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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME " 4 ftLOW E » H I S M E M A pr Ic "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED JPRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIHES MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 18, 1937 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 116 Senators as Appointees Congressman Can't Take New Justice Jobs. By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N GTON, (CPA) -- Two or. three members of congress (Senators Robert F. Wagner of New York and Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas, especially) are mentioned as likely appointees to the f ed e r a I supreme bench if P r e s i d e n t Roosevelt's plan for an increase in the court's membership, up to a total of 15, is indorsed by the lawmakers. But no senator or representative who votes for the increase will be eligible for appointment under the readjustment. It is well established that a legislator who casts his ballo'ts to create an office cannot legally accept that office after it has been created. · Therefore, unless Senators Wagner and Robinson, as well as other judicial aspirants now in congress, resign before a vote is taken on the presidential proposition, it is safe to say that their names may be scratched from the list of appointive possibilities. Cannot Benefit. They know, if other folk do not, that they cannot take jobs they have been influential in providing for ANYONE or in profiting by pay increases that they have balloted for. Thus, supposing that Senators Wagner and Robinson support the president's supreme court program, the conclusion is that neither Is a supreme court candidate. For that matter, it would be embarrassing for either Wagner or Robinson to resign from the senate right now, and THEN accept a supreme court appointment. To say the least; it would be pretty conspicuous. Robinson might not care; Wagner would, one would think.·;'.-;,;·'·" : - .'· *'' ^I'SV;--?v;\V ash ingt on-"-Y5 cwS: -' :-T : :-;' ·-. ''·' * Switching---from'' the supreme court lo the workingmaH's situation-- President William Green of the American Federation of Labor lakes the position that John L. Lewis, head of the vertical unionization movement, lost his strike against General Motors. Lewis' forces did compromise. Nevertheless, they gained more than the A. F. o£ L. ever did. "Both sides were ready to quit," is the labor department's verdicl as to the General Motors tieup. The workers gained ground, anyway, as against capital. The fight between Lewis" vcrlir c.il and Green's horizontal indus Irial system of organization -remains undecided. It is a Ihree-coniered fight, in short-A f i g h t between capital, between craft unionism (labor's aristocracy) and labor in general. It is almost as much a fight between miscellaneous and select labor as between labor, in general, and employers. Pension Too Late? Federal supreme justices are on strike, in a way, against their retirement. Suppose a supreme court judge, on a $20,000 annual salary, retires. He retires on a salary of nothing Naturally he does not like to retire. Congress may vote him a pension---or it may not. I cannol blame him for hesitating to take chances. Now he is being voted a g u a r a n teed pension, but it is rather be- lalcrt. Maybe he would 1 have q u i l sooner if he could have afforded to Supreme court justices are accused of hanging on from pure cussccthess. Perhaps it isn'l that. Perhaps they hang on, knowing t h a t they are superannuated, because they simply have to, for financial reasons. SEARCH CARROLL KILLERS Roland Man Killed in Ankeny Collision ANKENY, (/P)--Fred A. Waugh, Roland, was killed and Carroll Twcdt, Roland, critically injured in an automobile collision three miles north of here Wednesday niRlil. Wavifih suffered a basal skull fracture when his car in which Twcdt was a passenger was in collision with one driven by Harold Kraloska, Ames. Kraloskn suffered minor injuries. Twcdt, who was taken to Iowa Lutheran hospital at Des Moines, suffered a possible broken back and internal injuries. RUTHLESS PAIR OF BANDITS IN IOWA HOLDUP Dice Game Is Broken Up by Hoodlums at Farm East of Carroll. CARROLL, (/{') -- Earl 'Heider, 2J, of Carroll, was shot and killed early Thursday in what Sheriff Frank Buchheil said was a holdup of "a dice game" at a farm two miles east of here. An official at the inquest said three Carroll men, Arnold Fisher, Bud Fisher and Harold Morlan, testified at the inquest that they were in the garage at the time of the fatal shooting. He also said two other men who were at the farm garage at the time of the shooting were Joe Sanks and Lloyd Prince, also of Carroll. Funeral services for Heider will be condcted at the H u f f m a n funeral home in Carroll at 2 p. m. Saturday. Search was being made for the holdup men. Although the sheriff refused to say how much money the bandits obtained, it was reported that the amount was nearly $1,000. The sheriff said two holdup men held up the game, shot Heider, and searched his