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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 22, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME R H i s r Afl r D E p r OF ID ft A COMP oes uoiNES A VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRES Wallace Past One Slips by Congress h e great boomerangist Mr Wallace can also threw a screwball He curved one right through the middle of congress the other day so fast the legislators die not know whal happened It was a bill enveloped in bill to amend such and such a section of so and so bill by merely changing a couple numbers o t His Paul Mallon legislative co operants ex plained the ununderstandable language meant the secretary of agriculture could delay deciding about a corn referendum from Aug 15 until Sept 15 He could get more ac curate figures then they said it was merely a technical change to improve efficiency all of which is true But what they did not say was that it will give Mr Wallace fur ther leeway to avoid a referen dum of corn farmers to determine whether they will have quota re strictions Last year Mr Wallace had a close call The law vir tually required him to call for a referendum because the surplus had reached certain large propor tions He escaped only by getting revised figures from his actuaries at the last minute There will be no such tight squeeze again Experience lias shown Mr Wallaces actuaries that the corn crop estimates gen erally fall from 100000000 to 200000000 bushels between Aug 1 anod Sept 1 the estimating Hot winds are generally blamed Consequently the corn surplus in September is likely to be enough less this yearto reduce to nearly zero any chance that Mr Wallace will be forced to let the farmers vote on invoking the un popular crop curtailment features of his farm law The Wallace fogscrew ball therefore virtually relieves the corn farmers of any fear of quota Wallace of restrictions and Mr any embarrassment an adverse vote by the farmers would entail Many Demos Opposed More democratic senators than republicans were responsible for Mr Roosevelts failure to have his way in foreign affairs Conclusive proof of it was on a little slip of paper which Senate Leader Barkley had in his pocket at that white house conference All that was let put was that Bark leys polls were unfavorable Ac tually his checking indicated 55 votes against Mr Roosevelt and 33 for him with 8 absent or un polled on a motion to discharge the foreign relations As there are only 23 republi cans in the senate the inference is clear that not less than 32 democrats intended to vote against white house wishes This is nearly half the full democratic repre sentation which is 69 Foley Spending Bill Second revised edition of the invisible spending bill bearing the name of Senate Leader Barkley was the handiwork of Treasury General Counsel Edward Foleys office Mr Foley is one of the boys brought into government by Tommy the uncorkable Cor coran and he has virtually taken charge of the legislation backstage The revisions and corrections had to be made because of Public Lender Jesse Jones testimony in dicating the original draft was full of holes Be not deluded into the soft surmise that the national economic committee has been just fanning the air Invisible spending bill sprang from testimony before the committee although its origin has been completely concealed by the presidents public espousal So did the Cohen Mead bill for small business loans TNEC is being used by the Cor economists around Mr Hoosevelt as a springboard from which to launch their ideas cleverly and imperceptibly friends of Wearin excongressman sacrificed on the purge altar in Iowa are trying to get Secretary Wallace to appoint him as rural electrifica tion administrator It would soothe the political situation out there they argue House Banking Chairman SteagaU has been try ing many inside ways to get an appropriation for a new federal deposit insurance building so Chairman Eccles of federal reserve would have less chance of taking it over Senator Byrnes refused to let the idea be tacked on his Brit ish trade barter bill Copyright Kinr Features Inc THE NEWSPAPER THAT MARK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS1 MASON CITY JULY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE SECTIONONE NO 244 IBiTAIMJiNIES PEACE LOAN PREDICTFRTO SIGN POLITICAL BILL BY HATCH President Critical of Measure Although Approving Objectives WASHINGTON wellinformed senators forecast Saturday that President Roosevelt would sign the Hatch bill despite some criticism he has made of the measure which prohibits political activity by most federal employes The senate sent the bill to the white house Friday without a vote