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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1939, Mason City, Iowa i i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAH B l MEM a tnr OF COWP OES MOINES u Conservative and Liberal Lose Meaning WASHINGTON The word liberal and conservative hav lost their meaning and have be come mere whips with which poli ticians beat each other The term du not accurately represent at existing political division They d not represent anything that can not be more truthfully represents by mens names No revision o the democraii and republican parties such a now being ad vocated bj storm troops o the new deal i possible I think I can prove it Liberals often define conserv atism and con servatives havi a way of defin Paul Alallon ing liberalism but you neve heard a liberal fix specific termL of liberalism or a conservative conservatism You will never hear it because in practical truth the man is always more importan than the name Too great a variance on prin ciples lies within each individua liberal each individual conser vative There are too many lib erals among the conservatives tot many conservatives among the perhaps too manj demagogues among both Apply Test to F R Apply the test to yourself or t Mr Roosevelt When you break down his principles to specifica tions you will find these can even be contradictory His liberalism can espouse a reciprocal trade agreement program and preciselj the opposite principle of a cot ton export bounty Short timi ago his liberalism centered upon punitive taxation to compel cor porations to disgorge their divi dends today jt does not Once his liberalism was the NRA with encouragement to business trusts today it is the en tirely different principle of wage hours law plus antitrust prosecu tion Yesterday it was the origi nal AAA parity program today i includes even the old Hoover farm board under the new name of the commodity credit corpo ration The only way you can define Mr Roosevelts liberalism is the way he has defined the vaguest broadest terms such as fairplay for the under dog help for the poor comfort for the oppressed and when you do that you break down his word fence and find that 99 per cent of the people of the United States are liberals because they sincerely want the same things Seen in Other Ways The indistinct nature of the lib eralconservative division which politicians try to make for their own purposes is apparent in other ways Mr Roosevelt announced recent ly he wanted to broaden the base of income tax very same proposition submitted by the supposedly archconservative late Treasury Secretary Andrew Mel lon years ago and Mr Roosevelt used almost the same words in submitting it Both justified the proposition on the groundthat more people should feel the re sponsibility of government and the man who is leading the fight for it in congress is Senator La Follette whom some call erro neously as usual a radical Or consider the plight of John Garner the vice president Some of his new deal associates now label him conservative yet he was the liberal leader when he estab lished his reputation fighting against Mellon tax plans in the house and he has differed with the white house on only two fun damentals spending and sitdown strikes Furthermore Abraham Lincoln now revered by new dealers as a bipartisan liberal favored a high protective tariff Try to boil the argument down to the sediment of issues Take the spending issue as this is the one which seems to be current at the moment There was no cleavage in this past congress over spending for national defense and only a slight difference on farm benefits and relief The only real conflict was on what the money was to be spent for CopjrigM Kiny Features IneJ Survey Shows Feet of Policemen Biggest ROCHESTER Minn Somebody brought up the ques tion of why policemen have big feet so some others started a sur vey They found out the police mens feet were biggest all right but they still dont know why The policemans average shoe was a size 10 and although the mailmen walked as much their feet av eraged a 9 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IQWA MONDAY ATTQTTRT MASON CITY THt BRfGHT JPOT jwrYtt mUJNUAX AUGUST 14 1939 ras PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO JJQ THRILLS AT FAIR DRAW CROWDS EXPERT JUDGES Auto Races Set New High in Attendance for Opening Day Crowds poured into the North iowa fairgrounds Monday after noon for second day of the ex position and an early check of the gate receipts indicated another record breaking figure following Sundays mark of 14443 paid ad missions believed to be the lar gest m the 34 year history of the Meanxvhile livestock experts began the difficult task of judg ing choice North Iowa horses cat tle swine and sheep Jersey cattle MONDAY p in the grand stand by Mason City municipal band p performance of Ernie Youngs Under the Stars revue of 70 people Thearle Duffield fireworks in the infield Fairly and Little shows on the midway all evening TUESDAY North Iowa Day a of Shorthorn and Guernsey cattle swine and 4H baby beeves a and Little shows on midway a high grade acts free on the new midway stage at entrance to machinery grounds p m Holstein and Ayrshire nn and judging 200 races begin including trot Hotel Hn lord stake prize pace Chamber of Commerce stake 5aOO prize freeforall trot add ed money p as II a m p open 1o IniJf i uiu1 public Mason City band in stage pit municipal p performance of trme Youngs musical revue Under the Stars with cast of 10 talented performers featur ing the California Varsity Eight Carl Freed and his Har Rascals Duncans Col and Joe Mandel of in the infield Fairly and Little shows on the midway all day and evening lies Willam and others p ThearleDuffield fireworks and Percheron horses and 4H dairy calves were first on the list as the judges began their work Monday afternoon Shorthorn and Guernsey cattle swine and 4H baby beeves wili be paraded before the judges Tuesday morning beginning at oclock and continuing through the day Holstein and Red