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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 19, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAS UON R HIST MtM AUT OK ICrti COUP DCS JQl NtS I A VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUW LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV WIRES By Paul MaUon P R Invitation Put Spotlight on Foes WASHINGTON Republican legislators got their heads together the lounge room when they learned that Mr Hoosevelt wanted to see some of their leaders at the white house on the neutrality issue Mlnoritymen well knew this i n v i ta t i o n would focus the s p o 11 i ght on them as oppon e n t s of the presidents move to repeal the arms embargo It did not take them more than a few minutes to decide they would accept Ardent inner counselor for this course was Senator Borah He proclaimed far and wide that the republicans could never get a bet ter issue for 1940 than this one which the president seemed de termined to offer them Leaders Bankhead Rayburn and Garner came out of theiilast confab with Mr Roosevelt ami able and pleasant but Barkley emerged a few minutes later the picture of Mr J Deep Gloom In this incident the white house steps may be traced the revealing roots Mr Roosevelts arms embargo predicament Frankly his senatorial friends in large numbers do not seem to share his enthusiasm for the fray of his issue Many a Hoosevelt loyalist can be found there who privately accepts the realistic fact that the cause is lost When the house passes an unac ceptable bill and the senate for eign committee declines to pass though these actions were taken by the slenderest of majoritiesfthe technical difficul ties make further fighting an ar duous pastime Anyway the boys wantto go home Would be as gloomy as Mr Barkley had you been charged with leading a dispirited army with its mindon a furlough Spend Criticism Mounts Offstage criticism the invisi ble spending program is mount ing so fast in congress you would think the bill might not get more than a few dont be too sure The boys are not going on record publicly in droves The gate is being left open Main objection as politically wise House Banking Chairman Henry Steagall expressed it in a palaver session with his house as sociates is that the machinery may not function As Steagall was heard to put it The bill would not result in an expenditure while Mr Roosevelt is in office Total authorization of the bill is 53800000000 This is in line with the general cloakroom complaint that the loans will not be accepted the money cannot be spent therefore it is a political bill Garner Moves Smoothly An inside tale has been around about two weeks inferring that Mr Garner is scratching his head over an official deciaration of can didacy His closest friends doubt both the tale and the possibility Everything seems to be running fairly smooth in the Garner or ganization on the present basis Many of his counselors are con vinced nothing could possibly be gained by a direct move certainly not as long as the polls continue him far ahead of the other possi bles The Texas Garnerforpresident committee is following a pledge card strategy of organization Chairman Germany of the state executive committee and Na tional Committeewoman Clara Driscoll are sending one pledge card to each family on mailing lists and then distributing fur ther pledge cards through re cipients They are building up a formidable list of names Behind the Hatch bill tussle is the unmentioncd but ominous is sue of Mr Roosevelt lining up the federal office holders for the next democratic convention Coorrltbt Klai Fulntn Cue Recovers From Scalp Wound Because of Timely Aid of Nurse DES MOINES Mc Clure 34 of West Des Moines was reported recovering from a severe scalp wound Wednesday thanks physicians said to the timely assistance of a young nurse When McClure was injured in an automobile accident Miss Helen Wilson 27 a graduate nurse rushed from a house where she was visiting to the nearby acci dent scene and applied pressure to the victims scalp wound with her hnnds until other help ar rived THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MAtOH CITY THI 8RKJHT IfOT WEDNESDAY JULY 19 1939 THIS PAFEB CONSJSTS OF TWO ONE NO 241 F R MAY TAKE FIGHT TO NATION EUROPE FEARS NEW TEST OF STRENGTH SOON Dispatches Indicate Reich to Be in State of Alertness in August By United Press Europes fear of a new test of strength in August is beginning to emerge amidst the military dis play of France Poland and Great Britain The Paris press disclosed Wed nesday that official circles have received dispatches indicating that the armed forces of the reich will be in a state of alert in mid August that storm trooper vaca tions will be ended and that per haps 1000000 reservists will be under arms in Germany in addi tion to the standing army of about 1000000 From Highest When such dispatches reach all of the Paris newspapers at the same time it is certain that the in formation comes from