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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 20, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H i s r 0 t P T or t r OES MOI NES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UKITED PRESS PUIA LEASED WIRES MAfON CITY THI BftlOMT SPOT Justice Men Work Up Case on Movies customary secrecy D O J men are working up a new case against the movies The of justice is go ing to try this one in the pub licity court pro v i d e d by the temporary national e c o nomic commit tee It is on the una n n o unced docket for the September ses sion Much has been started Paul Mallon Vere the movies nothing has ever been finished Trustbender Thurman Arnold instituted proceedings months ago to divorce movie exhibiting from production but some doubt has been raised whether he will live long enough to see the fruition of of it even if he goes on to a ripe oldage Something is always happening to blunt his efforts for action The senate has just fol lowed its biennial habit of passing the bill to break up block book ing and blind selling and the house is following its usual cus tom forgetting about the mat ter Apparently D O J will try to light the publicity fires with this same evidence in hopes of heat ing up the celluloid controls Publicity Fires Laid More publicity fires are being laid for other industries in the same manner Justice is also quietly getting up some material for TNEC on steel prices As ev eryone knows the delayed in vestment banking conflagration is ready for the match soon after TNEC reconvenes in September Federal trade commission is readying some tinder on the ce ment industry and farm machin ery Special Economic Adviser Throp of commerce de partment is working up something flintlike on European cartels La bor bureau statistics chief Isador Lubin is rubbing two sticks tu show the effect wage scales on prices TNEC has SGOOOOO left today This will be enough to keep the fires going through to June 194C the usual calm manner o the committee which has drawr few complaints from those wh have been signed so far exchange com mission wanted to hold some in surance hearings before a sub committee during the present six weeks recess but has decided to let them go Not enough volun teers could be found to make i subcommittee quorum through August Committeemen figure they are entitled to some rest 0 Wallace Not Candidate You may now eliminate Agri culture Secretary Wallace as i presidential candidate It has been discovered one of his hobbies i throwing the boomerang Honest ly he goes down to Potomac Park on Saturdays and Sundays occa sionally to throw the doglec stick His publicity men not onlj mourn this bad political habit bu have been dejected since a photo grapher recently caught Mr Wai WIDE PROBE OF NLRB VOTED BY HOUSE 252135 Sweeping Investigation by 5 Man Committee Approved in Resolution WASHINGTON house ordered Thursday a sweeping in vestigation of the National Labor MASON CIJY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 20 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 242 POLE KILLED AT DANZIG FRONT Relations board A resolution creating a five man investigating committee was put through by an almost solid phalanx of republicans and a large jroup of democrats The measure by Representative Smith DVa calls for an in quiry to determine whether a new board to administer the Wagner Labor act should be created and what effect the board may have liad on employer and labor rela tions To Meet Pressure Sponsors claimed the inquiry was necessary to meet tremend ous pressure from all parts of the country while opponents asked that action be deferred until labor committees of both the senate and Kouse could conclude their hear ings on Wagner act amendments and make recommendations of their own The vote on final approval came shortly after a test vote of 268 to 131 had disclosed a majority of representatives were for the investigation The action came after an hour of bitter debate on a technical question leading to a vote on the main issue of whether the inquiry should be ordered Vote Is 252 to 135 Speaker Bankhead announced the roll call vote for the resolu tion was 252 to Representative Smith urging the2house to vote an investigation argued there would not be tre mendous pressure for the in quiry unless something w a wrong that needs looking into I have a definite feeling that a good work can be done for labor industry and the government if the matter is looked into calmly by men of this house he said We may perhaps be able to bring back some suggestion to cure the evils whatever they are and there must be some Cor Stops at Filling Station The ear shown