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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAR ON E R H isr an r or IOWA COUP ocs MOiNES A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS i MASON CITY BRIGHT JPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 16 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 213 I FRENCH SUB DOWN 63 ABOARD NEWS BEHIN Japanese Press More Demands Against English Probe of Obsolete Banking Eccles Idea WASHINGTON The Wagner committee plan for a in vestigation the obsolete bank ing system is Federal Reserve Chairman Eccles own show Chairman Robert Wagner oE senate bank ing is fronting for the inquiry and would pre side over it but it would be strictly an Ec cles production Other new deal fiscal i agents are al Paul Mallon ready hissing behind their hands They know Kccles wants to get centralized control over credit implements that he already has this answer prepared for the inquiry and they do not like it Hissers include at least some high officials in the treasury and federal deposit in surance The suggestion therefore is abroad on the inside that the Eccles spectacle may close before it opens Make a note of it that if the senate fails to back his pro duction Mr Eccles will depart the new deal midway His term expires In February s Libretto Partly Written It is true the libretto for Mr Eccles acquacade has already partly written Bankers with hearts sufficiently strong to stand the strain of reading it again will find a synopsis in the annual fed eral reserve board report Rec ommending concentration of credit regulations and of bank examina tions etc While it might foreshadow the most revolutionary reform the new deal has undertaken the in quiry will not be like the mono poly Pecora and other spectacles It will deal with technical phases No bankers will fie pushed off the high board individually but all banking will be examined in a tank The Wagner committee has al ready approved the resolution but it is now in the hands of the sen ate audit committee composed of Senators Byrnes Tydings and Townsend who do not always ap preciate theatrical art especially this kind They may cut the allowance some but probably not enough to hurt i HopkinsNew Bureau Harry Hopkins has wheedled quietly out the senate for an unexplained new bureau of 59 business experts to work in his office Senator Vandenberg tried in debate to ascertain what was up but failed The inside story as told down town is that Hopkins is just trying to restore the commerce depart ment to what it was before the new deal came in and took it apart as a Hoover hangover The new experts are to work as liai son agents between the policy makers at the top Hopkins Noble etc and the statisticians down below They are to evaluate and interpret the statistical work The democratic majority of the senate banking committee appar ently sees the possibility of a re publican victory in 40 It has made provisions When the treasury sent up the text oE the new stabilization bill it contained a provision extend ing the stabilization powers until January 1941 The committee changed the expiration date to six months Jater Committeemen explained that a change in administration would no doubt lead toserious finan cial confusion around in augura tion time in January 41 National Income Drop The Nathan report showed the 11 per cent drop in national in come from 1937 to 1938 also showed it happened mainly in three mining and agriculture the 3T 38 depression is more than thret fourths accounted for by these lines yet they representonly one third of national income There was no comparative depression in building transportation commun ication trade finance etc The total production of the country in this last depression year was also shown to be in bulk only R to 10 per cent below the peal year of 1929 vCorjrrithl Hint Feature Inc 2 TAKING FOOD TO BRITISH ARE SLAIN BY GUARD New Requests Indicate Entire English Policy in China Is Involved TIENTSIN Two Chinese handing food into the British con cession were reported shot dead Friday morning by Japanese guards blockading the foreign area to press demands for full British cooperation in China The incident occurred near United States marine barracks The informant who reported the incident said the Chinese were caught as they handed up a bas ket of vegetables There was some lessening of tension despite this first report of fatalities since the Japanese es tablished their guard about the British and French concessions Wednesday morning Japanese Continue Search The Japanese however contin ued to search persons entering or leaving the concessions New de mands advanced by the Japanese emphasized that the ginally over the refuge given four Chinese wanted by the was becoming one involving Brit ains whote policy in China per haps the future of international trade in the Orient anda test of prestige between the British and the Japanese Considerable food was brought into the concessions Thursday night most of it going to the French markets since the Chinese apparently were avoiding too close associatipn with the British Plan Parade Saturday Some quarters expressed con cern over posible developments Saturday should the Japanese carry out plans to parade into the British concession to lay fldwers on the graves of Japanese heroes of the Boxer Uprising It was con sidered unlikely however that the British would permit large numbers of Japanese to enter the concession Japanese informants