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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAUL ON E ff H IST UEM 4 4R T or COUP CS I A HOME EDITION VOL XLV THE NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATE FBESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT NEWS BEH McNutt Unencouraged by Administration WASHINGTON Another democratic presidential aspirant who is getting less and less en couragement from the administra tfon and he had none to start with is the handsome Hoosier Paul McNutt A prominent McNutt worker ran across Jim Farley in one of the Washington byways recently w here others were present The M W sug gested in what was no doubt a serf a genial manner that after Mr Mc Nutt won the democratic nomination he would like nothing better than lo have 011 Jim Farley re Paul Hallon as chairman the democratic na tional committee to conduct his presidential campaign Bystanders thought Sunny Jim was less genial than serio when he turned and said in substance We both belong to the same lodge when it comes to politics Let me tell you now for your own infor mation McNutt will neither get the nomination for president nor for vice president Political tradesmen doubt that Farley took much of a chance with his amazing reputation as a prophet Labor Revision Squeeze The house Jabor committees de cision to hold hearings on labor act revision was a squeeze play with Representative Eugene Cox holding the pincers The Georgia Cracker had let labor chairman Mrs Norton know his rules committee would start aspecial committee investi gation unless her committee stopped dallying A rules commit Judge Smith of Vir guuai was ready with a resolution in His pocket calling for a compre hensive inquiry Leader Hayburn and Speaker Bankhead approached Cox on ap proximately bended knees asking him lo give Mrs Norton a chance The administration does not want to let a labor board inquiry get outof the hands of the favorable labor Cox gave Mrs Norton 10 days and she produced action in two The matter is not settled If the labor committee dillies in its in quiry like the senate labor com mittee the CoxSmith combination will swing into action Less Partisan Character Presidents choice of William Leiserson is supposed to give less partisan character to the labor board and save the law from con gressional Man behind the appointment was Senator Wagner author of the labor act Leiserson served as sec retary on the old labor board with Wagner as chairman The recent Maryland purgor Davey Lewis was never seriously considered despite publicity to the contrary Msgr Haas Catholic priest and old original labor boardman was only other under consideration and lie was not available One Finger in Pie h en Agriculture Secretary Wallace washed his hands of the cotton export subsidy it appears he left one finger in the pie The Bankhead plum is supposed to be of bis extraction It was worked up for Senator Bankhead in main pan by I W Duggan southern division director of the AAA Theplan of course is not what Mr Wallace sought in vain It proposes to let the 11 million bale loan surplus alone and would subsidize only 2i to 3 million bales of the current crop at around 2 cents a pound Duggan and Bankhead think this would force cotton up to 11 cents to the grower Some southern senators believe it has a good chance of getting through congress although senti ment is still unsettled Renewed political and stately activity at the top here lately may be some inspiring the fortune poll sug gesting Mr Roosevelt lost favor faster from March to May than ever before Advance knowledge of the result was gained by top government circles about 10 days before publication The utmost heat has been turned on inside The present run ning temperature here approxi mates campaign years Favorable congressmen arc being pressed into line Unfavorable or neutral legislators and writers arc being vehemently abused Wrathful words and personal threats are be ing used as whips Copjrijil Klnj Uc MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 27 1939 PAPES CONSISTS OP TWO MOTIONS SECTION ONE NO 171 WORLD AWAITS HITLER SPEECH F R Asks Relief for Year STATES FIGURE ONE THIRD CUT FROM PRESENT Declares Substantial Gains Made in Drive to Reduce Jobless WASHINGTON Roosevelt asked congress Thurs day for a relief appropriation 51477000000 for the 12 months periodbeginningnextJuly 1 In a message saying that sub stantial gains were being made in the drive to reduce unemployment Mr Roosevelt said his recom mended figure for the next fiscal year represented a reduction of onethird below the approximate ly he saidwas ap propriated for the current year He said 51477000000 would permit employment pf slightly more than an average of 2000000 persons during the next year Expects Upward Trend Barringunforeseen and unpre dictable developments the presi dent told congiess we are justi fied in expecting an upward trend in the volume of employment be tween now and June 30 1940 and the sum just named represents my judgment as to the amount that should be provided on the basis that expectation With this appropriation Mr Roosevelt asked that any unex pended balances left to the WPA out of its current funds be reallo cated for use in the coming twelve inpnths period Little Changi in WPA agairist any major changes in the works progress administration setup other than those administrative revisionswhichfhe outlined in his reorganization plan number one submitted to congress earlier this week It is my opinion that the oper ations of the works