Mason City Globe Gazette, August 10, 1939

Mason City Globe Gazette

August 10, 1939

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ON f HIST WEU AR f OCPf of COUP oes WOJHES u VOL XLV THE NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS ANTMngTED JHBBTOU LEASED WJBES NEWS BEH TWH Third More Business vVould Absorb Jobless WASHINGTON I am not among those who believe the world is going to the dogs I can see plainly enough it is racing for the kennels with ut most speed Ev ery leading na tion has been living beyond its means for years bleeding its people with u n precedented taxes which now at their utmost limit are not sufficient to sustain its transfusing eco Paul Mallon omy No lead ing world statesman has been bold enough to venture a prediction when such selfbleeding will end No one will say This country will be back on its feet paying its way in num ber of days weeks months or In this country government economists are accustomed to say an increase of onethird in exist ing business an industrial duction level of 130 will absorb the unemployed Such an increase would presumably put the U S treasury back on an even basis Jt would not pay off the debt that has been accumulated but it prob ably would provide sufficient tax revenues to service the existing debt and to stop increases in debt This simply means a onethirc increase in business is needed to put this country on a paying ba sis It is more business than was done in the biggest boom days of 1929 more business than anyone has been thinking lately but I think you will get it in the next lew only get it but exceed it Depends on Confidence There are many ways in which it can come Easiest is a way the economists charti anddo not highly regard Imean by a return of your old abused friend confidence and I think I can prove he alone could bring it There are Of sav ings today in the banks The banks have in ex cess reserves Business corpora tions have about 535000000000 in reserves This money is wait ing and anxious to create a re coveryIt is begging for invest ment opportunity There is no in viting good interestbearing place lor it to go where the holder can be sure of getting it back when he wants The minute that ihe mental out look of this country changes these frozen billions will begin to flow The minute people begin to believe they are going to get a profit out1 of their investments they are going to begin bidding investments as frantically as they are now bidding for security in 2 per cent interest Banks are going to for commercial loans bear ing higher interest than the star vation income they get from gov ernment bonds Corporations are going to take their money out of the safe and buy new plants new machinery take new chances on new inventions And as each spends he creates new jobs buys more goods inspires the economy of the country with the expansion philosophy No one doubts this and the fig ures show that the frozen money now in sight ready to do the job would bring more than the one third business increase For Foreign Trade This changed outlook could not come fromany single develop ment Clearing of the war clouds over Europe would furnish more than one bucket of water for the wheel that will bring it about A political change in this country might have an influence repub licans will maintain so But there are other direct possibilities pri marily an expansion of foreign trade The difficulties are well known but the immediate future can surmount them A guarantee of peace in Europe and a few loans by Britain and France to Germany and Italy would certain ly help Then new industries seem cer tain to develop increasingly in a scientific age such as this I do not understand that the new deal economists differ materially with this analysis of the predicament of the world ex cept as to O M C They leave him out of their picture Confi dence is just a political bogeyman to them They know the frozen funds are in sight in savings ac counts banks and corporation re serves to do the job But they want to get the money out with a chisel instead of luring it out with the sun BANDITS GET STAMFORD Conn or five guntoting bandits cowed a group ot office workers at the fccctnc Specialty company here Thursday ana escaped with a payroll MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 101939 MASON CITY BRIGHT SPOT i i oaouavoJJXVl ill 1939 FAFEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 260 MAN CONFESSES SLAYING GIRL Snite Boiler Kid Married in IronTLune stood beaming beside him tradition was knee temrth for O CHICAGO B Snite Jr 29 the boiler kid who has lived in an iron lung since he