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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST MEM 4 AHT DCPT OF IOWA COMP DES MONES I A HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAMS NEIGHBORS MASON OTY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV FIVE CENTS A COPS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 4 1939 NEWSJ BEHI THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 151 JACK BENNY MUST PAY F R Wants Congress to End Session Soon Roosevelt and his congressional directors are working to get congress out oE town as soon as possible Not only have they lost control but they are suf fering the con tinuous embar rassment of having to ask the nonnew dealing demo crats for what ever favors they can g e 1 Paul Mallon the waV legislation House Leader Sam Rayburn no longer goes to his ally Chairman Sabath of the rules committee to direct what legislation is to be brought up in the house and how Sabath has become a mere figure chairman Rayburn must go to Gene Cox the nonnew dealing Georgia democrat and try to wheedle concessions for the ad ministration from him Cox has become chaimianinfact as spokesman for a balance of power group of dissenting democrats who can count on republican backing for a majority whenever they want to dissent As the rules committee is the master dynamo of congressional power the situation is intolerable at the white house v 3 Worried About Debt To illustrate Neither Rayburn nor Speaker Bankhead were even able to make a fight for the addi tional of relief which Mr Roosevelt has been pressing for with ail his remaining might They just could not do anything about it They told Mr Roosevelt they did not have the votes and the xoll call taken on the SloO 000000 amendment proved they were right Upwards of 75 demo crats vdted against it A majority of thejiouse ly worried about debt and continuing deficits Frankly they do not believe Mr Roosevelt is sufficiently mindful of the consequences of what he is doing Their lack of confidence is so deep theyvoted the additional somewhat reluctant ly Britain Warns Italy Not to March Into Albania NaziRumania Deal German propaganda has highly overplayed the significance of the trade deal which Hitler wheedled out of Rumania Confidential oEEicial reports show Germany will get only 40 per cent of Rumanias oil produc tion not 90 per cent as advertised More Rumanian oil fields are to be exploited with German help and perhaps Hitler will get a larg er percentage of the new oil bu this will be later maybe much later It is true the agreement pro vides in general terms that Ru mania will increase production o commodities wanted in Germany that Germany will get free zones and manufacturing opportunitie in Rumania that Germany wil collaborate in improving Ru manian railroads and uaterways cooperate with Rumanian banks build public utilities provide arm and naval equipment much o which had already been ordered by Rumania from Skoda when th nazis plundered the Czechs The agreement is to last 5 year and longer unless one party give the other notice ot termination a the end oE 4 as Her Hitler knows the Versaille treaty was to have lasted forevei Make Pact With France The tricky Rumanians hav more recently concluded a trade agreement with France De tails have not yet been divulged Yet the treaty obviously mean King Carol is desperately clingin to the top of the fence ready t jump to the winning side be Germany or France Clearly h yet hopes to escape Herr Hitler clutches If Chamberlain and Daladie RUMORS HEARD OF MASSING OF ILDUCE TROOPS Halifax Concludes First of Talks With Polish Minister Beck LONDON Britain dropped a strong hint to Italy Tuesday not to copy Germanys expansionist tactics by marching into Albania Informed British quarters said lat any Italian action in Albania ffecting that countrys independ nce would be a violation of the ritishItalian agreement This statement followed uncon rmed reports in Rome that Italy ad massed troops at Italian ports earest Albania in order to Irengthen her control over that ttle neighbor ConEer With Beck The statement was made as oreign Secretary Viscount Hali ax concluded the first of talks vith Polish Foreign Minister Jo eph Beck designed to cemeni oland into a European front gainst further German aggres ion A British official spokesman stressed that the foreign office was unable officially to confirm reports that Italy had massed troops around the port ol Brindisi preparatory to shipping them Io Albania which long has been undervirtual Italian domination The foreign office spokesman added however that a certain amount of military