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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             H At 10 R n i s r A r f I C A COUP DCS MC NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME I NE3 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PHESS AND UNITED PBESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 71939 NEWS THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 206 BRITAIN TO SPEED SOVIET PACT Rumor Veto Club Over Faiin Measure cabinet of ficer planted the iumoi in con gress that Mr Roosevelt will veto the farm bill He called in an outside lobbying friend w h o rushed breathlessly to capitol hill with the news As senators heard it the veto message was already written it had been seen The play sounded to them very much like the old upraised club game W h e n presi dents want to Paul BlalloD scare congress into eliminating some objection able features a pending bill they sometimes let the official grapevine raise a threatening promise they do not intend to wield Congressmen have been going on what Mr Roosevelt privately told a group of them 10 days ago Their version and expectation was that the president would sign the bill then send a due bill back to congress asking taxes to raise the of extra budgetary expense for parity pay ments and surplus playful but unimportant rejoinder Still they have doubts The situ ation provides a wide open op portunity for FDR to stand boldly for economy and lo push that word with which they have pest ered him down their vociferous They half suspect he could not resist the temptation Economy Joke Word Actually congressmen are not as silly as they appear in upping the farm budget at least not as they see themselvesTheir story is Wei he got a half billion in creased armament expenditures without taxes so why cant we swipe a quarter of a billion with out The only thing it shows clear ly is the complete demoraliza tion here on the economy issue Economy has juat a joke word Opposing groups use it only to tickle or flail each other never seriously Another thing is evident Veto or no veto congress will refuse to vote taxes to raise the S225 000000 for parity payments the 5113000000 for surplus products or the SGO000000 for develop ment of foreign markets No one wants to make the farm relief bill obnoxious toconsumers bytaxing them specifically for paying the cost of it Without specific taxes the people may not know it as a due bill on them u s Court Individualized Lawyers and court attaches are beginning to wonder what Mr Roosevelt has done to the su preme court His intentions were to liberalize it He has cer tainly done so if you define a liberal ns being a man who will agree with no one except himself The way it is working out the president appears primarily to have individualized the court It seems likely nine courts may spring from the sumo bench one for each individual justice i Since Justice Frankfurter came on the bench justices have started freely submitting individual opin ions rate case milk marketing But the height of confusion was reached on adjourn ment day when five different opinions were handed down in the single HagueCivil Liberties case Four justices concurring in the majority opinion wrote their own separate views Frankfurter Black Douglas and Sev eral opinions developed similarly ii another case on child labor technie If this keeps up lawyers said lliey may need 8 super supreme court to say definitely what is the Washington Decked Out for Royaltys Visit WASHINGTON city fathers fingered an empty purse Wednesday and looked with a re gretful sigh at the gorgeous blos soming of faces along Pennsylva nia avenue in honor of the British king and queen All the money they had to spend on decorations went into those COO red white and blue banners and the British and American shields being placed beneath them on the lamp posts They will give the royal visitors a brightly hued iane down which Seating problem now vexes the Rev Frank R Wilson rector of St James Episcopal church at Hyde Park N Y where Kine George and Queen Elizabeth will attend service with ihe Roosevclts The church seats 200 and admission tickets to the June 11 service are much in demand Here the Kev Mr Wilson shows a reporter the pew front and Icfl where honored guests will sit Roosevelt Has No Comment on Third Term Prospects Not Responsible for Statement Made on His Front Steps WASHINGTON T h i r d law Troubles here were the libs are havin evident in a remark dropped by Stone to Frankfurter when they were last leaving the bench 1 Frankfurter had concluded an in dividual opiinon of some technical point ot a Ii03 law in the child i labor case Stone stopped him and Felix J certainly would like So have locked horns with you on that one Frankfurter humorous ly suggested they go back in cham bers and have it out but the clerk assured both the court had defin itely adjourned Slight illness of Chief Justice Hughes has inspired inside discus sion about whom Mr Roosevelt might next select as chief justice It would