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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1939, Mason City, Iowa e OtPT OF IOWA COUP DCS UQI I A fe 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 FUUj LEASED WIRP5 FIVE CENTS A COPY n Paul Mallon Hull Alvyays Away as U S States Policy seems every lime the U S injects a word into the European controversy State Secretary Hull is out of town Last April 19 last Dec 22 last week it was the same In each case Sum ner Welles the u n d e rs ecre tary and closer political pal of Mr Roosevelt or the president himself in jected the words On only one occasion in the past year has it been different Mr Hull was on hand for the Munich crisis in September At that time Mr Welles raced back and arrived in the midst things Mri Hull never races back This last time he continued to sun him self in Florida He had a bad cold The only conclusion drawn the inner circle is that the presi dent relies on Mr Welles as much as Mr Hull but there are others Tov instance everyone knows Mr Hull hates dictators but not with the intensity of an old fashioned leftist and possibly not the depth of Mr Welles or Mr Roosevelt Douglas Not Surprised The president called securities exchange Chairman Douglas on the telephone the day before his appointment to the supreme court was announced and gave him the news Douglas apparently told no one except his wife A few hours before the announcement was made his aides debated whether to tell him a supreme court selec iion was about to be made They decided not for fear he might be disappointed Only doubt in Mr Roosevelts MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 221939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 140 HITLER TO INSPECT HIS MEMEL volvement in the insurance case would prejudice the senate and Whether Douglas could be sold as a western appointee He has not been west since his maturity but was a New York lawyer He was campaign manager for Senator Maloney of Connecticut last time Certain administration senators heard some weeks ago that if Douglas could be promoted as a he could get the ap pointment Thereafter administration columnists and writers published pieces indicating he had sagebrush in his hair and the way was cleared for the appointment 130 RETURN TO LAUNDRY JOBS STRIKE SETTLED New Contract Will Provide for Union Shop Increased Pay The wheels of industry began to turn again at the Lyons Laundry and Dry Cleaners Inc and Ideal American laundry plants Wednes day as 130 workers returned to their jobs after settling of differ ences which resulted in a seven day strike A one year contract between the union and the employers in the two plants was being prepared Wednesday according to Frank Wenig U S department of labor conciliator who said that it prob ably would be signed late in the day It calls for a union shop an in crease of 10 per cent in the wage scale of the laundry workers and vacations with pay for employes with one year seniority he said Final Meeting Held A final negotiation meeting dur ing the forenoon was attended by Mr Wenig W J Holahan general manager of the IdealAmerican laundry and his attorney Harvey J Bryant C M Lyons president of the Lyons firm and his attor ney Garfield E Breese and Joe Pease business agent of the driv ers local union and representative of the laundry workers The unions attitude toward the Marshall and Swift plant remains unchanged and a picket line will be maintained there intermit tently Mr Pease said There were no pickets in evidence at the plant Wednesday however Wenig Is Thanked Theparties expressedJheir ap preciation for tlie assistance given by Mr Wenig in mediation of the difficulties I also appreciate the fine co operation from all parties Mr Wenig said including the prin cipals the attorneys Mr Pease and Mr Utterback They all con ducted themselves as gentlemen throughout the negotiations Cecil Utterback business agent for the DCS Moines local of the international laundry workers un ion took part in the first davs negotiations Monday assisting Mr Pease Appeals for Volunteers to Search Broadcast New Dealers Health Harry Hopkins recent illness was not grippe as announced but a recurrence of his old stomach ulcer ailment The president is very worried about him The com merce secretary came back to his job after a few days in the coop at home but is none too well As the president has temporarily Tost the services of his jumping jack man Thomas Corcoran and his reception secretary Marvin Mac Inlyre for an indefinite period through illness the question of health lias become a major one in the new deal Chairman Pittman is saying privately his cash and carry neu trality resolution was his own idea but his colleagues recognize also that it represents a white house desire Poker Used by Woman to Chase Man Away DES MOINES J S Wells told police she wielded a stove poker on the head of a man she surprised in her home at tempting to assault her II year old daughter She said she found the man in her home when she returned about 4 p m and that he fled as she screamed for help after hitting him with the first tiling poker Mercury Soars to 68 in Mason City The mcriUry n a max imum of 68 decrees