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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 27, 1939, Mason City, Iowa HIST p t p r OES 1 AH r R A C 6 VI I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITV THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL tEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 27 1939 ItOS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS NO 248 ByPAULMALlON LEWIS CHARGES GARNER EVIL Paul Mallon F R Scouts See Business Advance WASHINGTON outof the season business improvement will continue to enlarge itself gradually for the next few monthsr if Mr Roosevelts select economic scouts know their business They are willing to make mental bets on it at any rea sonable odds One econo mist now clos est to the white house private ly sees a con tinuous climb for the remain der of the year He bases his conclusion on the ground that funda mental factors are fav orable No large inventories becloud the manufacturing schedule Both production and department store sales are rising There is no known reason why business should not be better The general opinion among the new deal economists seems to be only slightly less optimistic The consensus is that the key index of industrial production unofficial ly estimated at 99 for July will go over 100 in August and continue sightly upward to October at least s Steel Output Good This average judgment is based on what seems to be sound reason steel the basic manu facturing industry the bellwether of the heavy goods flock It is now going into August at 60 per cent clip of capacity yet the average for the whole of July was only 53 per cent Certainly the August figure should be much higher than July especially as the mite which the government contributes is now runiiihg at peak The heights of actual PWA disbursements were reached in continue through some of the economists de cline to look further than October DTT Shousing administration expenditures are sharply on the increase On sight therefore pub lic expenditures will hold up well through September which is suf ficient justification for optimism among those of the spending school But there are more formidable reasons for optimism among those who believe that private spending is a better index of business than government outlays residential building is increasing in most sec tionos of the country decreasing slightly in the others foreign demand for steel is strangely strong Inner Washington has heard the story that the British are buying lots of corrugated steel sheets here for bombproof shel ters The story is believed because British steel production is above its theoretical capacity doubt it you will French buying is consid ered probable also as French steel prices have gone up sharply Textiles wool consumption machine tools the production of electrical equipment all harbing ers of general activity are going up steadily Buying More Freely Other factors are on the whole BLAMES TEXAN FOR ATTACK ON AIMS OF LABOR Calls Vice President Poker Playing Whisky Drinking Old Man WASHINGTON iP John L Lewis CIO cfiief charged Thurs day that Vice President Garner whom he termed a poker playing whisky drinking evil old man was responsible for recent attacks on labor in congress Lewis accused the vice presi dent of responsibility for recent attempts to modify labor legisla tion and declared he would op pose Garner when he seeks the presidency in 1940 Shortly after Lewis made his remarks Garner was found in his office adjoining the senate cham ber where he had been presiding No Comment by Garner The CIO chieftains statements were read to him by reporters His heavy white eyebrows contracted for a moment then he chuckled and said I have no comment to make Two D Neb and King D Lewis statement would benefit Garner politically Burke called it outrageous but added It will be worth mil lions of votes to the vice presi dent if he is a candidate for office in 1940 It should assure his elec tion Testimony Before House King said he had heard several senators say that the statemen will elect Mr Garner and I have no doubt that it will helphim tre mendously It his nomination for president Lewis remarks about Garner climaxed his testimony before the house labor committee in opposi tion to proposed changes in the wagehour law The origin ofthese recent at tacks on labor is not hard to find Lewis said swinging around in his chair and staring above the heads of the committee members It is within the democratic party Is Personal Attack Then he charged that the op position came from a poker playing whiskydrinking evil old man whose name is John N Gar ner Oh some people may get up and say I made a personal attack on Garner Lewis declared Yes I make a personal attack on him because it is Garners knife that is searching searching for the heart of labor and Im against Speaking slowly and dramatic ally his voice sometimes rising in Pitch the CIO chieftain stressed his remarks personally con cretely and in the abstract And Ill be against him when he seeks the presidency in 1940 Criticizes Andrews Lewis led up to his remarks Spent Anxious Hours Mr and Mrs Curtis Jensen refused to abandon hope that their son Russell G would be found alive in the mosquito infested Paul Bunyan forest of northern Minnesota and their hopes were reward ed Wednesday A national company aided 5n the search for the boy Tlieir daughter Rosemary was bewildered by it all Jensen is a packinr house foreman of Albert Lea Minn Missing Albert Lea Boy Is Sturdy Youngster 6 Calmly Relates Story of Being Lost good wholesale trade is do ing well retailers are purchasing more freely than a year ago A good fall retail trade especially in mens clothing is in prospect Auto production is shutting off for the changeover to new models but all of this has been