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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL tEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 281939 I NEWS BEHIN GERMANS FILTER INTO DANZIG 2 Groups Bode 111 for New Lend Plan WASHINGTON of Mr Roosevelts congressional ac quaintances are going around the blockrooms whispering that the inside track is now ready for another old fashioned pub lic works a direct appro priation of say Mi1 n about 000000 Th is may just be public w or km e ns p r o p a g a nda After all the Paul Mallon h as publicly s u fa milled his invisible spending scheme to do the same thing in a selfliquidating way on a much larger scale He has counseled abandonment of old public works methods of giving away 45 per cent of the cost of the projects Furthermore he has taken a de termined stand against super budgetary appropriations in con nection with the farm bill He cannot very well turn around and accept another superbudgetary appropriation for works But that is just what several senators and representatives are saying he will do Their story is that Mr Roosevelt does not wan it but congress insists it need not worry about him vetoing the bill Whether or not their informa tion is authentic it is having a commanding effect within con gress where many congressmen want to believe it and intend to work on the assumption that it is true Congressional distaste for the invisible program is far deeper than Mil be announced One large group aces not want to require states and cities to raise all the for works Another large groupbelieves the idea would be a failure becausestates and cities would not want to obligate them selves for the full cost of their works after getting 45 per cen free for several years The two groups together con trol a majority which bodes il for this key arch in the scheme Danzig Coup Soon Signs that Hitler is about to leach foiDanzig and a road acros the Polish corridor have been fil tering inside to those on high here Secret talks among the inter ested parties have been going on since Hitlers April 28 speech an the issue seems about to be re I solved Every confidence exists hen that the annexation will be peace ably accomplished despite dis quieting rumors One such rumo broadcast by radio has suggests that three Polish divisions wer waiting to race into Danzig in cas the Germans started to occupy it This is not believed here but it is true it forecasts the nev World war The minute that the Poles am nazis begin actual fighting th 1939 Sarajevo will have arrivec 6 Rollicking Log Rolling As rollicking a logrolling part as ever was conceived in congres was engineered by the silveritc and the moneymoderates thwart the administration on sil ver and devaluation It was schemed by Senator Vandenberg Adams Glass an King They did it on the spur o the moment trading the votes o moneymoderates for silver return for silver votes agains devaluation No such farfetche opponents ever traded support i modern history but apparentl both thought the deal was wort a 50 per cent sacrifice The administration is aclin more worried than it is As usua it has an ace in its sleeve Th treasury still has the power t change the price of gold and ca devalue by this indirect metho any time it chooses to any exten it chooses For South America State department does not wan anyone to notice it but it is fos tering a subtle campaign to offse the Hitler propaganda in Sout America deriding American di fense Nazis have spread beli ail through Latin America th the U S defense force is n comparable to that of German in planes munitions or men has had an effect on the Latin who are in part inclined to rcspe the biggest Berthas This is why a speech by sistant War Secretary Louis John son to a New York adverlisin convention last week was quiet rebroadcast by short wave in Po tuguese and Spanish It also eN plains the military dsplay whi accompanied the visit here of th Brazilian chief of staff There will be more along tl same lines Copyrffbt Inc OFFICERS BEGIN NQUIRY SERIES FOR LOUISIANA Police Lose Trail of Missing U President at Memphis Tenn BATON ROUGE La preading series of investigations entered Wednesday on Louisiana late university kept this slate n turmoil while police of the na ton hunted the schools former resident who is accused of is uing invalid notes totaling half million dollars As the new governor Eavl K jOng promised a complete inves igation of LSU and other state nstitutions police lost the trail f the missing university head Dr ames Monroe Smith at Memphis THIS PAPKR CONSISTS OF 7WO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 223 enn The grand jury here under the iuidance of Attorney General David M Ellison settled down to thorough investigation of LSU ut the federal grand jury in New Orleans for an inquiry into al eged WPA irregularities in the tate