being recorded against it but only after a stormy scene which de veloped over talk of sidetracking it Weeks ago the chamber passed the bill unanimously It came be fore the senators again on the question of accepting minor house amendments Senator Hatch D N Mex warned that to reject them would mean sending the measure to the graveyard Practical Result Uncertain Those predicted Saturday that Mr Roosevelt would sign the bill pointed to public utterances in which the president expressed ap proval of its major objectives There was speculation in con gress however as to the prac tical effect of the bill if it should become law Some members have contended one provision would prohibit most federal workers from taking part in national political conventions and thus would weaken any ad ministratior effort to control the 1940 democratic nomination Garner Is Jovial Vice President Garner told re porters after the senate passed the measure originally that they could write it down that the bill would become law at this session After the final action Garner strode jovially about the senate floor shaking hands with several senators Hatch and Senator Min ton latter had urged unsuccessfully that the bill be sent to a joint committee to compose differences between the senate and shook hands For the smiling softspoken Hatch the senates action was a ma3or triumph in a threeyear fight to outlaw political activity by federal employes Followed Own Observation It was his observation of re publican political machinery in New Mexico when that party controlled the state that first led him to be interested in such legis lation he told reporters When my own party came into power he added with a smile I saw things I didnt like either It seemed to me time to make good the promises we had been making as far back as 1870 HEAR HICKENLOOPER IOWA CITY at the banquet closing the annual peace officers short course here Friday night Lieut Gov B B Hickenlooper declared the modern officers job is to protect the pub lic and to segregate those who vould destroy law and order IOWAN IS KILLED BLOOMFIELD Howard Bish 64 of Pulaski was fatally njured when he fell from a load of hay Friday on the Orin Haney farm The Weather FORECAST Fair Saturday night and Sunday except threatening extreme west Sunday cooler southcentral and extreme east Saturday night MINNESOTA Fair Saturday DSht and Sunday somewhat cooler along Lake Superior and warmer northwest portion Sun day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a tn Saturday Kain YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 79 54 74 trace 83 55 WEEKLY FORECAST For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Generally fair Monday local showers Tues 3y orWednesday and south por tion Thursday becoming fair latter part of week temperature mostly near or slightly below nor mal except mostly above normal extreme south Wells of New York Elected Head of Lions International Havana Cuba Is Selected for Site of Next Convention 12 months charters to 557 new Lions PITTSBURGH Pa A new king Lion was crowned in Pitts burgh when the international con vention of Lions clubs unanimous ly elected Alexander T Wells of New York City president of Lions International Wells who is a lawyer served the past year as first vice president and was United States representative the International Council of Lions clubs He succeeds retiring Presi dent Walter P Dexter state su perintendent of public instruction in California The voting concluded a four day convention climaxing the as sociations greatest year of growth In the past were issued clubs an all time high and more than 17000 net gain in member ship was reported to the conven tion by Secretary General Melvin Jones of Chicago There are 3500 clubs in the association in the United States and Canada with a membership of 125000 The new president is a native of New York City where he has always lived He was educated in the public schools and at St Law rence academy New York Dwight Preparatory school and the New York Law school He has been a member of the bar of the state of New York for the past 33 years In spirited voting delegates Fri day selected Havana Cuba for the 1940 convention Second Vice President Karl M Sorrick of Springport Mich and Third Vice President George R Jordan of Dallas Tex were elected without opposition ALEXANDER T WELLS Banking Committee Bill of Roosevelt WASHINGTON The sen ate banking committee approved Saurday the administrations 490000000 lending billand sent it to the senate for consideration Monday Majority Leader Barkley D Ky told reporters he was hope ful that debate on the measure would be completed in three or four days Barkley added however that it still was doubtful whether