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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             tr DCS M o I H t S I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MAJON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PBSSS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 14 1939 TlilS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 287 F R REPEATS NEUTRALITY PLEA P R Aroused Over Neutrality Law Blockade senator who went downto see Mr Roosevelt about another matter found him eager to talk about the blockade against his in ternational pol icy in the sen ate foreign re lations commit tee The president was fully aroused He ex pressed himselt warmy about a committee dar ing to keep the full senate from consider Paul Mallon ing a subject The senator broke in meekly sug gesting there was nothing for Mr Koosevelt to do Well we can get a vote in the senate on discharging overrul ing the committee the president asserted in effect But said the senator you will get fewer votes for that prop osition than you would get for your policy A lot of senators do not like to vote to overrule com mittees They are all members of certain committees many are chairmen They are jealous of the authority of their committees and even if they favored your bill they would vote against you in defense of committee authority Thats the situation accurately expressed Chamberlains Warning When warwarn ing words to Germany were put through the diplomatic sifter here they came out far less menacing than they have generally been supposed to be Mr Chamberlain plucked his phrases from the dictionary with a plume He said We have guaranteed to give our assistance ttrPoland in case of a clearthreat which she considers ifvWFtojresisl national forces He did not say We have guaranteed to assist Po land in any threat to her inde pendence which she resists with her national forces Theres a large difference Britain has re served the light to decide wheth er or not she will help and how much The British premier apparently was just warning Hitler against a unilateral coup with his Dan zigers in disregard of Polish in terests He certainly did not guarantee Germany in event of any change in the inter nal status oJ the ofii cial diplomatic lexicographer here can tell round words from square LOOK INSIDE FOR BIINEKVA PH1PPS Police learn Past of Woman Posing as Man PAGE 2 John Vavra Smashes Country Clubs Par PACK 9 DIVERS UNABLE TO GO TO SUB N HEAVY SEAS 111 Luck Continues to Dog Squalus in Rescue Attempts PORTSMOUTH N H The ill luck which has dogged the ubmarine Squalus continued Fri day as heavy seas prevented navy divers from determining how nuch damage had resulted from he wild surge that first shot the craft above the surface and then humped it back upon the ocean floor Rear Admiral C W Cole mes saged the Portsmouth navy yard from the salvage ship Flacon thai a heavy swell and a falling baro meter would delay diving indef initely Must Determine Damage Until men can be sent down no one can know for sure whether the dry forward compartments have been flooded whether the three big pontoons still attached to the Squalus have been broken or how badly the ship is tangled in the broken net of lifting gear from which it broke late Thurs day Until these points have been settled the salvage experts can only guess as to when another lifting effort can be made Navy officers have said perhaps next week or maybe not until next September or even later but these estimates have been only guesses Success Was Near In one minute Thursday a surge of buoyance made the Squalus like a live thing throw Wells Heads owa Liquor Warehouse Position Is One of Most Important in Liquor System CLEAR B Wells automobile dealer here received notice Friday morning of his ap pointment as superintendent of warehouse and transportation for the Iowa State Liquor Control commission He will begin his new duties Monday he stated Mr Wells is chairman of the Cerro GordQ county republican Transfer Key Post From Demo to Republican DES MOINES Iowa liquor control commission Fri day announced further nel changes abolishing one job and transforming another key post from a democrat to a re publican The position o warehouse and transportation superinten dent which Commission Chair man M li Curtis said is one of the most important in the lio or system was given to C E Wells Clear Lake Wells will succeed jr H Bick ert Albia democrat Curtis also announced the job of traf fic manager held by C M Hart of Keokuk will be abolished Monday the work being taken over by the commission secre tary The job paid 52400 a year Nature Be Held at McGregor PAGE 8 Fever for Adjournment Adjournment fever is apparent inside congress Practically all the legislators have made some plans to go away for a vacation and anything that holds them back is not likely to get favorable attention The white house strat egy of delaying neutrality until the last so that heat could be cen tralized on it is therefore not working out well Neither is the delayed play for the invisible spending program Senate appropriations committee men were noticeably brusque at their first hearing on the subject At least six committeemcn indi cated