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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 1, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAf LOU E R H 1ST MEM A ART o eP r or IOWA c P oes wo t HOME EDITION VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS PRESS AMD UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WIRES flVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY THt SPOT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 1 1939 Tension in State Department Observed WASHINGTON Noticeable tension within Ihe state depart ment lately is traceable to an in side tip received there that an other Munich or another World w a r would break in Europe within a few days It came last Mon day Dont ask I from where but the source was sufficient ly authoritative to warrant ser ious considera Paul Mallon The British nad the same information which explains Chamberlains published apprehensions and Churchills appeal to Hitler not to undo all he has done for his people 1 Apparently it was based on the supposition that the gardless of what they have been saying let Danzig go without a fight but not a transPolish corridor from Ger many to it I This administration played quiet after receiving the information but it would not be surprising if some indirect official way were found toexpress its sympathy or backing for Britain and France This might be done by a congres sional speech or offtherecord comment to the iyhich might help to dissuade Ber lin from a reckless course Itwould certainly be done very plainly Roosevelt were not required by the congressional neutrality legislation situation to be unusually cautious 9 Many Senators Silent You can best tell how the third erm promotion campaign is going by do riot see in the aaDersJ5fSien one democratic po litico conici out for the yresiaeiic je makes page 1 but when flocks f them fail tosay anything the significance of their silence is ap preciated only on the deeply A check the senate shows for example that seven democratic senators have announced for the tertiary Murray Guf fey Smathers Neely Thomas of Oklahoma and Lee Another Senator Minton who is primarily for his Hoosier leader Paul Mc Nutt has said he would be for Roosevelt if Roosevelt wants it i That makes 61 out of 69 demo cratic political lead ers of highest have failed lo commit themselves some of whom have indirectly in dicated they were opposed The silent 61 appear to express a ma jority of influence which can bfi roughly calculated at 8 to 1 as far as arithmetic goes s Cohen Withholds Bill Bennie Cohen has a single bill all drafted to carry out the Roose velt spending program He wanted to send it up to the chairmen of senate and house committees which will handle the legislation but they told him he had better not That old new deal method of drawing up the laws downtown for congress to pass seems to in furiate the legislators now i 1 They can remember how their earlier trusting natures led them into places they did not know they were going Their own drafting agents will work up Ihe bill Some aviation authoritie s laughed officially at the prophecy in this spot Feb 13 that models big in the vind tunnels vhich would make 500 miles an hour and revo lutionize fighting in the ticularly Hitlers advertised sup remacy the prophecy is twice good today as when it was writ ten and it was certain then Now that congress has passed aviation appropriations you will hear less and less about how weak the United States is in the clouds The need for such fake propagan da has passed Labor Fight Dizziness Madame Labor Secretary Per kins has been accused of making dizzy statements about the hopes for AFLCIO peace and once feme labor leader suggested it wcpuld be better for her to say nothing although he suggested it more emphatically Perhaps there is a reason for her dizziness The other night CIOs John Lewis came out to her home to see her She had issued a general invitation to him to drop in when he could He talked pleasantly about everything in general noth ing in particular Her hopes were raised Five minutes he had gone a newsman called her and told her Lexvts had issued a statement earlier in the day snying peace was impossible T Cepyritbt Kins rtalorej Inc Filibuster Defeats F R Money Fight THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 226 FRANCE FIRMLY BACKS POLAND SENATE AGREES TO WEDNESDAY VOTE ON BILL Neutrality Measure Disliked by Roosevelt Is Passed by House WASHINGTON rip roaring senale republican fili buster swept away President Hoosevelts dollar devaluation powers early Saturday but demo cratic leaders obtained an agree ment for a showdown vote Wednesday on restoring them In the house at another night session a rebellious bloc of re publicans and democrats had passed a short time previously a neutrality bill distasteful to the administration The stunning double defeat