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E fi : -J H I S MEM a *Xi Of. P T OF I 0TV i ' f- r s "MO 1 H f.,-5 r.-i NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER 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 COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED W1HES MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 18,1937 THIS FAPEH CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 140 Was Protest Wise Thing? U. S. Had Better of Bout With Nazis Until Then. AMELIA ARRIVES AT HONOLULU By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I NGTON, ( C P A ) -- Acc o r d i n g t o views here, diplomacy makes itself undignified when i? concerns itself with such incidents as arose out of the recent reference by Mayor Flor e 11 o H. L a G u a r d i a o f New York to Hen- Hitler as a "brown-shirt- ed F a n a t i c , " who ought to be done in wax as an exhibit in a chamber of horrors at Manhattan's c o m i n g world's fair. Uncle Sam had considerably the better of the affair up to the point where the state department felt it incumbent upon itself , to make "representations" to Berlin concerning the vituperative remarks made by the German press in response to the mayor's utterance. H surely would have been preferable, however, if Secretary Hull had ignored tl'e Hitlcrism newspapers' outburst of rage. At Hot Remark. Mayor La Guardia's reference to Herr Hitler was not so intemperate, after all. The fuehrer actually boasts of his brown shirt. "Fanatic" isn't exactly a complimentary term, but it is not downright vile, as the German papers have been. When Berlin protested Mayoi La Guardia's "chamber of horrors' suggestion, one .would have liked to have had the state department answer: "Oh, go to hades!" It shouldn't have been said violently, but only in a mild, contemptuous tone. Hull's Rejoinder. Nevertheless, Secretary Hull's rejoinder was pretty good. In effect, the secretary explainee that in the United States fieedom .at, tb.e-.pi.ess.and of »speech m still -prevail. "StilU"~Stiongly~irnplymg .that such freedom no longer prevails in Germany, if it ever did. lie 'said that, considering the existence of official relations between the .two countries, he was sorry that La Guardia said wha he did. "Official" relations! He didn't say "friendly" relations. II also said 'he was sorry that La Guardia said what he did--no that he disagreed with it. La Guardia. Scores. La Guardia also scored. He has mentioned that he only . spoke of a "brown-shirted fanatic," who ought to be in a chamber of horrors--naming no names But the Hitlerites, as he truth fully observes, immediately recog nized his description as fitting the . fuehrer, and are infuriated by i according to their own intcrprcta tion. Well, the joke thus far was 01 .' the Hitlerites. Then, turning the thing around by taking umbrage at what Hit lei-ism says of us, we put ourselve into a defensive, position. We ask them to explain.. Who cares what the Hitlerit hotheads say? . Why Be Sassy? Oh, yes. They can control thei speech and press, making them official We cannot control ours. 11 is a distinction we should no try to draw in our own Cavor. Let 'em be nazi-istic if the. like. Let us even be tolerant o llieir prejudices. But, Cor heaven' sake, should we adopt their diplo mafic methods! Swap "sassy" in lernatio'nal messages with them? Many years ago, when kaiser ism was in flower, an America admiral, attending a banquet, re cited a poem entitled "Me an' Gott." It created an international "in cident." It was about -as-important a this thing. SUN BEAMS ON ALL OF STATE Skies Clear in Iowa Wit Rising Temperatures Seen Friday. DES MOINES, W -- The su beamed down on all Iowa Thurs day. Following Wednesday's unset tied weather which included rain sleet and snow, Iowa skies cleare and all weather bureau station reported "generally fair" Thurs day. The weatherman forecast slight ]y warmer temperatures for th extreme western portion Thursda night and generally rising temper atures throughout the state Friday The official high of the last 2 hours was 52 above registered b Kcokuk, while the low ear Thursday was 28 degrees reporte by Charles City, Iowa Falls, Siou City, Mt. Ayr and Omaha. MAKES 1ST LEG PLANE TRIP AROUND WORLD Aviatrix Completes Flight of 2,400 Miles From Oakland, Cal. HONOLULU, T. H., (/P)--Amelia Jarhsrt landed her globe-girdling flying laboratory" at Wheeler ield at 8:29 a .m. Pacific stand- rd time Thursday (10:29 a. m. Central Standard Time) complet- ng her 2,400 mile over water hop rom Oakland, Cal., in less than fi hours. The flight was the fastest ever Tiade in the westerly direction. 