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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1939, Mason City, Iowa H R L C 1 t R HIST PI of ifiiv I MOINES T5 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT OL XLV FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 61939 PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS NEWS BEH YOUNG FLYER RESCUED AT SEA Justice Department Cleaned Out Fast The Justice department is being cleaned out fast and quietly Only two or three import ant positions in the de partment will be held 30 days from now by the occupants Attorney Gen era 1 F r n k Murphy found there when he came in Sever al changes be yond those al Paul Dlallon nounced arc in the arrangement stage Assistant Attorney General Sam Whitaker in charge of claims will shortly pack up One other assistant torney general will resign Never in all recent history of departmental government has there been such a complete sweep without a change of national ad ministrations A G A Joe Keenan left with Attorney General Cum mings A G A James W Morris in charge of tax prosecutions de parted recently Brien PilcMahan head of the criminal division has been replaced by the DouglasCor corau appointee John Rogge Car McFarland of the land division is out in favor of Norman Title whose appointment is privately accredited to a member the Roosevelt family Executive As sistant Carusi has gone His place was taken by Mennen Williams a friend from Murphys gubernato rial administration Attorneys Freund and Katz are out etc etc Replaced by 3 Sources The astonishing conviction of 3 top federal judge for taking bribe lias nothing to do with the purge except in aftermath Neither ha the equally astonishing conviction of Boss Pendergast on a charge o failure to pay income taxes on hi graft These cases did notorigi nate entirely in the justice depart ment The tip on Pendergast cam from the Missouri Governor Stark The D J had been investigat ing the Manton case but the firs public break came from Nev York These cases might be enough tt make an attorney general pain iully squeamish about every man working for him whom he doe not know but Mr Murphy neede no inducements in the first place He has been publicly likened t everyone Godlike from St Fran cis oti up and is somewhat les Godlike than they in his trusts Most of the departmental exile departed because they did not lik the new uncongenial air aroun the department The replacements are comin mainly from three wellwashe sources the recommendations supreme court Justice Bill Doug las and the white house lawye Tommy Corcoran or from Mur phys list personal acquaint ances Favor Crusader Types Crusader types are favored the new justice department indi eating the country will soon be i for a prosecution crusade as backwash of the astounding case of political judicial and financia SECTION ONE NO 205 MAN HELD FOR FIRING GUN AT DUCHESS CAR 45 Year Old Welder Charged With Illegal Possession of Weapon LONDON 45 year old iteel worker was charged by po ice with illegal possession of a oaded firearm with intent to en danger life or property in con nection with the a shot un Monday night at the automo bile the Duchess of Kent Ledwedge Vincent Lawlor de scribed as a welders assistant was formally charged after all night questioning at a police station He was directed to appear later in the day at Westminster police court In formal language the charge read that he did on June 5 at Belgrave Square residence oE the duchess have in his possession a firearm and ammunition with in Lent by means thereot to endanger life or cause serious injury to property contrary to the firearms act of 1937 Scotland Yard Investigates The bald rather stocky prisoner wearing an inexpensive double breasted suit and shielding his face with fedora hat was Eagle Attacks Girl CosterMusica Whitney cor1 tn brought out of the Gerald Boac police station by one uniformed officer and a detective The shooting in Belgrave Square and the almost simultane ous breaking of a window pane a the home of the princess royal countess of Harewood sister King George VI were the sub jects of a Scotland yard investi gation to determineif they were linked with a terrorist campaign Shotgun Is Checked During long hours question ing of the prisoner Scotland yard detectives were understood to have been busy checking mark ings on the sawedolf shotgun picked up near the Kent home alt er the incident The operatives sought to find out where the gun was obtained and under what circumstances Deepest mystery surrounded the shooting and the motive behind it The only authorized statement of Scotland Yard said As her royal