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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i HAR LOW E R Ulli ART C t P T OF IOWA COM 0 i N VOL XLV THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PBKSS AND UNITED PRESS FWi LEASED MAJON CITY THf BRIGHT SPOT Whispers of Cabinet Shakeup Are Heard official ventsat the white house are car rying whispers of a cabinet shake up to come Frank Mur phy the attor ney general may be shifted over to the war secretaryship His justice de parrment chair in that event would go to Bob Jackson the solicitor general Harry Woodring the 11 war secretary Paul Mallon get a dip lomatic post If this works out the effective trustcruncher Thurman Arnold would become solicitor general Assistant War Secretary Louis Johnson who has some reason to expect the war job might be satis lied with white house blessing to run for Rush Holts senatorial seat in West Virginia in 1940 A of the talkedof shift mentions the possibility a new navy secretary also possibly Governor Stark of Missouri a na val academy graduate Secretary Swans ons health would permit his resignation at any time de sirable to the white house Sequel to Defense This new cabinet tripleplay would be a natural sequel to the vast new appropriations which have been made for national de fense The war and navy jobs are to be the biggest in the government in the immediate future Murphy is probably Mr Roosevelts most experienced administrator if not the only one available in the offi cial family now that Harry Hop kins health is interfering with his activity Starks naval training 8 years in the service also would pre sumably strengthen the adminis tratton tor or the arrned on which the administra r Woodrings position has generally been regarded as tem porary for some time His ability and rank would entitle him to a major diplomatic post but prob ably not to London where Joe Kennedy is reported to be rapid ly getting enough Political Implications But the political implications behind the prospects are of even more interest The switch would get Jackson and also Stark if the less im minent naval phase is carried out up front where they can be seen and heard for 1940 The other new deal delegates recently exhibited have not had the oomph Mr Hopkins as com merce secretary has failed to de velop the political glamour ex pected of him as a business ap peaser for one reason and anoth er The Justice Douglas movement never was a serious official ven ture just a chance idea that oc curred to some of the less well informed kibitzers behind the new dealers Jackson andor Stark is some thing else again He ran a dismal trial heat last spring for the New York governorship collapsing at the starting gate His handlers have always be lieved however that he pulled a tendon because he was coupled in the public eye with Interior Secretary Ickes They were de livering the same speeches about Americas 59 or perhaps it was 60 families who were sup posed to be ruining the country But all that is cold now they hope and forgotten they insist and Jackson in the attorney gen erals chair could be pushed for ward for a wholly new personal appearance Support for Stark Similarly some advance pub licity work for Stark as a 1940 candidate is already under a very interesting maneuver in view of the favor which Missouris Senator Bennett Clark has found as a presidential possibility among nonnew dealers particularly among the friends of Vice Presi dent Garner The new dealers could strike at Garners onrush ing surge no more adroitly than by promoting Stark unless they could get a candidate in Texas against Garner which is impos sible All of which is of course a further indication of the alarm which the Gamer movement has struck within the new deal Mr Hopkins mysterious shift of residence to Iowa was a screened step to make way for the triple play Both Hopkins and Jackson are New Yorkers of which a plethora already exists in the cabinet Morgenthau Farley Hopkins Perkins by assigning Hopkins to the tall corn the pres ident can make way for James town New York attorney with out increasing New Yorks cab inet allotment lni lao MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 158 IOWA HOUSE BACKS EDUCATION National Buttermakers Elect Officers NAME CARLSON PRESIDENT 325 MEMBERS HERE Representatives From 15 States Hear Former Prudence Penny Talk E E Carlson ot Elroy Wis was elected president of the Na tional Creamery Buttermakers association as approximately 325 butterm a ke representing 15 states convened in Mason City Wednesdayfor thefinal sessions of the two day convention A M Helgaas of Madison S Dak was elected vice president and A W Rudnick ofAmes was reelected secretary Mr Carlson and Mr Helgaas also were named on the board for another three year term Select Judging Method The committee method of judg ing butter entered in the associa tions contest was made perma nent by delegates in the Wednes day morning business meeting The method had been used dur ing the past competition as an ex periment and it was the con sensus of the group that it had proven successful In the use of the committee method two subcommittees of three men each are selected for every 40 tubs of butter In each subcommittee one official judge is named to score the tubs Home Economist Talks As a home economist my idea is that home economics means to help in any way we can to make homes a Better place to live in Helen Watts Schreiber formerly the New York American explained to the buttermakers in the Wednesday afternoon program atthe high school Using TorGoodness UseButter as her theme the na tionally known home economist pointed out three essential things which will aid 5n the develop ment of children to be strong enough to face world problems Demonstrates Recipes The three points were Plenty of good nourishing and whole