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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SPOT VOLXLV ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PHESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 261939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 247 VELMA WEST CAUGHT IN TEXAS Apparently F R Did Not Tell Garner Much WASHINGTON General Far ley went to Generalissimo Roose velt to get an understanding W a s h i n gton word for show At least it was common know led g e within high quarters of the democratic household here when he left that the demo cratic chair mans isit to Hyde Park was to as certain Paul Mallon Wh0 is running for what and where he Mr Far ley stands Equally common was the expectation that he would not find out Twas said in the family that Mr Roosevelt would show his un easy general the beauties of the Hudson landscape and the gay camaraderie of a squires country no hole cards That is apparently what hap pened but a development which occurred shortly after Farley left Washington may have made Mr Roosevelts task easier and Mr Farleys impossible A story got out which drama tized Mr Farleys venture entirely too much for any good democratic purposes Three large newspapers printed the news that Farley was against a third term which was not very new news as it had been flatly asserted in this spot five weeks before June But these stories made the mistake of saying Farley had said it to con servative senators This un leached all cats from all bags and a fexv mice as well It put a pub lic notice on the trip that neither Farley nor Mr Roosevelt could publicly bear It is one thing for a democratic chairman to steal up quietly to Have ttie it arid Jbok irig to deny he had said such a thing Every one had tojnile for the benefit of the reporters and thegaping movie cameras But make a note ofit on your desk calendar There will be a showdown beg pardon under standing and it will come before you dr your Christmas shopping Committee Is Delayed The summer season is a little early for showdowns True the democratic national committee is necessarily as uncertain of what it is supposed to be doing as is its chairman The committee is pri vately split and has not been functioning much openly although considerable sums are reported available for activity But it simply cannot go anywhere until Mr Roosevelt tells it where to go Nor has the coming of Paul McNutt to the presidents council table added any light on where everyone is going Indeed some of Mr Farleys friends have sug gested Mr McNutt is more than even he can bear Certainly Mr Farleys situation needs clearing CHIEFS TRY TO REJOIN FORCES ON LEND PLAN Congressional Leaders Press for Enactment and Adjournment Soon WASHINGTON congressional leaders struggled to reunite their divided forces in both houses in an effort to enact the lending program and adjourn a week from Satur Make Gift to Government day Administration lieutenants in the senate where debate began late Tuesday were faced with an array of prospective amendments Some of the most controversial were offered from democratic a proposal to at tach a rider restoring the WPA prevailing wage scale House leaders appeared to be making progress in attempts to placate an impatient group of 51 democrats who sought to force ac tion on GHR lending bill through a call for a party caucus Such a caucus could bind all house demo crats to act as a unit Not Notified Beforehand In this instance the leaders were not notified beforehand They hoped to make the caucus un necessary by obtaining release of the housing bill from the rules committee and assurance that the same group would not bottle up the lending legislation Senate republicans decided to sharpshoot items of the Works Financing program calling for the following federal loans Public roads railroad equip ment exportimport bank tenancy works President and Mrs Roosevelt are shown at their home at Hyde Fark N Y as they signed a deed transferring to the federal govern ment 12 acres of the family estate as the site for a library to house the chief executives documents and manuscripts up But on the other hand the Roosevelt hand it must be noted the first presidential primaries are more than seven months off What Mr Roosevelt might per1 commerce sonally gain by disclosing his inJapan tentions is not clear It would seem far better for his purposes to keep all these balls in air as long as possible thus better to gauge the wind drafts At any rate that is what he thinks and that is the way it is going to for a few months longer land ire clamation Orders Night Sessions Despite the apparent obstacles Democratic Leader Barkley Kentucky said he was confident the senate would pass the lending bill this week He also ordered night sessions and said the ad ministration intended to keep congress here until final disposi tion of the measure Barkley told reporters that he was not prepared to say what the administrations attitude would be toward an amendment offered by 22 senators headed by Murray DMont to restore the pre vailing wage scale for WPA The new relief law provides that all relief clients work 130 hours each month for their security wage Would Go Toward Goal Pointing to the administrations previous programs for business improvement and reemployment Barkley told the senate Tuesday that the lending bill ought to go a long way toward the goal which he admitted had not yet been reached On the senate side the foreign relations committee was called to consider a proposal by Senator Vandenberg RMich to put the senate on record as