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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON E R HIST McM 4 AST DEPT Of IOWA COMP OES UOtNES U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION f i VOL XLV NEWS BEHI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FULL LEASED WtRES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 6 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP FOUR SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 153 Inside Tip Hitler Planned British Blow sud den decision to turn and stand for Polish independence is sup posed here quite authoritatively to have been based on an inside tip Premie C h a m b e rlain received indi eating H i 11 e w a s preparin a bold threatening th very life of th British empin The blow not anticipate in Poland o course as t h Poles are re mote from tl Paul Mallon empire juguH vein It was probably a planne Japanese stroke against the Britis at Singapore or the far east or scheme ol Mussolini to take th control he wants in the Suez cana The exact nature of it is not defin itelyknown here if indeed it was known to Chamberlain The Russians apparently re ceived the same tip At least they acted accordingly The reds are weak in defense but not so ab jectly feeble as to be uninterested in maintaining Poland and Ru mania as barriers against the nazis if they understood this to be the British purpose Their unwillingness to join the British game was announced first through their official press there is no other in Moscow with the ominous explanation that the reds do not trust British foreign policy ITALIAN WARSHIPS AT ALBANIA Poland Joins England in Mutual Defense Plan 2 Eventualities Possible This current European situation is therefore regarded by the calmest unprejudiced eyes here as being and not military The issue simply is who is going torun whom on the continent The showdown is nearer but not neces IS KEYSTONE OF EFFORT TO PUT UP BARRICADES Purge of Nazi Secret Police in England Is Now Under Way LONDON British gov ernmen announced Thursday a mutual defense agreement will Poland a drive to rid Britain o German agents and assurance from Albania that her integrity was unimpaired despite reports i impending Italian military occu pation The PolishBritish agreement still to be signed represented the keystone of British efforts to raise defensive barricades against ag gression in Europe The purge of German agents and the Albanian problem were important issues Product of Conversations Britains part of the Polish British alliance was a week old but Polands promise to aid Brit ain against any aggression was product of three days ol conversations were between Brit ish statesmen and Polands foreign minister Joseph Beck Prime Minister Chamberlain told the house of commons tha pending completion ol a per manent agreement Colonel Bee gave an assurance that the Polisl government would consider them selves under an obligation to ren LOOK INSIDE FOR sarily at hand Two eventualities are considr ered Hitler will not cross the Riibicqn in pencil by Charriberlain in Poland und Rumania and will call ofl his dogs and settle down to mind his own business or he will now attempt to establish his supremacy as the undisputed master of Eu ropean political affairs The choice is his and authori dcr assistance to his majesty government Reports Quiet at Albaniii Chamberlain took note of th arrival of Italian warships a Durazzo Albania but said all wa quiet there and that Albania ha denied tliat she had accepted an conditions incompatible with her j sovereignty and national integrity The prime minisler left a tics here suspect he will clioose hole by which Beck could con the first course He might take elude a separate antiaggression me 11131 agreement wlth soviet Russia or even supplement the present Pol shGerman nonaggresion treaty On Way to U S Prison to Serve Sentence PAGE 2 Scribe Carries Fight With Hogs to North PAGE 15 105 Employee on 6 Floyd WPA Projects PAGE 9 Danzig for instance but not tlie Polish corridor for he could get away with the first but not the latter If inside German reports are to be trusted Hitler fears more than Britain and France and will limit his loot to what he can get away with Incidentally no one seems to consider Mussolini very seriously except as a tool of Hitler All of which means authorities here do not expect war Hull Hitting Mark Mr Hull was not shooting in the air with his circuitous state ment that Germanys trade poli cies were responsible for the TJ S refusing the reich admission to the reciprocal trade partnership with the declaration It Is understood that the agree ments xxx should not preclude either government