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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H 1ST MEM AR r DEPT OF COUP U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON C1TY THE BRIGHT IPOT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 71939 THIS PAMB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTJONS SECTION ONE NO 25 WILHELMINA LEOPOLD URCE PEACE Lewis Boosts Wheeler By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist JJOHN L LEWIS the C I O head and chairman of Labors nonpartisan league started a good bit of a democratic presiden tial boom for Senator Burton K Wheeler by referring to the Montana solon as a great liberal Lewis didnt to be s u r e specific ally speak for W h eelers preside ntial nomination but a good many politicians interpret his com ment as implying that the latter would be satisfactory to him and his followers who since they number into millions constitute a pretty substantial nest egg to start a campaign on What John L did particularly discuss was o movement which he said certain cabinet assistants are organizing surreptitiously to hold a conference of western pro gressives with a view to drafting President Roosevelt for a third candidacy The C I O chieftain gave it as his opinion that cabinet assistants are violating the Hatch law by mixing into political activities He also charged that they are leaving labor entircy out of consideration in connection with their proposed conference And finally he as serted that theyre not inviting the attendance of several great west ern liberals of whom he men tioned Senator as an out standing one Russia Shows Might in Preparedness Senator Wheeler RatHer Significant His comment wasnt an attack on the president On the contrary he explained that he doesnt be lieve the present white house ten ant wants a third term He cer tainly found plenty of fault how ever with the supposedly in cipient conference And he pave a very considerable boost lo Sen ator Wheelers presidential possi bilities if any Lewis reference to the senator attracted especial attention be cause he and the Montana states man havent seen altogether eye to eye lately relatively to vari ous governmental tendencies Its evident now though that theres no serious difference between them Another odd thing is that Lewis has been regarded as a very warm new dealer whereas Wheeler by no means has been a 100 per center He led the senate fight against the Rooseveltian supreme court reorganization program New dealers resented this violently They admitted that he once had been a first rate liberal They couldnt help it He ran in second place on the La Follctto presi dential ticket in 1024 They con tended however that under the new deal hed flopped to conserv outright reaction Now assuredly John L Lewis is at least a trifle to the left of center If he assesses Wheeler as being on his side of the fence he must think he knows what hes talking about Yet he thinks so in oppo sition to the verdict of the new dealers who are cooking up whats advertised as the coming western progressive confab Its very confusing Never Did Flop My own theory is that Senator Wheeler never did lop He was what Id call a radical democrat back in comparatively early days in Montana when it took lots of nerve to hold and ex press such views as he did That was the era of the Wobblics True there were plenty of em but political control was in the hands of the big capitalistic mining com panies Wheeler defended the agitators in court He wasnt a red but he was termed one He stayed liberal in the senate IS NEUTRAL BUT READY TO MEET EVERY EVENT Pageant of Strength Is Staged on 22nd Year of Communism MOSCOW Russia capped her celebration of the twentysecond anniversary of the communist revolution with a display of military might Tues day as War Commissar Klemenli Voroshiloff warned that though neutral the nation must be pre pared Voroshiloff spoke briefly in Kcd square throusli which thousands of trnops marched in a parade that lasted more than an hour and oniIiaU The soviet government watches the international situa tion and will react to ever event Voroshiloff declared after praising the work of soviet troops in Poland and Outer Mongolia Mechanized units includina 206 mediumsized tanks formef a large part of the military dis play Hundreds of thousands of civilians watched the pagean pass through streets decked will red banners and bunting whil war planes roared overhead in formation Prefacing the parade was tlu keynote speech of PremierFor eign Commissar Vyacheslaff Mol otoff Monday night He predicted infer entially urged communists in for eign countries to work toward that aim The names of Lenin and Stalin arouse bright hopes in every corner of the world und resound as a call lo fight for peace and the happiness of na tions lo fisht for complete emancinalimi from capitalism iUololoff sad Pension Author Campaigns HULL OPPOSES TRANSFER OF 9 SHIPSFROMUS Line Would Operate Vessels Under Panama for Atlantic Service WASHINGTON Hull expressed Tuesday his oppo sition to the transfer to Pan American registry of United States Lines ships as impairing the in tegrity of the neutrality act Hull said he had given this opinion to the maritime commis sion He did not indicate what the commissions reaction was The United Slates Lines applied lor permission to transfer to Pan American registry