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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAR tow f R H MEM S AR T DEPf Or COUP CES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WAN5 NEIGHBORS MASON CITY 8RIOHT JfOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FUIO LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 18 1939 PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIOJi SECTION ONE NO 163 NEWS BEH Sudden Tone Change of F D R Puzzling WASHINGTON Why Mr Roosevelt suddenly changed his antidictatorial tone and offfered to be intermediary for a realistic world peace settlement at a time when the move was al most certain to fail is the phase of questionthat is troubling innei Washington Answers blowing down the streets here like papers Pauirviallou to make your choice of which t accept New dealers are naturally ex plaining il as a brilliant effort to prevent war an outside chance worth taking Administration crit ics likewise naturally suspect it as a grandstand play to restore the presidents popular prestige But diplomats know that world shaking ventures are not made generally from such purposes at least not tlone Diplomacy is usu ally planned like chess five moves or more in advance CHAMBERLAIN LAUDS F R PLAN Has Responsibilities For instance some couple the move with the dramatic shifting of the fleet to the Pacific This in ference change is that therefore the of Mr Roosevelts tone does not mean a corresponding change of policy toward a more neutral position but just the op posite There are only two fleets which can defend us in the Atlan tic Britains and the French By drawing a peacerejection out of the dictators and withdrawing the fleet simultaneously Mr Roose velt may merely have taken an other firmer step along the anti dictatorial road he has been fol IL DIM WOULD DRAW HUNGARY CLOSER TO AXIS Fascist Newspaper States F R Proposal Is Already Rejected ROME Mussolini sought Tuesday to draw Hungary closer to the RomeBerlin axis while his newspaper asserted President Roosevelts peace appeal already had been rejected by the Italian national conscience No formal reply had been made to Mr Roosevelt but the com ment in Mussolinis Milan news paper II Popolo D Italia was said in newspaper circles to represent il duces views if not written by Mussolini himself on the presi dents proposal of nonaggression pledges by Germany and Italy to be followed by a disarmament and economic conference Encircling Is Charged The fascist press had char acterized Mr Roosevelts move as part of an attempted encircle of Italy and nazifascist description of the British and Frenchengineered bloc With cheers the Italian senate BOOTLEGGING It Still Goes On Pictures Show How eitect Mi Roosevelt may I also have desighafedanaggressor nation at a time when the senate was tryingto decide whether to give him the power to do so It is a surmise but the air here likewise carries the barest sugges tion of an official sigh of relief that the dictators did not hasten to take up Mr Roosevelt The role of intermediary would have en tailed responsibilities for the United States to see that the presi dents program was carried out They might have pushed us right into the middle of the European debate e a F D R Most Worried The inside circumstances show Mr Roosevelt himself was most 1 worried about ihi latter sugges lion The story of how the pro gram was conceived is this Mr Roosevelt got the idea among the pines in Warm Springs His enthusiasm for it was so great he could hardly wait to tell State Secretary Hull He wired ahead lo have Mr Hull meet him at the train upon his arrival here a week ago Tues day and he put the proposition to Hull in his car before he left the train The president started draftm the note as soon as lie got to the white house Two clays he spen on it The next three were occu pied in long conferences will state department officials includ ing Norman Davis Tliey literally manicured every word working far into the nights Several drafts finally developed Apparently every precaution that words would allow was tak en to create the impression that Mr Roosevelt did not intend to act as mediator but only as termediary This is the distinc tion the president also drew in discussing the note with report ers although few could see how he could offer a plan without as suming responsibility for carrying it out The note leaked first in Paris Apparently the president was crowded by these French leaks into making it public several hours before he had planned He had in tended to wait until the stock market closed at noon but at a m newsmen were called in Behind the president they found Mr Hull his