probably be Senator Wag ner He was born in Germany cannot be president His ambition has always been to be chief jus tice and he has both the tempera term talk buzzing among politi cians who have called at the white house recently has brought only one outward reaction from Presi dent a statement that he was not responsible for com ments made on hiafront steps In the latest doorstep remark Chairman F H Birmingham of the Iowa democratic committee told reporters Tuesday he thought he would support Roosevelt if he can Lie prevailed upon to accept the nomination for another term The third term question bobbed up shortly thereafter at the presi dents press conference when Mr Roosevelt was asked whether he had seen a magazine article in which Secretary Ickes advocated that he run again The president said he had seen only the head lines Dueks 1940 Inquiry Asked also about the signifi cance of conference Iowa political president re cently talked with former Gov Nelson G Roose velt wanted to know why Iowa was being picked on when he had seen people from 48 states After a reporter had replied that the lowans had given interviews on third term prospects the chief ANTARCTIC IN MONROE POLICY Byird Testifies for Support of Trip to Substantiate Claims to drive Thursday with President ud Mrs Roosevelt alter official elcoming ceremonies at union Lation Aaid thai officials say is all to iie good The saddening note rises from a last minute turn ffairs which has given them an ther street to they ould Bor the benefit of the thousands lip may not get a glimpse of their majesties in the initial procession a sort of second parade has been Jlanned more or less as an af ter hought from the white house to he British embassy before Thurs ARMED FORCES WILL PROTECT KING AND QUEEN British Royal Couple Will Cross U S Line Wednesday Night NIAGARA FALLS N Y Armed forces of two nations smiled across the international border Wednesday in a joint mis sion ot of King George VI who will make history Wednesday night as the first reigning British monarch ever to set foot on United States soil Soldiers of the regular army national guardsmen and police of the United States eagerly awaited the task to be turned over to Minesweepers to Draw Bay Before Monarchs Sail WASHINGTON O The minuteness of precautions for the safety of King George and Queen Elizabeth was demon strated Wednesday by a disclos ure that mine sweepers would draw New York bay before the monarchs sail Saturday to Man hattan from Fort Hancock N J Elaborate instructions for the protection of the royal couple at Fort Hancock where they will go by train from Washington came from the second army corps headquarters at New York An antiaircraft battery will move into position at the fort Friday together with antiair craft searchlights and three soundlocators for detection of approachingaircraft day afternoons garden party Instead of whizzing there with a motorcycle police escort the royal car will hold a snails pace over a route cleared of all traffic in advance It would be a fine thing one of ficial explained if some more flags could be unfurled on this route but he added that since the city purse is empty of decoration mo ney perhaps operators of the swank shops along Connecticut avenue will invest in bunting and banners Whether the motoring will oc cur under fair hot skies or in the midst of a summer thundershovcr is a question that has had Wash that part of it invited to the garden ing about the weather for days 100 Persons Are Aboard Royal Train ABOARD THE ROYAL PILOT IRAIN LONDON Ont Youd never guess by watching he king and queen step out ilone to the observation platform but about 100 persons will be aboard when the sleek 12 car blue and silver royal train rolls across he bridge below Niagara Falls Wednesday night and on to Wash ing Ion Activity and organization the like of which never has been seen jefore in the Americas are be lind the studied simplicity that las marked the arrival of their Brittanic majesties at cities across Canada Thc royal suite comprises about 10 pelsons There yre 19 servants six representatives ol the Cana dian government and 12 orderlies and Canadian Mounties These are replaced by American secret service men for the visits to Washington and New York The operating staff for tiietrain num bering about 45 includes a tele phone supervisor three mailmen eight porters and crew of 13 a dining car There are in addition about 130 persons on the pilot train includ ing an operating staff of 38 about a dozen mounties who do guard duty on the royal train but take their relief on the pilot train six press contact men and 51 news paper correspondents 19 pholog and four radio men COL M NIDER SUPPLIES FINAL DEFENSE LINKS Son Sketches Business Career of Father and Himself for Judge Col llantord MacNider was called to the witness stand Wed nesday to supply the final links in the defense testimony in the multi million dollar action brought by F A Ontjes and associates against the estate of C H McNider Defense attorneys have indica ted