pockets while he lay dying. Ten other men who, the sheriff said, participated in the game, stood lined along a farmhouse garage wall as the bandits rifled the pockets of the dying man. Threatens Others. While one of the gunmen covered others with a revolver, the second went through their pockets, saying: "You'll get the same damn thing if you try anything funny." ; ..TJhe__falal .shot, was fired, Jthe sheriff'stated, when Heidcr'?stari- ed to raise bis arms when one ol the bandits entered -and shouted: "This is: a stickup. Get up from the table and line up against the wall." The robber shot him through the chest and the second gunman rushed into the room. Was Married. Heider, transfer line operator, was married and is survived by his widow and a daughter. The holdup man evidently feared Heider was reaching for a gun as he arose from the table, the sheriff said. Coroner A. F. Smith, who conducted an inquest this morning, termed the death murder at the hands of an unidentified assailant. The .sheriff began an investigation Thursday. . He said the amount of money the holdup men obtained had not been determined. Descriptions Obtained. In Des Moines the state bureau of investigation issued the following descriptions of the pair: One, officials said, was about 5 feet eight inches tall, slender, dark hair, wore dark brown overcoat and dark hat. The only description of the other man they had obtained, the officials said, was that his voice was "very hoarse" and lie either had a cold or a speech impediment. Tho state bureau said no state agent was assigned to the case. Sheriff B u c h h e i t said no charges were filed against the men who were in the garage at the time of the shooting. Heider, he said, was a member of one of Carroll's prominent families. Though he asserted the participants included Carroll businessmen, he declined to divulge their names. The gambling game holdup was the third one in Carroll in the last 10 years, the sheriff said. He said the robbery-murder occurred at the .farm of Ted Shirck on highway 30 two miles east of here. Roosevelt Asks Crop Insurance System Fight for Domination of Nation's Labor Forces Mails Questionnaire. RED OAK, (IP) -- Mrs. H. C. Houshton, Jr., president of the Iowa federation of women's clubs, mailed questionnaires to presidents ot 890 Iowa clubs to obtain opinions on (he proposed U n i t e d Slates supreme court reorganiija- tion. Schools in Guymon, Okla., to Re-Open Regardless of Dust GUYMON, Okla., f/P) -- Bust fogged into llu's pan-handle area again early Thursday but Guymon schools were to reopen, "dust or no dust." A "black blizzard" subsided at Hugoton, Kans., where 11 persons have died of influenza and pneumonia in the last few days, but blowing soil still plagued relatively small parts of Colorado and Texas. Schools, closed here Wednesday as dust reduced visibility to zero. Clinton Man Elected. DES MOINES, OT--Ray Dodge, Clinton, was re-elected president ot the Ace M u t u a l Insurance association at the a n n u a l meeting of (he organization here. Labor's two giants, William Green, left, president of the American Federation of Labor, and ,1olm L. Lewis, right, president of the United Mine Workers of America ·and leader of the rebel committee for Industrial Organization,'have come to grips over control of the nation's labor forces. At the moment.Green .is .fighting' ouster proceedings by the United iUinc Workers,'the union nf which lie has been a'member for.17 years and "through which He climbed to the presidency of the'-A. F. ot L, An- -!gercc3-'jljeeause .Green^liaa;-ternicd-.t]ic General -Motors'-strike, settlement, a. : - ^surrender" on the .part- of Lewis, ··trie-mine-·ivorkers'.~Ti6Hcy committee passer! a resolution to exjic! Green -for liis "treasonable attitude." Green, who theoretically holds A. F. of L. position lliroiifffi liis active membership in the U. M. W. A., declared lie would, fight-ouster proceedings to the last ditch. Contests End With House Still Divided at 54 to 54 Farm-to-Market Road Act J Approved by Iowa Senate. DES MOINES, (.fp)--Party strength was .shattered in 'he Iowa house of representatives Thursday aa five democrats voted republicans In scat perma- enlly Representative W. N. Judcl (R) as one of Clinton county's two members n[ that chamber. One republican joined the democrats in a 58 to 50 vote which rejected a majority contest committee report filed by three democrats to seat Milton Peaco (D), former representative, 'and contestant for the seat. . Disposition of the contest, the last of nine started when the session convened · Jan. 11, left the house with an even division of partisan strength, 54 republicans and 54 democrats. Follows Roll Call. Permanent sealing of Judd came immcdiHtely al the conclusion- of the roll j;ill and wilhout a vote on the m i n o r i t y report of two republicans for the seating of th* Incumbent who received a certificate of election Nov. 3. Representative Albert Bellman of Hospers, who first bolted republican ranks to elecl a democratic speaker and who again Wednesday night aided the democrats in seating