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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 27, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H A ft L O N HIST M M ART D t P r 0 I 0 A C J I I N t S 1 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT w XLV ASSOCIATED PflESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASONCITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 27 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 222 FR REBUKES SENATE ON MONEY ACT NEWS BEHIN F R Building for Convention Power demonstra tion of force for the third try is now being made by white house arrangers Corcoran et Pri mary idea is to f r i g h t e n off competing can didates and hin der their cam paigns That explains why Senators G u f f e y and Smathers hap pened to come out for the third try upon the very same ray There will be Paul IHallon others These tactics are working too in some degree temporarily at least IE you measure the demo cratic politicos who have come out against those who have re mained silent the demonstration is not yet formidable But silence does not get headlines and paper pressure is now being usurped by the third term drafting agency Nothing is developing however which alters the supposition that Mr Roosevelt is building mainly for power in the convention and control over the party and that he will ultimately renounce the third term in a grand gesture This sup position is now shared by some who are very close to the pres ident Watch lor the administration to come again with Harry Hopkins long Things are in the making for it He is due to be all overthis invisible spending pro gram orwhatever part of it gets through congress If he can make some kind of a respectable show ing for business appeasement he will put on his new Iowa farm hat and waltz right back up front again Incidentally Supreme Court Jus tice William O Douglas has bought a farm in Washington state thereby causing politicos to expect renewed activity eventual ly in his behalf Speech by Jackson One administration candidate who will not come again is Soli citor General Robert H Jackson He made another speech which would have attracted as much na tional attention as his Sixty Families oration except that he made it extemporaneously before a local club with only one non politically minded reporter pres ent There is no official record on it but he argued in general his office confirms it that Mr Roose velt should have a third term be cause he really did not have a first one in view of the supreme court upsets he suffered Solicitor Jackson did not go on with the argument to its logical conclusion that Mr Roosevelt also should have a fourth term because the 1937 depression hurt his sec ond one or a fifth one in case something happens to his third one In fact everyone connected with the third fryers seems willing to let this argument stop in the obscurity in which it was offered CONVICTS WHO SEIZED WOMAN SHOT BY GUARD Hostage Slightly Wounded Rescued in Indiana State Prison MICHIGAN CITY Ind State police shot three convicts who seized a woman hostage at Indiana state prison Tuesday and rescued her slightly wounded The prisoners had held her cap tive nearly two hours While Warden Alfred Dowd engaged the convicts in conversa tion state police rushed the office of Dr Peter Weeks in which the men had barricaded themselves and with a burst of fire feilec them all Z Wounded Seriously Dowd said two ot the men ap parently were wounded seriously The woman captive Mrs Rut Joiner 29 ol Crawfordsville Ind was shot in the shoulder Ed Wetzell secretary to Dowd also suffered a log wound The prisoners had no guns hu were Ejmed with butcher knive with which they had threatened the life Mrs Joiner Mrs Joiner had been seized a n m CST and it wa shortly after 1 p m when she wa rescued Faced Long Sentences The prisoners involved wen Richard Sweet 2G sentenced t life from Parke county in 1935 Alphonse Skuszwich 20 servin concurrently two life sentence and sentences of 10 to 25 and to 14 years imposed in St Josep county in 1936 and LeRoy Hun also sentenced from St Josep county to 10 years for robbery Sweet and Skuszwich were th most seriously wounded Dow said Y Was Touring Prison Mrs Joiner a welfare worice was touring the prison with othe welfare workers when she wa seized by the convicts They too her to the prison physicians oJ fice and from there by telephon demanded that the warden gH them guns and a getaway ca They threatened death to the captive unless their demands wer met Immediately after the worn was seized Dowd had called a slate police in northern Indiana to the prison and a close guard was placed about the walls The woman seized was a mem ber of a group of welfare work ers being shown through the prison as part