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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME f V 7 j HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 21940 MASON CITY THI MIGHT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE irf ut TWO SECTIONS QMS NO 152 WARN NEUTRALS NOT TO AID NAZIS J i J ii i1 One Cause CLAIMS PELLEY for Delay ft hi 111V IV By JACK JSL BECOME KING Blond Secret Agent Says March Against Washington Plotted WASHINGTON A blond secret agent for a former house told planned to lead a march on Washington and become the white king of the country The witness Miss Dorothy Waring of New York appeared before the Dies committee with Representative Dickstein D N uho testified that Pel ley had been tied up with cer tain army officers in a fascistic effort to overthrow the govern ment By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON to Juan Trippe Heres an inside story you ought to know Commercial aviation people in Washington are saying that the one big reasonEngland is making so much fuss about theUnited States continuance of weather broadcasts in the southern Atlan fo1 a former house tic is not fear Germany will profit investigating committee testified by the their grim de Tuesday that William Dudley Pel termination to hold your Pan ey i e er Ieadei American Airways back while llor he to lead a marc their competitive hands are tied by the war They even say that all that mail trouble at Bermuda was just one more effort to make your cast ward hop an obstacle race They point to the British Lions squawk at our putting coast guard weather observation ships directly under your route to Horta after you had been driven off the landing rights they had granted you in Bermuda And they point to the Allies distress at continuance of weather broadcasts from Horta Italy Spain and that couldnt possibly be a mili tary secret Once Upon a England certainly lias some his toric precedents to worry about In the 40 years that followed 1820 American clippers stole a niajh on world shipping that jnade the seagoing English sea Lck Those old clippers for which your modern ships are named Mr Trippe used to make five trips over thousands of miles of ocean while the British were making four The Sea Witch 91 days out iof New York around the Horn Fyrancisco a trip that never hadbeen less than 150 days The Lightning logged 436 miles in one day snd knocked all other speed recoids into a cocked hat It took a Civil war and the ad vent of steam to break the back of American supremacy of the seas You can bet any Britisher who knows his maritime history hasnt forgotten now Is it any wonder then that Ihc British are looking achievements of these on the modern clippers and feeling pretty green Britannia may rule the waves but it looks now as if before this var is over Americas rule of the transoceanic airways will be so firmly established that no com petitor ever will be able to catch up Subsidy Shows Profit Look at the ground thats al ready covered The Pacific clip f pers mating flights continually J pushing out to the Philippines Australia and Hong Kong And the Civil Aeronautics authority here tells me that before long the clippers will be dropping down on the coast of New Zea land Just the other dny at LaGuar dia field in New York the clip pers celebrated their 135th trans Altanlic a i single accident Theyve carred 1 Ihousards of passengers and tons of much mail in fact that what started out as a govern ment subsidy has turned into a beauty of a little profit for Mr James A Farleys department All the United States trans oceanic airlines need now is more ships The South American ser vice and the short hop lines are pretty well supplied but the transoceanic service is a c c o m plishing its amazing feats I hear with only six big clippers Two giant stratoclippers are on the way but theyll be a year or so in the building Thats just a hint of how long it will take foreign com petitors to get started after the war j Of course you know all that Mr knowing all that it snt surprising is it thatihc commercial aviation folks here in Washington are finding good rea son for Britains kicking up such a fuss about those weather broad casts MADE PLANS TO Explaining that she once had been a secret investigator for a house committee Miss Waring said she had met the silver shirt leader while she was working as a secretary in the New York head quarters of the Order of 70 an organization now disbanded She was on good terms with leaders of the GermanAmerican bund she said she lived on Park avenue in an atmosphere of wealth One evening in April 1934 she related Pelley came to her apart ment dressed in uniform and wearing black boots Bodyguards came with him she said but after satisfying himself that they were not needed he dismissed them and removed two guns from his person Thinking I had a great deal of money she continued he took two and a half hours trying to interest me in supporting the silver shirts He explained that eventually the o r g a n i z a tion would march on Washington that he would be the dictator of the country Miss Waring said strands of her hair had been burned in a test which she passed successfully to determine whether she was 100 per cent Aryan Pelley told me she testified that his legionnaires were armed Meanwhile by vote tr the house George Powers Pittsburgh communist leader was ordered cited for contempt of the house for refusing to answer questions of the Dies committee Powers secretary of district o of the communist party in Penn sylvania was the second Pitts burgh communist to be so cited within a week James H Dolsen also from the Pennsylvania city was ordered to be cited to the United States at torney here a few days ago Among questions which both refused to answer