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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 VOL. XLIH FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED. PRESS I^ASED WIHES MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 11,1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 134 Lawyers in Court Fight American Bar Association , vs..Lawyers' Guild. By CHARLES P. STEWART I T ASHINGTON, l-la ( C P A ) -- T o paraphrase a n old saying: " W h e n law- y ers fall o u t other folk get their dues. The original version is that honest men get their dues when there's a disagreement b e- tween malefactors of one sort or another. However, this is riot .to imply that lawyers, as a c l a s s , are scalawags. ., · It would not be safe to do so; they might sue lor libel. They have fallen out bitterly, however. That is an obvious fact; not a risky assertion. On the one side is the American Bar association. On the opposite hand is' the National Lawyers Guild. Youth and Age. T 1 se two groups are "chaw- ing"' 'at'each other with extraordinary ferocity. ThR association's membership consists of the long time recognized legal priesthood--the pundits of the tirofession. The guild i a new thing--not yet hallowed b age but vigorous with a youth tha positively effervesces. . "The association has-the. advantage,- such as it is, of dignity. · The guild'has the disadvantagi ; of its newness. ! Yet the..real advantage may be wittMhe guild. _ ; ., v Association Handicapped. The latter may be and is stern ]y rebuked by'the association fo its impudence, but the guild's spl answer is "phooey!" -- and th guild doesn't care two cents · worth. -. '.- . . ' 'The association, contrariwise severely lacked in the pants by th guiUV can't answer in kind--an suffers, ,S -. · ..'. -Y; ... · The American Bar associate ^dates back indefinitely. It has his i vouc associations The^guild'Ms oe'Tost-new deal creation . . ; The guild, lor example, supports '/(reorganization of the federa\ sur preme court The association is horrified at the idea ~ T ; Really Conservative. I presume it is a fact, as guild members assert, that the association is conservative. Its personnel includes'most-of the country's preeminently successful lawyers and this class of practitioners quite generally represents big business, which isn't in the habit of employing .ultra-radicals to handle us legal affairs. Guild spokesmen, however, go farther.-than-to say merely that IOWA SENATE IN WET-DRY FIGHT U. S. PROTESTS Rebels Wipe Out Battalion of Loyalists TO GERMANY ON PRESSATTACKS incident Follows Apology by Hull for Remarks of Mayor LaGuardia. WASHINGTON, (P)_Secretary Hull Thursday instructed Ambassador William E. Dodd at-Berlin to make vigorous representations to the German foreign office concerning recent articles appearing in the German press about the United States; The secretary of stale recently apologized, formally to the German embassy here lor remarks made by Mayor Fiorello H. La- Guardia of New York in which LaGuardia'referred to Chancellor Hitler as a "brown shirled fanatic." ' LaGuardia's statements, made associaiionists, -as "conservative." a body, are They, charge that they're downright "reactionary." Th'ey speak of them as "stupid." I don't" exaggerate. only have used such They not terms in before the women's section of the American Jewish congress, evoked a deluge of criticism from the German press in which LaGuardia not only was attacked but American institutions and Jewish women also were flayed. Jewish Woman Writes. This press campaign was called to Secretary Hull's attention by Mrs. Stephen S. Wise, wife of the noted Jewish rabbi and chairman of the women's section of- the American Jewish congress. · Her formal letter'prompted Secretary Hull to dispatch immediate orders to Ambassador Dodd to express "emphatic concern" to the German foreign office and to say the United States government was amazed at the fierceness of the German, press attack. Mt was understood that recent articles published by Der Angriff, a leading Berlin -journal, .were particular-y offensiverto American officials. ~ In responsible quailers it was explained that the secretary's instructions to Dodd did not constii tute a'protest but comment whicH would be calculated to have much the same effect. Hart Insulted Hitler. Hull tendered to the German embassy this government's apologies for LaGuardia's remarks after Dr. Hani Thomsen, counselor of tr" embassy, had protested to the state department