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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1939, Mason City, Iowa HAH LOU E R H 1ST UEU ART OCPT Of IOWA COM U 0 I N I S I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNWED PRESS FULL LEASED tflRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT WEWS BEHINI Will Ask Congress to Pay Loan Interest spending clique has worked up a new one which will will break into print but cautiously shortly It is the ideal of all spending ideals an in visible spend ing program In short its so good its impos sible Instead of having congress authorize say for municipal sew ers bridges schoo Ihouses roads etc the new idea is to Paul Mallon ask congress to appropriate just enough money to pay the interest on this amount At 5 per cent the interest would be 525000000 a most infinitesimal particle of money as the term is used nowadays No official effort will be made to improve the visibility of the public about the scheme but with half an eye you will see this must be an annual appropriation for the duration of the debt If the debt extends 20 years the federal cost would be 5500000000 in driblets of a year This assumes the municipality will pay in 20 years If the loan is renewed then as is to be ex pected the government might continue to pay until Gabriel trumpets the end of all and all foolishness You will be astonished at the eminence of administration finan cial officials not in the treasury who willbroach this program for enactment at this session of con someone stops them Against 3rd Term James Farley will not be Mr Roosevelts campaign manager if the president tries it a third time This may sound somewhat flat but the situation seems to havs in the past few days tiorial democratic chairman is personally against third terms as nearly everyone now knows al though he may have not said so directly to anyone outside the white house Around there the supposition is taken for a fact Indeed there is a kingring rumoi which is plausible but which can not be satisfactorily confirmed that some bait has been dangled before Joe Kennedy the London ambassador to ascertain if he might like to try his hand at a new line of work next year Some such vague idea is supposed to have been dropped in the lap oj one of Kennedys Boston rela tives who was here last week With Political Sugar New deal high card men to whom these stories have come are swallowing none without three teaspoons of political sugar Ev eryone down to the jacks doubts that Mr Roosevelt would let the third term notion get to the point of a Farley resignation Farley cannot be kicked aroundHe may have 150 or more friends among the delegates to the next con vention The only thing these hightbic tales really show for sure there fore is what a political mess would be caused by a third term candi dacy Save your eyes and skip the stories about Agriculture Secre tary Wallace Planning dire cotton schemes in case his exportsub sidy fails in congress He will not as advertised fix the price of cotton or issue cotton certificates without which no bale can be ac cepted by the mill These sugges tions are just being advanced sub offiefally to frighten the cotton trade into relaxing its opposition to the subsidy Other official fish stories you can get along without concern Mr Roosevelts urgent itching to go west immediately if not earlier He starts these pieces each year to press congress into adjourning The trip will be made at a time of his own selection but the only events calling him are the Great Smokies park dedication and the San Francisco fair both of which will be there whencongress ad journs Rai legislation tangle will yet become more involved before it is straightened outContrary to ex pectations the Lea bill isdue to come out of the house com mittee with some RFC loan pro visions for equipmentwhich wil be unsatisfactory to Senator Wheeler author of the senate bill The two will then have to fish it out Odds favor Wheeler ICoprtiht Klni Features Inc Closed for Lunch Is Sign on Cafe LEXINGTON Ky plaininir absence of the proprie tor at midday a large sisn on flic door of a Lexington restau rant advised Out closed for lunch open later MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 141939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 211 MAY RETALIATE AGAINST JAPS PROPOSEBOARD TO ADMINISTER RELIEF IN US House Given Bill Providing Changes in Setup for WPA WASHINGTON 1940 re lief appropriation carrying the full asked by Presi dent Roosevelt for WPA but rec ommending substitution of a threeman board for the WPA ad ministrator went to the house Wednesday from its appropria tions committee Announcement this and a handful of other recommendations for major changes in the relief set up signaled the opening of a ma jor fight over whether federal re lief would continue to be admin istered along the lines followed by the Roosevelt administration since 1933 Directed Against NTA The committee ax its report to the house showed was directed chiefly against the National Youth administration The NYA appro priation was slashed from 