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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             MARLON NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME jftfl HOME EDITION VOL XLV NEWS BEHIN THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LJSASED WIBES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 94939 TVA Deal for Wilkie Interests Blows Up looks like the big deal for TVAs purchase of Wendell Wilkies Commonwealth and southern em pire may be blown not by either the p a i1 i c i pants The story has been kept ra ther quiet be cause members of the house military affairs sub committee do not want to talk but a se cret oath or two Paul Mallon has been sworn that authority for the bond issue to close the deal will emerge from that committee only over seven dead bodies The lineup inside the committee is reported to be 7 to 3 against the deal Three of the seven are demo crats from coal districts They are not interested in the public own ership of power but in 3 to 5 steam plants now using coal from their districts variously estimated by them to be 300000 to 1000000 tons annually If the government takes over the plants their dis tricts will lose a market for coal A private poll the full com mittee indicates opposition to the deal there by a stand of 14 to 11 which indicates the proposition may never get before the house There is a prospect of promoting a discharge petition to take the matter from the hands of the committee but not a good one Advocates of the deal in the house concede they will have difficulty gettingthe218 signatures neces sary o s Witnesses One Sided This underground coal opposi tion will emerge in hearings which aie to You will note the The coal and Southern who wbtlldlosetheir jobs representatives of John Lewis United Mine Workers and the Taxpayers league of Tennes see to claim the state will lose taxes when the government gets the The 3 TVA board members were invited but indicated they would send subordinates probably be cause they read the onesided list witnesses Grumbling commit teemen say the subordinates will not be heard Only reason hearings are being held is because Leader Rayburn and Speaker Bankhead appealed personally to Committee Chairman May His response is supposed to have been I like you and I would like to go along with you but not on this Well hold hearings Hostility Is Mutual Businessmen at the Chamber of Commerce convention made an outstanding point of ignoring President Roosevelt and the new deal Privately they seemed more hostile than last year but less in clined to press their hostility probably figuring it would all be over in 18 months or so Apparently the hostility is mu tual Mr Roosevelt was invited to speak to the convention but three weeks beforehand he told chamber officials the pressure of world af fairs and the domestic situation would prevent his appearance Harry Hopkins was invited also found acceptance impossible The counter snubs seemed to leave both sides about even social business no better The 1500 businessmen went di rectly over the roof of the white house to get together with con gressmen in arranged dinners Checking up afterward chambei officials figured 300 of the 531 congressmen were contacted in this way Public official who received the largest hand of any speaker was Senator Byrd of Virginia Plan GctTogethers A plan is afoot to show bankers and brokers that Leon Henderson and Jerome Frank have few can nibal vice versa Assistant Commerce Secretary Patterson is arranging a dinner at which the expectant securities ex change commission chairman Frank and the new commission er Henderson are to sit down with the outstanding bulls bears wolves and sheep in all kinds of clothing Patterson has served the new deal brilliantly but without ad vertising in liaison work with business His dinners for instance sot the monopoly committee start ed without casualties Incidentally he is about to accept a job as presi dent or board chairman of a large private company When he goes there will hardly be anyone left in executive position who speaks the business vernacular ICopjiijbt Kim Feilurcs inc THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 181 POPE ASKS POWERS TO CONFER REVAMP OFFER OF ROOSEVELT HAS14CHANGES Estimates Transfers Consolidations Will Save WASHINGTON Roosevelt proposed his second government reorganization plan to congress Tuesday involving 14 interdepartmental bureau trans fers and consolidations estimated to save a year The president declared this would be his final reorganization proposal to congress this session under the recently enacted re organization law Would Merge Agencies In view of the fact that it is now May 9 he said and that any reorganization plan must lie before congress for 60 calendar days and because the reorganiza tions of an intradepartmental character require a great deal of research and careful painstaking detailed work I do not propose to send any further general reorgani zation plans to the congress at this session The first plan involving merger of a score of independent lending welfare and public works agencies into three new federal agencies becomes effective June 24 because the veto resolution failed of pass age in the house last week Would Transfer Functions His second plan Tuesday pro poses 1 Abolition of the national bi tuminous coal commission and transfer of its functions to the secretary of the interior congress the president