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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 1939, Mason City, Iowa Ptfr of IOWA MONES A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED HOME EDITION NEWS BEHIN By PAUL MALIGN Spending Is Still Issue With Popularity The insurrec tion Pat Harrison is starting against spending is no political venture despite what you hear If business must be supported by the government the country is headed for a crash as soon as the money runs out It is only a question of how long the treasury can keep going Public men do not like to talk such dole ful expecta tions aloud It frightens peo ple Of late new deal years the doubters of t h e spending policy have succumbed to defeat ism They could not find any practical means of stopping spending so they just kept quiet crossed their fingers and braced themselves for the eventual result Vice President Garner for in stance has come back to the last three sessions of congress pri vately preaching and demanding a sensible moderation of the spending policy to inspire un challengable confidence in the fu ture of the treasury He worked at it but he never got far enough even to let the public know such a movement was in progress Spending is the popular side Businessmen farmers reliefers who are getting some of the money want all they can get How then could a poor congress man trying to get reelected be expected to deny himself at the gravy bowl Everybody here was getting his False Impression Gains It was impossible even to start an open movement for budget balancing The impression that only bankers wouldjbehef it f rom a sound promoted Tfie factthafttie treas ury belonged to the people who pay taxes and that is all the peo pie was obscured The fact that the bankers have no nioney ex cept that which people deposit with them for safekeeping was also unmentioned The conclusion that if the treas ury went broke into inflation the people would get it on the Ht nose in the jaw in the neck and elsewhere first by losing their j stake in a solvent treasury then by losing their savings in banks and insurance companies now loaded with the federal then by losing the value of every thing they possess these former ly accepted truths went unmen tioned Any public man who tried to mention them found the effect the same as if he were whispering in a hurricane The Harrison move is the first attempt to furnish leadership here for working out of the hole at the top instead the bottom It is just as sincere and grave as the unspoken fears which in spired it No one can tell how it will come out yet in view of the general unwillingness to face the situation or even to admit there is a situation The budget for the next fiscal year calls about 9 biiii of 55 billion making a deficit around 35 billion If Harrison succeeds in cutting the expenditures 10 per cent all along the line the economies would amount to only one billion dollars still leaving 25 billions deficit To balance a 40 per cent cut would be necessarv for expenditures of dollars and receipts Elegant Expression Fine phrases have been found for many unfine things in Wash ington but none more elegant or imaginative than Senator Peppers phrase for the treasury deficits Testifying for the Townsend plan before the house ways and means committee Pepper called these red ink deficiencies Excess spending power His voice rose by steps as he read the increasing federal budget figures for recent years until he reached the 194041 crescendo of praise for excess spending pow er The three American cardinals voted for Cardinal Pacelli from the first ballot It was generally known here that such was their intention when they departed The election was swiftly con cluded so there would be no doubt about the unanimity of top Cath olic churchmen in supporting the late popes stand against crueltv arrogance and unchristian atti tudes rampant in the world CopjTtjhf Hint Fcalmtj Inc BORN TO ROYALTY ROME A daughter was born today to Princess Maria of the Asturias and Prince Juan the youngest son and apparent heir of former King Alfonso XIII of MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 6 1989 THIS PAPER CONSISTS SECTIONS NO 127 F R WILL NOT SEEK NEW LAWS COUPS EFFECT IN SPANISH WAR NOT APPARENT Honorable Peace or Fight to Death Is Cry of New Council MADRID big six de fense council dedicated to an honorable peace or a fight to the death replaced Monday after a bloodless coup the regime of Pre mier Juan Negrin who had held out for resistance to the end in the Spanish civil war A dispatch from Hendaye on the FrenchSpanish border said that the probable effect of the new administration on continuation the conflict was not apparent im mediately but that frontier ob servers believed the new council favored surrender to the nation alists despite a proclamation of further Casado Seizes Power General Segismundo Casado the military governor seized power in a swift He broadcast that The die st We shall all save ourselves or sink together Our struggle will not end until independence is as sured Madrid was calm but somewhat bewildered by the rapidity of de velopments A manifesto indi cated that Negrin had been pre vented from leaving Spain but it was not known where he and his ministers were Julian Besteiro a council mem ber m an address said There is no disorder The army