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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1939, Mason City, Iowa I V NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E R HIST WCM A ART of IOWA COUP MtS IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 81939 THIS PAPEA CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 128 BEAT EFFORT TO LIMIT SAFETY BILL II Duce May Be Next to Lose Umbrella may be the one to lose his umbrella at the next counterpart of Munich the top U S diplomats ar correct the coming crisis in the M e diterranean will develop and work out this wav The situa tion will come to the crisis point in a month or moire certainly not sooner It will develop through some move by Mus solini to stir up Mallon France If he iries to deprive France of any ter ritory he will find her far more interested than she was about CzechoSlovakia French troops would then certainly be poured into northern Italy into the rich Po valley The French are not great ad mirers of Italian fighting stamina and are confident they can handlle Mussolini unless Hitler shoots iis troops into Italy the back way over Brenner pass Unquestion ably the British fleei could and would bottle Mussy up in the Med iterranean and keep him bottled 9 Whip in Other Hands This time there is no remote ally far from the French border almost surrounded by the dicta tors towhom aid would have been proposi fioniThejvhipi band When he whip Mus solini may decideall he wants is definite and defensible means of communication with Ethiopia If he gets a few shares in the com pany owning the Suez canal it will do him no good What else defen sible he can get is problematical as the French and British have sufficient battleships to make Suez agreements practically worthless Nor can Mussy do much to the French in Tunisia Many of the Italians there are Jews some say onethird and the Arabs are on the side of the French If Mussolini does not have some hair pulled off his chest in this argument Washington has been misinformed again Latin American Buying A Latin American trade en couragement plan is faking form in the higher administration minds This country has been get ting much of its manganese from Russia tin and rubber from Ma lay If it could switch these pur chases to Bolivia Brazil and Ar gentine doiljr balances could be built up so these nations coulc purchase more from us and less from the dictators The problem is more compli cated than it sounds Under pres ent processes Bolivian tin can be smelted for our needs only when mixed with Malay tin but a new process is being discussed which might permit direct importation and smelting of Bolivian tin If much of our tourist trade can be switched from Europe to Latin America additional Latin Ameri can purchasing power could be taken from the dictators At least these suggestions show this government is now thinking about the problem in a more prac tical way which may yet make the hemispherebond bind e Repropose Guam Aid Guam may be sunk but not without a trace The seaplane base improvements may be dropped from the pending naval base bill but not without a strong adminis tration chain being tied to it Later on it is to be hauled up and reproposed as an amendment to the rivers and harbors bill or as an independent dredging proposi tion Thats the plot It may work Last year appro priations for similar initial work at Midway and Wake Islands were handled as commercial projects These two islands are not in the center of Japanese mandated in fluence as is guam but the same disguise might have a quieting ef fect on congress Kinjr Inc NAZIS WILL NOT AID AMBITIONS OF SLOVAK Clamor for Complete Independence Will Continue as Problem PRAGUE CzechoSlovakia if immediate hope of some Slovak political factions for an in dependent Slovakia has vanished in the face of German disinclina tion to take on a new economic aurden infoimed sources believe However autonomous Slovakia with its recurrent demand for full independence will remain a ma jor problem for the diminished second republic of CzechoSlo vakia it was felt by these sources unless Germany abandons her pro gram in eastern Europe Clamor Not Quieted The swift developments which followed dismemberment CzechoSlovakia after the Sep tember war scare gave Slovakia and CarpathoUkraine autonomous governments but they did not quiet the clamor in some Slovak circles for complete independence The Slovak cabinet headed by Dr Joseph Tiso has been split on the question Tiso leader of the Slovak peo ples party has advocated remain ing within the republic Separatist movements were led by Minister oE Economics Ferdinand