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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARICN E R H1ST iR r OEPr OF Jc aA DEE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY MIGHT SPOT XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PULL LEASED WISES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 21 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 269 NEWS BEH ByPAULMALLON Mallon Thinks F Rs Money Ideas Unusual like Roose velt If I were looking for a com panion for a long stay in darkest Africa or the north pole or even a fishing trip for a week I would rather have Mr Roosevelt than anyone I know But he is not among the men I would think of if I were looking for an executor of my estate I would prefer someone elso to run my business in my absence Not that there could possibly be tTuTt w rthy personally but solely because I think lie has the most unusual idea money and values of any one I know I cannot understand exactly what this idea of his basically is I have been perplexed trying to figure it out Sometimes I think it is just the often observed fact that he never made a dollar the hard way But again I know it is more than that He has respect for a dollar respect than most people He handles his own money with care He has been saving much of his salary since he has been president and he has invested most of it in real estate around Hyde Park Yet somehow I always think he looks on a dollar bill as a piece of LEOPOLD PLANS PLEA FOR PEACE Calls Conference While Troops Mass Along Borders a note or paper rather than somebodys labor loaves of bread or 20 pounds of sugar He seems to me to look on a dollar as just something to spend to make himself or someone else happy or comfortable I think his heart must be larger than his head Poor Little Rich Boy I have often seen it written that ff he got being a rich mans son but I do Jiot belieyehe was a rich mans son in the way that term is commonly used His fath er had a large landed estate true He went to the best schools He traveled extensively But he never had the money his next door neighbors always had not the kind of money that the Vander bilts the Astors Ogden Mills and those near him in Duchess county had He could not have the kind oE yachts the kind of automobiles clothes trips that these others had I think you will see this if you will read Mrs Roosevelts biography carefully and also Emil Ludwigs book on him but I think Ludwig missed him entirely To me Mr Roosevelt has beei the poor little rich boy and that explains a lot From it springs his distrust of rich people in the first instance I believe From this probably came the ap parent desire of the whole Roose velt family to make money as much aspossible as fast as pos sible and at the same time to soak the rich I do not believe he is against the rich because ii is the political thing to do although of course it is or because it is the economic thing to do which I believe is questionable If tins is not a clear analysis of his philosophy on values riches and money it is because I have never read anything he ever wrote or said that ever established his basic conception of it 3 Possesses Understanding Mr Roosevelt has many superior characteristics which will endear him to history out I always think one The first time I came in contact with Roosevelt was at the Madison Square Garden convention of 1924 He was Al Smiths floor manager chairman of the New York delegation I was a young reporter getting started a leg man gathering news from UTILITIES FACE LARGE BOOST IN PROPERTY TAX Half Million Increase Not Enough for Pierce Municipality Secretary DES MOINES prospec tive half million dollar boost in 1940 property taxes faced Iowa power gas and water companies Monday Iowa tax commissioners Satur day increased the valuation for tax purposes of the companies properties from to The 3165 per cen boost successfully culminated a 4 year campaign on the part o State Tax Chairman C F Green for higher utility valuations The commissions order how eyer failed to satisfy Frank G Pierce of Marshalltown secretary of the League of Iowa Municipali ties Pierce said the new valua tions are not half high enough for when compared with the base on ten which farms and city real estat are taxed Pierce said he planned to file s ceriorari action asking distric BriW Pays Homage to Hobo King Scotty ENGLISH British Are H I 1 Hi court review of the commission valuation order He unsuccess fully attempted to obtain an in junction here recently to preven the state board from allowing as sessment of any property at les than full value The Ipwa Electric Light an Power cbmpdriy of which serves cities and towns i east central and central Iowa wa given a 58 per cent valuation hike from to another Cedar Rapids company the eastern Iowa power firm its valuation rise 2100 per cen from to Other companies boosted 000 or more were Iowa Public Service company Sioux City to 478 Iowa Southern Utilities com pany Centerville toj Iowa Power and Light com pany Des Moines to United Power Manufacturing company Davenport to Interstate Power company Du buciue to Kansas City Power and Light company Mason City to the floor He will not remember it but I will not forget itIn all my dealings with political men I have never known one who