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H i s MEM £ i J F - f ' T OF I :· r · f s «»n i N t 3 i 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. XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED FHESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, MAECH 13, 1937 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 136 Unpopular in Congress Executive Reorganization Would Switch Authority. vertising but By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I KGTON, (CPA) -- Some alarmists a r e more perturbed over the presidential plan to reorganize t h e e x e c u t i v e branch 'of the federal government than over the proposal to i n c r e a s e t h e n u m b e r o f U n i t e d States supreme court justices. T h e judicial proposition has had practically all of the ad- the other scheme promises to get its fair share of publicity when its advocates be- .gin to push it vigorously, as contemplated by the administration in the near future. The presidential reorganization program should not be confused with the inquiry a congressional committee is conducting, also looking toward a compacting of the machinery of government and enhancement of its efficiency, incidentally including economy, if possible. Knows What lie Wants. Congressional activities are not yet past the investigator!al stage. President Roosevelt, doing his own investigating through a group of experts headed by Louis Brownlow, a former commissioner of the District of Columbia and famed as manager p£ the affairs of various other big cities, already knows approximately what he wants, and the Brownlow' planners have described it. It is the Brownlow outline which draws the fire o£ adverse critics; not the congressional investigation. The congressional folk have not progressed far enough yet to be open to criticism, for one thing, except possibly for not having worked faster.. Secondly, their recommendations, when made, are sure to. be entirely different from the Brownlow outfifs,--piesiden- tially sponsored Doesn't Like It. Briefly,'the Brownlow plan, if adopted, will greatly increase the executive governmental branch's authority at the legislative branch's expense. Naturally the legislative branch (congress) doesn't like it. In the supreme court matter the executive and legislative branches are more or less allies against the judicial branch. That is to say, if congress votes a new law and the president indorses it, after which the supreme court holds that that law is unconstitutional, the legislative and executive branches alike are slapped at by the judicial branch, as a higher power than either or both of them. Thus they are inclined 1o feel jointly resentful. Uaiscs District Issue. The Brownlow plan raises issue distinctly between capitoi hill and the white house. The thesis o£ the Brownlow experts is that Washington simply is cluttered up with what are known as "independent offices," It is true, too. Every time congress is confronted by some situation that il has not time to bother with, or is too complicated and technical for · anyone but specialists to understand or requires attention when the legislators are not in session, i' creates a commission to take thai particular trouble off its hands. But-Bear this in mind: Go Under Executive. T h a t commission exercises authority "delegated" to it by congress. It "surrenders" none ot its legislative authority. It only provides for a small body of its own "hired men" to wield it, as its congressional servants. But, under the Brownlow plan the commissions arc to be mergec into cabinet departments. Indeed two new cabinet departments are to be created, to make room foi all of them. And as soon as that's done, they become executives offices --presidential; no longer legislative, or congressional. In other words, the while house grabs congress' delegated authority. EVENT TRAGEDY OF MOVING DAY AT ST. ANSGAR Child Finds Revolver When Family Takes Possession of Farmhouse. ST. ANSGAR--Saturday was :noving day for the Ed Schullz family. As the family arrived and aegan carrying the furniture into he house, the small daughter ·omped joyously through her new home, pointing out the things that pleased her. She peered into a closet and saw a revolver. Pick- ng it up, she discharged it, the bullet striking and killing, her not her, 43. Members of the Schultz family vere moving from Toeterville to he farm a half mile west of St. Ansgar on Highway 105, owned jy Eddie Pike. The Norby Dillon family was moving out of the farmhouse and,coming to