outlined four conditions for possible set tlement of the Tientsin dispute 1 Punishment by the British of terrorists 2 Strict control of antiJap anese organizations in the con cessions 3 Cessation of economic dis turbances in North China 4 Immediate delivery of about 50000000 Chinese dollars about now in the concessions This money be longed t the ChincsE national ist government deposited before he war The Japanese Thursday broad ened their claims from merely a request that British concession authorities surrender the fou Chinese accused by the Japanese as assassins into sweeping de mands for complete coopera tion The British consulgeneral Ed gar G Jamieson countered with charges the Japanese were dis criminating against the Britis from among the foreign com munity by harassing searches and halting and molesting Briti shipping To Jamiesons demands for a immediate reply the Japanes reiterated that iheir strong atti tude will be continued until Brit ish authorities completely changi their proChiang KaiShek atti tude There were 202 United States marines at Tientsin their bar racks within Japanesecontrolled territory and adjacent to the Brit ish concession with which they were in constant contact Dogs Silence Possible Clue Mrs Velma Baker Finfc mother of the 10 weeks old baby ab ducted and drowned at Clyde Ohiois shown here drying her eyes as she attempts to help officers run down the killer She is holding the family dog Rags whose failure to bark at about the time the baby was taken was considered by Mrs Finks brother Edwin Baker to indicate he abductor was known to the dog FOLLOW GLUE IN BABYS DEATH Officers Hope to Arrest Person Who Suffocated Infant CLYDE Ohio thin voice of a baby crying in an un lighted automobile was the one clue which authorities expected Friday to lead to the arrest of the person who took Haldon Baker Fink from his crib suffocated him and threw his body into a creek Prosecutor Al Hyzer of Sandus ky county said he hoped to make an arrest before night Mrs George Ledman 58 and he mother of eight children had told police she heard the unmistakably those of a baby coming from an automobile parked near her home Tuesday night That was the night that Haldon 10 weeks old was taken from his grandfathers home Carried a Bundle Mrs Lehman saw a man about 30 get out of the drivers seat of i the darkened car He looked like a bum she isaid He wore a dark suit and a h dark slouch hat He carried a bundle It was white against his dark suit Mrs Ledman edged closer to the car It had stopped near her house after passing several times Each time it passed she had heard in a baby cry Tried to See License The driver put the package in L the cars rear compartment and shut the turtleback lid After that she heard no more cries By that time she was within 10 feet of the car She saw that there r was another occupant a man When I got real close she tsaid I flashed on my light to see if I could get the license number and then drove off right away When they got on the highway they flashed on the lights Police Chief Albert F Lee or dered a search for the automobile an old model coupe EXTORTION CASE WW Hall of Des Moines Posts Bond at Clarion Awaits June 28 Hearing W Hail of De M o i n e s previously associate with Schreck brothers who op crated the Millard service a pri vate auditing concern voluntarily surrendered to authorities hen Wednesday Hall like th Schrecks is charged with mali cious threats to extort He post ed bonds of and is frei awaiting preliminary hearing Jum 28 Hall was arraigned in Justic of the Peace Glen C Oldham court Jesse Wants to Go On in Career Wife Desires Quiet Life HOLLYWOOD o rm Talmadge and George Jesse sep arated Friday friends said be cause Jessel needs the bright light of Broadway to continue his career as a comedian while his wife wants a quiet home here There were no other men o women no quarrels over petty dif ferences and no jealousies ovci conflicting usual ex cuses in Hollywood when domes tic troubles occur Neither would admit to friend that a divorce was in the offing They merely will live apart while Jessel pursues his career as a com edian and conducts his concessio at New Yorks World fair BROADENING OF BASE IN INCOME TAXIS FAVORED But F R Doubts If Action to Be Taken by Present Congress WASHINGTON Roosevelt said Friday the income ax structure would have to be broadened at the base but he loubted that congress would take my action on it this session Responding to questions at n aress conference the president jaid he believed the base should be broadened a little bit to cover more taxpayers but he added this would not bring in much additional revenue Would Lower Exemptions Broadening the base means to lower salary exemptions so that more individuals pay income Broadening the president said would give added responsibilities of citizenship to a group not now covered by the tax laws He also expressed the opinion that income tax rates in the middle brackets probably should be raised a bit Considers Collection Cost Mr Roosevelt referred to what he termed silly and political edi torials suggested that low on from to and a married mans from to 51200 would permit the government to pay off the national debt He contended the cost of col lecting the revenues from the low er income groups as a result of broadening the tax base would be virtually equivalent to the new revenue brought in owa AFL Adopts Resolution Indorsing F R Third Term Motion Urging Labor Peace Rephrased Hints