anticipated Only Ford and Chev rolet of the large manufactur ers are still operating but both will be closed by midAugust Gasoline consumption was at a record in July Coal car loadings continued up in July be cause of increased industrial pro duction so did employment but payrolls unadjusted for seasonal variations naturally declined slightly Copyrtffht King Ffalores lnc Shortage in Drivers Fees Is Predicted by Akers DES MOINES cur rent audit of the state automobile drivers license receipts fund like ly will show a shortage of ap proximately State Auditor C B Akcrs said Thursday Ten days ago Akers disclosed that an apparent discrepancy involving between and SI000 had been uncovered as a result of a mixup in the receipts for the 50cent licenses The au dit followed At that time the auditor said it was believed the discrepancy might prove to be a bookkeeping error but he said Thursday that I think it will be shown as a definite shortage He said he planned to make a report to Gov George A Wilson and other state officials as soon as the audit is finished about the vice president by criti cizing Elmer F Andrews wage hour administrator for asking congress to amend the wagehour law before he had undertaken his job of enforcement The labor leader declared the law had not been given an oppor tunity to demonstrate its effec tiveness or weaknesses Then he discussed what he called the spectacle that has confronted the nation in recent months where the republican mi nority in the house joined by 100 or morerenegade democrats have conducted the war dance around the prostate form of labor in the well of the house The occasion of Lewis appear ance before the labor committee wns a meeting to determine whether efforts might be pressed at this session of congress for amendments to the law smeared with berries on abandoned Old Blue trail lowan Dies as Car Hits Electric Pole ONEILL Nebr A Christensen 50 Charter Oak Iowa was killed possibly by elec trocution one mile north of here Wednesday night when his auto mobile left the roau near the junction of highways 20 and 281 and snapped a high lins pole A wire fell across the car and Un dertaker Frank Biglin said the lowan may have been electro cuted KILLED IN CRASH VIENNA Wilhelm Wolf 42 last foreign minister Austria before annexation by Ger many was killed Thursday when his automobile was wrecked by a I tire blowout LAPORTE Minn Jensen a sturdy youngster of six calmly told Thursday of his ex periences while lost for three days n the dense timber and thickets of Paul Bunyan forest He said he sad had an exciting time watch ing planes searching far him and hadnt even been hungry Two national guardsmen mem bers of a company which with 500 volunteers two planes and bloodhounds had been aiding in the search and found him late Wednesday night only a mile and a half from a summer camp from which he disappeared Monday He was plodding along his face the be tween Akeley and Benedict Minn near Lake Kabekona Surprisingly he was headed in the direction of his home Guardsmen James Wall and Bud Potter found him in good spirits and his clothing intact Says Hes Not Hungry Where are you going the guardsmen asked Home the boy said Wheres home I dont know Im lost 1 Are you hungry They of fered him an orange No he said Ive had plenty to eat I ate berries The guardsmen took him to the cottage where his mother who had collapsed under the strain of his disappearance was being treated by Dr O S Ringle Ringle ex amined the boy and said the only mark on his 45 pound body was a small scratch probably received while he wandered through the thick undergrowth Hope Nearly Abandoned The boys family had nearly abandoned hope he would be found alive He wandered away from a group of children Monday morning while his father Curtis Jensen Albert Lea Minn was fishing Soon he had become lost in the forest named after Paul Bunyan a mythical character of great srength and genius in the tales of northwoods lumbermen He was wearing only a shirt striped overalls and sandals when he disappeared Ringie said the clothing was not torn indicating the boy had stayed close to trails throughout the forest The youngster said he had eaten raspberries and blueberries dur ing his three days of wandering and had obtained water from springs I slept on the ground when I felt like it he told Ringle I had the most fun watching those air planes flying around One was orange The other one was blue IO1VAN IS ELECTED DALLAS Tex L M Rogers of Webster City Iowa was elected secretarytreasurer of the National Chiropractic asso ciation IOWA MERCURY NEAR 100 MARK 955 Reported in Mason City as State Continues to Swelter DES MOINES o w temperatures were crowding th century mark early Thursday af ernoon Fort Dodge and Cedar Rapid had 99 while Waterloo and Marshalltown had 98 Waterloo reported the mercury was reced ing a short time later however Ottumwa and Sioux City had 97 while at Des Moines it was 96 and still rising It was 955 at Mason City at Thursday afternoon Iowa City had 95 Charles City and Clinton 94 Dubuque 93 and Davenport 92 Jack Price 48 was overcome by the heat Wednesday afternoon while working with ah M and St L bridge gang one mile north of the tower on the Spring Creek bridge Price who was working in heat which was OTfc above was reported to be in serious con dition at the Lutheran hospital in Hampton where he was taken MODIFYLENDING BILL TO OBTAIN PASSAGE SOON House Democrats to Hold Caucus Friday Night on Measure WASHINGTON sen ate leadership modified the 52 190000000 lending bill Thursday n an effort to obtain prompt pas age while house democrats sched uled a test of sentiment on the measure at a caucus Friday night The senate move was initiated y Democratic Leader Earkley vho offered an amendment to eliminate the necessity for levy ng