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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1939, Mason City, Iowa HAR H 1ST a ART or IOWA COMP 0 E S M 0 I N S I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED W1BES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 10 1939 Would Filibuster CashCarry Idea WASHINGTON A filibuster such as has not been seen in the United States senate since the league nations fight will be staged against the Pittman cash andcarry it ever gets that far Advised inner opinion is the ad ministration will not try to push it forward that far No question exists about it being Bernard Baruchs orig inal idea or about Mr Ba ruchs views carrying great weight w i t h controlling democrats i n the senate Several sena tors slipped down to his DI South Carolina Paul Mallon plantation long before he appeared to testify be fore the foreign relations commit tee and returned to espouse the idea Nor is there much doubt that Mr Roosevelt though officially si lent privately approved the Pitt man move Senators have heard and believe Mr Roosevelt will come out openly for it when and if it emerges from the committee and reaches the senate floor Nevertheless the small but skillful opposition centering avound Borah Hiram Johnson Nye et al is preparing for an ef fort to arouse the country The resolution will be called an effort to make a munitions depot out of the United States for Bri tain and France in event of war as well as a hidden pledge to fight for these former allies on the theory that a munitions depot can not possibly remam out of war Will Likely Drop The senate is very likely to be in session all summer if these op Bpsitions Breach the crash into ivmch Press gallery tandcloakroom betting therefore favors the pos sibility that the administration will drop this and all other so called neutrality moves The presi dent it is generally believed can not afford an open fight not only because of his diplomatic situation in Europe but his political situa tion at home as well Apparently it would be better for his purposes to let the cash andcarry feature of existing law expire May I will still have the embargo features of existing law which may be at least partly THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 156 BRITAIN OFFERS TO AID GREECE adaptable to his desires The filibuster has already started in a way Several house foreign affairs committeemen are reported agreed not to take any action on cashaiKicarry before May 1 Aft er it expires its advocates will be in a more difficult tactical position They cannot simply continue ex isting law but must initiate new action Enraged by Stimson Not a chance in the world exists for the plan advocated by Hoo vers State Secretary Henry Stim son to give the president even more power than he now has to point out and oppose an aggressor nation in Europe or the far east Since Stimson spoke republi cans have been scratching the whiskers off their chins in silent rage because his former position in the Hoover cabinet may have left some implication in the public mind that either they or Herbert Hoover favor such a course Ap parently Stimson spoke only for himself Not only are the republicans op posed but the southern democrats as which leaves practically the entire congress out of step with Stimson An Italian Stickup Military men took the Italian stickup of Albania more phi eg matically than the diplomats al though both were apparently com pletely as usual The military situation which has generally furnished the back ground for political moves in Europe seemed to prevent Eng land and France from doing any thing effective to stop Mussolini short of a declaration of war on him Yugoslavia is now equally isolated from the FrancoBritish protecting hand and Poland and Rumania are only slightly better placed Copjtijht FHtnrtj lnc GUARANTEE TO TURKEY ALSO IS BEING PLANNED English to Consider Attempt to Take Corfu as Cause for War LONDON IP The British cabinet in emergency session was reported reliably Monday to have decided to offer to guarantee the independence of Greece and Tur key Chamberlains message to Pre mier Mussolini conveyed by the Earl of Perty British ambassador to Rome was reported to be that Britain would consider any at tempt to seize Corfu as a Casus Belli cause lor At the same time rumors that Britain intended to occupy Corfu which guards the gateway to the Adriatic were denied Recalled From Vacations Chamberlain and his ministers met at 10 Downing street in the first bank holiday cabinet sessions since the World war Recalled from their Easter va cations to consider toe situation caused by Italys invasion of Al bania the ministers affected in difference as they arrived and de parted but the crowd outside was not indiffeieni Neither was Charalambos Sim opoulos Greek minister who paced up and down waiting for Foreign Secretary Viscount Hali fax to come out Gibraltar Also Discussed Defense ministers were said to have pointed out to the cabinet that Britains position in the eastern Mediterranean and parti cularly her defense on the Suez Canal would beseriously threat ened by anyItalian domination of Greece The ministers also were said to have discussed Gibraltar