some foods a happy home en vironment and all the sunshine and outdoor exercise possible Throughout her lecture Helen Schreiber prepared several recipes and pointed out the best methods in getting successful results Women spend 80 per cent of the family income and the other 20 per cent if they can get their hands on it the lecturer asserted It doesnt seem to me that it makes any difference what is on the market still the selling of it centers around the home Stresses Serve If we could only forget the word sell and replace it with the word serve we would get some placeHere we must do our part in assuring the consuming public that butter is a superior food and it is not expensive Assisting Helen Schreiber in her demonstrations were Mrs Neil Page of Des Moines Miss Mar garet Waggoner of Des Moines and Mrs A J Feeney of Mason City Stage Judging Contest Thirty women and approximate ly 80 men gathered at the Iowa State Brand creameries Wednes day morning to vie for the fame of being the best amateur judge of butter in the nation in a con test sponsored by the association Three rows of butter with 16 tubs in each provided the contest field The women all worked on the same row the men took either of the other two Starting with the first tub marked 93 score they sampled butter from each tub in HELEN WATTS SCHBETOER Butter makerOfficers Hold Confab rht if Creamery Bnttermakers association got together for an informal chat follow JT the business session Wednesday of the two day convention In Mason City Pictured here from left to right are AW Rndnick Ames secretary W B C ombs St Paul Minn director A M Helfraas Madi son S Dak vice president and E ECarlson Elroy Wispresident Lock photo tum observing the color and tex ture smelling it and tasting it and graded each tub Took It Seriously The 30 women ranging from approximately 20 years to three times that age took the contest just as seriously as the men They did little talking among them selves devoting their full atten tion to the problem of comparing the samples All Were wives or daughters of association members Results will be announced Wed nesday evening it the banquet1 which marks the of the two daynationarcbnvehtierijbf Ihe association a Early Wednesday morning be fore the opening of the contest for individuals three man teams rep resenting Iowa Minnesota Wis consin and South Dakota com peted for the state team title GUARANTEES TO BE ANNOUNCED Chamberlain Expected to Give Assurances to Greece Turkey LONDON Minister Chamberlain is expected to an nounce broad guarantees to Greece and Turkey to parliament Thursday advancing another step the BritishFrench program to halt aggression that was begun after Germany broke up Czecho slovakia last month The declaration which Cham berlain is to read to the house of commons is expected to state that any act of aggression in the east ern Mediterraneanwould be con sideredan unfriendly act Political informants said that Chamberlainmeanwhile was prepared to accept promises at tributed to Premier Mussolini that now thatItaly has occupied Albania he is willing henceforth to preserve Mediterranean terri torial alignments Wont Denounce Pact As a consequence of these promises Chamberlain is expected to condemn the Italian invasion of Albania but not to denounce the AngloItalian friendship pact con cluded last some sections of British opinion suggested The Italian government Tues day announced a note of assurance to Greece to respect Grecian in tegrity and independence The Greek government replied Wed nesday that the guarantees gave full satisfaction The Turkish ambassador called at the foreign office Wednesday morning and it was reported he expressed a willingness to accept any guarantee Britain was pre pared to make Poland Calls Reserves It was understood that Greece the exchange with Mus willing also to accept a British pledge by a tenta tive mutual aid accord with Brit Italy and other Eu ropean nationals meanwhile called up reserves to build their armies to the strongest peak since the World war The British Mediterranean fleet kept watch at Malta and the French Mediterranean fleet hav ing left its Toulon base was on a secret cruise LOOK INSIDE FOR KICHARD WHITNEY Starts Second Yeav in Sing Sing Prison PAGE 2 Music Festival at Decorah May 1314 PAGE 10 Boston BruinsLead in Stanley Playoff PAGE 11 NAZIS ASSAIL F R STATEMENT Report on Roosevelt Remark on Possible War BERLIN Min ister Paul Joseph Goebbels news paper Der Angriff Wednesday characterized as impertinent President Roosevelts Ill be back in the fall if we dont have a war farewell to friends in Warm Springs Ga Sunday The newspaper said the presi dents remark was coarse bark ing up the wrong tree and imperti nence1 The newspaper published state ments attributed to the president with banner lines and used the whole front page with the excep tion of the short daily editorial for five news stories from the United States three of them con cerning Roosevelt 21 DIE TN FIRE CARIO fanned by a gale was reported Wednesday to have destroyed three villages in lower Egypt killing 21 persons and injuring 63 ALBANIA GROWN OFFERED ITALY Extended to Emanuele for Personal Union ofTwo Nations TIRANA W The Albanian national Wednesday of jfered croyrit ofjthiiiAdrlaUe king VIRTUALLY ALL EUROPE ECHOES WAR READINESS Chamberlain Daladier Plan to Make Important Announcement Thursday By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign News Editor Great Britain and France Wed nesday staked the peace of Eu rope on a vast display of armed force The French fleet sailed into the Mediterranean to join British fighting ships in an impressive warning against totalitarian ex pansion in the Balkans More soviet warships were re ported to have moved through the Dardanelles into the Mediter ranean Will Disclose Negotiations Behind this screen of