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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 1 R 4 ART of to A cs THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY bTHB MIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 191939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OSE NO 164 PROBE LOSS OF FRENCH LINER Meanings Behind Fleet Maneuvers shifting of the fleet to the Pacific holds the hidden key to a clear understand ing of these recently sensational international developments Colorful rumors are in circula tion It is quite obvious this gov ernment knows far more on the subject than it chose to say One thing it knows should have been ap parent to all The day be fore Roosevelt spoke out dis patches from the German base at Kiel carried news Paul Mallon that two Battle ships six cruisers and smaller craft were to leave there Tuesday for maneuvers off the Spanish coast near the Canary islands still before Roosevelt showed his Germans confirmed the fact that about 25 ships would be so employed The British and French got ex cited German ships free from their North sea bottleneck where England holds the cork furnished a move that had to be met The French shot four battleships immediately to Gibraltar where their presence has now been pub licly noted Secretly and simul taneously the British started with drawing their ships from the Pa cific earlier they had sent some from Britain to concentrate in Mediterranean waters The natural American part of the moye was to put its naval strength back to replace the Brit ish in the Pacific leaving the de fense of the Atlantic to Britain and France Object of Local Eyes Pictured here is the eclipse at a m Wednesday when the moon took a partial bite out of the sun Lock photo Kay enay engraving Danger to Canal There iis very manbr Italian fleet could even try to attack the Panama canal butthe i Canary islands would be UieV place to start from if they did The German chess move was at least a possible threat A more lively danger to the canal is sabotage and it requires the same counterstroke Secret Japanese landing fields exist near the canal Furthermore trawlers now can carry planes which may at sea A well placed bomb would put the can out of MasonCityans See Eclipse With Glasses Hundreds of Mason Cilyans craned their necks skyward Wed nesday morning to view through dark glasses and bits of smoked Iass an astronomical event that las nto occurred for four partial eclipse of the sun Local business was halted mo mentarily school classes were re cessed motorists stopped their cars and shoppers squinted their eyes to witness the phenomena which was caused by the moon 238857 miles from the earth com ing between the earth and the sun which is 92870000 miles from Mason City Maximum at a m Clear skies enabled spectators to get a full view of the eclipse which reached its maximum at a m While Mason Cityans were seeing a 40 per cent eclipse persons 92 per centof the LIQUORBYTHE DRINK MEASURE IS AGAIN KILLED Effort to Bring Up Consideration Causes Drys to Mobilize DES MOINES Iowa house again killed the liquorby thedrink bill for the session Wednesday by voting 83 to 21 to table the measure Scarcely an hour before the1 house sifting committee had placed the local option measure on the calendar It was quickly erased in a hot battle after chain store tax advocates demanded to know why their pet measure likewise was not placed on the calendar Iloegh Withdraws Motion Representative Leo Hoegh Chariton withdrew his motion to take the chain store tax bill from Roy ally Is Cheered on Nebraska Trip OMAHA Nebr heir to the throne Crown Prince Frederik and his beautiful wife Crown Princess Ingrid got a glimpse of eastern Nebraska Wed nesday over the shoulders of cheering DanishAmericans who greeted them at every turn The 40 year old prince describee his first visit to America as three open the Danish building at the New York World fair foi pleasure and possibly to improve French Liner Burned Blue said the would take care of the committee after Floor Leader Robert D Blue Eagle Grove said he believed the committee would give the bill rightofway in the light of amendments now under preparation amendments constitutional objections to the chain store bill The brief appearance of the li quor bill which would have al lowed cities above 10000 to de cide whether they wanted to per mit sale by the drink resulted in a swift mobilization of dry forces Assailed by Risse Representative H F Risse Mitchell called the measure a damnable thing I would vote to drive it back where it belongs outnumbered JRep covered spectators saw the moon take a cent of Old trade relations between the na tions He talked freely about his countrys agriculture but waved aside questions on foreign affairs Lauds CoOp Plan Of international relations of hi country onefifth the size of Ne braska and perched alone at th northern tip of Germany he saic I dont know a thing adding on recent developments I haven heard Denmarks cooperative move ment which started in 18156 and today embraces about 45 per cent of the nearly 4000000 population he credited with the nations ag ricultural success and stability Thats why agriculture has ad vanced so he said Depends on Ruin Denmark has no irrigation he added but counts tin natures rain to grow its huge output of grain potatoes sugar beets and dairy products In the long run lie said we get the