activity has on in The vhich was concluded April 16 ast year and signed Nov 16 ear ied a provision for maintenance of the status quo regards na ional sovereignties in the Medi terranenn area Outright Italian annexation o Albania might imperil particular y Greece and Turkey While Britain opened conversa tions with Beck United State Ambassador Joseph P Kennedy and Mrs Kennedy lunched wit Prime Minister and Mrs Cham jerlain at the premiers 10 Down ng street residence Kennedy wil lave an opportunity to talk will Beck Wednesday Is moral Obligation The Polish foreign minister wa reported to have told Lord Hali fax in the first of his talks tlia Poland considered it a mora obligation to make Britains guar antee of Polish independence re ciprocal Informed diplomatic quarter saidBeck at his first consulatio at the foreign office Tuesday dis closed Polands intention of pledg ing her own aid to Britain in re turn for Britains promise with France immediate assistanc in the event of Polish iucJepend ence being threatened by aggres sion Lord Halifax and Beck also dis cussed means of broadening th scope of the BritishPolish agree inent in their talks on Britain plan to line up an sion front of states opposed German territorial expansion AVould Evacuate Jews Beck was believed to raised the question of Polands Jews and to have asked for British sponsorship of a plan to evacuate Jews from Poland similar to a scheme now being worked out for Germany BritishPolish economic coop eration British credits for Polish armament and the question of supply of war materials to Poland also were said to have been dis cussed by Beck and Lord Halifax oint Nazi and Italian VIoves Seen Preparations Are Reported to Meet Democratic Front ROME sources uesday night reported indications joint military preparations by ermany and Italy to meet any ttempt by the democratic front encircle the reich Italy appeared to be making a eries of mysterious movements f land sea and air forces coinci ent with shifting of the crack Upine troops headquarters from ome to Trento between the rench and JugoSlov frontiers jid with reported movement of eavy artillery from Germany to taly Deny Albanian Move Usually reliable sources said hat Italy had concentrated troops t Bari and Brindisi in the last ew days although the govern tient officially denied rumors abroad that some move toward Albania was planned Other reports Tuesday said that talian air squadrons were leaving airports on the mainland at night or unknown destinations In contradiction to the oEficial dec arations the government en irely unconfirmed reports were circulated that some oE these planes landed in Albanii On Way to Islands AH official communique issued Tirana denied that any Italian military moves were being made oward that country but the ru mors of action continued Io circu late In additionItalian reported en route to the Dodeca nese islands especially Rhodes where Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels visited recently alter a trip to Athens The Dodeca nese islands are of great strategic importance in the eastern Mediter ranean and near the Suez canal Against Encirclement Authoritative Italian circles said that all of these military move ments were occurring in full agreement with the German high command In Rome military circles this in creased activity was said to be connected with efforts of the RomeBerlin pas to prevent the reich from being encircled by the British and Frenchled antiag gression campaign HOUSE BOOSTS PENSION FUNDS BY Gets Into Argument on Whether Committee Will Have to Approve BULLETIN DES MOIXES a 104 to 0 vote the Iowa house Tues day passed the old age assistance act boosting the pension ccilinff to a month in exceptional cases and appropriating an addi tional S2000000 a year for pen sion grants DES MOINES Iowa house Tuesday voted to boost the state old age pension appropria tion by 52000000 a year then got into an argument over whether the appropriations committee would have to pass on the sug gested increase Iowa now uses S5500000 an nually for pensions from sales and income tax receipts House action Tuesday would boost this figure io to redeem party leaders said the republican party 1938 campaign slogan adequate old age just half a loaf Speaker John E Irwin ruled the appropriations c o m m it t e e would have to pass on the boost the Albanian government at but house leaders indicated that New Aircraft Carrier Launched navy the rules might he suspended and the committee rule disregarded in this one instance By Voice Vote The to the olcP age pension bill was adopted by a voice vote Representative W A Yager Spirit