the highest sources Thus the French govern ment either has received positive information or it is putting spe cial emphasis on less positive re ports in order to offset the pos sibility of another move by Adolf Hitler such as led to the destruc tion of CzechoSlovakia last year It wassignificant too that nazi official circles not only refused to deny the Paris reports but that 20 Danzigers were arrested in the free city on charges of plotting a series of dynamitings in behalf of foreign countries They were charged with treasonable actions and it was asserted by nazis that they were all former members of Marxist organizations Prepare to Change Pace Diplomatic sources in London also were concerned abbuTde velopments in Danzig where some 3000 to 4000 police recruited in the last month are now being sent to barracks but it was believed in the British capital that the nazis were preparing for a change of pace in their efforts to wrest the free city from Polish protection London diplomats pointed out that nazi newspapers had for the time being slackened their attacks on the Poles and that official sources in Berlin had put special emphasis on their longstanding belief that the Danzig issue would be settled peaceably by negotia tion Poles were openly suspi cious of such naneuvers looking for a subtle new form of attack by the nazi strategists 200 Planes on Trip While about 200 British planes made a second training fligh to France the British government continued to watch developments in the far east anxiously where the greatest friction at the mo ment was between Japan and So viet Russia Japanese made much of the seriousness of their dispute with Russia over oil and coal conces sions on the Russianowned half of Sakhalin island The conces sions are of great importance to Japan as a fuel supply for her navy and the Tokio government claims that the Soviets have by been seeking to cut off that supply Women Best Describe Clothes Worn by Hit and Run Auto Drivers IOWA CITY you want to find out what a hit and run driver was wearing ask a woman witness That is the suggestion Harry Nestle of Carroll state highway patrolman and former assistant chief of the patrol gave peace of ficers at their annual short course here Tuesday The best descriptions of clothes worn fay occupants of a hitand run automobile are obtained from women Nestle said It is sur prising what a woman can find out about clothes in a very few seconds Booker T Washington Stamp to Be Issued WASHINGTON post office will issue a 35 stamp series of postage stamps honoring fa mous Americans including Book er T Washington the Negro edu cator Postmaster James A Far ley announced plans for the se iilesTTth1 arSest ever issued by the United States and the first ever to honor a Negro Stamps will be issued in denominations of 1 cent Hi cent 2 cent 3 cent and o cent Assignment of colors and denominations will be made later Burgunder Convicted Gets Death Penalty Wl ssaas Slt un AUGUST TENSION IS EXPECTED Vacations of Storm Troopers to End About Aug 10 French Learn PARIS official circles have received dispatches saying Germany has ordered va cations of storm troopers to eric about Aug 10 newspapers saic Wednesday The newspaper Excelsior quoted informed French sources as saying they believed a new period of tension will start about Aug 15 and will increase progressively towards the end of September when the reich hopes the annual snowfalls will prevent a possible French offensive through the Alps Informed sources said however that they believe while Germany is seeking to create the impression that it has accepted the idea of settling European problems by force of arms it really has no intention of resorting to war ex cept as a last resort Dispatches reaching official circles created the impression the nazi sources will be on a state of alert around Aug 15 The dis patches reported 1 That heavy troop movements are continuing without interrup tion from German barracks with regimental numbers camouflaged against identification 2 The number of reservists under arms would reach 1000000 by the end of July 3 Harvesting is being rushed to release men from farm duty for military service 4 Fortification work in the Rhineland valley is being rushed to completion LOOK INSIDE FOR Four Youths Killed When Two Trucks Collide in Illinois OHIO III youths employed on a farm east of here were killed and three others were injured Wednesday when a light truck on they were being transported to work collided with a stock truck Two of the dead were identified as Leo Vilas and John Koss Fourteen boys were riding on the light truck driven by Seldon Nelson Princeton The stock truck was driven by Oscar Perry Genesco Neither of the drivers was injured An entire side of the light track was torn off when the machines sideswiped and the boys were spilled onto the highway One of the victims was decapitated N Y Fair Fires Many as Attendance Falls NEW YORK of New York worlds fair employes awaited the economy ax Wednes day At