was stricken with infantile paralysis in China three years ago was mar ried Thursday to Miss Teresa Lar kin 25 Dayton Ohio For our honeymoon ive are going to Niagara Falls and see if the waier still is running Fred beamed after the ceremony Fred said I do lying on his back in the 900pound tank which has been his home since he was brought home from China Miss Larkin an attractive brunet stood beaming beside him while their parish priest the Rev John W Morrison of St Lukes Catholic church intoned the mar riage service An altar had been erected be fore two large windows in the huge living room of the Snite mansion It was banked with red and white roses The bride wore white chiffon with a shirred bodice and one white orchid She wore a bridal cap but her dress contrary to FREDERICK B SNITE JR Dr Pearson Dean at Drake U Succumbs in Des Moines Formerly Served as U S Minister to Poland and Finland DES MOINES Alfred J Pearson 70 Drake university liberal arts college dean and for mer United States minister to Po land and Finland died at his home here Thursday Dr Pearson came to Drake uni versity in 1907 as professor of German He remained there until 1924 when he was appointed min ister to Poland by President Cool idge He was transferred in Septem ber 1925 to Finland where he held the ministership until April Born in Sweden Returning to this country he came to Drake where he was ap pointed dean of the college of lib eral arts and professor of phil ology and comparative literature Dr Pearson WHS born at Land skrone Sweden Sept 29 1869 Early m his life his parents came to the United States and settled in Kansas He was graduated from Bethany college Lindsborg Kans in 1893 and received his master of arts Bone from tne same institution in 1896 Spoke niany Languages An ardent student of languages he spoke fluently English Swed ish Norwegian Danish German French and Spanish In 1925 the Polish government conferred upon him the order of Polish Restituta and in 1930 he was decorated with the white rose of Finland He received his doctor of phil osophy degree from Yale univer sity m 1896 and doctor of laws from Drake After receiving his degree from Yale he became an instructor in English at Upsala college Brook yn N Y In 1898 he accepted the same position at Gustavus Adolphus college St Peter Minn He left there to come to Drake Was Popular Lecturer Survivors include the widow the former Thea Pauline Swenson ot Minneapolis and two children Paul Pearson a son is commer cial attache in Berlin Hewas transferred recently from Copen hagen Denmark ivfrs D W Ernst his daughter lives in Du buquc In 1311 Dr Pearson was ap pointed by Gov B F Carroll of Iowa to study the public school system of Germany and in 1918 10 was engaged in the liberty Joan drive During 191819 he was a director in the Y M C A service in France and Germany Ths author of a textbook in English Dr Pearson also had compiled several volumes of Ger man legends He was popular in the midwest as a lecturer In 1923 he was elected national secretary of the Lutheran Broth rhood of America and held that position until his appointment as minister to Poland LOOK INSIDE FOR EDWAKD H STETTINIUS Heads Board for Quick Mobilizing of Resources PAGE 2 Cubs Falter Reds Add to National Loop Lead PAGE 11 Rudd Carnival Will Be Held on Aug 23 PAGE 10 Mrs Cumrmngs Wife of Former Attorney General Succumbs WASHINGTON years old Man Fatally Crushed Under Bomb Shelter LEICESTER England Joseph Gamble 78 built a steel shelter against a wall to protect him from bombs in time of war As he passed by to get a stick ot wood it collapsed killing him tradition was knee length Weve been planning it for a long time she said He gave me my ring when we were in Florida last winter After the wedding breakfast Freds respirator was wheeled to a terrace and the bridal couple kissed for newspaper photograph ers They said they wouldnt start a honeymoon immediately Its too note to honeymoon Fred wisecracked Well just go for a drive in the country today1 Allhousrh Fred still is a pris oner of the cumbersome device that aids his paralyzed respira tory muscles he and his tride faced 1helr honeymoon with ecstatic glee friends said They had been sweethearts since be fore the paralyzing illness struck Fred on a world tour at Pcipins in 1936 Teresa had been at his side al most constantly during his cour ageous fight to live to breathe to MINISTERS FOR ITALIANS NAZIS TO MEET SOON Will Hold Conference on Plan for Settling of Danzig Situation BERLIN and Ger man foreign ministers Count Ciano and Joachim von Ribben trop will meet soon at Salzburg Germany it was announced