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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 9 1939 THJS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE ByPAULMALLOR i u n jH WPA Rolls Are Not Yet Cut by F R Roosevelt wjll toss congress for a onepoint landing on one 150 million dollars of additional relief funds denied him earlier It could not have been other wise in view of the way the cur t ailed WPA fund is being ad ministered Administra tor Harrington told the senators if they gave him only 000 as t h e y he would probably start cutting relief rolls from 5 000000 persons in January to Paul Malfon za 0 00 0 0 in February to 2600000 in March He has not done that WPA figures released Feb 18 showed 3010068 persons then still on the rolls Later figures will be out shortly but the WPA offi cials say these will not be much under 3000000 if at all Question thus is raised as to whether WPA sincerely tried to apply the curtailment ordered by congress or whether it adminis tered the fund so as to wheedle the extra 5150000000 from con gress I1 Works Like a Zipper This shows why few authorities expect the highly publicized new economy drive to succeed If i saves as much as a cent for every word sincerely spoken and printec so far in its behalf most observ ers will be fooled The executive branch ot the government now holds the purse strings As long as it works these i like a zipper congress might as well be holding an open bag as the purse It will dono good for congress to limit total appropria tions at any given time The zip per workers can generally admin thespebdingso as to come riripref wKenever they theref of e would seem t have much chance for success un less it deprived the spenders o control over the zipper When ant the money is to be spent mus be specified The zipper b03Ts of course sa this cannot be done Congres cannot know ahead of time hov much will be needed Thus the merry game goes on and probably will go on indefi nitely i Human Nature Element Another trouble with this econ omy drive is the same as with its predecessors human nature Most people want theirs and wan to economize only on the othe fellows Before the Baruch lunci party the Honorables Garner Jimmy Byrnes Alva Adams an Baruch were chatting Game gravely lifted the white awning over his eyes and said Wei Barney I think Jimmy and Alv here are pretty good boys whe it comesto economy but theyv got a lot to learn Alva fired back Let me te you Mr Baruch Jack Garner pu me on thiseconomy bandwago after he had persuaded me to vot 3 million dollars for the Texas ex position Adams had to go back severa years to find a rope to aso th V P but had him completely bull dogged and tied Garner struggled for a momen then Well boys that all water over the dam Loosen Small Loans The Mead and Pepper bills 1 loosen up on small loans to busf ness grew out of some inside laboration between Harry Hop kins Jesse Jones and Bill Doug las commerce department RF and SEC Also Dun and Brad street has done some undercove work on the idea Some like the Mead bill offer ing government insurance to small business loans others prefe inauguration of regional indus trial banks Something will get through congress probably the f Mead bill the machinery of the Pepper bill would delay actual loans 12 to 18 months while the banks were being set up Figures will be submitted indi cating 1 to billion dollars may i be loaned to small business in the next 18 to 24 months if congress hurries Jones is already making small business joans but he requires proof that local banks have first denied them RFC has completed 4634 such to an amount of 912 million dollars In addition local banks have participated in 1244 more loans of the same character to an amount of 52 million dollars CCopjrljhl KinK Features Inc NO 129 LOYALISTS BOMB MADRID REDS REFERENDUM IN WAR DECISIONS TO BE TAKEN UP Hearings Scheduled Soon on Proposal Opposed by Roosevelt WASHINGTON f a national war referendum vhich the administration opposes von a promise Thursday of a how down senate vote at this ses ion Senators La Follette ProgWis nd Clark two of the 12 ponsors of the proposed consti utional amendment received as urances from a judiciary sub ommittee that hearings would be ld soon This disclosure coincided with nformation from members of the ouse military committee that their roup had approved a plan for ac epting strategic war minerals in art payment of European war ebts or in exchange for surplus gricultural products Opposed by F E The scheme was inserted in a ill authorizing the war depart ment to spend over a ouryear period for reserves of manganese tin chrome ore and other minerals in which the coun ry is deficient The war referendum proposal vould require a popular vote oe we the United States could go o war except in case of foreign attacks on any nation in the west ern hemisphere A similar plan was killed in the house last year after the presiden and Secretary Hull had opposed t They contended then and the renewed the objection his week that a referendum might delay military operations necessary for the nations de ense Batch Against Flan the hearings lie tee said he would vote against the sroposal I wouldnt even like to wait down the streets of Washingtor ith my hands tied behind me ie said and this would be tieing hands of the nation I think the plan would actually increase ihe chances of war It would in vite any