nine ships which had been in transAtlantic service After one member of the com mission had said Slomlay that the transfer had been approved the full commission issued after alate night session a statement saying that it was deferring final action pending an investigation of all the facts Whitehaired Herbert S IJigclow proponent of a pensionatGO plan up for decision by Ohio voters told followers in Cleveland that the plan would tax the 5 per cent who have more than they know how to spend and hand money over to 5 per cent on the other end Calif ornians Cast Ballots on Ham and Eggs Proposal RECORD VOTE S PREDICTED new a Referring to economic crises since 1929 in which he specifical ly mentioned the United States Great Britain and France Molo toff suggested Is any further proof needed to show that the internal affairs of capitalist countries are in a very bad way indeed that discontent is naturally gathering among their exploited and oppressed masses and that everything is making lor and inevitable outbreaks ainst the power of capitalism In one form or another this is Increase in every capitalist coun try Earl Browder U S communist leader said in Boston on Sundaj night that the United States was the country which is the mos ripe the most prepared for a quick transition to Mololoff declared Capitalism is senile and decaying it is al ready looking backward on its past and is approachinff ils end The new world brought into beinj by the October revolution is growing stronger from day to day and lifting Us head higher and higher Biaming capitalism for war in cluding the JapaneseChinese By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW Soviet mili tary might parades through Red square marking 22nd anniversary ot bolshevist revolution Vorosliii oiT says Russia must o prepared THE of Belgians visits Queen Wil helmina make peace offer high command reports three al lied planes downed on west ern front rent h say they hold Forbach salient despite German artillery fire conflict as well as the struggle in Europe Molotoff said Certain plans for extending the war by involving the soviet union for example have gone awry We soviet people have once again shown that we do not dance to others music Asserting that Kiifsia stood foi peace and was making ardent ef forts to effect rapid termination of the war Molotoff gave no sug gestion that Germany might ex pect military aid from the soviet union The conservatives his speeches shuddered at Boys Find Spooks Are Police Called to Old House by Neighbors DES MOINES high school pupils searching through an abandoned house found spooks not the kind usually asso ciated with such adventure The spooks were policemen called to the liouse by neighbors who saw boards coming off the windows on which they had been nailed The 12 were ordered o appear in juvenile court Votes on Pension Plan No Party Tests Provided By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Scattered city and state elec tions offered no clearcut lest on national issues Tuesday but ref erenda on questions ranging from oldage pensions to parimutuel betting robbed the bal loting of its usual lethargy Interesl ccnlered largely on old ape pension proposals ii California and Ohio The Cali fornia plan would give up to 330 every Thursday to unem ployed persons over SO under a law similar lo one rejected there last year Payments would he made in slate script re deemable after a year pro vided a twocent stamp tax was attached every week The Ohio plan has been advo cated by Herbert S Bigelow Cin cinnati clergyman Itcalls foi pensions supplementing other in come to provide total payments of S50 n month to retired single per sons over ifl and SGO monthly to couples A state income tax and a evy on hiyhpriccd real estate vould finance it Vigorous campaigns were con ducted in both states Opponent have contended that the plan were unworkable and would be a burden on the very people they ire designed to help Proponent responded with intensive radi and massmeeting campaign seeking to get out a large vote A referendum on sanctioning parimuluel betting at race tracks the only statewide questioi before York voters Tin president and Mrs Roosevelt weri at their Hyde Park N Y home to vote in an effort lo dislodge some of the focal republican office holders U S Naval Observation Plane Falls Into Sea HONOLULU A navnl ob servation plane burst into flames in diving practice and crashed into the sea off Barbers point Monday The observer was missing but his companion was saved The plane was from the Aircraft Carrier En terprise New Italian Ambassador to Vatican Is Named ROME AUricri for mer minister of popular culture i Tuesday was ip pointed ambassador o the holv jscc He succeeds Bonifcacio Pig naUiMorano di Custoza 67 i lired Claims of Economic Salvation Face Cries of Dictatorship SAN FRANCISCO JPf Cali iornia voters wrought judgment Tuesday on a comprehensive new ham and egg pension plan the lope of some 400000 organized ildsters and the aversion of many business professional and political groups Claims of economic salvation nn one side and cries of dicta torship on the other slirred the public to what was expected to be a record response at the polls in an offyear election The new plan is something like the one defeated by a narrow mar gin in 1938 but it contains provi sions designed to revise the states economic