that La- Guardia had gratuitiously insulted Chancellor Hitler. In the apology, the secretary said LaGuardia's remarks did not represent the views of the United States government and expressed regret that any of its citizens should voice such utterances about the head of a nation with which the United States had official relations. The secretary of slate had Jackson Sees Serious Split in High Court WASHINGTON, yp)--Assistant Attorney General Robert H. Jackson asserted Thursday a majority of the supreme court had demonstrated that the "great objectives" of the Roosevelt administration "offend their deep convictions." Appearing before the senate judiciary committee in behalf of the president's court reorganization program, Jackson added: "This frank hostility of these justices has been openly counted on by interested groups to defeat much important legislation." Jackson--reading from a long prepared statement--said that a serious split within the high court leaves the nation governed by ; blind fate instead of by human reason." Notes Current Delays.. Calling attention to current delays in handing down decisions, the assistant attorney general said the Washington minimum wage act was argued some three months ago. '(While I can onfr guws al the cause of the delay," he added, "the difficulties apparent in this case lead to the suspicion that the court is badly divided." Expanding his contention thai a majority of the supremo courl was opposed to Rboseveit objectives, Jackson said: "The whole program overwhelmingly approved by lhe people in 1932, 19'34 and 193B is in danger of being lost in a maze of constitutional metaphors." Glances Over Crowd. Raising his eyes from his manuscript to" glance · over -the' crowded hearing loom, Jackson, paused a minute and then resumed. "Each success in thwarting congressional powei, or each effor that comes so near success as t lack but a vote or two,' stimulate: competing lawyers and aggrieved interests to new attack. "Nearly every newly organized institution of the government rest under a legal cloud. This is trui of the securities and cxchangi commission, the social security board, the public works admin istralion, the Tennessee valley authority and the labor relation board. Hopes and Fears. I conversation but in" radio broadcasts. They have referred even to a sprinkling of actual legal."prostitutes 1 ' in- association ranks. Made Sharp Retorts. O' course this kind o£ talk makes the association folk furious. Their handicap is that they can't descend -to what they describe as "vulgar abuse" in answering their critics--if it is criticism to call a highly distinguished member ofj the bar such names as the guild orators call the associationists. To be sure, the association's defenders do argue that the guild's membership would gladly get into -the association'if'they were good enough'lawyers-to entitle them to admission. They" 'hint also that the guild clement is made up largely of "pettifoggers," "ambulance clias* ers" and communists." ·Not-The Pungency. ' But there isn't the pungency in denouncing, a comparatively small ·time lawyer, as an "ambulance- chasing communist" that there is in ."panning" a "legal light of na-' tiona! reputation as a "reactionary, stupid prostitute." ' Believe me, the viciousness ot this controversy, verbally considered, is- something unprecedented. The association is anti-new deal, mainly. The guild is 100 per cent "pro." To a bystander it's highly entertaining. ·- Famine Threatens 2 Million Persons in Chinese Province HANKOW, China, (IP) -- The China international famine relief commission reported Thursday that famine threatened 2,000,003 persons in Western Honan province. John Earl Baker o£ Eagle, Wis., executive secretary of the commission, made public the findings of an investigation which declared "a condition of near famine exists.. "It is likely some 1,000,000 persons arc suffering a l t h o u g h 2,000,000 are involved." Y ' '·" ' transmitted a letter the communication replying to from Mrs. Wise advising her of the steps taken by the government. BELIEVE RUNYON PAL WAS KILLED Markwood Reported Dead; Gang Member in Plot to Kidnap Foster. DES MOINES, (JP)--Iowa investigation bureau chief W. W. Akers said Thursday his agents have received information which indicates, T!nr"-f. Msrkword, suspect They're Different in England When girl workers strike in America, they cither want more money, shorter hours, or belter working conditions. These eirl workers at an Irlhlingborongh, England, laundry