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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 20, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME En HIST UEU A ART Of COMP DE3 MQlNtS U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 20 1939 THIS PAFEH CONSISTS OF FOUR SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 165 IOWA GREETS DANISH ROYALTY ByPAULMALLOR Hitler to Use F R Plea as Climbing Pole w i t h largest to tlie con fidential short wave from Berlin heard that Herr Hitler will use Mr Roose velts pence proposal as a climbing pole per Fuehrer will probably say it breaks his heart but he must reject the plea for peace guaran tees because he is entitled to a share of the earths surface Paul Mallon commensura t e with what England has stolen in the past His agencies arc re ported to have been at work com puting the square miles of world surface controlled by London and Paris and he may use this figure With such a basis he could de mand indefinite expansion in Eu rope and Africa Danzig and Nazis The authorities would not be surprised if Danzig took the initia tive before the 28th to deliver it self as a sort of present to Hitler No doubt Hitler could be per suaded to accept the gift as he has made extensive preparations to be offered it His control of Danzig has been complete for months He has been suppressing the im portation of free newspapers and has called off an election which he would have controlled His ground was that inasmuch as all the people were for him it would be a waste of expense to let them vote Certain senators who have their own private methods of develop ing European information have said that Mussolinis occupation of Albania was not Mussolinis idea but Hit lerfs Mussolini they have jfJieaM is getting too old to hold Cup hisend of the axis and he moved into Albania Because Hitler had picked up information that the British were making an inside deal with King Zog The Albanian stickup has been a nonexplained enigma before this as Zog was apparently a friend of the Italians of long and good credit standing His flight in the face of the Ital ian invasion seems to confirm this tip Wallace Seeks Support It is not true that the commerce department put but its weekend figures in support of the Hull re ciprocal trade agreement projects because Mr Hopkins sides with Mr Hull against Mr fact it is what Mr Ickes would call a despicable he meaning a truth which must be officially de nied The state department knew nothing whatever of the support it was going to get from Mr Hop kins Officials there say they had a vague idea the supporting state ment might be issued but they are exceptionally sensitive to any sug gestions that they inspired it Truth is the agricultural secre tary Mr Wallace has been cam paigning privately among senators on Capitol Hill to promote his barter ideas He has been telling willing ears there that Mr Hulls program is not the solution He wants an export subsidy for cot ton and such oilier exchange ar rangements as can be made with dictators and other foreign na tions despite Mr Hull The despicable commerce de partment announcement has cast a glow of official approval never theless in favor of Mr Hulls Yankee trading as against Mr Wallaces bartering o F R Likes Tosh Lee Josh Lee 47 year old junior senator from Oklahoma is a new fairhaired boy at the white house Lee who served in the house and beat Senator Gore for the senate in 1936 is a frequent visitor to the executive mansion Mr Roosevelt likes him likes to talk to him Lee is a spender a thorough new deal er and is anxious to be in favor His many visits recently have caused some of the older senators to raise the eyebrows in private Jesse Jones move to reduce the interest on RFC loans by one per cent is an adroit move on his part to head off enactment of the bill by Senator Mead of New York whichwould authorize the RFC to insure loans to small business Jones opposes the Mead bill and nothing would please him more than its defeat He does not want small industrial loans cluttering up the RFC He has been heard to say that these industrial loans arc the most hazardous with which he has to deal Copyright Features Inc Lindbergh and Two Sons Sail for U S CHEERS RISE AS FAMOUS FLYER MEETS F R ON USAIRSURVEY Lone Eagle Appears Before U S Advisory Group on Aeronautics LE HAVRE France Mrs 6 Appointed by Wilson to Be on Boards Commission Says Control Board Selection Not Related Charles A Lindbergh her two small sons and their nurse Thurs day boarded the liner Champlain tor the United States where they will join Colonel Lindbergh Lindbergh sailed on the Aqui tania April 8 He is now in Wash ington where the war department has called him to active duty to make a survey of United States on the dock she and her their cabins to Recent Inquiry DES MOINES IP Gov George A Wilson Thursday an nounced his appointments for the liquor commission and parole board He also made a board of control appointment with the explana tion that it had no connection with