and the PWA began a check of its own Who Will Take Loss Observers meanwhile antici pated a fight between three large ianks and the state administration the determine vho should stand the loss of the 500000 which Ellison said Dr Smith obtained The attorney genera said that Jmith had obtained from ne New Orleans bank rom another in the same city and 100000 from a Baton Rouge bank Ellison said the banks would rave to stand the loss oecause the notes were accepted by the banks vithout the authority of the state bond and tax board as required by aw Insists Transaction Legal In sisting the transaction was egal however Oliver G Lucas iresident of the New Orleans Na iona Bank of Commerce said bank holds a note of the Leaders Seek Compromise in Money Act Beat Down G 0 P Opposition and Send Bill to Conference WASHINGTON tration leaders beat down republi can opposition in the house Wednesday to keep the way open for a possible compromise of the senates drastic curtailment of President Roosevelts monetary powers Rallying overwhelming demo cratic support they won a vote to send to a conference with the sen ate conflicting versions of a bill to extend those powers beyond the Friday midnight expiration date Tally Is Z09161 The tally was announced as 209 to 161 The house previously had ap proved continuance of all of them The senate however rewrote the house measure to provide exten sion the stabili zation fund but to end the presi dents power to devalue the dollar further and to buy foreign silver It also voted to fix the treas ury price lor domesticallymined silver at 7757 cents an ounce Try to Delay Action The principal task before the conference committee therefore will be to decide whether the sen ate house or a compromise ver sion of dollar devaluation author ity shall prevail Shortly before the vote on send ing the measure to conference the leadership knocked down 216 to 184 a republican move to win im mediate house concurrence with the senate limitations Republicans strongly opposed the move to send the measure to conference their strategy being to delay action on it so that all the presidents monetary powers would expire with the end of the present fiscal year at midnight Friday Interrupt Neutrality Debate The complicated monetary situ ation overshadowed in interest all other topics before congress In order to consider it the house in terrupted debate on the adminis trations neutrality bill The senate nevertheless was Thieves Use Plot to Steal From Pines of experienced thieves entered Wednesday morning the telephone com The thieves began an apparent pany told Miss Cleone Kollman Loan company on the second floor cashier that the phone would not of the Weir building at West State phoning the office as soon as its be working for about 15 minutes street and South Federal avenue manager W N Davison had gone because of line trouble rifled the cash A few minutes latei Wrong Number and abruptly disconnected the wire Police sur mised that the voice was that of one of the thieves seeking to make certain the plan was not inter rupted by an unexpected call About five minutes after the first call Miss Kollman was told by a neighboring office occupant Dr H W Knutson that there was a long distance call from Des Moines on his phone for the Pine company Miss Kollman answered the call leaving the Pine office unoccupied to enter the one next door The voice of a stranger told her he had spoken with Mr Pine con cerning a business matter but she failed to understand his mum blings which were nearly incoher ent After about two minutes the call was completed and she re turned to her office The drawer in which cash was kept stood open she said and approximately in currency was missing The thieves had not touched in dollar bills and a stack of silver 2 Suspects Reported Police were notified and a hur ried check with phone company the local revealed tele Ihat jouisiana State university for This represents a loan made to the university on the au hority of duly adopted and certi ied resolution by its board of supervisors We regard this loan as a valid and binding obligation on the university Ellison did not discuss what use he bald mild Smith might have made of the money but a broker age firm reported he had been a icavy loser on the wheat market ut closed out his account with two checks each for Schedules Jury Probe U S District Attorney Rene A Viosca scheduling Friday a fed eral grand jury investigation of PWA revealed one thefirst witnesses would be Paul Hansen chief of the agencys investigators or this district Hansen now in Washington was here last week while the agency began an inves tigation behind closed doors Grant L Fritz PWA auditor was ordered here to check up on five Public Works administration projects under construction at the LSU campus and branch schools His trip admittedly was brought about by