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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME rlAHx0 e H isi MEM DEPt CF DCS UOl HiS COMP THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLV ASSOCIATED PBES3 AND UNITED PRESS SUU LEASEB WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 31939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 125 HOUSE VOTES ARMY EXPANSION Things Happen in WPA Since Hopkins Left WASHINGTON Things are happening within WPA since Mr Hopkins reformed and left A nose counter there who should know estimates 200 members of the Washington staff have been dropped or not replaced since Colonel Har rington took hold The changes are being made not to clean out the Hopkins crowd it is said sub officially but to promote efficiency Earnest Col Paul Blallon onei Harrington is also elbowing out a number of state administrators one by one Two have been pushed out to date and a particular friend of a leading democratic beginning to feel a nudge There may be trouble about all this as Colonel Harring tons idea of efficiency seems like ly to bring him down hard on the corns of many a U S senator Most important WPA change however has been the quiet de parture of David K Niles an old time progressive and close friend of Hopkins He was the Hopkins liaison with the capitol was brought here first by Jimmy Hoosevelt now will join the Hop kins inner family circle in the commerce department ft c Dictators Get News The administration is becoming interested in how Hitler and Mus solini know so much about what is going on here The dictators have been shoot ing back atRoosevelt and other officials through their press as ords can fly through a transroceanic with soinethSngimore than potshot ac SPENDING ISSUE IN FOREGROUND ASFRRETURNS Roosevelt May Reveal Views on Anniversary of U S Congress LOOK INSIDE FOR WASHINGTON demand from Senator Harrison DMiss for drasticgovernment economy brought the spending issue to the foreground Friday as President Roosevelt was returning from na val maneuvers to begin the sev enth year of his administration The congressional arguments and foreign policies the administration b ecause p geh TJ about the fi jiiatrriited States up unti the last few months sisif cowboys and Indians Z still were running loose in the i streets Of course some of the German and Italian press comment still is pff the mark but not the most important of it German press re action following Mr Roosevelts warning of a European crisis and his deliberate lie attack ob viously was based on better im mediate information than some j American editorial writers seemed i to have I Semiofficial investigating has I developed this much Hitler re j organized his news gathering sys tem inthe United States about the time he left the local embassy without an ambassador Several i key men were sent over one or two as newsmen A particularly good man is supposed to be sta tioned in New York The subject still is under inves tigation and there may be some developments fl l Richberg Handles Case Pat Hurley the big oil lawyer has been called back from the oil seizure negotiations at Mexico i City Donald Richberg will handle t the vhole case He is working for j five demands A long term con I tract for Americans to operate i their oil properties a fixed sched i v ule of taxes a guarantee of labor t conditions by both parties reim bursement for losses caused when I the government seized the prop erties all the properties to be re turned to the Mexican govern ment at the end of the contract I The Mexican government will probably not accept all these and chances of an agreement are not generally regarded as bright Another oldtimer has tiptoed out of the labor department W Frank Persons director of the un employment service and trans ferred to the CCC He will not want to talk about his resigna lj tion but it came in the midst of 1 i a dispute between Miss Perkins who wanted to keep the service 1 and Chairman Altmeyer of social ta j security who wanted the Persons deoartment in his 4 Persons never got along well J with Miss Perkins female brain jH I trust known within the depart SLj V ment as the lady brain trust It is composed of Mary La M J Dame assistant to Persons Clara T M Beyer director division of labor standards and Mary Dew Vt son who recently resigned as a Nat v member of the social security 5 board 7 Copyright Kins Featarcj Inc over spendin along with drive to improve business through cooperative efforts of industry government and labor will fur nish the chief executive with his most pressing problems during the next few weeks Returns Saturday He may outline his views on them when he addresses the 150th anniversary session of congress shortly after his return Saturday morning Congressmen said the occasion exactly six years after his first