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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1939, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Iowa weather considerable cloudiness sunday and monday rising temperature sunday and in Central and East monday. Volume 57�?number 69. Of a i Iowa interests first City final 8 cents in City. It cents on trains. Cedar rapids. Iowa sunday. March 19, 1939.associated press United press International news current comment o by Verne Marshall. Be week old is a letter from a level headed member who writes that he is a proud of the seventy sixth Congress and its j showing of Calm deliberation and balanced judgment in the midst i of exciting headlines and inciting speeches by various spokesmen i of the National j the excitement and incitement have gathered intensity since that letter was written. Having previously told Hitler i what it thinks of him. The admin is ration repeats itself. And the Treasury explains that it acts on advice of attorney general Mur j Phy when it announces penalty duties Are to be imposed on German imports. Whoever advised Murphy is not publicly identified. But there is Only one Man in Washington who could have i issued authoritative orders that such a grave step be taken. A it is especially annoying to them most congressmen to have Roosevelt create so much excitement during the time International affairs Are so unstable continues the letter. A but it is my own belief that this Congress is. So opposed to War that it will take a tremendous amount of bungling by Roosevelt and his lieutenants to create a situation that will induce Congress to declare a War of any kind one Hopes this opinion is justified. Continuing a we have one Factor today that was not Here in 1915-17, namely a Large bloc of nazis recall British envoy Stra Toliner crashes dead Fanfer by Tain _ a seek to enl two ditch air officials on wrecked ship predict repercussions plane on test trip represented u. S. Leadership bid. Seattle. Wash. Ins a giving a tragic setback to aviation a new Era. The huge Boeing Stra Toliner americans newest and most daringly designed air transport built at a Cost of $500,000, crashed to Earth saturday afternoon War experienced men in Congress. Who know what War is and who i carrying two dutch air off Are determined not to Send then cd at Boer no 0ffj_ own boys into a is Luau on similar i. To the ones these veterans con vials ,0 their deaths. Komors fronted in 1917. Most of these con of possible sabotage were Gressmen with War experience j now have sons or nephews of military age. And will not be easily kidded into declaring a foolish and unnecessary War. Some of the most inflammatory speeches i have heard in Congress have been made by men who never had War a world War Veteran himself this congressman says there is no real opposition to the National defense program support for which is a strictly nonpartisan Quot but he fears that the administration May use that program in trying to promote a a state of Congress will a see to it that troops in the next War Are forced to Drill with airways and Twa embodied no Dummy rifles and Fly in egg crate military secrets it was of new air planes a but it Isnit knowingly and most Radical design rear going to equip Uncle Sam for an j setting America s latest ambitious aggressive War on foreign soil. Bid to keep her leadership in Avia a old timers Here in Congress j Hon. It had not yet been licensed possible repercussions were seen in the presence aboard the ill fated Craft of a. G. Baum Bauer. Aeronautic official of the dutch government and p. Guil Onard. Believed to he an executive of the big dutch airline. Kem their presence on the experimental flight not revealed until some time after the crash recalled the recent furore Over the revelation that a French air official was aboard a test plane designed for the . That crashed in Southern California. Although the Stra Toliner. One of six being built for pan american claim Mountain Tarzan penned in ranch House Powell. Wye. Up a a posse of 50 heavily armed men surrounded an isolated ranch House saturday night where they believed they had trapped Earl Durand fugitive who eats his meat raw and drinks his liquor straight. The ranch House w the Home of Ryone Knopp described by officers As the Only close Friend of Durand who fled into the mountains after killing undersheriff d. M. Baker and town marshal Charles e. Lewis thursday night during a jail break. Posse men who had searched the trackless Bea tooth Range for two Days without sighting the fugitive known to Mountain Folk As a Tarzan of the Teton mountains a converged on the Knopp House when it was Learned that Knopp had purchased Rifle shells and a Hunting knife Here Friday. None of the Well armed officers dared enter the ranch House to see if Durand actually was hiding there. Sheriff Don Harmsen refused to permit his men to go w within 200 Yards of the House. It was possible the posse might attempt to starve