers said they faced a tense situatio nal Alexandria, will the number of motor cars fron Michigan growing hourly. - Traffic was blocked for mile, along the highway. Some traveler, not a part of the caravan were caught.and' were unable cither li move ahead or turn back. National guard airplanes, radii equipped, circled over the haitei line of cars north of Alexandria keeping state police headquarter advised of the situation. Approximately one-fourth o the cars were women. They, a well as the men, wore U. A. W. A armbands'and badges. State police carried machin guns; militiamen had their bay onets drawn. Car Occupants Shiver. Few of the cars had heaters n n occupants shivered as they waited lo learn their next move. Conditions quieted quickly in Anderson as the troops moved in. Neither of General Motors' two plants, the Delco-Remy and the Guide Lamp operated because of the regular Saturday holiday. Many downtown office workers, unaware of the tavern fight and the mayor's request for troops, weer mystified as the guardsmen arrived. Guardsmen later raided a tavern Probe Reported Threat Against Dionne Quints Boy Scouts Take Over Administration of City Affairs Above are shown iMason City Boy Scouts as they met in the council room of the city hall Saturday to take over the administration of municipal affairs. The council is made up of a. representative from each troup. Reading' clockwise around the table starting with Ihc boy in the foreground are Paul 7-ei^ler, troop 12; Hoy Connelly, fl; John Hamilton, 13; Jlichard IMaud.sley, 21; Euiremi .Toliuson, "J; John Nelson, 5; Art Fcency, 8; Jack McGravc, 11; Bud Lloyd Jones, mayor, 301, ami Maurice Anderson, 2. (Lock Phnlo, Kayenay Engraving) Story on Page Ifi. PEACE IN SPAIN Action Taken in Pans and London; Fascists Close in on Madrid. By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Spanish non-inlervention moves were revived in Paris and London Saturday as insurgent commanders icported their troops had forged another link in the chain of slcel which three monlhs of siege has drawn tighter about Madrid. The French cabinet-decided lo press for "efficient and prompt" measures -to isolate the conflict. The French h a v e charged "sabol- agc" of neutrality efforts has been h e l p i n g Spanish fascism. The non-intervention committee, ir, London, set for Monday another try at gaining Portugal's consent .to supervision of its Spanish frontier against foreign imports of men and arms. Fascists Take Road. Madrid's fascist b e s i e g e r s cfaimed occupation of a nine mile stretch of road to the southeast of the city over which beleaguered socialists have received supplies from the coaslal seat of government, Valencia, a f t e r direct approach over the main highway was cut off. Before severing completely Ihe communications nrterics which spread out from Madrid, the fascists had yet lo block a highway inlo Ihe city from Alcala de Henares 20 miles to the east. Only over a circuitous dolour from the Valencia-Madrid road to Alcala de Henares and thence to Madrid--can supplies now be moved from Valencia, the insurgents contended. Madrid officials, however, declared most of the insurgenl activity southeast of the city was at Alexandria where officers said j being successfully resisted. they found three shotguns, two j rifles and some ammunition. The troops, with fixed bayonets, placed a cordon about the tavern, forced its occupants to leave and then made a "thorough search of the building. Orizaba Catholics' 'Peaceful Rebellion 1 Apparently Success ORIZABA, VERA CRUZ, Mexico, (^P)--After 12 years of secret worship, even under the shadow of police raids and prison, Orizaba's jubilant Catholics offered prayers of thanksgiving Saturday in their own churches. Openly and rejoicingly, they knelt in prayer before flower blanketed altars they had opened to sunlight again last Tuesday in defiance of the state's rigidly enforced anti-church laws. Apparently, their "peaceful rebellion" had triumphed. Municipal, federal and stale authorities "did not see" the devout slrcam- ing inlo Ihe candle lighled churches and "did nol hear" Ihe joyous pealing of bells from long silent belfries. Air Raid Staffed. From Almeria on the soulhern Mediterranean coast, they received reports ot a fascist air raid in which many were killed and several buildings destroyed.. A group of refugees from Almeria, arriving on a government ship al Monte Toro, told of being attacked at sea by insurgent bombers. Valencia rnported a naval allnck on nearby