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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1939, Mason City, Iowa it NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 7 1939 i jl II Revamped Revamp Is Rushed Ahead of F R softened government reorganization bill was hustled out of the house com mittee and on to the floor be fore Mr Roose velt could get back from his naval vacation Legisl a t o r s skidded through the corridors in their haste The bill was in com mittee only three days It was considered at only one ses THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 128 4 CHILDREN DIE IN IOWA BLAZE Miaja Uses Planes to Quell Loyalist Revolt SAYS UPRISING Paul Jlallon ion lasting about three hours An immediate rule for its immediate considera tion was then requested of the rules committee Obviously the boys were not taking any chances on having Mr Roosevelt say this was not enough reorganization for him They pruned out his attempt to get con trol of the civil service and the general accounting office they lopped off his suggested new de partments of public welfare and public works they retained for themselves the right to disapprove and to stop his moves they gave him a hard yardstick of economy instead of efficiency to work with It is not much more reorgan izing power than they once gave Hoover They knew he would not like now it is out on the open floor and any changes will have to be made openly course the legislators trimmed the bill to what they thought could get through con gress and apparently they are not fooling the president in telling him this is the utmost he can ex pect Hughes Talk Immortal Many a statesmen is telling the cloakrooms the Charles Evans Hughes address will be granted by plaice iamoogJheammdrtal speeches of found simplicity it fathomed the deepest inspirations of democracy Some of his phrases will be heard again many times We are here not as masters but as servants not to glory in power but to attest our loyalty to our sovereign the is only by wisdom and restraint in our own day that we can make our system We have mass production in opinions as well as in Representative government is not government by direct mass action but fay representation which means leadership as well as responsiveness and accountabil What the people really want they generally Ex alting the processes of The wise use of protect the fundamental right of minorities in order to save demo cratic government from destroy ing itself by the excesses of its own e No one ever said it better fi tfi c Fi Is tir Me chi Mil tal em net PI wifi Wad Loaded for Douglas Senatorial bigguns are loading for the appointment of Securities Exchange Chairman Bill Douglas to the supreme court if and when it comes How much they can make of it is not yet evident but they have stored considerable information about the recent insurance proxy forgery case before the anti monopoly committee which is new and of interest even if Douglas does not happen to be Mr Roose velts choice It appears to be true that those insurance agents who said they forged insurance proxies were largely CIO unionists Several tried to inject labor issues in their testimony saying they were so overworked by the company they did not have time to get valid signatures These witnesses were produced by Mrs Douglas sec On the second day of their testimony a CIO official gave out a press statement trying to take advan tage of the testimony Douglas side of the story will be that he did not know his testi mony was loaded with subtle CIO propaganda His investigators ran across these agents who vol unteered the information He submitted it in good faith and still believes it was true He WAS CAUSED BY RED AGITATION General Reassures People Civil War v to Be Ended Soon MADRID were used over Madrid by General Jose Miajas new republican defense government Tuesday in an effort to crush an uprising of some troops said to have been inspired by communists Earlier announcements by General Miaja and his defense minister General Segismundo Casado said that the apparent attempt to force contin uation of the civil waras opposed to Miajas expressed desire for a worthy under con trol Hold a Few Buildings It was subsequently reported that communists who had been holding out in a building on Ma drids outskirts had surrendered but that companion forces stil were in possession of a few othei buildings elsewhere The Miaja government which succeeded that of Premier Juan Negrin and included no commu nists tried to reassure Madrid cit izens by broadcasts that the pop ulace should not be frightened by the presence of fighting planes over the city It is the old republican avia tion force standing loyally and unconditionally behind the