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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1939, Mason City, Iowa i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H igr HPT OtS B U VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PHESS AND FIVE MAJON CITY THE iRIGHT SPOT LEASED WIRES HEWS ix BEHINE Silver Scrap Means Much to Politicians the silver scrap failed to make much sense to you it is only a sign that you are not a politician It did not make much of any kind of sense to any one on the in side either No shade of Bryan hiimetal ism was in volved in this Silver senators did not even offer that old argument They handled Paul Mallon the farm bloc handles corn or wheat A better price was de manded on the strictly economic not monetary contention that the silver states needed help Un employment figures were cited In the last analysis their plea was that the farm blocers got theirs and the silver Hoc should have its They neglected to point out however that what they wanted was far more than the farmers ever got The final proposition in the conference report was to fix a 70 per cent per ounce for as much silver as the producers could dig for two years If Mr Wallace took up this policy he would arbitrar ily fix the price of wheat at dou ble the world price permit un limited production guarantee the artificial price for two years and pay it all diut of the treasury For Diplomatic Purposes No effort was made to justify paying more than silver is worth to foreign producers because of un employment abroad Most of the sijverites in fact had expressed a desireto get away from foreign embavass whatever good economic argu ments they have Wise silver men know this may kill their whole subsidy racket some day The administration forced this unwanted provision back into the final conference report for diplo maticpurposes in Latin America and the far east The state de partment had men out working upon congressmen claiming Chi na and Mexico would consider it a betrayal for this government to cease paying them a subsidy price like we give to our own silver pro ducers Mr Hulls men painted dire pictures privately as to what the Germans would do to us in Mexico unless we paid Mexico more than her silver is worth Congressmen were afraid this was probably true although it sounded to them very much as if the American foreign policy was being put on a bribery basis MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 6 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 230 WPA STRIKERS WILL LOSE JOBS IOWAN DIES AS MERCURY GOES TO NEW HIGHS Maximum of 94 Is Recorded Here for Hottest This Summer DBS MOINES death and many heat prostrations were reported in Iowa Thursday as temperature readings rose to a new seasons high in some sec tions The United States Weather bu reau reported an official reading of 95 degrees here at p m This was within two degrees of the high so far this season Des Moines had 97 on May 24 Alvln Eggestein 52 who was employed on the Bert Harris farm northwest of Superior Iowa collapsed while sitting in the sun talking with another man and died a short time later Dennis Knapp 29 of Omaha suffered a heat prostration while helping raze a school building at Council Bluffs Across the river in Omaha W H Kellogg 68 was Mercury Reaches 94 in Mason City The mercury struck the seasons high in Mason City at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon when 9i was registered The temperature had retreated to 92 at Previously the high this summer was 93 re corded June 16 17 and 18 building Waterloo reported an unofficial high of 101 degrees downtown this afternoon Cedar Rapids had 93 Fort Dodge 98 Charles City 97 and Iowa City had 96 the highest there since 1937 Other Highs Recorded A 95 was the seasons high at Dubuque while Muscatine and Ottumwa reported 96 Spencer re ported 94 Thursday afternoon while Sioux Ctiy and Davenport at opposite corners of the state were with 90 and 91 re spectively Some encouragement however was found in a slight drop in the humidity to about 64 per cent here somewhat lower than Wed nesday amount of moisture in the in large part the comfort with 3 on 10 Man Crew at New Hampton Overcome by Heat NEW HAMPTON members of a 10 man crew on T T i a construction project east of Oliver LOSlS here were overcome by the heat The record of the senate dispute Wednesday work was sus was sprinkled with salty figures peitderf until p m indicating the silver purchase Fifteen vVTA workers in a policy was not a costly venture pit quit work because of Some figures indicated it cost the ie heat Thursday treasury