Durand into the open. Uppermost in the minds of the posse men was Durand s ability with a Rifle. He fired three shots thursday night. Two shots struck Lewis and one hit Baker. Both fell mortally wounded. Durand w As known to be armed with two Long Range Hunting rifles. He had no supplies but those who knew him said that even on casual Hunting trips he ate raw meat and slept in caves. Both republicans and democrats have told me that the seventy sixth contains fewer radicals of All kinds than in any Congress of the past ten years. And i am glad i to add to their comment that i have been pleasantly surprised by the studious and conscientious application and the Coonhead Edness j ived a of the membership. The High by the government. Mystery was injected into the foreigners presence aboard the Stra Toliner with the revelation saturday night that they were visiting the coast secretly. E. A. Van Der spec dutch Consul at Seattle said he had re letter from a or. Van Baumbauer. A brother of the vie Caliper of the great in Jori x y. Datil feb from am St a. Makes me feel proud of the Anvi j _ Ege of serving with them a. May he never be disillusioned. A decisive step for More effective social welfare work Here is the employment by the chamber of Commerce of an executive Secretary for its v Elfare Bureau. One of the first cities in which Community Chest supervision was undertaken by a chamber of commers Cedar rapids goes the rest o the Way when it engages an experienced social welfare administrator to assume responsibilities that cannot be delegated successfully to Volunteer civic workers however Loyal they May be. Coordination and rationalization of the character build my and other activities of agencies included in tie Community Chest is a prime Esa tial. The welfare Bureau has performed faithfully and Well Over a Long period. But the pressure under which the agencies it assists have operated in the last decade continues to increase and with it the need for Headquarters administrative technique such As mrs. Carl Kirwin brings to the newly created office of Secretary. \ advocacy by father cough a Lin of just enough inflation to provide new currency with which the wages of Federal employees might be paid has resulted i in renewed activity by those who think printing press Money should be substituted for interest bearing government Bonds. Such Money say the inflation lists is just another Token of Treasury indebtedness and it could not be controlled by the Bankers More pointedly by the Federal Reserve system. Congress should take control of the monetary system and so on. Any editor would give a Good Deal for a simple explanation in words of few syllables of the inevitable failure of inflation to accomplish what its proponents claim it can do. They say that what we need is enough currency in circulation to support the total of business we desire. This is indubitably True. And we have enough currency to do exactly that As was proved in the 20s. The Treasury reports even More currency in circulation now than then and there is More available credit. Unfortunately Hie Treasury can to keep Money moving when its owners Are afraid to spend or invest it. What we need is not More Money but greater incentive for its use by those who have it. Wife stricken. Seattle. Wash. Apr mrs. Ralph l. Ram of Seabury. Was rushed to a Hospital saturday when she collapsed after learning of her Hus a hand s death in the crash of a 33-passenger air plane near Alder Mash. Friends said mrs. Ram. A native of Davenport. La., was an expectant Mother and they feared the Shock might prove fatal. Benes broadcast will give inside Story of intrigue dam. The doctor wrote that his brother and c. A. F. Falken Hauer assistant inspector of the government airworthiness Board. Were leaving for Santa Monica calif., to visit the Douglas aircraft Plant a on an important government started Senate probe. It was on a test trip from the Douglas Plant that the plane carrying the French official crashed several months ago precipitating a Senate investigation of the Sale of american secrets to foreign governments. The duty i Consul said the men apparently were making a secret visit to the coast that they had not visited him and that he had continued on Page 2. This Sec crash victim son of publisher of Davenport paper Chicago ins a the inside Story of so called a International intrigue which led to the extinction of Czechoslovakia will be revealed sunday on a National radio broadcast by or. Eduard Benes former president of the dismembered Republic. At or. Benesz hotel it was Learned saturday night that he will discuss intimate details which he is said not to have disclosed previously even to president Roosevelt or the league of nations. Ile will speak Over we a in Chicago on the University of Chicago round table program at 11 30 . Cost. The talk will be carried on Abc. Or. Benes refused saturday to be interviewed on report from los Angeles that he intends shortly to proclaim