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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H A ft I 0 1 MIST VFU AR 1C HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE UMOHT IPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUI3 LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 25 1939 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 169 ByPAUlMALLOR NAZIS SNUB ENVOY OF BRITISH Develop Methods to Skin Political Cats WASHINGTON Better meth ods skinning political cats than with can openers are being de veloped both at the ihite house and in congress A d v a n c e hints ol Mr E o o s e v e 1 ts government re o r g a n iz ation proposals have put the con gressional cat tanners for in stance in a frenzy The idea of Mr R o o sevelt building up the Paul Mallon comraerce de partment for Harry Hopkins by putting some of the labor depart ment under him not to mention Jesse Jones RFC has started the congressmen even to pulling out Wilson Removes 3 Members of Control Board SIR HENDERSON their own fur But they have ways to wit Under the law congress has GO days in which to veto any pro posal before it becomes a law If congress should adjourn within 60 days after Mr Roosevelt submits his proposal then the president would have to resubmit the pro posal at the next session and wait 00 days more Thats the hilllawyers on the house side have figured out Congress could therefore skin such a kittenish proposal merely by walking out on it But Mr Roosevelt would rather have congress out of town than anything else with the possible exception of the stopping of Gar ner this is pure surmise but certainly more than reorganization So he might be willing to kill two cats with one reorganization proposal On one thing you may bet your bottom relief check A couple of cats are going to meet and in no friendly way in this reorganiza tion matter New French AirMissipn The secret French air missioh exposed when a training plane fell in California has come back and apparently permanently Not the same group of French officers but a second group has leased offices without announce ment in a building on a iiear downtown street About a dozen persons arc employed in the office which is separate from that of the French air attache The French have now bought around G50 planes costing S65 000000 to and the of fice is handling these purchases A trustworthy authority says no new purchases will be made im mediately as several months will be required for handling delivery of orders already placed Nevertheless the French appar ently intend to have a permanent airplane purchasing mission here a a a RussianBritish Links New crossedfinger friendliness between Russia and England un stable though it may be is regard ed by an old master of European politics high in the government here as the best recent assurance of peace It pushes the European situa tion closer toward an equal bal ance of power It makes England France and Russia about equal to Germany and Italy in military force Divided power was the historic purpose of British policy before the World war and it worked for peace longer than anything else including the league of nations Consequently much more im portance is being attached to the move here than around the world The impression is growing that war is thereby being made less likely than before and after Mu nich ROOSEVELT TO REVAMP UNITS FOR EFFICIENCY Declares Object Is to Make Democracy Work in World WASHINGTON Roosevelt submitted to congress Tuesday a reorganization order creating three new major federal agencies to coordinate social se curity administration works proj ects and government loans At the same time he proposed to transfer the budget bureau central statistical board and na tional resources committee to di rect control of the white house To Strengthen Democracy He estimated that the realign ment of federal agencies would ef fect a savings in government ex penditures of to Britain Will Take Vote on Conscription Plans Will Be Made Known Before Hitler Speaks Next Friday BULLETIN LONDON fP The British cabinet meeting in extraordinary session was reliably reported Tuesday night to have outlined a new compulsory military serv ice bill while the nation learned of vast indirect tax levies im posed to meet an armsswollen budget LONDON form of compulsory national haps a relatively limited measure at reliably understood Tuesday to have been agreed upon iy the British government with he intention of making the deci sion known before Chancellor Hit ler answers the Roosevelt peace proposal on Friday An opportunity for announce 000000 annually The plan will become effective in 60 days unless specifically disapproved as a whole by both houses of congress Mr Roosevelt declared the sole objective of his proposals was to make democracy work to strengthen the arms of democracy in peace or war and to ensure the solid blessings of free government to our people in increasing mea sure ment of the governments decision will come Wednesday when a mo tion calling for conscription will be before the house of lords Sir Nevile Henderson who re turned to his post as ambassador