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. M E M ,5 1 NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE N E W S P A P E R THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I G H B O R S H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 15,1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 137 CHRYSLER WINS OUSTER INJUNCTION FIRE DESTROYS 3RDOFUIE STORE SECTION Plans for Rebuilding Are Important Subject of Businessmen. KLEMME -- Whether or not plans would be made for rebuilding a third of the Klemme business section, destroyed early Sunday morning by fire, was an important topic here Monday. Three buildings were destroyed and others Badly damaged by the flames which swept through the town and for a time threatened the entire business district. The Scott grocery store, the postoffice, and the double store of E. P. Jacobs hardware company, were destroyed. The C. A. Larson meat market and food store were damaged. Total loss was estimated at 530,000. Discovered in Basement. The blaze, of unknown origin, was discovered in the basement of the Earl Scott grocery store about 1 o'clock Sunday morning by Fred Hentschen. The Scotts had gone to Titonka about 11 o'clock Saturday night. They had an apartment in the rear of the store and all of the contents were destroyed. Their loss was partly covered by insurance. Next to it was the postoffice, which was destroyed. The mail was transferred before the blaze reached it. John Bay, postmaster, owned this building and the structure occupied by the Scott Grocery store. Fred and Ernest Hent- schen, bachelors, lived in an apartment over the postoffice. Their personal belongings were destroyed. -Double Building Destroyed. · , * The\do.uble .building-,-.,qc.cupied^ by the E.; F. jJacobs hardware store 'wai'destrbye'd: "Some o£ the merchandise was carried out. A brick structure at the-;rear of the Jacobs store, used as a slaughter house, caught frre -several times but flames in it were put out. The Jacobs building was owned by Mr. Jacobs' mother, Mrs. Anna Jacobs of Garner. The place was insured. Several times flames caught in the O. A. Larson- meat market and food shop, but flames there were extinguished, although there was considerable loss -from water and smoke besides fire. Damaged Across Street. In the Arthur Wellemeyer store across the street, five large windows were cracked by the intense heat from the fire and will have to be replaced.- The W. F. Pavey 'blacksmith shop across the alley from the buildings was threatened but water was-played on it and it was kept from being destroyed. The Klemme fire truck and firemen battled -the .blaze and were assisted by .the Garner fire department. Garner firemen were given much .of-the credit in keeping the blaze from wiping out the business section. Ordered Home by Doctor. Mr. Day indicated that he would not rebuild his structure. Mr. Jacobs is uncertain about his future plans but will probably rebuild. On Dec. 27 he had an operation for a spinal injury, which developed long after an' accident, and had only been out oC the hospital 10 days when the fire occurred. His physician saw him at the scene of the fire and ordered him home. There are four buildings left on the side ot'Manv street where the fire occurred. On the other side are seven. Spectators from several nearby towns watched firemen fight the blaze. Klemme firemen were using for the first time their 1,500 foot hose line and turbine pumps purchased a year ago for $10,000. Buildings which were destroyed were built some 50 years ago. Klemme is a town of 460 in Hancock county. Senate Approves Building With Liquor Profits Iowa Officer Found With Bullet Wound KNOXVILLE, (fl)--Chet Hollingsworth, 57, Melcher marshal, is in a serious condition at a hospital -suffering from a bullet wouii.-l in the head. He was found at the Melcher city hall. A .38 caliber revolver was nearby. Amelia Earhart Puts Off Start of Flight OAKLAND, Cal., (iP)~Amelia Earhart Monday postponed the jtart of her 27,000 mile globe girdling flight until tomorrow because of a storm at sea. Sewaire Plant Site. DES MOINES, (/P) -- City officials announced a 60 acre tract on the Des Moines river near the southeast city limits has been selected for a proposed $1,400,000 sewage treatment plant. Ruins After $30,000 Blaze at Klemme Ruins of three business structures at Kicrnme are. shown in the above photo, ^looldnsr northeast toward Main street. In the foreground is what is:left of the double front hardware store, next the postoffice' and then Scott grocery store, in the basement of which the fire started. Damage, which was done to the Larson meat market can also be seen. The lower photo shows a closeup of the hardware store, wreckage of which contained a melted mass of bicycles, pans and. other hardware equipment, (rhotos b Lock, Kayenay Engravings) : . 