the action of the senate last week in recommending immedi ate ouster of the entire board The appointments were as fol lows Liquor M L Curtis Knqxville publisher 6 year term beginning July 1 to succeed Andrew Stew art Rockwell City Arc on Parole Board Parole Clarence Godfrey Albia aviation facilities Mrs Lindbergh declined to talk to reporters who approached hec coal and ice dealer term ending June 30 1941 succeeding Claude Clark Waterloo W E Jackson Burlington attorney term ending June 30 1945 succeeding Hubert Utter back Des Moines Board of Roy Pullen Spencer farmer 6 year term beginning July 1 suc ceeding Harry C White Vin ton 2 Are Keappointed The governor also announced reappoinlmenl of G W Heitkamp of Dubuque and Benjamin H Pet erson of Cedar Rapids to the basic NEW CHAIN BILL PLACED ON FILE Compromise Said by Blue to Have Been Approved by Both Sides DES MOINES com promise chain store tax measure the validity of which was imme diately disputed by one chain store representative svas filed in the Iowa house Thursday Representative Robert D Blue Eagle Grove and others filed the proposal in the form of an amendment to the pending bill He asserted the compromise eli minates all reference to fair trade practices and valuation of chain store stocks and reduces the pro posed unit tax to nearly half the present figures in the bill Says Agreement Reached I have received indicates both sides have agreed to this measure Blue said I ex pect the sifting committee to re port out the measure without de lay The purporled agreement was disputed by B D Silliman of Ce dar Rapids counsel for Iowa chain stores I deny that there is any agree ment he said We are not a par science board for sixyear terms Thursdays appointments change the political complexion of all three boards republican Pullens salary will be He will take office July 1 at the ex piration of Board of Control Chairman Whites term Will Receive 54500 Curtis whose salary will be 84500 also takes office July 1 Jackson as legal member of the parole board 53000 Godfrey will will receive MRS CHARLES A LINDBERGH for U S Flyer Confers With F R at Lunch W A S H IN G T O N IP Col A Lindbergh minutes with conferred President 2700 They will lake office im mediately upon confirmation by the senate because they succeed members holding unconfirmed in terim appointments Members of the basic science ty to it Would Decrease Tax He suggested the compromise Charles for 25 Roosevelt Thursday but would not tell reporters what was dis cussed Dressed in a grey business suit and grey hat Lindbergh arrived at the white house for his appoint ment at noon He was required to wait 35 minutes because the president was behind in receiving callers The flying colonel who lias been called lo active duty with the army air corps to survey army aviation research facilities drove lo tiie white house in an army car with a soldier chauffeur The white house said Lind berghs appointment with the president was requested by Rear Admiral Emory S Lund retired chairman of the maritime commis sion and a cousin of the flyer Lindbergh was expected at a meeting Thursday afternoon of the national advisory committee for aeronautics and at another meet ing May 2 at Langley field Vir ginia the NACA research center Preceding Lindberghs visit the president received another trans Atlantic Harold Gray who recently pioneered a southern passenger route across the Atlantic and back with the Yankee Clipper AUSTRALIAN FRESHER QUITS CANBERRA Australia Earle Page resigned the premier ship of Australia Thursday and GovernorGeneral Lord Gowric commissioned Robert Gordon Menzies to form a government The Weather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled and cooler Thursday night becoming gen erally fair Friday with contin ued cool MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday nijht and Friday ex cept mostly cloudy in east and south portions Thursday niglit slightly colder Thursday night rising temperature Friday in northwest portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 53 IMinimam Wednesday night 40 At S a m Thursday 15 Rain 11 incli YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 32 board receive a per diem for ex penses while on official business From Outside Legislature Contrary to the practice of many governors Governor Wil on has gone outside the member hip of the legislature for all his appointments He explained Thurs day he doesnt like the idea of appointing a legislator to office Important appointments yet to je made by the governor are the abor commissioner an unemploy ment compensation commissioner three members of the state board of education and five members of the conservation commission The governor said he is still considering the senates recom mendations that he immediately remove all present members of the board of control Fischer Is Confirmed The senates action followed an investigating committees charges that immorality intemperance and cruelty exist in five of the 15 in stitutions under the boards su