nation in the world to insult us Includes Guam Aid While cloakroom conversations centered on recent neutrality de velopments the senate naval com mittee pushed ahead with hear ings on the administrations 000000 naval base bill The meas ure includes a harbor improvement at Guam item which the house rejected There was talk among commit tee members of a compromise un der which the Guam authoriza tion would be approved with the understanding that no further money for developments there would be provided Mrs Gable Gets Divorce in Nevada Mrs Maria Gable estranged wife of Clark Gable is shown as she received Iier formal divorce de Lombard screen comedienne LOSES illoOO AT ROULETTE Actors Former Wife Celebrates Receiving Divorce From Gable H O LL Y W O O D UR Mrs Maria Gable was back from Nevada Thursday minus nearly she lost at roulette while celebrating her divorce tr o m Clark Gable Friends said she had espefefafljr badluck Vrttri her favoritenum Vegas casinos where she played She is expected toremain in Hollywood several days and leave for New York City to meet friends returning from Europe Mrs Gable who was the movie lovers VLan Blames Friends for Being Found in Wrong Bed IOWA drink too many That appeared to be the cause Thursday ofa harum carum series of adventures which Louie Ulbers Butler ounty farmer told Hardin and Franklin county authorities of after hectic evening at Iowa Falls and vicinity Ulbers drove to Iowa Falls to visit his wife who is in the hospital lere Leaving the hospital to get a bite to eat he met two emembers their faces not they asked him to ake a drink Ulbers accepted their invitation nd when next he was conscious ound himself in a bed in a farm fionie near Chapin iorne of hmes an urned found libers a stranger to them lying on their bed partly undressed second wife desertion charged him with Sioux City Robbers Get in Jewelry SIOUX CITY ob tained jewelry valued at about 51000 early Thursday morning when they broke a show window of the Thorpe and company jewel ry store and scooped up an assort ment of diamond rings and watches The breaking of the win dow set off a burglar alarm Po lice responded but the robbers es caped in the meantime 3 lowans Identified as Trio of Robbers COUNCIL BLUFFS Capt J N Reynolds said Thurs day three men giving Sioux City as their home were identified Wednesday night by F L Heese of Fender Nebr as the trio that robbed him of S300 and a quantity of merchandise as he drove from Sioux City last Saturday The robbery occurred near Dakota City Nebr Reynolds said the prisoners gave their names as Charles Hall Leonard Smothers and Lyle Hammatt HARRISON AND FR CONFER Economy Bloc1 Chief Tells President of Views on Confidence WASHINGTON OP Senator Harrison D a leader of the senate economy bloc was called to the white house Thurs day to give President Roosevelt his views on how government can best contribute to business con fidence Harrison accompanied by Rep resentative Cooper D Tenn of the house ways and means com mittee was expected to tell the president that an effort to reduce federal spending is essential to general recovery Since the administration em barked on its program to encour age business there have been growing congressional demands for economy These haie been echoed by business spokesmen US BRAZIL SIGN TREATY Liberal Extension of Credit by US Is Provided in Agreement WASHINGTON United States arid Brazil signed far reach ing agreements Thursday for the liberal extension of credit by the United States toBrazil The two countries also agreed to the freeing of the Brazilian ex change market for commerce from here the establishment of a Bra zilian National bank and resump tion of payments on Brazils dollar debts Through an exchange of notes between Secretary of State Hul and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aranha this countrys exportim port bank will extend credits no to exceed 519200000 to the Bank of Brazil to enable the Brazilian government to discontinue offi cial control over foreign exchang operations President Roosevelt the state department announced will re commend that congress place a Brazils disposal gold up to 000000 to serve as assets for thi central reserve bank which Brazi will create Brazil has agreed to develop complementary noncompetitive products for which the state de partment declared a substantia market is believed to exist in tin United States CLAJt HOLDS DUCK FLORENCE S Car S Marshal Hal Harvin took a clam into custody for duck hunting ou of season He found the clan clamped on the foot of a duck The clam was so heavy the due could not escape It was the Mrs John Sheriff Fred Sehweiger of Franklin county was summoned and placed Ulbers in jail Aftermath The Ulbers car was found in a different location from where it was left Ulbers still doesntknow who took bis car whohis friends were nor how he got in the Thines bed Authorities continued his case BRITT DEFEATED BY ALBIA 2826 Northwestern Moves Into Junior College QuarterFinal Play Mason Graceland of Lamoni BOONE Withstanding a ast minute rally Albia defeated Britt 28 to 26 Thursday in the state junior college basketball ournamenf Albia led 18 to 16 at the half ind in the final period Britt staged a rally which stopped only two points behind the winners Larson Britt center led the coring with 13 points while Coll ng guard paced the victors with 10 points Northwestern of Orange City a pretourney