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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOLXLV THE NSWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WBOS CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT i I J 8 j Paul Mallon t AntiSpend Coalition Explanation Is Given Roosevelt said his wrecked invisible spend ing plan only proposed an itty bitty change but the bad little boys in congress who wrecked it nave been going around retorting ever since that Mr Roose velt certainly did faw down and go poof In fact some of the good little democrats who do not keep up with current music are opin ing in their own p1e b i a n way Thfere goes the new deal all doubt theres mutiny in the nursery and Mother Goose Is on the downgrade There are explanations galore but the most convincing one is that the nasty old men who have been sitting around the house democratic cloakroom smoking cigars all ses sion and cussing spending be tween roll calls in which they felt required to vote for un precedentedly large total appro priations at last found an oppor tunity to defeat something that did not involve much political or economic danger They huffed and puffed against this lastmin ute ittybitty change and blew the whole spending theory out the window but not the large appro priations they had already passed Too Many to Spank They have Mama in a very bad situation She cannot spank be cause it was 47 of her own little boys who contributed the large majority by which her new spending idea was defeated About 27 of them come from the south whexe they may have had no bringing upirfMrsj Gooses ideals but the rest came from Pennsyl vania Colorado Ohio West Virginia etc Fur thermore several of these bad little boys were good up to then such as young Joe Byrns of Ten nessee Ludlow of Indiana Mama cant spank such a large contin gent Yet it must be said in truth that the outbreak really seemed less against Mama than against the way the nursery has been run lately For one thing the milk has been cold On this particular occa sion no new list of particular public works project nipples was offered The president usually lets the legislators know which particular projects in their home districts will be benefitted by an appropriation when he suggests it Furthermore a promise had been officially made that the boys would all be let out to play for the summer long before this Its the Company Also there has been a lot of talk about the suitors Mom has been having around the house lately meaning Chairman Eccles of the federal spending reserve whose economic man Friday Lauchlin Currie has actually moved in Thomas Corky Corcoran Benjy Cohen who wrote part of the bill their new treasury man Edward Foley etc So it may not have been so much of a repudiation of the grand old gal as a determination to make pattycakes out of the boys who have been hanging around Mr Roosevelt may not be stopped but they surely are Not a single re form suggestion emanating from this quarter has been passed at this session of congress None be next session Mamas little men may have to go byebye The rest of the family just no like o Skillful Engineering Skillful engineering has been evident for the past few weeks The foreign policy bill for in stance went wound and wound in the house but came out in the senate in the sink The senate ap proved this invisible spending but the house certainly pit it out in mamas hand So that when the record of the past six fatal weeks is added mama will not even know who is against her Sszzt sszzt Several constructive results are possible but one is certain Mr Roosevelt may never again use baby talk in describing a mat ter of state or congress will have to reconvene and pass a law against it as no adult English has been used here since he let it be known that after all he only wanted such an ittybitty thin My doodness Kim Ftilnrej Inc MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 4 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 255 SENATE PASSES CROP LOANS 7 Hurt in Strike Bottles Troops Called WIDE PROBE IN STATE IS MADE IN DREHER CASE Little Revealed as Officers Hunt Party Girls Identity Prominent Iowa Farmer and Farm Hand Are Found Shot to Death in Beds Near Jolley Officers Investigate Killed Employer TKen Himself FORT DODGE E Har vey about 52 promineii Calhoun county farmer and Cecil Vander mullen 32 his farm hand were found shot to death at Harveys farm four miles west of Jolley 33 miles west of here Friday morn ing The bodies were discovered in an upstairs bedroom Vandermul len who had been shot through an ear apparently while sleeping was dead in one bed and Harveys body was found slumped on an other Harvey had been shot through the mouth A 22 caliber rifle was by his side A coroners jury was investiga ting the deaths including a theory that Harvey killed Vondermullen and then took his own life but no motive for the shooting could be verified Neither man was married Harvey who had lived near Jolley most of his life was re putedly wealthy Vandermullen had worked for him for a number of years Mrs John Gill housekeeper on the farm told officers she slept downstairs in the house Thursday night but heard no shots