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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1939, Mason City, Iowa R H 1ST MEM AS T Of IOWA COUP NORTH IOWAS DCS OlNES DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AXB UNWED VKESSJTUU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APEIL 3 1939 NEWS BEHIN Cabinet for Fallen Spain Was OffColor WASHINGTON Tears now being shed in print for the loss of democracy in Spain might turn to smiles if tbeshedders looked into the democratic complexion at the last loyal ist government cabinet list re ceived here Spanish po litical parties like the French are not always what their names imply but fair translation by an unquestion de this last loyalist to represent rep resented and was composed the or Syndicalist Health Minister Blanco Gon zales a believer in no government who thought it was a great con cession for an anarchist to join the cabinet as none had before 1 Communist Minister ol Agvi Paul Mallon able state partment authority shows following 1 Anarchist culture Uribe 1 Mini TH1S FAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 150 STOP HITLER SCOPE EXTENDED ster Without Portfolio Mclx who represented the Catalan unifiec socialist party professing to com bine the best features of com munism and socialism which are apparently soluble only in Spain 3 Plain socialists Ministry President Negrin Minister of State De Vayo Minister of Inter ior Gomez whose party is founded on the second Internationale be lieving in state ownership of the means of production 1 extra special socialist Minister of Justice Gonzales Pena of the General Trade union party a Spanish variety of socialism 1 basque species of socialist Minister Without Portfolio Bilbao of the Accion Nacionalista Vasca 4 left republicans President Azana Minister of Finance Men Aspe Works Velio Minister PubIic Without Portfolio Giral their party lean ing a little to the leftof what might be called the extreme left new dealhere So what was lost in it worse or better than the dic tatorial military fascism which hardly what Americans understand and practice as mocracy Worried by Garner The administration appears to be getting worried about the Garner growth for 1940 Several indirect but notable efforts are being made to stop the favorable publicity his activity has been bringing him Most notable is the surreptitious FHA campaign to break down the figures showing the vice president had a housing program of his own in Uvalde which made the FHA look bad Round figures showin Garner built 17 houses at an aver age cost ot to rent for S10 to 515 per month the rental av eraging close to and expected a long range profit of 10 to 12 pel cent came from what the FHA knows to be an unimpeachable source They were published in this spot March 13 So FHA has indirectly been suggesting the V P is wrong in his figures anc that their demonstration houses in Uvalde really are S3255 and 53600 houses not 32700 as originally and therefore out of Garners class Noneof the watermuddying done so far obscures the funda mental fact that the V P as a private individual built cheaper homes which rent for less to the people and bring greater return to him than FHA matched in his home town Note In behalf of FHA it can be said accurately that Garner owned the land that the houses are located where taxes are low est that he has not figured the minor item of insurance yet that the specifications for the Garner and FHA houses are naturally not the same as Garner to the utmost in his economized BRITAIN PLANS ARMS LOAN TO HELP RUMANIA Chamberlain Pledges Support to All States Threatened by Invasion LONDON Minister Chamberlain told the house commons Monday that the Anglo French pledge of aid for Poland would be followed by similar commitments to other countries which stand in the way of any attempt by Germany to dominate Europe I am no more a man of war today than I was in September Chamberlain declared I have no intention and no desire to treat he German people otherwise than I would have our own people treated here He said Britain was concerned to preserve not only the inde pendence this country but of all states which might be threat ened by aggression Plan Rumania Loan Chamberlains statement came atter these developments 1 R A Butler undersecretary or foreign affairs indicated Brit ain was prepared to make a re armament loan to Rumania 2 Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax told the house of lords hat nothing could be further from he truth than German charges hat Britain and France were try ing to encircle the reich Colonel Beck Arrives 3 Col Joseph Beck Polish for eign minister arrived in