inauguration would offer him an unprecedented forum for discuss ing current issues Gathered in the house chamber will be not only senators and representatives but also virtually every high govern ment official and 100 diplomats representing 54 countries The program including ad dresses by Speaker Bankhead Senator Pittman DNev and Chief Justice Hughes will be broadcast nationally at 11 a m CST To Stress Foreign Issues While the general expectation wasthat MrBooseyeltwpuld em touch on such domestic as his efforts to stimulate business and to end the AFLCIO conflict Senator Harrisons call Thurs day night for a radical and sub stantial cut incongressional ap propriations became a factor in the business cooperation cam paign for he said a lowering of the spending level would be the best thing that could happen to improve business May Widen Split Harrison chairman of the sen ate finance committee declared in his statement that the alterna tive to stringent economy was new taxes and a substantial increase in the national debt Many congressmen viewed his declaration as serving to widen the split between economyminded senators and the white house over the administrations announced program of continuing expendi tures at the present 59000000000 level for the next year Barkiey Opposes Proposal While Harrison said there had been some talk of an attempt to cut appropriations a flat 10 per cent except for fixed charges such as interest Democratic Leader Barkley expressed belief that such a proposal would notwork Told that Harrison suggested sub stantial reductions in the expen MKS ROOSEVELT First Lady Continues With Busy Schedule PAGE 2 Clear Lake to Face Mason City in Final PAGE 9 May Establish North Iowa Wild Liie Unit GERMANS HAVE WAITSEE AIR FOR NEW POPE Nazi Press Makes But Little Comment on Pontiffs Election BERLIN nazi press accepted mostly without commeni the election of Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli as pope and sources close to the German foreign office indi cated Friday German policy for the present would be one of con ciliation blended with a wait andsee attitude While in days immediately fol lowing the death of Pope Pius XI some sections of the press spoke critically of the cardinal as op posed to naziism Fridays morn ing papers confined themselves largely to details of the election The Lokal Aiizeiger came the closest to clear editorial com ment when it said There were supposed to be many among the cardinals who were for elcc iion of a pope who would de vote himself exclusively to the saving of souls Now the car dinal the greatest political experience has been elected The Morgenpost noted that the man who became Pope Pius XII practically determined the poli cies of the Vatican under his pre decessor Little stress was laid upon the fact that the new pope then Vati can secretary of state signed the concordat whereby nazi Germany made its peace with the Vatican in 1933 Franz von Papen then German vice chancellor signed for the Berlin government Didnt Disavow Mundelein One of the mostimportant provisions of the concordat was Pacelli Enters Sistine Chapel for Vote Eugenio Cardinal Facelli right foreground Is shown as he and other cardinals passed the rows of papal guards entering the Sistine chapel in the Vatican city to begin deliberations for the election of a newpope This is the last picture of Pacelli as a cardinal since he emerged as Pope Pius XII This picture was transmitted from Koine to London by telephoto and to New York by radio Pope Pius XII Launches Pontificate With Strong Plea for Peace in World ditures of emergency agencies Barkley said that brought up the relief question I dont see how relief can be cut substantially he said He pointed out that a precipitous re duction in the WPA rolls must be made April 1 if congress does not vote more funds Discoverer of King Tuts Tomb Succumbs LONDON Carter 65 a famous Egyptologist and discoverer of the tomb of Tut ankhamen died Thursday of heart disease after many months of ill Carter had discovered and excavated the tombs of Egyptian kings and queens and of lesser persons BANDIT GETS S150 DES MOINES E Bren ner proprietor of a cafe just out side the downtown loop told po lice a bandit held him up and ob tained 5150 after threatening him with a gun 40 Ton Clipper Ends TransPacific Trip HONG KONG Amer ican Airways new 40 ton 74 passenger Clipper Friday com pleted her maiden transPacific flight Alighting here on the final leg from Manila She carried mail express and 28 persons f FOR LATE NIGHT NEWS For the latest news bul letins tonight tune in Radio Station KGLO 1210 Kilocycles at the following times 6 P M 7 P M P M 10 P M FRtoTake Part in Labor Peace Parley WASHINGTON UP Secre tary of Labor Frances Perkins an nounced Friday that President Hoosevelt will participate in the opening peace