from making arrangements with other countries in the general interests of the consolidation of peace Deport Xazi Secret Police Home Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare told commons that the government was taking steps to deport members of the German se cret police and other nazi organi zations from Britain He disclosed that steps had been taken against three nazis in recent weeks Albania has been bound to Italy by strong military political and economic ties since 1927 Hulls buckshot will be found i Wellinformed sources in Bel in the hide of the German charge j grade said the impending Italian daffaires here Hans Thomson i occupation was meant is a warn not in that of German Economics j ing to both Yugoslavia and Vote Set for April 27 on Recreational Area PAGE 19 MERCURY DROPS BELOW FREEZING Temperatures Average 12 Below Normal in State Flurries Fall DES MOINES atures in Iowa degrees below normal Thursday and the weather bureau predicted read ings of considerably below freez ing for Thursday night Temperatures were expected to STATE OFFICES BUILDING PLAN BEATEN 3665 Republican Economy Wave Kills Proposal to Erect Structure DEBATE ON PAGE 2 DES MOINES a mar gin of nearly two to one a re publican economy wave in the Iowa house Thursday killed a bil calling for the construction ot 51300000 state office building The measure polled only 36 favorable votes exactly half the number it needed for house ap proval Those opposed numberec 65 Bills calling for appropriation need a twothird majority or votes in the lower chamber Offices Now Rented Proponents had asked passag of the bill so that the slate migh be relieved of paying approxi mately S120000 a year rent to downtown Des Moines office space The house left the way open for consideration of some sort of a building proposal however by refusing to nail down the vote by which the hilt failed to pass The nailing down procedure which would have placed any mo tion for reconsideration on the table would have meant the house would need consent of twolhirds of its membership to go into the tate V1 otlir rjllIs ncluding a measure designed to lug gasoline tax refund leaks the louse voted to recess at noon Fri day for the Easter weekend The ower chamber will resume its de iberations at 10 oclock Monday norning Makes Vain Fight In a vain fight against the ris ng tide of opposition to the pro posed office structure proponents declared the measure was a real consolidation and economy move Representative H H Hauge Des Moines pointed out that de laying the question until the 1941 session would mean the building could not possibly be ready for occupancy until 1943 By that time the state will have paid another 3500000 in rent he said Representative H S Love Bridegwater called it political suicide for a party to sponsor a bill of this kind Are Housed Uptown Such slate agencies as the state tax commission the liquor com mission the unemployment com pensation board and the insurance department are housed in down town Des Moines offices away Albanian Soldiers on Review SMALL NATION HEARS REPORTS ARMY TO LAND Many Reservists Are Mobilized Resistance Under Consideration EUROPEAT AGLANCE By the Associated Tress London Britain announces mutual defense agreement with Poland launches drive to rid Britain of German agents Tirana Ital ian warships arrive at Durazzo Albania increasing fears Italian occupation of Albania reservists mobilized flies to air port near Adriatic then returns to Rome fascist officials and press silent Albania B e lerrad e Wellinformed sources say Italy intends mili tary occupation of Albania as warning to Yugoslasia and Greece to stay out of British French antiaggression bloc diplomatic quar ters say Albanian tension and GermanItalian general staff consultations are intended to teach Chamberlain a lesson On the Heels aiinouncemcit that a son had been born to Kins Zog of Albania came news that Ilalv was reported ready to occupy the little mountain kingdom The queen is the former Countess Geraldine Apponvi of American descent Albanian soldiers and guns with supply trucks are shown at a recent review at Tirana a NAZI PARADE IS BROKEN UP i 300Marcri in Buenos Aires With Posters 1 4 Persons Arrested BUENOS AIRES Swing ing police clubs Thursday broke up a parade of 300 persons march ing with posters saying Viva II Duce Reviews Planes Near Sea Looking Toward Albania Press States Italy Hitler Mussolini Franco Fourteen persons Viva were arrested and one sent to a hos pilal with a scalp wound The demonstrators attempted to march upon the offices of the lib eral newspaper Critica after a German nazi leader had been ar raigned and a cabaret dancer questioned