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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME R H ISf MEM 0 P f Of 1C CITY THf SPOT VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PBEES FUli LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY F R Shushed Threat to Boycott Royalty WASHINGTON The royal visit was not all parades for Mr Roosevelt Numerous inside inci dents threatened to create inter national embarrassment One which the president smoothed out was shushed ef fectively It hinged on the threat of certain con gressmen t o boycott the congress o n a 1 r e c e p tion in protest to the imp risonment of Sean Rus sell chief of staff of the Irish republi can army Mr Roosevelt quietly called in Rep resent a MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 12 1939 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 210 F R BACKS STRENGTH IN PEACE Paul Blallon tives cry a Philadelphia democrat and Joe Smith the Waterbury Conn democrat when he read of Mc Granarys published threat to get 10 to 75 congressmen to join the boycott The president told them he had been greatly worried for fear something like this would occur He pointed out the United States was host to their majesties and untoward incidents would reflect on this country internationally He pleaded that they abandon the attempt McGranery complained he had confidential information indicat ing Russell was detained on re quest of the Scotland Yard offi cial in charge of their majesties train The officials name was Al bert Canning as McGianery re membered it He said Canning was boasting of the act which was intended to be only an insult to Russell Both McGranery and Smith stood their ground and the presi dent said he would see what he could do He got the state depart ment to get after the Irish free state ministry here and Hussells releasewas on bail irom thecharge of having over stayed his passport leave i 4 No Guiding Precedent The president himself lamented that the royal coming had caused him more detail work than the uhole foreign policy although he did not use these exact words In chatting with friends he told of the enormous number of matters brought to him for settlement No monarchs of such standing had ever before visited Washing ton Consequently each detail had to be planned afresh without guide from precedent and even the smallest were shoved up to the presidents desk because no one else wanted to take responsi bility For a government which draws its dislike of royal pomp from its origin this government certainly fluttered in the royal presence Chairman Bert Wheeler had his tobacco chewing associates on his interstate commerce committee out to his house for their annual soiree but all they could talk KING QUEEN GO TO CANADA TO SAIL THURSDAY Apparently Thoroughly Enjoy Quiet Day Spent at Hyde Park ABOARD THE ROYAL PILOT TRAIN after a quiet visit at Hyde Park King George VI and Queen Elizabeth returned Monday to Canada whence they will sail for England Thursday night The British rulers who in three weeks in Canada and four days in the United States were seen by probably 5000000 persons in each country came to the end of their journey still smiling They were more at ease and ap parently enjoyed themselves more thoroughly during the informal weekend visit with President and Mrs Roosevelt at Hyde Park than at any time during their tour of more than 7000 miles Sample Hot Dogs Lunching on picnic plates they sampled the American hot dog drank beer rode in an old auto mobile with the president driv ing through the beautiful Hudson valley and attended a country church The home to a meal with them and in the afternoon the king and the president went swimming togeth er in the new pool on the Roose velt estate The wives and ma Roosevelts affectionate name for the presidents just visited Queen Elizabeth had walked up the aisle of St James church gently assisting majesties Apparently all con h d Ior the Maritimes as gressmen shoujd have consulted Canada mnv known to its resdents more as house Republican Leadei Joe Martin showed up at the co parish year old mother of the president HelpsBelieve Awe For 200 who were ad mitted to the church because they have attended regularly thisun expected touch helped relieve the awe occasioned by the sight of a sovereign of the worlds greatest empire and thc president of the United States seated on the front pew Bishop Henry St George Tucker head of the Episcopal church in the United Slates broke the ice completely by looking over thc crowd and ob serving One sees ivhat hap pens when our parishioners brinff their guests to church If everyone would do this our church would be filled every Sunday After a day crowded with friendly contacts the Roosevelts took their royal guests down to the little railroad station at Hyde Park and with