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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1939, Mason City, Iowa rt NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME M R HISTaew ART OEPT IOWA COWP oes UOINES JA HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS tMASON CITY BRIGHT SPOT ill y YOLXLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHBSS FULL LEASED WIRES fTUE CENTS A COPY MASON GITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 1 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWOSECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 149 HITLER MAY SCRAP NAVY PACT BEHI Francos Regime Recognized by U S Cotton Subsidy Is Beyond Retrieval adminis tration outwitted everyone in cluding itself on the cotton export subsidy plan As shrewd a maneuver as ever went wrong was concocted be tween Agricul ture Secretary Wallace and House Agri culture Chair man Marvin Jones The ex port subsidy plan was to ha v e been planted invisi bly in the agri culture depart mtmt appropri ation bill But Paul niallon they planted it so deep they lost it and now are sunk in hole of their own makin The cotton of the presidents buried beyond retrieval a 3 w Ensnared Themselves How the snarers ensnared them selves is as rare an inside piece as you will run across in a month of congresses Mi Wallace first sold the cot subsidy idea to the president and the white house publicly es poused it They Jugmed they would need it Scrlast Monday Wallace went tip to congress saw House Floor Boss t Rayburn and Jones told them his need Inline rpm ate conference in Rayburn s office Jones thought it would be foolish and fatal to ask the hoVise for 315000000 for tqn alone Thewheat dairy to bacco and other blocs would start complaining again that cotton was getting everything and they noth ing Use Not Specified ARMS EMBARGO ALSO LIFTED IN ORDER BYFR Hull Avoids Comment on Presence of Nazi and Italian Troops WASHINGTON Hull announced Saturday the United States had recognized Gen eral Francos government of Spain Hull said he cabled the Burgos government foreign minister stat ing the disposition of this govern ment to establish diplomatic re lations He told a press conference this meant formal recognition the new regime Arms Embargo Lifted At the same time the state de partment was notified that Presi dent Roosevelt had signed a proc lamation lifting the embargo im posed two years ago on the ship ment of American arms and war materials to either side of the re cent Spanish conflict The United States followed the ead of Great Britain and France n extending formal recognition to Francos regime as thelegal as veil as the actual ment Hull told reporters numerous problems remained to be settled with Spain and would be arranged as Ambassador Now Here In reply to questions these included a decislorU on Americas ambassador and Ameri can property seized during the conflict which raged for more than two and onehalf years be fore Francos nationalist forces der feated the former loyalist gov ernment Claude Bowers the present American ambassador to Spain is now in the United States acd Oh Let That Be a Lesson to You So the plan was worked out whereby Jones would ask 000000 without identifying speci fically what it was to be used for thus to corral the hopes of all the blocs Next day Jones got his amendment unanimously approved by his committee and presented it to the house appropriating 000000 and providing that no more than 25 per cent could be used for any one crop Daily blocers jumped up ex plaining some of the money was intended for the dairy fanner and implying erroneously that none of it would go for staple crops The leaders dJd not clarify the situation let it go to a vote and found themselves unexpectedly defeated by the astounding margin of 195 to 98 Seldom does a house turn down a farm chairman on one of his own amendments even when the purpose is not generally understood Now the administration is trying to redeem the lost cause in the senate but their cotton kitten is out of the bag their opposition is much stronger in the senate than in the house and their hopes are in the hole with them a o Plan Labor Hearings No one find a trace H but Madame Perkins the labor secretary lent an inside hand in getting the senate labor com mittee to open hearings April 11 on amendments mostly AFL to the Wagner labor board act H seems that Mr Lewis con siders one of his strongest points in the peace negotiations to be the fact that he has blocked hear ings by this committee His lieu tenant Phil Murray is known to have been working the committee against heaxings Lewis has said publicly he would not see any use of continuing peace negotia tions with AFL if the two were to reopen their feud on the vVagner act in public at this time The AFL finally decided last week they were getting the run around in congress on their amendments and they swung some pressure upon the committee But it was the veiled lady in blsck Miss Perkins who is being given credit on the inside for hav ing convinced the administration group on the committee that there was nt use stringing along further with Lewis cCouyrirbl Kios FejUnrcj lnc Temptation Oooh See What I Have Anticipation Mmm Juit Like Garlicization Whew I Might Have Known British Smile With Hitler Navy