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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 0 f T of I 0 A COM THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKtS AU NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 10 1939 NEWS BEHI Variety of Political Men Backs 3rd Term WASHINGTON The way strange political faces have been emerging from Mr Roosevelts of fice frequently for the last month an announcing they are for the rT Paul Mallon president on third term is a bothersome en igma to all in ner Washing ton A variety ot state political men out in the country appar ently has all of sudden be come of one mind a o u t coming to W a s h i n gton seeing the some unexplained business and then answering the national question affirmatively Two or three times might be a coincidence although coincidences seldom occur in orderly politics But as the coincidence seems to have become permanent the word has spread among all fractional directors here that Mr Roosevelt accurately denying re sponsibility for what his callers having them called in so they can say it The interpretation is bolstered by some of the callers themselves who have said they were invitee into consultation not by Mr Roosevelt personally but by those who arrange the calling lists foi the president usually at his di rection THIS PAPER CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 209 N Y ROARS IN ROYAL WELCOME List Is Puzzling The list is puzzling too Recen callers included Iowas Nationa Committeeman Birmingham for mer Governor Sweet of Colorado new San Antonio Mayor Maverick all somewhat eminent politically in their localities but not the mos emincntThe silent unpurged Iowa Senator Gillette who works at the capitol a mile from the white chouse isregarded inWashington as the of Iowa Colo rados Senators Johnson anc Adams who has announced against a third term are also close at hand and regarded as better authorities on Colorado democracy than Sweet Maverick will no doubt concede he is just barely amongthe partj leadersof Texas incidentally h seems to have lost the script o what he was to say as he speci fically declined to denounce Gar ner here as he had done a few days earlier in Texas before he was beckoned this No caller so far has said he against a third term When these things are couplec with the Ickes declaration in Look the Stephen T Early presidential publicity story in the Saturday Evening Post one thing seems crystal clear The white house does not want anyone to get the impression that Mr Roosevelt is not a candidate for a third term Skilled Chiefs Opposed But dont jump too hastily to the obvious conclusion It is an inside fact that onehalf to twothirds of the democratic politicians all do not believe privately that Mr Roosevelt will be a candidate They cannot be lieve it because it does not make good sense to them They think the third term argu ment would hand the election to the republicans and that Mr Roosevelt knows it too To them the current horseplay has a single shrewd purpose and a good purpose from Mr Roose velts standpoint He wants to knock off the challengers to his control of the party to stop Gar ner to keep his congressional op position under his thumb and make himself not the candidate but the more powerful man who runs the works They may be wrong but this ef fect is noticeable in congress al ready Democratic congressmen who were making no secret of their objections to certain ad ministration policies six months ago are now either silent or sidling around toward the white house favor This is particularly true of those who arc up for re election themselves next year Their tongues arc silent because they do not know what they will have to swallow A checkup shows only four cabinet officers had been asked about the third term up to 3 p m last Thursday The responses were equally as puzzling as all other phases of the maneuvering Navy Secretary Swanson responded that one reads manner of things in newspapers Postmaster General Farley said it would be foolish to talk about candidates until Mr Roosevelt speaks Agriculture Sec rctary Wallace said all cabinet of ficers would be loyal Mr Ickcs poke his piece without being asked and he is the only one who said simply CoojTitht Kini rcilarci Inct HOUSE PASSES AMENDMENTS IN SECURITY LAW Changes Are Designed to Increase Benefits and Lighten Burden WASHINGTON house passed and sent to the senate Sat urday a farreaching series of amendments to the social security law designed to increase and ex tend its benefits and lighten the burden it imposes on business Final passage came alter the iouse shouted down a republican attempt to send the measure bade to the house ways and means com mittee The motion to recommit was offered by Representative Carlson RKans Chairman Doughton DN Car demanded a rollcall vote on passage Freezes Payroll Tax Rate The amendment would freeze the present payroll tax rate for oldage insurance at one per cent for the next three years It pre viously was scheduled to