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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1939, Mason City, Iowa H I r UE M ft ART o fP r or i r A coMP PCS uoiMes i A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PKESS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 9 1939 MAJON CITY THE BRIGHT TEHS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 208 ICING PAYS HOMAGE TO WASHINGTON NEWS BEHIN THBTO Vaul Mai Ion Spend Program Shifts to Heavy Industries new spending program is shifting to an extent of roughly about 5680000 000 into the heavy goods indus tries Hoses running from the treas ury trough are being quietly changed in the a p p ropriations now being made by congress so that beginning July I tile hose lo cons umers goods will run again rough ly about S335 000000 less an nually into that line of business clothes food tobacco andor beer etc The hose to the air planes motor cars and battleships carry something around more than this year into those heavily depressed lines It means that much more gov ernment exhilaration for manu facturers and dealers in the heavy goods that much less for the merchants mail order houses cigaret manufacturers etc But even with the shift the new deals emphasis will still remain on the consumers goods as Mr Roosevelt told the In a general way the new ration will be about 5 hoses to 3 in favor of consumers goods as compared with 5 to 2 this year From Defense Needs The figures are rough because singularly no one in the govern ment has computed them The new spending program seems to have grown economically un planned like Topsy or at any rate like her not specifically arranged for economic purposes It appears to have sprung main ly from the popular necessity of more national defense and sec ondarily from a very broad but unspecific administration desire to provide a mite more balance in the flow from Mr spigots But not a single govern ment department has to date broken down into specific figures the trends of its flow o money into specific business cept WPA and PWA Nor has any computation been made as to who will get the total detailed benefits economically from the spending program In fact as far as the government is concerned no announcement has yet been made that there is a new program or that it is any dif ferent frorn those of the past six years a Change Is Computed Only known computation that has been made of the shift is the following breakdown of appropri ations made by congress It is the result of an extensive personal survey in which specific figures were available only for the relief outlays PWA and WPA Unof ficial but authoritative estimates were worked out carefully for most of the other departments but a few iMvy and interior depart ments had to be based on stud ied authoritative guesses Yet it shows where the money is going where it has gone and where it is shifting In short it indicates the new dea is doing in its major but most be clouded endeavor as lollows in millions of Durables Consumer PEDESTRIAN AT CLEAR LAKE IS FATALLY HURT Officers Report Fred Boyd 63 Walked Into Side of OLeary Car Cerro Goruo County Traffic Victim No For 1939 Fred Boyd 63 farmer residing three quarters of a mile west of the Surf ball room Clear Lake was instantly killed in front of his home on Highway No 18 when he walked into the side of a car driv en by H A OLeary 525 East State street about oclock Thursday night Coroner J E McDonald said no inquest would be held This is the fifth accidental death on the high ways of Cerro Gordo county this year Sister Arrives A sister Miss Belle C Boyd arrived at Clear Lake on the be lated Milwaukee train at noon Friday having learned nothing about the tragic accident until she met other relatives at the sta tion She came from Joliet 111 family home of the Boyds for a visit with her two brothers Fred Boyd and Lee Boyd On arrival she began to make plans for tak ing the body of Fred Boyd back to Joliet for burial Tentative plans are to hold the funeral at the home of another sister Mrs Margaret Skinner at Joliet Sun day afternoon Mr Boyd was known in Uie county and resided in a farm home high above the road on the i north side of Highway No 18 near the Lyman Harris cottage According to Sheriff TihiOPhalen and Deputy Sheriff Stanley Mc Clintoelr who investigated the acci dent Boyd crossed the highway from the south and walked into the side of the OLeary car The victim was struck by the corner of the windshield and was thrown to the pavement the left side of his head striking it The car was traveling west at the time of the accident Stopped Car Mr OLeary stopped his car within about 12 feet according to officers indicating that he was traveling at a slow rate of speed The car had no marks on it ex cept on the upper left corner of the windshield which was shat tered The car had been driven off the highway to the north when slopped The body was taken to the Ward funeral home at Clear Lake Mr Boyd had been a resident of Clear Lake since 1901 and was for 18 years associated with his brother Lee Boyd in the opera tion of a meat market now the Snow White market Since then he had been employed at various Clear Lake meat shops Born in 1876 Born in Joliet 111 May 14 1876 Mr Boyd never married and lived for the past 18 years