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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H ABC ON E B H1ST 4 Afl T OF IOWA COUP OES M01NE8 IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY TKI BRIGHT IfOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUti LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 21 1939 THIS PAPEn CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 166 NEWS BEHI MASON CITY GREETS ROYALTY Wallace Has Quietly Dropped Cotton Subsidy WASHINGTON Mr Wallace lias dropped the cotton subsidy idea but so softly no one heard it fall It seems At torney General Murphy let the agriculture sec retary k n o w that he would be glad to issue a ruling on the legality of sub sidizing FSCC cotton sales abroad but it would not be f a v o r a b 1 e Thereupon Mr Paul Mallon Wallace told the justice department to forget it WhUe official spokesmen the two departments are now denying Murphy made a ruling they are merely covering the inside fact that Murphy actually but unof ficially offered only an unfavor Russia Asks Arms Support of English French able one Murphys idea was that the government cannot take title to FSCC loan cotton before July 31 without paying all the handling charges on it which would make the procedure too expensive Mr Wallace also has been blocked on cotton subsidy legisla tion in the senate where at the bottom of the pile those who tackled him may be found the j whitehaired smiling countenance i I of Mr Jesse Jones the RFC chair man With his usual complete avoid ance of publicity Mr Jones ap parently convinced a number of southern senators the export sub sidy proposal would severely in jure the cotton trade Would Broaden Bill The supreme courts Strecker decision has caused a number of congressmen to get their heads to gether in a plan to broaden the pending subversive activities bill that if the law does not permit deportation ofthe commies or subversive agi tators it should be strengthened House judiciary committee law yers now are going over the Strecker decision to ascertain how far new legislation should go The pending Smith bill H R 5138 goes far enough to outlaw i any organizations and persons ad i vocating overthrow of the U S government It would require civilian military organizations to get permits from the war secre tary this would presumably also stop the nazi Old guar antees against search and seizure would be relaxed to permit search warrants to be issued against sus pects harboring books and pam phlets Aliens violating the act would be deported forthwith Pamphlets Arc Seized The navy has slipped to con gressmen privately several pam phlets seized aboard navy ships or passed out by young girls to sailors on Riverside drive in Nor folk and San Francisco reading Its an officers navy You will be used to fight for the same hankers and bosses who piled up MAKES DEMAND IN RETURN FOR GIVING PLEDGE Soviet Reported to Fear Joint Invasion by Nazis Japanese LONDON unimpeach able source said Friday that So viet Russia has demanded the full military support of Britain and France in return for her coopera tion in the AngloFrench front This soviet counter proposal to Britains suggestions for coopera tion against the RomeBerlin axis was communicated to London by the British ambassador in Mos cow Sir William Seeds and is now being studied by the British for eign office A reliable source said Britain had expected a much more vague and less binding agreement by which Russia would merely sup port the coalition being formed by London and Paris May Be Blocked Although British officials were reported willing to accept Russian cooperation on a flat tripartite military alliance basis it was feared here that Rumania and Po land now holding BritishFrench guarantees of their independence might block the negotiations Russia formerly ruled parts of both these countries and Polish and Rumanian officials feared any occupation of their territory by Russian troops might prove an embarrassment after any need of the aid of the red army had Education and Conservation Appointments Announced Throngs Get Glimpse of Royalty MRS H C HOUGHTON Education Board passed fortunes in the last war Sail Fears Joint Invasion It was stressed that Britain has not offered a military alliance to Russia though this eventually might be done It was believed in London dip lomatic circles that Russia had offered to cooperate on an out right military alliance basis be cause she fears she might be caught by a joint GermanJap anese invasion In his report to the foreign of fice Sir William was said to have pointed out that the soviet gov ernment would prefer to have a broad front of all powers willing to oppose any aggression com bined ultimately into a large pact for mutual assistance Foreign office officials in Lon don took Turkish cooperation in their coalition for granted al though no official announcement has been made as to the outcome of recent AngloTurkish talks Appointment Criticized Some sources said the Russian proposals went so far as to state the entire forces of the three countries Britain France and the be available to resist any aggression in Europe Britains original suggestions while secret have been reported as including a soviet pledge of aid for Poland and Rumania with her air fleet only HOUSE EJECTS IOWA LOBBYISTS Knudson Amendment onCivil Service Is Approved 74 to 1 DES MOINES case of preadjournment nerves in the Iowa house Friday resulted in the ejection lobbyists from the chamber In a rampant mood while await ing an appropriations conference committee the final barrier against concluding the house took the municipal civil service bill turned