that Colonel MacNider will be the closing witness for the de fense and that lie probably will be on the witness stand tor several days His father kept the Northwest ern States Portland Cement com pany directors fully informed of his dealings in Alpha Cement company stock the witness as scried He told the directors at the June 1920 meeting that he had purchased Ihe Alpha holdings ot the Sandusky company his son related Anticipated Better Trice At that time the directors par ticularly Senator A F Frudden of Dubuque wanted to sell Ihe Northwestern States companys Alpha stock the witness continued in answer to questions put by John Senneff defense counsel His father advised against such a move saying that lie intended to hold on to his personal holdings in Alpha until the price was better As president and general manager the elder McNider wanted lo make many expansions in the local ce ment plant his son said and told the directors that the expense of the expansion could not be taken out of operating funds but mighi be acquired from profits on the Alpha stock Held Best for Gain In 1323 upon the order of the directors 50 shares of the cemen companys stock holdings were sold for S75 a share he related but his father refused to sell the remaining 4742 shares at a price LOOK INSIDE FOR them by Canadian troops and constabulary when the king and Queen Elizabeth cross the border unfortified for more than a cen tury Weeks of preparation liave preceded ihe entry cere mony expected to last scarcely five minutes Its climax will be a welcome extended by Secre tary of Slate Cordcl Hull WASHINGTON After a brief visit in Niagara miral Richard E Byrd told a 1 Falls Out ending the first phase house subcommittee Us records showed Wednesday that he be lieved much of the Antarctic falls within the scope of the Monroe doctrine thus binding the United States to resist European en croachment there Testifying in support of a S340 000 appropriation for the govern ments projected expedition to substantiate United States claims to about 100000 square miles of south Polar wastes Byrd said That peninsula which is called Palmer Land northernmost land ot the Antarctic is nothing more nor less than an extension of South America Byrd to Head Expedition is only about 73 nautical miles from the tip of South America to Palmer Land and so this land falls naturally within the scope of tiie Monroe doctrine as also should in my opinion most of Antarctica tliat jics within the executive made his comment j western hemisphere ment and the background having I rVT served on the New York state about front door interviews With a facetious reference to foolish questions he ducked an inquiry about what he thought of democrats going out now for Ihe 1940 presidential nomination Gamer Will Run Friends of Vice President Gar ner said he would be in the run ning and there have been reports that Postmaster General Farley and Secretary Wallace would seek delegates the president is not a candidate Birmingham asserted that after Mr Roosevelt he would favor Farley or latter an Man Who Supplied Escorts in N Y Now Without Job NEW YORK Peck ham the young man who for the last four years has supplied lonely women with escorts for a price became a man without a business Wednesday Fined S250 and given a sus pended threemonth jail sentence for operating an employment agency without a license he found prcnic court Coprichl 81nj Fumrei lot BANKERS OPPOSE POSTAL SAVINGS Urge Discontinuance Except in Towns With No Bank Facilities DBS MOINES Iowa Bankers Association Wednesday asked discontinuance of postal savings facilities except in towns without banks Resolutions passed at the Bank ers state convention here com mended federal authorities for asking that postal savings deposits below S100 a share The claimants in the suit con tend that Hie price ranging from to S120 a share which the company got for its 4742 shares in the summer of J925 was below the market price They also con tend that the Alpha holdings ac quired by Mr McNider personal ly should have been turned ovei to the company and seek to re cover profits made on the stock by the McNider family Colonel MacNiders army train ing cropped up in response t questions by Mr Senneff whicl almost invariably were answerec with a sir appended In order to keep events chronological order Judge Henry N Graven asked two question of the witness When he was mar ried and when he was Unite States minister to Canada The wedding date was Feb 20 1025 He was minister to Canad from September 1930 until Sep not be solicited nor advertied of their tour of Canada the royal and that such deposits be con fined x x x to those isolated fund couple will ride their blue and that might otherwise be hoarded silver train across Whirlpool j and not placed in banks Assails Hours Act Another resolution assailed the federal wage and hours act for obstructing the smooth and effi cient handling of the business of the public It has required banks lo fur ther shorten hours open for busi ness thus placing the banks at