de fense council government one radip explanation said Promises War to End The revolt developed among troops around Madrid In the morning there was cannon and machinegun fire in outlying sec tions and snipers kept up an in termittentfire within the city Miaja Monday night became head of the national defense gov ernment which succeeded that of ousted Premier Juan Negrin Communists were excluded from the regime Lets come back o common sense and I assure you that the war will end soon ftliaja de clared in a radio broadcast Tuesday Monday night he had appealed for a worthy peace The reason for the formation of the defense cabinet was to end the war in a humane and honorable manner Miaja said Tuesday Thats our mission In Burgos the nationalist press hailed the overthroxv of Negrin and the establishment of Miajas junta as presaging an early col lapse of republican resistance A typical headline proclaimed to tal disintegration of red setup im Picked machinegun units guarded strategic points in the city pursuant to Miajas stern orders for the suppression of out breaks against his peace policy Sounds of cannon and machine gun fire came from outlying quar ters of Madrid while isolated Miaja Ready to End Civil War Quickly HENDAYE France At the Spanish Jose Miaja who saved Madrid from capture 28 months ago made ready Tuesday to surrender the city and end the Spanish civil war as quickly as a worthy peace could be engineered He acted as the head of a new national defense government The bald doublechinned strat egist known as the savior of Madrid assumed the presidency of the tottering republic Monday night 24 hours after a junta led by General Segismundo Casado had driven out Premier Juan Negrin and a group of ministers determined on war to the bitter end Miaja was expected to open ne gotiations at once for a surrender to nationalist General Franco con ditioned only by safe conduct into exile for republican leaders and a promise that Madrid would be spared a triumphal entry by Italian troops in Francos ranks With Negrin and his cabinet followers in French refuge with the republican fleet headed for internment and disarming at Bi zerte Tunisia and with com munist leaders under virtual ar rest in Madrid Miaja was in a position to negotiate a soldiers peace Firing Squad to Be Formed to Execute Convicted Murderer SALT LAKE CITY fir ing squad will be assembled here next month to execute 54 year ol GeorgeHayeswho expected to be hanged for murder but chose to be shot Utah is the only state in which a condemned man may make such a choice Hayes was convicted atnearb Tooele of participation in the fan tastic execution slaying of Sher man W Cad well 71 year old trapper hermit who was strappec into a tiltedback chair hooded and then shot Wants State to Get Cut on Bank Nights HARRISBURG Pa Representative Reuben E Coher wants the state to get a cut o any money theatergoers win a bank nights He has introduced c bill to collect 15 per cent of thi prizes snipers kept up intermittent fire within the city The best information available was that several battalions just outside Madrid were involved in the uprising The revolt broke out in the early hours of the morning The government proclaimed it had control ot the situation and that Madrid was free of general disturbance The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness snow probable in west and north Tuesday night and Wed nesday and in southeast Wed nesday not so cold Tuesday night rising temperature Wed nesday MINNESOTA Increasing cloudiness snow Wednesday and in west and south Tuesday night not so cold Tuesday night rising temperature Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 27 Minimum Monday niglit C At 8 a m Tuesday 5 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum A l Ub shared the committees viewpoint later expressed that labor testi ihis kind had no place in a financial investigation such as the antimonopoly hearing is Unt supposed to be This also explains why the committee refused to hear the large number of agents produced by the company to testify they did not forge proxies These agents are supposed to be mem bers of an antiCIO union Cppjrisht Kfns Features Inc Thci way I Eczcn tions crald who e iinslgl try it Just origin and re such that a furlhc IOWAN FATALLY CRUSHED KNOXVILLE Oli ver 25 was injured fatally when i V he was crushed in a fall of shale at the Clark tile plant here Oliva Dionne Against Trip of Quints to Meet Royalty CALLANDER Ont Canadian Dionn Tuesday declared he looked with disfavor on an invitatio for his frve famous daughters to travel to Toronto May 22 to met K inrr ifnivrrn ii J i King George and Queen Elizabeth e sovernment cannot arrange to have the majesties vjsit the