in Mason City at oclock Wednesday afternoon This was the highest temperature ot the year the previous high bcinst 66 on Tuesday Attractive Society Matron Is Missing Husband Put in Jail OKLAHOMA CITY dio stations throughout the state Droadcast hourly appeals Wed nesday for volunteers to search Mis forests prairies and back roads for the body of Mrs Eudora Cihiningham 30 attractive society matron who has been missing two weeks and who authorities be lieve is dead The broadcasts were directed by County Prosecutor E W Brown who ordered the womans hus band Hoger W Cunningham 33 held indefinitely for Questioning Husband Is in Jail If the woman were alive Brown said she certainly would have communicated with her hus band who is in jail or with her mother and stepfather who are on Die verge of a breakdown We are convinced that she is dead prob ably the victim of foul play Brown said that Cunninghams story of his wifes disappearance doesnt hold water and that he has refused to cooperate in the search for her He released to newspapers copies of a letter pur portedly written by to a friend in Los Angeles identi fied as Spike asking that a fake telegram be sent Mrs Cun ninghams parents signed Eu dora and saying dont worry Cunningham Tells Story The appeals for available per sons to organize searching parties were sent on police and private radio stations in several cities Mrs Cunningham disappeared March S Her husband an inspec tor for the federal housing au thority agency here did not report it until 10 days later when police began questioning him at the in sistence of Mrs Cunninghams stepfather J P Stokes wealthy realestate At Jliattime Brown said Cunningham gave this story Mrs Cunningham decided to go to San Francisco to meet princi pals in a radio program that she aomired He drove her to the rail road station about 11 p m on March 6 While he was parking the car she alighted and went into the station When he entered she was gone MRS EUDOKA CUNNINGHAM 5 Escaped Convicts 3 of Whom Have Wood Legs Are Hunted KUNTSVILLE Texas Five escaped convicts three with a wooden leg each one with only one arm and the other barely able to walk eluded a posse in the wastelands east of here Wednes day They broke from the Wynne prison farm confining place of tubercular prisoners and others unfit for heavy duty apparently with outside help Tuesday night and escaped in a commandeered automobile Their leader was believed to be Dolph Tuck an habitual criminal who aided authorities in the pro secution of the late Raymond Hamilton for the murder of a guard at Enstham prison The oth ers were V E Cooper serving 30 years for forgery Jodie T Lloyd under life sentence for robbery Arthur L Brown under life sen tence as an habitual criminal and Harold Horton serving five years for burglary Rumania and Germany Sign Trade Treaty BUCHAREST Rumania Germany and Rumania signed trade treaty Tuesday night Rumanian officials jubilantly announced that the countrys po litical and economic independence had been preserved under the terms of the treaty werenbt anouneedivA Thetrade agreement negotia tion of which was a major factor in the Rumanian crisis which disturbed Europe last weekend was completed and signed by Dr Helmuth Wohlthat head of a Ger man trade mission and Jan Dujoiu Rumanian minister of national economy Rumanians said Germany was not given monopolistic economic concessions which she was re ported to have asked previously The open door to purchasers of the whole world remains open one official commented Germany gave no special pledges to respect Rumanian frontiers and negotiators said the subject had not been discussed Navy to Get Airship Capable of Flying Nonstop 12000 Miles SAN DIEGO CaL United States navy soon will have a 2000 horsepower flying boat capable of cruising nonstop from Los Angeles to China and back to Midway island a distance of ap proximately 12000 miles Informed sources said Wednes day the Consolidated Aircraft company will have the first boat ready in about fiO days It will be a twinengined monoplane 140 feet across the wing and 75 feet from nose to tail and it may be able to achieve 360 miles per hour SENATE PASSES PENSIONS BILL FOR TEACHERS Sets Up Fund Measure Now Goes to Iowa House BULLETIN DES MOINES The Iowa senate Wednes day passed by a 38 to 8 vote the teachers annuity bill setting up a fund from the state treasury to pay pensions to retired school teachers The bill now goes to the house Senators who dis sented were Benson Ed wards Ellis Levis Moore Pelzer Smith and Stewart DES MOINES drive to give 25000 Iowa teachers social security in their old age through a statesponsored annuity system got under way in the Iowa senate Wednesday Sponsors of the bill said the recommended state con tribution would equal 18 of a mill state property tax levy Of this amount they said the basic state contribution would be 000 a year The other S285000 would he needed annually for the first 20 years of the system to take care of elderly teachers now in the serv ice who have not had an oppor tunity to build up a substantial annuity their own through con tributions from their salaries Smith Voices Criticism The latter meed would decline gradually through the