DANZIG OPENS PONTOON BRIDGE Authorities Declare Move Has No Meaning in Military Way FREE CITY OF DANZIG A pontoon bridge eight meters only bridge connection over the Vistula river between Danzig and German East Prussia thrown open Friday morn ing by Danzig authorities While Danzig authorities in sisted there was no political or military significance in the new bndge its sudden and unheralded appearance in this time of politi cal strife with Poland excited great speculation in Danzig MAY SEND NAVY TO FAR EAST England Would Have Been More Firm Except for European Situation LONDON Prime Minister Chamberlain declared Friday in a of BritishJapanese that Britain might discussion find it necessary to send a fleet to the far east in certain cir cumstances He also indicated Britain would have taken a much firmer stand against Japan from the start if it had not been for the critical European situation Speaking in foreign affairs de bate in the house of commons Chamberlain said Cites Fundamental Difference Sometimes I hear members say Why dont you do the same as United States does It is hard ly necessary for me to point to the fundamental difference between the United States and its isola tion from Europe and this coun try Even in the presence of those insults and injuries which have been inflicted upon British people m China by the Japanese we must remember there are limits to what we can do at this time to help our people there At the present moment we have not got in the far east a fleet superior to that of the Japa nese We have such a fleet here In certain circumstances we might find it necessary to send a fleet out there Japanese Navy Strong Britain normally maintains In far eastern waters only her China squadron which includes no capital ships and would be no match for the Japanese navy the worlds third strongest The China squadron com manded by Admiral Sir Percy Noble includes three 10000ton cruisers one 9100ton cruiser flotilla of eight ships 15 sub marines about 25 river and escort vessels and half dozen station and mother ships LOOK INSIDE FOR COUNT GALEAZZO CIANO Signs Agreement With Jugoslavia on Albania PAGE 2 Announce Hancock Show Regulations PAGE a Corn Country Winner in Softball Playoff PAGE 9 Mrs Me Lee Loorais 78 m Pasadena Cal Body of Mother of Publisher Will Be Taken to Muscatine Mrs Millie Lee Loomis 78 mother of Lee P Loomis publish of the Mason City Globe lazette and sister of the late A W Lee founder of the Lee Syndi cate of newspapers died Thursday afternoon at her home in Pasa UCLCI tives scattered over the state in vestigating the murder of Harold J Dreher return to headquarters here Friday with but little pro gress to report Two who were investigating Jack Bruett 19 and William Quigley 19 Eldora state training school boys arrested there in a stolen car said they doubted the youths were connected with the Dreher case Other detectives who have been to Omaha Council Bluffs Chero kee Mason City Fort Dodge and other cities in the hunt for Drehers murderers were also back on their routine assignments Friday Seek Party Girl Investigation here concentrated on finding witnesses who might have seen Dreher in the few hours before his death and on the identity of a parly girl detec tives believe connected with the One detective team was visiting rooming houses here Friday morn ing inquiring for the girt With investigation of the Ma son City mans death here now in its second week Jack Brophy in spector of detectives sent officers combing taverns rooming houses and hotels inan effort to identify a woman seen getting outof the murder car with two men after it was abandoned in Council Bluffs said latest tips in the Perpetrator of Hoax SOS Calls Is Hunted MIAMI Fla radio officials pursued their quest Fri day for the perpetrator of an ap parent hoax that caused a day long search by the coast guard and three private vessels for a phan tom burning ship Arthur S Fish of the federal communications commission office here said inves tigators were sifting clues indi cating the distress messages which were sounded for several hours early Thursday might have come from a land radio station in the Tamoa area men either before or after Dreher was shot and his body dumpec out of an automobile Check Bluffs Clues He said he had information that two men and a woman the lattei described as between 25 and 3C years old changed clothes in a Council Bluffs restaurant six hours after Dreher was killed here last Thursday Detective Capt Paul Castelline said that the restaurant where the man and woman changed clothes was in the Council Bluffs railroad yard district The man and woman would have had time to walk from the spot near the Council Bluffs rail road station where the Dreher car was seen abandoned to the res taurant Castelline said Checks Oiher Angles The detective captain said that the woman was not at the Omaha hotel where the two men suspects apparently stayed prior to pawn ing Drehers watch and suit a week ago Thursday a few hours after Dreher was pushed from his ear here and left dying on Keo sauqua way Captain Castelline also prepared to go to an Iowa city to cheek clues he obtained during a three day stay at Omaha Nebr The