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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H 1ST DCPT OES MEM ART OF IOWA COWP U VOL XLV ASSOCIATED EBB AND THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS TOU lSBD NEWS BEHIN THE1 Reasons for Roosevelt Trip to West Coast WASHINGTONThis trip which Mr Roosevelt is going to take westward on an unannouncec mission to an undetermined des tination days after con gress adjourns has mystified many a politi cal observer who cannot un derstand its mo tives To those around the president who think they know what he thinks Paul HUm is Primary purpose is to survey the local party machinery to get his reports directly from the local leaders with whom the presiden tial train will be crawling as soon as it pulls out of Potomac yards He wants to capture or recapture as many these local democrat ic groups as possible for influence upon the 1940 convention His efforts to do it by long dis tance and by having some of the local people come in here have not proved exceptionally success ful Furthermore he realizes that his popularity in any section is greatly enhanced by personal ap pearances Lastly he has always felt it is a smart idea not to re main too close to Washington and its secondhand contacts The itinerary will be determined along these lines You may accept as gospel v Counsel of Borah Senate republicans turned and1 fought for their prosilveranti devaluation deal at least partly under the inspiration of some cloakroom missionary work by Senator Borah The Idahoan was not involved inthe deal personally as he had splithis voteHeyotedforsilver bill also for continuing Roosevelts devaluation powers His fellow re publicans in the deal lost heart when several democratic silver ites escaped the agreement Press criticism had been somewhat sharp against them anyway Their cause was obviously lost But Borah made a few private speeches around His argument was that whether the deal was good or bad or whether it should ever have been made the republi cans could not afford to hand Mr Roosevelt his victory on a platter and a silver one at that just because silver democrats had found a fire escape was no reason the republicans should follow he counselled resistance to the point of filibuster so as to keep the record straight It had an effect A waggish reporter referred to the senate coalition silverites and money moderates as a bi metallic Frankenstein monster that blew a fuse a Agreement Kept Secret The first time in history that 16 congressmen ever kept a secret was on the relief bill A senator required his 15 col leagues on the conference com mittee to swear by everything known to man and a few things ihat arent that they would not betray by a word or gesture the agreement they had reached Un did it Not a word got out until the congres sional record came out next morn ing with the news Even two out side senators could not find out what had been done The extraordinary precautions were made to prevent the WPA actors from finding out their the atrical projects were lost The thespians had been playing Mark Antony and Cleopatra ivith picket banners around Washing ton for a week and congressmen did not relish what kind of a picket production might be put on when hopes for the appropriation were completely lost As a result the final relief bill was taken up in the house before anyone could have had time to read it Legislators in the line duty are often required to suffer har rowing experiences but most them bear these without com plaint For instance there was the case of the senators and representa tives on the relief conference committee Their executive delib erations over the WPA art pro jects reached such dilemma that one member felt forced to send out for a copy of a book he had received It was a WPA book showing undraped ladies who were registered as artists models out of containing their addresses and telephone numbers in case any artist desired to em ploy them Conrrljht Klni Fratnrcs Inc BURNED BV STOVE GRUNDY CENTER installing a new gas stove at the R R Clark home H C Frederick furniture dcsler was severely burned MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 3 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 227 MINNESOTA AIR CRASH KILLS 2 TOURISTS ARE IN DANZIG FOR POSSIBLE COUP Chamberlain Receives Reports of Intensive Military Measures LONDON Minister Chamberlain informed the house of commons Monday the British government had received reliable reports that intensive measures of a military character were tak ing place in Danzig His statement marked the first time a British cabinet minister had mentioned publicly reports of Danzig activity Arrive as Tourists fn response to a question the prime minister said Reliable reports indicate that intensive measures of a military character are being carried out in the free city A large and increasing number of German nationals have recent ly arrived in the free city osten sibly as tourists and a local de fense corps is being formed under the name of Heimwehr The government is maintaining contact with the Polish and French governments regarding developments in Danzig Admit Precautions In Danzig officials acknow ledged Saturday that precau tionary measures have been tak en and blackuniformed Danzig S S men were in complete charge of one hill and had partial