to Berlin Monday after a five week absence was described in reliable quarters as having been directed to tell Hitler that the Answer to Weakness Charges Declaring that in these days of ruthless attempts to destroy democratic government it is bald ly asserted that democracies mus always be weak In order to be democraticat all and th at there fore it will be easy to crush all free states out of existence Mr Roosevelt characterized his reor ganizationproposal No 1 to be the American answer to such charges Re proposed these changes 1 Strengthening the presidents executive office transfer of the budget bureau from the treasury department combination of the central statistical board with the budget bureau establishment of national resources committee as presidents planning agency and Record Budget Is Introduced Into Commons by Simon LONDON John Simon chancellor of tlie exchequer in trbduced Britains largest budget since the world warjn the house of commons Tuesday and announced the government would spend S3 150000000 for defense and pos DECLARES NEED FOR CHANGE ON BOARD EVIDENT Governors Action Follows Report by Senate Committee BULLETIN DES MOINES Iowa House Tuesday passed and sent to Gov George A Wilson a bill taking the rest of the motor ve hicle department away from Secretary of State Ear G Miller DES MOINES George A Wilson Tuesday after noon removed the three members of the state board of control The removal order is effective May 1 Members of the board are Har ry C White Vinton chair man Frank M Stevens Gar den Grove and E H Felton Indianola The board supervises 15 state institutions including four insani ty hospitals two institutions for the feebleminded and two chil drens homes Was Severely Criticized It recently was scathingly crit icized by an Iowa senate investi gation committee A senate reso lution asked the governor to re Takes Oath Senate From Illinois move all three board from office members sibly more The country Is thoroughly consolidation with it of federal employment stabilization office now in commerce department Urges Security Agency 2 Establishment of federal se curity agency comprising social se curity board U S employment service now in labor department office of education now in Interior department U S public health service now in treasury depart ment national youth administra tion civilian conservation corps 3 Establishment of federal works agency comprising bureau of public roads now in agriculture department public buildings branch of treasury procurement department building management branch of National Park service U S housing authority public James M Slattery named by Gov Henry Homer to succeed the late James Hamilton Lewis as United States senator from Illinois is shown as lie took the oath of office from Vice President John Garner At the ceremony left to right Senator Alben Barkley majority leader Garner Slattery Senator Scott Lucas now the senior senator from Illinois aroused to further sacrifice Sir John said in announcing the huge total for defense expenditures There must be additional taxa tion he warned an intent house At least half of the defense cosis will be met by loans Britain will spend nearly 50 per cent of her estimated budget for defense Sir John disclosed that 000 had been set aside for ex penditures on food reserves in the new budget for the 193940 fiscal year which began April J British government was taking a farreaching decision in favor of conscription Taken as Self Defense Hitler was to be advised it was said that the step was being taken as a matter of self defense in the present world situation and as a reflection of popular sentiment in the notion Advocates have argued that such a sharp break with British tradi tion would have great value simply as a token to the world of the na ions determination to match works administration and works Cl agail1st Hitlci or pcmjei progress administration the title Senate foreign relations com mittee is getting deeperinto the I neutrality muddle as the end of hearings this week is approaching Incomplete polls prove conclusive ly that no single proposal has a majority at this time Later dick ering and trading and the use of administration pressure when the committee shuts its doors for the business of deciding what to do might conceivably develop a ma jority for some compromise or other Frankly committeemen have no Idea yet what it could be It was very impolite the way the coal strike conference fell out of the grasp of Mayor LaGuardia just as the photographers were all set up to take a picture of the peace settlement with the mayor in attendance Or at least that is the way laughing New York news men looked at it Copyright King Features Inc of which is changed to works pro jects administration 4 Establishment of federal loan agency comprising reconsluc lion finance corporation electric home and farm authority federal home loan bank board federal housing administration and ex portimport bank transfer to agriculture department of farm credit administration federal farm mortgage corporation com modity credit corporation and as sociated agencies German Fleet to Get to