stands firm and holds the solution in its hand Representatives of left wing republicans socialists and U G T and C NT labor un WSJUstfnd withmereadyto ren der assistance Confers With Miaja General Casado early Monday telephoned General Jose Miaja republican commander of air land and sea forces in central Spain the one fourth of continental Spain not yet conquered by Na tionalist Generalissimo Francisco Franco i Afterwards Casado said that we shall receive Miaja with em bracing arms and added that Miaja had told him he was joining the national defense movement and was starting immediately for Madrid from some place in the central zone Cartagena UprisingQuelled The revolt against Negrin began Saturday at Cartagena the repub lican naval base when a group of officers and soldiers attempted to capture the city The uprising an announcement by the Negrin gov ernment said was promptly and completely quelled with the fleet remaining loyal Advances from Burgos nation alist capital said however that1 nationalist sympathizers gradually were taking over Cartagena Five plane loads of officers fleeing Cartagena landed in French Algiena where French authori ties arrested and disarmed them The Spanish officers said only that revolt had broken out against re publican authorities and that the fleet had put out to sea for an unknown destination General Casado told the Asso ciated Press that the Cartagena revolt not a fascist one but directed mainly against Negrin A manifesto immediately after the defense council took control scathingly referred to the Negrin cabinet as a handful of men in whom no one had confidence any longer and declared that Negrin had proved his inability to rule The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday becoming unset tled in northwest portion Tues day not so cold in extreme southwest portion Monday night and in south portion Tues day MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness snow flurries in northeast portion colder Mon day night Tuesday increasing cloudiness snow in west por tion by afternoon or night not so cold in northwest by after noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 25 Minimum in night 7 At 8 a m Monday 8 Snow 3 inches rrccip 17 inch LAST YEAR Maximum 2B Minimum 5 Figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 31 Minimum Saturday night 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 28 Mjnimum v is Cigaret Vending Machine Death Sentence Section Not Removed in House Vote Senate Passes Bill to Make Commerce Commission Appointive DES MOTNES An Iowa house drive to strike the vending machine death sentence section from the cigaret antibootlegging law was buried under a 6B16 vote Monday Sponsored by Representative Isabel Elliott Bronson the amendment would have taken out of the bill a section making it unlawful to sell cigarets through vending ma chines Sponsors of the amendment called the secr tion confiscation without due process of law Opponents de clared the machines facilitate sale of cigarets to minors contrary to law Had Passed Sentence Action on the main bill was de ferred after Representative A H Avery Spencer and others asserted the measure would not correct abuses at which it is aimed The bill which has passed the senate holds out promise of a substantial cigaret tax revenue increase to the state treasury by placing the duty of affixing such stamps in manu facturers and distributors rather than in the retailers as at present Legislators handling the bill have estimated that the promised elimination of cigaret bootleg ging would boost tax revenues by to 51000000 a year The tax now raises a year Vote Sewage Funds The house adjourned until Tuesday morning after passing 83 to 12 a bill appropriating 473 for completion of the socalled Great Lakes sewage diversion project between Orleans and Mil ford in the lakes region of north west 16 wa The house Monday also passed a resolution requesting the high way commission to cease diver sion primary road funds to extension of the present primary system or to relocation of exist ing pavements until the system of primary roads connecting county seats completed Take Tip Election Reforms Members of the Iowa commerce commission would be appointed by the governor under a bill passed Monday by the senate upon the legislatures return from a weeks recess The senate took up a series of election reform bills where it had left off 10 days ago A bill to change the superin tendent of public instruction from an elective to an appointive offi cial passed the senate before the recess along with a bill to elim inate the short term in case of ap pointments to fill vacancies and a bill to list candidates by offices instead of political parties Receives Bare majority The commerce commission bill encountered serious opposition however It received only the con stitutional majority necessary for passage The vote was 26 to 19 As the assembly reconvened Monday morning Lieut Gov B B Hickenlpoper appointed a sift ing committee The committees first task is to dispose of the 89 bills now on the senate calendar Senator E P Donohue R of New Hampton majority floor leader is chairman Senator E P Convin Fruitland is ranking member Others are Senators Baldwin Levis Zeigler Evans Hill Sjulin and Gillette Baldwin and Gillette are democrats Will Debate Safety Hostilities involving the Iowa