Dur chansky and Sano Mach director of the propaganda department Troubles Largely Financial The matter came to a head last week when the centra Czecho slovak government accused the Slovak regional government at Bratislava of arbitrary action and called the Slovak ministers to Prague for discussions Another meeting wasscheduled late this week Slovakias troubles largely are financial The government has been trying to float a 300000000 crown internal loan without marked success Believe Money Sought Slovalaa has a population ot about 2400000 mostly devoted to agriculture and small industry Some circles here regarded conversations with Berlin and the demand for independence as a calculated move by the Slovaks to get money from the govern ment If so it was apparently a failure SEEK REVAMP BILL SHOWDOWN House Republicans Show Friendliness Toward Byrd Measure WASHINGTON re publicans lined up in solid ranks Wednesday to force an immediate showdown on a proposal to sub stitute for the administration reorganization bill a measure sponsored by Senator Bvrd D Va Democratic leaders however expressed confidence of defeating the republican scheme and theii quickly passing their own meas ure by virtually a straight party vote Republicans showed their friendliness toward the Byrd bill Tuesday by jumping dramatically to their feet when Representative Keller D 111 inquired in a challenging voice how many of them would vote for it The two measures differ basic ally on one vital point The house bill would allow the presidents reorganization sug gestions to become effective auto matically within GO days after their submission to congress un less both senate and house turned them down The Byrd bill would cancel re organization proposals unless the two branches approved them within 20 days Labor Peace Groups Confer With President ARE PRINCIPALS IN WILL NEWTON to the transaction announced the set tlement of annuities left by the late F L Maytag in his will to his six brothers and sisters and to 16 nieces and nephews for 5680000 Amounts given to each heir were not announced School Bus Drivel Electrocuted When Power Pole Snaps COWETA Okla school bus driver was killed and some 30 grammar school students nar rowly escaped death by electric shock late Tuesday when their vehicle snapped a power line pole Colonel Knupp 19 the driver died when he crawled out a win dow of the overturned steei bus and touched one of the sagging 13000volt transmission wires The children mostly shaken care fully crawled out the iear exit door of the bus cf i A P3Ce Par eL of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of In dustruu Organizations with Secretary of Labur Perkins outside the white house following a meetine with President Roosevelt At the meeting John L Lewis CIO head proposed one big union for all or saiuzed labor Left to riglit Phillip Murray CIO Sidney Hillman CIO Matthew Woll AFL Miss Per kins T A Kickcrf AFL HarryC Bates AFL and Lewis LABOR GROUPS 11 VI WI JT JJA TO MEET AGAIN Dunn Will Be Reappointed i his Is hvident Despite Gillette View Latest Dope in Washington T i E G DIHW Recess at Washington With Agreement to Gather March 10 in NY WASHINGTON AFL and CIO peace committees re cessed their first joint conference on a settlemenfcofjtheir labor war art Agreement to rheet again in New YorkCity March 10 Harry C Bates a member of ihe American Federation of La bor negotiating committee dis closed the action of ihe conferees in a prepared statement to the press Make Preliminary Survey The statement said The conference made a pre liminary canvass of its problems and met briefly with the secretary of labor The conference agreed to re cess and meet in New York City at 8 p m Friday March 10 at which time it will consider proposals made Tuesday by the CIO or any other suggestions that might be laid before it John L Lewis head of the Con gress of Industrial Organizations negotiating commute suggested Tuesday a plan for labor peace which would combine the nations major labor organizations in a united labor movement Ask Intelligent Analysis The AFL committee turned down Lewis proposal immediately after it was made but the state ment from Bates indicated it would be discussed The CIO president appealed to the AFL Wednesday for intelli gent analysis of his proposal Lewis made his appeal at the opening of new Congress of Indus trial OrganizationsAmerican Fed eration of Labor peace negotia tions held at the behest of Presi dent Roosevelt v The AFL negotiators rejected Tuesday Lewis suggestion for amalgamating the CIO AFL and the four railroad brotherhoods which are independent of both CIOand AFL into