London for vital consultations 4 Chamberlain rejected a re quest for compulsory registration of British step to ward conscription which he said would interfere with the drive for recruits enlarged territorial army Chamberlain declared that pub He opinion throughout ihe world has been profoundly shocked and alarmedThis country is united from end to end in the conviction that we must make our position clear and unmistakeable what ever the result Wants Good Neighbor There is not any threat to Ger many so long as Germany will be a good neighbor We welcome tiic cooperation of any country whatever its in ternal system of government not in aggression but in resistance to This was taken as a direct invi tation to soviet Russia to join in a Europewide blockade against expanding nazi Germany i Cheered by House The prime minister added to a house which constantly cheered him We are now entering into a specific engagement If this Ger many policy were pursued Poland would not be the only country in danger This statement it was felt fore shadowed an early guarantee of Rumanias independence such as that already made to Poland with French collaboration Although the prime minister did not specify it it was exoected Ru mania would be the first nation given guarantees similar to Po lands Recalls September Assurances Britains new policy of solidify ing nations opposed to Hitlers new imperialism could not be car vied out if the guarantee were confined to Poland Chamberlain said Chamberlain bitterly recalled that in September some people thought Germany had already challenged the world but that he then had the assurance of the German government that they had no such desire But now he said these assur ances have been thrown to the wind LOOK INSIDE FOR RAY E PAULEY New Mayor CHARLES E CORNWELL Organization Meeting Held by City Council PAGE 7 Major Clubs Rattle Minor Loop Boards PAGE 9 District Contest to Be at Eagle Grove PAGE 3 WOULD TIGHTEN TAX ON OLEO House Passes Bill in Sharp North and South Trade Fight DES MOINES sharp north and south fishl over u trade bnniers ended in the Iowa SENATE PASSES CHAIN BILL BY 50 TO 0 VOTE Would Double Tax on Firms Operating More Than 100 Stores DBS MOINES bill to regulate the operation of chain stores in Iowa Monday passed the Iowa senate 50 to 0 It was the second time this ses sion the entire membership of the senate has been recorded voting in favor a measure The principal differences be tweenthe senate bill and chain store legislation now on the books are the upward revision ofthe license fee schedule and a provision for inclusion of goods in transit and held in storage in a chain stores annual assessment report The bill now goes to the lower house The senate bill represents a compromise between the Louisiana unit tax plan to charging chain stores for the privilege of opera t ng in the state and the House Would Tax No Payoff Games Without a vote fo spare the Iowa house passed a bill legal izing and taxing no payoff pinball machines Story on Page assessment proposal which would nave added the sum of 10 days average sales to a chain stores assessed valuation Twice Present Tax A special committee headed by Ottumwa drafted measure after advocates of the two plans became deadlocked last month Under the compromise one large chain operating a few more thar 100 stores in Iowa will pay 000 a year in license fees This is twice what the chain pays undei the present law but only a thirc of what it would have paid under the Louisiana plan Sponsors of tlie new bill ex pect the assessment of goods in transit and storage to add mater ially to a chain stores annual tax bill Oppose Loss Leaders The bill also prohibits adver tisement of loss leaders The proposed license scheduli compares with the present scale adopted in 1935 as follows Senate Bill Act ot First 10 stores 10 each 5 each Second 10 stores 25 each 15 eacl Third ID stores 50 eacli 33 eaci Fourth 10 stores 100 each 65 cac Fiith 10 stores 150 each 105 cacl Next 25 stores 200 each Next 25 stores 300 each 100 S300 50 S155 each The senate Monday turnec down an amendment by Senatoi Where Crash Wrecked City Traffic Record Germany Destroyed Confidence Germany he said had com butter plctcly destroyed confidence and house Monday with the passage or a bill tightening the oleomar garine tax law to include evad ers The vote was 83 to 9 The measure which now goes to the senate would interpret the phrase spread for bread to mean imi tation butter and would prohibit the use of the words butter creamery and the like in con nection with advertising butter substitutes Iowa collects 5 cents a pound on oleomargarine R e p r es eniative Dean W Peisen