rain He expressed interest in the similarity of Nebraskas and Den marks agricultural pursuits Awed by TJ S Extent Obviously fatigued by his trans continental tour but disclaiming awe at the size of the United States great plains the prince met interviewers in a business This is he French liner Paris built at a cost of ivhieh burned ill Le Havre harbor commission for weeks 10 days to two The admirals therefore thought it would be an unnecessary risk to leave the fleet in the Atlantic any longer than necessary Bloc Not Succeeding Another reason for the peace move naturally not mentioned may have been that the British stopHitler hloc was not succeed with the Rumanian foreign minister being wined and dined officially in Berlin etc Certain senators on the inside of European affairs but outside the administration received pri vate advices from London and Paris screaming that the encirclers were being thwarted by the axis men just before Mr Roosevelt spoke out You will never get them to be lieve Britain and France did not ask rthat the longplanned peace move be made now although this is very ardently denied by the administration whence comes in formationthat the president re ceived no prompting either from Chamberlain or Is Widely Supported Administration enthusiasm has not run so high on the inside since thelast election as after the first reactions came to the presidents peace proposal from all world corners State departmentalism frankly did not expect as much support as they got from South America But particularly they liked the mildness of initial re buffs from Italy as compared with Germany They thought the axis might bend Hitler was reading the official mind here when he picked the 28th as the date for lus reichstag reply to the Roosevelt peace pro posal That date was circled on the private official calendar of assist ant State Secretary Adqlph Berlc early in April as the time when the latest crisis would reach its extremity Rumors have errone ously been circulated that Berle expected war that day He only Expected no war before then anc a brenk in the situation one way or another at that time fig uring this way Hitlers birnday celebration th 20th would include troop demon strations in Berlin Vienna and elsewhere thus preventing Hitler from moving until he could get his border guns manned again iCofiTTicKt King futures Lac 16 per Sol The partial eclipse Wednesday recalled to Arthur Pickford GlobeGazette farm editor the to tal eclipse which occurred in 1868 He was 13 years old at the time and working in a woolen mill in Freeport 111 Cows Came Home Since Mr Pickford was operat ing a machine which required con tinuous attention he could not go to the window To overcome this difficulty he set a pail full of wa ter on the floor and watched the progress of the eclipse second handed At the height of the eclipse the room in which he was working became so dark that the engines were stopped Later several far mers told Mr Pickford that poul try went to roost cows came home from the pastures ttie bill a every parliamentary trick in the book was used in the swiftly moving battle The ever beat angered drys how off the barrage of amended and substituted motions to obtain immediate consideration the bill The vote was 82 to 15 The tabling action followed The bill was dead by Thursday morning after the sift ing committee had yielded to the wishes of Mayor Mark Conkling of Des Moines and others and had placed the measure on the calen dar at about Several times previously house leaders had announced the drink bill was dead as the sifting committee repeatedly refused to place the measure on the calen suit ease as Tie was pliec with questions occasionally turned to an aide when he misseda V Heand the princess said they like America hope to visit it again Prince Frederik and Princess is the daughter of King Gustaf of Sweden just 29 and possessing a pleasing per their round of activities Wednesday with a for mal call on Mayor Dan Butler and Omaha city commissioners Iowa Escort Will Meet Royal Pair PIANIST TOURS BY AIR GLENDALE Cal Iturbi pianist and conductor dar Extension Indicated takes off in his own plane Wed nesday on a flight to Buenos Aires where he has a concert engage ment A licensed pilot Hurbi re cently purchased a cabin plane and announced that he would do his louring by air LOOK INSIDE FOR Representative Dean W Peisen Eldora had immediately an nounced he would file an amend ment to the bill to provide for the establishment of state liquor by the drink establishments and to continue the present prohibition of private sale This bill provides for the giv ing away of too valuable a fran chise Peisen said And state control would be much more sat isfactory than private control Li quor sale should not be subject to private operation and manipu lation Presence of the measure at the bottom of a calendar of 17 bills caused house leaders to expect the extension of the legislative ses sion into next week They had expected the general assembly to wind up its affairs this weekend DES MOINES Prince F r e d r i k and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark will be guests of Iowa Thursday dur ing their tour of tile United States The royal couple will be met by an official state motor escort headed by Adj Gen Charles H Grahl upon crossing the Missouri river from Nebraska The prince and his wife will be welcomed by Danish residents