Smiths disappearance but the PWA office at Fort Worth Texas said it had received no com plaints Ellison said one ol the main witnesses at the grand jury inves tigation here Wednesday would be J Emory Adams nephew ol Smiths wife and former manager of the LSU book store Shown above is the interior of the C L Pine Loan company in the Weir building at South Federal avenue anfl West State street from which approximately was taken by sneak thieves at 11 oclock Wednesday morning At the end of the office facing Federal avenue an arrow points to the vault winch was not touched The arrow at the right points to the cash drawer at he counter from which the currency was stolen plugging away on the 000 relief measure which leaders want to enact before WPA funds run out Friday Other measures with the same deadline are ap propriation bills for the agricul ture labor justice and commerce departments and the District of action in striking Columbia The senate out much of the monetary bill was criticized roundly Tuesday by President Roosevelt Japan Agrees to Negotiate With Over Tientsin Tokib to Insist on Including Discussion of Chinese Currency The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night local thundershowers Wednesday aft ernoon or Wednesday night in east and southcentra portions fair Thursday warmer west MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday preceded by local thundershow ers Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night in extreme southeast portion somewhat cooler Wednesday nigrht warm er Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday Rain YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 84 Gl 74 trace 75 52 Tony Galento Shaken Up Not Injured in Car Crash Car Collision Occurs Shortly After Weighing In for Louis Fight NEWARK N J Newark StarEagle said Wednes day Tony Galento boxing challenger heavyweight was badly shaken up Wednesday in an auto accident in New York City but an examination revealed no serious injury The accident the StarEagle said occurred two blocks from the New York State Athletic commis sion offices shortly after Galento weighed in for Wednesday nights championship fight with Joe Louis The paper said Galento his trainer and two New York slate troopers were in the automobile which it said collided with a heavy touring car Examination of Galenlo re vealed no serious injury but he was visibly affected the paper said The touring car was being driven by a colored driver No one was injured in the accident Galento will have an advantage of 33 pounds over Louis Wednes day night when they meet in Yankee stadium for the world heavyweight championship At the official weighin at noon Galento scaled Louis 200i Six thousand persons largest crowd ever to assemble at the headquarters of the New York Boxing commission swarmed into Worth street and snarled traffic in an attempt to get a glimpse of Louis and Galento The rival fighters traded a cold hello and nothing more Odds which opened this morn ing at 6 to J in favor of Louis shortened slightly in midday and TOKIO Japanese gov ernment announced formally Wednesday that at the request of the British government it would negotiate with Britain at Tokio on arbitration of the two weeks old Tientsin dispute Britons hoped the negotiations would be limited to the Tientsin controversy but Japanese were determined to include the ques tion of British support of Japan ese currency Will Meet in Tokio The announcement Wednesday confirming previous unofficial as sertions said merely In response to a British pro posal the Japanese government has decided to conduct negotia tions in Tokio with a view to solving various questions relating to the present situation at Tient sin Japanese officials concerned in Tientsin will be summoned to Tokio for the purpose Domei Japanese new agency reported from Tientsin that the Japanese armys minimum de mands for ending their blockade of the British and French conces sions n Tientsin were 1 Joint BritishJapanese con trol of terrorism 2 Suppression of antiJapan ese activities within the con cession 3 Full cooperation of eco nomic development in North China 4 The surrender of 48000000 about 56369 in British banks in the Tientsin British concession Id the Japanesedominated Pciping government This money was deposited by Chi nese covernmcnt organs driven from North China and the Jap apancsc insist the Pcipin re gime is now the rightful owner Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita and British Ambassador Sir Rob ert Leslie Craigie will be the chief negotiators while Shigenori Tash iro Japanese consulgeneral and Maj G A Herbert British con sul are expected from Tientsin to take part The Japanese army also is to be represented Informed persons said that the decision to hold the parley Tokio represented a compromise between the extreme demands of the Tientsin