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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1939, Mason City, Iowa H 1ST DEPT ces A A OF tows t NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15 1939 MAJOM CITY THB BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 32 PREDICT FRNOT TO SEEK DELEGATES Sol Bloom Chairman Key Sol Bloom Clicks as Chairman By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Representative Sol Bloom has turned out to be the most active and efficient chairman of the low er congressional chambers tor el gn relations committee that Washington has seen in a gen eration He had more than any other single legisla tor to do with getting Ameri cas neutrality law passed in su bs t a ntially the form that the administra t i o n wanted Pitlman of the corresponding senate committee did his share However Pittman had a comparatively easy job of it At no stage the game was there any question that the up per house on Capitol Hill would give President Roosevelt approxi mately what he was asking for The representatives were consid ered a trifle doubtful Yet Sol got them in line to the tune of a lib eral majority Colorful Personality Hes an interesting character Beginning in life as a poverty stricken newsboy today hes one of the very rich men in congress His committee with foreign af fairs in their present state of dis organization is vital His chair mans quarters are the nobbiest in the Capital building The rank and file of senators and representa lives are housed in their respec tive senate and house buildings but Sols place is right under the dome and the statue of liberty Its a testimonial to the demo cracy of this country to step into the elegance and dignity of his reception room recalling his ori gin as a poor little Jewish news paper vendor Long Time Ambition The suite is swanky but Sol isnt Hes as approachable as a street car conductor He revels in his surroundings Thats one of the likable things about so natural But airy My no Hes as modest and amiable as they make em He went after that foreign rela tions chairmanship long ago I think its because he likes to as sociate with diplomats First he got himself appointed to the com mittee as the juniorcst of ju niors Gradually he worked his way up until he was ranking ma jority member next after Chair man Sam D McReynolds This entitled him to claim the next chairmanship vacancy It isnt an unbreakable rule but its the custom Finally McReynolds died There was a little opposition to Sol to succeed him The objectors con tended that as an exnews kid he hadnt the background to deal with ambassadors and ministers plenipotentiaryThe fact is I be lieve they were jealous of him Well Sol did have the back ground As a millionaire hes been able to travel all over the world Hes done it and hes met and visited with moguls every where Hes met and confabulated with em in a more practical way than anybody else I know of 1 never had much schooling he once told me but Ive had a lot of education Sol Gets the Job He annexed his chairmanship anyway Hes mildly amusing in it be cause very naively he obviously likes it so much At the same time hes a cracking good nego tialor Once I went up to see Sol in New York City between sessions of congress He had an office at the cornei of Broadway and Fortyfirs street The traffic through those streets is awful Come out to lunch with me he said And we started for th reestaurant diagonally across th intersection It looked to me as i we were sure to be hit by autos going one way or the other For heavens sake I cried Lets not do it this way Leave it to me answered Sol At that juncture the traffic cop sighted him Instantly he held up his hand and halted all movemen ot vehicles both ways on both streets We crossed in perfect safety Aint that influence Husband Still Held by Franco FORMONEYLOSS Producer Groups Are Dominated by Radical Influences Is Charge CHICAGO UR Two milk executives Wednesday accused communists of exerting a tre mendous influence to break down the morale of rural people through domination of their pro ducer organizations B F Beach secretary of the Michigan Milk Producers associa tion and Fred Sexauer president of the Dairymens League Coop erative association of New York told the National CoOperative Milk Producers Federation con vention that radical influence is active throughout the producing area Michigan farmers have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of the radicals activi ties Beach said The radicals work by infiltra tion into established producer groups and by establishment of opposition groups Sexauer said They wait until difficulties face farmers then inflame the farmers to do something about the situation but never have a plan of operation Seldom do the larm leaders of these seemingly spontaneous strike moves realize that behind the scenes their actions are being dominated by communist influ ences he said Beach asserted that in Michi gan one of the radicals organis ers definitely stated a brancli pro ducer organization should be taken over or wrecked Charles Holman secretary of the national organization at tacked the U S trade agree ment program and its effect on American agriculture Deep resentment exists in many farm regions over the fact that the types of commodities on which domestic duties are