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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1939, Mason City, Iowa MlKON t H 1ST 4 ART PET Of lOHti COUP MCINES I 4 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLV ASSOCIATED AND UNITED i P Corcoran Blamed for Confusion on Taxes adminis tration confusion in taxes is beine attributed ethereally to Tommy Corcoran It appears he recovered too soon from his recent ill ness that is too soon to le treasury Un der Secretary Hanes get away with the busi ness appease ment tax cor rections he ha fully planned The rehabili tated mentor is Paul Malion Eoosevelt it would be fatal to his cause to backtrack on taxes or anything else important now While Tommy is behind the confusion Ben Cohen is behind Tommy Mr Corcorans brain twin is supposed to have been alarmed for weeks by the adminis tration trend toward reforming its reformation but lie had to wait until Tommy who is the articu late half of the twin new deal propellers could get out of bed and talk They both swung Harry Hopkins somewhat around al though he had then freshly re turned from his Iowa business ap peasement speech Mr Hopkins is reported to have been less ada mant than you would suppose as his Iowa speech failed to get the enthusiastic reception anticipated from business Hanes was lured to lunch in a downtown hotel last week by two of these three and there the con fusion started Hanes had a pro gram for repealing five business taxes in favor of a flat corpora tion tax of 20 or 21 per cent Among the taxes he would have repealed capital gains ex cess profits and undistributed profits In substance he was informed Ithe might not now1 involuntarily Vlater However he appears to have lost the argumentror at least failed to convince his adversaries Congressmen on the senate and house fiscal committees have felt Hanes might resign in view of the very serious effort he put into his taxcorrection program with them and other authorities unless Mr Roosevelt inthe end swings to bis side Extracts Appropriations The system Mr Roosevelt has developed for extracting top re lief appropriations from congress is practically perfect Congress cannot make a cut No one can cut No one can find out enough about what is needed to question forcefully his requests His sycstem is first to let the cities decide what they need As any city would be considered mu nicipally nutty if it failed to take all the money it can get from the federal government the requests are wholly based on sane human nature This is the basis of need and no one can go behind it because no one can dispute it The WPA just adds theseestimates up sees that the cities are not too much out ofline and Mr Roosevelt asks congress for that amount of money If congress rebels as it did this year it cannot remain rebellious1 Mr Roosevelt comes back in a day or a month says one or two million people are going to have lo be thrown off relief and then sits back to let the mayors go to work on the congressmen The ciues do the lobbying job for him and never fail because no con gressman can stand up against home town screaming for federal as there is no way for a conressman to know what need actually exists except as the cities compute it WPA adds it and Mr Roosevelt pre sents it Garner Cries Racket This time congress took a blind stab and reduced the emergency relief appropriation S15000000D iordering the WPA not to cut relief rolls more than 5 per cent a month in February and March The WPA did not cut them that much In fact its rolls were larg S1 March than in January it did abide by one phase of the law requiring it to cut off 30000 aliens but put on so many more needy from its waiting list that it now has more than before the aliens were eliminated If congress asks why Mr R just says the need prevented econ omy Maybe it did No one knows Deluding Mr Roosevelt who is taking the word of the cities eter nally hungry for federal dough Mr Gamer the V P once told the president this system was a racket by the cities to extract money from the federal govern ment Copjritht Kint Fejlnrc Ice NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAYMARCH 16 HOME EDITION wnA IJlUrvOUAI 16 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO ONE NO 135 HfflJOAKESOVER SLOVAKIA HOUSE AGAINST IOWA CLASS C BEER PERMITS Amendment to Limit Sale to Incorporated Towns Also Defeated BULLETIN IES MOINES ypjThe Iowa house Thursday approved a beer bill amendment removing all proposed limitations on the sale of beer to persons on relief Representative Leo Hoegh Chatiton sponsored the amend ment to the relief limitation section The vote was 50 to 29 DES MOINES entatives favoring a continuation of calling tlie corner grocery for a case of beer took a onesided trimming in the Iowa