Algeciras Thursday Mussolini of Italy Britain has been under pressure rom France and more recently rom soviet Russia to put teeth Into the BritishFrench alliance Chamberlain Must Explain However it was not regarded as likely that the cabinet was ready After that there was evidence in the record of dis honesty nor maladministration the governors statement said Complete Change Needed I find from the record and statements of board members themseves that because of mis conception of the duties of the of fice or from neglect or both the members of the board have failed to give the institutions and the un fortunate people under their con trol that quality of service and diligence which the law requires and the people have a right to expect that deplorable conditions which due diligence on the part of the board would have pre vented or remedied have existed for an unreasonable length of time in many of the state institu tions The record makes it per fectly clear that the Interests of the state and the inmates of the state institutions will be better served by a complete change of administration HOUSE DECLINES TO CONFIRM 4 APPOINTEES DES MOINES Iowa senate in secret session Tuesday declined to confirm four of Gov George A Wilsons appointees W E Jackson Burlington attorney and Clarence Godfrey Albia businessman whom the governor had named Ralph E Garberson Sibley merchant and J D Lowe Algona at torney who were to have been members of the conservation com mission It was the first trouble which ing Dr Frank J Colby Forest City E A Gaumitz Lansing con servation commission succeeding W A Burhans Burlington Henry C Shull Sioux City re apppirited to board of education Hpughtoh Red Mrs Cora E Simpson Dec orah Roy Louden Fairfield board of education succeeding S J Cal vin Sheffield LEGISLATORS WILL ADJOURN WEDNESDAY DES MOINES the brink of adjournment turbuleiit Iowa house Tuesday 1 Refused again to consider cither the cliain store tax or corn alcohol bills 2 Approved capital improve ments for state institutions to taling for the next two years including a womens gymnasium at Iowa State collegrc 3 Decided to packup and go home at noon Wednesday Efforts to pull the chain slori tax and corn alcohol measure from the house sifting cpmmittei found favor with a majority of th members but in each instance th total fell short of the twothird approval necessary to suspend th rules Third Unsuccessful Attempt The chain bill came within tw Suit Against 3ecker Chiefs s Dismissed A MoeT attorney for Alva edelty of Nora Springs Tuesday owan Pays After Romance Hits DUBUQUE romance rit Alphonse Bogc it cost him The 29 year old New Vienna Iowa man was fined that amount on a charge of disturbing the outgrowth police said of his efforts to sec a girl ac quaintance Bogc was charged with break ing a window in the girls home after she refused to admit him to enforce full conscription but rather was inclined to start with some such measure as compulsory and partial military training for a limited age group Chamberlain was faced with tha task of explaining previous state ments he would not favor any conscription during peacetime It was reported that Sir Wil liam Seeds British ambassador in Moscow had sent a message to Prime Minister Chamberlain em phasizing the soviet view This was just before Henderson was or dered to return to Berlin Hitler Unlikely to Change British labor circles were dis turbed by the report Britain was threatening the building of a much larger army through con scription They also argued that Hitler was unlikely to change his reich stag speech next Friday answer ing Roosevelt because of any warning from England On the other hand foreign of fice officials theorized that only a threat of conscription would make Hitler realize how great a revo lution had taken place in British foreign policy since the Municl settlement last September Governor Wilson has had in ob taining confirmation for his ap pointees Naturalist Rescued From Key Largo Jungle HOMESTEAD Fla John Folk 70 year old naturalist proudly displayed a handful of tree snail shells that cost him 70 weary hours alone lost in a jungle and nearly charge of the state high schoo STARTS MAY 3 IOWA CITY GIBRALTAR German claimed his life He was rescued from a tangle of mangroves on 30 and 40 vessels left home port last for exercises off Spain is expected to arrive at Algeciras Key Largo Monday by a soarclung party that had sought him since Friday Exhausted and haggard he Spain rom Cadiz on Thursday was brought to a hospital here music festival here announced i would get under way the evenng of May 3 instead of the mornin of May 4 as previously plannec due to the large number of con afternoon dismissed without votes the count being 60 ayes an 33 noes A change of two reprc sentatives from the aye to the n side would have resulted in con sideration of the bill later Tucs day The corn alcohol bill which would require the use of a 10 per cent corn alcohol blend in all Iowa motor fuel polled a 5238 major ity substantially under the neces sary twothirds Tuesdays attempt was the third unsuccessful effort by chain store Ten Others Accepted