went · on strike, however, when handsome Ernest Greasley was transferred to another branch of the firm. "We Want Ernie," they shouted. . . __ -A: -- in 'II.,. i. of James Zrostlik, was killed in South Dakota last June. The -bureau chief said at .the S"rr-.2 time his agents learned one member of the gang involved in the slaying "was connected with a plot to kidnap Morrell Foster" ot the Sioux Palls, S. Dak., packing plant last summer. Akers 1 announcement came only two days after Thomas Runyon, who pleaded guilty to participation in the murder, started serving a life sentence for the crime. Akers insisted "this information did not come from Runyon." The bureau chief said a "more complete description of Markword, obtained recently" convinces officers he was the "unidentified man found shot near Millbank, S. Dak., June 20 last year and listed in a South Dakota bulletin for identification." He said agents of the bureau will go to Millbank for' a further check. Besides description of teeth and general appearance, Akers said, a tattoo mark on the unidentified man's arms is identical with one reported on "MarltWiird's arm. HART HELD FOR THEFT OF BONDS Fugitive From Algona Jail Will Be Charged With Nebraska dime. OMAHA, UP) -; _State Sheriff Wi 111 am r Flake held) G e o r g e (ShityKHart, 33,_ of Le Mars, Iowa, Thursday as a suspect in. the theft of $96,000 worth of securities from the Madison County Building and. Loan association at Madison, Ncbr. Federal^ state and Omaha police officers arrested Hart and Dr. Edgar P. Benedict of Council Bluffs, Iowa, who has his office in Omaha, in a downtown office building here late Wednesday. They said Hart had $6,500 in his ..vr^ »..~ ~~~.*. pockets, including one $1,000 bill "The acts of conffress involvine" and 54 5100 bills, and the physi- ine acts or. congiess mvoi\mg cian had ^ 30Q in currency and $300 in bond coupons on his person. Flake came to Oinaha Wednesday night, questioned both men and departed shortly before midnight, taking Hart with him. They believed Flake took Hart either to Lincoln, Norfolk or Madison. Buffer Theft Leader. The state sheriff said Hart, sought since his escape last October from the Kossuth county jai! at Algona, Iowa, where he was held as the suspected leader of an Iowa butter theft ring, is one oJ four men who broke into the Madison County ' Building and Loar association in January, 1936, anc rifled safety deposit boxes of $41,000 in negotiable bonds and 555,000 in non-negotiable bonds. One of the men, Byron Green, now is in the Minnesota penitentiary, he said, and two others are still at large. All but 514,000 of the negotiable bonds have been recovered, Flake stated. He said he has learned the non-negotiable bonds were destroyed. Hart hns been suspected of disposing of the negotiable bonds remaining from the loot through an Omaha connection, Flake said. He said he has traced 512,000 worth of the bonds to the physician. Doctor Pleads Innocent. Detective Inspector Fritz Franks the hopes and fears of a great proportion of the American people are likewise clouded in legal doubt. "Old age bcnefils, old age assistance, unemployment compensation, the securities act, the relief acts, the labor relations act, the public utility holding company act, the Tennessee valley acts--as well as many taxing acts--are involved in litigation, and there is no definite assurance what their fate will be." When he had concluded, Jackson was subjected to a barrage of questions from committee members. Senator McCarran (D-Nev.), so far uncommitted on the president's proposals, voiced fear that the addition of six new justices would break down the confidence of the people in the court. Confidence of People. "I have no such fear," Jackson replied. He conceded, hoxvever, that the confidence of the people would depend upon the character and conduct of the new members. Jackson's emphasis on what he said was a split within the court drew sharp questions from Senator O'Mahoney (D-Wyo.) advocate of a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote of the justices to invalidate laws. O'Mahoney asked if the Roose- TRY TO SETTLE ERNIE QUESTION Employers Wanted to Give Him Promotion but " Girls Object, IRTHLINGBOROUG'H, .ifngV, Pi--with the shoufs,.o£lf300/eul laundry, woiker£--"We want Einie"--ranging intheir ears, union and company officials of a local laundry-tried Thursday to settle the absorbing question of where handsome Ernie Greasley was going to work. His employers thought -a promotion for Ernie as foreman of another plant would be nice. The girls, however, insisted they would strike unless Ernie, he is "Clark Gable" lo them, was left FRANCO'S MEN CONTINUETHEIR DRIVE IN NORTH Insurgents Report Officially Munitions Freighter of Government Sunk. SORIA, Spain, (#)--Three columns ot insurgent troops reported Thursday they had wiped out an entire battalion of "red lion" government defenders, seized control of more than 100 square miles of government territory and marched lo within sight of Guadalajara, provincial capital 32 miles northeast of Madrid. Insurgent aviators reconnoilcr- ing ahead of the advancing columns wirelessed that government militiamen were fleeing in disorderly retreat toward Guadalajara and Madrid. Many towns and villages in the path of the insurgents have been deserted, the pilots asserted. Seven villages along the Madrid-Zaragoza highway through Guadalajara were reported to have fallen in four days of intensive fighting. Column was reported officially fo have battered its way inlo Brihuega, an important ''highway junction about six miles south o the main highroad and only 21 miles northeast of Guadalajara. An unofficial and unconfirmei report placed another column a Torija, only 10 miles above Quad at his present post. said, "Negotiations," o-Eicials "are in a delicate state." Adding to their delicacy was the incessant chant of the girls, whose .admiration drove Ernie into hiding: "Do not give in, we know what we want. We want Ernie!" the physician after a New York bank refused to permit collection on the bond because of a "stop" order and notified authorities. HART AND WALSH SAWED THEIR WAY OUT OF JAIL ALGONA -- George Hart, who was arrested at Omaha late Wednesday, escaped from the Kossuth veil bill would tion" raised by decisions. Jackson agreed 'meet the objec- Jackson to split Ihere was "no assurance" divisions of the court would not continue, but lie said with new blood on the court "the justices will have a viewpoint that is likely to be less divergent." $500 Fine Suspended. SIOUX CITY, (IP)--The $500 fine assessed against Joe Ostri- osky after he pleaded guilty to not aiding an injured person was suspended on request of C. E. Hudlund, accident victim. MOHAWKS ON AIR When Mason City makes its seventh consecutive district basketball tournament start Thursday night, KGLO will broadcast the game at approximately 7:15 directly from the court at Webster City. Bernard Hook of the Globe-Gazette KGLO news staff will give a play by play\ report of the Mohawks' fraca^ with the undefeated Buffalo Center quintet through the remote control facilities of KGLO. The Girl Scout program, North Iowa forum subject for the evening,' will be broadcast at 8:50 instead of the scheduled time, because of the game. of Omaha, signed complaint Thursday charging Dr. Benedict with receiving stolen properly, and the physician pleaded innocent when arraigned in municipal court. The court ordered him held for action by the district court and set bond at $5,000. Franks and State Sheriff Flake asserted Wednesday night the numbers of the bond coupons in the physician's possession coincided with the numbers of some of the stolen bonds. Dr. Benedict Thursday told Franks he bought from Hart the bonds which Flake asserts were taken in the Madison robbery. The physician, who said he was graduated from the University of Iowa college of medicine in 1910, said he made the deal with Hart in good faith and did not know the bonds .were stolen. Met 11 Years Ago. Dr. Benedict told Franks he met Hart 11 years ago in Sioux City, while practicing there. Flake, explaining the arrest o[ Dr. Benedict, said one of lhe bonds stolen at Madison had appeared in New York, later being traced to ' ' county jail here the night of Oct. 10, 1936, in company with Eugene i Walsh, 37, Emmetsburg. Hart was . aljara on the Aragon roa. Still another column continue to advance.along a.railroad line t theiT-west.