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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H 1ST WEU 4 JIR T DEPT of OES UOINCS U VOL XLV LEASED WDJES NEWS BEHI RazzleDazzle Story of AntiJewish Plots WASHINGTON The razzle dazzle sloiy antiJewish plots and counter radical plots is nearly as mystifying inside the Dies committee as on the pub lished record they know where they are going a p p a r ently they have kept it a secret even f r o m thcmselv es The wild cor respond ence was pushed into their laps Paul ntlt nas Deen Paul MaJlon given cut b the Tennessee Legion commander As has not been given out Chair man Dies did not inform other members of the committee about the original evidence he received but went to two older hands House Leader Sam Hayburn and Speaker Bankhead He could do Wis legitimately because the com mittee had adopted a rule permitt ing individual secrecy to guard against leaks The disjointed story sounded cSt 2s a2y lo Raybum and Bankhead as to Dies Everyone knows the tactics of professional organizers They dream fantas tic things in letters to their mem bers conjure absurd possibilities in order to get money backing frequently use big names of au thorities they do not know and clajm influence they do not pos sess But every once in a while tney know something too The three decided in any event the story was too hot to hold that they might as wellpuU the damp er and let the sparks fall where might be preferably upon repub licans of course even if harm lessly rrpTBrAny suggestion that the WJute house or the new deal left ists have taken control of Dies or of the is entirely absurd They could pothave had anything to do with ithe ongm of the inquiry Expect More Tension A sudden tightening hostile tension in Europe is expected here by those who have ways of au thoritatively expecting such things It will probably take the form of a new series of alarms over Danzig But neither the infor mation available here nor the per sonal judgment of any authority here indicates war Frankly the expectation ar previously is that Hitler will get Danzig and probably a cross cor ridorthrough negotiations con ducted under the force of power politics Garner Workers Busy Jack Garners friends have no inferiority complex the polls are being conducted on the question of democratic preference m case Mr Roosevelt does not run the vice presidents group is not working on an if basis Their idea is that Mr Garner is as eood as any man They intend to pre sent his name to the next demo cratic convention no matter what anyone else and they are looking m the direction of the white house as they say it Incidentally the important fact behind a recently published poll showing Garner had increased in popularity since March is that this covers the period since 1he stop Gamer movement became active and vociferous here It may have no connection but Garners workers have just begun doing something 1he last five weeks Their letters indicate heavy in terest in Garner in the farm bel The V P has taken issue with much of the Wallace pogiam from the start c Future for Wallace Incidentally those who are get ting ready to scratch Wallace from the list of candidates are being ad vised by friends of the agricul ture secretary to wait until wheat and corn prices develop their fu ture course as a result of the drought Wallaces presidential stock fell here when the republi cans won the last congressional elections in the farm belt But ii Jiere is one development he may be prepared to cope with it is a a ought Heavy surpluses and the Juans made on corn and wheat farmers could get this loan sur plus back m case of high drought prices might alter his situation He is slipping off to the south lor a speech this week to explain I his Fort Worth speech of last Sep lembeiopposing export subsidies a device he has not advocated in congress inj Fcalotcj Inc THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 23 1939 MASON CITY THI IRIOHT SPOT THIS PAFEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 193 62 TRAPPED ABOARD U S SUB Barbers Lash at Socialization Trends 7 REASONS FOR OPPOSITION AT SESSION LISTED Price Regulatory Law to Be Prepared for 1941 Legislature Lashing out at recent socializa tion movements the Associated Master Barbers Iowa definitely went on record Tuesday against any such measures in industries or professions and aligned the or ganizations entire power against such attempts The resolution was passed in the final session of the master barbers part of the joint master and jour neyman barbers state convention in the Hotel Hanford Mason City and was seen as a shoulder to shoulder alliance with members the medical profession opposing socialization Reasons Listed It was stated in the resolution that the Associated Master Bar bers of Jowa profoundly condemns any policy that tends toward so cialization for the followiisrea sons 1 Socialization stifles indi vidual initiative 2 Socialization breeds careless ness 3 Socialization works toward disintegration 4 Socialization blots out re sponsibility 5 Inventive genius ceases to have stimulus research work stops and laborious experimental ei 1ortscome to an end i Socialization runs inexorable to lower standards 7 Any improvement oC service among the masses is debatable and extremely doubtful and prob ably the masses soon will be re ceiving less aid and service than is now the fact Warning Issued A word of warning also was in cluded in the resolution bv the statement The Associated Master Barbers of Iowa realize that when socialization of any industry nr profession becomes a fact thn the barbers also can be expected to be incorporated under the same sre tem Three other resolutions were passed