was kinder or more patient with a cub he did not know He answered questions with full frankness he did not try to mislead he would repeat when I did not understand This opnftness of mind and pur pose was always the quality for which I admired Mr Roosevelt most He lost a lot of it since he came to the white house He had to with sharp political critics ready to pounce on every word he uttered But with all these in creasing exceptions I think it is still his greatest characteristic Copyright Kini Inc ASK BRITISH TO LEAVE POLAND Embassy Circularizes Nationals in View of Considerable Danger The British embassy has circularized its na tionals in Warsaw in genera tetms advising them to leave War saw as soon as possible in view of the considerable danger of a rupture in PolishGerman rela tions a reliable informant sale Monday Individual British tourists i was reported have been advised to leave Poland immediately be cause of anticipated difficulties in transportation should war break out This is regarded as indicative o the increasingly serious view be ing taken of the present situation by foreign circles here At the American embassy where several tourists were seen applying for advice as to whethe they should cancel their stay here the following statement was given The embassy is watching th situation with great care and wil take every appropriate rrieasur necessary to protect American in terests and citizens in Poland in any emergency which may arise The French embassy has taken no specific step beyond advisin French nationals women espec ially that they should be fully pre Hoboes Squelch Politics of Businessmen Elect Scotty Coronation of Hobo King Witnessed by London Stock Mart Declines Sharply LONDON The London stock market declined sharply Monday and finished in a nervous condition as it was beset by fears of possible war pared to demand leave if circumstances Child Spinal Cord Severed Still Lives WOBURN Mass ena Gonsalves 3 still clung to lif at a hospital Monday althoug her spinal cord was severed whe she fell on a toy sewing ma chin I Sunday TOP decorated refloats and bands the Jldnsr highlights diirlnjr Brills annual Hobo day convention fllonday Several thousands lined the streets and were clustered on top buildings to view the im pressive spectacle up for the coronation ceremonies were the hoboes in this picture They gathered in a jungle northeast of Britt immediately after coming in on the freight and cleaned up for the regal ceremony Scotty center is congratulated by exKins David I right in this photo taken on the coronation plat form while an attendant Wil liam J Fallen of Lawrence Mass stands to one side ap pearing not the least over whelmed by the presence of hobos monarchy Lock photos Kayenay engravings FAMILIES BEGIN LEAVING BERLIN Experts Believe Nazis to Complete Emergency Preparations Tuesday BERLIN British families are leaving Berlin Mon day night and Tuesday as they did during the Sudeten crisis it was learned Monday night During the Sudeten crisis before the dismemberment of Czecho slovakia Britons were advised by their diplomatic authorities to leave Germany Germanys war preparations continued apace Revervisis and military classes as far back as 1899 still were being called up Reports from the provinces especially toward the Polish border said the roads and rail ways are clogged with military movements Foreign experts believed that Germany will have finished the first phase of its actual prepara tions for an emergency by Tues day afternoon when probably 2000000 men will be under arms The western wall will be fully manned and there will be impres sive concentrations in the east Tension in Berlin was increased by persistent reports that a show down on Danzig and the Polish corridor will come this week The reports were circulated especially in British quarters but at least one competent German source ad besome decis ion this A grim touchwas added to the situation when a group of 50 bombers flew over East Berlin at 1 p m and a smaller group over the western section of the city The entire Rhineland area in cluding Cologne Dusseldorf Dortmund and Muenster will be blacked out Tuesday night in the largest antiair raid practice since Berlins big blackout several weeks ago The foreign press was informed Standing Firm on Policies LONDON Britain reaffirmed her policy of resistance to aggression Monday as the government of Belgium initiated a peaceplea on behalf of the small neutral European powers The foreign ministers of the Netherlands Luxembourg Sweden Norway Finland and Denmark were called to Brus sels to meet as soon as possible this week with representatives of Belgium to confer on the plea Thirtyseven year old King Leopold himself was reliably re ported to have called the meeting British govern TENSION RISES AS DIPLOMATS ACT HURRIEDLY GermanSoviet Pact Strengthens Hand of Reich in Europe BV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Europe Monday faced a week which many believed would bring developments pointing the Meanwhile a ment spokesman referring to a statement of policy by Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax July 29 declared the position remains as stated and respect is unchanged in any In that statement Halifax said that the doctrine oE force bars the way