of southwestern Iowa when they stop for 10 minutes at Atlantic enroute to Des Moines WILL CONFER ON APPROPRIATIONS Committee Named to Bridge Gap Between Senate House Bills DBS MOINES confer ence committee was appointed in the Iowa legislature Wednesday to bridge the gap be tween the house and senate ap propriations bills Speaker John H Irwin land the groundwork for a lively scrap by naming at least two economy die hards among the house members of the Ttiespeakerappointed Repre sentatives Of N Hultman R Stahton X T Prentis Mt nibAyr Claus Randall R Manly and G T Kuester R Griswold Named for Senate For the senate Lieutenant Gov ernor B B Hickenlooper appoint ed L H Doran Boone H V Levis Chariton L B Fors ling Sioux City and G R Hill Clarion Kuester was one of the authors of a resolution committing the lower house to fight by all hon In visit the the capital city they will city council and Gov George A Wilson and be enter tained at a banquet in a down town hotel They will spend the night in Des Moines and leave for Ames Friday morning to visit Iowa State college DR EDUARD BENES Heads CzechoSlovakia Reassembling Move PAGE 2 Presbytery Meeting Planned at Algona PAGE 4 Roper Kayo Pointing to Win for Galento PAGE 13 orable means against an increase of more than in the biE as t passed the house Levis was one of three econ omyminded senators who voted against the senate bill late Tues day Confer With Governor Irwin and Hickenlooper an nounced appointment their committees upon return from a conference in Gov George A Wil sons office Wednesday The senate England Will Send Envoy to Germany LONDON British plea for mutual understanding with Germany was voiced by Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax Wednesday in announcing that the British ambassador would soon re turn to Berlin The British government would never wish to abandon any ef forts that promise any hope of suc cess if those efforts can win a re sponse from the other side and be of a mutual character Halifax told the house of lords shortly after Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had expressed wil lingness ItHnclutiethe far east in any antiaggression front The government Halifax em phasized had worked for an in ternational understanding and was ready to keep on working toward that objective until it became clear by the German military ac tion against CzechoSlovakia that the present basis for this policy does not at present appear to exist Then the foreign secretary em phasized that the government has no desire to abandon such efforts if there is any hope of success in creating a mutual basis for under standing In this connection he disclosed that Sir Nevile Henderson who was recalled from Berlin in a diplomatic slap at the nazis would return to his post as soon as he has completed a short vacation WARNING MADE PREVIOUSLY OF SABOTAGE TRY 10 Warplanes From U S to France Are Saved From Flames THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The French liner Paris burned at her Le Havre dock Wednesday and officials suspected sabotage At Chorley England an arma ments factory employe was charged with espionage for Ger many The two incidents of purported nlrigue highlighted the interna ional which Brit ain and France continued efforts to strengthen defensive ties with other states and the world waited to see if the return of DanEig to Germany would be announced at the Hitler birthday celebration Thursday Warplanes Arc Saved French secret police warned two days ago that sabotage would be tried at Le Havre The fire started two hours before midnight Tuesday night Ten warplanes from the United States for the French army were saved as were French art objects valued at consigned to the New York worlds fair Le Havre police detained a dock worker they said was Italian The English armaments worker BRITAIN SPEEDS WAR MATERIAL Cabinet Establishes Supply Department to Aid Rearmament LONDON British ca binet was reported AVednesday to have decided to establish a supply department to speed provision of war material needed for Britains vast rearmament program Establishment of an agency to coordinate the purchase of war cret police He went to Germany materials for the fighting service to deliver the secrets the prose airforco and cution charged One document considered bythe ministers In a was recovered another is miss session lasting more than an hour Whether the new department would have the status of a gov ernment ministry headed by a chief of cabinet rank was not dis closed Joseph Kelly 30 was accused at a preliminary hearing of selling the plan of his factory and arma ments secrets for about in negotiations with the German ser just before noon bill including the highway commission and the state tax commission which this year are being budgeted for the first time totals The house figure is Represents Transfer The state departmnt o public safety also is a new division in only above the the state budget tis year but it I figure merely represents a transfer ol functions from other departments The senate bill is 51733430 higher than the total spent by the various departments covered in this years budget during the fis cal year ending June 30 1938 the latest date for which figures are available The house bill after the body had reconsidered and applied a blanket cut of 10 per cent at the insistenceof Governor Wilson is 193738 Bees Defeat Phils 7 to 6 in 12 Frame