-- T\velve governmen tanks were reported captured i the past two days. , ( PREVIOUS 'REPOKr'ABOUT { t FREIGHTER CONTRADICTED ! SALAMANCA, Spain, (/P)---The insurgtnt Spanish regime .'officially announced Thursday that the government munitions freighter Mar Cantabrico had been' sunk, contrary to previous assertions it had .fallen a prize of war to insurgent warships. No details were given in the terse announcement. The vessel carried more than $2,700,000 worth of munitions from New York and Vera Cruz, Mexico, to the aid of the Valencia government. {The Mar Cantabrico previously was reported to have been taken to Ferrol, fortified insurgent port on the northwest tip of Spain, after being shelled and captured by the cruiser Canarias while attempting lo run the insurgent blockade. Mystery Is Deepened, (Tha insurgent announcement deepened the mystery surrounding the vessel since it slipped out of Vera Cruz harbor and was unre- porled for 17 days until it radioed a wild appeal for aid Monday, using the call letters of a British ship and electrifying the British and French navies. (It was not known whether the LOOK INSIDE FOR- AMELIA EAIIHART Plans lo Start Flight Around World Monday ON PAGE 2. 156 Million Gain in 3 Years in Farm Pnces ON PAGE 4 Plans Announced for Annual Hobby Show ON PAGE 13 being held as the ringleader of series of North Iowa butter robberies and Walsh on a narcotic charge. The jailbfeak was made by sawing through a number of doors. Walsh sawed out of his cell and then jimmied a large, lock, getting to Hart, who was in the bullpen. They then sawed their way into the hall and then got out a window. It was believed that an auto was ready to carry them away. Officers reached that conclusion from tracks that were seen the next morning. On Friday, the day previous to the jailbreak, George Goeders o£ Sioux City, attorney for Hart, had appeared before the judge, entered a pica of not guilty for Hart and asked for an immediate trial. The judge had set the trial for the first case in the November term. RENTED This Little Ad FOR RENT--SIpg. rm. Casa Loma Apts. 105% N. Fed. brought RESULTS says Mrs. Warner--who is a regular satisfied want ad customer. .If you want people to know about your offerings just call the ad taker at 3800 because everyone knows Globe-Gazette WANT ADS BRING RESULTS! insurgents had removed the huge cargo of war stores and then scuttled the freighter or whether it had sunk enroute to Ferrol in contradiction to the report of its arrival. (An original report had declared the ship from the Canarias sent the ship to the bottom of the Bay of Biscay during the attack.) Blow to Government. The loss of lhe Mar Canta- brico's cargo was considered in insurgent circles one ot the most crushing blows delivered lo the government. In addition to the lost materials of w.i". it was officially pointed out, the ship itself was the main unit ot the merchant lleet supplying lhe northern government forces. "ft shows the blockade is effective," an official said. "The loss of the Mar Cantabrico and the recent enormous losses in land fighting may mean the rapid end of red (government) resistance in the Asturias and Basque provinces (on the northern fronl.)" District Meets Surprise to Basketball Follower ON PAGE 15 BACKS WARNING TO INSURGENTS Tench Government Issues . Stringent Orders to Air and Navy Force. B R E S T , France, (/Pj--France jacked up an implicit warning to insurgent Spain to keep naval warfare out of French territorial waters with stringent orders Thursday to her navy and air PUTS OFF FJNAL VOTE ON STATE BUILDING PLANS Drys Denounce Bill to Use Liquor Profits for New Office Program. DES MOINES, (/P)--The Iowa senate, after a bitter wet-dry debate on a bill to use ?3,000,000 in liquor commission profits for a state building program, Thursday afternoon deferred a final vole on the bill until Monday because oE absences in the chamber. Tlio chamber (hen rejected, 38 to 0, house amendments to the homestead tax relief bill. The action was taken, sponsors of the bill said to hurry the measure lo a conference committee lo iron out differences between the two chambers. Senators favoring the liquor profits bill, which would provide for construction of a slate office building, had invoked a call bS the chamber which would have required presence of all members for a vote. When a roll call showed several absentees the vole was postponed. Denounce Bill on Floor. Drys denounced the bill on the floor, saying "we would not want to point to a magnificent building with · the statement that 'this is what booze did for Iowa'." Final debate came after a sharp clash "over one provision oE the bill which would have reduced the price of slate liquor permits from 51 lo 25 cents. Drys defeated the proposed change, 21 lo 19. Thursday's outburst pE wet-dry animosity was the first on the serial" floor during the present sessiun, and foretold, rough and tumble battles if other liquor meaau. es come up for: debate The upper chamber recessed for lunrh after voting to ( change the original