atPersonality Clash DUBUQUE fP The Iowa State Federation of Labor Friday idopted a resolution indorsing Franklin D Roosevelt or a third term and then ad iourned its fortyfifth annual con vention The third term resolution was adopted without discussion and with few dissenting votes It was presented to the convention Fri day morning with the unanimous oproval of the resolutions com littee despite efforts of E P Theiss of St Louis a representa tive of the American Federation Labor to have the resolution LOOK INSIDE FOR J EDGAR HOOVER Directs U S Probe of Espionage Cases PAGE 2 Tigers Strengthened by Swapping Deals PAGE 9 300 at Floyd County Federated Meeting PAGE 8 killed in committee Introduced by Kue The resolution cites Mr Roose velt as the proper candidate to succeed himself in the office of president and pledges our al legiance loyalty and untiring sup port to the accomplishment of his reelection so that he can carry on and forward his progressive program which has already been of great benefit to all the people of America The resolution was introduced by Carl Kuel of Des Moines and bore the signatures of more than 100 delegates to the convention Hints at Personalities After adopting the third term resolution the convention recon sidered its action of Thursday in adopting aresolution dealing with the reunion the CIO with the AFL which was considered crit ical of the AFL leaders Sections of the resolution which Greens representative saict he considered critical and insulting to national officers were stricken The resolu tion was readopted in a new form which vaguely hinted at the pos sibility ot personalities being in volved in the differences between the leaders of the two labor move ments Approves Peace Movement This action followed an address by President Greens representa tive in which he told of the peace efforts but did not mention the resolution Later however during a discussion of the resolution Theiss took the floor and asked the convention to reconsider its action because the resolution car ried implied criticism of Green The resolution as finally adopt jd approved the peace movement and urged Iowa delegates to the AFL convention to do everything in their power to effect a reunion of the CIO with the AFL and to urge the AFL officers to forget personal differences it such dif ferences existed In his address Theiss defended the AFL in its controversy with the CIO and said that peace ef forts had failed because one man refuses to accept the democratic standards of the federation He did not mention John L Lewis CIO head by name but declared that the AFL is not go ing to sell our organization down the line to a dictatorial power Urges S40 Pension Minimum Previous to the talk by Tlieiss the convention had passed resolu tions urging that a minimum old age pension be placed at s month and made uniform thai homesteads and other real estate not be required as collateral for old age pensions and that the in crease not be financed by in creased sales tax repeal of some recent amendments to the state unemployment compensation act and adoption of other amend ments and revision of the strike injunction law making it neces sary that personal notices anc personal hearings be had before an injunction can be issued A A Couch was reelected president FAILS TO COME UP AFTER DIVE SEARCH STARTS Was Maneuvering on IndoChina Coast Site of Naval Base BULLETIN PARIS UP All lope has been abandoned or the French submarine Fhenix sunk off French ndoChina with a crew of probably 63 it was an nounced officially Friday light PARIS The navy ministry announced Friday night that the French sub marine Phenix with 4 officers md 59 men aboard failed to after a dive Thurs day morningin the Bay of amRanh French I n tl o 3 Moines printer cle zeaiea secretary of th Des Moines Truck Drivers union in the race for the presidency Thursday Couch polled 310 vote to Quinns 120 Board Is HeElected John Brown Dubuque printing pressman was elected secretary treasurer over W N Reynolds Des Moines painter by a xole o 308 to 118 Charles N Savage Sioux City painter was unopposed for re election as vice president The four members the stati executive board reelected weri Gordon Beck Council Bluffs mo tion picture operator William Hottel Des Moines city fireman George Peterson Davenport cig armaker and L E Garnet Siouj City bus operator Hears of Fathers Death While Speaking IOWA CITY Wal lace Stegner author was address ing the first round table in the University of Iowas creative writ ers workshop Thursday word was received here of the death of his father in Salt Lake City Utah A scheduled question and answer period was cancelled and Stegner left for Salt Lake City The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night Sat urday and Sunday warmer in east and extreme north por tions Friday night fair In souih mostly cloudy in north portion Friday night and Sat urday preceded by thunder showers in northeast and ex treme north portions Friday aft ernoon or Friday warmer Friday night and in northeast portion Saturday fair Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 73 Minimum Thursday night 65 At 8 a m Friday 78 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum go SUMMER COMES BACK TO IOWA Returns With Vengeanc After 10 Days of Cloudy Rainy Weather At 3 oclock Friday afternoon Ilic mercury in Mason City had mounted to 93 highest recorder here so far this season DES MOINES Summe held up by 10 days of cloudy rain weather returned