woman in the case was de scribed by Captain Castilline n being of medium height and build little bit on the fleshy side She was between 23 and 28 years old and had a dark complexion She wore no hat her hair was dark worn in a long bob and was stringy and unkempt Two railroad men said that two men and a woman seen climbing out of Drehers car in the Council Bluffs railroad yards were carry ing four suit boxes resembling those used by cleaning establish ments in delivering clothes When last seen the men and the woman were seated on a sand box in the railroad yard RATING Fuller was among the received ratings judging at the IOWAN CLEVELAND f JesiiP Iowa ws individuals who received ratings of superior in seventh Worlds here Poultry congress heart at time Mr Loomis hastened to ner bedside She recovered slow ly and Mr and Mrs Loomis re to Mason City two weeks mother was on the way to re covery Later Mr Loomis again returned to Pasadena to spend his vacation with her arriving home only two weeks before her death Born in West Branch During the last week she j be making rapid improvement and a letter received by Mr Loomis written on Aug 1 report ed that she was better than at any time since the heart attack Thursday morning at 3 oclock she suffered a sudden relapse and passed quietly away at p m Iowa time J Loomis was born at West Branch March 20 1861 and while a girl moved with the family to Iowa City when her father the late John B Lee was elected to county office there A few years later the family moved to Musca tine Moved o Muscatine She was married in 1882 to Lewis J Loomis of Hannibal Mo and they later moved to Bevier Mo In 1907 she moved to Musca tine to make her home with her son who had then become man of the MRS MILLIE LEE LOOSIIS children A sister Anns who be came Mrs John Mahin of Mus catine died several years ago her brother A W Lee of Ottumwa died in 1907 A brother Joseph Lee died in Iowa City in 1938 and a third brother Isaac B Lee Iowa City survives She also is survived by three nieces Mrs Florence Alford Orange N J Mrs Elcnore Lee White Iowa City and Miss Laura Lee Washington D C and one nephew Harold J Mahin of Mi ami Fla Husband Died in 1917 Her husband died in Denver in 1917 Lee P Loomis was the only child At her bedside when she died was Mrs Elizabeth Surber her constant and faithful nurse and companion for the last eight years Funeral services will be held for Mrs Loomis at 3 oclock Monday afternoon at the Fairbanks mortu ary in Muscatine Burial will be there in the family lot in Green wood cemetery HORSES DIE IN WELL DBS MOINES fall into an abandoned well at the Joe Havel farm near here resulted in the death of two horses One died n the fall and the other was in jured so seriously it was neces sary to shoot it HOME OWNERS LOAN RATE GUT Federal Board Tells of Reduction From 5 to 4V2 Per Cent WASHINGTON H Fahey chairman of the Federal Home Loan bank board an nounced Friday a reduction in Home Owners Loan corporation interest rates from 5 to 4 per cent Fahey said the cut was esti mated to save borrowers from the corporation up to or reductionwill apply to all borrowers who tions in accord with their con tracts he said It is tobecome effective as soon as the necessary detailed arrange ments can be completed through out the country The cut followed a reduction last Monday of onehalf of one per cent on mortgages insured by the Federal Housing administra tion on small homes The FHA cut effective last Tuesday scaled the rate down to per cent LAST CHIEF ACT IS SPEEDED FOR SESSIONS END Rayburn Predicts Quick House Support of Agricultural Plan WASHINGTON 599918 appropriation to continue government loans for bolstering farm prices was approved quickly by the senate Friday as it sped consideration of the sessions last major piece of legislation in hopes of a weekend adjournment This sum was the principal item in approximately 5135000000 of increases recommended by the senate appropriations committee for inclusion in the third deficiency bill passed by the house Thursday The vote approving the appro priation for the commodity credit corporation was 60 to 7 Predicts House Approval Majority Leader Hayburn of the house predicted the fund would win quick house approval despite the fact that the house previously had rejected it Senator Vandenberg RMich touched off a brief debate on the entire administration farm pro gram He questioned the argument of Secretary Wallace that the fund was needed by commodity credit to continue its system of price supporting loans on major farm Golfer Hit as Bail Bounces Off Wall WAGENER S Car Whilton Williams was polishing up his driving game He smacked the ball hard against a building It bounced back and sent him to a hospital with a probable skull fracture The Weatherl FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday slightly warmer in northcentral and extreme west portions Friday night warmer Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday night ana Saturday somewhat warmer Friday night except near Lake Superior warmer Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 84 Minimum Thursday night 49 At 8 a m Friday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum st YOUR DOLLARS WILL BUY MORE Saturday Aug 5 MASON CITY To know what will be on sale where and the sale prices read the Dollar Day advertisements in the GlobeGazette dgCll mother and her two young sons of a wealthy Czecho Slovakian family whose fortune disappeared in the nazi absorption of their to death Thursday night from the 13th floor of the Congress hotel A coroners jury declared the mother came to her death because of temporary insanity induced by persecution The three bodies struck almost simultaneously on the sidewalk of Michigan avenue They landed several pedestrians A taxi driver shouted in horror and a park policeman William Gonoude standing some 300 feet away came running The woman was dead when he arrived He thought the little boys might still be ahve and rushed their broken bodies clad in sun suits to a hos pital but they too were dead The spectacular leap occurred about 6 hours after the woman had registered at the hotel She Mrs Karl Langer 43 and the W10 Fled MASON CITY boys were her sons Karl Tommy 6 and Jan Michael 4 The hus band and father a 46 year old former textile manufacturer in Prague CzechoSlovakia was found in his basement apartment home on the West side Mrs Hermine Weil a relative said that the Langers were Jew ish No one in the hotel saw the plunge and the police said it was difficult to determine whether Mrs Langer flung the youngsters Czech Land Plunge to Death w out the window and jumped after them or gathered them in her arms and leaped Her left wrist was slashed and a bloodstained razor blade was found in the hotel room When Mrs Langer registered she asked for a nice airy room The boys were seen in the lobby about 6 p m Later their mother took them out all three return ing about 10 p m On the way to their room she told the elevator operator The boys arc tired they are going to see their daddy in the morning Stunned by the tragedy his un familiarity with the English lang uage adding to his anguish Langer was taken to central po lice station by sympathetic offi cers He clutched his throat as he gave a statement with the aid of an interpreter and friends The police placed him in a cell because they said they feared he might harm himself He was not permitted to view the bodies He had owned a textile corn pany in Prague the Hynek Mar peles company worth at least 000000 and employing more than 200 persons After the nazis in vaded the country he was forced to surrender the business to the government Out of his wealth he salvaged States with his family July 1 entering on a six months vis itors permit Ever since he had not be permitted to stay in this country Asks Immediate Consideration In calling up the deficiency bill in the senate Senator Adams D Colo acting chairman of the ap propriations committee asked im mediate consideration despite the fact no printed copies ible in order to Austin of ing republican leader said repub licans would not object to this pro cedure because of the emergency Senator Byrnes DS a member of the appropriations com mittee said the only senate reduc tion was elimination of a houseapproved item to begin con struction of a rigid airship for the navy For Loans on Crops The biggest Increase was the for the commodity credit corporation which makes government loans on farm crops Only a short time before the bill reached the chamber it had been approved in its present form by the appropriation subcommittee which restored the item for the commodity credit cor poration The action came almost simul taneously with indorsement by President Roosevelt of Secretary Wallaces insistence that the money for the commodity credit corporation be restored to the third deficiency bill from which it was slashed by the house Immediately the full appropri ations committee was called to confirm the subcommittees ac tion so the bill could be rushed to the senate floor for debate this afternoon Essential for Farm Loans At his press conference the president said the secretary of agriculture was right in empha sizing the need for for the federal loan agency Wallace urged that the senate write the sum into the third de ficiency bill from which it was eliminated by the house The money AVallace said was essen tial to continuance of the farm loan program and he declared that prices of major farm crops would fail and the entire farm program bethreatened it was not granted Secretary Made Plea The secretary appeared before the senate appropriations com mittee Thursday as that group worked at top speed to get the deficiency bill ready for senate action in order to permit adjourn ment of congress Saturday night The controversy over the farm fund was the lone threat to ad journment at that time Senate Majority Leader Barkley said the leadership still hoped the plan to quit then would go through Barkley said he planned a night session Friday night to speed work on the deficiency measure MAN HELD OMAHA Lewis 40 Marshalltown Iowa was held un der bond Friday on a fed eral charge of violating the Mann act He is accused of transporting a Marshalltown girl to Omaha from Des Moines Iowa The girl was held under bond as a material witness DAY SATURDAY   

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