St. Ans;ar to reside. The Schultz girl, 6, and her sister, a year older, were playing about as their parents were mov- ng into the house. They shouted gleefully because o£ all the excitement of moving and with the delights of their new home. The Dillons were gathering the last of ;heir household goods. It svas while searching every nook that the little Schultz girl went into the closet. Without thinking, she picked up the new toy, a 22 caliber revolver, which nappened to be loaded, left there by the Dillon family. The gun discharged. The bullet entered the breast of her mother, who fell dead. Marshal Qbermeier of St. Ansgar investigated the accident, which-occuncd at 1,15 o'clock Saturday'afternoon * CONTINUED COLD SEEN FOR STATE North Iowa Has Snow; Fan Skies Predicted for State Sunday. The Iowa weatherman forccas "continued cold" but fair skie over the state Saturday. Minimum temperatures Saturday night, the forecast said, woulc range from 15 degrees In Nortl Iowa to 25 degrees in the south ern half of the slate. A light snow covered the north crn part of the stale with a whit blanket. 6 YEAR OLD GIRL KILLS MOTHER Hopes Senate Will Reject House Amendment Honorary Cadet Colonel. CEDAR RAPIDS, (fP)--Reserve officers training corps at Coe college here named Phyllis Closson of Walker honorary cadet colonc' at the military ball here. T/^Weather FORECAST IOWA: Mostly cloudy and somewhat colder S a t u r d a y night; Sunday fair and continued cold. MINNESOTA: Fair Saturday, iiiffht and Sunday; somewhat colder in northeast portion Saturday night; continued cold Sunday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: maximum Friday 33 Above Minimum in Niffht 20 Above At 8 A. M. Saturday 20 Above Snowfall .20 of an Inch Precipitation .15 of an Inch WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, (/P)--Weather outlook for the period March 15 to 20: For the Upper Mississippi anc Lower Missouri Valleys: Considerable precipitation likely, excep generally fair north portion firs' of week; temperature mostly below normal. What shall I say in my want ad to get Results like others do? Just come in to the want ad counter and let a trained ad taker help you write a result-getting ad. No extra charge and a cash discount on counter placed ads. This ad brought excellent results because the owner wasn't afraid to go into details: FOR RENT--Slpg. room, newly decorated, close in, private entrance, in quiet home. Phone 1321. Tell enough so the customer will know what you have to offer. It's a well known fact that THE MORE YOU TELL THE MORE YOU SELL Remember Globe-Gazette Want Ads Bring Results. Hits Iowa Solons Who Fail to Support Court Program Dunn Says Representatives m Congress Owe Seats to President. E. G. Dunn, United States district attorney, Saturday issued a statement in which he vigorously criticized Iowa democratic representatives in congress for failing to support President Roosevelt's court proposal. "If the press of this week is correct in its statements o£ tha democratic members of the Iowa delegation in congress, then the people of Iowa might be excused for wondering what reason there was for having an election in Iowa in 1932, 1934 and 1036," said Mr. Dunn. Iowa had been the Gibraltar of American republicanism, not even surpassed by Maine. Under the leadership of the president, then a presidential candidate, Iowa blasted the rock of Gibral-. tar and sent a democratic senator, the late Louis Murphy, as well as five democratic congressmen to Washington. "In 1934 after two years of the Hoosevelt administration, and the enactment of most of the controversial legislature, Iowa increased its congressional representation to six and re-elected the democratic state ticket. Indorsed President. "In 193G the. Iowa people appreciative of what was done for them by the administration gave the president an indorsement from the voters of Iowa about which there could be nothing uncertain. . "How many of the men of the Iowa delegation would be in the congress of the_ JIniied_StateS; to^ day if they had a leader less wiis and less forceful, yes, and less courageous than the man in the white house? "These men might as well realize that they cannot divorce the court issues from the general Roosevelt program! because the actions of the court have tended to impede and disrupt the program the president has inaugurated for the relief of the people of the United States and that includes all Iowa. - . ' . · . . "If it were possible that the court issues could be divorced and separated, and that the