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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS BEH Panl Paul Inside Life Within Government Harrowing WASHINGTON Inside life within the government must be setting banowing You may be here today gone tomorrow and on the supreme court on Thurs day at least if you are a high official follow ing the latest reports of what is going to be done to you Consider Mv Jones Jesse chairman of the r e c onstruction finance corpor ation One day the papeis ued intimations that his RFC was to be moved under the thumb of Harry Hopkins the commerce sec E retary The reports were not surmises certainly not unofficial ones The inner circle had heard the talc earlier that the change had been worked out in Warm Springs when Miv Hopkins and Mr Thomas Gardiner alias Tommy Corcoran had called there during Mr Roose 5 elts last visit Twas said not by idle rumor mongers but by some rather high authorities that the recommendations would be sent to congress by the president on April wasnt o Retaliatory Inference The story got out and into punt before that rumored dead line and with it came a retalia tory inference that Mr Jones would leave town official life and Washington if anything like that happened From less authentic but equally nearofficial quarters thereupon came the suggestion that Mr Jones would not be permitted to go away angry in fact he would be eleva ted to Mr Hopkins own job in the commerce department because JVIr not in the best of health and might retire II someone had been playing a joke on someone and vice versa oreven if they wore the two counterreports apparently left them even If Mr Roosevelt really had planned to switch RFC management and then dropped the idea it is not unlikely that the attitude in congress justified the change of mind Any alteration in the status of RFC would be subject to disap proval within CO days under the new reorganization act and Jones lias many friends in congress In nocent bystanders have thought MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 221939 MASON CITY THI BRIGHT PAPER CONSISTS O TWO SECTIONS i J vjjf JtJtJU vwiiuAoa j ur j vyu JUA5 f 6 DIE IN OTTUMWA HOUSE FIRE i SURPRISE GIVEN GERMANS WITH FRANK ANSWER Hitler Sends Out Questionnaire to Aid in Replying to F R LONDON Rumanian government asked by Germany whether it felt threatened by nazi power was reported reliably Sat urday to have replied that Ru mania does not see how anyone could feel secure in Europe at the present time Rumanias first move after re prying to the German question naire was to pass along her an swer to the British foreign office it was said Addressed to Allies Until word of tile Rumanian re ply was received here it was not believed Germany had addressed her note to any of Britains new eastern European Greece and Rumania In Warsaw the foreign office said Poland had received no ques tionnaire and the belief was ex pressed in wellinformed political quarters that the Berlin authori ties had left out the three nations whose independence Britain and France have helped to defend An informed source although declining to disclose the text of the Rumanian reply said I think we can guarantee that Rumanias answer will be the most amusing of the Gerniati Officials Startled Ha said it startled German of ficials in Bucharest The Rumanian action intensified interest in the visit Grigore Ga fencu Rumanian foreign minister is expected to make in London next week The British attempted to weak en the effect of Reichsfuehrer Hit lers apparent maneuver to dis credit in the eyes of the German people President Roosevelts ap peal for nonaggression pledges NEGATIVE ANSWERS BEGIN TO ARRIVE BERLIN answtrs began to arrive at the German for cign office Saturday from coun the president would hardly run the tlics which Chancellor Hitler had risk of congressional disapproval asked whether they considered NoOne Feels Tells Nazis first reorganization pro of his posal On the other official hand Mr Roosevelt is known to have men tioned the possibility of a cabinet post to Jones on private occasions in the past Hesitant About Pressure Best explanation is that while many things are being concocted these days few are carried out There can be no doubt Mr Roose velt would like to make some changes in his official family But he frequently grows hesitant about putting the pressure on to fulfill his wishes The Murphy for Wood ring switch in the war department for instance was definitely in abey ance at last trustworthy accounts There is a possibility Navy Secre tary Swapson might be offered a position in the private business world But Gov Stark of Mis souri who spent six years in the navy is not considered to have as good a chance for the job this week as he had last Someone al ready in Washington might get it Yet there seems to be just as good a chance now that nothing will happen that another series of wellplanned maneuvers have gone partly or completely Agriculture Secretary Wallaces denial that his cotton export sub sidy plan was dead was really only a funeral oration to give him time to hide the body Naturally you will not find an announcement in themselves menaced by Germany Hitler was expected to use the replies in his reply Friday to President Roosevelts peace mes sage which asked the fuehrer and Premier Mussolini if they would give assurances that their armies would not attack 31 countries Questionnaire Given Orally The German questionnaire was presented orally by German min isters to various countries which were asked whether they had ad vance knowledge of the Roosevelt peace appeal and whether they considered themselves menaced