progress ad ministration during the next fis cal year he said should be carried on much as at present but with the reduction that will be possible because of expected in creases in private employment and a consequent decline in the need for work relief Opposes Doles System The president reaffirmed his stand against payment of doles as a substitute for wages paid to re lief workers and also stated oppo sition to any system of relief grants by the federal government to the states Such grants have been advocated by many republi cans and other congressional crit ics of the present relief setup I believe Mr Roosevelt told congress that such a system of grants has as many disadvantages as there are local political units in the nation The chief executive expressed the hope that the investigation of WPA now being conducted by a house committee will be guided along constructive lines and if this isdone I feel sure that its outcome will be to demonstrate the wisdom of the measures which have been adopted to meet the needs of the unemployed Economic Conditions Change Regarding distribution of WPA funds Mi Roosevelt said Any formula that may be de vised for this purpose and written into legislation should take in ac count not only the factor of popu lation but also the constantly changing economic and unemploy ment conditions in various sec tions of the country Allocation should be made on the basis of jobs to be provided and not on the local basis of funds to be distributed Futhcrmorc the formula should not be too rigid and should permit a substantial amount of administrative discre tion in order to provide sufficient flexibility to meet special situa tions and relief crises Would Continue Practice The matter ot the contributions of sponsors to Works Progress ad ministration projects has been satisfactorily covered by the pro visions of the emergency relief ap propriation act of 1938 which placed a limit on the amount of federal funds that can be used for purposes other than the payment of wages I suggest a continuation of this practice rather than the imposition of a percentage basis on which sponsors would be re quired to participate The president requested an ap propriation of S123000000 for the next fiscal year for the national youth administration and also an appropriation of for the farm security administration 940 Votes on Bond Question at 2 Oclock Only 940 votes had been cast at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon in the special election to decide whether the city shall issue 590000 in bonds to supplement federal funds for acquiring and develop ing 3 recreation area in the north east corner of the city The polls close at 8 p m The question as it appeared on the ballots was Shall the city of Mason City Iowa acquire land and establish a recreation center thereon and contract indebtedness for such purposes not exceeding 5300000 and issue bonds for such purpose not exceeding 590000 and levy a tax annually upon the tax able property in the city of Mason City Iowa not exceeding one half of one mill per annum for the payment such bonds and the interest thereon A WPA grant of 5193700 has been approved to be used on con dition that local funds are pro vided to supplement the donation The polling places are as fol lows First precinct first ward school administration building Second precinct first ward Ma in City Lumber company 4 Fif teenth street northeast First precinct second ward courthouse Second precinct second ward McKinley school First precinct third ward Lapi ner Motor company 125 Delaware avenue southeast Second precinct third ward Roosevelt school First precinct fourth ward S and R Chevrolet 18 Washington avenue southwest Second precinct fourth ward 13 Tenthstreetsouthwest7 The vote cast at 2 oclockin each of the precincts was as fol lows VOTE ilst P 1st W 2nd P 1st W 1st P 2nd W 2nd P2nd W 1st P 3rd W 2nd P 3rd W 1st P 4th W 2 P 4th W TOTAL 128 102 73 157 96 118 41 940 RUSSIA WILL ASSIST EUROPE Ivan Maisky Declares Soviet Will Provide Aid Against Aggression COPENHAGEN Maisky soviet Russian ambassa dor to London returning from im portant policy conversations in Moscow said Thursday that Rus sia would assist Europe in case of aggression Arriving at this Danish capital en route by air back to London Maisky said I return very content Russias position in a possible conflict is perfectly clear We are going to assist Europe in case of aggres sion Maiskys remarks were re garded as a strong indication of progress in the effort by Britain and France to enlist Russia in their coalition Maisky left London April 18 for comersalions in Moscow on a Britishproposed a i r alliance among Britain Russia and France Russia countered with a pro posal for a general defensive pact The negotiations on this were still proceeding in Moscow Roosevelt Arrives at Hyde Park for Stay of One Week HYDE PARK N Y dent Roosevelt arrived at his first home here on the Hudson Thursday for a weeks stay His special train from Washing ion reached Highland on the west bank of the river at a m and he motored here Temporary while house offices were established immediately at the latter city and staff secretaries went over schedules for the re ception here this weekend of royal visitors from Norway and Den mark FINAL GAVEL OF ASSEMBLY WILL FALL ON FRIDAY 4 Long Bills Remain to Be Typed in House Enrolling Chambers DES MOINES final gavel in the fortyeighth Iowa general assembly will not fall be fore Friday Chief Clerk A C Gustafson of the house said at noon Wednesday Senate eraoiling