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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HArtt CM F R His r f AR r DtPf OF IOAA COWP DES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 81939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 207 NEWS Wallace Is Probing AAAParm Bureau Link Wallace says he is loolcing into the disclo sure that his AAA agents are ac ting as organi zers f ojr the American Farm Bureau Federa t i o u t it in a y develop that he has lett his glasses at home B e h i n d the situation is deep farmpo litical wrangle over the cotton 1 export subsidy Paul Mallon involving not only Edward ONeals farm bureau but the national cotton council of Oscar Johnston and Mr Wallace himself If the agriculture secretarys in vestigation is just a mite more thorough and impartial than Har ry Hopkins famed investigation of himself in Kentucky WPA politics it will without farm organizing politics is commensurate with WFAs If Mr Wallace will subpena himself first he will no doubt be able to ascertain how the farm bureau happened to get the idea that an export subsidy was the best thing for cotton immediately after he had reached tne same conclusion by reversing his former position He might also ask him self if he did not give the exporl plan to Mr ONeal to carry to flic white house to present to the president and announce to the world from the white house steps as a farm bureau proposal Johnston Could Testify If his own testimony fails to conclusively the close inner relationship which exists between the agriculture depart ment and the Farm Bureau Oscar Johnston of the cotton counci swill be tvillins to testify to 5with no ready to have reachet theconilusiori that Mjr Johnston may have had a hand in the dis closure that the AAA agents sen government franked letters to Ala bama fanners asking them to joii the Farm Bureau to insure con tinuation of AAA payments Johnston is probably the mos prominent expert identified with cotton in the south His counci represents all phases of the in dustry from growers to ginners and he has been organizing grow ers despite the AAA agents work ing on the other side But since Johnston has opposed the WallaceONeal export sub sidy there is no doubt that the agriculture department has been laying for him There is also no doubt that Mr Wallace head of agriculture and Mr ONeal head of Farm Bureau have been two men with a single changeable jninri usually Mr Wallaces The lookinginto that Mr Wallace is doing therefore will have to be blind to keep from noticing that the AAA agents were just doing directly what their boss has been doing indi rectly and that the bosss cotton export subsidy scheme seems to be splitting the south as sharply as anything since the AI Smith campaign Spending Pipers Practice F D R WELCOMES BRITISH KING Girl Uses Milk to Put Out Fire After Lightning Hits TV WE113 A IIwin hrMI ii ii T n Villisca Uses Snowplows to Remove Mud From Highways The spending pipers here are Wednesday FAULKNER A milkmaid extinguished a fire caused by lightning by pouring a bucket of milk on the flames on a farm near Faulkner late Wednesday afternoon climaxing a series of freakish events caused by a bolt which preceded a rainstorm LIGHTNING HITS AND KILLS MAN AT DES MOINES Beneficial Rains in State Accompany Storm Causing Damage DES MOINES skies were clear Thursday following a series of beneficial rains that drenched much of the state Accompanying winds and light ning however did extensive prop erty damage and cost at least one life Dark clouds carrying rain and hail and driven by a southwest wind rolled over much of the state late Wednesday and Wed nesday night Heaviest rainfall was an un official lour inches at Villisca in southwest ibwa In Des Moines John B Kearney 22 of San Francisco a magazine salesman was killed when struck by lightning He was sitting on a curb underneath a tree waiting for fellow members of his crew to pick him up when he was hit by the bolt Cedar Rapids Damaged Tlie high winds did minor dam age in Des Moines Electric light wires were down in some areas Struck by Lightning While Operating Tractor S WALED Bart lett living west of Burchinal was struck by lightning Wed nesday morning He was run ning his tractor He was brought to the doctor and is being taken care of at Mrs Bensons and lightning struck the Iowa Lutheran hospital damaging the elevator shaft Electrical service was stopped for five hours in some parts of the city A 60inile gale at Cedar Rapids blew down trees and telephone wires late Wednesday Some store windows were shattered and fal ling limbs damaged parked auto mobiles No one was reported in ured Light in Xorth Iowa The weather bureau here said the rains which brought relief to many dry fields were general in the eastern and southern parts of the state Light rainfall was re ported in the northern portion but none was reported in the north west section of the state Marshalltown with 167 inches had the heaviest official rainfall Eldora in the same central Iowa area had more than an inch late The bolt struck a radio aerial on the windmill on the Jake Koop farm three miles south of Faulkner traveled down the wire into the home burned the radio bursting the wiring into halfinch pieces tvent from the house into the yard where it knocked over a 4 year old boy traveled from there to the milk house where it knocked down 14 year old Gladys who was separating mill and then ignit ed the building Sixteen year old Anna Koop who was milking a cow at the time was credited witli saving the building as the quick thinking young girl took the milk bucket and poured the milk on the flames Safety Chief Avoids Rush Ontjes Queries MacNider TWO IN