whole question involved was whether there were nine members on the supreme court or 15, then toying with a single program that in no way affected the rest of the issues before the American people, the court question could be discussed by itself. Is Whole Question. "But the fact is that the court question is the whole question. If the supreme court of the United States is to be permitted to block' every possible forward step in the onward march of human progress, then it is impossible to divorce the court question from every other question, including child labor, regulation of wages and hours, the farm question, the mining question, the railway question and the rights of workers, such as the automotive industry and United States Steel. "Were the American people satisfied in 1932? If they were then E. G. DUNN. why was President elected to office? Roosevelt "Did the American people elect him to have his program blocked by members of the supreme court who belong to another generation, who think in terms of a generation now gone, and who, to be perfectly frank, were chosen to that court because of their ultraconservative and reactionary tendencies. Are these men super-human, or are they just ordinary clap moulded by the hand of th same God that made you and me? Packed in Past. "Talk about packing the court. Is there any question but that it has been packed with ultra-conservatives in the past? How strange it is that memories fail. One of our supreme court justices was on the supreme court in 1916. If I remember rightly he resigned that exalted position to become the republican candidate for president. He was defeated for the presidency, but a few years later was appointed again to the supreme court of the United States, a position more powerful than the one denied him by the people ol the country. "If I remember rightly William Howard Taft was defeated for president of the United States in 1912 by an adverse vote almost as big proportionately as the one that defeated Mr. Hoover, yet, a few years later in the face of thai repudiation Mr. Taft was made chief justice o£ the United States supreme court, a position, as 1 mentioned before, more powerfu. than his position as chief executive ol this nation. "In all fairness is the prcsiden to be branded, as a demagog anc OBJECT TO NEW SECURITY PACT iermany's Stand, Backed by Italy, Explained by Ambassador. L O N D O N , (fP)--Germany's strong objections, backed by Italy, :o participating in a new western European security pact along lines at present suggested were explained, by; .German.. Ambassador Joachim von Hibbentiop Saturday?TM}-foreign secretary "Anthony Eden. The German envoy called,at the foreign office shortly after a plane from Berlin brought the lopg- awaited Locarno note reply- Germany's answer to proposals for a new pact to replace the agreement nullified by re-occupation of the Rhineland. Hopes for a similar pact, to bolster the peace of western Europe, seemed dashed by unofficial reports of the nature of the replies Germany and Italy handed to the British ambassadors in Rome and Berlin simultaneously. Contents of the notes will not be disclosed officially, however, until the British foreign office has had time to study them. The Franco-Soviet mutual assistance pact was believed in authoritative quarters to be the stumbling block cited by the two replies, both Germany and Italy refusing to enter a general European agreement until France turns hot- back on her Russian ally. SPANISH COAST BLOCKADED BY GREAT POWERS Italy, Germany Will Guard Loyalist Coast, Britain and France Fascist. LONDON, (/F--The warships of four great powers--Great Britain; Prance, Italy and Germany--Saturday began taking over "beats" to police the coasts of war scarred Spain and put teeth in the 27 nation neutrality agreement. Further vital steps, supplementing the naval cordon, remained to be taken, however, before the "hands pf£ Spain" lines could be drawn tightly about the civil war. Three newly appointed supervisors of the international blockade, chosen as the neutrality committee ended months o£ bickering over d e t a i l s and principles, Planned to meet in London Monday to complete plans. They must provide for recruiting of frontier agents to be stationed on the French and Portuguese borders of Spain, a task c o m m i t t e e members believed would -require at least a week. Must I'ass Laws. Each of the 27 participating mi- ions also must pass legislation or sromulgate decrees requiring ' its ;hips to comply with orders of the nternational