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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME rt A R t rj H I S f 01 p r or fCUP I NtS I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MAfON CITY THI MIGHT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PKESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 17 1939 TWS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 239 tewS AX BEHINE MAN DIES IN WRECK OF 4 CARS Jonei Approval of Spending Is Limited approval which Jesse Jones the new federal loan administrator gave to the in visible spending program may hae sounded warm enougli in print but not to the guiding geniuses behind the legislation who heard the testimony They groaned in wardly issued t hurry call to Treasury Sec retary Morgen thau to testify early this week to offset Mr Jones Paul Mallon Lender Jones instead of saying thenew presidential program was a great idea which would make a higher standard of living etc etc said what he thought What he thought was that the loans would be selfliquidating if they were properly made that the interest provision of the legis lation was a puzzle which should be simplified that he had another remedy for the railroads phase ana that the legislation would not provide anything like as much spending as the authorization in it indicated be cause preferred loans would not be grabbed up In fact Mr Jones seemed to leave the impression with some that much of the proposed invis ible spending was now being done CIO to Serve Strike Threat on Armour CHICAGO of the CIO packinghouse workers organ izing committee empowered to call strikes against the big pack ing companies considered the next move Monday in their efforts to obtain contracts in the huge indus try I Delegates to the National Policy Convention of the Union voted un animously Sunday to authorize officers and national bargaining committees to order walkouts a any time if the meat packing firms declined to confer with them for the purpose formulating work ing agreements Will Serve Notice The first step was scheduled for Tuesday when officials planned ta serve formal notice of the con ference action upon Company major objective of the FR CHIEFTAINS CONFER PLANS NOT REVEALED But Barkley Says He Thinks Congress Should Enact Neutrality Law WASHINGTON Demo cratic Leader Barkley reported no decision had been reached on the next move in the congres sional deadlock over neutrality legislation Monday after a confer ence with President Roosevelt at tended by Secretary Hull After the usual Monday morn ing meeting between Mr Roose velt and his congressional leaders Barkley told reporters the whole matter including an adjournment date for congress was in the study stage He added however I dont believe congress wpuld adjourn in the face of an over whelming duty it might be called upon to perform Garner Also Present Whether that statement fore told a determination by the ad ministration to continue pressure for neutrality legislation at this dent Roosevelt but added that session was not disclosed The 1 jf Armour refused to negotiate in nearly sufficient meet real needs quantity to GRAIN CROP IN US WORTH 2 BILLION IN1939 Valuation Estimated by Trade Experts Is Based on Low Prices CHICAGO ff United States grain CIOs new drive In resolutions adopted unani mously by delegates claiming to represent 78000 of the 129000 workers in the industry the con ferees expressed willingness to leave the question of whether or not Armour and Company offic ials shall meet with officials of our union in the hands of Presi Wont Make Money To give you an example When Mr Jones objected that the restriction against an interest rate of 1 per cent higher than the general treasury interest rate did not take into consideraion the paid for the Senate Majority Barkleyr broke in and said the government did not want to make any money out of invisible spending Jones smiled and replied in ef fect Dont worry the govern ment wont make any money out of these loans Mr Barkley thereupon vised his observation and said what he meant was the govern ment wanted no profit in interest But nearly everyone understood both Barkley and Jones the first time And they understood Mr Jones did not think the govern ment would collect all these loans As Mr Jones is slated to ad minister part of these loans his testimony made a greater impres sion inside than outside But as Tommy Corcoran whose move ments are always confidential spent last Sunday out at the farm of Emil Schramm new adminis trator of RFC under Mr Jones perhaps the Jones testimony is not indicative of how the program will be carried out Mr Schramm is a good friend of Mr Jones but Mr Corcoran is a good friend of the biggest man in town As be tween the two Farmer Schramm seems to be caught between the lightning rod and the silo Felt Defeat Deeply FDR felt the neutrality defeat president and Hull in a joint mes sage to congress Friday asked for immediate action on the neu trality issue The conference which lasted an hour and a half was attended also by Vice