Rapids bridge and stop under a train shed in timegrimed Sus pension Bridge station The sovereigns will descend and be greeted by Sir Ronald Lindsay British ambassador to the United States who will pre sent Secretary Hull and Mrs Hull in a ceremony scheduled for p m CST The royal party and Secretary Hulls reception com mittee then will entrain for Washington D C Guajds Begin Vigil Police and private guards Tues day began vigil over abutments of the Whirlpool Rapids bridge Police chiefs of cities on both sides of the gorge issued orders prohibiting any person from ap proaching close to the abutments until after midnight Wednesday night At the middle of Oie bridge U S army men will take over pro tection of the royal route which to that point is the responsibility of dominion authorities Will Line Tracks Armed soldiers will line the tracks through the station where U S secret service operatives and Scotland Yard men will be in charge City and state police have been assigned to guard the area around the station within the dis tance a city block No person without an author ized pass will be permitted with in that area Unofficial instructions to United Stales citizens wishing to see the king and queen advised them to that the court decision actually How about Garnera Cpotcr i outlawed his Guide Escort Scrv cVoI boTdcr Into CanaTaand Im t l i lccausc llc get I sec the royal procession through I m done wa the reply a Uccnsc thc streets ol Niagara Falls Ont disadvantage in competing with many agencies now usurping banking function not the least of which are government agencies The association elected Charles R Gossett picking up Gossett head of the Security National bank of Sioux City as the sinte associations president for the annual term He succeeds E A Ebersolc rf Kcokuk The ncfv president was unopposed Stafford Is Vice Prcsiilenl Clay W Stafford cashier of the Ames Trust and Savings of was elected vice presidenl and treasurer J J Miller of Waterloo was the new state vice president of Iowa bankers who are members of the American Bankers association Other officials named included Frank Welch Cedar Rapids nomi nating committccman Byron Mc Kee Muscatine alternate nomi nating committeeman L J Dcr flinger Clinton vice president for the National bank division Rob ert Waite Waterloo vice president for the Savings division E A Ebersole Keokuk vice president for 1he Slate bank division and CHESTON I ESHELMAN Arrested for Theft of Plane in Mars Hop TAGE 2 SCS Chief to Speak in Northeast Iowa PAGE 18 Newsom Humbles Champ Yanks 62 PAGE 11 2 STATES LIST STORMS DAMAGE Windstorm Damage Is Reported in Wisconsin and Minnesota Areas By the Associated Tress A windstorm in Rice Lake Wis flattened about 100 barns sheds in Barren county Wtuura day causing property damage Ilia may reach a total of farmers reported Fred Bruha a farmer livin near Haugen Wis suffered a hi fracture and spine injury when he was caught in thc wreckage of his barn Many cattle were reported killed in various parts of toe county Communication lines were snapped and traffic was halted by fallen trees in Minnesota but no injuries were reported Chim neys were toppled and windows smashed Northficld Station Damaged At Northficld Minn the top 100 feet of the 338 foot steel an tenna tower ot WCAL St Olaf college radio station were twisted and bent but broadcasting con tinued Heavy rain and electrical dis plays travelled with the wind U11U storm which rushed over the twin tember 1932 he said although he tltics Ilom tne southwest about 5 had resigned approximately four am loPPIjiS trees and electrical J i poles and causing slight damage SPECIAL ENVOY TO BE SENT TO AID IN TREATY Chamberlain States Some Obstacles Yet in Way on Nonaggression LONDON Britain decided Wednesday to send a spe cial envoy to Moscow to speed up legotiations to bring Russia into he BritishFrench front Prime Minister Chamberlain announced the decision in the touse of commons and said that lie envoy would go with instruc ions to facilitate and accelerate attempts to complete the proposed threepower mutual assistance pact Although the name of tiie envoy ivas not announced Chamberlain said he would be a representative of tiie foreign office a civil servant and not a member of the govern ment Affrcc in Principle The prime minister declared that Great Britain and soviet Rus sia were agreed in principle but that there still were some ob stacles such as opposition of Baltic states to being given guarantees of assistance against aggresion by the threepower group A special British representative lie said would be in a position to inform Sir William Seeds British ambassador to Moscow on ihe governments attitude and thus avoid further delays which must necessarily accompany exchanges diplomatic notes He continued that Finland Latvia and Estonia had ex pressed opposition to rcccivinc iruarantccs such as Russia had proposed and that thc British government did not want to im pose guarantees on states against their will Estonia and Latvia Wednesday signed nonaggres sion