favoring abrogation of the 1911 treaty of 500 HUNTFOR Ab Jenkins Is BRITAIN WOULD CONCEDE MUCH IN SOVIET PACT England and France Ready to Send Military Leaders to Russia By UNITED PRESS Great Britain and France were understood to be ready to send military leaders to soviet Russia Wednesday in a move to offset dangers in Europe and the far east Seeking to conclude negotiations for soviet adherence to the new security front the British cabine was reported to have approved the dispatch of a military mission in order to meet almost every de mand raised by Moscow Only a difficult question of defining in direct aggression in Europe re mains to be solved Danzig Revival Indicated Two underlying factors prompt ed the decision to press for con clusion of the mutual aid pact among the three powers necessity of soviet sup port to make effective the anti aggression front in Europe and especially in eastern Europe where diplomatic advices indicated the Danzig problem would be revived before the end August need for offsetting the Japanese pressure in China where general reaction has indi cated that Britain suffered loss of prestige in recognizing Japans right to protect her own security ommitteeto CoOrdinate Safety Urged Wilson Proposal Is Made After Session With Safety Officials DBS MOINES Appoint ment of a threeman coordinat ing committee to work out safety education campaign policies of the state department of public safety was suggested Wednesday by Gov George A Wilson The suggestion followed a con ference Tuesday between the governor W Earl Hall Mason City editor and president of the Iowa State Safety council state public safety Commissioner Karl Fischer and others Appropriation Made The governor said the purpose of the coordinating committee would be tc get together the various bodies and persons in terested in safety The 1939 legislature appropri ated more than a year in the public safety departments budget for safety education At present a difference of opinion exists as to how the money is to be disbursed Some favor saving the state public safety de partment direct the educational work while others believe it should be placed in the hands the state safety council Would Restore Effectiveness Tuesdays meeting was partici pated in by the officers and dis LOOK INSIDE FOR and navigation with Will Increase Pensions It looks like the final social security amendments will increase pensions considerably The first private meeting of the conferees developed unanimous fears and trembling over the Townsend menace After they pulled down the shades the Doughton house conferees advanced an interesting strong argument for their bill re quiring 5050 federal contribu tions up to S20 They said this would make a a month pension possible and take the Townsend ites off their necks placing them instead under the collars of state legislators Copyrifht Kins Features Tnc Residents of Slippery Rock Kidded Often Now Its Dangerous SLIPPERY ROCK Pa Residents have been kidded about the name of this western Pennsylvania town for years but not until recently it con sidered dangerous A group of Minnesota women enroute to the New York Worlds fair stopped at a service station and asked if they had to detour We saw a sign on the road which said Slippery miles one explained BOY 8 DAYS IN WILDS FOUND Refreshed From Nights Sleep in Camp Youth Awakens Feeling Fine SHERMAN Me from a nights sleep and appar ently making rapid recovery Donn Fendler 12 whose amazing trek for eight days through Maine wilderness after he had become lost on Mt Katahdin brought him to habitation and safetyTuesday awakened Wednesday feeling fine His first act was to call for Uncle Nels the affectionate name he has given Nelson E Mc Moarn camp owner who found the lad Tuesday when he respond ed to cries for help which floated across the east branch of the Pen obscot river to him at the landing of his Stacyville camps With McMoarn and Dr Ernest T Young Millinocket physician at his bedside the Rye N Y lac looked around and said gee this is a swell place Each night dur ing his fight for life in the woods he had slept in the open While the lad consumed a breakfast of toast and eggs Mc Moarn Dr Young and others dis cussed plans for his removal to Bangor where his father is a pa tient in a hospital suffering from an eye injury received in the search for his son Bloodhpunds Lead Searchers on Trail for Nearly 8 Miles LAFORTE Minn band of more tnan 500 CCC youths and volunteers resumed their search in the wilds of the Paul Bunyan for est Wednesday for 6 3ear old Hus seli Jensen of Albert Lea Minn who wandered into the mosquito infested brush and woodland two days ago Two bloodhounds led the search ing party for nearly eight miles on a trail Tuesday which led north and east of the Rev Roy Olson cabin from where the lad disappeared early Monday Once the hounds doubled back to within a mile of the cabin along Lake Kabekona and later crossed a welltraveled road For a time Tuesday nearly 1000 were in the searching party Nearby CCC camps sent 400 enrollees who spent the night in the wood NATIONAL GUARD JOINS IN SEARCH MINNEAPOLIS UP A na tional guard company and a na tional guard airplane wereor dered Wednesday into the search or 6 year old Russell Jensen ol Albert Lea Minn Gov Harold Stassen ordered he national guard aid at tha re quest of county despite Prime Chamberlains Minister Neville assertions that Britain had not given ground on policy BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS Utah Jenkins Salt Lake City speed record holder was se riously burned Wednesday His