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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H ARC ON E HIST UtU A if f DEPT Of COMP OES M o I N F s l A HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 5 I93fl MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE POLAND REJECTS HITLERS DEMANDS NEWS BEHIN Congi ss for Stronger Business Appeasement WASHINGTON The surpris ing determination within congress to pursue a Stronger business ap peasement policy over Mr Roose velts head was shown in a recent secret vote in the house ways and means commit influen business agents asked committee reduce the u n employment insurance tax and the admin istration op posed such a step but a mo tion was made to do it any way The mo Paul Mallon that close Now business tion lost by only a few votes mar gin 11 to 13 according to some very good authorities although official sources deny it was quite AIUW representatives would have asked for the reduc tion from 3 per cent to 2 per cent as the motion proposed they had dared They refrained because they did not know they could come this close to getting it Congressmen advocating the re duction submitted figures indicat ing the government is collecting more than is necessary for this purpose and spending tie money on other things Closeness of the vote caused the leaders to bring forward a plan f or moderation of the tax in certain elforttopreyenlran open revolt which may reduce the tax whenit gets to the floor of the senate or house Hopkins Still South A new presidential reorganiza tion plan is squeezing assistant commerce secretary Richard C Patterson out of the new Hopkins regime His friends say he got the tip to start looking for a new job a month ago The other Roper holdover As sistant Secretary J Monroe John son has been told by Harry Hop kins to remain on and apparently lie will has not been around the office much since his appointment still is south recup erating His assistant Noble is now installed in Hopkins office and will become undersecretary to handle the cabinet job indefinitely o Utility Blow Defeated The A P carried a new note out of New York saying the pri vate utilities were trembling in fear of another government blow and the federal power commission lias handed tLem a they may need smelling salts also Behind the brief item is the authentic root of a spectacular plan of the CohenCorcoran team to crush the last resistance of the private utility crowd to public ownership Apparently it origi nated with a federal power com missioner and the CC team fur nished the push which has brought it right up to the edge of the presidents no further The idea was to get from congress for starting to du plicate existing power facilities in industrial areas as a national de fense measure Congress is a soft touch for national defense but not for CC reforms Unfortunately the war department could not see the defense angle There the project was flatly turned down but not officially No one even turns down the CC team in this ad ministration and lives to tell it Things were fixed up so the war department has officially forgot ten the suggestion ever was made The pushboys found other me thods of getting approval for their project They worked through a certain obscure government agen cy not the federal power com mission and finally reached the white house The plan will go no further at least not now The president is not likely to start a new declaration of war on the utilities U would be out of character with the busi ness appeasement policy which while ineffective is still officially in existence Congress would sure ly reject it tCooyrijtht Kinr Ptalortl tut RECOVER BODY OF SCHNEIDER H C BOSS AIDE Workmen Take Victim of Drowning From River Identified KANSAS CITY body of Edward L Schneider 46 miss ing business aide of Boss T j Pendergast was pulled from the Missouri river Friday Schneiders motor car contain ing two suicide notes was found Monday on a Missouri river bridge On the preceding Friday he testified before a federal grand which the following day in dicted Pendergast on income ta evasion charges The indictment alleged Pendergast obtained money from business interests u n d e i Schneiders name Identified by King Workmen found the body near the Kansas City water depart ments intake about two and a half miles downstream from the Fairfax bridge where the automo bile was abandoned The body was identified by signet ring bearing the initials L S on a finger of the left hand Schneider secretarytreasurer of seven Pendergast business en terprises disappeared Monday about the time Pendergast ap peared in federal court and plead ed innocent to federal charges of evading taxes on income in 1935 and 19C3 Probe Was Ordered In the automobile were found two notes one addressed to his wife PHil other suicide aUICIQc but U S District Attorney Mau rice Milligan ordered an investi gauon to ascertain whether his disappearance is a hoax a suicide or that he met foul play7 The district attorney said bchneider had made a complete and detailed statement regarding Pendergasts affairs and income with relation to the various cor porations he headed and of which Schneider was an official This statement cannot be used at any trial in Schneiders absence be cause the defense would have no way of challenging it Widow Offered Reward Since Schneiders disappearance officials and rivermen have dragged the river continuously Mrs Schneider offered a reward of S2aO for recovery of her hus bands body Meantime reports came in that a man resembling Schneider had been seen at several points in cluding Cincinnati Hays Kans and Denver Three government river work ers making soundings from a launch found the body The workers tied a rope to the body pulled it ashore and called Coroner