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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E H isr veu Arc P v T Of I 0 A a I t S M 0 1 N E 3 I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKtS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV MASON CITY kTHE BRIGHT SPOT ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 31 1939 NEWS BEHIN THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 251 Extending of Stamp Pood Plan Started new snow ball is Betting started from the top of the hill here The food stamp quietly working in three to be extended gradually to 75 or 100 cities in the next few months An even fur ther downhill amplific a t i o n has been ar ranged Up to now the scheme has been re stricted to dis tributing food surpluses to the Paul Malton needy on WPA That was why it was conceived no one had any idea originally of going beyond that But a small unnoticed provision somehow happened to get into the new agriculture department appropriation bill A few extra words obscurely inserted in the language appropriating money for the Federal Surplus Commodities corporation gave it authority to try food stamps on any designated low income groups anywhere I So FSCC has designated every 8 citizen of Fottawattomie county I Shawnee Oklahoma who earns I less than 51000 a year as the low i1 income group for the first trial I that is to be started at once To this low income group will be sold through their local banks a Sr book of orange colored govem ment stamps something like a soda t fountain booklet Only this book j will cost to and will be good for exactly that amount of food purchases at any grocery j The attractive part of it for the S purchaser is that he will get free a t second book of blue government stamps good for 50 to 75 cents worth of a limited few foodstuffs i designated by FSCC These are lobtlstuffsriri which surpluses existr I list of blize stamp sur pluses includes about 13 commodi f ties Butter eggs corn meal flour prunes beans rice cabbage peaches tomatoes peas onions f pears i Gift by Government It is an ingenious scheme and it sounds as if it were doing everyone farmer because it dis poses of some surpluses the poor man because it gives him food the grocer because he makes a profit And everyone seems to get his benefitrfor nothing as no money hands This last benefit is an illusion of course FSCC collects from the recipient for the first orange book and pays this to the grocer who cashes orange stamps But no one pays any money for the 75 cent free book of the U S treasury FSCC hands government money to the grocer who cashes the blue script So what the scheme boils down to is simply The government is giving away money to people to buy certain foods c e Scope Appears Wide There was nothing astounding about it as long as it was restrictec to WPA rolls But when applied to all people of small income it be comes a revolutionary experiment the outcome of which is not yel apparent to anyone who will talk about it here Some now envision the day when onethird of the population of the United States might be fed and clothed partly and the whole surplus farm problem solved by this it cannot be soon The snowball will have to ge over a few bumps before then Apparently the scheme is work ing well enough in Rochester Dayton and Seattle where it is restricted to WPA you can take the FSCCs word for it that chis eling is at a minimum i e gro cers allowing purchases of other commodities besides food for stamps and selling stamps anc everyone is satisfied But now i is restricted to a few vegetables and fruits It cannot easily be expanded to apply to the big farm surpluses in cotton corn and wheat withou tremendous expense FSCC riay try it on lard will probabl put it into effect on textiles be cause of the law requiring tha every spent for the collon ex port subsidy must be matched b a dollar spent domestically for surplus cotton consumption Bu FSCC figures it will cost o federal expenditure to dispose o every SI of cotton surplus in this way manufacturing into sheets towels mattresses If the plan I were extended to clothes i might cost the government 315 tv move of raw cotton surplus Bread is in the same troublesome category because the wheat cost is small in a loaf of bread Even the magically inclined Mr Morgenthau could not conjure enough dollars to handle the sur plus farm problem in this way iCopjrlibt Klai Fealnrct Inc 42 Hurt in Riot at Cleveland Plant PLAN REWARD IN DREHER CASE TEAR GAS AND FIRE HOSE USED ON PICKET LINE 5000 Mass at Plant When Order Is Sent to Stop This Plant CLEVELAND New vio lence broke out late Monday at General Motors strikebound Tisher Body corporation plant where clashes between unionists and police left 42 injured Monday morning In full view of Mayor Harold H Burton and Safety Director Eliot Ness who had just arrived at the east side plant area for an nspection mounted police harged the CIO United Automo bile Workers picket line to clear the way for a company car Smash Car Windows In the melee that