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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 11, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             p c r of i o COUP U NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AtL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS tVLi LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV uita Sharp Gasp Heard in Breathing Spell sharp gasp in the breathing spell was notice able recently As Messrs Roosevelt Hopkins Morgenthau and all officialdom exhaled good will to business last Tuesday their senate leader Barkley lifted his large foot and when he put it down he found it squarely in the respiratory ar rangement Barkley pre sented an amendment to FauJaiallon the air plane building bill barring any business lirm from participating in any na ticiial defense contracts if it was interfering with labor union or ganization This sounded like a good idea Certainly no one is op posed to union organization Barkley did not say so but the inside story is he got the idea from CIOs John Lewis and Lewis got it from one his less astute ad visers At any rate it began to be apparent immediately that no one had devoted very much thought to it The oversight came to a climax days later when army and navy authorities hastened to the capitol with clippers and an oxy gen tank to deliver the national defense they put it John Lewis and to restore a normal business pulse Catches Faint Odor One senator pointed out immed iately to Barkley In the debate that the amendment failed to say who would decide whether a busi ness firm had been interfering with labor Apparently Barkley and his coauthors had never thought of that orhad assumed it would be the CIO controlled national labor So agreed make the secretary of war the arbiter But another senator pointed put the amendment referred to the navy as well and the war de partment could not be passing on naval contracts so Barkley decid ed to let the arbiter be the head of the department awarding the contract A third senator indicated he caught the faint odor of other mice in the idea but the amendment wasadopted without a contesting vote and was sent to a conference with the house To Keep Powder Dry Army and navy authorities arc not socially conscious but they generally know how to keep their powder dry When they heard about it the other mice began to appear Their lawyers said tin proposal meant a contract migh not be let to a concern agains which any charge has been filet with NLRB Whether the company was innocent did not matter 1 could not presumably get a gov ernment contract until officially adjudged innocent which might be months after the bids were awarded To them it looked like the old WalshHealey act all over again only more so Specifically Douglas Aircraft which produces some of the best bombers has been having some labor troubles The amendment would apparently keep the army from getting Douglas bombers at this moment said the armynavy lawyers Thus the test for national de fense would not be founded on choosing the best weapon or even tlie lowest bidder but upon the ability ofan employer to keep from being charged with anything before the test which no one including a farsighted labor leader would want Here again was the history of many a wellmeant reform that failed in the last six years be cause insufficient thought or too much enthusiasm was devoted to working it out Impressing Lindbergh Itsoiinds fantastic and nodoubt is butsenators have been amus rheibselves delating privately a story that the Hitlerites may have fooled Colonel Lindbergh about the number of their planes before Munichand hence fooled the world into giving up Czecho Slovakia The story is they gave him every opportunity to count the reich air force concentrated at a given point Then while Lind bergh was otherwise engaged sleeping or whatnot the Germans flew the same planes to another point where Lindbergh was to visit later The yarn is discredited by the fact that all avenues of diplomatic intelligence substantiated the Lindbergh impression Kiny Fealurei Inc MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 111939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 131 FRANCO OPENS FIRE ON MADRID POPE APPOINTS LUIGI MAGLIONE AS SECRETARY Is Also Diplomat Last Preparations for Coronation Are Made VATICAN CITY fP Pope Pius XII Saturday appointed Car dinal Luigi Maglione former nuncio to Paris as Vatican secre tary ot position which as Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli the pontiff himself had filled under Pius XII Pius Xlf In his first speech broadcast the day alter his elec tion March 2 indicated he would use his influence for peace as did his predecessor and chose Maglione as a faithful friend who would carry out his policy