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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 29, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON E H S T l E M 0 E P T or t OF S AS r VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PULL LEASED WIHES FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THI BRIGHT JfOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE REDS BREAK RELATIONS WITH FINNS Money Control Demanded By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Senator Alva B Adams of Col orado is not the only solon who has expressed himself in favor of closer congressional control over g o v e r n m ent e x p e nditures However hes a democrat which adds som e w h a t to the significance of his implied suggestion that maybe quite a lew of our na tional execu Senator Adams tive depart ments and pth er agencies have been a bit excessive in their demands lor public money Republican law makers are expected to be criti cal of a democratic administra tions spending It counts more when a democratic legislator hints that he thinks theres been ex travagance on the rjart of a dem ocratic executive regime When an executive outfit lias calculated how much it needs to carry it through an ensuing fis cal year it turns its figures over to the budget bureau The budget hureau in turn having assembled all these estimates refers them to congress request ing corresponding appropriation Suppose the navy department illustratively makes an applica tion lor a financial allowance Its a department which is answerable directly to the white house There lore its presumable that its plea has presidential indorsement The budget bureau likewise is of presi dential creation it isnt a bit like ly to findmuch fault with what has recomnfeh3ed SoJin that form the application goes to congress Its referred to the senate and house naval affairs committees The navy naturally wants all the dough it can get The budget bureau acquiesces The congres sional committees also consist of navy enthusiasts Congress Doesnt Know Thus the item gets to congress substantially as originally called for by the navy department The rankandfile of congress men not knowing anything about the subject vote as per the find ings of the supposed experts Its the same way relative to ail the other executive items To be sure some congressmen liave said that they believed yarious departments were put tins their demands too high Theyve proposes a general re duction of say 10 per cent in all soughtfor appropriations This wouldnt be fair though either Surmise that the navy depart ment has made a ripsnorting high request in comparison with a quite reasonable departmental re quest It wouldnt be on the level to cut the war department at the same rate as the navy All the departments and miscel laneous agencies are mixed up in the same fashion v Congress vs President The theory then as urged by Senator Adams is for congress to up a committee of the mem bers of both houses to consider ALL proposed expenditures of ANY executive origin It should go without saying that this notion is 100 per cent contra white house wishes But it has the support of all re publicans and all antiRoosevel tian democrats Itll be a red hot controversy when congress meets early in 1940 It cant be headed off Theres too much talk about governmental spending Accounting Office It was a movement when the general accounting office was ere ated right after the World war The idea then was to muzzle federal spending It didnt work after the new deal came in On the contrary federal spend ing became rampant You heard a lot about the gen eral accounting office when its ca reer was young Now you hear about as much about it as you do about the fisheries bureau of the agricultural department Even the fisheries bureau is ac cused of asking an excessive al lowance CLAIMS NEW VACCINE BERLIN Carl Prigge of Frankfurt announced Wednes day that he has discovered a new vaccine against dysentery which he claimed neutralizes the dysen tery bacillus POSTPONING OF CIO Union 40 CONCLAVES IS CONSIDERED Republican Leaders Say They Will Not Let F D R Decide WASHINGTON fjf Sugges tions for deferring the 1940 po litical conventions and thereby shortening the presidential cam paign found some favor in both parties Wednesdaybut republi can leaders declared that they would not let President Hoosevelt make the decision Although not espousing the idea at this time the chief ex ecutive was described authorita tively at Warm Springs Ga Tuesday as having discussed with recent visitors the advis ability of putting off both dem ocratic and republican conven tions until July or August They usually are held in June Economy was given as the rea son by some proposing the delay Others held that in these times of international