assistant Secretary Welles who bad just returned 1 from a vacation Friday night anc could not have been in on prepa ration of the note and Chairman Pittman of the senate foreign re lations committee Pittman was certainly not in on the drafting He did not hear about the idea un til some time before it was dis patched to Hitler He was brough 1 in only to provide senatoria background Monday approved an address by its president Giacomo Suardo to be read to King Vittorio Eman uele in response to the monarchs formal acceptance of the crown of newly conquered Albania in which this declaration occurred 3lore Army Funds The RomeBerlin axis divides the continent with a dominating bloc of military forces agains which it is no longer possible to repeat successfully the old ma neuvers of encircling coalitions To finance its military power by l20pOOJ menunder governmen has decreed an additional allot ment of annually tor the army for the next 10 years Among Subjects Discussed It was expected the Roosevelt iroposal and the situation it had reated in Europe would be one if the subjects which Mussolini and Foreign Minister Count Ga eazzo Ciano would discuss with Hungarian Premier Count Paul Teleky and Foreign Count Stephen Csaky Minister on their state visit to Rome starting Tues day Teleky issued a statement to the press in which he declared himself a sincere friend and enthusiastic admirer of Italy with gratitude tor the great duces support of Hungarys claims to frontier re SNOW SLOWS UP ROAD TRAFFIC Some Highways Are Blocked as Result of Mondays Snow Highways around Mason City were reported open to traffic Tuesday following the snow Mon day but the highways to the orthwest were blocked in several laces according to the Iowa tate Highway commission Much more snow was reported i counties to the west of Cerro Gordp than in this county Abou ive inches of snow was reporter n Hancock county and more than hat in Kossuth About 10 inches snow was reported in Emmc ounty Some highways were blocked in according to reports rc eivcd here Highway No 109 north from Algona was partly blocked and No 18 east ot Algona vas in such condition that a plow had to be used High way No 169 north of No 9 was also partly blocked Heavy plows were of little use since the snow was so wet and leavy it was not easily moved A ParentTeachers meeting Monday evening at Tilonka at which the Mason City Chamber of Commerce chorus was to have sung was canceled because of the condition of the highway between Wesley and Titonka Kin COWBOYS PLAN WELCOME DENVER cowboy wel come at Brush in northeaster VOTE TO HALT JOBLESS HELP TO IOWA BRIDES Legislature Debates Taking Away Securities Control From Miller BULLETIN DES MOINES Iowa house Tuesday passed and sent to Gov George A Wilson a bill to take the securities department from Secretary of State Earl G Miller and place it in the state insurance department DES MOINES hous members Tuesday voted to put th kibosh on brides helping financ their honeymoons with state un employment funds By an 8010 vote the lower chamber passed a bill which would deny jobless benefits to women who quit their jobs to get married and to reduce compensa tion for all employes who are fired for cause The bill was returned to the i senate for concurrence in minor amendments Miller May Lose fllore The lunch time recess caught the house in a hot argument over whether to take the securities de portment away from Secretary of State Earl G Miller who lost supervision of the losva highway patrol under a previous reorgani zation bill Both the unemployment com pensation question and the securi ties department bill were placed before the house by the sifting committee Tuesday after the lower chamber voted to dump the old calendar of 45 bills Among the bills on the old cal Johnson Proposes to End Secretary of State Office DES MOINES Of repre sentative Oscar Johnson Kanawha announced Tuesday that he would file a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment abolishing the Iowa secretary of states office John son asserted his action was mo tivated by the fact that the re publicancontrolled legislature had taken the highway patrol from Earl G Miller the present secretary that the senate Tues day voted to remove the re mainder of the motor vehicle department from Millers scope and that the house was consid ering withdrawing the securities division from the officials con trol oldf ish Gulping Threat in Minneapolis Brings Warning MINNEAPOLIS was made safe for oklfish Tuesday Rumors the collegiate Tad of gulping a ropular diversion on many an eastern about o appear in Minneapolis brought a stern ruling from Joseph A Hadley assistant