W L Wysong in North Kansas City The body was identified defi nitely by Hobert T Lyons super intendent ot the Ready Mixed Con crete company of which Schneider was secretarytreasurer Victim of Mine Troubles UITI CD MPPK I LEADERS AFTER imm t Mleee wifc of a Clover Fork mine worker is shown broT aan SSMT sttfd6Vat ot irom nei eje Mate police were massed in nx outbreaks of Stagnant Soft Coal Mining Further Paralyzed by Strike AZI TJI N Y Fair Attendance Passes Million Mark YORK UP The New York Worlds fair visitors count was past the million mark Thurs day BRITISH ACCEPT RUSSIAN PLAN Accept Proposal to Form Triple Alliance Including France LONDON British gov ernment Friday accepted Soviet Russias proposal to form a Brit ishFrenchRussian military alli ance and offered a supplementary plan for supporting Poland and Rumania against possible aggres sion Details of supplementary plan designed to overcome Polish and Rumanian objections to re ceiving aid directly from the so viet government were not dis closed It was understood that the pro jected alliance would provide that Britain France and Russia under take to go to the aid of each other if any of them should be attacked by a European power But it was authoritatively stated that such a pact would not apply m the far east for instance if Rus sia were attacked by Japan This disclosure followed a meet ing of the foreign affairs commit tee of the British cabinet The committee approved a note to be dispatched probably Fridav night to Britains ambassador at Moscow replying to Russian pro posals for a security combination of the three powers 453000 Men Me With 5000 Others to Join in Walkout NEW nations soft coal industry stagnant since 11 wasfurther paralyzed Fridayby the wallrouF of 95000 additional miners bringing to 4o3OOQ the number of men who are idle In addition 5000 others were ready to join the walkout by mid night Friday night The walkout bringing the threat cf a coal shortage sharply to the fore was the biggest stoppage in the industry since 1922 when a half million men were out from April 1 to Sept 1C Ordered by Lewis The 95000 men who quit the mines Thursday night and early Friday did so in response to orders from John L Lewis CIO chief and head of the United Mine Workers of America after two months of contract negotia tions with bituminous operators collapsed Thursday As the soft coal shortage made jell felt in various sections of the in New York where a 25 per cent curtailment in transit operations was ordered hope that a solution for the impasse might be found today was expressed in Washington fay Sec retary of Labor Perkins Is Delicate Situation I think quite definitely there is a hope that things may be worked out when the policy com mittee meets again Secretary Perkins said It is a very delicate and difficult situation7 Since April 1 358000 miners have been idle in Pennsylvania Ohio West Virginia Michigan Eastern Kentucky Virginia Ten cessee Maryland and Alabama The 95000 who halted work Thursday might and Friday were in Illinois Indiana Iowa western Kentucky Colorado Wyoming Litab New Mexico Montana Ark ansas Kansas Missouri and Okla homa while 5150 miners who halt work at midnight Friday night are in Washington Koith Dakota Texas Georgia and South Carolina But 18000 members of the Progressive Mine Workers of America an AFL union continued svork in Illinois Tlie bituminous conference issueiof aclosed shop on which Lewis insisted claiming it is necessary protection against raids by rival unions ALL IOWA UNION MINES ARE CLOSED DBS MOINES All union coal mines in Iowa were closed Friday as diggers joined miners throughout most of the nation in the breakdown resulting from in negotiations for settlement of the Appalachian coal controversy Union officials estimated 3600 union miners were working in Iowa Thursday when the walkout began There are between 7000 and 8000 such diggers in the state but not all were working because of the slack season Iowa mine operators said the walkout would entail no imme diate coal shortage The state has enough coal to last BO days or longer they said John Barrymore in Normal Performance at Des Theater DES MOINES Bar rymore gave what might be termed a normal7 performance before a comparatively small audience here Thursday night There was no profanity or ad libbing such as kept members an Omaha Nebr audience on the edges of their seats Monday night After the performance Barrymore said it was one of the few times the play had been given as it should be The My Dear Children com pany plays Friday nightin Cedar Rapids in Davenport Saturday night and opens a twoweek run in Chicago Monday BECK IS HEARD Von Ribbentrop to Go to Italy for Talks With Count Ciano BERLIN ff Reichsfuehrer Hitler called his foreign minister and riazi leaders of Danzig into conference Friday afternoon at his Bavarian mountain retreat to weigh the address of Polish For eign Minister Col Joseph Beck The men summoned for the talks were Joachim von Ribbentrop his foreign minister who arrived in Berchtesgaden on his way for a conference in Italy Albert For ster nazi district leader in Dan zig and Arthur Greiser a nazi and Danzig senate presi A slight indication oE the Ger man attitude toward Becks speech came in descriptive phrases incor porated in the DNB official Ger man news agency account ot the address Says Speech Brusgue It asserted Beck put the rea sons for declining the German proposals concerning German Polish issue including Danzig and PrtlSoli leader dent the Polish corridor brusque form DNB followed in very with a factual presentation of the speech After the conference with Hit ler von Ribbentrop is to get to Lake Como for talks with Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano office and the propaganda ministry