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is*. E R ···4f H I S HE M ft AV'U NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS- H O M E E D I T I O N 'OL. XLI1I ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED W1IIES MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10,1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 133 Motorist in Need of Pity Hindrances to Interstate Travel Set Up by States. By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H i N GfON, (CPA)--As 1 had occasion to remark recently, the United States is trending toward conditions u n d e r which it will be almost necessary soon for a traveler by automobile t o have a passport to cross a state line, "That," commented an official of the National Highway U s e r s conference, with headquarters in Washington, after reading this prediction, "isn't half of it." '· Producing a little booklet of the conference's sponsorship, he read from it this paragraph: "Eai-jy in 1937 (right now) the legislatures of 43 states will have convened to consider a mass of new legislation, much of which in some .manner will affect the motor vehicle operator. In the face of 9,000 bills introduced in the last rcgci.'ar sessions and the apparent tendency of legislative thinking during the past year, it is abundantly, evident' that the motorist must develop the watchfulness of a hunted animal if he is to survive." Reasons For It? . T«o conference attributes agitation in favor ol automotive restrictions in large part to the influence "of railroads, as rivals of the motor · car in the field of transportation. In part also-it is attributed to the influence of merchants, who object to the competition of salesmanship from adjoining states. Especially has such competition been resented in states where stiff sales taxes are levied, 'in comparison with 'neighboring states which levy none, qi lighter oneb The oveily,taxed slaves would like to , erect tariff barriers but that would r be\un constitutional · ttie nearest lhey^i:gn£*6m i! to it 1 is to "soak" the automobile Furthermore, each'state is striving to .make other states contribute }o the upkeep of its toads Retaliations Follow, Of course there are retaliations and re-retaliations. · "Border wars," says the conference's booklet, "are constantly brealcing-out all over the country. During the truck license war between Wisconsin and Illinois hundreds' of drivers were arrested. During the past three years recurrent border .wars have paralyzed highway commerce between Pennsylvania ,and practically all of her neighbors!" These are merely examples. A long list is cited. "While the 'ports of entry 1 and other border impediments," says the conference's report, "originally were contemplated for trucks only, it was inevitable that sooner or later they would extend their operations to the private passenger car." "Everything" Wrong And. so. they have, relates, the conference's booklet to such an extent that there are many a state line to cross which, for the ordinary tourist, is a real adventure. How is the inter-state traveler "stung?" Well, his plates are wrong, his lights arc wrong, his weight is wrong, there is something the matter with his trailer i£ he has one, he needs a new permit--· plenty of fault can be found with him. If,"for example, his plates are confiscated at a stale line, he must buy new ones, and then buy an- otheu set at the next state line. His penalties, the conference points out, can run from 5-25 to S100^-no trifle. West Is Worst. The.western states, the conference's .survey shows, has "socked" the autoist much more heavily than the eastern ones. However, the system is spreading. Illustratively, Delaware has n "port of entry law," which will not become effective until "at least two bordering slates" enact similar laws. This means Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which arc threatening Delaware. ''Pbi't of entry?" Time was when I have landed at European, Asiatic and South American ports with less ceremony. GUMMINGS IN COURT BILL PLEA State Senate Passes Motor Vehicle Measure 150 PATROLMEN FOR ROADS ONE OF PROVISIONS Plan to Set Up Separate Department Removed by Amendment. BULLETIN. DES MOIIV'ES, (IP)--The Iowa senate passed and sent to the house Wednesday a bill to enlarge the state highway patrol to 150 men and strengthen stale automobile brake, light, and safely laws. The vote was -12 to 1. DES MOINES, (1?) -- The Iowa senate turned down after lengthy debate Wednesday a proposal to ci-eate a separate state motor vehicle department and voted, 37 to 7, to keep the department and the stale highway patrol under the secretary o£ state's office. The chamber struck the independent department p r o v i sion from its 212 page motor vehicle bill, and neared a final vote on the bil! itself. As it wrote amendment after amendment into the bill, the senate left untouched the provision to enlarge the state highway patrol to laO men, but decided to strike both the 45 mile an hour night speed limit and the 55 mile an hour rate for daytime driving. U also stipulated that not more than 60 per cent of the palrolmcn should be members of the same political "party. ^ " 1 Mentions Mrs Miller Senator ^Edward Breea (D) r ot Port Dodge said the late Mis Ale\. Miller, former secretary of state .who founded the patrol, recommended a;separate motor vehicle department and urged the senate to respect her wishes. Senator Roy Stevens (D) of Ot- lumwa, said he felt the motor vehicle commissioner who would head a separate state department would have "altogether too much power." Senator G. R. Hill (R) of Clarion also opposed an independent department, saying it would become "just another state bureau." Abolish Inspection Force. After striking out the provision for a separate motor vehicle department, the senate voted to abolish the present drivers' license inspection division of 25 uniformed men. The department has been regarded as an auxiliary to the patrol. Examination of new drivers now conducted by the division would be done by patrolmen, and county sheriffs would take over receipt of drivers' license renewal applications. Thus although the patrol would be increased by 100 men, the increase in uniformed officers under the motor vehicle department would be only 75 men. Youth Killed and Two . .Injured in Collision FALLS, (IP)-- Two men were in. a hospital here Wednesday suffering from injuries in an automobile-truck collision in which Ralph Dixon, 10, of Waterloo, was killed. Russell Dixon, brother of Ihe youth who was killed, suffered a broken collar bone and head injuries; and John Bulton, who was in the automobile which collided with the brothers' truck, suffered head injuries, physicians said.. . . . . . ' . , UNCONSCIOUS IN H, Y. HOSPITAL Takes Overdose of Sleeping Powder After Man She Accused Is Freed. NEW YORK, (/P)--Beatrice Gottlieb, 30 year old golf star, lay unconscious in a hospital Wednesday as a physician fought to counteract the effects of what an .ambulance surgeon described as an overdose of sleeping powders. Her condition had improved since she was found in her apartment a few hours after Carey Phelan, restaurateur, had been acquitted of a charge ot assaulting her. In the early morning her condition had been described as "very poor." In a space of two hours Tuesday night the man she accused of making violent advances to her at a Rockaway beach resort was acquitted by a jury and Miss Gottlieb was found unconscious in her Forest Hills apartment. She was found by chance. Mrs. Joyce Bushel, her attorney, telephoned her and, unable to get an answer, notified the police. A patrolman found her lying on her bed, an opened magazine beside her. Miss Gottlieb, who once defeated the Prince of Wales, now the Duke of Windsor, on the links, brought the assault charges against Phelan, as a sequel to a Labor day parly lasl year. Phelan testified she attacked him, and that he merely defended himself. Final Agreement With General Motors at Hand C. I. 0. In Drive to Rivalt American Federation of Labor. LABOR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Committee for industrial organization spurs drive to unionize 2,250,000 workers in textile and oil industries; plans labor organization to rival American Federation of Labor. PITTSBURGH--A. F. of L. official confers with employe representatives group of Carnegie-Illinois Steel corporation on possible co-operation in fight against C. I. O. DETROIT--Chrysler corporation again rejects United Automobile Workers union demand to speak for motor firm's (57,000 employes; deadlock keeps 55,000 Chrysler workers idle. Ten thousand out in Hudson Motor company strike. AKRON, Ohio. -- Union leaders order Firestone Tire and Rubber company plants picketed after saying negotiations for settlement of dispute break down; 10,000 workers idle. CHICAGO -- Four hundred fifty freight handlers and motormen paralyze movement of merchandise to downtown business houses by sit down strike in 62 mile freight subway. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Final settlement of General Mo- i tors company-union differences I appeared imminent Wednesday but the deadlock between the C. I. O. and the Chrysler management remained unbroken with 65 000 idle ' *-' ~"" Union laboi battle lines between William Green's A. F. of L. and John L. Lewis' C. I. O. were drawn tighter with receipt ot orders from Green's office to "lift" the charter of the Aluminum Workers union at New Kensington, Pa. The union, largest in the industry, recently aligned itself with the Lewis faction. A new sit down strike started in the Crowley Milner and company department store of Detroit. The doors were locked and customers denied entrance or service. To Hival A. F. of L. The Committee for Industrial Organization steered a course Wednesday toward unionization of 2,250,000 workers in the textile and oil industries, and creation ot a union structure to rival the American Federation of Labor. Conflict over Ihe form of union organization--by craft or by industry--split the ranks of Ihe A. F. of L. last year. Supporters of the latter form organized the C. I. O. under the aegis of Lewis. The C. I. O.'s decision to charter local and state central labor bodies led to the belief the A. F. of L. would oust I'd unions backing Lewis. President Green of the federation said it was