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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             HAttbCf NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY kTHC BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS FUti LEASED WIRES gIVE CENTS A COPi NEWS BEHIN MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 253 By Hitler Has Trouble With Personal Advisers it not from gossip but the grapevine that Herr Hitler is having trouble with his personal serious trouble Both Goering and Goebbels have been doing some loose talk ing w here they wanted to be overheard about their in ability to see the boss lately Some of their hearers got the idea that some thing had arisen which caused the Fuehrer to go off speaking terms with his Paul Mallon two leading subordinates for at least a few days last week Possibly the answer lies in Hit lers negotiations to get Dr Schacht back They have been dickering across the Swiss border for some time now Schacht is apparently reluctant to resume the financial and economic reins he let down some months ago when internal German economy became too loose for his arithmetical genius Goer ing and Goebbels never liked the careful Schacht way of doing things AFL Fights CIO Strikes The flash of AFL rebellion against the CIO strike in General Motors plants did not come out of the pan AFL international union heads got together and planned it as a major move to break the Lewis grip They quietly have pulled 35 of their best organizers out of the east and midwest territory and put them into Detroit to help Homer Martin Their national di rector of organization Francis Fenton was sent in to run the team Plans were made to co ordinate all the AFL in Michigan tiVthe camjiaigfi openec Monday by the incident ot AFL building tradesmen walking through the CIO picket lines to go to work Control men in AFL apparently decided it was to be now or never Their checking indicated wide re sentment among workers anc their wives against recurring strikes General Motors officials were apparently adamant agains any settlement in the tool and die workers strike merely to increase the Lewis prestige especially as they had reason to believe a strike of production workers was in the So they pushed up all their chips for a showdown a Add to Prestige House leaders have added mark edly to their personal prestige among the rank and file during these final frantic days Democratic Leader Rayburns agility hi preventing the opposing factions from ruining each other in the democratic caucus is the talk of the democratic cloakroom Republican Leader Joe Martin lias held his men in line bette than any other leader of modern times Even the democrats wil concede unofficially he has been quite a surprise in his prescn job One of his congressmen stopped a friend in the corrido the day of John Lewis persona eruption against Vice Prcsiden Garner Pointing to a sheaf o papers he said I have here in my hand th best speech that was never mad against Lewis Joe wont let make it When Martin arose to offer an amendment suggesting that 300 000 cotton bales now to be movec for the barter be housed in hi native New England the hous arose and paid him such a per sonal tribute he was unable t offer the amendment for a time Both Rayburn tussling wit the impossible task of leading di verse democratic factions am Martin are now making repula tions which will soon be national recognized So many new dealers were afte Stewart McDonald to force a re duction in FHA interest rates tha it is at present impossible to de termine who will get the credi for his change of mind He is un derstood to have received insid pressure from President Roose vclt Eccles Morgenthau Cor coran and some others Ccpyrlchl KInr Fcalnres Inc Eagle Grove Girl 5 Bitten by Rat FORT DODGE ye old Margaret Toillion was in serious condition in a hospital her Wednesday battling an infectlo which resulted when she was bit ten by a rat she picked up think ing it was dead She is the daugti ter of Mr and Mrs Harlan Toi lion of Eagle Grove F R SIGNS HATCH POLITICS BILL 4 MORE LIQUOR STORE HEADS IN OWA ARE FIRED Shakeup Involves Personnel in 11 of Outlets in State DES MOINES Iowa liquor control commission Wed esday removed four more state iquor store managers for cause nd accepted the resignation of nother in a shakeup involving he personnel 11 stores all told Liquor Chairman M L Curtis aid the movement to get this hing on a 6040 basis is still on Jntil that point is reached most of he appointments will be republi an That is not a hard and fast ule and we are retaining many democratic managers 13 Shifts Made Wednesdays changes raise to 13 he number of shifts in store man igers since the new republican idministration assumed control Following are personnel changes irdered Wednesday in North Iowa M C Bar y clerk appointed Henry John on temporary clerk Clerk Owen Rooney with Donald J Haugen Curtis said stores at Sheldon