followed pickets smashed windows of the automobile with a shower of rocks and police arrested three Repeated boos and catcalls from the large crowd greeted Burton and Ness who had issued a proclamation prohibiting riot pus assembly or mass formation in the area No tear gas was used by police in the afternoon skirmish Thousands Brass at Plant In the first clubwielding brick tossing and tear gas bombing riot a crowd estimated by police at 5000 to 6000 massed at the gates to stop the plant Thirtyfour men were Injured none seriously Manyof those nonstrikingemployes to enter the plant One worker was reported by company officials to be near death after automobiles carrying employes through picket lines had been overturned and burned Use Fire Hose Tear gas bombs thrown by po lice were picked up and tossed back by pickets in several in stances When the gas failed to disperse the crowd police turned fire hose on the pickets Police rounded up 12 men from the picket line loaded them into cars and took them to the nearest station About 100 police were sent to the plant after a CIO oragnizer had urged all union men to turn out to stop this plant When rioting started 100 more police were dispatched to the plant Police Chief George Matowitz said strikers had agreed to a truce pending a union committee conference 300 Shells Discharged Police Capt Michael J Black wood said at least 300 tear gas shells and bombs were discharged in the course of the rioting which lasted about an hour Rioters had tear gas shotguns with shells which we believe were from Flint Mich and tear ga bombs which we believe camt from Pittsburgh Capt Black wood said The captain said violence started after a brick was thrown through the window of a non strikers automobile entering the plant Fighting was stopped by police at that gate but broke out anew at another entrance Black wood said Listen to Speeches After the rioting the crowd lis tened to speeches from i sound truck From the truck came the an nouncement are 10000 here today There will be 20000 tomorrow if necessary The rioting was the first seriou outbreak at the Cleveland plan since skilled tool and die worker went on strike three weeks ago demanding a supplemental agree menl Orders Area Cleared Robert Chamberlain assistan safety director who directed po lice said a state of riot and civi existed near the plant and ordered the area clearet fora quarter of a mile Chamberlain said he saw no need for calling national guarc troops Blackwood said demonstrate wore steel army helmets a papier mache helmets Before reserves joined the or iginal detail of police officers greatly outnumbered were forcec to take cover with drawn guns behind a steel fence Blackwood added DIES OF RABIES MEMPHIS Tenn yearold Robert Owen Tubb of Aberdeen Miss died of rabies in a hospital here Sunday nine months after he was bitten by rabid dog Former Shoots Officer Policeman Clarence Arnold is shown at Cynthiana Ky lookine at the damaged automobile of Police Chief Georse M Dickey 77 was shot to death as he sought fo arrest Charles Allen 70 wealthy retired farmer who had armed and barricaded himself in a barn Six others were wounded in the exchange of shots between the hTr a Iarge posseAllen escaped from the barn during the Eccentric 70 Who Killed Police Ghief Surrenders Had Wounded 9 in Battle With Posse in Cynthiana Ky DATE SET FOR CORN DERBY State Contest to Be Held Oct 31 in Field Near Failfield FAIRFIELD iP Iowas an nual corn husking contest will be held on Oct 31 W E Me Williams chairman anounced Monday Corn planted specially for the contest nowis growing on the farms operated by John Jenks and Raymond Cook of Fairfield and the McMullin brothers of Batavia One of the three will tie selected in late September for actual use District elimination meets will be held in OBrien Cerro Gordo Black Hawk Cedar Polk and Cass counties Wreck of Plane Which Injured 9 Is Probed CHICAGO for the civil aefronautics authority Monday examined the wreckage of a trirnotored sightseeing plane which crashed at the municipal airport Sunday injuring the pilot and eight of its 12 passengers The plane crashed a few minutes after it had taken off Witnesses told po lice one of the ships motors stop ped when the ship was at an alti tude of about 500 feet Gilbert Grimm 33 Chicago the pilot at tempted to keep the plane level but it lost altitude crashed on its left wing and nosed over The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday somewhat warmer in cast and south por tions MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday somewhat cooler alongr Lake Su perior and not so cool in north west portion Monday night warmer in north portion Tues day except alongr Lake Superior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 83 Minimum Sunday night 54 At 8 a m Monday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 7g Minimum 60 Rain 75 Figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 80 Minimum Saturday night 55 At 8 a m Sunday 70 Maximum Sunday 86 