Alboraya also had been cxlcndcd lo Machislre and Ahna- cer;i, futher north on Ihc eastern coast from Valencia. Land batteries' drove the attacking warship back to sea. There were no casualties. Mas? expulsion o£ families witli government sympathies trom their homes in insurgent held Biscay territory in the north was reported from Bayonne, France Three hundred persons, moslly women and children, were. saic to have been compelled to cross no-man's land on foot. Planes Bomb Ararnla. M A D R I D , f/P) -- Insurgent planes bombed Araiiflti, .strategic point on the Valencia h i g h w a y 17 miles southeast of. Madrid, Saturday, k i l l i n g Ihrce persons anc wounding 25 others. Workers in Auto Plants Begin Trek Back to Jobs Vanguard or 100,000 Out* on Strike Begin Work at Flint. D E T R O I T , W)--Automotive plants reopened Saturday to the vanguard of more than 100,000 eneral Motors employes summoned back to their jobs since settlement of the six weeks strike. Factory whistles blew for 1,31)0 nen in Flint, Mich., key city in paralyzing deadlock. Thirty, thousand more were to resume work here Monday, wilh thousands more following through the week. Preparations for a* return In .·apacily production were pushed n the far flung factories of. the corporation which turns out riear- y half ot the nation's automobiles. In dozens oC cities auto workers were going to their jobs at higher pay. General Motors announced 5 cent an hour increase "almost ns the agreement which ended ils dispule with the Uniled Automo- 3ile Workers was signed Thursday. Announce Pay Hike. The Chrysler corporation' announced a pay hike averaging 10 per cent two days before the strike was settled. The Packard Motor Car company followed wilh a 5 ceil! an hour boost Friday for 12,.TOO workers. The Ihrce raises will put an add i t i o n a l 840,000,000 a ycnr i n t o pay envelopes of approximately 300,000 wage earners. Flint watched for the departure of national guardsmen, quartered there since Jan. 13. Departure orders were out for 750 troopers Saturday, with 2,500 more lo be sent home soon. The strike enforced prohibition of liquor sales in Flint and Gen- escc county was lifted at noon. Have New Managers. General Motors maintenance men began preparing plants for aclion by cleaning up accumulated debris, removing strikers' barricades, resorting and inventorying scattered materials. Two plants--Fisher body Nos. 1 and 2--will reopen under new managers. Both were striker- occupied for 44 days. The 1,800 men going back on the job in Flint Saturday were employed in the press shops, tool and die, sheet steel and stores, metal shipping and assembly departments of-Fisher No. 1. Gov. Frank Murphy, who directed the nine day conference which brought an agreement between corporation and union, wenl to New York to receive a gold medal lor "eminent public service" from the American-Irish Historical society. Call Mass Meeting-. Negotiations will be resumed by General Motors and U. A. W. A representatives in Detroit Tuesday. The conferences will take problems not settled in Thursday's agreement. Union members called a mas? meeting Saturday afternoon to discuss (heir demands. William Green, president ot the American Federation or Labor speaking in New York Friday nighti repealed his assertion the Have You Read Your Newspaper 1. An heir apparent lo the throne of what country was born the past week? 2. Who was Ihe first signer of Hit: aulo slrike peace agreement.' 3. How m a n y were killed in Ihe crash of an airliner in soulh San Francisco bay? 4. W h a t cily made traditional "whoopee" in celebration of the last days before Lent? 5. The nation · observed the birthday of what famous American? 6. Who declared the auto strike peace terms were a "surrender" on the part of John L. Lewis, C. I. O. chief? 7. Sonja Henie, Norwegian skating champion, made what announcement? 8: What high school basketball leam broke a 21-21 tie in Ihe last m i n u t e of play lo defeat Mason Cily 23-21? !). W h a t prominent member of congress saw his daughter perform on the slage? 