crisis a campaign lasting from July to November would bore the country and get poor results in the summer months Chairman John Hamilton of the republican national committee said in a statement 3Ir Roosevelts deep solici tude about economy in political campaigns is very amusing in view his record Taxpayers might well ivlsh Jie would direct his economy to federal spend ing Hamilton said that the repub licans were interested in a late convention and had been studying the ideaforrniobUVs sothatitwaj not a novel proposal It seems to me he added President Hoosevelt is arrogating to himself a great deal of authori ty when he undertakes to direct when the republican party should hold its national convention Re publicans will not permit him to decree when they shall meet and where On Ihe democratic side Sen ator Harrison of Mississippi a recent white house caller said he was in thorough accord with the idea of holding the con ventions off a little bit He thought it would lie good strate gy for the democrats to defer theirs until September leaving a Wfle more than a month for the dnvcs for votes Republicans like Senator Van dcnbeig of Michigan Senate Leader McNary of Oregon and House Leader Martin of Massa chusetts have favored holding their convention after the demo crats McNary however feels the republicans cannot delay long er than July 15 Chairman Hamilton pointed out that the republican national com mittee would not meet in Decem ber as usual to issue the conven tion call This postponement was interpreted as a further indica tion that the republicans were waiting on the democrats Democratic officials have indi cated that their national commit tee would not be called until after the Jackson day dinner on Jan 8 signalizing the opening of the partys 1940 campaign MRS7SJELCHER RITES FRIDAY Wife of Business Manager of Times Republican Dies MARSHALLTOWN Karl Melcher wife of the business rnanager of the Marshalltown TimesRepublican died at her home Wednesday morning after an illness of several weeks Death was due to nephritis Mrs Melcher was the daughter of Dr and Mrs H C Young and was born at Bloomfield Jan 4 1894 She attended Bloomfield high school and Iowa Wcsleyan college She was married at Bloomfield on Nov 25 1914 Her widower and one son David sur vive The body will be taken to aioomfield where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Burial will be in Bloomfield COST OF LIVING RISES WASHINGTON if An in crease of 36 per cent in the cost of food during the three months ended Sept 15 sent the cost of living for families of wage earners in 32 large cities up 12 per cent for the period Verdict Is Set Aside federal circuit court of appeals Wednes day annulled a federal district court judgment awarded the Apex Hosiery company against the American Federation of Ho siery Workers CIO for damages suffered during a 1937 sitdown strike However the court said it had no doubt hat the union and its president should be compelled in the appropriate forum to answer in damages to the Apex com pany The verdict was returned here last April 3 by a district court jury against branch 1 of the American Federation of Hosiery Workers and its president William Leader Apex officials had charged vio lation of the Sherman and Clayton antitrust act contending inter state commerce was hindered when he strikers were in posses sion of the Philadelphia plant one of the worlds largest hosiery seven weeks in the spring of 1937 The union leaders contended the strike started spon toneously In its opinion Wednesday the circuit court ordered the case re turned to the district court and a verdict directed in favor of the union Texas TwoGun Girl Freed on Charge of Slaying Man Blond Corvine Maddox Admitted Main Street Shooting of Attorney DALLAS Tex Dallas county grand jury Wednesday freed Miss Corinne Maddox Texas twogun girl of charges that she murdered Brooks Coffman With a pistol in each hand Miss Maddox shot down Coffman an attorney on a busy street here last week but the grand jury after investigating murder charges brought against her returned a no bill in the case Miss Maddox is a pretty blond stenograher who once worked in Coffmans office Last May Coff man a married man took her into the country in his automobile and stabbed her when she re fused to run away with him While she lay in a hospital fighting for her life she got a card from Coffman praying for her recovery She got well and she told police she followed Coffman for days with one pistol in her handbag and another in a shoul der holster under her left When the opportunity came she pumped bullets from both guns into Coffman ignoring his pleas for mercy THANKSGIVING WITHOUT SNOW Weatherman Predicts Temperatures to Be Above Freezing DESMOJNES Thanksgiving turkey but no weather bureau