alone Previous to that time he made his home with his brother He was a member of the Elks lodge in Ma son City and the Knights of Pyth ias at Clear Lake Besides his brother at Clear Lake and his two sisters Fred Boyd is survived by four other sisters and two other brothers Tr f O Jin 301 DM 712 Pedestrian Loses Ring and Finger Tip SALT LAKE CITY Beck Jr 19 son of a Seattle labor leader was crossing a street t His ring caught on the rear li cense plate of a passing automo bile The driver unaware failed to stop The machine pulled the mig and a finger tip from Daves left hand JSI J2 Rl 21 PWA 320 rv WarCivil I a I Interior 115 NY A Slate Justice Commerce Jfl Dipt of Col fi Labor JO legislative 7 Total 3028 26ST 5302 563i Note The totals cover only 58330000000 of the 1940 appro priations which will be upwards of 510000000000 but some of the appropriations will be spread over two years and involve minor bills not yet available for estimate v Klnr Fealarea Int lowan 23 Dies of Rocky Mountain Fever SPOKANE Wash mountain spotted lever from the bite of an infected wood tick j tauscd Use death Thursday night j of Tom Burllow 23 of Kcokuk I Iowa I The Weather FORECAST IOWA Considerable cloudi ness Friday and Saturday thun dershowcrs in extreme east this afternoon or early tonight cool er in southeast Friday night warmer Saturday afternoon MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness Friday night and Sat urday thundcrshowcrs Satur day ana in extreme west portion late Friday nisht warmer in northwest Friday night and in extreme southeast Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday g Minimum Thursday nisht At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 51 LOOK INSIDE FOR ALF 31 LANDON Wont Let Broken Ribs Prevent Fishing Trip PAGE 2 Plan Observance of Church Anniversary PAGE 8 100 Doomed in National Open PAGE 10 NAZIS EXTEND TIME TO CZECHS Tighten Punitive Measures Demand Solution to Slaying PRAGUE autho rities strengthened punitive meas ures against Czechs in Kladno Friday night but gave them an other 24 hours to solve iho slaying of a German policeman The Ger mans had threatened mass The policeman Wilhelm Kniest was killed late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning in front of the technical school at Kladno industrial 15 miles from Prague Behind the stern measures in formed Nazis said was a threat to crush the last semblance of Czech selfgovernment They said the German action was intended to set an example to discourage possible further slay mgs and perhaps to avoid the ne cessity of abolishing the protecto rate which responsible sources predicted would follow if the Czechs cannot rule themselves Mrs Gillette Says King and Queen of England Gracious WASHINGTON King George VI and Queen Eliz abeth were so gracious said Mrs Guy M Gillette wife of Senator Gillette D fol lowing the garden party for the royal couple here Thursday She is simply lovely Mrs Gillette added everyone was car ried away with them Other lowans attending the garden party in addition to Sen ator and Mrs Gillette were Sen ator and Mrs Clyde L Herring Commenting on the affair Sen ator Hening stated The parly was beautiful The king and queen were most grac ious and made a very fine impres sion They are very democratic Mrs Herring was thrilled It was quite a memorable occasion Iowa was represented at the state dinner at the white house Thursday night by Secretary of Agriculture and Mrs Henry A Wallace and Secretary ol Com merce Harry L Hopkins lowan Appointed to AntiTrust Division WASHINGTON R Hutchinson of Cedar Rapids Iowa has been appointeda special at torney in the antitrust division of the department oE justice Senator Herring DIowa said Friday Hulchinson would come to Washington soon to take over the position MRS RUBENS IS SENTENCED BY RUSSIAN COURT Ordered Freed Within 24 Hours Nothing Is Told About Husband MOSCOW Russia suddenly brought American Ruth Marie Rubens into Moscows city court Friday after holding her mysteriously for a year and a half convicted her of entering the soviet union with a false United States passport and ordered Jier freed within 24 hours Calmly putting a cigaret Mrs Rubens pleaded no defense dur ing a tenminute court session in which nothing was said about re ports long current that she had been suspected of esDionage She showed concern only about her husband known both as Adolf Arnold Rubens and Donald Robinson who lias not been heard of since he vanished with his wife from a Moscow hotel in Decem ber 1937 Served But One Day The court sentenced her to 18 months imprisonment and then ruled she had served all but a day of the term Her request for information con cerning her husband was refused United States embassy officials who have tried for a year and a half to get to the bottom of the case were present It was not known whether she would be turned over to them for possible prosecution on a false passport charge The trial came unexpectedly Only a few hours before Mrs Rubens appeared in court neatly dressedina gray sujttnat and furs was it known that develop ments were expected in the long drawn affair The presiding judge asked her if she had anything to say before sentence Nothing About Husband A false passport was found on mo Mrs Rubens replied in Eng lish I have