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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             MARLON e R H 1ST MEW 4 f OEPT 0 10 A 4 f DCS MCIUES It P NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER 7HAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITY THS MIGHT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUIO tEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COP MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 191939 IMS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 268 NEWS BEHI POLES GUARD SOUTHERN FRONT How F R Got Support of Some Business of the secrets of Mr Roosevelts political success was his ability to make some business men believe it would be healthy for them to do what he wanted The new deal was spending from eight to ten billions a year much of it for materials produced by all phases of bus iness Some m a nuf acturers relying heavily on eovornment contracts could not afford to oppose it They Paul Mallon kicked out their old directors early in the new deal brought in fresh young men with an open political slant Some of them even let John Lewis and the CIO organize their plants without re sistance because they understood the president intended to promote curve CIO one way or another Whenville ever the president espoused a The new business policy they did not publicly oppose him If any government move hurt their particular business they at least were on the new deals white list which gave them contracts within officialdom where they could generally get consideration if not satisfaction This was the smart thing to do to now Recently some ex periences have been accumulat ing among those on the white list which indicate there may be a change in this situation SECOND VICTIM INDUBUQUS ACCIDENT DIES Blowout Causes Bus to Get Out of Control Roll Down Bank Burn DUBUQUE death toll in the bus crash which occurred west of Dyersville Friday night was increased to two Saturday morning with the death of Miss Ollie Strickland 57 Chicago at a local hospital Meanwhile physicians said they were doubtful if two other seri ously injured passengers would recover from their injuries Survivors told authorities a front tire on the DubuqueWater loo bus blew out as it rounded a curve on highway 20 near Dyers bus went out of control they said crashed into a bridge plowed through a guard rail rolled down a 15 foot embank ment and burst into flames An unidentified youth about 18 years old died in the flaming wreckage when the heat of the blaze prevented further rescue work survivors told highway patrolmen Critically injured were Miss La Example in Factories The inside story of a certain large corporation manufacturing a basic national commodity will show you how it is The corpo ration cannot be identified pub liclyfor obvious political reasons it with the forward vision to meet half way the revolution that came with Roosevelt It did everything the new deal way About one fifth of its business was directly or indirectly concerned with gov ernment contracts Several other smaller concerns in that same industry however conspicuously refused Two in particular fought Roosevelt every inch of the way They resisted his every move They went to court They refused to organize They had trouble with strikes the labor board They were leaders in the thickheaded squad as it was called in Washington NonConformists Succeed The last couple years of ex perience however indicates that these two leaders of the thick headed squad have been taking business away from the head of the white list Their business has been expanding while the per centage done by their white ad versary has fallen off and ap parently solely because the thick ones made a sales program out of their political stand against Roosevelt This industry sells mostly to other businesses and other busi ness men The two nonconform ists found ready ears and easy co operation among their purchasers on a program of buy from us and stand against all this business regulation and disruptive govern ment They are not getting their share of government contracts but as they have expanded the rest of their business they are in better shape now than ever before in their history Unless Mr Roosevelt gets this straightened out the wedge he has driven into business will be gone The power of any political force is built upon its ability to help its friends and hurt its enemies An alderman who cannot take care of his friends will soon have to go back to plumbing This is just as true at the top as at the bottom of any political organization Yiewpoint of History History will treat Mr Roosevelt more kindly than current com ment History will never know the things he wanted to do but did not If you do not like the new deal as it has been publicly disclosed you would like it less if you knew the things he has considered doing the things that those around him wanted him to do but which he eventually dis carded for one reason or another I think this explains the depth of much business and press op position to the president The business men and newsmen know not only the things he did but what he threatened to do They are better informed than the av von Strickland 47 Chicago am Martin Woodhouse of El Paso Tex Paul Henkels driver of the bus and two other passengers E M Wittwer 50 of Madison Wis am Nicholas Blok Dubuque escaped with minor injuries Miss Ollie Strickland and Wood house were brought to a hospita here and Miss Iavon Stricklan wastakento aManchester hos pital All had fractures and inter nal injuries Attendants at the bus static here said an unidentified yout purchased a ticket for Sioux City and it was feared he was the vie tim trapped in the wreckage The bus enroute from Dubuqu to Waterloo ir owned by th Black and White Transportatio company B J Kramer is head o the firm The three men with minor in juries freed themselves a n dragged the other three clear o the raging inferno