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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 23, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E R HIST u e u f tn r of I 0 COM VOL XLV THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUTJ LEASED WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT NEWS BEHIN i i Paul Malton Downward Spring Trend Is Reversed It looks like the best business barometer in dustrial production as calculated by the federal reserve board will run up to 98 per cent for June This means the na tions output will average S per cent more than May on a realistic season ally adjusted basis But the more important aspect of it is that it reverses the downward spring trend It proves to Mr Roosevelts eco nomic calculators at least that this is riot another depression Note Their figure represents a private advance estimate based on midmonth information and is only for inside circulation but these boys rarely err Enthusiasm over the reversal is not growing beyond bounds here however as the better figure is due mostly to two specific situa tions About per cent of the 6 per cent rise is traceable to in creased coal production after the strike Most of the rest of it was caused by steel Production inthat line was accelerated by the May price cut However Iron Age pre dicts output will continue at this level through the summer The altered situation has caused Mr Roosevelts economic calcu lators to revise theirestimates of business for the remainder of the year They now believe production will average about 97 for the third quarter July August September and think it will hit 100 for the last quarter October November This means spectacular mentsare not now anticipated and months will bring i sniaUjimprovtsBent V j Pfediptipns arefinger the tnatEu rope art developments might upset them The Real Debates I When house and senate confer ees lock the door and get down to whipping out the final form of legislation the real debates are held No outsider can listen No record is kept Posing is unneces sary So as Senator George Bulldog Norris and Representative Andrew Bulldog May entered the confer ence chamber for their historic conflict over Tennessee Valley authority policy corridor loungers moved back to avoid being hurt fay anyone coming out flying Norris was the only senate rep resentative present Whatever he thinks sbout his TVA the senate He was opposed by three house members including May who immediately went to work on him They told him they had heard the TVA intended to extend its operations out to Louisville and Cincinnati and they would never give in on theirrestriction holding the governments great power ex periment to its present area Nor ris claimed his TVA was already limited enough by the fixed dis tance to which power can now be transmitted feasibly Yes said the house conferees but improve ments are being made every year which extend the distance When the argument got too hot Bulldog Norris walked over to the window and told the commit of his light experiences in conference committees until everyonecooled off again a S Agreement Is Unlikely But Bulldog May was back at Jiim again in n moment pointing out how much it would encourage business if Norris would agree to a limitation Norris did not an swer Then the house men became conciliatory They said the TVA only needed about to complete its deal with Common wealth and Southern TVA ex perts had once agreed they could get along on The house was willing to give him this much even a little more if necessary No answer A rcw about the comptroller generals authority over TVA ex penditures brought the bulldogs to complete cool disagreement upon which note the conferees ad journed Tee encounter disclosed several things The real difference between the senate Norris and the house May is over limiting the TVA to its present preserves Either side would die before surrender ing on this issue Agreement seems unlikely until cither Senator Nor ris or Mr May becomes exhaust ed Brother Corcoran who is Mr Roosevelts will of a corpulent wisp has lost 4 If pounds running around the senate lately Most ef this was sacrificed to the third term hope Klnr FulDin inc MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 23 1939 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 219 BRITAIN GIVES JAPAN WARNING 2 IOWANS ARE FOUND SLAIN 3RD WOUNDED SoninLaw Under Guard in Hospital in Critical Condition LISBON Iowa and Mrs Clyde O Hoover members of a pioneer family were found shot to death in their home here early Friday shortly after their soninlaw Harry Achey 50 was found at a m wounded near his produce plant in Me chanicsville Dr R E Munden of Cedar Rapids deputy coroner said Mr Hoover was 66 and Mrs Hoover 60 Achey who has bullet wounds in his chest and head was brought to St Lukes hospital in Cedar Rapids where he is under the guard of a deputy sheriff His con dition is critical A 38 caliber re volver was found near Achey Dr Munden said Found in Chairs Mr Hoover was shot through the left eye the bullet breaking the lens of his glasses but not knocking the spectacles from his head Mrs Hoover had been shot in the right side of the head the bullet emergingon the left side Both were found seated in chairs near a table in a downstairs room A member of Acheys family went to Lisbon to notify the Hoovers soon after Achey was found then discovered the Hoo vers dead Mrs Achey is in Pas adena Cal Dr Munden said he was informed Granddaughters Heard Shots Two granddaughters of the Hoovers Mary and Barbara Boyd 13 and 11 years old