public safety department bill were transferred to the senate Monday as Representative Gus tave Alesch Marcus assailed the measure as a counterpart of the reorganization movement in Washington Representative Dean W Peisen Eldora chairman of the house consolidation committee said the senate would debate the public safety bill first It is sched uled to be considered in the upper house Tuesday he said Against Centralizing Power Alesch asserted the bill seeks to centralize too much power in the hands of the governor I am opposed to the reorgan ization measure in congress for the same reason Alesch a demo cratic house stalwart said The national reorganization drive un successful in the last congres sional session has the support of President Roosevelt The public safety department bill seeks to consolidate various state law enforcement and in spection functions including the highway patrol and the bureau of investigation into one department headed by a commissioner ap pointed by the governor Opening of Bennys Trial on Smuggling Charges Postponed HOLLYWOOD Benny radio and screen comedian went into seclusion at a Palm Springs resort hotel Mondayaft er announcing that his New York trial on smuggling charges had been postponed The trialhad been scheduled to openTuesday Benny said his attorneys had ob tained a continuance until trie first week in April He was in dicted several months agofor al legedly smuggling worth ol jewelry from Europe with the aid of Albert N Chapcrau At his arraignment he pleaded no t guilty Retired Movie Actor Dies at Cedar Rapids CEDAR RAPIDS Ar thur Teachout 51 retired actor of the stage and silent movies died here Sunday The principal pic turein which he was a featured player Vas Get Rich Quick lingford He had been a resident of Cedar Rapids since last Oc tober LOOK INSIDE FOR HEDY LAMARR Returns to Hollywood After Weekend Wedding PAGE 2 Tractor Clinic at Northwood Lake Mills PAQE 3 District Play to Face Prep Court Champs PAGE 9 Position of Church Not Changed Byers States EDITORIAL PAGE LEAVES SUICIDE NOTE RELATING DEATH OF GIRL Man Had Planned to Discuss Finances With Victims Parents ST JOSEPH Mo ramb ling 500 word suicide typed and partly scrawled on scraps of told the terrible nightmare of the killing of 13 year old Haselteen Black Oklahoma City junior high school girl Coroner B W Tadlock said Wil liam P Purkhiser portly 53 year old insurance man signed the let ter Sunday then put a revolver bullet through his brain Haselteens mother Mrs R W Scharber found her beaten and strangled body in her Oklahoma City home when sne returned from work Thursday with her husband Haselteens stepfather Cites Money Disagreements Purkhisers partly clad body was found by the proprietor of a room ing house heie Purkhiser had registered Saturday night He had been sought since Saturday when it was learned he had rented an auto in Oklahoma City Thursday and had not been seen since The auto was found Friday in Topeka Kans The letter referred to financial disagreements Purkhiser had had withMrs Scharber whom it said he had known since 1932 I went out Thursday because I did not think anybody would be W V Shipley Once Head of Dry Goods Store Group Dies home it read there when the so I would be Scharbers came home and I was going to have a talk with them and try and get things straight Victim of Circumstances WhenIfound there and that she ad been turned against me too I lost all reasoning and nothing but a terrible night mare followed Haselteen was chance having home ronly by returned early from school where she became ill Haselteen was an innocent vic tim of circumstances the letter said Just as she has been most of her life In another sense my family are innocent victims and they should not be censured for the things I have done Tried to Borrow Money Detective Chief Charles Ryan Oklahoma City said Purkhiser once had been associated with the Scharbers and recently had tried to borrow money from them Dr John Roddy city physician said Haselteen had been killed by 22 Woxvs on the head and that a cord knotted about her neck had not contributed to her death He said the girl had not been raped Purkhisers letter did not relate any details of the killing The closest it came was the reference to a terrible nightmare Man Whose Sentence Was Delayed for More Agony Executed HUNTSVILLE Tex UR Wmzell Williams 20 Negro mur derer whose life was prolonged30 days by Gov W Lee ODaniel so he would suffer more was elec trocuted early Monday in state prison He died calmly after expressing gratitude to ODaniel for the extra time He murdered E B Atwood 63 a dairyman for whom he worked A month ago ODaniel re prieved him saying he wanted him to suffer the agony of an ticipating death 30 days more a Daniel was bitterly attacked by the press by legislators and from pulpits He then said his state ment had been designed to im press the horror of capital pun ishment on the people He is op posed to capital punishment Funeral Services at Iowa Falls Former Home Wednesday W V Shipley 76 once head of a group of more than a dozen drygoods and department stores in North Iowa including the Ster ling store in Mason City died at 8 oclock Sunday evening at his home in Ames Mr Shipley had been ill for about two weeks It was believed however that he was recovering until Friday when he suffered a relapse A heart