Lake failed by a 7711 vote to obtain house approval for a proposed exemption from state liens pensioner homesteads valued at less than and to wipe all such current Hens off the books Representative Gordon Smith Pictured here In the Fore River Shipyard at Quincy Mass largest ship ever to be built lliere is the Lys new aircraft carrier Wasp before it was launched Tuesday Panshoner Pickets Agree on Freedom to Priest on April 18 VULCAN Mich ing parishioners who have im prisoned the Rev Simon Borkow ski for seven months in the rec tory oE St Barbaras Catholic church promised Tuesday to give him his freedom April 18 It was expected that this deci sion would continue a case in cir cuit court at Marquette which or ders Father Borkowski and 35 members of his congregation to show cause why an injunction should not be issued to half the picketing The action brought by Bishop J G Plagcns probably will be continued with his consent Pickets who said they loved Father Borkowski too well to al low him to leave the church have maintained a constant vigil at the priests home since last August preventing him from complying with a church order transferring him to another post Tuesday morning Perth Sees Ciano The Albanian situation it was succeed in maintaining the probably would be discussed pence Poland the independence the British ambassador the of Rumania will follow Hitlers Earl oE Perth in Rome conver trade agreement could therefore turn out to be another scrap of paper no more lasting than the treaties he has broken What else can be expected from treaties made at the point of a gun whether at Versailles or Bucharest A victims agreement with a highwayman lasts only as long as superiority in armament Copyriibt Kint Features Inc Walter Hutton Rites Held in Des Moines DES MONIES Funeral services were held here for Wal ter Hutton general secretary of the lova council of religious edu cation who died last week in Sterling Kans where he had been visiting y sations with Italian Foreign Min ister Count Galeazzo Ciano Lord Perth saw Ciano Tuesday but in Rome it was said their talk dealt with the Kyon antipiracy patrol OEficial British quarte stressed that the foreign office would ex pect to be consulted by Italy be fore any move of magnitude in Albania It would be difficult for us to believe that the Italian govern ment would take any action in Albania which would impair the independence of freedom of action of that country one source said British informants on the other hand took pains to emphasize that Italy might be preparing to take action at the request of Al bania herself but they did not suggest who or causing Albania military aid what might be to need Italian FORECAST IOWA Showers Tuesday night or by AVednesday except cloudy Wednesday in northwest slight ly warmer in central and east Tuesday nisht cooler AVedncs day and Wednesday night show ers or snow flurries Tuesday or Wednesday except cloudy Wed nesday in northwest not so cnld in extreme southeast and ex treme northeast colder in nortli ivest Tuesday night much cold er Wednesday moderate cold wave in northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 53 Minimum Monday nieht 34 At 8 a m Tuesday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 42 Minimum 21 Clarence assailed the Yager measure which he said would wipe out more than in property liens now held by the state social welfare board He said 14066 of the 17645 liens in force arc in the under SlOPO class Fears Purported Friends Representative Dean Peisen Eldora declared the worst enemies ot old age assistance are its purported friends They have wrecked the program in Colora do and practically ruined it in Washington by such tactics as these Representative Robert D Blue Eagle Grove asserted the Yager amendment would not ben efit the pensioners but would con stitutu a gift to their heirs Tiie state now takes a lien on a pensioners home and collects iE possible the amount of pensions paid after the recipient dies and the dwelling is sold Total liens now in force exceed Amendment Snowed Under The house snowed under an other amendment by Representa tive Harry E Weichman Newhall to discontinue homestead tax refunds and to use the re annually for The amend ment polled only three favorable votes The lower chamber adopted an amendment offered by Represen tative H E Morrow Hopkin ton to authorize use oE finger prints in cashing checks tor feeble or illiterate pensioners Twelve per cent of the 52000 pensioners are unable to write their own names Morrow said There also is a surprising num ber of forgeries each month he added Weichmnn consideration BACKS CUT IN ROAD