000000 asked by the president to The full farm security admin istration appropriation of 000000 was recommended Addi tionally the committee provided for earmarking of the WPAS for heavy construction approved by the PWA The bill carrying funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1 to taled Seek Long Range Policies The WPA appropriation recom mended as less than the outlay for the current fiscal yearrtiich ends June 30 Col F C iHarrin administfator told the committee it would provide employment ranging from 2400 000 persons next January and February to 1500000 in June 1940 As consideration of the broad relief problem reached the house floor however members pro fessed themselves much less in terested in the amount to be ap propriated than in the long range relief policies and organization to be decided upon Never before has congress taken a hand so directly in details of re lief administration Heretofore they have been worked out by the administration operating with lump sum appropriations to be administered at the direction of the president Recommends 19 Charges In all the appropriations com mittee after a lengthy investiga tion of the Works Progress admin istration recommended 19 major changes in its rules and organi zation These were led off by the pro posal for a threeman administra tive board replacing the single office administrator which Harry Hopkins trusted presiden tial aide held until he became sec retary of commerce early this year Harrington regular army officer is the only other man to have held the position Other recommendations in cluded Elimination of the federal the ater arts writers music and his toricalrecords projects New Bans on Politics New bans on political activity of relief officials A requirement that all super visory personnel swear loyalty to the constitution and to discharge their employment faithfully Allocation of relief money to states on the basis of jobs Fixing of a maximum construction cost for buildings Substitution of a fixed month y earning schedule for Ihe cur rent prevailing wage provisions A regular survey of WPA rolls to detect those who have not tried to obtain private employment Elimination of persons who have been on the rolls 18 months and elimination of the current practice of direct relief Must Certify Needs Authority for a projects board to seek cooperation of state and local governments in meeting their relief problems Base preference in employment on relative need of applicants Authorize agencies employing relief workers to pass on their habits records and abilities Removal from the rolls of per sons whose need has not been certified by a local agency or the WPA Prohibitions against employ ment of anyone on WPA eligible to receive social security bene fits when such benefits are avail able Board Plan Urged Also included as one of the rec ommendations was the provision to earmark for PWA Glider Lands After Hop Across Lake Ted Bellak 27 year old Newark N J pilot claimed a record overwater elitler flight after IIP off from Sturgeon Bay Wis and crossed Lake Michigan to Frankfort Mich The distance if St He is shown here coming to landafter being in the air one two minules Would Expand Market for Institution Made Products DBS MOINES board of control members Wednesday opened a drive to expand the market for institutionmade goods by asking the superintendents of state hospitals prisons and homes lo buy each others products The superintendents met here in the regular quarterly confer ence institution heads with the board Board Member David R Mc Creery chided the institution of for cspBcifytogn products rnanufacfiired iby privatecpncenis in fbr Keep Inmates Bray He termed the manufacturing activities particularly important because they help keep the in mates busy P F Hopkins another board member warned the superintend ents however lo increase the ef ficiency of their plants so that the other institutions will want io buy your products Hopkins has been particularly interested in trying to get state departments and institutions to buy their furniture from the Fort Madison penitentiary plant Hears 3 Papers The conference heard three papers one of them a treatise on the shock method of treatingin sanity cases presented by Dr BicharcJ VH Young of Omaha Nebrj In the ttit Young paper DrFrederick Hed licJi of the Independence state hospital reported the use insulin and similar materials had resulted in the complete recovery of 10 pelcent of the cases treated in the Iowa institution WOULD CONTROL PHONE INDUSTRY FCC Asks Congress for More Powers to Regulate Systems WASHINGTON fed eral communications commission asked congress Wednesday lo give it additional control over the 000000000 telephone industry but toned down some of the prev iouslypublished recommendations of one of its members Marlene Sails After Agents Seize Baggage NEW YORK fP Marlene Dietrich film actress sailed for a European vacation 40 minutes late Wednesday after government agents seized her baggage be cause of alleged nonpayment of income tax in 19361937 Amid considerable confusion on the pier the Germanborn