10. Did Senalor Norris declare himself for . or iigainsf President Roosevelt's court reorganization program'.' (ANSWERS ON PACK 2) MERCURY STAYS Drop to "Seasonal Tempei atures" Predicted by Weatherman. DES MOINES, M 3 ) -- Abov freezing lemperalures throughou I o w a , averaged 20 degrees abov normal, but the wealherman in dicated Ihe mercury would dro clown lo "seasonal lempcraturcb Salurday night. Iowa's ice jacket lhawed ag; S a t u r d a y , lessening the hardshi on farmers who found the ic made it difficult to care for the livestock. Mostly cloudy skies w i l h loci i n i n s in the extreme eastern poi (ion were expected to accompan the colder weather of Salurda night, the weatherman said. He added generally f a i r wea Ihev anticipated for Sunday alon with colder temperatures in ti cast and central porlions. Minimum temperatures fore cast for Saturday night: Nortl west Iowa, 5 degrees abov northeast and southwest, 10 degrees above, and soulheasl, 20 di grees above. Lowest o f f i c i a l temperature.ea ly Saturday was 32 degrees ri ported by Sioux City, Charl Cily and lown Falls. K c o U u k . re; islcred Ihc high of the last hours, 54 degrees above. JURY FAILS TO. REACH VERDICT Unable to Agree on Guilt or Innocence in Wendel Kidnaping Trial. NEW YORK, «P)--After dclib- eraling since 2:47 p. m., Friday, a Kings counly court j u r y at 9:51 ,1. m. (C. S. T.) Saturday reporlcd lo Judge John J. Fitzgerald it was unable lo agree on Ihe guill or innocence ot Martin Schlossman and Harry Weiss, charged w i t h the k i d n a p i n g of Paul H. Wendel. Judge Fit/gerald set down the case for retrial March 1, Police. Sci/.e I^ltjunr. DES MOINKS, (yP)Police seized ·IB gallons of liquor which they snid bore Nebraska stale seals iu a raid on a residence late Friday. Ray Chamberlain, police inspector, said Ihe liquor was in 384 half pint botlles -and 18 one-gallon jugs. Doe Tut in Jail. DAVENPORT, (/Pj--A small fox terrier dog which nipped at the heels of police when they arrested its master, F. Flambo, was placed in jail hero. Flambo was charged wilh petty larceny. Detroit agreement was not a victory for the workers and called for "unity and solidarity in the ranks of labor." Green has been at odds w i t h John L. Lewis, leader of I lie committee for industrial organization, of which Ihe U. A. W. A. is an affiliate. , The Weather FORECAST IOWA: lUnstt.f cloudy, local rains In extreme eastern portions; colder Saturday night; Sunday generally fair, colder in cast and central portions, MINNESOTA: Generally fair in M'esl, cloudy In oast with local extreme east port i o n , colder . Saturday nichl; Sunday generally f a i r , colder in cost portion. IN MASON CITY W c n l h e r f i g u r e s for 24 hour period ending al 8 a. m., Saturday: Maximum Friila.v 37 minimum in Nighf 27 At 8 a. m., Saturday 33 The mercury only sank a little below the freezing point during the night. WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, (/P)--Weather outlook for the period Feb. 15 to 20: For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and eenlral great plains: Partly cloudy to cloudy and unsettled most of week, some precipitation indicated near middle; warmer first of week and again near end, and colder middle of week. OLICE BELIEVE KIDNAPINGPLOT STORY IS HOAX Canadian Authorities Send 2 Extra Guards to Nursery at Callander. TORONTO, (Canadian Press)-'he government protectors of Canada's famous Dionne quintup- els encharged provincial police Salurday wilh sifting every shred f a slory that "two foreign look- ng" men were plotting lo kidnap wo of Ihe pretty little sisters. Police and Atty. Gen. Arthui Roebuck were inclined to think the ale a hoax. However, two exlr; ;uards were dispalchcd lo Ihc Cal ander nursery, bvinging to five he men who walk a beat abou he 8-foot steel fence which guard: he lillle girls. "We think it extraordinary,' said the attorney general, "tha two men planning such a crinv vould discuss il publicly. How ever, we are Inking no chances." The story of. the "kidnap plot,' 'eputedly hatched on a Toronto- B u f f a l o bus, first was told in ai anonymous telephone call to th w i f e of an Etobicoke lownshii constable Friday. Hears Bus Passengers. A husky voiced, man i n f o r m e the constable's wife he had eaves dropped on .two swarthy bus pas sengcrs who talked of "snatching two of the little girls and mut tered confidently: "Everything arranged.". ... · , . . . : . . , ) . , : : , . : First efforts to trace' the calle who apparently left ''the bus a Long Branch, were frliilless. Provincial Premier Miehae Hepburn, at Toronto, said lie ha been advised of Ihe story an added: "ft is in the hands of poi'incia police. They are quite capable looking after Ihe 'quints'." Not Expected Hack. Dr. AllHii Hoy Dafoc. the l i l l l girls' physician-guardian, wa not at his Cnllander home was not expected back bcfor nightfall. Members of the house hold declined to disclose h whcrcabouls. It was the second "kidna. scare" in less t h a n twsr years fo the quintuplets, who w i l l be years old on next May 28. Neither incident made any im pression, of course, on the chubb little girls--snug in their modcr home, near that of their parent 2 miles by snowblockcd road from Callander. Car Is Hailed. One car speeding up lo U eighl foot steel gates lo U grounds late Friday night summarily halted u n t i l it was de termined the occupants were t authorised business. P r o v i n c i a l officers wore n signed to check n i l bus lines h met w i l h no success in I h c i r j scare!'