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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 24, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H4BLON E R HIST EM 4 ART OEPT OF COUP DCS UOiMtS U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASCH CITY THI BRIGHT VOLXLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ONITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 24 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TVO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 168 m SENATE HOUSE AGREE ON BUDGET NEWS BEHIN By I Paul aiallon Nazis Survey Air Base in Iceland WASHINGTON The sneak mission which Hitler sent into Ice land a few weeks back to seek an air base has not withdrawn as advertised A u t h orilies here who have been somewhal troubled and amazed by the move have re ceived some private advices which are botl amusing a n c d i s q u i e ting The situation has been jum bled by con flicting claims and denials but it is clear that a Deutsche Lufthansa mission did undertake to get an Iceland base did make airmaps Iceland har bors and did not go away whet dispatches from that remote re gion indicated they did What Hitler wants with an Ice land base is not evident but it certainly not any of the reason that are being publicly offered Lufthansa announced it wante this airpeg hanging far ove Englands head and only a hundred miles from Greenland because it would be good for uorth transAtlantic service Unnanounced truth is Hitle lias been told he would not b given landing privileges in thi country for a transAtlantic serv ice The official excuse is that thi government the civilaeronautic o five foreign transAtlantic a services started against our on Only the British service has bee authorized in addition to Pan American As a matter of fact PanAmcr can once had an option on Icelan as a base and discarded it Mostly for Nuisance The grandiose idea that Hitler might use this springboard to launch suicide bombing squads upon the United States or Britain is slightly too fantastic to be con sidered here Authorities rather suspect Hit ler is just trying to establish a nuisance base in Iceland He has never overlooked an opportunity to make himself a nuisance any place in the world and has estab lished move bases for that purpose than for his planes F R TO SUBMIT LANS TO UNIFY RELIEF WORKS Plans to Combine WPA PWA Housing Buildings and Roads IP A com ete overhauling of federal re ief machinery was projected Monday in government reorgan zation plans drafted by President Roosevelt for submission to con gress Tuesday It was reported four reorganiza tion proposals would go to the capitol Senator Barkley of Kentucky he democratic leader was author ity for the statement that revision of relief agencies was contem plated Will Make Proposals Other congressional leaders asking that their names not be used said Mr Roosevelt had ad vised them he would send to con gress Tuesday these reorganization proposals 1 A plan to consolidate under a new public works agency the WPA the PWA the United States Housing authority the treasurys public buildings division and the bureau of public voads A simi lar proposal is contained in a re lief measure sponsored by Sena tor Byrnes DS The sen ate delayed action on the Byrnes bill Monday 2 A plan to consolidate govern ment lending agencies 3 A proposal to set up a new welfare agency or security agency to take over activities of the social security board the na tional youth administration the bureau of education and the public health service Would Eliminate Duplication 4 A plan calling for elimina tion of duplicating functions of existing government departments The latter proposal it was said may call for unification of the governments scattered law en forcement agencies Berkleys discussion of relief changes bracketed the NYA in that category while others said they thought it would be grouped with the social welfare agencies Trio Held on Extortion Charges OTTO SCHRECK Left to risht arc Otto V Shrcck of extortion The trio was taken to AMOS SCHRECK CLYDE KETTLESON 08 Amos Schrcck 41 and Clyde E Ketllesou 16 held on charges Spencer Monday noon by state agents for the preliminary Lewis Fear of AFL Tough root of the trouble in the coal strike threat was old Uncle John Lewis fear of AFL again It seems uncle thought he had to have a closed shop to stop the inroad being made in his coal fields by the Progressive Miners j organization soonsored1 by his old AFL cousin Bill Green The in roads are not great but are an noyi ng For all practical tor vehicle MEETS SAFETY COUNCIL CHIEFS Fischer Confers With Officials in Taking Over New Department DES MOINES W Fischer head of the newly create state department of public safety said Monday he would confer witr representatives of the state am national Safety councils in th next 48 hours Fischer qualified for his offic last Friday but did not take ac tive charge ot the varied affaii of his department until Monday