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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME t n msr utu DES UOINEB THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THf BRIGHT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 121939 TWS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 235 NEWS BEHINI ONE KILLED IN HARLAN RIOTING McNutt Has Practical Campaign Manager WASHINGTON Canine de scendents of King Solomons fox hounds are reported loose in Washington biting both democrats and republicans indiscriminately Everyone is I getting that ismart If Mr I Roosevelt for I instance only I thought of half It h e motives I now attributed It o him by I amazed politi 3 os for the Mc ISutt appoint Jment he was certainly a Paul aiallon victim of a fox bite unprecedented since 10 B C They say he not only knocked off a minor competing candidate captured Indianas 26 convention votes and lined up a possible third term running mate or pres idential candidate but he may haveacquired an extremely prac tical campaign manager Yes sir they meaning the elite of demo cratic politicians in congress mention both Paul McNutt and his very active manager Frank McHale as possible successors for Jim Farleys job as chairman of the next democratic national committee in view of Mr Far leys reported aversion to third terms One politician says They bought the pitcher to get the This may sound strange but it is not an unnatural deduction in the additional view of Mr Farleys personal disinclination for Mc Nutt Wisdom Is Apparent Possibly the politicos are attri buting too much to the president but sufficient wisdom in his move is certainly apparent on the in side Mi Roosevelts weak spot is in f j persbhal ViS haying The McNutt coup may not give him the whole of Indiana Sena tor Van Nuys is still from that state and few Hoosier computators give Van Nuys less than G or 7 votes Some optimistically give him half But with McNutt as a subordinate the president is ma terially strengthened where he needs strength most Another thing is sure The white house and a lot of other people in Washington are thinking 36 hours a day about the coming year before the con vention NAZIS PROMOTE LITTLE AXIS IN 2 SLAV NATIONS Plans for Virtual Alliance of Bulgaria Jugoslavia Revealed BELGRADE Yugoslavia Plans for a virtual alliance of Bul garia and Jugoslavia took shape Wednesday in apparent further ance of a German project for a little axis including those two Slav nations and Hungary Countries of this projected lit tle axis stretch 750 miles across southeastern Europe from the Alps to the Black sea and have a combined population of nearly 32000000 Hungary is linked with the RomeBerlin powers in the anti comintern pact Since 1936 nazi leaders including Field Marshal Hermann Wilhelm Goering have worked to bring Jugoslavia and Bulgaria together in a south Slav block under German influence Had Visited Hitler Regent Prince Paul of Yugo slavia and Premier George Kios seivanoff of Bulgaria both whom had visited Adolf Hitler in Berlin recently joined Monday night in announcing the formation of a neutral front of the two countries in the best interests ol Balkan freedom In Bucharest it was pointed out that neutrality of Bulgaria and Jugoslavia might mean that Ru mania would be cut off in time of need from land routes to Turkey MNutt Appointed Federal Security Head Chatting with Jimmy Roosevelt son of the president al a Washington party is Paul V Mc Nutt former United States high commissioner lo the Philippines who has been appointed director of the newly created federal security administration The party was given by Jimmy at a Washing ton hotel and Greece which like Rumania have received BritishFrench pledges of aid Nazi Diplomatic Weapon Wednesday Bulgaria and Jugo slavia were saidV tojhaye revived Slavicpeoples of SthefrBalKans with KipsseiYainpttfplacrngbefore his cabinet cluded 1 A BulgarianYugoslav cus toms union 2 A common policy by the two nationsin foreign affairs 3 Collaboration in developing foreign trade 4 Possible cession to Bulgaria of 990 square miles she lost to Jugoslavia after the World war SAYS DOLEZAL ILLUSION VICTIM Attorney Declares Dolezai confessed killer in one of Clevelands dozen torso murder1 decapitations appears lo be E victim of illusion his attorney asserted Wednesday Fred P Soukup the lawyer said after talking with Dolezal he found him more or less con fused Soukup also contended the slate had no case at all against From the German viewpoint a the 52 year old bricklayer who in bloc could be a diplomatic weapon Turkey Greece or McNutt Boss Record As for Mr McNutt being the Roosevelt