pervision The senate in executive session Thursday confirmed four other appointments in addition to re ceiving those sent up this morning The chamber confirmed appoint ment of Karl W Fischer of Vin ton as head of the newly created public safety department and three highway commissioners They are Leslie M Eicher Washington Iowa R B Laird Sidney and Randall Melson Hum boldt Ail are republicans and chain store tax advocates The Blue proposal changes the suggested tax of Si00 each on chains of 40 to 50 stores down to 550 From 50 to To stores the tax would drop from to a unit The top figure of for all outlets over 100 would be cut to a store Also on file in the house is a series of amendments by Repre sentative Oscar Johnson Kanawha seelcs to revive the Louisiana chain store tax prin ciple of assessing the chains on the basis of the stores they oper ate in the whole nation rather than only in the state Work on Appropriations Meanwhile the legislative con ference committee on appropria tions continued its labors Thurs day with agreement reported reached on all items except allo cations for the state insanity hos pitals and other board of control institutions and for the University of Iowa and the various state col leges nnd schools First phase of a process forever Mikesh of Ackley was sentenced to life im prisonment in the slate peniten tiary at Fort Madison Thursday for the holdup of the Kesley branch of the Iowa state hank of Clarksville last Dec 29 Judge T A Beardmore who pro nounced sentence slated that in this particular case he would have chosen a lesser sentence were il a matter of the courts discretion Mikesh was released on 55000 oond when lie ap pealed to the supreme court He had been found guilty by a jury on March 8 Former Leader of Pickets Is Picketed oy Picketsin Fun NEWTON the pickets picketed the former picket leader They won their demands too However it was all in fun and the demands and j candy from a new bridegroom A year ago Hollis Hall was a captain of pickets during the May tag Washing Machine company labor controversy Last weekend he became a bridegroom but friends said he failed to be prompt in the custom ary distribution of treats so Wed rnesday night 75 union men and their wives surrounded the Hall apartment and displayed banners calling attention to his unfair ness until they received smokes and candy earmarking gasoline taxes and automobile license fees to road purposes was completed when the Iowa house approved a resolution calling for an antidiversion constitutional amendment Previously Passed Senate The measure which previously had passed the senate polled a 7325 favorable in the lower chamber The resolution must be similarly approved by the 1941 legislature after which the proposed amend ment would be submitted to a vote of the people The proposed amendment would bar future legislatures from ap propriating gasoline tax money and motor vehicle license fees for any purpose other than improve ment of roads House members said the wording would not prohi bit using the funds for farmmar ket roads or maintenance of pri mary roads through cities and towns Follows Sharp Battle Proponents of the bill beat down an effort to table the bill after a sharp battle in which at torneys among the house members raised the question as to the pro priety of putting such a provision in the constitution The Iowa gasoline tax of three cents a produces about S14000nno revenue a year It is used for both primary and second ary road purposes Motor vehicle license fees yield nearly 000 annually That money also is used for road bond financing for construction and for maintenance POPE ASKS FOR PRAYER CRUSADE Urges Month of May Be Devoted to Pleas for Peace in World IL DUCE TURNS DOWN PLAN BY F R FOR PEACE Declares Guarantees of Peace Unnecessary Plans World Exposition HOME Mussolini Thursday rejected President Roosevelts plea for a decade ol peace by nonaggression guaran tees on grounds that they were unnecessary and failed to take into consideration pyramidal errors o geography But speaking in the shadow of he heroic statue of Julius Caesar n the Roman II Duce cited Italys plans for a world exposition in 1942 as a promising indication that we do not intend lo attack anyone Furnishes Italys Reply His speech broadcast in re sponse to a report on the exposi tions progress unexpectedly fur nished Italys reply to the United States president in advance of the response which Chancellor Hitler of Germany intends to make in the reichstag in Berlin April 28 While II Duce was spealcing Hitler was celebrating his fiftieth birthday by watching a martial display in Berlin Indicating he might not make any further formal reply to Roose velt who in messages last Satur day proposed 10 year nonaggres sion pledges by Italy and Ger many to 31 nations to be followed by a disarmament and economic conference Mussolini dealt with the principal points of that mes sage Cites Geographical Errors It said it was absolutely unjust and unjustifiable from any point of view to attempt