their opposition to one fea ture or another of the plan by their lines of questioning A fuss is coming in the house over the restriction which the rules committee placed on the Smith investigation of the na national labor relations board rules committee changed the wording to prevent Smith investi gators from recommending changes in NLRB law course the only reason why an investi gation would be started is to sug gest changes in the law but inves tigators were afraid they might get nothing unless they swore away this right in advance An insurrection against the deal will develop led by at least one outstanding house leader C Pittman Bill Senator Pittman slipped a new silver bill edgewise into the sen ate billhopper and it went unno ticed It calls for the treasury to buy American silver at SI29 per t ounce But what was strange about it was that Mr Pittman sent it to the senate banking commit tee for consideration The silver bloc usually sends its bills to the agriculture committee because that committee is more favorable to silver than the banking com mittee Silver hounds scented a new toasted silver sandwich in the making The banking committee is now considering the Townsend bill to stop purchases of foreign silver Pittmanites would un doubtedly be willing to abandon foreign purchases if they could ge St29 per ounce they wont get it KlDf FealQrn Ine ing its bowclear ofthe water In anexplosive 6ama again nuUifyingseyervweeks salvage effort justat the moment of success Confer Through Night High naval officials and teehT nical experts conferred through the night aboard the rescue ship Falcon to map out a new plan of action but little apparently could be done until the divers deter mined whether any damage had been done to the Squalus herself and whether would be possible to use any ot the original salvage preparations The most seriously damaged of the four huge pontoons from which the Squalus tore loose be fore settling back in the ocean was towed to the navy yard Thursday One of its three com partments was demolished an other was splintered its air hoses were broken and a parted cable dragged at one end Was Ready for Tow Beginning at daybreak Thurs day the delicate but ponderous task of lifting the submersible proceeded slowly The Vjloodec stern which holds theb6dies of the dead had to betugged for hours before it away from the sucking muct HURL MISSILES AT EMBASSY Japanese Stage Big AntiBritish Display Before Craigie Home TOKIO thousand persons massed before the Brit ish embassy Friday hurled mis siles and Japanese flags into the grounds and shouted antiBritish epithets It was called the big gest antiforeign demonstration in recent Japanese history The demonstration was held as Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita and Sir Robert Craigio British ambassador consulted over the program for negotiations on the Japanese blockade of the British and French concessions at Tient sin A foreign office spokesman an nounced that the government was not involved and that the demon The work progressed steadily however until surface signs indi cated the Squalus was suspendec 85 feet above the bottom 155 be stration was spontaneous Other veilinformed sources said that he antiBritish movement was ully regimented and that even in primary schools children were be ng urged to write antiBritish es says central committee and has been active for many years in party councils WithMrs Wells and their 16 year old son Mr Wells will move to DesMoines atonceAnother carries a salary a year F R RECEIVES WPA PROPOSAL FROM AFL HEAD President Declares There Can Be No Strikes Against U S BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Soon after characterizing WPA strikes as strikes against the gov ernment President Roosevelt personally received from officials the American federation labor Friday a set recommen dations for removing the cause of contention Upon quitting the conference with Mr Roosevelt at the white house in Washington William Green A F L president re ported that the president would explore the recommendations and see what can be done Proposal Not Revealed He declined to disclose what proposals were offered but said they numbered two or three A short time before at his press conference Mr Roosevelt had stated his position on the WPA protest walkouts in these six words You cannot strike against the government Asked whether the WPA strikes fell within this category he re plied that they did Mayors Add Voice Meanwhile with thousands of relief workers staying away from their jobs and with department justice agents investigating Guardsmen Go Into Action various reports of law violations the national conference of may ors meeting in Washington added its voice to the rising clamor labor demands that the adminis tration act i fcaGuardia of pt announced itha3 beendecidad to submit suggestions to Col F C Harrington e o m m i ssioner of works projects for easing the situation Uncertain on TVA A reporter wanted to know whether a strike oE Tennessee Valley authority employes for ex ample would be against the gov ernment and Mr Roosevelt replied at first in the affirmative but in dicated he had misunderstood the question and added later