Lew Wallace former state mo ccpt to stop the also has a closed shop in the chcckolr system whereby the mine oper ators collect his union dues for him FDR Archives Library Mr Roosevelt is not taking any chances on a future administra tion cutting off appropriations for his archives library at Hyde park A section of the bill for the pro ject is worded this wav The faith of the United States is pledged that the United States will provide such funds as may be necessary for the upkeep and the administrative expenses and the cost of operation A space of 12 acres is to be cut by the president from his estate for the building He will donate this and his papers The archivist of the United States would be authorized to purchase any other related papers from other sources Construction cost will be from contributions raised by The Franklin D Roosevelt Library Inc a New York corporation The head of the National Park Service would be responsible for the care of the grounds and the archivist for operation of the building The bill specifies the entry fee shall not be more than 25 cents per person It also authorizes the govern ment to accept the Roosevelt residence subject to the life estate of the and specifies it shall not be exempt from taxes or cared for by the government commissioner and now connected with the National Safety council is flying to Des Moines from Phoenix Ariz to confer with Fischer Result ot Major Bills W Earl Hail president of the Iowa state Safety council is com ing from Mason City The state department of public safety was the result of one of the major reorganization bills passed in the present session the legis lature Into the new department went the highway patrol formerly un der the secretary of state the bu reau of investigation formerly un der the attorney general and the fire marshals office formerly un der the governor Nebergall Will Continue Fischer said R W Nebergall former Story county sheriff would remain as chief of the bureau of investigation C A Knee former Dallas coun ty sheriff will remain at least temporarily as chief of the high way patrol Fischer said Fischer a former World war ace is from Vinton Iowa He was appointed by Governor Wilson for a fouryear term A long row of jobseekers waited to see Fischer Monday Fischer is occupying temporary quarters in an office adjoining the governors reception room State Agents Move Trio to Spencer Jail Police Record for Otto Schreck Shows Career Began m 21 State agents Monday moved the Store Honesty trio Otto V ichreck 33 Iowa Falls Amos jchreck 41 Des Moines and Clyde E Kettleson 46 Minneapo is held on charges of extortion o Spencer lor preliminary hear ngs The men were being held in the city jail here for investigation in connection with extortion charges other parts of the state and were released Monday noon to state authorities to Spencer for hearing Taken to Spencer The men were taken to Spen cer in two separate cars State agents refused to comment on the move however Warrants arc icld at Spencer and Storm Lake on the men who are alleged to lave operated in the stale about two years The Schrecks were arrested in a local hotel Friday afternoon by local police and stale agents and Ketticson who acted us the ad vance man for the group was ar rested at Cedar Rapids Operated as Service According to Chief Harold Wolfe who worked with the state agents on the case the Shrecks operated as the Millard Service for the checking of honesty among store employes State police records show that Otto Shreck started his offcolor career as far back as 1921 when he was sentenced to the state peni tentiary at Sioux Falls S Dak on a charge of attempted murder with intent to commit a felony Sentenced for Burglary He was also sentenced to the state penitentiary at Stilhvater Minn for burglary in 1920 and at Fort Leavenworth Kans for violation of the Dyer act in 1929 He has been arrested several times for investigation including the carrying of burglary tools conspiracy etc He was sentenced for bank robbery at Omaha Nebr July 27 1931 and his last sen ence was to Fort Leavenworth Feb 10 1934 when he received five years on a charge of breaking and entering Records had not been received by the local police on tlie other two men LOOK INSIDE FOR GOVERNOR WILSON Signs 32 Bills as Assembly Nears End PAGE 2 Schoolboy Rowe Gets Back to Top Flight PAGE II Clarion Third at Iowa Brain Derby PAGE 7 Byers Thinks European Tension at High Pitch EDITORIAL PAGE TWO SENTENCED TO JAIL HERE Given 3 Months Each on Charges of Driving Cars While Intoxicated ESTEEM FOR COURTS URGED Murphy Asks Action to Protect Justice From Unclean Influence NEW YORK JP Attorney General Murphy declaring that it a bitter but undeniable fact that courts have shrunk in public esteem called Monday for defi nite action to protect them from every influence that is degrading and unclean Addressing the annual luncheon oE the Associated Press Murphy spoke of isolated cases of mis conduct that have shocked