said placed this commission in thedepartment of th interior but experience has shown that direct administration will be cheaper better and more effective than through the cumbersome mem bersbip of an unnecessarv com mission 2 Transfer the foreign com merce service of the commerce de partment and the foreign agricul tural service of the agriculture de partment to the department of state for consolidation with that departments foreign service Other Changes Proposed 3 Transfer of the foreign serv ice buildings commission now in dependent to the state department 4 Transfer of the bureau of lighthouses commerce depart ment to the treasury department for merger with the coast guard 5 Abolition of the office of di rector general of railroads and war finance corporation World war born agencies and transfer of their functions to the treasury to be wound up as rapidly as pos sible the latter corporation to be tinally dissolved not later than Dec 31 1039 Abolish Codification Board 6 Transfer to the department of justice of the Federal Prison In dustries Inc and national train ing school for boys now indepen dent and abolition of the board of trustees of the latter institu tion 7 Abolition of the codification board established to codify exist ing administrative law and trans fer of its functions to the division of the federal register in the na tional archives 8 Transfer to the department of interior of the bureau of insular affairs war department and merge it with the division of territories and island possessions 9 Transfer to the department of the interior of the bureau of fisheries from the commerce de partment and biological survey from agriculture 10 Transfer to the agriculture department of the Rural Electri fication administration now inde pendent Under Park Service 11 Transfer of the Mount Rush more national memorial commis sion now independent to the na tional park service of the interio department 12 Transfer of the Inland Wa terways corporation war depart ment to the commerce depart ment 13 Transfer to the new federal security agency proposed in re organization plan No 1 for ad ministration in the office of edu cation the film and radio func tions of the national emergency council 14 Abolition of the national emergency council and transfer of all its functions except film and radio activities to the president QUADS HAVE BIRTHDAY PASSAIC N J AVThe Kas par Felix Frank and their third birthday Tuesday at a quiet family party with none of the excitement that attended their ap pearance at St Marys hospital on May 9 1936 All for Quartet was alj for senior class which lost v T isecond year straight when the upper classes of Mason City liigli school met at iUojiaay afternoon iShot thcsc four seniors struck the south wall of the Willow creek after beiue ivater by the juniors Left to right the seniors arc Billy French Dick Carter Fred nd JSlCVCllS scheduled at oclock in the afternoon the seniors attempted to get rid te classand Steve OBrien president of the junior class r had 12S men to him and OBrien 208 Lock photo United Methodism Jams 75 1 The Weather Reports Into Last 3 Days Magee Is Named Bishop for Iowa Oxnam Will Be Sent to Boston KANSAS CITY Methodisms 900 delegates jam ming 75 committee reports into the final three days of their unit ing conference Tuesday received recommendations for setting up a 30 member financial commission and uniting all missionary work under one board The committee on missions pro posed that one board administer all foreign home and womens misions This plan is used by the southern and Protestant branches A minority report suggested a separate board be established to administer all womens missionary activities Several women have petitioned the committee for such autonomy It was indicated a second minor ity report would be submitted asking separate boards for foreign home and womens missions This is similar to the present setup in the northern church The committee on membership and temporal economy proposed creation of a General Commission on World Service and Finance to handle all monies for general benevolences the general admin istration fund and the Episcopal fund IOWA WILL GET BISHOP IN SETUP DBS MOINES will have a new Methodist bishop Bishop J Ralph Magee native of a result of the as signments announced Monday night fay the uniting conference of Methodist churches in Kansas City The conference announced the transfer of Bishop Magee to Des Moines from St Paul Minn and also sent Bishop G Bromley Oxam of Omaha who has been serving the Iowa district to Boston J RALPH MAGEE to Iowa G BROMLEY OXNAM to Boston FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday war mer in south cooler in extreme northwest late Tuesday night cooler in north and warmer in extreme southeast portion Wed nesday MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness and cooler Tuesday niglit Wednesday fair cooler in cast and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday The halo seen around the sui Monday was caused by minut PARTIES AGREE TO MEET AGAIN IN COAL STRIKE F R Makes Plea to Resume Negotiations at White House Parley WASHINGTON coal operators and United Mine Work ers officials at a 75 minute confer ence with President Roosevelt Tuesday agreed to resume nego iations in New York Wednesday n an effort to settle the tieup of Bituminous mines UMW President John L Lewis snd Charles P ONeill spokesman for the operators announced joinl iy