Jerry and Le Mars are tobe re duced from Class B to Class C out ets The Newton store hereafter will be Class A instead of B he continued and the stores at Cherokee and Jefferson are to be raised from C to B Perry and Bloomfield managers vere not named the chairman said because the commission is contemplating changing the sizes of the two stores staffs Seeks 6040 Ratio Shortly after he took office July 1 Curtis Knoxvil e republican declared the political party em ployment split was about 90 per per cent democrats and 10 per cent republicans He said the new administration would work towards a 6040 division in th obs When that ratio has been at ained throughout the system the record will be kept here in the central office by the personne clerk and future appointments vill be determined by which way the thing is teetering the chair nan continued We are going to get rid of this idea of people being afraid to tell what their af filiation is Limits News This nonaffiliation and not registered foolishness was merely resorted to in the hope of gettine a job Iowa liquor commission news releases hereafter will clear only through Chairman Curtis The chairman made public thi following statement It is the desire 06 the com mission that all publicity matters news stories of operations per sonnel changes announcements o policies etc shall be referred ti the chairman for approval be fore being given to the press Em ployes are to refer inquiries con corning commission affairs to thi commission31 G O P Happy as Lending Measure Dies f tS SPrea faccs of iliese lilree leaders after the house of reprcsenta Thf a V 3166 to consider the administrations multimillion dollar lending bill ims move killed the measure for tins session of congress Left to right Representative Carl Manes of Miehvan ranking republican member of the house rules commitlee Representative Joe Martin of Mas sachiisetts minority leader aud Representative Jesse Wolcott of Michigan Congress Plunges Into Rush for Adjournment in Few Days Administration Forces 10 Mexican Scouts Killed in Bus Plunge EL PASO Texas Mexican Boy Scouts were killed and 30 others injured late Tues day night a bus in which they were riding plunged SO feet into a canyon north of Chihuahua City Mexico after being struck by a truck according to a dis patch received here Wednesday Twelve of the injured were re ported in serious condition EVA TANGUAY HOLLYWOOD Tan guay 61 years old Tuesday was informed by her doctor Wednes day that she still has a good many birthdays ahead which will not be celebrated in bed The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday somewhat cooler Wednesday night warmer Thursday MINNESOTA Fair Wednes day night and Thursday some what cooler Wednesday night except near Lake Superior wanner Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Slaximum Tuesday SB Minimum Tucsdar night 67 At 8 a m Wednesday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum gg Minimum 67 Try to Stave Off WageHour Attacks WASHINGTON sud den death of the presidents lend ing bill at the hands of house in surgents plunged congress into an adjournment rush Wednesday with confused administration to stave offa final thrust at the wagehour As a weekend windup of the seven months session appeared certain Representative Rayburn of Texas democratic floor leader said he expected insistence from some quarters for a house vote on wagehour amendments The administration is fighting most of these proposed changes Will Be K While Roosevelt critics hailed the house refusal to debate the senateapproved lending measure Tuesday as one of the biggest now deal defeats since the collapse of the supreme court bill the presi dent calmly told reporters that in dustry the unemployed and the taxpayer would be damaged by the action He said taxpayers would have to pay many hundreds of millions of dollars because industry would not absorb as many relief workers as it would have done under the lenSing program Making it clear that he was not criticizing the house for ac tion it had a right to take Mr Roosevelt said those affected had a right to know where the respon sibility lay No Way of Revival He agreed that there was no way of reviving the legislation at this congressional session He soid he was not certain whether it would be called upon when congress re convenes next January Both proponents and foes of the housing bill were agreed too that this companion piece to the lending measure was dead for this session Opponents claimed even more votes against it than they held in the 193 to 166 defeat of the lending bill Drought Spares Tiny Corn Crop in Wall Street Financial Area NEW YORK drought has spared the only corn field in Manhattans financial dis trict Wall street banking leaders were optimistic over the outlook for the ten flourishing corn plants in a corner of the church yard of St Pauls chapel at Church and Vesey streets John Stehlik gardener wh planted the