least 500 already had been fired because attendance had fallen far short of expectations Some reports said as many as 1 500 of the 7000 employes would be dismissed The management refused to give out figures but it was known that firings had been heavy in the operating depart ment The entire information cadet corps of 291 men had been tired in a body EDWIN R A SELIGMAN Noted Fiscal Expert Heart Attack Victim PAGE 2 District Fair to Be Held at Eagle Grove PAGE 16 Sibley Legion Nine Here in Diamond Go PAGE 9 750000 POLES ARE NOW ARMED Munitions Plants and Aircraft Factories Working Night and Day PARIS from French sources in Warsaw said Tuesday that Marshal Edward SmiglyRydz Polish army com mander had told Gen Edmund Ironside British inspector gen eral of overseas forces that Pol and now had ToOOOO men under arms and that all munitions plants and aircraft factories were work ing day and night These sources quoted Smigly Rydz as saying that Polands chief problems were 1 to insure sufficient reserves and a steady supply of raw materials in event of war and 2 to obtain anti aircraft and other defenses for the new security triangle in which vital war industries are being concentrated It was asserted that Smigly Rydz emphasized the necessity obtaining all types of defense ar tillery and at least 400 airplanes of all types He was said to have asked delivery of necessary war materials by midAugust The newspaper Intransigeant quoted SmiglyRydz as saying in an interview We will do everything hu manly possible to settle the Danzig problem peacefully But if Ger many persists in her plans to force union of Danzig we will fight even if we have to fight alone without allies The whole nation is agreed on that TROOPS NOT TO BE SENT DANZIG London Turns Down Proposal for Army Strength Demonstration LONDON govern ment Wednesday rejected propo sals in the house of commons tha Britain and France send troops to the Danzig area to demonstrate their intention of resisting any nazi seizure of the free city Asserting that the foreign of fice had no confirmation of re ports that Germany had sent heavy artillery into Danzig R A Butler foreign under secretary told questioners that dispatch of troopsto the neighborhood of the free city was not acceptable Adds to Food Supplies At the same time the govern ment announced that it had added substantially to its food supplies accumulated as war reserves by heavy purchases of wheat at the current low price The announce ment was made by W S Morri son chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster who is spokesman in commons for Admiral Lord Chat field coordinator of defense During the question hour the Danzig question was kept alive and Butler was asked whether in accordance with the league of na tions regulations the leagues high commissioner in Danzig in vites Poland to collaborate in de fense of the free city Cabinet Weighs Problems The text of the resolution ap proved by the league in 1921 does not appear to support such an interpretation Butler said Meanwhile serious difficulties in foreign relations especially ne gotiations to bring Soviet Russia into a security front a cash loan to Poland and financial assistance to China were considered by the cabinet at its weekly meeting Wednesday 20 Danzigers Accused of Terrorism Are Arrested by Police DANZIG have ar rested 20 Danzigers accused of preparing for dynamiting terror ism it was announced officially Wednesday Those arrested were charged with treasonable activities and maintaining contacts with foreign countries All are former mem bers of Marxist organizations Meanwhile 3000 to 4000 re serve police recruited in the past month were being sent to bar racks A recently built school nouse near Danzig was being used as an overflow barracks Laws Tightening Seed Regulations Passed WASHINGTON Lcgisla ion tightening federal regulations covering shipment of seeds was passed by the senate Tuesday and sent to the white house The agri culture department said the new federal seed act would properly safeguard the importation of seed nto this country and remove the menace of unrestricted movement of misrepresented lowquality seed which now flows freely in nterstate commerce SAYS CONGRESS ONLY CAN CUT 130 HOUR RULE F R Gives Opinion 32582 Workers Are Dismissed for Absence By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A hour work month for WPA employes in President Roosevelts opinion can be rhonged only by an act of con jress revising the new relief law Mr Roosevelt told reporters in Washington Tuesday it was his offhand judgment that except in an emergency WPA Commission er Harrington has no authority to waive the requirement which caused widespread strikes of skilled relief workers last week AFL leaders had argued that the law gives Harrington authori ty to restore the prevailing hourly wage scale for skilled workers 32582 Are Dismissed Harrington reported that 32582 workers had been dismissed for staying away from their jobs five days during the walkouts He