au tomoble caught fire during his pro jected 24 hour endurance run on the salt flats The racing car which had been circling the 12Vs mile rack at average speeds in excess of 170 miles an hour caught fire going full tilt and Jenkins quickly pulled over to his pit Members of his pit crew in cluding his stin Marvin rushed forward with fire extinguishers and pulled the driver to safety Jenkins placed in an ambu lance which started the 135 miles to Salt Lake City Preliminary examination indi cated Jenkins who holds virtually all the worlds speed endurance recordsfor automobiles suffered third degree tourns of the right arm from the wrist to the armpit and ofthe right leg from the knee to the ankle Up to the time of the accident Jenkins had pushed his new car the Mormon Meteor 3rd to a series new records At the 500 mile mark he had raised his own average speed from 17083 miles an hour to 17131 and for the three hour period he boosted the average from 17094 to 17141 River fa Blockaded New Chief Executive of C N W Railroad PAGE 2 ADVENTUREOF BLOND LASTED ONLY 36 DAYS Fugitive Companion Also Arrested Without Struggle by Police DALLAS Wests one little adventure after 11 years imprisonment for the ham mer murder of her husband ended abruptly here with her unspec tacular arrest on a city street The emaciated blonds adven ture had extended 36 days of freedom from the Ohio womens reformatory from which she led three other prisoners in a bold escape one rainy night in June Velma and Mary Ellen Hich ards another of the Ohio fugi tives were arrested quietly in the market section Tuesday night iThe of the Pearli river at CafitonT starting Wednesday brought the pressure of Tokio militarists to the very edge of the Great British city of Honk Kong on the south China coast and created a situation which aroused speculation on the entire question of British power in the Orient in the future But the Japanese victories in China were no comfort to Moscow which looks toward the east as well as toward Europe Thus by concluding the Eu ropean tripower alliance the position of Britain would be strengthened and she might be able to give greater attention to protection of her interest in the far east And in the same way Russias struggle against Japan in the Orient would be less difficult if European troubles were quited Seriousness Indicated The seriousness of the Soviet Japanese conflict in Manchukuo was emphasized by action of the trict directors of the state safety council The governor offered fullest cooperation in restoring to full ef fectiveness the program our or ganization said Mr Hall He praised the council for the results obtained in the past and expressed a hope that the safety efforts of our thousands of members in the rnpre than 60 county councils inightbe play at Mason City Nine Is Winner Over Sibley PAGE 9 Mother Is Glad Daughter Again Is Behind Bars Investigate Death of Youth From Britt PAGE 4 WonJfl Stress Teaching Governor Wilson Commissioner Fischer and the council officers and directors were agreed that in creased stress should be placed on safety teaching in the schools of Iowa Mr Hall predicted an early es tablishment of a coordinated safety program There is every reason he added to believe that it will be the most effective Iowa has known up to this time in Iowa or any other state i RUSSELL JENSEN In WooJs One Killed When 8 eap From Flaming jnden Tex Hotel LINDEN T e x persons trapped on the third loor leaped from the flaming New George hotel early Wed nesday and one was killed The fire broke out in a linen room and spread quickly to the on a stairway blocking the exit to a fire escape L E Lummus of Paris Tex a traveling salesman was killed in his plunge from a window Seven other persons including a woman leaped but most of them broke the fall by jumping to nearby smaller structures Japanesedominated government at Hsinking which invoked its national defense act in connection with sporadic fighting against Sovietsponsored forces on the outer Mongolian border The Japanese supreme war council also met in Tokio to discuss the frontier situation and develop ments in China From Berlin where the nazis began a series of realistic drills against air raids dispatches dis closed that Gen Franz Haider chief of staff and a group army experts would go to Italy early in August to witness the fascist army maneuvers on the French frontier Germans re cently have been reported aiding Italy in strengthening defenses along the French frontier which generally is regarded as the weakest spot in the totalitarian front The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday nisht and Thursday somewhat cooler in northeast portion Thursday MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thurs day coolcf in east and north portions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday minimum Tuesday At g a rn Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain Russians Declare No Report Received of Submarine Sinking MOSCOW official Tass news agency said Wednesday that there had been no report of the sinking of a Russian sub marine in the northern seas as alleged by the German nazi party newspaper organ Voelkischer Beo bachter JURY INDICTS JACK RUSSELL Oklahoma Desperado Confesses Killing Hamilton of Kansas CHICAGO Law rence Dressier alias Jack Russell Oklahoma desperado was in dicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for kidnaping and murdering William Scott Hamil on of Arkansas City Kans Conviction of even a plea of guilty to the indictment would carry a possible death sentence The indictment was