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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 5, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E R 1 AQ r Of l U MAJON CITY THl BRIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL FIVE CENTS A COPy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 51939 IIOS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 256 NEWS BEHI Hatchs Important Talk Never Given undelivered speech that is now lost forever had as much to do with the pas sage of the Hatch bill as any of the eminent political leaders now claiming credit for this major po litical reform It was probab ly the most im portant speech that was never given About month ago the a u t h o r of the bill Senator Carl Hatch be c a m e aroused because the 1 legislation had Paul Mallon been kicking around nearly two years in congress against un seen but apparently insurmount able obstacles He announced quietly he was going to make a speech disclosing the identity of these unseen obstacles in human form He went down to see Presi dent Roosevelt and told the presi dent he intended to make such a speech Now everyone knew he could not name the republicans Noi could he blame the Garnerites They both had loudly proclaimcc themselves for the measure The only ones he could have accusec were Mr Roosevelts legislative friends like Senate Leader Bark ley Schwellenbaeh Minton who killed the bill last session and hac fought it in both the senate and house this session Mr Roosevelt must have though so too as he asked Hatch to de lay the speech for a while to sei what could be done Shortly thereafter for that re a son or others the log jam agains the bill in the house broke It wen through though still over the op position of many a Roosevel friend Since the bill was passed friend asked Hatch How about that speech Hatch smiled I guess it will not be neces sary to make it now v 3 Leaders Are Stunned Any shock you may have suf fered over the waywardness o congress in the closing days coul have been no more than a sligh tintinabulation compared with th way the leaders were stunned A few minutes after the hous appropriations committee h a wastebasketed the for crop loans Speaker Bankheac the boss of the house held h daily press conference One of th newsmen asked him if he ha heard about the action of the com mittee No said Bankhead in sub stance but that money is badly needed and I am glad to hear the committee approved the expendi ture Wait a minute you dont un derstand broke in the reporter the committee disapproved it The face of the house controller looked more surprised than Eddie Cantor looks normally but he only grunted CONGRESS SPEEDS LAST BILLS Example of Bitterness The cold quiet bitterness of these congressional critics of the administration may not seem un derstandable to news readers but a recent experience of Senator Rush Holt may help to explain it The young West Virginian is a sharp critic of his party leader ship but a straightforward one He does not ask favors and it was no more than a customary sena torial arrangement that he ef fected before sailing for Europe to delay two very minor postmas ter renominations until next ses sion Charges had been made against the two postmasters but under the arrangement they could serve until the charges were an alyzed in January Holt left for the boat His pic ture was published in a paper as among the passengers But nex day he strolled into the senate He had decided to delay his de parture Picking up the executive calendar he found the post master renominations had been reportedfavorably to the senate by a committe just four hours att er his boat had sailed Their names were on the executive cal endar ready to be confirmed tha day Such matters are too small to make incidents but in bulk the make the il feeling that is notice able on larger issues REPORT JAPAN SHOWING ANGER ON AMERICANS Sources in China Say Missionaries Forced to Evacuate Church By UNITED PRESS The Japanese apparently in re aliation for Washingtons denun ciation of the trade treaty with Tokio turned their attention to Americans as well as British in China for abuse Saturday In Yochou according to Chi nese sources Japanese troops forced British and American mis sionaries to evacuate a church and then demolished the building In Peiping plain clothes opera tives of the Japanesedominated provisional government seized two priests of the American Cath olic university to obtain from them the names of students who intended to go to southern China Friest Shows Resistance One of the priests the Rev Henry Kroes a Netherlander re sisted Father Kroes who is six feet tall knocked down his cap tors when they tried to push him into an automobile He ran back towards the university but tripped on his gown and fell A shot was fired at him but he was not be lieved to have been wounded His captors then carted him off Americans and other foreigners were endangered in the fourth moonlight bombing this week by 13 Japanese airplanes of the Chi nese emergency capital Chung king Eleven foreigners including six Americans suffered bomb shock while they were taking shelter in the Belgian embassy air raid dugout Attention Switched In Europe Prime Minister Nev ille Chamberlains statement that Britain might be forced to send a fleet to Asia temporarily switched attention from the tension in Eur ope to the Far East Informed sources agreed how ever that Biitain is not in a posi tion to weaken her naval strength in the Occident without leaving the way dangerously clear for sur prise moves by Mussolini and Hit ler Official information shows that Britain would have to send at least six capital ships to the Orient if she wishes to make a real gesture If trouble