nursery here said the quintuplets father aftc Oie Ontario government sent him an invitationand offered two specia railway cars to transport him wife and five daughters I am not in favor it Dionne said but added he would not reply to the invitation until he had consulted Mrs Dionne It was believed the invitation sent by Provincial Secretary H C Nixon would be considered by the four guardians who watch over the quintuplets Dr Allan Roy Dafoe their phy sicitn and also a guardian refused to express an opinion regarding the advisability of the little girls taking such a trip but said If the Ontario government says we must allow the quints to be taken I to Toronto what can we do Chicago Stockhandler Is Gored by Bull CHICAGO 1200 poun bull Tuesday fatally gored Donal Stockdale a handier at the stoc yards MRS ZICKEFOOSE DIES MT PLEASANT if Mr Earl Zickefoose 40 who contrac ed scarlet fever last week atte the birth of a child died Monda night in Memorial hospital here But o Violin Has a Voice Joseph Konvalinka maker of violins and one of the citys ear liest gunsmiths who died Tuesday morning following an illness once said A stock has only beauty but a violin that has a voice The picture shows Mr Konvalinka with one of his violins the making of which he took up as a hobby after he had become famed as a gunsmith Konvalinka 80 Pioneer GiinsmithrSuceumbs Here Was Also Maker of Violins Death Is Result of Stroke Konvalinka 80 pioneer unsmith in Mason City and maker of violins died at his home US1 North Federal avenue at Tuesday morning fol iowing an illness of several days He suffered a stroke last Wed nesday from which he failed to rally Mr KonvalinUa was born in Iowa City Nov M 1358 of Bo hemian parents At the age of 4 he was apprenticed to a gunsmith a native of Bohemia He worked as an apprentice for 3 years and then spent a year and a half for himself before moving to Mason City in 1877 Opened Shop Here At the age of 20 on March 4 1878 he opened his first gun shop in Mason City on South Federal avenue Later he moved his shop to 118 North Federal avenue where he was located at the time of his retirement in 1920 At the time he stopped working he had a record of 42 years of continuous business in Mason City Mr Konvalinka was interested in violin making by the late C B Senior Although Mr Konvalinka was not a musician he made a score or more of fine violins His greatest pride was in the making of violins and he continued at this hobby long after he retired from his shop where he had won fame as a gunsmith locksmith bicycle repairman and sporting goods dealer was this work that he took his greatest pride in doing He was known throughout the United States as a gunsmith Married in 1883 On Dec 11 1883 Mr Konva linka was married to Kate Terrili at the home of her parents in Ma son City They celebrated theii golden wedding anniversary in 1933 Surviving Mr Konvalinka are his wife and son Glen Chicago and three daughters Mrs J W Conroy Kenwood Cal Miss Irene Konvalinka Chicago and Mrs A C Beckel Urbana 111 and two Kon brothers Frank and John valinka Iowa City Funeral services will be heli Thursday afternoon at ocloct at the Patterson funeral home with the Rev C E Flynn of th Tirst Methodist church in charge Burial will be at Elmwoqd cem etery The body was taken to th Patterson funeral home LARSON BID LOW FOR SCHOOL JOB Seven Bidders in Field for General Contract on Monroe The C E Punk Larson Con struction company Fort Dodg was low bidder on the general con tract for tlie construction of th Monroe junior high school add tion at the meeting held by th Mason Cityschool boardTuesda afternoon Larson whose bid was was one of seven bidding for th contract Construction of 4 Cruisers in Private Shipyards Authorized WASHINGTON Roosevelt authorized the navy Tuesday to build four new 6000 ton cruisers in private shipyards Under the VinsonTrammel act two of the cruisers would have been built in private and two in navy yards unless the president specifically directed otherwise The cost of the four will total about 548000000 or approxi mately apiece BOY 5 LOSES LEG CEDAR RAPIDS iP The right leg of 5 year old Jimmy Hodges was amputated just below the knee after the youth was in jured when crushed against the curb by a twoton truck Police did not hold the truck driver whose name they gave as Fred HOUSE PASSES AMENDMENT ON ENSIGN PLANS Bill Would Require Approval by Popular Vote for Enactment DES M01NES consti utional amendment safeguard on ension legislation sailed through le Iowa house by a 74 to 21 vote uesday Admittedly aimed at such meas les as the proposed teachers an luity plan the measure would re luire approval by popular vote of II pension systems except those nvolving aged blind or veterans