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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             i s r Dcfr DCS 01 T IOWA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULl LEASED WIHES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 4 1939 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 126 NEWS BEHIN Ickes Illegally Changed Name of Hoover Name WASHINGTON F e rociously honest Harold Ickes who is al ways accusing the press di abolical inaccuracies seems to have snared his own large toe in one at least He has su c ce s s t ully deluded an en tire ma p m a k e rs press and mov n t o be lieving that dam out in the TYRANNIES DENOUNCED BY F R Colorado river Paul Mall on suppressed inside was dam Boulder A bit of long history shows GARNER LENDS ASSISTANCE TO ECONOMY DRIVE Vice President Talks Active Part in Work BehindtheScenes WASHINGTON push for economy by Senator Harrison DMiss and group of like minded legislators has the support and cooperation of Vice Presid Fire Sweeps Hotel in Halifax 35 Die an attorney general of the United States Homer Cummings ruled that Ickes illegally changed the name of the dam to Boulder and so advised the interior secretary away back in January 1935 Cum mings then a fellow cabinet mem ber of the irate int seeheld the dam was still Hoover dam in lionor of the chairman of the com mittee who brought the Colorado river states into the water com pact Herbert Hoover Letters Are Revealed It might never have become public but for an over sight on part of Cummings When he 3ett office recently he permitted a writer to have his public papers for publication in book form Somehow his exchange of letters with Ickes on this subject got into the batch and appeared in the book The letters show the world lost outstanding humorists when these two took up their careers in secs letter your reTis a ref erence to water dischargedas Hoover Boulder dam Having gone to great lengths to give to Boulder dam its original and prpper name which my predeces sor in office attempted felonious ly to take from it for which praiseworthy and meritorious public act I have been roundly condemned by reactionary repub lican papers in all parts of the country I may say that the ref erence in this bill of complaint to Hoover dam gives me nothing at all to cheer about I should have been glad to point out what was undoubtedly merely an in advertence but I lacked the op portunity since I did not see the bill of complaint until after it had been printed and filed with the supreme court Reply by Cummings The Cummings reply January 21 Dear Harold This acknowledges your letter of the 17th of January about Boulder dam and I am hot surprised by your perturbation Even in the midst great events the misuse of a cherished name is apt to be upsetting The difficulty in this particu lar instance seems to grow out of the fact that while the term Boulder dam is used as often as ent Garner Close friends of the vice presi dent said Saturday he was taking an active part in the behindthe scenes maneuvers of Senator Har rison and other members of the congressional economy group But he is not deviating from his long custom of refusing to give interviews on matters of public policy He is just as silent as ever to reporters on all subjects ex cept the weather and topics akin to it Expect Strong Opposition His friends said he wished his part in the endeavor to remain buried in the background because the actual work was being done by a group of senate and house members led by such men asSen ators Harrison of Mississippi Byrd and Glass of Virginia Adams of Colorado and others Those engaged in the effort are not too optimistic of success They recognize that they may ex pect strong opposition The willingness of members of congress to cut down in federal spending in their own districts is involved Disagree on Economics the bottom of the disput lies the of the witK the theory to which they say Presfdeht Roosevelt committed himself in his annual message and which was outlined later by Marriner S Eccles chairman of the federal reserve board in his letters to Senator Byrd President Roosevelt recommend ed a budget and said the nation must not cut its expenses drastically now if it wished to attain an 580000000 000 annual national income If such a national income were achieved he indicated increased Dl Thirtyfive persons were JdlleO and some 30 others were unreporiefl after fire swept the century old Queen hotel in Halifax Nova Scotia Here is a view of the structure at the height of the Tilazc There were 117 persons in the building when the fire was discovered MORE BODIES IN i possible and scattered somewhat promiscuously in strategic places in the bill of complaint neverthe less the drafters of that document seemed to feel it necessary in de scribing the dam to use the title employed by congress in acts ap propriating money for its con struction I believe these acts refer to the dam as Hooverdam1 see 46 stat at large 1146 47 stat at large 118 and 47 statute at large 535 collections from present taxes would balance the budget Strength Not measured Arrayed on the one side are Mr Roosevelt and his supporters in congress His support is large but thus far in the present session it has not been clearly measured No issue has come to a vote which gave a certain clue to his strength Many southern democrats are back of the economy drive It also has drawn support from middle western democrats and to a lesser degree from eastern and far west ern ones Those back of the drive expect most republicans to lend a hand But the exact weight of the force on either side of the issue has not yet been set