President Garner Speak er Bankhead and House Demo cratic Leader Rayburn Barkley said it was an abso lutely correct statement that no decision had been made on steps to be taken on neutrality or on adjournment of congress He said that the entire legislative field hadbeen discussed including the Will Conclude Bearings Asked by a reporter whether the situation on the lending meas ure looked all right Barkley replied So far as I can tell yes Hear ings probably will be concluded in the senate committee in a day or so While nothing can be deter mined about possible changes in the legislation until the commit tee meets in executive session the majority leader asserted there probably would be some Interest centered not only on the lending legislation but on the question of whether the president would make any further effort to ward prompt congressional repeal of the arms embargo against war ring nations Believe Issue Dead Although a joint message from Mr Roosevelt and Secretary Hull told was congress last week that it highly advisable to enact j neutrality legislation at the cur rent session there was a general feeling in the senate that the issue was dead and could be revived only at a new session Fresh support for the admin istration neutrality program came Sunday from Senator Norris who said in a state ment that he wanted to retard the in the foreign relations committee far more than his routine dispatch of State Secretary Hulls objecions disclosed Several house members in addition to the senator men tioned in the previous column say that even though they went to the white house to talk other busi ness the president volunteered demands that a neutrality bill be passed State Secretary Hull has been working quietly to keep the name of Japan out of congressional leg islation probably remembering the effect of the exclusion law He personally was responsible for the elimination of Japan by name from the arms embargo resolu tions and from a bill to impede Japanese fishing boats from ob taining naval information on the west John CIO lobby is swing ing out Congressmen report it is exerting pressure on other than labor matters and has become the most vigorous lobby confronting them Its general counsel tele phoned some opposition member of the banking committee in an effort to get support for the new housing bill ICopjrljrhl Klnr Features Inc barbarous governments of Ger 10 in Hospital After Crash at Oskaloosa OSKALOOSA a ca and truck collided at an inter section 10 persons were taken t Mahaska hospital here John Hoi lidiy driver of the truck suffere what is believed to be a broke shoulder and his 10 year old son Billy was believed to have suf fcred a broken hip The other were less seriously injured Mar vin Hughes was driving the car lany Italy and Japan Gillette Backs Pitlman Prospects for senate action on ic Pittman resolution to restrict ie export of war materials to apan increased with the an ounced support of Senator Gil ette D He said the proposal should be aken up on a different basis ian the broad neutrality question onsideration of which he opposed ast week in the foreign relations ommittee The group voted 12 to 1 to postpone action on any gen ial neutrality bill until the next ession a strike should be declared in 17 of the firms plants where the CIO claims a majority of the em ployes Authorized In Others Similar action was authorized in the plants of the other units in the big four of the meat pro cessing Wilson and in independent packing houses where the CIO has a majority membership and has been unable to gain written agree ments A crowd of CIO unionists es number 16000 cheered Lewis iuITsupport of the Congress of Industrial Or ganizations at a mass meeting here Sunday night No Statement by Packers Lewis president of the CIO declared the PWOC had won un ion agreements with some 40 in dependent packers and now it is ready to bring the big four into line The steel organizers did it in the steel industry he asserted You can do it in the packing in dustry Spokesmen for the four major Swift Armour and they had no statement to make and doubled if they would have Bittner told reporters the vote of the 856 delegates meant either joint wage agreements or the damndest strike you ever saw in this great industry No Deadlines for Calls He said the final decisions woulc be made by officers of the PWOC and the national bargaining com mittees representing CIO em the various packing com panies No deadline was set fo strike calls The PWOC claimed it had been certified by the National Labo Relations Board as the sole bar gaining agent in Armour plants Chicago Kansas City Kans t Joseph Mo Sioux City Iowa City Iowa South St Paul inn Denver and National City il and that it had proved ma orities in Armour plants in Fort forth Tex Oklahoma City and 3maha Neb COMMENT MADE iT DECKER PLANT F GDuffield general manager f Jacob E Decker and Sons local nit of the Armour company VIonday said that he had no com The 1939 crop has a market valuation in excess of two billion dollars trade statisticians