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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARCOH ft H IST MEM AR T QtPT or JOWA COUP OES VOL XLV THf NfWSPAPW THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PiaSS AgD MA10N CITY THt BRIGHT LEASED WIRES Paul Mallon Assert Barter Plan Is Defense Means state de partment went to some trouble to put out the impression that the Byrresplan for trading cotton and wheat for tub ber and tin is primarily a de fense measure the de fense brandies of the govern and not in on its prep aration did not even know the a n nouncement was coming One i ri n e r version is that Agriculture Secretary Wallace or iginated the idea and tried it on State Secretary Hull last Janu ary without success Another is that Senator Byrnes worked out the plan with Ambassador to Lon don Joe Kennedy who sounded out England and gave Byrnes con siderable information during the last two months Both versions are probably true The original instigator was un doubtedly Byrnes himself who be came interested in the subject when he was a member of the house appropriations committee during the World war While it will pinch the Hull trade policy again the pinch is of an emergency nature which will soften Mr Hulls objections Some thing will be worked out Cabinet Difficulty A difficulty but only a tem porary one has been encountered by administration officials in their plan for the tripleplay cabinet outlined Largest difficulty is reported to be War Secretary Woodring Ap parentlyihedid not react enthusi astically to vague suggestions con cerning his possible promotion to the diplomatic corps Until Mr Wbpdring goes 1 cannot carriedout Wise requires that any member ofthe official family who has beenjon the inside a long time must not be permitted to goaway angry The circumstances of de parture would have to be provided on the usual Dear Mr Friends Mr Woodring are saying he would not be interested in anything less thaii London or Paris It Joseph Kennedy would 3 etuin and permit the slatesecretaryforE u r o p e Bill Bullitt fo be moved over from Paris to Londori the Paris post could Jje opened Were it riot for this difficulty the triple plsy would have been engi neered some weeks ago As it is more negotiation has been neces sary o FHA at Fort Wayne Those Fort Wayne houses may not continue to be advertised as an official example ofwhat FHA can really do whenTrsets its mind to a good job A little proFHA publicity had been circulated in magazines and elsewhere praising the Fort Wayne project as an offset to the unfavorable FHA publicity result ing from the Garner housing proj ect in But since then senators and conV gressmen have been receiving the magazine articles of The Ameri can Lumberman and Plumbing and Heating Business which are headed Fort Wayne housingauthority gets FHA insurance of shoddy buildings sidesteps building codes erects on vacant lots clears no slums Tumbleplumbers of the WPA flout Fort Wayne plumbing code in crackerbox houses The articles resulted from in vestigations made by these two trade papers and they deny the cost was to claiming the actual cost was and up Among other tilings one of the ar ticles claims daylight could be seen through open cracks on all four sides of the outside doors and that rain leaked in The difference of opinion will at least prevent any further use of the Fort Wayne example as part of the stopGarner move ment Tricks by Czechs Inside official reports bring con firmation of the trick played on the Germans by the retreating Czechs a trick which has prevent ed Germany from producing the armaments expected in Czecho Fleeing Czech aviators not only flew out with their planes as re ported but took a large quantity of blueprints drawings plans and specifications for armaments with them They took enough to impede the workings of the armament plants when Hitler look over The Germans are now tediously re placing the blueprints by working back from the completed arma ments they found in stock But it is naturally a difficult process Copirijht Kim Fulsru inc MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAYAPRIL 13 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 159 ENGLAND FRANCE BACK GREECE Heated Debate on Institutions Goes On ONLY 2 SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF CONTROLBOARD Arguments Approach Filibuster Proportions in Iowa State Senate DES JVIOINES in the Iowa senate on an investigat ing committees report of condi tions at state institutions ap proached filibustering proportions Thursday In a three hour session Thurs day morning four senators spoke for a resolution recommending that Gov George A Wilson re move the members of the slate board of control Defended by Only Z Only two senators raised a voice in defense the board Harry C White Vinton is chairman of the control board Frank M Stevens Garden Grove and E H Felton In dianola are the other members Before it can vote on the reso lution urging removal of the board the senate must dispose of a substitute proposal to place the report of the investigation in the governors hands without recom mendation The chamber Thursday morning resumsd where it left off Wednes day night after a lull day of de bate II More to Speak When the noon recess came 14 requests to speak remained on file at the secretarys desk The cham ber Jong afternoon cfianceithe vote migliti leacHed even then Whitethatched 72 year old Senator George M Hopkins Guthrie Center was the first to speak Thursday in defense of the board It was Hopkins whose impas sioned plea in behalf of a former senate colleague helped save Chairman Harry C White from removal as a board of control member during the 1937 legisla tive session Declares White Reliable Were told that in order to be good republicans