long apparent that creation of a rival organization was the C. I. O.'s objective. Textile Labor Drive. Textile labor leaders said , the drive to enlist 1,250,000 textile workers under C. I. O. auspices will start in New England in about two weeks. Start of the campaign to sign up 1,000,000 oil industry workers awaited perfection of organization procedure. Possibility of a rapproachment between the A. F. of L., and Independent Steel Workers lo better fight the C. I. O.'s foray into the steel industry loomed as a result of a conference at Pittsburgh Tuesday night. John P. Frey, head of the A. F. of L. Metal Works division, met with a group of Carnegie-Illinois Steel corporation em- ploye representatives but declined comment on what transpired. Clirj-slcr Stands Pat. Chrysler corporation reiterated its refusal lo recognize the United Automobile Workers as sole bargaining agency for its 67,000 employee. The stalemate kept 55,000 Chrysler workers idle at Detroit, where sitdown strikers held the firm's nine plants. It also affected employes of companies which, supply Chrysler with auto parts. The union was also engaged in negotiations with.the Hudson Motor Ca- company, three of whose major Detroit plants were occupied by sit down strikers, and the Geneial Motors corporalion. The Hudson dispute made 10,000 workers idle. General Motors employes were at work pending a compromise on wages. The U. A. W . ' A . announced It had signed agreements for in-- creaserl wages at the Nelson Brothers company, Saginaw, Mich., gasoline engine manufacturers, and for wage concessions and the right Intact, for six months, as sole bargaining agency for 100 employes of LOOK I N S I D E FOR- ALBERT C. WILLFORD Former Congressman From 3rd District Dies ON PAGE 5 Farm Experiment Group Will Meet at Kanawha ON PAGE 8 Mason City Ready as Court Meet Is'Near ON PAGE Iowa House Debates Qualifications for Bar ON PAGE 2 the Advance Stamping company Detroit. Call for rickets. Leaders of the United Rubber Workers Union, a C. I. O. affiliate, called for a picket line at the Firestone Tire and Rubber company plants at Akron, Ohio, where 10,000 employes were idle. Union spokesmen said negotiations on their demands for a closed shop and other issues broke down. Some 450 freight handlers and motormeu were on a sit down strike 33 feet under Chicago's streets, choking the movement of huge consignments of merchandise along the 62 mile freight subway. Virtually every downtown business establishment is serviced by tlic subway system. Strikers demanded higher wages and accused employers of violating an agreement. Federal conciliators were asked to negotiate a settlement'of Chicago's taxicab drivers strike. Cab windows were .shattered and cabs tipped over in clashes between strikers and non-strikers. Several participants wore arrested. Shoe Workers Threaten. Seven thousand Chicago shoe workers threatened a strike as did spokesmen for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union claiming lo represent 40,000 needle workers in Ihe cotton goods in- duslry in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. Sit downers occupied branch offices oC the New York emergency relief bureau lo emphasize demands for a 20 per cent increase in relief allowances. A half hundred service employes in eight New York aparlmcnt houses also struck. Two hundred employes ot the E. L. Bruce Lumber company at Memphis, Tenn., struck for higher wages. Some 400 painters and papcrhatigers walked out at Akron, Ohio, for a similar reason. Picture Brightened. Settlement o f many s m a l l strikes and pay raises in many industries served to brighten Ihe industrial picture. Packers boosted wages for almost 100,000 workers, adding more than $22,000,000 a year to their income. Approximately 100 waiters and cooks of the Willard hotel at Washington agreed to return to work pending a final agreement on hours and wages. A pay increase ended a sit down of 50 workers in the Stewart Lumber company mil!, at Clarksville, Ark. Abandonment of plans to cut wages induced 450 workers to resume work at the Moore Enameling and Manufacturing company at West Lafayette, Ohio. On Same Farm 8G Years. FARMINGTON. (/P|--John C. French lives- today in the same farm home where he was born 8G years afin V ' GAINS CLAIMED BY INSURGENTS IN NORTH SPAIN Mussolini Leaves on Board Cruiser for Military, Political Tour. AVILA, Spain, W--Gen. Francisco Franco's big. push from the northeast was reported Wednesday to have smashed government opposition along the Guadalara- Zaragoza highway and lo have advanced to a point 49 miles from Madrid. An official communique announced a "brilliant" advance of about 12 miles to Valdearenas, a town just west ot the highway, and within 17 miles of government-held Guadalajara. This provincial capital is 2 miles northeast ol Madrid. The communique said government losses were heavy. Meanwhile, other insurgent troops nearer Madrid were said to have attacked in the Jarama river sector southeast of the capital--along the lower jaw of "nut cracker" siege lines about the city. The Guadalajara offensive, however, was growing rapidly into one of the war's major drives. IL DUCE