in a wholehearted spirit Both Are Diplomats The two men are well acquaint ed with Europes trouble spots Both tlie pope and the new secre Coronafion of Pope on KGLO Ceremonies attendant ia tlie coronation of Pope Pius XII will be carried over KGLO be ginning Saturday at midnight and continuing until oclock Sunday morning See radio page for particulars Students Protest Sutherland Resignation tary are diplomats Both are Ital ian The pontiff has a firsthand knowledge of Germany Cardinal Maglione has a first band toonledge of France They therefore were considered in for eign circles particularly qualified to ease by diplomacy the stresses between the Vatican and political dictatorships as well as to make the voice of the church heard on ever a crisis develops among the nations One of the secretarys first du ties will be to receive the diplo matic corps I h e college of car dinals the papal court and other Vatican officials at the pontiffs summer palace at Castel Gandolfo Monday Will Be Crowned Sunday The appointment was announced as part of a busy morning for the pontiff who Sunday will be crowned formally with elaborate ceremony after mass in St Peters War in Africa and league of na tions sanctions occupied Monsig nor Maglione in Paris while the late Pope Pius XI was conferring the red hat on colleagues named with him in the secret consistory of Dec 16 1335 Cardinal Maglione was one of the personages whose talks with Premier Laval of France were were linked in the world press with the FrancoBritish proposal to end the ItaloEthiopian war late in 1935 His position as papal nuncio at Paris seat of most of the extra league peace efforts in that dis pute marked him as a key man in Pope Pius efforts to help avert a European catastrophe Germany Wont Rebroadcast He was born March 2 1877 at Casoria in the archdiocese of Naples Thousands ot disappointed ap plicants for tickets prepared to go to St Peters square at sunrise Sunday to wait all morning for a view the coronation itself on a balcony outside the basilica about 1 p m 6 a m A broadcast of the ceremonies which will last more than four hours was expected to begin about a m CST Radio workers said that only Germany among the major countries would not pick up the broadcast for re broadcasting Vatican authorities however have arranged to broadcast in German along with other lan guages Legislature Whoops Loudly Passes Bills for Indians Tama Reservation Gets Same Homestead BUFFALO CENTER WOMAN 5fc for German Native Leaves Three Daughters BUFFALO CENTER Funeral services are being arranged for Mrs Tjente Spear 97 who died at her home here Saturday morn ing Mrs Spear suffered injuries in a fall at her home Tuesday night and had been ill since She was a native of Germany and came to this country 60 years ago having resided in Buffalo Center and vicinity since Surviving are three daughters Mrs Ben Beenken of Tilonka Mrs Ago Jensen of Buffalo Cen ter and Delia at home A group of University of Pittsburgh students are shown as they entered a classroom attempting to enlist recruits in their short hut noisy demonstration against the resignation of Football Coach John Kam Sutherland The group was attempting o stampede the student body into a oneday strike The sign refers to John G Bowman president of Pittsburgh and a former Inwan Pitt Officials Are Silent After Students Stage Demonstration PITTSBURGH of Pittsburgh officials made no comment Friday oh whether dis ciplinary action would be taken against students who staged a turbulent demonstration Friday in the 42 story cathedral of learning The Oneday strike had been landhead football coach resigned a ago because he saidcon ditions at Pitt had become Intol erable Student leaders o the demon stration however announced it was staged in protest against the administrative policy of the uni versity and not particularly be cause of the coachs resignation WADLOW LOSES LIBEL ACTION St Joseph Starts Recovering From Week of Several Tall Men ST JOSEPH Mo will be some time before the famed tall corn of Iowa 50 miles north of here again seems tall to the citizens of St Joseph 1 They started recovering only I Saturday from a week of tall men I tall men The parade of giants through this citys federal court room streets and hotel lobbies was cli maxed Friday night when a jury decided against 8 foot 8 inch Rob ert Wadlow in a libel suit Had Sued Humberd The 21 year old Alton 111 giant had sued Dr Charles D Hum berd a selfstyled giant expert Wadlows parents asserted an ar ticle by the physician in the Jour nal of the American Medical as sociation reflected unjustly on their tall son A specially constructed chair had to be moved into the court room for its principal attraction An ordinary hotel bed or even one of the specials held for occa sional tall guests