were those concerned with the identity of a Pittsburgh communist used Franklin Roosevelt as his party pseudonym Aboul lie time the house cast its voice vole on the Powers con tempt citation Chairman Dies D Tex of the committee investi gating unAmcvican activities m nounced lso that similar action would be asked by the committee against a third communist Dr Albert E Blumberg party secre tary for Maryland and District of Columbia Blumberg likewise re fused to answer various commit tee questions Census Takers Scored by Tobey Start Work Story Questions 011 Pare 9 WASHINGTON horse und foot by boat and plane the census enumerators started calling on Mi and Mrs America Tues day while Senator Tobey RN H peppered away at their heels with another oratorical fusillade Some 120000 strong the legion or enumerators set out on the long trek which will take them a total ot 25000000 miles produce the answers to more than 2000000 000 questions and tell the nation how far it lias come since the first tabulation in 1790 There was no Godspeed how Asks to Know Why Welles Went Abroad WASHINGTON Senator Reynolds DN Car proposed Tuesday that the state department be called upon to explain why Undersecretary of State Simmer Welles was sent to Europe re cently and to supply what infor mation it has on the white book recently issued by Germany Reynolds offered a resolution which would also request Welles to give the foreign relations com mittee his views with respect to the purposes and accomplish ments of such visit if compatible with the public interest Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky argued in opposition that no good purpose could be served in calling Welles before the committee Reynolds said he thought the American people were entitled to know something about Weiles conversations with European leaders I believe we will not serve our country or peace by attempting to inject our ears and eyes into these conversations Barkley said We must trust these things to our representatives William C Bullitt ambassador to France and one ot the central figures in the German w h i t c book controversy was asked to lunch at the capitol Tuesday with several senators who may hcln determine whether there will be an investigation of nazipnblished statements involving Bullill BaHies Diapers Are Rationed in Germany for Economy Interests BERLIN diapers were rationed Tuesday in he in terest ot war time economy and it was announced that starting May 15 corked bottles would be sold only if customers brought their own corks Effective Monday infants under one year of age are required to have clothes ration cards Each card represents 90 points against which infant garb will be marked up The full 90 points however is for a first child A second child gels only 30 points a year while additional children gel GO points each Sleeping suits cost 5 to 5 points diapers socks and shoes one point each Woman Who Drowned Crippled Son Acquitted jury of NEW YORK II men and a woman e Katchko 27 ivaay night of a charge of manslaughter She drowned her 9 day old because he was crippled and had been born illegitimately Miss Katchko testified that she met the father while traveling on a boat fiom South America He aerccd o marry her but diiappcnrfd The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Tues day niRhl and Wednesday wilh showers ami local thunder storms except west and south Wednesday warmer cast and south Tuesday night cooler Wednesday west and extreme south MINNESOTA Rain Tucscliy mghl and Wednesday rising temperature Tuesday n i e h f cooler Wednesday extreme southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 52 Minimum Monday night 36 At 8 a m Tuesday 40 Kf trace An electrical storm during the night was more Ihan accompanied sprinkle by little CASH IS TAKEN IN2BREAKINS Elevator Office at Woden and School at Hampton Are Entered WODEN County Sheriff Leslie Brower Tuesday was investigating the burglary of the Farmers Elevator office here late Monday night in which in cash was taken The burglars gained entrance into the building by smashing the window in the front door then pried open the safe door to gel the money No fingerprints could be foiind Tuesday mid officers therefore assumed the burglars had uved gloves in their breakin P Ben Atzen manager of the office dis covered the burglary when he went to work Tuesday morning CASH CHECKS ARE STOLEN AT HAMPTON who it is believed entered the school during n band concert then waited until the concert was over took over S50 in cash nntf S7o in checks from the safe of Supt A E Rankin of ever from Tobey who has been waging war against the census questions on personal income He said in a broadcast Monday night that Secretary of Commerce Hopkins w a s perpetrating a fraud on the country by an nouncing that persons who wished to keep income data secret might mail the information unsigned to Washington in a franked envelope instead of telling the enumerator Actually Tobey charged this method provides no anonymity The blank which must be ob tained from the enumerator con tains two spaces he said in which the enumerator make nota tions enabling tabulators to trace the anonymous income informa tion to the person who supplies it Again counselling people to re fuse answers to the income ques tions on the ground that they vio late privacy Tobey announced he had introduced a bill to rescind the GOday jail penalty which may be imposed for failure to supply census information Previ ously he tried io have the income questions stricken from the sched ules but senate inaction frustrated the attempt Tobeys bill to rescind the jail penalty would not however lift the requirement for a fine which is also provided as a pen alty under present law The enumerators were ordered not