Threat LONDON Hitlers threat to denounce the Anglo German naval treaty was greeted Saturday with smiles in British naval quarters where experts ex pressed confidence Britain could maintain her threetoone advan tage over the German navy no matter what Hitler did The British foreign office al ready had placed on record its view that the treaty could not be legally Admiral of the Fleet Sir Ron ald Keyes retired naval officer and member of the house of com mons gave some idea of the of ficial British view on the naval g treaty by saying in the house of commons 10 days ago Would Shed No Tears I would shed no tears if the AngloGerman naval agreement were denounced I do not think it is worth the paper it is writ ten on Geoffrey Shakespeare under secretary of the admiralty also recently declared that if Germany did end the treaty Britain would be released from her obligation under it to scrap five battleships of the soveign class By the 1935 naval treaty Ger many agreed to limit her navy to 35 per cent of the tonnage of the A tragedy in three acts of a junior college student Helen Jlorton 1119 First street southwest and a bos of candy received on April 1 Lock photo Kayeriay engrav ing PRISONER SHOT BY there have been recurrent reports tie Would not return Hull avoided direct comment on a question whether the deci sion to recognize Franco took cognizance of the presence of Italian and German troops in Spain Quickly following Preaileht Roosevelts proclamation signed at Warm Springs Ga the state de partment formally announced that laws and regulations governing exports to Spain were revoked effective at once Another proclamation by Hull announced revocation rulea prescribed on May 5 1937 gov erning soliciting and receiving of contributions for use in Spain The announcement stated specifi cajly however priorto excepted the revocation KILLED BY TREE OTTUMWA which resulted when a heavy tree rolled on him as he was dragginglogs resulted in the death of Jack M Hecltart 65 farmer near Drakes ville FORECAST IOWA Fair in east increasing cloudiness in west somewhat warmer northwest Saturday night Sunday unsettled and somewhat warmer MINNESOTA More or less unsettled Saturday night and Sunday not so cold Saturday night except extreme southeast and extreme northeast rlsine temperature in east and south Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather sta tistics Maximum Friday 59 Mimium Friday niyhl 28 At 8 a m Saturday 31 Bain trace April launched Saturday with a beaming sun rising mer cury and general fresh atmosphere of spring YEAR AGO Maximum 42 Minimum 22 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook fov the period of April 3 to April 8 1949 For the region of the Great Lakes Unseasonably low tempera tures most of first part of week probably higher thereafter pre cipitation beginning of week then mostly fair For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys and the Northern and Central Great Plains Temperatures unseason ably low most of the first part of the week especially over northern portions probably higher there after not much precipitation indi cated during the week Convictec of flaying Lynched inFlorida PANAMA CITYJ KiaI Miles Brown comictcd Fri day night of first degree mtudei for the killingof a former em ployer Roy VaiCKIeeck was shot to death Saturday after being taken fiomfjail by a band of masked men Mercy nad been recommended by the jury which convicted him of shooting Van Kleeck making a Jifesentence mandatory Sheriff John Scott said Blown was taken from the jail about 3 a m by four 01 fh e masked men who overpoweied Jailer Johnny Goodwin Browns bul letpiereced body was found be side a country road three horns later The bodyof Van Kleeck was found in a bayou nsar here Jan 16 arrested several days later in Jacksomille Detectives said he had 300 in currency and the state charged it Was taken from VanKleeck Brown did the trial but officers reported he ad mitted the Claying when jetumed heie from Jacksonville asserting he fired in iriian ar gument over his fiom Van Kleecks employment Frankie Green Dallas Tevx oap salesman who was jnjuied n an automobilecollision 5 miles north of Mason City about 12 30 Friday noon died at a local hospital at 11 Friday night from in ternal injuries This is the first accidental death on toe highwaysof Cerro Gordo county this year The condition of Verrion Cox companion of Mr LOOK INSIDE FOR BING CROSBY Has to Borrow Money to Pay Income Tax PAGE 2 Waldorf Winner of Debate Competition STATE PAGE Armstrong Drops Day in Twelfth SPORTS PAGE t njuriesAre CLOSELY French Say 6raslr Cerro Gordo Count Highway Victim No 1 For 1939 raveling Greens was reported as fair at he Mercy hospital Saturday and he condition of Milford A Phil ips Waterloo driver of the car ri which the two Texans were ridingwas reported as fair at the Park hospital Funeral arrangements for Mr Jreen have not beencompleted Hie body was taken to the Meyer uneral home COURT DELAYED BY PAGING GIRL Insanity Commission Examines Woman as Result of Incident CHARLES L insanity consisting of Dr O H Bahton Clerk of Court Verne Leigh and H L Lockwood Saturday excused Miss Ruby Fel thus following unusual ac which delayed the district cour hearing here Saturday morning Miss Felthus Who resides nortl of town had come