occurred The deputycoroner said they told him they heard voices downstairs then heard two shots but thought they came from out side the house Soon afterward they said they heard a car driven away They went back to sleep did not know of the tragedy until Friday morning Deputy Sheriff Larry Condon and the deputy coroner who are investigating said they had not learned yet of the motive for the shooting See New Patterns for Living in Farm Policies Official is MILWAUKEE pat Agriculture he said with 8 of farm prices tbrmirf th ot It IS Slapped by our T rJapanese third A MILWAUKEE pat terns of living will be the result of present agricultural economic policies the American Association for the Advancement of Science was told Friday This preview was given by H R Tolley chief the bureau of agricultural economics U S de partment of agriculture The peo ple in localities affected he said must take a common sense part in directing the policies He cited examples which he said show the people are already doing this Agriculture he said with 8 per cent of the national income must rear and educate 31 per cent of the people The farm programs of the fu ture must take these facts as then point of departure The form they will take is of course a matter for congress to decide Yet congress is simply the mouthpiece of the peoples desires and Ithink it is possible to see in our present the shapes of those desires He listed as examples of the present the support and increase of total agricultural income and of farm prices through benefit payments production adjustment and marketing controls I believe he said the temper of the people urban and rural alike is such that these objectives will remain continuing objectives just as the temper of the people appears to insure the payment of a living wage as an industrial ob jective The farm problems of the fu ture that the people will insist upon will strive not only to give farmers as a class a level of living more commensurate with their importance to the nation but also to maintain and reconstruct our soil resources to give help in ticular to the bottom onethird of farmers that is rapidly be coming twothirds to bolster rural culture that has been one of the most valuable characteriz ing traits of American civiliza tion Tolley suggested employment of surplus rural workers in exten sive public service and other pub lic p al New Submarine Launched FAVORS TAX ON BONDS USED IN NEW LOAN PLAN Roosevelt Hopes Low Interest Rate to Be Provided in Lending WASHINGTON Roosevelt expressed the hope Fri day that government securities issued to finance his proposed new lending program would not be tax exempt As administration leaders at the capitol studied the vast lend ing proposal to determine what new legislation may be necessary the president answered many new questions about it at a press con ference Asked whether the securities which would be issued by various federal agencies to raise funds to lend on a wide variety of self liquidating projects would be exempt from taxes the president said he did not know the law on 2 SUFFOCATE IN ICE BOX Bodies of 2 Small Children Are Found in Des Moines Home DBS MOINES small children suffocated Friday in an old fashioned ice box at their home here Their mother Mrs Thelma Rob erts 30 found their bodies each in a separate compartment of the box when she came home at 1 p m from work on a WPA proj ect at a woolen mill here The children were James Rob erts 9 and his sister Lavina B Contents Strewn in Kitchen Mrs Roberts said she found the contents of the icebox strewn about the kitchen and that she and a neighbor Mrs Robert Stout who was helping her search for the children opened the door She said the body of Lavina was in the top compartment used for ice and James body was in a larger compartment at the side Police and firemen worked on the children an hour before they were pronounced dead Mrs Stout whose backdoor faces the door of the Roberts home said she had seen no one but he children there all morning but three detectives were assigned to investigate the case No Ice in Box Mrs Stout said she had seen them playing in the yard at a m Police advanced the theory that the children had removed food and wire shelves from the refrig erator and climbed in There was no ice in the box they said Police said they believed James may have helped his sister into the upper compartment the door of which faces to the front and then closed that door climbing into the larger compartment The large door could have been swung shut from the inside po lice said but neither door could be opened from the inside IOWAX HEADS GROUP DALLAS Tex H J Marshall of Des Moines was elec ted president of the International Society of Osteopathic Ophthal mology and Otolarymgology at the societys tenth annual conven tion here From the ways at the Portsmouth navy yard where a court of inquiry is investigating the sinking of the Scrualus IS mites at sea the U S navys newest underseas craft the IT S S Searaven is shown sliding down to begin a new career Mrs Cyrus W Cole wife flf the yard commandant christened the new sub FARM PROGRAM IS EXTENSIVE Administration Chiefs Say Agricultural Aid Is Largest in History WASHINGTON tration farm officials said Friday that congressional approval of in additional farm benefits would provide the most extensive agricultural aid orogram in the nations history Provisions of the agriculture de partment supply bill agreed to by both houses will give the depart ment about to finance crop production and surplus dis posal systems designed to improve farm prices