highness was leaving her residence 3 Belgrave Square at 9 p m it was alleged that a shot was fired in the direc tion of her car Later a man ac companied police to the Gerald Road police station Continued to Theater The duchess sisterinlaw of King George VI went on to the theater despite the shooting With her was Lady Portarlington They saw Wuthering Heights The duchess the former Princess Mar ina of Greece is 32 years old and known for her beauty and chic Her automobile was untouched by the shotgun blast Lawlqrs address was given on the police blotter as in a lower middleclass section of southeast London He was brought Dorothy Slay Stallings 13 of Cumberland Md reported that she was attacked and scratched on the head bv this eaele which swooped down on her Her father Raymond Stallines 64 shot the bird ana Game Warden L McKenzic left identified it as an American eagle not unmindful of the possibility that Dcivey may be the republican nominee At the top of Corcorans private list of prospective legal appointees to big jobs is David Schenker securities exchange attorney He worked up the investment trust case before the antimonopoly committeeandhelped the Pecora investigation on the inside Schenker was Corcorans first police court shortly before noon with Detective Inspector Henry Hayward as prosecution witness The officer offered in evidence a shotgun its barrel sawed off at about 12 inches Claims Certificate Hayward testified Lawlor in sisted he had a certificate of own ership for the weapon The wit ness added that Lawlor acknowl edged having had the weapon in Belgrave Square Proceedings were delayed while the magistrate insisted on production of a wit ness who might testify he saw Lnwlor fire the gun and a recess was ordered until after 2 p m The duchess was not aware of exactly what happened until her return from the movie Monday night The Duke of Kent youngest brother of the king had left the house a short time before his wife to keep a speaking engagement and he also was advised upon his return to Belgrave Square Their two children Prince Ed ward and Princess Alexandra are staying in Buckinghamshire Pendergast Rallies After Heart Attack LEAVENWORTH Kans Tom Pendergast Kansas City democratic boss serving a 15 month term for income tax frauds lias rallied well from a heart at tack suffered in federal prison here His condition was described Tuesday as no longer critical Because of the severity of the at tack Pendergast was transferred bill which would put iroii laws i llc Prison hospital where his into civil suis under the anti vifc VV1S permitted to see him trust laws iCopiriihl Klnr Fcilorcj lac choice for the criminal division appointment but Murphy gave it to Rogge who was Corcorans second choice but the first choice e Douglas A Brains Behind Garner The emerging Garnerfor1940 organization is made up of politi cal amateurs but dont expect mistakes to be made for that rea son Quietly behind it are as astute political brains as will be found in any group in the country If you just count the V P liimlf now and later the Texas leaders around here inen like Raybuni Hatton Sumners Jesse Jones who will be for the lone star can didate in the end you will have more political intelligence than any candidate needs Incidentally you first read in this spot May 23 the story that appeared on all front pages June 4 that the vice presidents name will be presented to the next con vention ro matter what anyone else docs Assistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold incidentally he will not be touched by the purge lies been seen flitting mysterious ly in and out of senatorial offices Senators say he is trying to get a BANKERS HEAR GLENN FRANK G 0 P Program Chief Urges Business Be Given a Break DES MOINES Iff Glenn Frank chairman of the republican program committee Tuesday said giving business a break would give the American people a the illfed the illclad nnd illboused third Addressing the Iowa Bankers association here the Chicago writer declared he was not pro moting the return of prosperity in order to fatten the incomes of big business or even to curry fa vor with the banking fraternity Doesnt Mean Sweat Shops Asserting you cannot run tiie economic life of any country from political headquarters without wrecking self government the speaker nevertheless warned busi ness leaders that Free enterprise does not mean monopoly sweat shops tariffs loaded for the manufacturer and against the consumer in humanly long hours and inhu manly low wages If free enterprise does at any time mean these things it is be cause somebody has misused free enterprise Cant Shortcut Reality Frank pleaded