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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON HIST MtM A3 T OF ICVA C M 0 HI E S I A HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 24 1939 Tins PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 220 ByPAULMALLON 4 IOWANS DIE AS 3 CARS CRASH F R Reveals New Invisible Spending President Roosevelts new invisible spend ing scheme knocked the old con gressional crowd virtually speech less Hours afterward they had not regained their breath suffi ciently to com ment aloud All that one old master there could groan was Its the slickest thing Roosevelt ever pulled The casual way it was pre sented fooled Paul Matlon no one within the four capitol walls Outside it may have appeared to be just one of those little three billion dollar things that occurred to Mr Roose velt when he got a letter from Senator Byrnes about another pub lic works matter He handled it in that cautious way as a personal suggestion to Byrnes instead of sending a formal official message to congress but the inside picture was entirely different The congressional crowd had stopped him cold on increasing the public debt limit Morgenthau found He and Mr early in the session they could not get through a bill allowing them to lift the limit beyond the legal 000 debt is now True congress is giving him about to spend in fiscal year coming July 1 the but economy wishers thought they had him reasonably well tied with the debt limitation Plans Outside Budget Their astonishment was natural when he wriggled from their grasp and came along with a OOQpublic works programto be financed outside the budget outsidei ttie legal public 7debt TENSION AMONG JAPANESE AND ENGLISH RISES Restrictions Around Concessions Drawn Tighter at Tientsin TIENTSIN 0P Tension be tween Japanese and British com munities in Tientsin mounted Sat urday with a general tightening of the restrictions by which Japanese have isolated the British and French concessions Japanese officers declared tem porary martial law in the Japan ese concession adjoining the French concession and cleaved Asahi road its main artery of traffic The move apparently was made because of the arrival of some high Japanese official Food Scarcity Continues Earlier Japanese gendarmes had forced traffic in the area just out side the concessions to a virtua standstill after reportedly discov ering an attempt to smuggle in food Only a few Chinese were un dertaking to pass the barriers into ths British concession In a driz zling rain they were searched with more than the usual thoroughness by Japanese patrols The food scarcity continued I became noticeable in the French area for the first time since Jap anese imposed their blockade on June 14 when British authoritiev refused to hand over four allegec Chinese terrorists Would Present Disorder The French placed police guard about markets to prevent disorde among the crowds of Chinese seekinglood and to keep indi viduals froth buying rhoren th ar Wan Thought o Be Olson ured Upon BULLETIN HAYWARD Wis UR A orce of 300 sheriffs officers and volunteers surrounded an area on the Cluppewa river Sat urday believing they had cor nered the fugitive killer August Buelo 30 alias Ray Olson HAYWARD Wis eputies fired Saturday upon a man they believed to be Ray fugitive killer of two offi ers as he tried to slip away at awn from armed woodsmen losing in upon him Bill Hall proprietor of a resort i miles east Hay ward said Jndersheriff Jim Girard of Saw er county and three deputies ighted the suspect as he attempt d to make his way across a iridge and a new refuge from the nen determined to take him dead r alive The squad blazed away with ifles but the man in his mad ash to the woods did not stop to eturn the fire Hall said the Jugi ive had not been wounded so far he knew Bloodhounds were rushed to he scene and driven into the voods in hopes of picking up the cent of Olson which they lost everal days ago after rain and muddy weather Olson has been at large in the northern Wisconsin wilderness ince last Saturday when he shot deputies Carl Johnson and Fred Scott who went with a sheriffs squad to arrest him on a cflarge of automobile theft More specifically Senator Burt Wheeler thought he had Mr Roosevelt tied up on leasing equipment to railroads Wheeler had eliminated that item from the railroad bill which he put through the senate Imagine his chagrin when he found the cat he had killed staring at him as a presi dential recommendation in the in visible spending project In the same way the idea of giving the exportimport banks umpteen millions of dollars to lend to South American countries no they could buy our goods with our own money was squelched by congress quietly early in the ses sion Congress gave the bank a small additional amount of cash but made it quite clear it did not favor the grand idea of that hith erto costly method of promoting foreign trade remembering war debts and South American bonds in default Eight More Lives So in these respects the in visible spending scheme was all too visibly a collection of dead cats that congress had killed even though neatly wrapped anew as a gift package and tagged with the the limited amounts allowed b newlyimposed regulations During the morning no British subjects attempted to pass the en circling barricades where un dressing and searching of Briton has brought repeated protests t Japanese A new protest was made lat Friday on the forcible undressin of Cecil Davis an honorary