tolls on a projected 000 road building program Barkley said his amendment would leave it up to individual states and communities whether oils should be levied He added iat it would permit state and lo calities to take over construction maintenance and repair of high ways and to pay for them in what ever way they could find pro vided it would be acceptable to the public roads bureau Would Eliminate Opposition There was a belief in adminis tration quarters that Barkleys amendment would eliminate much senate opposition to the bill In the house however the legis lation was creating a major figh among democrats which probably will be settled at the party caucus The meeting called by a petition of 51 members will decide party policy on the lending bill A group of antjadministratio democrats including many fror the south was talking of boy cottingithemeetirtgso ihataoina joriey would 1 not be present t transact business Effectiveness Is Uncertain Although a party caucus cus tomarily binds all its members t the decision of the meeting ther was a conflict of opinion as t how effective Fridays conferenc could be in forcing support of th bill One expert on house procedur said that if twothirds of thos present voted to support the mea sure it would require all member to vote for it except those wh had made pledges against it 1 their constituents or who be lievcd it to be unconstitutional Would Tie Up Bill Additional trouble was bein stirred up for administration lea FARMER KILLED STACKING STRAW ELM A Fogarty 62 was killed while stacking straw at his farm near here He fell from the stack struck a post and fractured his skull He was not married The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness thundershowcrs and cooler Fri day ana in northwest portion Thursday night Mostly cloudy local thundcrshowers in south portion Thursday afternoon or Thursday night cooler Thurs day night Friday becomingfair cooler in south and extreme cist portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics maximum Wednesday 95 Minimum Wednesday night S2 At 8 a m Thursday 87 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 66 Rain 32 Pier Struck Again The center pier in the Chicago Great Western railroad viaduct on Twentyfifth street northwest was struck a sain Wednesday night Four persons were injured this time one seriously The pier was struck by a car last Sept 20 when two men miraculously escaped injuries 4 Hurt When Truck Hits Railroad Pier Four persons were injured one seriously when a truck driven by James Duane Faith S Dak struck the middle pier of the Chi cago Great Western railroad via duct on Twentyfifth street north west about oclock Wednes rs in the house banking commi ee where one democratic mem ber asserted he had solemn shaken hands with three othe democrats to tie up the lendin bill in the committee until th senate has voted on it The core mittee has been considering companion measure This informant said that if proposal to restore the prevailin wage scale for work relief pro eels was aproved by the senate the measure might be bottled up permanently in the committee In an effort to get the lending bill out of the way and hasten adjournment Barkley held the senate in session until oclock Wednesday night The lending measure was re garded as the key to adjournment but the administrations housing the 80000000 bor rowing power of the United States housing was stuck in the house rules committee Value of Soybean for Human Food Stressed at Berkeley Session BERKELEY Cal tion experts at the Pacific Science congress Thursday described the soybean as one of the greatest potential protectors of the poor against the hazards of unbalanced diets and vitamin deficiency Dr A A Horvath of the Uni versity of Delaware asserted processed whole soya flour should today be placed at the head of the list of protective foods of high nutrition value available to the masses of people at low cost He said the soy bean contained 40 per cent of high grade protein 20 per cent oil two to three per cent of phosphate substances a liberal supply calcium iron copper and vitamins BI B2 and K DIES FR05I BURNS ALTA Gust A John son 58 farm woman near here died Wednesday night of burns which resulted 24 hours earlier when her clothing was ignited as she attempted to carry a can oi flaming kerosene out of the kitchen where t had caught fire from a stove tfa steering gear connecting rod camp loose and he lost control of the truck The truck owned by Emma Schumacher Oak Wood park Clear Lake was badly damaged Seriously Injured Catherine Robinson 509 Fourth street southwest is at the Mercy hospital where her condition was reported as grave Thursday She failed to regain consciousness fol lowing the crash and is suffering from a brain hemorrhage Duane was driviing cast on Twentyfifth street when the ac cident occurred Riding with Duane at the time of the accident were Hoy Schumacher Clear Lake Robert Laughlin Jr 404 Adams avenue northwest Betty Robinson Bayside park Clear Lake and Catherine Robinson Cut and Bruised Mr Schumacher was dismissed from the Park hospital after 23 stitches had been taken to close cuts He also received severe bruises in the crash Mr Laugh lin also badly bruised was dis missed from the Park hospital The driver is confined at the Park hospital with a fracturcc arm Betty Robinson escapee without injury Two men miraculously escapee death at this same viaduct las September when the car in which they were riding tore out sij timbers of the trestle in a simila accident That car was also beinj driven east at the time of the ac cident The men escaped injury BRITWCfiifFS UNDER GUARD Scores Questioned in Search of Persons Causing Bombings LONDON Scotland Yarc put Prime Minister Chamberlai and other cabinet members unde special guard Thursday held