complication had arisen and death resulted from this Funeral services will be held in Iowa Falls the old family home Wednesday afternoon according to word received from Mr and Mrs Lester Armstrong of City who were at Mr Shipleys bedside when death came Mrs Armstrong is an only daughter Survived by Widow Mr Shipley is also survived by a widow who has been in fail ing health for the past year two sisters living in Los Angeles and San Francisco and two brothers one 1 railroader in Flagstaff Ariz and the other a printer living in the state of Washington He was the oldest of his family It was in Iowa Falls that Ml Shipley began his mercantile career Successful there he opened a store at Hampton One by one the Shipley group grew until the name could be seen on the main street of practically every sizable city in this section of the state The Mason City unit was estab lished in 1914 The Shipleys came here at that time to make their home Their residence across the street from Mercy hospital in Forest Park was one of the finer homes erected in that section of the city Many Stores Among the cities in which Mr Shipley had stores aside from V SHIPLEY those mentioned were Fort Dodge Webster City Garner Ames and Oskaloosa During his 20 years of residence in Mason City Mr Shipley was active in many forms of civic en deavor He was a leading figure in the Mason City Retail Mer chants association oE which he served as president one year He was active in the Baptist church here as he had been at Iowa Falls before coming to Mason City IOWA EDITOR IS 11 GILMORE CITY of Iowas youngest editors is Freder ick Holler son of Mrs Lois Hol ler A seventh grade student he started his weekly paper the Gil more City Rocket 18 months ago OF SNOW AGAIN 76 Inches Reported in Central Iowa Highways Are Slippery DES MOINES Iowa Mon day dug itself out ot the second heavy snow blanket to cover the state in a week but prompt action by highway maintenance crews and other transportation agencies prevented any serious tieup of traffic Highways were reported slip pery in many sections of the state but all main roads were open the state highway patrol reported The storm sweeping up from the southwest in the course of last Tuesdays 18 inch snowfall struck Iowa Sunday bringing up to 7C inches of snow in the central sec tion of the state The bureau reported the storm which halted in Iowa late Sun day would pass out of the country by Monday night Fair weather was predicted for Monday night and Tuesday in Iowa Marshalltown received the heaviest official fall of 76 inches Cedar Rapids had six inches while Des Moines reported a fresh fall of five inches making six inches on the ground Other reports included Ames 44 inches fresh fall inches on ground Alta 2 inches Iowa City 33 inches Dubuque four inches 5 inches on ground Dav enport 46 inches with snow still falling Mason City 3 inches Iowa Falls and Charles City 214 inches Mount Ayr Omaha and Sioux City about 2 inches Manna Found in Street by Lake MHSs Man V 3 fe it w LAKE sion was nothing but an idle rumor to Ralph John son Lake Mills oil station attendant Saturday as he walked from his station to the Merchants State bank trac ing a path which yielded a total r f f if Between 2Pairs of Pants Drop Out as Farmer Walks of S80 m bills from the snow visited the Community Oil ccm and slush pany station where Johnson But developments eventually works purchasing some gas After Aldahl left the station Johnson found a roll of bills on the floor He followed his customer and on the monetary walk to the bank found the which had been trampled on in the snow brought out the fact that the sudden prosperity boom was due entirely to two pair of pants Jake Aldahl fanner residing north of town had Apprised of his financial crisis the farmer assisted by several men retraced his path and the men found the remain ing of the S200 he had Cause of it all was the fact that Mr Aldahl had worn two pair of trousers and placed the money between the two pairs instead of in the Iowa Safety Council Will Fight Politics DBS MO1NES Iowa Slate Safety council prepared Monday to renew its fight to keep partisan politics out of the state highway patrol The council at its annual meet ing here Sunday reelected W Earl Hall of Mason City as its president and adopted a resolu tion commending Halls stand in opposing all agencies which have attempted to inject politics into the Safety council and the state highway patrol Stresses Fundamentals Hall was reelected despite his plea that the council elect some one else Hereferred to personal ity handicap and declared funda mentals have been crowded from the stage in the controversy with Secretary of State Earl G Miller over patrol operations Hall said it has become in creasingly clear to him that in many quarters there has been a disposition to lose sight of the important cause back of the Iowa State Safety council and think in terms of Earl Hall versus Earl Miller Maybe you had it in mind any Wayi Bcvthat as t HaH concluded Im asking that you elect another president ReElected Unanimously A nominating committee com posed oE Frank Ulish Fort Dodge Mrs Nina Sugg Clinton and Carl Foster Sheffield overrode Hall with the assertion the council should not swap horses in the middle the stream Hall was reelected without dissenting vote and accepted on condition he be allowed to with