Heat of th flames finally forced them to re treat and leave the last victim they told officers Lionel Zelens of Dubuque wa Confesses Bonk Robbery Edmund Grey 22 shown with hissweetheart Jane Scheidegger 17 in St Louis Mo confessed to Detective Sergt William Green span he robbed the Blue Springs Mo State bank obtaining 57386 Greenspan quoted Grey as saying he robbed the bank to get funds fo be married to Miss ScheMegger but she announced My inten tions were to inarry him but it is impossible in view of what hap pened driving near the scene and nessed the crash He and other witnesses and th survivors said it appeared that front tire blew out causing th driver to lose control of th vehicle The accident occurred aboi p m and darkness hand capped rescuers and investigator Typo Union Meets Is Suspended by AFL FORT WORTH Texas The International Typographical Union opened its 83rd annual convention here Saturday but took no action regarding its sus pension by the American federa tion of labor Any proposals rel ative to the automatic suspen sion invoked Friday by the AFL executive committee for failure to pay special assessments for or ganization drives are expected to reach the floor next week erage citizen and historians will be better than fc Copyright Sins Features Inc The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy show ers west and north Saturday night and east and south Sun day cooler northwest and ex treme west Saturday night con siderably cooler Sunday Mostly cloudy showers Saturday night and soTitheast and extreme east Sun day cooler Saturday night ex cept extreme southeast and near Lake Superior much cooler Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 88 Minimum Friday night 61 At 8 a m Saturday 73 Rain 114 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 69 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for period of Aug 21 to 26 1939 For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri valleys Generally fair weather temperatures somewhat b e 1 o v normal early in week and near or slightly above normal remainder of week CIO AGREES TO PLANT BASIS Bittner Says Contracts Must Be Made in Order to Avoid Strike WASHINGTON pros pect of a CIO strike in the pack inghouse industry appeared Sat urday to hinge on Armour and companys reaction to a demand for a written and signed bargain ing agreement Van A Bittner chairman of the CIO Packinghouse Workers Or ganizing committee holding out the threat of a strike before Labor day disclosed here Friday night that tile CIO would agree with Armour to put collective bargain ing on a plant by plant basis but that the agreement was contingent upon Armours willingness to re duce any agreement to writing Bittners offer was a modifica tion of CIOs previous stand for an agreement covering all Armour plants Armour officials conferred with Secretary Perkins here Friday The labor secretary quoted them as saying that local managers had ample authority for separate plant negotiations but that the company opposed a national agreement as impractical Sitting with Miss Perkins at a press conference Bittner made 11 lear that his offer to modify his bargaining demands was limited strictly to a promise of written contracts If they dont agree to sign said there will be a strike Bittner said he did not know Armours attitude on signed agree ments and Miss Perkins refused o say what position Armour offi cials had taken in their conference with her The Armour representatives re turned to Chicago with alternative suggestions from the secretary for meeting CIOs demands Amount of Rainfall Varies Widely in Mason City Vicinity Rain which fell Friday evenin was heavy in some areas of th Mason City vicinity and light i others The measurement at th KGLp transmitter station 114 inches while at the Ameri can Crystal sugar company it wa 143 inches At the North low fairgrounds the amount was onl 18 of an inch but the fair col lected on its rain insurance A Clear Lake 18 of an inch was als reported MRS BURNS INJURED HOLLYWOOD if Sufferin a fractured vertebra in a fa aboard their power cruise Robin Mrs Harriet Burns secretary who became the wife o film comedian Bob Burns mus spend days in a cast LOOK INSIDE FOR NAZIS TIGHTEN PROTECTION ON SLOVAKIA UNO Troops Are Along Far Greater Border Than Provided in Pledges BRATISLAVA Slovakia The German army tightened its protective grip on Slovakia Saturday with measures described by a Bratislava radio announce ment Friday night as military possession German troops were deployed along the PolishSlovak fron tiers for at least 100 far greater zone than that fixed by treaty last March when Ger many guaranteed Slovakias in dependence for 25 years In Berlin it could not be con firmed that Germany had taken military possession of Slovakia but quarters close to the foreign office indicated there had been no change in German recognition of Slovak These quar ters said developments in Slovakia were following the course mapped out when the country ar ranged for and received German Soldiers of the reich were re ported moving in large numbers through the high Tatras the moun tainous stronghold of northeast Slovakia which is regarded by military strategists the back door to Poland Tens of thousands ot German troops were observed in the vicin ity of Zilina near the northeast termination of the Polish frontier Bratislava the capital at the southwest tip of Slovakia appar ently remained under formal Slovak authority but the rich Vag valley and the northern bor derland admittedly were con trolled by the German military command Slovak radio listeners were stunned Friday night when an English speaking voice with re assuring tones announced from the Bratislava station Owing to the existing situa tion Germany has taken military possession of Slovakia This action was taken for Slov akias protection the announcer added Bratislava was swamped with disquieting reports Townsfolk anxiously sought to