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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H A R L O H E R .rt H I S M £ U « '£ ! E k T OF ! ~j H A' r S «*5 I »l f. i I "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLUI FIVE CENTS A COFi! ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAECH 16, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 138 LABOR CHIEF SUPPORTS COURT PLAN ATTEMPT UPON LIVES OF NAZI LEADERS SEEN Goering Makes Sensational, Unexplained Reference in Radio Speech. BERLIN, (IP)--Col. General Hermann Wilhelm Goering, Germany's number 2 man, made a sensational and unexplained reference in a radio speech Tuesday to "those who .believe, as a last resort,' to overcome Germany through murder and cowardly attempts." . ' ' In some quarters the phrases were interpreted as a sensational intimation that a possible attempt on the lives of leading personalities of the nazi regime might have come to the government's attention. The general, whose functions are virtually those of prime minister, was speaking in commemoration ol the second anniversary of Germany's regained "arms equality." "Play With Fire. " Toward the end of his speech, he cried: "May'those be for warned who believe, as a last resort, to overcome Germany through murder and cowardly attempts; here, too, the fervent love of the entire people will constitute the safest rampart around der fuehrer (Adolf Hitler) and his trusted followers. "Woe to him who dares play with fire!" He went on: "It will not suffice that one--it wilt not suffice that many--all those who are of the same opinion and the same spirit will blazingly r burn by this'fire!' Armament Extolled. Coincident with impressive exercises in the air ministry s honor r-court, General Goering who is the air minister extolled armament as the reich's greatest contribution to peace. The 'whole reich heard the radio broadcast. He not only, warned Germany's foreign foes that they would find her prepared, but he shouted: "Woe to anyone at home who tries to undermine this state!" DEMAND ON ROOSEVELT ORDERED WITHDRAWN BERLIN, (fP)--Page one demands that President Roosevell "intervene, energetically" and attacks on anti-nazi "insults" at a New York mass meeting were withdrawn from Der An griff newspaper o£ Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, after the first edition had appearec Tuesday. The editions scarcely had left the press when official instructions went to newspaper offices to ignore the latest repercussion of the "LaGuardia incident." A rally ot critics o{ naziism Monday night which filled Madison Square Garden--it seats approximately 25,000--brought from Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia the assertion he would repeat his characterization of Hitler as a "brown- shirted fanatic" as often as the occasion demanded. Merle Oberon, Film Star, Hurt in Crash LONDON, (/P)--Merle Oberon Hollywood motion picture actress, was taken to Middlesex hospita Tuesday after an automobile col lision. Hospital authorities said thi actress was slightly hurt. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair in central arid eastern portions, increasing cloudiness in extreme western- portion; not so cold Tuesday night; Wednesday becoming unsettled, rising temperatures. M I N N E S O T A : Increasing cloudiness Tuesday night, becoming unsettled Wednesday; rising- .temperatures T u e s d a y night and in east and south portions Wednesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figure 1or 24 hour period ending at o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 33 Above Minimum in Night 19 Above At 8 A. M. Tuesday 25 Above After a week of weather whicl would have to be counted as a Jeast a bit unseasonably chilly, th temperature Tuesday, influencet by a bright sun and a southerly wind, seemed quite definitely : o: its way to the higher ranges. Th highest temperature recorded , th first h a l f ' o f March was 53 on March 6, the lowest 5 above 01 two'nights about a week ago. Headliners to Appear on North Central Iowa Teachers' Convention Program DR. G. B. OXNAfll . Methodist Bishop, Omaha DR. JOHN G. FOWLKES Wisconsin "U Faculty DR. JULIUS BORAAS St. Olaf College Faculty I'KOF. W. M. ROBINSON Kalamazoo Teachers' College W. II. DRANE LESTER U. S. Bureau of Investigation MISS AGNES SAMUELSON State Superintendent CLAIM FREEDOM OF NORTH CHINA Mongol Hordes' Declaration Seen as New Japanese Puppet State. K AL G A N, Chahar Province, China, (/P)--The Mongol hordes of northern China were reported by Missionaries Tuesday to have declared their independence from Ihina and proclaimed themselves a new nation--Mongokuo--"simi- ar" to the Japanese inspired state of Ma'nchoukuo. Wholly ' unconfirmed reports, brought to this last northern 'outpost o£ Chinese influence by missionaries from the snow wastes of northern Chahar, said that the -irregular troops of. the rebellious Mongol Prince Teh. Wang had established, .the ne\v state with the assistance^ **bf '^Japanese ~aavisors and military men Threat of War. The startling advices caused Kalgan political circles to seethe with uncertainty over the future o£ all North China, many seeing in the alleged establishment of the puppet state of Mongokuo a threat o£ possible war between Japan and China. Adding to the dangers of the situation, Mongols here said, was the fact that Prince Teh's going over to the Japanese had cost him his influence with his own people to such an extent establishment of a new regime would have been possible only under compulsion. The reports said the new nation carved out of northern Cha- har province included an area roughly the size of the state of Ohio. Aloiier Great Wall. Bounded on the north by outer Mongolia, on the east by Jehol province, already under Japanese domination, and on the west by the strongly fortified Chinese province of Suiyuan, its southern border was said to have been placed along the great wall extending at one point to within 20 miles north of Kalgan. Associated with Prince Teh, long an opponent of the Nanking central government, at Chapser, capital of the new nation, were reported to be some 100 assistants charged with the duty of perfecting the administrative organization o£ the government. According to recent arrivals from northern Chahar all vestige of-Chinese influence has been removed and only Japanese and Mongol flags could be seen flying. OBSERVERS SEE HAND OP JAPAN IN NORTH CHINA PEIPING, (IP)--High American and other foreign observers here Tuesday accepted reports of the establishment of the independent nation of Mongokuo as a probable materialization of a long rumoret Japanese intention in North China. ' /.The Mongol Prince Teh Wang was believed unquestionably to be heading what was termed "Japan's latest venture in puppet regimes on the Asiatic mainland." The reported action was considered an indication o£ the Japanese Kwantung army's determination to retain its grasp on the six counties of North Chahai province which coincide exactly with the reported area of Mongo- kuo. The new state, as reported here extends in effect from the western boundary of the Japanese-inspired state of Manchoukuo for 200 miles to the west. Record Crowd Expected to Attend Teachers' Sessions Battle 12 Hours to Free Lake Steamer CLEVELAND, (/P)--Two tugboats battled nearly 12 hours to free the whaleback steamer South Park from Lake Eric ice a mile off the Cleveland breakwater before the Erie Steamship company boat reached port early Tuesday Lectures, Violin Recital* and "Vagabond King" on Program. With all rural teachers of Cerro ordo, Winnebago and Worth counties, as well as the majority Torn Hancock and Franklin counts; dismissing pupils to attend he convention of the north cen- ral division o£ the Iowa State Teachers association in Mason !ity Thursday, Friday and Saturday, plans are being made for a record crowd. Local school officials expect the attendance to reach the 1,000 .nark at the opening session Thursday evening and 1,200 on Friday. Teachers will be : privileged to hear six general lectures by prom jnent ^ei^ons, ~»ThvJrs.dny ev^mng Friday morning and^ Saturday morning as well as a violin recital by Ilza Niemacl, on Thursday evening, a presentation of Friml's 'Vagabond King" by the vocal department o f t h e M a s o n City high school Friday night, a grade school chorus made up of pupils from nine schools on Friday forenoon and a concert by the Northwood high school band Saturday forenoon. Teachers, moreover, may participate in: any one o£ 22 round table conferences.' North Iowa student journalists are to sit in panel discussion with college professors and advisers. Six Prominent Lecturers. The six lecturers will be Dr. G. Bromley Oxnam, Omaha resident bishop ot the Omaha area of the First Methodist Episcopal church; Dr. John Guy Fowlkes of the college of education, University of Wisconsin; Prof. William McKinley Robinson, director of rural education, Western State Teachers' college, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Dr. Julius Boraas, college of education, St. Olaf college, Northfield, Minn.; Miss Agnes Samuelson, state superintendent of public instruction, and W. H. Drane Lester, United States Bureau of Investigation, department oE justice, Washington, D. C. ' Bishop Oxnam will deliver the initial address, "Culture and the P r e s e r v a t i o n o£ Democracy," Thursday evening, preceded by Miss Niemack's violin concert and the address of welcome by Supt. R. B. Irons of the Mason City schools. Recalling the bishop's dynamic address before the Iowa Slate Teachers association convention at Des Moines, North Iowa is looking forward lo his appearance here. Dr. Fowlkes to Speak. Dr. Fowlkes is to speak Friday forenoon on "Some Things for Educators to Think About" and will also talk on "Pupil and Teachers Participation in School Administration" at the Friday noon luncheon for superintendents anc principals. He has has been appointed to the 1937 yearbook commission of the. department