garrison and more moderate views of civilian offi cials in Tokio Tone of Press Changes The tone of the Japanese press toward Britain recently extreme ly bitter suddenly changed Wednesday Prominence was given to assertions that Britain now was showing sincerity in seeking a settlement and officials were quoted as saying the British had shown a willingness to go more than half way Japanese observers expected the currency question to become the up with it is the question of Brit ish cooperation in the economic phases Japans program for a new order in East ing Japanese domination of China If the British should swing tlieir support to Japan it would affect vitally interests of Americans and other foreigners doing business in China On Chinas Side Hitherto Britain has been defi nitely on the side of China in the economic conflict which has be come one of the most important phases of the JapaneseChinese war Japan has tried to drive the Chinese yuan or dollar out of use iq the territories she occupies in China andreplace it with cur rency issued by the Federal Re serve bank established by the Japanesedominated Peiping gov ernment and tied to Uie Japanese fttes for Mrs Reid 9 to Be Thursday FORT DODGE Funeral services will be held here Thurs day afternoon for Mrs W R Reid 89 mother of Walter Howey for muny years a prominent Hearst newspaper executive Mrs Reid died in New York She was a for mer Fort Dodge resident and Wal ter Howey got his early newspa per experience in this city He and Mrs Howey wilt attend the services Two other children sur vive yen Thus far she has been unsuc cessful largely because two big British banks the Hongkong anc Shanghai bank and the Chartered bank with the British govern ments guarantee subscribed naif of a currency stabiliza tion fund set up by the Chinese government at Chungking If she can make Britain change sides in the economic conflict Japan would have scored a major victory i jx uuj anu iLi uiTLoint tne the betting was 5 to 1 on Louis 1 crux the negotiations Bound 5 at Waterloo 111 After Eating Dinner W A T E R L O O with what physicians said was ptomaine poisoning five persons were taken to a hospital here for treatment shortly after they ate dinner They were Ian Dregcrt and his two children Lela 8 and Donald 5 all of Marshalltown and Dr and Mrs EC Nanumari of Waterloo neither of the calls involved in the conspiracy was from the com pany The call received by Dr Knutson allegedly from Des Moines was of local origin it was also learned Capt Leo Risacher investiga ting the case termed it one of the most cleverly conceived crimes ol his experience He said the only suspects were two men who hac been seen loitering in the building earlier in the morning One a middleaged stranger the other a younger man and neither wore a coat Both wore straw hats Dr Knutson saw the men when h visited the restroom shortly be tfore 11 oclock Is New Manager He asked the men what Ihej were waiting for and they replied To see Adams A A Adams president of the Adams Dru company has an office in th auilding It was believed by po lice that the men had entered th Pine office while Miss Kollmar was speaking on the phone to thei fellowconspirator Mr Davison had only succeeded G E Allbee as man agcr of the Pine company Bot and Miss Kollman have beci in the employ of the firm fo more than 10 years The company was robbed sev eral yenrs ago Burglars broke into the vault using nitroglycer ine DALADIER SAYS COUP IS FEARED OVER WEEKEND France and England Taking Extensive Troop Precautions PARIS series unof iciai reports circulated in high British and foreign diplo matic offices Wednesday that a showdown was likely soon on re turn of Danzig to Germany Premier Edouard Daladier called a parliamentary group into secret consultation Wednesday morning ind told them flatly that the gen eral staff had received corutirma ion of German infiltration into Danzig and foresaw the possibility of action during the coming week end Daladier repeated to the rarlimentarians that as he told Ihe chamber of deputies Tuesday the situation was more dangerous now than at any time in recent LOOK INSIDE FOR fhe YANKEES SET HOMER RECORD Get 8 Circuit Blows to Wallop Athletics to Tune of 23 to 2 PHILADELPHIA UR New York Yankees broke the all time record for the most home runs in one game by clouting eight off three Philadelphia Athletic pitchers in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday The Yanks won 23 to 2 Babe Dahlgren successor to Lou Gfhrig at first base for the Yankees clouted his second homer of the game and sixth of the sea son in the seventh inning to crack the previous mark of seven The Yankees 2 hitsadded up to 53 total bases at the end of the seventh inning and broke the American league mark of 50 total bases hit by one club in one game The Yankees set that record 1932 Bill Dickey in the first