agen for the New Zealand governmen and the ninth Briton subjected t indignities in two days prospect paying of spending without These cats will have eight more lives Mark it down in your little notebook This is just the begin ning of the invisibility in govern ment spending that lurks in the offing of the presidents mind o Wall Street Loser Within six months to a year the president will recommend a fur ther expansion that will at least permit the Tennessee Valley au thority various big dams and like projects which bear the aspect being selfliquidating to fi nance themselves without regard to the budget the legal debt or even to congress in any specific way He could have put them in ihis time if they could have made a respectable bookkeeping show ing of expected returns Add this to the municipal and capital financing recommendations made by the presidential adviser Assistant State Secy A A Berle the official groping toward small business loans by the gov you have a new kind of a capital democracy You will have state capitalism or fi nancial socialism The power over money credit and capital would be taken away from the financial wolves of Wall given to the political wolves of Washington for better or for worse Downtown nexv dealers like the idea for many reasons beyond the political The plan would not only conceal expenditures and head the public works program up toward a selfliquidating restriction but it would theoretically make the people who receive the benefits of public works pay for them in stead of the general taxpayer ICopjrliht KJjii FealBiej lnc1 DISEASE FATAL TO YOUNG BOY Six Others Remain 111 Victims of Puzzling Malady KIESTER Minn claimed one of the sevtn person ill at the Al Aspenson farm horn Friday afternoon when Rodne three and one half year old so died of a disease that still puzzle the doctors Improvement was reported the condition of Dale and Eld Aspenson while the rest rema in a critical condition Ill besides those already men tioned are William Larson Maj Aspenson Mrs Al Aspenson an Mrs Manville Hintz The cond tion of Mr Larson and Majel A penson was especially grave Fr day afternoon TREMORS FELT IN CALIFORNIA Enough to Cause Damage PASADENA CaL fP An earthquake shock some 200 miles rom Pasadena and strong enough to cause considerable damage was reported here at CST Saturday At San Diego a sharp earth quake at the same time swayed chandeliers and shook chairs throughout the city The shock was felt also in suburban Coro nado and in Ta Juana across the Mexican border Lighter shocks were felt at San Diego at a m Saturday and p m Fri day The siesmographical laboratory of the California Institute of Tech nology said several minor tremors had been recorded within the last 24 hours The shock was really quite an earthquake and if it struck a thickly settled area could have caused much damage laboratory attendant said Since there have been no re ports of damage we assume it was in a desert area probably in Nevada A few minutes after the shock registered here we had a call from San Diego that it was re corded on an graph there amateurs scismo SEALS 110981497 BUSHELS WASHINGTON The Com modity Credit corporation re ported it had made loans on 110 981497 bushels of corn in Iowa through June 22 CRITICS OF FR LOAN PLANS HIT FOREIGNER AID Center Opposition on Provision for Sums to Other Countries WASHINGTON of Presidetnt Roosevelts new 53860 000000 lending program centered their opposition Saturday on a provision calling for in loans to foreign countries While several predicted the en tire program might encounter hard sledding in congress a good many more expressed the opinion that the foreign loans would be re jected Barkley Is Hopeful On the other hand Senator Barkley of Kentucky the demo cratic leader had this to say after a white house conference late Fri day at which congressional demo cratic chieftains agreed to seek immediate action Most of the program and prob ably all of it will go through with out much difficulty Some of il will cause debate but the general feeling is the whole thing will re ceive the approval of congress As to the proposed loans to for eign countries it is assumed thai they would go largely to Latin American nations because the Johnson act forbidding advances to war debt defaulters bars credit to most European powers Assailed by Taft Saying that the presidents program is supposed to be self liquidating Senator Taft Ohio asserted that there is nbth ing selfliquidating about a lor eign loan The lending program provide that proceeds from the loan would be spent in this country but Senator Adams D Colo told reporters that we ought to know by now that we cant buy business Senator Byrnes D S t whom Mr Roosevelt transmittei the lending proposals assertet that he would be very loath ti vote for any foreign loans Begin Drafting Measure From Senator Austin R Vt came a statement that the American banks are full of money to loan and foreign loans an good they probably can get th business Democratic leaders in hous and senate began drafting ar omnibus measure for introduction early next week At the twohour white haus conference late Friday execu live officials and legislative chief went over with the president th entire proposal to authorize fed era lending of ove seven years to public and semi public bodies constructio of an add to the Unite States housing authoritys borrow ing power for loans and subsidies on low cost housing Disbursements under the pro gram would not be included in