learn if the German garrison would be trans ferred across the Danube and mil Girl Tells of Bund Activity Giving the nazi salute is Helen Vooros of Brooklyn who told the Dies committee investi gating unAmericau activities in Washington a tale of nazi plans for conquering he United States and of unchecked immorality in the camps of the German American Iranfl Miss Vooros is shown in the bund youths uni form attired as she appeared before a committee session Her skirt was blue her blouse white Aronnfl her neck was a red and white cord She is 19 Nazis State Poland Has Lost Control BERLIN state ments here alleged Saturday the Polish government had completely lost control of its same ominous accusation that was hurled a year ago at CzechoSlo vakia as the Sudeten crisis ap proached Diplomats saw in the increas ing nazi animosity toward Po land and apparent swift build ing of Germanys back fences in southeastern Europe the pos sibility the moment was ripen ing now for a decisive turn in the Danzig issue The nazi press continuing its antiPolish campaign rejected any idea of a conference to settle the quarrel with Poland over the re turn to Germany of the Free City and the Polish corridor Berlin newspapers hailed as a grand achievement of German technicians in Danzig the new pontoon bridge which was an chored across the Vistula river Saturday Nazi commentators said the bridge to link the Free City and German East Prussia demon strates Danzigs vivid connection with the rhythm of life and work of the reich remains untouched by the drawing of unnatural bor ders This came up on the heels a parade of 1500 home defense men in Danzig Friday night with trucks and field pieces Nazi District Leader Albert Forster told them to be proud of their weapons which he called the most modern of their kind in the world f Commander Joachim Goelze re plied we do not want to parade We want to fight We want to fight for that which is sacred to for German blood and the home NOT SURPRISED BY NAZI TREATY WITH SLOVAKIA Warsaw Authorities See German Attempt to Encircle Poland WARSAW wellin formed source commenting on tha announcement of a German mili tary agreement with Slovakia said Saturday that the govern ment had not been surprised and that it had taken precautions to guard against any attack from the south Reports of big scale German troop movements along the Polish frontier reached Warsaw land itary rule inaugurated A defense agreement which was ratified Friday between Slov akia and Germany was described in reliable quarters as placing this little republics armed forces un der outright German domination Educator to Testify on German Plans WASHINGTON that nazi Germany intends eventually to gobble up the United States the Dies committee investigating un American activities centered its attention Saturday upon how this might be brought about A committee representative said a well known educator whose professional standing and knowl edge is beyond dispute would be called Monday to testify concern ing efforts to introduce nazi teachings into American colleges He added that his testimony would deal with first hand experience but declined to disclose the educa tors name It was reported also the Ger man first army corps would begin its autumn maneuvers before Aug 27 the date set for Hitlers address to veterans of the battle of Tan nenberg on the historic ground in East Prussia Meanwhile Hungarys Foreign Political circles said that there was no reason for surprise and that no particular significance was attached to the reports in view of the general situation We have long known that Slo vakia would be a military base for operations against Poland from the south in event of hostili ties an informant said We have provided for this con tingency German use of Slovakia is open geographic proof of an in tention to encircle Poland When Germany assumed a protectorate over a new Slovak state last March it was agreed that Germany might occupy a strip oE land along the western border of Slovakia This would give Germany a sort of military corridor between Slovakia and the Czech protectorate leading up to Polands southern frontier It was announced at Berlin Friday Jhat Germany and Slovakia JJadicw concluded an igreerrierit refeolat Minister Home Count Csaky was reportedly to inform Premier Mussolini of the results of his visit to Gemany Informed sources here said Hungary is now Germanys comradeinarms and will act with Germany come what may This however was denied by a foreign office spokesman in Budapest Hitlers Voelkischer Beobachter ccused Britain of inventing tories of an impending interna ional conference and called such eports a move on the chess joard in the war of nerves MAE WEST Gives Support for Moral Rearmament PAGE 2 Fairs to Open at Nashua Eagle Grove PAGE 8 Gus Schrader Cracks Local Track Record PAGE 9 Actress Davis Sues Stroud for HOLLYWOOD UR Actress Meredith Davis 24 sued Clarence Stroud of the radio and film Stroud twins for Saturday charging that he seduced her un der promise of marriage and de serted her when he learned she was to become a mother Miss Davis who said she and Stroud lived together as man and wife three months asked the court to declare the actor the father of her baby expected December to be born next POPE EXERTS PEACE EFFORTS Farley Declares His Holiness Is Doing Everything Possible CASTEL GANDOLFO Italy UR Pope Pius XII is exerting every effort to avert war Post master General James A Farley said Saturday after having been received in private audience at the papal summer estate with his two daughters Farley told the press The Pope wants to have peace reign throughput the world He is doing everything possible to avert war He realizes his difficult po sition in this troublesome period and I am confident he will meas ure up to the work before him The popes travels have given him a wide knowledge of the peo ples of Europe and their prob lems The fact that he has trav