of the state wel fare departments plan to educate its employes as to the handling of penal institution affairs Goes On Trial for Double Killing Robert Burgunder rijfhl is shown here reading a legal document at the opening of his trial at Phoenix Ariz for the slaying ol two automobile salesmen At left is his father Koberl M Burgunder a former prosecutor at Seattle Wash and in center Defense Counsel C T IHcKinney JAPANESE WILL CLOSE 2 MORE PORTS IN CHINA U S and Other Powers Told to Stay Out of Wenchow and Foochow SHANGHAI Japan ese navy Tuesday announced of fensives against two more Chi nese forts warned the United States and other powers to remove their vessels and declared the ports would be closed to foreign shipping A Thursday noon deadline was given for withdrawal of third power ships after which Japan would not be responsible for their safety United States and other foreign nationals were urged by the Japanese to leave the two cities Wenchow and Foochow British Give Reply 15 HURT AS 2 BUSES CRASH Victims Are Taken to Hospital After One Plows Into Other FLAGSTAFF Ariz eastbound bus plowed into the rear of another on U S highway 66 near here Tuesday injuring at least 15 persons The 15 occupants of the two crowded buses were brought to a Flagstaffhospital ivr Amongthe mostseriously in jured was Clayton Mize Phoenix Blame Driver for Crash in Which 4 Died WATERLOO coroners jury at La Porte City Monday night deliberated hall an hour be fore placing upon Floyd Bcns coter 28 La Porte Cits the blame for the Friday night threecar collision near there which injured nine persons four of them fatally Benscoter dead was among the four British with answered WARNSAGAINST WALL STREETS FINANCIAL RULE Says Control Would Pass From Him to World Speculators HYDE PARK N Y dent Roosevelt said Tuesday that control over money would revert to Wall street and international speculators if he were deprived of his power to devalue the dollar further The discontinuance of that au thority he said at a press con Find Woman Beaten Near Statehouse Officials Learn Mrs Marcus May Have Once Lived in Mason City DES MO1NES middle aged woman identified hours later as Bessie Marcus house keeper in an east DCS Moincs home was found on the Iowa state capitol grounds hove early Tuesday her skull fractured as if she had been beaten with a ham mer Fred B aimer night watchman at the stateliose found the woman near bushes at the west steps of the building He said he noticed someone lying at the spot earlier fercnce wouM a defi m the night but since many per ite blow at national aefense be sons sleep on the grounds in hot weather he was not alarmed Condition Is Fair Sometime during the night Buhner said he saw a man leave the spot At a m he flashed a light on the bushes and saw the woman was injured driver of he second bus right leg was fractured in His two places and physicians amputated it below the knee Ickes Arguments It appears the more valid his torical arguments used by Inter ior Secretary Ickes and attrib uted to the research of National Chairman Corcoran of the T T D A were publicly on sale in a pamphlet here ID months before Mr Ickes used them as his own An eight page treatise entitled The Third Term Legend by a Washingtonian J J Perling was selling at bookstores here as early as October 1938 with precisely the same points and quotes from Washington and Jefferson and some very similar language Examples The Perling pamph let says Washington was tired of public life the Ickes announce ment Washington was fed up with public service Perling He wanted surcease from the con tinued slanders of his political enemies Ickes He suffered deeply from newspaper criti cisms and so on for 3 dozen dif rent points Ickes seems to have followed Perling even to the point of error A typographical mistake in the Perling pamphlet had Jefferson writing to a John Taylor instead of Tyler and he Ickes announce ment was recorded in some news papers with the same error Copyrljhl Kint Features Inc STARK LASHES CRIME IN U S Declares Faith of People m Government Must Be Retained ALBANY N Y crime fighting Gov Lloyd C Stark declared Tuesday the union be tween crime and politics must be smashed if the faith of the American people in popular gov ernment is to be retained The democratic chief executive who gained national prominence by leading the fight which crumb led the powerful Tom Pendergast political machine and put its lead er in a federal prison told 22 chief state executives at the 31st annual governors conference The nations crime bill repre sents a severe loss to this country at a time when we are straining every resource to bring about a sound and lasting recovery It is a symptom of faults in our po litical structure which must be corrected Earlier two A Holt West