conference between the Congress of Industrial Organ izations and the American Federa tion of Labor Miss Perkins said the first meet ing between negotiating commit tees of tlie opposing labor organ izations has been set tentatively for Tuesday morning Miss Perkins also will partici pate in the initial conference called last Saturday by President Roosevelt in an attempt to end labors civil war with an honor able peace ROOSEVELT BACK FROM SEA CRUISE CHARLESTON S Car The cruiser Houston returning President Roosevelt from the south Atlantic war games arrived at the navy yard here Friday at a m CST two hours ahead of schedule The president planned to remain aboard until late in the day then go to his special train and leave between 7 and 8 p m forWashington Drilling for Oil in Missouri Near Iowa to Be Started Soon MOUND CITY Mo men reported Friday that bad weather and difficulties in clear ing up land titles and obtaining solid blocs of leases have slowei up oil developments in the Foresl City basin which includes parts o Missouri Iowa Nebraska and Kansas Leases hav6 been recorded on more than 2000 acres however and first drilling operations are scheduled to get under way hen within the next few days A derrick was erected this wee on the site of the W E Mills No spring well a short distance north east of here Snow and ice ham pered operations but W E Mills drilling contractor and geologis said his crew was doing all possi ble to make this the first test in the basin sociations whether clericalor might continue provided they were confined to religious activi One of the things which rankles most in Wilhelmstrasse is the fact that Cardinai Pacelli in 1937 chose not to disavow the utter ances of George Cardinal Munde lein of Chicago which nazis termed insults to Rcichsfuehrer Hitler Awaiting Popes Actions On May 18 1937 Cardinal lujidelein addressing a diocesan onfererce in Chicago accused azi officials of fostering mali ious propaganda against the burch He added in part Per aps you will ask how it is that nation of 60000000 intelligent eople will submit in fear and ervitude to an alien an Austrian WAS WED IN DECORAH RENO Nov P Gertrud Plummer Thomas filed suit fo divorce against James Anthony Thomas New Orleans La He petition charged cruelty It state they were married Aug 2 at Decorah Iowa 1036 aperhanger and a poor one at lat I am told x x x Germany annexed Austria Vlarch 13 1938 However the present attitude eemed to be to forget the past md watch for the disposition of ope Pius XII toward nazi Ger many KILLS HIMSELF AFTER ARREST Man Had Been Sent Handcuffed to Hideout Where Companions Were CLINTON C S Petersen said Friday he and other authorities were checking into he pasts of three persons arrested late Thursday after a fourth mem ber their group killed himself as officers hideout closed in on their Preliminary questioning of the trio the sheriff said disclosed the four had committed a dozen crimes in three states during the last month coming here 10 days ago to escape the heat of Mis souri and Oklahoma officers Louis Sloath 27 of Kansas City Mo shot himself Thursday the sheriff reported after he had been sent handcuffed into the liv ing quarters where he told police his three companions were living Those taken into custody and held without charge pending fur ther investigation gave their names the sheriff said as George F Marshall 27 Kansas City Mrs Marshall his wife 20 and Betty Lyman Kansas City 22 Justice Understanding Are Urged by Church SetrIJpj VATICAN CITY u s XII opened his pontificate Friday with a strong plea for peace broadcast to the entire Christian world Speaking from the Sistine chapel in Latin his holiness called for peace with justice and understand ing So sudden and unexpected was the pontiffs decision to address the world less than 24 hours after his election Thursday that even Vati can authorities were not prepared for it An Italian summary was broadcast Is Keystone of Policy Pope Pius appealed for peace which he said according to this summary we all must ardently desire peace joined with justice and charity peace in the family within nations and in all men peace which signifies mutual un derstanding and cordial collabora tion Like his predecessor Pius XI Pius XII made peace the keystone of his policy saying the first mes sage of the vicar of Christ must be one of peace May God reward those who in voke it who desire it with pure heart and who pray for it and has ten it he said Thanks Cardinals College His holiness began his fivemin ute message with an expression of profound emotion for the inscrut able purpose of God which re sulted in his election He thanked the sacred college of cardinals of which unti Thursday he was a member Eu genio Cardinal hav ng considered him worthy of the icavy responsibility and he ex pressed the wish its