Thursday to consider the ques tions of common policy of the al lied axis countries It had been reported that rep resentatives of the axis powers would meet for personal consulta tion on a plan of Hitler for settle ment of the DanzigPoland ques tion Will Last One Day In Rome Italian circles said Germanys claim tothefree city of Danzig particularly Italys at titude would be a primary sub ject of discussion Authoritative quarters said the two foreign mims ters would dis cuss the whole gamut of ihe inter national situations affecting both countries Their meeting probably will last one day it was said Emphasize Strength Further topics for discussion it was intimated were the relation ship of Hungary to both the axis powers and to Poland and reports from Belgrade to the effect that the Jugoslavs are not ready to promise the type of benevolent neutrality which the axis powers desire Col7Gen Walther von Brau chitsch army chief of staff and a member of Hitlers secret cabinet council chose one of Germanys giant armament factories the Rheinmetall works at Duesseldorf for an appeal intended to help steel the nation for any eventu ality Tips Pour In on Slayers of Dreher DES arOINES United States District Attorney John Valentine Thursday afternoon filed federal charges before Commissioner John Hamilton here against Fred Olto Oslcn ricder and Francis P Welsh wanted for questioning in the murder of Harold J Dreher Mason city salesman DES MOINES of tips on the purported location of the slayers of Harold J Dreher Mason City salesman Thursday kept detectives here on the jump Chief of Defectives Jack Bro phy said a thorough check of the various bits of information had produced no worthwhile tangible evidence Warrants for the arrest of Fred 21 and Francis f mur 1 were stigation officials reported fin ger marks found on the abandoned Brophy said he was fairly cer in the black f two women Iong to Dreher Dreher was dumped out of a moving automobile at 1 oclock in been fatally wounded by a re volver bullet Bumper Corn Yield in Iowa Is Forecast DES MOINES corn outlook Thursday was fixed at 475 bushels an acre on the basis of condition of the crop Aug 1 one and a half bushels above the largest average crop ever har vested by the farmers of this state the federal agricultural de partment said Thursday Leslie M Carl federal agricul tural economics statistician said er than the 1938 harvested crop Best in North Iowa The July estimate was 455 bushels an acre Iowa farmers husked the record average of 4B bushels an acre in 1912 and 1920 Average yields an acre forecast are based on a reported propor tionate condition which was 93 per cent Aug 1 the highest since August 1928 Carl said consider able variation in crop quality ex isted between localities and coun ties but gave the following per centage condition reports by dis tricts Northwest95 northeast 94 northeast 38 vest central 89 cen tral D3 east central 99 south west 90 south central 84 south east BO Favorable Prospects Continue Although the indicated yield an acre is two bushels larger than the 1938 average the 1939 crop acre age is five per cent smaller than a year ago Thus accounting for thc fact that the current outlook is one per cent under the preceding total crop Reports collected a week later indicate a continuation of the fa vorable crop prospects observed Aug 1 Carl said 2459888000 IS FORECAST FOR V S WASHINGTON agri culture department Thursday fore cast this years corn crop at 2 459 888000 bushels and the wheat crop at 731432000 bushels based on the condition of the crops Aug 1 WEATHER HAS FALL TINGE Rains and Cloudbanks Reported as Subnormal Weather Continues DES MOINES No vember tinge persisted in the Iowa weather Thursday aided and abetted in some sections by occasional drizzUng rains and Rainfall Measures 115 Inches Here Rain Thursday in Mason City measured the large total of inches as the mercury continued to hover in subnormal levels and provide characteristics of fall weather Cloudbanks which kept the sun from breaking through and boost ing the subnormal temperatures The west half of the state was mostly cloudy with rain falling therville Inwood Creston Des Moines and other weather bureau stations rmal but were somewhat high er than Wednesday the report d Wednesdays high tempera was 83 recorded at Atlantic and Decorah v was 52 at Cedar Rapids Decorah STATES IS PROTESTING POLISH THREAT Forster Speaking With Hitler Sanction Declares Peace Wanted walk erect again She had been there to comfort him in his disap pointments and to hold his hand while he struggled for periods in creasingly stin meas ured off in