Virginia and John Moses North Dakota agreed on the inadvisability of taxing citi zens beyond their ability to pay Fire Gets Lost and Tearoom Is Destroyed LAKEWOOD N J fire got lost early a tea room burned to the ground A Newark motorist unfamiliar with the winding streets of this summer resort spied the blaze and sped a mile and a half unti he found a fire box Follow me he cried as two fire companies arrived They did but he couldnt retrace his route By the time he found the fire again it had burned itself out TREASURY CUTS PRICE OF SILVER Slashes Quotation for Foreign Metal From 43 to 40 Cents WASHINGTON treas ury slashed its price for foreign silver Tuesday from 43 to 40 cents an ounce This action was taken less than 24 hours after the senate voted to discontinue purchases of foreign silver after July 1 The treasurys foreign silver price had been 43 cents per ounce since March 1938 and had been 45 cents per ounce for two years prior to that cut Foreign silver has been pur chased by the treasury since 1934 under an act requiring the treas ury to try to raise the world price of silver to per ounce its coinage value by acquiring SI of The jury of three LaPorte City men blamed reckless driving of Benscoter 1 Meanwhile the three most criti cally injured survivors showed improvement Tuesday Margaret Wood 20 Carroll wasregaining consciousness and Imogene Wade 17 Cedar Rapids was showing slight improvement as was Au gust Yeamans 38 La Porte City Mr and Mrs J B Walden La Porte City who escaped with mi nor injuries testified the head lights of Benscoters car were off and State Highway Patrolman R C Richardson Cedar Falls de clared blood test with a sixhour delay in taking the he was intoxi cated TRACE FOUND OF RAY OLSON Fugitive Eludes Posse and Forages for Food Abandons Stolen Auto HAYWARD Wis George Seehuetters posse rushed with bloodhounds Tuesday to the swanky resort country around Lake Namakogan after a car theft and a foray for food indicated Fugitive Ray Olson had eluded a cordon of possemen at Moose Lake Spurred by a reward of fered for capture of the north woods killer dead or alive the volunteers began combing the thickly wooded Namakogan area northeast of here The sheriff said Olson stole a car belonging to Hulbert Prcxo proprifctor of a lodge about two miles from the swamp where possemen thought they had corn ered the fugitive sometime be tween midnight and 3 a m chid ing the deputies in the darkness Saw Bearded Man At a m Mrs Gayl Rey nolds 22 who lives in a cabin at Lake Namakogan saw a beared authorities a warning that Japanese At Broadlawns general hospital would be held responsible for any where all operation was performed it was reported he womans condition was fair Identified by Employe M T Paardekoopcr the injured womans employer made the interference with British shipping or endangering of British lives and properties The United States position was not made known immediately but observers pointed out that a simi lar Japanese warning in the case of Swatow was rejected By capturing Wenchow and YOUNG WOMAN FATALLY HURT Another Near Death After Car and Truck Crash at Sioux City SIOUX CITY young man climb through neighboring inn a window of She gave an woman was expected to dead another die and their two silver for every the treasury of gold in Couple Wed for 25 Years Is Honored at Greene Outing and Mrs Sam Reser were guests of honor at a picnic dinner at the Greene park Sunday noon the occasion being the celebration ot their twenty fifth wedding anniversary Dinner was served at 1 oclock to 50 friends and relatives Mr and Mrs Reser were pre sented a set of silverware and many other gifts in honor of their anniversary and the afternoon was spent in playing soft ball and in visiting The courtesy was arranged by Mrs Earl Rescr Greene and Mrs Lynn Fourtillott Nora Springs Patrol Promotion on Seniority Merit Basis DES MOINES Fisch er Iowa public safety commis sioner said he would issue a bulletin to the 128 members of the state highway patrol advising them that promotions in the pa trol will be made solely on the basis of senority and merit Thais what the law provides and thats the way its going to be and if patrolmen think they can get an advancement by trying to pull strings theyre going to be wasting their time Fischer de clared young men companions are in serious condition in a hospital here as the result of an early morning automobiletruck colli sion on highway 75 within the city limits Fatally injured was Miss Ber nice Rehnwall 19 daughter of Mr and Mrs H W Rehnwall for mer residents of LeMars She died of a fractured skull and a crushed chest Not expected to live is Miss Madeline Schumacher 27 daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Nick Schu macher of Alton She suffered a fractured