io settlement of Ger manys claims and that in the event of further aggression we are resolved to use at once the whole of our strength in fulfillment of our pledges The spokesman said Germany and Italy had had ample oppor tunity to be familiar with this policy As he spoke Halifax was at 10 Downing street giving Prime Min ister Chamberlain an urgent re port on developments since the prime minister left two weeks ago for a fishing vacation in Scotland The British cabinet Tuesday The French cabinet also Wa r Secre tary Leslie HoreBel isha hurrying back from a vaca tion on the French Riviera stopped in Paris for a talk with Premier Daladier French war ministry sources said HoreBelisha and Daladier discussed the German harvest in comparison with that of France and Great Britain way to peace or war As it started statesmen were puzzled by sudden announcement a new trade agreement be tween communist Russia and nazi Germany There was feverish diplomatic ctivity and military measures for possible conflict Troops were massed on both sides of he PolishSlovakian and Polish German borders Belgium headedby a king who akes an active part in govern nent affairs 37 year old Leopold suddenly invited the foreign min sters of the Netherlands Lux embourg Sweden Norway Den mark ana Finland to fly to Brus sels for a hurried conference to formulate a peace plea to the larger nations Political and economic sources in Berlin said the GermanSoviet agreement probably would give Germany access to muchneeded materials for strengthening the reichs hand in Europes power politics rfc MoScowMhie n 3a orgahTof the 200 ROTARIANS EXPECTED FORT DODGE is ex pected that 200 Rotarians will at r V LIII1V liUU Will til Monday that Count Stephen tend the annual intercity confer y HnnnEailan mmlliUnce here Aug 25 Robert Hill of Columbia Mo former president ors in hobodqm As approximately 10000 at Britt By DAVID B KAUFMAN State an attempt y the businessmen to reelect iing David I to a third term loboes gathered from all points of he compass Monday to elect as heir leader Scocpshovel Scotty perennial candidate for regal hon 10000 wit nessed the coronation on a plat form erected on Main street King Scotty took the oath of office while his predressor King David and other rod on tlie plat form gazeciut theirv g Kin Scotty n taking the oath pledged that he wouldnt have anything to do with cither Hit ler cr that other guy lUtisso lini The baldheaded grin ning royal member of hobodom was in a merry mood in ade cided contrast to that of 1938 when he bitterly charged poli tics had kept him from the title he so richly deserved ExKing D id I actually Harry Beetison f Ashland Nebr and not in favor by hoboes be cause it is alleged he has paid for railroad trips took bis defeat gracefully although it was evi dent he was disappointed Oscar Salstrom of Des Moines was mas ter of ceremonies for the cor onation program part of which was broadcast on KGLO In a preelection otatement Scotty confident of victory de clared I washed today I shaved and I even wore clean silk un derwear so I guess Im all ready for the ceremony if Im elected The kings real name is Mac Dougall and he was king once be 1936 Of wide repute in hobo circles Scotty has a record which includes a jail term at Cedar Rapids and various other mandatory stopovers A letter was read during the coronation from Dr J Leon Laz irowitz H of Petoskey tfich wno hoboes acknowledge o be the chief justice of their iupreme court The doctor of hobology notified Lhle Britt committee that Jeff Davis has aeen deposed as national king of iie hoboes and ousted from the hobo union because the hobo court had found him guilty of pay ing for a 52 mile ride in Texas last week Davis trial was held at Bay City Mich last week For the first time the hobo organ The Hobo News pub lished in New York City by of and for hoboes sent a represen tative to Brilt to cover the event Ben Hobo Benson wiz ened little knight of the road was present with presscard and all covering the convention A true knight of the open road he bummed the entire dis tance Also at the meeting was Ed ward Baker of Bend Ore mem ber of the International Itinerant Migratory Workers union Still another hobo was Carl Harrie of Detroit Mich Harrie one of the younger members of the traveling tribe said his home while origi nally in Detroit is now any wiiere I hang my hat Questioned as to just what prompted him to become one of the knights Har rie tersely replied I lost my wife Since then Ive just trav eled with no particular destina tion Another wanderer a short friendly Mexican was with two boys who might have been his sons and he said they were look ing for work in the beet fields or harvesting Following the coronation the hoboes retired to a vacant lot near Main street to cook their slum gullion as thousands the curi ous watched In the meantime others participated in rides of the Art B Thomas show and conces sions Winners in the various divisions of the parade were Bicycles and Motor Scooters Grace Jacobson Floyd Weishaar Gordon Johnson Humorous D J Perkins Lyle Green Shoun Beauty Parlor Organization Band Mothers Royal Neighbors American Le gion Rural Dale Anderson Rural Young People Future Farmers Individual artistic and decora tive Hochhaus and Sons Wood fordWheeler