that he did not know WPA workers have been strik ing because of a provision in the present relief law which scrapped the prevailing wage basis of pay ment and required 130 hours of work a month Asked About Wage In backing up the attorney gen erals statement the president said first that there could not be strikes against He was asked the government then whether a C E WELLS state post ACCEPTS CANADIAN POST WEST BRANCH Martin who has been director of WPA strike was a strike against the government and replied that it was A questioner inquired whether he could discuss the difficulties of the prevailing wage as com Kentucky national guardsmen are shown here going into action on the main street ot Harlan Ky after a United Mine Workers member or sympathizer had attempted to wrest a rifle from a soldier during a march of prisoners to the county jail National guard re inforcements with heavy equipment were orderedinto the bloody Harlan area after the clash pared ment to the 130 hour require but the president replied since Mny announced he was resigrung to accept a position as a that it would take too long as it was a matter for an hours dis cussion He said there wore pros and cons on each angle It would be hard the chief ex ecutive continued to talk intelli gently about any one angle the prevailing wage as opposed to the 130 hours of work per month without giving it undue emphasis Cites Press Workers For insance he continued how far should the government go with relief That is to say Mr Roosevelt explained that it is proposed to pay subsistence that is a little bit better than home relief But he added there is a problem skilled artisans in volving the question of how much they should get The press he declared might be considered an example and he asked whether if those present had to go on relief the basis for their pay should be the average earnings every one present Then there is a question how much a clergyman for instance should get he added and how much should be paid a bank cash ier who has been making a year Woman and Drops Dead NEW YORK man shouted so loudly that an elderly woman neighbor objected dragged her into his flat Friday and drowned her in a bathtub Then naked he held his door against police and fought against them until he fell dead appar ently of heart disease The man Walter Ferguson was said by neighbors to have been unemployed since he was beaten while acting as a strikebreaker Ferguson who neighbors said was a religious zealot was shout ing in his flatrWhen Mrs Eliza beth Schneider 55 a woman weighing less an 100 pounds rapped on the door and asked him to be quiet Ferguson police said opened the door and dragged Mrs Schneider screaming to the wash room where he dumped her into the filled bath tub He was hold ing her under water when police began hammering on the door You cant come in here Fer CITES VIEWS OF HULL STRESSES WORLD DANGER President Tells Congress Laws Must Be Enacted Soon WASHINGTON Roosevelt told congress Friday neutrality legislation should be enacted this session for the cause peace and in the interest ot American neutrality and security In a terse 100 word special message Mr Roosevelt forwarded a statement by Secretary Hull en titled Peace and Neutrality in which the state department head referred to the present situation danger Approves Hull Statement The presidents message gave full approval to Hulls state ment After a reference to the 1211 vote the senate foreign rela tions committee to defer action on neutrality until next session Mr Roosevelt said It has been abundantly clear to me for sometime for the cause peace and in the interest of American neutrality and security it is highly advisable that the congress at this session should take certain much needed action Of Utmost Importance In the light of present world conditions I see no reason to change that opinion The document then continued with Hulls statement In the present situation of danger the secretary state said a peaceful nation like ours cannot complacently close its eyes and ears in formulating a peace and neutralitypolicy asithough ARE DISMISSED U S Acts Against Threats to Keep WPA Workers From Jobs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While dismissals of striking WPA employes continued the government took steps Friday to enforce a law providing fines and jail terms for persons using threats to keep a relief worker from his job Attorney General Murphy told reporters Thursday there ought not to be a strike Hgainst the gov ernment of the United States He said subsequently however that he believed the WPA protests against the new 130 hour month were in a different category from strikes which would affect such services as fire and police pro tection Probes East St Louis At the request of WPA head quarters in Washington a federal investigator was sent to East St Louis III to look into reports All seemed well when two pontoons arrow attached to lic sunken submarine Squalus broke he water surface off Portsmouth N H indicating that the sub had been lifted off the ocean floor A few minutes later these pontoons and two art broke loose and the sumbersible again plum meted to the bottom The rescue boat Falcon is at right and he