by the Associated Master Barbers of Iowa during the Tues day session One of the resolutions instructed and empowered the executive board to prepare a bill for the 1941 legislature providing a price regulatory law for barbers The third resolution requested more stringent regulations on bar ber colleges in Iowa and a change in the curriculum that would tend to decrease the cut rate shop feature and increase the funda mental training theory Examination Requested Also included in the third reso lution was o request that the exe cutive board be requested to re examine the possibilities that may exist to institute corrective rules and wherever possible to malic good alterations in the curriculum The fourth resolution consisted o a vote of appreciation to Dr S Bierring commissioner of health for his cooperation with the organizations program L D Hamilton of Sioux City was reelected president the master barbers ns were the rest of the officers The officer are Sec retarytreasurer T C MacDuEfee Des Moines vice presidents H L Coats Cedar Rapids R L Persels Creston and Axel Lange Hudson Des iUoincs in 1940 Six delegates were appointed on nominating committee from which Gov George A Wilson has the option to select a member to fill the July vacancy on the board of examiners The met are Presi dent Hamilton Vice President Per sels Vice President Lange Paul Kossack McGregor Otto William son Mason City and C C Cedar Falls Des Moines was selected as the site for the 1940 convention the two organization Backing the master barbers of Iowa the journeyman barbers passed a resolution requesting the executive board to reexamine possibilities that may exist and to institute corrective rules and wherever possible make good al terations in the curriculum of the Quintuplets See King and Queen aud Queen Elizabeth Alan KyDafoe center top hat Republic Steel Sues CIO Chieftains for Company Is Asking for Damages Involved in Strike of 1937 CLEVELAND tJP Steel corporation principal target ot the Congress of Industrial ganizalions in its1937 strike against liHle sleel struck back Tuesday with a damage suit Republic the nations third largest steel producer in a federal court action named John L Lewis CIO chieftain Philip Murray CIO vice president and other officers of the CIO and its constituent steel workers organizing committee and Amalgamated Association Iron Steel and Tin Workers of North America These organizations also were named defendants as were approximately 700 Ohioans whom Republic identified in a statement to the press as individual strikers and union officers Claims Plants Blockaded The steel company headed by Tom Girdler charged the defend ants conspired in 1937 to force complete or partial closing of its plants in Ohio Pennsylvania Maryland Illinois New York and elsewhere and then knowingly maliciously recklessly wantonly and wilfully committed among others the following alleged acts Caused plants to be blockaded and surrounded threw missiles at workers formed pickets into armed mobs which mobs pro voked commotion and riots and fired upon law enforcement offi halted rail movements into and out of mills Damaged Employes Homes Also intimidated railroad em ployes obstructed tracks caused suspension of mail senice lo some plants threatened employes at their homes causing sonic to be beaten damaged employes homes accosted workers wives and chil dren halted trucks carrying food and medicine to Also caused workers to be shot at assaulted and abducted pre vented loading and unloading of vessels in interstate commerce As a result of these assorted acts Republic contended it lost business and profits and was forced to expend large sums for its protection Guardsmen Called Out The defendant unions all were described ns unincorporated as sociations active in the strike which at its height matte 100000 men idle in the Great Lakes area The strike ended in Ohio its focal point when national guardsmen were called out to protect men desiring to return to work and it soon collapsed in the other states involved without CIOs obtaining the signed bargaining contract it sought In the suit republic claimed actual of 32500000 and said it was entitled to treble dam ages costs and attorneys fees un der the Clayton act Tuesdays suit by Republic is one many arising from the 1937 steel strike in which J6 were killed CIOS SWOC demanded a signed contract from Republic Youngstown Sheet Tube and In land Steel and these companies refused but declared they were always willing to bargain with the union One Cleveland law firm alone has filed 2C death and injury suits against Republic approxi mating two and a half million dollars in damages asked The suits probably will not reach the trial stage for some months barber school Lew W Skinner of Council tc UL Council Bluffs was reelected president of the state journeymen for his sixh teim The rest of the officers Clarksville and C E Young of Mason City George Lutcsinger of Sioux City was named auditor Support Wilson Hamilton The journeyman delegates also gave their unanimous support of w B Wilson director of the bar ber division and L D Hamilton member of the barber board of ex aminers Also included in the reso lutions was an appeal to journey men to diligently persue a course to improve the general social ind economic welfare the profes sion The resolutions were passed by the journeymen in the final ses sion of their three day convention in the Hotel Hanford held in con junction wtih the master barbers meeting 3 More Leave Staff of Home at Toledo TOLEDO teacher and two matrons Tuesday had left tne staff of the Iowa childrens home and one of the former fac ulty members predicted that other resignations may follow Supt Virginia Silver