increase to one and onehalf per cent next Jan 1 Benefits of the law would be extended to cover employes of na tional banks seamen and employed persons over 65 years age ad ding a total of about 1100000 to the rolls Would Liberalize Benefits Officials estimated the freezing ot the tax rate and other changes offered potential savings to em ployers and workers of about Sl 700000000 in the next three years Other changes would liberalize the benefits lor aged wives wi dows children and aged depend ent parents The measure creates a special trust fund for the protection oi oldage pension funds and dras tically reduces of this Reserve Car Burns After Plunging Into Creek Carpenter grain buyer crawled to safely after the ear he was driving struck a abutment five miles cast of Nortlwood Saturday mormag plurametine into the shalfowTate of creek Fire destroyed the car after it landed in the manner shown in the above picture The nhoto taken by Rush Wagner whose farm is a few rods cast of the pnoio 2 NAZI OFFICERS ARE FIRED ON Impressive Rites Conducted for Kneist Slain Policeman PRAGUE UP Unidentified persons were reported Saturday to have fired on tvo German po licemen in the town of Nachod The policemen were said to have returned the fire It im mediately known whether casual ties occurred The Czech premier Gen Alois Elias left for Kladno Saturday to aid in the investigation the shooting of Wilhelm Kneist nazt policeman whose funeral was held Saturday as German authori ties set a new deadline for the ar rest of his killers under threat ot even more severe penalties than those already imposed Before departing Elias visited the German state secretary Karl Frank and expressed the Czech governments sympathy for the Kladno incident and promised to help search for the killer An impressive funeral was held for Kneist Nazi police and soldiers look part in the ceremony A laurel wreath sent by Adolf Hitler had reposed pending the ceremony on the spot before Kladno school where Kneist was shot dead DREHERINJURED IN AUTO WRECK Gram Buyer From Carpenter Crawls From Burning Car NORTHWOOD Ed Dreher Carpenter grain buyer escaped serious injury when his automo bile struck the west end of the north concrete abutment of the bridge over a drainage ditch 5 miles east of Northwood on high way 105 about Saturday morning landing wheels in the shallow water The car a comparatively new Chevrolet was nearly destroyed by fire after the car landed in the ditch Dreher who suffered only minor scratches and bruises on his head was able to crawl out of the car and walk to the Rush Wagner farm home a few rods cast of the bridge Mr Wagner took Dreher to his home in Carpenter Dreher said he had trouble with the steering gear He was alone at the time The car tore out a sec tion of the concrete abutment about 3 feet in length Mr Dreher was traveling east from Northwood toward Carpen ter the car swerving to the left and striking the end of the north bridge abutment the car turning threefourths around and landing in the creek bed facing northwest Garner Needs Sleep Misses Royal Dinner WASHINGTON i c e President John Nance Garner feels that three receptions and one for mal dinner are enough in two days Garner attended other func tions for their majesties but ab sented himself from the dinner given by King George and Queen Elizabeth for President and Mrs Roosevelt Friday night Friends said the vice president noted for a Youth Tells of Shaking Kings Hand By EDDY GILMOKE FORT HUNT Va G Draganza of Rochester Pa the CCC boy who shook hands with the King of England walked around camp Saturday offering to shake hands with other en a price He did business too One youth bought him a bottle of pop another a pack of cigarets and a third promised to shine his Shoes You could have fanned me over with a fly fan said Dragan za when the king stopped in front ot me Finally Managed Reply It was during a brief inspection of the camp by the British mon archs Friday The CCC boy said King George looked him in the eye and then he realized he was going to be spoken to by royalty The king asked me how I like being in the CCC he said It was tough for a second or two I could not say anything Draganza said he finally man aged to stammer Fine and from then on it was a breeze We got real chummy he said and finally the Icing asked me if I had gained any weight I told him seven pounds Boy Shocked Again King George appeared sur prised I told him that was nothing Draganza added I told him that some of the fellows had gained 2i pounds John said he would not swear to it but it looked to him as if His Majesty almost whistled from surprise When Ihe interview was over the boy got his second king stuck out his hand I was certaihJy taken back John said I never even shook hands with a congressman LOCAL BAKERY STRIKE ENDED Regan Workers Go Back to Jobs Raises in Pay Are Provided Operations were resumed Satur day at the Holsum Bread com pany Mason City plant of the Regan Brothers Bakeries follow ing the settlement of a strikeFri