handclasps and waves of goodbye sent them off to Canada again A throng at the depot sang Auld Lang Syne as the train pulled out with George and Elizabeth waving from the rear platform Crossing the international This Royal Welcomer Forgot Her Cue dress S A Pn what JIama tolfl her lo autl the queen with hand instead of the curtsy slie practiced The child is Isibei Kiulocli Horn 1 raiae Iier whcre thcir maicsties mct IOWA MERCURY BELOW NORMAL Centralia Farmers With Oil on Land Flowing in Wealth about was how to dres at the fc ihe subsenuent boundary at 5 a m CST the train Wlth thelr headed for the Maritimes as the is Ueach London June 22 joe luarun snowed uo at the nn gessiona Ihe bowler in a sea of silk chapeaux Senator Henry Cabot Lodge wore the only straw sailor skim How Garner Reacted Mr Garner the V P capitu lated to cutaway requirements for the garden party but went around the senate all that day with the vest unbuttoned for relief Several senators offered him a button hook but he made connections just before the party without out side aid The Texans interest at the par ty centered in the liveried senant dressed in bright red coat brown trousers with most of the re maining colors liberally distri buted elsewhere in braid and trim He talked with the chap several minutes possibly trying to ascertain why the servants oul dress the king Grassbound senators seeing him standing on the upraised portico called out Come on down here with the common people They estimated his friendly pat on the back oE the king would be worth a million votes but all estimates here lately have been in a holiday mood ICopTrirht Klnr Feiturtj Inc 34 Aboard Burning e Rescued MONTREAL liner Duchess of Bedford reported to the Canadian Pacific steamship offices Monday that she had res cued the crew of 34 from the French fishing barque Ben Hur a tire 185 miles northeast of Cape Race Ship Ar from Halifax Thusday arriving in London June 22 to complete a mission already under discussion throughout the world in its effect as a unifying influence in the British empire and because of im plications and possibilities re garding AngloAmerican relations Already there have been reports that the king issued a pressing invitation to the president and Mrs Roosevelt to visit England but American and British officials said this was without foundation Just before entraining the king handed the president as a souvenir a goid inkpot or stand deco rated with the royal coat of arms Monday he will send to the president at Washington a more i formal declaration of gratitude for Hie official hospitality ot the I American government and for the general friendliness of the Ameri can people President Roosevelt and King George had frequent opportunities at Washington and at Hyde Park to discuss world problems but neither attached much importance to these conversations ForecastAfter State Gets Good Soaking DES MOINES if lures ranged inthe high 60s and low degrees nor Iowa Monday morning after a cold and rainy weekend The weather bureau predicted showers which fell plentifully during the weekend would con tinue Monday night and Tuesday Scattered clouds were reported over the state and light shovers fell Sunday and Sunday night the heaviest being 06 of an inch at soaking Alta and Inwood Saturday however rains fell in the northeast section of the state and light to heavy showers in most other sections Forest City reported a weekend rainfall of 173 inches Mason City 131 Charles City 94 and Esthef ville 90 The grasshopper andchinch bug menace was believed to have re ceived a sharp setback by the copious rainfall of the last week At Corning observers reported a 204 inch rainfall for Adams county bringing hope for n good corn crop CENTRALIA 111 v Oliver Shafiafelt had been able to retire only of of the debt over a lour year pe riod while tilling ISO acres of farm land But recently the 71 year old farmer bought five new automo biles for his wife and children remodeled his house added two bedrooms and a bathroom and in stalled electric refrigeration oil heat and modern furniture How Oil had been found on hisproperty northeast ot Cen tralia Is Typical Example There are hundreds of Jim Shanafelts in southern Illinois His homestead is a typical example of the economic revolution which accompanied Illinois climb to fifth place among the nations oil producing states during an oil boom now two years old Shanafells children attended a rural church Youngs chapel It could not afford a regular pas tor Then oil was found in the one acre churchyard The tiny chapel now has in oil royalty in its treasury Its in come last month exceeded 53000 from two producing wells Officers plan to retain a minister City Gets Benefits Young school a quarter mile ofthdbest wells in the Lake Cen and school district is paid for one eighth of the