VERBAL CLASH ASCOURT CASECONTINUES VILLISCA with out communication for several hours Wednesday night this com munity Thursday was digging out of the wreckage ot the heaviest storm in Even snowplows were pressed into service to move heavy mud slides from the highways Wind damage was heavy here and in the rural communities nearby The terrific wind and lightning storm was followed by a rainfall ot more than 4 inches The sea of water fell within an hour flooding streets and lowlands While some damage resulted to farm lands agriculturists gener said much good would be re alized The heavy wind damaged light and telephone lines and ripped down telegraph wires Two barns and a silo and tile garage on the Ben Day farm north of here were demolished A portion of the farm residence was blown away The force of the wind lifted a portion of the Villisca Country club porch and dropped it down on the golf course some distance away Several barns were de stroyed in the same area Count less big trees were blown over or the tops clipped by the wind At Nodaway east of here sev eral outbuildings were tipped over and half the roof of the lumber yard was carried away Twelve cars were ditched during the storm between Villisca and Cla rinda practicing to improve their lung power An open publicity campaign for permanent spending will start noon It will center around book on We Cannot Stop Spend ing t9 be published by Corring ton GillWPA economic adviser Their argument will be the same old one that as long us business does not spend enough the new deal must They are timing their pipes for the third term draft Confusing reports developed out of Mr Hoosevelts adjournment confab with the big four congres sional leaders What they told him was that they could get congress out of town around July 15 if they could get agreement on neutrality legislation If they cannot it might be Aug 1 to 5 FDR is insisting on repeal of the arms embargo section of the neu trality act and he probably will not be convinced that congress will not do it until an open fight and p obably a filibuster have developed against it CoprritM Klnz Italutrj Int JAPS ENGLISH NEAR BREAK Britain Struggling to Remove Obstacles to Pact With Russia By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Japansrelationswith Britain were reported Thursday in Tolub tor have become aggravated al most to the breaking point while London still struggled to remove obstacles keeping soviet Russia from entering a mutual assistance agreement with Great Britain and France The BritishJapanese issue arose from friction at several places in China A spokesman for the ad miralty declared a calm attitude was necessary to escape serious international repercussions The newspaper Asahi accused Britain of trying to intimidate Japan in fear ofcollapse of Chinese resis tance and in expectation of United States support One incident was the report of Domei Japanese news agency hat a foreign warship appar ently a British cruiser fired on a Japanese transport plane east of Hongkong Other incidents included the death a British cotton mill em ploye at Shanghai of wounds suffered in a fight with Japanese marines the arrest at Kalgan of two British officers by Japanese soldiers and the refusal of the British consulate at Tientsin to surrender four Chinese from the international settlement wanted by Japanese slaying as suspects in a Nebraska Power Firm Must Be Disposed Of OMAHA Central Ne braska Public Power and Irriga Thursday company tion district declared the Nebraska Power the states largest private utility must be disposed of under the federal holding company act and urged it be acquired either by the city of Omaha or by a public power district of which Omaha will form a pari Other rainfall reports included Dubuque 143 Clarincla 112 Lamoni 104 Monroe 102 Bur lington 1Grinnell 09 Des Moines 98 Keokuk 35 Water loo 4 Centerville 41 Cedar Rap ids 43 Otlumwa 43 Fort Dodge 22 Davenport 24 Ames 36 Ma son City 08 Brother and Sister Separated 61 Years Young Flyer Says He Didnt Steal Plane Borrowed It CAMDEN N j aipjcheston Lee Eshleman was particular about the spelling of his last name and the difference between bor rowing and stealing when he was arraigned in Pennsauken police court on charges of larceny of the airplane in which he started for Mars only lo wind up in the At lantic ocean 175 miles cast of Bos ton After listening to his explana tions Recorder George E Yost Wednesday held the Carlisle Pa youth in S5000 bail for the grand jury and committed him to the Cam den county jail in default of bail Eshleman maintained his good humor during the arraignment but said he wantedit made clear that his name is spelled Es h 1 e man and not Eshe1man as he had seen it in newspapers When counsel for the complain ants charged that he stole the plane Eshleman protested I didnt steal it I just bor 1 rowed it1 REDWOD CITY Cal 78 year old man and his sister ol the same age who were separatee in Iowa 61 years ago renewec their acquaintance here Thursday Perry A Howard of Km Cal last saw his sister Mrs Frances Harrington when he took her to a circus at Iowa City Wben they met Wednesday she recalled you bought me pink lemonade Their correspondence cea years ago after he had lived at an orphanage in Farmington Iowa Last month she wrote to the mayor at Grinnell and the chief of polic traced Howard NAZI POLICE IN BOHEMIA SLAIN Drastic Protective Measures Declared for Town of Kladno PRAGUE Admini strator Baron Constantine Von Neurath Thursday proclaimec drastic protective measures fo the town of Kladno 15 mile northwest of Prague where a Ger man policeman was killed Wed nesday night Clashes between th native population of Bohemia anc Moravia