estimated Monday This wealth to be distributed among several million producers and those who direct the flow of grain tomarket is based on prices which in some cases arethe low est or near the lowest in the past several years It would be realized through the marketing or use of approximately 4453000000 bush els which weather permitting will beharvested before winter Corn oats and wheat comprise the bulk of the crop part of which has been harvested with barley rye and other minor grains add ing to the total yield The 1939 market would be nearly 400000000 bushels small er than that of 1938 and 500000 ODO bushels smaller than the 1937 crop but with those exceptions would be equal to or larger than any other crop of the past seven years A market AIRPORT N HIGHWAY NO 18 COUNTY HOME Diagramediabove by GlobeGazette Artist Clarence Mellang is the scene of the accident in which Ole C Larsen of Watertown S Dak fatally injured west of Mason City As shown in the dia gram the Larsen driven car struck the auto of Miss Emma Hcinbuch on to hit the car of Epierson Decker The Heinbuch auto was struck with such terrific force ihat it swerved across Hie road striking the Frank Sampson car forcing it into the ditch Bodies of 9 More Miners Found Toll Raised to 28 2 Notes Scribbled by Victims Discovered by Rescue Workers valuation above based on current Chicago prices was somewhat be low the 1938 value of 000 The 1937 grain production was worth The expected 2500000000 bushel corn crop would be the biggest in seven years excep 1937 and worth without figuring the rate atwhich loans will becmate pit corn The a bushel loan rate for1938 corn is materially above current prices British Will Start Transatlantic Service PROVIDENCE Ky es of nine men were found deep in the Duvin coal mine by a res cue crew early Monday raising to 28 the death toll from an explo sion last Friday night From rescue workers F V Ruckman president of the min ng company received by tele phone the word that last hopes the nine might still be alive after a search nearly 80 hours Bodies of the other 19 victims were found Saturday Ten men escaped safely from the mine fol lowing the blast More Ventilation Required The men were entombed in the mine at p m Friday They had gone to work fourhours ear LONDON first Brit ish transatlantic airmail service will be inaugurated Aug 3 in formed sources said Monday A regular weekly schedule it was said will be inaugurated by the flying boat Cabot 5n that date on a flight from Southampton to New York via Botwood New foundland and Montreal LIGHTNING HITS 3 PLAGES HERE Bolt Causes Damage at AllisChalmers Office Sunday Morning PICTURE ON TAGS 8 SEVERAL HURT IN CRASH WEST OF MASON CITY Aged South Dakotan Victim Wife Is in Critical Condition A fourcar collision caused when the car he was driving struck two others brought death to 61 year old Ole C Laisen of S Dak Monday afternoon while Mrs Larsen was reported by Mer cy hospital attendants to be in serious condition as a re sult of injuries suffered in the same accident The wreck occurred oil highway 18 be tween the county farm and Mason City Air Activities air port The dead Ole C Larsen Waierlown S Dak broken neck The injured Sirs Ole C Larsen lacerated face bad cuts and bruises broken leg Serious condition Frank Sampson Clear Lake Lightning during the Sunday morning thundcrshower struck and set fire tothe AllisChalmers I anj Minneapolis head cuts company warehouse and office Marie Lee Madison Minn Man 56 Rescues Grandson Then Dies MARTINEZ Cal Martinez was 56 and a poor swim mer but when his 4 year old grandson fell in a slough Martinez lived1 and propelled the boy to the lank Richard Delsie 4 crawled o safety Martinez was so spent ie fell back into the water and died CRASH KILLS 5 IN MICHIGAN All in One Family Are Victims When Auto Track Collide KALAMAZOO Mich Five members of a Kalamazo family were killed Monday in ai automobiletruck collision a ha block west of the Paw Paw Mich state police post The dead were Mr and Mrs Floyd Remington their son an daughterinlaw Mr and Gerald Remington and Robert Kurtz 21monthsold grand daughter of Mr and Mrs Floy Remington Police said the driver of th automobile lost control of the ca after it struck James E Sergeant 36 of Kalamazoo a pedestrian and crashed into a truck and trailer lier John Bariielj state mine inspec tor said eff cits to remove the bodies from the mine probably would not be renewed until later Victims Clothes in Lockers Stolen PROVIDENCE Ky if Thieves entered the employes locker room at the Duvin Coal company Sunday night and stole store suits of nine explosion trapped miners whose bodies IV e r c found early Monday They passed up the working overalls of 70 men off duty LOOK INSIDE FOR in the morning He explained ad ditional ventilation was neces sary to clear air in mine entries Two Notes Found The rescue party that found the nine bodies was led by GT Pow TRAFFIC TOLL 246 FOR 1939 Deaths of 2 Women in Accidents Reported in Webster City Hospital DES MOINES of two women visctims of separate