con gress could adjourn on the tenta tivelydesignated date of July 29 LOOK INSIDE FOR DR JACOB GOLDNER Father of Kidnaped Pastor Collapses PAGE 2 Young Bird Show at Algona on July 2930 PAGE 8 Chuck Klein Sparkles in Pittsburgh Lineup PAGE 9 5 CHICAGOANS DIE IN CRASH Auto Crashes Into Rear of Truck in Fog Near Augusta AUGUSTA Wis Chi cagoans were killed and a sixth was injured Saturday when the automobile in which they were vacationbound crashed into the rear of a Blueberry truck during a fog The dead Mr and Mrs Walter Boyce about 40 their daughter Irene about 16 Lilly Prendergast aboirl 16 andHalph Senn about 38 Frank Lumppa cousin bt Semi suf f eredcuts and ibruises Lwnpp said he was sleeping at the time of the accident The Chicagoans were enroute to the Senn and Boyce summer homes near Spooner Wis Ralph Olson 25 of FairchiM driver of the truck and a 12 year old boy riding with him were un hurt FIRE DESTROYS IOWA ELEVATOR Dust Explosion Is Believed Origin of Mt Pleasant Blaze MT PLEASANT A D Hayes Grain company elevator here was destroyed by fire early Saturday following what was as sumed to be a dust explosion C F Hayes manager of the elevator said the loss estimated at between 25000and was covered by insurance All corn wheat oats and rye in the building was also destroyed Snite Still in Iron Lung Goes to Wedding CHICAGO Fred Snite who has been to strange and faraway places with his iron lung traveled to a wedding in side it Saturday He was the juest of honor at the marriage of us childhood friends Mary Teresa Grass and Joseph Soy Murray After the ceremony in a suburban Elmhurst church he rode to a Country club for the wedding breakfast and helped toast the bridal couple Davenport Girl 4 Hurtin 20 Foot Fall DAVENPORT Stropes 4 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Stropes a hospital in a serious condition as the result of injuries late Fri day afternoon when she fell ap proximately 20 feet from a third story window at her home NEW CABINET FORMED THE HAGUE Netherlands UR Hendrik Colijn formed H new cabinet Saturday after a ong political dispute on budgetary economies NAZIS CLAIMING VICTORY INNEW NERVES FIGHT Official Germany Congratulates Self 6n Statement Reaction By LOUIS P LOCHNER BERLIN Germany congratulated itself Saturday on what it regarded as victory in the latest round of the battle of nerves This was the reaction as re ports poured in especially from Britain of the sensational ef fect created by Fridays statement by an authorized Berlin spokes man that Germany is confident Danzig will be returned to the reich within a few months without bloodshed and on Germanys terms Shows Ragged Nerves1 Foreign office sources and other commentators insisted that the government spokesman Friday disclosed nothing new Hence they said if it was treated as new by the press and public in other coun tries this is merely another indi Warnings at Border cation of where ragged nerves else That Germany demands uncon ditional return of Danzig it is pointed out here has always been known That Germany does not want to go to war about it should also have been known abroad nazi of ficials said Saturday Assails Britain Fuehrer Hitlers newspaper Voelkischer Beobachter accused Britain of trying to awaken in English readers the impression that is changing her HaviMg previously published half a dozen dates lor a German coup detat against Danzig in order thereby to keep the pot boiling Beobachter said the evening press of London Friday gave a big play to the version that Ger many had now decided after all to give preference to a peaceful solution One officially inspired commen tator drew the following conclu sion In England uncertainty con cerning the future is so great that the people tumble from one ex treme to the other and are pre pared in the same breath to ascribe every folly but also every weak ness to German FAIR WEEKEND IS PREDICTED Temperatures Range From High of 94 to Low of 52 in State DES MOINES the exception of threatening condi tions in extreme western Iowa the state was promised a fair weekend Saturday Temperatures ranged from a nigh of 34 degrees at Clarinda nday to a low of 52 degrees at Carroll Skies were clear except for cloudiness in the extreme south east corner Only traces of precipitation vere reported at Cherokee Ames 3es Moines Dubuque and Keo kuk The mercury Saturday morning ranged from three above normal it the eastern border to five be ow normal along the Missouri river Spies must halt here Out with spies and agents reads banner at DanzigPolish border optimistically Jones States RFC to Take Many Losses WASHINGTON H Jones the federal loan administra tor has advised the senate bank ing committee that the Recon struction Finance