BUDGET WilsonRecommends Uncle Current Expenditures DES MOINES the groundwork for state aid to farm market roads Gov George A Wilson Tuesday recommended to the legislature an Iowa highway budget more than under current annual road expenditures The recommendations reached the general assembly as both houses were preparing to consider a compromise measure allocating 52500000 in the next two years to farmmarket roads from primary road funds The governnors recommenda tions for highway commission ex penditures total 54864772 annual ly compared with spent in the year and myself still thought the highway commis sions figures too high the gov ernor said We are recommending a mile a year for mainten ance They wanted more The highway commission in cluded approximately a year in its budget for a weighing project which the governor be lieves belongs in the inspection department under the proposed new safety setup by the commission ending last Nov 30 The comptroller 50th Warship aunched in U S Program QUINCYT MaSsv fif ieth warship of the national de ense program was launched Tuesday amid the tooting of tugs and the cheers of thousands of pectatoi5 The trim 14700 ton aircraft arrier Wasp slid down the ways t the Bethlehem Steel company hipyard aEter Mrs Charles Edi on the assistant secretary navy broke a goldenmeshed icttle ot champagne across the prow Her husband was at her ide Retarded by 244 tons of chain n her slide the huge vessel larg est warship launched here in 14 ears was surrounded by tugs as she hit the waters at Fore rivei and was eased into her berth The Wasp which cost S30000 00 wil carry 73 airplanes It is he seventh navy vessel to bear he name Wasp and the 140th ship milt tor the U S navy at the Fore River shipyard sulting S12000000 pension payments announced further oi the state oitice building bill has been indefinitels postponed pending an examination all the appropria tion bills awaiting action in the legislature Mrs Louie Fields Services to Be Held Wednesday Afternoon services for Mrs Louie Field who died at her farm home near Manly following a three year illness Sunday night will be held at Wednesday afternoon at her home and at 2 oclock at the Bethel Evangelical church The Rev H M Raccker will oE ficiatc and burial will be in the cemetery at Manly She is survived by her husband three daughters a brother and two sisters LiquorbyDrmk Is Left Off Sifting Groups Calendar DES MOINES liquor bythedrink bill was left oEf the sifting committees new calendru in the Iowa house Tuesday and republican leaders reiterated pre vious statements that they do no expect the bill to see the light o day this session Sifting committee members in dicated the bill was discussed ii Mondays closeddoor delibera tions Chairman F 1 Pine R Columbus Junction said he is no opposed to the committee placin the bill before the house hut tha he would vigorously oppose th measure on the house floor Pine said he conferred will Mayor Mark Conkling of De Moines liquorbythedrink spon sor in a twohour session Monda3 night The representative deciinei to disclose the nature ot the dis cussion 4 KILLED WHEN PLANES CRASH Victims Perish When Navy Ships Plunge to Ground in Flames EAST BRAICTHEE Mass navy biplanes ciashed 2 00 feet in the air Tuesday and our men perished as they plunged laming to earth The dead were identified by navy sources as Waldo H Brown lieutenant ommander naval reserve Ellsworth Benson aviation ca let naval reserve Walter Kirk aviation chief car penters mate naval reserve John Ausiello aviation chief machinists mate Ail four were listed as residents of Greater Boston REPORT PARLEY WITH ALBANIA Italian Broadcasters State 27 Defensive Alliance to Be Stronger ROME Italian govern ment radio station announcec Tuesday that negotiations wer under way for thestrengthening of the 1927 defensive alliance be tween Italy and Albania The station at Bari broadcas that at the specific request of th king oE Albania conversation were under way for the strength ening of the defensive alliance be tween the two countries This announcement came as di plomatic circles heard unconfirme reports that 20000 or more Italian were concentrated at Bari an Brindisi with troopships standin by presumably to take them t nearby Albania Rumors that Italy intended t strengthen her control of Albania the little country of King Zog per sisted despite official denials YEAR SENTENCE SUSPENDED ON PLEA OF GUILTY Fined on 3 Charges of Smuggling After Asking Courts Mercy NEW YORK Benny radio stage and screen comedian threw himself upon the mercy of federal court Tuesday and ad mitted his guilt to charges of smuggling based