house Thursday The lower chamber crushed 85 to 12 a beer bill amendment which would have left undis turbed the present law permitting the issuance of Class C permits That type of license allows in cidental beer dispensers to sell he beverage for offtheprem ses consumption for a fee of S25 a year Criticize Irtrin Ruling The house also defeated 43 to 45 an amendment which would iave limited sale of beer to cities and incorporated towns The lively mornings proceedings included discussion of the phrase payoff n Des Moines and criticism of Speaker John R Irwin for a rui ng in Wednesdays local option battle Opposing the Class C amend ment Representative Philip Roan FortMadison said theclass permit has forced grocers into hencer their Hlinko Guards Replace Czech Army troopers wouldlake was understood that of an ordinary army Tiso promised Hitler lhaf Strike Situation Quiet in Mason Citys Plants Steps Taken To Organize Laundries in Waterloo The strike situation t Jri many cases he continued the customers often drink the eer in the place of business of he Class C permit holder thus Hitting the licensee in direct com petition with Class B permit hold ers paying the higher fee Defends Class C Operators Class B licenses issued for sale f Beer by the stein cost a mini Tium of SlOO a year Representative E A Moore Harlan defended the Class C perator by placing responsibility or any law violations on local en orcement officers They could clamp down if they vanted to on these lawbreakers he com A Yager Spirit Lake said investiga lon had disclosed at least 1 000 the 1914 federal retail liquor eaier permits in Iowa are held nd honkytonks nented Representative W osed to be limited to tores Encounters Village Opposition Roan filed an amendment to rohibit the sale of beer outside ities and towns and immediately ncountered a bloc of defenders E the rights of unincorporated illages Roan cited the lack of olice protection in such towns as ne of the dangers of permitting ch sale fa Representative Elmer A John on Cedar Rapids asked Ren esentative Frank Hallagan R es Moines What about these places in DCS Moiiies where they sell a man evervthinsr from a cncktait on up Are the police ever around Hallagan referred to a recent hotel raid in which a policeman was sfaUoned outside the door of a stag party The police evidently are in close proximity o the situation he said as the house laughed Criticizing the situation in the villages and also on the outskirts ot larger Iowa cities Roan at one point declared he had heard of a payoff in Des Moines Whether there is or not I dont know he said Personally I don t care nePeuentalivc WJ Johannes Ashton objected to constant reference to Des Moines in the beer and liquor discussion Conditions in other large cities are about the same he said The chair thinks that is a wise suggestion the speaker said Nazis Will Take All Amateur Sending Sets PRAGUE von Heppner German army com mander in Prague ordered Thurs day that all amateur radio send ing sets be surrendered to the po lice There were several hundred transmitters in Bohemia and Mor 3 VI el Citys laundries was quiet Thurs day with the IdealAmerican iaundry shut down entirely and Lyons Laundry and Dry tnc handling only hos conciliation work in the milk slrike having been notified by Washington to attempt to get the employer and drivers at the in Mason fchermerhorn plant together Mr on duty at the Marshall and Swift plant but it was in operation Marshall and Swift drivers were unwilling to join the union Joe Pease union business agent re ported following a meeting with the drivers and managers of the plant Thursday morning and picketing will continue there The union official admitted however that lie could see no reason why failure to unionize the Marshall and Swift plant should be taken by managers of the other two laundries as reason for delay ing negotiations there Marshall and Swift hare as sured us that they will pay what ever wages are called for in any contract with other laundries in the city Mr Pease asserted so there can be no longer any ques tion of unfair competition there Making Deliveries Wenigs entry into the situation followed a wire to Washington by Art McCoid business agent ottlie local drivers MrWenig conferred with Mr McCoid andvptherunionjnembers and planned to meet Bowers operator of the Schermeri horn plant in the afternoon Fol lowing that an attempt will be made to get the two together at the same table Mr Wenig came lo Mason City Wednesday in connection with the strike at the E G Morse produce plant The plant remained quiet agreed could be put on the open market to prevent unnecessary loss according to Wayne Elliott business agent of the PWOC local Mr Wenig Wednesday evenin morning conferred with H J Bryant attorney for