15 IN IOWA MEET VIOLENT DEATHS 5 Auto Accident Fatalities Raise 1937 Toll -for State to 77. DES MOINES, (fP)--Fifteen persons suffered violent deaths in Iowa last week, five in automobile accidents. The fatalities raised the state's 1037 highway death toll to 77. Five persons committed suicide. At St. Ansgar, -Leon a Schullz, 7, accidcntly shot and killed her mother, Mrs. Edward Schultz, 42, while playing with a revolver. Henry. J. Ehlebracht, 82, was killed when struck by a passenger train at' Waterloo. Mrs. Eddie Kaltenheuser, 27, whose husband struck her with a hammer and then committed suicide eight days ago at his Nevada farm, died of her injuries in n hospital.' Duwayne Lowman, 4, was crushed to death at his father's Algona farm when a stave silo fell upon him while workmen were dismantling it. Automobile accident victims were Harold Smith, 38, at Mason City; Miss Margaret Bernatz, 23, of Spillville] killed near Casey; Ralph Rosenberger, 44, at Gladbrook; Keith Asbury, 7, at Davenport; Ralph Dixon, 19, at Cedar Falls. Maurice Meyer, 39, jumped to his death from a line pole on the interurban 'railway tracks near Cedar Rapids. Other suicides included Walter S. Penn, 59, at Mt. Vernon; Gilbert Lundby, 45, at Decorah; Walter Ritz, 68, at Bloomfield. Barbara Fix .of- Charles City was killed in an accident at Bemidji, Minn., where she had been going to school. 4 Japanese Soldiers Are Slain by Bandits HSINKING, Manchoukuo, (/P)-Four Japanese soldiers were killed and two others critics}.'!' wounded Monday in a clash with 70 bandits nn the Hsinking-Tumen railway. Twenty of the bargains were killed. · · ' · »Y 4 Explosions Rock Madrid; Battle Rages MADRID, (/I')--Four tremendous explosions--apparently from government mines i n b a t t l e scarred University City--rocked Madrid Monday as insurgent. ar- tiilery shells tore great holes in buildings in the downtown district. Meager reports from the University City zone where government militiamen ' and · insurgent troops have contested for weeks described the explosive attacks as fresh attempts to rout Gen. Francisco Franco's forces from their barricaded positions. Just after the explosions, a government air squadron flew over the area on an observation flight. : Italian troops reported fighting on the insurgent side were declared by the war ministry to have been forced from strategic positions in the Guadalajara sector, northeast of Madrid. Militiamen pushed forward into two wooded areas known as I'Casa rie Ibarra" and "Hotel de Don Luis" in bitter fighting, these sources reported. The woods are a short distance southeast of Trijueque, 14 miles north of Guadalajara, and 46 miles from Madrid. The government victory in the woods drew a strong offensive from the insurgent forces, which attempted a new advance under the protection of a fleet o£ tanks. Militiamen met the onslaught with counter-attacks, the war ministry declared, and swept the enemy before their concerted action. Many prisoners were taken, commanders staled, including 110 Italians. Cardinal Says War in Spain to Cost at Least Million Lives SALAMANCA, Spain, (JF)--Isidore Cardinal Goma Y Tomas estimated the Spanish civil .war would cost at least 1,000,000 lives before it is ended. In a pastoral letter entitled, "Spain's Lent," the Spanish primate said the war tribulation was visited upon the nation by God and that it was for expiation of Spain's sins. MRS. SCHULTZ' RITES PLANNED No Inquest to Be Held ir St. Ansgar Shooting by Girl, 7. (PICTURE ON PAGE 8) ST. ANSGAR --As funeral arrangements were made for Mrs Ed Schultz, 43, to be held Wednesday, her daughter, lona, 7 seemed scarceJy to realize that shi had killed her mother. The smal girl had picked up a gun as the family was moving into a housi and accidentally discharged tin weapon, fatally injuring h e ; mother. Coroner .1. O. Eiel said no in quest would be held. Meanwhile an effort was made to keep the girl from realizing the extent o the tragedy and prevent a blot 01 her life through memory of th event. The girl had said "I found a play gun" as she pulled the trig ger to the revolver that had'been left in the house by the family moving out. The funeral services will be lieli at the Lutheran church at Toeter ville Wednesday afternoon. Mean while, members of the Schuit family had moved back .to thei home at Toeterville. Only thei stove had been moved into th new home when the tragedy oc curred. Pope to Take Part in Easter Celebration VATICAN CITY, ({?)