as little as to They will start a new work a year schedule at 4 a m Friday You can get nearly any kind o R net figure out of the treasure seigniorage arrangement whereby silver is carried on the books at all varieties of values and price but there is a simple way of fig uring out the cost the policy In 1S37 the treasury bought 69 300000 ounces and paid 7758 cents per ounce The gross cost that year was over 550000000 When the price is not so high not so much silver is produced Last year the treasury was paying only 64 cents an ounce and Sought only 61400 000 ounces The 70 cent figure in1 the conference report probably ce repor proay 1 would bring back 1937 production and hsnce would cost around 000000 Another unstressed trouble with the silver argument is that the commodity is not produced by a lot of independent miners working like farmers About twothirds of the annual production comes as by product to copper zinc and lead Largest producer is an Idaho min ing company which produced more than 12000000 ounces of the 69 000000 produced in 1937 Inci dentally while Senator Silver Key Pittmari of Nevada is the silver leader his state ranks seventh in production in the list of seven western silver states Nevada nets more from divorces than from sil ver A poll of monelarv experts is now being conductedby a Wash ington publicist on the question of whether the republican senators did right in voting for silver just to kill Mr powers Roosevelts devaluation Apparently a very sharp inside The lemperature was an un official 95 at noon j Many Dead in Kentucky Floods Made Threat o Flanagan o Get OMAHA C W Stein hicf of the Omaha federal bureau f investigation office said Thurs lay Arthur Dean Swift 23 is under arrest at Pasadena Cal on a charge of using the mails n an effort to extort from Msgr E J Flanagan founder md head of thehome at Boys Town near here Swift who was admitted to the lome temporarily for 12 days last nonth is accused of threatening o return to the home to kill a boy with whom he had a ight unless the money was paid Stein said the Pasadena youth vill be returned to Omaha to face he charge officias expressed a fear lhat 100 persons had perished in flash floods m the eastern Kentucky mountain region Here is an airview of Farmers Ky a village of 290 on the banks of the Lick More Bodies Are Hunted as Toll in Floods Reaches 50 Red Cross Officials Fear Total May Rise to 100 in Kentucky Ing river after the cloudburst had sent the stream out of Its uanKs Farmers is seven miles from Morchead where 38 persons were re ported drowned MOREHEAD Ky ers poked into silt and debris Thursday for bodies of the miss ing eastern Kentucky mountain cloudburst that brought death by flood to about 50 persons Bodies of 25 of the 38 persons Postmaster W E Crutcher said were drowned here have been re covered At Keck in Breathitt county Sheriff Waller Deaton said seven bodies were found but 63 still are missing The sheriff estimated property loss in Breath itt county alone at Toll May Be 100 Red Cross and other officials deBE fear the death toll may mount to 1 r Vtiyt 100 basing their views on the J had cmed the lives of which humans exist in hot weather If the humidity Is high perspir ation is slower and the bodys au tomatic cooling powers are ham pered Also heartening to lowans who could not sleep in the muggy at mosphere Wednesday night was the forecast possibly heatre pelling cloudy weather Thursday night and Friday Farm Is Stripped Reports of serious damage from winds Wednesday on farms south of Atlantic were received Thurs day with the resumption of tele phone service to the area The gale accompanying a heavy rain stripped the Herman Eiltf Jr farm four miles northwest of Cumberland of every building but the house barn and corncrib A hoghouse chicken house cob house and other structures were reduced to kindling Barns and windmills were blown down on the Tony Kessler and Earl Kirk farms west of Cum berland and pine trees were up rooted at the Dick Wohlenhaus farm 100 basing their views on the fact that many communities along the small creeks have not re ported and wont until washed out bridges are constructed or poor communications are restored Gaunt mountaineers their wives and children went to bed Tuesday they have done for of the impending treachery of streams that ran past their door merely trickling at times Walls of Water Moved About midnight the rain came in torrents A few hours later walls of water estimated by some to reach 20 feet in height moved down upon the sleeping commu nities Floods have come otten to harass these people because they