Eidora who was one of the principal oppo nents of the bill read several tele grams from southern stales pro testing the extension Sponsors asserted at least one company is evading uayment of the tax by selling a shortening 1 L Cl 1 that can be colored and used for LZeCnOjlOVakia 10 Winfred Michell Holstein to moving picture under the act but voted to ex empt all hotels rooming houses cafes nrtd restaurants tevis Proposal Rejected Senator H L Levis Chari ton offered the proposal which was rejected to add 10 avcrag days sales to a chain stores an nual assessed valuation He sough to substitute his plan for th graduated unit tax Senator Edward Breen D Fort Dodge strongest supporter o the unit tax agreed to go along on the Levis plan to get a test of its constitutionality if the unit tax were retained After taking Breens amendment the senate turned around and voted down the Levis proposal the Breen amendment added INQUEST TO BE WEDNESDAY IN FATAL MISHAP 2 From Northwood Fatally Hurt Here When Hit by Train An inquest of the traffic acci dent that took the lives of two north lowans and injured a third late Saturday afternoon at the M St L crossing on Fifteenth street northeast will be held Wed nesday morning at 10 oclock at the Cerro Gordo county court house according to Dr J E Mc l Donald Monday Albert Ewald 55 Northwood was killed instantly and his farm hand Martin Anderson 45 died a few moments after the car in which they were riding was struck by the southbound M and St L gasoline motor train No 8 at the crossing near the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant at oclock Saturday afternoon Daughter Seriously Injured Mr Ewalds daughter Evelyn IB a junior in the Northwood high school was seriously injured and was unconscious when taken to the Park hospi tal but recovered ronsciousness lat er and was re ported to have escaped with cuts about the head and an injury to her left knee She suffered no fractures and her condition was re ported as good For 1939 Monday Mr Ewald who was driving at the time of the accident was thrown through Ihe doofvof the Ccrro Gordo County Traffic Victim No Above is the scene of the tragedy that wrecked a 28 months record o no traffic deaths on the streets of Mason City Two persons were killed and one was seriously injured when the car in which they were ridins collided here with an M and St L gasoline train late Saturday Dotted lines show the route of the car and train prior to the accident The center photo shows members of the Meyer funeral home Sheriff Tim Pha len and Deputy Sheriff Stanley aicCIiniock removing the body of Martin Anderson from the wreckeS car The lower photo shows the body of Albert Ewald driver of the car lying on the tracks where the train passed over it Lock Thotas Kayenay Another product of the Credit for Grass 1 mjfe nal dcpaf which I gave the first information rising i jrday r some1 j J an ob1 scurc published myth that he made grass grow on the white house lawn The facts are these In a bantering conversation with the president at the white house Mr Gamer lamented the scarcity of grass under the big elms there and bragged about a St Augustine species of grass he had perfected in Uvaldc Either he was not in vited to try his hand or else he neglected to But two of his friends here one being Senator Hiram Johnson were having trouble with samples atter they had read the story in the papers Garner sent them some runners this species war which wins nothing cures nothing ends nothing but to wards a more era when reason will take the place of force when threats will make way for cool and wellmarshaled ar forced the British government PVOarlioc make that great departure of ICdUlCb After Father Dies UNION CITY N liam E Cusworth 27 announced frohi his fathers pulpit Sunday that liis father was dead and that he was taking his fathers place The Rev William Joseph Cus worth pastor of the First Baptist church had died only a few hours before His son pallid hollow eyed conducted the Palm Sunday i services because that was what Student Boasts He father have anled Gulped 89 Live Fish j Prisoners Ask How their awns and asKcd him for I WORCESTER Ma URA Jail flow WaS Built Clark university athlete Joseph Deliberate claimed the intercol legiate goldfishgulning title Mon OKLAHOMA CITY Be Reborn Speakers Tell Cleveland Rally CLEVELAND fP Czccho Slovakians of Cleveland estimated by Mayor Harold H Burton to number 100000 were encouraged by a prediction of rebirth for their homeland which has been taken under the protectorate of Adolf Hitler The prediction of re establishment of the nation was concurred in by Dr Eduard Benes second president of CzechoSIo vakia