--Popi Pius laid definite plans Monday ti participate in the celebration o Easter, despite the slight period o prostration he suffered Sunday. Vatican sources said the pon tiff's condition was normal Mon day and that he had recoverei quickly from his feeling of weyk ness. Admits Using Ax in Fight at Dubuqu DUBUQUE, (/P)--Sheriff T. J Ryder said Louis Bastoni, 65, o Dubuque admitted he struck Wil Ham W. Taylor, 60, with an ax i a' light last Monday. Taylor is in critical condition with skull in juries SENDS BILL TO OWA HOUSE BY 28T020BALLOT louse Barely Turns Down Resolution to Meet Every Night. DES MOINES, (fP--The Iowa jnate passed, 28 to 20, and sent o the house Monday a bill to se $3,000,000 in liquor store pro- its for a state building fund vhich, sponsors o£ the bill said, night include provision for a new tate office building. The vote came after supporters at the plan declared there was 10 wet-dry issue involved. Earlier in its session the senate sidestepped immediate action n the farm-to-market road bill vhich plunged Gov. Nelson G. traschel into a political contro- ersy with republican house lead- ·rs last week. i Before the liquor profits bill ^me to a vote Senator Ora E. Husted (R) o£ Truro. leading ensile dry, declared "I cannot "eel we want to set up a monument to the liquor interests." Elthon Answers Husted. Another outspoken dry, how- wer, spoke in favor of the bill. Senator Leo Elthon (R) of Fertile, told the chamber: "I am a dry. I hate liquor. But whether we like it or not, we members of the legislature are making liquor mony for oui wages." He referred to .the liquor commission's .transfer..oE about $50,00 0;' seirii -mo iiflily;" 'to' '· '· the" : sfale general fund for the support o; state government. "Liquor money isn't purified by joing through the general fund,' Elthon said. It was explained that the bill does not provide specifically foi construction of a state office auilding. Senator E. P. Dono- 'lue (H) of New Hampton said Lhc legislature may decide how :he $3,000,000 fund will be spent iut added a proposal to use $1,- MO.OOO for an office building and :he remainder for construction and repairs at state control boarc institutions has been under consideration. Reject Night Sessions. Meanwhile, the house narrowly defeated a resolution to nice every night, including Sunday until in the opinion o[ the speaker its work is done. The vote was, 55 to 45, with Speaker La Mai Foster among those voting fo; the proposal. The original resolution was in troduced by Representative Ear C. Fishbaugh (R) of Shenandoah and called for two night meeting, a week. It was amended by Representative John R. Irwin (R) o Keokuk and Representative Eu gene H. Heilly (D) of Dubuque. The lower chamber decided {i make the 212 page motor vehicL bill, already passed by the senate a special order of business fo next Monday, March 22. Vote Is Postponed. When the house amendments li the fprm-to-markel bill came be fore the senate for action, Senato Paul L. Millhone (R) of Clarinda chairman o£ the senate highway committee, obtained consent o the chamber to postpone a vole explaining: "I think this bill has had suffi cient airing, for a time." Kraschel last week charged ir a formal statement that i-epubli can house leaders "injected poll tics" into the farm-lo-market roai question by forcing- adoption of ai amendment to the senate bill. Th amendment provided that 4 pe cent of state primary road fund be shifted to farm-to-market roai construction. Divorce Bill Passed. Republican house leaders subse quently branded the governor' charge "vicious, unfounded am unwarranted," and the governor' next move was to urge the senat publicly to reject the nous amendments. During its session the uppe chamber passed a bill whicl would make incurable insanit; grounds for divorce after fiv years, and one '.o include tele phone systems under the fai trade practices laws. Both bill will require approval of the house Senator Charles B. Hoeven (R o£ Alton, sponsor of the divorc bill, said it would permit correct ing "intolerable" situations i some instances and declared h did not believe it would "weake the moral fiber of the state." Big Income Tax Returns May Mean No Borrowing Davenport Surgeon Hurt. IOWA CITY, (tf 1 ) -- Dr. W. C Gocnne, prominent Davenport sur geon, suffered severe injuries an automobile accident here. tarn's Offers Both Bill and Amendment to Replace F . R . Court Plan. WASHINGTON, (/P)--A flood idc of income tax returns swept nto the treasury Monday, buoying dmmistration hopes that no addi- ionsl borrowing would be neccs- ary this fiscal yeiir. Treasury, officials said they expected March receipts of $840,00,000, the largest total since Vorld war days. If this forecast vas correct, they declared, the ;overnment possibly could go on i balanced budget basis for the ·emainder of the fiscal year. There was a surface lull in the ight over President Roosevelt's udiciary proposals. Hearings by he senate judiciary committee, ow considering the program will be resumed Tuesday. Norn's Offers Plans. Senator N o r r i s (Ind.