to place nations of the RomeBerlin axis on the seat of accused He said the policy of Italy and of the axis was inspired by the criterions of peace and of collab oration He rejected the idea of recipro cal guarantees against aggression both on the grounds that it did not lake into consideration geograph ical errors and because such a proposal came from individuals without even rudimentary knowl edge of European affairs He ridiculed the value of the presidents suggested work con ference saying experience showed the more expansive the confer ence the more certain it was of failure U S Should Limit Self The United States he said would limit itself in such a confer ence to its customary role of dis tant spectator Hitler Shows Off New Type of Range Guns BERLIN Hitler proudly showed off mammoth new types of long range air de fense guns under the keen eyes of the worlds military observers Thursday as part of Germanys celebration of his 50th birthday The artillery obviously asved the observers from abroad There were no clues as to the calibers of the gigantic new weapons The heavy artillery of the air force included types of guns never seen publicly before in Berlin Au thorities enforced strict orders Crown Prince and Princess to Go Through Mason City Friday By T a I METZGER DES MOINES After a speedy 132 mile ride through Iowas rural countryside Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Ingrid of Denmark and Iceland reached DCS Moincs early Thurs day afternoon on another leg of their transcontinental goodwill against photographing them Stress Air Defense So large were some of the jaunt Greeted boundary at by Iowas Adjutant western f General weapons that four trucks were assigned to carry the parts of each one truck transporting the barrel A dozen or so of these weapons had the words fiftyfive atmos pheres on them others the words fiftyeight atmospheres From the length of the air de fense section of the parade it was evident Germany was stressing this phase of military science Hitler looked straight ahead at most of the passing troops with his hand outstretched in the nazl salute But in the case of a unit of parachute jumpers he gazed after them approvingly even when they had long passed Ihe stand Geist Represents It S The United States was repre sented at the review by Charge D Affaires Raymond H Geist The United States embassy flew the stars and stripes in keeping with the custom for such events Brit ains and Frances colors also were displayed at their embassies It was a triumphant day in the life of the World war corporal who became augmentor of the reich He was made an honorary citizen of Danzig free city in a ceremony at the chancellery be fore the parade started So far as Danzig part of Ger manys warlost territories was concerned that appeared to be the only development strong movement There in the Charles H Grahl bearing a mes sage from Gov George A Wilson the royal pair halted only momen tarily and then were whisked through Council Bluffs over high way G to Atlantic Sneaks Flawlcss English At the Cass county seat a 10 minute halt was made There the royal couple graciously left their limousine and mounted a road side platform The prince in f law Asks If Flags Are Out Because of Hitlers Birthday DES MOINES po lice station received a telephone call Thursday from a man who inquired seriously These flags I see downtown and in front of the city they for Hitlers birthday Hit ler was 50 years old No they arc being displayed for the visit of Crown Prince Frederick and Frincess Ingrid of Denmark the man was told He then remarked Oh O K less English expressed gratifica tion and pleasure at the welcome extended by several thousand cheering people The Atlantic high school band played the Danish national anthem and two small girls clad in na tive costume presented Princess Ingrid a bouquet She responded in Danish In a car nearby unable lo break VATICAN CITY ope Pius XII Thursday asked for a Crusade of Prayer throughout the world during the month of May in behalf of greatly longed for Christian peace among all na lions and people Tlie pontiff made his appeal in a letter to his secretary of slate Luigi Cardinal Muglionc He recalled that immediately after his election as Pope and again in his Easter homily he had exhorted all nations and their governments to sentiments of jus tice and charity in order to con solidate profoundly and perma nently greatly longed for Christian peace among all nations and peo ples His holiness then expressed the wish that in all parishes public prayer in this cause should be made to the Virgin during the coming month dominated free city for return to the reich and tiierc had been ru mors Danzig might be a birthday present for the fuehrer Forty thousand soldiers started inarching down the avenue of splendor at a m C S T while a mighty armada o 162 warplancs crisscrossed the sky above them 100 Degrees Reported at El Centre Cal EL CENTRO Cal Just in case the unseasonably cool weather has caused the remainder of the country