perhaps only temporary on the money administra tion forces into confusion Predict Ultimate Victory They predicted ultimate victory on the devaluation question but were doubtful that repeal the arms by the be passed this session in view of the 200 to 188 house vote to continue a modified ban on arms shipments Adjourn ment in midJuly was widely pre dicted The presidents authority lo devalue the dollar further and to maintain a 52000000000 ex change stabilization fund ex pired at midnight Hepnblicans insrs of death a senatelibiise conference agreement exlendinc them two years and pegging the price for domestic silver at 711 cents an ounce The talk marathon continued however and democratic leaders Brokers in Smith Case J M Brown left New Orleans broker of Dr JamesMonroe Smith former Louisiana Stale universily president sought for alleged shortage m university funds here confers in Baton Rouge La with Charles S Fcnner of the brokerage house which handled Dr Smiths transactions The two are shown at Ifae grand jury invesligalion SMITHS BROKER BRITAIN CALLS HELD IN JAIL emu riiiu icduvid OLilU UJllvciSlly iinally obtained an agreement to held in jail Saturday under 515 Clip hv 15 n m tlin rtL i voe by 5 p m Wednesday on the conference report The senate helped him embezzle university adjourned at a m with sv eral hundred persons still in the galleries Buttressed by an opinion from Altorney General Murphy the ad ministration forces contended pas sage of the extension bill would revive the presidents powers without the necessity of putting an entirely new bill through both houses Republicans and some democrats took sharp issue with this but took comfort in the knowledge the powers had at least lapsed F R Receives News Senator Barkley of Kentucky the democratic floor leader fore cast no disruption of the interna tional money markets as a result of the lapse President Roosevelt stayed up late to receive the news of the filibuster and lo sign Ihe bills carrying nearly 3000000000 for relief and agriculture benefits for the new fiscal year lhat began at midnight He affixed his signature to both reluctantly because among other things congress had banned the federal theater project and added unbudgeted millions lor the farm ers without levying taxes to pay the bill Will Figure in 1910 Lights in the nearby treasury department also long after the burned lat administration money powers voted in 1933 had was forthcoming lapsed No word figure in campaign whether any new fiscal steps were planned for use in a possible emer gency or what powers if any could be utilized pending final congressional action Republicans said money would the 1940 presidential Not since World war days and the memorable filibusters by the late Huey Long were senate and house galleries packed wilh such throngs of spectators as they were Friday night Talk Is Exciting They got a run for their money in bolh chambers Exciting talk of impending troubles abroad and a desire to keep the United States at peace kept them on edge m the house which remained in session until shorlly before mid night Silve Fugitive ExLouisiana President Believed to HaveFled toCanada BATON ROUGE La mnaui broker for Dr James Monroe called its first batch of conscripts Smith fugitive former president of Louisiana State university was 000 bond charged with having funds Dr Smiths soninlaw and his wifes nephew were free on 500 bonds each charged with hav ing helped him escape Additionally Dr Smiths social ly prominent wife who fled wilh him was indicted for assisting a principal offender by harboring and concealing him and was list ed as a fugitive her bond set at Five Indictments Made Five indictments were handed up by the East Baton Rouge par ish grand jury Friday right before it recessed for the fourth of July The fifth indictment charged Dr Smith with embezzlement a check Dr Smith resigned from the university last Sunday night and fJed with his wife one jump ahead of state policemen who were searching his office and mansion and who pursued him through the swamp country but lost his trail The couple was last reported in Detroit where they bought a new automobile and presumably crossed fhe border into Canada May Join Chase Indications that Gmen might join the chase for them were seen in the announcement of At torney General Frank Murphy in Washington that evidence of Dr Smiths income tax returns would be turned over to a federal grand jury Those Dr Smith left behind to face the law were Owen Ware young Baton Rouge lawyer who married the Smiths daughter Marjorie after her debut in New Orleans during which she was ensconced for Ihe season in sumpluous quarters in Ihe Roose velt hotel rendezvous for poli ticians during the days of Huey Long Ware was charged with having abetted the escape His wife is expecting a child Took Couple to Memphis nephew who appeared in town Monday and admitted having term