clerks will complete preparation of remain ing senate bills for the governors signature by 4 p m Thursday he said but four long bills in cluding the new 48 page truck tax act remain to betyped in the house enrolling room As soon as they complete their own bills senate enrolling clerks will assist house clerks In the 108 days a check showed Thursday the legislature passed and sent to the governor nearly 300 bills out of the 1167 billsintroduced dur ing the session Carry Out Technicalities The 1937 legislature considered only 1088 bills during the same length of time For all practical purposes the 1939 legislature adjourned Wed nesday night after 108 davs of law making In adjourning informally short ly before 6 oclock Wednesday night both houses delegated to a few members who planned to re j main Thursday the task of carry ing out the technical adjoumnTent which be cqmpleted until all bills passedhave beeneni rolled S Headed For Home Most lawmakers headed home ward Wednesday nightafter four months of verbal battling during which the republican dominated house and senate put through a widespread reorganization of state in the G O P election passed a wide variety of other measures Virtually every stale depart ment was affected by the reorgan ization consolidation and elimi nation moves and Thursday de partment heads began the task of setting their units in order in ac cordance with the mandate of the assembly AUTHORIZE HOSPITAL PLAN CEDAR RAPIDS Iowa State Hospital association author ized a statewide nonprofit hos pital service plan whereby indi viduals and families would receive limited hospital care on the pay ment of fixed monthly fees Youth Will Die in Gas Chamber for Slaying Physician JEFFERSON CITY ert Kenyon 22 will be executed shortly after midnight for the kid napslaying Dr J C B Davis of Willow Springs in the Ozarks country The 22 3ear old Kenyon con fessed he killed the widely known 67 year old country physician Jan 26 1937 in a plot to get 55000 to marry his sweetheart Opal Welch Kenyon will be the tenth and youngest victim of the gas tank used for the first time in March of last year Mason City Beats Rockwell 19 to 4 SPORTS BULLETIN fllason city defeated Rock well 19 to 4 and Ventura beat Plymouth 13 lo 9 Thursday in the first round frames of the Ccrro Gordo county baseball tournament al Clear Lake National Want Ad Week April 2429 During This Week 4 Insertions fctr the price of 3 8 Insertions for the price of 6 Remember GlobeGazette WantAds Bring Results Mason City GlobeGazette Tragedy Stalks Behind Double Parking f fi rx t u Local Girl 3 Struck by Auto Dies From Injuries Police Report Child Ran Out From Behind Double Parked Vehicles Minda Irene Martin 3 daughter of Mr and Mrs William Martin 120a Twelfth street northwest died at a local hospital late Wed nesdayafternoon from injuries rei ceiyed wheniiiuckrby acar driv en by Clare C Graham 1217 Twelfth street northwest about 3 oclock Wednesday afternoon in front of the Martin home This is the fourth highway ac cident victim in Cerro Gordo county this year and is the third within the city limits The four fatalities have occurred during the month of April Ran Into Street According to police investigation the accident occurred as Graham drove past a tractor and car double parked across the road from the Martin home Graham told police he drove out of his drive way with the car and trailer and turned east The child ran out into the street from be hind the dou ble parked ve hicles the driv ers of which had stopped to talk to each other As she ran from behind the ve hicles the car driven by Graham knocked her down and ran on to her abdomen The child was taken to the hospital immediately but died within a short time No Inquest Planned Coroner J E McDonald stated that no inquest will be held Po lice investigated the car driven by Graham and found the brakes to be defective The lives of three other victims were taken in two accidents Fraakie Green Dallas Texas died April I from injuries received in an auto collision at noon that day five miles north of Mason City on Highway No 65 On April 3 Al bert Ewald 55 Northwood was killed instantly and his farm hand Martin Anderson 45 died a few minutes after the car in which they were riding was struck by a southbound M St L gasoline motor train near the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant at oclock in the after noon Born in Mason City The fourth highway accident victim was born in Mason City Aug 31 1935 She is survived by her parents and three brothers Alvin 10 William 5 and Clayton 17 months and three sisters Fran ces 9 Bertha 7 and Cleoutes 17 months old twin of Clayton and the grandmother Mrs Lars Asfcel Eon Mason City The father is employed at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran church at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon with the Rev O L N Wigdahl pastor of the church in charge Burial will be at Memorial Park ceme tery The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home KING QUEEN TO USE LINER Had Planned to Make Trip to U S Aboard Battlecruiser Repulse LONDON Minister announced in the house commons Thursday tha King George VI and Queen Eliza beth would travel to United States arid Canada aboard the Ca nadian Pacific liner Empress of Australia instead of the battle cruiser Repulse The Repulse Britains only av ailable battle cruiser will be kept in European waters because of the tension in international affairs the prime minister said The Empress of Australia Ger manbuilt and formerly named the