system For pension money all unemployed persons over oO would be given warrants which would be valid in payment of state taxes and fees but which private business would not be re quired to accept Ham and egg forces reported they had assigned about 55000 persons to Ihc 11210 polling places and the organized opposi tion said it was using about 200 000 There were 3605907 regis tered voters The pension camp unofficially expressed confidence that its forces would win Leaders of the opposition openly said it would carry unless at least 75 per cent of the registrants cast ballots but predicted its crushing defeat in the event of a heavier turnout Al his press conference Hull recalled that Monday he had told the maritime commission there was no question of foreign policy involved in the transfer but that his opinion was given in the ab sence of virtually any of the facts The secretary of stale added that as some of the facts pertain ing to the application the Unit ed States Lines for transfer of registry liacl sincecome to him he did not feel favorably impressed with them The ships consist of all but two of those used in transAtlanlic service by the United States lines If the application is ap proved they would be transferred to a Panamanian corporation would fly the Panama flag and would have no American citizen in their crews Should the ships ever be re turned to United States registry the commission added they could not enter coastwise or intercoastal service The nine vessels are the American S h i p p c r American Banker American Trader Ameri can Traveler American Farmer American Importer American Merchant the President Harding and the President Roosevelt IOWA MERCURY TO TAKE DROP Temperature May Fall lo 20 Degrees in Northwest Part of Stale DES MOINES may drive the mercury down to 20 degrees in northwestern Iowa Tuesday night the weather bu reau warned Tuesday after light rains fell over much of the state Monday afternoon Measurable amounts of rainfall reported lo the bureau were 05 of an inch at Davenport and Charles City 04 at Mason City and 01 of an inch at Des Moincs and Du buquc The burciiu snid skies would be generally fair with slightly cooler readings Tuesday night and colder weather Wednesday The mercury ranged Tuesday from a high of GO degrees at Sioux City to a low Monday night of 32 degrees at Iowa Falls Mason City and Mount Ayr Peace Effort Time Is More Nearly Ripe By MacKEXZlE Associated Press Foreign Editor The offer by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and the king ot the Belgians to act as mediators between Germany and the Anglo French allies isnt entirely unex pected since it has been known that they were awaiting a favor able opportunity to intervene Whether this is the right time remains to be seen but this cer tainly appears to be a more aus picious moment than has arisen heretofore since the outbreak of war The reasons are if It has become increasingly apparent that there is no en thusiasm in any of the beHiff erenl countries for this wajt al though the publics are loyal to their leaders Germany wants peace badly and there arc many who believe Hitler now would be prepared to make concessions The allies also desire peace and it has been noticeable of late that they havent been reiterat ing their early slogan of crush Ilitlerlsm A lot of folk be lieve that they too may be pre pared to give some ground V W The manner in which Moscov has seized the opportunity ii spread communism westward ii Europe and reach for control o small countries has frightejicc many nations Observers generally express the view that even Herr Hitler is gravely worried over the red force which he unleashed when he made his antiaggression pact with the Muscovites OFFER OFFICES N NEGOTIATING CLOSE OF WAR Belgian King Queen of Netherlands Issue Message After Parley Queen Wilhelmina OH the Netherlands and King Leo pold of the Belgians Tuesday announced they are sending messages to Germany Brit ain and Prance jointly offer ing theiigood offices for peace The offer made to the heads of state of the warring powers is as follows an offi cial announcement said In the hour of anxious tension for the world before war in western Europe be gins with full power we are convinced we are obligated to make our voices heard again belligerents declared some lime ago that they are not stand ing obstinately against examina tion of a reasonable and fixed basis of a reasonable peace Wilson Says U S Can Show Way to Peace DES MOINES the event of long continued war Gov George A Wilson lold an American Le gion group here Monday night it would be hard for us to stay out but strict adherence to the prin ciples of our constitution would show the world the way to peace There lias been a growing tendency a in o n g European statesmen to subscribe to the belief that the difficulties of Europe cannot settled suc cessfuHy on the battlefield More and more voices have been raised in support the idea of at least listening lo peace proposals and not tossing them overboard merely because of previous en gagements The Scandinavian countries and Belgium have become more anx ious with each passing day figur ing that disaster would overtake them in one form or another even if they werent pulled into the war Queen Wilhelmina and Kin Leopold would appear to be i such high esteem as to make them acceptable as mediators