lowered appear to be produced principally by farmers and unorganized la bor he said Holman said powerful legisla tive influence would be brought at the next session of congress to prohibit importation of competi tive products where such prod ucts are produced under sub standard labor conditions low enough to permit their entry into the United States at less than the American cost of production He warned the 300 delegates against a proposed trade agree ment with Argentina carrying provisions for a cut in duties on casein Such a compact would serious ly cripple this rapidly expanding domestic industry and destroy this means of obtaining some price return for skim milk he said By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS H O N G K 0 N nese landing forces near Pakhoi start new South China offensive HELSINKI Fin lands delegates r e t u r n from Moscow without agreement on Russian ter ritorial demands z e c h stu dents dispersed after dem onstration against German protectorate government PARIS French report reduced activity on wes tern front which Germans say sank 26000 tons of enemy ship ping reaches port with prize vessel EARTHQUAKE IN EAST PHILADELPHIA ten second earthquake shook the east ern seaboard from Baltimore to Trenton N J Tuesday night but apparently caused no serious in juries or property damage Mrs Edith Rogers Dahl is shown as she arrived in Boston on the V S liner Exochorda after a fruitless effort to free her aviator husband held cap tive by Franco forces in Spain While in Europe she appeared in Paris as a violinist and singer SEEK BODIES OF HUNDREDS 500 to 800 Persons Estimated Victims of Venezuela Fire CARACAS Venezuela Volunteer workers searched LIKC Maraeaibo Wednesday for he bodies of 500 to 800 persons csli ln wmc mated to have died in a fire which rial faces the ment on an eas Airplanes brought scores of doctors and nurses to aid in the relief wrok while additional first aid parlies and supplies were rushed by boat from the other side of the miles away Na tional guard detachments took over the task of maintaining or der President Eleazar Lopez Con treras who decreed three days of mourning throughout the nation raised a relief fund of 3110050 which was swelled by subscrip tions taken up in many Venezue lan towns and cities Several years ago the Venezue lan government with the assis tance of the foreign oil companies built a new village called Ciudad Ojeda to replace the flimsy oil soaked Lagunillas However in spite of he fact that natives were supplied at the new town with free water gas and light service they did not like it and failed to move in in great numbers Recovery ot the bodies of the victims many of whom were be lieved to have been children was hindered by the debris which cov ered the water Approximately 100 bodies had been recovered last night and authorities could only guess at the number still lying beneath the wreckage Hundreds of weeping survivors who lost relatives in the holocaust lined the shores as the search pro gressed The cause of the fire under in vestigation by a special commis sion composed of three cabinet ministers remained uncertain out was generally attributed to tne explosion of a kerosene lamp in one of the shacks Jeffersonian Views Praised by Roosevelt President Speaks at Ceremony in Tribute to Thomas Jefferson WASHINGTON President Roosevelt laying the cornerstone of a memorial to Thomas Jeffer son declared Wednesday that the marble pantheon will symbolize the third presidents philosophy of security for the na tion security for the individual and national unity Formally marking the begin iiiE of construction of the me morial on the bank of lie tidal basin Mr Roosevelt said it in dicated the everpresent vitality of Jeffersons type of Ameri canism V He lived as we live in he midst of a struggle between rule by the selfappointed few and rule by the franchise and approval of the many Mr Roosevelt said He believed as we do that the aver age opinion of mankind is in the long run superior to the dictates of the selfchosen Durins all the years that have followed Thomas Jeffer son the United States has ex panded his philosophy into a greater achievement of security of the nation security of the in dividual and national unity than in any other part of the world It may be that the conflict be tween the two forms of philosophy will continue for centuries to come but we in the United States are more than ever satisfied with the republican form of govern ment based on regularly occurring opportunities to our citizens to choose their leaders for them selves Mr Roosevelt ignored tiie con troversy that led a group of Wash mgton club women last year to chain themselves to trees on the bank the lidal basin in protest against the site selected for the memorial In breaking ground for the me morial last year Mr Rooseve Declare Communists Demoralized Farmers 3RD TERM TALK OFFICER ADMITS R REVIVED IN VAN KILLING MAYOR OF CITY IN EAST MILK OFFICIALS FLAY RADICALS ooseve defended selection of the site as logical since the new memoria will give the capital a double axis in which the Lincoln memo swept the oil town of Lagunillas ment on an eastwest axi inr tv a village of wooden shacks perched Jefferson memorial will face th on stilts at the waters edge white house on a line rimnin While the searchers paddled