favorite defeated Red Oak 40 to 26 to land a quar terfinals game with Tipton Fri day Tipton edged out Washington 36 to 35 FARSIINGTON AND MASSENA GIRLS DES MOINES Farmington beat back Akrons third period rally and won the opening game of the Girls State High School Cham pionship Basketball tournament here Thursday The score was 32 to 26 Massena with Betty Brandon counting the winning points moved into the quarterfinals with a 24 to 22 victory over Ossian Iowa Tuberculosis Association to Meet in Mason City in 40 DES MOINES Wanen Ferguson Ottumwa Thursday was reelected president of the Iowa Tuberculosis association Dr J C Painter Dubuque was named first vice president anc Mrs O A Baumeistcr Counci Bluffs second vice president Mason City was selected for the site ot the next annual meeting HIGHWAY IS REOPENED SHENANDOAH be ing closed all night because o flood waters and an ice jam in the west Nishnabotna river high way 3 between Shenandoah and Sidney was Thursday opened to traffi LOOK INSIDE FOR HOUSE NEXT TO DEBATE SAFETY BILL FOR IOWA Senate Votes to Take Highway Patrol Away From Secretary Miller DES MOINES bill to remove the highway patrol from the jurisdiction of Secretary of State Earl G Miller Thursday was at the legislative halfway mark Iowa senate approval was given late Wednesday to the public safety department measure pro posing the consolidation of var ious state enforcement and in spection functions under Gov George A Wilson The vote was 36 to 5 Representative Deaii Peisen R Eldora house sponsor of the measure said the lower chamber probably would begin considera tion of the bill Friday Affects 6 Departments The bill would merge into a safety department approximately 275 state officers and inspectors now scattered through six separ ate departments The public safety commissioner who would have full charge of the new set up would be appointed by the governor Divisions affected by the pro posal are The highway patrol and part of the remaining motor vehicle de partment functions now under Secretary of State Miller the bu reau of investigation and the po lice radio system now under At torney General Fred Everett truck inspectors of the state com merce commission and the state fire marshal The latter now is subject to appointment by the governor Provokes Sharp Debate The bill also gives generalpa lice powers to highway patrol men a subject which provokec sharp debate because of its pos sible labor connotations The re publican senate majority beat oft two attempts to change the word ing of the industrial dispute section Found Guilty of Bank Robbery Leo Mikesh of Acklcy was found guilty of bank robberj when a jury returned a verdict at Allison after being out four hours Wednesday The case was tried before Judge T A Beard more and took four days It is alleged he took between S50 and S60 in a branch bank in Kesley Mikesh claimed he was playing cards in Dumont at the lime of the robbery COUNT GALEAZZO CIANO Reassures British of Reported Troop Moves PAGE 2 Lackore Is Head of Farmers Institute PAGE 7 North Iowa Schools Fall at Cage Meet PAGE 13 Minneapolis Elevator Strike Is Concluded MINNEAPOLIS UR Nearly 1000 elevator operators and build ing maintenance workers returned to their jobs Thursday to end a strike that has tied up service in 35 public office buildings during the past seven days Members of the striking building service em ployes union late Wednesday voted acceptance of a peace pro posal that met many of their de mands One effort would have elimin ated the section limiting the use of patrolmen in industrial strikes Another would have changed the section to prohibit the use of pat rolmen in labor disputes Headed Reorganization The measure was the No 1 proposal in the republican pro gram of government reorganiza tion Put Under Commissioner The bill which now goes to the house would combine the division of patrol inspection and enforce ment under a commissioner ap pointed under the governor for a six year term at an annual sal ary of Passage came at the end of the second day of activity on tin measure It was the longest meet ing of the senate so far this ses sion Were Against Bill Voting against the bill were William F Beardsley R New Virginia Ed Breen D Fort Dodge M X Geske D McGre gor Lester S Gillette D Fos toria and Dr Maurice Moore D Walnut Consistent attempts of a min ority group to defeat the purpose the bill were voted down An opposition coalition was led by Breen and Beardsley Breen offered 25 amendments designed virtually to cut the mea sure to pieces All either were lost or withdrawn Defeat Change 2322 One of Breens lo reword the section of the bill to eliminate any possibility of patrolmen being called out in case of labor de feated 23 to 22 The section provides that pat rolmen may be used in such dis putes only in case of violence and on order of the governor or re quest of a mayor Breen earlier sought to strike out completely the labor dispute section He was defeated 30 to 14 The Fort Dodge senator pointed out that in the Maytag washing machine strike at Newton Iowa last summer a Newton official asked Gov Nelson G Kraschel to send 50 members of the high way patrol to the scene Fears Constabulary It seems to me you are setting up a this section as it stands Bieen declared An amendment offered by Sen ator Hugh Lundy R Albia re quiring the re quest of the attorney assign the latter not more than six men for