Ten others whose names were p for consideration Tuesday were ccepted Governor Wilson said he would end up some other names before he legislature adjourns He had no comment on the senates ac ton Tuesday J D Lowe is head of the state vildlife association He was to have succeeded Dr E W Neenan of Sioux City on the conservation commission Garberson would lave succeeded R G Moore of Dunlap Jackson would have taken the place of Hubert Utterback of Des Moines on the parole board whiia Godfrey had been nominated to succeed Claude Clark of Waterloo Crcsco Man Confirmed Those confirmed Tuesday by the senate were Roy Pullen Spencer board of control succeeding Harry C White of Vinton M L Curtis Knoxville liquor commission succeeding Andrew Stewart of Rockwell City G W Heitkamp Dubuque and Benjamin H Peterson Cedar Rapids reappointed to basic science board W A Bents Cresco conserva tion commission succeeding George W Wood Waterloo Fred Poyneer Cedar Rapids i conservation commission succeed V f tax advocates to pull the bill from committee The vote followed tor rid debate inwhich Representa tive Herman Knudson Mason City charged the lobbyists for Iowa independent merchants with being Judas Iscariots Denounces Association Speaking as an independent merchant Knudson denounced the representatives of Independent Businessmens association with collecting to each out of the pockets of independent merch prejudice the action of his client or against the former of icers of Jacob E Decker and Sons The move for dismissal came ifter the jury of nine women and hree men had listened to an ex planation of the consideration in volved ill the sale of the controll ng interest of Jacob E Decker anc Sons to Adolf Gobel Inc in 1D29 Up to Tuesday afternoon testi mony had been given by Jay Decker president F G Duffield vice president and E S Selby La Jolla Cal treasurer of the com pany in 1923 explaining the stock transactions in which Mr Pedelty claims he is entitled to ad ditional compensation for his 20 shares of Decker common To File Equity Case After these three had testifie Mr Moe dismissed the case indi eating that he would file an actio in equity court Mr Duffield and Mr Selb presented most of the detailed in formation on the subject M Decker stating he was unable t recall the facts about the transac lions The former Decker officers ex plained the deal with Gobels under ic provisions of which the three fficers and the Jacob E Decker nd Ralph W Decker estates were o receive a share for 51 per ent of the outstanding Decker ommon Minority Stock The balance of the estate stock bove the 51 per cent was to be urchased by the Gobel interests or a share Mr Duffield and Ir Selfay testified while addi onal minority stock holdings vhich could be acquired would be aid for at the rate of a hare Mr Pedelty claimed in his pe ition that the two packing plant officers received 200 shares of WMLEISERSQN S NOMINATED Named by FDR to Position on Board of NLRB WASHINGTON loosevelt Tuesday nominated Yllliam M Leiserson chairman of he national railroad mediation oard and veteran expert In labor economics and conciliation to suc ceed Donald Wakefield Smitii as a member of the national labor re ations board Leisersons nomination was sent for confirmation to the senate where an intense conflict is in progress over personnel of the NLRB and proposed revisions of the Wagner labor act Smitii serving since last August under a reappointment that never has been sent to the senate had been attacked by the American Federation of Labor and his senate opponents had claimed enough votes to rebuff the administration should he be renominated for a new term Failure to Receive Ambassador Termed Unmistakable Snub By JOSEPH W GRIGG United Press Staff Correspondent BERLIN UR British sources Tuesday night regarded the fail ure of Adolf Hitler or nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Hibbentrop to receive British Ambassador Sir Nevile Henderson as an unmis takable snub While the nazi press strongly criticized Britain for attempting to put Germany in the wrong as far as maintenance of peace Is concerned Henderson vainly waited all day for an answer to his request for an interview with von Ribbentrop The newly re turned ambassador seeks to de liver Great Britains plea for co operation and warning that fur ther tension makes national con scription almost necessary for the London government Believes Hitler Irate The ambassador did not receive any reply not even a suggestion for a future appointment Whether he would be able to see the for eign minister before Hitlers speech Friday answering President Roosevelts peace proposal was considered doubtful Although official sources were silent there were strong indica tions that Hitler was angered by the sudden return of Henderson to Berlin with the British message in advance of the fuehrers Friday speech Press Flays British Three days before the fuehrers vital reichstag statement the Brit ish public opinion machine uses methods which it has always used in the past when Adolf Hitler was ready to state his views the Hamberger Fremdenblatta au thoritative correspondent