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 64 Rainfall 114 CYNTHIANA Ky Charles Allen 70 year old eccentric who shot and killed Police Chief George M Dickey and wounded nine others in a battle with posse men Saturday night surrendered to police at Jacksonville Ky Monday Assistant Police Chief Roy Fighlmaster said Allen had called him from the home of his brother Alvin Allen a farmer at Jackson ville and said Come and get me We went over there Fight master said and he and his brother met us at the door We took him to the Fayette county jail at Lexington Admits Shooting Fightmaster said Allen admit ted that he shot Dickey but ex plained he thought Dickey was a chicken thief Dickey 77 was slain when Fightmaster and another officer summoned him to the Allen home because they had found Allen in his barn with a 16 year old girl Fishtmaster said Allen was standing on the porch of his home when Dickey arrived in his auto mobile As Dickey stepped from the car Fightmaster said Allen fired one shot at him with a shot gun Dickey fell dead Had Barricaded Self Fightmaster hurriedly organized a posse returned to the Allen resi dence and found Allen had barri caded himself in his barn Six of ficers and three bystanders were wounded by buckshot in a night long seige that followed At Lexington Fightmaster said Allen denied that he had had a girl in the bam But I saw you with the girl turned my flashlight on you Fightmaster insisted Not Afaid of Mob Allen did not answer for a mo ment Then he said I didnt want to hurt you fel lows Dickey had his gun out No Fightmaster said he didnt I was there Well Allen said Dickey has followed me around for a year I didnt intend for him to arrest me He said he was not afraid to return to Cynthiana Im not afraid of nothing or nobody he said Im not afraid of any mob I havent long to live anyway He had escaped from the barn while 150 possemen were advanc ing on it with a barrage of rifle fire and tear MRS CUMMINGS ILL WASHINGTON Ho mer S Cummings wife of the former U S attorney general is seriously ill and her condition is precarious Dr Paul F Dickens her physician said Monday Mrs Cummings is at her home here where she has been confined foi four months since returning from a Florida vacation fr SOLVING ARMS RACE DIFFICULT CHAMBERLAIN Prime Minister Says Russian Pact Snag Is Indirect Aggression LONDON Minister Chamberlain in a statement on the international situation Mon day said it was difficult to see how the world armament race could be solved except by war itself But he added he had hopes that we might yet find a way to es cape from the pfesent nightmare into the sunlight of peace In reviewing problems facing Britain Chamberlain told the house of commons That Britain and France would send military missions to Moscow this start military staff talks wlih soviet Russia Pact Is Delayed The chief factor delaying con clusion of a BritishFrenchRus sian mutual assistance pact was a definition of indirect aggression AntiBritish agitation in North China might make a successful outcome of the current British Japanese negotiations on the Tientsin dispute very difficult Britain could not discuss the question of supporting Chinese currency with Japan without fullest communication with other countries Wont JFollpw V S The Darizig situation requests very careful watching but we do not feel undue concern The genera objects and aims of the United States and Britain were closely similar but that did not mean Britain would follow the example of the Washington gov ernment and denounce her trade treaty with Japan Prime Minister Chamberlain ac knowledged before the house of commons that definition of the term indirect aggression was the major snag holding up conclu sion of the proposed British FrenchRussian mutual assistance pact Will Send Missions He made this disclosure in a foreign affairs debate a short time after he had announced Britain and France would send military missions to this staff talks There is no secret Chamber lain declared about the fact tha the British government the sovie government and the French gov ernment combined have notye been able to agree upon a defini tion satisfactory to all parties on the term indirect aggression al though all three realize that in direct aggression might be just a dangerous as direct aggression an all three desire to find a satisfac lory method of providing agains it Sidesteps U S Reference The British mission he said would include Admiral Sir Regi nald PlunkettErnleErleD r a Major General T G G Heywood and Air Marshal Sir Charles Bur nett The soviet government ha proposed that at the present staU of negotiations it would be an advantage to begin military con vcrsations forthwith he said Chamberlain sidestepped ques tions whether Great Britain in tended to follow the Unitec States action in denouncing tht AmericanJapanese trade treatj by abrogating the 1911 British Japanese trade pact Requires Carefu Consideration He said the matter would re quire careful consideration am he was not prepared to make i statement Monday Laborite