declared Wednesday despite cloudy skies and above normal temperatures that sometimes pre sage a snowfall at this season of the year The bureau said all tempera tures Wednesday night will be freezing with light rain expected in the central and east portion of the state Lowest reading in the state Tuesday night was only 31 degrees reported at Sioux City Keokuk and also Sioux City had Tuesday maximum 48 degrees No decided change in tempera ture is expected the bureau said The mercury stood at 44 degrees here at 9 a m There was no precipitation in the immediate 24 hour period making this month one of tht driest Novembers in the weathci bureaus records here The normal for November i 143 inches but so far only 29 of an inch has fallen in Des Moines the bureau said The smallest amount of November precipitation was 05 of an inch recorded in 1904 The bureau said there is a a snow deficiency the normal amount being 3 of an inch to date So far there has been no snow in central Iowa CORINNE MADDOX Warships Airplanes in Battle OSLO T The Norwegian admiralty reported Wednesday a battle was in progress off the west coast just outside terri torial waters i and bombing planes Word of the battle was relayed to the admiralty by a coast guard station at Stada from which the fighting could be seen A station south of Stada re ported heavy gunfire in the en gagement which began about a m a m CST The encounter ended without either side scoring hits that could be seen from the shore Willis Garren Tenth Traffic Victim in 39 Willis Brownie Garren 23 blacksmith died at a local hospital at Wednesday morning from injuries received when the ear he was driving collided with a bridge railing on Twentyfifth street northwest near the Lehigh Port Roosevelt Goes to Asheville to Visit Marvin H Mclntyre WARM SPRINGS Ga President Roosevelt ended a weeks vacation here Wednesday and left by special train for Ashe ville N Car to visit one of his secretaries Marvin H Mclntyre who has been convalescing from a long illness He also planned to see Miss Margaret Durand an other white house employe at Asheville The Weather FORECAST MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thurs day slightly warmer in north west and westcentral Wednes day night and in west and north Thursday IOWA Fair in northwest mostly cloudy in east and south Wednesday night and Thurs day probably light rain in ex treme east and Wednesday nicht in southcentral no decided change in emperaturc IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 44 Minimum in night 30 At 8 a m Wednesday 31 YEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum g By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW SovietFin nish dispute intensified by Russian reports of new frontier clashes Finland frames reply to new soviet note which denounced 1932 nonaggressfon treaty LONDON German raider reported shot down on Northumberland coast says British raid on Borkum is land navel base was beaten off Tuesday but British as sert three German planes were machinegunned PARIS French pafrofs reported active on western front RUSSELL DIES IN CHAIR JAN 5 Oklahoma Robber to Pay With Life for Murder of Salesman CHICAGO Judge Charles L Woodward Wednesday sentenced Jack Russell 39 year old Oklahoma robber to die in the electric chair Jan 5 lor the mur der of William Scott Hamilton a young Arkansas City Kans sales man There was nothing brought out in Russells defense the court ob served that justified leniency The government charged Russell com mitted 10 felonies from the time he escaped from the Oklahoma state penitentiary at McAlester July 11 until he was recaptured July IS The almost nude body of Ham 6 once in the head was ilton sho found in a ditch near Ringwooil 111 July 14 Cerro Gordo Couhty Traffic Victim 10 For 1939 land Cemen plant Sunday afternoon It was Cerro Gordo countys ten t h traffic and thesixth within the lim its Mason City Mr Garren received a skul fracture when the car struck the railing and overturned a number of times before righting itself on its wheels A companion of Gar rens Wayne Nissen 12 Sixtl street southwest escaped with only minor injuries Born March 16 1916 at Rip pey Iowa Mr Garren had made his residence in Mason City at the home of Mr and Mrs B O Kim rey 623 Washington a v e n u southwest for the past three years He was employed by Otto Lind Strom blacksmith With him at the time of hi death were his mother Mrs Fran ccs Giirren father Walter Gar ren one brother Earl Garren of Rippey grandparents Mrs Annie Gilson Des Moines and Mr anc Mrs S D Garren Rippey anc aunts and uncles Mr and Mrs Ben O Kimrey and daughters Mason City Mr and Mrs Orville Gilson and daughters Mason City and Mr and Mrs W H Fleck and son Des Moines A short service will be held at the Memorial chapel of