ON 10 DAY TOUR'OF INSPECTION GAETA, Italy, W--Premier Mussolini-left Wednesday aboard arheayy. cruiser-ona, 10; day-mili- 'tary and political' tour:*of;inspection in the Italian province 61 Libya. II duce was expected to arrive at Tobrul; at tile .extreme eastern end of the province March 12. At Tobruk the premier, as minister of the navy, will iniliate his busy visit--first to the colony in more than 10 years--with a review of naval maneuvers of more than 50 of Italy's newest warships. From Tobruk, accompanied by Marshal Italo Balbo, the governor general, il duce planned to open the 1,250 mile highway along the Libyan coast by an automobile trip. During the drive to Tripoli, the capital, through the Sine desert, the premier planned lo get a touch of campaigning, sleeping several nights in tents. His route was embellished by a huge monumental arch erected lo commemorate his visit. The fascist chief was scheduled to make an important political pronouncement sometime during his four day stay in Tripoli. An imposing military review was planned in his honor. FRENCH COASTAL SHIP REPORTS BEING BOMBED MARSEILLE, France, (/P)--The 3,257 ton French coastal steamer Djbcl A n t a r reported by radio she had been bombed by an airplane at !) a. m. Wednesday, about 110 miles nt sea off the Balearic Isics. The vessel, which said ils position was approximately opposite Barcelona on the eastern coast of Spain, suffered only slight damage. No one was injured, the report said, and there were no passengers aboard. Favor New Sclinnl. AMES, (/P)--Ames residents favored construction of a new S300,- 000 high school on a central site at a school election. So Mrs. Roosevelt Carries Gun! Frown the while but kiss those relics sad adieu. Spring lime is cleaning time so why. nol clean some of those closets, Ihe attic or bascmenlV A Globe-Gazette For Sale wanl ad will sell that used chair, chest of drawers, icebox, sewing machine, etc., lor cash to buy the Kaster clothes. This One Brought Results FOR SALE--Oak dining set, .studio couch, neir. Call 252!HV. Just Call the Ad Taker at 3800 Mrs. Franklin D. : Roosevelt, wife of the president, carries n ffim when she r i d e s - a l o n e ' jn her ear, and she knows how to use it. That's the surprising: bit of information the "first laily" of the TJ. S. gives reporters m New Orleans, one stop qt a lone lecture lour ·through the south 'and southwest. TO REMAIN COLD Flooded Rivers Pulled Back Into Banks by Freezing Temperatures. ES MOINES, (.I 1 )-- I o w a ' s flooded rivers pulled back into their banks for the most p a r t Wednesday as freezing -weather continued. Thri weatherman reporter) partly cloudy skies which he said would continue Wednesday night and' Thursday along with somewhat colder temperatures in the extreme west portion Thursday. The high official temperature reported Tuesday was 32 at Council Bluffs, while the low .was l(i at Charles City, Iowa Falls and Dubuque. A low of 10 degrees was Jorecast Wednesday night in the southwest and northeast portions along with 15 degrees in the northwest and 20 in the southeast. Reports from ,bver. the stale, the weatherman said, show the flood waters are f a l l i n g steadily and the fall w i l l continue probably long enough for all streams lo Ret back into li.eir banks. Shells. Fired in World War Claim Two Lives GROIZIA, Italy, W)-- Shells fired more than 20 years ago during the World war cost the lives of two Groizia farmers within a few hours Wednesday. They accidentally discharged Ihe shells while digging in their fields where I t a l y and Austria- Hungary battled in the World war. May 1 "Deadline for Buying Auto Plates TES MOINES, f.'V)--Iowa Motor vehicle department superintendent Lew E. Wallace set May 1 as the 1937 d e a d l i n e for automobile license purchases. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday; somewhat colder in extreme west portion Thursday. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy Wednesday night ant! Thursday; somewhat colder in extreme west Wednesday night; nol quite so cold in northeast portion Wednesday night anrl Thursday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at B a. m. Wednesday: Maximum 25 degrees Minimum in night 5 degrees .At 8 a. m; Wednesday 17 degrees ·i. Sentences FromF. R. Court Talk WASHINGTON, (/I 3 )--Sentences from President Roosevelt's "fireside chat" Tuesday night in support of his supreme court proposal: The court luis been a c t i n g no; as a judicial body, but as a policy making body. We have, therefore, readied the point, as a nation where we inusl take action lo save the constilu- tion from the court and the court from itself. This plan of mine is no attack on the court; it seeks to restori the court to its rightful and his toric place in our system ot con slitutional government. 