It was feared here that Spanish General Francos adherence to the anticomintern pact was merely the start of a Spanish policy of col laboration with Rome and Berlin It was recognized that Franco was in a position to reduce Gibraltar to relative unimportance Key Ministers to Meet The cabinet after meeting for two and onequarter hours re cessed and a meeting of key min isters was set for later in the day Earlier Prime Minister Cham berlain was said to have told Italy that any attempt to seize the stra tegic Greekowned island of Corfu would be interpreted by Britain as an invitation to war Parliament to Sleet The urgent cabinet session co incided with emergency move ments of British warships in the Mediterranean At the same time the cabinet decided to break in on parlia ments Easter vacation and con vene both houses into extraor dinary session Thursday The object was to register thi British governments disapproval of the Italian invasion of Albania and to discuss ways of protecting other nations considered as threat ened The announcement of Britain intention of guaranteeing the in dependence of Greece and Turkey may be made by Chamberlain to the house of commons Thursday The last parliament was recalled ahead of schedule was during the CzechoSlovak crisis in September AH Officers recalled Issuance of emergency fleet or ders at Malta and the sailing o the battleship Malaya from Men ton France indicated to some ob servers that Britain was prepar ing to protect the Greek coast All British naval officers on Mason Cityan Operator of Walkathons Slain HAYDEN KILLED N CHICAGO BY Deporting a Refugee From England Traffic DRAFT DODGERToU Passes No quarter is given unwelcome visitors to warjittery Britain as police and airport officials at Croydon Eng carry a wecpme refugee back to plane 011 which he arrived from Warsaw with nine oth er Czech Jews All pleaded fought threatened to jump out of plane They did not go back pilot re Potential New Center of European Strife Observed Emergency Orders Issued to British Fleet Cabinet Meets By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Emergency British fleet orders at Malta md an urgent British Cabinet meeting Monday high lighted a potential new center of European strife in Greece as Italy consolidated her conquest of little Albania The Malta orders which called crews back from shore leave Sun day night and sent the 35000ton battleship Malaya toward an un disclosed destination led to re ports that Britains great sea arm was about to be thrown protec tively around Greece In Paris both Britain and France considered joint military and naval demonstrations to back up their eastern European allies against further ItalianGerman expansion On the other side authoritative fascists in Rome disclosed that Italy had reinforced her troops in the Dodecanese islands which lie in the Aegean sea off Greece Conservative estimates in Athens said Italian troops now in Rhodes largest of the 12 Dode canese islands exceeded 45000 with forces of from 800 to 1500 scattered proportionately on the others In Athens the Greek povcrn went watched wearily realizing the gravity of the situation At Istanbul Turkey and Rumania Britain also might try to brins into a grand anlUag Sression alliance agreed to carry on a Balkan for the Bal kans policy In Tirana capital of Italian conquered Albania meanwhile a provisional government pledged the Albanian peoples loyalty to Italian rule Metaxas Indicates Greece Is Prepared to Defend Territory ATHENS George Metaxas hinted Monday that Greece was prepared to defend her territory against any aggres sion In a message to the people Met axas said Greece possessed every means of assuring the national in dependence and integrity and told them The Greek people can quietly go about their business confident that the government will be con tinuously vigilant to guard their safety and The recent landing of Italian troops and large consignments of munitions on all islands of Italys Dodecanese group was reported at Piraeus Monday Dog Is Recovering After Appendectomy CONNERSV1LLE Ind Duke the dog that had his appen riix out appeared Monday to have come through the experience in good shape Dr Owen Clark vet erinarian who performed the ap pendectomy Friday night on State Ppleman Kermit Lewis Dobeiman Pinscher said such an operation on a dog was most unusual PIONEER IOWAN DIES RED OAK Wesley Long 77 died of pneumonia He came here in 1871 with his par ents in a covered wagon LJLHIOLI uii uit njwiiiiaii pcopjes loyally to holiday in Tangier Morocco Mussolini and formally accepted ordered by tolegraoh to return to their ships immediately A Greek spokesman here said that Britain had not been asked to send ships to protect Greek ports which are important to the safety of the BritishFrench trade routes through the Mediterranean Danish Royal Visitors at San Francisco Fair SAN FRANCISCO six hour visit to the Golden Gate ex position was scheduled Monday for Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his princess In grid The prince and the princess observed Easter by attendin church services at the Ansgar Danish Evangelical Lutheran church AMI IE WOULD NOT SEEK POST Asks FR Withdraw Nomination to ICC After