a provisional government for his country in the United states. Associates said they knew nothing of such plans but admitted or. Benes w Ould Confer with Jan Masaryk son of the first president of the re pubic w to saturday suddenly cancelled All his speaking engagements on the wrest coast and prepared to return to London. Masaryk former diplomatic representative of the czechoslovakian Republic in London was named in dispatches from los Angeles As one of the Central figures in the movement to carry on the fight to perpetuate the Republic. Charges Lewis proposal Shaf of red party Al official Frey in statement communists offered Unity plan two years ago. Washington an Al official charged bluntly saturday night that the labor Unity proposal advanced by John l. Lewis was that advocated by the communist party. In a statement. John p. Frey president of the afle Metal trades division described As a a identical Lewis proposal and one he said the communist party advanced two years ago. He referred to the suggestion from Lewis head of the Cio that the Al Cio and Railroad brotherhoods unite in a National labor federation. Lewis made his proposal immediately after the first Al Cio peace conference at the White House recently. Already rejected. Al leaders already have rejected Lewis suggestion calling it a a impractical and one which offered no possible solution of the problems arising from the conflict Between Cio and Al. Although Lew a proposal technically still is on the Agenda of the Al Cio peace committee the federation s weekly news service published saturday a statement from the Al negotiators which said. A we Are confirmed in the conviction earlier expressed that the Lewis plan offered no solution. This statement added that the proposal a bears All the earmarks of the Type of a United front which does not unite but Frev who appeared before the Dies committee investigating in american activities last year and charged communists had gained footholds in Many Cio unions said in his statement a one of the most serious problems presented by the Cio has been the infiltration of communism communist policy and communist tactics and the control secured in Many local unions and National organizations affiliated with the Cio. A it will not make the problem of Unity Between the Al and the Cio easier to solve when it continued on Page 2, this sect soviet forces said to to massed ready to assist Roumania London ins a soviet Russia has More than 1.000 air planes and at least 500.000 men massed within striking distance of the romanian Frontier it was Learned saturday night by Telephone from an unimpeachable source in Moscow. The soviet Union according to this source will undoubtedly assist Roumania if great Britain and France go to her defense against Germany. Indeed it was deemed possible that Russia might Aid the romanians in any event. The Moscow source pointed out that the fisheries dispute with Japan in which the russians have sought to be conciliatory is Likely to come to a head within the coming month. Believing that a japanese invasion of Siberia is improbable the russians Are said to be pressing strongly for a showdown on the Assumption that the nazi expansionist movement can be stopped Only if it is stopped quickly. Phone to link priest ordained in Rome and family in Iowa City specie to the Gazette. Iowa City an Iowa City to Rome Telephone Call sunday morning will connect the Toomey family of Iowa City with their son and brother . Who was ordained into the Priesthood of the roman Catholic Church in Rome at Midnight saturday Iowa time. The priest will talk with his father d. C. Toome his sister Margaret his Brothers Newman and Paul Paul s wife and their son. Reed. All the members of the family have been pondering Over what to say during the three minute conversation. Two and one half year old Reed who has never seen his Uncle has been highly excited about it All week. Rehearsing Over and Over again his contribution a hello Emmett Durn Home see Reed the Rev. Or. Toomey has been studying in Rome the last four years. He w As a member of the first class ordained under the new Pope. Daylight prowlers make haul in Home Mir rapid Newt another House prowling Job netted the prowler a Good haul in Broad Daylight according to a report filed with police late saturday by mrs. Lewis Smith 430 seventh Street be. A purse containing $4.90 in change and a Gold Cross set with sapphires and valued at $20. Was taken from the Smith residence Between 3 and 4 ., the report said. The House was entered through an unlocked door. Temperature stays below freezing Cedar rapid new a temperatures in Cedar rapids were boosted rapidly saturday by a warming Sun. From a Low of 6 degrees above Zero registered at 7 ., the Mercury shoved up toward the freezing Point but without. Quite reaching it. The High Mark of 31 was recorded at 5 30 pm., after which the Days graph turned downward again. It was at 24 degrees at Midnight but at i . Sunday had risen to 