bill to piowde the $3,000,000 building'fund The decision came after Senator Oia E, Husted (H) of Truro attacked the setup," demanding: - "Scndine lo Hell." "I wonder if we know how The orders placed naval and aerial units of (lie west and south coasts on an uninterrupted duty status after four attacks by Spanish warships in the international shipping lanes. French vessels were commanded to defend the lanes bordering France from invasion and watch constantly for belligerent vessels until the international control cordon was erected. The rapidity with which the French navy acted to aid the S p a n i s h government freighter Conde dc Zubiria Wednesday when an insurgent warship made a daring attack within sight of the French coast, was taken as evidence ot French determination "to force respect for French waters." The Weather FORECAST I O W A: Fair in northwest, mostly cloudy in east anil south portions; somewhat colder in souihwesl p o r t i o n Thursday night; Friday generally fair. MINNESOTA: Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday, probably occasional light snow in nnrtli portion; not so cold in norlheasl and east central portions Thursday night. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazelle wcalher figures for 2-1 hour period ending at 8 a. m. Thursday; Maximum Wednesday 28 degrees Minimum in night 13 degrees At 8 a. m. Thursday 13 degrees Snowfall .2 of an inch Precipitation .02 of an inch Snow Covers North Iowa; Cold Weather Continues many ot our boys arid girls we are sending to hell? Now we want lo erect a monument to the liquor business." Senator E. P. Donohue, (R) of. New Hampton, chief sponsor of the measure said "I do not see why anyone should be so fanatically dry as to oppose this use of liquor profits." The house also had on ils scrapping logs Thursday, but after battling for nearly an hour decided to defer until Friday a move to compel that body to adhere to ils congested calendar and turn down all special orders of business unlil March 22, Stirs Up Sides. Rep. Ed R. Brown (R) of DCS Moines, 'stirred up opposing sides when he introduced a motion lo that effect, declaring he had the support of 40 other house members. "The time has come," lie warned, "when we've got to lake llicse bills in their order. If we don't a lot of members arc going to be sorry." That it was ot a mind to support Brown's move, perhaps Friday, was later shown by the house when it rejected a plea by Rep. G. W. Groves (D) of Webster City, to schedule for special consideration Tuesday morning, his bill for the disposal ot all legislative election contests prior lo lhe convening of the assembly. The bill as a result will retain ils place on the house calendar. Supports His Tlca. Supporting the plea of Rep. "L. R. Clements, 84 year old house member, to preserve for future generations the snme privileges Riven men who now represent "lhe best legal minds in lown," Ihe lower chamber consigned lo lhe scrap pile the bill by Uep. Guslavc Alcsch (D) ot Marcus, to raise the standards required for admittance lo the bar. Referring to the measure as rank injustice," ils opponents poinled to such men as Justice James M. Parsons ot the state supreme court as possessors ot "great legal minds" who "completed qualification for admittance to lhe bar by law office sludy." The defeated bill would have required accredited college law school training during a residence course. Only 41 house members voted for it after Alesch completed A light snow which fell during the night mantled North Iowa Thursday but a bright sun melted it rapidly as the weatherman predicted Friday would be generally fair over the state. Meantime freezing temperatures which checked lhe runoff of thaw water gave Iowa's streams and rivers a chance to get back within their bank? Sioux City reported both the official low and the high temperature during the last 24 hours, 20 degrees for the low and 42 for lhe high. Tcmpcralures Thursday night, the weatherman forecast, would get down to 5 degrees in the northeast porlion, lo 10 in [lie debate, asserting it was to "rid the profession of shysters and quacks." 2 minor Bills Passed. Two minor bills were passed by lhe house before noon recess. One would legalize the issuance o[ $25,000 oC refunding bonds by Cedar Falls in conncclinn with ils northwest and lo 20 in the south- annexation of Cedar Heights; thp. ern part of the state. | other provides for extermination L - -- *3~w ,,.-'

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