it upside down with amendments then deferred final action on the measure until Friday afternoon Knudson Has Amendment One amendment offered by Representative Herman Knudson Mason City would refuse civil service benefits to any per son opposed to the United States form of government or who ad vocates its overthrow The vote of approval was 74 to 1 Knudson also successfully spon sored an amendment exempting city manager cities under 35000 from n provision extending civil service to fire chiefs Another by Representative E E Cooper Corning would not permit civil service commis sioners to bar persons from ex aminations because of the lack of education or training It carried 50 to 33 Accepts Johannes Change By a 5710 vote the house ac Cedar Rapids Man Is Named Successor to Colby Forest City DES MOINES George A Wilson Friday sent the senate his appointments for the state conservation commission and the board of education They are Board of Education Henry C Shull Sioux City attorney appointed for his third 6year term beginning July 1 Mrs H C Houghton Jr Red Oak womens club leader Uyear term succeeding Mrs Cora E Simpson Decorah Roy Louden Fairfield man ufacturer 0year term succeed ing S J Calvin Sheffield Conservation Commission W A Bents Cresco nur seryman term ending June 30 1911 succeeding George W Wood Waterloo J D Lowe Algona attor ney 6year term beginning July 1 succeeding Dr E W Neenan Sioux City Fred Poyner Cedar Rap ds insurance man 6year term beginning July 1 succeeding Dr Frank J Colby Forest City Ralph E Garberson Sibley merchant term ending June 30 1943 succeeding R G Moore Dunlap E A Gaumitr Lansing merchant 6year term beginning July 1 succeeding W A Burhans Burlington Nearly Completes Appointments With the exception of labor THOUSANDS AT STATION CHEER DANISH COUPLE Bouquet Is Presented as Rocket Makes Brief Stop in Mason City ors refuse to murder your fellow workers here and abroad Fight for your own right to or ganize etc etc The army has had some little trouble like this but not as much as the navy From private autos driving through army posts leaf lets have sometimes been throwrn Meanwhile into the stables and troop quaf Chamberlains ters Navy and army are interested however only in the few sections ot the Smith bill relating to this kind of activity and not to its broader civilian aspects There will be trouble aplenty in j newspapers said liurgin congress over the issue as a ma jority there has long opposed ex tensive antisedition laws which could be misused for political pur poses or any expansion of millj tary authority over civilian poli tical activity Is Publicity Step If there is anything important behind Colonel Lindberghs new job for the war department per sistent investigation has failed to develop it Apparently it was only a well conceived publicity step to promote more air research appro priations from congress Some mammoth ideas are re ported developing in these Mor genthau conferences on what to do in case of war Three courses of handling stock market liquida tion are supposed to be under consideration The administration will choose one probably the first one recommending legislation from congress authorizing 54000 000000 in new gold certificates to be issued against gold already held and deposited to the credit of the treasuryWith this fund some Prime Minister appointment of Leslie Burgin a former transport minister to head the new supply ministry for the defense forces brought sharp newspaper criti cisms Most of the London morning was the wrong man cepted an amendment by Repre sentative W J Johannes Ashton to exclude city clerks from the scope of civil service Representative John C Lutz Council Bluffs sponsored the move to clear all lobbyists from the chamber after Representative F J Pine Columbus Junc tion assailed what he termed the spread of wrongful information in his home county in regard to his attitude towards the chain store tax commissioner and one member of the unemployment compensation commission Fridays list completes the gov ernorsroster of maj pointments There are some appointments to be made to the various examining boards however Fridays appointments are not high salary jobs but the boards involved spend large sums of money Directs Large Expenditures The board of education directs e expenditures of nearly 00000 annually The conservation commission pends a year and has supervision of the states game nd fish preserves parks and ater resources Members of the conservation ommission receive a per diem al wance for expenses not to ex eed a year Members of the board of educa on receive a similar per diem ot to exceed S600 a year G 0 NNVITES ANTIF R DEMOS Senator iaft Makes Suggestion Following Roosevelt Ultimatum WASHINGTON invi ation from republican leaders for ntiadministration democrats to oin their ranks stimulated Friday he mounting capital discussion of he 1940 presidential campaign Senator Taft ROhio told a republicansonthemarch din ner Thursday night that President Roosevelt had issued an insulting Part of the crowd of approximately 1500 persons who thronged the Rock Island station platform Fri day afternoon for a glimpse of the Danish royal party Is shown above as the Rocket stopped and a little Clear Lake girl boarded the train to hand a boaquet to Crown Princess Inrrid Crown Prince Frederik 30 per cent of Iowas area also smiled and waved to the crowd both from the rain platform and later rain the window of the coach as the train pulled away Lock photo Kayenay enjrravlrir F R CONTROL OF DOLLAR VOTED Authority to Devalue Money Approved by Ballot in House WASHINGTON house passed and sent to the senate Fri day a bill