pacts with Germany in Berlin The prime minister told com mons that in the last exchange of views with Moscow there was gen eral agreement as to the main ob jects to be attained but details still remained to be worked out He said the British government months before President Herbert Hoover permitted him to leave the Canadian post Vias Legion Chief He also told of his election as national commander of the Ameri can Legion in 1D21 and admitted that during that and the next year lie was seldom at home in Mason City Colonel MacNidcr began his business career as bookkeeper in the bank in 1911 He worked in the bank until 1916 when he went to the Mexican border with the na tional guard He enlisted for service in the World war in April 1917 in tiie 3Gth regular infantry regiment Three months later he was on his way to France ns second lieuten ant with the Ninth Infantry ot the Second division with which he served throughout the World war until his return to the United States in October 1919 as licutcn aiitcoloncl Colonel lUacNider described his father as intensely industrious His father lie said usually un locked the bank door in the morn ing He did not drink or smoke TERRIER HOPS HIDES 1IAYT1 Mo Worried over frequent twoday disappearances of Jackie Boy an Airedale terrier Farmer Edward A Ruff discov ered the dog was hopping rides on passing freight trains and Visit ing at the home of a conductor some distance away to some buildings At Shakopee roofs of the St Marys church and The American Range corporation were partly ripped off Debris Litters Minneapolis The gale reached a 57 mile an hour velocity in Minneapolis lit tering streets with debris smash ing trees blowing out windows and knocking down signs The wind velocity was the highest reached in June in more than 50 years Farmers of eastern North Da kota meanwhile gloated over one of the most beneficial rains of the year Of cloudburst proportions thc rain poured 542 inches in two hours at Hillsboro N Dak near the Minnesota line 3IAXY HAVE SYPHILIS WASHINGTON than a million American women of child bearing affe have contracted syphilis the public health service nv a HII ill iLC Robert W Turner Council BIulls said Wednesday in urging venereal vice president lor Die Tiuii djycasc Icsls for prospective moti The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair in northwest portion local thund ershowcrs in cast and soull por tions Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night and in south east portion Thursday cooler Wednesday night in southcen tral and extreme cast portions Thursday warmer in extreme northwest portion Thursday afternoon MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday niftht and Thursday Cooler Wednesday night warm er Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather sta tistics Maximum Tuesday S2 Minimum Tuesday nighl 62 At 8 a m Wednesday 67 Rain Trace Year AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 4i was satisfied that the soviet gov ernment was prepared to con clude an agreement on the basis of lull reciprocity Britain on the other hand Chamberlain said has made it that she was ready immedi ately and without reserve to join he French government in giving Russia full military support in the event of aggression involving her n war with a European power Refers to Baltics Vic added that Britain had been able to satisfy the soviet govern ment on the question of reci procity but that there still re mained difficulties as to certain states which did not wish to re ceive guarantees This was interpreted as a ref erence to the Baltic states which have expressed opposition to the Russian proposal that all coun tries touching Russias western frontier must be guaranteed by the proposed triple front It is manifestly impossible to impose guarantees on states which do not c declared The piimc minister gave no immediate indication whom he had in mind as the envoy to Mos cow Would Knd Uclajs The purpose in sending a spe cial representative to Moscow was understood to be tn end the long delays which have resulted from the exchange diplomatic notes Outlining Britains views on the latest soviet note the prime minister said It is not intended that the mili tary support which the three powers Britain France and Rus sia had agreed to extend should be confined to actual aggression on their own territory It is possible to imagine ac tion in which ony one of the three governments might feel its se curity was indirectly menaced by the action of another European 15 YOUTHS ARRESTED OSLO Norway youths were arrested Tuesday night for causing n disturbance in the gallery of parliament They threw pamphlets down into the chamber When police were called they threw firecrackers HELD TO GRAND JURY GLEN WOOD Raymond Briggs of Red Oak alleged driver of a truck involved in an accident in which John Morgan 33 was fa tally injured was bound over In tiie grand jury on charges of man I slaughter Justice R J McPhci ion fixed bond at 53000   

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