us all and said these steps were needed imperatively in the courts We must organize their work under careful administrative su pervision v Opposed to Patronage We must in every possible way keep them clear of politics and patronage We must protect them from every influence that is degrading and unclean If the courts are not above sus picion he told the editors and publishers then the preservation of civil liberties is not beyond suspicion He added Freedom of the press for example ultimately depends in large degree on whether or not the courts give it fearless protection and careful interpretation Reverence Is Lost It is a bitter but undeniable fact that our courts do not enjoy the unquestioned respect that they had a generation ago I can remember when first as an assistant United States attor ney 1 stepped into a federal court room It was to me then a hallowed cathedrallike in its to most Americans it was a hallowed place Today that feeling of reverence has given way in some quarters to an atti tude of cynicism and disrespect AMBASSADOR IS RETURNED FOR DUTY IN BERLIN Chamberlain Denies Special Significance in Trip of Envoy SITLATIONATAGLANCE By The Associated Press i t a 1 Rumanian British talks start cabinet puis finishing touches on Britains largest peacetime budget daws Yugosla via closer to RonicBerlm axis in rivalry with BritishFrench lineup for sway over smaller European nations Berlin British Ambassador Sir Nevile Henderson return Germany reciprocates will send her Ambassador Herbert Von Dirksen back to London see moderation in British policy r e n c h government strikes at propaganda in Alsace Lorraine outlaws three organi zations France reported to have urged Britain to adopt military conscription Valella Malt rush preparations for suddenly announced cruise by more than 30 ships of British Mediterra nean fleet in eastern Mediter ranean Two Houses Divided on Improvements Senate Passes Bill for a Year for Relief NO EXTRA LEVY TO BE REQUIRED IN STATE FUND LONDON Minister Chamberlain told the house ol commons Monday that there was DES MOINES the temperature at summer heat out side the Iowa senate Monday afternoon completed the legislative process on the biennial appropria tions bill by adopting the confer ence committee report 32 to 14 Conference committee members said the bill appropriates 521 lGl8fi3 a 3ear for operation of the various state departments and institutions including the highway commission Divided on Improvements Chief Clerk A C Custofson said expert typists would begin enroll ing the huge bill immediately but the perfected draft will not be ready for signature of the speaker of the house and the president of the senate before Tuesday evc nin The enrolling process will re quire at least 24 hours The senate took scarcely an more time to scrutinize the bil than the lower house did Monday morning Adoption of the conference re port on the budget bill found the two houses still divided on the capital improvements bill Approve 52000000 for Uelicf The senate last week added 5500000 psychopathic ward fo Cherokee state hospital and 5300000 womens gymnasium fo Iowa State college to the hous bill nearly doubling it When the conference committe no special significance in the return of British Ambassador Sir Nevile Henderson to Berlin Chamberlain explained Sir Ne vile had been called home from Berlin originally to report on German annexation of Bohemia and Moravia and that after he had short period of leave he had been instructed to return The prime minister added that this action did not mean that Brit ain was recognizing the nazi an nexation of CzechoSlovak terri tory or Italys conquest ol Al bania The prime minister refused to I discuss AngloRussian negotiations n Moscow despite persistent la or appeals for a statement in or der to influence Hitlers Friday IUINNESOTAN HIT BY CAR PINE CITY Minn Harapat 58 year old fanner was fatally injured Sunday when struck by an automobile driven by Edward Lemay Hinckley Lawmaker Swallows Cigar During Heated while Mr Roosevelt is alive Entry PVC1 tne weeKcnd to be resold t fee if and when it passes to the local dry establishment government ould also be limited Joeai school musicians wi to 25 cents ICopJrithl Features Inc RESELL COAT HAXGERS IOWA CITY than 4000 wire coat hangers were gathered from Iowa City homes over the weekend to be resold to mcnts will be sent to the national regional music contest at Minneapolis with the proceeds V The Weather FORECAST I O W A Probably showers Monday nicrht or by Tuesday except mostly cloudy cast and south Monday night cooler west and north Tuesday and extreme west Monday night MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy north possibly showers south Monday night or by Tuesday cooler Tuesday extreme south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 81 Minimum Sunday night 59 At 8 a m Monday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 43 Precipitation 36 