total oil removed The city ot Centralia gets n lions share of the benefits of oil production It had felt the pinch of declining tax revenues as the result of reduced property values but the discovery of oil in ifs six producing wells were drilled in the municipal park The city be came u royalty owner Now it has royalty in 41 wells Population Gains Quickly In the last two years the citys population has increased faster than in any similar period in its history And as in other com munities in the new oil areas business expanded to wartime proportions Millions of acres are under lease for exploration throughout central and southern Illinois and more than half the states 102 counties have had wildcat opera lions No less than 10 of the counties have production State figures show barrels pro duced were 4450000 in 1936 7426000 in 1937 and 23929000 in 1938 Production during the first five months of this year already has exceeded the 1938 yield And each increase swells the HEARING ON AIR ROUTE STARTS IN WASHINGTON 4 Iowa and Illinois Members of Congress Urge New Service WASHINGTON Iowa and Illinois members of congress urged the civil aeronautics author ity Monday to authorize establish ment ol air transportation lines from MinneapolisSt Paul to Des Moines St Louis and Kansas City Applications of the Mid Con tinent Braniff Airways and North west Airlines to provide such service were consolidated into one hearing before Examiner Francis W Brown Representative Martin R urged approval of the service and asked a stop be made at Iowa City saying it was the center of a pros Propose Stop in Mason City MidContinent and Northwest Airlines two of the three appli cants for certificate to operate a north and south airline between the Twin Cities and St Louis and Kansas Cily have specified Mason City as a stopping slace W B llathorn of fhc Chamber of Commerce aviation commit tee is in Washington to testify in behalf of Mason City perous territory in which Musca tine Burlington Fort Madison and Keokuk were located Representative Gwynne repub lican of the states third district advocated establishment of a Minneapolis St Louis Kansas City Tpes Moines line Representative LeCompele re publican of the a slop be made at Ottumwa if the line was authorized Ottumwa is the fastest growing city in Iowa right LeCompte said North and south service with cast and west connections is sadly lacking in this territory The only direct connection we have with St Louis is by automobile We have no air service and not the best train service LeCompte asked that the service be authorized for the sake of opening up this great territory shortest route from Des Moines to St Louis is by the great city of Ottumwa We are not asking anything we do not believe is justified Frank B Townsend commerce director of the Minneapolis Traf fic association asked the proposed north south service be approved by the CAA Development of northsouth traffic has not been as marked as has that for the east and west he testified Northsouth traffic should be developed to the fullest extent Business now naturally goes to the communities that have the eastwest traffic Minneapolis has a northsouth LOOK INSIDE FOR THE REV R A JARDINE Minister Who Married Windsors Desperate PAGE 2 Annual Celebration Held at LeRoy Minn PAGE 8 vn croo i IIIILU ijticn increase swells trie Chinchbugs arc prevalent there j aWay S small army of Jim SliBnafelts observers reported but the rains will help to bring them green weeds to feed on and will prcb ably hold them back Germany Has Trouble With EDITORIAL PAGE Nelson Wins National Qpen PAGE 9 CELEBRATES JUBILEE WEBSTER CITY Rev F J Frehvnow serving as state chaplain of both the American Legion and the Elks celebrated his silver jubilee as a priest of the Roman Catholic church The Weather FORECAST Rafts Supporting 20 Men Are Adopted by Army for Bombers WASHINGTON jP Rubber life rafts capable of supporting 20 men have been adopted by the army air corps for its largest bombers for use on long sea flights The rafts which weigh about 115 pounds each occupy only three cubic feet of space when folded Equipped with flares drinking water repair kits and four oars each seats 10 persons and has life lines to support an equal number in thc water Showers Monday night and Tuesday someuhat wanner in northeast portion Monday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy scattered showers Tuesday and in south and extreme west por tions Monday nigfht somewhat warmer Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday nilnimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 2 JAP CHIEFS ARE Japanese Report Daring Chinese Effort to Kill Officials TOKIO officials of the Japanese consulategeneral in Nanking have died as a result of drinking apparently poisoned wine served at a banquet the foreign i office