to CharlesCity with a neighbor Mrs Warren Palmer who had business to transact at the courthouse While Mrs Palmerwas tran sacting her business the Floyd county girl went to the judge platform in the courtroom and be gan pacing back and forth with a ruler in hand She refused t hoed the call of several persons fc discontinue her strange actan no effort was made to remove her as violence was feared Her sister was called from home and she urged her to halt he pacing the girl finally acceeding In the meantime Judge T A Beardrnore had been forced t postpone court proceedings unti Miss Felthus discontinued her pac ing Gerald Happy Jake Earnis Rudd orchestra leader who es caped from jail there last Novem ber and was recently captured i Brookfield Mo was sentenced t 10 years in jail on a charge o breaking and entering and re i ceivcd another year on a jail breaking charge Receives Frequent PaCfrlS Made TransAtlantic Phone PUTS BLAME ON CHAMBERLAINS POLISH PLEDGE Indicates Nazis Are Ready in Case England Would Go to War WILHELMSHAVEN Geiv Adolf Hitlet answered Great Britain Sat urday by a challenge in which he implied that if Britain wants war he is ready for it Hitter declaredthat the present attitude of Prime Minister Neville Chamber Iain of Great Britain may destroy the AngloGerman naval agreement of 1935 and inferentially the Mun ich pact against war in which it was embodied The Munich accord signed by Hitler and Chamberlain pledged the two nations never lo go to war against one anothei Calls cmSituation WARM SPRINGS Ga loncerned over fresh threats to orld peace President Roosev elt ept close by his mountain cottage elephone again Saturday receiv playbyplay account the atesc moves on the European dip oniatic checkerboard As on Friday when he talked requently by transAtlanttc tele hone key American embas ies and the state department the chief executive re el ved periodic telephone and elegraphic reports from Washi ngton and Europe on worldwide eaction to the BritishFrench uarantee of Polish independence against aggressionl He was being constantly in ormed of possible nazi moves in riew of Fridays disclosure by vhite house source that Chan ellof Hitlers change in policy since seizing territory seopled by he threat of extending such domination to other continents What position this country night take in event of an out break of hostilities was not dis closed but the president was represented as feeling that unless Hitler was stopped from further land and economic conquests his domination might embrace na tions of other continents The BritishFrenchmoves were regarded in white house circles as ihe first definite effort in Europe Io block German expansion be yond the borders of contiguous territory largely by per sons of Germanic origin Engineer Killed as 2 Trains Collide Headon in Chicago CHICAGO fiPi An enginee was killed and a fireman suffers slight injuries when two Baltimor and Ohio railroad trains collidei headori in suburban Summit earl Saturday The engineer was Frank Barbil lion 55 His hand was still on th throttle when rescuers extricate him Investigators said the collisio was caused by the inadverten switching of the trains to the sam track PARIS close to le French government said Sat rday after a meeting of the cab net that a general mutual assis ance pact among the antiaggres on powers of western and eastern Europe was in definite process of ormation Prime Minister Chamberlains ledge of assistance to Poland Fri ay was made with full French upport these circles said and was esigned to offset any surprise ag gression while the mutual assis ance pact is being worked out Negotiations Pushed The cabinet meeting with Presi dent Lebruh went over the mat er and it was learnedthat min sters agreed negotiations in War aw Bucharest and other inter ested capitals should proceed at he fastestpossible pace The cabinet approved Foreign Minister Bonnets suggestion that Trance make an immediate protest o Tokio against Japans an nouncement Fridaythat she had issumed jurisdiction over ihe Spratly islands hi the South China 83 CoOrdinate Effectiveness Sovereignty of the islands equi distant from the Philippines Trench IndoChina and British orth Borneo has been in dispute setween France and Japan for some lime French said Japan had refused a previous French offer to arbitrate the matter France worked Saturday Io co ordinate hermilitary effectiveness line with the new antiHitler bloc created by the BritishFrench pledge of aid to preserve Polish independence British navy Built Sub Parity Last Dec 30 she took advantage of a clause iri the pact which gave her the right to build up to parity with Britainin submarine ton nage It was clear at the time that In the official British point of view there was manys demand if OK submarine pai ity In on the the British fleet Shakespeare told the house of commons on March 16 We believe our fleet so strong today that it can confidently ac cept a direct challenge in battle by any probable combination of forces Cardinal Sbarretti Found Dead in Bed VATICAN CITY flDonato Cardinal Sbarrelti WES found dead in bed Saturday by a servant who went to awaken him He was 82 years old The death reduced the college of cardinals io 60 mem Italians and 27 foreign ers There are ten vacancies Doc Chicago U Student Claims