Lumber company Community Food Market Judges were Allan Patton G E Mendon and Robert L Stoyles all of Mason City Bands in the parade were the Hobo band Hayfield band Hamp ton band Britt band Garner band and Junior American Legion Drum Corps from Garner collaboration between Germany and Hungary Information given to the foreign press said foreign reports that the reich is putting political pressure on Hungary are emphatically to be denied The basis of political historical and geographical posi tion and the coordination of the political aims of both countries remains anyhow The German press late Mon day carried dispatches describing alleged heavy Polish troop move ments along the PolishBohem ian frontier particularly in the neighborhood of Teschen of Rotary International will speak LOOK INSIDE FOR Officer Killed in Gun Battle With Trio TUTTLE Okla G fowka 45 a special officer was killed in a gun battle with three men that he and L C Foce town marshal attempted to arrest as holdup suspects Undersheriff J W Heidt said two of the trio escaped by stealing a car The hirdwas captured British CabinetIs Reported Ready to Recall Parliament LONDON British cabinet which meets in emergen cy session Tuesday was reported Monday to be ready to consider recall of parliament within a week or 10 days Parliament would be recalled it was said to hear the govern ments reaffirmation of its deter mination to fulfill commitments with Poland and other powers The governments commitments include a pledge to defend Polan against aggression and may soon be extended to include aggression such as the invasion o neighboring states or economic aggression threatening outside control of Polands economic life The cabinet meeting comes in the midst of extraordinary de fense preparations by Britain PREPARE FINAL LIFT PORTSMOUTH N H By Tuesday night navy salvag ers estimated Monday the last four pontoons will have been re moved from the sunken subma rine Squalus preparatory to the final lift about two weeks hence L The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday warmer in west por tion Monday night wanner Tuesday MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday warmer in west and central portions Mon day niffht warmer Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 62 Minimum Sunday night 50 At 8 a m Monday go Rainfall 190 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 49 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 85 Minimum Saturday night 61 At 8 a m Sunday 61 Rainfall Saturday 25 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 59 v I POPE pros Reported to Have Sent Envoy for Warsaw Study PAGE 2 Danzig May Produce Second EDITORIAL PAGE Watermelon Day at Leland on Tuesday PAGE 8 Cards Bkze Way Near to National Loop Top PAGE 9 said the trade pact was to dispel tense political relations between the two countries Further Pravda said it may become a serious step in the direction of further im provement not only economic but also political relations between the U S S R and Germany X Meanwhile Great Britain and France attempting to win Russia into a mutual assistance pact for which they have been negotiating since April appeared no nearer agreement with Moscow Military staff talks among the three powers were resumed in the soviet capital after a weekend recess Prime Minister Chamberlain re turned from his vacation for a meeting of cabinet ministers in London Tuesday to review the worid situation f Germanys press stated that Germanys day of reckoning with Poland over the Danzig sit uation was approaching German patience was said to be fast dying under Polish insolence Warsaw appeared calm in the crisis Poland was said to have sent troop reinforcements to her German and Slovak borders after Germany was reported to have placed 250000 troops under full war equipment along the Slovak side of the Polish frontier The Po lish moves were undertaken quiet ly the only public announcement being that certain defensive meas ures have been taken The far eastern picture appeared to have darkened over the week end Japanese were threatening to blockade Britains crown colony of Hongkong in south China and in Shanghai at the center of the China coast BritishJapanese re lations were strained anew over the killing of two members of a Japanesedominated police force by a British member of the inter national settlement police At Tientsin in north China the worst flood in the citys history crippled the Japanese blockade of the British concession Meanwhile in Tokio the news paper Asahi reported that Japan was considering a stronger policy toward the United States if an American arms embargo should oe imposed cgainst Japan PRELUMTNARY TALKS WILL BEGIN TUESDAY BRUSSELS Belgium government of 37 year old King Leopold of Belgium often hailed as a potential mediator of Europes troubles Monday suddenly invited the ministers of six small powers to rush here by airplane to join Belgium in a peace plea to the larger nations of the old world The conferences will meet not later than Wednesday If ali of those invited have arrived earlier there may be preliminary discus sions Tuesday The seven nations associated in the Oslo trade convention were asked to send their foreign minis ters The nations involved were Bel gium the Netherlands Luxem ;