listened eagerly to Becks words and had them translated quickly Authorities in the capital how ever refrained from comment stating that only the highest quarters could express Germanys reaction in so grave a matter The DNB report on Beck7s ad dress emphasized that the deputies Meet May 25 MOSCOW su preme soviet parliament was summoned Friday lo meet May 25 inthe midst of grave Internationa events centering immediately on Poland and in general on efforts ot Britainand France to form a security alliance with the help of the soviet union The session was ordered soon after Polish Foreign Minister Col Joseph Beck had replied firmly but pacifically to Adolf Hitlers demands on Danzig and the Polish corridor Becks address however drew no direct reaction in Moscow Considered Strong View The May 35 session will be the Russian parliaments third meet ing The last was held in August 1938 during the crisis with Japan over the Changkufeng area in the far east Although soviet circles had not yet commented on Becks speech the general impression among for eign observers seemed to be that it was a strong declaration show ins no signs of faltering under nazi pressure Litvinov Is Out The only hint of what the Krem lin was thinking was the news that loreign Commissar Maxim Litvinov apostle of collective se curity was by Pre mier Vyacheslaff this news was two days old Mololov has given no hint of change in foreign in the matter relating to censoring outgoing telegraph dispatches The premierforeign commissai TI r i fieinierioreign commissar in Beilm officials m the foreign announced through his press chief UCC and tno Ihuf linvnj fir mui luc UCUULIcS interrupted Beck with special applause whenever he turned against Germany and addressed compliments to England It also featured the presence at the Polish parliament session of special correspondents from all parts of the world and called attention to the fact that the dip lomatic boxwas occupied to the last seat and that the entire Polish cabinet was present With von Ribbentrop went the 56 year old legal expert of the for eign office Dr Friedrich Gaus who js nearly always present when important documents are to be drawn up His presence lent weight to the belief that the meeting between von Ribbentrop and Count Ciano would mean more than a mere reaffirmation of axis solidarity Already in Italy were Field Marshal Hermann Goering and the German chief of staff of the army ColGen Walther von Brauchitsch A TOAST A toost to the nation Norway To her sons and daughters true A toast to those she loves so well To those love her too A toast to that fiber of body and soul A gift from the Vikings old That urged men to seek and to dare and to win Values not counted in gold A toast to those who left their all Braving the stormy sea To find in the land of the U S A That which they hoped to be A toast to the Norse in our own fair land Where the blending of blood has made A race that is humble and loyal and proud A people unafraid t0 the sons of Norway Whose name we are proud to bear A pledge to keep till the end of time A an earnest prayer HERMAN M KNUDSON and Sundany Saturday in Decorah for the visiting rrrx The Weather FORECAST re A IOWA Fair except showers In extreme northwest portion late Friday night Saturday in creasing cloudiness showers and cooler in west and north cen tral portions in aflernoifc fair and cooler Sunday MINNESOTA Increasing cloudiness showers in west por tion Jale Friday night and in cast and extreme south por tions Saturday warmer in northeast and northcentral por tions cooler in southwest and extreme west portions late Fri day night cooler in west and south portions Saturday Sun day fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday night 53 At 8 a m Friday 68 YEAR AGO Maximum G4 Minimum 45 Precipitation i2L ress ce tnat hereafter individual dispatch es sent by foreign correspondents would not be submitted to direcl censorship but that correspondents sendrfigtirjvTousTy hbistile dis patches would Hie right to remain here Heavy Shipments of Gold to U S Continue LONDON shipments of almost 567000000 to the United States and Canada were an nounced for Friday and Saturday LOOK INSIDE FOR MRS ANNA SULLIVAN Confesses Poisoning Husband and Stepson PAGE 2 Test Programs at SUI on Two Days PAGE 9 Switch in Riders Changes Derby Call PAGE It Mason City Takes 5 Music Meet Firsts PAGE 7 Refusing to Give Up Any Territory Offers to Enter Into Negotiations for Peaceful Solution of Problem i Friday rejected Adolf demands for return of Danzig to the ghway across the Polish corridor but of their c Peaceful negotiations for a solution of Foreign Minister Joseph Beck replied to Hitler in a speech to a eiowciea cneenng parliament which immediately after wards took the first step toward conferring dictatorial powers on President Ignacy Moscicki for duration ofthe emergency The emergency de crees were submitted to a com mittee for approval upon order of parliament Beck in a firm but speech declared that Poland will not permit her self to be cut off from the Bal tic sea coast Poland with an estimated million men under arms be lieves that no selfresuecHng nation would accent onesided demands such as Hitler made Poland will enter into any negotiations Germany desires to Initiate with ffoocl will but only on condition that the reich uses peaceful methods to reach a peaceful objective Poland lias been forced to consider whether Germany ac tually seeks freedom of the Ger man population Of Danziff or is it a matter o barring PoZanct from the Baltic Poland considers the corri dor as our province of Po inorze and we have no prounds whatever for restricting our sovereignty in our own Icrri lory Declaring thai we in Poland do not know the conception of peace at any price Beck put