naval patrol. Then, ,he committee hoped, the flow ol munitions and volunteers to Spain would, be halted. The non-intervenuoti committee chose- Admiral~M tv H""Van"Dubn former commander of tKe : Dutch East Indies fleet, to direct the neutrality program, and put Admiral J. S. C. Oliver,. former squadron commander, in "owa's First Sit Down Is Won by Girls DES MOINES, /P)--Seven girls taged a Z\'- hour sit down strike n-e Saturday, the first of its kind . Iowa. Employes of the Hiland Potato hip company here, the- girls sat own at their jobs here Saturday n protest over the discharge Frilay night o£ Edna Austin, another mploye, for "too much talking." The strike was quickly settled vhen the company manager greed to rehire Miss Austin donday, after a conference be- ween the strikers, company offi- ials and J. W. Soultcrs, secretary if the DCS Moines Trades and jabor assembly. The girls re- urned to their jobs. Five police-men, called to the ilant, joked and talked with the Inkers. There was- no damage to iroperly, they reported. Jean Walters, spokesman for the trikers, said they demanded a pay ncrease in addition to Die reln- tatement of Miss 'Austin. No men- ion was made of settlement of his demand. Miss, Walters said Miss Austin 'didn't t a l k any more than Ihc ·est of us while working. We're not supposed to talk during work- ng hours, I5ut we do anyway." Child That Weighed'' Less Than Pound ai Time of Birth Dies HEW YORK, (fP)--A mite of life prematurely born to Mr. and Mrs. Max Post Thursday failed to overcome overwhelming odds, and died at 4:30 a. m., C. S. T., Saturday in an incubator at a fashionable midtown hospital. Weighing only 15',! ounces and so tiny she could be held in the palm of the hand, the girl was fed milk with a medicine dropper while four doctors worked to save her life. a court packer because he feels there might be other material in this nation of 130,000,000 people just as much entitled, and just as well lilted, to sit on the bench as a repudiated candidate for president. Spoke Three Times. "The American people have spoken three times. They have put their brand o£ approval on the president's policies, and if I might hazard a guess they are going to stand by the president until that policy is successful; "To delay now to amend the constitution of the United States, even by the most rapid movements known, means a year of delay, and .then when the federal courts start issuing injunctions it means practically another year before .a decision is made under the amendments. "If the entire supreme court resigned tonight what president ot any party would reappoint the same men? "It appears to me that the Iowa delegation in failing to get behind their leader and be a factor in moulding public opinion are shirking the greatest fight the American people have ever faced and I am inclined to be uncharitable enough lo believe t h a t perhaps a few of them at least lack the nerve to take a decided stanc behind their leader in the greatest battle of history." guard the coast of territory and France Dutch charge of the naval patrol and Col. Christian Lunn, of Denmark, in charge of the frontier guard. Since the committee meeting apparently was harmonious, observers believed the negotiators did not consider the Valencia government's charges that thousands of Italian volunteers have reached insurgent territory since the committee ban nominally became effective Feb. 20. To Spur Vigilance. To spur tlie vigilance of the naval patrol, the committee assigned Italy and Germany to government and Great Britain to watch the fascist shoreline. Committee regulations set up system of control ports where shipping bound for Spain will be required to halt for inspection Committee agents either will certify that no arms or volunteers are aboard or will accompany the vessels to Spain. Ports designated by the committee were: Gibraltar, Lisbon Oran, Algeria; Leverdon, Cette Cherbourg, Brcet, Marseille ant Bordeaux, France; Palermo, Italy and an anchorage off southeas England. To guard against.