said the number on strike Tuesday was 2G511 or fewer than onethird the number out five days previously The Workers Alliance a union of WPA employes went ahead however with its plans for a na tionwide protest Thursday against the new law David Lasser presi dent said there would be a general stoppage of work and parades in many cities Appeal to Stassen Lasser said also that the alliance members now on strike would re turn to work provided those who had been dismissed were rein stated In Minneapolis scene of vio lence in connection with the WPA strikes there appeared a division of opinion among the workers on the question of returning to their jobs Chester Watson state president of the Workers Alliance said the strike will go on White collar workers however appealed to Gov Harold Stassen of Minnesota to reopen the projects closed last week after Mayor George E Leach said police could not be responsible for maintaining order at the projects Is Citys Responsibility Mayor Leach received word from WPA headquarters in Wash ington Tuesday that policing the projects was the citys responsi bility and that WPA operations would be suspended where vio lence threatened At Washington Edgar G Brown president of the United Govern ment Employes a Negro group is sued this statement We are advising Negro WPA workers specifically to have noth ing whatever to do with any pro test on Thursday demonstration or interference with their regular work called by the socalled Workers Alliance or any other Sroup out of sympathy with the law the land the president of the United States and the com missioner of relief Colonel Har rington English Are Disappointed on Neutrality BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Roosevelts decision to abandon his fight for neutrality law revision in the present ses sion of congress caused disap pointment in London and was labelled a defeat for him in the press of the RomeBerlin axis British officials professed to be little surprised and at the Lon don foreign office it was said we had been advised to expect that the president would not force the issue at present We have always taken the view that this is none of our busi ness said one British official but there is no sense in profes sing that we have no interest in United States neutrality legisla tion Fascist newspapers said the president had had to surrender to the isolationists and saw in Washington developments evi dence that the American parties are against the president Berlin newspapers attacked President Roosevelt in headlines and one drew the conclusion that he had suffered a new political failure County Attorneys in Eastern Iowa Warned to Enforce Liquor Law DES MOINES at torneys in eastern Iowa counties have been cautioned several times recently to enforce the state li quor and gambling laws the at torney generals office reported Wednesday Jens Grothe assistant attorney general in charge of criminal cases said the office also had taken action on complaints re ceived about alleged widespread sales of liquor by the drink in Sioux City Some of the complaints on which the office has acted Grothe said concerned slot machines and others had to do with alleged li quor law violations Counties from which compaints have been re ceived he added included Du buque Clinton Scott Muscatine Des Moines and Lee Award to Yarnell Approved by Senate WASHINGTON sen ate approved Tuesday the award of a distinquished senice medal to Rear Admiral Harry Yarnell for his skill and devotion to duty as commander of the United States Asiatic fleet The house has yet to act Yarnell who will retire this summer has supervised protection of American citizens and property in the far east dur ing the SinoJapanese war SAYS ARMOUR IS MEETING LAW George Eastwood Issues Statement Following Strike Threat by CIO CHICAGO and company one of the Big meat packing firms Wednesday replied to a CIO packinghouse workers organizing committei strikethreat with astatement tha it has followed the direction of the national labor relations boarc in bargaining collectively with unions George A Eastwood executive vice president said that the firm had bargained with CIO unions in Kansas City Sioux City St Paul East St Louis St Joseph Mason City Denver Fargo Indianapolis Milwaukee Los Angeles and Bir mingham where the CIO unions were certified by the NLRB Bargain With majority The firm has bargained with AFL unions in New York San Francisco Spokane Pittsburgh Baltimore and Reading he said and in six plants the firm is bar gaining with independent groups The company will continue to recognize and bargain collectively with these exclusive agencies in all of these plants as long as a majority of the employes so desire and until the company is directed otherwise by the NLRB he said Eastwood said that the company had challenged the right of the CIO to represent Chicago plant workers because it had failed to receive the vote of a majority of the employes in a NLRB election last October Bargaining has con tinued with