.. j The bus traveler, police s a i d , ' gave his i n f o r m a t i o n In Ihe :ui- Ihoritics I h r o u g h Ihe w i f e nf Police Conslable .Inmes Suggell of Etobicoke township. He telephoned the scant delails he said he had overheard on a Buffalo-Toronto bus but did not disclose his name. He has not yet been located. The man was q u o f c d by police as saying he dropped off to sleep d u r i n g the journey and when he awakened he heard the men l i n k Ihc words "Dionne" and "snatch." "Knock Them Off." Then, he related, he heard one of the two say: "We'll knock them off." " E v e r y t h i n g h a s been arranged," the traveler declared the other replied. Guards have surrounded the q u i n t u p l e t s since a few dnys afler t h e i r b i r l h on May 28. 103-1. First it was their g r a n d f a t h e r , Oliver Dionne, who snt through the night in front of t h e i r first home with a shotgun across his knees. Then uniformed constables were hired. Former members of the provincial police, Ihey protect the sisters every day and night in the year and are paid from Ihe tiuin- tuplets' estate which has been eslimated at several hundred thousand dollars. First Extra Precautions. One of the first extra precautions was taken on Aug. 14, 1934 when the babies were only two and one-half months old. Searchlights were ordered installed because of fears growing out of Ihc k i d n a p i n g of John Labatl, London brewer. In March, J035. special guards in heavy numbers were placet! around the nursery when a kidnap plot was reported. At t h a t lime, il ^vas said, the LOOK INSIDE FOR- ALFRED JH. LANDON Speculate on Attitude Toward Court Changes ON PAGE 3 Revamped Measure on Mortgages Completec ON PAGE 8 2 Mason Cily Cage Teams Take.Victorie ON PAGE !) BANK DEPOSITS GAIN IN STATE Bates Credits Rising Farm Prices and Increased Employment. DES M O I N E S , (/P)--D. W. Bales, stale . b a n k i n g superintendent, re- purled Saturday t h a t deposits in Iowa state and savings banks in- GLASS ATTACKS F. R. PROPOSAL AS'TRIGHTFUL" Ready to Take Senate Floor to Oppose Additions in Supreme Court. WASHINGTON, f.P|--Scnalor Glass (D-Va) said Saturday President Roosevelt's proposal U increase the supreme court unless justices over 70 retire was "frightful." He added he was ready to speak in the scnntc against i(. The caustic Virginian, in his first statement on the president's court program, said: "1 am going to speak in the senate, to say that t am utterly opposed to il. I t h i n k it is ,a . frightful proposal, unprecedented since the f o u n d i n g of the government. "1 don't mean lo say it hasn't been suggested before lo increase the number, ot judges, but just exactly this proposal is unprecedented since the foundation ot the government." Glass Frequent Critic. Glass, a frequent critic if. Roosevelt administration policies, p a r t i c u l a r l y inonelary, issued his statement at Ihc same lime as Mr, Roosevelt was conferring at Ihc ivhile house with five democratic senators, three of them opposed to enlarging the supreme court. The conference, regarded as another presidential e f f o r t to win senatorial support and solidify divided democratic ranks, w;is held in the living quarters of the executive mansion. First to arrive were Senators King ot Utah, Buike of Nebiaska and Van-Nuys of. Indiana. They have publicly spoken their opposition lo increasing (he supreme court's membership to 13. Indorsed by Byrnc.s. Following them came Senators Byrnes of South Carolina a n d Harrison o! Mississippi. Byrnes creased m i l l i o n dollars d u r i n g 19U(i, and attributed, the Rain lo "rising f a r m prices a n d belter employment conditions." The o f f i c i a l report on the condition of 306 savings banks, 234 state banks, and four trust companies said deposits totaled S3i7,- 346,730.91 on Dec. 31, 1336, a gain of $61,080,613.68 over the previous year. Total resources of the institutions mounted In $414,;i4G,730, an increase-oC $63,7-17,935.68. During the year'the amount ot money lent by the institutions showed a rise o£ $31,326,641.24, the r e p o r t showed. I.css Than 1935 Gain. "The rleposit increase, 1 ' Bates] snid, "w»s less t h a n the increase ! 