city attorney He announced he will file a complaint charging disorderly conduct against any person or swallowing live goldfish or gup pics in public view Coating them with mustard or catsup to make them more ap petizing makes no difference he said Animal Rescue league officials notified Hadley they had learned a Minneapolis cafe was contem plating a goldfishgobbling contest as a trade stimulant Hadley toyed first with the idea of forbidding the goldfish diet under the cruelty to animals clause But he reasoned swallow ing goldfish is no more cruel than catching fish on a hook He decided the goldfish fad be longed under disorderly conduct because it is a disgusting spec tacle The penalty is or 90 days or both Munch phonograph records if you will Hadley ruled but let the goldfish alone IS NEGOTIATING WITH RUSSIA ON COMMON FRONT Announcement of British Pledge to Turkey Is Not Given Prime Minister told a cheering SENATE STUDIES APPROPRIATIONS Changes Already Voted Will Send Bill to Conference Committee DES MOINES As the Iowa legislature reached its 100th day the senate Tuesday began consid eration of the biennial appropria tion bill The house passed the bill last Saturday but senate changes al ready voted Tuesday will send the bill to conference committee so adjournment on the traditional 100th day became impossible Most of the senate changes in the budget bill were slight upward revisions of the house figures Add Safety Education An important senate addition to the bill was a 331210 appropria tion for safety education to be ad ministered by the new state de partment of publicsafety LOOK INSIDE FOR Above are pictured the automobile aud the 280 gallons of alcohol seized by federal agents on a farm near Krnsell in connection with the arrest of Bcnforcl Elliiigson who waived to tile grand jury on Hie charge of illegal possession before U S Commissioner Frederick B Shaffer Monday The top picture shows the automobile which outwardly looks like any of thousands of cars you see on streets and highways every day In the middle picture R C Reko of he U S treasury departs merits enforcement unit is showing how the room in the rear of the car is enlarged to provide room for 300 ijallons of alcohol The car alsohas specially constructed springs and heavyduly tires The lower picture shows the 380 gallon tins of alcohol in the federal building vault Lock photos Kaycnay engraving against the pro posal The 4H girls want a dormi tory at the fairgrounds The state college wants a gymnasium awful ly bad Its just a question of where we ought to stop he said Letter Is Offered In support of the proposal Chairman L H Doran of the ap propriations committee read a let ter he received from W Earl Hall Mason City president of the state safety council The senate adopted the amend ment carrying the full amount which the safety council asked for by voice vote A subsequent attempt by Sen ator L B Forsiing Sioux City to cut the amount from 531 210 to 317500 failed Before taking up the appropria tions bill the senate passed a fish AL CAPONE May Win Freedom Within Four Weeks PAGE 2 BERLIN PLANS CELEBRATION Hitlers Birthday to Be in 2 Days Nazi Fleet Puts to Sea BERLIN Hitler returned to Berlin by train late Tuesday as nazi Germany pre pared to give him a tremendous ovation on his 50th birthday two days hence The reichsfuehrers return after ten days absence at Berchtesgad en Munich and in Austria came shortly aftdr the official an nouncement that Germanys mod ern fleet had put out to sea from and Wilhelmshaven on maneuvers its S S Teacher Rejects Penny Later Proved to Be Gold Piece FLORENCE S Car teen year old Mary Jo Cockfields mother gave her three pennies To put in the Sunday school collec1 pate in the Hitler birthday celc tion i brntion But the teacher turned one of I Goering chief lieutenant of the The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy snow in cast portion continued cold Tuesday night with freezing or near freezing temperatures Wednesday becoming fair in west portion mostly cloudy in cast portion not so cold in af ternoon MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday except possibly snow in exfreme southeast portion Tuesday night not so cold in extreme northwest portion Tuesday night some what warmer Wednesday in west and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics endar were the chain store tax and the corn alcohol measures Points Out Angles Representative Harry E Weich man Newhall Benton de clared the present law also per mits unemployment compensation payments to men who quit their jobs to go on vacations out in California and even to men who go to jaii for stealing money from thrir