wouldnt do Two beds were linked together Other Giants in Town Through the crowds that fol lowed the huge visitor about the streets there circulated at mid week a rumor that two other giants were secretcly in town Some argued you couldnt hide a giant Others recalled the man wholost thebase drum The On the standtotestifyfor Dr en feet sixinches tall another over seven feet A ba s k e t b a 11 tournament brought three high school centers more than sixfoot four To a sixfoot seveninch sports editor who wived to reserve a long bed one hotel replied Weve got the room You bring the bed1 Credit asWhite Man DESMOINES was Indian day in the Iowa house of representatives To the accompaniment of loud whoops without sition passed a bill to Indians at the Tama reservation the same homestead tax credit which the white man has enjoyed in Iowa for tlie past two years The house also passed a bill to place Indian marriages on the same basis as the white mans weddings with license required and ceremony performed by offi ciating clergyman or magistrate Loud Whoop Heard When the second of the two bills had passed a loud whoop went up from the rear of the house chamber Speaker J H Irwin asked that the Indians be escorted to the speakers platform but there was no response to the invitation The marriage bill already had passed the senate and now goes to the governor for signature Will Meet Again Monday The house adjourned just be fora noon The senate was not in session Saturday Both houses meet again Monday Legalizing acts occupied most of the lime in the lower house Saturday Action on a bill to make Use of directional signal devices option al on trucks was deferred when controversy developed A bill introduced in the house Saturday would make possession of pinball machines illegal and punishable by a fine of or a 50day jail sentence aiust Have Recommendation A house committee which hoped to wash its hands of the troublesome question by report ing out a Hquorbythedrink bill without recommendation Satur day discovered it had hoped in vain Chief Clerk A C Gustafson ruled that a committee bill cannot be offered without tion Without recommendation he explained it would not be a com mittee bill Will Meet Jlonday Reprcsentative Phil F Roan R Fort Madison chairman the house liquor committee which has wrestled with the question all session said the committee would meet again Monday to determine whether it wishes to make any recommendation Re pi res erit ati v e H F Morrbjv Hopkintpn minister ajnd SUFFERS POISON IVY LANCASTER Pa March winds whistling outside and the temperature in the low 20s 12 year old Robert Oettel breezed into a hospital with a real springandsummer complaint He said he had ivy he did liquor committee declared he would resist any move to place committee approval on the bill The bill would provide local option on sale ofliquor by the drink as well as on the estab lishment of any new stateliquor stores Present storeswould not be molestedhowever 4 L Chain Tax Discussed The bill would provide three classes of licenses with fees rang ing from S150 to per year Liquor establishments could not serve food and dancing and card games would be prohibited in the taprooms Opponents of the proposed chain store tax presented their case to the legislators in a public hearing in the house chamber Friday af ternoon B D Silliman of Cedar Rapids counsel for Iowa chain stores said passage of the chain tax bill would mean higher prices lor the consumer The senate has scheduled the farmtomarket road bill for ac tion next Wednesday as a special order of business 2 IOWA AREAS MENACED WITH RISING FLOODS Couple 111 With Flu Removed When Waters Enter House DES MOINES Flood wat ers from the heaviest snows of the winter plus rain and mist which fell in some districts presented a menace in at least two Iowa lo calities Saturday High water hadsurrounded areas near Missouri Valley where the Boyer river was out of its banks and west of Shenandoah where the Nishnabotna river was on a temporary rampage with ice jams spreading the water over a large territory In Des Moiues however tlie weather bureau said the high water situation was localized al though rain had fallen ranging from 52 of an inch at Mount Ayr to 130 inches at KeokuU 144 inches at Burlington and 133 inches at Labia Rescued From Home The entire state was blanketed by fog and mists Air travel was at a standstill The United Air lines office said a scheduled flight from Omaha to Des Moines Sat urday probably would be can celed Ju tlie Shenandoah area res cuers Saturday morning removed Mr and Mrs Ernest Boyd from their farm home west of there Both had been ill with influenza and had taken refuge on the sec ond floor of the dwelling as wat ers filtered into the first floor Friday food and supplies were taken