11 l!!3n, when the h a n k s covered ' y the report had deposit g a i n s of ibout 121 million dollars. "But the report for 1!»36 shows n ncalthicr condition. There was less refinancing and more new oans. As a whole, the statement s a reliable index of the gain ir. the state's ability to finance business needs." The b a n k i n g superintendent said a similar gain in r e s o u r c e s - a n d deposits was reflected in annual reports nf n a t i o n a l banks in Iowa. Increase In I-oans. Besides the increase in loans, other state and savings b a n k resources covered by the report .showed the following gains: U n i t e d Slates securities, S7,- 005,06-1; credits subject to siqht d r a f t , $24,105,!34; cash in vaults, .$1,741,547: and miscellaneous re- sourci-s, $151,257. Securities guaranteed by the government decreased SI,139,271; b a n k i n g houses and f i x t u r e s . $57.583: and other real estate, l!)fl,099. C a p i t a l stock gained SMD.OfK); surplus funds, $1,307,1117: and undivided proflis, .$1.103,392. B i l l s payable decreased $227; and other liabilities, $72,860. plan was lo .spirit one or more of them away in an airplane. Under the guardianship ot Dr. Dafoe, the five little girls live as nearly a normal l i f e as possible despite the crowds of curious that flock to see them. Protected by glass, they play in the snow, enjoy their meals and have learned to play tricks on Dr. Dafoc. Xol in Seek Iln-Klcdlon. OSKALOOSA, (VI ·) _ G e o r « c: Burdock, mayor of Oskaloosa foi two terms, a n n o u n c e d he would not seek re-election this year. has indorsed Mr. Roosevelt's pi'o- gram; Harrison had given it only q u a l i f i e d support. The split in democratic circles over the merils of e n l a r g i n g I h e high court was heightened by criticism by Senator Clark of Missouri and Raymond Moley, former Roosevelt "brain truslcr." About 30 senators -- i n c l u d i n g some leading democrats--were as openly against him as Ihc same n u m b e r were with him. The remainder were noncommittal. IMall Antagonistic. Anti-administration leaders privately claimed as many as 43 senators ready to talk lo Ihe end in opposition. They said Ihe capitol mail was preponderantly antago- nislic. The while house reported Ihe reverse. Postmaster General Farley, who called (he (urn on the election, predicted the Roosevelt program would win. Some opponents hoped lo have the program broken up into several bills. Aside from enlargement of Ih? supreme cotii'l, imtrh nf il possibly would h a v e easy s a i l - ing, as i l l u s t r a t e d by t h e h n u s r vole of 315 lo 75 lo let juslices river 71) relive v o l u n t a r i l y at f u l l pay of ?20,flOn a year. f*. It. Gains Delay. When it came to acting I h n r r ; on another portion of the plan, however, the president obtained delay. Some congressmen expressed the belief the administration wanted this second bill--designed to give the government a voice in all private suits of cons t i t u t i o n a l questions--considered as n part of the general program. Next week- may clarify the alternatives. The house j u d i c i a r y connrltlce, which was ready lo go ahead with the separate bill, meets Tuesday. The court i t s e l f hoard Ihc Wagner l::bor act upheld and a r r a i g n e d on c o n s t i t u t i o n a l grounds. I f the decision comes before congress ncls r,n j u d i c i a l r e o r g a n i z a t i o n , it doubtless w i l l f i g u r e prominently in the debates. Affected More Directly. A c t i o n s by the president n n r l congress in other fields d u r i n g Urn week potentially a f f e c t e d the lives of millions more directly. Authority for the Reconstruction Finance corporation lo lend up io $20,000,000 to victims of disasters this year became law along \vilh the bill appropriating $950,000,000 for relief. Some 509,000 still In flood refugee camps will be immediate beneficiaries. More than 2,500,000 on relief rolls w i l l be financed through June or u n t i l this appropriation is exhausted. Farm Tenancy Report. Tiie President submitted recommendations by his drought, comm i t t e e to transform life in affected porlions of the p r a i r i e states "from a r i f ' .v adventure into a

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