emoloyes The bill provides that the un employment compensation com mission may reduce payments down to six weeks for persons dis charged for cause Under the pres ent law the commission may de lay beginning payment but must continue the checks once they start for the maximum 15 weeks if the individuals account has that much accumulated credit In line with the honeymoon provision applicable to newly and game bill supplementing the conservation act passed hastily in 1937 The bill completing the transfer of the motor vehicle department from the secretary of states office to the new public safety depart ment also passed the senate Tues day morning and was messaged to the house A house bill to increase pro ducers of baby chicks was voted down 29 lo C North lowans Rank in Future Farmer Tests PAGE 5 Joe Louis Belts Out jack Roper in First PAGE 3 Kiel way to spring Spanish waters Field Marshal Hermann helm Goering also returned to Berlin Tuesday night to partici Maximum Monday 33 Minimum Monday night 29 At 8 a m Tuesday 33 Prccip Monday 30 inch Snowfall 1 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 46 Prccip WILL ENLARGE CANAL Colorado awaited Crown Prince them back telling her it was no fuehrer is expected lo report to I WASHINGTON house Frederik and Princes Ingrid of Denmark and Iceland Tuesday good After hard polishing the mother while the royal couple inspected Mrs T V Cockfield discovered Hitler his Rome conversations Merchant Marine committee ap proved Tuesday a bill authorizing married women the bill in general denies compensation to persons who leave jobs without good cause 16000 Given Help The state compensation commis sion now is distributing jobless benefit checks to approximately 16000 lowans every week The average is approximately S850 commission officials said The house also approved 78 to 5 a senate bill which would exempt student part time em ployes from provisions of the compensation act Tuesday was supposed to have been the last day of the session under a resolution passed by the house several days ago Adjourn ment however was farthest from the minds of the leaders as the house exchanged personal jibes over the securities bill Proposed Under Insurance The securities bill approved by the senate would take that de partment out from under the sec retary of state and would place it under State Insurance Commis sioner Charles R Fischer The in surance unit also would assume control of the regulation of com panies selling stock onthe install j ment plan Thnt work now is handled by the state auditors of Armed Police Sent to Southwest Africa as Nazi Activity Result JOHANNESBURG South Af rica hundred armed police left for southwest Africa accompanied by a trainload of armored cars machine guns and camp equipment a dispatch from Pretoria said Tuesday They look one months rations Southwcsl Africa wis taken from Germany after the World war The South African govern ment has expressed concern re cently over German activities there Colorados milehigh capitol I the penny was a gold piece with Premier Mussolini and For eign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano at the first opportunity iice The public safely department improvement and enlargement of I bill took the highway patrol away the Panama Canal I from Miller The senate Tuesday also voted to remove the rest of the motor vehicle department from his control Lalchaw Loses Effort Representative F A Lafchaw Wilton Junction tried lo get the house lo send the securities measure back to committee The attempt was beaten 55 to 40 In his presentation of the case for Secretary Miller Latchaw denied that his stand was influenced by the fact that the official recently had appointed the legislators son to a motor vehicle department job Representative Leo Hoegh Chariton unsuccessfully spon sored a move to table the bill The vote against tiic proposal was 52 to 32 Hoegh declared u continuation of the projCnt policy of cutting departments away from the sec retary of state uould leave that official without anything to dr Lets abolish the office alto gether he suggested Why pay a man a year if iic isnt going to earn it IOWA TO GET SAFETY PLAQUE Presentation to Be Made at Meeting in Des Moines May 10 By Iowa Daily Press Association DES special meet ing to which all lowans interested in highway safety are invited has been set for Alay 10 at the Fort Des Moines iiotel in Des Moines it was announced Tuesday by W Earl Hall Mason City president of the Iowa State Safety council Highlight of the meeting will be the official acceptance of the plaque awarded by the National Safety council to Iowa as a reward for having maintained the best or