day evening Part of the companys 40 em ployes went buck to their jobs fions willTef ful force of employes will be bad on the job Year Contract Signed The company signed a one yea contract calling for a guar antee for drivers fixed on an base plus 5 per cent on all bread sales and one weeks vacation on pay which provides an average raise up to G a week Inside workers will get raise varying from 2i cents an hour L 12 li cents an hour with an aver age increase of 7 if cents an horn The contract wage scale is clos to that of Des Moines union of ficials stated Labor Conciliator Acts Final negotiations were con ducted through Labor Conciliate William Houston Kansas City who arrived Friday morning Richard Hanousek Regan Broth esr president whowas here U work with C H Lennan loca manager in carrying on the nego tiations returned to Minneapolis Friday night Joe Pease of the drivers union was in charge the strike H was assisted in the negotiation by Ray Mills of the Des Moine drivers union rigid rule of retiring at 9 p m j T i which he seldom breaks decided MldWCSt Legislators he needed some sleep n Battle for Site The Weather of Training Center FORECAST King Queen to Be Guests at Roosevelt Home in Hyde Park HYDE PARK N Y dent and Mrs Roosevelt came back to their lovely home above the Hudson Saturday to await the arrival of their royal guests King George VI and Queen Elizabeth due for dinner after their recep tion in New York City The special train carrying the president and his wife from Washington arrived at Highland N Y at a m E S T They went at once by motor across the MidHudson bridge to the Roose velt ancestral estate The presidents 84 year old mother Mrs Sara Delano Roose velt greeted them STEALS SOUVENIR PENCIL DALLAS Tex W Morris employe of the Dallas postoffice for 31 years pleaded guilty to theft from the mails He pilfered a souvenir pencil com memorating the lOOtli anniversary of baseball and was released on bond IOWA Generally fair except thundershowers in extreme east portion Saturday afternoon or early Saturday night somewhat coolerSaturday night Sunday fair and warmer MINNESOTA Thundershow ers Saturday night and in north portion Sunday morning1 be cominr fair in south portion Sunday copier in south portion Saturday night wanner Sunday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 78 minimum Friday night 56 At 8 a m Saturday 59 A half inch of rain fell in Mason City Saturdav YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 63 Rain trace WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather outlook for the week beginning Monday For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys Generally fair first of the week showers middle fair again toward close temperatures mostly near or be low normal in north and near or above normal in south portion WASHINGTON A battle between two midwestem republi cans is promised if Representative Karl Stefan RNebr attempts to amend a pending bill so that the proposed seventh corps area army training center will be located near Norfolk Ncbr instead of in south central Iowa Stefan has prevented unani mousconsent passage of the bill because he believes the center should be located near Norfolk He has a report which Maj Gen George B Duncan rendered as corps area commander several years ago approving the Norfolk site Representative Compte R in whose district the pro posed Iowa site is located says he will resist Stefans attempt to amend the bill Large Increase in American Passports WASHINGTON tension 4n Europe some state de partment officials believe ac counted for a large jump in American passports issued and re newed in May They increased from 8839 in April to 16080 in May This was a much higher percentage of increase than last year when the number jumped from 17002 to 24979 in the same I months FIRE FIGHTERS ELECT COUNCIL BLUFFS Towa association of Fire Fightei elected Melvin Thompson Ceda Rapids president HITLER SAID TO BE WORKING ON PEACE OFFERS Is Reported to Be Planning Proposals to U S Britain Frasce PARIS reached rench diplomatic circles from sually wellinformed sources in Berlin Saturday to the effect that Adolf Hitler was preparing speci ic propositions to France Britain nd the United States for a settle ment of the problems which arc ausirig World war fears The reports which received no ipen and official confirmation aid that Hitler was expected to make the proposals in a speech during the early part July at the aunching of a new German war hip Works at Beruhtesgaden He now is working on them at Serchtesgaden the report said jut there has been no hint of heir nature Some diplomatic circles recalled he house of lords speech of Vis count Halifax British foreign minister Thursday night in which ic told of Britains willingness to examine such problems at the con ference table if Germany would renounce any threat of force Dip omats said that this speech anight lave been the key to the reichs fueixrers reported decision Press Attacks Continue Diplomats in Paris said