Representative R. G. Moore (D) of Dunlap, democratic floor leader, remained with his own party in the crucial balloting Thursday. The five democrats supporting the scaling of Judd were J. P. G a l l a g h e r of Williamsburg, George W. .Groves of Webster City, Oscar E. Johnson of Kanawha and Henry Fox of Elma. Sharp Contrast to Wednesday. Representative C. G. Johnson of and Representative Rutherford of A u d u - Maralhon Thomas .T. bon, switched to the democratic column. In sharp contrast to Wednesday's protracted and heated session preceding the Seating of Moore, there was little debate Thursday except t h a t ft the attorney for Judd and by Representative Thomas L. Stimpson (D) of Anamosa, chairman of the majority group, who was spokesman ior Peaco. Delves Inlo Complexities. At the conclusion of the contest Judd took the floor to commend the committee for its fairness, and lo say that fairness predominated the extended recount. Peaco at the time stood by Judd's desk. Before t a k i n g ' h i s seat Judd turned and shook hands with his political opponent. At the oulset nf the house com- mittee-oC-the-.while session Representative Thomas Stimpson (D) oC Anamosa, took the place of Peace's attorney, explaining thai the contestant had waived the right ot legal counsel in final determination of the 6 week nld squabble. "11 is my responsibility," Stimpson explained, "to .suslain the report as chairman of the majority group. Bui I do so only as such wilhout interest one way or another in either man." Stimpson delved into a score of complexities around which the contest centered, and maintained that Peaco was found the xvinner by virtue of the three-vote plurality. Signers on the majority report with Stirnpson were the two other democratic members of the committee, Rep. Chester L. Johns of Otlumwa, and Charles L, Beckler of Waterloo. Senate Passes Itoad Rill. The Iowa senate passed, 44 to 2. and sent to the liou.se Thursday a farm-io-markct bill which. its sponsors said, was Ihe first step in a program to provide a possible 10 million dollars yearly to lake secondary roads "out of the mud." The two votes against the bill were cast by Sen. E. P. Corwin (R) of Fruitland and Sen. Paul P. Stewart (R) of Maynard. The bill, introduced by the sen- ale highway committee, has been indorsed in principle by Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel and members of the slate highway commission. It would provide the machinery for administering a state farm-to- market road fund and for complying with federal requirements in order to obtain federal grants. Expect Truck Tax. Tlie bill does not provide an additional source of revenue but sponsors explain they expect introduction ot a b i l l lo impose a Iruek usage lax lo provide a d d i - tional farm-lo-maiket road con- struclion funds. Before it took up the farm-to- mnrkel road problem the senate shattered parly lines lo shelve a house proposal for investigation of operation of Iowa's old age pension laws and the old age assistance commission. It voted 29 to 16 to send the resolution to the senate social security committee which is headed by Sen. Roy Stevens of Ottumwa, democratic floor leader. The vote came after Sen. Leo Elthon (R) of Fertile, told the chamber: "I hope we send ihis resolution to Ihe committee which has been working on the old asje pension problem, f, for one, nm getting tired of petty p a r t y politics." SAYS ADOPTION WOULD BE AID IN BAD SEASONS F. R. Further Recommends Wheat Crop Insurance Be Extended to 1938. WASHINGTON, (#)--President Roosevelt recommended to con- jress Thursday adoption of a sys- :em of crop insurance to provide .he farmer with a b u f f e r against disastrous crop failures. He said that such insurance coupled with a system of storage reserves for crop surpluses in good years "would assist in providing a more nearly even flow of farm supplies, thus stabilizing f a r m buying power and contributing to the security of business and employment." "A program of crop insurance and storage of reserves," he said, "should be p a r t of the foundation of agricultural policy which we are building and which must include the conservation of soil and water, better land use, increased farm income, and alleviation ol dislress in rural areas arising oul of factors beyond the control ot individual producers." Would Protect Farmer. The president sent to congress with his message a report of his special coinmitlfe of government officials which planned the insurance program. Under the program the insured f a r m would be protected against such natural hazards as drought, grasshoppers and hail. _ ·,· The farmer would "tie 'proied'ecl up to 75 per cent of his normal yield. Thus if he lost his wheat crop which would have returned him 12 bushels to the acre, lie would be protected against nine bushels of the loss. He would be paid either in the commodity or its cash equivalent. The president recommended that crop insurance be extended to wheat for the crop year 1938. "I believe t h a t legislation should authorize application of similar programs to olher commodities," he