expired Friday driven Dr and Mrs Smith as far ted the escape Silver state senators who had J M Brown New Orleans thp If of Davenport is combined earlier in the week with broker who handled Dr Smiths 2l member of the commis eastern rpnuhlioanc iii sion in me wcutv wiui wiunei wiiu nanaieu ur omim s eastern republicans to terminate accounts while he plunged into the money powers and ban foreign the wheat market with silver to see their worth of university bonds work ITV nnft i i r f 1ST CONSCRIPTS 34000 Youths Are Ordered to Report f nrt v i r tor I raining July 15 F R OBJECTS BUT SIGNS NEW LAW ON RELIEF Activities of WPA Are Ordered to Be Held Up Until July 5 WASHINGTON SI 755600000 relief bill for the cur rent fiscal year became law Sat urday with WPA activities in sus pension until July 5 The bill was signed late Friday night by Presi dent Roosevelt but he objected to several of its provisions which he said would work a definite hard ship on more than 8000000 Americans The measure was sent to the president from the senate and signed less than two hours before the midnight deadline when all relief activities would have ceased for lack of funds and 2500000 persons would have been without jobs Mr Hoosevelt issued a statement announcing that he had signed the bill but voicing strenuous objec tions to four provisions which he said were unfair to millions of persons who through no fault of their own are in dire Lashes Certain Sections He said I obviously cannoi withhold my signature and there by stop work relief for the needy unemployed but he added hardships were imposed bj these sections of the bill 1 Beiiuirement that security wages fi dUferent sections1 of the country snail not be varied to a greater degree lhan is justified by differences in the cost of living but also that the current naliona uiui me tuiitrm nauona LONDON Britain aVera8e security wage shall b ailed its first batch of conscripts mamtamed Mr Hoosevelt con to the colors Saturday under its tended that the net result of this new peacetime compulsory PLODablywill be to impose a re lot dUCtlOn in Kpniiritv wntroc i first peacetime conscripls in modern British history They are among 200000 20yearolds who have passed their physical examinations They will receive six months training as militiamen Others will be called later Calling of the militiamen came as one evidence of the racing pace of British rearmament the result of the European situation Another was the assumption Saturday by two oE the countrys foremost military leaders of new war time army Sir Walter Kirke as inspector gen eral of the home forces and Gen Sir Edmund Ironside as inspeclor general of overseas forces It was made known officially Saturday that on his way to as sume his new post Gen Big Bill Ironside who had been serving as governor and commanderinchicf at Gibraltar conferred with Gen Francisco Franco Spanish nat ionalist leader at Burgos Sunday King George in his first big public engagement since his welcome home reception will review a parade of more lhan 25000 men and women in a dem onstration of war preparedness Curtis Successor to Manley as Head of Liquor Commission DES MOINES Iowa liquor control commission switched from democratic to republican control Saturday deposed its present democratic chairman and took a sharp look at the politics of its 780 jobholders M L Curtis Knoxville republi can whom Gov George A Wilson appointed recently took office Saturday and an hour later was elected commission chairman at the organizations first meeting He succeeds Bernard E Manley Mason Cily democral in lhal post He filled the vacancy of former nv me vacancy or lormer J Emory Adams Mrs Smiths Commissioner Andrew Stewart Rockwell City democrat whose Curtis said the commissions unvcii UL ana ivirs smitn as lar me commissions as Memphis the previous night Policy would be to maintain the He was charged with having abet same high standard of service tnri ocoano all slorei in Iho itafu all stores in Ihe state Dick R Lane of Davenport is t Lil kv mcii vji uiuvuiMiy uunas S3UU nF5 ATOTMTPt ITT IT I in conference 000 cash that he borrowed from 26 Grinnill oifstatiorf with the silent for the three banks in his capacity as uri died in a I rT J nours the scnal most part and let the republicans versily president and S50 000 fniuries whch Fnday debale Wednesday nigh carry the Wibuster burden worth of Orleans parisn levee M an Garner hunS around the senat sa he died of a skull fracture Hits Forced Vacations 2 Forcing project workers who have been on the rolls continu ously for more than 18 months to take a 30day vacation 3 Limiting administrative ex penses to 34 per cent The presi dent said this figure was abou the same percentage as overheat has been costing during the las year but that because the tola appropriation had been cut by over half a billion dollars the amount allowed for administra tion