only to count the population but to find out how many were unemployed how many were earning just a little how many people live in tourist camps how many have migrated in flight from dust or hard times in the last five years how many own their own homes what crops they raise vihat sanitary and electrical facili ties they have and a multitude of other questions Their Marriage Revealed The marriage of society singer Adelaide Moffett over a month ago in a little town to dashing playboy William P Burftner While was confined in a federal detenhon ceJ1 awaiting transfer to the Lewisburg Pa peni tentiary to serve an 18month sentence for mail BUILDING SHOW IS NEARLY SET Largest Exposition in Eight Year History to Open Wednesday When the doors of the Build ing and Home Furnishing show iirc opened to he public at 1 oclock Wednesday afternoon crowds will be admitted to the largest and best exposition of this kind held in the eight years the event has been shown here ac cording to the committee Finishing of the booths pro gressed swiftly Tuesday as the high school gymnasium look on a festive appearance All ot the displays were nearing completion and the committee in charge of this 1940 streamlined show ex pected everything ready for the opening hour Doors will be open daily from 1 oclock until oclock in the evening from Wednesday through Friday Many new features in lighting will be found in this years show Music will be furnished dnily by three string groups Judging of booths bas been set for the open ing day The show is sponsored by the North Iowa Builders Ex change Man Is on Trial on Charge of Murdering Mother of 3 Children PITTSBURGH a x i cab Driver William Carrigan testified that after a gun fired in the tear of his cab be heard Mrs Ruth Botighcr say kiss me finish me Alexander P Capp 36 steel worker is on trial charged with murdering the 29 year old mother of three chil dren He said the gun discharged during an argument when her finger nails prcs serf into my hand IRVING KNUDSON ENTERS RAGE Announces Candidacy for G 0 P Nomination for Iowa Governor DES MOINES H Knudson former chairman of the Iowa State Highway commission and an independent republican Tuesday applied for nomination papers for the G O P race for governor in the June primary Knudson a Jewell resident is a former state senator While serv ing as a member of the upper house in 1S35 he was appointed to the highway commissionby then Gov Clyde L Herring During Governor Kraschels democratic administration Knud son served as commission chair man His name is the fifth to be injected into the republican guber natorial primary In addition to Gov George A Wilson the incumbent they arc II R Gross Des Moines news com mentator Harlan A Riggs DCS Moincs and Bern Utman a Mo dale farmer IKVIVG II KNUDSON Candidacy Determined Lobbyists Want Grandmothers to Have Day Him i Tho The burglars mTt rhrmm hV rr V T hhtiirr rird WASHINGTON A deter mined band of lobbyists des ccndcc CaPto1 Hi tools bduvicw I62 mothers and four great taken grandmothers Thcy Wnl set aside firel Slllldy October Grandmother1 Dyv Wereu sofour cly ox cago head of the national Grand mothers club which has come to town to celebrate the second an niversary of its founding and also CLAMP LID ON BONDINGPOWER OF IOWA CITIES Supreme Court Gives Ruling Overturning 2 Previous Decisions DES MOINES Iowa supreme court Tuesday clamped the lid duwn on the bonding power of Iowa cities declaring that the aggregate total of a mu nicipalitys indebtedness may not exceed five per cent of the value of the citys taxable real prop erty In handing down its ruling in a DCS Moincs ease the court overturned two previous deci sions which held hat socalled limited levy bonds did constitute a part of a citys total indebtedness The Des Moines council had proposed to issue worth of such bonds to be paid putof special emergency If it can be said that the bonds proposed to be issued are notthe indebtedness of the city of Des Moines Justice Richard F Mitchell wrote the constitutional limitation means little if anything For levies could be made for swimming pools football fields bridges roads public parks and Nef f Arson Cose at Cresco Reversed DES MOIXES Iowa supreme court Tuesday re versed the Claire N c f f arsim case on the ground that evi dence was too circumstantial Neff was tried in Howard county district court following a fire which destroyed his fur niture store at Cresco so on they could cover not five but 50 years the amount of the bonds could be up in the millions and the property owner paying his taxes in the years to come might have no idea for what the money was spent as long ago the improvement might have wasted away in the march of time The argument is made that the improvements arc good ones do not doubt that but tlic limitation upon indebtedness is in the constitution It cannot be changed bv this or any other court One of the prior decisions over turned by the court Tuesday was that given 38 years ago when the city of Ottumwa issued SOaOUO worth of waterworks bonds NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN Neutrals Nazi Freighter Fired Scuttled in North Waters LONDON British ad miralty announced Tuesday that the German freighter Mimi Horn out of Curacao Netherlands West Indies had been intercepted in northern waters by British men ofwar and then fired and scuttled by her own crew The admiralty announcement said the sinking brought to 303 046 tons Germanys merchant ship losses by capture and sinking The Mimi Horn whose port of regis try was Hamburg was a 4007ton vessel Losses to allied and neutral shipping for the week ending last Sunday midnight meanwhile were reported at 13901 tons the fourth lowest weekly figure since the start of the war and the lowest since the first