rants Representative Earl Fish Jaugh Shenandoah led the ght for its adoption The resolution now goes to the en ate Required Tjy 2 Sessions Constitutional amendments re quire approval by two consecutive essions of the legislature after vhich they also must receive a avorable decision at a general election If the present and 1941 ieneral assemblies sanction the esolution then the question vould be placed on the ballots of he 1942 general election Waving papers which he said described tax sales covering as much as half a town Fishbaugh declared the amendment would rove a safeguard against increas ng present exorbitant taxes To Eliminate Pressure The Page representative as serted the legislature is con fronted by bills providing for teachers annuities and civil ser vice covering 5000 state em ployes Civil service and pensions go hand in hand he continued Un less we put some limit on this thing well find ourselves up against a pension drive from these government employes in some fu ture session Representative A H Avery R Spencer asserted the resolution voultl tend to eliminate the ter ritic pressure candidates for the legislature now must undergo from special groups seeking spe cific pledges on forthcoming bills Opposition Hits Amendment The opposition led by Repre sentative Carroll Johnson Knoxville and Philip F Eoan Fort Madison said the amendment would allow the legis lature to pass the buck to the people on all future pension ques tions Roan declared he opposed amending the federal and state constitutions for anything a remark that brought forth this question from Representative Leo Hocgli Chariton How did you stand on the amendment to repeal the pro hibition amendment in tbe con stitution The house broke into laugh ter over tlie query directed at the Fort Madison wet leader I A teachers annuity measure providing for a 5530000 annual contribution from the state treas ury is on the senate calendar Tbe house also held a rapid fire session in which five other bills were passed two were de feated and action was deferred on another Approved measures and the vote on each were To allow transfer of war vet eran patients from state hospitals to federal institutions 95 to 0 To increase in counties exceed ing 60000 the maximum levy for aiding widows with children from onefourth to onehalf mill 77 to 7 To give certain employes of the state board of assessment and re view the power to administer oats 94 to 0 To allow Greene and Black Hawk counties to issue unused poritions of road bonds author ized in elections prior to 1926 by 89 to 1 Safety Bill Is Explained for Senate DES MOINES Iowa senate took a look at the public safety department bill Tuesday morning and then recessed for lunch while Lieut Gov B B Hickenlooper wrestled with a point of order The public safety department bill is the consolidation commit tees proposal to combine state police and inspectional services under one head It would affect the highway pa trol state bureau of investigation fire marshal and certain inspec tional services of the department of agriculture and commerce commission Explained by Donohue Senator E P Donohue ma jority floor leader spent much of the morning explaining provisions of the bill so it did not reach the debate stage Senator Edward Breen Fort Dodge minority leader indi there would be a fight on the bill however cated ditch The snarl which left the senate stalled on a point oE order result ed when Donohue proposed a sal ary of a year for the com missioner of public safety pro vided under the bill Objects to Breens Motion Senator L B Foisling Sioux City suggested The bill as drawn originally would al low the commissioner At this point Breen stepped in with a motion to strike all after the enacting clause of the public safety bill and substitute a pro posal to set up the motor vehicle department and highway patrol as a separate department This is the substance of another pending in the senate BLAST RESULTS FROMKEROSENE PUT IN STOVE Victims Are Trapped in Flaming Home on Mount Ayr Farm MOUNT AYR chil dren were burned to death Tues day when they were trapped in a blazing farm house six miles south of here Their mother Mrs Milo Morse 36 was burned seriously The father and a son Bverett 9 were in the barn where the tragedy oc curred The deadr Ruby Morse 17 Evelyn Morse 15 Mary Lou Morse 10 Billy Morse 5 The fire started when kerosene exploded as Mrs Morse was build ing a fire in the kitchen stove It threw flames over her and the two oldest children Mrs Morse ran screaming from the kitchen and rolled in the snow she had extinguished the tire in her clothing she went into the barn and called her husband Couldnt Enter House The ouple hurried back to the farm house but were unable