painful lie was able to lie outside the lung without mechanical respiration They obtained their marriageli cense only Thursday morning sur prising even close friends and rel atives The elder Snite wealthy owner of a loan company telephoned the clerks office and asked Martin Hogan secretary to the clerk to bring a license to the brute mansion in suburban River Forest There Hogan found Smte in his boiler Miss Larkin smiling be side him Freds face reflected in FREE OF DANZIG Adolf Hitler declared in a seri ous moment it was necessary to protest against the threats of war Sel The Danzig population lias shown that it loves peace he the Polish threats had not been so serious we should have been content to pass over them Anybody who expected sen sational announcements tonight was mistaken Must Show Viewpoint Since these threats continued however and are even supported by official utterances the time has come for us to bring our viewpoint to the attention of the world in no uncertain terms It appears as though over in Poland there is no inclination to return to common sense It may be said that those who must bear the responsibility are those who for months have been inciting to violence The Danzig nnzi leader then cited numerous utterances of the Polish press seeking to prove that the Poles wish to establish a pro tectorate over Danzig Crowd Wants Itcich More the German equivalent the Bronx cheer greeted this passage Forster described Polish mass meetings in which placards were exhibited with the inscriptions Onward Across the Oder River As he spoke the crowd kept shouting We want to return to the reich He quotel a telegram attributed to the head of Polish youth or ganizations which said We be lieve that a new war will bring another to a battle in 1410 in which the Poles were victorious The Weather FORECAST IOWA Local thundershow ers Thursday aflernoon or Thursday night Friday partly cloudy warmer in southeast and extreme east portions cool er in northwest and extreme west portions Thursday night cooler in extreme cast warmer in extreme west portion Friday MINNESOTA mostly cloudy local thunderstorms Thursday afternoon or Thursday nijrlit in south portion and Thursday nhjht and Friday in north por tion warmer in northeast and extreme cast portions cooler in southwest and extreme west portions Thursday night cooler in northeast and extreme south east portions Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 79 Minimum Wednesday night 52 fil 92 73 06 Minimum Rain FOREST CITY G rover Campbell of Thompson and Her bert Quick of Fort Dodge es caped being blown to bits Wed nesday night when a truckload of potential pounds of dynamite and into a car on the highway seven miles south of Forest City Although the truck was car rying 29 cases of dynamite and three cases of caps none of the caps discharged and none of the dynamite was ignited despite the fact that it was strewn over the pavement Mr Quick driver of the truck told Hancock county Deputy Sheriff Elmer A Katter of Gar ner that he was putting on his sun glasses when the truck swerved to the wrong side of the road striking the car driven by Thompson in the left front wheel The impact rolled the Thomp son car into the ditch while the truck tipped over on to its leU Boom Boom side Both vehicles were dam aged Campbell suffered cuts and bruises on the face and two fractured ribs Quick escaped uninjured and continued to Fort Dodge after storing the dynamite in a nearby farmers building orld was jovial Three hours later the elder Snite brought word to newsmen at the gate that the ceremony had been performed Father Is Overjoyed Snite Sr a whitehaired flor idfaced man was so excited he had difficulty talking coherently Theyre married he ex claimed Miss Larkin he ex plained had known Fred for al ye years Frecl met her at Georgian imrt college Lakewood N J Best man Snite said was Freds Notre Dame classmate Terrence J Dillon who was married to Miss Snite at Miami several months ago with Fred as best man Freds sister Mrs Dillon was matron of honor Dozen Attend Service About a dozen friends and rela tives stood beside the respirator during the service They joined in a wedding breakfast afterward with the bride assisting her hus OTHER CAPTIVE IS RELEASED IN FLORIDAKIDNAP Charles Jefferson Claimed to Be Talent Scout for Movies BOCA RATON Fla man booked as Charles Jefferson confessed to police Thursday he had abducted two Miami high school girls with the intention of holding them for ransom killed one and held thc other captive until early Thursday it E W Melchen of Miami ives announced the confes sion at the Boca Raton