25. Says Benes will Forjin czech govt. Los Angeles apr or. Felix b. Janovsky czechoslovak Consul Here said saturday Eduard Benes former president of his country shortly would announce the formation of a provisional government in the United states. Davenport. La. Apr Ralph l. Cram. Chief flight Engineer for the Boeing company killed saturday in a plane crash at Alder wash., we As the son of Ralph w. Cram editor and publisher of the Davenport Democrat. He was born in Davenport nov. It. 1906. Graduating from Davenport High school in the class of 1925, he spent three years in engineering at Ames and completed his education at new York University in 1929. Immediately on graduation he entered the employ of the Boeing company with which concern his Rise had been rapid. He was credited with being one of the principal designers of the famous Clipper and was looked on by the company As one of its most promising engineers. His survivors include his wife the former Doris Archibald of Davenport a son Ralph Archibald cram. 8 his parents and three Sisters. Indict 6 in Piot to intimidate editor Mobile Ala. Apr six persons including assistant county solicitor Bart b. Chamberlain jr., were indicted saturday by a Federal grand jury on chains of conspiracy to intimidate Henry p. Ewald former editor of the Mobile press Register. Chamberlain was arrested by u. S. Deputy marshal Stanley Fountain. The others indicted Weri Sam Powe Mobile political figure his brother. John Powe Peter v. Crolich Saloon operator and George and Miriam Mckenzie. The latter five were Ai rested after Ewald was trapped in a House Here on the night of february 14. Beaten and Blac jacked. District attorney Francis h. Inge charged Ewald was beaten in an attempt to halt the press registers expose of the lottery Racket Here. Ewald resigned after the incident and left town. Chicago up a weather Outlook for the period March 20 to 25. For the upper Mississippi Valley not much precipitation indicated temperatures mostly near or above Normal. Czech Independence spark kept alive in Washington by scrappy sol dict toy Washington up a the Flag of Czechoslovakia flew Over a White Stone building on diplomatic Row saturday although the democracy the Banner represents had been obliterated by Adolf hider s nazi Germany. The spark of czech Independence and democracy was kept alive by Vladimir Hurban a hard bitten Soldier Diplomat who defied the might of Hitler and refused to surrender the legation of die now non existent czechoslovak nation. Hurban and his fellow czech patriots apparently hoped that if the spark of Independence can be maintained in the legation future events May develop that will permit resurgence of the czech government in a manner similar to its creation in Post War realignments of Europe. Hurban 56-year-old former Soldier. Has fought for czech Independence almost since he was old enough to shoulder a Rifle. His Grandfather and great Grandfather set the precedent for that struggle helping to Lead the move among their neighbors in the carpathians for Independence from the haps Burg Rule of Austria. Hurban was acting in character when he refused to surrender his embassy to Germany at demand of German representatives. The legation is Large it is a $100,000 building and turbans source of funds was Cut off when Germany took Over his country. But he is determined to keep the legation open. He tightened his Belt and repeated an adage of his country a poor people he said a Cook with diplomats of unnamed nations Large and Small telephoned or visited him saturday to wish him Well in his defiant stand. The legation would not divulge names but indicated turbans pleasure at evidence of continued Friendship from the Large Washington diplomatic corps. For the present at least his clash with the German government seemed suspended with Victory his. Officials at the German embassy who asked him thursday on instruction from Berlin to turn Over his affairs were not disposed to press the matter immediately. Pittman a Biel to ask end of neutrality act would permit u. S. To sell on Cash carry basis to any state engaged in War. Washington a chairman key Pittman of the Senate foreign relations committee announced saturday night that he will introduce a Bill monday to repeal the neutrality Law and substitute a statute permitting the United states to sell munitions on a strictly a Cash and carry basis to any nation engaged in a declared or undeclared conflict. Pittman said the Bill is not designed to Aid any specific nation. But admitted the a Cash and carry provisions would react favourably to the two great european democracies great Britain and France. Since franc and England control the Atlantic shipping lanes they would have ready Access to american resources in event of War. A i should say the act would put Britain in a better position a Pittman said a but it is not part of any a Stop Hitler a insisting the Bill represents his own views rather than those of the administration