to overlook the fact summer is approaching the weather bureau Wednesday re ported an unfailing sign of the advancing season its first 300 Japan Calm as U S Fleet Is Returned to Pacific Ocean TOK1O look a calm view Thursday of the transfer of the United States fleet back lo the Pacific The order to tly fleet which followed President Roosevelts ap peal to Germany and Italy for a 10year peace agreement last Sat urday is regarded as merely to return to its own bases and noth ing more a naval spokesman said We have no particular concern about it Diplomatic representatives of countries which already have ac cepted invitations to participate in the 1942 exposition were present to hear il duces address The United States has not yet accepted an invitation and was not represented Mussolini opened his talk on a note of quiet irony The meeting he said was the first act of a great mobilization Let not he continued the few the many the too many who beyond the frontier abandon themselves lo hysteria become alarmed at the sound of this word It refers to a civil pacific mobi lization without arms Were Not Impressed Referring both to Roosevelts message and to the press reaction which it inspired in many coun tries il duce said We do not allow ourselves to be impressed by newspaper cam paigns or convivial vociferations or by Messiahlike messages be cause we have a tranquil mind and both the men and means of de fending the peace of all along with our own He termed absurd the pro posal for reciprocal guarantees for 10 years which do not take into consideration the pyramidal er rors of geography into which in dividuals have fallen who have only the most rudimentary knowl edge of European affairs II duce said it was time to sil ence the mongers of panic the an ticipators of catastrophies the pro fessional fatalists who often con ceal with a great banner their fear and their insensate hatred of their defense of more or less inadmis sible interests FUTURE FARMERS MEET DES MOINES members of the Iowa Association of Future Farmers of America convened here Thursday for the opening session of their annual twoday convention LOOK INSIDE FOR degree temperature readings hereabouts reach 120 degrees Midsummer sometimes 5 Asphyxiated When Train Is Derailed URGE IOWA ARMY POST WASHINGTON house military subcommittee recom mended legislation to authorize acquisition of additional land at 10 military posts including a 40000 acre project lo cost I of here on the LilleParis line AMIENS France tP Five persons were asphyxinlcd when a i motor train caught fire and was derailed at 20 miles north On Plane Forced to Return to Fargo Porl PAGE 2 Annual Senior Day at Decorah on May 9 PAGE 7 Majors Worry About RainSoaked Ticket PAGE 15 in southcentral Iowa Thursday Bicrmann Discusses U S War Prospects EDITORIAL PAGE through the throng hvo aged lowans Hans Peterson of Elkhorn and H Jurgenson of Kimballton heard the princes address part in Danish and part in English over a public address system Had Been Knighted Peterson now 35 often has visited Denmark and both men have been knighted by the king of that nation They proudly wore symbols of the order of the Cross of Dannebrog While the American national anthem was played the prince stood at attention Within a few moments the mo torcade of cars resumed its fast pace At times the speed exceeded 70 miles an hour but traffic had been forewarned by three patrol cars which preceded the caravan Trucks pulled off on the side of the highway and many of the drivers stood outside their cabs 1roudly Waves Flag At Oakland another crowd had assembled Here one man proudly vaved the Danish national flag but the cars only slackened their speed through town Through Casey Adair Adel Anita Stuart Menlo Dexter Red field crowds lined the highway to wave at the royal couple which occupied the second car in the caravan Princess Ingrid responded frequently and numerous times she asked her driver to slow down when passing groups of school children Just oulside of Oakland a windburned hitch hiker thumbed the customary signal lo the caravan and then stepped aside in amazement as he spied the royal couple The princess carried another bouquet pre sented on Hie run outside the Danish hall in Council Bluffs Precisely at 1 oclock the mo torcade the Hotel Fort DCS Moincs where a huge throng had assembled A troop of this 14th cavalry sabers drawn fhmked the east side Ihe hotel A huge sign fiver a protective cnnopy read Welcome your royal highnesses Surrounded by an admiring throng in front of the hotel it was several minutes before a path could be cleared for the prince and princess to alight As they did tiie crowd let out n lusty cheer The fourteenth cavalry band piaycd the Danish anthem and then the American anthem Pauli Extends Welcome Once inside Frederik and Ingrid ucre escorted to the presiden tial suite on floor six where they and the royal entourage Otto Wadstcd royal Danish minister to America Captain Commander J V Vest of the royal household Countess S M L Rcvcnllow dis ;