above stopped at the filling station at the intersection of Crescent drive and First street southwest but it didnt stop in the driveway It tried to get inside A E Nelson driver of the auto suffered a fainting spell while driving southeast on Oak drive and his weight on the accelerator drove the marine full throttle across the street and through the corner of the Jvayenay engraving 60 P CHARTS SPENDING FIGHT Extensive Changes Made but Republicans Still Not Satisfied WASHINGTON can senators charted a course of opposition to the administrations multibillion dollar lending pro gram Thursday which it was said may tie up that project in deflate for a week or two Despite numerous changes made niijiiijr int in lending legislation by the ad lace in the act and had him pose elimina for a picture that proves it Mr Wallace may however con found his spoolers by taking one of his war boomerangs up to con gress for a little practical applica tion as a weapon bying job there An inside lob is reported to have endangered the cottonfor rubber deal with Britain The lobbyist an attorney repre senting southern warehouses has been arousing the legislators against Mr Wallaces attempt to move the cotton to seaport ware houses Wallace is trying to move a million bales so that Britain can pick out the 000000 bales of grade and staple lengths she wants It must be done within six months or the deal is off A bill to authorize the removal has passed the senate but has become house stuck in the Interior warehousesare naural ly howling because they get 18 cents a bale a month tCoprrfelil Klnr reatarei Inc American Missionary Is Held for Ransom JERUSALEM UR Eleven armed Arab rebels are holding Gerould H Goldner an American missionary of Akron Ohio for 35000 ransom authorities were advised Thursday It was believed that Goldner was being held in the vicinity of the Dead Sea FAIR SALARIES CUT NEW YORK or nil New York Worlds fair cxecu ivc including President G rover Whaien who is reported to receive SiOOOOO a year have been slashed 10 per cent in the economy drive resulting from unsatisfactory at tendance tion of the title term selfliquid Townsend of Dela ware said his fellow republicans still would demand extensive changes Adjournment Hopes Sag Debate he added may re quire a week or two Early adjournment hopes at a premium since abandonment of neutrality legislation for the ses sagged when word spread that the lending program might be headed for heavier weather than previously forecast There seemed little hope the legislators could leave July 20 The plan to call additional wit nesses before the banking com mittee would upset one aim on which both democrats and repub lican leaders had get the biil to the senate floor by the weekend Members say more tes timony would mean no committee action before Monday Argue Over Reasons Disclosure the administration had dropped the term selfliq uidating from the title of its 2800000000 bill set senators ar guing over reasons why Majority Leader Barkley o the senate who announced the alteration said the purpose was to get away from possible picayun ish pettyfoggish objections to the label selfliquidsting Boy Trying to Save Dog Killed by Auto SALTILLO Miss Five year old Roma Lee Bell dashed onto a highway to save his dog from the wheels of a truck Wed nesday The truck struck the boy killing him instantly WORKERS STAGE FINftL PROTEST End to WPA Strike in Minneapolis Seen by Authorities MINNEAPOLIS end to Minneapolis 15 day old WPA strike was in sight Thursday as workers staged a final oneday protest against the new WPA reg ulations then met to consider a peace plan already approved by their leaders The settlement offered to the workers was formulated by Gov Harold Stassen state WPA Ad ministrator Linus Goltzbach and a committee of five labor leaders Under its terms dismissals for failure to report for work will stand and workers seeking rein statement must swear they did not break the law during the strike Skilled workers may stay away from their jobs and picket peace fully but must not interfere with others and unskilled labor can be used to fill vacancies thus cre ated The work interruption will be ignored in computing the 18 months work allowed before 30 day layoffs are required One hurdle to a settlement was removed Wednesday night when Mayor George E Leach wrote Governor Stassen that he would continue to assume the full le gal responsibility falling upon this city as a cosponsor of these projects only asking from the federal government the cooper ation and protection which is due from the employers whose em ployes are on strike Cut on Lip Is Suffered by Motorist The filiirig station oil fee south east corner of