and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia of New York City who addressed an audience here of nearly 9000 persons most of them of Czech or Slovak origin PAY CUTS RESTORED county jail prisoners wrote in und BOONE J Heaps j office Mon apparently cannot be transplanted j day aflcr gulping 89 live fish De asked the service editor of the j new mayor who successfully with seed and they berato claimed he won the title j Times how the jnil floor was put i dav vill receive SI 500 a vcar umvcjsitystuj together They got the while the city clerk will receive r v 6 goldfish tonbul with the misgivings SI800 Tiic city council restored Ftataro I Friday of the service editor the pay cuts made in 1035 planted them ENVOYS MAY BE SENT TO BERLIN France and England Consider Return of Ambassadors to Nazis PARIS close to the government taid Monday that em early consultation between Britain and France was under considera tion for the return of the British night west and south The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday except fair in extreme east Monday night probably showers in extreme west portion and by Tuesday in central portion rising tempera ture Tuesday and in central and west portions tonight MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday probably snow or rain in north west and showers in southwest slightly warmer in south and portions Monday and French ambassadors to Berlin The British ambassador Sir Nevilc Henderson was instructed on March 17 to return to London to report on Germanys absorp tion of CzechoSlovak territory Robert Coulondre the French envoy to Berlin was summoned to Paris March 18 for an explana tion of the nazi coup The prospect of the return of the two ambassadors was generally interpreted as an indication of a reconciliation move No further details as to the FrenchBritish intentions or the possibility of developments to les sen international tension were available immediately Both envoys had consultations on the situation with their respec tive foreign ministries upon their return to their capitals Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday Maximum Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 56 26 33 33 23 47 26 38 54 31 18 Pilot Safely Lands Plane in Boulevard as Gas Line Closs o DENVER airplane is down in the middle of the street alarmed residents telephoned no lice Five squads of police rushed to Colorado boulevard and Thirty fifth street only to find William Paddock of Denver blowing ear nestly into the fuel line of his singleseat monoplane which he had landed safely on the boule vard A couple of policesupervised puffs and out came the obstruc tion The patrolmen cleared a lane through curious persons His body was dragged for Tabout 100 feet before it was finally torn loose from the car and was run over by the train The body badly mangled was found about 150 feet in back of the train between the two rails Train Pushes Wreckage After breaking open the left side of the car however in the impact the train continued to push the car ahead the engine and did not greatly crush it or roll it over The engine traveled about 300 feet after the collision Miss Ewald was riding in the front seat of the car with her fath er and was directly center on the side of the car where the engine struck She remained in the car however and escaped death mir aculously Mi Anderson was rid ing in the rear seat and he died from a basal skull fracture and severe hemorrhages of the head before he could be removed from the car According to Engineer W A Cross Marshalltown the car came out onto the street from the road leading to the hog barns at the Jacob E Decker and Sons pack ing plant and turned left onto the railroad tracks Hits Auto Broadside The engine struck the car broadside between tne front and rear wheels Both doors on the left side oC the automobile were broken open and the wheels on the left side were brokn off but the automobile failed to turn over or roll Mr Ewald was thrown out of the car almost at the scene of the crash The others remained m the car until after the engine was stopped Mr Ewald lived on a farm 3 miles east of Northwood where he had been a tenant for many years Mr Anderson had been working for him for the past 4 or 5 years They had come to Mason City Saturday with stock which they sold at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant at noon They returned to the plant for 1 boulevard and Paddwl I a twowheel trailer and had just X TO DRIVE TRACTORS MOSCOW luP Government authorities Monday announced a plan to train 100000 girls as trac tor drivers to replace men drivers i in event ot war EVELYN EWALD ALBERT EWALD 1 ;