accidents at a Webster City hos pital boosted the 1939 Iowa high way fatality toll Monday to 246 compared with 219 for the corres ponding period a year ago Mrs J D Miller 66 of Blairs burg died early Monday of in juries which resulted in an auto mobile collision last Wednesday near Webster City Weeks Fatalities Mrs Nellie Braden 72 was fa tally injured Sunday night when struck by a car which officers sale was driven by Clarence Olson The accident occurred while she was crossing highway 20 at the east edge of Webster City west causing damage of several hundred dollars The bolt followed the Emma Seinbuch near City shaken power I Chris Heinbuch near Mason lines leading into the northwest 1 city shaken corner of the building through the Emerson Decker Mason City main switch box on the second I cut chin floor and set fire to bales of burHighway patrolmen and county lap bags and paper materials used 1 officers who investigated the for advertising purposes accord1 multiplecar wreck which gave ing to M G OConnell local Cerro Gordo county its sixth high branch manager Splits Wall The lightning also followed another line to ment to make at this time Miss Tobey Loppako business agent of the local union of the DWOC had not yet returned from he Chicago meeting Reports were current Monday hat Miss Loppako and other members of the local union dur ng the last week had contacted members of the city council churches and businessmen re questing them to pass resolutions asking the Decker plant manage ment to negotiate with the union Girl 16 Is Wed to Man 60 300 Protest NEW YORK UP Three or four hundred persons apparently angered by the fact that a 60 year old widower was marrying a 16 year old schoolgirl pursued the bridegroom into the Church of SL Anthony of Padua in an Italian district on the lower East Side Sunday night and had to be cleared out by police before the wedding ceremony could be per formed The are Tor silli Minishiclli a student in the 7A grade and Crfrmelo Locopira owner of several buildings The girls father is a janitor in one of them ell of the U S bureau of mines who said the bodies were lying in a row Two notes scratched on pieces of wood were nearby Powell said They read Were all alive and well Still alive and safe Powell said he believed the notes must have been written Saturday morning the latest a little more than six hours after The Webster City fatalities raised to 12 the number on Iowa victims of the week ended Mon day 3 Clinton Men Killed Three Clinton men were killet early Sunday when their car sho off the highway and plunged 7 feet into a ravine They were Charles Carter 26 North Wester railway bridge tender Floyd Ful ton 22 employed by the Clinto Co corn products firm and Ar thur Fleming 25 North Wester the the mens bridge watchman A fourth man vater supply had hardly been Seldon Ornck 32 was criticall JOHN JACOBS Cedar Rapids Youth Wins Amateur Title PAGE 9 ouchcd and their lamps battery ghts worn in caps were very trong The dead miners had attempted o seat themselves in with a can as material similar to bagging jut it was too porous to shut out he gas Powell said the secondary witch box in the managers office nd split the side wail two feet rom his desk Mr OConnell said t was believed that the bolt was rounded on the radiator in the ffice Both switch boxes were estroyed and the wiring burned Mason City firemen battled the imoldering blaze for several hours Water still was being pumped out of the basement Monday Manager OConnell said a larger amount of damage was averted by lie prompt and efficient action of he local firemen 2 Other Places Hit Lightning during the same storm also struck two other places in Mason City Sunday morning Wiring was hit at a house at 214 Adams avenue northwest anti a time clock on the gas stove vas ignited A chicken house was slightly burned at 907 Carolina Place southeast when a bolt struck the wiring way fatality of 1939 placed the responsibility for the accident on Lars en statin g their investigation proved the South Dakotans car caused the fourcar wreck Crosses Highways Cenferline According to authorities Lar sen was driving west when the car for reasons still unknown crossed the centerline of the high way and struck the car driven by Miss Emma Heinbueli 19 of near Mason City although the Hein buch auto had driven on to the shoulder in an attempt to avoid the oncoming Larsen car After strik ing the Hein buch car the Larsen auto continued its way on the wrong side of the highway striking the auto driven by Emerson Dcck of Mason 5 KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS BUS Tragedy Occurs Near Joliet III Only One Victim Identified JOLIET 111 persons were killed Monday when the Al tons train No 1 The Old Glory struck a seven passenger bus near Elwood nine miles south of here The only victim whose identity was known as A J Gabberry 60 driver of the bus which operated between Joliet and Wilmington 18 miles south of here Police said they believed the other victims to be Gabberrys wife another woman and man and a