would be much less 4 Abolition of the federal the ater projects He charged that i is discrimination of the wors type and that it singles out a special group of professional peo ple for a denial of work in their own profession 1VFA on 4 Day Holiday Mr Roosevelt said these pro visions would work hardship and inequality directly on 200000 persons and on about 8000000 i their families are counted As the measure became effec tive the more than 2000000 WPA workers for whom it assures job during the next 12 months were on a fourday holiday ordered b WPA Administrator F C Har rington He decided to suspend al operations over the weekend ant Fourth of July because of uncer tainty of passage of the bill and t permit officials to study th measure in its final form 2 Sioux City Labor Organizers Convicted SIOUX FALLS S Dak circuit court jury Friday nigh found two Sioux City Iowa labo organizers Ralph Johnson and Howard Fouts guilty of charges o destroying property by explosives They face possible sentence o from one to four years They were convicted in connection with the dynamiting of a Iruck owned 03 the Nielsen and Peterson Transfe company Grand Island Ncbr Garner Forsakes 9 P M Bedtime Twice WASHINGTON iP Vic President Garner forsook his p m bedtime twice this week am enjoyed it After staying up unti Ihe small hours during the senat DIES FROSI INJURIES DES MOINES Hanhay monetary legislation LOOK INSIDE FOR MRS RAY OLSON Slayers Widow Tells of West Coast Trip PAGE 2 Little Brown Church Sets Marriage Mark Announce Star for Major Loop THt PAGES olandWill Quiz Danzig on Free Corps WARSAW Poland reported in informed quarters aturday to be preparing to send note to Danzig Sunday or Mon ay asking an explanation of re ent developments in the free city specially the formation of a free orps the placing of antiaircraft guns and the storage of foodstuffs The possibility of the note be ame known after the arrival in Varsaw of Ihe Polish commissar eneral lo Danzig Stefan Choi iacki who held a long conference vith Foreign Minister Josef Beck Hitler Plans Visit Poland took a restrained atti ude lowards the Danzig situation md it was believed by wellin ormed sources thatPoland will lot object to Fuehrer Adolf Hit ers projected visit to Danzig ven if he makes a speech The newspapers gave front page pace to reports of the Hitler visit It was pointed out that Poland lad not reacted to the recent Dan zig visit and speeches of Dr Paul Joseph Goebbels German minis er of propaganda Expected About July 22 According to one report Her mann Wilhelm Goering German air minister will accompany Hit ler on his visit about July 22 Some quarters suggested that the report of the visit was a nazi trial balloon to see if the Poles would react adversely Political quarters said the Pol ish government intends to await more exact details behind the re ported formation of a free corps at Danzig before it decides on a course of policy FULL SUPPORT IS PLEDGED IN CABINETACTION England Considers Putting Eden and Churchill in Cabinet SITUATION IN BRIEF By the AssociatedPress cabinet ap proved Premier Deladiers de termination lo back fully what ever action Poland may lake in event of German move against Danzig communique says situa tion is very serious London Informed sources say former Foreign Secretary Eden and Veteran Conservative Churchill may be taken into cabinet to strengthen Britains warnings to Germany against aggression Minister Goebbels tells British states men they should address Ger man people only through Chan cellor Hitler By The Associated Tress The French cabinet Saturday approved unanimously Premier Daladiers declared determination to back fully whatever action Po land may lake in the event of a German move against Danzig A communique described he general European situalion as re maining PURCELL IS ON PRINTING BOARD Hampton Chronicle Publisher Is Named to Post by Governor DES MOINES Wilson named T W Hampton Chronicle publisher lo the state printing board Purcell a republican succeeds G L Caswell of Ames a democrat Succeeding Raymond G Lash ot Council Bluffs Dr Harry G Bolks of Sioux City was appointed to the board of dental examiners Hay Tullis of Ottumwa was ap pointed to the state board of cos metology examiners succeeding Mrs Mayme Madden of Daven Mrs George Kraetsch of Des Moines member of the state com mission for the bund and Dr H B Willard of Manchester mem ber of the state board of osteo pathic examiners were pointed by the governor reap T W PURCELL Named by Governor Charges Leggers Sell Inferior Milk CHICAGO Sumner 90 year old secretary of the Milk Wagon Drivers union charged Saturday that bootleggers are sell ing inferior milk in Chicago and that the dairy industry is being harassed by racketeering Sumner was the last witness at a public hearing conducted by the U S department of agriculture to con sider a proposed marketing agree ment for