'he record made by the Hawaii Clipper last December was 16 ours, 58 minutes. The. avialrix "and her crew of hree thus averaged better than 50 rrjles an hour on the night light which began at Oakland at !:37i.i P. S. T. Wednesday. Her time of 15 hours, 51 Va minutes was made through cloudy kies a n d occasional showers vithout mishap. Arrives Over City. Miss Earhart's $80,000 craft ar- ived over the city at an altitude f 1,500 feet at 8:17 a. m, (PST). The Earhart plane left Oak- and after the departure of two an American Clippers but passed the slower and heavier ships cnroute. "Ail's well," was broadcasl .hroughout the night by the woman flyer, who had crossed both he Atlantic and Pacific ocean in previous flights. There was a slight drizzle of ain falling and dark clouds overhung Wheeler field, the army airportrfl,t iSf-hofield^barra^clis,, as :he --plane^"'came to* a' graceful .anding. Shortly After Daylight. Miss Earhart arrived shortly after daylight and several hundred spectators, including some still in evening dress, were at the field. At Oakland, George Palmer Putnam, husband of Miss Ear- liart, elided a 16 hour vigil by taking his feel off a table, sighing and smiling. "Guess I'll go to bed," he remarked. Miss Earhart, who had flown most of the night at flic controls admitted she was '"terribly tired.' She turned the controls ovei to Paul Mantz, her technical adviser, just before the eight ton plane landed. Mantz First Out. Mantz was' the first out of the ship, followed by Miss Earhart with her familiar touseled hair She wore a brown leather jacke and brown slacks. Then came the other crew members, . Fred J. Noonan and Capt. Harry Manning. Army officers presented flowei leis and Miss Earhart then was whisked to the home of Lieut lol. John McDonnell, commandei at Wheeler field. The large crowd cheered a: Miss Earhart left the hangar. Saves Her Engines. As she approached Hawaii Mis:. Earliarl throttled clown her engines to save them for the mon difficult leg ahead, the 1,532 mil jump to Howland island, a tiny island to the south. Despite her fatigue, she announced plans to take off late! Thursday for Howland island. The Hawaii Clipper, carrying seven passengers, including om woman, alighted at 12:07 p rn (CST) making the hop in li hours and one minute. The Pan American Survej Clipper, exploring a route t Auckland, New Zealand, was .ex pected momentarily. To Yoim . Mr, Farmer How those "good time" dollars will spring up from the few cents invested-, in a little want ad this spring. If you're buying new machinery--sell the old through a want ad. This one could have sold a half dozen fanning mills: FOR SALE -- Fanning mill, Clipper No. 2, used 1 year. 535. Burtness Bros., Kensett, Iowa. The Globe-Gazette goes into 10,000 farm homes every day-think of the people you could reach. Just call the acl taker at 3800. Teachers Gather for Convention Here Just Before Amelia Hopped Off Just before her takeoff on a.27,000 mile 'rouml-the-world flight, Amelia Earliarl posed for a picture seated on the edge of cockpit of her "flying laboratory" in .Oakland, Cal. Pope Renews Attack Upon Gbmmunisni VATICAN '·.·/CITY; (/P) -- Pope ?ius XI, striking at communism^ as 'the ruin, of family and society'," called upon the employers of world abor in an historic encyclical Thursday to meet "the great du- ies imposed by justice." "The wage earner is not to receive as alms what, is his due in ustice," said the pontiff. "Let no one attempt with trifling charitable donations to exempt n'mself from the great duties imposed by justice. the very dignity ot the workingman makes him justly and acutely sensitive to the duties o£ others in this regard." "Under Eye of God." Thus, "under the eye of God," sought to rout out the "false" doctrine of communism, which, he said, "is founded on pure materialism which rejects all spiritual values." The holy father, in a vigorous attack on the forces he has fought even throughout his recent serious illness, declared only the Catholic church could effectively oppose what he termed the "ravages of the anti-God campaign which shakes society to its very foundation." He devoted several paragraphs to demonstrating how the Catholic religion in the family and'the state was the best equipped agent to combat communism which, he asserted, "will precipitate one and all to ruin and catastrophe." "Undeniable Abuses." The encyclical, entitled "Divini Redemptoris," accused the communists of having played upon the susceptibility of the working classes with .promises of alleviation of "many undeniable abuses.' The holy father called upon Christian employers to 'combat communism by recognizing "the inalienable rights of the working man." He urged priests throughout world .to stand in the front lines of the battle against communism and exhorted lukewarm Catholics everywhere to renew the active practice of their faith. The pontiff pleaded with all Christian states to prevent within their territories "the ravages of the anti-God campaign." Iowa Woman Dies of juries Received in Automobile Accident MAHSHALLTOWN, (O 3 ) -- Mrs. James Bowers died in a hospital at midnight Wednesday as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the Conrad corner on highway 14, 12 miles north of here. Two others, her husband, 85, a retired farmer ol Conrad, and Mrs. Charles Diehl ol Grundy Center, are in the hospital here with injuries. The Bowers and Diehl cars crashed at 4:30 p. m. Wednesday when Mr. Bowers swung from the west side of the highway east into the Conrad road. Diehl, driving north with his wife, crashed into the Bowers car. ' ' Inju: HULL SEEKS END In Brief Statement Aftei Making Second Apology to Germany. WASHINGTON, (/P--Secretarj Hull called Thursday for an end to the international controversy over anti-Hitler remarks of Mayo: Fiorello La Guardia of Nev York. The state department head issued a brief statement after male ing a second apology, to Germar Ambassador Hans Luther, win protested against La Guardia': designation ot peichsfuehror Hit ler as "a man without honor" at ; Nesv York anti-nazi mass meet ing. 