the Ma jor funeral home at 9 oclock Fri day morning with the Rev J Lee Lewis pastor of tlie First Baptist church in charge A service will be held also in Rippey at 3 oclock Friday afternoon Burial will be at Rippey CHRYSLERAUTO DISPUTE ENDED AFTER 54 DAYS Reach Agreement in Longest Costliest Auto Industry Strike DETROIT agreement mdmg the 54dayold Chrysler orporation labor dispute was reached early Wednesday sub ject to ratification by the1 rank and tile of the CIO United Automo bile Workers Union A favorable vote by union lo cals on the terms of the agree ment could start an estimated 150000 workers back to their Jobs Thursday and write finis to the longest and most cosily la bor dispute in the history of the automobile industry Formal announcement of the settlement came at midnight after an allday conference attended by K T Keller Chrysler president Philip Murray national vice presi dent of the CIO James F Dewey federal labor conciliator and othei high officials of the union and corpora lion Union pickets withdrew from the gates ol the Chrysler plants immediately after the settlement was announced and the corpora tion agreed to close the plants ostensibly kept open to any em ployes who wished to work during the course of the order to prevent any last minute con fusion Parties to the dispute hastened to put the agreement into writ ing for distribution to union lo cals Ratification by the locals was considered merely a for mality in view of previous ex periences in the industrys labor joarrels Terms withheld pending union approval but it was reported unofficially that they included a general wage increase of three cents an hour The union originally demanded 10 cents an hour more and later re duced its demand to a fivecents anhour increase V The wage issue had been the principal point blocking a settle ment for more than a week Other disputed points concerning the terms of a new contract had been settled earlier At its outset Hie controversy hinged on a slowdown strike in the Dodge plant n key unit in Chrysler operations The corpora tion charged that workers had cut production speed ns much as 51 per cent by slowing up in theii work with the result that the en tire scheme of assembly lines was disrupted Not until last week was the dis pute given the official status of a strike at the plant Fritz Kahn MOVE COMES AS UNITED STATES OFFERS TO AID Atlantic Guardsmen to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Mess Kits ATLANTIC na tional guardsmen members of company K 168th infantry will eat their Thanksgiving turkey out of mess kits here Thursday The guardsmen began five days of field training here Wednesday After a night of moonlight ma neuvers they will be enteretained at a turkey dinner at the armory but will be required to use the cus tomnry army eating utensils Capt P P Edwards said BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS NAZI PLANE IS BROUGHT DOWN German Craft Over British Coast Shot Down in Air Battle LONDON authori ties announced that a Germar warplane was shot down Wed nesday morning near the Nor thumberland coast When the German craft wa sighted off the coast British com bat planes roared up to meet i and brought it down in a battl fought over the sea the announce ment said No raid warning was sounded Dwellers along the coast lined the shore to watch the combat Northumberland is the north ernmost of Englands east coas counties BULLETIN BULLETIN DES MOINES fed eral grand jury Wednesday in dicted Albert G Schwenkc 36 and his wife Dorothy Jane 2f on a charge of manufacturing possessing and passing counter feit S3 and SZO bills The jury also indicted Charles Bcclcka 28 DCS Moines restau rant worker on a charge of at tempted extortion Bccicka however already has been turned over to Iowa authorities to face murder charges at Iowa City in connection with the slay ing of his aunt and uncle Mr and Mrs George Xovotny at their Shueyville farm home Schwenke and his wife arc Oskaloosa residents Case Sent to Jurors NEW YORK case of ritz Kuhn GermanAmerican und leader charged with grand arceny and forgery went to a ury at p m CST Wednes day Judge lames G Wallace charged the jurors for two hours and 0 minutes and re peatedly instructed them to confine their deliberations to issues involved and to pay no attention to any political im plications in the case The jury went to lunch before beginning deliberations Before beginning his charge Judge Wallace rejected a last minute defense motion by Peter L F Sabbatino for a mistrial on the grounds that the prosecutions summation yesterday distorted the facts of the case Sabbatinos u press and radio comments had been hostile to Kuhn Judge Wallace expressed belief the jury which has not been locked up during the trial would not be influenced by such comments