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M E M 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 1 O N VOL.XLIII .FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS l£ASED WUIES MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1937 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 125 Session Will Be Long One Congress Is Expected to Stay on Into Summer. CHARLES T. STEWART ASHI N G T O N, (CPA) -- Congress undoubtedly will be in session away on into the summer. This prospect gives the hor- lors to many a lawmaker. It is t h e consensus on capitol hill t h a t Washing- t o n weather, fiom about mid- May until the 'end of September, is perfectly fiendish. As a matter of lad, "temperatures here are not very high. They do not get into the 100's, as -they often do in the prairie country. But it's true that it's sticky." "It isn't the heat; it's tiie humidity." I've been more uncomfortable on Pennsylvania avenue at 90 than ever I was in the Dakotasat a dofcen degrees higher than that. \Vith his lame duck amendment to the constitution, Senator Norris of Nebraska had more than any other individual to do with increasing the chances of extending congressional sessions into the torrid months. . Instead of getting started in December, as heretofore, the legislators do not now convene until 30. days later. Consequently they cannot get through so soon. ' Protracted Contests. Arid the current session promises to be an unusually long one. The supreme court issue will have tp ; be fought out first. If the administration seems likely to win, its opponents will strive for delay. It will be a protracted contest either way, for the administration will not be beaten easily. Then, assuming that the administration does win, there will be a j-crni-infinity of wrangling ovei legislation which is dependent upon its victory^ Senator;Norris; himself has said .r that_he;beh'eved it.jvould_be. a "na- tipnal '.calami\y'''"ttr have "sflmmei sessioris'b'f^congi'ess in Washington weather; wilted collared lawmakers become quarrelsome in the midst of their discomfort, and vote though ties sly, regardless of questions' merits, simply to get rid of them. Suffer? Humph! Personally I think there is a lo of "bunk" in all this. Half a million permanent residents of Washington manage to survive the capital's summers. Congress has the most satisfactorily air-conditioned quarters in Hie country in which to do its deliberating. If, nevertheless, the lawmakers suffer, Jet 'cm suffer. How the six-power blockade o Spain will work out is problematic. My.impression is that many folk mix (lie Spanish government and rebels. In general, the idea is that government is reactionary and that rebels are liberty loving folk who ought to be sympathized with. In Spain's case the government is liberal (maybe outrigh radical) and the rebels are ultra conservatives, trying to get bacl into power,'after a revolution. Aided by Liberals. Democratic Britain, still mon liberal France and radical Russi: have'sympathized with the Span ish' government. Nazi German; and fascist Italy and Poi'tuga have sympathized with the Span ish rebels. Spain's majority unquestionably favors its post-revolutionary government--the "loyalists." ' But the reactionary rebels have Kad the better military organization. " For a while the rebels were beaten off, by force of numbers. ' But presently the rebels began !b get -so much help from Germany and Italy that they, in turn, have been winning. Portugal Too Small. Portugal is too small a country to signify much. France has aided the Spanish government considerably, but Britain and Russia, for geographical reasons, have left the Madrid regime pretty much "upon ils own," Now, by diplomatic pressure. Britain. France and Russia have compelled Germany, I t a l y and 1U- llc Portugal to cut o f t aid to the Spanish rebels. How honest (he bargain will be no one can say. And, anyway, isn't it too late to save Spanish democracy from a dictatorship of one sort or another? We can't tell yet. TWO IOWANS BURNED TO DEATH YOUNG MOTHER AND SON, 5, DIE AT ORANGE CITY Firemen Control Fire After It Sweeps Department Store at Denis on, ORANGE CITY, (.T)--Mrs. Garrett Pals, 25, and her 5 year old son were 'burned to death Monday morning when fire caused by the explosion of a gasoline stove completely destroyed their home iust outside the west limits of Orange City. The husband escaped from the burning dwelling with a 1 year old baby. He was badly burned about the face, but the infant suffered only slight burns. Mrs. Pals' body was not recovered immediately but the charred body of her son was retrieved from the ruins. The fire broke out at 7:30 o'clock while Mrs. Pals was preparing breakfast. Her husband snatched the baby from a high chair and his wife seized the hand of the boy. Upon reaching the open air, Pals attempted to return for his wife and other child, but the intense heat forced him back. STORE AND ITS STOCK VIRTUALLY TOTAL LOSS DENISON, (#) -- Denison firemen, battling a leaping fire which swept through the