and increase the agri cultural income Funds made available for the current year totaled about 000000 House Agrees to Boosts The house agreed Thursday to the benefit increases voted by the senate Some final differences over the bill however remained to be ironed out by a joint committee Officials said that in general 1940 farm programs would be close duplications of those in op eration this season The major changes will be the inauguration of a cotton export subsidy pro gram and the placing of greater emphasis on subsidizing domestic consumption of such surplus crops as dairy products fruits fresh vegetables and possibly lard and pork products Provide Curtailed Acreage Because of huge surpluses of cotton wheat and somewhat small er surpluses of corn and tobacco next years farm operations again will provide for curtailed acreage Producers of these crops will be given acreage allotments Those complying with allotments and ob serving the departments soil con servation practices will get about in subsidies Farmers complying with acreage allotments this year will receive benefits at these rates Wheat cents a bushel and corn in the commercial corn belt 15 cents a bushel Next years rates are ex pected to be somewhat similar Man Stabs Wife and Then Tries to Drive Automobile Into Sea LOS ANGELES fP Helen Biggins 27 remained near death in a hospital Friday from stab wounds as police held her hus band Melvin 28 who they as serted attempted to end his life by driving his car into a creek near the ocean The woman was found in bed at her home the hilt of a carving knife protruding from her abdo men Officers F V Gosselin and S A Rosenwald declared Higgins confessed he hit her with a flat iron and stabbed Jier because she was interested in another man He was rescued from the creek by patrolmen Windsor Celebrates 45th Birthday Duchess Is 43 PARIS Duke of Windsor spent his 45th birthday quietly Friday His American born duchess celebrated her 43rd birthday Tuesday There uas no special celebra tion Friday but the duke and duchess arranged to dine Friday night half way up the 1000 foot tower with members of smart Paris society in celebra tion of the towers 50th anniver sary The Windsors were guests of honor Thursday night at a dinner at the German embassy Unusual secrecy was attached to the din ner The embassy refused to pub lish a guest list Cameramen out side snapped pictures of the duchess wearing a white gown with her new birthday emeralds rubies and diamonds at her throat and on her wrists not Favors Low Interest He added he hoped congress would make it clear that no more public securities would be ex empt from taxation Replying to a question as to the interest rate to be charged local governments for the loans the president said this should be as low as possible and he ex pected both the principal and in terest to be paid Much of the lending would be done by the new federal works agency which under the recently approved government reorganiza tion plans goes into operation July 1 Assailed by Taber Asked when he would appoint the six white house assistants as provided under the revamping orders the president said he did not know whether any money was available to pay them The chief executive also ex pressed doubt whether funds were available to pay the heads of the consolidated agencies At the capitol meanwhile Rep resentative Taber of New York ranking republican on the house appropriations committee declared the presidents program is nothing but a subterfuge to break down the budget act and to evade the statutory limitation of the public debt Trying Back Door The program would be financed by governmentguaranteed securi ties of the various government agencies involved in the plan rather than directly out of the treasury in a statement issued through the republican national committee asserted that when Treasury Secretary Morgenthau asked congress earlier in the ses sion to raise the federal debt limit from to 000000 this provoked such hostil ity the administration with drew it Now we find the Roosevelt ad ministration undertaking to d through the back door wlist it va denied at the front door he de clared Fears Loss of Funds Once the budget act and the statutory debt limitation are in ef fect wiped out there is no safe guard against reskless spending Taber added that none should be deceived by this sugarcoating about selfliquidating projects Let it be understood from the beginning he said that a good por tion of the funds which the presi dent nmv wants the government to lend will be if made available lost in the years to come and that these billions will have to be paid by taxes levied on all the people Mr Roosevelt told reporters that only public and quasipublic groups would be eligible to bor row under the program The president explained that many of the projects proposed would be those which private bankers would not care to go in on because of insufficient spread in the loans Because congress already is rushed with prcadjournmcnt leg islation there were some cxprcs LOOK INSIDE FOR MRS LILLIAN SCHREIN Says Stolen Money Given to Her Floyd County Picnic to Be Held on Sunday PAGE 3 Mason City Plays Top Foe in League Games PAGE fl siqns of doubt that it could enact this session the sixpoint seven year plan involving projects cas sified as selfliquidating Would Authorize Loans Legislative lieutenants said ac tion this year would depend on the extent of new legislation needed Designed to stimulate business and employment without costing the treasury any money the presi dents program would authorize loans