in the governments in vestigation into charges of a plot for the annexation by Germany of Patagonia Mueller Is Charged Alfred Mueller chief nazi agent in Argentina formally w a s charged with exposing the nation to the threat of war and attempt ing to threaten the sovereignty of the nation Muellers arrest came after En rique Juerges a disaffected nazi in a letter to the president March 20 had charged German politics plotted the annexation bj lut fell at some I from the capitol hill Hitler of the sparsely set mile tip of Greece Albanias Balkan neigh bors to stay oul of the anilag gression front Refers lo Military Plans The Belgrade sources also as cribed to Italy a desire to seal her metically the Adriatic to non Italian influence and to occupy the Albanian coastline as security for now in default Disclosing the PolishBritish j military agreement Chamberlain i of wheat 500000 bales of coli said details of the PolishBritish j ton 30 000 tons of dried plums j agreement would have lo be and 110000000 pounds of lard worked out before the agreement Minister Funk to whom his blast puportedly was addressed Known inside tacts of the sit uation are these Thomsen recently gave Inter national News Service a solicited interview on German economics in which he asserted the mens willingness to enter a reciprocal trade agreement if the United States would come half way Thomsen said Germany was prepared to buy 500000 bushels rise Friday Snow flurries iv o northwest and north central Iowa The house passed und sent to 2g5 squaic points Thursday and at Inwood i Gov George A Wilson a bill SmM Amciita the mercury dipped to 17 which would forbid all oil Dancer Also Quizzed rces above zero It was 20 in pany employes from notarizing asolinc tax refunds from then Mason City The official high of the last 24 hours was 57 above reported at Decorah and Albia Eastern and southeastern points reported small amounts of rainfall Minimum reading in the souih casl section Thursday night was expected to be 25 above while 20 above was anticipated for the rest of the state Before the smallish barrel There was a kickback from the could take final form U was presumed he referred farm belt upon publication of the inference the state department the actual military plans necessary had blocked surplus farm sales to for cither nation to go lo the de slop Hitler Given Legacy Is Found to Dead One Day Later DES MOINES rrcd fense of the other Until Thursday j Alpcrs bachelor had less than a S650 legacy for j Hull naturally could not lake the alliance was onesided so far I dny to enjoy a S650 legacy for ing lights on t official cognizance of a statement I as any military assistance wis which he had waited a year chief clerk cloy published Tn the form of an inter concerned and that in Polands faI Tuesday afternoon he cashed j taught 88 of th publ view Yet the congressional reacvor tion to the story demanded some kind of swift counteraction Hence the shotgun charge at Funk which served the double purpose of answering Thomsen and putting him on warning against further interviews of that nature Copyright Kinc Failures lnc Report Jews Jeered on Leaving Vienna REICHENBERG Germany P Nazi Leader Konrad Henleins newspaper Die Ziet re porled Thursday thai a tramload of Jewish emigrants left Vienna for Palestine Wednesday with j The storm spread from western Highways Blocked by Snowdrifts Are Opened Near Denver DENVER highways were opened to traffic Thursday after a postseason bliz zard which hampered travel in three states abated During the height of the storm when a 38 mile an hour wind was piling drifts several feet deep roads were blocked between Den ver and Boulder Denver and Col orado Springs and Greeley Colo and Cheyenne Wyo the legacy check Wednesday afternoon he was found dead in his room Coroner A E Shaw attribulcd death to acute alcoholism The attorney who helped obtain the legacy for Alpers said he was about 50 years old He said Alpers put most of the money in a safety deposit box after cashing the check He has been working part time at odd jobs passed 74 to 25 despite the op position of a farm bloc Sponsors said the act would conserve an estimated S200000 a year in gas oline tix revenues The farm group unsuccessfully battled what they called the dis honesty implications In a brief period of horseplay the house passed a measure ex tending the skunk trapping sea son to Lucas Wayne and Guth rie counties the only three areas in the slate in which the mals toulil not he taken i Represcntalive Leo Hoegn Charilon asked that the three i counties be permitted to return to the union of Iowa House al ternately flashed yea and nay votj the bill until Ihe r sed