we must do something to the board of con trol Hopkins said I think I have as clear a record as anyoneThough the years I have bolted less than anyone here Hopkins referred to Whites service in the senate and said he had found the control board chair man to be a reliable disagreeable to get along with but reliable Hopkins challenged the boards accusers to show that E H Fel ton another member had done anything wrong Faithful and Honest Frank M Stevens the third member of the board and also a former senator Hopkins said wasnt very energetic but faith ful and honest dont want to forgive and forget Hopkins told the senate You want to condemn I make a plea that you not turn these men out They are honest men conscientious men without any evidence that they are guilty of fraud or dishonesty Hopkins pointed out that there are 15 institutions under the board of control and only five were investigated Same in Other Stales Referring to the report on the five which were investigated he continued y You could go into any state in the union with an investigation and get the same results or worse What about your necking parties down at the university Hopkins asked where you have to have a woman 40 years old to inspect the necking to see that its fair Senator L B Forsling Sioux City who signed the reso lution calling for ouster of the board declared hired this now finding they havent functioned properly shouldnt we fire them Described as Blot This isnt a criminal action Forsling asserted despite at tempts of those who dont favor the resolution to make it appear so Cant we discharge men weve hired Men may be ever so competent and highminded Nevertheless the organization under them does not function Forsling called the situation a blot on one of the stars of our flag and will continue thus if we continue the present membership of the board of control Festering 2 Tears years ago this same thing was before us Senator G R Hill Testing Mason Citys New Water Supply POLISH ENVOYS FAMILIES TO GO FROM GERMANY at le of the water to be taken back to his laboratories for testing Lock photo Kay PLEAS IGNORED Official Germany Says Democracies Are Not Heeding Fuehrer BERLIN Germany took the position Thursday that if the world should be plunged into war the fault would lie with the not heeding Adolf Hitlers pleas lor peace The United States was present ed as an example of a nation which fosters the war psychosis Commenting on the decision of American insurance companies to cancel war risk insurance for Ger man and Italian ships a govern ment spokesman said If a people isbeing urged into war the way the American people are they need not be surprised if business gets jittery This is a typical example of panic politics Six to eight times a day news is given out in the U S A of the kind that can only be called war correspondents reporting We condemn all that sort of reporting Germany is doing nothing but pleading for peace Our fuehrer himself has decided to call the September party rally at Nuern berg the party convention of peace These views were expressed as Germanys newspaper war in creasingly centered on Britain to counteract infamous suspicions of Germanys plans assumed an unprecedented vehemence and as new demands were raised for colonial territory New York Fair to Finish Czech Exhibit NEW YORK 000 CzechoSlovak exhibit at the worlds fair partly completed when Germany occupied Czecho be finished and op erated on a nonprofit basis by a committee of outstanding citizens Mayor F H LaGuardia said Thursday Clarion asserted in support of ouster resolution It has been festering for two years It will be a boil on our neck until it is removed Senator A Claire Dewey Washington said it is not a ques tion of the honesty or capability of the members of the board of con trol but one of neglect Senator John Berg Cedar Falls asked in the same vein How much of a checkup could any boardmake merely by mak ing a formal call of an hour or less at an institution1 Senator A J Shaw Poca hontas argued against the resolu tion recommending discharge of the board Raging Over Appropriation DES MOINES fJP Reports from Iowa republican represen tatives who retired from a party caucus in session Thursday indi cated that a conflict was raging within the G O P majority over appropriations for the state edu cational institutions Representative W P Knowlton Decorah said the caucus was split wide open over Gov George A Wilsons request that the edu cational appropriations be re duced to the 1937 figures n cut of compared with the ap propriations bill Wants 1937 Basis I spoke my piece and left the nettled Knowlton said He de clared the governor had informed him he wanted the educational figures put back on the i937 basis The idea of having an ap propriations committee work for months on a bill and then to come in at the last minute and suggest these changes is all out of line Knowlton said I am not con trolled by that conference They cannot gag me The eggs are go ing to be put back into Governor Wilsons own basket and lor pub lic Are Objects of Attack The representative evidently re ferred to action seeking to re strain house membersfromre porting caucus decisions once the meeting is concluded Informed sources said the boosts voted Wednesday by the Iowa house for state educational insti tutions are the particular objects of attack by the economy bloc Confer With Wilson GbVernor Wilson conferrrd Thursday with members of both sides in the economy scrap The governor talked about the weather when reporters asked him the purpose of the conference One house member asserted the governor had adopted a policy of sticking by his campaign pledges The republican parly made state government economy a main plank in its platform be fore the 133B elections Approve S7268275 