that any statement concerning the conference with Mr Roosevelt would have to come from the louse Made Urgent Pita W L Robison Cleveland chair man of the joint conference then announced that the joint negotia tions would resume at 10 a m Wednesday in the Biltmore hotel in New York All participants de clined any further comment but it was understood that Mr Hoose velthad made an urgent plea that they settle their dispute which has caused idleness of 450000 min ers and an alarming coal shortage Secretary of Lnbor Frances Perkins attended the white house conference but did not leave with the others She was closeted in a secretarys office with James F Dewey a federal conciliator who has been in close touch with the long and inclusive negotiations in New York Conferees are Silent The white house said that Mr Roosevelt did not plan to make a formal statement concerning th conference The conference withMr Roose velt began at noon and ended a p m EST The coal operators and union officials then retiree into an anteroom where they talked for nearly 30 minutes more They then emerged to refuse com ment on the presidential meeting The scene of the twomonths old parley over a new union con tract shifted to the capital from New York in a series of rapid de velopments 1 John L Lewis head of the United Mine Workers and the CIO blamed the Roosevelt administra tion and the labor departmen specifically for the shutdowi which has kept 460000 men from coal mines in 26 states Charges Ethics Violated 2 Secretary of Labor Perkins announcing acceptance of the in vitations to the white house meet ing said Monday night the opera tors had been guilty of a viola tion of the principle of the ethics of collective bargaining 3 Miss Perkins also said tha the coal commission would an nounce a coal crisis in the nea crystals are the only known cause YEAR AGO Maximum 4fl Minimum 34 Rain 23 Finds But Wants to Be Sure of No Other Claimants MADRID Iowa B Reynoldson farmer near here may be richer soon if no one comes along to claim the gold bank notes he found in his bam six months ago but Before he considers the money his he wants to be certain there are no other claimants Reynoldson said he found the money stuffed in a coffee can in the haymow of his barn last fall He believes it belonged to a former farm hand at his place who committed suicide in the same haymow by hanging himself two years ago For six months Reynoldson has been corresponding in an at tempt to locate relatives of the former hired man in Denmark the presidents role as that of mediator Perkins Holds Conference Miss Perkins held a long con Terence in New York with tin coal negotiators Monday In thi midst of that session Lewis madi public a letter to Dr John R Steelman federal conciliator say ing Failure of the Roosevelt ad ministration to approve or sustain the mine workers offers to keej the industry in operation causec many coal operators to believi that they had carte blanche ti disembowel the mine worker union if they could Would Continue Production She termed the failure of the operators to continue production a mistake and said she wishe it could be corrected now If it had there would be n shortage of coal she said an no hunger in the mining towns Unless an agreement is reachc quickly Miss Perkins declared the government must make recom mendations She did not disclosi them but added that a practice course might be adopted fo supplying coal to industries threat ened with a fuel famine LOOK INSIDE FOR LOUIS GREENFIELD Indifferent to Fate for Death of Son PAGE 2 Annual Conclave at WFMS Is on Thursday PAGE 15 Old Guys Pull Stunts to Win Major Games PAGE 13 1000 Greet Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Olav Speaks Briefly From Tram in Mason City About 1000 persons greeted Their Royal Highnesses C r o w 11 Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway as they passed through Mason City about oclock Monday night enroute to Kansas City Mo from N o r t h field Minn on the Rock Island At the request of citizens Their Royal Highnesses appeared on the rear platform of the train and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Olav spoke briefly concerning the enjoyment of the Royal party on its tour of the United States His Royal Highness said it was very nice of you people to come out to see us and we enjoy it very very much The train stopped in Mason City less than 5 minutes but the reception im promptu as it was revealed the graciousness of Their Royal Hifih SETTLEMENT IN GERMANPOLISH DISPUTE URGED Contacts Are Made With Government Heads of Europe By UNITED PRESS Pius XII who was universally hailed as the pope of peace on the day of his coronation took a decisive step toward reconciling the bickering nations of Europe and averting a catastrophic war Tuesday With the potent moral influence of the Roman Catholic church be hind him the Pope called on Brit ain France Germany Italy and Poland to get together and settle the dispute between Germany and Poland as well as the question oE Italys Mediterranean demands on France Mediation Is Urged 11 was indicated in Paris and elsewhere that the pope had pro posed a fivepower conference in Vatican city but that the resistant attitude of the powers involved had caused him to refrain from calling such a conference Instead the pope was expected to use his good offices for media tion between Poland and Ger many and perhaps between France and Italy A Vatican news senice