Morse and Mr Elliott Those who attended the conference said no developments have taken place MASON CITY WINS 2523 Diagonal Hubbard Wm Opening Games of School Tourney BULLETIN BES Citys Mohawks advanced to the sec BELIEVE HITLER MAY PLAN TO STRIKE SWIFTLY Diplomats Speculate on Danzig Memelland and Ukraine Treasures BERLIN chance that Adolf Hitler now might strike swiftly to settle other unfinished nazi business in Europe was sighted Thursday by foreign dip lomatic circles Amid the reichsfuehrers tri umphs in breaking up what was left ot the CzechoSlovak repub lic after Munich those quarters two dominant ques ond round of the basHiStbali state high Thursday afternoon by downing Newkirk in a last minute rallr 25 to 21 The lead switched frequently At one time in the third quarter New kirk was ahead 18 to 14 In the first tiuarter Mason City look an early lead once piling up a 10 to 9 lead DES MOINES Var neis fighting Diagonal champions started defense of their state inter scholastic basketball title here Thursday with a J5 to 25 victory over Clintons River Kings The Maroons overcoming discussed tions soon would Hitler move to return Danzig and Memclliind lo the lap of moth er Germany quickly would Uitler follow up his regenerated east ern push toward the dream of rich treasures in he Ukraine Despite the fact that the Fuehrei usually had permitted a lull be tween successes there was a chance now that he might reverse the procedure and strike while Die iron of 111 empireinthemal mg was still in the case Danzig and Memel Hitler had spaced out his three latest and greatest successes over slightly more than a annexation of Austria the absorp tion of CzechoSlovakias Sudq lenland and finally sponsorship of a new Slovak state and a protec torate over the Czech part of the former CzechoSlovak republic Hunches Have Worked Thursday his armies were ii control in Bohemia and Moravia and on guard in Slovakia Hungar ian forces with apparent German acquiescence had marched across CarpathoUkraine the remaining fragment of free Czechoslovakia Early Thursday the Hungarians established a common frontier with Poland Men who have studied he ways of the Czechs new protector have always noted his disregard of con servative advice pile his and how des hunches have enes when I told them they could come up Thursday morning and talk to our drivers said AiIcigli Marshall of Marshall and Swift Mr Pease came to the plant this morning and tnlked lo our drivers and they all turned him down Other drivers when ap proached by the union previous ly expressed the same Mr Marshall stated that before is agreement was reached with the union picketers tried to stop trucks from malcing deliveries One truck was stopped twice be fore police intervened and in structed picketers not to inter fere One of the drivers was taken lo the union headquarters in an effort to persuade him to join the L 1 T T Tesbmony Is lead moved into a 17 to 10 half time advantage and were never headed by the Missouri Vallev conference team Hubburds rangy team this Heard in Suit Against Estate IOWA CITY Final testi mony foithe plaintiff was ex pected to be heard in Johnson county district court Thursday in the damage suit against the estate of Dr J A Edward Dr Edwards and Dr Howard L Beye of Iowa City and Alva Hutson ot MarshaIJtown were Killed in an automobile crash near September of t I T IV11IJ Ralph Hiserote a bespectacled for ward leading the drive stopped Lenox a class A club from south western Iowa 31 to 27 in the sec ond morning round The winners grabbed a 9 to advantage in the first period It was a fight to the finish after ienox which won the fourth dis into the lead JOETTES WIN IV CONSOLATION FLAY DUBUQUE St Joseph of Mason City worked They wondered Thursday what was his hunch on Danzie and Memel It was reasonably assumed that these two bits of prewar Germany were not vital in British and French eyes espec ially because of their large Germanic populations The Memel territory 1 099 square miles population 151980 was detached from Germany by Die treaty of Versailles first placed under control oE a confer ence of ambassadors but finally handed over to Lithuania Feb 16 1923 Memel retained a large measure autonomy The free city of Danzig 75j square miles population 107000 was taken from Germany at Ver sailles placed under the protec ili tion of in the PolVshcustoms cki nh to the second round of the the company executive union stated Our people are 100 per cent opposed to the union practice of picketing and molesting of work ers he said Competition in Waterloo The greatest difficulty in the resent situation according to the MarslialHown 1036 The suit is being brought by B j Consolation series in the diocesan H Grey administrator of the Hut basketball tournament here by