extending for two years the presidents authority to devalue the dollar again the treasurys 32000000000 stabiliza tion fund and its right to pay subsidies on newly mined domes tic silver The bill passed on a voice vote Just before final passage the house defeated by a 225 to 15B roll call vote an amendment which would have abolished the presi dents devaluation power Rovernment agency probably Approval of the bill climaxed RFC could buy whatever Amerf a bitter intcrparty scrap over ad man can securities arc liquidated by ministntion monetary powers in servici foreign holders But it raises pros1 the weight of the John pects of government ownership j cratic majority crushed republican and inflation both of which are attempts to amend the measure Some of these dn lobbyists have gotten out the wrong in formation in regard to my atti tude towards the chain store tax who is sifting committei j chairman declared want i distinctly understood that 1 have always supported this Exhibits Telegrams Pine thumbed a sheaf of tele grams as he made his statement Meanwhile however leader were predicting adjournment prob ably would not be reached unti early next week possibly Monday or Tuesday Friday is the 103r day of the session Tradition call for 100day sessions The legisla live leadership had hoped to win up the session Saturday night Twin Sisters Get Divorces From Twins CARSON CITY Nev lf Lo Maude and Louise May Sebrinj twins won divorce decrees her Friday from Ray Alvin and Ro Calvin Sebring twin brother The couples were married De 27 1934 undesirable Copfritht Kin Features Inc and kill Mrnie of its key provis V BODY IS FOUND PERRY tfPi The body of identified through arm ice records in his clothing a asey was found near Jamaica Iowa Friday on the Mil waukee railroad rightofway Guthric county officials said they i believed ho fell from a train ultimatum when he suggested hat dissident democrats leave the arry or remain loyal Welcomed by G O P To the president Taft said anyone who disagrees with him s moved only by prejudice and f he is unwilling to subordinate hese prejudices he is disloyal to iis lord and master republican party certainly mirrors more accurately the ideas of the leading antiadministration democrats than do the new deal ers and we welcome them to our party councils There is no funda mental difference between us which cannot be Taft spoke of the new deal as a failure and accused the ad ministration of ballyhooing the foreign situation to take the minds of the people off their troubles at See 3rd Term Possibility Republican Chairman John Hamilton also welcomed any democrats who desired to fall into step with us on our march to the restoration of this nation to Americanism The presidents remarks on party loyalty were made Wednes day in a letter to a junior Jackson day dinner in which he declared that the democratic party must uphold new deal principles to win next year The letter brought predictions from several democratic senators that Mr Roosevelt might stand for a third term if it appeared a candidate acceptable to him could not be nominated HITLER IL DUCE RENEW PLEDGES Exchange Promises of Friendship for Combating Enemies BERLIN Messages pub lished Friday showed that Chan cellor Hitler and Premier Musso lini exchanged assurances on the reichsfuehrers fiftieth birthday Thursday that the friendship be tween their two countries could not be disturbed by enemies of their RomeBerlin axis They were disclosed while Hit ler turned from his birthday fes tivities to the drafting of the reichstag speech with which he will reply one week from Friday to President Roosevelts nonag gression proposals Cant Be Disturbed In a lengthy telegram Premier Mussolini told his axis partner that the friendship between Rome and Berlin which has withstood many tests cannot be disturbed by the recurring ridiculous attempts of our enemies Some time they will have to convince themselves il duce telegraphed that they1 are follow ing a false course because fascism and national socialism naziism are the way of justice and The fuehrer thanked Mussolini and added With thanks I bring anew the LOOK INSIDE FOR assurances of my friendly tics with indestructible you and the fascist Ualy created by you as well as my best Foreign Minister Joachim vor Ribbentrop and his staff went to work on material for the eariy reply immediately after Hitlei learned the contents of the presi dents message last Saturday While foreign experts weighed every detail and scrutinized every word of the Roosevelt message Hitler made a tour of German Austria returning to Berlin ii time for the twoday birthda celebration which reached its peak Thursday with a gigantic paradi of German military power Denies Countries Quizzed Friday Hitler turned his atten lion to the speech for which thi reichstag has been specially sum moned Hitlers axis partner Italian Premier Mussolini who receive a duplicate of the Roosevelt pro posal of nonaggression pledge to 31 nations Thursday called th message absurd A government spokesman dc nied and ridiculed reports pub lishcd in Paris and Warsaw tha Hitler was asking certain of th 31 countries named in Prcsidci Roosevelts appeal for a decade o nonaggression whether they fc threatened by Germany These reports said that at leas PKIXCESS ELIZABETH Is Hostess at Parly on 13th Birthday PAGE 2 Music Fest to Be at Lake Mills Saturday PAGE 3 Approximately 1500 enthusias tic North lowans gathered at the Rock Island station in Mason City Friday afternoon to cheer Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Prin cess Ingrid of Denmark and Ice land as they passed through on their way to Minneapolis The beautiful