- "incidents' the committee forbade patrol ship* to search suspected vessels or to operate outside their specificc zones. To Report Violations. Violations of the neutrality rules will be reported to the government of the suspected violator on the basis that the violator wil be disobeying regulations of his own country co-operating in the international program. The blockade plan, a compromise worked out after both th Spanish government and the insurgents refused to permit neutral foreign observers within thcii territory, had no parallel in international co-operation to halt a war, diplomats said. Spurred to action after the Spanish war threatened to spreac to other parts of Europe, the com mittec hoped both to keep thi conflict within Spain's frontier and lo choke off foreign supplic: and volunteers that might pro long the bitter warfare. Parnell Youth Badly Hurl and 4 Others Injured in Acciden OTTUMWA, (/P) -- Hughber Quinn, 18, of Parnell, was criti cally injured, and four othe young persons suffered scratche and bruises when the auto i which they were riding horn from the basketball lournamcn at pttumwa struck a Milwauke freight train at Hcdrick about 1:3 a. m. Saturday. ave H Read Your Newspaper. LOOK INSIDE FOR- CLAIR GIBSON Officers Seek Gibson in Murder of Zrostlik ON PAGE 8 Mason City Slips Past Humboldt in Cage Test ON PAGE 0 Chrysler Strike Ruling Scheduled for Monday ON PAGE 2 1. Who was sentenced to a month in jail and $100 fine for contempt of the house of representatives? 2.' Who. was the first witness before the senate judiciary committee as it opened hearings on President Roosevelt's court reorganization program? ·J. Albert C. Willford of Waterloo who died the past week recently held what public office? 4. What- local linn announced its second wage boost for em- ployes in the past six months? 5. Thomas J. Runyon who received a life sentence in the slaying ot James Zrostlik of Britt pleaded guilty to murder in what degree? G. Beatrice Gottlieb, found unconscious from an overdose of sleeping powder a f t e r losing a case in court, is famous in w h a t line of sport? 7. Joseph P. Kennedy, who resigned as securities commission chairman in 1935, is the newly appointed head ot what other federal commission? 8. Mason City high school basketball team defeated what opponent by one point in a second overtime period in the district tournament? 9. George (Shorty) Hart, arrested in Omaha on a bond t h e f t charge, escaped from j a i l in what Norlh Iowa town last fall? 10. W h a t famous aviatrix announced she was nearly ready to start on an around the world flight? (ANSWERS ON' PAGE 2) SHIP ABANDONED BY PASSENGERS Lifeboats Launched as Fire in Motorship Begins "Creeping" Again. SAN FRANCISCO, OT--Radio advices to the U. S. S. Louisville Saturday said the passengers of the burning motorship Silver- larch had abandoned the craft in lifeboats. Globe wireless reported intercepting a radio message from Capt. F. H. Henderson of the Sil- verlarch which said the fire was "creeping" again. "We will stand by until you arrive" the masler told the Louisville. IOWAN REPORTS HIS ABDUCTION Trucker Says Man, Woman Got Into His Car at Charles City. j h a f f n e r , Jancsville, Iowa, trucker, .old Buchanan county officers Saturday of a 500 mile ride with abductors at the point of a gun jefore he was put out of his own car near here Saturday morning. Shaffner told his story to Dep- ily -Sheriff Charles Clouser to whose home he went after a man ind woman, who lie said climbed n liis car at Charles City, Iowa, lad robbed him of between 5125 Sheriff Searches for Two Jail Breakers GUTHRIE CENTER, (/!)--Sheriff E . E . Kunkle S a t u r d a y searched for Ralph Winebrennei and Bert Herrick who, he said broke through a jail wall here ami escaped. G. E. AndersDn Dies. RED OAK, (fP)--G. E. Anderson 80, well known livestock feeder in weslern lown and eastern Nebraska, died at his home/here. ST. JOSEPH, Mo,, -- Jake md Sl'10 and forced him f r o m the ir. lie said the man, about 30, and .he woman, about 27 took t u r n s lolding a gun on ' h i m . The pair nought whisky and sandwiches during two stops and forced him ,o take two drinks, Shaffner said. He quoted the pair as telling lim, "we're wanted. We're pretty hot. You've got to help us." At Platte City, Mo., the pair Tbandoncd Shaffncr's car and GOV. KRASCHEL FIGHTS BACK AT G. 0. P. SOLONS Stormy Future Is Seen for Governor's Program in Legislature. DES MOINES, (JP)-Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel Saturday expressed hope that the senate will turn down a house amendment (n the farm-lo-market -road bill which would divert 4 per cent oC the primary road fund for secondary road construction. The governor's inferences in a press statement on Friday as lo the manner in which the amendment was conceived and pushed through the house precipitated a political storm which still reverberated Saturday through the statehouse. Members of the republican bloc in the house, who evidenced resentment at the governor's attack, charged