members would be his faithful and ready advisers Then he sent greetings to al members of the episcopate and t all who worked throughout the world to propagate the divini Ing thethird obeisance of his electors The entire of wrLichbecameJGl iwith tion of Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli former Vatican secretary of state gathered in the Sistine chapel at II a m 4 a m CST to kiss the popes slippered foot to receive his embrace and to hear a brief discourse Could Go Through Rome The March 12 ceremonies of the oronation for the first native Oman pontiff in 218 years may e more elaborate than any held i almost a century Pius XII will be the first pope iectcd since the Latern treaty djusted differences between the atican and the Italian govern ent 10 years ago and he will be ree if he chooses therefore to DEMOCRACIES PRAISE POPE Dictatorships Are Generally Silent on Elevation of Pacelli DIES AS CLAV FALLS WHAT CHEER Several tons of frozen clay accidentally fell on Earl Dutemple 55 killing him instantly in a shed of the Clay Products company here 15 Killed 200 Hurt in Riots in Burma RANGOON Surma teen persons have been kilted and 200 injured in HinduMoslem a fresh rioting wave of w h i c Ii word to the priesthood mission and CatholicAction lay society The pontiff said that in hi thoughts as well were all thos who were outside the Catholi church Coronation March 12 He declared he prayed tha they would hear the insisten call from above for them to re turn to the mother church His holiness who earlier ha set his coronation for Sunday March 12 concluded his messag with his apostolic benediction In response to the message congratulation on his electio from Premier Mussolini Pius XI invoked divine aid for the Italia government and bestowed h apostolic benediction Acknowledges Greeting The secretary of states offic acknowledged 11 Duces greeting sent Thursday night with a tele gram which said his message the name of beloved Italy con firmed what the people of Rom eloquently signified The pontiff raised to the vicai started Thursday Police and mili age of Christ by what many be tary patrols clashed several times lieve was the unanimous vote of 6 with crowds of demonstrators cardinals received Friday morn ivive the old irough Rome custom of going in state to take ormal possession of papal prop ities outside the Vatican walls The pontiffs policies are ex ected to take form slowly with irmness but never with imp iveness Likely Attitude Described Calmness in conduct and sc ions in dealing with the churchs nternal and international rela ions so as to better various situ ations was the description of the oly fathers likely attitudefrom one Vatican source Toward nazi Germanys treat ment of Catholics this informan said his holiness was expected to show no weaknessbutan atti ude of watchful waiting for bet erment of conditions The holy this elec ion Thursday and his appearance on the balcony of St Peters to give his benediction to the crowds and to receive their retired Thursday night to the cell which had been his apartment during the years he was close servant of the late Pius XI na I lions HI Europe were jubilant Fri day and dictatorships generally si lent regarding the election of Car dinal Pacelli as new pope of the Roman Catholic church British newspapers frankly called the election a triumph for democracy French newspapers shared the opinion In the Balkans sentiment was divided but all seemed to agree that the college of cardinals had voted without regard for the known wishes of the totalitarian countries in elevating the papal secretary of state an avowed friend of democracies to the head of the church Outwardly Italy echoed with praises for the new pope a native of Rome There was not a single discordant note in that country theater of the sacred colleges cer emonials But diplomats in Bel grade Jugoslavia recalled that one of the famous remarks at tributed to the new pope had won him no favor in the Itahan gov ernment Explaining the differ ences between the words mis hap and misfortune Cardinal Pacelli was supposed to havesaid If the Venice palace collapsed and killed Mussolini and the fas cist grand council that would have been a mishap but not a misfortune BILL INCLUDES BUYING UF 784 NEW AIRPLANES Representatives Act With Unanimity and Speed on Measure WASHINGTON h e house with almost unprecedented unanimity and speed passed and sent to the senate Friday a 000000 army appropriation bill carrying funds to start a proposed expansion of the air corps There was no record vote and not a single amendment was of fered to the huge supply bill carrying the largest army appro priation in more than 10 years Purchase 784 Planes In addition to funds to run the army for the year starting July 1 the bill also will permit the purchase of 784 airplanes mostly