north and south through floating debris all that re mained of the shanty town which housed 2500 natives emplo3ed in the great oil fields government mobilized its sources to aid the survivors Smashed Bolt Only Clue in Derailment of Santa Fe Chief BATON N Mex Fe railway officials Wednesday scru Patrolman Surrenders After Shooting Two Think Politics Cause LONG BEACH N Y Police announced Wednesday that Mayor Louis F Edwards had been killed and his bodyguard critically wounded by a member of his own police force who sur rendered voluntarily at headquar ters In what appeared to be the aftcrmath of a departmental political fight Patrolman Alvin Dooley admitted police said that he fired five shots at the mayor and Defective James Walsh as they stood on the steps of Edwards house Wednesday morningv Then Police Chief Edward Agnew said Dooley walked calmly to the police station sur rendered and confessed to the double shooting Edwards 47 died 30 minutes after he fell to the steps with three bullets in his side Walsh taken to Long Beach hospital with his chief was in a very very critical condition from a wound in his left kidney Agnew said that the shooting occurred almost at the moment Dooley had arrived at his post a police booth in front of the mayors home The policeman was starifling before tho Ed wards home Agnew said when the mayor and his bodyguard came out the front door and prepared to go to city JjaJI Hello AI the mayor was quoted as greeting Dooley In reply the police chief said Dooley drew his service revolver and fired one shot Mayor Ed wards fell and Dooleys gun pumped two more shots into his body The police chief said that as Walsh reached for his own gun lie was struck down by two shots Dooley was removed under heavy guard to Mincola A crowd police heat threateningly suspect appea a score of police Hang him and lets get him some in the crowd shouted but none made i move toward the guarded man Authorities pointed to a recent department election involving the mayor Dooley and Walsh as a possible clue v mm mm NUYS QUESTION It is hot all work for German prisoners of war in British eamns Here is a group identified by Hie prisoner of war mark on their backs watchingother prisoners play a game of ToofUall These men are held somewhere in England BUYS SFENCER PLANT WASHINGTON Peo ples Natural Gas company was granted permission by the Securi ties commission to acquire a buT tane gas plant and distribution a OT t to the wreck of the Chief as it pulled into the yards Tuesday A steward was the only one in The smashed bolt was found by wrecking crews near where the locomotive left the tracks The engine turned on its side dragging two baggage cars off the tracks The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday slightly cooler in northwest portion Wednesday MINNESOTA Fair Wednes day night and Thursday slight ly colder in extreme southwest portion Wednesday night some what colder Thursday in ex treme north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 68 Minimum in Nighl 39 At 8 a in Wednesday V YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum jj CHRYSLER FIRM PLANTS OPENED BacktoWork Move Sponsored by A F L Branch of U A W DETROIT Chrysler in front ot corporation opened its plants Wed shouted nesday for a backtowork move mgiy when tiie murder ment sponsored by the American appeared surrounded by Federation of Labor branch of the United Automobile Workers President Homer Martin of UAWAFL ordered our people and all Chrysler workers to re turn to work at once and he asked the corporation to open its closed plants to receive them The cor poration complied and a spokes man said any employe could re turn to work CORN LOAN RATE IS 57C BUSHEL DES MOINES AAA officials said the Washington D C office Wednesday afternoon advised them the loan rate on 1939 corn has been set at 57 cents a bushel the same as last years AAA cooperators who kept within their corn acreage allot ment this year are eligible to ob tain the loans the officials ex plained Approximately R5 per cent of the farmers in the stale who farm about 90 per cent of the land arc eligible to obtain Ihe loans they estimated Iowas 1D39 corn crop is the sec ond largest in history Officials said farmers repealed TO per cent of the 130000 000 bushels on which they obtained 1938 corn loans BUVS TRUCKTRAILERS DES MOINES C wh h vvcre so large ulalions was approved stale executive council reg He Ate the Straw Hat SANTA MARIA Cal Instructor Har old Burum offered to eat his hat if his students ever got the high school paper out on time The students did it and called on Burum to down the straw topper They forgot that IIR was a chemistry teacher too He icpcted a brew that reduced the straw t consistency spread it on crackers and ate it center in Spencer Iowa for 565 iulSO1 Jlfi a Chemistry teacher too He me district here Tucs ooo The property now is operated concocted a brew that reduced the straw to sandwichsmcad night Fircmen ilom Castana by the skeigas company consistency spread it on crackers and ate it ioincd in Democrat of Indiana Says F D R Should Make Intention Known It Was Triplets So the Physician Said No Charge SEDALIA Mo Elmci Coon saved money by having triplets instead of just one child When she went to the hospital Dr A L Walters loki her if ahe had twins he would not charge for