-Ncbr.) H'ought out'drafts of both a bill and a constitutional amendment lo poa'e what he terms "a reasonable degree ot control" on the :ourts. Morris suggested again hat other legislative "remedies" be attempted first. His bill would require at least two-thirds vote by the supreme court lo invalidate a law. Calling life tenure for judges "a ·elic of absolute monarchy," he suggested amending the constitution to limit appointments to federal courts to nine years. If senate opinion should favor a longer or shorter term, he said, the change would meet no objection from him. Alternatives Studied. Opponents of the administration bilL-aJlowing-enl^rgerncrit- ot.--the supremr" court' unless 'older justices retire quickly added the Nor"- ris proposals to the many they arc studying as alternatives. Senator Van Nuys (D.-Ind.) re- Dorted some progress in the attempt to agree on one or more amendments which the democratic opposition might support as body. After conferring with othei democratic opponents in his office Senator Wheeler (D.-Mont.) disputed assertions by administration spokesmen that it would take much time for them to get together on specific amendments. Could Get Together. 'Our crowd could get togcthei on an amendment like that," he said, snapping his fingers sharply "If the president would recommend any reasonable amendment congress would submit it to the people and could provide for action by state conventions in less time llian will be used in debatin this bill of his." The house passed an act to permit government acceptance of Andrew W. Mellon's offer lo put uj a $10,000,000 art gallery here anc fill it with his collection. Naval Bill Waiting. The naval and treasury-poslof- fice appropriation bills awaitec senate consideration after actioi on Mellon's proposal. The house tackled a raft of minor legislation and routine, preparatory to resuming debate Tuesday on neutrality legislation. Drawing wide interest was the h o u s e agriculture committee's hearing on the administration's sugar program. A bill, hacked by the president, would levy a processing tax of three-fourths of a cent a pound on sugar for continuation of the quota system and for benefit payments to growers. Secretary Wallace estimated it would raise $100,000,000 a year. The Weather FORECAST IOAVA: Generally fair Monday night and T u e s d a y not truilc so cold in extreme western portion Tuesday; slowly rising temperatures Tuesday. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Monday nijrlit and Tuesday, becoming clouily and unsettled in northwest T u e s d a y ; slightly warmer in west portion. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at B o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 29 Above Minimum in Nicht 19 Above At 8 A. M. Monday 25 Above Snowfall ' Trace Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 26 Above Minimum in Nifi-ht 14 Above At 8 A. M. Sunday 19 Above Those who expect balmy weather of March must have been disappointed Saturday and Sunday. It was chilly. And continued so Monday despite a sun which labored under the handicap o£ a thin layer of clouds much of the time during the forenoon. J, LOOK INSIDE FOR- CLINTON IV. IUCKOX President of Mason City Labor Assembly Dies PAGE 2 Iowa Prep Champions Named This Week-End PAGE 9 Mussolini Chief Object of Friction in Europe PAGE 12, COL. 2 STRIKERS TOLD TO QUIT PLANTS OF AUTO FIRM IrVage Increases in Effect; Remington Rand Faces Loss of Contract:. LABOR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Tress D E T R O I T --Circuit court grants Chrysler corporation injunction; orders 5,000 sit down strikers to evacuate plants. PITTSBURGH -- Carnegie-Illinois Steel corporation heads resume conference with C. I. O. leaders, NEW YORK--Electrical workers union presents demands to General Electric officials; laundry workers strike. WASHINGTON--Social sccu-. rity board moves to reconsider contract awarded Remington Hand, Inc., ordered by labor board to re-employ 4,000 former workers. 28 KILLED BY MANILA BLAST 20 to 50 Missing Afle . Terrific Explosion at Fireworks Plant. MANILA, (fP -- Twenly-eigh persons were killed in a terrifi explosion o£ a Chinese firework plant Monday at Passay.