inning and George Selkirk Joe DiMaggio and Dahlgren In the third began the barrage with the first four homers off Lynn LineDrive Nelson In the fourth inning Di Maggio and Joe Gordon found the range for two more homers oft Bill Beckmin second As pitcher Tommy Henrich ticci the record with his four bagger in tbc sixth off Bob Joyce third Philadelphia pitcher SHERIFF SEEHUETTER Presses Search for Ray Olson Fugitive PAGE 2 Premieres on Program atS U I July 1623 PAGE 18 State GolTMeet Is Near at Country Club PAGE S MISS CLEONE KOLLMAN from office TREASURY GUTS SILVER PRICE Reduces Quotation for Foreign Melal From 40 to 38 12 W A S II I N G T O N if Th treasury cut its foreign silvei price Wcdncday from to cents an ounce The second reduction i many days followed the new pol icy of the treasury inauguratec within 48 hours after the senate voted to forbid further purchasing of foreign silver by the treasury By coincidence Wednesday pricewas almost exactly half o the 7757 cents an ounce price also voted by the senate for silve mined in this country Although officials declined ti give any formal reason for tin cuts they indicated that the were intended to prevent th dumping of large amounts of for cign silver in this country bcfor congress finally determines th future silver policy Tuesday when the price droppci from 43 to 40 cents an ounce wa the first time since March 1333 that the price had been changec although the foreign silver pric years Extensive Precautions Taken The information received in both Paris and London appeared to have been responsible for exten sive precautions taken by both the French and British governments to be ready for any possible emergency in July or August In London an exchange tele graph dispatch from Warsaw re ported that in the last 24 hours about 4000 German officers and men had entered Danzig from cast Prussia in connection with forma tion of a free corps lor which 1000 horses were requisitioned The corps drilled Wednesday at Seidnitz with light machine guns the dispatch The infiltration of Germans into Wednesday morn ing ir been reported for some weeks and it was pointed out in neutral sources that ex perts did not believe Hitler would seek to force a solution of the dis pute with Poland until after the bumper German grain crop had been harvested late in July Pressure Increasing The same sources pointed out that circulation of reports that ac tion was near fitted into the nazi chcme of putting more and more ressure on Poland in an effort o gain German objectives in Dan and the Polish corridor in the anie way Hitler triumphed over CzcchoSlovakia Furthermore it was believed n some quarters that indications coming showdown might peed up Britains negotiations for onclusion of an alliance with So viet Russia which the French have been encouraging as much as possible Report Trip Planned In any event one embassy in aris received confidential in ormation from Germany Wednes day morning that Hitler virtually lad completed his plans to seize Dnnzig by moans of an internal coup in the belief that France and Jritain would not fight on Po ancls side in such circumstances Diplomatic sources in Paris said hat they understood the nazi ilnn of campaign would not in volve actual German penetration of Danzig nt the outset but instead would call for Danzigers to stage T coup and proclaim their attach ment to the reich Informatinn Is Identical Nazis were described as admit ting that the Poles might resist such action but as being con vinced that Britain and France would not aid the Poles as long as there was no actual German invasion On the other hand it appeared that the British and French had re ceived almost identical informa tion regarding nazi plans and that this information had been re sponsible for the unusual precau tions taken by both nations this week designed to warn Hitler against drastic action in Danzig or the Polish corridor The precau tions included orders for the Brit ish home fleet to be ready for August maneuvers in the North sea for the British territorial army to remain ready for an emergency call and for addition of some 89 300 men to the British standing army Situation Xot Yet Clear In the house commons in London tile government was ques tioned regarding the free corp reports from Danzig and replied that it was giving attention to the reports but that the situation was not yet clear These reports included an ex change telegraph dispatch from Warsaw that gas masks were be ing distributed lo the Danzig po lice and to Germans in cast Pruii that 3000 pigs were butchered nnri put in coir stor age for the free corps in Danzig that German teachers and students in tlic school of enginecr always has been maintained on ai ing had been ordered not to leave rfay to day basis I the city during the holidays   

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