for a decision that will stay put for a little while anyway on just what the relationship between government and business is to be both could in unison realize that we cannot shortcut reality and either get or give something for nothing business would have all the break it needs he said We know we cannot pat private enterprise on the tack with one hand and stab it in the back with the other and expect anything more than spasmodic shotinthe arra spurts of recovery State Banking association of ficials said more than 1200 per sons had registered thus far for the convention in its second day Tuesday Wednesday morning a discussion of the federal wage and hours law will highlight the pro gram All Iowa business and labor leaders have been invited to at tend Wilson Says Iowa Safety Will Advance DES MOINES George A Wilson Monday nigh took issue with statements tha political overtures had jeopar dized the loiva Safely program Governor Wilson spoke at th jubilee banquet of the Iowa Stat Safety council and accepted th 1938 safety award from Sidney Williams national public safer council director Williams who preceded th governor held politics partly re sponsible for the slowing up of til highway fatality reduction tren in the United States People Wanted Safety Council We all know what happens around the first of November i Ipiva Williams stated For 1h firsttime public safety became th hottest kind of partisan politicr controversy and attack The people Iowa did m want either their highway patn or heiisafety council to be di carded he continued Nor di you Governor Wilson nor the m jority of your political associates I am interested in safety th governor declared Safety pro grams should be nonpolitical I an not one of those who believe the the safety program in Iowa ende last November Williams Commends AVilson This administration will v ask members of the Iowa highwa patrol to declare their party a filiation x x x These insinuation about their morale do more hurt the cause than the hazardous driver on the ways Other speakers including W Earl Hall Mason City GlobeGa zette editor praised Governor for his interest in safety Williams commended Wilson for signing me bill creating the de partment of public safety the one appropriating a modest sum for continued educational work through the safety council and most ot all by your appointment of Commissioner Karl Fischer HITLER DECIDED TO AID FRANCO EARLY IN WAR 18000 German Fighters Back From Spain in Parade Before Fuehrer BERLIN Hitler dis losed Tuesday in an address to 8000 German fighters back from pain that Generalissimo Franco lad asked him for help in the irst month of the Spanish civil var and I decided to aid him A parade of the veterans fae ore Hitler and his No 1 aide Marshal Hermann Wilhelm joering was the first concrete in dication of the extent of German lelp to the Spanish nationalist cause After the review Hitler spoke tc hem in the Lustgarten for 12 minutes Hits AntiFranco Campaign The fuehrer denounced scath ngly antiFranco campaigns in Britain and France declaring thai for years French and English newspapers disseminated the lie hat Germany and Italy intendec to conquer Spain and to rob her of her This is a trend ot though which appeared less improbable to the representatives of these countries than to us because the robbery of foreign colonies has al ways belonged to the tried and ap proved methods of these democra cies Hitler said Spain has African colonial pos sessions of 128696 square miles and 934600 population Thanks Condor Legion He thanked his Condor legion for its silent fulfillment ol duty in Spain especial ly national socialism knows tha the sacrifices of blood were no in vain Reviewing the history ot the Spanish civil war he praised Gen eralissimo Franco as u genia marshal who arose to lead hi fatherland out destruction int a greater future In closing Hitler said Lon live the German people Long liv the Spanish people and its grea leader Franco and the Italiai people with its great leader Mus solini He began his disclosure o Francos call for help in July 1936 when the Spanish civil wa opened with the statement tha in the summer 1936 Spain seemed to have been lost x x j The international powers ther appeared to be determined to la Europe in ruins Sees Jail Little Vega Bergdoll 3 clung close to her mother Mrs Grovcr Bergdoll at Castle William army prison near Xetv York where she met her father the draft dodger for the first time Others are Bergdoils sons Alfred 11 and Irwin 5 At rieht is Harry AVcinuerger Bcrsdoll attorney Washington Is Decorating Streets for King and Queen Hull and Lindsay to Leave to Greet Royal Visitors