Boys' department store here and into the second story of the Crawford County Trust 'and Savings bank, reported at 2:30 p m. Monday they t h o u g h t ' t h e y had the fire under control. The blaze started in the basement .of the department store and sprqajl 'rapidly thiough tile whole hviT'story"; building.' Before" the flames could be checked they burned the cupola off the corner of . the' next door bank building and badly damaged two attorneys' offices on the second floor. The department store was gutted by the fire and firemen reported both the building and the stock virtually a total loss. No estimate had been made of the loss. * The fire was discovered at 11 a. m. New Deal Wins in High Court on Gold Clause Three Men Shot to Death by Negro in Relief Agency Office DENVER, (/P)--Three men were shot to death by a Negro in the office of a relief agency here Monday. James Tunnel], director of the agency and Carlos dl Dio and Oliver Milliken, workers in the bureau, were killed. A woman, Mrs. Ramona Chambers, was shot through the body and wounded critically. The Negro was captured a few minutes after he walked out of the agency, located in a former nurses' home on the grounds of the Denver General (county) hospital. Police identified him as Frank Bailey, 5.9, of Denver, Joh: n Boatman, 72, Nora Springs, Dies NORA SPRINGS--John Boatman, 72, who owned the mill at Nora Springs, died Monday morning. Surviving are , his wife, a brother, Oscar, a son, Leo, and a grandson. Short funeral services will he-held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon al the Martin-Shcckler funeral home and the body will be taken to Loreda, Mo., for burial. Woman Fatally Hurt; Driver of Car Held ROCK ISLAND, III., (/P)--Mrs. Dorothy Speckcter Pietsch, 31, was fatally injured Sunday when the automobile in which she was riding was struck by one driven by P. Arnett; of Davenport. The latter was being held on a charge of reckless driving. Fire Loss 53,000. ESTHERVILLE, (/P)--Damage cstimaled at 83,000 was caused by a fire at the home of Dr. B. T.' Osher here. Life's Like That It didn't lake long lo discover The world is a big-place and bad, For a puppy without any master, That's why I'm -grateful To a G.-G. "Lost" Ad. "Half hour after the Globe- Gazette was on the street," says Mrs. R. E. Brisbine, "we had our dog--just because of the ad below:" LOST--Tan and white Pekinese, "Mufffis." Has harness on..Reward. Phone HG6 or 395. G.-G. "Lost" Ads Bring Results LOOK INSIDE FOR- JAMES ZROSTL'IK To Question Suspect in Britt Zrostlik Slaying ON PAGE 2 Many Farm Changes in North Iowa A re'Listed ON PAGE 5 World Is Stirred by Demand of Roosevelt PAGE 4, COL. 2 Davis Cup Teams Are SKort on Tennis Vets *- ON PAGEJ^ TENSION ALONG STRIKE FRONTS GREATLY EASED .,500 Furniture Workers in 24 Ontario, Canada, Plants Walk Out. STRIKES AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press DETROIT--Sit down strikers bar management from F. W. Woolworth company store; union leaders discuss extension of strike to 39 other units in area. Strike started Saturday noon, SANTA MONICA, Cal.--Resume operations at Douglas aircraft plant after six 'day shut down caused by "sit down." Estimated 500 pickets on duty. No disturbance. WAUKEGAN, 111.--Estimated 35 pickets on duty as workers return to Fansteel Metallurgical corporation plants in North Chicago after 10 day sit down strike. No disorders. TOLEDO, Ohio.--65 commercial telegraph messenger boys start "sit down" demanding wage increase, union recognition. CLEVELAND, Ohio--Moving van and warehouse workers strike alter wage negotiations end in deadlock; TORONTO, Onl. -- Strike of approximately 1,500 workers partly paralyzes · Ontario furniture manufacturing. Twehty7 four factories affected. DEM AND AIRING ON QUINTUPLETS Ontario Legislative Group Seeks to Know Sources of Their Fortune. TORONTO, (Canadian Press via (PJ)--The conservative opposition in Ihc Ontario legislature was reported ready Monday lo demand x complete airing of the sources of the Dionnc quintuplets fortune. The opposition leaders, the Toronto Globe and Mail declared may press for a legislative Inquiry into the "big money contracts' negotiated for the five famous sisters by the government acting as guardians. "In any event," the paper reported, "they are said to feel tha more than the bare details o agreements that have built up fortune of more than half a million dollars for the babies a Callander should be made public.' Refers t» Speech. The paper referred lo thr speech by Welfare Minister Davic Croll, the quintuplets' chief guardian, last week in introducing a bill lhat would gradually reunite the babies, who will be 3 years old May 28, with their parents Oliva and Elzire Dionnc. Croll, accounting for his stewardship and asking lo have official guardian ot the province taki his place on the board, declaret Ihe Dionne babies' fortune hac grown from minus $35,000 to mor than $500,000 with contract: signed to bring $200,000 a yea: for the next two years. The parents, who cried "rob bery" and "persecution," twi years