no defense She had disappeared from a Moscow hotel with her husband known also as Donald Robinson in December 1937 and a month later United States embassy offi cials were permitted to sec her in prison Her husbands whereabouts never has been established There was no immediate ex planation of how soviet authorities computed the length of time which Mrs Rubens was considered to have served Whether she will be turned over to United States authorities im mediately after liberation could not be learned Denies Criminal Intent Theoretically she might be pro secutcd by United States author tics for falsification of an Ameri can passport Mrs Rubens freely admitted coining to Russia with false docu ments but denied criminal in tent Her main concern in court was lo learn what hud happened to her husband After sentence had been pronounced she asked the court for information concerning him but herrequest was turned down She said her husband had sug gested they travel in France and Italy because of my delicate health She quoted him as say ing it would be a good idea to visit modern Russia after their arrival in Europe RUTH MARIE RUBENS Convicted WALLACE IS SCHEDULED IOWA CITY of Agriculture Wallace is scheduled1 to hpcuk here the night of June 23 is fiist peakcr of the summer j lecture scries sponsored by the i University of Iowa i RECEIVES 3IOYSIGNOR TITLE DAVENPORT highlight of the observance of the Centen nial of SI Anthonys church licre Friday wns the investiture of the Rev J W Bulger its pastor as a prelate with the title of Right Reverend Consignor King President Pass Notions Capitol GIRL CHARGED WITH KIDNAPING Boy for Whose Return Was Asked Is Found Unharmed SAN FRANCISCO pret ty 19 year old governess was form ally charged with kidnaping Fri day after police moved swiftly but Quietly to solve what they said was San Franciscos first kidnap ing for ransom in 45 years While the press maintained KelCimposcd silence San Francis co police feverishly traced down clues to the whereabouts of the governess who disappeared Wed nesday afternoon with 5 year old Krehc Otborn after assertedly leaving note demanding SlGDO from the childs mother Mrs Ma bel Osborn for his safe return Boy ISot Harmed Twentyseven hours after the girl booked as Miss Graham Timms Gaylord and her 5 year old charge vanished police ar rested he girl in a San Jose hotel SO miles south of here They said the boy was with her and tin harmed Miss Gaylord was charged with kidnaping for ransom an offensc which carries a possible life sen tence Authorities set her arraign ment for Friday Motive Not Learned What motive impelled the at tractive brunette to risk her fu ture on tiie amateurish adventure officers could not learn Pressed for an explanation jhe said she sought the money for someone near nud dear to me She revealed she wanted it for a relative but steadfastly declined to give names Only clue found in her eflects were pawn tickets issued by a Chicago firm U S Loan bank which bore Uie name Ruhama Timms She was quoted by Inspector George Page as saying I would do it all over again if I had the chance 1 Statehouse Taken Over by Boys State DES MOINES was a busy morning at the state house but it was all in fun Gov George A Wilson was succeeded in office by a Dav enport high school senior who promptly refused to give the ex governor o job The legislature so recently ad journed met again and set out in full swing reading clerks roll calls and all Addresses Legislature The senate sifting committee killed a bill to exterminate or off all female school teachers over 30 years of age A bill to admit German refugees to the United States lost in the upper chamber by a 33 to 6 vote The new governor Robert Alexandeiyrccently vice president of his Davenport high school sen ior class and captain of the wrest ling in a stenogra pher and dictated a letter to his folks Then he went up to the house chamber to address a message to the legislature called into joint session 600 Boys in Charge State officials duly elected November smilingly gave up their j swivel chairs to other young men who apparently enjoyed the nu thonty without the attendant res salary The last a little more than an hour and a halt was the annual trek of Hawkeyc Boys State members to the state house A total of GOO youths ranging m age from 1G to 21 who have been enjoying an outing at Camp Dodge sponsored by the American Legion took over the capitol and most of its functions The delegates from Hawkeye tiate assumed office from gover nor down to commerce commis sioner One hundred twciity of them were seated in the legisla ture IIKADS MUTUAL LIFE NEW YORK Douglas former director of the United States budget has re signed as principal and vice chancellor ijf McGill univcrMlv Montreal to become president of the Mutual Life Insurance com pany of New York EAGAN GETS SENTENCE SlGOURiVEY P J Seigcr sentenced Elmer Ejgan 36 of Givin Iowa to 10 years in Fort Mndison penitentiary after he pleaded guilty in district court to a charge of stealing a harness i i near What Cheer Iowa I NEGOTIATIONS ARE RESUMED Conciliator Here to Participate in Bakeiy Strike Discussion Negotiations which reached a deadlock Saturday night in the Regan Brothers bakery strike were resumed Thursday evening and continued throughout Fri day