ganized allaround safety program of thirteen middlewestern states in 1938 Gov George A Wilson and an official of the National Safety council will be invited to attend the special award meeting The plaque was originally pre senled to Iowa at a recent dinner of the National Safety council at Washington D C In the absence of Governor Wilson the plaque wras accepted by Congressman Thomas E Martin of Iowa Cily The thirteen middlewestern states in the contest were Michi gan Ohio Wisconsin LONDON Chamberlain house oC commons Tuesday that Great Britain welcomed with great satisfaction President Roosevelts appeal to Chancellor Hitler and Premier Mussolini In a brief statement on foreign affairs the prime minister said Britain was continuing conver sations with Soviet Russia to wid en the BritishFrench peace front but added he had nothing new to report A British pledge of help to Turkey had been expected but was believed held up pending the outcome of the BritishSoviet ne gotiations U S Initiative AVclcomcd Chamberlain said amid pro longed applause I should like to take this op portunity of informing the house of the great satisfaction with which his majestys government has welcomed the recent initiative of the president the United States of America In reply to a question he stressed the British interest in the independence of the Netherlands Switzerland and Denmark but stated that Great Britain had en tered into no specific engage ments lo assist any of those coun tries Would Widen Production Chamberlain indicated that Britain was considering the es tablishment of some sort sup ply ministry Steps are being taTjen bbthV lo accelerate and widen the basis of production in Britains war in dustries he said He was urged to say whether staff talks had started between Britain and her new allies in the antiaggression bloc but said His majestys government will main tain all necessary contacts in mili tary as well as in all matters with the countries in question He re fused to enlarge on this Danzig March Rumored While rumors circulated in Lon don that German troops might march Wednesday into the free city of Danzig from East Prussia Foreign Affairs Undersecretary H A Butler told the house that the league of nations which has a commissioner in that nazidomi nated Baltic port would have to consider any change in the status of Danzig Asked whether existing Polish rights in Danzig were covered by a recent British guarantee to Po land Butler refused to add to Chamberlains declaration pledg ing BritishFrench aid to maintain Polish independence Britain has indicated however that the question of whether Brit ain decides to fight for Poland rests entirely on Polands willing ness to go to war over Danzig Insists on Negotiation Danzig under a postwar set Indiana Kentucky Illinois Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Kansas North Dakota South Dakota and Iowa Moisture Great Aid to Northwest Crops MINNEAPOLIS n o w from a late midApril storm which blocked many roads in northern Minnesota and the Da kotas melted away Tuesday bringing broad smiles to farmers wlio needed the moisture for their fields The first dropped as rain and then turned to quite general over the northwest tlement that separated the free city from Germany was placed under the Polish customs admin istration Poland has indicated that any change in the Danzig status must come only through negotia tion not through onesided action either by herself or Germany In some diplomatic quarters it was suggested that any British Turkish anti aggression agree ment would not be made public from fear it might antagonize Ger many Turkeys best customer The Turkish ambassador called at the foreign office Tuesday morning white the Bulgarian and soviet envoys left for their home capitals for consultation Turkish Agreement Pending Reports were current as parlia ment assembled after an interrupt ed Easter recess that the negotia tions were progressing smoothly in efforts to bring the soviet union into the stop Hitler alliance It had been expected that Cham berlain would announce a new commitment to Turkey but after he spoke it was understood that the British Turkish agreement would be held up until results of the Russion conversations were known Involved in the discussions with Russia it was said were Rumanian objections to allowing Russian troops to cross Rumanian terri tory IDENTIFIED IN SWINDLE LE MARS Frank Scholer said J H Gray and James E Newman in jail at Sioux City had been identified in connection with alleged swindle cases at Car roll Ireton and Fairficld The men arc held ir connection with the alleged swindling of Fred Suse mihl out of here last week ;