ago .when their daughter were made wards of the king, an looking forward now to the timi when the quints and their sij brothers and sisters will plaj under the same roof. Ccinlciil to Go On. U n t i l recently they were con sistcntly bitter towards the guar dianship board that controlled Annette, Yvonne, Emilie, Cecilc and Marie. But now they arc content to g on living; in their five room hous and visiting the quintuplets in their nursery across the road until they are reunited in th same house. A large home is said to mea._ little to them, and the only reason they ever would build one wouli be for their daughters. The early animosity to th nursery staff, including Dr. Allai Roy Dafoe, has given way to quie co-operation, the parents work ing for the best interests of th five famous girls, who, they no\ realize, Will never be able to liv the normal lives they want To their children. Doubleheader Leaves Track Near Alexander Tension on' the 'nation's istiik^T 'ronts eased Monday as moves to resume operations despite picket- Ings were made at two sit down strike centers. Across the international line, lowever, 1,500 furniture workers walked out in 24 province of Onario plants. The furniture workers' union called the strike jn a demand for new work and wage negotiations. The world's largest airplane manufacturing plant, the Douglas Aircraft company, reopened at Santa Monica, Cal., and the company spokesman said 3,800 men were at work Monday. A subsidiary, the Northrop corporation, also started operations again. Chief of Police Charles Dice reported no disorders at the factory where he cstimaled 500 pickets were on duty. Production had been halted for six days by sit downers, 300 of whom were ejected forcibly and arrested last week. Adelman Pleads Innocent. The Fansteel Metallurgical corporation plants in north Chicago, 111., scene of a 10 day sit down by about 60 employes who finally were routed by tear gas was picketed by the strikers but no disorder developed, In connection with lhat strike, Meyer Adclman, C. I. O. union nr- ganizer wanted in W a u k o g a n , III. on conspiracy charges, pleaded innocent when arraigned in Kenosha, Wis., municipal court on a fugitive from justice warrant Monday. Judge Calvin Stewart fixed bond al $1,000 and ordered Adcl- man to appear for a hearing March 1.0. Attorney John Kuelml of Kenosha. said he would make arrangements-to post bail immediately, Adelman was arrested at Kenoshu Saturday night. To Ilcsume Work. The company planned to slart on "rehabilitation" getting the factories in shape to resume manufacturing within a few days. Salesgirls who sat down at an F W. Woolworth company store Detroit at noon Saturday refused to permit entry of Ihe store management Monday. Union leaders conferred on whether' to widen the strike to include 39 other units ol the company in the Detroit area The girls demanded wage and hour concessions. Toledo, Ohio, commercial lelc- graph messenger boys sat down in a demand for wage increases and more favorable hours. .Tanesvillc Strike Ends. A dispute at Ihc Fisher Body and Chevrolet plants at Janesvillc, Wis., was settled at a conference of General Motors officials and union leaders in Detroit. The plants, shut down Friday by the flars up, were scheduled to reopen Tuesday. The union c h i e f t a i n s were scheduled lo open negotiations with the Chrysler corporation Wednesday with recognition of the U. A. W. A. as the sole bargaining agent for employes the paramount issue. Philip Murray and other C". I. O. leaders expressed confidence the v! Wreckage resulting after a doublehcader and snow plow left the SI. and SI. L. tracks near Alexander in Franklin county is shown-above. The train hud been working on thp, Algona branch since Wednesday clearing drifts from the road anil was on the return trip when the derailment occurred. (Photo }y Raymond Johnson, Lalimcr) ' MARCH ENTERS IOWA LIKE LAMB Sun 'Warms Up State, Helps Clear Avyay Ice Crust ' Fiorp Highways, Monday made a trance in Iow3.' Iamb-like'" ''en- A welcome 1 ' sun, one possibly capable o£ warming up the entire state, shone down over all Iowa and minimum temperatures Monday night were expected to be only a little under the freezing mark in the southwest and southeastern sections of the state. In those areas the weather bureau said the mercury might drop to only about 28 above zero, though indications pointed to low readings of 20 to 22 in the northwestern and northeastern regions. Sunday brought genuine relict to the southwestern sector with a low Sunday night of only 40 at Omaha and Council Bluffs. On (lie other hand Charles City and Iowa Falls recorded minimums ot 10 above, and · traces of snow were noted at both places. Sunday's late afternoon sunshine aided also in helping to clear a crust of ice from many of the primary highways, all of which were open lo travel. Probe Death of Man Believed Train Victim CLINTON, (A') -- Investigation is being made by Coroner L. O. Riggcrt into Hie death of an unidentified man whose body was found Monday on Ihe North Western