com as a whim saic it would be ripe in two weeks The crop is valued at 50 cents Drowns While Aunt deceives Training for ife Saving Award SHREVEPORT La 18 year old Winifred Parker took instructions in artificial respira tion preparing for Her Wednes dayTflnaTtesf toward life saver certificate her 3 year old niece slipped in a pool 25 feet away and drowned The child Elizabeth Parker Savage appar ently made no outcry as there were several persons in the pool Two hours of artificial respiration failed Tuthill Attorney at Waterloo Dies WATERLOO ODJohn S Tut hill 72 practicing attorney her for 18 years and an active partici pant in church fraternal and civic circles during much of that time died Wednesday of heart disease and complications after being bed fast since April He was formerly grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of Iowa and president of the Iowa State Baptist convention for two years DEMAND OPINION ON COMMITTEE Legislative Interim Members to Learn If Number Is 10 or 12 DES MOINES legis lative interim committee had been assured Wednesday that it would receive this week a legal opinion it requested from the attorney general more than two months ago The opinion is sought on the question of whether the commit tee has ten or twelve members A technical error in enrolling a bill passed by the last legislature left the size of the committee in doubt and last May it asked Attor ney Fred Everett for an opinion on its status Tuesday the committee mem bers impatient at the long delay in getting the information de manded that the attorney general produce the opinion and he as sured them it would be ready by Saturday Those whose membership is in doubt are Representative Robert D Blue Eagle Grove and Senator E P Donohue R New Hampton Each is chairman of the second judiciary committee in his own house The bill was passed to give both judiciary chairmen a place on the interim group Former Ambassador to U S Succumbs LONDON Howard of Penrith Britains ambassador to the United States from 19Z4 to 1930 died Tuesday night at his Surrey home after a lingering ill ness He was 75 AIR CORPS HAS 30TH BIRTHDAY Mass Flights Held With Extended Defense Exercises on Coast WASHINGTON armj air corps celebrated its 30th birth day anniversary Wednesday wit mass flights throughout the Unit ed States and defense exercise jvetlj5ppmilespt the west coas Amid these evidences of avia tion progress in one generation the air corps announced its sec ond world record this week flying fortress Tuesday lef Wright field at Dayton Ohio an streaked 625 miles at 259398 mile an hour carrying a load of 1102 pounds Earlier a similar plan reached an altitude of 8200 fee with a pay load of 154 tons The recordbreaking craft be ing developed in the air corps expansion program bear little resemblance to the firs American military airplane whicl a war department board accepte formally from Wilbur and Orvill Wright 30 years ago It had made a successful tria flight from Fort Myer across th Potomac from Washington to Al exaridria about five mile Sway at a little more than 4 miles an hour It returned at little more than 47 miles an houi The plane is displayed in th Smithsonian Institution STATES BRITAIN READY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Chamberlain Makes Statement as 180 New Boats Are Planned BULLETIN LONDON flVAfter a bitter livehour debate on the govern ments motion to adjourn par liament from Aue 4 to Oct 3 the house of commons Wednes day night gave Prime minister Chamberlain a vote of confi dence 250 to 132 By UNITED PRESS Great Britain facing the so ailed crisis month oE August tiffened her front Wednesday gainst totalitarian pressure in Europe and the far east The house may rest assured hat the country is now ready for n emergency Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told the IOUSB of commons in London At the same time the admir alty announced construction of an additional 180 vessels in Britains i939 naval building program in rluding small craft for protection igainst submarines Nazis Begin Maneuvers In Berlin the leaders of the Johnson Formerly Member of Congress From Dakota Dies WASHINGTON Johnson 56 a former member o congress from South Dakota die of a heart attack here Wednesday Elected to the house of repre sentatives in 1915 Johnson re signed when the United States en tered the World war and enliste as a private Later he was pro moted to first lieutenant He ha been practicing law here sine 1933 Johnsons widow and two son survive Would Exempt Small Exchange Operators WASHINGTON bill b Senator Herring DIa to empt switchboard operators small telephone exchange chiefly rural from provisions the wagehour law was approvi by the senate Tuesday and sen to the house The exemptio would apply to exchanges wil less than 500 stations Missourians Probably Right in Honey War Wilson Says KEOSAUQUA usual ly cautious Gov George A Wilson climbed right out on a limb