announced Monday Jap j anese reports in Shanghai charged poison had been added to wine served at the banquet and termbd the incident a daring attempt of Chinese enemies of thc new re gime at wholesale killing of of 66 49 49 48 After the heaviest rainfal of the spring on Saturdaj the mercury dipped to 49 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday niinimnm Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday Rain YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain 62 Tries to Find Out Who Owns House in Which He Has Lived MACON Ga Deputy Sheriff William Branan reported this conversation with a Negro who sought his official assistance Boss I want to find outwho owns the house I live in Who do you pay your rent lo Aint paid none have you been living there Nine years Well then whats your trou Boss the roof has started lo leak and if thc landlord doesnt fix it quick Im agoin to move out Sightseeing Plane Plunges 1500 Feet Probe Is Under Way BOSTON A 1500 foot plunge of a sightseeing plane near Montague Mass which took four lives and buried two victims four feet underground was under in vestigation Monday by state au thorities The plane aloft only a few minutes from Turners Falls airport lost its right wing in mid I air and spun to the ground Sun j day burying its engine more than o six feet Fabric and pieces of the landed in a tree 100 tcct 33 i from the fuselage Reports Receiving Threat at Moorhead MOORHEAD Minn county authorities Holiday guard ed against a possible recurrence of a mystifying automobile bombing which Saturday took the life of Milton Lee 28 son of a local bakery owner Precautions were taken after Mis John Knutson told of having received a threat against her husbands life over the telephone Sunday FARMS SLIGHTLY LARGER DES MOINES figures showed Monday Iowas average farm last year expanded slightly to a size ot 1641 acres The previous years average was an even 164 acres barge line and a northsouth pipe line and we now seek advantage of the proposed service from Min neapolis to St Louis The public is becoming more airminded and the businessmen appreciate thc ser vice1 Townsend put into thc cecord data showing the extent of finan cial industrial and commercial interests of MinneapolisSt Paul We have a very encouraging crop situation in our territory Townsend said due to more moisture Townsend said the present Min neapolisKansas City service op erated by the Midcontinent was not entirely satisfactory to Minne apolis Questioned by G C Neal the witness explained lie meant the planes left too early in thc afternoon and took too long He admitted the proposed schedules submitted by the company would do much to alleviate the situation He said Kansas City was the through which Minne apolis transacted business with the southwest We feel Townsend said we should have the best direct service to Kansas City Roger G Whiteiord counsel for Braniff asked Townsend why lie had omitted mention of Rochester Minn in outlining prosperous business communities in the Min neapolis district The witness re plied it was because there was very satisfactory service now from Minneapolis to Rochester Representative Johnson oE Illi nois testified in favor of granting permission lor the new line as matter of public convenience Jvot only will this route tap a closely connected population of more than 150000 people residing in Moline Rock Island Davenport nnd outlying residential areas Johnson said but thc line itself will be able to procure a vast amount of air express business from the great manufacturing i plants located in thc three cities HOPPER FUNDS ARE APPROVED Congress Quickly Approves Bill for Batiling Insects WASHINGTON DOO appropriation for control and eradication of grasshoppers was rushed through congress Monday and sent to the white house for signature The senate passed the bill short ly after it had received favorable action in the house The approp riation will be available immedi ately upon its approval by Presi dent Roosevelt Senator Russell DGa told the senate that agriculture de partment funds for insect control were exhausted and that he un derstood the grasshopper situa tion is very serious this year Xo Debate on Measure I There was no debate on the measure and the only discussion i came when Representative Tabor RN Y ranking republican member of the appropriations ommittec asked whether the resolution supplanted an insect eradication appropriation called for in the agricultural appropria tion bill He was assured that it did Some western members oE con gress had looked for the appro priations committee to increase the amount from to including un der a previous budget bureau es timate Need Money Quickly Senator Wheeler DMont said no attempt to add the S300 000 would be made in thesenate because it would delay the bill We need this