the CIO on behalf of its membership despite the chal lenge he said No Charges Ever Made tinder the national labor rela tions act refusal or failure to bar gain collectively is an unfair la bor practice and it is signficant that no such charges have ever been made by the NLRB against Armour and company Eastwood said Don Harris national director of the PWOC said that requests of the Chicago city council and by P W Chappell labor department conciliator for conferences be tween company and union of ficials were a direct refutation of Armours claims that it is bargain ing collectively with the PWOC The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Wed nesday and Thursday except possibly showers in extreme southeast portion not so cool in southcentral and northcentral portions Wednesday night war mer Thursday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and threatening at times Wed nesday night and Thursday not so cool in north portion Wed nesday night warmer Thurs day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 75 Minimum Tuesday niehl 55 At 8 a m Wednesday 69 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 53 Rain f REGRETS DELAY ON NEUTRALITY ACT IN SENATE President Conferees Engage in Heated Talk at White House WASHINGTON white louse said Tuesday that Presi dent Hoosevelt will pray as nev er before that there will be no new crisis in Europe before con gress meets again in January to consider neutrality legislation White House Secretary Stephen T Early made no secret of Mr Roosevelts disappointment and anxiety at the decision reached by senate democratic and republi can leaders Tuesday night to de lay neutrality action until next session Fears European Flarup I am certain of one thing said Early from the time of ad journment until January when congress meets again the president will pray as never before in all his life that there will be no new crisis in Europe But Early said information re ceived at the white house indi cates that chances are none too good that the world will escape another crisis in the next few months The information he said indicates the possibility that there may be a new European flareup this summer Asked what would happen should war actually break out in Europe Early reiterated the re peatedly expressed administration plan for calling congress into spe cial session to take appropriate action Senate isolationists willingly accepted the responsibility that the president placed on them for defemng action at this session Johnson hailed the decision to abandon neutrality action and said that time will justify the decision Sen Guy 31 Gillette DIa whose vote was credited with swinging the foreign relations committee to the decision to drop neutrality for the session felt Sir Roosevelt would be jus tified in taking the stump against the neutrality embargo There is no reason why the president should not present the issue as he sees it to llie coun try Gillette said The issue involved transcends party ra cial and religious consideration It is perfectly legitimate and proper for the president to take such a step Gillette felt that opponents of president undoubtedly would ake a similar means to present Jieir case to the country Sen James E Murray D Vlont felt that it was unfor tunate that the senate refused to consider neutrality legislation at his session because he con tended a definite foreign policy would have had the effect of stab lizing business This is a matter oE such great mportance and consequence he said that action should have ueen taken at this session The ndecision leaves the country in an uncertain position Vandenfccrs Is Silent Sen Arthur H Vandenberg RMich would not comment on the white house action On the question of taking the ssue to the voters Senator Hiram Johnson veteran sena orial isolationist declared Wednesday that should Mr Roose velt determine upon this course ic could count upon the opposi ion matching him step for step If he does take it to the coun try snapped Johnson we will go too upon the slogan that this country wants no war IJesponsibilily Is Senates Early reasserted Mr Roosevelts opinion that responsibility for the decision for neutrality revision at this time rests squarely upon the senate He noted that the statement is sued by senate Democratic Leader Alben W Barkley with the con currence of Senator Wiliam E Borah RIdaho and other re publican participants in the dis cussion made plain that the re sponsibility for not acting upon neutrality at this session was senates The statement Early said was designed to tell the country that icither the president nor Secre ary of State Cordell Hull had re treated in any respect from their position of urging immediate re vision of the neutrality law Would Preserve Peace Passage of legislation eliminat ng the mandatory embargo on shipment of war materials to all JClligcrcnts Early said would lave gone a long way toward pre serving the peace of the United   

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