to Have Beaten Goldfish Eating Record CHICAGO Patrick a junior at the University of Chica go Saturday claimed lie has sur passed all of the collegiate gold fish eaters He ate most of two phonograph i records on the campus Friday while a group of coeds watched breathlessly Fellow students announced Patrick after his musical meal I did it for Alma Mater I have proved I hope that the University of Chicago is superior to Harvard where a student ate 24 goldfish and to Perm State where another guy ale 25 with catsup HIGHLIGHTS OF HITLER SPEECH WILHELMSHAVEN Germany of Adolf Hitlers speech If others want to rearm I say will not tire me out tat If it should ever come to a test of strength the German people are ready at any time to exert their utmost Our friends are with us They will march with us under all conditions at any time for all future time O 9 This reich is now strong enough thank God to protect your rights We are not dependent on other states I am not here nor are the Ger man peoplehere to live according to the dictates of the Enelkh 01 French but we arc here to defend our life interests After Germany devoted herself to peaceful pursuits before the World other statesmen per secuted her with jealousy and hatred and plunged her into war C Sr We know how England planned and worked for this goal how they wanted to crush Germany so the British citizen would be assured his exist ence Disarmament which Germany alone carried out was not fol lowed by others They did not want to abolish war as a political weapon They took our colonies A great people through a breach of word had their existence ren dered technically impossible England has been unvirtuous for too longto speak about virtue Fortysix million English are vir tuous and 80000000 Germans are forced to live on a small surface Twentyfive years ago there was not much devotion to virtue again Hitler did not directly de nounce the 1935 naval agreement Obviously referring to Chamber lain although not by name Hitler said FlingsArmed Challenge Ifan English statesman says the problems should be submitted to discussion I say there was 15 years time for that Then he flung his armed lenge If others want o lelrrKTr this you will not tire me outjf German People Ready1 Later he said If it should aveicome to a test of strength the German peo ple are ready at any time to exert their utmost Our friends are with us They will march with us under all conditions at any time for all future tjniie The fuehrers challenge to Bri tain was declared io a crowd of 50000 cheering followers a few hours after he had launched the second of the 35000 ton battle ships he is adding to his fleet Poland he naming He who is willing to pull chestnuts out of the fire for others must expect to get burned He denounced the devilish plan of encircling and attacking and bitterly derided Britain and France and democracies gen erally But he made 110 threats more definite than this passage on the 1935 AngloGerman naval treaty I once concluded a naval agreement mth Britain I was animated by the fervent desire that we might never again have a war with England If however that wish does not exist on the other side then lie practical preconditions for concluding such a treaty have vanished He proclaimed the strength and durability of his alliance with state with we shall march now and in all the If any nation wants to meas uie its strength with ours the RomeBerlin axis in any other way than a peaceful one we are ready for that also Behind Bullet Proof Glass The fuehrer spoke from a plat form in the city hall square op posite to and facing the hall He tors said the cardinal heart attack died of a German Long Distance Flyer Dies in Crash BERLIN Baron Ru dolf von Moreau 29 German long distance flyer was killed in a crash duringa test flight He was a member of the crew of the Ger man plane Sondor which made a BerlinNew York flight last Aug 1 ust stood behind a bulletproof glass arrangement like a bank tellers window which some said was to prevent any cold breeze from striking his chest Hitler spoke 62 minutes con cluding at a m C S T So convinced did Hitler seem that what he did in CzechoSIo vataa and Memel was right that Manager of Decorah Theater Succumbs Services on Sunday Larsen man ager and operator of the Lyric theater died Thursday at her apartment on Water street after a few weeks illness Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at at the Larsen home and 2 oclock at the Decorah Lutheran church with the Rev O Glesne officiating Burial at Decorah Lutheran cemetery he said I determined weeks ago to name our three next Nurnberg party convention the convention of peace Will Resist Encirclement Germany Hitler said would re f sist all attempts at encirclement He declared f The regime of prewar days hadi but one knew the devil ish plan of encircling and attack ing us yet it lacked the power or will to ward it off It permitted things to advance to a No power in the world can ever again force us to our knees Hitler heaped derision on Great Britain France and the democracies generally but made no more positive statements about his intentions with refer ence to them than the naval accord intimation The waiting world was kept in anxiety for more than an hour to LI
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