Philip NoelBake suggested Britain had far greate provocation than the American and should start immediate con sultations with the dominions with a view to action parallel t that of the United States Great Britains John Citize taking a leaf from his king anc queen went ahead Monday with his summer plans and left politic al bridges to be crossed whe they are reached King George and Queen Eliza bcth packed their bags for an 11 weeks vacation at Balmora Castle Princesses Etobett and Margaret Rose DIES FROM INJURIES DAVENPORT So den 70 a former resident o Burlington who was struck b an automobile driven by How ard Suman 23 of Mqline die early Monday of his injuries LOOK INSIDE FOR FRED SNITE JR Boiler Kid Observes His 29th Birthday PAGE 2 England Not Surprised by U S EDITORIAL PAGE Yankee Empire May Be Put on Auction Block PAGE 9 180 Pigeons Shown at Algona Exhibit FORCE NEW GUT IN LEND BILL Reduction Is Made in Amount Allowed for ExportImport Bank WASHINGTON sen ates bipartisan economy bloc forced an additional reduction in the administrations lending bill Monday The chamber accepted 44 to 35 a proposal by Majority Leader Barkley DKy to cut from to 375000000 a pro posed new lending authorization for the exportimport bank Barkley offered the amendmen as a compromise after Senato Taft ROhio had demanded tha the authorization be reduced tc Must Be Spent in U S Action on the Barkley amend ment brought the total of thi lending bill down to compared with a total of 030000 when the measure orig inally was introduced Barkleys amendment also con tained a provision requiring tha borrowers from the exportim port bank spend the money in thi United States Senate leaders were hopefu that final action on the lendin measure would be taken Monday Still Up to House They said a senate vote Monday might make possible adjournmen by the end of the week The nous has not yet considered the bill With the adjournmentbent sen ate moving slowly toward a fina vote on the meas ure Senator Taft H of fered an amendment to cut th banks authorization He quoted Jesse H Jones th federal loan administrator a saying that the bank would no need more than i order to make all desirable loans The institution which aids in fi nancing the sale of America products abroad previously ha received S100000000 authoriza ticn and the lending bill woul raise the total to Temperatures Range From Normal to 10 Degrees Above Norma DES MOINES tures in Iowa Monday range from normal to 10 degrees abov normal as the sun beat down from clear skies The weather bureau foreeas somewhat warmer mercury reac ings in the east and south portion Monday night and Tuesday Official high of the last 24 hour was 95 recorded at Alta Carro and Sioux City H uneral Is rleld Here for J Dreher My task is not to attempt to olve mysteries or to pronounce udgment upon some individual r individuals said the Rev Wil am Galbreth associate pastor f the First Methodist church at le funeral services for Harold ohn Dreher at the Patterson fun al home Monday afternoon Those tasks are assigned to oth My task Is to adequately rep esent my God and my Christ to bereaved home To speak faith but with certainty to beloved wife and daughter and n aged mother and to other dear nes of the family circle of a lessage from the Heavenly Fa has made everything eautiful in His to as ure them that no power of earth an deprive them of experiencing IE continuance of the Fathers Togram of beauty Kecalls Previous Experiences From tiie broken homes the ereaved hearts from the severed ics and bonds there shall arise new order a new home in which here shall be no more death leither sorrow nor crying neither hall there be any more pain for he former things shall have iassed away If I have been able in any measure to extend this program of he Master to the dear ones of his family I feel that my re ponsibility has been met I have had some very testing ixperiences in this home I saw he heart of our brother break when fhe little new born babe of 3 months was laid away Burial at Nora Springs I know how dear he has been o his home And with all the aith that I can command I desire to assure them as they bring the gift of their hearts and love back tojhe altar of their God they are presentmgto aFatherToo good to be unkind Too wise to mak a mistake He is here to accep your costly offering and will sup Jly the grace needed Mrs Roscoe Patton presided a he organ Pallbearers were Carl Boyd Alfred Diercks Thomas Under wood Glenn Leaman Johnny Vesterby and Harris Quinrad Burial was at the Rock Grove cemetery southeast of Nor Springs d MAN IS HELD AT DAVENPORT Investigation Made m Connection With Murder of Dreher DAVENPORT Police arc holding Howard R Buck Stan ley 31 Davenport for invest gallon in connection with the murderof Harold J Dreher Ma son City department store sales man in Des Moines last week Police said Stanleys photograph was sent to Des Moines authoritie and will be shown to a pawnbrok er in Omaha in an effort to iden tify the man who pawned the vie tims watch there The watch