upon his pur chase of 52131 worth of jewelry as a gift for Mary Livingstone his wife and partner Benny was sentenced by Judge Vincent L Leibell to pay three fines totaling and toserve a year and a day in prison The prison sentence however was suspended Burns Fined George Burns also a famous radio and stage comedian pleaded guilty to virtually the same charges last Dee 12 He was fined and given a suspended sen tence oE one year and a day Albert N Chaperau a codefen dant with Burns as well as in the indictment against Benny pleaded guilty to both charges and is still awaiting sentence Both Benny and Burns purchased jewelry which he had brought into the count ry Attorney Makes Presentation The government at no time contended the two comedians had actually done any smuggling Bennys attorney Carl E New ton approached the bench when court convened He looked at Judge Vincent L Leubell and said The defendant asks permission change his plea The judge glanced down at him and at Benny who was waiting nervously Is this the asked Pleads to 3 Counts Yes sir replied Newton indi cating Benny The comedian was wearing a natty brown suit and winecolored tie How do you plead asked Judge Leubell Guilty said Hollywoods fa mous voice in loud tones To all three counts the in dictment Yes sir The courtroom was packed with an estimated 400 spectators mostly admirers oE the wisecrack ing radio and screen comedian with standees lining the wali at the back ol the room Face Is Sober Bennys face Tuesday was sober The falling planes set two homes Tfire the flames damaging one badly Although the occupants were unhurt a 70 year old man narrowly missed death when one of the ships exploded in his home in the second house a 2 year old baby escaped death by scant feet as the plunging aircraft cut part of the roof away over his head LOOK INSIDE FOR Motion to Probe Ohio Universities Withdrawn COLUMBUS Ohio Sudden withdrawal of a resolution for in vestigation of reported unAmeri can activities in state universities the Ohio senate Tuesday with out the sessions most controverted issue Death came to the inquiry proposal before the senate mili tary affairs committee was to open a hearing to determine whether Janitor Reinstated After Students Make Protest in Strike MAPLETOWN Pa A high school student strike over dismissal of Janitor Harry Dusen berry ended Tuesday with his re in contrast to the airy grinswith which he faced the grand Jury at the time of his appearance during the investigation It was not immediately known whether Bennys wife Mary Liv ingstone was in the courtroom Benny who reached New York by plane Monday night from Cali fornia arrived at the federal courthouse about 10 a m Benny had previously pleaded innocent to the threecount in dictment returned against him and Al Chaperau who represented himself as a Isicaraguan official vith diplomatic immunity Were Gifts to Wife Benny one the highest sal aried entertainers in the country was indicted Jan 10 on charges of importing illegally smuggling transporting and concealing two gold clips and a gold bracelet all diamondstudded and valued at 52131 The jewelry was described out of court on the day the indictment was returned as gifts from Benny to Mary Livingstone his wife and partner in his scrambled antics over the air The government fixed Oct 7 1937 as the date of the crime Burns Fined 58000 Chaperau accused of the actual smuggling previously pleaded guilty to the same indictment and entered similar pleas to indict ments returned against him and George Bums radio comedian and against him and Mrs Edgar Lauer wife a state supreme court justice Both Burns and Mrs Lauer pleaded guilty Mrs Lauer has not yet been sentenced available evidence vestigation justified in KING GHAZl instatement Only 28 ot 149 students re ported for classes Monday in pro test against Dusenberrys ouster after 13 years at the job Board of education members explained to a mass meeting of 200 residents they discharged the janitor as an economy move but would abide by student demands and continue his employment Iraq Ruler Killed as Car Hits Light Pole PAGE 2 Bronze Marker Will Honor 4H Founder PAGE 5 Golf Stars Jitter in Wait for Final Count PAGE 9 Ordered to Pay Back Alimony of 40 Years CHICAGO lUR Mrs Kiltie Cann 63 complained in court that she never received the weekly alimony awarded her when she divorced her husband Fred 72 She explained that her husband disappeared after their divorce and that she learned only recently that he was a St Louis mining broker The court awarded her a S20670 repre sented 40 years back alimony
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