From England WASHINGTON steel gray lamp posts along historic Pennsylvania avenue were sprout ing red white and blue British nnd American flags Tuesday first visible evidence of the two day pageant of good will honoring the king and queen ot England From Union station where the royal couple will arrive Thursday morning to the white house where they will stay overnight banners and bunting were being hung Decorations will be completed Confesses Looting of Pay Phone Station DES MOINES Dean Weatherly 35 who said he lived in LeMars Tuesday confessed to a telephone pay station rob bery and was given a 10 year sentence in Fort Madison peniten tiary Wednesday when shields bearing the United States coat of arms nnd others inscribed George Rex put in place beneath the flags Will Greet Visitors Secretary of State Hull and Sir Ronald Lindsay the British am t most high StNTENCED FOK ESPIONAGE MARSEILLE F r a n c c Gino Mrresco an lalian was con demned by an army court martial Tuesday to eight years in prison for espionage The Weather i He entered the penitentiary May I FORECAST IOWA Local Ihundcrshowcrs Tuesday night or Wednesday cooler Wednesday and in north west and extreme west portions Tuesday night aiLVXESOTA Locat thunder showers Tuesday night or Wed nesday somewhat cooler in west and south portions and warmer alons Lake Superior Tuesday night cooler Wednesday except along Lake Superior IN MASON CITY Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night 51 At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum gi JJain fr A delegation of 10 from City headed by C L Murray president and Harry C Brown secretary of the Cerro GordoMs son City Safety Council attended the safety jubilee banquet Iowa Aviatrix Makes Forced Landing in Desert Is Not Hurt ST JOHNS Ariz W Helen Tanner Ames Iowa avia trix escaped injury in a forced landing of her plane in the desert and spent Monday night in a hotel here Sheriff John Nunn Tuesday re ported her safe arrival in SI Johns in a truck and said she went back Tuesday morning to her slightly damaged plane which she was flying Discovery oC the plane without the pilot Monday in sparsely set tied desert land 40 miles northeast I of here caused some fear that she may have wandered away and bc tcame lost LOOK INSIDE FOR WILLIAM ALLEX WHITE Says 1939 Graduates Must Guard Democracy PAGE 2 Guernsey Breeders Meet Near Algona bassador leave Tuesday night to greet the royal visitors at Niagara Falls when they cross into this country from Canada Wednesday night Meanwhile the vanguard ofj thousands o sightseers began to arrive in the capital Some offi cials predicted these would swell to half a million the throng flank ing the two mile route of Thurs days parade Window Space at Premium Window space on the upper floors of store buildings is going at a premium Prices per window range up to S30 Capital police cooperating closely with the sec ret service have been asked to keep tab on the box seat spec tators The show according to persons who participated in the recent similar welcome for the president of Nicaragua will be a better one for those in the procession than for the sidewalk or even the sec ond story onlookers 7 Bands to Play The president the king and the REFUGEE LINER NEAR FLORIDA Time for Sailing on Return Trip to Germany Is Still Mystery NEW YORK The wander ing refugee liner St Louis was somewhere near the Florida coast Tuesday but when she would sail for Hamburg was a mystery Early Tuesday officials of the HamburgAmerican line which operates the vessel said at New York that the St Louis had been enroute back to Hamburg since Sunday From Hamburg Germany the home office came a subsequent report that the vessel still was off the Florida coast and that the captain had been ordered to return to Hamburg but that it was left FRIENDS THINK AVIATOR TRIED HOP TO EUROPE Eshehnan Reported to Have Was on My Way to Mars CHATHAM Mass ently lost 250 miles at sea a flyer Eshelman of Carlisle a was rescued Tuesday after uinging his two place high wing nonoplane down on the Georges lishing banks within sight of at east three Boston fishing trawlers Fishermen aboard the trawler VUlanova hauled him to safety ust before the plane sank in water 40 fathoms deep Asked Land Direction Eshelman left Camden N J airport Monday night with only sufficient gasoline for 175 miles of flying a plane believed to be iis was sighted at fi a m E D T ay the trawler Storm Shortly thereafter the pilot dropped a message asking the directionof me nearest land The rescue was reported by the trawler Triton which said her crew was dragging for the ship Eshelman was employed as a mechanic at the