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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1939, Mason City, Iowa nAHLON E R H 1ST MEM ART 6r IOWA COWP DCS MOtNES II 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 PULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 13 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 132 p feS Ahhhh Beautiful Spring Aint it Purty REPORT NAZIS WANT CZECH AREA DIVIDED DIPLOMATS SAY NOTE DEMANDS SPLIT 3 WAYS Tiso Confers With Hitler Premier Beran May Resign BULLETIN BRATISLAVA CzechoSlov akia rioting broke out Monday night in the public square between the National theater and the Hotel Carlton Police charged a big Slovak in dependence demonstration with bayonets and tear gas bombs House Repeals Requirement for All Trucks to Carry Directional Signal Systems Amendments lo Safety BERLIN matic circles reported out official confirmation Monday night that Germany dad sent a note to the Czecho Slovakian government de manding division of the re public into three independent states and reorganization of the central regime at Prague The diplomatic report was strengthened by messages j from Prague saying that the cabinet of Premier Rudolf Beran was believed likely to resign soon possibly before midnight WouldRemove Sirovy The German note to Prague in support of the Slo vak independence Campaign was described in quarters that appeared to have author itative knowledge of the message demanding the division of CzechoSIovakia into three inde pendent states namely Bohemia Slovakia and CarpathoUkrainia In connection with the Prague cabinet it was said the note sought removal of Gen Alois Elias as minister of communica tions and Gen Jnn Sirovy as minister of nationaldefense Sir ovy was premier after the Sudet enland crisis Those developments were re ported immediately after Josef Tiso ousted by the Prague cen tral government from his post as premier of Slovakia had con ferred for 40 minutes with Freuh rer AdoH Hitler and had later tel ephoned to Bratislava where he spoke personally to Karl Sidor who succeeded him as premier Will Read Declaration Sidor was said to have agreed o summon the Slovak parliament early Tuesday at which time a declaration will be read with Tiso present Tiso will leave here Mon Department Measure Brought Forward DES MOINES Towa house members Monday ignored denun ciations of the general contempt of truck operators towards the motoring public and passed a bill repealing the requirement that all trucks carry directional signal systems The measure which allows op tional use of signals passed with a 77 to 27 majority It now goes to he senate Truckers are very interested in striking out this highway safety measure in order to save money asserted Representative Earl C Shenandoah in vain fight against the bill I call that the essence of selfishness The law now requires freight vehicles and buses to signal Liquor by Drink Bill Not Backed DES MOINES Iowa liouse liquor committee Monday virtually killed all chance of liquor by the drink in this session of the legislature by re fusing to recommend passage of a committee bill on the subject systems to indicate which way a truck is going to tuni Proponents of the house mea sure asserted the requirement is a hazard rather than a safeguard because the signals often are ren dered useless by coverings of mud Sifting Group Named Approximately 500 bills Monday were placed at the mercy of a house sifting committee as the lower chamber voted 91 to 7 for Scott West Union and Rob ert C Reilly Dubuque Among the seven house mem bers voting against the creation of a sifting committee was Dear W Peisen Eldora chairman of the house consolidation unit Conference Group Named Speaker Irwin appointed the following conference committee to iron out differences between th senate and house on the genera antiboolleggmg tax stamp bill Oscar Johnson Kanawha chairman Philip Roan For Madison C F Shhnanek R Monticello Howard P Eckerman Davenport Piloted through the lower cham ber a resolution memorializin congress to call a constitutiona convention for the purpose o Mason City Has Largest School Vote in Years Order 1000 Additional Ballots Printed 3000 Already Delivered The heaviest vote in years was indicated Monday afternoon in the annual school election here when a 2 oclock survey revealed a total of 685 votes cast compared with the 301 polled in the entire elec tion a year ago The heavy vote caused School Secretary R L James to order an additional 1000 ballots printed Monday to supplement the 3000 previously delivered to the four polling places The particular interest shown in this years election was attributed to the fact that four candidates are seeking two available offices limiting the federal government OI1 lhe school board one of which a sifting group to winnow out the legislation to be considered in the final third of the session Speaker John R Irwin named he following committee F J Pine Columbus June lion chairman Dewey Goode Bloomfield M D Van Oosterhout Orange City Jens Thompson Rolfe G Wood Al bia J A Lucas Bedford H W Burma Allison George L Above is part of the throne of persons who waiched city employes dynamite ice in Willow creek Sunday afternoon and evening These persons lined the bridge on First street southwest to watch the big blast set off in the lower picture near the north side of the bridge on Second street southwest The two bridges are a block apart Lock photo Kayenay engraving rrvj poured the north section slab of I MPV I I new Thirteenth street bridge x AJAJ VHHL over jjjg winnebago river Sunday watched with considerable anxiety the rising level the water Sun day night The water however did not come near the forms and no inter ference from ice was encountered The annual dynamiting of ice in i Monday workmen started strip Willow creek to prevent spring j lne bracing in order to be Still Like to See Ice Go Here Gravitation Solution Made by Einstein floods in Wildwood and other parts ff the city through which the stream flows attracted hundreds of