week of 1940 IOWA SHOWERS ARE FORECAST Colder Tempera lures Predicted in South and Western Portions DES MOINES and local thunderstorms were fore cast for Iowa Tuesday night and Wednesday with colder tempera tures in the southern and western sections of the slate The mercury Tuesday morning stood at from one to degrees above normal with a reading of 52 degrees reported here at a m Light showers were general over the eastern section of the state Monday the weather bureau said with the heaviest amount only 02 of an inch reported at Forest City and Burlington Highest temperature in Iowa Monday was 77 degrees at Clar inda the bureau siid Monday nights minimum was an even freezing at Decorab LOOK INSIDE FOR V n v uj mould1 claimed Grace Gray of CiuI An immediate crisis in Des Moines city finances was expected as a result of the supreme court ruling Officials said the most drastic result of the decision is that WPA work in Des Moines probably will have to cease July 1 RECEIVERSHIP MAY BE REOPENED IN IOWA CITY The Iowa supreme court held Tuesday that the Farmers Loan and Trust company receivership in lown City may be reopened D W Bitcs state superintend ent of banking petitioned the Tohnson county district court last October to reopen the receivership on the grounds that additional as sets had been discovered Ben S Summcrwill examiner in charge final report had been approved lost April resisted the state banking departments move on the grounds that the court no longer had jurisdiction PARKING METERACT IS DECLARED VOID A Sioux City ordinance install ing the parking meter system of regulating downtown traffic was held void Tuesday by the Iowa t in supreme court to do a bit of sightseeing i The court said the ordinanceas If yc don t get our own day ue j it is being enforced in Sioti City i ny tkc over Mothers dy constitutes at illesM ucnt on After we traffic and ofB cc MARGARET L COWAN Goes on Trial for Killing Insane Sister PAGE 2 were mothers before were mcrcinl nnd trade use o tlic pub lic streets Achievement Day to Be at New Hampton PAGE 12 Mason City Set for Spring Diamond Try PAGE 11 BRITISH STATE STRANGLING OF TRADE TIGHTER Chamberlain Asserts Small Nations Liable to Hideous Fate By EDWIN STOU11 LONDON m Great Britain ntensified her economic wai on Germany in a threefold drive Tuesday and cautioned neutral na tions that aid to the rejch might make them liable to the hideous fate that has overtaken previous victims of German policy Prime Minister Chamberlain de vered this warning to neutrals i a statement in the house of commons in which he announced that the British stranglehold on German trade was being tightened 1 Control of lie sea with the navy already having taken cer tain practical steps to interfere with passage of German cargo ships from Scandinavia and halting Russian ships in far eastern wafers 2 Trade agreements with neutrals surrounding Germany under wliich Britain outbid Ger many for vital products 3 A warning to neutrals that Jlieir imports from the empire would be cut down unless they limit their sales to Germany Prime Minister Chamberlain disclosed a series of trade agree ments with neutral nations sur rounding Germany and warned that the allies were determined to prosecute the economic war to the utmost of their power The prime minister outlined steps to choke oft German sup plies and said that lie looked for ward to an intensification the blockade against Germany and of Bntishtracleexehangcs withneu tral countries The allies are determined to continue and intensify the block ade m every possible way Uhambcrluin said W The prime minister declared tliat the neutral nations con cerned in Uic trade agreements must realize that we cannot acrre to make available to them products drawn from empire sources unless in return they arc prepared to sivc us of the limitation of their future trade with Germany V Before beginning his statement on the conduct of the war Cham berlain in answer to a question said that GermanRussian coop eration appeared to be most marked in the economic sphere Then in his statement Chamber lain said that Germany was intim idating neutral nations with threats to make them conform to what he called the German dou ble standard neutrality As for the prospective tighten ing of the blockade against Ger many Chamberlain said thai his majestys ships have already taken certain practical steps to interfere with the unimpeded passage of German carfio ships from Scan dinavia Still other measures arc under consideration lie said Shipments of Swedish iron ore by way of Norway and Norwegian coastal waters to Germany have been troubling the British If we arc to brine this war to a close with the least possible destruction and dislocation We must deprive Germany of materials most essential for prosecution of her aicjrressive policy the prime minister said Chamberlain told the house that the rllicd supreme war coun cil which met in London last Thursday had taken various im portant decisions regarding fu ture action in the war Chamberlain mode this state ment as Die house of commons reconvening otter the Easter re cess centered attention on a tightening of the economic block ade around Germany The prime ministers statement was iinide in answer to a question by laboritc Arthur Henderson who ashed whether lie could say to what extent Russia is coop erating with Germany under the terms recently concluded in the agreements made between them Previously Minister of Eco notntc Warfare R H Cross told the house that he could not ac cept the statement that imports from the United States to ncu I tral countries surrounding Ger many had increased and were finding their way into Germany Although he said that this is not the occasion In reveal the decisions made at the war coim ;