to Iowa Frida with a vengeance Temperatures ranged up to degrees above normal Frid morning after a week of mornin readings in the 50s and Some scattered cloudiness reported and a few scattere showers Marshalltown reporte the heaviest amount 08 of a inch Thursdays high reading wis deSrees at Keokuk The morcu Thursday night fell to a low of 6 degrees at Clarinda and Decor The heat was evident even early as 8 a m and a bright su promised more 90 degree reading Friday afternoon CONDUCTS MEETINGS SWEA Rev A v Swanson of Minneapolis is con ducting a series of Evangelist meetings at the Full Gospel Mi sion EDITORS NOTE The aviation editor is going to fly to Europe Saturday on a pre view trip prior to the estab lishment of regular passenger service He has just broken the news to the little woman By DEVON FRANCIS NEW YORK I got home Thursday night I said to my wife Irene I want you to get my store clothes pressed and wash me s pair of socks because I am go i ing to fly to Europe Saturday Then I waited calmly for her to faint I had it all figured out what I would do when she keeled over I would be tender and give her smelling salts and bring her to Then I would tell her it was all right that 28 or 30 other people were going along and that it was to be in the worlds biggest air plane with four motors I think she said that is just fine I have a steak for dinner Do you want mashed potatoes or fried I did not know quite what to say I guess I said I have not made myself clear I am going to Europe which is a continent like on the maps I am going to Europe in an airplane There is a lot of water between the United States and Europe She nodded Lindbergh and Corrigan and now you They have been flying the Atlantic since 1919 I hope you remember to be nice and not ask for a sec ond helping I am not one to Quibble over trifles but it seems to me that when a man is flying to Europe in the first plane to carry any body but the crew that a woman ought to realize The plane will take off from Manhasset bay on the north shore ot Long Island Saturday and head for Horta the Azores Then we will go on Sunday to Lisbon and slop overnight and land Monday at Marseille Franco This is the same plane which has flown the route before It weighs 4114 tons fully loaded and starting June 28 will be used for regular passenger service by Pan American Airways It carries a crew ot twelve and on shorter hops can seat up to 74 people There are berths in it and all that and it seems to me that a woman ought to realize that this is something which will be re corded in history Well curren history anyway I hope you will not be lonesome while I am g o n e dont want you to worry I s half sarcastic She replied Oh I dont w you to worry cither Just don think about me 1 have lots things to do just lots of thing Somehow this trip doesnt seci to be the fun 1 thought it woul be to an The communique read There is serious anxiety oncerning the fate of the first class submarine Phenix at present attached to IndoChina After a dive carried out dur exercises the morning of June 15 off the Bay of CamHanh the ubmarine did not reappear Seaplanes Join Scuch The far eastern naval forces as well as the tiavy immediately began which still con tinue Seaplanes in the colony arc also participating Informed immediately the navy ministry notified the families of the members of the crew Large French Base At CamRanh bay on the southeast coast of IndoChina France is building a large naval base to bulwark the defense of French interests in the far cast Progress on the base has been speeded since Japans invasion of ina two years ago Navy officials said the Plienix carried four officers and 59 men They said the vessel sank in deep water but gave no immediate esti mate of the depth CamRanh Bay is one of the deepest in the China sea The mountains eastern IndoChina drop down to the coast sharply Is 3rd Sub to Sink The Phenix is commanded by Lieutenant Commander O M Bouchacourt The other three of ficers aboard are a lieutenant and two ensigns The submarine had been based at Saigon The report came following the sinking of the United States sub tnnrine Sqimlus in which 26 men died and the British submarine Thetis in which 99 perished France has just opened tialions with he United States for four diving bells similar In the one used in the rescue of 33 of 1he Squalus crew Is 2000 Ton Ship Neither the Squnlus nor the Thetis has been raised The Phenix is a 2000 ton sub marine launched April 12 1930 one of four ships laid down under the 1337 building program The normal crew of the Phenix consists of 67 men but only 59 men and four officers were reported to be aboard The submarine is 3025 feet overall in length and is powered with 2000hor5Cpower electric motors for use submerged Her speed submerged is in knots She i slightly smaller than hrr sister pliipp counting only ten tor pedo tubes to their 11 The Phenix is one of the ves sels sent to reinforce the French squadron in IndoChinese waters as a result of tension in the Far East growing out of the war be tween Japan and China Naval experts consider her and her sisterslups some ot the most successful undersea crafts ever built Count Says Poland Wont Yield Inch BOSTON will not yield even one inch of its terri tory according to Count Jcrzy Potocki Polish ambassador to the United Slates Our honor is above compromise he said at a testi monial dinner to Henry H who was celebratin his 25th anniversary as publisher of he Polish Daily Courier ;