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 74 Minimum Saturday night 13 At 8 a m Sunday 61 YEAR Maximu Richard Woodley Hampton and Dale Sanders 808 Delaware ave nue northeast each sen tenced to 3 months in the county jail Monday by Judge M H Kep ler in district court on charges of operating motor vehicles while in toxicated They entered pleas of guilty to county attorneys infor mations Gaylord C Turvold Northwood was fined S300 on a charge of il legal transportation of unsealed j liquor He was arrested by police last Thursday and entered a plea of guilty on a county attorneys information Debate in Denv DENVER er Legislative de bate got so exciting Representative Lambert Alden swallowed his cigar I think it was lighted because I got pretty warm inside Alden said He also got pretty sick inside He replied I do not think it desirable to nake premature statements on nc otiaiions which still are in prog ess Deny New Stand A foreign office spokesman earlier had said the sudden return of Sir Nevile to Berlin definitely does not indicate any change in Britains new firm stand against aggression He had acknowledged however that if Chamberlain had any mes sage for Hitler before the fuehrers speech Friday to the reichstag in answer to President Roosevelts nonaggression appeal the am report on the improvements bi has been acted on the last im portant hurdle remaining betor final adjournment will have bee cleared away mornin passed andsent the house a bi setting aside 52000000 a year fo relief The first year of the bienniun the fund would be made up a follows Would Use Beer Tax Balance from 193739 appro priation 5750000 from three point tax fund 5500000 from the general fund 5750000 total 52 000000 The second year beer tax re ceipts which now go into the stale sinking fund would be shunted into the relief fund To the 51200 000 coining from this source would be added from the gen eral fund and 5500000 from the sales tax fund to make the total 52000000 The 1337 Provides Increase for Education and Finances for Safety DES MOINES Iowa ouse took a look at the balmy ring weather outdoors Monday nd without a dissenting vote ap roved the conference committee eport calling for annual state ex enditures totaling in ic next two years The vote was 9Q to 0 Passage ie appropriations bill ordinarily one of final legislative acts be ore adjournment The conference figure is S344 51 above the total allowed or pent by the various state depart iofety Council Wins Victory Iassase Tuesday of an appro priation bill with a provision 1or the educational program of the Iowa State Safely council marked a complete victory for the council in its battle with Earl Miller secretary of stale which beean last fall when Mil ler announced the discharge of Patrol Chief John Hattcry Mil lers duties under the various consolidation measures have been reduced almost to nothing and the safety program can now be resumed in full strength where U was halted when Miller took office in January Since Februray the council has been reduced to a skeletonized staff supported entirely out of jiriyatc funds bassador would be person to convey it the natural merits under the acts of legislature House republican leaders however said the increase would not necessitate an increase in the present state property tax levy of two mills Weather Squelches Opposition An 82 degree temperature here Monday morning plus the fact that the traditional 100 days were Tear Gas Fails to Thwart Burglars in Webster City School WEBSTER CITY gas failed to thwart burglars who broke open a safe in Central high school here and escaped with be tween S900 and 51000 The theft was discovered by Charles Parrish janitor Monday morning The burglars are be lieved t have had keys to the building Sherrif E R Lear said A tear gas container inside the safe was broken when the bur glars punched out the lock but the men opened a window and cleared the gas from the room the sheriff said um Mimitiifm I CONTRALTO IS SCHEDULED j OTTUMWA An i derson Negro contralto headlines the 193940 civic music program j here Date for her concert has not 41 bccn set I NATIONAL WANT AD WEEK April Can You Write Of course you can Moil your letter telling of Want Ad it in the GlobeGazette or have it post marked not later than 6 p m The writers of the two most interesting letters each day will receive a SI prize Write your experience right may be a winner Remember GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results One usually reliable source said bill This bill sets aside 5500000 a that Ibc British charge daffaires llle sliltc general fund in Berlin Sir George Ogilvie to povide tax credits on farm land Forbes had requested that Sir Nevile return Departure Was Unexpected The foreign office spokesman said that far as we know the ambassador did not take any spe cial note or instructions back with him He admitted however that if Chamberlain had any message for Hitler for delivery before Fridays anxiouslyawaited r e i c h s t a g speech