particular emphasis on statements tiiat he did not know in advanc ALLEN HEADS GAR REGISTRY Secretary Millers Staff Is Reduced to Only 10 Employes DBS MOINES Public Safety Commissioner Karl Fischer Friday appointed James Allen of Indianoia chairman of the War ren county republican central committee as superintendent of the state motor vehicle registra tion division Fischer took over control of the division formerly part of the motor vehicle department under the secretary of state Thursday There was nojob under the old organization corresponding to the one given Allen FridayThemptor vehicle commissioner under the old setup had charge of the di vision Has Dealers Licenses Allen will also have charge of the dealers license division Fischer said although C G Van Vliet of Des Moincs will continue in charge of those functions under him Fischer also said he did not intend to appoint a deputy fire marshal and that state bureau of investigation men would be used when the fire marshal had to have assistance He said Allen had been an au tomobile dealer in Indianola for about 20 years and is a member the American Legion Only 10 Under iWiltcr The oncecrowded payroll of the secretary ot states office Fri day was reduced to a mere shadow as Secretary of State Earl G Miller continued operations with only 10 emploses When he took office he had a total of 206 The reduction resulted from action taken by the legislature in transferring the highway pa trol securities department motor vehicle department and other di visions from his control Allison lUan Named Miller lost 38 employes Thurs day when the auto registration and dealers license divisions of the motor vehicle department be came the property of the new public safety department He also lost the state securi ties department with eight em ployes Friday in a transfer to the insurance department Public Safety Commissioner Karl Fischer appointed Clarence Sliirer of Allison as acting motor vehicle superintendent replacing T Harry Vickcr whom Miller appointed Fischer notified Vicker and other department employes they could apply for jobs in the depart ment and that their applications would be considered along with others on file Friday the dealers license and registration divisions were closed while the employes waited on oenches outside Fischers office lo make applications for the jobs BOY FATALLY STABBED SIOUX CITY Ernst 6 died of a stab wound in his abdomen that Detective George Kean said was inflicted by an other boy during an argument between the youths Police took a 13 year old boy into custody for questioning SEDGEWICK of the so called heavenly bodies scintillate around the sky under fancy names like Pleiades Andro meda or Orion But one them is going to have to gyrate along under jusl plain Smith if its Canadian codiscoverer is elected to christen it by Cambridge col lege officials A teacher and student of as tronomy for a quarter of a cen Receive Name of Smith ury Louis V Smith of the little northern Alberta town of Sedge wick Friday awaited those rights Smith thus far has submitted to ambndge observatory officials what appears to be the first prior official claim ot discovery He and three members of his household saw the new comet at p m on Saturday April 15 They made their discovery without the use of a telescope even a home made one Previously Cambridge had cred ited an Oslo Norway astronomer with first sighting the phenom ena on April 16 Later reports from Russia said that the comet had been seen on April 15 These reports have not yet been official ly substantiated IWhat would I name itv he orcss grinned if I am given the j tor7 but official credit of discovery I think land Ill call it MII VrflHJti as indicated in Hitlers uerman proposals for extending tne now denounced nonaggres sion treaty between the two gov ernments or for an international guarantee of the Slovak territory Polish newspapers hailed his speech as dignified calm moder ate and firm and carried such headlines as does not know the con ception of peace at any price Poland will not allow herself to be cut off from the must prove her will for peace Nation Backs Speech news Jhe entire nation stands be hind this speech In Berlin it was said that nazis were doubtful that Hitler would negotiate on any terms that Beck indicated would be satisfactory to Poland British and French cir however considered the speech conciliatory but firm Polish parliamentary circles be hevcd that Beck was referring to the Russian Ukraine when he mentioned unofficial allusions by prominent reich government offi cials Teaching far wider and fur ther than the subjects now under consideration Refers o Lkraine It was believed that this remark referred to suggestions for a joint OermanPohsh policy regarding the Russian Ukraine It was learned that Becks reference to a German statesman who opined that this provincial town Danzig would not be an object con flict between Poland and Ger many meant Nazi Air Marshal Hermann Goering who reportedly made such a remark to President Moscicki Beck said that developments in the European situation made it necessary to ask whether the real aim of German policy is free dom of Ihe German population in DanZg or a matter of barring Poland from the Baltic sea Wont Be Barred From Coast Poland Beck declared amid wild cheers will never permit herself to be barred from the Baltic sea coast At present Po land s only access lo the Baltic is through the Polish corridor to the ports of Danzig and Gdynia The nazis want the corridor it but sofar Hitler has only demanded DanziR and an extraterritorial German the corrU proper to East Becks brief but dramatic ad dress was In general concilia made clear that To more than a million under   

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