con trol of another Danzig officials insisted not a single German with or without a uniform was on duty in the free city An Associated Press dispatch fromDanzig Monday saidthere were no signs or new develop ments of a military nature Henderson to Arrive Official circlessaid Britain would make clear to Germany this week her agreement with Poland and France that any attempt to bring Danzig into the reich would be resisted by force It was understood Chamberlain was considering inviting Winston Churchill wartime cabinet mini ster into the government It was disclosed that Sir Nevile Henderson British ambassador to Berlin would arrive in London by airplane Tuesday from his post Italians Will Hold Army Maneuvers in Po Valley in August ROME maneuvers will be held in the Po Valley in the northwest between Aug 3 and Aug 9 and at the end King Vic tor Emmanuel will review the troops at Turin 30 miles from the French frontier it was announced Monday To conserve food the fascist confederation issued strict orders to avoid waste of bread in restaurants Each patron is to receive a bun weighing about Hi ounces and a small quantity of bread sticks After eating his bun a patron may have as many more as he likes but one at a time Newspapers during the week end continued their campaign against the democracies postpone his departure from here Tor France The king and Queen 3eraldmc arrived here Sunday from Turkey enroute to a French haven in Cash and uoods Taken at Boone in cash store here Poles Are Ready to Defend Nation S t 221 LOSE LIVES IN ACCIDENTS Holiday Interval Is Already Under Way in Many Localities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations celebration of In dependence day a holiday inter val which began Saturday in many localities already has cost at least 221 lives with more than halt of them taken in traffic ac cidents Last year the total reported for the three day weekend was 556 from all causes and the yearbe fore that 563 Automobile and motorcycle ac cidents claimed 110 lives and G4 persons were drowned Eight were fatally wounded and 11 killed in train accidents and three in plane mishaps Other causes of death in included falls fire stabbing ex plosion lightning and a cavein The deaths by states follow Arizona 2 Arkansas 3 Califor nia 9 Colorado 3 Florida 5 Georgia 6 Idaho 1 Illinois 9 In diana 13 Iowa 3 Kansas 2 Ken tucky 8 Maine 5 Maryland 11 Massachusetts 6 Michigan9 Min nesota 6 Missouri 5 Montana 4 Zog Delays Departure Because of Tension BUCHAREST in New Carolina 4 the free city of Danzig was re Ohio 18 Oregon 3 Pennsylvania ported Monday to have caused 14 South Carolina 4 Texas 12 exiled King Zog of Albania to Virginia 7 Washington 2W Nebraska 2 New Hampshire New Jersey 3 New Mexico 1 Wisconsin 2 D C 1 and Washington WILL BUILD THEATER BURLINGTON M Warren general manager of the Central States Theater coporation said work will be under way by Sept 1 on the construction of a escaped new theater here A incasn checks and large store building in the center merchandise from the Best drug of the business district ha hPpn Missing Child Grins and Shouts to Haggard Father OMAHA Nebr 3eIJ 22 grinned at his haggard father Monday and shouted Dad dy as tired neighbors and police ended a search for the lad believed lost in a large weed covered tract near his home Mrs R V Lowe found the boy n their apartment building where he apparently became locked in Sunday night when a door slammed The towheaded youngster and his sister Donna Lee 3 escaped from a playpen about 10 a m Sunday Their stepmother found Donna Lee but all she could con tribute was Johnnys gone The father William Bell searched most of the day and flight aided by neighbors and po lice Drunk Fox Sinks Teeth Into Leg of Owner of Poultry BURGAW N Car Sikes a farmer rushed at n fox raiding his hen house to try to rescue r prize hen in the animals jaws The fox released the hen but sank its teeth in Sikes leg His yells for help brought his daughter who decapitated the fox with a large knife Then Sikes and his daughterhad to pry open the jaws to free his leg The head was sent to state health authorities for rabies ex amination but neighbors said the fox was only drunk on bootleg mash obtained somewhere in the lowlands Iowa Baby Month Old Succumbs From Car Crash Injuries SPIRIT LAKE month old daughter of Mr and Mrs Red Ihnen farmers of near MilCord died in a Spencer hospital Sunday night as the result of an automo bile accident 11 miles southwest of Milford in the afternoon Mrs Ihnen and another daugh ter 18 months old are in a hos pital at Ocheyedan The father was not hurt The other car involved in the crash was driven by Hay B Lef ever Hartley druggist The Let ever car overturned but the occu pants were unhurt Mother of Poet Who Lost Life in Fire at McGregor Dies McGREGOR The funeral of Mrs C F Spaulding 81 a resi dent of this community since birth will be Monday She was the mother of the Iowa poet E Leslie Spaulding who lost his life in McGregors tragic fire last win ter when eight persons were burned to death in apartments in a building owned by the Spauld ing family Her husband and five grandchildren survive Iowa Boy 3 Killed When Hit by Truck DES MOINES Fischer 3 was fatally injured Monday when struck by a laundry truck backing out of the driveway at his home in Des Moines west residential