Cross Booth Busy at Fair Erdix Swiff Breaks Leg The new Red Cross hospital m the administration building on the fairgrounds did a rush me business for a couple of hours late Sunday afternoon and early in the evening Erdix Swift 108 Fourth street northeast fractured both bones m his rishf lesr between the knee and ankle when he stepped off the curbing near the Floral hall ivhile chasing some child ren who were pilfering thimbles from his booth at the North Iowa fair The accident occurred about oclock Sunday evening Mr Swift was taken lo flic rark hospital where the frac ures were set Sunday evening is reported to be restin easily Monday Edward Meaner Toledo Ohio also was taken to the Park hos pital about an hour earlier with a slomach ailment accompanied by a high fever He was report ed resting easily Monday He is employed in one of the conces sions at the fair Several minor accidents oc curred during the day but in each case the patient recovered alter emergency treatment at the Red Cross hospital in Train Wreck Breqks Opening Day Record ln Infeia and row on row of spectators wandsJand andweachers the airplane view above shows the record breaking opening day crowd at the North Iowa fair auto races Every seat facing the reconditioned YMetrack was sold out before Z oclock long before the first raceon the afternoon program The aenal view was taken at approximately oclock and shows Ayrshire cattle and Belgian horse lasses also will be included in he Tuesday afternoon events Auditors estimated the grand land crowd at more than 4000 as ie Monday afternoon Thrill 3ay program got under way with immy Lynchs Death Dodgers erforming a routine of auto rashes jumps and spills on the acetrack The total crowd on the airgrounds exceeded 5000 in the arly afternoon the officials said Last years Monday crowd totaled 4084 persons according to asso ciation records Frank Pryor Peoria 111 one of the dozen drivers in the Jimmy Lynch troupe was back in action Monday for the first time since a serious accident suffered at Burlington a week ago when his car skidded on a wet track as he was about to make a jump over a truck Surgeons took 27 stitches in his face to close cuts received when his car crashed into the truck instead of hurdling over Official figures on Sundays crowd established it as the largest of any opening day in fair history In addition to the 14443 paid ad missions fees for parking 927 cars on the infield and admissions to the grandstand and bleachers in the afternoon and evening brought the total gross receipts to 58180 Chan Daggett 29 Mason City received a severe electric shock early Monday afternoon as he was working on a power electric pump on the midway He grasped a wire which evidently had been short circuited He was revived by the physician on duty at the Red Cross hospital in the administra tion building The grandstand show during the afternoon also included Happy Harrisons animal circus Leo Gasca leading slack wire equili brist and the Gretonas high wire troupe which performs 85 feet above the ground with no protec tive nets The evening performance will ic Ernie Youngs musical re vue Under the Stars with a cast of 70 on a block long stage setting and the huge Thcarlc Dufficld fireworks display in the infield which scored hits Sun day night Monday also was childrens day at the fair with all those 15 years old and under admitted free until 6 p m Children under 12 years are admitted free at all times Tick ets to rides on the Fairly and Little midway also were cut to half price for the children during Monday afternoon Ribbentrop Host to Representative Fish SALZBURG Austria CUR Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop foreign minister of Germany arranged to receive Representative Hamilton Fish R N Y at Fuschl castle where he is vacationing after a conference with Count Galeazzo Ciano Ital ian foreign minister It was said that the purpose of the visit was to discuss the refugee question but it was reported that the general international situation would be reviewed Burkhardt Offers Plan for Peaceful Danzig Settlement Hitler Foister and THOUGHT SHELL WAS DUD 6 DIE 3 Other Guardsmen Wounded in Mishap at Fort Knox Ky FOHT KNOX Ky young Indiana national guards men were dead when an artillery shell they thought was a dud exploded as they tinkered with it Three other guardsmen were wounded Maj Gen Robert IT Tyndall commanding the 38th division 139th field artillery of which all nine were members ordered a military inquiry The accident oc curred late Sunday Those killed in the blast were Corp Charles E Handricks 2 Oakland City Corp Roy E Maxey 20 Oakland City his brother Private Paul Maxey 19 Private Willis Snow Jr 19 Ev ansville Private John R Jones 22 Princeton and Private Arthur McCarty 19 Princeton The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and threateningat times Monday night and Tuesday probably scattered thundershowers in ex treme southnest portion little change in temperature MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday ex cept threatening at times in ex treme southeast portion little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday gi Minimum Sunday night 60 At 8 a m Monday 72 Rainfall 29 A heavy downpour at 5 oclock Monday morning lasting only half an hour served to freshen the landscape but did not prevent the sun from beaming brightly Monday morning YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in night At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 90 72 79 52 70 81 3D V Beck Reported to Be Familiar With Plan VAN VLIET DIES AT DES MOINES Head of Dealers License Division Is Heart Disease Victim DES MOINES G Van viiet 63 superintendent of the dealers license division of the state public safety department med at 1 p m Monday of heart disease at the Iowa Methodist hospital here Van Vliet had been ill since Friday Prior to accepting the position at the statehouse Jan 1 he had served as secretary of the Des Momes Auto Dealers association and for 28 years was mhnager of the Des Moines automobile show