to the couple by men on horseback With the waters rising Dancers Are in No Hurry to Get Light Back at Frat Party COLUMBIA Mo ning struck only once here Friday the fuse box of the Sigma Nu fraternity it was fun while it lasted Out went the lights while the house was full of coeds dancing at the annual crum party of the fraternity For several minutes no one stirred Then a pledge went for the candles Ten minutes later the party was resumed VI1V lulll the Boyds were removed by boat discipline Cabinet List Is Drawn Up by Slovaks PRAGUE Slovak par liamentary delegation was enroute Saturday to Prague from Brastis lava to try to settle difficulties be tween Czechs and Slovaks among whom separatist agitation caused the removal of three ministers and the proclamation of martial law in Bratislava The delegation was bringing for CzechoSIovak President Emil Hachas approval a new cabinet list of moderate Slovaks willing to continue collaboration within the federal union The new cabinet of autonomous Slovakia was ex pected to be formed by Saturday The Czechs were still in tlie dark over the one big question everywhere asked since tlie Czech lion showed its teeth Friday when Czech troops were sent to Slo vakia The question What is Ger manys attitude RECOMMEND TISO BE REAPPOINTED BRATISLAVA h e Slo vak parliament Saturday recom mended that Dr Joseph Tiso be reappointed premier of autono mous Slovakia the post from which he was ousted by the Prague government for backing Slovak independence agitation The recommendation was sub mitted to the federal government in Prague Bratislava remained quiet and there was serious talk of com promise being reached over the extremist Slovak demands for complete independence not merely autonomy from the Prague government Karl Sidor vice premier of CzechoSlovakia and representa tive of tlie Slovaks seemed to be in control of the situation In a conciliatory radio speech he asked the extremist Hlinka guards Slo vak storm troopers to maintain Saturday Housegoods Are Moved At Missouri Valley overflow waters from the Bo3Ter river had inundated the Seatonville dis trict southeast of town to a depth of several feet Several men re ported wading waste deep in the area and many householders were moving their possessions to high er land The water was reported cover FOR LATE NIGHT NEWS For the latest news bul letins tonight tune in Radio Station KGLO 1210 Kilocycles ot the following times 6 P M 7 P M 8 P 10PM The Weather FORECAST 1 O W A Cloudy occasional rain Saturday night and possi bly In southeast and extreme east portions Sunday morning somewhat colder in extreme and extreme southeast portions Saturday night and in extreme southeast portion Sun day rising temperature in northwest portion Sunday MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness Saturday nigrht and Sunday possibly rain or snow in southeast portion Saturday night slightly warmpr in cx tremc west porlionSunday ing an area of 10 square miles and residents of the section feared a repetition of the serious floods of three years ago In the meantime Harrison coun ts authorities were bending every effort to relieve the situation by opening ice blockades at the mouth the rivev which empties into the Missouri river west ot Missouri Valley Floods at Sidney With the West Nishnabothna river gorged with ice floes at Sid ney and at Riverton water was flooding thousands of acres of farm lands Saturday and highway officials were fearful the force of the water may wash out selections of highway three miles east of this city The force ot the ice jams had broken through many dikes A twoInch rain here Friday night added to the flood hazard lowan Directs Traffic After Crash Killed GRINNELL to direct traffic following an auto mobile collision E E Collis of Malcom was killed late Friday when struck by a truck four miles east of here MIAJA MOPPING UP REDS IN WAR WITHIN A WAR Communists Driven From Square Set Up Defense in Hospital EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS By The Associated Press duel indi cates new nationalist assault on republican capital Miaja forces scatter rebellious communists o f f i cials still in dark on Germanys attitude toward Slovak inde pendence after Czecli efforts to crush separatist agitation Slo vak parliament recommends re instatement premier ousted by Prague government but con ciliation on freedom demands is considered withholds opin ion but some nazi quarters be lieve Germany prepared to press demands for full autonomy for Slovaks z e c h oS 1 o v a k Snanish crises seen as damper on peace hopes voiced by British Home Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare estimated 6000 Jews await midnight dead line of order for them to leave Italy with no place to go Vatican Pius XII names Luigi Cardinal