one big union to be known as the American Con gress of Labor He would have eliminated Wil liam Green AFL president and himself from office in the ACL American Expected to Be Named Cardinal VATICAN CITY us ually reliable source expressed be lief Wednesday that Pope Pius XII at a consistory to be held in the early future would elevate Monsignor Stephen J Donahue oyyutu im insurance on tms administrator of the archdiocese years crop The corporation of New York to the college of insurance applications now cardmals Monsignor Donahue was taled 299501 including 197137 auxiliary bishop to the late Patfrom western winter wheat grow rick Hayes archbishoo of NPW prs 7 4fi7 finm HOPKINS BACKS UP PROMISES Pledges Definite Action to CoOperate for Aid to Business WASHINGTON of Commerce Hopkins promised business Wednesday positive ac tion to back up promises of co operation in recent statements of administration leaders Life is just too short Hop kins said to make speeches un less youre going to do something about it He ascribed to political rivalry and cynicism any doubts which might have been raised about the sincerity of the administration statements He referred to his own cooperation speech at Des Moines Iowa thenonewtax promise of Secretary Morgenthau the no newbusiness legislation statment of the president and similar prom ises He said he was conferring daily with officials in various agencies of the government on means of helping business but did not want to talk about the details until something actually was done Says E P Chase Prospects for the reap p ointment of E G Dunn as United States district attorney for the northern district of Iowa looking up iaccording toE P DJUy xPress a Washingtbnl For several weeks the tall around Washington had been tha Mr Dunn was not slated for re appointment Mr Chase in hi Doing Washington political col umn released Wednesday indi cated another development Now comes the word that EC Dunn of Mason City federal dis trict attorney for northern low until his term expires March 15 may be reappointed says Mr This despite the fac that Senator Guy M Gillette feel that he owes Dunn nothing for tin latter fought Gillette in the 1931 primary election Gives Latest Dope The latest dope is that Attor ney General Frank Murphy and Postmaster General Tames Far ley have asked that Dunn be re appointed and ihat Presiden Roosevelt Is inclined to grant thi request This would mean Dunn would not have to rely on Sena to Gillettes recommendation Thi only recourse Gillette would havi would be to attempt to block sen ate confirmation of course he might not choose to fol low Mr Dunn who has been in of lice since Oct 1 1934 has pro cured 4GO convictions out ot 46 indictments When shown a copy of the re port from Washington Mr Dunn Seek Crop Insurance WASHINGTON Fed eral Crop Insurance corporation reported Wednesday more than 94000 growers of spring wheat had applied for insurance on this 80 Students Jump Run in Windstorm KINGSTON N Car jump and run community school wneai grow lived up to its name when a wind fS estern blew a tree down on the Ynrfc whX rtor V c t r J JO irom eastern growers storm blew a tree dow who died lastSept 3 He arid the balance from producers building Eighty Negro 13 spring wheat jumped and ran None stated that he was Senator Gillette was sorry tha taking the RED REVOLT IN MADRID IS PDT DOWN BY MIAJA Communists Charged Spanish Government Plans to Capitulate MADRID Jose Wiajas national defense govern ment announced by radio Wed nesday the surrender of republi can army chiefs involved in a ommunist uprising and the quick cessation of fighting indicated omplete suppression of the re olt The announcement came shortly after revolting communists sur rendered strategic points in the lace of tank and hand grenade at acks by Miaja forces striving to ut down the local war within Spains civil war Protest Capitulation The communists had risen against the national defense regime because they alleged it in tended to capitulate to the na tionalist government of General Francisco Franco which holds threefourths of Spain Miaja had sent an ultimatum to the rebels demanding surrender ty noon Wednesday S a m C S T Otherwise the ultimatum said they would be bombed into submission Fresh disturbances developed in Madrid Tuesday night War Within a War Carabineros forming a uni formed force which acted as cus toms police before the civil war started and which has remainec loyal to th republic throughou the conflict were used by the Miaja regine to attack the rebels with hand bombs Machine gun and rifle fire spli the darknessbefore dawn as thi communists waged