combat types Only a handful of members were on the floor when the bill went hrough and although Rep Mil ler RConn sought to offer an amendment he was blocked by a single objection on the ground he was too late The senate debating the army expansion bill heard meanwhile a warning from Senator Nye R N Dak that it must keep a close check on developments of foreign policy lest some propaganda cam paign carry the nation to war Nye Outlines Setup Nye outlined a half dozen steps he said might fit in a pattern of events leading to conflict Representative Collins D Miss frequent critic of war de partment policies told the house that if reports of Germanys tre mendous air power were true United States military and naval JUMP FROM TRESTLE MARKS Miss Thompson Negro farm hand trapped on a railway trestle by a speeding passenger train escaped it by jumping into the Coldwa ter river He drowned The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness possibly rain or snow in north west and extreme north por tions somewhat warmer in east 311 d south portions Friday night Saturday snow or rain in nwth portion rain in south portion somewhat colder in northwest portion MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy snow in west and scuth por tions Friday night and Satur day somewhat colder in north cast and northcentral portions Friday night and in south por tion Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 35 Minimum Thursday night 8 At 8 a m Friday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 22 WOOD WILL BE AID TO HOPKINS Chairman of Board for Sears to Advisor on Business Relations WASHINGTON of Commerce Harry L Hopkins las appointed General H E Wood of Chicago as his official advisor on business relations General Wood a former regular army officer who now is chairman of the board of Sears Roebuck and company wil serve for about four months without title or adminis trative duties A Hopkins aide said Wood bac accepted the job on condition tha it be temporary Wood who is also a former member of the commerce depart ments business advisory council was described by department offi cials as a business liberal Hi job will be to help Hopkins fine out what he can do to help busi ness and also to tell business wha it can do to promote government business cooperation espoused ii recent statements of Presiden Roosevelt and several administra tion leaders Wood is in Washington attendini a census bureau meeting He told newsmen he had dis cussed the matter informally will Hopkins several weeks ago but hai just returned from a Caribbea cruise and did not know the com merce secretary had given hi the assignment Attaches aboard oh the job and should be inated His statement shared attention with Nyes in the senate Nyes treatise together with others speeches including one Thursday by Senator Johnson RCal delayed for a time a senate vote on the bill Nazi Superiority Unknown In the house Representative Collins was discussing the pend ing army appropriation bill pro viding first funds for the pro posed expansion when he de clared that as late as last October the alleged astonishing superior ity of Germanys air forces was unknown to this government In Gods name he shouted what have these attaches been doing In the space of less than 12 months unbeknown to them a complete reversal of the picture has taken place Asserting he was disposed to doubt the accuracy of reports as to the foreign powers air strength Collins declared the house mili tary committee might well sum mon the attaches involved and question them on the subject Ruins of Halifax Hotel Are Probed o Determine Loss HALIFAX Nova Scotia Can dian Friday irobed icecoated ruins of the Jueen hotel to determine the loss of life in the early morning fire Thursday which trapped sleeping guests as it swept the hotel and destroyed two adjoining struc ures Police said 25 persons were missing and expressed fear even more had lost their lives in the blaze Four unidentified bodies were removed from the ruins In hospitals were 20 injured in cluding two firemen The fire forced many guests to jump from windows of the blazing wood and stucco hotel New Questions Will Be Asked by Census Takers in US in40 WASHINGTON you working and how much do you make Do you own your home and how much is it worth Where were you and what were you doing 10 years ago These are the new questions it was learned Friday that the cen sus man will ask you next year He wants to know a lot more than your age and birthplace A tentative draft of the 1940 questionaire prepared by the cen sus bureaus chief statistician in cludes these new questions and conferences beginning Friday may add a few more About 100 leaders in business labor and education have been asked to offer suggcs lions incarajon   

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