Survivors include a son Earle Van Vliet of Skarsdale N Y a sister Mrs Harry Renaud of Pel la and a halfbrother Van Vliet of Olley u good connections with high officialdom said Mon day that Prof Carl V Burek hafdt league of nations commis sioner lor Danzig has a plan for peaceful settlement of the dis pute between Germany and Poland over the free city The plan according to this source calls for the reunion of Danzig with the reich and for a direct and guaranteed con nection between East Prussia including Danzig and Germany proper J Reichsfuehrer Hitler Polish Foreign Minister Joseph Beck and Danzig Nazi Leader Albert For ster were said to be acquainted with the plan and to have ac cepted it as a possible basis for discussion This nazi source said that Com missioner Burckhardt was making a secret trip to London to present the plan to Lord Halifax the Brit ish foreign minister Monday for the first time au thoritative quarters acknow ledged Prof Burckhardt was in Berchtcsgaden last week to see Hi tier e This disclosure came as officials were weighing the results of the weekend conferences among Hit ler and the German and Italian foreign ministers in which Ger many and Italy were said to have set a joint course of action A declaration Monday on the nazis issue said that unless it was selected speedily the European powder barrel may explode Deutsche DiplomatischPoliti sche Korrespondenz mouthpiece foreign office said If the stubbornness and insol ence of certain powers in regions that do not in any way concern their interest continues they may be sure that the determination of Germany and Italy will be posed against them a In the opening of the foreign office mouthpiece future of Danzig which has often been des ignated as the powder barrel of Europe has today again be come a burning problem and one that endangers the peace Unless a quick solution is found and it is obvious that by solution Germany always means the unconditional cession of Dan zig to the reich then the Euro pean powder barrel may explode the commentator said OIL STATION ROBBED WEST LIBERTY oil station at the junction of high ways 6 and 38 three miles from Wilton Junction was robbed of about Sunday AT LEAST 20 ARE KILLED 111 HURT IN WRECK OF TRAIN Streamliner Hurtles Down Bank as Result of Misplaced Rail RENO Nev Pacific railroad police Monday arrested a suspect in the wrecking of the two million dollar City of San Francisco in which 20 were killed and 111 injured The suspect was taken off a freight train near here and detectives said he had no ears The arrest followed an allnight search for a man simil arly deformed who was seen near the Humboldt river brutge where the streamliner piled up Saturday Ihe man brought to police headquarters here for ques tioning insisted he had not been in eastern Nevada recently and had come here from northwest Chief of Police Andy Welliver said the man about 28 years old had in his pocket a book of paper matches from a Fernlcy Nev business place Fern icy is east of Reno and on the fine between Reno and the scene of the wreck i WeJliveisaid the man very bitter against the rail road Railroad officials who had announced they had fount definite proof of sabotage in the wreck believed persons either seeking revenge or planning a robbery were responsible foi alleged track tampering which caused the accident The trainrider brought here was an undersized i sparse blond hair He bad only small deformed knots where his ears should be He had no loft foot and he wore no shoe on his right foot when picked up He blamed the railroad The railroad cut my foot two years ago in Montana and cheated me out of money Wil liam Sked Southern Pacific spe cial agent quoted him as saying His ears also had been muti lated in a railroad accident Sked said Sked found him in the Sparks yards He put up a little fight but it didnt do him any good Sked The police found a single glove to the kind used by rail oad his hip pocket was marked with red paint The man said the paint had come rom a gondola o a freight train 9 Welliver said the man would be icld for questioning by Southern facific officials most of whom were at tiic wreck scene several nindred miles east Welliver said he also would ask the federal bureau o investigation to check up on the man Fortyfour spikes had been removed from the out side rail of a curve near the approach to a 60foot bridge over the shallow Humfaoldt river where all but four of the 17 cars in the yeliow tan flyer hurtled off the tracks angle plates ton necting rail lengths had been removed An entire 30foot length of rail had been moved four inches inward and the rail tie plates respiked to the ties in the new position said T J Foley of Ogden Utah assistant Southern Pacific division superinten dent As this evidence of what Foley termed a case of sabotage withinurderiniir intent was uncovered Ne vada state police asked offi cers throughout the state to be on the lookout tor a man whose ears had been cut off Chief of Police Andy M Welli ver of Reno said he was informed this man had been aclin sus piciously at Fernley and had in quired Sunday morning at a Fernley garage has anything lappened Go Over Banks With Deafeninff Koar The streamliner speeding west ward at SO to 60 miles an hour piled up at p m CST 250 miles east of Reno as it was crossing a GOfoot bridge over Humboldt river The Dieselpower cars on the crack limited which was on its regularly scheduled 39hour run rom Chicago to San Francisco earned across the steel bridge by heir own momentum but the de ailed baggage car lurched out of control and dragged most of the Dther cars m a wild topple from he tracks Some the cars crashed Into he bridge causing it to collapse nto the river 15 to 20 feet below Six of the cars crashed after it in i deafening roar followed by the ene cries of the dying and in ured Out of the ghastly scene where wisted bodies were trapped in the more horribly smashed cars and vhere many of the injured lay helpless beside the wreckage rose tales of heroism on the part several and stout courage and ;