Budget Including the University hospi tal at Iowa City the house ap proved a total annual budget for the state educational institutions up compared with the figure two years ago Not including the budgetary newcomers the appropriations bill provides for state expenditures exceeding annually compared with appro priated by the 1937 general as sembly The newcomers including the highway commission the safe ty department and the state tax commission would be alloatcd budgets of thus lifting the total above lhe mark CRASH KILLS 32 42 Reported Injured in Guadalajara Laredo Line Accident MEXICO CITY railroad offices here said they had reports of 32 persons killed and 42 injured in a passenger train collision near Queretaro early Thursday The first reports were that one train crashed into the rear of a second on the GuadalajaraLaredi line Train No 2 which left Laredi Wednesday had stopped to re pair a defective airbrake nea La Llave 140 miles north o Mexico City when a train from Guadalajara plowed into the rea of it DEAN STODDARD NAMED IOWA CITY ment was made that Dean Georgi D Stoddard of the University o Iowa graduate college had been appointed a member ol Presiden Roosevelts conference on children in democracy LOOK INSIDE FOR JOSEPU P KEXNED May Arrange Barter of Surplus Products PAGE 2 Algona Woman Named President at Rally PAGE H Mason City High lo Play Bancroft Nine PAGE 15 Nazi Pressure Against AntiAggression Bloc Apparently Ignored WARSAW The Polish for eign office was reported Thursday to have instructed officials of the Polish embassy and consular of fices in Germany to send their families home The report was heard as Poland apparently ignored pressure to keep her out of the antiaggres sion bloc of Britain and France The Warsaw press published edi torials supporting Polands de fense alliance with England Officials took no public notice of a nazi newspaper campaign which informed quarters here said was intended to intimidate Po land and prevent her from signing the pact Will Bleet Threats The progovernment newspaper Kurjer Foramiy declared that regarding encirclement Poland has much more to say than Ger many because German troops are concentrated all along the Polish frontier from Slovakia to Memel While declaring it was Polish nature to meet attempts at con ciliation in a friendly way threats will always be met here by increased resistance See Bluff Maneuvers As a counterblast to continued propaganda in German and Polish languages from the German Ost Declaration Es Presented by Daladier PARIS 0PJPremier Daladier Acting in concert with Prime Min ster Chamberlain of Britain Thursday declared France would o to the aid of Rumania or Greece n event those nations were men aced by force The premier in person read a statement to the press declaring that without verbal manifesta ions and without vain provoca tions the nation has reinforced Is defenses to guarantee the frontiers of France and its empire against any surprise The premier added that franco would go to the aid of Rumania if hat Balkan kingdom considered her vital interests in jeopardy He declared that the French jovernment attached the greatest importance to the prevention of any modification by force or the nenace of force of the status quo in the Mediterranean sea or the Balkan entente Rumania Greece Yugoslavia and Turkey He added that the French gov ernment was continuing the neces jary diplomatic action for the maintenance of peace and strengthening of the solidarity which should unite all countries resolved to preserve their liberty in the face of a common peril illallQill ern Polandthe Polish Western Union whichper forms a similar function for Poles in Germany announced a cam paign beginning April 15 to enlisl increased support for its activities Official quarters said they saw obvious public maneuvers by Germany to bluff Poland into neutrality They said Becks train was held up several hours on the German side of the frontier last Saturday so Germans could parade theii military might before the eyes o the foreign minister as he returnee from his talks in London Deny New Suggestions The foreign office denied tha Germany had made any new sug gcstions on her oncerefused de mands for the Free City of Danzig highway rights across the Polish corridor and cession of Bogumin a railway junction city near Slo vakia Nevertheless reports that demands had been repeated anc the German attitude restatec through the Polish ambassador t Berlin Joseph Liski persisted i diplomatic circles DANZIG PROTEST GIVEN POLAND Cooling of Relations Reported Noticeable in Last Few Days DANZIG Danzig fre state government Thursday handei a note to the Polish envoy her protesting against Polish provo cations The cooling of diplomatic rela tions Between the free state at th head of the Polish corridor am Poland has been noticeable in th last few days The official press announcemen of the note said that in the las few days antiDanzig leaflets hai been thrown from Polish train passing through the Danzig terri lory The leaflets were said to liavi contained a Polish song demand ing incorporation of the free stat into Poland The note referred to the dan gerous results of these Polish provocations Army Training Camp Near Leon Proposed by War Department WASHINGTON had before it Thursday a war de partment request to authorize pur chase of 4UOOO acres land in south central Iowa as a seventh corps area training center Most likely location of the cen ter if it is authorized is east of Leon in Decatur and Wayne coun ties department officials said PLEDGE IS ALSO MADE TO BACK UP RUMANIANS Chamberlain Refuses to Denounce Anglo Italian3 8 Accord LONDON Minister hamberlaiu announced a pledge if support against aggression to jreece and Rumania Thursdayin in emergency session of