down in the ayes and noes on any measure Six of Victims in Flames Are Still Reported Unidentified HALIFAX Nova Scotia Cana dian Press The desk clerk the Queen hotel Clyde Macin tosh Saturday estimated 35 per sons were killed in the fire that destroyed the halfcentury old wood and stucco structure Thurs day Six unidentified bodies al ready were inthe Halifax morgue while firemen searched the ice coated ruins for others believed to have been trapped when the flames cut off escape Perkins Sends Gifts to Injured Iowa Girl DBS MO1NES of Labor Frances Perkins has not forgotten the 5 year old girl who was hurt in an accident when the cabinet member visited the Granger homestead project near here threeweeks ago The cabinet member lias sent a doll and bas ket to Bonnie Sparks who suf fered two broken legs when she ran into the path of an automobile a few feet from where Hiss Per kins was standing Free to Be Married Again Next Tuesday LAS VEGAS Nov IP By next Tuesday Clark Gable the idol of many a feminine film fan may be free to marry Carole Lombard screen actress and his Moreover the dam is referred to a as Hoover dam in the contract between the United States and the Metropolitan water district under which contract 1 understand the i dam is actually being constructed 1 Our department was not aware you had officially rechris t tened the dam or that there had ta k been any change in its technical er name since the order of Secretary CS f Wilbur made on Sept 17 1930 I rather doubt whether it is LCi f feasible to do anything about the i matter at this ate day even if it Ss were deemed appropriate to do so PI j In other words it looks to me Wj very much like water over the Hoover Boulder dam When I A see you I shall extend my com miseration in person j Thus apparently the dam has Ge t been Hoover dam legally for four years although no one knew it except Messrs Cummings and i Ickes Unless the new attorney general Frank Murphy will take a less legal and more Ickesian view of the int secs predicament ap parently it will remain Hoover dam lint Features Inc Cornell Wrestler Is Critically Hurt CEDAR RAPIDS Murray Cornell college wrestle who was injured in an automobil accident near here Friday was re ported in a critical condition in hospital here Saturday The con almost constant companion at picture colony affairs for the past three years J Mrs Maria Gable 49 year old wife of the actor 11 years her junior on Monday will complete the required 42 days of residence in this Nevada city which lures those seeking quick divorce and will be eligible to obtain a decree There were indications however that she would not appear before Judge William E Orr before Tuesday She and Gable were married in 1931 in Santa Ana Cal at which time she gave her age as 41 he his as of Marcus Dailey and Gei Tornquist two other Corns wrestlers who were riding wi Murray was reported as fair Iowa Civil War Veteran Is Dead CORYDON William Pa terson Allred 92 Civil war vt eran and president of one of t veterans organizations died at 1 home here Saturday Allred w president of the National Associ tion of Civil war and Sons Union Veterans Musicians Identical Twins Double in Trouble as in Regular DES MOINES Doubling in trouble as they do throughout life Roy and Joy Downs 42 a week Roy too r appendicitis and was brought LOOK INSIDE FOR HASELTEEN BLACK Man 51 Sought as Slayer of Girl 13 PAGE 2 Palo Alto Womens Program Is March 22 PAGE 8 Upsets Feature Play in Clear Lake Meet PAGE 9 of WILL LEAVE FOR GUAAI MANILA American Airways Clipper 18 one of the new 74 passenger seaplanes ar rived Saturday from Hongkong It is scheduled to depart for Guam Tuesday old identical barbers are re covering in the Veterans hospital here from appendicitis operations Loy who operates a barber shop at State Center Iowa was stricken with appendicitis and brought here for an operation Roy a barber at the Knoxville Iowa Veterans hospital took a furlough and came to State Center to run his brothers f the same hospital They lay side byside in twin hospital beds One of us never had a stomach ache in our life without the other one getting it Loy declared Yes and this is the first time weve ever been carved into commented Roy Both served in Trance in an Iowa infantry regiment during the World war FORECAST IOWA Occasional snow or rain probable Saturday night and Sunday colder in east por tion Saturday night rising tem perature in extreme west por tion Sunday MINNESOTA Cloudy and unsettled possibly snow in southwest portion colder in southeast and eastcentral por tions not so cold in northwest portions Saturday night Sun day sntvw rising temperature except in extreme southeast portion IN MASON CITY weather stalls 3edy LaMarr to Be Wed to GenerMarkey HOLLYWOOD studio representative said Saturday he iad been informed that Hedy La brunet star of the film Ecstacy and Gene Markey film producer would be married Sat irday afternoon In the film Ecstacy Miss La Warr appeared swimming in the nude She and Markey probably will elope to Tijunan just across the Dorder in Mexico from San Diego Cal according to the representa ive of 20th CenturyFox studio where Markey makes motion pic tures Markey was reported to be in San Diego Miss LaMarrs where abouts had not been ascertained Telephone calls to her Hollywood apartment went unanswered Tried to Destroy Films The beautiful Hedy ballyhooed in Hollywood as a successor to the late Jean Harlow and Markey a divorced husband of blond Joan Bennett fell in love several months ago and have been seen together in film colony night spots constantly since then Miss LaMarr is a Viennese ac tress who became famous for a role in the European