section SIGNS CHIROPRACTOR BILL TRENTON N J A Harry Moore signed into law Mon day a bill requiring chiropractors to have the same degree of train inc as medical doctors TRAIN STRIKES BOULDER 3 DIE Trainmen Killed When Locomotive and 9 Cars Overturn in Mountains MT VERNON Ky trainmen were killed early Mon day when a heavilyloaded freight train plowed into an immense boulder that toppled from a moun tainside overturning the locomo tive and nine cars Louisville tnd Nashville railroad offices at Latonia listed the dead as E J Weaver engineer William Goebel fireman and S C Long brakeman all of Covington Ky M C Miller chief clerk said the rock was 75 feet long 35 feet high and 15 feet thick It blocked both tracks of the line and traffic prob ably obstructed for at least 20 hours he said The Weather FORECAST IOWA Occasional local thun dershowers Monday night and Tuesday not so warm in ex treme northwest portion Mon day night somewhat cooler Tuesday MINNESOTA Occasional lo cal thundcrshowcrs Monday night and Tuesday somewhat cooler Tuesday and in south west and extreme west portion Monday nijrht IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figure Maximum Sunday xz Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Hain The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At S a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain fiS 74 87 67 10 S2 61 74 91 71 Trace Jumps From Hay Mow Lands on Pitch Fork OSKALOOSA In an ef fort to save the life o Gerritt De Cook 19 son of Mr and Mrs Henry DcCook of Rose Hill Iowa a second operation was performed here Saturday Ife hul jumped from a hay mow and landed on the handle of a fork DR SMITH WILL BE FLOWN BACK TO FACE COURT Former Louisiana U President Charged With Embezzlement BATON ROUGE La isiana awaited Monday the re turn of Dr James Monroe Smith as a prisoner facing embezzlement charges in the same red plane in which before his resignation as president of Louisiana State uni versity he was wont to hop about the country The Louisiana State university airplane often used by athletic department officials on scouting and recruiting trips for the foot ball team took off Sunday with two officers aboard for Brock ville Ontario to extradite Dr Smith who was taken into cus tody there with Mrs Smith Sat urday night Indicted for Embezzlement The flaming red biplane left here at a m Sunday with Murphy Roden assistant super intendent state police and Bryan Clemmons special investi gator of the district attorneys of fice piloted by Lieut J P Traim head of the universitys aeronau tical department The party stopped at Natchi toches La where Gov Earl K Long inaugurated to succeed Richard W Leche last Monday a day after Dr Smith disappeared handed them extradition papers Dr Smith was indicted Friday by the parish grand jury for embez zlement of of university funds Mrs Smith Also Accused AttorneyDeivey San chez said deBretton and myself as officers of the district court will be at the airport when Dr Smith arrives As officers of the court we will take Dr Smith to the parish jail where he will be incarcerated until he makes bond Meanwhile Deputy Sheriff Frank Timble was enroute by train for Brockville to return Mrs Smith leader in the capital social set who faces an indictment charging her with harboring and assisting her husband Trimble expected to drive her back in the automobile which the couple bought at Detroit before 1 crossing the border Lodged in Hotel At Brockville the Smiths were lodged in a hotel suite over the weekend in compliance with a re quest by Dr Smith that they not be placed in jail A constable and a Royal Canadian mounted police guarded them Dr Smith was quoted as telling Canadian officials he didnt even know the authorities were looking for me until I read about it in a newspaper1 SMITH IS READY TO FIGHT INDICTMENT BROCKVILLE On Dr James Monroe Smith former Louisiana State University presi dent said Monday he was ready to fight an indictment charging him with embezzling 5100000 of the universitys funds Breaking a silence which he has maintained since his surren der here Saturday night Dr Smith declared he was innocent of any wrongdoing I am going back Dr Smith said to straighten up this affair to assist in straightening up the affair Dr Smith spoke in the hotel room where he has been under guard for two nights and a day after surrendering to police He spoke shortly before the arrival of Louisiana police officers who flew north to take him back to face the embezzlement charges He appeared composed and gave no sign of nervousness His wife who is charged with harboring and assisting him remained secluded in an adjoining room during the interview Dr Smith said he was anxious to return to Baton Rouge as soon as possible He said he had had no knowledge of the charges against him until he read of his indictment in a Toronto newspa per Saturday LOOK INSIDE FOR OLIVA DIONNE Charges Dafoe Profited From 43 Companies PAGE 2 Hansen Wins Honors in Legion Golf Meet PAGE 9 Japan and Germany Badger EDITORIAL PAGE Charles Cityan in Address at Osage PAGE 3 SUB SURVIVOR TELLS STORY Declares Some Major Disaster Occurred on Sunken English Thetis LONDON H P K Oram one of the four who sur vived when the submarine Thetis sank near Birkenhead June 1 said at a public inquiry Monday Some major disaster must have happened to those