by Royal Couple at Ames HOUSE REFUSES Jf OVATION FOR DANISH PAIR Princess Greeted byMany Minnesotans MINNEAPOLIS irR Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Prin cess Jngrid of Denmark Saturday received the ovation of thousands of Scandinavians in their Twin Cities visit Scheduled for them Saturday were visits to Fort Snelling the state capitol St Paul city hall and other points ot interest At the capitol Gov Harold E Stasscn elective state officials and a special committee of Danish Americans greeted them Planned at Auditorium A similar welcome was accord ed them at the St Paul city hall by Mayor William Fallen High point of the visit of the Danish royal couple will be the program at the Minneapolis audi torium for which a capacity crowd is expected Saturday night The prince is scheduled to speak and Scandinavian voice and dance groups as well as the Minneapolis symphonic band are on the pro gram Crown Prince Frederik revealed democratic sense of humor on his arrival here Friday Guests of Governor Hundreds of persons crowded Germany The British Broadcasting cor poration in a German language the fence at the broadcast Friday night told nazi listeners about the inquiry and quoted observers ss commenting that small countries obviously that way The fact is air Wallace lias vir tually retired from the situation in the face of senatorial objections and told the cotton senators to make the next suggestion Copyrlihl Inc could not antagonize Germany by saying they did feel threatened The broadcast was regarded as an attempt to forestall an ap parent maneuver by Hitler to dis credit the Roosevelt appeal in the eyes of the German people and was said by a reliable source in London to have been suggested by the British foreign office Replies Arc Received Finland replied that she did not consider her neutrality threatened by Germany The Swiss government informed Germany that it believed its neu trality would be respected by its who including Ger the death no lavc expressly guaranteed not done here Switzerland added it was de Liner Normandie Is Under Heavy Guard LE HAVRE France liner Normandie was removed from dry dock Saturday and moved successfully by a margin of afew feet past the submerged funnels and masts of the burned liner Paris Taken to the transl Atlantic pier the Kormandie was put under a heavy amisabotage to await its sailing for New York Wednesday termmed to fight any aggression The Netherlands told Germany it did not consider itself menaced by the reich Refers o Treaty Lithuania referred the German government to a LithuanianGer man treaty of March 22 in which Germany pledged herself not to resort to force or support force against Lithuania The German minister was re ported to have asked the question of Premier Hubert Pierlot of Bel gium It was reported the Belgian reply would refer to guarantees given by Great Britain France and Germany to maintain Bel giums neutraiity German officials obviously were pleased with the results was clear that no answers were to shout their welcome to the royal pair During a brief lull in the wel come an anonymous person shout ed Hi prince Crown Prince Frederik stopped m his tracks turned and grinned Jn the direction of the voice then replied in studiously correct Ene lish How are you Friday night the royal pair were guests of Gov and Mrs Har old E Stassen and President Guy Stanton Ford of the University of Minnesota at a concert of the Min neapolis symphony orchestra and Kirstcn Flagstad Capones Plea for Release on Habeas Coipus Writ Denied LOS ANGELES Ca pone received the bad news in Terminal island federal prison Saturday that his plea for release on a writ of habeas corpus has been denied and that he must serve until next November at least Federal Judge Harry Hollzer ruled that the time Capone spent m the Cook county jail of Chicago awaiting disposition of his appeal should not be allowed as time served on the sentence for income tax evasion that has kept the rack et king behind bars since 1931 u poSS or fault serving his sentence and chose to LOOK INSIDE FOR DOROTHY LAMOUR Suit for Divorce Is Filed by Herbie Kay PAGE 2 Charley Yates on Way to Englands Tussle Page 11 Butler Federation Meets on Thursday PAGE D Shirley Temple Has 1 Oth Birthday Begins 2 Day Celebration HOLLYWOOD IIP Because her I0th birthday falls on Sunday Shirley Temple will be able to celebrate the event for two days Her first party took place Satur day afternoon at her studio where more than 300 and daughters of writers actors and for vaude ville show and dinner Sunday at her home Shirley will entertain about a dozen of her close friencis including the children of the Harold Lloyds Charlie Chaplin Allan Jones and two very young men she met re cently in a drug store at a desert resort BUYS FAIR FOR DAVENPORT offi cers have a year in which to re t deem the Mississippi VaUey Fair and Exposition purchased at a sale Friday by the Li I quidalion Corporation of Daven port with a bid of Officers of the corporation said it held 811519377 second against the fair DYNAMITE NEAR CANAL IS FOUND Mayor GivfesWarning Against Sabotage SAULT STE MARIE Out Canadian of a 50 pound box of dynamite con cealed beside a power company canal and not far from the Sault Ste Marie ship for ore and wheat shipments in time of peace or Canada on the alert Saturday ior sabotage attempts The cache was discovered in a shed only 1000 yards from the Great Lakes Power company plant Mayor Jack McMeeken declared the discovery should warn every one to be on guard against sabotage and Police Chief George Harbottle explained The whole thing looks extreme ly suspicious and we cannot af