and their new German protectors have been LOOK INSIDE FOR WILLIAM S HART Baby Hoax Details of 21 Years Ago Told PAGE Kossuth County 4H Girls Have Meeting PAGE 12 Yankee Shakeup Brings Results PAGE 13 POLISH JEWS ROUNDED UP 10000 in Germany to Be Deported or Put in Concentration Camps iBERLIN Jews who number more than 10000 in Ger many were reported being rounded up Thursday by the Ges for de pCrtation or concentration camps in a new nazi effort to get rid of foreign Jews Jews said groups were being escorted to the Polish frontier daily after being given notice as short as 24 hours that they must leave So far only men have been involved in the drive In Munich 400 Jews were re ported under arrest Undetermined numbers were in custody in Ber lin and Breslau Several hundred Jews in Dresden were given until noon Friday to get out of Ger many Those who lost their Polish passports under a new Polish citi zenship law last November are being taken to concentration camps while those whose pass ports are in order are being put across the Polish frontier The sending of new thousands to concentration camps was inter preted as a means of putting pres sure on wives and other relatives Defendant Quotes Ontjes Saying Reorganization Cost Would Be Higher Col Hanford MacNider and F A Ontjes chief counsel for the claimants in the multimillion dollar suit against toe C H Mc Nidciestate clashed verbally in he trial of the suit in district court lore Thursday AJI alleged threat by Mr Ontjes that reorganization of the North western States Portland Cement company would cost Mr MacNider more money than lie expected was recounted by Mr MacNider at the close of his testimony for the de fense The witness in answer lo a Question by John Senneff defense counsel told of a visit to him by Mr Ontjes in 1930 before the lat ter filed an injunction suit to pre vent the reorganization of the ce ment company from a West Vir ginia to an Iowa company Mr Ontjes wantedto know the reason i01 lifereorgapjzat jon Mr MacNider recalled arid the cement company executivetold him that stockholders hadbeen demanding it since 1826 particularly because of the confiscatoiy inheritance taxes of West Virginia Discuss Reorganization How do you intend to take care of those stockholders who oppose the reorganization Do you intend to buy their stock the witness said Mr Ontjes asked him Mr MacNider said he replied that he certainly did not because he already had too heavy obliga tions The attorney then asked him if the reorganization would not cost a considerable amount ot money the witness related and he re plied that the Iowa registration probably would cost about S20000 and that legal and other expenses in connection with it probably would consume an equal amount parting remark was Its going to cost you a lot more money than that the head of the ce ment companyasserted may cross examine said Mr Senneff Ontjes Puts Questions Mr Ontjes immediately began to question the witness as to the date when this alleged conversa tion took place Mr MacNider said that it was late in June or early in July of 1930 It would have to be after the directors meeting of June 21 1930 at which it was decided to proceed with the reorganization would it not asked the attorney Yes cant you fix the date more definitely the attorney persisted You cant even remember the conversation and you expect me to fix the exact date retorted Mr MacNider smiling He said that the conversation must have taken place during the last 10 days of June or the first two weeks of July 1930 Mr Ontjes then attacked the alleged conversation by ask ing if it were not something en tirely new which had not been brought out in any of the previous trials since 1930 I dont believe I was asked that question answered Mr MacNider He Was in Ottawa The attorney then brought out that the conversation would have been important evidence in the injunction suit proceedings and established that Mr MacNider had not even testified in that hear C L Murray president of the Mason CilyCcrro Gordo county safety council is shown above filing his application far drivers license in the office of Sheriff Tim 1halen Making the official rec ord of Ihc application is Miss Mary Louise Felt More than 3113 applications for licenses have been received at the sheriffs office by Miss Felt and Miss Margaret Hughes Licenses may also be re newed at the office of the highway patrol 15 Second street north east according to Scrgt Robert Kcese Lock photo Kayciiay engraving got to Muson City I got a new one asserted the witness He amplified his answer by saying that he had been producing letters continually ever since 1932 searching for them through thou sands of Jotters in the cement companys and banks files Produced Telegrams During the Thursday morning session the defense continued the production of telegrams and let ters rf congratulation to C H McNider in 1925 on the occasion of his 50th anniversary as a bank er to show his countrywide ac quaintance One telegram was from Presi dent Calvin Coolidge Mr Ontjes objected to it as irrelevant and immaterial He sent those out by the thousands to everyone he added after his objection I didnt get one Did asked Mr Senneff of the opposing counsel Judge Henry N Graver sought to hide a smile behind one hand A number ot letters also were read showing offers of S25 a share in 1921 to 59750 a share in 1925 for Alpha cement stock The claimants contend that the stock was sold below the market price during the summer of 1925 at prices ranging from to a share recently increasing to speed efforts toward finding i new homes outside Germany ing I wasnt here at the time I was in Ottawa I believe the witness said Mr MacNider was minister