for whom he Speaks on foreign policy in the Senate Pittman said he will present the measure to the foreign relations committee wednesday with a request for action. Editors note it was reported from London that Britain and France expect a United states to assist with materials equipment and even credits in ease of War. But that there was no Hope that american troops would be sent across the Atlantic follows f. D. R. Suggestion. Pittman s announcement followed by Only one Day president Roosevelt a suggested revision of the neutrality Law at a press conference. It coincided with growing congressional sentiment for review of the neutrality act and acceleration of action on president Roosev a $1,700,000,000 emergency defense program. Pittman a Resolution would repeal All existing neutrality acts and substitute a broader program that we Ould leave this country a Export Field wide open in time of declared or undeclared conflict. The Only restriction would be the t All transactions were handled a a Cash and carry if enacted it would automatically be invoked in the conflict Between Japan and China Pittman said because it would remove the presidents authority to declare the existence of a a state of War and would substitute language Reading a within thirty Days after the outbreak of declared or undeclared conflict Between foreign states the president shall Issue a proclamation naming the states involved and shall from time to time. By proclamation name other states As and when they become involved in the armed after the issuance of such a proclamation the a Cash and car continued on Page 2, this Sec St Aid of Russia bulletin London in a great Britain was understood saturday night to have decided to consult France the United states soviet Russia and the British dominions on a United front against Germany so March to the East Paris apr the chamber of deputies voted Premier edouard Daladier unprecedented dictatorial Powers saturday night As informed quarters disclosed a French British move to enlist soviet Russia s Aid in a triple front against German economic pressure on Roumania. The sweeping decree Powers Daladier demanded to enable France to move As fast As the dictatorships passed by a vote of Carol in Appeal London up a the sunday dispatch reported saturday night that King Carol of Roumania made a personal Appeal to King George i after Germany demanded that Roumania submit to nazi economic control. The newspaper also asserted that it was understood Britain would be prepared to Aid Roumania in event of German aggression against that nation. 321 to 264 in the chamber. Senate approval at sundays session was considered a foregone conclusion. Editor s note it was rumoured in London that soviet Russia has troops massed within striking distance of the romanian Frontier and is prepared to assist Roumania if France and Britain go to her Roumania said against Germany in another move to put the nations defences in order the Premier called an emergency Cabinet session for sunday at which members of parliament said he would ask approval of decrees calling to the colors specialists from a number of military service classes. The British Cabinet had hem an emergency meeting saturday. No official announcement followed the British meeting but it was stated authoritatively that the session dealt with a request from Roumania for a statement of continued on Page 2, this sect wont accept denunciations of czech Cour Hitler declares London French objections Lack a every basis panic assails neighbors. Crisis Al a glance mrs. Edward Edinger Dies at fort Worth Cedar rapids new. Mrs. Edward Edinger a lifelong resident of Cedar rapids died at fort Worth tex., at 8 30 pm. Saturday according to we Ord received in Cedar rapids late saturday night. She is survived by a son Edward Edinger of Bedford ind., and a daughter. Mrs. E. Glenn doweling of Cedar rapids. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Bad feeling starts with peace Parley that instill ideas by author a a big Quot bae. There a a lot of bad feeling in this world and its As Mutual As Ham and Beans. It starts with those peace conferences where they think up a lot of things they wont do to each other. One country my to another country a i wont do this to you of you won t do that to then they both go out and do them. By the United Freaa. Washington a state department to Send note to Germany protesting aggression. Treasury orders penalty duties applied on German imported goods. Mail service to former Czechoslovakia suspended. Senator Pittman to ask repeal of neutrality act. London Britain seeks to rally a United front against Germany so a illegal seizure of Czechoslovakia and the expected italian bid for greater Power in the Mediterranean. Tile Cabinet meets to map plans. Britain protests to Germany. Refusing to recognize the annexation of Bohemia and Moravia. King Carol of Roumania reportedly appeals to King George against nazi threat to Roumania. Paris a chamber of deputies