candidate for 1940 no one except McNutts best friends here believe it You would pay no attention to this suggestion if you could hear the prixate comments of ardent new dealers concerning McNutt They are against him not only because of his boss record but because they say it includes an occasion where he once called out troops to stop a strike This rules him out of their cal culations Abusiness manor two from Indiana has been suggesting here that the president might do worse as McNutt was fair to both busi ness and labor in his guberna torial days Lodge Amendment The same fox that bit Roose velt seems also to have gnawed RoibEcan Senator Lodge al though in a smaller way as befits a republican these days Southern democrats were all lined up in the senate finance committee to swing the Byrnes amendment readjusting social se curity donations to states on a per capita income basis This would enable the southern states to get more out of the federal jot But before Senator Byrnes could move for what was expected to be easy adoption of his plan Lodge proposed an amendment Hedid not object to the readjustment but proposed that when the social security board starts figuring it out the board should also consider the difference in costs of living between the various states No one could oppose this It was adopted This wrecked the Byrnes amendment because any advan tage southern states would gain from a per capita income read justment would just about be nul I lified by a cost of living readjusJ ment While the per capita in come of Byrnes south is low the cost of living matches it in some degree If the board figured on both bases it would either get into a hopeless mess or come out jusl about where it is now iCopyrliht Hint lnei SENT TO ROOSEVELT WASHINGTON Du buque Iowa bridge bill was sen to President Roosevelt after the senate concurred in several house amendments to threaten Rumania Keep Italy in Line The bloc might also serve to enable Germany to keep Italy in line should the fascists show signs of weakening The Balkan entente pact was directed against Bulgaria and provides that no signer can en gagein political negotiations with her without the consent of the others Hemmed in between nazis and fascists through German absorp tion of Austria and Italian occupa tion of Albania Yugoslavia has swung to her present relations with Bulgaria Both nations are in close cco lomic relationship with Germany So far this year Germany has taken 75 per cent of Bulgarias ex ports and about half of Jugo slavias LOOK INSIDE FOR a confession announced by Sheriff Martin L ODonnell that he killed Mrs Florence Polillo in an argu ment over money after she threat ened him with a butcher knife Mrs Polillo found dead in Jan uary 1936 was the third of the 12 torso murder victims Cor oner Samuel H Gerber for months has attributed all 12 killings to one person in view of similarities in dismemberment Soukup also said Dolezal denied ever attempting suicide as ODon nell reported Monday He added he did not question his client as to how he suffered a black eye ODonnell attributed it to a fall C Donnell meanwhile holding what he described as a second signed confession by Dolezal be gan rounding up grand jury wit nesses He said Dolezal would not be questioned immediately about the otherII headless dead PENSION AID INCREASE VOTED Senate Would Boost Federal Outlay by 106 REPORTED AT BLUFFS FOR STATE HIGHEST Baking Sun Drives Mercury to Maximum of 93 in Mason City DES MOINES winds olew eastward across the state Wednesday afternoon as a baking sun drove the mercury up to new highs at some points Hottest temperature reported was 100 degrees in Omaha and Council Bluffs at p m 104 in pes Bloinesi In Des Moines the mercury reached 104 degrees at 2 p m tieing the alltime high for July 12 set in 193G Sioux City which recorded a high of 111 Tuesday reported 100 Ottumwa registered 101 at Other readings included Fort Dodge 99 Marshalltown 98 the Mercury Goes to 93 in Mason City The mercury pushed ils way up to S3 in Mnson City at oclock Wednesday afternoon Highest for the summer was 94 recorded on July 6 Both Sides Rest in Suit Against Estate Complete Presentation of Evidence in Ontjes Claim for Evidence in the multimillion dol lar marathon suit of F A Ontjes against the estate of C H MeNider was completed Tuesday afternoon near the end of the 82nd day of actual trial before District Judge Henry N Graven Trial began Jan 30 in the at tempt by Mr Ontjes to collect 393143 plus interest of nearly as much from the estate the man who for nearly a Quarter of a cen tury was the head of the North western States Portland Cement company