money as soon as possible the Montanan said I shall try to get action on this reso lution by Tuesday at the latest The measure was submitted by Chairman Taylor DCoIo of the appropriations committee after the unanimous consent of thc committee had been obtained to get in the floor by a short cut procedure instead of referring it to a subcommittee GIVES ADDRESS AT GRADUATION IN WEST POINT Points to American British Friendship Which Has No Fear WEST POINT N Y resident Roosevelt told grad uates of the United States mili tary academy Monday that Amer cas desire for peace must never be mistaken for weakness He explained his military ex pansion program recalled the fate of countries that lacked adequate protection and spoke of hopes for peaee mentioning the visit of King George of Great Britain to this country as an example of good will among nations Recently he said we have Iiad the pleasure oE a visit from King George VI as a courteous recognition of the cordiality and good will which prevails between the two great nations Both Without Fear Its significance lay in the fact that friendship could exist be tween the two countries since both were without fear To achieve the result strength is needed strength which comes not from arms alone but from re straint understanding and coop eration in turn are the product of trained and disciplined minds He talked directly to several hundred youths wjio will in a few weeks become second lieutenants in the army and his theme dealt with the value of an army in normal pursuits of peace and its assistance to the civil population The machine age has laid its grip upon the worlds armies he said Technical developments havedemanded theunodetniiation of our military establishment a program that has been prosecuted vigorously during the past six years During recent months in ternational political considerations have required still greater empha sis upon the vilalization of our defense for we have had dra matic illustrations of the fate of undefended nations Seeks Honorable Conduct He said We seek peace by honorable and pacific conduct of our international relations but that desire for peace must never be mistaken for weakness us he said the army does not stand for aggression domination or fear It has become a corps delite of highly trained men whose talent is great techni cal skill whose training is highly cooperative and whose capacity is used to defend the country with force when affairs require that force to be used But it has also been made available to organize to assist and to construct when battles have to be waged against the more im personal foes of disaster disease or distress hecontinued Prince Olav Makes Calls in St Paul ST PAUL Crown Princess Martha rested at a lake side cottage Crown Prince Olav of Norway Monday strode through a tight program of public receptions and official visits He opened his official day with a call on Gov Harold E Stassen at the state house meeting the states officials and boosting the governors four yesr old son up on thc chief ex ecutive desk while he chatted with the youthful governor Economic Life Altered is sound army work for thc military strength of a country can fae no greater than its internal economic and moral solidarity and the task of national defense must concern itself with civilian problems at home quite as much as with armed forces in the field The alteration of economic life in the past generation has almost completely changed the task which you assume today Your predeces sors commissioned second lieu tenants as short a time back as in years ago would find many ot your problems unfamiliar Technical developments have transformed methods of warfare They have required revision of tables of organization of armies as aviation motorization and mechanization become the mili tary necessity of the day The in dividual fighting plane of yester day has been supplanted by thc cohesive squadron the motor ve hicle rumbles where once trod thc weary feet of marching men the infantry tank and cavalry combat car clatter where formerly the dismounted soldier engaged in personal combat Responsibilities Emphasized Mr Roosevelt said that these mechanical advances did not mean that men were submerged but instead they tended to emphasize the mens responsibilities He explained that recent wars proved that the individual soldier remains the controlling factor and that leadership has meaning only as it brings about coopera tion The president urged the gradu ating class to obtain a sympathetic knowledge of how other mens minds work and of processes by which nonmilitary life observing that there is no greater quality of discipline than the abil ity to recognize different tech nique and different processes and by persuasion and reason to bring   

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