Grants Premier edouard Daladier Power of dictator to Speed French War preparations which May include mobilization of specialized troops if conditions warrant. French ambassador to Berlin called Home. France joins Britain in refusal to recognize German conquests consults with soviet Russia. Berlins nazis recall ambassador to London and defy British French protests against annexation of Czechoslovakia which is defended As warranted by conditions. Prepare great triumphal Welcome for Adolf Hitler who is expected to deliver in important declaration to Reich Stag next week. Bucharest a romanian troops massed in Transylvania at wartime strength. Government denies London statements that Germany demanded economic control of Roumania but foreign sources insist ultimatum was delivered to Bucharest and rejected. Population alarmed by War fears. Prague hundreds of jews foreigners and czechs seek to flee German secret police As terrorism draws rebuke from nazi overlords. Czechs unimpressed by British French action. Budapest a Regent Nicholas Horthy inspects newly conquered hungarian territory of car Patho Ukraine w Hile hungarian troops talk makes arguments and arguments make trouble. And when you re signing a treaty you Are j vainly attempt to end resistance earmarking a grudge. By Ruthemann separatists. Fight i copyright. Ian veg reported scattered but severe. Berlin apr Germany saturday night promptly re jetted British and French denunciations of her seizure of Czechoslovakia declaring they a lacked every political Legal and moral basis. At the same time Chancel Lor Hitler called Home his ambassador to London Herbert von Dirksen a to make a report a reciprocating action taken by Britain Friday in calling her Berlin envoy Back to London. France following Britain Lead also called her Berlin ambassador Home a to the gov eminent announced that its rejection of the British and French denunciations had been delivered to the British and French ambassadors who earlier in the Day had presented notes charging that Germany s course in Czechoslovakia was illegal and a violation of the Munich agreement. These developments occurred As reports of consternation came from european states within reach of the expanding nazi Empire. The Berlin foreign office watched the gathering Cloud of criticism imperturbable. Henderson leaves. Saturday night the returning British envoy. Sir Nevile Henderson took a train to London to report on developments in Central Europe. In London it was said von Dirksen. Ambassador to Britain since last april i w As expected to leave sunday. In addition to reporting on Britain s reaction to Germany s invasion of Czechoslovakia it was said the envoy probably would be asked to report on an incident involving mention of Hitler in the House of commons thursday. This incident was the description of Hitler by Alfred Duff Cooper former first lord of the admiralty As a a thrice perjured traitor and breaker of German circles in in Mon resented the fact that the speaker of the House made no objection to the remark. They expected the nazi government to protest against it. While All Europe anxiously watched the lengthening Shadow of the Swastika Adolf Hitler Rode from Vienna amid tumultuous a the Ilse to a secret stopping place on his Way to Berlin. He left to lieutenants the task of imposing the nazi will on Bohemian Moravia and ironing out relation with Slovakia Germany new protectorates the fuehrer was expected to make a triumphal entry into Berlin at 7 30 12 30 Cost sunday. He named Baron Konstantin von Neurath former German foreign minister and president of the secret Cabinet Council As Reichs protector of Bohemia Mora via. Von Neurath responsible Only to the fuehrer will have supreme Power Over 7.000.000 czechs who have become German subjects widespread fears. Meanwhile Roumania feared for her Fertile wheat Field. And Oil Wells alarm was reported in Lithuania concern was show in Poland suspicion grew of a coup do eat in Danzig and the possibility was mentioned of German aggression against Hungary. Helmuth Wohltat adviser to Field marshal Hermann Wilhelm Goering nazi economic dictator was in Bucharest apparently attempting to tighten Germany s economic Sway in Southeastern Europe. A government spokesman however described As a warrant nonsense reports that Roumania and Hungary were slated to follow continued on Page 2, this sect mrs. Glenville Hurt As 2 cars collide Cezar rapids new a mrs. Frederick s. Gian Ville. 1807 Bever Avenue be suffered a badly bruised left knee and foot at 4 50 Saturday when the car in which she Wras Riding bumped Headon with a machine driven by e. R. Thornes 1691 fifth Street new. The mishap occurred in the Hoo Block on first Street new. Or. Glanville told police he had stopped in the Street preparing to make a left turn when Thomas car bumped his. Thomas a reported to the Highway patrol of a driving without a Driver s License police said

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