Glenn L Martin manufacturing aviation plant at Baltimore He was on vacation and rented the plane for a one hour solo flight leaving the ground at p TO C S T The ship was owned by a fly ing school managed by Edward Walz Walz said Eshelman a recently soloed student was authorized to fly only in a restricted area Walz said Eshelman came to the companys office four or five days ago and was taken up on a prac tice flight and did pretty well The flight Monday night Walr said was Eshelmans second solo FRJENTDS THINK FLYER WAS ON WAY TO EUROPE CAMDEN N J close to Cheston Eshelman said al though the 22 year old student flyer had not discussed Ills plans with them they believed he was trying to hop to Europe when his rented plane plunged into the sea Tuesday off Cape Cod Edward Walz manager of the lying school from which the young Pennsylvania leased the instrumentequipped plane for an hours flight Monday night said he wanted most was in struction on radio and compass on when to to his discretio back From the liner itself came this wireless message to the Associated Press The passengers are well ciplined and in good health the newcomer usually lets wait Second Solo Flight Thats what makes me think lie may have had something more than a mere land cruise in mind when he took olt Walz added The flight was Eshelmans sec ond time up alone At Carlisle Pa the student flyers mother Mrs Bertha M Eshelman said she was happy he had been rescued then added He was never interested in girls or anything else but planes and although he never mentioned trying to fly to Europe he was ex cited about the flight Corrigan nnd the other transAtlantic flyers The outlook of landing in the Isle of Pines Cuba has just been cabled We hope to make a land ing soon The message apparently had been sent without knowledge that Federico Laredo Bru Cuban presi dent hud withdrawn a conditional offer of temporary refuge for the 907 Jewish refugees on board the vessel Was Always Thorough If he wanted to get to Europe I we wanted him to make it He was I always very thorough and cau ious and not inclined to do auy Gift Refunds Made to Miller Appointees DES MOINES A Refunds have been made to some of the employes of State Secretary Earl G Millers office who after con IOOPS line the streets and face the pro cession Seven army navy and marine bands will play But the 500000 persons jam ming the sidewalks and craning out of windows will see a sight never before witnessed during the 363 years American indepen spectacle of an Ameri can president and a ruler of the British empire riding together in the capital Barrymore Show Is Praised by Critics CHICAGO more learned from the Barry theater PAGE 8 Mason CityOsage in Legion Opener PAGE 9 FIKE DAMAGES STATION i WARSAW uncomplet Pd Warsaw Central i railway station was badly clam igcd by fiie Tuesday Humcrs of i sabotage circulated and Hires men j were reported to be under arrest j pending investigation rvo estimate of the loss available critics Tuesday that his recent ill ness has had no deterrent effects on his acting They gave the stage veteran unqualified praise for his performance Monday night ii My Dear Children KECORD HOLDER DIES hing reckless Eshelman soloed only recently Tfter a six months ground course at the University ot Florida aero nautical school Walz said he could not explain did Eshelman got as far as he The plane contained gas enough only for o flight of 175 miles DISPATCH HE WAS ON WAV TO MAHS BOSTON UR A young Penn sylvania student pilot who said his projected destination was Mars pancaked into the North Atlantic early Tuesday and was rescued by fishermen just before his tiny land plane sank in 39 fathoms ot water An exclusive radio dispatch to the United Press from the rescue ship the Boston Trawler Villa nova identified the pilot as Ches ton L Eshelman of Carlisle Pa The dispatch quoted Eshelman as saying that he had taken off from Pitcairn airport near Phil adelphia This indicated that he had landed secretly Monday night after leaving Camden refueled and taken off again Creivmembers of the Villanova quoted Eshelman as saying he had flown blind all night Asked his destination he said only My destination was Mars but I reached the salty brine first Eshelman was the third pilot within a month to take Oil from the United States in a light high BALTIMORE Triplett i wing Uvopasengcr monoplane i for an ocean flight The other ker whose football placement kick two Charles Backmaii ot Swed pf 63 yards for Princeton in 1882 en and Thomas Smith ot Clarks burg W Va vanished withf Hasan i9 retired Baltimore ban ip one of the oldest unbroken sports records died Monday night a trace ;