have had to perch their homes on small level spots be tween the tall hills above them But this one was the worst many the slightest Halliburtons Mail Box Closed Letters Returned to Senders LACUNA BEACH Cal dispute about this has among republicans outside senate The sound money men in party shudder to think of any th nno voting for silver under any icumstancet Postal authorities closed the mail box of Richard Halliburton Thursday and said letters to the cxpjorcr wnich have been up for months were being cturned to their senders Halli arien i mssng explorer which have been pilinj Fularn Inc burton and 12 companions are un reuorted on an attempted trans Pacific crossing in a Chinese junk Friends fear they perished in a I storm said in this area There was not warning of the flood survivors said When it came it sounded like thunder bowling over houses sweeping humans cattle hogs and automobiles alike Peo ple trapped in their homes didnt have a chance Looting Is Reported Armed deputies and state police cast a watchful eye on the area because Mayor Edward Kelly of Flemingsburg 26 miles to the north after a trip to Morehead said some looting already has been going on Townspeople who survived the raging waters with expressionless faces shoveled the muck from their homes and business houses Merchants shook their heads and asked Who would have thought we needed flood insurance Their new troubles obliterated the mem ory of the fire Saturday which destroyed the leading hotel at a loss of S75000 Saw Home Swallowed At Jackson W H Pelfrey shopkeeper told how he watched his store and home swallowed by a 20 foot wall of water His son and daughter lived with him along wi t h their year old son When the house washed from its foundations his son took the baby in hi tried to swim to safety knocked he baby from hmand he not been found The father cJtPped t and summoned and mother safety made their to dormitory housing 25 boys and girls in Breathitt county Nine students are missing Three teach ers battled the waters for two and a half miles before being rescued IOWA VIOLENT DEATHS MOUNT Six Lose Lives Two of Victims in State Drown While Swimming six persons in Iowa Two boys drowned Wednesday night bringing the years total to 34 compared with 42 for the cor responding 1938 period Gene Parmenter 11 toppled off a diving raft Wednesday into a sand pit here and drowned in 18 feet of water The body was re covered but artificial respiration failed to revive him He was the son of Mr and Mrs William Par menter of Des Moines Drowns in Pond Near Bloomfield 15 year old Pearle Hay Fletcher son of Mr and Mrs Jay Fletcher drowned while swimming in a pond on the Charles Horsch farm At Waterloo two women injured in separate accidents recently died Wednesday night in a hospital there bringing the slates 1939 highway fatality toll up to 233 34 ahead of the total for the same 1938 period Margaret Wood 20 of Carroll died of complications and pneu monia resulting from an automo mile accident June 23 at La Porte City which claimed the lives of four other persons Suffers Broken Neck Miss Florence Smith 61 of o Corona Cal died of a broken neck which resulted when an automo bile in which she was riding left a highway on a curve east of Wa terloo Funeral services will be held Friday at Sigoumey for John Lud wig 76 who was fatally injured Tuesday night when struck by an auto At Sioux City Lawrence Arnold 42 of Evansville Ind died Wed nesday night of a fractured skull which officers said he allegedly incurred in a fight Saturday Carewe Top Ranking Director in Silent Film Days Near Death HOLLYWOOD Edwin Ca rewe top ranking director of si lent film days was feared near death Thursday after a heart at tack He is 55 passerby asking that an ambu lance be called His bestknown productions College buHding of the Moun duded My Son BibiC Mcthodist Rose were earned away including a and Evangeline LOOK INSIDE FOR WALLACE BEERY Has Himself Appointed Guardian for Girl PAGE 2 Biermann Asks About G 0 P Sound Finance EDITORIAL PAGE Lawson Little Fails in British Open Play PAGE 11 Winnebago Picnic to Be Held on Sunday PACK 4 RUSSIA CLAIMS GREAT VICTORY Soviets Assert Japanese Losses 800 in 4 Day Clash Along Border s news papers Thursday reported a smash ing victory for soviet Russian outer Mongolian forces over Japa neseManchoukuoan army units i a battle described as the larges yet fought on the Manchoukuo outer Mongolia frontier According to the Russian ac count the battle lasted four day with tanks airplanes artillery and infantry in action ending onl Wednesday when the Japanes were driven back across th