draw from the presidency when the current controversy is over Resolutions Adopted The resolutions committee made up of p F McNulty Sioux City Fred Voorhies Mason City and Dr J D Cantwell Davenport presented a fivepoint program which was adopted 1 A state highway patrol free from partisan politics under long time commissioner 2 A patrol that is a patrol not an inspection agency nor a hybrid m any particular 3 Recognition and protection the of patrolmen now in 4 A merit system to bar incom petents and protect competents in their jobs on the highway patrol a Specific provision for safely education both as to adults and FROM NINTH DISTRICT Appointment of O F McNully of Sioux City asninth district rep resentative on the board of direc tors of the Iowa State Safety council was announced Monday Earl Hall president Mr who has headed the Woodbury county safety council succeeds Judge Bernard Brown Sioux who at the annual meeting m Des Moines Sunday was elevated to a vice presidency of the state organization MILLER HAS NO COMMENT ON COUNCIL DES MOINES of State Earl G Miller said Mon aay he had no comment on the Iowa State Safety councils meeting here Sunday when Miller was accused of failure to cooper ate in the state safety program bo far as Im concerned they safety council are a dead issue Miller asserted Attorney General for Coolidge Dies LUDLOW Vt Funeral services will be held here Wednes day for John Garibaldi Sargent 78 attorney general in the cabinet of President Calvin Coolidge Sar gent died at his home here Sun day CONFERS WITH PARTY LEADERS IN WHITE HOUSE Bankhead Emphasizes Reassurances Given American Business WASHINGTON Roosevelt who has taken per sonal charge of the administra tions campaign to stimulate busi ness gave white house callers the impression Monday that he is willing for congress to adjourn as soon as it clears up its current slate Representative Rayburn of Texas house majority leader and one of the congress chieftains at the weekly white house confer ence said Mr Roosevelt reiter ated that he had nothing new to submit to congress On that basis Rayburn pre dicted a reasonably early ad journment Stress Business CoOperation Speaker Bankhead who attend ed the conference said afterward that with all the recent reassur ances from the administration business should be justified in going ahead He told newsmen that the Iowa address Secretary Hopkins re cent statements by Secretary Morgenthiu and repeated asser tions that no new taxes were in prospect should assure business of new cooperation on the part of the government The president and the whole administration and congress are anxious for cooperation in get ting off what we might call dead center for investment of new capital Bankhead said Contention Is Discussed The policy of the administra tion is to do everything within reason to help without abandon ing its program for social reform which I think most of the coun try accepts What went on in She confer ence no one would say Those at tending did have an opportunity to discuss an economy bloc con tention that only by reducing ex penditures can the government create industrial confidence Mr Roosevelts calling in of the party leaders was the first of two ac tions having a bearing on busi ness improvement The second was his fixing ot the opening meeting oj the AFL CIO peace committee at p m Tuesday The conference in Mr Roosevelts office will be attend ed by representatives of the two labor organizations and by Sec retary of Labor Perkins Would Revise Taxes The immediate legislation sought by the economy advocates is a revision of business taxes Secretary Morgenthau on Satur day promised Senator Harrison D Miss and Representative Doughton D N Car that the treasury would make recommen dations as soon as possible after March 15 tax returns are can vassed Activities of Harrisons group however threatened to precipi tate a controversy with adminis tration proponents continued spending that may speedily rele gate to the background the senate argument over foreign policy and the defense program Take Up Reorganization Senate Loader Barkley hoped for a quick vote on the only major issue in the army ex pansion proposal to fix the limit of air corps strength at 6000 planes instead of the 5 500 approved by the house Pas sage of the bill by midweek is ex pected A modified government reor ganization bill came before the house and administration chiefs confidently predicted its passage in n few daysThe bill was devoid of provisions for abolishing the office of comptroller general and revamping the civil service com which con tributed materially to the defeat of a similar measure last session May Involve Debt Limit The economy issue was raised with the reorganization bill through a report of the Brookings institution which said Hie only way to effect important savings was to eliminate or curtail cer tain types of government activi ties This step it added would in volve large issues of public policy The principal fight on govern ment expenditures may come over an administration proposal to in crease the national debt limit bv a proposal regard eel by some senate democrats as the most politicallydangerous measures of the session Several economyminded scnu tors who usually follow the ad vice of Vice President Garner said they were suneying Ihc sit uation to determine whether ac ;