the second baby if triplets he would make no charge at all if quadruplets he would pay the assistants Too and if quintuplets Ihey would split the pot on whatever the babies earned from photographs and advertising Composer Straus Is Made French Citizen PARIS Oscar Straus composer of Thn Choc wishes olatc Soldier and other operettas lias been granted French citizen Thc plants were closed Oct G shI l disclosed Wednesday following a dispute between the I Straus 69 years old has lived in corporation and the Congress of Paris for several years Industrial Organizations branch oC the union The corporation charged that it was forced to close the plants by a slowdown strike which crippled production The union said Ihe plants were closed by n lockout of workers Approximately 60000 men have been made idle by the dispute which in addition to the Chrys ler plants closed the plant of the Briggs Manufacturing company which rnakes bodies for Chrysler The national labor relations board had polled all Chrysler employes on their choice of unions and Martins branch oE the auto work ers got only 4673 votes In a telegram to President R T Thomas of the UAWCIO Mar tin said that since the CIO umon contended it was not conducting a strike we demand that you withdraw all pickets and that in timidation cease strong arm squads be disbanded and that the workers be permitted to return to their jobs without molestation Thomas said the backtowork movement show what we have been contending That the Chrysler corporation is locking the men out refusing to supply Hit IlJtJtl UUL by the them with work Damage in Blaze at Castana CASTANA of unde termined origin caused an esti mated worth of damage when it destroyed the E E Shea General store the Nelson hard ware store and the Moss cafe in the business district here Tues night Firemen from Castana wa and Mapli fighting the blaze LOOK INSIDE FOR WASHINGTON ligh in democratic party councils predicted Wednesday that Presi lent Roosevelt would make no iglit for democratic convention delegates in preferential primar ies next spring They expressed ihe opinion thai even if Mr Kooscvelt in tended o run for a hird term he would not authorize use ot his name on the primary bal lots in states requiring candi dates consent Instead they predicted he would rely on uninstructed dele Sates and on his chances of pick ing up delegations from slates pledged to other candidates after they had recorded their primary direcled preferences in initial vot ing at the convention Mr Roosevelt once more de clined to shed any light Tuesday on Ins third term intentions At the white house press conference a reporter mentioned the week end announcement that Vice President Garners name would go before the democratic conven tion Does thai cliansc your plans in any way Ircsfdcnt he asked The president smiled and told his questioner not to be so subtle Senator Van Nuys Dlnd told reporters Wednesday that he thought Mr Roosevelt should state immediately whether he in tended to run again The next election is going to be crucial Van Nuys said and the parly and public are entilled to tins information so that they can wcijjh the several candidates and pick Ihe best man in the event President Roosevelt de clares he will not run An avowed opponent of third term Van Nuys coupled his com ments with a declaration that any presidential attempt to designate must legislation in the 1HO ongrcss would meet strong op position from n group ot senate democrats often at odds with the new deal It was learned on good author ity that a fellow Indianan ot Van V McNutt federal security administrator would try to win democratic convention delegates in many of the 12 states which use the primary syslem The only states omitted it was said reliably would be ones where a bitter contest with a fav orite son might result or where other unfavorable circumstances prevailed Friends of McNutt reiterated that his candidacy was contingent on Mr Roosevelts intentions and that the security administrator would leive tiie race it the clcnt entered it In contrast K B Germany campaign manager for Vice Presi dent Garner lias declared that the latlor is in the presidential race to win The earliest of Ihe presidential primaries is scheduled in New Hampshire the second Tuesday in March Since the names ot presi dential candidates do not havc lo appear on the ballots there he significance of this voting may not be so apparent CVRENUS COLE Retired Legislator From Iowa Succumbs PAGE 2 Nazis Told Clear Out Before Stalin Prague Comes in PRAGUE and fen ces in sections of the city inhabited by Germans were plastered night with thousands of small placards bearing the hammer and sickle emblem of Russia and ad vising Germans to clear out be fore Stalin comes Squads of stoim troopers were mobilized at dawn lo remove Ihc posters before the public could ice thorn Eddie Anderson Named Coach of Week Choice Prolonged Drought Reported in Iowa PACK P Four British Sailors Thought Lost Rescued LONDON admiralty announced Wednesday that four of six men previously reported missing from an unnamed British destroyer sunk by a German mine nov arc known to have been saved A fifiii was reported in a ios til with serious injuries The revised casualty list in ruidcs oic dead one aiu In wounded
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