said, "when it is established that producers desire (hem and ap- FARM PROGRAM IS PRESENTED Wallace Asserts Judiciary Plan of F. D. R. Needed for Its Success. WASHINGTON, (/I 5 )--Secretary plication of the plan to wheat lias W a l l a c e started his farm program through congress Thursday a f t e r declaring parts of it might be invalidated unless President Roosevelt's court reorganization proposals are adopted. Wallace, before testifying in support of farm tenant legislation, said he believed most farmers would approve of increasing the supreme court as a matter of "democratic processes." The house agriculture committee, with the secretary as its first witness, took up a proposal to permit tenants- to buy land over a 40 year period. Wallace said this would not injure large land owners. Tart of rrojrram. This was the first part of Ihe administration f a r m program. The second, recommending crop insurance, was ready for presentation to congress in a special message from President Roosevelt. The American Federation ot Labor joined supporters of Ihe president's court proposal, a group which already includes labor's non-partisan league. Thus, William Green, president of. the federation, and John L. Lewis, a leader of the league, stood together on an issue for the first time in many months. Inside labor circles, they are opponents. IMcets Opposition. The suggestion ot Senalors Wheeler (D-Mont.) (D-Wnsh.) t h a t the and court Bone issue be compromised in a constitutional amendment giving congress power to re-enact by s two-thirds vole any law voided by Ihe supreme court met opposition. Senator Burke (D-Nebr.) and Van Nuys (O-Ind.) foes of the president's proposal, said they did not favor this other method, either. Senator Robinson (D-Ark.), ndministralion leader, also expressed disapproval. The senate civil liberties committee pressed further into the labor relations of General Motors plants after hearing testimony that the corporation made heavy purchases of tear gas shortly before the recent sit-down strike. One shipment of the gas, billed lo the corporation, was shipped in 1933 lo the Flint, Mich., police chief, they learned, With 14 house committees in session, the representatives devoted their legislative session to debate on the treasury-rioslofticc approprialion. The xenalc was in recess. provided a back log of experience in a p p l y i n g Ihe principles of crop insurance." "Undertaking Tan I.ante." The committee on federal officials who planned the insurance program told Mr. Roosevelt it was 'too large an undertaking for private companies." They said the federal government could "well afford" to pay "administrative" and overhead costs for the plan to protect farmers against crop losses by drought and other "unavoidable disasters." Secretary Wallace, chairman of the committee, said the plan would have the effect of storing up reserves of wheat in years of large crops and releasing them on the market in years of crop failure." The insurance was nnl a "substitute" for any other federal f a r m measures, he said, bill r a t h e r "supplementary." , SnffRcsl Voluntary Plan. Estimating that more t h a n 5600,000,000 in federal funds had been expended in the last 10 years for distressed farmers who lost crops, the insurance committee said much of t h i s would be eliminated by "assisting wheat farmers to assist themselves." The committee report 'wheat crop insurance s a i d would probably find its greatest usefulness in the great plains states, where it is perhaps needed the most because o[ wide fluctuations in yield, and where most of the nation's wheat is produced." It suggested the insurance plan be voluntary but that p a r t i c i p a t - ing farmers be urged to join in other federal f a r m programs. The committee said that if the insurance plan had operated in i m p o r t a n t wheat states Ihe last six years, the greatest deficit any one time would have been 70,000,000 bushels under premiums and the greatest surplus 70,000,000 bushels. Federal officials estimated that $100,000,000 to 5150,000,000,000 would be needed to set up the plan and establish adequate reserves and pay necessary cosls. LOOK INSIDE FOR- MKS. A. L. RULE Mrs. A. L, Rule, Civic Leader in City, Passes ON PAGE 2 Central Figure-in "Diary Case" Weds Third 1 ime ON PAGE 2 Farm Tenancy Aid to Get 1 st Public Airing ON PAGE 3 Trojans to Wind Up Schedule on Friday : - . ' · :ON PAGE 13 , Is Suicide Victim. DES MOINES, (/P)--A man registered under the name of Isaac Henry, Sioux City, was found dead in his hotel room here, a b u l l n l wound in his head. Coi- oner A. F,. Shaw said the case was suicide. There were no identification papers in the room. Bill to Help in Syphilis Drive Filed DES MOINES, (.P) -- Senatoi John P. Berg (R) of Cedar Falls filed a bill in the senate to require examination for venerea disease prior to marriage, whicl s t a l e health authorities said Thursday will supplement the state campaign to stamp ou syphilis. Berg's b i l l woukl require al persons applying for a license lo niiirry to be examined by a licensed physician 