child They were so badly man gled identification efforts were confined to examination of cloth ing Quarterly Conclave of VFW Is Scheduled PAGF 3 F Rs Neutrality Strategy Appears Lost BYERS EDITORIAL PAGE Forgets Steps Were Down Dies in Fall WORCESTER Mass getting an outside stairway was demolished in last Septembers hurricane Jeffrey Powers 65 stepped through the doorway and plunged 2 4 stories to his death injured in the same accident Cause for the tragedy is believed to be a front automobile wheel from another car which coasted into the auto containing the men Three members of the Arie Vander Platts family of Sheldon died as the result of a crash near there The mother Mrs Arie Van der Platts 37 died shortly after being taken to the Sheldon hos pital A son 5 year old John died later and the father 42 suffered internal injuries and died Satur day Five other persons were in jured in the accident Car Goes in Ditch William Williamson 54 of Wil liamfield 111 was injured fatally when the car in which he was rid ing driven by his wife upset anc went into a ditch 10 miles east oi Chariton Iowa Mrs Williamson and their daughter Gwendolyn suffered minor injuries The familj was returning from Smith River Cal where they had attended the funeral of Williamsons brother who also was killed in an accident Holland Clark 19 year old farm hand was killed Saturday nigh when his car and one driven faj Mrs William Babb collided 1 miles southeast of Clarinda Clarl was returning to his home a Maryville Mo when the acciden occurred at an intersection Shir ley Babb 2 was seriously injures and was taken to Iowa City Mrs Forrest Richardson was seriousl injured in the same accident Japanese Airplane Falls 12 Killed SHANGHAI Japanese airplane crashed near Hankow Saturday and the 12 persons aboard it including a major gen eral were killed it was under tood Monday Reports said that two day search was made before wreckage of the plane with the odies of those aboard it was ound Monday Cerro Garflo Counly Traffic Victim No 6 For 1939 DELEGATES TO MASON CITY CLINTON Lego wa recently elected head of the Clin ton police organizations Office William Hurlburt was named sec retary Police also chose Chri Hansen and Jens Knir as delegate to ihc Iowa StTte Policemens as sociation meeting to be held i Mason City Sept H to 16 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy tlmndcrshow ers in extreme west portion Monday afternoon or Monday night and in central anil east portions Monday niffht and pos sibly Tuesday morning warm er in extreme east portion cool er in west portion Monday nisrhl cooler in southwest and extreme south portions and warmer in northeast portion Tuesday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy local thundcrshowcrs in west portion Monday afternoon or Monday night and in cast por tion Monday night and possibly Tuesday morning clearing in west Tuesday somewhat warm er in ivcst and south portions Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 72 Minimum Sunday night 61 At 8 a m Monday 65 Rain 12 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 59 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday BC Minimum innight 61 At 3 a m Sunday 62 Rain 07 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 6r Rain 41 City Mr Decker also had driven his car to the shoulder in an at tempt to avoid the Larsen auto Forces Sampson Car in Ditch In the meantime the Heinbuch car catapulted by its terrific im pact with the Larsen auto swerved to the right side of the road strik ing the car driven by Frank Sampson of Clear Lake forcing it into the ditch The Sampson car had been following that of Hansen Cause of the accident mys tified investigating officers They planned to interview Mr Larsons niece Miss Lee when slie had recovered sufficiently from the Injuries in an effort to ascertain the reason for the highway fatality Mr Larsen was driving the car owned by Miss Lee Mr and Mrs Larsen and Miss Lee were reluming from a visit at Cedar Falls Mr Decker of the Decker Bros porting Goods of Mason City driver of the second car to be truck by Larson Monday said I saw him Larsen coming itraight at me and I didnt know vhat to think I slid the car over o the shoulder but he came right at me and struck my car Dee per escaped with a deep cut on the chin Miss Hcinbuch and her father Chris who live near Mason City were in the first car to be struck by that of Larsen and both es caped injury although they were shaken after their harrowing ex perience Their car was struck with such force it across the road to sideswipe the Sampson auto Sampson is a salesman for the Nash Cofee company It was Cerro Gordo countys first highway fatality since June 8 when Fred Boyd was fatally injured when struck by a car at Clear Lake Highway Patrolman Claude Benedict and Deputy Sheriff Stanley McClinlock investigated the accident Larsons body was taken to the Meyer funeral home Mr and Mrs Larsens daughter Elsie who they were visiting at Cedar Falls arrived at the local hospital a few hBurs after the ac cident ;