skull a broken jaw and numerous bruises and lacerations The hospital reported as very poor the condition of Gordon Heyman 25 son ot Mrs Walter Dixom of RemsenHis chest was crushed Less seriously injured but still in poor condition was Earl Schmidt 18 year old son of Mrs Mary Schmidt of Remsen All four were occupants of an automobile driven by Schmidt and owned by his mother It collided headon with an empty livestock truck driven by Maynard John son 30 of Sibley Accompanied by his wife Johnson was on his way back home Neither was seriously injured alarm but the burglar broke through another window and fled The stolen car was found aban doned a mile away A checkup showed the fugitive had stocked up with groceries and also had tampered with the cash register which however con tained only small change Return With Bloodhounds Lake Namakogan is about 20 miles north of Moose Lake in Sawyer county where the search for Olson had centered but the distance by highway is nearly 50 George BrooksLa Crossc Wis soda fountain cleric and dog fan cier returned with three blood hounds Tuesday to resume the search He had gone back to La Crosse with two of his dogs when a 24hour rain forced a halt in the search which began June 17 when Olson shot and killed Depu ties Carl Johnson and Fred Scott Foochow Japan would gain the last two important ports under Chinese control U S Ignores Warning The new drives were announced within a week of the virtual clos ing of the Port Ningpo and the fall Swatow where British and United States warcraft refused to heed a Japanese warning to withdraw The Japanese warned neutral vessels to leave tne two forts by Tioon olTJune 29 after which the ports will be closed to ships other than Japanese Wenchow is in Chekiang Prov ince 230 miles south of Shanghai and Foochow is in Fukien Prov ince 330 miles south of Shanghai Foochow has a normal population 640000 Many have left the city because of Japanese bomb ings Subjected to Wenchow whose chief exports are rice and tea likewise had been subjected to aerial attacks in re cent weeks A Japanese landing in the vi cinity of Foochow was announced Tuesday morning Shanghai and Hongkong dis patches disagreed on the presence of American vessels at the two ports Shanghai advices said there were no American ships at either port Hongkong dispatches placed the United States gunboat Asheville and the British destroy er Duchess at Foochow Last week the Asheville was at Swatow 260 miles to the identification at the hospital after he notified police that his house keeper failed to return Tuesday morning after going to the state house grounds Monday night to sleep He said she had been his house keeper since February I cant tell you much about her she wouldnt tell me much he explained She was a widow Her husband died of the ftu she said Where shes from I dont know but it might be Mason City or Clear Lake Thats just a guess though for she never got any mail The woman was still uncon scious Tuesday afternoon WILL CONTINUE LABOR HEARINGS Chairman Norton Says Pleas Made or Vole at Once on Changes WASHINGTON Norton D N J said Tuesday she intended to continue house labor committee hearings on Wagner act amendments despite pleas of some members for an immediate vote on proposed revis ions Justice would not be served by closing the hearings now or before those who want to defend the act have been heard Mrs Norton said MAKES BIG CATCH WATERLOO fish were pulled out of the Cedar river with a single cast by Frank Bond Waterloo He hooked a min now bucket LOOK INSIDE FOR Will Try to Prove Two Had Been Drugged LOS ANGELES for the Rev Joe Jeffcrs and his wife Zclla Joy who allegedly were trapped in an obscene ex hibition set out Tuesday to prove that the two were drugged by dis trict attorneys detectives The Hev and Mrs Jeffcrs never knew what happened Attorney Lorrin Andrews charged after they drank champagne which Andrews hinted contained marihuana He did not reveal a motive for a frameup but throughout the trial has indicated that the whole af fair resulted from a desire to halt the preachers antiSemitic ut terances Officers Named by Iowa Presbyterians AMES Rev C Carson Bransby of Council Bluffs was elected moderator of the Iowa Presbyterian church Monday night at the opening session of the Sy nods 58th annual meeting Fred M Heed o Sioux City and the Rev Paul E Parker of Audubon were elected temporary clerks Courtesy Overrated Say Fair Officials NEW YORK The virtues of courtesy are overrated at least in one particular officials of the worlds fair decided When the fair opened its grassy plots were marked by small neat signs bearing the one word Please Tuesday in the numerous foot paths worn across the lawns there were large signs with the bold lettering Keep Off LIONEL BARRTiWORE