Tirpitz in honor of the Ger man World war naval leader is scheduled to sail May 6 IUINDA IRENE MARTIN BEATS DOG TO DEATH KNOXVILLE justice court jury found W C Randol carpenter guilty on a charge of catching a dog in a steel trap and then beating it to death with a garden rake Lindy Will Fly to N Y to Meet Family INDIANAPOLIS Jnd Col Charles A Lindbergh planned to leave by plane Thursday foi New York to meet the S S Champlin which is bringing Mrs Lindbergh and their two sons from France He arrived Wednes day from Butfalp N Y to visit the main plant of the Allison En gineering company as part of his inspection tour of American avia tion facilities The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday slightly cooler in central and east por tions Thursday night somewhat warmer Friday in extreme west portion MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday somewhat warmer Friday ex cept along Lake Superior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Maximum Wednesday 74 3Hnimuni Wednesday night 15 At S a m Thursday SI YEARAGO Maximum 77 Minimum 55 Precipitation 01 EUROPE PEACE IS IN BALANCE CHAMBERLAIN Minister Believes Disaster Averted by Conscription Move By UNITED PRESS European nations worked hur Thursday to be prepared or any contingency that may arise rom Adolf Hitlers speech before the reichstag Friday replying to President Roosevelts peace jnes age In London Prime Minister Ne ville Chamberlain told parliament peace iri Europe is in the balance and a very little one way or another may precipitate war The prime minister in opening debate on his decision to introduce peacetime conscription which is bitterly opposed by labor said that I do not want to give you the idea that war is imminent L do not think it is I do think we are in a position in which a very little one way or the other may decide whether war is going to come or not Feels Disaster Averted He also indicated he felt dis aster had been averted by the con scription decision It would have been stupid to prefer to lead the country to dis aster rattier than take the deci sion announced Wednesday he tleclared He also said conscrip tion is so important that the gov Father Declares He Wants Son to Go to Jail Later Weeps NEW YORK 78 year old father shook his cane at his son a prisoner in general sessions court Thursday and told Judge Moms Koenig I want him to go to jail It will do him good Im sick and tired ol paying his checks He is the black sheep of the family But Ignatz I Winter the father wept when Judge Koenig sen tenced Samuel Winter 52 the son to two and a half to five years in Sing Sing for attempted forgery Samuel had pleaded guilty While his son stood silent the aged man sobbed Maybe I did wrong But dont think so LOOK INSIDE FOR ELAINE BARBIE To Seek Divorce2nd Time From Bavrymore PAGE 2 Achievement Day Is at Hampton on May 5 PAGE 14 U S Rights Protected m COL 2 EDITORIAL PAGE Hitler on KGLO Friday at 5 a m Hitlers message will be heard over KGLO Friday moraine beginning at 5 oclock direct from Berlin through facilities of the Columbia Broadcasting system A translator in New York will interpolafc an Eng lish translation ernment may be forced to call a general election if the opposition pushed the controversy over the issue too far Policy Is Attacked The prime ministerplainly showed howeverthat he is anx ious to avoid au election if pos sible because it would leave the country in a state of uncertainty in what might be vital weeks As soon as the prime minister finished speaking the opposition starting with Maj Clement R Attlee labor leader opened a bit ter attack on his decision In Paris French Foreign Min ister George Bonnet sought to hurry negotiations for a strong united front against aggression fay outlining to Rumanian Foreign Minister Grigore Gafencu a plan for British French and Russian aid to Rumania in event of an at tack by Germany Efforts to brink Turkey into the front were advanced by a visit of the Russian vice comissar for foreign affairs to Istanbul Troops Reported Moving But the totalitarian bloc led by Germany and Italy busy loo There were reports of strong nazi troop moves in the Cologne area and Germany was seeking among other counter moves to use Japa nese power in the far cast to off set the antiaggression encircle ment Germany was understood to have brought strong pressure on the Japanese government to join the reich and Italy in turning the anticommunist treaty to which Hungary and Spain also have ad hered into a definite military al liance So far those efforts have failed but the inner cabinet in Japan has become so concerned regard ing the possibility of a military alliance between Britain and Sov iet Russia that it has agreed to a strengthening of the anticom munist pact under certain condi tions although opposing adherence to any antidemocratic front Arrive For Speeches At the same time it was cUs closed as nazi reichstag members arrived in Berlin for Hitlers speech that the German army re serve strength may be boosted by about 1750000 men The nazi storm troop publication outlined plans under which the entire storm troop organization might be converted into an army reserve under a decree issued last Jan uary entrusting premilitary and postmilitary training to the storm troop corps Indications that Hitler would reject Mr Roosevelts message in general terms continuedto mount in Berlin but it was also believed that the nazi fuehrer would leave the door open for future negotia tions on terms which might not be acceptance to Britain and France ;