sporadic war withinawar against the three dayold regime ot the nationa defense council The communist revolt devel oped Tuesday after iUiaja pledged himself to seek a worthy peace with nationalist Generalissimo Franco to end he 28month siege of Madrid and the nearly 3Z month old civil war Firing was particularly intense in the northern and eastern sec tions of the city where commun ists were holding out behind theii barricades A midnight communique by tlis defense council assured the popu lation of the warweary city tha it had the situation under control attitude he is reported to be tak ing1 Supported Wearin Mr Dunn stated that while he had supported Otha D Wearin in the primary campaign for nomi nation for senator that he had giv en the best of his modest ability to help in the election of Senator Gillette and that he felt that dif ferences in a primary campaign should not be grounds for a split in the democratic party Mr Dunn stated that he deeply appreciates the support of Attor ney General Frank Murphy Chairman James A Farley and BLEDSOE HEAD OF RX DIES President of A T and Santa Fe in 111 Health Since First of Year CHICAGO Samuel T Bledsoe president of the Atchi son Topeka and Santa Fe railway since 1933 died in his home early Bledsoe had been in ill health since ihe first of the year His turn for the condition took a worse on Monday Bledsoe a lawyer began his railroad career as legal counsel for the Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe railroad in 1895 In 1908 he became solicitor for the Santa Fe line in Oklahoma advancing to the position of gen eral attorney four years later From 1930 to 1933 he was chair man of the lines executive com mittee and general counsel In addition to heading the Santa Fe Bledsoe was a director unairman james A ana ru oJLoiue was a director the president in the action they 1 of Railway Express Agency Inc are reported to have taken and the Continental Illinois Bank and Trust company students were hurt Women Seek Invitations to See Royalty STTTNfvrriM WASHINGTON ton women are leaving a deluge of calling cards at the British embassy in the hope of being in vited to a garden party for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The rush began when Sir Ron ald and Lady Lindsay reopened the embassy last month after sev eral weeks absence Wednesday the stack of cards for this season was two feet three inches high More than 100 persons called in one afternoon Of course thil does not mean that all oE there saw Lady Lindsay The en merely drive up leave their cards at the door and drive away The Americanborn Lady Lind say always has the largest calling list in town and her absence dammed up the usual flow of cards but teatable talk makes it obvious that a possible chance to meet the British royal couple is the biggest reason for the i Society veterans are taking no chances onmissing an invitation just because they delayed too iong their annual call Even so if the ambassador does give a garden parly for the king and queen it undoubtedly will be lim ited to high officials and the cream of society Spanish Sub joins Other Units in Fleet B 1 Z E R T E Tunisia Spanish republican submarine Wednesday joined other units of the Madrid governments fleet in this French north African naval base to be interned and disarmed The submarine swung into line with three cruisers and eight de stroyers which dropped anchor Tuesday after fleeing from the revoltridden government nava base at Cartagena LOOK INSIDE FOR CLARK GABLE Wont Tell Time for Marriage to Lombard PAGE 2 Basketball Tops News of North Iowa Athletics PAGE U Teachers Meet at College March 18 PAGE 7 PLAY TOURNEY SEMIFINALS Four Teams Meet at Dubuque Finals on Wednesday Night Card Half Flna Holy Family H DUBUQUE OP Two of th strongest contenders for the state Catholic high school basketbal Central Ottum wa and Holy Family of Mason Wednesday afternooi in the opening game of the tour namentsemifinals In the other semifinal game Our Lady of Victory of Walerlot meets Loras of Dubuque Fina game of the threeday tournej was to be played Wednesda night Holy Family has won 23 con secutive games and advanced b the semifinals by defeating Im maculate Conception of Cherokee 33 to 23 Tuesday EMMETSBURG AND FORT DODGE WIN OPENERS BOONE wal loped Eagle Grove 66 to 31 in th opening game Wednesday of th annual state junior college basket ball tournament here Fort Dodg then defeated Grandview of De Moines 33 to 23 DAUGHTER IS NAMED TOKIO Hiro hito named his daughter Princess Takako Suganomiya princess noble a ceremony at the palace Wednesday in accord ance with rituai that has been un changed