Opposition WASHINGTON R Amlie former progressive member of the house from Washington ask ing President Roosevelt Monday to withdraw his nomination as a member of the interstate commerce commission It was understood the president would accede to his wishes It was made known officially that the president would reply to Amlies request during the day and would send to the senate Tuesday the withdrawal request The white house would make public Amlies letter to the president It was said also the presidents reply would not be given out by the white house The Amlie nomination ran into a storm of opposition in the senate interstate commerce committee 4 DIE IN IOW A CABBUS CRASH Victims AH Occupants of Taxi in Accident North of Mondamin MONDAMIN person died Easter Sunday when n taxi cab and an Interstate bus crashet on highway 75 two miles north o ilere Floyd Fann 40 Omaha drive of the cab Mary Poppe about 43 Omaha and Raymond Gus Fall mer 28 Mondamin Fallmers mother MrsMatti Fallmer 58 Mondamin die shortly after being taken to Council Bluffs Iowa hospital were occupants ot the Bus passengers all of whom es caped injury said the bus wa knocked into a guard rail by th impact The taxicab belonging t Safeway Cabs Inc of Omaha to which Fann was a driver was de molished F R and First Lady Greet Thousands at Egg Rolling WASHINGTON and Mrs Roosevelt stood on the south portico of the white house Monday and greeted several thou sand cheering children holding their annual Easter egg rolling festival on the broad lawn behind the mansion The sun shone brightly as the RV irrTo president standing beside the BE FOUR DAYS fivsl lady wavcd to thc brightv MII Fred J dressed throng and said Miller principal of East Water This is th seventh time that loo high school announced thc Mrs Roosevelt and I have had northeast music fcativai originally scheduled here April 28 and 29 has been extended into a four day festival beginning April 26 the great privilege of having you on the white house lawn on Easter Monday I am glad I was able to get back from Warm Springs and Mrs Roosevelt from the Pacific Coast in time to greet you today It is a wonderful day and hope you all enjoy yourselves very much I wish I could be down there with you Mrs Roosevelt did go down dressed in a colorful blue en semble She received a bouquet and waved cheeiy greetings to thc children as she walked through the crowd Thc children made tiiemselve at home A Jew played footbal with their gay hardboiled eggs When one child dropped his bas ket it was revealed that his eggs were raw Thc litter soon was general TO SURRENDER Wife Says Husband to Sail Next Week for U S From Germany NEW YORK Grover Cleveland Bergdoll wife of the notorious World war draft dodger announced on her arrival from Surope Monday that her husband would sail next week from Ger many to surrender himself to military authorities and serve the remainder ofthe five year sen tence imposed upon him before his escape in IfllU Mrs Bergdoll arrived in tile Hamburg American liner St Louis with four of her five children She went to Europe last Decem ber with the announced inten tion of persuading her husband to return to America Fled From Guards Bergdoll fled from military guards after he had been sen tenced to five years in prison foi evasion of the World war draft A warrant for his arrest is still held by States marshal been living in his escape after hi New York Bergdoll lias Germany since being in custody only a shorl time He has addressed frequenl appeals to the white house foi permission to return arguing that as commanderinchieX of the army the president is empowered to dismiss the proceedings of the court martial that convicted him Dodged Arrest 2 Tears Bergdoll whose exploits as an aviator and automobile race earned him fame in sporting cir ties fmled o respond when hi draft number was called in 1917 For two years he dodged arrest but finally was captured by fed eral authorities in Nesv York City Mark of38 110 Killed So Far in State 6 Die in Weekend Accidents DES MOINES hun dred and ten persons have been dlled in automobile accidents in owa so far in 1939 compared with 109 fatalities in the corresponding period of 1938 Of the nine persons killed in the last week six were weekend vic tims Clayton Malloy 27 Anthon Iowa grocer was lulled Saturday when his car struck a bridge rail rig and plunged down an em bankment near his home Four persons were killed Sun day in n collision between a taxi cab and an Interstate bus near Mondamin Iowa The victims al occupants of the taxicab were Floyd Fan 40 Omaha Nebr driver Mrs Floyd Fann 40 hi wife Raymond Fallmer about 28 Mondamin bartender and Mrs Mattie Fallmer about 60 also o Mondamin his mother David McVey 28 clerical em ploye in the Iowa Emergency Re lief administration office in Des Moines was killed and Don Ma son 21 Pleasantville Iowa criti calley injured at a m Sun day when the car which McVey was driving left the road at a curve and plunged over an em bankment At least three lowans were fa tally burned during the pas week 75000 HearMgnan Andersons Concert WASHINGTON UR Marian Anderson Negro contralto win was barred from Washington imprisonment Two months later he received BUMS voice was earned