who died aboard to prevent their using the Davis escape apparatus Ninetynine men lost fheir lives Gives Vivid Picture He gave a vivid picture of he last hours aboard When he made his way to the surface the morning after the test dive he said it was necessary to take deep and distressing breaths and in the submarine many men were retching and yawning One felt great lassitude and it required distinct mental effort to coordinate mind with action Oram explained that attempts to use the Davis apparatus were delayed because the strong tide flow would have meant death if no rescue ship had been in the area Kept Back by Pressure Oram however shot to the sur face with waterproof packets of plans and instructions lashed to his arms in case he died He said two other officers previously tried to force their way through flood ed compartments to close the bow torpedo tube door which appar ently caused the sinking but were kept back by the water pressure The captain added that when he was saved he felt hopeful that all the others also would be able to use the artificial breathing de vice as it gave him no difficulty Teacher Says She Will Wed Corrigan Flyer on July 17 SAN ANTONIO Tex Elizabeth Marvin San Antonio school teacher announced Monday she would wed Douglas Corrigan the wrongway flyer here July 17 the anniversary of his famous hop to Ireland The wedding will cul minate a friendship dating from their childhood days in Galvcston New Record Set in Altitude for Glider LONDON UR The British Gliding club announced Monday that Philip Aubrey Wills had reached an altitude of 14200 feet in a glider in a two hour flight at Dunstabte Saturday The official record holder s Heinrich Dittmars who reached 141 B9 feet in a flight in Brazil in I9J4 Smouse Opportunity School Founder Dies DBS MOINES re ceived here told of the death Sun flay in Los Angeles Cal of Dr David W Smouse 85 the founder of the Smouse Opportunity school for handicapped children in Des Momcs The physician who lived here from 1880 until about 25 years ago made possible the erec tion of the school with a rash gift The institution was dedicated in 1931 AIRPLANE DIVES HEADON THIRD MAN IS INJURED Tragedy Occurs on Farm 6 Miles East of Gordonsville ALBERT LEA Minn Tien were killed and a pilot was injured possibly fatally about 7 oclock Sunday night when their threepassenger Waco biplane crashed on n farm six miles east of Gordonsville 15 miles south of ic re The dead Kermit J Walncy 31 of Lon don township Frechorn county Clarence Webber about 22 of London township In a critical condition from two broken legs and internal injuries was Irvin Engen about 27 of Glenville Hearing the crash S A Wat ney who runs a store about a half mile from the scene of the wreck went over to the field and was horrified to find one of the dead to be his son Kermit He pulled the young mans broken body from the wreckage but the son was dead Webber died in an ambulance rushed to the scene from North wood Iowa Engen was in an Al bert Lea hospital so seriously hurt he could not talk about the crash Sheriff Hjalmar B Wulff who investigated said he understood several persons saw the crash but he was unable to find them and thus did not learn what might have caused the wreck It was apparent however that the plane dived headon into the earth and a wing was off but this was be to have been wrenched from the fuselage by the impact f JVaco Planc which crashed at Gordonsville stopped at Mason City Friday night and was familiar to local flyers Weekend Accident Toll Reaches 7 By UNITED PRESS ri Of holiday death toll mounted in Minnesota Monday with seven persons al ready killed in traffic two fatally injured in a nlanp crash one drowned and another victim of a bicycle accident Traffic dead were Hilary John Jor 1 Paul Schultz I Mankato Munsch was killed and five oth ers injured Sunday night when thencar rolled over near Belle PJaine Hurt seriously in the mis lap were Lorraine Pomije New Prague Carl Kaley and Francis Pantico both of Shakopee Jordan and Schultz lost their lives near Sandstone Sunday when an automobile in which they and seven other CCC youths were riding overturned Several suf fered serious injuries The drowning victim was IS ycnr old Roger Sevcrson of Min neapolis He disappeared while swimming in the Mississippi river Companions told police the youth apparently was stricken with cramps Wesley Rasmussen aMinneann JS youth suffered fatal injuries in aspill from his bicycle Ideal Day Is Promised for Iowa July 4 ES MOINES mSave for lo cal thunder showers Iowa wai promised ideal holiday weather for Tuesdays celebration of In dependence day The forecast called for some what cooler readings Tuesday with occasional local thunder showers Estherville reported both mad mum and minimum readings for the state Monday the temperature ranging from 92 degrees to 62 there Sunday night Only rainfall reported Sunday was 02 of an inch at Burlington Scattered clouds were confined mostly to the eastern half of the state as temperatures ranged slightly above normal XYE WILL SPEAK NEWTON States Senator Gerald P Nye of North Dakota will speak here at p m during the Fourth of July cele bration mi the courthouse square The Junior Chamber of Com merce is sponsoring the celebra tion with Harold Aichols in gen eral charge The program starts at 10 a m with a parade ;