de son estate ui a outlets Couldnt Challenge Nazis Britain and France merely made inquiries regarding Germanys I annexation of 7BOOCOO Czechs in i i Ihe present instance so it was ar ad gued that little Lithuania scarcely Britain and France Will Call Envoys Action Will Be in Protest to Hitlers Absorption of Czechs LONDON British and French governments have agreed reliable sources said Thursday lo recall their ambassadors from Ber lin The official reason for the re calls was to report on events in centra Europe but really the ac tion was in protest against Ger manys march the sources said Prime Minister Neville Cham berlain announced in the house of commons that the government was considering the summoning home of Sir Nevile Henderson Bniish ambassador to Berlin It was understood Robert Cou londre French ambassador was already in Paris and would not return to Berlin Watch Gold Transfers Sir John Simon chancellor of the exchequer told a questioner the government had asked the bank of England not to make any exceptional transfers of gold or other balances without consulting the government but that the Chechoslovakian State bank had not yet asked for the transfer of any balances at present in Eng land The prime minister angered many newspapers by his mild statement in the house of com mons Keichs fuehrer Hitlers aclion was incon sistent with the spirit of Mu nich Keep Powder The Manchester Guardian com mented that Chamberlain had a freezing gift of understatement Generally the press called on the government to keep your powder dry and characterized Germany as an undisguised enemy of all Europe It was believed that General Jan Syrovyformer premierarid more recently CzechoSlovak de fense minister and Premier Ru dolf Beran might have been among the group of refugees from Prague which flew lo London Tuesday nighl and went into se clusion Figures Show Impact The average Briton felt the full impact of Hitlers triumph in these figures NAZI LAW GIVEN FOR BOHEMIA MORAVIA AREAS Fuehrer Leaves Prague in Armored Car Escort Going Toward Bruenn EUKOIEATAGLANCE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hitler takes free Slo vakia under German protection ays down German law for Bo hemiaMoravia annexes CarpathoUkraine achieves common frontier with Poland Berlin Foreign circles see next German steps toward Dan zig and Memel ultimately to ward Ukraine believe Hitler may strike quickly while em pire building iron is hot Carpatho Ukrame Premier Volosin flees to Rumania With Hungarian Bitter battle rages 7 miles west of Chust CarpathoUJcraine capi tal Hungarians lost 100 dead and wounded Czech and Ukran jan forces rig trenches buiid barricades Fascist piess reports CioaUan demands for freedom fiom Yugoslavia gives German expansion moderale approval LondonBritish press assails Germany for wrecking Czecho slovakia finds German imperi alism reason for vigorous pre paredness Chamberlain sticks to conciliation backed by rearm ament for s or coalition government to present solid French front toward Ger many Adolf Ja under the protection of Ms rapidly expanding empire down German law for laid AUJ BohemiaMoravia and then left Prague with an escort of armored automobiles The fuehrer of Germanv and the protector of the at the outbreak of the Yn had been in Prague World war had an estimated poputor OUTS during which hp and an area dld leave ancient Hradcany castle It had been turned into a veritable fortress Goes Toward Brucmi rimers open automobile crossed he historic Charles bridge late in the afternoon in the direction of Bruenn 116 miles southeast of rCad Thursday night As German rule encompassed those two parts of broken Czecho slovakia the third CarpathoUk of 208780 square miles Today Germany dominates a population of 90000000 and an area of 268 000 square miles In the loss of friendly Czecho slovakia Britain and France saw the disappearance of 40 army di visions and their modern military equipment pass into German heavy artillery munilions an air fleet and the factories that produced them Germany Gains Wealth mu x j If They saw Germany gain timber j lajne disappeared from the Eurn rpn coal graphite lead copper Pean map by annexation to Hun silver and other mineral wealth Sary along with thousands of industrial could dare to challenge German protection for Memel It was problematical whether p union business agent is the e al of La Motte the Poles strategically the stand legedly unfair competition on th part of the Waterloo Laundry company of Waterloo which ser vices a considerable portion of the area in which the local laun dries operate We already have taken steps to unionize the Waterloo plant he asserted The president of the International Laundry Workers has agreed to send an organizer into Waterloo Two men from the