Adolf Halfeld wrote Tuesday in Germany will not permit ourselves to be saddled with re sponsibilities thought out in dip lomatic offices with the single aim of putting the third reich and its foreign political leadership in the wrong For what he shouted For nothing Exactly nothing To hold their nice fat jobs and to squander that money for their own benefit I know representa tives came into my county and into various counties and told deliberate lies to my merchants as io the contributions made by other merchants This thin has been forced in here again not because these promoters want this hilt to pass but they want to go back to the merchants and milk them blue so that these men may benefit He charged the chain store ta forces with having sponsored un constitutional legislation in th 1935 legislation He asserted Iscar iot was a gentleman compare to these selfelected representa lives of the independents Th Cerro Gordo county vepresenta live who said he would vote fo the chain store bill if it reache the floor was applauded when 1 finished his speech Leiserson was nominated for a five year term ending Aug 27 1943 Effect of Lcisersons nomination on the fight raging around the la bor board was conjectural but that it protests jainst NLRB personnel and niod y pressure for revision agncr act some senators believed ight tend to placate Decker common stock from him n Feb 13 1029 in return for 200 hares of preferred stock worth 117000 by representing that a proposed sale to Adolf Gobel Inc vas to be consumated on the basis of two shares of Gobel common for one of Decker common The Gobel stock was worth S5G share at the time and actual he transaction was made on th basis of four shares of Gobe stock for one of Decker the pe tition alleged making the sale value of the Decker stock 5224 a share Additional Settlement Later he was told according t the petition that the sale wa made on the basis of three share of Gobel for one of Decker an was given an additional 100 share of Decker preferred stock an in cash He discovered in February 1937 the true facts of the trans action Mr Pedelty claimed in h petition which was filed last Oc tober The answer of the defcndan admits the details of the transac tion as set out in Mr Pcdeitys pe tition but states that lie was thor of the The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday ex cept possible local thunder showers in central and cast por tions Tuesday afternoon or Tues day night cooler MINNESOTA Unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday showers and local thunder storms probable in north por tion thundcrshowcrs Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday night in south portion cooler Tuesday night except along Lake Su perior cooler Wednesday in south and westcentral por tions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures maximum Monday 89 Minimum Monday night 5G At 8 a m Tuesday 69 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 33 LOTHIAN NAMED ENVOY TO US Expected to Leave England This Summer for Washington Duty LONDON Marquess of Lothian bachelor and member of the Cliveden set who recently turned against the policy of seek ing to placate Europes dictators by concessions was expected to leave early this summer to be come the British ambassador at Washington Lord Lothians appointment was announced officially Tuesday He succeeds Sir Ronald Lindsay who will retire after more than nine years of service at Washington where he is dean of the diplomatic corps Considerable Interest attached here to the appointment because of Lord Lothians long advocacy of appeasement and because of his recent sharp turn toward firmness in dealing with dictators Lord Lothian is 57 Himself un married he has three sisters of whom two are married In suc ceeding as the llth marquess in the Scottish peerage in 1930 he inherited 28000 acres of land and has three country scats Scots peers arc not members of the house of lords unless they also have a British peerage title or are elected as representative peers However Lothian can sit as Baron Ker of Kcrsheugh in the British peerage He has nine titles in all the oldest Lord New bottle dating back to the reign of Queen Eliza beth oughly informed concerning the facts of the Gobel transaction and that there was no false represen tation The answer points out that E S Selby also was a party to the transaction with Mr Ped elty The jurors are Grace Vance and Eula Leffler both of Mason City Bert Hart and Mrs J C Burk hart both of Plymouth Ethel Schumacher Thornton Mrs L L Bless Ventura and Olene Corn stock Amos Nisscn Mrs Emma Larrabee Secretary of Iowa Junior Chamber BURLINGTON B Jeffrey of Burlington president of the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce Tuesday announced the appointment of Frederic O Larrabee also of this city as sec retary of the organization Lar rabee who formerly resided in Fort Dodge is counsel for the Iowa Soap company here KILLED BY AUTO SIOUX CITY Rc Halverson Charley Schmoll Sam1 bccca McConnell 63 was killed uel Severion and Maxinc Atchison when struck by an automobile in all of Clear Lake front of her home here ;