developed with the Japanese the combined British and French fleets in the Orient ould be hard put to cope with he Nipponese navy The Mediterranean meanwhile vould be vulnerable to the axis powers A high diplomatic source n Paris said that the axis game s clear Pressure on France Tension has been revived in the Orient this source said with the pecific object of forcing the de mocracies to reinforce their far east war craft while pressure is brought on Gen Francisco Franco of Spain to prepare for full co operation with Mussolini and Hit er in blockading the Mediter Britain and France meanwhile ictcd to bring soviet Russia within Gambling Ship Repels Laws Attack Devotees of Lady Luck by the hundred found themselves marooned all night aboard the gambling ship Rex near Los Angetes Cal when state officers attempted to raid the Officers and crew of the ship withstood a nightlong siege by the forces of the law repelling with fire hoses any attempt to board Photo above shows a state fish and game boat canvas covered held at bay by salvoes from two fire hoses directed at it from the Rex Copyright Kin Support by G 0 P Is Urged by Townsend B A N G O R Maine Francis E Townsend founder ani president of the Townsend old age pension plan sounded a warnin to republicans Saturday to bii strong for Townsend support i they hoped to be elected in 1940 TONY CORNERO ROARS DEFIES Gambling Boat Owner Aint Right Its SANTA MONICA Cal Tony Cornero busy for four days roaring defies to state officers who want to close up his palatial oceangoing casino and arrest him on gambling charges has something to say about the nations lawmakers The admitted onetime rum run ner informed that the house of representatives had passed a bill designed to curtail operation of gambling boats was quoted as shouting from the rail of his Rex It aint unconstitu tional The dice stopped rolling Tues day on his vessel flagship of a fleet of four gambling boats but he has refused to surrender Au thorities assumed charge of the other three and halted water taxis which had been transporting pat rons to the Rex at the same time establishing a blockade around it heir peace front by the dispatch of a joint military commission to Moscow to work out arrangements for naval air and land coopera tion by the three powers in event of war hiropractors Decide Loretta Youngs Back Loveliest in Hollywood HOLLYWOOD UR Hoi ly wood has to many pretty faces and not enough beautiful backs the American progressive chiro practic association complained Saturday But of Hollywoods backs such as they are Actress Loretta Young has the loveliest according to a vote of the associa tions delegates in annual con vention here After photographs of 50 backs the F R GETS BILL ON SECURITY Liberalizing of Aid Lightening of Tax Schedule Provided WASHINGTON bill ti liberalize benefits and lighten the tax schedule of the social security j program was finally approved b congress Saturday The measure a compromise o original house and senate bills went through the senate in th closing hours after comparatively brief discussion It had been gav eled through the house Friday bj Speaker Bankhead Senate approval sent it to th white house for President Roose veils signature Long deadlocked the legislation came out of a senatehouse con ference committee Friday minu the most controversial the Connally amendment increas ing federal grants for the need aged examining film stars chiropractors from 39 states decided Miss Youngs back is the most expressive of her personality HENDERSON 77 DIES CLEVELAND P Henderson 77 of Oberlin Ohi banker one of ths founders of th American antisaloon league die Saturday LOOK INSIDE FOR KAKEL LANGER Guarded From Suicide After Losing Family PAGE 2 Giants Give Up Hope of Winning Pennant PAGE 0 Calf SaleThnned at Big Four Fair PAGE 8 Former Policeman in St Cloud Executed For Slaying Wife WALLA WALLA Wash Bernard R Leuch S3 former St Cloud Minn police officer die on the gallows of the state peni tentiary early Friday for the slay ing of his wife Lena son officials who said no on hf made any arrangements fo the disposal of his body were pre paring for local burial services They said none of his seve children most of whom reside i Shelton Wash where the stat charged he killed his wife March 3937 visited him in th death row Leuch a former member of th U S air corps during the Worl war had maintained at the tria that his wife with whom he ha quarreled over his attentions to theater usher had commute suicide UDGE GAVERLY DIES ON CRUISE Had Presided at Loeb XeoEpldTrial Body to Be Brought to Chicago CHICAGO body of Circuit Judge Johrx R Caverly vho presided at the LoebLeopold murder trial will be brought to Ihicago where he died Friday lembers of his family said Sat rday Caverly 78 suffered a stroke hursday night while on a health ruise He died at Castle Harbor Jermudn He was a widower and eaves two sisters and a brother Funeral services will be held next veek The LoebLeopold care was the most famous at which he presided Richard Loeb and Nathan Leo pold sons of wealthy families pleaded guilty to the kidnaping and murder of Bobbie Franks a Chicago boy in 1324 However the slate presented its case and despite a brilliant plea by the late Clarence Darrow famed defense awyer they were sentenced to spend their lives in prison Leo pold is still in the Stateville peni entiary Loeb was killed by a fellow inmate in January 1936 CONGRESS COST MAKES RECORD FOR PEACETIME Democrats and G 0 P Differ on Amount of Appropriations WASHINGTON S Despite frequent appeals for economy this session of congress appropriated more than peacetime record The exact total was a subject of controversy among democrats and republicans on the house appro priations committee