Khalka river with heavy losse JapanescManchoukuoan losse were estimated at BOO killed Rus EianMongol casualties at 10 killed 200 wounded Vic in Victories Japanese communiques on Jul 3 reported a big battle on th Khalka Since the border began May H Tokio and have vied in claiming victories hitherto most of them in the ail Tokio thus far had been silent o any ground fighting since July 3 The Moscow account of the bat tie asserted that after the Japa nese had broken through to es tablish positions on the west bani of the Khalka the RussiansMon guls counterattacked Wednesda and drove he enemy back acros the river Engagements Confirmed F R COMMENT IRRITATES NAZIS German Press Says War Hatchet Dug Up Again by Roosevelt BERLIN publications expressed irritation Thursday over President Roosevelts July 4 com ment on United States neutrality legislation Adolf Hitlers newspaper Voel kischer Beobachter declared that Roosevelt again has dug up the war hatchet The semiofficial commentary Deutscher Dienst said The in tention of Roosevelt to line up America in the encirclement front does notlessen the danger of a World war but on the contrary in creases it Mr Roosevelt said the first policy of his administration was to prevent war in any part of the world that the arms embargo sec tion of the present neutrality Jaw should be scrapped and that press dispatches from fcur major capi msVnd stricken shortly be tab and state department the v DriTtwnSd forc he drove his car indicated fascist and nari mercuw did n m rf akme on Hollywood boulevard atons welcomed the action of the nUritoteH iiri him and Hc stODDed United States house of reorespnt l United States house of represents lives in writing a modified arm embargo into Ihe American neu trality law The Mornins Post pictured Mi Roosevelt as again on the war path FRWINSIN DOLLAR CONTROL U S Treasury Put in Position to Resume Purchases of Silver WASHINGTON belated administration triumph in the sen ate put the treasury in a position Thursday to resume silver pur chases and official use of it 82000000000 stabilization fund at soon as President Roosevelt coulc sign the monetary bill Despite republican argument that the action was illegal th senate voted late Wednesday 4 to 39 to restore these powers an the presidents authority to de value the dollar CoaaUUon Breaks Up The decision reversing an ear Her senate stand was occasions by a breakup in the coalition o republicans and silverstate demo lowans Vote for F R Dollar Control sena tors Herring and Gillette voted with the majority lo continue Roosevelts control of dollar de valuation crats who had fought the dollar devaluation power Several sil verites went over lo the ariminis tration side after a domestic silve price of 7111 cents an ounce wa written into the bill Republicans contended that th monetary powers could not be ex tended through this legislation be cause they had expired last Fri day midnight during a senate fili buster Discuss Court Test Administration lieutenants wer bulwarked by an opinion from At torney General Murphy that th authority would go into forci again automatically when contin uing legislation was enacted While there was earlier senat talk of a court test ot the legisla tion republicans said Tlmrsda they were willing to let the pcopl WILL BE TAKEN ROM ROLLS IN i DAY PERIOD Harrington Notifies State Administrators to Dismiss Objectors WASHINGTON OJR Works rejects Commissioner F C Har ington Thursday notified all late WPA administrators to in orm thousands of skilled work ers who suspend work on relief projects that they will lose their obs unless they return to work vithin five day Harrington acted after receiv ng reports that thousands ot killed workers on projects scat ered from New York to Bonne ille Ore stopped work in pra est against new WPA regulations erminating the former policy of paying prevailing wages The new relief act substituted se curity wages which will mean hat many skilled workers will lave to work 130 hours a month o earn the same pay they former ly received for as little as 55 hours monthly Required by In cases where groups of work ers stop work in protest against requirements that they work 130 hours a month to earn security Harrington telegraphed mintstrators It should be 7 vtit LU ItL L11C plOUl Foreigners arriving in Shanghai decide the issue in the president from Mimchoukuo gave the first campaign next year Several senators agreed there was little chance that the bill would be challenged in the courts unless Mr Roosevelt should actu ally issue a proclamation to de value the dollar further independent confirmation