police sta where Jefferson was held his arrest near thc scene ot the slaying of 17 year old Ruth Frances Dunn Melchen reported that Miss Dunn and Jean Bolton 19 wero bound in the mans automobile which he drove into a lonely beach section about GOO feet ofl the ocean highway between Miami and West Palm Beach Had Become Hysterical Jefferson also known by several iliases admitted criminally as saulting Miss Dunn Monday night the detective lieutenant stated He said he killed Miss Dunn because she cried for help and became hysterical despite his warning that they were to remain quiat he reported Nude shot three times and stabbed twice the body of Miss Dunn was found beside a swamp early Thursday morning two miles north of Boca Raton in Floridas gold coast winter vacation area Other Girl Bruised Bolton pretty blond was venture for a man who had re fusedto allow his tragic ailment to imprison him Since he was placed in the lung at Pieping China he has crossed two oceans the Pacific and the Atlantic made innumer able trailer trips between Chicago and Miami and attended football games horse races and other events all over the midwest Went to France He returned a few months ago from a visit to the Lourdes France shrine A roundfaced chap with black curly hair Fred never has lost hope that someday he would be free of the giant respirator Small portable lungs whichstrap to the chest have been tried with partial succoss and during the past year he has been able to breath for increasingly long periods without assistance Such periods still are measured in minutes however His fathers wealth has made the best medical attention and the most elaborate mechanical devices available to him The big lung in which he Jives most of the time he gave himself his nickname The Boiler equipped with portable batteries so that it can be rolled into a huge automobile trailer for trips to sporting events and the familys annual move to Miami for thc winter Trip Cost 550000 Snife was stricken with in fantile paralysis April l 1936 at Peipmg while on a world tour with his parents He spent almost 14 months in the iron lung in China His father spent an esti mated to bring him home His life since he returned has been a constant battle to regain use of his limbs His father has kept physicians in attendance constantly and has even gone to Sweden to purchase newly de veloped equipment When he returned from China he was taken to a Chicago hospital where physicians attempted to re store the paralyzed lungs which collapsed when he was stricken In October 1938 he tried out a new light breathing shirt which was 100 times lighter than the massive iron lung in which he had been living He was able to leave the 900pound lung lor periods of 25 or 30 minutes then Railroads CoOperate Now according to Dr John Fahey Snite is able to leave the boilerlike machine for periods of five or six hours and wear the lighter equipment Railroads have cooperated with the Snite family in transporting the youth Special sections arc placed at his disposal when he travels by train and trainmen are cautioned to minimize jolting and switching at terminal points to insure his comfort Through Europe Snite traveled in a 515000 trailer built espocinUy to carry him in the heavy equip ment Dr John J Fahcy Snites chief physician said he examined Snite Wednesday night and found his general physical condition ex cellent a highly nervous state she told of having been bound and held captive since leaving her home Monday with Miss Dunn and Jef ferson who professed io be a movie talent scout Miss Bolton told an incomplete story of her experiences She said Jefferson did not attack her but assaulted Miss Dunn and became cmaged by her outcries MKs Bolton was fed with crackers and milk during her captivity Under Slron Guard Jefferson strongly guarded was hurried to the West Palm Bench jail after his reported con fession Earlier he had told of an accomplice but police said this was not verified He was unarmed when arrested while walking along a beach road at daybreak Melchen described Jefferson as an adventurous egoist who mas queraded under numerous aliases Under the name of Thomas Ash well the detective said Jefferson was director of the Federal theater These two Miami Fla jrirls disappeared with a man who claimed to be a Hollywood lal ent scout and is now under ar rest The Ihrcc left Miami for a Palm Beach Fla hotel where hey were o meet a photogra pher Jean Bolton 19 had been singinc in a night club Uulh Frances Dunn It was a high school dramatics Irarfcr Miss Dunn was found slam and Miss Bollon was lalcr released by her kidnaper ;