ac tress who recently became an American citizen was permitted to depart with her luggage except for certain quantities of jewelry which were kept in escrow Miss Dietrich was accompanied by her husband Rudolf Sieber The luggage consisting of 34 pieces was removed from the French liner Normandie and then put back on again I knew nothing about this un til this morning Miss Dietrich when i Was notified that I owed more than 000 for 1D36 and 1937 1 wish I had earned that much For the past year I have earned nothing since I did not make any pictures J B McNamara a deputy col lector of internal revenue said the government lien against Miss was based upon earnings in her picture work in England for the Isle of Man corporation Hoover Visits With Minneapolis Friends MINNEAPOLIS Minn Former President Herbert Hoover enrpute with his family to their California home visited with friends and called on republican groups during a oneday stop here Wednesday The former chief executive arrived here from In diana where he made a com mencement address approved heavy construction proj ects In recommending that a three man board take over relief ad ministration July 31 the commit tee said responsibility for super vising disbursement of huge relief outlays is of such magnitude and the problems are so complex that the judgment and counsel of three men with equal authority and re sponsibility would prove advan tageous The three would be named by the president subject to senate confirmation and would receive a year No more than two could belong to the same political parly Slovaks Alarmed by Reports of Division of Country Before Fall BRATISLAVA Slovakia Many Slovaks were alarmed by unofficial reports from Berlin and Budapest Wednesday that this threemonthold state nominally independent remnant of former CzechoSlovakia might be parti tioned before the harvest The reports were denied in of ficial Berlin quarters The economic plight of this iso lated little country some Slovaks believe may force their govern ment to agree to a union with Hungary with this capital and the Vag Valley which the nazis have fortified since March under Ger man control LOOK INSIDE FOR GOV LLOYD C STARK Given K C Police Department Control PAGE 2 Yanks Trade Gallagher to Browns PAGE 11 Rural 8th Graders of Worth Graduated PAGE 18 seven commissioners omitted some of the most farreaching suggestions of Commissioner Paul A Walker who directed a two year investigation of the industry at a cost Among Walkers recommenda tions not included was one urging that the FCC be authorized to review approve or disapprove all Bell policies and practices pro mulgated by the central manage ment group of the American Telephone and Telegraph com pany Recommendations Listed Despite substantial revision of his proposed report Walker ex pressed gratification that the commission approved it in prin ciple and largely in substance Major recommendations of the commission included 1 That the FCC be authorized to prescribe basic cost accounting methods for the Western Electric company described as the manu facturer and supplier for the vast Bell System 2 That the FCC be given jur isdiction over the issuance or re funding of securities by telephone companies subject to its jurisdic tion Could Prevent Abandonment 3 That the FCC be authorized to prohibit the abandonment of any interstate line operated by any firm subject to its jurisdiction 4 That the filing with the FCC of applications for consoli dation of telephone companies be mandatory instead of optional as at present 5 That FCC approval be re quired for all acquisitions by one company of the stock of another company for purposes of control 6 That the Bell System be required to license its patents to others who can use them benefi cially The present practice of ficials said is for the Bell Sys tem to refuse patents to others who are engaged in the same field The Weather FORECAST IOWA Thundershowers Wed nesday night and Thursday warmer In east and central por tions Wednesday night some what cooler Thursday MINNESOTA Thundershow ers Wednesday nighi and Thurs day warmer in east and north portions Wednesday ni g h I somewhat cooler Thursday ex cept near Lake Superior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather sta tistics Maximum Tuesday 65 Minimum Tuesday nicht Al 8 a m Wednesday 58 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 53 Rain Tr MISSING BABYS BODY FOUND IN NEARBY CREEK Sheriff in Ohio Had Said Disappearance Looked Like Abduction CLYDE Ohio H Myers announced Wednesday he body of 10 weeks old Haldon ink reported stolen from the of his home here Tuesday night had been found in a creek n a farm seven miles west of Uycte The child had been missing about 12 hours when its body was found in Green creek on the 3eorge Thomsen farm near U S highway No 20 Sheriff Myers who said earlier Wednesday the disappearance of the boy looks like a kidnaping announced he had enlisted the aid of the federal bureau of investi gation Finding of the body culminated in allnight search after the babys disappearance between ten and eleven oclock