returned be brr Judge James H Wilkerson al most simultaneously with an an nouncement in McAlester Okla y Warden Jess Dunn that Russell had confessed killing Hamilton Seven counts were contained in the indictment Each charged a separate offense in connection with Russells alleged seizure of Hamil ton at Pittsburg Kans on July 12 and his transportation to Ring wood 111 McHenry county The indictment accused Russell of shooting Hamilton to death Ringwood on July14 MADGE EVANS IN ELOPEMENT Deserts Ranks of Girls for Sidney Kingsley 32 YORK VILLAGE Me Madge Evans 30 beauteous blond film and stage star deserted the ranks of Hollywoods bachelor girls Wednesday in a midnight elopement with Sidney Kingsley 32 Pulitzer prize winning author of Men in White apd Dead End Miss Evans long one of the best known members of the film capi tals bachelor girl set sped away from the stage of the Ogun quit playhouse Tuesday night without even waiting to change the dress shewore in the last act of Brief Moment Kingsley players said came to Ogunquit from Hollywood this week presumably for a visit They said the couple previously had announced their intention of mar rying in the fall CLEVELAND Vclma Wests mother is glad she has Ijeeii captured Its the best thinp that could happen to Velma said airs B L Van Woert informed of the Dallas Tex seizure of the hammer slayer who killed her husband and then went to a bridge game Its a jrreat relief to Iiavc alt this worry and suspense ended not far from where they had worked in a tavern Detectives C O Buchanan J E Daniel and Ben Samford walked up to the women and took them oil to jaiu The detectives had had tjon the logtbvtg wiftrSMrer Found Police Watehlac Defectives Daniel and Buchan an said the women came here three weeks ago Velmas companion who was serving a 25 year term for rob bery with firearms hitchhiked to her Cincinnati home about 10 days ago found police were maintain ing a close watch for her and came back to Dallas The officers were cruising when the headlights of their car flashed on the women as they The Voelkischer Beobachter in a dispatch purporting to be from Moscow and headed Soviet Sub marine Sunk said that alarm ing reports had reached Moscow from Murmansk that during Navy day celebrations a submarine with a crew of 34 collided with a ship and sank immediately gg 66 18 83 Mercury Climbs to 93 in Mason City The mercury had climbe steadily upward to 93 at oclock Wednesday afternoon s 59 Mason Cityans slowed down th 50 1 tempo of their activity at Lewis Starts Plan to Organize CIO in Building Industry WASHINGTON L Lewis set out Wednesday to chal lenge the dominance of the AFL in its major building construction industry The CIO leader announced Tuesday establishment of the United Construction Workers or ganizing committee placed his younger brother A D Lewis at the head of it and marked out what may become the line of a new battle front in the four year old labor war The new organization puts Lewis in direct rivalry with many of the AFL leaders who sat on the executive council three years ago when the Federation high command suspended and later ex pelled Lewis and his allies for forming the CIO MADGE EVANS with Playwright crossed the street at an intersec tion Velma was dressed in slacks and Mary Ellen in a blue dress Did Not Try fo Flee The women appeared fright ened but did not attempt to flee Velma told a reporter the of ficers related someone had rec ognized her from newspaper pic tures The capture ended a nation wide search for the quartet who vanished into the rainy night of June 19 Velma said they used n set of keys to open the gates but did not say how they were ob tained The women decided to hitchhike to Dallas but Florence Sheline quit enroute No Longer Vivacious The others came here three weeks ago but the captured pair said Virginia Brawdy had left them since Eleven years of prison life have taken their toll on the West wom an She now is frail No longer the vivacious pretty wife of 21 who became enraged at her husband because he refused to attend a bridge party and beat him to death with a claw hammer The husband Thomas Edward West 26 was killed at Perry Ohio in December 1927 Velma re ceived a life sentence Wanted Adventure The fugitive slayer left a note explaining I must have one little adven ture in this dull life of mine and assured the superintendent it this should in any way cause you trou ble I shall come back immediate ly Superintendent Marguerite Reit ley who had expressed surprise by absence of clues during the long search said at Marysville Tuesday night she was satisfied the cap tured women were Velma and Mary Ellen Richards and that as soon as identification was positive she would send officers to return them Rodgers 62 Labor Conciliator Dies DBS MOINES Funeral services were being arranged Wednesday for William H Rodg ers 62 of DCS Moines federal labor conciliator who died Tues day in Missoula Mont of a heart attack attributed to the heat Rodgers had been with the United States department of labor 22 years and in recent years had spe cialized in the arbitration of dis putes in the oil industry Discharge of Workers for Misconduct to Be Reported to State DES MOINES of employes for misconduct will be reported to the Iowa Unemploy ment Compensation commission on blanks sent to employers the commission decided Tuesday The reports forwarded to the commission by individual employ ers will be investigated by dep uties Claude M Stanley chair man said and penalties if any will be recommended   

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