Sagamore is in the background Man Hurt in Fall From Roller Coaster SPIRIT LAKE Fike 20 of Hartley was in a seri ous condition at a hospital here Friday as the result of a fall Thursday night from a roller coaster at Arnolds park Fikc has possible internal injuries and seri ous cuts on the back and hips Companions of Fike said flic youth unfastened his safety belt just as the car started down steep dip and then stood up One companion tried to grab Fike by the leg but said he was unable to hold him in the car guson yelled Nobody can cornc that threats and intimidation had n here but Jesus Christ been used to prevent relief work Police continued hammering on the door until it fell and when they piled into the room Fer guson began flinging objects at them Finally police cornered him and the hysterical slayer swung his fists and struggled until sud denly he lay slilll An ambulance surgeon pro nounced him dead of heart dis The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy local in southwest portion Friday after noon or Friday night and in north portion Friday night or Saturday somewhat warmer in northcentral portion Friday night and in west portion Sat urday Sunday generally fair MINNESOTA Generally fair In northeast portion increasing cloudiness in west and south local showers in south and ex treme west portions late Friday night or Saturday not so cool Friday night warmer in north central portion Saturday Sun day partly cloudy showers in southeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday night 58 At 8 a m Friday 69 The mercury dipped to 58 Thursday night as North lowans reveled in he cooler weather YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 60 crs from going to their jobs Previously agents of the federal bureau of investigation had been sent to Minneapolis to see whether federal laws had been violated in connection with the WPA strike there At Chicago Conference Murphy said there had been some instances of racketeering in the WPA strikes notably at Min neapolis and at some other points He added that racketeering was different from the sincere type of protest which is understand able Col F C Harrington WPA commissioner who has been at tending a conference of his state administrators in Chicago said that dismissals of workers who remain away from their jobs five days would continue arid neutrality atTifhis serious juncture in its possible effects upon the safety and the interest ot the United States during com ing months is ot the utmost im portance Should Avoid Delay This question should in jny judgment receive full and care ful consideration and be acted upon by this government without unenecessary or undue delay The Hull statement again took the position that the arms em bargo provision of the press neu trality law should be abolished although the house recently re fused to repeal it Those who urge the retention the present embargo Hull de clared continue to advance the view that it will keep this country out of misleading the American people to reply upon a false and illogical delusion as a means of keeping outof the war The secretary said it was illogi cal because while trade in arms ammunition and implements ot war is banned at present with belligerents trade in equally es sential war materials can con tinue Program Is Listed Hulls program Prohibiting American ships Dog Left by Mistress Run Over and Killed CHARLES CITY an Eskimo Spitz dog whose mis tressthe late Mrs Amelia Dingman Ictt a thousand dollar trust fund for its care was run over and killed by an automo bile near its home between Floyd and Rudd the first of the week the attorney for the trust fund announced Friday Bub was 13 years old SALESMAN IS ARRESTED If MARS A Skinner identified by officers as a Pasa dena Cal clothing salesman was lodged in the county jail here following his arrest at Carroll on a charge obtaining money under lalse pretenses in connection with a sale of suits rom entering combat areas Restricting travel by American citizens in combat zones Requiring transfer of titletn foreign purchasers for goods ex sorted from this country to bel ligerent nations Continuing the existing legisla tion for bidding loans and credits to warring nations Regulating solicitation offunds for belligerents in the United States Continuing the national muni tions control board and the sys tem ot licensing trade in arms and munitions Best to Be Devised Hull asserted the program was the best that could be devised after much painstaking thought and study and after many con ferences with members of con gress of how best to keep this country out of a conflict should it arise The senate foreign relations committee voted this week to de fer consideration of the neutrali ty issue until next session thus sidetracking the administrations program The foreign relations commit tee meanwhile moved into the spotlight again Friday with Chairman Pittman DNev pre dicting approval soon of his reso lution to ban shipments of war supplies to Japan 2 m Germany Are Beheaded on Treason BERLIN as spy and saboteur respectively Karl Jurth 42 of Freiburg and Alfons Lucdpe Dyck were be headed Friday for treason   

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