the Intersection of Crescent drive and First street southwest will be forced to under go extensive repairs following an encounter with a car Thursday morning The front and one side wall of the station probably will have to be rebuilt in fact because of the hole left by the car which tore fullthrottle across Crescent drive and rammed headon into the cor ner of the building A E Nelson 14 Taylor avenue southwest was driving the car southeastward on Oak drive and just before coming to the inter section with Crescent drive he suffered a fainting spell The weight of his body against the accelerator is believed to have caused the car to jump forward until it was stopped by the im pact with the building Mr Nelson was dismissed from the Park hospital after a surgeon had taken five stitches to close a cut in his lower lip and exam ination had failed to disclose other injuries T P McConnell attendant at the station narrowly escaped be ing pushed through the wall by the jugernaut which rammed past missing him by inches as he stood against the wall drinking a bottle of pop The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday becoming threatening in west portion Friday slightly warmer in west and northcentral portions Thursday night warmer Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair somewhat warmer in west and north portions Thursday night Friday increasing clondiness becoming threatening In west portion warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Maximum Wednesday 82 minimum Wednesday night 56 Al 8 a m Thursday 11 YEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum 57 2 Die When Airplane Falls Into Mississippi MUSCATINE ffj Clarence Mills 24 former Muscatine avi ator was killed late Wednesday in an airplane accident near Han nibal Mo when the plane in which he was riding in company with Charles O P Reishmann crashed into the Mississippi river Spectators extricated the two men from the plane promptly but indications were that both had been killed instantly 6500 HEAR TIBBETT IOWA CITY hundred persons heard Lawrence Tibbett Metropolitan opera bari tone sing a concert at the Univer sity of Iowa fieldhouse and paid tribute to the soloist by applaud ing him through nine encores Single Voter Bosses Precinct PONTIAC Mich John Hunkle votes so votes precinct 29 The only registered voter in it Hunkle is literally boss of the 29th Three voters names were erased from the rolls when they failed to comply with reg istration rules HELD IN KIDNAP OF EXWIFE Man Had Been Releasec K From Reformatory for NORTHAMPTON Mass A former convict was held in bail for hearing July 21 whenhe pleaded not guilty in dis trict court Thursday to fou charges in connection with the kidnaping of his divorced wife James J Kehoe 24 Hudson who was released from Concort reformatory last month aftei serving a term for burglary was remanded to jail in lieu of bail He was charged with kidnaping armed robbery stealing a revolv er and unlawful possession of i revolver Kehoes former wife Mrs Bernice Beckwith 27 held cap tive 19 hours was not in th courtroom Neither was her pres ent husband Cyril Beckwith 30 Police indicated Mrs Beckwitl had told them that Kehoe hek her prisoner under threat o death Police said Kehoe hac kidnaped his divorced wife be cause he wanted to persuade her to leave Beckwith and return him JAMES KEHOE for Kidnaping ACCIDENTALLY WOUNDED DAVENPORT Baumbach 14 Pleasant Vallej youth was nursing a wound frorr a 22 caliber rifle bullet which passed through his ankle and lodged in his foot after the gun discharged as he was attemptin to open a tin can while holdin the weapon 100 OFFICERS ATCONFERENCE RAID 18 PLACES Make Record Haul of Liquor Gaming Devices in Johnson County IOWA CITY raiding quad of 100 state and county leace officeis Wednesday night taged a raid in Johnson county vhich saw them search 18 tav erns to make the biggest liquor and gambling device haul in the Bounty in many years The raid was led by B W Ne bergall chief of the bureau of in vestigation Karl W Fischer com missioner of public safety John son County Attorney Harold W Vestermark and Sheriff Don Mc omas In addition to the lead rs the raiders included state ughway patrolmen sheriffs of many counties of the state and other officers assembled here for he University of Iowas annual leace officers short course No Patrons Molested It netted several cases of whis fy and gin a number of eases of oft drinks already spiked wine and scotch along the liquor line Slot machines gambling wheels dice games poker chips and equipment necessary for dispens ing and keeping hard liquor were also seized None of the patrons of the 18 taverns raided were molested bu neither