thre men for examination and ques tioned scores in a search for ter rorists following Wednesday series of five bombings The explosions in which on life was lost occurred as the hous of commons adopted drastic meas ures to combat the outlawed Iris republican army Extraordinary precautions wer in force Thursday at all railroa stations including two wher bombings occurred in the last 2 hours The houses of parliament an the British museum were the ob jects of closest scrutiny Afternoon newspapers s a i Scotland Yard was looking for man with a slouch who was be licived seen Wednesday at King Cross station just before an ex plosion there with one and per haps two companions Police guards kept a close wale on railway and subway station on posoffices and other vulner able points Persons leaving pack ages in checkrooms were asked t submit them to inspection MYSTERY DEATH S INVESTIGATED Body of Man Shot at Close Range Is Put on Paving by 2 DBS MOINES mys terious death of an unidentified elderly AveUgroomed inan killed U S WILL END TRADE TREATY WITH JAPANESE Morgenthau Says Action on U S Purchases of Merchandise Planned W A S HIN G T O N The United States cleared the way Thursday toward an embargo against Japan by terminating the 1911 treaty of commerce and nav igation with that country Secretary Hull with the ap proval oE President Roosevelt sent a note to Japanese Ambassa dor Kensuke Horinauchi saying the United States would expect the treaty to expirein six months When congress meets in Janu ary it may proceed with legisla tion for an embargo on the ship ment of raw materials to Japan any legal obstacle having been re moved by cessation of the treaty Will Be Backed Up Secretary Morgenthau an nounced also Thursday the treas ury was studying means of back ing up Secretary Hulls termina tion of the Japanese commercial treaty by action involving United States purchases of Japanese gold silver and merchandise Morgenthau explained that the announcement of abrogation came before he had time to decide his course of action but since re porters are asking me about it of course I will look into it He gave no hint of what kind of action could be taken Des Moines The body of the victim about 0 years old was found shortly fter I oclock Thursday morn ng after it had been laid on a muchtraveled thoroughfare O E Burgess told police two nen got out of a black sedan laced the body on the pavement nd sped away Police reported hey found a slightly torn black aincont folded up and placed un er the mans head Detective Paul Castelline said rowder burns on the mans shirt ndicated the gun was fired at lose range The bullet entered the ight side of the abdomen Castelline said fingerprints had een taken and he expected iden tification before the end of the day The detective described the mans clothing as neat but cheap tie kind of garments anybody vould wear in the summertime wo hats of different sizes were ound at the scene one gray felt and the other a straw sailor LOOK INSIDE FOR Penally Tariffs Likely However it is known that for one thing the treasury is studying Ai ton cloth exports States with a view to penalty tariff duties against the cloth Hulls action announced Wed nesday night several hours after the Japanese embassy here had been notified swept the capital with surprise It followed by two days Great Britains agreement with Japan recognizing the Tokio governments special require ments in China Opens Wage for Embargo It followed by only a few hours the decision of the senate foreign relations committee to defer con sideration of the Vandenberg resolution calling on the govern ment to terminate the treaty Hull through his note opened the way for the committee chair man Senator Pittman DNev to obtain action at the next ses sion on the embargo resolution which he recently The United States introduced is Japans DOKN FENDLER Boy in Hospital Aiter Rescue From Wilderness PAGE 2 Nashua Youth Saves Child From River PAGE 12 Clear Lake Plans to Hold Major Swim Test PAGE 13 principal source of war materials and Pittman would exclude only agricultural products from the embargo Pittman said of Hulls note I think its a wise and justi fiable act Senator Vandenberg H Mich said he was very glad to finci himself in agreement with the state department Conditions Far Different Conditions in the far cast in 939 are so manifestly different rom conditions in 1911 as respect o protection of American rights n the Orient lie said that there s no doubt in my mind about the necessity for a new treaty which faces realities as they are today Senator LaFollette Pro g Wis a member of the foreign relations committee said the move was designed to show Japan hat the course of this country s wide open in future dealings with the Japanese Approval of Hulls action was voiced likewise by three demo crats on the committee Senators George of Georgia Connally of Texas and Pepper of Florida No Reference to China Proponents of the embargo be lieve it will break the Japanese advance in China and force her to withdraw to her own shores Op ponents have expressed fear that it might lead the United States into war Hulls note on the face of it was an innocuous notice with no ref erence to China to an embargo to rights of Americans in China or to the SinoJapanese war Needs New Consideration The note set out that in recent years this government had been examining its treaties of commerce nnd navigation with other coun tries to see if any changes were needed It then said the govern ment had concluded that the 1911 treaty contained provisions which need new consideration Toward preparing the way for such consideration the note said and with a view to better safe guarding and promoting American interests as new developments may require the government of the United States gives notice ;