as well as the First Na tional bank of Mason City Arguments Start Monday At oclock Tuesday after noon Mr Ontjes indicated that he had completed his presentation of the case and an hour later John Senneff chief counsel for the de fense said that he also was pre pared to rest Judge Graven set Monday morn 5 OTHERS SHOT IN TROUBLES IN MINE DISTRICTS 100 Pickets Arrested But Breaks Ranks and Riot Near Guardsmen HARLAN Ky miner was killed live persons were wounded by gunfire and a num ber of others clubbed by national guardsmen in two riots between union and nonunion miners and guardsmen in bloody Harlan coun ty Wednesday The guardsmen were attempting to preserve order The lirst melee broke out in Stanlill at the Manhan Ellison company mine Guardsmen and pickets exchanged shots and Doc Caldwcll 31 of Wilsonburger was fatally woundedl Guard Captain Wounded Capt J L Hansberry of the guard was shot through the chest big had Biggest Meal in House Results in Death of Iowa Man DES MOINES The est meal in the house brought death Wednesday to Gia corna Pieracci 32 of Des Moines Pieracci told a restaurant wait ress Bring the biggest meal you put out here She complied Pieracci ate heartily started for the door and fell to the floor A few minutes later he was dead of a heart attack the county coroner said was due apparently to overeating ROBERT BURGUNDEE Youth Asks Jury to Give Him Death Penalty PAGE 2 sen ate approved Wednesday 43 to 35 a proposal to increase the federal outlay for old age assistance by a year The proposal was submitted by Senator Connally D dur ing senate consideration of house approved amendments of the so cial security act It would require the govern ment to provide 52 for every ontributed by the states up to a maximum monthly old age pay ment of Between and a maximum of the government vould match state funds dollar or dollar Connally estimated the plan vould cost an additional 100 annually At present the government latches state contributions on a 5050 basis up to a maximum pen sion of a month Farmers Meetings Staged in Hancock PAGE 3 Match Play Begins in Iowa Golf Meet PAGE 11 Actress Paula Stone to Be Wed to Daly HOLLYWOOD 8 Paula Stone screen actress daughter of the veteran stage and film actor Fred Stone plans to be married to Duke Daly orchestra leader somewhere Sunday 22 Are Killed in Blind Proprietor of I Music Store Hurt in Down Shaft COUNCIL BLUFFS los E Laustrup blind proprietor of the Laustrup Music company here suffered fractures of both legs Wednesday when he walkec into an elevator shaft at his es tablishment Laustrup fell from the first floor to the basement ap proximately 10 feet Rumanian Rail Crash BUCHAREST went y two persons were reported killed Wednesday in Transylvania when a freight train plowed into a string of wooden cars carrying Ru manian troops 3 Rumanian Planes Collide Pilots Hurt CLUJ Rumania military planes collided Wednesday and the three pilots were killed The accident was at tributed to poor visibility WULF DIES IN BRITT MISHAP Charles City Man Suffers Fractured Skull in Accident Casper Wulf 31 of Charles City died in a Mason City hos pital Tuesday night of a skull fracture suffered when he was struck by the bucket of a crane unloading gravel in a railroad yard at Britt Tuesday afternoon Wulf died about two hours after he was injured He was work for the McLaughlin and Sons Construction company at the lime of the mishap Surviving are his widow father brother Herman and two chil dren The body is nt the Patterson funeral home and will be taken to Dodge Center Minn for burial hottest of the year there Cedar Rapids Waterloo and Muscatine all 97 Burlington 95 Davenport 94 and Dubuque 91 At Clinton the temperature reached a high of 94 but later dropped two degrees Cooler Is Forecast Cooler weather however was forecast for Thursday Scattered clouds were reported throughout the state and local thundershowers were in prospect for the central and east portions oFtThurlsday Unsettled conditions were pre dicted for the southeast part of the state Wednesday night Corn Not Threatened lowans were not complaining as much about the current heat wave as they did last week when the humidity percentage pi moisture in the air was quite high making the temperatures oppressive Crop experts said the heat prob ably would not hurt the corn be cause throughout most of the state there was ample moisture in the soil The low reading in the state early Wednesday was 65 degrees at Forest City and Mason City Western S Hit by Searing Heat By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Searing heat overspread the western half of the nation Wed nesday moving