eled so extensively makes him an important figure at this particu lar time and the position he oc cupies enables him to make as great a contribution to peace as anybody in the world The pope asks to be remem bered to his friends in the United 70 in Minneapolis WPA Strike Indicted ST PAUL Minn U S marshals began rounding up Saturday approximately 70 per sons indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for alleged illegal ac tivities during recent Minneapolis WPA strike rioting which resulted in two deaths The jury returned the indictments before Judge Robert G Bell Federal States especially President Roosevelt His holiness said he al ways will remember his trip there in 1536 I told him he made a fine impression on all people in America regardless of religion The pope presented Farley a commemorative medal and his daughters with rosaries The committee adjourned for the weekend after hearing plump German born Helen Vooros of Brooklyn N Y testify Friday that she was taught on a visit to Ger many that the nazi plan of ex pansion embraced a United States anschluss like that with Austria Miss Vooros 19 year old former youth leader of the German American bund told a story of planned German conquest in which education played an important part Well poised throughout long hours of questioning the dark haired girl came to her testimony of the plotted American invasion after saying she quit the bund be cause she was disgusted over immorality among bund mem bers She was in Germany in with a group of outstanding bunc youth leaders she said when she learned from a German propa ganda official that the Hitler re gime expected the infiltration of Germans to bring results in the United States The German plan of action was outlined by a Dr Axeman of the propaganda ministry she added in a speech delivered to the touring American youths Axeman said she testified tha Germany intended to get back al the territory it had lost Danzig the Polish corridor Schleswig Holstein and the African colon ies then move through the Scan IS CRITICAIJUY BURNED SIOUX CITY Hair 19 of Smithland Iowa was burned critically when sparks from a gasoline engine ignited his clothing as he was working on a arm near his home f dinavian countries With that vast territory con quered the United States woul be next she quoted Axeman a saying They said they were leaving i up to us the bund to prepare th way the girl testified The bund was to open camps to buy property and to form Ger man settlements Then when Ger many offers to aid us we can sa that here we have a German ma jority and we want to be part o Germany AMERICANS LOSE TO AUSTRALIANS SPORTS BULLETIN CHESTNUT HILL Mass UP first allforeign final in the 58 year history of the na tional doubles tennis tourna ment was assured Saturday when the Australian team of Adrian Quist and John Brom wich scored a smashing straight set victory over Bobby Riggs and Elwood Cooke 61 64 60 German supervision of the zone in which German troops could be located and exactly de hat arrange fining it It was added ments had been made for a Ger man military mission to be accred ited to Slovakia Ed Despite the excited tone of the inspired German press in de tailing alleged terrorism against the German minority in Poland and in hinting that Germany might have to intervene in some man ner to end the in tolerable situation the Polish press presented a serene front The government it was learned had asked newspapers in the na tional interest to publish nothing that might play into Germanys hands by giving support to alle gations that Poland had aggressive intentions in the Danzig dispute Beyond quotations from the Brit ish and French press few com ments appeared in Polish news papers except those made to deny German reports of terrorism and refugees fleeing to Germany irom the minority area The newspapers did however point out the parallel of the pres ent German newspaper campaign to the campaign against Czecho slovakia a year ago Another item published was a government decree empowering the minister of finance to guaran tee credits for defense preparations owans Get Shares n Fortune Bequeathed ay Charles Steele RED OAK Hall Clovis son of H W Clovis of Red Oak received and his wife and two sisters in the will of the late Charles Steele partner in the banking firm of J P Mor gan it was reported here Satur day Mr and Mrs Clovis are con cert singers The will was filed recently for probate at Min eola L I Mrs Clovis the former Eleanor Steele by which name she is known on the stage and her sis ters are to receive out right with the remainder to be held in trust during their lifetime It had been announced Friday night that France had granted Po Alo nCredit of francs for purchase of arm aments and munitions from France Britain had previously granted a trade credit of nearly wiy Weighted Body of Wan Is Identified Thieves Leave Trail of Blood in Holdup DES MOINES Police re ported a trail of blood marked the path of thieves who broke into an oil station on East Fourteenth street near University avenue and escaped at 4 a m Saturday with automobile accessories valued at more than One of them ap parently was rut by jagged win dow glass when he sought to open the window after tossing a brick through it HURON S Dak A whose weighted body was pulled from the James river Friday was identified Saturday as Roland Rowe McCarthy of Cavour Officials were in doubt as to how he met death and were studying both foul play and suicide theories McCarthy 61 one time garage worker at Cavour had not been regularly employed ii recent years He was last seen alive here last Tuesday 4500 Homeless in Floods in Alabama SELMA Ala 0P Muddy floodwaters of southern Alabama rivers spread over thousands upon thousands of acres of fertile farm lands Saturday as a large fleet of rescue boats sought out addition al homeless already listed at more than 4500   

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