the Chicago milk shed comprising southern Wisconsin northern Illinois and northern In diana know peace and not war The appeal was British Broadcast Appeals to People to Stand Against War LONDON an appeal to the German people headed Why Kill Each Other the British Na tional Council Labor Saturday begged Germans to do whatever they can despite difficulties of free discussion to let the German they want prepared for the German broadcast Saturday night by the British Broadcasting corporation and also it was re ported it was to be broadcasl from secret wireless stations on the continent and distributed through underground organiza tions said to exist in Germany The message seeks lo assure Germans that we are friends War is not inevitable it declares but will come if the familiar process of warlike preparations lying propaganda and stimulated disturbance is continued against Poland in connection with Dan Tf Workers of all lands the mes sage says must insist that dis putes be settled by reason But what we cannot submit to is that we should be blackmailed and threatened by egotistic dicta tors it said Daladier very serious Both and Foreign Minister Bonnet were reported to have painted a dark picture of the Dan zig situation at the cabinet meet ing which sat for three hours WithPresident Lebrun France and Great Britain are pledged to similar a a might in event PolaSa conBa1 ers her Independence threatened Paris believed Poland would consider a German attempt to take Danzig by force as such a threat Foreign Minisler Georges Bon net unexpectedly called the Ger man ambassador Count Johannes von Welzceck to the foreign minis fry at Paris for a conference laic Saturday German diplomats merely said they had a general talk on the European situation Diplomatic sources considered it significant however that Bonnet himself had sent for the German envoy British Prime Minisler Cham berlain was considering the ad visability of taking into his cabi net two noted opponents of nazi dom to strengthen Britains warn ings to Germany against interfer ing in Danzig The two were Anthony Eden who resigned as foreign minister under Chamberlain in February 1938 in protest against Chamber 28 ARE ACCUSED WASHINGTON fed eral trade commission has accuesd 28 respondents with headquarters in Des Moines Iowa of using de ceptive representations in the sale of cosmetics and toilet prepara tions Tourists Invited to Visit Danzig FREE CITY OF DANZIG Danzie radio station broadcast invitations lo one and all Saturday to come and see Danziff and spend your summer holidays here The morirmir musical program was Inter rupted frequently by a speaker who described the beauties of this city which has become the focus of Europes worries and told of its fine beach resorts The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy local thnndershowers in west portion Saturday night or Sunday and in norlliccnlral portion Sunday not so cool in northccnlral portion Saturday night MINNESOTA Generally fair in east increasing cloudiness in west portion not so cool Satur day nfehl Sunday considerable cloudiness scattered showers in ivest portion somewhat warmer in northeast and northccnlra portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazetle weather figures Maximum Friday 75 Minimum Friday ninnl 51 At 8 a m Saturday 71 YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum gg Rain QL WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for period of July 3 to 8 1939 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Showers Monday and Tuesday and in cast and south portions Wednesday generally fair most of latter half of week temperatures mostly near normal Iains attempt to deal with the dic tators and the outspoken vative Winston Churchill veteran of several cabinets and long a blunt criiic of toward Germany Would Encourage Russia It was suggested their inclusion in the cabinet also would have the effect of removing Russian doubts regarding British policy in con nection with current negotiations for a BritishFrenchRussian mu tual assistance pact In Berlin nazis remained silent on persistent reports abroad that trouble was impending over Dan zig Propaganda Minister Goebbels told British statesmen that the only way they could address the German people was through Chan cellor Hitler Britain has been broadcasting news speeches and comment in the German language Reconstruction of the English government which several poli tical commentators said was like ly to come soon was described as part of Britains barrage to con vince Adolf Hitler that Britain means what she says about meet ing force with force One political writer said flatly that Prime Minister Chamberlain shortly would bring Churchill and Eden into the government as a gesture of the strength of Brit ains opposition to force Targets ot Nazis Both Churchill and Eden have been targets of nazi pressattacks ;