oy amoli peimission to visit Ins mother in tiers to the throng which jarrTme from his militaiy made his way to Germany The alien property custodian holds considerable cash securi ties mortgages and real estate seized at the time of Bergdolls conviction uards He then the great emancipator Washington monument LICENSE BICYCLES MUSCATINE Effectiv July 1 bicycle owners in Musca tine must buy a 25 cent license tag for their the city council decreed Traffic rules ap plicable to motorists also will govern bike riders t LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS Senator From Illinois Dies of Heart Attack PAGE 2 Achievement Day at Burt to Be May 2 PAGE 3 Yankees Cubs Pick of Eastern Bookies PAGE 9 ILDUCE CALLS MORE RESERVES 900000 Italians Are Under Arms Situation Becomes More Tense ROME Benito Mussolini called up an additional 330000 reserves Monday boost ing the number of Italians under arms to of col at the same time was reported to have postponed tem porarily a triumphant entry into Albania because of the tense Mediterranean situation It was said that the Italian gov ernment was watching interna tional developments closely es pecially the unknown destina tion movements of the British and French fleets in the Mediter ranean Authoritative quarters said that when Mussolini considers the in ternational situation calmer he will leave immediately on the trip to Albania Italian Spokesman Tells Americans to Mind Own Business ROME Gayda re plying to criticism in the United States of Italys seizure of Albania told Americans Monday to mind their own business Writing in II Giornale Dltalia fascisms spokesman threatened that Italy and Germany would meddle in American affairs unless the United States let them alone Let the Americans mind their own business not entirely happy and brilliant and leave Italy and Albania in peace he wrote PLAN PLAY CONFERENCE CEDAR FALLS B Strayer director of the ninth an nual conference on play produc tion it Iowa State Teachers col lege April 22 said more than 1000 high school students and teachers arc expected at the conference free openai the statue o Abraham Lincoln Miss Ander ons voice was carried by ampli the shrine o and th The Weather FORECAST IO1VA Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday rain or snow extreme east Monday night colder MINNESOTA Fair extreme north mostly cloudy central and south Monday night and Tues day colder Monday nisht con tinued cold Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figure for 24 hour period ending at a m Monday Maximum Sunday 5G Minimum Sunday night o At 8 a in Monday 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 51 minimum 30 Figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 40 Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum MACHINE GUNS Local Man Voiced Premonition of His Fate to Friends A premonition he had often sxpressed to friends here ame true for Charles M Slip Hayden Mason City valkathon operator when he was slain by gangsters in Chi cago at about 6 oclock Sun day morning as he walked Tom his business establish ment at the Park Casino ball to the Midwest Athletic club where he made his home Hayden who had sent his 8 year old daughter Ann to relatives in San Diego CaL for fear she might be kid naped by racketeers openly envious of his successful business enterprise was felled by three shots from ma cliine guns fired in his back by two gunmen who had apparently been waiting for the local man Lives for 30 Minutes Among the first to reach the dying man were a Chicago news paper man and Charles Caponi associatedwith Hayden Caponi who had been in the athletic club at the time of the shooting thought it was a backfire a car he told friends here by telephone Sunday He looked outside saw Hayden lying on the street and thought the walkathon operator had been slugged As he ran to himhowever he saw the bullet holes and blood gushing from them Hayden gasped Take me to a doctor Tlic gangster victim died in a hospital Victim Carried Gun Hujden recently began carrying gun but was unarmed when slain He emerged from the casino at a m with Ralph Olson 2637 North Narragansett avenue and Miss Christine Jumes 23 of 4713 North Keating avenue cashier at the casino As Hayden crossed the street to the Midwest Athletic club where he lived with his wife Olga two men stepped from the shadows and fired three bullets all of which struck Hayden one passing through his abdomen The men fled in a dark sedan Olson and Miss Jumes drove Hayden to Garfield Park hospital Police said Hayden supplied de tails a few minutes before he suc cumbed to the bullet wounds I had left the ballroom after saying goodnight to the doorman Hayden told thorn and was walking away when a green sedan pulled up at the curb It contained two or three men One of them got out of the car and started walking toward me and then started shoot ing I dont know what it attempted stickup or what In his pockets was A valuable ring was on one finger A son Charles 28 is acting as a floor judge at the walkathon After the fusillade the hood lums escaped in a black sedan and have not been seen since accord ing to the chief ot detectives in Chicago who informed Deputy r thE broken line shows the ;