ford to take any chances The bridge connecting Sault Ste Marie with Michigan is 400 feet from the shed The chief of police said a charge of dynamite thrown into the power canal would float into the power house penstocks and might easily have put the plant out of commis sion Mayor McMeefcen said the cache was in a convenient place for sabotaging1 this citys supply of electricity and water Fear of sabotage has caused in dustrial plants and public utilities in other industrial centers of On tario to take special precautions FISH GULPER ILL SIOUX CITY up a victory for the goldfish in the cur rent wave of collegiate gulpers of the tribe of fish Only four stu dents entered a swallowing con test in chapel at Morningside col lege The contest ended after five fish were downed One of the par ticipants became ill The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night but increasing cloudiness in north wanner Saturday nisht Sunday partly cloudy Jo cloudy showers at night warmer in ex treme cast portion MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness Saturday nifht and Sunday possibly local showers Sunday somewhat warmer in south portion Saturday nifrht cooler Sunday in north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Maximum Friday 51 iUinimum Friday night 32 At 8 a m Saturday 47 YEAR AGO Maximum JQ Minimum 17 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the period April 24 to 29 Upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and northern and central great plains One or two periods of precipitation tcmpera tures near or somewhat above normal in general STORE TAX BILL Irate Members Once More Bar Lobbyists From Lower Chamber DBS MOINES m The irate owa house Saturday again re fused to allow rightof way for the chain store tax bill and like wise once more barred all lobby ists from the chamber Vote on the effort to pull the chain store tax bill from the sift ing committee and put it on the calendar was 44 ayes and 47 noes Advocates of the tax admitted the defeat was a body blow to the possibilities of passing chain store legislation this session Wont Suspend Rules Unwilling to suspend the rules under any consideration the house also refused to allow Representa time J F Miller Humboldt to call up for immediate debate the bill to require all motor ve hicle fuel to contain a 10 per cent blend of corn alcohol The vote was 50 ayes 34 noes and 30 ab sent or not voting A twothirds vote Is necessary to suspend the rules I wish to remind the repre sentatives that this would be an awfully good roll call to take back to your farmers to show them how you voted Miller said while the result was being tabulated I resent a remark Uke that in the honse snapped Kepresenta e ur I change my vote from aye to no Miller sought passage the com alcohol bill as one means of finding a market for the 300000 000 bushels of corn under seal on our Iowa farms A reduced house economy bloc unsuccessfully fought a bill for the allocation of state funds to lighten the property tax burden on agricultural lands in independent school districts The bill which previously had passed the senate carried by a 6327 mar gin The measure however was amended to the figure from a S660000 total in the upper house Land owners would not share in the fund unless the levy they pay exceeds 15 mills The money would be available for dis tribution only in 1940 nnd would not be credited to any person who qualifies for homestead tax re funds Argues With Knudson Saturday was the second straight day lobbyists have been forced into the house gallery Noise and confusion was given as the rea son for barring them from the house floor Representative Wil liam Judd Clinton got into an argument with Representative Herman Knudson Mason City over the lobby issue Judd charged Knudson with inconsistency in insisting that the lobbyists be removed Knud son sarcastically thanked Judd for your usual kind and courte ous consideration The chain store tax passed the senate a fortnight ago Pending in the house are amendments that would cut away most of the sen ate bill and would reduce the tax per store to a maximum of 250 from the suggested S500 top Representative Leo Hoegh R Cliariton declared 40000 inde pendent merchants in Iowa want this chain store fax bill He waved a handful of postcards pur oortedly from persons opposing the bill are all written in the same handwriting he shouted are part of the chain store camoaign 1 The house quit work for the weekend early this afternoon after unanimously refusing to accept senate amendments adding S805 000 to the house capital improve ments bill The vote on the refusal to concur was 64 to 0 with 44 members absent or not voting Processes Arc Assaulted Iowa legislative processes were assaulted by members of both ma jor political parties Senator Winfrcd Mighell D Holstem filed a resolution calling for an investigation of the extent to which lobbyist influence the general assemblys action Senator E P Corwin Mus catine proposed separate appro priations bills for each department of government to avoid the legisj alive log jam which always rej Takes WASHINGTON Charles A Lindbergh piloting a new army pursuit plane left Washington Saturday to begin field work on his assignment to aid development oE the greatest erial fighting force in Americas history The war department refused to disclose his destination Announc ing that he took off at 8 a m in i P3G fighting plane army offi cials said that he had completed preliminary work for his assign ment during conferences with military and civilian aviation ex perts here Called to Active Duty Lindbergh was recalled to ac tive army duty