the device and ncm voting for the j compared with eight I i chested factory hand whose poll farm customers measuie I lica ovcl 2 059 pillly mem bers in Argentina is in contrast j to his othenvise modest life had been arraigned police questioned his friend Zelms Schmel a dancer at one of Buenos Aires smartest cabarets Police called on her while her show at the Tabaris cabaret was going on and questioned her from 0 p m Wednesday night until Thursday morning Authori ties declined to say if she had con tributed anything of value to the investigation But Is Nof Specific ROME Mussolini flew early Thursday morning to Ihe military airport of Jesi near the Adriatic seaport of Ancona where he reviewed planes and new recruits The premier piloted a trimo lorcd bomber to the airport near a joint that overlooks the sea to vard Albania as rumors of an im pending Italian military occupa ion of the little Balkan country ran through Europe Yugoslavia officials who said hey were officially Informed of Italys Intentions declared Ihe impending military occupation was meant as a warning to both Yugoslavia and Greece not to mix in the AngloFrench project of a stop Hitler bloc Ready for Anything The fascist press proclaimed that Italy was ready for any thing at any moment though the newspapers were silent concern ing Albania The newspapers however dis played prominently a commu nique saying Italian German military talks were proceeding at Innsbruck in Germany II Duce appeared on a balcony of Icsi after inspcctiiiR the air port and saluted the crowd but did not make a speech Trip Believed Important The communique announcing his visit laid no emphasis on the military phase of his fast trip fications on isles off the Albanian coast she already was master of the Adriatic They were inclined to believe that occupation of Albarua if un dertaken really would be a move directed at countries other than King Zogs land of 1003124 in habitants which struck foreign observers as important in view of the uncertain siluation between Italy and Al bania Many diplomats believed that military talks Wednesday and Thursday between Gen Alberto Pariani chief of the Italian gen eral staff and Col Gen Wilhelm Keitel chief ot Ihe high command of German armed forces con I corned an ItalianGerman plan involving Albaniii Reports from Tirana Albanian YUGOSLAVIA IS GIVEN WARNING Report Italians Also Indicated to Greece to Stay Out of Bloc BELGRADE Yugoslavia Wellinformed sources here Thurs day said Hie impending Italian military occupation Albanii was meant as a warning to both Yugoslavia and Greece to stay ou of the AngloFrench antiaggres sion bloc Italys action may involve onl the occupation Albanias coast line for the purpose of hermeti cally sealing the Adriatic the same source asserted The Yugoslav government in formed of Italys intentions pro fessed to be calm but the people were nervous They heard thai several Italian planes arrived at Tirana Thursday carrying high Italian officials Italians Made Loans Yugoslavs said Italy recently resumed financial and economic talks with Albania but these did not progress in a satisfactory way for the Italians who through the TIRANA Italian cruis er and two destroyers arrived at Durazzo Albania Thursday morning as Albania feverishly discussed reports of imminent It alian occupation Many Albanian reservists have been mobilized Twenty truck loads of arms were sent Wednes day to Kalona the southern port of Albania There was some feeling in dip lomatic circles that the Albanian government might try to resist any landing of May Find Formula There was a possibility how ever that the government might find a formula under which Ital an occupation would be accepted Crowds of Albanians gathered utside the foreign minislry seek ng some inkling of what was go ng on People In the streets freely ex ressed their desire to resist any military occupation Plane service from Tirana lo Italy was canceled Neffotialions Under Way Negotiations between Albania and Italy obstensibly toward strengthening of the 1927 defen sive alliance between the two countries have been going on for several days King Zog after the birth of an heir to the throne Wednesday conferred nearly live hours with his cabinet King Zog received the Italian Minister Francesco Jacomoni in a private audience that lasted two hours Thursday morning The tense situation cast gloom over the national celebrations of the birth of a crown prince to Zog and Queen Geraldine FORECAST Italian national bank are reported here to be actually financing the entire Albanian administration and King Zogs personal budget The first Italian loans to Al bania were due in 1935 but Al bania could or