to enter because it was a mass of flames Ruby and Evelyn had been in the kitchen with their mother but Billy and Mary Lou were still hi bed upstairs Had Just Moved Mrs Morse said she could not understand why the two older girls did not run out of the house when she did unless they at tempted to rescue the two sleep ing children was located bill Donohue raised a point of or der on Breens motion While Hickenlooper studied the question Senator William S Beardsley New Virginia moved that the senate recess for lunch Feisen Is Nearby Thank you replied the lieu tenant governor as the senate voted for the recess Interested spectators at the sen ate session were Lew Wallace former state motor vehicle com missioner and Representative Dean W Peisen chairman of the house consolidation committee and author of a similar bill which nearly passed two years ago Peisen sat at Donohues side while the latter public safety bill explained the After noon the lieutenant gov ernor ruled the senate could not consider Breens proposal now because it was not germane There was no time to work on the other amendments however because the senate had arranged previously with the lower house to honor the states pioneer law makers in a joint session at 2 p m LOOK INSIDE FOR The kitchen stove beside the stairs going up to the second floor The family moved to the farm March 1 It was owned by Morses uncle Frank Morse who died re cently Mount Ayr is 9 miles north of the Missouri bne in Ringgold county Officials Visit Scene Sheriff H P Todd and Coroner E J Watson went to the home Tuesday morning to recover the bodies from the ruins They said no definite time had been fixed for an inquest Mrs Morse doctors said suf fered severe body burns She also was a victim of shock and ex posure the mercury standing near the 15above mark at the time WPA Crew Tears Down Wrong Building NEW YORK WPA admitted Tuesday that it finally had happened One of its wreck ing crews tore down the wrong building There wasnt a stick left stand ing of the threestory frame structure owned by the Newburgh Savings bank when the mistake was discovered And next door a threestory building that the Title Guarantee and Trust com pany had asked to have razed stood untouched The city housing authority us ing WPA labor razes old buildings free as part of a slum clearance program Title Guarantee had asked to have its frame store and tenement building at 158 Belmont avenue Brooklyn removed The wrecking crew went out At the corner ot Powell street the foreman found No 162 Belmont avenue The next two buildings were unnumbered and abandoned The first one was No 158 the next No 156 But the crew figured that tlie first one should be No 160 since it was next door to No 162 and that the third house would be No 158 So they at tacked the third house They had cleared the lot and reported the job done before Title Guarantee telephoned again to inquire when No 158 was going to be razed After an investigation the WPA had to notify the Newburgh bank that it no longer had a building at No 156 A spokesman for the bank said it objected very much What action it will take has not been determined Stassen Would Settle Strike of Elevator Workers in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS strike of 1000 elevator operators and maintenance employes in 35 Minneapolis public office buildings entered its sixth day Tuesday as Gov Harold E Stassen stepped into the controversy in an effort to end the walkout Stassen met with representatives of employers and the striking building service union Monday night and was to confer with both groups in a joint meeting Tuesday QUARTEOiNALS ARE UNDER WAY Play Continues in Iowa High School Catholic Tournament First Half Final SENATOR H T BONE Will Propose Profits Be Taken Out of War PAGE 2 Farmer of GoldHeld Vicinity Is Burned PAGE 8 Hoty Family Winner in State Tournament PAGE 9 Holy Family ggj Cherokee B3 fag DUBUQUE four teams eliminated including the defending champions quarter final rounds were to be played Tuesday in the Iowa Catholic high school basketball tournament here Highlight of the opening round games Monday was the 23 to 21 victory of Holy Family of Mason City over St Ambrose academy oE Davenport 1937 and 1938 cham pions The victory gave the Mason City quintet its twentythird consecu tive win and pushed it to a top ranking among teams considered the most serious contenders for the title Holy Family came from behind in the second half to win the closely fought contest The Little Saints were leading 7 to 4 at the end or the first quarter and 16 to 12 at the half Holy Family moved into a 20 to 17 lead late in the third period and St Ambrose never caught up
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