Contest at Boston SPORTS BULLETINS BOSTON Boston Bees opened their major league season Wednesday by taking a 12innlnf Patriots day morninfr Rame from Philadelphia 7 to K Al Simmons former American leaguer knocked in the winning marker with one out NEW YORK The weather played havoc with the major leagues baseball schedule Wednesday for the third straight day causing postponement of all games except the Bees double header with the Phillies at Bos ton BOSTON Tar zan Brown a Narragansett In dian from Westerly R I smashed the course record Wed nesday in winning the forty third annual Boston A A mara thon am a berth on the 1940 Olympic team Child Astronomers Look Up Tyrone Power and Annabella Obtain icense to Be Wed HOLLYWOOD Tyrone Power whose studio vanted to keep him one of Holly voods most eligible bachelors may wed his romantic interest he glamorous French actress An nabella next weekend Exhibiting embarrassment which bordered on stage fright the couple filed notice of intention o wed a few minutes before the marriage license bureau closed Tuesday Under Californias three day law the ceremony can take place Friday The principals said it would be simple but di vulged no other plans Power had been urged by his studio 20th CenturyFox not to marry being told that such a step might reduce the interest of fem inine moviegoers who have es tablished him in the heartthrob class as a challenger to Clark Gable and Robert Taylor His answer was his appearance at the license bureau where both he and his beautiful bridetobe signed the application with shaky hinds and he tendered the clerk S4 but got S2 back He explained lie thought the fee was S2 apiece like theater tickets Swallows 5000 Tiny Fish to End Gulping Contests MARTINSVILLE Ind The swallow to end all college boy goldfish swallowing cham pionship contests was made by an old downed 5000 new ly hatched fish in a cup of water Claude C Curtis DePauw uni versity alumnus who works at the grassyfork Hatcheries called cam pus fish swallowers just pikers before gulping down the water in which the young fish so tiny they were barely visible swam around The owner of the hatcheries E C Shireman said there were at least 5000 fish in the cup ing Plan Supply Department The British cabinet in London was said to have decided to es tablisha supply department to co oidicateacquisition of war ma terials and to be considering a compulsory physical training for youth which might be a substi tute for military conscription in peacetime Berlin put out the flags for Hit lers 50th birthday Thursday the celebration starting late Wednes day afternoon Officials denied that the free city of Danzig now in the Polish customs administra tion would be a present for the chancellor Seek Turkish Influence The appointment of Papen who was ambassador of Austria when Germany annexed it as envoy to Turkey was seen in Berlin as an effort to counteract British efforts to increase influ ence in Turkey The near east nation controls the Bosphorus key to the eastern entrance to the Mediterranean from the Black Sea Italy and Germany appeared to have tightened their bonds with Hungary The Hungarian premier Count Paul Tcieky on a visit to Rome declared at a banquet last night that his country was faith ful to the policy of the axis which Hungary has spontaneously adopted Praise by the authoritative Le Journal De Moscow for British French efforts to establish an al liance was seen as indicating hope that Soviet Russia would join Hitherto Russia had been critical and skeptical of the French British front Mary Simms 210 First street northeast and Donald Patterson 51214 Pennsylvania avenue northeast were looking intensely skyward through dark film negatives at the partial eclipse of the sun shown in the upper left corner of this page Hundreds of Mason Cityans also were performing the same act Wednes day morning when the moon covered 40 per cent of the sun Lock photo Kaycnay engraving The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair in cast increas ing cloudiness in west portion not so cool in central and west Wednesday night Thursday unsettled warmer in central and east possibly showers in north portion MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy local showers Wednesday night or Thursday not so cold Wed nesday night except In ex treme northwest portion cooler Thursday in west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 37 Minimum Tuesday night 33 Al 8 a m Wednesday 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 57 Tragedy Visits Man in Minneapolis Three Times During Night MINNEAPOLIS visited Cliff B Moser 30 hotel fireman three times in three short hours Tuesday night At 6 p m Moser was notified by telephone that a child was ex pected to be born momentarily to his wife and there was anxiety over her condition at St Marys hospital Before he could leave the tele phone rang again He was told his home was ablaze Hurrying home he found the building in flames Burned were all of his belongings except the clothing he wore Then Moser hurried to the hospital arriving there shortly before 9 p m He was told his child had died at p m and that his wife had died an hour later Sweden Calls 14000 of 35 Class to Army LONDON Tele graph a British news agency re ported from Stockholm Wednes day that the Swedish government had decided to call vip the 1935 class of army mately 14000 a month preparedness service ;