an nounced that papal nuncios in various capitals were conveying to the heads of governments the popes ardent desire for peace The news service said that Pope Pius XII who always has inter ested himself in peace did so Tuesday more than ever was furthering the cause of peace through normal diplomatic con tacts Curtailed Government Meads It is for this reason the ser vice said that in these days varii ous nuncios have been in con tact with heads of governments and ministers of foreign affairs to communicate to them the ar dent desires and prayers of the pope that peace be not com promised and that the questions which today exist between the various countries be solved by the peaceful means to which all say after all they are disposed Interviews between Monsignor Ccsare Orsenigo nuncio to Ger many and Chancellor Hitler and between Monsignor Valerio Va leri nuncio to France and For eign Minister Georges Bonnet took place last week The papal nuncio to Poland Filippo Corgesi called on Foreign Minister Joseph Beck at Warsaw Monday Conferred Halifax British officials disclosed that Monsignor William Godfrey apos tolic delegate in London con ferred with Foreign Secretary Mystery Woman Is Providing Problem for Police at Lake CLEAR police de partment here is baffled The officers have a woman on their hands they want identified She refuses to talk she wont eat and she wont sit down either The police found her standing outside the door ot the city jail Saturday night after the rummage fzlc in lie city hall rest rooms She is wearing a white dress with a red bell and a brown hat and is of medium height If anyone knows who left that dress form outside the city jail will they please notify the police and take the woman off their hands DIES IN CAR ACCIDENT BLAIRSTOWN IIP A Barker of Williamsburg was killed Tuesday in an automobile accident near here Jury Upholds Claim to Name of Kidnaped Charley Ross Defendants in his suit were the Charley was held for S20000 ran manimn PHOENIX Ariz Blair 69 year old carpenter was established by the Maricopa county superior court Tuesday to be Charley Ross who was kid naped in Pennsylvania 65 years ago and who relatives long since had given up as dead It took a jury of cattlemen and merchants only eight minutes to decide that Blairs claim was valid Blair asked no money and said he wanted recognition as a Ross family nothing member except of the four other Ross children in Ger mantown Pa who had refused to recognize him as their kin They were named at Walter L Sophia Marian K and Anne C Ross The kidnaping of the fouryear old Ross child in 1874 stirred the nation and precipitated 3 wide spread search It was years before authorities abandoned the hunt Charley and his brother Walter were abducted while playing in their yard Walter was freed but Charley was held for ran som Christian K Ross Charleys father agreed to pay the money if his son was returned to him alivt but lie never heard from the kidnapers after he made his offer Years ago E V Miller in wliosc home Blair was reared told him that he was the missing member of the Ross family Blair told friends in Phoenix about it and even attempted to contact mem bers of the Ross family in Gcr mantown but they said the story could not be true Miller told Blair that he had been brought to the Miller home by a man whose name Miller didnt know The man identified his youthful companion as the missing Ross child and said mat he had been hiding him in a cave Blair Viscount weekend Halifax during the The subject of the dis cussion was not made known Poland has expressed willing ness to negotiate directly with Germany and Adolf Hitler in his rcichstag speech said that he too is ready for direct negotiations The British government an nounced in the house of commons Monday that it is prepared to join other powers which guaranteed the Danzig agreement in mediat ing that dispute between Germany and Poland Parry for Advantage The prospects for some form of conference therefore appeared good although the various gov ernments still were parrying for advantage and the form the con ference will take has not yet been decided in any capital Prospects for a friendly under standing between Poland and Russia which would immeasur ably strengthen Polands hand were enhanced Vladimir Potcm kin foreign vice commissar Russia was due in Warsaw after A visit to the Balkan countries and Turkey In addition Russia was under stood to be restoring its embassy in Warsaw after a lapse since 1937 The change was made possible in part by the removal of Maxim Litvinov as soviet foreign commis sar the Polish impression hav ing been that Litvinov was un friendly Attitude IsDetermined Poland showed no sign of re treating from its determined at titude to defend its interests when parliament unanimously granted President Ignacy Moscicki emer gency national defense powers to hair resembled that of Charley His age also checked with that of the boy He recalled for the jurors that one of two robbers who were fh before muionai aeiense powers to uc dcccc Novcm alive The robber died before he be could tell where the boy was A factor for peace was the radio ijiiui 101 peace was me radio ffiSSaaSjiKS I WH IlliJ ItO tlillViJJ lM5ii Dltit I swKixsr corroborated much ofity the speech made an excellent Blair a bachelor told the jury his physical appearance and curly Miller Blairs testimony 1 impression   

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