here Wednesday by saying the Mis sourians were probably right in their honey war contentions of 100 years ago In a speech prepared for deliv ery at the 100th anniversary of the bloodless war between Iowa and Missouri the governor said I think it quite safe now to admit that the claim of our south ern nieghbor as to the proper cation of the boundary had sub stantial support in the jumblt wording of the documents rela ing thereto Iowa and Missouri pioneers ac tually did fly to arms when tw or three bee trees were felled disputed border territory th governor explained but the who thing was settled without lencc Seek Facts in Last 3 Hours of Dreher Life DES MOINES last three hours in the life of Harold J Dreher slain Mason City bus inessman were the subject of police scrutiny Wednesday Just a week ago Thursday at 1 a m Dreher was rolled from an automobile in downtown Des Moines wounded and dying Several suspects have been questioned but none have been implicated by evidence Our previous information on the movements of Dreher the day before he was killed had ended with his appearance in a Des Moines store around 5 p m Chiet of Detectives J A Brophy said His appearance on the water front of the Des Moines river here at 10 oclock eliminates five hours of checking and permits us to concentrate the investigation on the three hours before the mur der Brophy said police have start ed a checkup of persons who had een on the riverfront the night Dr hoping to who had find seen of Detectives mzi air land and sea forces issued proclamations in connection with Adolf Hitlers orders for com memoration of the 25th anniver sary of Germanys entry into the World war The proclamations de clared the reichs desire for peace emphasized her readiness for war the words of Marshal Hermann that the great riazi air fleet was ready to with lightning speed and undreamed force if Hitler gave the signal Germany with her armed forces mounting close to the 2 000000 mark began large scale air maneuvers in the northwest and sent troops into the forests near France for Rhineland ma neuvers Fascist Italy inaugurated huge air and land war games in the Po Valley to test her ability to re pel an offensive from France Japanese Increase Pressure In the far east where a Japa nese naval spokesman at Shang ilai declared the Japanese navy could not be defeated by any war fleet in the world Britain again protested against antiBritish ac tivities in JapaneseControlled areas of China But the Japanese merely in creased their pressure against foes of the New Order in East Asia Americans as well as Brit ons and Russians were being denounced as enemies in a spreading wave of agritation in the Japanese controlled areas of China In Tokio the extremist news paper Kokumin reported that the Japanese government planned to recall Ambassador Kensuke Ho rmouchi from Washington osten sibly to report on the United States denunciai of the 1911 com mercial treaty with Japan The United States embassy at Tokio formally protested to the foreign office against a series of attacks by Japanese soldiers on Americans in China The at tacks have been considered grave by the U S state department and American consuls have been com piling a list of more than 600 such incidents since the Japanese began their conquest of China Wont Relax Hostility Japanese militarist leaders China were quoted as saying they would never relax their hostilitj to Great Britain The British Japanese negotiations at Toki for settlement of differences ir North China arising from thi Tientsin incident appeared neai to a breakdown as Britain in sisted that Japan end the anti British agitation in China Lon don again protested antiBritish agitation in Japanesecontrolled parts of China Britain also opposed Japanes demands for cooperation ii floating Japanesesponsored cur rency in North China and it wa believed that consultation wit the United States and France ha stiffened that opposition the murder witnesses eher Assistant Chief aul Castelline 0 Vebr continuing an investigatioi f articles of Drehers clothing anc lis watch pawned there One report that bloodstains in he Harold J Dreher ear aban doned at Council Bluffs migh iave been left during game hunt ng expeditions by the previous owner was discounted with th that Mr Dreher had purchased the car in 1937 The previous owner was a Mason City hysician Allotted Iowa for Farm Buying WASHINGTON farm security administration an nounced Wednesday it had allo cated S 1317351 to Iowa out o the congress appro priated for loans to tenants fo purchase of farms during the cur rent fiscal year The allocation i expected to enable to buy farms 332 tenant omrrmnist Affiliation Is Denied on Stand by Harry Bridges SAN FRANCISCO Bridges the Australianborn la bor leader the government 1 seeking to deport on the groun that he is a communist denie from the witness stand Thursda that he is a member of the organ ization He said he belonged onl