eastward with un diminished intensity Temperatures above the 100 mark were common Tuesday on the plains west of the Mississippi and in the Rocky mountain region The torrid wave caused some anxiety for crops in the corn belt A V Nordquist assistant state federal agricultural statistician in Nebraska said the heat unques tionably harmed the corn in that state Hot weather in the grain belt was reflected on the Chicago board of trade where wheat prices rallied Traders said the corn crop may be injured in districts which experienced the high temperatures at the critical tasseling stage El Centro in the Imperial val of southern California was the hottest known spot in the na ing at oclock for the begin ning of the closing arguments Court will be adjourned Wednes day noon however for the bal ance of the week but will convene again on Monday July 24 continu ing through that week if neces sary with the exception of July 28 No Limit on Time The judge set no limitation on the time which may be consumed jy arguments and there was no indication when thecase would go to the court for his decisionAt torneys estimate that it will take at least tsvo weeks to complete the arguments and that it likely will take longer An attempt has been made by Judge Graven to keep abreast 01 the evidence as it wasOfferedant he hassaid thathe expects to give his decision soon after completion of the closing arguments Because of the amount involved the case is expected to go to the supreme court for final decision regardless of Judge Cravens rul ing in district court His condition was reported critical One other guardsman was slugged Four pickets were wounded by rifle fire After guardsmen got the situ alion under control al StanfiU they arrested approximately 100 pickets and marched them to liar Ian As the miners under guard of the troops marched into the city the marching men broke ranks ami rioted More than 40 shots were firefl Mrs Bill Williams of Rex was shot in the leg as she attempted to rescue her son Hubert Green who was under arrest Green was in jured in the fight Gov AB Chandler at Ash land on a tour of inspection of the eastern Kentucky mountain flood area ordered two tanks and a number of machine gun units 2 New Members of Faculty for Iowa University Named IOWA CITY of officials announced Wednes day the appointment of two new nembers to the school faculty Dr William D Coder of Stock on Cal graduate of the Univer sity of Pennsylvania and director of the Muhlenbcrg college theater for the last seven years was lamed an associate professor in the department of dramatic art Lloyd A Knowler of New York City graduate of the University of Iowa was named assistant pro fessor of mathematics Announcement also was made that Dr H M Hines professor of physiology in the medical school had been granted a oneyear leave of absence to assist in a research project at the Cornell university medical school RUTLEDGE APPOINTED DES MOINES The state board of control has announced appointment of R L Rutledge Fort Dodge as state inspector of county homes tion Tuesday with a temperature of 117 degrees The mercury hit 110 at Scotts bluff Ncbr the highest mark in the 31 years of weather bureau records there A 109 degree read ing marked the seasons high a Pierre S Dak Other highs yesterday included Huron S Dak and Concordia Kans 106 Omaha Nebr 105 Bismarck N Dak and Fresno Cal 104 Miles City Mont 103 Denver 101 Kansas City 100 Harlart county More Guardsmen on The governor said two addition al companies of guardsmen al ready are on their way to rein force the approximately 300 mili tiamen on dutyhere Thc shooting was the first out burst involving troops which has resulted in casualties in the cur rent labor strife in this eastern Kentucky soft coal field It oc curred at the MahauEllison coal companys mine five miles south west of here The Weather FORECAST 1OW A Mostly cloudy local thundershowers in central and east portions Wednesday night or Thursday except unsettled in southeast portion Wednesday night not so warm in west por tion Wednesday night cooler Thursday MINNESOTA Thundcrshow crs Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night except fair in the Red River Valley Wednes day night cooler Wednesday night Thursday fair and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Maximum Tuesday 88 IMinimum Tuesday B5 At 8 a m Wednesday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 86 65 Couple Dangles 5 Hours 125 Feet in Air as Parachute Cable Jams NEW YORK pleasure seeking couple who dangled for five hours on a board seat 125 feet above ground at the worlds fair parachute jump were rescued at dawn Wednesday after