that it was "undignified, unfair, and unwarranted." Kraschel Fights Back, Governor Kraschel fought back Saturday with a reiteration of his earlier statement that it was the "first lime any legislature had seriously contemplated diverting gasoline lax funds or any primary road f u n d s to any other fund." The governor outlined how the secondary road fund, as set up in the original bill, would start out with $1,300,000 a year, and now, in his opinion, it ; conceivably might grow, to. £10,000,000. a . year. Under the bill as amended, he charged, its "useful flexibility" is destroyed. The federal appropriation lo Iowa for secondary road construction is $658,000, the governor explained. This would be matched by state f u n d s through a tax on trucks. It would not be mandatory upon the counties, he said, but they might thus take one-fourth of their secondary, road funds now coming to them out, of the gaso^ line tax, and get it 'doubled. Expect IMore Grants. Additional grants may be "confidently expected," and the proposed truck tax would bring in $2,000,000 or more, the governor predicted, so the state would have 54,000,000 to $5,000,000 available at once for secondary construction. The only increase in taxes lo Iowa taxpayers would be to trucks which use the roads for commercial purposes, the governor declared. It would "afford more common labor in every counly of the state than any other program now under consideration," he added. The original bill senate "under the passed the guidance of 'orccd E. P. Hill, a - d a i r y farmer, ;o drive them to Kansas City, In Kansas City, Kans., the p a i r kid- laped John Campbell, a taxicab driver, who was forced to take ;hem to Diexel, Mo., in his cab. There the driver and machine were released. At Drexci, 50 miles south of Kansas City, the pair stole a truck. SECOND, AISDUCTION IN WEEK AT CHARLES CITY CHARLES CITY,. W)--The abduction of Jake Shaffner, Janesville trucker, was the second within a week at Charles City. Nels Hvitved of Nashua reported Wednesday that he was abducted by a 45 year old man and robbed of $GQ as he entered Charles City Mondiiy. He was forced to drive to Council Bluffs where the kidnaper left him. lowan Is Injured in Kansas Auto Mishap COFFEYVILLE, Kans., (^P)-Seneca Cornell, retired Ottumwa Iowa, attorney, Saturday was recovering f r o m neck injuries suffered in an automobile accident near here. His condition was not serious physicians said. FINALS ON KGLO KGLO will broadcast the district basketball tournament finals in Class A at approximately 8:45 Saturday night, as Mason City and Marshalltown battle for the right to compete in the state tournament at Des Moines next week. AI Mitchell, Globe-Gazette sports editor, will give a play by play report of the game from the Webster City court. Senator Millhonc o£ Page county, with the assistance of practically every member of the senate," the governor recalled. Senator Millhonc is a republican. Amended in Home. When it reached the floor ot the house, it was amended in sueli a manner as to destroy its u s e f u l flexibility in the future," the governor continued. In addition to the amendment diverting a part of Ihe primary road money, he mentioned the amendment limiting the counties to use of not more than 25 per cent of their gas lax money in participating in the farm to market program. "The bill as now amended merely diverts f u n d s now in the primary f u n d lo secondary road construction, whereas in its original form it would have meant many millions of new dollars in the next few years for farm-to- market roads. "Since the senate passed the b i l l by a vote of 40 to 2 in its original form, it is earnestly hoped they will not retract their action by accepting the house amendments which have virtually destroyed the effectiveness of the bill." Still Has Faith. "I still m a i n t a i n my failh In the legislature." the governor asserted, but he said "I cannot help but be concerned about the limited length of time remaining for the house to properly consider and dispose of accumulated important legislation that is pending." "The one i m p o r t a n t issue before the Iowa legislature now is whether we are to start building our secondary roads now or are to delay consideration for another two years," he said. "The fight is on and he started it," said Representative B. B. Hickenloopcr of Cedar Rapids, one of house republicans who drafted (he counter statement which called the governor's "vicious, unfound-,'

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