persons Sunday afternoon and early evening j Approximately 125 blasts were used to clear ice from the stream at several bends in the creek be tween the bridge on First street northwest and the bridge on Sec ond street southwest City em ployes were in charge of dynamit ing the ice This annual clearing of the stream is necessitated when the ice goes out of the stream sud denly Large chunks of ice from upstream slide downstream and cover solid ice under the bridges Soon there is an ice jam and floods result By keeping the stream clear floods are prevented and the bridges in this section of the city are protected Water was standing in the via duct on First street southwest Sun day and in other low parts of the city due to sudden thawing of sur face ice There is little danger from floods however according to city officials ready to remove the piling in hurry should the ice come down the river Water failed to rise high enough to flood the BC Way gardens 321 Second street southeast or cause any damage to residences in Rock Glen City employes will continue to watch the stream in order to pre vent any ice jam but the big dy namite show that comes once a year for the spectators is probably over for this season NEW YORK Prof Albert Einstein the scientist announced Tuesday he had discovered a new solution of the riddle of gravita tion The riddle is the unknown cause of gravitation and its con nection with electricity matter and magnetism Professor Einstein day night or early Tuesday The proposed division of ncome and inheritance tax take to 25 per cent of annual income or the value of an estate The vote was 45 to 39 one of the fewr almost even divisions of the ses sion thus far Representative Herman Knud son Mason City obtained house approval of a resolution directing the governor to ap point a committee of 14 seven from each chamber to represent the state May 6 and 7 at a Luther college reception for Crown Prince Olaf and Crown Princess Martha of the Norwe gian royal family Representative William Judd Clinton sponsored another approved resolution this one to memorialize congress to construct the proposed federal Mississippi river scenic highway on the Iowa side of the river Meanwhile republican leaders extended the truce on the public safety department bill Monday as new amendments designed to change the measure in drastic ashion broke out in the Iowa louse Representative Peisen El dora author of the bill and chair man of the house consolidation said he might bring he matter before the lower cham ocr Tuesday Amendments Are Listed The bill which would consoli ENVOYS OF 41 STATES ASKED TO PIUS HOME Kennedy Has Audience With Pope Following Brilliant Coronation VATICAN CITY P Pope Pius XII opened his old summer estate in the Albnn hills Monday to the envoys of 41 nations who saw him crowned with brilliant pomp and ceremony in St Peters Sunday Joseph P Kennedy United States ambassador to London and the first official United States rep resentative to attend a papal coro nation since 1846 had a separate audience with the pontiff to pre sent Mis Kennedy and eight of their children Thousands See Pagcantry Diplomats prelates and princes were among the 500000 or so per sons who watched the religious pageantry in the vast mother church of Catholicism when the golden jewelencrusted tiara was placed on the head of the 262nd pope a pope of peace The envoys were invited to be guests of the new pontiffs secre vas vacant following the resigna tion a month ago of B A Webster who was president until his with drawal Four Candidates Out Additional votes also were be lieved to have resulted from a concerted support Note Land gren by local labor groups Gar field Breese local attorney who is just completing his first term on the board Mrs G W Cady for mer teacher and Jay Decker for taiy of state Cardinal MagUone merly head of the local packing s tour o the 100acre lakeside papal estate at Castcl Gandolfo ambassador at the British em bassy Wellinformed nazis said they believed that a demarche in the nature of an ultimatum to Prague could be expected within 24 hours Would Crush Separatists The turmoil in Czechoslovaks centered on the efforts of the Prague government to crush the independence or separatist move ment in autonomous Slovakia by CzechoSlovak republic would be along its present lines but with greater independence for each state The Czechs dominate Bo hemia where Prague is located the Slovaks are in the central area and the CarpathoUkraine is the eastern tip of The country which Hungary has been seeking to annex The nazi press let loose a barrage of charges against the Czechs and the semiofficial news agency DNB reported that 22 Germans had been wounded by Czech and com munist terrorists at Iglau where fighting was reported still un der way At Bratislava the capital of Slovakia unconfirmed reports cir culated that the Slovak leaders nazi backing would proclaim an independent Slovakia in a broadcast from the Vienna station within the next 18 hours Nazi sources made it clear thai the situation was urgent as a ousting Tiso who immediately ap the j pealed to Hitler for aid kept the solution secret explainj result of Tiso airpane flight to see Wheel From Auto Rings Burglar Alarm DALLAS wheel rolled off Carl Ansleys automobile crashed through a store door and set off a burglar alarm summon ing police If iron city lion CRUSHED BY TRACTOR ASHLEY N Dak Bellinger 42 year old WPA work er was killed when a tractor he was operating on a dam construc The Rye and Henkel Construej tion project overturned and companies associated who crushed him ing that it would be tested with j actual experiments The announcement was made in a birthday interview Einstein will be 60 L E Le vick of the National Association of Science Writers and released through the association Levick is science writer for the New York Journal and American and Inter national News Senice Einstein thinks he has discov ered the clue to a longsought sin gle law that will explain the structure of the entire universe and all the