railroad tracks near Calamus, 30 miles west of here. George Sagcrland and his section crew made the discovery. -It is believed he was killed by a train. Crew and Wrecker Clearing Railroad After Derailment Six Men Are Injured as* ~~~ M . a 17 s ;t°" SESSION HELD HAMPTON 1- A wiecker fiom Jilarshalltown Jnd clew MondaV "weie cleaniig Vne U'acH of flic M and St. L where a freight Irani' was-derailed two miles east of Alexander in which six trainmen suffered minor injuries. Whether or not Ihe road could be cleared during Ihe day was uncertain but it was thought service could be resumed by Tuesday.' Cause of the derailment has nol been determined. Following the wreck, one of the two locomotives on the train was lying on its side, a snowplow which they were pushing left .Ihe track and was badly damaged and a tank ear was across the track. There were 46 cars in the train, nine of whicn were loaded. Had Been Clearing; Snow. The train was going cast on the issues pf union recognition, wages and hours in the projected drive into the steel industry would be amicably settled as they pushed plans for a national convention of delegates from the organization's 300 lodges. Strikes Spring Up. .Strikes sprang up as old ones continued or neared settlement along the extensive front. In Cleveland operation of all moving vans and warehouses halted at midnight as van drivers' union leaders broke off wage negotiations. The Rev. Francis .T. Haas, federal conciliator, was in St. Paul lo Iry and reconcile the disputant union electrical workers and the Northern States Power company. Union Recognition Goal. In Reading, Pa., officials of the American Federation of Hosiery Workers announced they were ready lo tie up all but two Berks county mills, with 12,000 workers likely to be affected. Union recognition and settlement of previous controversy were the factors. Union spokesmen and employers' representatives in Providence, R. I., hoped a conference would stave off a threatened strike of 2,000 Rhode Island truckmen. Union heads announced settlement of a month-old strike at the Star-Peerless Wallpaper company in Jolicl, 111., with 350 men scheduled to resume work w i l h i n a few Algona branch after having been ovit on Ihc line since Wednesday, clearing snow from the tracks. Those injured were riding in the caboose and suffered shock from the sudden slop of the train. These include A. H. Nehring ot' Hampton, conductor, injuries to left shoulder and ribs; F. H. Barry of Oskaloosa, trainmaster, possible broken ribs and bruises; Charles L. Booth of Hampton, cut on elbow; John S. Sampson of Hampton, cut on head, Alfred Woods of Hampton, minor bruises and Raymond T. Vanassc of. Hampton, bruises and an injured back. Taken to Physician. Injured men were taken to a physician at Hampton who Rave them treatment. Later they were able to go to their homes. The track had only j u s t been cleared for service when the wreck.occurred. The snow plow was being driven ahead of the doubleheader, followed by the long line of cars. Track was torn up for quite a distance by the wreck, which was at 3;05 o'clock Sunday afternoon. lowan Shoots Himself. O T T U M W A, (/P)--Otis E. Bridges, 50, Blakesburg, bookkeeper in the Wapello county auditor's office here, committed suicide by shooting himself at his home Sunday. House Kidded as Committe Is Named to Investigate Ils Vacation. DES MOINES, (fP)--While hous members continued their sprin recess the Iowa senate started I' scheduled session promptly at 1:3 p. m. Monday with 32 senaloi present. The chief problem before th senate during the afternoon ses sion was action oh possible con f i r m a t i o n o£ three appointees I tho slate unemployment compcn sation commission which, undo the law, took office Monday. Shortly ntlei' Ihc session opcnc the senate kidded the house b appointing: ligatc the chamber. a committee to hives absence of the lowe Hunt for Members. Ceremoniously, Elthon, Howard Senators Baldwin Le an The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Fair Monday n i f f l i l and Tuesday; nol \\Mc so colrl in Ihc cast anil soulh Monday night; somewhat uohlcr Tuesday ox- ccpt in (he extreme southeast. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday; somewhat colder Tuesday and in ccnlral and nnrlli portion Monday night. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gaxcttc weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clocK Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 22 Above Minimum In Nlffhl 10 Above At 8 A. M. Monday · 18 Above Snowfall Trace Figures for 24 hour period ending at B o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 21 Above M i n i m u m in Xijjlit 5 Above. At R A. M. Sunday ,. 