the regular treasury budgetVarious agencies of the government would borrow the money on the open market and make the loans The government would guarantee the agencies securities however 2 Year Old Girl Dies When Pinned by Car A small girl seeing the wreckage of the car In which 12 year old Helen Meier of near Burt lost her life when it overturned near Algona Friday afternoon clutches at her mothers dress with emotion akin to fear In the above picture The Meier girl died enroute o a hospital from injuries suffered when she was pinned underneath the car after it had overturned while towing a car on Plum Creek road near Algona YARNELLWILL LEAVE FAR EAST Slight Feeling of Relief Tinged With Regret Among Officials WASHINGTON slight feeling ot relief tinges the real re gret the state department over the return next month of Admiral Harry E Yarnell from the trou bled Far East The Asiatic fleet commander has been saying no to the Jap anese in China so firmly for nearly three years that the dip lomats at times have winced Secretary Hull quickly last Thursday when he rejected a Japanese warning to evacuate third power vessels from the Harbor at Swatow and instead dispatched more American warships to the scene Brusque Manner Feared However some professional dip lomats concerned over possible American involvement thought privately the naval officer might have been less brusque about it Since November 1936 through the turmoil the undeclared SinoJapanese war lie has ad hered rigidly to the policy he re stated in response to the Swatow warning The paramount duty of United Slates naval vessels is the pro tection of American citizens and they will go wherever it is nec essary at any time to carry out that mission Cannot Be Bluffea To fellow navy officers he is a man who cannot be bluffed They contend the Japanese and Chinese Burt Girl s Killed in Freak Crash body of Helen leier 12 Burt was token to Burt funeral arrangements will e completed She was killed in ic accident Friday afternoon prth of Algpna when she was inned beneath the car in which le was riding Helen had been attending the 3ible school at Burt the past two veeks and had won superior in all f her studies and was looking orward to receiving her Bible Saturday No inquest will be held one else inthe accident was admire and respect him for trait the Any differences with the diplo mats are due apparently to his practice of demanding the ful measure of treaty rights until or ders from Washington direc otherwise Admiral Yarnell studious slow spoken lowan is coming home in August to await retirement due in October when he reaches thi active service age limit of 64 Hi has not seen the United States fo six years having gone to thi Orient from Hawaii Townsend Their Economic Messiah fnurth r who assembled in Indianapolis Ind for the opening of the send 72 LTnlrt organization The delegates save Dr Toxvn thS meritJnf ihr TViT15 Xotc then sat back to listen to speakers extol Uie merits of the plan they hope wilt bring them generous pensions The Weather FORECAST IOWA Local lliundershowcrs Saturday afternoon or Satur day night cooler Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy cooler in cast and centra por tions MINNESOTA Tartly cloudy and cooler Saturday nijcht lo cal thundcrshowers in extreme cast portion Saturday after noon or Saturday night Sun day fair cooler in east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stalls tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday At p m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain 89 64 257 inches WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the perio of June 26 to July I 1939 For the Upper Mississippi an Lower Missouri Valleys and fo the Northern and Central Grea Plains Frequent local shower and thunderstorms temperatur near or somewhat above norma j The accident occurred on Plum eefc road one and onefourth northeast of Algona It was Cossuth countys third highway atality of the year Towing Second Car The girl was pinned underneath he car her father was driving vhen it overturned while towinj i second car Mr Meier was tow ng the Chrysler belonging to his on and Mrs Meier and their daughter Joyce 9 were in the econd car The first car slowed sudcienl and the Chrysler came up on i ast as its brakes failed to func ion The Chrysler rammed th itudebaker in the rear pushing t ahead Mrs Meier in an attemp o avoid smashing into the Stude aker a second time turned to thi eft of the road Dies in Ambulance The tow chain broke and th livst car the Studebaker over turned on theroad careening int a ditch The Meier girl was pinne underneath the car but was extri cated by her father In the mean ime Joyce had gone to the Chris Knudsen farm home for ait The girl died in an ambulanc enroute to an Algona hospital Surviving are her parents an nine brothers and sisters Gerald Earl Dean Opal Joyce Shirle and Ruth of near Burt Lyle o Blue Earth Minn and Mrs Ru dolph Haack of Lotts creek COOLER IN IOWA IS FORECAST Thundershowers for State Predicted 92 Recorded in Sioux City DES MOINES thun dershowers and cooler weathe were forecast for Iowa Saturda afternoon and Saturday night The showers were expected t lower temperatures which wer 10 degrees above normal in par of the state Friday and Saturda morning No rain was rcporte during the night Sioux City with 92 degree had the highest temperature reac ing Friday Boy 10 Tells of Little Bump on Head Later Dies BUFFALO N Y little bump on the head he su fered in a fall from a