Richard Honousek Minneapo lis president of the company nr rived Thursday evening to join C H Lennan local manager in carrying negotiations in behalf of the company while Ray Mills of the DCS Moines union arrived to assist Joe Pease business agent to the drivers union which con ducted the strike Union leaders stated important issues involved have been set tled nnd that final negotiations were being carried on to settle minor issues involved There have been concessions on both sides he said William Houston Kansas City U S department of labor con ciliator arrived Friday morning and participated in the discussions between employers and union leaders throughout the day The strike was called at mid night on June 1 Southern Iowa Gets Soaking Rain Much Needed for Crops DES MOINES south ern tiers of Iowa counties Friday soaked up muchneeded rainfall that totaled from half an inch up lo two and a half inches And the weather bureau figures that a similar rainfall in the north central portion west to the Missouri river will put Iowa in the black side of the ledger as far as pre cipitation is concerned All of Iowa needed some rain the forecaster said but now that the southern section of the slate has got its share we ought to get some in the Missouri and Big Siouv river valleyy He explained that rains during the last part of May averaging about one inch in the part of the state had taken good care of that section REVERENCE FOR 1ST PRESIDENT OF U S SHOWN Ceremony One of Most Dramatic in British Monarchs 2 Day Visit WASHINGTON solemn reverence King George VI paid homage Friday to Americas lore most shrine the tomb of George Washington who led 13 struggling colonies to independence from British rule Perhaps more than any other event 0f the historic twoday visit the unprecedented but simple ceremony on the grassy slopes of Mount Vernon symbolized the peaceful ties friendship today between two English speaking peoples who divided on the bat tlefield in 1776 While his queen and President and Mrs Roosevelt looked on the king placed a wreath on the mar ble sarcophagus of the general who 150 years ago drove out the redcoated armies his ances tor George HI Seen by Small Crowd The ceremony of respect for the father of the country was one of the most dramatic of the royal visit yet was witnessed by one of the smallest crowds to attend any of the functions of the last two days Aside from the official party only little more than a score of women of the Mount Vernon Ladies association and a few es pecially invited guests looked on The king and the president drove to the tomb fromthe Mount Vernon dock on the Potomac river in an open car Greeted by Legislators On the yaehtPptomac while cruising down the quiet Potomac the presidential party arid the royal guests had lunched The king and queen boarded the Potomac at the navy yard after exchanging cordial greetings with American legislators at a brilliant cnpitol reception Standing in the huge high domed capitol rotunda King George VI and Queen Elizabeth had a smile and royal handshake for the 400odd senators and rep resentatives crowded into the chamber The monarchs stood less than JOO yards from the spot where victorious British troops held a mock legislative session in the house chamber 125 years ago and then sacked and burned the capi tol Kilts PIttraan dial Seventyfouryearold Senator Borah RIdaho dean of the sen ate was the first other than the reception committee to meet the king and queen after they were escorted inside by a reception com mittee headed by Senator Pittman chairman the foreign relations committee The king and queen first were greeted at the door ot the rotunda by Vice President Garnet and Speaker Bankhead King George chatted with Pitt man until the reception got under way Without on the capitol plaza blazing under a hot sun thousands cheered the arrival ot the royal visitors Although the top was up on the car in which they rode the queen carried the parasol which had shielded her from the sun during Thursdays tumultuous re ception Veterans Are Presented Scores of women who waited in the reserved section in front of the capitol also had brought para sols to protect them from the scorching sun but police forced them o put these away to permit those behind to sec the royal ar rival At the British embassy a few minutes earlier American war veterans who once fought for the British empire won special greet ing from their English majesties The king stopped nnd chatted with A E Graham of Washington for merly of Indianapolis who lost a leg with Canadian troops at Amiens in 1918 The veteran with the highest British decoration among those gathered in the sunlit embassy garden to meet the king and queen was Dr Bellenden Seymour Hutchcson of Cairo 111 He i ceivcd the victoria cross for serv ice as medical officer with the 73th Canadian battalion during the World war Bnrrcd by historic tradition as they are from the mother of parliaments in London the royal pair was stationed to greet law makers in the shadowy rotunda rather than in the senate or house chambers Kinr Queen Rose Early By the time the royal couple reached the capital passing i through cheering crowds of citi j xcns nnd close by a special spccla i tors stand reserved for congrcs i Eional wives they had already ;