for a thousand years Goldfield Farmer Dies From Burns Suffered at Home FORT DODGE S OI son 76 died in a local hospit Wednesday from burns received i his blazing farm home near Gold field Monday Olson was dragged from hi home by passing motorists whe they discovered the structure i flames They broke into the hous where they found the farmer un conscious on the floor of th kitchen The Weather FORECAST IOWA Considerable cloudi ness Wednesday night and Thursday somewhat colder Wednesday night except in ex treme west and extreme east portions colder in central and cast portions Thursday MINNESOTA Con sidcrable cloudiness in south portion light snow probable In north AVedncsday night and Thursday somewhat colder Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 28 Minimum Tuesday night 16 At 8 a m Wednesday 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum 17 AMENDMENT IS DEFEATED27TO 17 BY SENATE Beardsley in Offering Proposal to Hamstring Measure DES MOINES m reorganization forces Wednes lay beat off a drive in the Iowa enate to limit the scope oE the iroposed new public safety dc lartment to the high patrol and commerce commission members Tile vote on the hamstringing amendment was 27 opposed and 7 favoring the change Ten of the 12 senate democrats voted for the imendment which was offered by Senator W S Beardsley New Virginia Beardsley charged the original plan of consolidating the patrol vilh the state bureau of investi gation would cause the patrol to orget its highway safety functions ind would send the patrolmen off m such enforcement errands as chasing bootleggers He termed he bill in ifs present form a monstrosity Breen Joins Beardsley Senator Ed Breen Fort 3odge sided with Beardsley with he statement that adding police unctions to present patrol duties would give the patrolmen a G man complex The consolidation measure vould unite most of the states en forcement and inspection func tions including the highway patrol and bureau of investiga tion into one department under a public safety commissioner ap pointedby the governor Beards leys amendment would have re duced to approximately 150 the number of employes affected by the change The billas it now stands affects upwards of 208 men Asserts Everett Opposed In support of the amendment Breen read excerpts from a Cedar Rapids Gazette column by Verne Maishall Gazette editor The quotation in part found justifi cation for criticism of a measure which would take from the attor ney generals office agents es sential in that state officials en forcement duties Beardsley asserted he had been told that Atty Gen Fred Everett opposed the removal of the inves tigation unit from under the lat ters jurisdiction Senator E P Donohue New Hampton who led the fight against the amendment disputed Beardsleys statement by saying that Everett has no objections to the measure if he were given the right to requisition such agents as he needed from time to time for enforcement work Will Not Interfere Everett later explained to re porters that he did not favor the bill but that he did not want to interfere with the legislature in its deliberations on the proposal He added that he had requested requisitioning amendment Everetts position raised to three the number of executive council members opposing the public safety department idea Secretary of State Earl G Miller and Secretary of Agriculture Mark Thornburg previously had disclosed objections to the con solidation plan Beardsley who challenged op ponents of his amendment to show where the bill would save a single dollar termed the main bill a measure of disorganiza tion Fears GMan Desire Donohue reminded the senate that loss of the bureau of investi gation by the attorney generals office merely would place that official on the same general plane with the Iowa county attorney The county attorney does not direct the work of the sheriffs of fice he pointed out Breen saw in the merging ot the patrol with the bureau of in vestigation a possibility of in fecting the patrol with a desire to become G men crime hunters and investigators Patrol duties are monotonous he continued There isnt any color or glamor in that kind of work But patrolling is a thou sand times more important to the people of Iowa than all these other little jobs Safety Angle Stressed Iowa has only 10 or 12 major crimes a year Breen added whereas 500 persons lose their lives annually in automobile ac The serute later accepted amendments to boost the safety commissioners salary from 34200 to a year and to delete the weights and measures inspectors of the department of agriculture from the proposed consolidation ;