film Ecs tasy that was the sensation of a motion picture exposition in Italy She appeared in the nude in sev eral scenes and after her marriage later to Fritz Mandl rich muni tions maker he tried to buy up all prints of the film and destroy them He was unsuccessful and he picture was shown in Ameri a She divorced him later and ame to Hollywood where she oomed to stardom in the film Algiers Gets Students Tribute Senior students at Columbia university in New York1 City a ew weeks ago voted her as the most desirable woman with whom o be marooned on a desert island A year before the students tribute vent to Madeleine Carroll the blond British actress Markey was divorced by Miss 3ennett two years ago Their un on which lasted for five years lad been known as one of Hol ywoods perfect marriages The blond actress charged him with mental of temper after she came home tired from a hard day at the studio GANDHI ENTERS SECOND DAY OF PROTEST FAST Spiritual Leader of India Is Already in Precarious Health RAJKOT India health minister of the Bombay presiden cy flew here Saturday to watch the health of Mohandas K Gandh as the frail ascetic leader of mil lions of Indians entered the sec ond day of his protest fast unt death Gandhi wearing little besides pair of cheap hornrimmed spec tacles slept peacefully throughout the night on a simple cot placed in the moonlight outside his hut He apparently has suffered no ill effects thus far The Bombay stock exchange and cotton market closed Saturday in protest at Gandhis strike Prices on other Indian stock exchanges declined Health Is Precarious Already in precarious health the little bald 69 year old spir tua leader hoped by his fifth lunger strike to persuade the na ive ruler of Rajkot state Thakore Saheb Shri Dharmendrasinhji to ntroduce governmental reforms including a voice in the govern ment for the people of the tiny western India state Gandhi sent a curt letter to the ruler demanding that a reforms committee meet immediately anc that its recommendations be im plemented a week after a decision is taken He also said that he would agree to revise the list o names ofcommitteemen he hac i Vitality Is Low Miss Sushila Nayar his per Hughes Says People Get Wants Filled WASHINGTON Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes addressing congress which two years ago defeated proposals to reorganize the supreme court said Saturday that what the people really want they generally get Praising the American system of government for its division of authority among the executive legislative and judicial divisions the chief justice told his audience including President Roosevelt checlis and balances prevent the speedy If our sometimes action which is thought desirable they also assure in the long run a more deliberate judgement And what the people really want they generally get With tin ultimate power of change through amendment in their hands they are always able to obtain what ever a preponderant and abiding sentiment demands His statement reminded the as embled legislators and govern ment officials of Mr Roosevelts unsuccessful proposal to reorgan ze the supreme court and other branches of the judiciary in order as the president said to get new blood into the judicial system The proposal followed the courts action in invalidating sev eral early new deal laws which drew down upon it much admin stration criticism Subsequently lowever the trend court opin ion changes later new deal laws were approved and the president has been enabled by death and re tirements to name three new court members A fourth vacancy is soon to be filled US NOT SILENT IN PERSECUTION MOTHERLANDS Democracies to Seek Every Peaceful Means for Religious Freedom WASHINGTON AP President Roosevelt served notice Saturday that the United States would not be passive and silent about the persecution of religion in lands where democracy had Ireen snuffed out Instead he told the con sonal medical attendant declared Gandhis vitality was low because the great strain under which he has been working recently Before he started his fast Gandhi advised his followers against imi tating him At a very early age I began fasting for selfpurification he said And in addition I have had the experience of priceless peace and unending joy The weapon of fasting can easily savour of vio lence unless used by one skilled in the art I claim to be such an artist Physicians said his vitality was very low but the nationalist leader said he would give his life which has no insurance value to get the reforms he said the ruler had promised He remarked that no fast however prolonged can dissolve the body Last April he predicted after an illness of several months that I am not likely to live very a year or a little more 39 30 GlobeGazette tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday 30 At 2 p m Saturday 28 Rain 10 inch WEATHER LAST YEAR Maximum 32 Minimum 22 Precipitation 38 Snowfall in WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook March 6 to 1 inclusive Upper Mississippi and Lowe Missouri Valleys and Northern am Central Great Plains Consider able snow in north and rain in south portions during the week temperature mostly near normal i north and near or above nonna in south portions IN ARMS ASKED Roosevelt Seeks Funds for Critical Items in Army Equipment WASHINGTON Hoosevelt asked congress Satur day to provide the money im mediately for a 5110000000 pro gram for the purchase of critical items of equipment for the army including antiaircraft artillery semiautomatic rifles antitank guns tanks artillery ammunition and gas masks The president also asked 539287 for strengthening the na tions