'I am personally h o p e f u 1,' Hull's statement said, "that al who arc participating in the prcs ent controversy, which is markei by bitter and vituperative utter ances in this country and in Ger many, may soon reach the con elusion that it would be to th best interests of both councils fo them to find other subjects whic can be discussed more temperate "In view of the limitation upor the power of this governmen with respect to freedom of speed which is universally known, nolh ing can be profitably added t what already has been said." La Guardia said in New Yor alter learning of Hull's apology: "Again 1 am pleased that Hitle was so quick to recognize himsel The translation .by the Germa government of the terms satisfak tiorifahig ('man without honor') i absolutely correct." VISITORS SPEND DAY OBSERVING LOCAL SCHOOLS iVelcome Signs Raised in Streets; More Than 1,000 Expected. Teachers from 15 North Iowa ounties were gathering in Mason :ity Thursday for the convention f the north central division of the owa State Teachers association, ·Inch opens at 8 o'clock in the veiling at the high school auditor- um and continues through Salur- ay. Registration of the visiting cachers got under way at the high chool building at 2:30 o'clock in ,ie afternoon, at which time it was stimated that several hundred had rrivcd. Most of the teachers spent lie first day of the convention isiting classrooms and observing lie work in Mason City schools. Welcome Signs Out. Welcome signs were raised in he streets as an expression of the ity's cordiality to the visitors, who ire expected to number more than ,000 at the Friday sessions. Among the first to arrive was larold J, Williams, Spencer, pres- dent, and other officers of the as- ociation. Mr. Williams will lake he gavel for the opening session Thursday night, at which time iishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Oma- la, former president of DePauw university, will give an address on 'Culture and the Preservation of Democracy " Hie %rhtrrsdayi eVtllmg-^so; 11 be opened with a 25 minute concert by Miss Ilza Niemack formerly of Charles City, and now instructor in the violin at Iowa State college at Ames. The Hev Clarence E. Flynn, pastor of the First Methodist church, will give .he invocation. Educators oil Program. A number of prominent educators are on the program for the Friday morning session, which also will be held at the high schoo auditorium, starting at 9 o'clock This session will open with a hal nour concert by vocalists from the Mason City grade schools. Addresses will be given by Dr. Join W. Fowlkes of the University o: Wisconsin, William McKinley Robinson of Western State Teachers college, Kalamazoo, Mich., and W Earl Hall, managing editor of th Globe-Gazette and president of th Iowa State safety council. Friday afternoon the teachers attend 22 group sessions. The elec tion of officers for the coming year takes place Saturday. Jowan Stabs Himself. PALO, (/P)--George Shirley Me Corkle, 40, World war veteran stabbed himself fatally with butcher knife in the Warren Me Clintock home here shortly afte his return from Keyesville, Va where he visited his mother. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair; slfjrlit- l.v warmer in extreme western portion Thursday night; Friday, increasing- cloudiness followed ly showers in northwest portion; rising temperatures. MINNESOTA: Generally fair in c:ist and south, becoming unsettled in northwest portion Thuisday night; Friday snow \i north and rain in south portion risinc temperature. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figure for 24 hour period ending at o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 40 Above Minimum in Niffjit 25 Above At 8 A. HI. Thursday 29 Above Precipitation .ID of an Inch Snowfall Trace Paris Tied Up for Half Day by General Strike /[any Small Clashes Occur' During Labor Protest E EXPLODED UNDER HOSPITAL Heavy Artillery Takes Patin Vicious Fighting at Madrid. MADRID, (#)--Spanish govern ment li-oops exploded a new min unde 1 .