mysteries of matter and radiation Gravitation is the missing link Everything else scientists have suspected will become clear it someone can learn how gravita tion originates Hitler and that Germany was in tervening although the exact form of intervention was unde cided Given Impressive Entry Tiso was received in the im posing greystone court of honor of the chancellery where honored guests enter by Hitlers personal bodyguards attired in steel hel mets and carrying rifles There was an impressive roll of drums as Tiso entered Hitler postponed indefinitely his scheduled Wednesday visit to Vi enna to participate in a great military demonstration on the an niversary of the union Austria with the reich The French ambassador Robert Coulondre returned hurriedly to Berlin and conferred with Sir Nevile Henderson the British But from the German viewpoint the Prague government has failed j to cooperate with the reich in many matters since the republic was dismembered by the Munich conference Nazis have been high ly critical of the Prague cabinet which they said talked coopera tion but failed to act in the same spirit The situation is unbearable the Nachtausgabe declared in a triple bannerline Monday after noon The Czechs blood terror against Germans and Slovaks creates an unbearable situation Chaos Is Charged The press generally as it did during the Sudetanland there was chaos Slovakia and that Germans were endangered or attacked Czechs to Protest Germans Activities PRAGUE official quarters reported Monday that the j CzcchoSIovak government had decided to protest to Germany againstactivities of minority Ger mans in this nation and of the Vienna radio station They said the protest would be made within 12 hours against the attitude of the German minority in Brunn Brno and Bratislava and the interference of the Vienna radio station in the republics in ternal affairs Although officials said no for mal demands had been made by Germany concerning Slovakia fear had increased here that Ber lin planned to force the republic to cut loose boththe Slovak and CarpathoU k r a i n e autonomous provinces Franz Karmasin leader of the German minority in Slovakia date various state enforcement and inspection functions under Gov George A Wilson will have to run the gauntlet of the follow ing new armaments 1 A proposal by Representative L O Lampman Primghar to place the proposed department under the attorney general rath er than under a public safety commissioner appointed by the governor 2 Amendments by Representa tives William Judd Clinton and Oscar Johnson Kana wha and Philip Kohlhaas D Algona to prohibit the use o lighway patrolmen in industrial disputes 3 A plan by Representative F A Latchaw Wilton Junction to unite the highway patrol and the fire marshals office with the bureau of investigation under the attorney general As it passed the senate the bill would merge seven state depart ments employing approximately 260 persons into one unit directed by a public safety commissioner Commenting on his labor angle amendment Kohlhaas said We do not want to make high way patrolmen targets in stnke violence pa plant completed the slate First ward voters cast their bal lots in the school administration building second ward at the court house third ward at Lapiners garage and the fourth ward at the Central Auto Electric company MildWeather Helps The polls opened at 7 oclock in the morning and were to close at 7 in the evening Pleasantly mild weather also helped to swell the march to the polls The vote by wards at 2 oclock First ward 132 second 233 third 200 and fourth 120 The voters also were to decide whether or riot the school board should be permitted to sell the Jackson school building and grounds at South Federal avenue and Nineteenth street and also three bungalows located on Madi son avenue opposite Monroe school which arc to be removed in order to provide additional play ground space for the new junior high school CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES MINNEAPOLIS rites were arranged Monday for Silas W Leavitt 95 year old Civil war veteran former state legislator and businessman He died Satur day night following a three weeks illness and tea in the 310yearold sum mer palace The pope who was not expected to go personally to Castel Gan dolfo for the reception was busy with audiences for seven foreign delegations to the coronation and for four cardinalsBesides Kenne dy his holiness received envoys from England Peru China Hun gary Yugoslavia and Luxembourg Scores Are Injured Scores of ordinary folk nursed bruises after the rourhomi coro nation ceremony and the crush when thousands rushed out from the basilica to see the actual coro nation which took place on a St Peters balcony for the first time in almost a century It was estimated conservatively that 60000 persons jammed into St Peters They had packed it from early morning to an hour be fore the ceremony began at 9 a m Thousands sat or stood for six hours Outside in the great square a throng estimated at 350000 to 500000 overflowed the 15 acres of the plaza Scenes Arc Brilliant Inside the church were scenes of brilliance The appearance of the G3 year old pope who was elected March 1 to succeed the late Pius XI thrilled many as he and Dr Joseph Tiso dismissed Slovak premier left for Berlin to confer with Rcichsfuehrcr Hitler The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday somewhat warmer in south portion Mon day night and in extreme cast portion Tuesday colder in ex treme west portion Tuesday MINNESOTA Occasional snow Monday night and Tues day somewhat colder in south west portion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday Night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 41 29 32 64 35 37 30 31 Seated on his portable throne Pope Pius XII is shown as he was borne into the nave of SI Peters basilica for pontifical mas in thr first step of lhe brilliant pageantry that came to a climax with his coronation as 262nti pope of the Roman Catholic church Asroriatcd Press Radlopholo ;