Urges Continuance of U S Theater Project PAGE 2 Annual Reunion Is Held Near Cresco STATE PAGE Makes Pressure Charges Those demanding a chance to cause a country can be weakened by hurting its foreign trade In emphatic language the presi dent rebuked the senate for the vote Monday by which it stripped from a bill to extend key admin istration monetary powers a pro vision renewing his right to lower the gold content of the dollar again That action he added was by no means final since the house his approved extension of the de valuation powev and a joint sen alehouse committee must try to reach an agreement on the legisla tion F II CHIEFTAINS PRESS FOR GOALS WASHINGTON if H a r d pressed at every turn by repub licans and antiadministration democrats the presidents con gressional leaders were making strenuous efforts Tuesday to force through the key positions of theh monetary relief and neutrality programs Although disheartened by sur prise senate votes which sharply curtailed the proposed extension of emergency monetary powers they were cheered by the action of a senate appropriations subcom mittee in striking from the house approved relief bill sections op posed by the administration Funds Exhausted Friday In the house leaders decided to eliminate some controversial pro visions of the Bloom neutrality bill but insisted on repeal of the arms embargo against warring na tions The relief and neutrality meas ures came up for debate Tuesday with tension heightened by the fact that WPA funds will be ex hausted Friday night unless a new appropriation is voted The administrations monetary powers also will expire at that time unless the senate and house can agree on legislation to extend themBoth chambers have au thorized continuance of the 000000000 currency stabilization fund but the senate Monday re jected a house provision for ex tending the presidents authority to devalue the dollar otc on some kind of amendments re trying to put pressure on our ommiltee but they cant do it The committee gave Charles Coalition Works Smoothly This section was stricken Jrom the bill by a smoothworking ahy general tounsel of the 1 coalition of republicans and sil oard an opportunity Tuesday to vcrstatc senators which then ebut testimony presented Inst veek by the American Federation 5t Labor Among the forthcoming vitrusses will be John L Lewis comes along CIO president If adjournment leforc we conclude our hearings Mrs Norton said Ihen we will ust have to wait until next ses sion Satisfied With Decision She expressed satisfaction with decision of the board last week to grant employers the right in certain instances to ask for a col ectivcbargaining election among heir workers just as unions have been permitted to do She charged Hint proponents ot i pending resolution for an in vestigation ot the labor board really dont want any amend ments to the only want an investigation with a view to repealing the law wrote in nn amendment requiring the treasury to pay 7757 cents an ounce for domesticallymined sil ver and voted to prohibit future treasury purchases of foreign sil ver Administration leaders were hopeful that the house would re ject the senate changes and that the latter chamber then would bade down If both should hold their ground a joint committee would try to reach a compromise Some senate silverites however said they would meet any such threat by delaying final approval of the bill past Friday thus per mitting the stabilization fund to lapse The Weather FORECAST MINNESOTA Farliy cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday prob ably scattered thundcrshowcrs in west portion somewhat cool er near Lake Superior Tuesday night IOWA Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday prob ably local thundcrshowers in extreme west portion litlle change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday SI Minimum Monday night 65 At 8 a m Tuesday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Couple Who Met by Matrimonial Agency Gets Divorce in Iowa DES MOINES Cyr 05 who testified in district court she obtained the name of her hus band through a Kansas City Mo matrimonial correspondence or ganization Tuesday was divorced from Henry Cyr 59 Carroll elec trical shop operator with whom she lived only six weeks Cyr did not resist the divorce action but he testified in connec tion with her request for ali mony and additional fees He said his wife a restaurant and tourist camp cook until recently demanded better living quarters than the three rooms in the base ment of his shop which they first occupied After hearing evidence concern ing Cyrs current financial status Judge Loy Ladd granted her the 71 divorce and S100 to be paid at 48 the rate of a month V   

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