- the insurgent held clinica hospital in the university city sub urb Thursday, precipitating vi cious fighting and bombardment. Heavy artillery from both side took part in the engagement. Bi shells whined into Madrid, wound ing several persons. Usually veli able sources said the governmen succeeded in strengthening its po sitions in the hospital sector. Artillery also boomed on th Guadalajara salient, northeast o Madrid, after the government ha announced it had driven R de fense shaft south and east of Bri hucga, effectively stopping the in surgenl advance. The first crashes of (lie bi gun attack on the center of th besieged capital brought refugee in ihc United States embass; tumbling from their beds at a early hour. They thought it wa an air raid. The roar of the bombardmen drowned out the racket of battl in University City and Usera. Government forces on th Guadalajara front, started thei advance at dawn, pressing towar Hita, Brihuega and Cifuentes. Lindberghs Land at New Delhi, Indi; NEW DELHI, India, ()--Co and Mrs. Charles A. Lindberg landed here Thursday afternoo on their aerial tour ot India. of 5 Killings. PARIS, (/P)--A general strike of ,000,000 workers in protest against Taseist assassins" they accused of illing five leftists in a bloody ,reet riot brought Paris to a tandstill Thursday. For half the day, marked by nu- icrous small clashes in the city's reels but no serious disorders, workers demonstrated their ower to enforce demands for de- truction of "fascism" in France. All factories and most shops, estaurants and offices were closed ntil noon by the general strike, ailed by the General Confedera- on of Workers in protest over the massacre of Clichy" Tuesday ight and early Wednesday when rmed police charged communist treet barricades in the workers' uburb, outside a rightist mass iceting. Strike Halts Traffic. In the capital itself, about 1,00,000 workers joined the strike vhich, until the deadline at 11 m., stopped traffic. Another million walked out in utlying municipalities w h e r e many important factories are situated and where most of the local dministrations are strongly communist. So complete was the paralysis hat the morning session of the chamber of deputies, where a biter attack was expected on the government over the Clichy riots, vas postponed. At the bourse, a crowd behind Lhe uon grill sang the Fiench an- nvi'Tb.e,,., .Marseillaise,'.' and gave the ughtist salute while a crowd of communists outside competed with the communis clenched fist salute and the "In- :ernational." Break Up Fights. A squad of police broke up the demonstration when fist fights developed. The battle appeared to be get- :ing out of hand until the re-appearance of traffic in the street iignallcd the end ot the protest. One group of 100 strikers was dispersed when it took up a threatening attitude before a business house that had not closed. The police were cheered by a quickly gathering crowd of apparently well-to-do persons. Declared "Complete." Many workers did not know they were on strike until they left their homes for work and saw the front page of the communist paper L'Humanite posted at principal points carrying the strike declaration. Union officials declared the strike was "complete." As the morning wore on there was some agitation along the boulevards and other central places, including north station. These disturbances were dispersed quickly by police. Second County in Georgia Votes on F. R. Court Plan CAMILLA, Ga., (IP)--Mitchell county voted Thursday on President' Roosevelt's federal court reorganization plan, the second county in the nation to so express itself within two days. Nearby Randolph county Wednesday voted 1,092 to 174 in favor of the president's proposal, and Friday Seminole county will vote. All three counties are in rural southwestern Georgia. Randolph c o u n t y supported President Roosevelt with 1,200 votes to 74 for Gov. Alf Landon in the November election. An expression by J. S. Lunsford of Cuthbert. the county scat, was typical of many voting. "We haven't a bone to pick with the supreme court. We're lust voting Tor the president," he said. Court Backs National i Labor Relations Act NEW ORLEANS, {/?)--The United States fifth circuit court of appeals Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the national laboi relations act. Bandit With Green Necktie. DES MOINES, (IP)--L. D. Warner of Redwood Falls, Minn., tolc police two St. Patrick's day bandits, one wearing a bright grcci tic, robbed him of S40 a few minutes after he stepped from a bu here. tit LOOK I N S I D E FOR- .TEKOME (DIZZY) DEAN Not Having Dizzy Might Ruin Hopes of Pennant PAGE 15 Homestead Tax Relief Bill Goes to Governor PAGE 2 Dean of Law School '* Supports Court Plan PAGK 20 Safety Council Flag to Fly at Marshalltown PAGE 14 State Prep Cage Meet Under Way at Capita PAGE 15 ILZA NIEMACK TO GO ON KGLO Prominent Concert Violinist to Give Concert at 5: 45 O'clock. KGLO radio fans will be privileged to hear Miss Ilza Niemack on her violin at 5:45 o'clock Thursday evening. Miss Niemack, well known to Mason City and North Iowa audiences, is a native ot Charles City and at present is instructor in the violin at Iowa State college at A mo:-. Miss Niemack is one of