Kuhn is charged with spending of the bunds funds to pay for the moving expenses of Mrs Florence Camp blond divorcee and the golden angel of his love letters and with the larceny o he claims to have paid Jame D C Murray lawyer for lega services to the bund Judge Wallace recalled to the jury that Kuhn bad testified flic bund still owes him S3 000 which he never drew from his monthly account of S300 and also reminded the jurors that the bund leader contended of allbund funds under the leadership Principle The jurors would have to acquit Kuhn on the Camp charges he said if they found as he contend ed he had a right or title to the funds either under the leader ship principle or on the monthly allotment basis to listen to their an important an British Steamer Is Sunk Near England 13 of Crew Killed LONDON 1023ton British steamer Rubislaw sank off the southeast coast of England Tuesday within two minutes nf Icr striking a mine it was an nounced Wednesday Thirteen members of the crew Qjie reported killed Four survivors all injured were rescued by a minesweeper taken to a hospital and Patrol School to Be Held After Holidays DES MOINES high way patrol school to be held for successful applicants for appoint ment to the II vacancies in the pa trol will not be held until after the Christmas holidays Commissioner Karl W predicted Wednesday Safety Fischer LOOK INSIDE FOR NILE KINNICK Iowa Halfback Leads in AllAmerica Selection PAGE D Iowa Corn Crop Is Driest in 12 Years PAGE 8 Deckers to Operate on Capacity Basis PAGE 11 U S Would Mediate as Tension Increases in North Europe Dispute MOSCOW Soviet Russia Wednesday broke off diplomatic relations with Fin and The break in relations came iust as the soviet people were instructed radios for nouncement by Premier Via cheslav Molotov GOOD OFFICES OF U S AUE OFFERED WASHINGTON Secretary Hull made known Wednesday that this govern ment stands ready to extend its good offices for a settle ment of the RussianFinnish dispute In a statement Hull assert ed This government is fol lowing with serious concern the intensification of the Fin nishsoviet dispute It would view with ex treme regret any extension of the present area of war and the consequent further de terioration of international relations Without in any way be coming involved in the merits of the dispute and liiriitihg fts interesnsrtlrrS solution of the dispute by peaceful processes only this government would if agree able to both parties gladly cvtend its good offices The offer was not commun icated to the Russian and Finnish governments but was made known as an outline oE United States policy Officials explained that an offer of good offices was very broad and amounted only to an expression of will ingness to aid in bringing about a peaceful solution FINNISH TROOFS OUDEUED WITHDRAWN ol a peaceful settlement of the RussianFinnish dispute increased Wednesday with receipt oE reports that Finnish troops had been ordered with drawn from the Russian border Helsinki dispatches said Fin nish border patrols had been withdrawn at some points to avoid clashes with the Rus sians It was hoped the issue could be settled by negotiation one unof ficial but wellinformed soviet source said although Russia is al ready so far committed to acqui sition of Finnish territory on lie isthmus t Karelia opposite Len ingrad that she was expected to insist on getting il This informed source said Unit Russia despite the violence of the soviet propaganda campaign at tacking Finland does not want war but rather a resumption of negotiations through which she could win concessions from the Finns The reports of Finnish troop withdrawals came after the soviet government had reported fresh border clashes in which theRed army was said to have repulsed with machineguns Finnish troops attempting to cross the frontier The action left the United States diplomatically in the position ot evincing its readiness to do any thing in its power to avert hostili ties However before any action could be taken a request by one or both of the parties concerned would have to be made The statement was issued soon after the United Stales ambassa dor to Moscow Lawrence Stcin hnrdt had cancelled hunting trip plans in Sweden and prepared to fly to Russia lo resume his post Finland and her population of 3800000 kept calm although it was obvious that the only aid she ivould pet would be moral sympathy from the Scandin avians the allies and Italy tf the weight of Russias 180000 000 population is thrown against her The precaution was taken ot moving Finnish forces in the most dangerous area back about half a mile from the border to lessen the danger of incidents and Finns that their check up showed only that Finnish soldiers fired on   

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