two dar ing mechanics cut the jammed guide wire which held them cap tive The aerial prisoners were Mr and Mrs J Cornelius Rathbome sociallyprominent couple of old Westbury Long Island Their parachute one of II in operation from the 250 foot tower stuck at p m CST Tuesday night They finally were rescued at a m CST after mechanics attached a rope to the parachute cut the jammed cable and lowered the chute a few feet at a time on the three remaining cables into a police net A crowd numbering in the thousands stayed up until the dawn rescue then let loose a reverberating cheer as the man and woman were carried to an ambulance They were taken to an emergency hospital on the fair grounds but refused medical aid and drove away in their own car The woman who in the early hours of her plight shouted jests to the throng wanted to walk away but police picked her up Rathborne a polo player buckled at the knees as his long ordeal ended He is 32 Mrs Bathborne 25 Prolonged cheers also were the reward of two daring mechanics Harry Mitchell and William Gertis who performed impromptu hu manfly stunts in attempting to free the corner of the parachute Gertis a Chicagoan rode the chute to earth when it finally was freed The parachute jump one of the most popular amusement features at the worlds fair was devised in 1934 by Commander James H Strong for training flyers in the basic principles of jumping Gertis who risked his life atop the disabled parachute to keep it at an even keel in its slow danger ous descent praised the courage of the two passengers An electric motor is used to hoist the captive parachute to the top of a 250 foot tower which has a bellshaped crown so the chute can fall free The passengers sit on a broad board to which they are strapped Guy wires arc designed to keep the chute spread at all times to prevent sideslipping Except for these wires the chute falls freely to the earth in 15 seconds after the 58second ascent The amusement area was thronged when the parachute stopped suddenly halfway in its swift descent It jammed against one of the four cables which keep it spread said J L Matt vice president the firm which operates the con cession Mott explained the motor ope rating the hoisting gear then jammed also and it became im possible to lower or raise the stranded couple He said the parachutes had made 150000 drops without an accident since the fair opened in May The parachute swayed wildly as its occupants clutched the guy wire to keep from being tossed from their perch Rathborne and his wife at firs took their predicament cheerfully Mrs Rathborne kissed her husband and shouted down to the crowd I heard that story about if the parachute doesnt open you can bring it back but what do you dt when it does open and you can bring it back Her anxiety increased after re peated attempts to release them failed The sight of an ambulance nearby added to her fears FIRE RAVAGES BLACK HILLS 15000 Timbered Acres Destroyed by Crown Fire in South Dakota RAPID CITY S Dak crown fire that feared most by those who live in the forests made a hot black wreckage of 15000 timbered acres in the famed Black Hills 20 miles west of here Wednesday and destroyed a dozen 0 a score of small ranch homes oggers cabins and miners build ngs Although no casualties were 30 families fled before the iUimcs from Mystic S Dak chil dren were evacuated from Wan zer a state health camp and resi dents of Pactola and Silver City oadcd their goods on trucks for a quick retreat However an abrupt shift of a 50 mile wind saved the camp and villages and by 9 oclock Tuesday night the fire which at one time crackled with racehorse speed through six miles of pine tree tops in four hours appeared to be abating E A Snow supervisor of the Harney national forest said the fire was still out of control but was not burning so fiercely A large amount of livestock was burned to death as flames trapped the panicstricken animals of a number of ranchers who hardly could save themselves let alone their livestock As the fire waned a score of U S forest service officials de recting 2300 firefighters suc ceeded in reestablishing fire lines Tuesday night for the first time since Monday night Snow thought they might be able to get the blaze in hand Wednesday if the wind did not blow again CRUSHED IN CAVEIX SIOUX CITY Iff Lester Duffy 38 was crushed to death in a cavcin of a ditch he was dig ging near his general store 12 miles north of here A helper Morris H Huls tried unsuccess fully to free his employer MINNESOTA BOY DROWNS MOORHEAD Minn vcrne Erickson 1C drowned in tlic lied river Unable to swim lie sank when he waded out into deep water ;