drivers union in Des Moines are going in to help the drivers local there Clean Towel Service company drivers have signed up with the drivers union Mr Pease reported and are operating with their laun dry work shipped in by truck from DCS Moines In Morse Strike rvo attempt has been made by e union to bring Frank Wenig u S department of labor concili ator into the laundry dispute Mr Pease said Mr Wenig is acting as mediator in the strike which has resulted in the closing of the E G Morse produce plant Mr Wenig Thursday began Czech Flafj at Fair PI CzechoSIovakia flag in the inter national hall at the Golden Gate International exposition was rune up to the top of its staff at sunrise Thursday Then slowly without ceremony it was lowered to half Woman Who Gave Onej2 Escape Serious Cent in Income Tax Injury When BJast Government Causes Station units The Times of London progov ernment which excused German acquisition of Sucletenland last October said For the first time since nazi ism came to power German pol moved unequivocally and deliberately into the open The London Morning Tele graph conservative The spirit of Munich is dead and buried for who can hope to appease a boa constrictor It may well be recom mended that the British govern ment x x xabate some of their sunshine talk and substitute yet greater emphasis on vigilance The London Daily Mail inde pendent x x x one thing and one thing only will serve own armed might Fire NEW YORK wnmm who paid the government a penny i men nar income tax can call anytime and rowly Craped serious injury when staff i an explosion John McNamara assistant U get her money back of gasoline fumes a filling net taxable incomcto Sconte L Holle proprietor of She took four per cent of that the station escaped injury as he paid a penny and departed ds ne triumph MeNamara scanning her report I later said she apparently had mis understood alt the instructions Had she filled out the return prop erly he said her tax would have and Donahue leaped through the windows of the station as the blast occurred Boys Who Hid Become The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness becoming unsettled in extreme west portion not so cold in cen tral and cast portions Thursday night Friday considerable cloudiness somewhat warmer in and extreme cast por tions colder in extreme south west portion MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday con tinued cold Thursday night not quite so cold Friday IN MASON CITY Hitler kid down the new fundamental law for the co ti n t r y Of 7000000 Czechs a day after he had sped into the capital of the crushed CzechoSlovak fed eration behind the wheels of his motorized armv German protection oE Slovakia answered the appeal of Dr Jo seph Tiso who declared the inde pendence from Prague ot the lit tle country Tuesday under Hit lers guidance and promise of sun port For Complete Listings turn to the Classified Page Now Remember GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results pad Jcss COMMISSION IS VOTED a votc Ofi SB to 2 the house passed a bill to give Iowa agents a 5 per cent com mission on all insurance written in this state by outofstate stock fire and casualty companies CEDAR RAPIDS boys 10 and 13 years old who hid in a storm sewer to escape a com panion got more than they bar gamed for They became lost for more than an hour in the maze of underground tunnels before being rescued by a motorist who heard their cries for help GlobeGazette tics weather Maximum Wednesday 22 Minimum Wednesday night 6 At 8 a m Thursday 24 Snow race YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 32 Precip 27 square more of the population of central Europe became Ger manruled Decree Is Issued Hitler in a decree issued from the ancient Hradcany castle of Prague Thursday charted the fu ture of the ancient lands of Bo hemia and Moravia as that of an autonomous protectorate form ing part of greater Germany A day after he had sped into the capital of the broken Czecho slovak republic behind his motor ized army the master of central Europe laid down the new funda mental law for the country of 7000000 Czechs Become German Citizen His decree read over the radio by his foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop made all the quarter million Germans within the protectorate German citizens This however is subject to the provisions of the Neuernbei2 racial antiJewish laws and other German laws In other I words German Jews cannot be siatisj citizens j All other inhabitants of protectorate arc subjects of protectorate The protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia is autonomous and administers its own affairs the decree continued Exercises Sovereign Riehls It exercises sovereign lights ap pertaining to a protectorate in the the ;