seacoast defenses and 300000 for training of 20000 civilian airplane pilots by the civil aeronautics authority Mr Roosevelt sent his request to Speaker Bankhead in a letter The 5123839287 total is part of his plnn for expanding the army and providing it with necessary equipment It supplements the 8499000000 military appropria tion bill which the house passed and sent to the senate Friday The president requested 577 038287 in immediate appropria tions plus authority for the war department to enter into contracts up to 540801000 to be met by additional appropriations later gvess and a host of represen tatives of foreign powers this nation would seek by every peaceful means to keep religious and personal freedom alive Tyranny Is Denounced Addressing a joint session of the senate and house in com memoration of the first session of congress 150 years ago Mr Roose velt denounced the return to the world in recent years of forms government which for 2000 years have proved their tyranny and their instability The United States with many other democracies would never approvingly watch this return to per sonal rule he declared continuing Where democracy is snuffed out there too the right to wor ship God in ones own way is circumscribed or abrogated Shall we by our passiveness by oursi lence by assuming the attitudeof the Levite who pulled hisSkirts together and passed by on the other side lendencouragement to those who today persecute reli gion or deny it Answer Still No The answer to that is no just as in the days the first congress of the United States it was no Not for freedom of religion alone does this nation contend by every peaceful means We believe in the other freedoms of the bill of rights the other freedoms that are inherent in the right of free choice by free men and women Rested After Cruise Justices of the supreme court many high officials of the govern ment diplomatic representatives of foreign governments and mem bers of congress listened to the speech in the house chamber while millions more heard it by radio Returning to the capita Satur day morning on the sixth anni versary his first inaugural the Harvard Freshman Swallows Live Fish to Win Bet of CAMBRIDGE Mas s Lothrop Withington Jr7 a Har vard freshman was richer Saturday because he swallowed a live goldfish on a bet With 100 fellow students look ing on in a university dining hall Withington son of a prominent Boston lawyer held the wriggling threeinch fish aloft opened his MAIIATMA GANDHI Unto Death Thief Threatens to Scream When Seen BOSTON Gertrude Bernard reported to police Satur day that a sneafc thief entered her apartment with a skeleton key When he saw Miss Bernard rest ing on a davenport he said If you make any noise madam Ill scream Then he fled Suffers Fractured Hip in Fall on Ice Fred Pearl suffered a fractured hip Thurs j day afternoon she fell on DRAB WEEKEND IS PREDICTED Occasional Rain and Snow Are Probable Weatherman Forecasts DES MOINES weather bureau Saturday foresaw a drab weekend for Iowa with occasional snow or rain prob able The mercury soared to a spring like 5 degrees at Keokuk Friday while the low of 26 degrees Fri day night was reported at Mount Ayr Rain was reported Friday a Mason City Davenport Dubuque and DCS Moines Charles City had 05 of an inch The bureau warned shippers t protect for five to 25 degree read ings Saturday night mouth and gulped The scales caught on my the ice in front of her home Her throat a bit as it went down he husband the Rev Fred Pearl commented as he pocketed the ten spot Then he dined on filet of sole retired Evangelical minister has suffered a broken hip twice in the last 18 months 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 F M 8 P M 10 PM hc ricd 1 of Ihe IManchus drajfon president was tanned and appar ently rested from a Caribbean cruise that enabled him to watch the United States fleet engage in mock attack and defense oii the Atlantic coast No Mention of Business In his speech he called upon the government to act as a whole j for the good of the country And ith another ol his reminders that is was not the horse and buggy e he said modern transporta on and communication left to q citizen an excuse for section lisra for delay in the execution f the public business or for a ailure to maintain a full under tanding of the acceleration of the rocesses of civiliation Members of congress who had xpected him to refer to the ad ministrations current drive to re ssure and encourage business vere disappointed Without mentioning the diffi ulties he has had with congress ecently the president recalled hat there had been constant fric ion between the continental con ress and the commanderinchief of the revolutionary armies and lat inefficiency was the rule dur ng the long drawn out war There grave doubt whether inde pendence would have been won at all he said had not Great Brit ain been confronted with other wars in Europe Lauds Democratic Government Most of the speech was an ex position of the rights and freedom enjoyed under democratic govern ment and denied the president said by ether forms The United States constitution had proved Mr Roosevelt de clared that the American type of government could not long remain in the hands of persons seeking personal aggrandizement He compared the American right to trial by jury with some pro cesses of trial and punishment which of late have reincarnalcd the justice of the dark ages Freedom Is Enjoyed Under democracy the president continued Americans enjoy safe ty against unwarrantable and seizures freedom to assemble and petition the congress freedom Hindu   

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