Maglione veteran diplomat as papal retary of state MADRID guns on the Civil war front at the western margin of Madrid Saturday in dicated that Nationalist General irancisco Francos armies Viarf Hlinka guards paraded through the Slqyak capital carrying rifles aricTpistols Some were in uni form and others displayed badges HITLER IS OBSERVING TENSE SITUATION BEHLIN took a strong view of the conflict in CzechoSlovakia Saturday but a government spokesman suggested Chancellor Hitler would observe events in the neighboring republic for a while before committing himself The government by early aft ernoon had not replied to the note of Joseph Tiso protesting against his removal as premier of Slo vakia and the dismissal of other provincial ministers by President Emil Hacha Hitler Sunday will attend Me morial day exercises at the State opera and listen to a commemora tive address by AdmiralGeneral Erich Saeder chief of staff of the navy in honor of the first anni versary of the annexation ot Aus tria Vienna on Monday the actual anniversary hopes to see tlie chancellor in its midst for the celebration of Anschluss German authorities apparently wanted these two events to pass off smoothly before taking an active hand in Czechoslovakia the situation in Bare Knees Legal at Provincetown PROVINCETOWN Mass Bare knees definitely are legal in this summer resort town oti the tip of Capt Cod Proponents of an antishorts law were short three votes in their second effort to put over the ban Friday night Leaders for Safety Bill 35 J2 32 trace 41 27 GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday Precip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum WEEKLY FORECAST Outlook for March 1318 Upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Some precipi tation indicated about middle of week temperature mostly near or above normal in south and near or below normal in north portion ncos armies had launched an attack against the city while Republican General Miajas forces still were mopping UE com munists in tlie war within a war J Resumption of bombardments along the 28 months old siege lines indicated that the nationalist forces which had withheld their fire during the sixday revolt against Miajas peace with program had resumed the attack Report Heavy Fighting Fierce artillery fire developed on the nationalistrepublican front southeast of Madrid also and ob servers reported heavy fighting and a terrific duel of artillery batteries Within Madrid fierce machine gun fire drove the communist rebels from what Miajas national defense junta called their last ma jor stronghold in Indeaendencla square near tlie center of Madrid But the communists merely retired to set up a new resistance center in a maternity hospital The hospital contained about 1000 women expectant mothers and others with newborn in fants Elsewhere in the city commu nists were being dispersed and groups of them were surrendering A mobile army loyal to Miaja brought in from the east played the major role in driving the com munists from Independcncia square Revellers Are Scattered Loyal troops demolished barri cades the communists had raised In Independencia square Earlier revolters attacked encamped re publican forces The communists were dispersed after a brief but sharp clash One indication that the back of the communist uprising was brok en was that the revolters were scattered faced with great diffi culty In obtaining food and un able to maintain close contact among their separated strong holds A dream of several years standing will come true for Represen tative Dean W Feisen Eldora republican left it the governmental reorganization bill creating a public safety department is passed by the Iowa house of representatives and signed by Gov George A Wilson Peiscn who fostered the measure merging the highway pa trol bureau of investigation and various inspection divisions is shown above with Senator E P Donohue New Hampton republican floor leader who spearheaded the bill to a favorable vote in the upper chamber Peiscn will be its champion in the Iowa house Iowa Daily Prcssyhoto Lenox Again Is in State Girls Finals SPORTS BULLETIX DES SIOINES the 1938 runnerup moved into another championship battle for he girls state high school bas ketball championship defeating Wcllsbunr 36 to 35 in a thrill ing semifinalgameSatur4ay af ternoon As usual tire south west Iowa team came from be hind to win 6000 Jews Facing Italian Deadline ROME estimated foreign Jeus watched wilh anxie ty the approach of the deadline at midnight Saturday night o an or der for them to leave Italy They have no place to go They lack permission to enter other coun tries After midnight they are subject to arrest for violation ot the expulsion decree   

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