15 days prior to making application and lo submit a certificate of health. To enforce the requirement, the bill provides a fine or a jail sentence for court clerks who issue licenses without first receiving the certificate of health and for physicians who make a false statement. The stale health department is allotted $50,000 in the state budget bill for a campaign to eradicate syphilis. H the legislature approves the appropriation, Ihe federal government will match the sum. WOULD REVISE STATE'S MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS Bill Would Also Create an Independent Vehicle Department. DES MOINES, OT--The Iowa enate motor vehicle committee ilaceri before the upper chamber 'hursday a bill to rewrite Iowa motor vehicle laws in line with iroposMs of the Iowa Safety ouncil. The bill would create an inde- icndenl slate motor vehicle cle- lartment, enlarge the slate higli- vay patrol, and strengthen Iowa raffic safety laws. It would place the automotive department, now a part of the ecrotary of state's office, under a director appointed for. a six year erm by the governor with the consent of two-thirds of the sen- ale. Would Increase Force. The highway patrol would be ncreased by 50 men July 1 and by another SO July 1 next year, making a force of ISO men. To finance the increase, drivers' license fees would be increased from 25 cents to 50 cents a year. A raise in salary is provided for uatrolmen. The bill would increase the base pay from $100 to $125 a month. For each year of service patrolmen would be granted a $n a month raise up to a maximum of S150 a month. The present regulation providing that not more than a certain percentage of patrolmen should be affiliated with any one political party would be abolished. "Non-Partisan. Group." ·:~ Senr William Sr Beaxdsley"(R)~ of New Vugihla^'chaii-mari'of: the motor vehicle committee, said'tile political requirement was removed because "a highway patrol should be a strictly non-partisan organization with the men chosen on their merits." Light, brake and dimmer laws and other traffic regulations are strengthened in the bill. It- would set a 55 mile an hour speed limit for daytime driving and a 45 mile an hour top for driving at night. At present there is no set speed limit. The highway patrol chief would be paid $300 a month and the first and second assistant chiefs, $200. Lindberghs Arrive at Basra, in Iraq BASRA, Iraq, Mrs. Charles A. UP)--Col. and Lindbergh' arrived at this city where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet Thursday at 1:15 p. m. (4:15 a. m. CST), em-oute from Rutbah Wells in the Syrian desert to Iran. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Rain or snow nnd somewhat warmer Thursday night; Friday fair in west portion and cloudy in cast portion Thursday night; rain or snow in extreme cast portion and colder in extreme wc.sl portion. MINNESOTA: Mostly cloudy, snow in northwest portion Thursday nipht and probably In cast and south portions Thursday nifflil ami Friday; somewhat -uarmer in southeast portion Thursday uiffht; colder in northwest portion Friday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures tor 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 36 Above minimum In Nifflit 21 Above At 8 O'clock A. M. Z-i Above Trace of Precipitation A full week of meltinj, except on one day, has reduced North Iowa's snow level to about 6 inches, liven though the sun was obscured by clouds all flay Wednesday, the t h a w i n g continued. WIDOW STAYS BY TESTIMONY Refuses to Alter Story Told in Murder Case at Elkader. ELKADER, (.'PJ--Defense Ally, flerman Hachlen, in a stinging cross-examination, Thursday failed lo aller Mrs. Pearl Hines Shine's testimony t h a t "Minnie nines planned the murder of Dan Shine." Mrs. Shine, red haired 28 yesr old widow of. the slain Littleport, Iowa, farmer, maintained "it was Minnie's idea that I marry Dan." The young widow, sentenced to life imprisonment for her part in the murder, was subjected to ,-» fierly cross-examination by A t t o r - ney Haehlcn but she refused to admit her testimony Wednesday was untrue. Minnie Hines, fifth defendant to come to trial for the murder, listened to the cross-examination with apparent disinterest. The red haired widow wiio married Shine five days before he was killed, repealed the testimony which she gave at the trial of three other deefndants. She accused Albert (Deke) Cornwell, Manchesler j u n k dealer, of strik- i n g the 5R year old farmer on the head w i t h a beer bottle. Storm Lake Man Is Elected President of Cleaners, Dyers OMAHA, Nebr., (fP)-Vf. J. Julius, Storm Lake, was elected president of the Iowa Cleaners and Dyers association at a slate convention held with the Nebraska association here. Other officers are: Milt Stone, Marshalltown, vice president; Arthur Chennell, Des Moines, treasurer; Jess Kitlerman, Cedar Rapids, secretary; H. Wetlaufer, Oelwein; Chet Davenport, Sioux City; Clyde Figley, Red O a k ; A. .r. Magnus, Muscatinc; and J. S. Taylor. Boone, directors. A

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