of superintendence and has published a complete set of child accountinj records as well as a new series o: health textbooks entitled "Healthy Life Series," which appeared this year. Dr. Robinson will give two addresses, one Friday morning entitled "Schools In Other Lands and a second for rural teachers and county superintendents at the Hotel Hanford Friday afternoon on "Personality Development in Rural Schools." He was born anc reared on a farm and his professional training and experience have been .almost entirely centered about the program of rura life and education. On Rural Education. He is widely known as a lecturer on rural education. He attended a conference in South Africa for seven weeks at the invitation of the government of the Union of South Africa. ; Professor Boraas Friday afternoon before the Parent Teachers LOOK INSIDE FOR- RICHMOND P. IIOBSON Spanish-American War Hero Dies in New York PAGE 2 Iowa Fishing, Hunting Rules Found Invalid PAGE 13 Northwood Band Will Play for Teachers Here PAGE 3 Blaze in Coal Mine Believed Fatal to 41 TOKIO, (fP}--At least 41 men were believed lo have died of suffocation Tuesday in a battle will a fire, raging deep within the Ozaw coal mine in Shizuoka prefecture. roundlable at the Congregational church \yiU talk on "Recent. Problems of Home and School." Dr. Boraas, professor of education and philosophy of St. Ola college, has been head of the department o£ education there since 1917. He is widely known as a lecturer and author of "Getting Along in Country Schools" in 1908, "Teaching to Think," in 1922, and collaborator with Geqrg A. Seiko on "The Administration and Supervision o£ Rural Schools,' 1926. He has contributed vadou articles to English and Norwegian periodicals. G-Man on Program. Mr. Lester will address Ih teachers Saturday morning on "Crime Prevention Through Edu cation." Mr. Lester is a major in the military intelligence division of the officers reserve corps United States army, an inspecto: in the federal bureau of invesli gallon and one ot the administra live assistants of J. Edgar Hoover At the present time he is training men in the bureau's three school for new agents, old agents and po lice. Miss Samuelson will address th parent-teacher congress on "Hor ace Mann's Description ot a Gooi School." She is widely known in educational circles over the coun try and has contributed many ar ticlcs to educational magazines. ' FOUR LARGEST HOTELS CLOSED "hree Others Shut Down in Detroit After Strike in Statler. STRIKE STORY PAGE 2 DETROIT, (/P)--A shutdown .ot 3elroit's four largest hotels--with 'irtually all service suspended-- iut about 2,500 patrons "on their iwn" Tuesday, to the amusement if some and disgust of others. Scores of traveling men, stagei creen and concert performers vere caught unawares by the surprise move. Managers closed Ihe 29 story Book-Cadillac hotel, (lie 21 story Tort Shelby and the 15 story De- roit Leland because o£ a strike at the Statler, a 15 story hostelry where 400 employes quit work VtoriSay."* " * "" - " Governor .at Conference. Gov. Frank Murphy came here torn Lansing for a conference Tuesday afternoon with hotel men ind.representatives of the several unions which called the Statler strike. Guests ' of the hotel had the option of staying--which meant .nidging long stairways lo get food, and making their own beds --or leaving, an action which involved hauling their own luggage down to the lobbies. Perhaps the loveliest wail was sung by petite Lily Pons, star o£ opera, screen and radio. 'Thees place -- she's crazy -what am I to do'. J " she pleaded up on the twelfth floor of the Statier. Mrs. Johnson in Wheelchair. One unlucky guest was Mrs. Dsa Johnson, widow of explorer Martin Johnson, who was in a wheelchair in an eleventh .floor Book-Cadillac room. She was assured an elevator would be ready to remove her when she leaves to resume her lecture tour. Several English 'men and women in the D'Oyly Carle Opera company wore among the victims. Policemen stood at entrances the only indication from the streets that anything unusual had happened insids the hotels. The tail buildings, although hundreds were stranded on upper floors, seemed strangely deserted. There were no scurrying bell boys, no waitresses, no glittering china and silver in the dining rooms. Take Part in Strike. Participating in the strike were the International Bartenders Alliance, the Waiters and Waitresses association, the Firemen and Oil- ers association, the Operating Engineers association, the Cooks and Chefs' union and miscellaneous help, including bellmen, represented by organizers of the Detroit and Wayne county Federation o£ Labor. Business agents of the unions were deadlocked with the hotel management on the issue ot exclusive bargaining rights. Agreements had been reached, a spokesman said, on other points of the dispute which preceded the negotiations. Iowa House Votes to Lift Rule to Force Attendance Passes 10 Bills and Tables One After Dispute Over Call of House. DES MOINES, (/P)--Dissension over a move to compel attendance of Iowa house members at all sessions flared into the open Tuesday in the most bombastic debate of the assembly between two democratic members. After airing charges ot "Hitlerism" on the part of those demanding a call of the house to remain in effect for a week, the chamber voted 75 to 23 to lift the compulsory requirement. The call was effected Monday night by Representative J. P. Gallagher (D) of Williamsburg, and four other republicans and dem- crats, after 4 Gallagher had decried ^'quibbling andr pid'dlj,Hg" r by "th e chamber .