Tuesday night Recovered by Deputies The body its mouth slightly bloody was recovered from the creek by two deputy sheriffs Ted Paul and L D Krugh who sight ed it downstream as they stopped on a bridge over U S highway 20 The child was 71 feet from the bridge its body floating three feet from shore in a maze of willow branches The creek is 35 feet wide and 9 feet deep at that point Bootee Blanket Missing Deputy Paul theorized the body had been thrown from the bridge The body was dressed in a babys shirt and diaper A bootee and blanket taken with the infant when it was snatched from its cradlewere missing Coroner called HEILWORKSTO SETTLE STRIKE Attempts to Bring Allis Officials and Union Heads Together MILWAUKEE Jul ius Heil sought Wednesday to bring officials of the AlljsChalm ers Manufacturing company and labor union leaders together in hopes of settling a strike at the huge industrial plant in suburban West Allis where 13 persons were injured in rioting Tuesday A picket line three blocks long paraded in front of the companys main entrance Wednesday morn ing without incident Only a skeleton force of office workers reported for duty in accordance with instructions of Max W Babb company resident who ordered only enough workers on duty to answer mail and handle other in cidentals The others who make up the force of approximately 1000 employed in the offices were told to slay al home Wednesday The strike was called Saturday after union members rejected company proposal for a new con tract STATE POLICE SENT TO FLINT Dispatched to Help m Maintaining Order at Striking Plant LANSING Mich re sponse ito an appeal from Flint Mich officials the Michigan state police Wednesday dispatched 12 sergeants and 73 patrolmen in 25 squad cars to aid in maintaining order during a strike of Genera Motors employes at Flint where several outbreaks of violence havi occurred Capt Laurence A Lyon super intendent of the uniform divisioi of the stale police said Flint ha asked us for help Two street fights at Fhn Wednesday in which several per sons were injured involved strik ing members of the AFL United Automobile Workers and mem bers of the ClOaffiliated UAW who have refused to recognize th AFL strike Captain Lyon said the state po licemen being detailed from al parts of the lower peninsula would be held in reserve declined further comment H TEST FOR OIL CRESTON Cour tier assistant chief seismologis for the Phillips Petroleum com pany arrived here Tuesday to as sist a seismograph crew testing for oil in western Union county Efforts for Mediation Are Rejected British and French Concessions Under Japanese Blockade TIENTSIN China nese officers Wednesday night re ected British mediation attempts and widened their demands on the Sritish while Japanese gendarmes aided by Chinese police blockaded the British and French conces sions whose approximately 120 000 population was virtually cut off from all supplies The Japanese military took the position that the dispute leading o the British refusal o hand over to Japanese four al eged Chinese slayers of a Tientsin not now be settled merely by relinquishing the ac cused Chinese The officers ad vanced five broad demands which ihey said were necessary if the dispute were to be settled Five Demands Made A Japanese statement said The British must First discon inue protecting antiJapanese and ommunislic elements second ease supporting Chinese curren cy third cease hoarding goods in Tientsin thereby causing price in creases fourth cease using un registered radio stations in Tient sin fifth allow the use of Japa neseprepared school books in the British concession While the deadlock appeared firmer than ever the Japanese of ficers repeated that we will not cease the present measures until the British reverse their policy and afford us complete coopera tion Prices Up 50 Per Cent No fresh food entered the con cessions Wednesday and prices leaped 50 per cent There was an Officially the passage of such supplies was not barred but Chi nese carriers fearing charges of antiJapanism brought virtually no food into the concessions Wont Release Four Dozens of foodladen junks were seen on the Hai river but none unloading at the concession docks This correspondent saw a white Russian living outside the British area toss a bundle of food across barbed wire barricade to a friend when the Japanese were not looking The restrictive measures were taken as a result OL a refusal by British concession authorities to relinquish four Chinese whom the Japanese accused of slaying a Chi nese official of the Tientsin pro visional government The British had held that there was insuffi cient evidence towarrant surren der of the men All Chinese Searched All Chinese entering and leav ing the two foreign areas were searched together with some for eigners but most of the latter permitted to pass police bar ricades after showing a specia stamp on their passports Tht stamps had been distributed by the Japanese consulate to consu lar officials of countries not in volved in the dispute The searching of foreigners wa conducted haphazardly with tii British