otheavy engagements on the disputed fron tier They said hospitals in Harbin were filled to overflowing with wounded Japanese Japanese sources in Shanghai admitted Japan had suffered heavy casualties but said the clashes had shown Japans super iority to Russia They added that Japan had no intention of ex panding the border clashes into a war The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy Thursday night and Friday pos sibly local thundershowcrs in northwest portion not so warm in northwest and extreme west portions Thursday nhM some what cooler in west and north portions Friday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Thursday nigM and Friday somewhat cooler in south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 87 Minimum Wednesday night 71 At 8 a m Thursday 7g The uncomfortable character of the weather Wednesday although lot go above 87 the muggy feeling generated by the excessive humidity This muggincss con tinued Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain Trara BUCKNER GETS 2 YEAR TERM Playboy Sentenced to Prison Charged With Mail Fraud NEW YORK P Buckner Jr beauty lobbyist was sentenced in federal court Thurs day to two years imprisonment md fined for maii and conspiracy in the manipulation ot defaulted bonds Felipe Buencamino Philippine r a i 1 w a y convicted with Buckner but only for con spiracy was sentenced months and fined 55000 to 18 William J Gillespie convicted with Buckner on seven counts of mail fraud and one for conspiracy was sentenced to 18 months and fined BUSINESS IS SOLD ST Best Wave Shop which has been owned and operated the past year by H E Hodgeman has been sold to Miss Vi Etta Alstine of Fort Dodge who has been employed there as an operator for several months Mr Hodgeman has gone on a va cation trip for the summer wage state admintstr explained to them or their rep resentatives that this is a require ment imposed by law and that no official of the Work Project Ad ministration has any authority to depart from it notice to this effect was required to be given to all workers in accordance with my telegrams of June 19 and Jiily 1 Workers should orined that decision rests entirelyin their hands as to whether they desire to accept employment under the conditions under which the Works Projects Administration can offer such employment Wilt Lose Jobs Those who do not desire o accept employment under these conditions and who absent them selves from work for five con secutive working days or longer shall have their employment ter minated Harrington said The talk n nationwide strike against the new scale mingled with reports of returning workers Thomas A Murray president of the Building and Construction Trades council of Greater New York AFL said it was quite likely a national strike of all AFL construction workers on WPA jobs might result from the Wash ington conference Some Back at Work Ranged against reports of stop pages involving thousands of workers in Wisconsin New Jersey New York Illinois and other areas were advices that dissenters were returning to their jobs in Roches ter N Y and New Haven Conn The walkouts began Wednes day when all classes of workers were informed that under term of the new federal relief bill they work 130 hours a month in stead of from 50 to 80 for sub siantinlly the same and in some cases less pay No Longer Matched AFL leaders professed to see in the new scale a distinct threat to the prevailing wage system under which the government heretofore had matched the wages paid by private employers Under the new schedule com mon laborers in counties having cities over 100000 population will receive a month semi skilled workers about skilled workers 58520 and professional men including lawyers and physi cians The pay scale ranges downward to lor common labor and for skilled labor in coun ties where the largest city is under 5000 Will Cut Lists A reduction of 200000 in months WPA payroll of 2600000 also has been ordered for July a factor that has brought threats of additional demonstrations The walkouts in most cities ap peared temporary but 600 work ers at Duluth Minn quit with shouts of no work until we get a decent wage Six projects were tied up at Auburn N Y when 250 WPA employes left their tasks It was estimated nearly 5000 WPA in Wisconsin towns rnd cities joined the walkouts A thousand idled in Rochester N Y and circulated petitions to con on various projects ress Work halted at Dccatur Chester Perry county TIL Akron and Coshoctnn Ohio Fort Dodce Iowa Key West Fla Newark N J and St Paul Minn
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