It may also be interesting to note that the king and queen are impelled not only by the exingen cies of the crisis but by high re ligious motives Prohibition was an issue in where towns of less than 3000 population were electing1 town officials De forces concentrated on candi dates pledged to oppose issu ance of local liquor licenses LOOK FOR INSiDE One of the few contests bearing even remotely on President Roose vclts policies was in Kentucky where Gov Keen Johnson demo crat who succeeded Gov A B Chandler when the latter rcsipned to be appointed to the senate sought election to the office he now holds His republican oppon ent Circuit Judge King Swope criticized the national administra tion in his campaign Tlie only other gubernatorial election was in IMissisippi where Pnul B Johnson democrat was unopposed National alfaivs were men tioned also in Philadelphias mny ovr 1 race Robert C White dctuo cril was opposed by Robert C Lnmbertoii republican who av gucd that a democratic victory rej would diminish the national pres 1 UEC of the republican parly The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day niKht and Wednesday slishtly colder Tuesday night colder MINNESOTA Generally fair and colder Tuesday night and Wednesday Iowa Shippers Forecast for Tuesday Northwest 20 northeast 25 southwest 25 southeast 35 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 46 Monday night Z At 8 a m Tuesday Rain 01 inch YEAR AGO Jlaximum 3 j Minimum i i Prccip I Snow 3 inch 1 Furore in Capital Over Russian Party WASHINGTON since the British embassys royal gar den fete has a capital party cre ated such a furore as Tuesdays 21st anniversary celebration of the Russian revolution at the so viet embassy Last June officials and llieir wives who were not invited lo greet the British monarchs fumed over he omission Tues day congressmen and diplomats invited o help the soviet recep lion worried over whether or not they should attend As the party hour of 5 p m drew near capita social scouts o were divided on the functions ShPPt Kl Pfl hv prospects Some predicted tliit feiv ljllccl5 Uy V persons of importance would at tend Others insisted thai every body wcnild so to sec who stayed away Says F R Most Likely for Nobel Peace Award OSLO Norway ing Nobel prize awards the news paper Tidens Tcgn said Tucsdaj thai if Ihe peace prize is awardcc at all this year it would go U President Roosevelt From vnri ous unimpeachable sources it i learned that there is no reason t doubt that President Rooscvel will be avarded the Nobel peaci prize it it is awarded at all tin newspaper said Certain mem hers of the Nobel committee al ready have started endeavors ii behalf of President Roosevelt a a candidate Iowa Boy Darts Into DYNAMITE BLAST IS FATAL TO 4 1500 Pounds of Explosive Discharged in Plant at Joplin REP JOSEPH W MARTIN Assails Negotiation of Trade Agreements PAGE 2 Showdown Nearer on Paid Grid Performer PAGE 9 men were killed Tuesday when 1500 pounds of dynamite exploded at the duPonl Powder plant near here The dead were Bryan Hough 42 Sylvester E Weiscr 29 Raymond C Allen 32 and Clarence D McCombs 31 Farm Price Index in Iowa Drops 6 Points PAGE S Chased by Sub NEW YORK British steamer Mataroa reported via j Maikwy radio Tuesday that it was being chased by a submarine of j undetermined nationality about 700 miles southeast of Bermuda 1 COUNCIL BLUFFS year old Norman Smith was killc when he was struck by a car darted into the street He was th son of Mr and Mrs Leslie Smith We consider thai in Hie ac ual circumstances it is difficult or the belligerents to seek con act with one another and as he Sovereigns of two neutraL itales liavc good relations with all their neighbors we arc willing to offer our good of fices In case they arc accepted we re willing to use all means vhich the belligerents give us and vlnch we possess to find in the pirit of friendly understanding actors to facilitate an agreement This appears to be our task or the welfare of our peoples and or the whole world We hope our offer will be ac and that in this way the irit ttep will be taken toward permanent The announcement was issued shortly after KJIIR Leopold de parted for lirusscls following a surprise conference with the riuccn which started Monday nighl Identical telegrams were sent to King George VI of Britain Presi dent Albert LeBnin of France and ruchrcr Adolf Hitler of Germany King Leopold and Queen inijiu first offered to mediate he troubled tuircin situation Aug 29 three days before German nvaIod Poland The mediation proposal appar ently was dropped after the war strtoil although as late as Oct 7 informed quarters in the Hague said the offer was still good and both the queen and king were ready to act if called upon German Officials Are Surprised BERLIN Official Germany appeared s o m c w h a t surprised Tuesday by the announcement that King Leopold of the Belgians and Queen Wilhelmina of the Nether lands were making a new peaco overture It was said official reaction would not be given until after a full report was received from the Hague First indication however were that the naxis felt neutral countries missed their big chance to mediate tlie war immediately following Adolf HitlerV rciehstng peace speech of Oct 0 at the close of tile Polish campaign QUEEN WILTfELMIVA KrVG LEOPOLD V
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