Princess Ingrid received a bouquet from Lois Ann Olson 11 year old Clear Lake girl and smilingly responded Mange tak which translated from the Danish means Many thanks Her response was to the mes sage of the little girl who handed her the flowers as she said I pre sent your royal highness with this bouquet in behalf of the Danish Brotherhood lodge of Clear Lake Signal for Applause The royal couple did not leave the train but came to the platform between the parlor car which they had reserved and the preceding coach Because so little of the huge crowd was able to see them they returned immediately to the coach where they could be seen at one of the large double windows from which they smiled and waved at the throng The appearance of the princess was the signal for an outburst of applause from the crowd The prince followed immediately after her and wave to the crowd which cheered as it recognized his royal highness There was a sprinkling of Danish flags in the crowd Prince Helps Girl He helped little Lois Ann down he steps of the train before re urning to the Just as he turned to leave a Dane on the platform shouted Hils ijemme or Greet home The royal couple was preceded to the coach platform by the two nembers of the royal guard of Denmark who are traveling with Lhem in plain clothes Other mem bers of the party of 20 peeked from the coach windows at the cheering crowd The mobile unit of radio station KGLO was on the platform and took to the listening audience an account of the happenings and the words of the princess Tak Charles A Lindberghs plea for kJaere 01 Thank dear as LINDY URGES BETTER PLANES Flyers Plea Gives Impetus to Drive for More Research Funds W A S H 1 N G T O N Col etter American planes gave im etus Friday to a drive for more ederal funds for aeronautical re earch The noted flyer told the na ional advisory committee lor eronautics that emphasis should be placed on quality instead of uantity in plane development committee has recommendcc a research station a Sunnyvale Cal which was re ected by the house The senate approved 34000000 to start the roject Lindbergh conferred with his colleagues on the committee Thursday after u 25 minute visit with President Roosevelt He did lot disclose his recommendations nil some of those who attended the meeting said he declared it was vital for the United States to develop superior types of civil and military aircrad His advice was that plane pro duction could be speeded up in an emergency but that quality could not be developed in plane design in a hurry Orville Wright pioneer inventor and other aviation leaders weie present to hear reports on latest developments in aircraft DIES IN FREAK ACCIDENT OSKALOOSA Bcal 21 oil company employe here was injured fatally when he was cut and bruised and then run over in a freak accident involving three cars she accepted the flowers The train stopped approximately 4 minutes instead of the usual GO seconds halt at the Mason City sta tion The scene at the Mason City station was a counterpart of the situation at Nevada as far as the crowd was concerned The royal party boarded the Rocket at Nevada after a short mojor trip from Ames The train of automobiles was al most blocked from the little sta tion at Nevada however by a crowd of more than 1000 persons who gathered there on the promise lat the princess also there would eceivc a bouquet from a little choolgirl The crowd prcssed so closely bout the auto the moment it topped that the royal couple was unable to leave the side of the car until the train pulled into the sta ion and highway patrolmen and heir attendants led the way hrough the throng 6500 Students at Ames Greet Couple AMES State college welcomed Denmarks Crown Prince Frederik and Crowji Princess Ingrid Friday in one of the most colorful turnouts of their midwestern tour Yanks Can Start on Bleachers for Series PAGE 9 some of the nations listed by the American president were being questioned and that their replies of which were expected to be be used by the fuehrer when he replies to Roosevelt Lights burned late Thursday night at the new chancellery where Hitler spent the evening in company with close collaborators while joyous crowds thronged the spacious floodlighted Wilhelm plalz The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday not so cool northwest Friday night warmer Satorday Sunday fair and warmer MINNESOTA Fair Friday niitht and Saturday not so cold west and central Friday night warmer Saturday Sunday gen erally fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 50 Minimum Thursday night 32 At 8 a m Friday 39 Rain Thursday p m 21 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 34 Precipitation 03 Virtually all of the colleges 6 500 students were massed on the campus when the royal cavalcade drew up in front of the Adminis tration building Greeted by Frilcy President Charles E Friley greeted the royal couple in front of the building after their party had crossed the plaza and skirted the campus fountain Greeted by Mason Cityan At the college memorial union where luncheon was served Dr Friley escorted Princess Ingrid while Mrs Frilcy entered on the arm of Prince Frederik W Earl Hall of Mason City welcomed the royal party in be half of the Iowa Press and the state board of education which he is a member Mr Hall called the royaltys at tention to the fact that Iowa State college is recognized as one ot the greatest technical colleges in the United States Escorted by Patrol The royal party boarded a streamlined train for Minneapo lis from Nevada Iowa eight miles cast of here shortly after lunch The trip from DCS Moines to Ames was on schedule and with ;