potential war power around the Italian end of the RomeBerlin axis Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Premier Edouard Daladier pushed diplomatic negotiations which may disclose by Thursday how many nations are now in the peace front against aggression and may also reveal the exact point at which the two big powers will fight In reply to these preparations for that were echoed in virtually every nation of ordered her war fleet to be ready for action at any moment and announced that she had a million men under arms for any eventuality Italy for a personal union of the two nations The assembly which was con voked to set up a new regime un der the Italian military occupa tion of Albania adopted a four point program providing for a new organization of the country The points were 1 The former regime of King Zog I has fallen and its constitu tion is abrogated 2 The new government is to be named by the assembly 3 Albania and Italy are to be associated more intimately 4 The crown is offered to Vit torio Emanuele for his majesty and for his loyal descendants Thus the appearance of outright annexation of Albania by Italy was avoided leaving the little kingdom some vestige of inde pendence Inland Waterways Use in Event of Wai Stressed by Schley PITTSBURGH Recalling the snarls in railway traffic dur mgthe World war MajorGerieral Julian L Schley envisioned inland waterways as a potent aid to transportation in the event of an other war The chief of U S army engineers told the Ohio Valley Improvement association conven tion that highways and railroadb still would be the chief avenues for troop movements but adequate and sufficient facilities for trans portation of supplies depende upon improvement and use o waterways GRANDSTAJVD DAMAGED DES MOINES es timated at resulted when fire of undetermined origin de stroyed a 60foot section of the third base grandstand at the Western league baseball park on Sixth avenue The burned section was abont onefifth of the stand which was erected in 1912 Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair east increasing cloudiness west not quite so cold Wednesday nleht Thurs day mostly cloudy possibly showers west rising tempera ture MINNESOTA Generally fair not quite so cold Wednesday nights Thursday fair cast in creasing cloudiness west some what warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 39 Minimum Taesdajr nifht 16 At 8 a m Wednesday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum S3 Minimum 31 French Fleet Sails Away to Rendezvous PARIS French gov irnment decided Wednesday to make a formal statement to the world of its position in the inter national tangle as most of Frances Mediterranean fleet sped to a secret destination The mission of the fleet which supped out of Toulon naval base Tuesday night was not disclosed but it was believed the warships were operating under a joint FrenchBritish command The same cabinet meeting which unanimously adopted extraordin ary military measures reinforcing the French army and navy ap proved a frank declaration which Premier Daladier will issue Thurs day Will Be Brief Daladier ruled against broad casting the statement The prem ier declared it would be a brief communique defining the French position The foreign minister made ar rangements to receive William C Bullitt United States ambassador and Sir Eric Phipps British am bassador before his talk with Daladier It was not yet decided at what hour the premier would issue the tatement Simultaneous With British Sources close to the government however underscored it as ex ceptionally important and em phasized that it would be made the same day as Prime Minister Chamberlains statement to the house of commons on British policy Members of the cabinet left the two and onehalf hour session with President Lebrun looking grave and worried Aside from adopting decrees made necessary by the interna tional situation to reinforce the army and navy the cabinet de voted mosfc beats session planaticrn bf only Poland into thefront against further ex pansion by Germany and Italy But they have made it plain that they will fight if Greece Is en dahgered and probably will add Rumania and Turkey to the list Thursday especially if successful in getting definite support from soviet Russia Britain asked the Soviets to clarify their position in view of a warning from Bucharest that the Rumanian government would be forced more strongly into the Ger man orbit unless given an immed iate pledge of aid by the democ racies Hopes for Understanding Chamberlain clung to his hope of reaching an understanding with Italian Premier Benito Mussolini after the fascist leader gave a pledge to respect the independence of Greece British government spokesmen officially denied that there had been any exchange of messages between Chamberlain and Musso lini but the British position had been made she would fight for Greece as vital to her empire communications and Wednesday an official com munique at Rome replied indirect ly at least by announcing thai Greece had been assured there was no danger of fascist aggres sion Concerned by Spain Chamberlain however was acutely concerned over the con tinued presence of Italian sol diers probably 36000 of them in Spain France which is now sur rounded on three sides by totali tarian regimes was still more con cerned despite the fact that Musso lini has indicated he would with draw the fascist forces next month As a result of the stiffening of public opinion it was believed thai the prime minister would make i broad statement Thursday declar ing in effect that Britain would regard as an unfriendly act any further aggression in Europe with especial emphasis on the Balkans because of the danger to empire communications Such a declara tion would mean that Britain and France would fight in defense of Greece or Turkey