the house f commons The prime minister announced hat France and Britain had joined n the decision to give both south eastern European countries all he support in their power if heir independence were threat ened The prime minister however to denounce the Anglo talian accord of 1938 because of talys Good Friday invasion of Albania Feel Pact Flouted But he made it plain that Brit un felt Premier Mussolini had louted that pact and disturbed the status quo in the Mediterran ean The two nations in the 1338 pact igreed the status quo in the Med tenanean area should be main aincd The AngloFrench pledge of aid ror Greece and Rumania following Italys invasion of Albania wid ened the nonaggression front which Britain and France began Building with a similar pledge to Poland after Germany took back Mem el Says World Shocked The prime minister said the Ital ian invasion had profoundly shocked the world Declaring that France concurred m the pledge Chamberlain an nounced r grass for authorization toexpend a total of during the fiscal years of 1941 and 1942 for acquisition of additional land for inUifaiy purposes in 11 states in cluding Iowa There was no indi cation of the amount to be spent on the Iowa project Court Affirms NLRB Order to Disestablish Group at Albert Lea ST LOUIS order of the national labor relations board requiring Wilson and company to disestablish the Wilson em ployes representative plan at its packing plant at Albert Lea Minn was affirmed Wednesday by the United States circuit court The court reversed the board with reference to the rehiring of Elmer Wenzel who was president of the independent union of all workers at the plant at the time of his discharge in 1935 Presiding Judge Kimbrough Stones opinion held there was evidence to support the companys contention that Wenzel had been fired because of inefficiency and not because of union activities Iowa Temperatures Are Below Normal Decorah Reports 19 DES MOINES tures remained below normal in Iowa Thursday but the weather bureau forecast slightly warmer readings for Thursday night and Friday Showers are expected in the west portion by late Thursday night and in the central portion Friday Decorah reported 19 degrees the lowest mark in the state Wed nesday night when temperatures ranged from a lo 17 degrees normal It was 22 in Mason City swessassag Reconstruction Bill Approved by Senate SANTIAGO Chile senate Thursday approved the administrations reconstruction and relief bill including a 10 per cent tax on the profits of copper pro ducing companies completing congressional action on the meas ure The measure authorizes do mestic and foreign loans to re construct cities damaged and des troyed in the earthquake of las January i The Weather FORECAST Mostly cloudy pos sibly showers extreme west late Thursday night or Friday and central portion Friday slightly warmer MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy probably showers west portion late Thursday night or by Fri day and southeast Friday or Friday night rising temperature ihursday night and southeast Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for hour Period ending at 8 i m Thursday maximum Wednesday 40 Minimum Wednesday night 22 At 8 a m Thursday 31 YEAR AGO Maximum RR Minimum 45 KV v cimil en fw ill lend to Greece or Rumania if their independence is threatened all the support in their power Accord Justified Of the AngloItalian accord he no it had been justified and should not at this moment be ended Chamberlain began I was sat isfied that it was in the interests L country that tlie house should meet this afternoon in view of events in the Mediterranean In a resume of recent European events Chamberlain said they had created widespread uneasiness and disquiet especially in the east ern Mediterranean Testimony Divergent Discussing Italys occupation of Albania last week he said When we come to examine the back ground of the events we are con fronted with a divergence of tes timony Chamberlain recalling Italian intentions said Rome claimed ing Zog became hostile and mUSt thcr The Duke of Kent was amon thosei listening to the prime minis The soviet ambassador Ivan aisky was two seats away Says Ultimatum iUadc Chamberlain said Public opin ion throughout the world once again has been profoundly shocked by llus fresh exhibition of the use of force He added The Albanian min MI to Halifax the British foreign secretary soon after the Italian invasion that the Albanians had rejected an ul timatum delivered to them by Italy The Albanian minister ap FeaJedto the British government to do their utmost in the aid of a small nation which was desper ately trying to defend its own tcr Chamberlain added Rightly or wrongly the stories of the oppres sion of Italians et cetera are re garded with doubt and suspicion Is Given Cheers He said amid cheers that whatever their faith whether Christian or Moslem it must be apparent that a powerful nation has imposed its will on a small relatively defenseless country and has done so by an imposing show of armed force Ilalys action Chamberlain said Must inevitably be the cause of further uneasiness and increased international tension Unmistakable signs of uneasi ness have been manifested not only in the particular area but in other countries adjacent to the Mediterranean Perth Reminds Italians He disclosed that the British ambassador to Rome the Earl of Perth had reminded the Italian government that the situation might raise in acute form the whole question of the status quo in the Mediterranean Chamberlain said The British government will lend to Greece or Rumania if their Independence is threatened all lhe support in their power He refused to denounce the An gloItalian agreement areatins   

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