school yar swing caused the death of 10 yea old Anthony Rampino The boy died in a hospital F day night five hours after walked into his home demandin supper and remarking to his pa ents he had bumped his hca Four hours later he rose from h bed and collapsed Medical Examiner Charles Long said lie had suffered fractured skull IMPS FROM OWER KILLED Benik Benes Nervous Since Extinction of CzechoSIovakia Nation VIOLENT DEATH TOLL IN 2 DAYS MOUNTS TO 17 Accidents Shooting Suffocation Cause Heavy Loss of Lives DES MO1NES wave of multiple deaths in automobile ac cidents shootings and suffoca tions brought a total of 17 violent deaths in nine Iowa communities Friday and Saturday one of the heaviest tolls of the years Four died in one crash involv ing three autos near La Porte City two were shot to death at Lisbon and two children suffocated at DCS Moines Latest accident victim was Wayne McFavland 20 of Albia fatally injured when the ear in which he was riding crashed through a guard rail and over turned 3 miles north ol Moravia He died in an Albia hospital at 4 a m Killed at Cedar Falls Fifth Black Hawk county auto mobile victim in 12 hours was Victim Grandson of Local Couple PARIS Benik Benes 4 who was named military at ache ot the CzechoSIovak lega pn just before Germany seized is country jumped to death from platform of the Eiffel tower riday night as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and leaders f official diplomatic and social fe were dining in celebration le towers 50th anniversary The was held in the res juranr on the first platform of he tower at the 200 foot level rom which Colonel Benes umped It was a gay dinner with or liestral music and a program of Id music hall songs and few of he diners saw the tragedy or earned of it Members of the ukes entourage said that he and he duchess knew nothing of it Colonel Benes had been named military attache effective April 1 ermany seized his country March 15 Colonel Benes had suf ered from extreme nervous de iression as the result of the ex inetion of the Czech republic Police said that Colonel Benes may have climbed the tower dur ng the day Friday and hidden in he iron rafters He did not arrive vith the anniversary diners they aid Benes body struck the sloping ron work twice as he plunged and his skull was crushed before IB reached the ground alongside he tent side shows and wrestlers looths of a circus under the tower BANDIT GETS 5261 DES MOINES Negro jandit held up Mrs Joseph Fein ech wife of the proprietor of the Roadside Super Market and fled irith LOOK INSIDE FOR RUBY COLBY Tells Howlfitchhiker Killed Her Companion PAGE 2 Legion Open to Get Under Way Sunday PAGE 0 Kanawha Anniversary Celebration Is Held PAGE 8 Roger Muldoon who was killed at Waterloo Saturday morning when struck by a truck was the grandson ot Mr and Mrs Joseph L Muldoon 222 Fifteenth street northwest Mrs Muhionii left for Waterloo im mediately after they were noti fied of the tragedy Roger Muldoon 5 run over and killed by a dump truck in Cedar Falls Leo Neuhalfen 29 was driver of the truck police said The child was a son of Mr and Mrs Lyle Muldoon Four persons were fatally in jured in one automobile accident involving three cars a mile north of La Porte City Friday night Latest victim of that crash was Floyd Benscota of La Porte City who died in a Waterloo hospital early Saturday Toll in 10 Communities Families in 10 Iowa com munities were sorrowiing Satur day over the death toll The age range of the victims was 5 years to 65 years The throecar collision a mile north of LaPorte City Friday night claimed four lives Besides Benscota the victims were Rol and Blough LaPorte City Geral dine Wade and Elaine Barber both of Cedar Rapids Critically injured in the same accident were Imogene Wade sis ter of Geraldine and Margaret Wood the latter of Carroll Burt Girl Victim An automobile accident claimed the life of 12 year old Helen Meier daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Meier of Burt Friday while towing another car the automo bile in which she was riding over urned pinning the Meier girl un erneath Ray Ellis 27 Marshalltown ruck driver was crushed to death vhen he slipped under the wheels if a loaded gravel truck at a quarry near Marshalltown When the carshe was driving iverturned Miss Esther Oppedahl Ottosen was killed two miles north of that place Look for Fingerprints Meanwhile DCS Moines police they were not satisfied that he deaths by suffocation of two children in an icebox were acci dental They planned to examine he scene of the tragedy Saturday or fingerprints to determine it strangers had been in the house Victims of the double suffoca ion were James Roberts 9 and his sister Lavina 8 Their mother Mrs Thelma Roberts 30 returned home from a WPA job to find them dead in the jcebox from which the food had been removed Police said at first they thought the children had been imprisoned accidentally while at play but later Coroner A E Shaw de clared Im not quite willing lo call this case accidental I think it deserves some study Charged With Murder In Cedar Rapids Harry Achey lay near death Saturday charged with murder in connec tion with the shooting of the par ents of bis estranged wife at Lis bon Other violent death victims Harold Boyd 23 of Percival killed in an automobile upset Joe E Boddickcr 57 Norway killed in an automobile crash near Shcllsburg Victor Brockshink 36 Norway killed with Boddickcr An unidentified man found be side Fort Dodge railroad tracks ;