11 would take months or. years to get substantial agreement upon the type and language ot an amendment. This proposal nf mine will nol i n f r i n g e in Hie slightest upon Ihc civil or religious liberties so dear to every American. Tins plan will save our constitution from hardening of the judicial arteries. Our ' d i f f i c u l t y with the court today'rises not from the court but from the human beings within it. I hope, first, In make the administration of all federal justice speedier, and therefore, less costly, secondly, lo bring to the decision of social and economic problems younger men who have had personal experience and contact with modern facts and circumstances. We cannot yield our constitutional destiny lo the personal j u d g m e n t of a few men who, being f e a r f u l of Ihc future, would deny us the necessary me'ans of dealing with the president. If by that phrase "packing the court" it is charged t h a t I wish, to place on the bench spineless pup- pels x x x I make this answer-that no president fit for his office would appoint, and no senate would confirm that kind of appointees to the supreme court. Commits Suicide by Jumping From Pole CEDAR RAPIDS, (/P)--Maurice Meyer, 39, living ten miles north of here, committed suicide Wednesday morning by j u m p i n g from a line pole along the Waterloo-Cedar Rapids i n t c r u r b n n tracks after he had slashed one orhis wrists at his home nearby. Coroner B. L, Knifih'. said he learned Meyer had been despondent. HEARINGS OPEN BEFORE SENATE JUDICIARYBODY Attorney General Takes Up Argument Where F. R. Left Off. WASHINGTON, (/P)--Attorney eneral Cummings urged con- jress Wednesday to give President "Joosevelt authority to put on Ihc supreme court men of "fresh oui- ook" who vill not infringe on congressional powers. Appearing before » thronged ienate judiciary committee hear- ng, the cabinet officer asked for adoption of the chief executive's court reorganization proposals in order to avoid "a tortured construction of the. constitution." When he had finished, speaking as the first administration witness on the legislation which would permit Mr. Roosevelt to appoint · as many as six new members to the supreme court unless justices now over 70 retire, Cummings was asked by Senator Borah (El.-lda.): Have to Take Chance, How are you going to know the men you appoint arc going to lake the liberal view?" "We will have to take that chance." . Cummings agreed that "if the new justices turned out to be ultra conservative, then we would be just where we are now." "The proposed increase in the number ol judges," Cummings said, "is not for the purpose ot enslaving the judiciary, not for the purpose of making it an adjunct oC the executive. To Sliced Justice. "The purpose is to rejuvenate (he 'judicial machinery, to speed justice and to give to Ihe, courts ·meiv of freshen'liflcfok;.who'·· wilKf e-t ; frairifrom : ' infringing^ 'upon Ihe powers of (he congress." Senator O'Mahoney (D.-Wyo.) asked the attorney general if the higli court were increased to 15, there would nol still be the danger oC 8-7 decisions against laws- passed by congress. "It might happen, but T wouldn't expect any such result," Cummings replied. His answer drew a laugh from the big audience. The Wyoming senator asked ir the witness felt the bill would provide a "permanent remedy." "There is no such thing as permanency in this life," was the reply. Amendment Not Practicable. O'Mahoney asked whether it would not be practicable to get the 42 legislatures now in session to join with congress in calling constitutional conventions to pass an amendment requiring two- thirds vole to invalidate legislation. "It would not be practicable," Cummings replied. T h e attorney general w h o worked ail night preparing the statement he presented to the committee, listed "four pillars" upon which he said the president's plan for reorganizing the judiciary rested. They were: "A. The impossible situation created by the reckless use of injunctions in restraining the opera- lion or federal laws. "B. The presence on the federal bench of aged or infirm judges. "C. The crowded condition of the federal dockets, the delays in the lower courts, and the heavy burden imposed upon the supreme court, "D. The need of an effective system for the infusion of new blood into tile judiciary." Distinguished Audience. Attorney General Cumini tigs' appearance attracted a distinguished audience--senators, their wives and high government o f f i - cials--to the first formal congressional consideration of the chief executive's proposals. Most, if not all, of those who crowded into the 500 .scats in I h e big caucus room of the senate office b u i l d i n g had listened lr Mr. Roosevelt Tuesday n i g h t as he spoke over the radio and attributed to the supreme court'an improper exercise of, "super-legisla- ' live" powers. Cummings took tip the f i g h t where President Roosevelt left off when the latter made his appeal for enactment of the bill to "save the constitution from tlie court and the court from itself." Managed by Ashurst. The hearing, stage managed by courtly Chairman Ashursl, (D., Ariz.), had all the appearances ot a dignified court proceeding. Instead of members of the committee straggling into the room as they usually do for senate hearings, they marched in from a door b e h i n d Ihe committee lablc, just as Hie supreme court marches into ils chamber. Ashurst look his scat in the center ot the long table stretch-

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