but that their attitude toward other European states would depend on the re sults of negotiations now under way Daladier also will make a de claration of policy Thursday which will be coordinated with the Chamberlain statement Woman Jumps From Rat Killed by Car 8 ATLANTA huge rat startled when Mrs Minnie Martin passed on the sidewalk leaped and became entangled in her clothing Horrified Mrs Martin rushed into the street into the path of an automobile Both Mrs Martin and the rat were killed e laration Daladier would make Not Made Public The cabinet also approved de crees increasing Frances wartime control of foreigners The gov ernment was given authority to supervise all meetings of foreign ers and to requisition their prop erty Sources close to the government indicated that it was unlikely that any of the military measures approved Wednesday morning would be made public Many of them already have been put into effect JOAN AND TONE TO BE FRIENDLY Actress Makes Reply to Inquiry by Judge as Divorce Is Granted LOS ANGELES that Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone are divorced they expect to see each other from time to time and may even be cast together in pictures I hope I am intelligent enough to be friendly with Mr Tone even though we cant be married wa the way the glamorous actres phrases it She expressed her view in an swer to Superior Judge Benjamin Scheinman who two weeks ago refused her a decree by deposition but granted it Tuesday when she made a personal appearance The jurist asked why the nigh1 before she sought long distance dissolution of the marriage and her actorhusband had dances merrily together in a New York night club Explaining her charge of cruelty Miss Crawford said Tone often wanted her to go out so cially after she had come home from the studio tired and when she refused he would become angry go out by himself anc wouldnt tell me where he hac been Sheriff Stalled in Sand Dunes Thumbs Ride on Airplane MANTEO N Car Victor Meekins was 40 miles oui in the sand dunes when his car broke down Not another automobile was in sight The sheriff looked into the air A red monoplane came along Up went the sheriffs hand hts thumb pointed in hitchhiker fashion Down came the plane The pilot brought Meekins to Hoanoke Island ECONOMY BLOC FAILS TO GAIN DRASTIC SLASH Several Attempts to Cut Recommendations Overcome in Votes DES MOINES state educational institution budg ets weathered an economy storm in the house Wednesday as charges of skimping for political purposes and of the existence of a medical relief racket re sounded through the chamber The house economy bloc didnt even come close in a series of at tacks on the appropriations com mittee recommendations for the University of Iowa Iowa State college Iowa State Teachers col legeat Cedar Falls the school for the deaf at Council Bluffs and the University hospital at Iowa City Figures Are Approved Annual budget figures com pared with the 1937 appropria tions finally were approved as follows 1937 appropriations in Iowa Iowa State Teachers Council Bluffs Vinton University hospital The economy group which did not succeed in polling 40 votes on reduction proposals all morning Senate Takes Up Institution Probe A split on resolutions follow ing the senate report of an in vestlgatingr committee report on state institutions occurred Wed nesday in the senate Story on oebatepn page 15 attempted to pare to as low as in one In stance Iowa State college to 175000 and Iowa State Teachers to Vinton Not Involved A school for the deaf proposal would have made the institutions total and a University hospital curtailment move would have brought that allowance down to a year The Vinton institution was not involved in the economy drive It takes a majority of the 108 house members present and voting to obtain approval of amendments Representative X T Prentis R Mount Ayr asserted the Uni versity hospital had become part of the general organized relief racket Sponsoring the hospital reduc tion amendment he declared was spent out of the in stitutions 1937 receipts for medi cal care of indigents Says Many Can Pay Hundreds of persons able and willing to pay their own way go down to Iowa City for treatment without contributing a single dime he declared Lets let the local doctors and hospitals handle more of these cases Free medi cine is only one more reason for the indolent and indifferent to BO on relief There Is relief for everybody nowadays but honest John Tax payer The house however sided with the point of view that reductions 1 should not be made at the ex pense of the sick people of the state The vote on the amend ment was 59 to 39 Tempers Crackled Tempers crackled at one stage of the mornings proceedings as Representative JohnKnudson Marshalltown accused economy bloc members of looking to their own political welfare in sponsor ing appropriations reductions I do not believe the assembly is conducted to further political ambitions nor to write into the record various amendments to substantiate that economy stand he declared In some future po litical campaign we may expect these gentlemen to be carrying around house journals to prove that they actually voted for econ omy Prentis and Representative H S Love Bridgewater both expressed resentment at Knudsons charges Will Go to Senate The house decision to stand pat on the appropriations committee figure means lower chamber ap proval of a total boost of a year for the university over the figures two years ago The 1937 legislature allowed the university a year The senate appropriations bill also proposes to give the univer sity a year The upper chamber has not yet begun con sideration of the finance measure The house voted down two re auction amendments Wednesday By a 6234 vote it refused to ae   

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