being searched general while Americans and French passed after identification Ships Ordered to Malt Ships coming up the Hai rive from Tangku on the Gulf of Poha were ordered to halt at the Japa nese wharf below the concession and automobile traffic over thi international bridge linking th French concession with the mail railway station was stopped The Japanese apparently turn ing down a British proposal of i threepower settlement of the dis pute declared further negotiation would be fruitless and argued i was necessary to isolate Ihe con cessions as a nest of intirguc am plots The authorities however ex pressed regret that the Frond concession had to be included an that Chinese and foreign national were inconvenienced lowan Charged With Manslaughter and Driving While Drunk BELLE PLAINS Bonton County Sheriff J B Franklin said Wednesday Kenneth W a g n c r Marshalltown undertaker had been released on bond un der charges of manslaughter and driving a car while intoxicated A coroners jury Tuesday night recommended the manslaughter charge be filed The other charge was filed last Thursday following an automobile accident in which Mrs John L Robinson 69 of Trinidad Colo was fatally in jured BRITAIN TAKES UP MEASURE TO END BLOCKADE England Keeping in Close Touch With France United States LONDON The British overnment informed the house of ommons Wednesday that it was jonsidering possible measures of against the Japanese Blockade of the British concession at Tientsin Foreign Undersecretary R A Sutler announced the govern ments position but said the ex act nature of possible retaliatory measures had not yet been deter mined He said Britain was keeping n close touch with the govern ments of the United States and France on all developments The Trench concession at Tientsin also s blockaded Depends on Japanese Action Asked whether he would inform Tokio immediately that Japanese ships would be barred from Brit lins far eastern ports of Hong ung Singapore and Penang in re taliation for the blockade Butler aid The question of what measures would be appropriate with regard o the Japanese blockade of the British concessipn at Teintsin is at present under examination and must depend in some degree on the nature of action taken by the Japanese In connection with the block ade may I ask whether British residents are suffering in any way owing to the food shortage or the increase in prices Laborite Fred erick Bellenger asked 7 fVige Court Butler said Secretary Lord Halifax was expecting a full report on the situation arid would make a statement to parliament as soon as the report was received The government was said by an informed source to be continuing lo urge establishment of a court of enquiry with a neutral chair United States consul settle the dispute A spokesman announced two developments in the situation from refusal of Brit ish officials to hand over lour al leged Chinese terrorists Proposal Rejected 1 Authorizalion by the United for ConsulGeneral John K Caldwcll to act as chairman of the threeman committee to sift evi dence against the Chinese Japa nese army circles in Tientsin said the proposal for a neutral commit tee which would include one Japanese and one Briton had been rejected At the Tientsin consu lategeneral it was said noth ing was known yet of authoriza tion for Caldwell to act 2 Disclosure of fresh evidence implicating the Chinese with the slaying April 9 of S G Cheng Chinese official of the Japanese sponsored North China bank 4 Used as Pretext A foreign oftice spokesman said that in case the proposal for an impartial tribunal were dropped British authorities on the spot would consider the new evidence and act accordingly He explained that the new evi dence was not considered suffi cient to wanant surrender of the four suspects Earlier informed sources had said Britain had told the Japanese government that she was reconsidering her refusal to surrender them It seems clear from semioffi cial Japanese statements the for eign office spokesman said that the four men arc being used as a pretext for aggressive measures with the object of Riving the Jan anese economic and political con trol over the concession Porcine CoOperation This is only one of a long se ries of incidents aimed at forcing economic cooperation with the Japanese new order in China So far the new order has only proved injurious to British rights and interests and can only prove unwelcome to all foreigners in China The new evidence was said to indicate that the four suspects had covered the retreat of the slayers of Cheng The spokesman said however that this information had not been checked Asked what Britain would do if the Japanese continued the blockade the spokesman said those in the concession would have to dig in their heels It was indicated in Tokio that the matter was in the hands of the Japanese commander for North China and Japanese authorities at Tientsin indicated the sugges tion had been rejected Britain maintained close con tact with the United Stales and France on the Tientsin tension
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