reported S Alden high school teacher Miss 65000 AUTO WORKERS IDLE Briggs Body Plant Strike Results in Widespread Layoffs DETROIT bDOOO auto workers were thrown into idleness Tuesday as a strike in seven plants of the Briggs Manufacturing company caused widespread layoffs in the highly integrated motor industry Chrysler corporation it would shut down 10 plants in Detroit Newcastle Ind and Ko komo Ind and would be unable to operate any of its units here except the Dodge truck The spread of idleness resulted from the cutting off of automobile bodies which the Briggs company supplies to a large part of the motorcar industry Only 15000 men were directly affected by the Briggs strike which was called Monday by the CtO United Auto Workers union The Chrysler shutdown however affected about 43000 in Detroit and 3400 in Indiana In addition the Lincoln division of the Ford Mo tor company which employs 50001 I curtailed operations i QUEEN BRUISED IN GAR CRASH Ordered by Physician to Take Several Days Rest AfterAccident LONDON Mother Mary was officially announced to be suffering from considerable bruising from effects of an auto mobile accident Tuesday after noon and to have been ordered some days complete rest Though Ihc braising is con siderable and will need some days complete rest Her Majestys general condition is this evening satisfactory Signed Stanley Hewctt and Dawson of Penn At Jackfish Out news of the accident was gisen to King George and Queen Elizabeth as their train pulled out of the tiny coaling sta tion on the north shore of Lake Superior Queen Mary was attended by Sir Stanley Hewett and Lord Dawson of Penn who attended King George V and is probably Englands most noted physician The royal car collided with a twoton truck carrying steel tubes and was badly damaged After the will be 2 next been driven to her Marlborough house resi dence it was learned that she complained of slight pains in her back LOOK INSIDE FOR TOM PEXDERGAST Leaving Court Prison Will Not Stop His Political Activity PAGE 2 Fine Arts Fest at S U I July 1623 FDRDECLARES U S READY TO MOVE FORWARD Declares Business Cant Expect Retreat on Work Relief Plan WASHINGTON Roosevelt left with the American Retail Federation Tuesday assur ance that America is in an ex cellent position to move forward impelled by the principles and objectives for which we have struggled the last six years In a broad restatement of his business and financial policies the chief executive Monday night told a banquet audience of 1000 small town and big city merchants Today with no danger of sur plus of goods overhanging the because we have tried to keep consumer purchas ing power up to nation is in an excellent position to move forward into a period of greater production and greater emplojment Critics Arc Assailed lie declared however that business could not expect his ad ministration to retreat on the size ot its budget the present lax lev el or its policy work relief rather than the dole Declaring that critics of these policies were willing to gamble with the nations safety Mr Roosevelt appealed to business a big stick as he put help in working out national problems in a spirit of good will Comment from federation mem bers and congressmen in the au dience was largely favorable Most termed the speech mild in comparison with some of his pre vious talks business Must Maintain Kevcnufcs The president declared hat businessmen were making a mountain out of a mole hill in regard to the undistributed prof its tax which he said raises less than 2 per cent of the tax revenue from corporations He expressed willingness to have It repealed provided that the which it brings in were obtained through other levies on corporations earning more than 325000 a year and provided no tax avoidance loop holes were created For sound business reasons he continued especially in view of the unbalanced budget tax rev enues must be maintained ah ex isting levels For Bigger Volume The republicans who have pro claimed this as national debt week Mr Roosevelt said that much of the approximately S40 000000000 in public obligations was offset by debts owed the government The next thing to remember about the debt he added is that government like businessmen is investing in order to create a higher volume of business in come and therefore a bigger net yield for government National income will be great er tomorrow than it is today be cause government has had the courage to borrow idle capital and put it and idle labor to work The president emphasized that new deal spending has had but one principal increase purchasing power among lower income groups PAGE IB Lineup Changes Hope of Skidding Squads PAGE 12 II Duce Cheered by Crowd After Signing of ItaloNazi Pact I O SI E UR Angry cries against France arose in Venice square when a crowd gathered to cheer Premier Benito Mussolini and celebrate the signing of the HaloGerman military alliance in Berlin Deputies and senators shouted Nice Savoy same cries they raised in the chamber deputies last November to launch Italys natural aspiration demands against France in the Mediterranean and North Africa Mussolini was compelled to ap pear on the balcony Venice square more than 10 times Mon day night to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd SEEKS DEGREES lOVvA rf Iowa officials announced 1226 applications for degrees have been received for the 7Dtli June com mencement next month Last year 1242 students sought degree Officials Believe Crew Safe Hope for Early Rescue Craft Equipped With Latest Safety Devices Could Hold Out 24 Hours PORTSMOUTH N H APThe U S submarine bqualus and a crew of 62 men were trapped in 240 feet of water about five miles off the narrow New Hampshire