15 Above. Hugh Lundy, members of th committee, stalked out of the sen ate chamber to hunt for hous members. The committee was appointe after Walter Beam, senate secrc tary, came into the senate cham ber, announced lie had lakcn committee report to the house, an had failed to f i n d 11. While the committee was nut, Ihe senate voted a resolution calling for appointment of a committee to study the operation and proposed changes in stale sales and income taxes. H also received formally a pe- tilion from a group of northern Iowa merchants protesting against the sales tax. House Not Found. When the committee returned it j reported: "The house cannot be found." Then it recommended that lobbyists--"members of the third house"--take the place of the lower chamber and meet with the senate in joinl session. After the committee returned the senate stood nl case, awaiting a r r i v a l of enough scnalors to go i n t o executive session to consider Ihc unemployment compensation commission appointments. By the time it had passed one minor bill Ihc number of senators present reached In. more than enough to act on the the appointment. Missourian Hurt in Keokuk Crash Dies KEOKUK, (/P)--John Leonard Stewart, Alcxantlria, Mo., critically injured in an automobile accident here Saturday, died at a local nospilal Monday morning at 10 o'clock without regaining consciousness. Frank White, d r i v e r of the car in which Stewart was riding, and .fames Cambrel, driver of the other machine, were discharged from the hospital Monday after- RELIEF SUBJECT OF MORE STUDY NWHITE HOUSE loosevelt Asks Congress lo Impose Excise Tax on Raw Sugar. WASHINGTON, W)--The su- reme court held Monday that a ontract for gold bullion could be laid off at its face value in pres- :nt devalued money. It ruled the 1933 congressional esplution prohibiting payment of ibligations in gold was validly applied to contracts for bullioin as veil as coin. The 5 to 4 decision was a vic- ory for the government. The opinion was delivered by Justice Cardozo with justices Van Devan- er, McReynolds, Sutherland and Butler dissenting. The high court affirmed a ruing by the Massachusetts first district federal court and first circuit court of appeals in a case wrought by the Holyoke, Mass., Water Power company to collect more than $28,000 from the Amer- can Writing Paper company. To Rtect Governors. The problem ol relief of the unemployed claimed renewed white house attention with announcement that the president would seek an "efficient and sound" solution in conferences with governors of six industrial stales March 10 The s conference was lequesled by the Uiief justices of New Yolk, -Minnesota. llhno^JVIa'ftachu.set.ts, Wisconsin and Hhqd?. Island. ·' President Roosevelt will send A special message to congress Tuesday transmitting, without recommendations, a report from a committee appointed to study the' sound and unsound principles ot the invalidated industrial recovery act. W h i l e ' h o u s e officials said the non-partisan committee had prepared a report of 378 pages anct t h a t the message would refer to it as an impartial study. Minimum Wage rlan. They added they expected Ihn report lo o u t l i n e w h a t NRA did wrong and the lessons learned from such action, as well as the good features that should be preserved. Later on, the president is expected by his associates to recommend to congress a new plan for establishment of minimum wages, maximum hours and possibly fair trade practices for industry. The controversy over President Roosevelt's court reorganization proposal flamed up on the senate floor when Democratic Leader Robinson, of Arkansas, denounced what he called "an untruthful, unfair and deliberately dishonorable effort lo influence public opinion" against liie plan. He cited a lettei- which camp to liis h a n d urging protests against the program be sent to congressmen, TttgK Succeeds Viclal. Secretary Roper said Fred I"). I'agg Jr., of Northwestern university, would succeed Eugene Vidal as director of the air commerce bureau. Vidal announced his resignation Sunday, effective Monday. . . . . President Roosevelt asked congress ;n a special message for.leg- islation imposing an excise lax on raw sugar as a means .of restoring benefit payments to producers. He asked also that the system of sugar quotas originally provided under the Jones-Costigan bill h« maintained in the new act.' · · The act originally became law as an amendment to the agricultural adjustment act. Certain provisions, principally .that imposing a processing lax, became inoperative when the AAA was ruled un- c o n s t i t u t i o n a l and b e n e f i t payments lo producers ceased. The president said the excise tax would yield "approximately one hundred million dollars per a n n u m lo the treasury of thp Unite-] States, which would make the total revenue from sugar morn nearly commensurate with t h a t obtained during the period 10221929." Quotas Control Supply. "Quotas," the president said, "influence the price of sugar through the control of supply: consequently, under a quota regu- lation'of the supply of sugar, a tax may he levied without causing any adverss effect, over a period of time, on the price paid by consumers." The president asked special safeguards, in any legislation, for the r i g h t s of small producers to assure, them "an equitable shart.

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