it would carry more six days ago combined squelch any lingering opposi tion to the measure among eco nomy advocates iii tne lower chamber Legislators who criticized cer tain portions of the proposed bud get while temperatures hovered at subnormal levels last week lackadaisically agreed that per haps the house representatives had done a pretty good job in getting senatorial representatives to cut 51320000 off the upper chamber bill Latham Would Speed Session The senate originally had ap proved a bill calling for total an nual expenditures of 522480000 The original house measures to tal was 520841 262 Representative F A Latchaw Wilton Junction tried to stimulate the goin home senti ment further by moving to halt consideration of all bills except other appropriations measures and lying inside city school districts matters passed by both houses but The original senate figure nl differing in some aspects because 5660000 was cut down to 5500000 of amendments by the house The bill would operate on the same principle as the homestead act It places a 15mili ceiling on the tax wiuch can be collected on farm land lying inside independent school districts for school pur poses legislature appropriat ed 52000000 a year for relief but took the entire amount out of threepoint tax receipts Must Consider Pension Fund The plan now is to take only a year from threepoint tax receipts for relief because the allocation for old age assistance is being raised from 55500000 a year to 57000000 The senate did not reach the conference report on the biennial budget bill Monday morning but concurred in house amendments to the agricultural land tax credit Senator E P Corwins resolu tion calling for separate depart mental budget bills in 1341 in stead of the blanket bill which has delayed final adjournment I this year passed the senate with weight if tiie ambassador deliv ered it Sir Nevile left unexpectedly for Berlin Sunday He had been i Out a Monday culled home March 18 to report on Germanys invasion of Bohemia j and Moravia The move was re garded as a diplomatic rebuke to Germany I Meanwhile the British were busy with efforts to strengthen their ties with Rumania through Grigore Gafencu Rumanian for eign minister Coincidentally they tried to speed increases in army strength and to put the empires financial house in order for any emergency Begin Vital Talks Gafencu and his minister to London Viorel Virgil Tilea began vital talks with the British Mon day They taiked to Viscount Hali fax British foreign secretary and his aides for two hours before an official foreign office luncheon in Gafencus honor Chamberlain after a morning conference with Home Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare crossed Down Temperature of 88 in Mason City Sets High for Season The mercury soared to 88 de grees Monday afternoon for the highest temperature of the year North lowans suffered severe at tacks of spring fever from the sudden rise in temperature A forecast ot showers and cooler weather for Monday night was made in Iowa as nature was given lilac buds starting to currents Monday after noon provided considerable diffi culty on telegraphic lines impetus open Earth lowan Fatally Hurt Latchaw is a legislative sup porter of Secretary of State Earl G Miller Second on the calendar is a senate bill to withdraw the of the motor vehicle de partment from Millers supervi sion Will Follow Calendar The house rejected Lalchaws proposal and accepted a motion by Representative Oscar Johnson Kanawha to continue to fol low the calendar Topping the calendar is a bill to license drug stores Meanwhile Speaker John Ti Irwin appointed four representa tives to confer with a senate com j mittee on the problem of ironing out the 5452500 annual difference between the two houses over capi tal improvements The senate bill calls for the higher figure The house committee members all republicans are O N Hultman Stanton J T Dykhousc Rock Rapids Harold B Wililvnsburg J R Hall Malvern Chain store tax advocates staged a lastminute drive for considera tion of their bill by circulating copies of Gov George A Wilsons campaign leaflets Representative Leo Hoegh Chariton and others were calling particular at j tention to the phrase protection EVANSTON Wyo D i for home owned merchants on the j Hinz 75 Manning Iowa was circular ing street to attend the luncheon j killed Sunday and his wife slightj lluricd in Committee Among the distinguished guests were the veteran statesman Win ston Churchill and former Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden both supporters of Britains new guar antee of Rumanian independence I patrolman reported ly injured when their automobile overturned on the Lincoln high The chain stoic bill is buried in way near Uric Wyo A tire blew the house sifting committee out and the car turned over three j The conference report nn ap timcs N A Pinncy stale highway I proprialions calls for the folio m ms If allotments as compared with prc ;