were they permitted to enter or leave the buildings while the raids were in progress Seach warrants for each of the taverns raided were carried by the offices Surprise to Many Officers Many of the raiding officer did not finish up their work Unti 1 oclock this morning and other worked a n Starting hourfor the midnight Wednesday Bundled into 25 state highway patrol and county sheriffs auto many of the raiding officers at tending the short course did no know their mission until the rait was actually underway County Attorney Vestermark said Thursday morning that in junctions would be sought agains everyone of the taverns raided and that criminal action would b started against those places wheri actual evidence was found FEW FROM JOBS IN WPA PROTEST Iowa Workers Not Joining in Request by Workers Alliance BY THE ASSOCIATED PRES Incomplete reports indicate that few workmen left their WPA jobs Thursday in the nationa demonstration called by th workers alliance There were disputed figures i New York and other cities bu most WPA officials over th country said work was going o normally At Washington President Davii Lasser of the alliance said i would be two days before w get the whole picture of hov many took part The demonstration was callei as a protest against the new re lief acts requirement that al on WPA put in a 130hour month and that persons on the rolls 1 months be furloughed to mak room for new ones The 130hou requirement replaced the prevail ing wage system Lt Col Brehon B SomerVel WPA administrator in New Yor City said a check had indicate no more than 4000 were going ou there Sam Weisman allianc secretary put the figure at mor than 40000 IOWANS NOT JOINING IN PROTEST MOVE DES MOINES workers apparently did not joii in the national protest demonstra tion Thursday called by the work ere alliance reports from low cities indicated State WPA of ficiais here also said they had re ceived no reports of workme staying away from their jobs Fritz Kuhn Leader of Bund Fined on Profanity Charge Kuhn leader of the German American bund and sometimes called the Little Fuehrer by his followers pleaded guilty in dis trict court Thursday to charges of drunkenness and profanity and was fined S5 on the latter count In a jammed courtroom Kuhn shifted from one foot to the other his lawyer stepped up to make the guilty plea Judge Louis O Riutord placed the drunkenness charge on file thereby suspending further action on this count Kuhns trouble stnrtcd in the early hours of Sunday morning here when Motorcycle Patrolman Henry Plassc stopped his party because he contended the driver of the automobile was not fit to drive After a switch of drivers the parly started off but Plasse arrested Kuhn when he contended the Bund lender wore at him There was a murmur when the SS fine was announced by the court clerk Immediately court attaches cleared a path for Kuhn through the spectators Newspapermen following th bundsman asked him if he woul have anything to say No comment he replied Maybe Ill have a statement lal cr There was a brief confcrenc with Uie judge before Kuhns ca was called He failed to com into court when lie first was dercd to appear last Monday LOOK INSIDE FOR ROSE HARTWICK THORPE Poet Succumbs Day After 89th Birthday PAGE 2 Hancock Achievement Show Is Aug 2526 PAGE 7 Crippled Giants Ask Return of Shortstop PAGE 13 TENSION RISES AS RESULT OF NEW INCIDENT Polish and German Versions of Slaying Soldier Vary Widely FREE CITY OF DANZIG The killing of a Polish soldier near the Danzig frontier village of Poslelau Thursday forenoon sud denly increased tension between the free city and Poland Poles charged that the Polish soldier Vitold Budziewicz was shot by a Danzig border official on Polish soil Free city authorities said the Danzig customs officer Max Stem had fired in self defense Stories Differ Widely Officials told widely differing stories of the incident which cre ated great excitement at the of fice of the Polish commissioner in Danzig The account of authorities of the nazified Danzig government was that Stein while patroling near the PolishDanzig frontier saw a man on a bicycle riding toward him from Poland with a rifle slung over his shoulder At the border Danzigers said the man dismounted raised the rifle to his shoulder and released the safety catch as he aimed at the Danzig official Asserts Self Defense Stein asserted he shot the Pole in self defense Danzig authorities said they were not certain the Pole was dead but the Polish commission ers office reported Budziewicz died a few minutes after he col lapsed at the frontier The Polish version was that a Danzig j uniforms SUGGEST NLRB HANDLE DISPUTE Officials of Company Meet Chicago