for various purposes among them To states cities and counties for sewers bridges hospitals etcto a new federal toll authority for toll bridges and express highways to another federal corporation for purchase of railroad equipment to farm tenant for purchase of land to the rural electrification ad ministration and to the expert import bank to finance foreign purchases in this country TIENTS1N Cecil Davis honorary agent in Tientsin for the New Zealand government asserted Friday night he had been slapped and forced to undress by Japanese gendarmes who are continuing their searching practice begun 10 days ago with blockade of the British and French concessions Davis a British subject said he had to stand naked 15 minutes while a dozen foreign women passed the barrier and walked through the shed where he was detained Slapped Three Times Davis said he objected to the or der to undress on the ground that he was an official whereupon a gendarme slapped him across the mouth with his passport Davis replied thanks and the gendarme slapped him again and then a third time The Japanese then summoned three colleeagues and they forced the Briton to strip No Reply Received At the British consulate gen eral it was said no reply had been received to a series of protests made to the Japanese since the blockade started United States Consul Frederick W Hinke made representations at the Japanese consulate Friday against inconveniences suffered by Americans at barricades Japanese put up 10 days ago around the British and French concession Consulate attaches who empha sized that the step was not a for ma protest said that such repre sentations had been made at least once daily since the blockade started Meanwhile Japanese gendarme disregarded com plaints and cohtinuerl thorough examinations of Britons attempt ing to pass barriers surrounding the blockaded concessions Searched by Japanese Few Britons attempted to pass the barricades but those who did were seized upon at once foi lengthy searching by Japanese who have advised all foreigner to be more polite and refrain from assuming an arrogant attitude with sentries The conduct of the gendarme has been a point of friction in the Tientsin dispute Great Britain charged in a statement by the consulate general that eight Brit ish subjects had been forced to submit to indignities including stripping and lengthy examina tion in full view of Chines coolies STATE INSULTS AT JAP HANDS INTOLERABLE Ambassador Called for Explanation of Tientsin Activities LONDON Britain gave Japan a blunt warning Fri day that she would be forced to take action if the Japanese con tinued what Prime Minister Chamberlain described as intol erable insults to British residents of blockaded Tientsin Foreign Secretary Lord Hali fax summoned the Japanese am bassador Mamoru Shigemitsu to the foreign office for a consulta tion on the situation and was said to have told the envoy the strongest possible terms that in dignities as reported by British authorities in China must cease Reports to Commons Earlier Chamberlain speaking in the house of commons had des cribed the treatment of Britons at Tientsin as intolerable Asked if the British government would put retaliatory measures into operation at once Chamber lain said I do not think we have got to that stage yet Chamberlain made his state ment on the far eastern situation in response to numerous questions similar to the barrage directed at him Thursday urging strong ac tion against Japan The honorable members will no doubt have seen reports of fur ther indignities to which the Brit ish nationals have been subjected Chamberlain said My noble friend Lord Hali requested theJapaneie ambassador to see him in connec tion with these incidents Friday Cheers greeted his statement 8 British Stripped Tientsin reports overnight had told him the British consulate general in Tientsin issued a state ment sayifig eight British subjects had been forced to submit to in dignities including stripping and lengthy examination in full view of Chinese coolies Capt Frank F A Heilgers con servative was cheered when he asked Is the prime minister aware that the temper of the British people is rising and will be en tirely behind him when he refers to intolerable insults Chamberlain did not reply Flyers After New Sustained Flight Record Are Still Up SPRINGFIELD 111 ff Decatur 111 aviators trying for a new world sustained flight rec ord for light planes passed the 41 hour mark Friday Their sec ond night in the air was without incident The flyers Hunter Moody 25 and Wilbur Parrish 36 circled over the municipal air port shortly after daybreak and took on a fresh supply of gasoline by means of a rope contact with a speeding truck They also suc cessfully received their breakfast by similar contact The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair and warmer Friday night Saturday parlly cloudy focal showers and cooler in extreme west portion MINNESOTA Generally fair and warmer Friday night Sat urday partly cloudy local show ers and cooler in northwest and extreme west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather sta tistics Maximum Thursday 74 Minimum Thursday night M At 8 a in Friday 72 YEAR AGO Maximum an Minimum 70 M ANCHOVTKOJO ANTIBRITISH MASS MEETING BRITISH BLUEJACKETS PROTECT CARGO SHIPS BLOCKADE CONTINUES FOREIGN CONSULS PROTEST FOOD DIVERSION AMERICAN AND BRITISH DESTROYERS STAND BY FftOM SWATOW FRENCH ANO BRITISH NAVAL EXPERTS CONFER in hc Far East after the Japanese had ordered or surcestcd that British and CaVe Port of China one of the spots arc ;