-in the 'face of a con-' gested calendar. : Open Way fur Debate. The situation reached its climax Tuesday when Representative Robert D. Blue (D) of Eagle Grove, questioned the validity ot the procedure, and Speaker La Mar Foster opened the way for debate by referring settlement of the issue to the floor. "We've been frittering our time away for weeks," said Gallagher as he replied to Blue. "We're working from 9:30 to early afternoon and that's a shorter work period than any executive office would permit. The only ones who will rebel at this are those who have been sneaking out daily at 2:30." Jumping to the floor, Representative Thomas Stimpson (D) ot Anamosa, charged Gallagher with "play boy stuff to the guffaws of the house and galleries packed with visiting school children and added: Calls Him Hitler. "I won't submit to the autocratic hallucinations of this man, and the Mussolini and Hitler tactics of the group that is trying to enforce this motion. Gallagher's trying to pin us down to his pretty whims." "I'd rather be likened to Hitler," Gallagher boomed back at Stimpson, "than to the Dutcli windmill DING-A-LING! It was the office telephone ringing. A voice at the other end of the line inquired: "Where can I get the dope about Iowa's new homestead act?" On Page 3 in this issue of the Globe-Gazette is an answer lo this question received a few days ago from a reader. An Associated Press reporter, acting on the request ot this newspaper, asks and answers the questions which probably are in your mind. "How is this bill going lo affect me?" you want to know. Turn to Page 3 and fipd out. in this house." With the house responding gleefully to the antics of the two, Speaker Foster brought about an immediate showdown by demanding a vote. Stimpson was sustained and the compulsory attendance rule was dissolved. Seemingly goaded into action by the ruckus, the house went to work with a will and passed 10 bills and tabled one. Debate State Auditing. It staged a brief but lively setto over enactment of a measure to provide for optional auditing state and subdivision records by private accountants with Representative Gallagher and Rep. B. B Hickenlo^oper' (R) Cedar Hapids indulging in torrid debate. Urging support of the measure as a means of providing economy efficiency and avoiding "extender delays" in the check of public accounts, Hickenlooper said: "We have no quarrel with the state auditor, but his office is no manned to do the work withou excessive delays," asserting also that private auditing had been nearly 5300 less costly in Lin county. Gallagher, however, challengec the economical aspects of the bill The measure passed by a vole o 65 to 38. Kill Pay Day Act. The house voted 80 to 23 to kil a bill to require employers to ad here to regular pay days and li place them under the strict super vision of the state labor depart menl. The other bills passed, largelj non-controversial, were: To permit gratuitous distributior of out-moded codes. To reduce rate on penalties fo usury from 8 to 7 per cent. . To localize responsibility fo it SENATE ACCEPTS 8 APPOINTMENTS -fall Confirmed to Board of Education; Wendel Vote Put Off. DES MOINES, (#)--The Iowa enate, atter an all morning secret ession, Tuesday confirmed eight jt Gov. Nelson G. Kvaschel's se- eclions for state appointive posi- ions but took no action on others till pending. The chamber approved selection, of jMilton Peaco (D) ot Clin- I6n-as-.'state, : laboi^;'commissioner, ousting Frank' Wenig present com-' missioned and of John T. Clarkson (D) of Albia to replace A. B. Tunk, present industrial commis- appointmcnls approved iioner. Other jy the senate were: A. A. Hurst, (D) ot Maquoketa, or the state highway commission, 'our year term. E. H. Felton (R) ot Indianola, 'or the slate board ot control, six year term. Felton is now chairman of the board. Charles Carter, Fairticld, for he slate basic science board, six year term. W. Earl Hall (R) ot Mason City, six year term on the stale board of education. Thomas W. Keenan (D) ot Shenandonh, six year rcappoint- ment on the state board of educa- .ion. Richard E. Flock (R) at Burington, six year term on the joard ot education. Hall and Plock will succees Joseph H. Anderson (R) o£ Thompson and Harry M. NCOS (R) of Sigourncy. Terms of the new appointees will start July J. No action was taken on appointment ot A. S. Wendel (D) ot CHAIRMAN BANS DISCUSSION OF