America's ranking concert violinists. With her mother, who is her accompanist, she is in Mason City for an appearance Thursday night before the North Central division of tho Iowa State Teachers association. . Bishop G. B. Oxnam, also on the program of the teachers' convention, will be KGLO's North Iowa Forum speaker from 8:05 to 8:15 o'clock Thursday night. Observes Birthday St. Patrick's Day; Daughter in Britt OTTAWA, 111., (/P)--Mrs. Mary Landers is in her lOOlli year and declared Thursday she was t h e oldest person in the United Slates of strictly Irish descent who could celebrate her birthday and St. Patrick's day at the same time. She was 99 years old Wednesday. She was born in County Limerick, Ireland. She has two sons and five daughters, including Mrs. J. L. O'Neill of Britt, Iowa. BISHOP TO SPEAK Bishop G. B. O:nam of Omaha, in the city for the North Central Iowa teachers' convention, will spcalr over KGLO at 8:05 Thursday evening on the North Iowa forum. Bishop O.xnam will be introduced by the Rev. C. E. Flynn of the First Methodist church. SALES TAX ACT SENT TO HOUSE BYIOWASENATE Bill Passed 40 to 3 After Exemption Amendment Is Voted Down. DES MOINES, (/P)--The Iowa senate passed 40 to 3 Thursday and sent to the house a bill to make permanent the state's 2 pel- cent sales tax which would expire April 1 Ibis year it not re-enacted. The vote favoring the sales tax, the major source of revenue for homestead tax relief adopted by the legislature Wednesday, came after the senate turned doxvn 'an amendment by L. H. Doran (R) of Boone, to exempt food and small purchases of clothing from the sales levy. Sponsors of the homestead bill opposed the exemption because, they said, it would reduce sharply the homestead tax relief fund. The sales lax was first enacted in 1931), and has been the subject of political controversy since that time. Vote Against La\v. Senators who voted against reenactment of the law were A. Claire Devvey (R) of Washington, John W. Billingsley (H)'of New-' I ton, and H. D. Miller (D) of Morley. Howard Baldwin (D) of Cascade, and Leo Elthon (R) of Fertile, refused to vote. Dorn had asked the chamber to write in a provision exempting all food, clothing purchases ofv less than $1.50 and shoe purchases 06 52.00.' "People must eat," Doran declared. "And poor people must buy in small quantities. Why make them pay approximately 7 per cent on evpry dollar they spend? The salei tax on food is the most drastic on .the statute books of Iowa. "They say that cutting off the tax on food would mean a reduction of about two and a half million dollars a year in sales tax revenue. I, for one, am willing to lose it." Separate Bill Needert. While the sales tax bill was up for discussion in the senate, Senator Albert Shaw (R) of Foca- hontas, explained that although the homestead tax bill re-enacts the salts tax by inference, sponsors felt a separate bill should be passed. Shaw said a "use tax" bill, to follow the sales tax in senate consideration, would eliminate much of the complaint by merchants of borderline towns thai the sales lax was driving business to other states. The house had scheduled a use tax bill for consideration Thursday but deferred the proposal to await senate action. A special senate committee on tax revision rewrote the sales tax bill to make it comply with technical differences resulting from passage of Ihe homestead measure, but main features of the present sales tax law were kept intact. Auto Tax Changes. Shaw explained that if both the sales tax and use tax proposal become law, the method of collecting the tax on automobiles will be changed. Instead of col-' lection of the 2 per cent levy by car dealers, he said, automobile buyers will be required to pay the amount to county treasurer.* when they take out registration plates on new cars. During .debate on proposed sales tax amendments, the senate' defeated one which would have postponed payment by merchants of sales taxes on charge account purchases until the accounts were settled. Besides proposals for sales lax re-enactment, a bill to repeal the state's $2 old age pension hen*! tax was at the top of the senate calendar. Authors of the bill explained the head tax may be unnecessary because the homestead bill provides an annual $5,500,00(1 allocation for old age pension payments. Up For Consideration. The use tax bill up for consideration in the house would levy a tax of 2 per cent of the purchase price of any article used in Iowa. If bought in the state such articles would be subject to the regular sales tax but exempt from the "use tax." The tax would be an "excise" imposed "for the privilege of using in Iowa, any tangible article of personal property." The lax would become effective after April 1, 1937, but would be operative with these restrictions: It would not apply to non-residents. H would not apply to articles purchased at wholesale. It would not apply to articles ( S6S!BZ3gS$8S!3^JsTOS^^ 'f

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