coast Tuesday when the ship went into a deep sea dive with out closing one of her vital sea valves Approximately five hours after the accident high au tnorities at tlie navy yard here expressed an opinion that a of the men aboard were safe so far and that with good luck all could be saved Only Part Flooded The Squalus a new craft equipped with all the latest safety devices should be able hold out for appimi School Bond Issue Voted 527 to 305 Proposal Is Approved by 63 Per Cenl of Ballots Mondays heat wave soaring to a new high for the year was too bsue 03 The vote no The proposal failed to get the necessary BO per cent majority in the first ward northeast quarter of the city but the other three wards ianged from a G4 per cent favorable vote The vote by wards Ward Votes Yes No First IfiO BO TO 50 Second 261 1GB 92 G5 Third 27 G 17 i OD 64 Fourth 136 92 44 C8 Totals 833 527 305 63 The 833 votes cast represented only G per cent of the eligible number and was less thm half the total of 1974 cast in the regular March school election The bond issue is to be used lo finance the completion and equip ping of the two new junior high school buildings Approximately will be used for equip ment and the remainder for com pleting properly the general con tracts on the schools The amount bonds lo be is sued will not exceed the 532000 amount but it is expected that the amount will be reduced consider ably below that sum by approval of amendatory grants which have been submitted lo the PWA Original cost of the two build ings was 5475000 oC which the PWA granted 45 per cent or S2I3 750 The remaining 5261250 was financed by a previously ap proved bond issue When classes are resumed next September all seventh eighth and ninth grade pupils in Mason City will attend cither the Monroe or Roosevelt junior high school 3rd of Harlan County Miners in Kentucky Under Union Contract HARLAN Ky least a third of Harlan countys 14000 miners were under union con tract1 Tuesday as the United Mne Workers of America sought agree ments with additional coal opera tors Representatives of John L Lewis PitWA arranged a third conference with the Havlan Coal Operators association in an effort to end the labor dispute which caused Gov A B Chandler to send 1250 national guardsmen into the county to patrol its mines The Weather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday with showers and local thunder storms cooier Tuesday night and In south portion Wednes day MIXVESOTA Cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday prob able showers in west and in south portions continued cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 87 Minimum Monday night 57 At 8 a m Tuesday 60 The mercury rose to the highest mark of the reason Monday The previous high was 85 on Jlay 9 YEAR AGO Maximum 7 Minimum 5 njately 24 hours navy offi cers said Only part oJ the ship was crews quarters in the after part of the vessel and the aft part of the en gine room Two rescue ships were rushed was left open If this could be done they said the ship might be raised Others Hush to Scunc Two navy boats and two coast guard ships immediately were db patched to the scene which was off White island and about five miles southeast the Isles of Shoals off the New Hampshire The Squalus went out on a rou tine dive at a m Tuesday morning and failed to come up after an hour usually a dive limit under trial circumstances Distress Bomb Released Admiral C W Cole command ant of the navy yard ordered the submarine Sculpin to try and make contact with the submerged ship and at p the first contact was made after the Scul pm discovered a red smoke bomb signal on the surface the water indicating the Squalus was in dis tress The Sculpin learned in a tele phone conversation with the Squalus that during a deep dive the induction valve was not closed and water entered the quarters and the after room crews engine four The Squalus was in charge of i U F Naquin Also aboard a crew of 51 five officers navy yard civilian officers ana one contractors representa Delay Is Feared first indications from the navy yard here were that if it was nec essary to try and raise the boat there would be a major delay in asmuch as the submarine rescue ship tiilcon immediately ordered to the scene was berthed at New London Conn many miles to the southward The navy tug Wandank left Boston almost immediately upon receiving word the accident The Isles of Shoals comprising seven rock ledged islands lies six miles offshore to the south east of Portsmouth harbor The group is three miles long and is inhabited principally by coast guardsmen attached to an island station and the crew of u light house at the groups southwesterly end There arc a few fishermen shacks along the shore of the islands and a handful of summer cottages Other Tragedies Recalled The several narrow shallow channels between the islands arc used frequently by fishermen seeking shelter from easterly storms The mishap li the Squulus was latest ot several affecting submar ines off the New England coast In 1925 the submarine S51 plunged to the ocean bottom off Block island of the Rhode Island coast after collision with the coastwise steamer City of Rome with the loss of 33 men of its 36 Two years later the submarine S4 sank off Provincetown Mass after collision with the coast guard destroyer Pauiding Its entire crew of 40 was lost Tornado Frees 2 Who Are Killed in Fight CUMM1XS PRISON FARM URTwo dangerous long tcrm Negro convicts xvho escaped m the confusion following the tornado that struck this prison I farm were killed in H handtohand I fight with two prison trusties in u i iwamp near here Tuesday If II m   

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