to trade unions After he denied affiliation wit communism he was questione closely by Thomas Shoemakei government counsel Shoemake asked him if he believed in com munist teachings wholly or i part Im not very familiar wit them Bridges replied My hanc are so full of practical matte that I have little time to won about theories Tractor Takes Off All of Mans Clothes Except Shoes Cuffs VALLEY CITY N Dak Heres a way of getting undressed quickly but Andrew Wilson 70 farmer doesnt recommend it His overalls caught in a trac tor drive shaft When he re covered consciousness all he had on was his shoes and shirt cuffs The tractor was a block away with the rest of his clothes All he got was a bump UTS LIMIT ON ACTIVITIES OF S OFFICIALS Difficulties Through Interpretation Are Seen by President WASHINGTON loosevelt Wednesday signed the latch bill regulating political ac tivity of most federal job holders nd told congress in a special mes age that administered in ac ord with its spirit it would serve he purpose intended by congress Taking the unusual step of in orming congress why he had ap proved the measure the president aid questions of constitutionality had been resolved in favor of the bill Interpretation Difficult Mr Roosevelt pointed to many of the broad provisions of the measure as involving difficulty of interpretation but said It is because for so many years have striven in public life and n private life for decency in poli ical campaigns both on the part of government servants of candi dates of newspapers corpora tions and of individuals that I regard this new legislation as at least a step in the right direc tion The act sought by Senator Hatch DN M for nearly two years prohibits all federal job holders except policymaking of ficials from participating in poli tics in any way except to vote on threat of removal from office This will apply particularly to United States attorneys marshals customs and revenue collectors who in the past have been dele gates to presidential nominating conventions Penalties Are Froviaea Among other things the sweeping measure ako solicitation of campaign contri butions from persons on relief and prohibits use of relief funds to influence persons in voting Violators could be fined 51000 and imprisoned for a year Cab inet officers and other policy making officials as well as mem bers and employes of congress are exempted from the measure The president said lie was con fident the purpose of the propo nents of this legislation was that the new law be administered st that the right of free speech will remain even to those who serve their government and that the government itself shall have full right to place all facts in its pos session before the public Would Correct Difficulty If some future administra tion should undertake to admin ster this legislation to the detri ment of these rights he said such action would be contrary to he purpose of the act itself and might well infringe the constitu ional rights of citizens I trust hat public vigilance will for all ime prevent this The president said Attorney Seneral Murphy had called his attention to a practical difficulty LOOK INSIDE FOR HENRY A WALLACE His Department Opens Bids on Steel Bins PAGE 2 Gladiolus Show at AlgonaAug 1617 PAGE 3 Corn Country Wins in Second Playoff Game PAGE 9 which should be corrected by idditionnl legislation as soon as possible For many years lie message said there has been an excep tion to the civil service regula tion whereby employes perma nently residing in the District polumbia or in municipalities ad jacent thereto may become can didates for or hold municipal of fice in their municipalities This and a few similar exceptions should I believe be maintained State Workers Uncovered The other question Mr Roosevelt continued relates 1o the fact that the bill does not in any way cover the multitude of state and local employes who greatly outnumber federal em ployes and who may continue to take part in elections in which there are candidates for federal office on the same ballot with candidates for state and local of fice It is held by many who have examined the constitutional ques tion that because the congress under the constitution may main tain the integrity of federal elec tions it has the power to extend the objectives of this bill so as to cover state and local government employes who participate actively in federal elections This is at least worth the study of the congress at its next session and therefore before the next federal election Cites Misrepresentations The president explained the reason he was sending a message making certain observations was because there had been so many misrepresentations some unpre meditated some deliberate in regard to his attitude on the bill He said the genesis of the legis lation lay in his relief message of January 5 1939 in which ho expressed the belief that ina   

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