but committee records placed the figure at about more than last year without the final deficiency bill which may total about Representative Taber R N senior minority member of the committee contended the recordbreaking total was 830000000 but Repreesntative Cannon D Mo protested that the peak definitely under Cites Unexpended Balances Taber retorted that Cannon did not take into account reappropria tions of unexpended balances fre quently a sizable sum President Roosevelts budget for the 1940 fiscal year ending June 30 estimated the govern ments income at and forecast a deficit of 343200 These figures were ex pected to be sharply revised when the treasury brings its budget es timates up to date by taking into account the big appropriations social security tax changes and the reflection of current business conditions on general revenue Almost of the in rease over last years total went AGREEMENT ON FUNDS REACHED BY COMMITTEE Appropriations for Commodity Credit Are Included in Provisions BULLETIN WASHINGTON Inff toward final adjournment the house stamped its approval Saturday on a compromise of the sessions last appropriation bill carrying 5119509918 essen tial to maintenance of the gov ernment program for bolstering farm prices WASHINGTON way The Clear Lake band welcomed i was cleared for prompt adjourn Boats Speed Over Course at Clear Lake Water Carnival Opens Governor Wilson Is Honored at Celebration CLEAR racing conditions with a stiff breeze pre vailed here Saturday as two opening events were run in the Clear Lake Yacht clubs invita tional regaata first program fea ture in a twoday water festival and celebration honoring Gov George A Wilson and state offi cials Governor Wilson appeared here in the early afternoon being joined by members of his imme diate and official families on a platform raised at the Municipal dock located at the foot of Main street cr for previous obligations permanent appropriations called which include the interest on the public debt veterans compensation and the social security and railroad re tirement reserve funds Fixed by Law Annual cdntrjbulions of the fed eral government to these funds are fixed by law Some of them notably the social security and railroad retirement reserves in creased substantially this year President Roosevelts defense program designed to give this country a navy second to none and an army air corps with 5500 firstline fighting planes ac counted for another sizeable chunk of the increase Relief Shows Drop Defense funds totaled 187847 another peacetime high Last year went for the army and navy Relief appropriations took a substantial drop The relief appro priation for the year beginning July 1 was con trasting sharply with the 605000 provided for the preceding fiscal year the governor with on afternoon concert while Cerro Gordo county swimming championships were to be decided in the program S19 Wins Class X Eleven boats were paced by S19 skippered by Glen Sedge wick of Des Moines a Clear Lake Yacht club member in o Class X race which opened the morning carnival program The local boat was timed in Second in the same class was Viking piloted by Dean Darby of Des Moines also a member of the local club and third was Sea Hag Too skippered by Don Brereton of St Louis Brereton also sails with the Clear Lake club Hoy Mourdant Jr a leading skipper during this seasons inland regattas brought home Silver Streak II first in a Class C race The winner sailed under the en sign of the White Bear Minn Yacht club His time was 10 in Class C Event John W Cory of Okoboji sailed to second place in Waitansee be ing timed at while Poop deck piloted by Jack Bfertonpf St Louis a local entry was third in An entry of 10 started in the Class C event Saturdays sailing program to be completed late in the day will constitute the regatta events for the weekend it was announced by W P Butler chief judge Sunday races will be sailed as additional program features however Schedule Swimming Events Yacht races will begin at a m Sunday while Iowa open swimming championships are to be decided in an afternoon pro gram Cedar Vailey Outboard Racing association competition will bring a fast field water bugs to the lake for Sunday afternoon National Champion Helen Crlenkovich of San Francisco and Olympic Champion Marjorie Ges tring of Los Angeles will give their second diving exhibition of the weekend program at p m Sunday The champions also appeared on the Saturday after noon program ment of congress Saturday when a joint senatehouse committee agreed Saturday afternoon on terms of appropria tions bill the sessions last major measure Conferees agreed to retention in the measure of for the Commodity Credit corporation to be used to bolster farm prices Secretary Wallace and President Roosevelt both had said this ap propriation was necessary to main tain the administrations farm price program 2 Refuse to Sign Representative Taber RN Y said he and Representative Ditter RP A refused to sign the con ference report It was awful Taber said The house members gave in on every thing As originally passed by the house the deficiency measure to taled only The sen ate inserted so many new items including the commodity credit fund that the total of the bill went up to The Weather FORECAST Girl 21 Swallows 271 Bent Pins Is Expected to Survive JUDGE JOHN IS CAVERLY in Bermuda FARLEY IN BERLIN BERLIN P United States PostmasterGeneral James A Farley here on vacation paid a courtesy call Saturday on the German postal ministry IOWA Partly cloudy slightly warmer in northeast and south central portions Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and threatening at times MINNESOTA Fartly cloudy and threatening at times Satur day night ana Sunday some