corporation is going to have plenty losses on the loans it already has made to business An unrevised record of Jones testimony on President Roosevelts new lending bill was circulated among committee members Sat urday The text showed the for mer RFC chairman was asked bj Senator Townsend R Del whether the lending agency had made all business loans which were in any way jtJIp 1 V We thinVwe have Jones an swered We are not infallible W make plenty of mistakes and plen ty of bad loans We will have a very substantial percentage losses on our business loans The liberality of the policy is going to show up in the losses you take interjected Senator Adams D Yes Jones responded We are going to have plenty of loss ric Adams then asked whether the losses would run as high as 10 to 20 per cent and Jones re plied what plenty Foreclosures Jones testified that the RFC was currently foreclosing on 000000 of industrial loans and that it would take a very heavy loss on the transaction If anybody makes loans on a more liberal basis than we are making them now he added they will be will not be loans of I am ashamed to tell you I think it will be It will be facing Ostriches Are Tried Out in Studio HOLLYWOOD rac ng ostriches hitched to sulkies ogged around a track at Para mount studio Saturday training or a movie stunt When suffi nently amenable to a bit in the beak the ostriches will stage a before the cameras on a set esembling Capetown South Africa The scene is for Dia monds are Dangerous starring Isa Miranda and George Brent Boy 11 Kills Sister Who Owed Him 2 Cents NEW HAVEM mm VA AAAiii NEW Eleven year old confessed Friday that he shot and killed his sister Frances 14 be cause she owed me two cents Prosecutor Ivan A Johnston an nounced I didnt mean to shoot her Johnston quoted the boy as saying I only wanted to scare her The confession was obtained after additional questioning Sat urday The boys father John Do bruk broke down and sobbed as he heard his son admit the shoot ing Stanley said he and his sister had been berrypicking Thursday ana that they had divided the money that night He said his sis withheld two cents from him I got my gun to scare her the boy said as huge tears streamed down his cheeks I didnt think the gun was loaded Stanley said his sister was leaning over an ironing board in the kitchen of their home when he appeared with the 22 caliber gun he had won in a contest I pointed it at her head just to scare her but it went off and she fell down Sources Say Pope avors Polish and German Negotiations VATICAN CITY UR Res sensible prelates said Saturday hat Pope Pius XII believes that European peace efforts should be concentrated on encouraging di rect negotiations between Ger many and Poland for solution of the Danzig problem The popes attitude toward pos sible solution of the Danzig con flict was disclosed in authoritative sources after church officials had denied reports that the Vatican had proposed fiveyear plan for solution of the problem Reports abroad had credited the pope with suggesting that the free city con tinue in its present status for five years so that tension might be eliminated before a final solution is attempted Prelates said that it is contrary to traditions of the Holy See for the pope to make any concrete proposals of a political nature Louisiana Expects More Resignations BATON ROUGE La Resignations of more state offi cials as a result of the current political scandal were expected as another of the triumvirate which succeeded Senator Huey P Long stepped out of public life Seymour Weiss resigned Fri day night as president of the port of New Orleans commission and commissioner of the New Orleans police and fire departments Weiss and four others will be arraigned Monday on federal indictments charging them with embezzling S7o000 from Louisiana state uni versity WOULD REVEAL PLAN TO JAPAN Pittman Favors Serving Notice of Intent to Abrogate Trade Treaty WASHINGTON UR Chair man Key Pittman DNev of the senate foreign relations com mittee said Saturday he thought the senate should recommend be fore adjournment serving Japan a six months notice of intention to abrogate an amityintrade treaty signed by the two nations in 1911 That effort to obtain legislation voicing a senate complaint agains Japanese trade tactics survived a state department suggestion tha retaliatory measures against Ja next ses Pittman said he saw no r why a resolution by Senator Ar thur H Vandenberg RMich voicing the complaint should no be acted on this year The treaty pledges each nation to respect the trade rights of others A second provision in the au lution would urge reconvention of the Brussels conference of 1937 which was summoned primarily to determine the