-a subur oC Manila. Some officials csti mated 20 to 50 were missing. Fire followed the explosion. Th force ot the blast was felt over radius of two miles. Most of the victims were Fill pino women who had no chance I escape through the one exit of th plant. Police reported a numbe jumped from windows into swamp, where they were trappe in mud and water and wer drowned. The explosion tore the pla asunder and numerous bodie were buried in the flamin wreckage. When the embers cooled some what, firemen and soldiers du into the twisted mass ot debris. Several hours after the cxplo sion fire continued to b u r n o one side ol the plant. Firecracke explosions were frequent flames reached storage places. The building was located in village just off the m a i n Passa roud in the center of a swam] No houses were new. Mute evidence of the ma rush of trapped women workci was found in the lone doorway, i where a number of bodies were! question piled. Cause ot the explosion was undetermined. DENIES STRIKERS KIG1IT 'TO OCCUPY rROPEUTi" DETROIT, (/P)--Circuit Judge Allan Campbell Monday granted .in injunction calling upon sit- down strikers to evacuate the plants, of the Chrysler corporation n this area which they have occupied since last Monday. Judge Campbell in his opinion '.eld that even if the Wagner labor relations act "is valid" it still does not give the defendants (sit down strikers) the right to occupy property." Few Spectators on Hand. The scene in the courtroom was :n marked contrast to that of Saturday when a capacity crowd jammed . Us way into corridors, and.. hearingi-Jcharnber while " a double' line .of union-picketsrpar- a'ded outside. Only a few spectators were on hand in the courtroom Monday, but outside another large crowd of union members began assembling more than an hour before the court's decision was expected. Judge Campbell declared that "respect for law and order and for the courts is menaced." "There must be no compromise," he said, "and the writ will issue." Outlines Defense Points. He outlined the points raised by the defense in its claim that the corporation did not come into court witlv "clean hands," including the corporation's refusal to grant exclusive bargaining rights lo the United Automobile Workers. "That fact," he said, "does not deprive the plaintiff of the right to the use oC its property," nnd "therefore the corporation does come into court with clean hands." The present case differs from those cited by the defense, he declared, in that the present defendants "freely admit the seizure of property." Therefore, he said, the citations are not applicable. Returnable Wednesday. Tlie injunction order was made returnable at 0:30 a. m. Wednesday. The Wayne county sheriff must serve it on the strike leaders before that time. Several hundred u n i o n m e n , massed in Hie third floor corridor of the county building, accepted the decision quietly. George S. Wilson president of the Dodge local, asked if the sit- down strikers would obey the evacuation order, said: 'A vote will be taken on that, in the Dodge plant to- SLOWLY RISING MERCURY SEEN Temperatures Over State Average 5 Degrees Above Normal. The Iowa weatherman Monday predicted slowiy rising tures for Tuesday. tempera- Mercury readings throughout low.i Monday averaged five degrees above normal as the weatherman anticipated "not quite so cold temperatures in the extreme wcslsi'ii portion Tuesday." Minimum temperatures forecast for Monday night: North Iowa, 15 degrees above; southern half, 20 degree?; above. Highest official temperature re- portrjd in the last 24 hours was 32 above at Sioux City. The official low Sunday night was 18 above, also registered City. at Sioux Des Moines and Charles City reported traces of snow in .the last 24 hours. night." Not to Be Influenced. He said neither the "board ot strategy" nor other union officers would influence the decision oC the men. If the sit down strikers refused to evacuate the plants, thcr corporation might apply to the court for writs of attachment, providing for arrest of the strikers on charges of contempt. S t r i k e r s who occupied two plants of the Fisher Body corporation at Flint, Mich., during the General Motors strike refused to leave the premises after a court injunction was read to them, and writs of attachment were issued. Service of the writs was withheld, however, pending negotiations which resulted in peaceful settlement must serve it on the strike leaders before that time. HIGH COURT POSTPONES RULING ON WAGNER ACT By The Associated Press Capital and labor alike turned an ear to Washington Monday but the supreme court postponed until at least March 29 a final decision on the constitutionality o£ the Wagner statute. The tribunal, however, refused to review eight new challenges to the measure, which had been won by the government in lower courts. In scattered centers o£ industrial turmoil more than 130,000 wage

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