Subgroup on Labor CHICAGO tives of Armour and Company Thursday refused a conciliators request to meet with officials of the Packinghouse Workers Organ izing if of nothing but the referred the dispute to the na tional labor relations board Company officials met with the city council subcommittee on la bor and P Chappell U S labor conciliator in a move to avert a threatened nationwide strike by the PWOC against Ar mour It was an open meeting at which labor leaders of both CIO and AFL unions were present as spectators Alderman Paul H Douglas chairman of the subcommittee which called the meeting opened discussion by asking the Armour officials to meet with union lead ers and discuss negotiations for national contracts Can Appeal to NLRB What could we gain by such a meeting countered Harvey G me uoraer station of Post Ellerd Armourpersonnel direc DNB official German news tor The legal methods arc open to settle that dispute They can appeal to the National Labor Re lations Board We can see no pur pose of such a meeting Chappell told the company of tc lio tli nn a Tit ficials he thought Douglas gestion had merit sug The situation here is serious and the mere fact that the com pany refuses to meet the labor representatives embitters the situ rtion he said If you could sit together and of nothing but the weather some good would come of it Suggestion Is Made Immediately attcr the open ses sion the company officials and the subcommittee closed conference retired in a On their return to the open con ference Douglas announced a sec ond committee suggestion that the company meet with the city coun cil or any other mutually accept able mediator who would confer with both sides in an effort to narrow down the differences and reach an agreement Ellerd again voiced opposition Favors NLRB Handling We must be obliged to decline both suggestions Mediation is a very popular device but this ques tion is not one that can be medi ated Results of mediation usual ly are unsatisfactory mutually It seems to rne your course is clear I think you should suggest they PWOC put their case in the hands of the NLRB We wiii con test their demand for a bargaining unit for the entire country but be lieve the place to do that is be fore the NLRB Douglas said the subcommittee would meet with AFL and CIO representatives Thursday after noon to explain the companys stand uie and without warning shot DUQ ziewicz who was several yards within the Polish side Poles described the incident as inexcusable provocation Prepares for Conscription The Polish commissioner Mar ian Chodacki conferred with Danzig senate officials while both sides still were receiving reports from the scene of the shooting on the free city districts southern frontier As the incident occurred the nazicontrolled Danzig senate was preparing for conscription of men of wealth and taking further measures to meet emergencies which might arise from the nazi campaign to reunite the free citv with Germany Senators worked on a decree which would give sweeping au thority for requiring all citizens to serve the state and for the use of any private property in defense the community GERMANS SAY DANZIG OFFICER WAS ATTACKED BERLIN Danzig cus toms officer shot and wounded a Polish border official Thursday near the border station of Post clcu DNB official agency announced Warsaw official circles declared German reports of the shooting were absolutely untrue and said nothing was known of any border incident or exchange of shots along the Danzig frontier The German version was that the Danzig officer had been at tacked by the Pole and was forced to defend himself The extent of the injuries to the Polish official was not known im mediately An investigation was reported to be underway The German announcement said the Danzig official was fired upon from Polish soil and immediately returned the fire When he attempted to approach the wounded Pole it was said two more Polish border guards ap peared The Danzig official then returned to Danzig soil to avoid further fighting and reported the incident Farming Champ Contest Attracts 17 Entries DBS MOINES contest to determine Iowas 1939 indi vidual farming champion has at tracted 17 farmers already the ag ricultural department of the state fair announced Wednesday This year the championship will be determined on the basis of col lective exhibits by each farmer of all types of grain forage crops hay fruits and vegetables Cash prizes totalling SI565 are offered In the statewide competition for countywide collective exhibits of farm products in which the 1933 state fair is offering in prizes nine entries have been re ceived   

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