was pawned by i man who gave his name as Buck Marrow of Spokane Wish Polic said Stanley told them he hac been in Spokane before cominj here last week He denied that h had been in Des Moines or Omaha Stanley was arrested Sunda while loitering near n concession at the municipal stadium He wa charged with vagrancy and wa given a jail sentence to allow tim to check the photograph Police Chief Reed Phillips saK he doubted if Stanley was in volved in the Dreher case bv we cant take any chances h added The chief said Stanley i an exconvict Japan Asserts Russia Is Backing Chinese SHANGHAI army authorities alleged Monda that Russia was financing a Chi nese guerrilla campaign againj Japanese Airdromes and suppl stations in the ShanghaiNankin area with the support of Britis authorities The British consulat general retorted that the entir statement in which the charge wa made is full of lies from begin ning to end Burglars Should Try Handle of Safe First OMAHA Alfred Bihle wishes burglars would try th handle on his safe before they g to work on the combination H told police thieves battered th strongbox in an unsuccessful al tempt to open if He added th safe was unlocked FUND LAUNCHED HERE HELP OF STATE SOUGHT Many Report Havingr Seen Mystery Car following Murder As the body of Harold J Dreher vas being laid to rest in Rock cemetery near Nora prings Monday afternoon a movement was started by his riends and neighbors in the Ma on City community to raise a eward fund to be paid to those esponsible for the capture of his filers The suggestion was made by W Files farmer near Mason ity who recalled the murder of lorris Van Note in a Lime Creek ownship school for which Mel in Burzette of Clear Lake fi tially was convicted Raizes Contributes At the time the governor of ered a reward of to which of fhe county added iiiough to make it more than lQOO total Mr Files said Sam Raizes in whose depart ment store Mr Dreher had been 2mployed made the initial con tribution to the fund Monday aft ernoon pledging 5100 Mr Files also suggested that the overnor bo asked to add state unds to the pledges recalling that i contribution of was made or conviction of Burzette Up to Executive Council Attorney General Fred Everett when contacted at Des Moines said that the contribution would have to be made by the executive council which was empowered to offer rewards for the state None has been offered so far in 1939 Mr Everettsaid Charles W B a r 1 o wy Gordo county attorney inune diately dispatched a request to the executive council that the state contribute to the reward fund A police check of tilling sta tions anil small town officers alone highway Six between Des Moincs and Council Bluffs where Drehers car was found abandoned disclosed several persons had seen the car race by only a short time after Dreher was dumned from it uyimr on a Des Moines strccl Police convinced that two sus pects held at Cherokee have no connection with the crime rea son now that Dreher may have been slain by hitchhikers he picked up when he came to Des Moines from his home to buy fur niture He died enroute to a hospital m Des Moines about lam Thursday A highway patrolman at Council Bluffs said he had learned Drehers car was aban doned near the Rock Island sta tion there sometime before 6 a m although police did not iden tify it before 11 a m that day The car bore bloodstains and the gas tank was empty It also ap peared to have been wiped clean of fingerprints although one re mained above the right rear win dow Speculate on Can Connections From this police reason that if the slayers are hitchhikers they probably are far from Iowa at this time Police also speculated on gang connections the murderers may have but the theory re mained unsupported by any con crete evidence Des Moines police postponed ballistics tests of guns seized on the two men arrested at Cherokee until Monday and also held off on comparing their fingerprints with the one found on Drehers car until after the weekend Pawned at Omaha They indicated that these checks are now merely routine matters since the mehave been absolved of any connection with the crime by disclosure that Drehers watch and some of his clothing was pawned at Omaha Nebr at 3 p m Thursday the day of his death The pawnbroker said hat pic tures of the two men held at Lherokee did not correspond with the two tourists who pawned the watch and clothing at his shop Working from the known facts w the unknown officers at i piecc tosether many scattered bits of information as apparently hot clues to the trail of the killers became cold A mysterious speeding sedan was seen on highway 6 some 30 miles west of Des Moincs about a m Thursday Had Ccnfo Gordo License This was three and a half hours after the fatallywounded 43 year old salesman and buyer dumped from a car on Keosauqua Way An informant told Fred Franks inspector of detectives at Omaha Nebr that a man was driving and a second man and a woman were sitting in the rear seat of the   

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