validity of United States claim that Japan was an aggressor nation The con ference adjourned without ruling upon the claim Hull Gives Opinion Secretary of State Cordell Hull n a letter to Pittman replying lo the committees request for an opinion upon the Vandenberg proposal recognized that it would lave the force only of advisin he president of the senates at titude He made no suggestion of delay In a second letter Hull gested that the departments com ment whether an embargo against shipments of strategic war ma terials from the United States to Japan violated the 1911 treaty should be delayed until the next session of congress Senator Key Pittman in Washington D C chairman of the senate foreign relations committee looks petitions urgingembargoes against Ja pan The petitions were signed by 300000 persons Mame to Rhyme With Donald Donald Hunted HOLLYWOOD and Mrs Don Ameche who named heir first two children Ronald and Jonald otherwise Ronnie and were trying to think of third name that will rhyme A third son weighing pounds 15 ounces was delivered y Caesarian operation to the dors wife OFFICIALS SAY NEGOTIATION IS UNDER WAY Disarmament Scheme Reported Started by Secretary Hudson SITUATION ATAGLANCE London British foreign office denies reports of peace settle ment through huge loan to Ger many in return for German dis armament pledge German officials credit themselves with victory in battle of nerves because of sharp foreign reaction to spokes mans reiteration that Germany will win Danzig without blood shed Britain and Japan agree on form and subjects for discussion at negotiations over their far eastern dispute City authorities report ten Polish youths ar rested when they invaded Danzig Friday night Japanese navy announces minelaying along new stretches of Chinese coast LONDON The British for eign office spoke out indignantly Saturday about what it called fantastic and irresponsible talk of an impending broad agreement with Germany to save European peace It denied there were official ne gotiations of any kind All talk of a large loan to Ger many in return for partial dis armament is absolutely unofficial and purely academic and more over is harmful because it may prejudice the jt foreign oJEficeSpoleeginan Mid about a hugs intfirriational Germany to a gen aid the reichs domestic economy and settle European tension had centered about the visit here of Dr Helmuth Wohlthat German trade ambassador He conferred recently with Sir Horace Wilson permanent secretary to the treas ury Dr Wohlthat returned to Berlin Saturday and denied having con ducted any negotiations for eral loan for Germany A scheme to grant Germany a loan of and inter nationalize colonies in return for general disarmament and super vision of Germanys arms indus try was said here to have been started by R S Hudson secre tary of overseas trade Unknown to Halifax Hudson was believed to have mentioned the scheme to a num ber of members of the govern ment but a foreign office spokes man said Saturday morning The scheme is unknown to ord Halifax it is unknown to Wilson it is unknown to the prime minister It is fantastic In his statement Saturday the oreign office spokesman said that Dr Wohlthat and Wilson did not even mention any plan for a gen ial settlement when they met ut he said they did discuss a intish loan to help evacuate re from Germany Must Have Evidence Before any scheme for a gen ral settlement can be considered by the British government the pokesman said there must be ome evidence of Germanys will ngness to change her policy For example it is extremely unlikely that Britain could ever legotiatc a settlement as long as the Germans are in Prague In spite of the spokesmans tatement it is known here that rime Minister Chamberlain has discussed a plan to change Ger many from a wartime to a peace me economy One leading diplomat in Lon don has a plan for a general set lement which included a large oan to Germany and this has been put before Chamberlain and is even said by this diplomat to have he support of Field Marshal the rcichs economic plan Poland Stands Firm Regardless of what the British overnment is doing officially here is no question about the fact that a number of influential peo ple in this country believe Britain hould come forward at a strategic time with a scheme for a general iettlement Some argue however that now s not the right time These per ons say that any talk of appeas ng Germany wili not only lamper the talks for a mutual as istancc pact with Russia but may even encourage Germany in what hey call her imperialistic and militaristic policy Poland was standing firm gainst nazi pressure but she cduthc of an unpre dictable soviet Russia joining hands with Germany ;