investigation duties was adopted Other Amendments Passed Several other amendments were passed They included one spon sored by Senator E P Donohue New Hampton republican floor leader specifying requirements for members of the department Donohue withdrew an amend ment to increase patrolmens pay by from S10 to monthly Departments affected by the bill employ 264 men normally An amendment to the bill by L B Forsling R Sioux City ap proved by the upper chamber would permit the commissioner to cooperate with private organiza tions such as the Iowa Safety council in the carrying out of highway safety work and would permit him to spend any money appropriatedby the legislature for safety education WAR WITHIN A WAR1SFOUGHT BY JOSE MIAJA Spanish Fights Nests oi Communists Rebels Prepare for Assault MADRID IP Republican warplanes bombed groups ofre communists on the out skirts of Madrid Thursday in a drastic attempt to suppress their uprising against the new defense council All exits from Madrid wece guarded by General Jose Miajas republican forces With a powerful nationalist army arrayed for an assaultjust outside the republican capital Miaja called his regular forces from Madrids trenches to crush communist nests persisting in re sistance to the defense council within the city 1000 Have Surrendered The republican government had warned it would use warplanes again to bomb communist rebels in Madrid and its environs into submission An indication of the scope oE the war within a war inside be leaguered Madrid was seen in the announcement that 1000 Carabi ncros had surrendered after par ticipating in the revolt Mobile army units were sum moned to aid the Miaja council which was in continuous session at its headquarters Miajas defense council admitted that isolated groups of the com munists who revolted Monday night against the council still were holding out Tanks Also Used Wednesday the council an nounced that surrender of com munist leaders and capitulations of certain strong points had vir tually ended the war within the civil war The communists revolted against Miajas determination to negotiate peace with Francisco Francos national government v Planes were used against tlV FIRE DESTROYS PLANES COUNCIL BLUFFS airplanes of the Burnham and Miller flying service were de stroyed by fire of undetermined origin at the airport here Golden Rule Held on Traffic Charge BETHLEHEM Pa if State police arrested a motorist on charges of failing to yield the rightofway to another driver The motorist said his name was Golden Rule communists Tuesday and were brought into play by Wednesday Compelled to Use Force A communique said loyal In fantry forces as well as airplanes would be used against the rebels The national defense govern ment despite its desire to be as humane as possible it said is compelled to use force It asserted that isolated groups of communist revolters were hold ing out despite their promises to surrender and put themselves un der orders of the national defense government a state constabularyin fact further metedB t iVaiL 1i Breen said North lowans mcanv o fiiHHort tVt fttftifttfiii He added that organized labor opposed the section although the bills sponsors said they had the support of labor leaders Ive talked to every labor rep resentative in this hall this after noon and not one them favor it The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness occasional rain or snow prob able in west and south portions late Thursday nisht and Friday and in northeast portion Fri day sliffhtly narmer Thursday night slowly rising temperature Friday MINNESOTA Fair in east portion increasing cloudiness in west portion not quite so cold in west and south portions Thursday night Friday unset tled with rising temperature snow in west and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 44 Minimum Wednesday night 20 At 8 a m Thursday 21 Another bright sun Thursday es of snow while dered if it was the last snow blanket of the winter that was disappearing LAST YEAR Maximum 35 Minimum 25 HOUSE PASSES REORGANIZATION Economy Demands Appear to Soften Senate Opposition WASHINGTON Congres sional economy demands appeared Thursday to have softened senate opposition to the government re organization bill which passed the house Wednesday night after bi partisan attempts to mend it had failed Because the bill was modified so greatly from the one which drew nationwide interest last year members received only a smattering of messages expressing views of constituents The new bill directs the presi dent to realign federal agenciei to reduce expenditures increase efficiency and eliminate duplica tion of effort The bill omits last years pro visions which would have elimin ated the comptroller general and cut to one administrator the three man civil service commission These and certain other agencies cannot be revised under the new legislation TALLE VOTES AGAINST REORGANIZATION IN BILL WASHINGTON IP lowans in the house followed party lines closely as they voted when the house passed the government re organization bill Democrats Harrington and Ja cobsen voted for the measure Republicans Dowell Gilchrist Gwynne Jensen Lecompte Mar tin and Talle voted against iU RESCUED FROM RIVER IOWA CITY Beck ot Davenport rescued Juanita Mitch ell of Tulsa Okla when she fell through thin ice on the river here while posing for pictures Both are University of Iowa graduate students ;