they ivere unable to reconcile the re ports of Hitlers plans with con tinuing German press attacks against the British foreign secre tarys speech Some suggested however that LOOK INSIDE FOR mlghT the fuehrers way of preparing for definite propositions Other diplomats asserted both Germany and Italy were becom ing more disturbed by economic offensives being waged by Brit ain and France GERMANY REPLY PROPOSALS SUFRPIUSE BERLIN close to Chancellor Hitler Saturday de scribed as a surprise to us the reports in Paris that the reichs fuehrer was planning specifii peace proposals These source said that as far as they knev the chancellor had no such plan in mind Martin Expects to Expand GM Strike FLINT Mich of th General Motors corporation plants were closed for the weekend Sat urday as Homer Martin presiden of the United Automobile Work crs affiliated with the American Federation of Labor announce his strike would expand througl the company until we get recog nition Unexpected street fightin broke out at the gates of the Chev rolet gray iron foundry at Sagi naw when pickets sought to pre vent 10 maintenance workers from entering the plant ROBERT FECIINER Tells English King About CCC Purposes PAGE 2 641 Candidates for Iowa State Honors PAGE 8 Snead Sets Pace in National Open SNEAD WARD LEAD IN GOLF BULLETIN PHILADELPHIA only nine holes to go anil more than 50 players still unheard from in the 43rd national open golf championship Sam Sncail and Amateur Marvin Bud Ward of Spokane Wash were leading with G3 hole scores of 248 to 249 for Johnny Bulla of Chicago who had set the pace at the end of three rounds Man Run Over by Train Fatally Hurt COUNCILBLUFFS bert RoJd 33 hotel employe dice Friday night of injuries sufferec when a Great Western freight car ran over him Hailroad officials said he apparently was standing near or sitting under the car when a switch engine backed into it QUICK TOUR OF FAIR MADE BY KING AND QUEEN Downtown New York Gay With Bunting Flags of 2 Nations NEW YORK and queen of England regally calm but flushed with pleasure at the mighty ovation that delayed their progress through the city arrived at the New York Worlds fair Sat urday for a quick inspection British exhibits Their closely guarded limousine passed through the gate at more than half an hour behind schedule The crowd at the fair while well 100000 fell far short of the optimistic estimates fair officials made before the royal party arrived They expected at least half a million The entrance was cleared of everyone but police and those with credentials from the federal gov ernment Two dozen fullblooded Indians holding Worlds lair flags stood at attention Their majesties first reigning British sovereigns ever to visit the city that once served as headquar ters of the American revolution went to the fair grounds direct from the Battery Greeted by HearingCrowd Arriving from Fort Hancock J where they boarded the U S destroyer Warrington after an overnight train ride from Washington the royal couple was greeted by city and state digriitar es and by a roaring crowd that had been gathering since day break Governors Island guns boomed a 21gun salute planesandblimps circled up jreat geysers of water whistles thudded and shrieked and the throngs ashore1 waved flags and yelled as he British rulers rode ulo port Passing the statue of liberty the youthful stood rigidly at attention After stepping off the Warring ton on to a bright red plush car pet they were greeted by Gov Herbert H Lehman Mayor F H LaGuardin and others Mrs La Guardia presented the smiling queen a corsage ot roses Press Crowds Back The greatest concentration of po lice ever called out for such an event pressed back the crowds as the royal party entered open but bulletproofed automobiles for the ride to the fair Long before the king and queen arrived thousands ot persons crowded into the halfmilesquare court of peace in front of the fed eral building About half the area was blocked DIES FROM INJURIES DAVENPORT in an elevator accident at a grain elevator company here Friday proved fatal Saturday to Baker 67 of Davenport off for the kings review of the troops and the other half to ac commodate the crowd was sur rounded by barricades and a solid line of police The grayness ot the overcast day accentuated the gaily colored flags plaques and other decora tions of the score of foreign build ings surrounding the court Huge Pictures of Royally In front of the modernistic white Hoocrt acdc of the milliondollar fed This remarkable nvcrhcad view s lions the ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Arlington National cemetery near Wash ington when Kinjr Gcorpc Vr ot Great Britain placed a wreath of white flowers on the tomb Directly behind the kin is Gen Malin Craig chief of staff of the army Behind him left to right arcAn army aide Queen Elizabeth Mrs Franklin IX Roosevelt At left of General Craig Ls an army bugler who played laps At atlcntion on both sides of tomb arc United Slates soldiers marines and sailors ;