PERSONALITIES Averts Dispute on Whether Justices Have Lost Common Touch. WASHINGTON, (IP) -- Vociferous argument against discussing personalities stopped an incipient squabble before the Semite judiciary cominittee Tuesday over whether supreme court justices have lost "the common touch." Directly at issue was the outlook of Justice Brandeis, known as a liberal. William Green, president of the- American Federation oC Labor, testifying in behalf oE President Rbsevelt's program for reorganizing the court, said judges living a "cloistered life" were inclined lo lose "the common touch" with modern problems. Green Shouts "No." Senator Burke (D-Neb.), a lending opponent of the president's program, asked "do you think Jus- lice Brandies has lost (he common touch?" The labor leader's quick shout of "no" was almost stopped by an immediate protest from Senator Dietprich (D-Ill.) who said "it is not in keeping with the dignity o[ the senate to question witnesses' about individual justices." Oilier committee members sided with him and Burke withdrew his question, / While the house considered permanent neutrality legislation, some leaders talked over the proposal of Marriner S. Eccles, head of the federal reserve system, to raise taxes on incomes and profits if necessary to balance the budget. . Cool to Eccles Plan. .-_.Speaker; Bankhead said he was ,'.'noC'-flushed-,-witli., enthusiasm" - about'the" suggestion ana '1 think that 1 , would be the sentiment of · the house at this time." The tense situation in the navy department over a shortage of steel for ship construction was re- ·· taxed by the heavy bidding ot leading steel producers Tuesday for contracts for a total of 25,000,000 pounds of the meta!. Leading steel companies. re- eontly adopted labor standards which eliminated conflict between their work policies and the Walsh- Hcaly act requiring bidders on big government contracts to conform to certain labor standards. To Investigate Reports. Secretary Swanson ordered a n ' investigation of reports cited by', Senator Bridges (R-N. H.) of alleged irregularities at the naval prison at Portsmouth, N. If. Arguments over how much discretion the president should have in banning exports to warring na- toins tangled house debate Tuesday on the McReynolds neutrality b i l l . . Representatives who w a n t congress to lay down mandatory rules declared they would offer amendments to tighten up the "cash and carry" aspects ot the bill. Representative McReynolds (D.- ?TM1??":- l ° 'i 1 ^ !.'? l e . -Ll h ^ y Term.) said he was confident, ivever, the measure as finally approved would authorize Ihe presidenl to make restrictions and commission and other appoint-1 j lov ments pending. care ot state parks under the conservation commission. To change the name ot the state railway commission to that of the state .transportation commission. To require that Iowa recipients of unemployment insurance be Americans or naturalized citizens. To permit recording of social security numbers. To facilitate collection for care of insane. To require that subordinate state employes be residents of Iowa. Exempting professional and technical workers. To provide a 10 cent bounty on crows and starlings. Mr. Farmer it you need a farm hand now, don't wait until you hear of someone -- use an inexpensive Want Ad and get your man tomorrow. This ad brought dozens of calls and the right man was found -- WANTED-- Single farm hand Phone 25F-23. JUST CALL THE AD TAKER AT 3800 limitations on the neutrality policy's application. "Naive Distinction." Representative Dirksen ( D - l l l ) , who disagreed with both sides, told the house Monday the bit! draws "a naive distinction between arms, ammunition a n d implements of war and war materials, since beans, bacon, cotton and copper are as necessary as shot and shell in fighting." Final approval of Andrew W. Mellon's offer to the government of his art collection :md a $15,000,000 gallery awaited an agreement between senate and house on the question of free admission to the gallery. Both houses voled Monday lo accept Ihe gifts, but the senate added a proviso that no entrance fee should be charged. Robinson for Compromise. Compromise was the theme of discussions about Ihe president's court change proposals after Senator R o b i n s o n , the democratic leader, said that although he expected passage of the Roosevelt proposal, an amendment might be cons'dercd to supplement it. Robinson coupled a prediction that the president's proposal would be enacted with the statement: "It is by no means certain that amendments will not also be considered by the two houses of congress for submission to the stales." He did not specify which of « score of suggested amendment might win administration support. Robinson's statement was issued in the midst of an endeavor by senatorial opponents to agree on a constitutional amendment. May Take Weeks. If they can reach a decision, they probably will try to get it ap-

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