to study American aviation research facilities and make recommendations for im proving them This was deemed vital in connection with the ex tensive program to build the army air corps up to flOOO first line fighting planes to match the aerial power of other major nations It was considered possible that Lindbergh may have gone first to the armys aerial laboratory at Wright field Dayton Ohio or to Langley Field Va where the na tional advisory committee for aer onautics has a research station Will Include Centers The famous Iyers tour is ex pected to include all important aviation centers The department said Colonel Lindbergh has had a unique op portunity to observe the progress of aeronautical development both in this country and abroad and it was this fact that prompted the tcutake advantage of his Knowledge in making a study of the research activities of the United States which are avail able to the army air There are in the United States at present some 25 to 30 separate organizations and activities en gaged in aeronautical research GIRL IS FOUND AT SIDE OF BODY Child Had Maintained Vigil 4 Days Also Suffered From Measles LOS ANGELES IP A six year old girl who spent four days ill and without food beside the body her mother slept in a hos pital Saturday while detectives waited for her to regain her strength so they could question her Two women hunting a house to rent in Wilmington reported to San Pedro division police Friday that they found the child Marie Anderson sitting in a chair look ing at the nude body of her moth er Mrs Rose Anderson 38 lying on a floor Mrs Anderson investi gators said apparently had suc cumbed to natural causes The child exhausted and suf fering from measles was removed to General hospital here WILL ENFORCE CURFEW IOWA CITY an effort to break a wave juvenile crime pclice have launched a campaign to enforce a 9 p m curfew ordinance for all children less than 16 years of age handling big bill appropriations in one NATIONAL WANT AD WEEK April 24 29 Gait You Write Of course you con Mail your letter telling of Wont Ad it in the GtobeGazetfe or have it post marked not later than 6 p m The writers of the two most interesting letters each day will receive o prize Write your experience right may be a winner Remember GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results 2 OTHERS ARE NEAR DEATH AS BURNS RESULT Father and Children Victims as Flames Sweep Through Home OTTUMWA If Two more 10 and 1 month old dying in an Ottumwa hospital Saturday while five brothers and sisters and their father Charles Helmick 41 lay in a local morgue the victims oC an early morning blaze at their Central addition home Also in the hospital was another son Junior 11 who was given a chance to recover The dead Charles Helmick 41 the father Lola and Lcota 12 year old twins Donald 8 Helen 7 Darrcll 4 In the hospital are Joe 10 Jun ior 11 and Max who was 1 month old Friday Mrs Helrnick 37 and sons Wil liam 20 and Wayne 17 escaped with slight injuries The fire started in the kitchen ot the home about 6 a m and quickly consumed the interior of the house Were on Second Floor Helmick is believed to have suf focated in the front room while the five children were burned to a crisp upstairs Only those of the family of 12 on the first floor had any chance of escape as the flames ate quick ly from the kitchen in the south west corner of the frame building Firemen reported finding five bodies crisscrossed on an upstairs bed all burned beyond recogni tion a Escapes Through Window A son William and his broth er Wayne escaped from the de vouring flames through a down stairs window Wayne rescued his mother who was holding the month old baby then went back in an attempt to rescue the chil dren upstairs Flames blocked the way Fire Chief Bernard Meany said he believed cause of the fire was explosion of kerosene which the father was pouring on blazing kindling in a kitchen stove He said there would be no official investigation William Helmick said one of his parents discovered the flames and awakened him and Wayne Ottumwas most tragic blaze at tracted crowds of curious persons whose autos blocked the dirt roads leading into Central addition riverbank district close to the business area Ambulance service was hampered by the milling crowd one of the machines bein forced to take back roads out of the district Father Was Trucker More than 1000 feet of were strung from the pumper fire engine parked on a river bridge Jiremen reported Firemen were able to keep the flames from de walk of lnc building although interior partitions and the kitchen walls were charred or destroyed The father Clwles Helmick was a trucker for the Ottumwa iron works and had held that post lor 10 years He was a native of the Tracy vicinity He and his son William engaged in private trucking Majority of Iowa U Students Favor U S Nonintervention Policy IOWA CITY WA majority of ihc 00 University of Iowa stu dents who voted in a plebiscite Friday favored a policy of strict nonintervention in European pol itics buttressed by rigid neutral ity legislation Thelocal unit of the United Student Peace committee con ducted Hie poll The vote on the nonintervention question was 382 for and 295 against A total of 354 students favored immediate aid stronger than words but shorter than war by this country to England and France against Germany and Italy while 342 voted no Only 1GO however were in fa vor of aiding England and France with military force in event other aid failed The majority 530 voted no on that question The Ludlow amendment giving people the vight to vote on whether to enter a foreign war was favored 427 to 2T5 ;