to Canada from September 1930 to September 1932 The attorney also tried to es tablish when Sir MacNider had produced the correspondence from his fathers files which has been introduced in the various trials The witness replied that it was produced at various times after it was ordered by the court Mr Ontjes asked when the subpena was issued I dont remember You got out so many subpcnas Every time CLAIMS WEST BACK OF F R Senator Murray of Montana Confers With President on Support WASHINGTON deal supporters in congress took up the talk of a third term for President Roosevelt Thursday with Sena tor Murray disclosing he had told the chief executive that the entire west is behind the administration Murray a white house caller Wednesday told reporters he had not made specific mention of a third term for fear of embarras sing the president but he added I think the entire west feels that the president has a better understanding and appreciation of the serious problems of our country than any other man who could possibly succeed him Saying that Montana demo crats were now harmonious Murray replied with an emphatic yes to a question as to whether Mr Roosevelt would support Sen ator Wheeler DMont for re nomination in 1940 Wheeler has handled much new deal legislation but led the bitter and successful senate fight against the presidents court bill in 133T URGES BOARD TO FIX POLICY Favors Planning Group lo Fix Long Range Program of Spending WASHINGTON D Smith new director of the federal budget suggested Thursday the creation of a planning board to fix the governments longer a rrg e spending policy What he wants lie explained amounts to a fiscal road map so that when a costly undertaking is advocated a look at the map will show whether it is on the same road as the other federal spending activities Smith would not say whether lie favored the budget balancing ideas of Secretary Morgenthau or the borrow money in bad payoff in good times theory of Chairman Eccles of the federal re serve board But he would like to have some definite policy decided in advance so that the budgets of the next few years can fit into it Tentatively he proposes that tiie national resources board headed GUNS BOOM IN SALUTE CROWD CHEERS GUESTS President and First Lady Greet Reigning Monarchs of England WASHINGTON the acclaim of thousands King George VI and his queen turned sight seers Thursday for a tour of his toric Washington under the per son guiding of the President and Mrs Roosevelt Relieved of the stiff formality and glitter that attended the of ficial greeting of the British rul ers at the railroad station and the military display of their proces sion to the white house the king and queen left the executive man sion shortly after p m Cheered by People Not free was the royal party however from friendly cheers of people massed along the route to the imposing Lincoln Memorial on the Potomac river the Wash ington Cathedra several miles away and the citys widely known Natural Rock Creek park The Icing smiled and waved to the crowd while the queen smiled graciously and lifted her hand in greeting Their Britannic majesties had arrived at 11 oclock at the Union station where the president standing in a newly carpeted presidential reception room re ceived the youthful monarch Friendship Symbolized Their faces crinkled into cor dial smiles as their hands met as if to symbolize ties of friendship by Frederic A board plannin Delano do the Then lie would projects quests The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday cooler in extreme east portion Thursdav night ailNNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday somewhat cooler in north Thursday niirht and in northeast portion Fri day warmer in extreme north ivcst portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Maximum Wednesday 79 Minimum Wednesday night 52 At 8 a m Thursday 71 Rain 08 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 14 have another group such as tiie presidents fiscal anc monetary committee which includes Smith Morgenthau and Eccles translate the general policy into specific and appropriation re Smiths advocacy of a plan to syslemize government spending came as a senate committee ap proved employment of an execu tive staff of 10 or 12 experts to make the commerce department a driving force in promoting trade and industry and working out broad business problems between two Englishspeaking peoples who parted ways in 1776 Secretary of State Hull who ac companied King queen from them Mr President I have the hon or to present their Britannic maj esties Hull said How are you Fin glad to see you Mr Roosevelt said The king and queen then greced Mrs Roosevelt and Briga dier General E M Watson the presidents military aide The royal couple and the first family of the United States chatted briefly for a moment and then formalities got under way The British monarchs suite was introduced to the President and Mrs Roosevelt Fly in Salute After the chief executive had met the members of the royal suite highranking officials of the American government were intro duced to the king and queen Overhead huge army bombers droned and swift pursuit planes flew in aerial salute to the British monarch Thousands shouted and waved flags as tiie procession formed n line toward the white house through unbroken ranks of soldiers sailors and marines standing stiffly at salute Ahead rumbled a police guard and army light tanks F D R Lauglis Heartily As the royal party eased through the capitol grounds the king saluted the cheering crowd From time to lime the British KING GEOKGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETB   

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