would not pay so Italy demanded new concessions j WestaoTelancT 7 KILLED IN HEADON CRASH Motorists Attempt to Avoid Piece of Metal on Road Blamed WESTMORELAND Cal A motorisls attempt to avoid a piece of metal on the highway was blamed Thursday by Deputy Cor oner Herbert Hughes for the deaths Wednesday night of seven persons in an autotruck crash The victims all occupants ot the automobile were residents of or an exodus of Italian j according to the version here measure noes Amendment Is Filed Iowa liquorbythedrink forces Thursday filed an amendment to the house beverage bill to limil issuance of the proposed byrthe drink licenses to operators located in cities of more than 10000 popu lation The bill now is in the house sifting committee where its spon sors valiantly but unsuccessfully attempted to obtain sufficient sup port for a move to put it on the house calendar As originally written the by thedrink measure which con WASHINGTON The jusj tains local option provisions speci tice department announced a new ficd no population minimum federal correctional institution j would be opened Monday at Sandi stone Minn to handle about 500 Federal Prison at Sandstone Planned IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday tempera tures considerably below freez ing Thursday night not so cold Friday afternoon MINNESOTA Generally fair and continued cold Thursday night Friday fair in south in creasing cloudiness in north nol so cold in afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics maximum Wednesday 43 Minimum Wednesday night 20 At 8 a m Thursday 21 Snow trace Return of winter was the woe ful characteristic of Thursday with residents including businessmen j strengthened the belief of some fleet demonstration was staged at Durazzo on the northern Albanian coast resulting in Albania yield ing For the last five days or so big popular demonstrations have taken place at Tirana demanding that King Zog resist Italy by armed force reports received in Belgrade said diplomats that military operations were in prospect Army Takes Precautions Albanian officials said their lit tle army was taking suitable mil itary precaution Authoritative Italians said this forenoon thai they were without word of any Italian troop landings in Albania and the newspapers continued to refrain from any mention of Albania The fact was cited that Pariani was chief military adviser to Al bania for five years from 1927 to 1932 He is said to have the best military knowledge of King Zogs mountainous realm Puzzled by End Diplomats were puzzled as to Ihe end to be gained by any oc cupation of the 10629 square mile Mohammedan kingdom lying at its j Dr Irving J Greenblatt and Dr Hughes said the Fleet Made Demonstration i loid lim the car Albania refused the Italian dc1 toward the truck at high speed truck driver was driving mantis and promptly Italian when jt swervcd suddenly to the wrong side of the highway then crashed headon New Anti for Blood Reported BALTIMORE fPi Discovery of a new anticoagulent for blood was reported to Ihe American Chemical society Wednesday by aillette Scoffs at Report Hopkins Took Step for Presidency WASHINGTON if Senator Gillette D Iowa scoffed Thurs day at the possibility that presi dential ambitions might have ac lualed Secretary Hopkins in de ciding to change his legal resi dence from New York to Iowa To me the move has no politi cal significance whatever said Gillette whose rcnomination last summer was opposed by Hop HALBEUT 62 DIES RED OAK Marion Hiil doors and windows of the coaches Wyoming lo North Plattc Nebr i men sentenced for terms of lets bcrt 62 proprietor of a seed comI sealed The paper said the teals and covered all of Colorado east than 18 months U will serve pany bearing his name died after were ordered because Jews jeered j of the continental divide Temper marily Iowa Minnesota WisconI an illness of three days He had and shouted as the Irain deparled I alures dropped to below freezing I sin Illinois and the Dakotas lived here most of his life r snow flurries and freezing nearest point abovit 50 miles across i M X Sullivan of Georgetown kins the Adriatic from tlic heel of the university It is aspartic acid a Hopkins himself insisted that Italian boot substance common in plant nnd I his only purpose in making the They pointed out that Ilaly alanimal tissues They said it may i change was to give his motherless ready had virtually complete con be more effective than sodium j 7yearold daughter Diane a per Irol of the countrys ruitural re citrate now used to preserve the j msncnt home in his own native sources and that wilh her forlii fluid in blood banks state YEAR AGO mum Minimum Precip 37 4 115 ;