what warmer in extreme south east portions Saturday night slightly cooler in north and ex treme west portions Sundaj IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 88 Minimum Friday night 51 At 8 a m Saturday IS YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 56 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for period of Aug 7 1938 to Aug 12 1939 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Scattered thundershowers and cooler Mon day and again the last of the week Generally fair with temper atures near or somewhat above normal the middle of the week Worked The task before the conference committee was to work out a com promise on the senate and house versions which would be accept able to both branches The compromise bill went first to the house where leaders ex pressed belief that despite inclus ion of many items opposed by the economy bloc it would be ac cepted without extrordinary pro test From the house thebill goes to the senate and once it has the approval of that body congress can adjourn Expected Little Debate The conferees slashed to 000 a proposed appro priation for administrative ex penses of the wage hour admin istration They also agreed to make available for civilian pilot training contrasted with the voted by the house and the figure approved by the senate These and other reductions ac counted for the cut of approxi mately in the amount of the senate bill Chairman Woodrum D Va of house conferees predicted the bill would be passed with a mini mum of debate Chairman Adams D Colo oC LOS ANGELES senate conferees said he expected irginia Karliner 21 had a bent llMlD discussion of the measure on the senate floor but declined to hazard a guess as to when it for bent pins rather than straight ones hospital attendants said she probably would survive She swal lowed 271 All have been recovered Her father Abraham Karliner told officers she had been unus ually moody BARNES BECOMES REGISTRAR IOWA CITY G Barnes who has been a professor in the University of Iowa speech department Monday will become examiner and registrar of the in stitution succeeding H C Dorcas who resigned Friday to resume his former post as professor of edu cation Boy Charged With Slaying Assault 9 Holdups in Week NFW YORK aj ii A NEW YORK for his father bored Nugent 20 a high school graduate so he ran Saturday police charged him with having kitted a man wounding his sweetheart and staging nine holdups in one crime filled week The curlyhaired neatly dressed youth fainted when police told him of the death of Isadore Cohen 41 a button brower who police said was shot under the heart while grappling with Nugent Inspector John J Gallagher said the frightened boy had made a complete confession and gave this version of his weeks activi ties Tiring of working as a print ers devil in the engravingplant owned by his father he left his Staten Island home after a bitter family quarrel He rented a furnished room then found his funds running low and turned to robbery to make some easy money Working alone he pulled off eight holdups successfully in one of them rob bing eight men in a washroom Friday Cohen entered a wash room in a building at 28th street and Broadway where Nugent had just taken from Charles Getzel Cohen gave Nugent some small change in his pocket then grabbed suddenly for Nugents gun Nugent stepped back and fired three times two of the bullets going wild Panicstricken he fled to the West 36th street office of Dr A M Mulholland where his girl friend Elizabeth Collins 18 worked as a receptionist Shaking with fear he told her of the holdups and babbled Its the first time Ive seen blood Nugent tried to pull the gun i from his pocket but it accidently discharged in his fumbling fingers The bullet ripped through the girls jaw She dropped seriously wounded Doubly terrified now the youth ran from the office but was pur sued and captured by passersby and police before he reached the corner YOU WONT BELIEVE IT Elgin wrist watch black band down town Initials N R Reward The above ad was placed in the Mason City GlobeGazette and at 6 oclock on the first day the ad appeared Mrs Au gust Ruhnke had back her watch which Mrs A J Costello had found Need we tell more Just Remember GLOBEGAZETTE WANT ADS Bring Results would be finally approved The deficiency appropriation bill was passed Friday night by the senate which added about 5135000000 to the houseap proved total That was why the bill had to go bock to the house Saturday The senate increases included for the commodity credit corporation voted in response to in urgent re quest by Secretary Wallace Act on Social Security The senate recessed overnight however without acting the social security bill to which the house agreed earlier Friday The measure which among other things freezes old age insurance taxes at the present level for three years had been the subject of a deadlock for week After disposing of the defi ciency bill the senate voted an other for the LaFollettc civil liberties committee and then worked until 11 p m on pet1 bills of various members For a time Friday leaders had hoped that congress could quit by midnight The house threw a mon key wrench into the adjournment scheme however when Demo cratic Leader Rayburn refused to hold his chamber in session all evening and when Representative Woodrum D Va declined to consider senatehouse differences in the deficiency appropriation bill until a printed copy the senate measure was available Copies Not Yet Supplied The senate departing from cus tom acted on the deficiency bill before copies were supplied to the members The one available copy was held by a clerk who often had to read provisions several 11   

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