years as the number of short contrib uting teacherstended The teachers themselves would eontribute a total of about 000 a year sponsors explained Only one voice was raised in criticism of themeasure as ex planation the annuity plan was begun Senator C Colfax Smith Clarksville said he could see no reason why the older teachers should be credited with prior service in the bill Why not start from scratch he demanded In all history only one person was born fullsized full fledged and clad in armor and that person was Minerva the god dess of wisdom Evidently these teachers want to be placed in the favorable posi tion Minerva enjoyed Played Part in Campaign In perfunctory manner the senate approved the appropria tions committee report setting the state contribution figure at S530 000 annually Teachers pensions played a part m the republican state campaign last fall Recently however house republicans put through a reso lution providing for a constitu tional limitation on granting pub lic pensions to any groups other than the aged blind and military veterans 1 The resolufiol asks a constitu tional amendment requiring ap proval by popular vote of any pension proposal other than the specific exemptions to be voted by future sessions of the legisla ture The resolutions must be ap proved by the senate and by the 1941 legislature before a constitu tional amendment can be offered to the people LOOK INSIDE FOR ROBERT S JAMES Sentenced to Die in Rattlesnake Slaying PAGE 2 El Chico Favored in Winter Book Ratings PAGE 11 SubDistrict Music Contest Is at Burt PAGE 5 Vandenberg Denies Presidential Aims WASHINGTON Senator Vanderiberg part of his 55th birthday anni versary Wednesday reiterating that he is not a candidate for the republican presidential nomina tion Im finally beginning to convince some people that I mean it too he grinned Nazis Seize Copies of 49 Foreign Papers BERLIN ot lor eign newspapers and periodicals an unusually large number were confiscated by police Tuesday WILL PIGS BUILD LUTHER GIRLS DORMITORY The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night anil Thursday not so coo in north portion Wednesday night warmer in east portion Thurs day MINNESOTA Fair Wednes day night and Thursday some what warmer in extreme south Wednesday night and in south cast and extreme east portions Thursday colder northwest por tion Thursday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statis IMaximum Tuesday 66 Minimum Tuesday nicht 33 At S a m Wednesday 41 LAST YEAR Maximum RO Minimum 33 Precip V f Lithuania Was Threatened by Germans British Government Considers Continued Expansion of Nazis LONDON British gov ernment said Germany had threat ened little Lithuania with action in a military sense if she re fused to surrender Memel to her Wednesday In response to a question in the house of commons Sir Samuel Hoare home secretary substitut ing for Prime Minister Chamber lain said The Lithuanian minister for foreign affairs who was recently in Berlin received while there demands from the German govern ment for immediate cession of Memelland to the reich coupled with a threat that in the event of resistance or appeal for support elsewhere the matter would be dealt with not diplomatically but in a military sense Talks With Towers Previously Sir Samuel had tojd the house that the government was considering a special meeting of the league of nations to con sider Germanys rapid expansion continued Wednesday by tiie ab sorption of Memel yielded by Lithuania The government whip Patrick Munro disclosed that Britain is conducting military staff talks through military attaches with France soviet Russia Denmark Sweden Yugoslavia Rumania Turkey Greece and the Nether lands U S Not Included Munro answered no to E question by Laborite Josiah Wedg wood whether economic aod mili tary stafftalks will beinitiated witli the United concerning supplythey could make to this country and our allies in case o war being forced upon us Sir Samuel substituted foi Prime Minister Chamberlain in replying to questions following a meeting of the British cabinet at which it was decided to take no action because of Germanys acquisition of Memel Reported in Camps j In reply to Philip T Noel Baker laborite the home secre tary said he had no information regarding statements that 20000 Czechs were now in concentration camps Geoffrey L Maiider oppositioi liberal asked if the governmen considering immediate step with a view to arrangements be tween France Britain and Russia for joint action in restraint of ag gression in association also with Poland Rumania Yugoslavia Turkey Holland and Denmark Hoare replied that the govern ment are in communication with other governments Consider Forming Bloc The cabinet had met to considei what commitments Britain mu undertake to check German e pansion by quick formation of bloc against aggression Despite the fact that Britain was one of the signatories of the Memel convention of 1024 by which Lithuanian sovereignty over Meme was recognized there was no indication that any action was planned here specifically to com bat the return of the territory to the reich PLANS TRIUMPH IN NEW LANDS IN NAZI REICH Will Use Deutschland to Go to Areas With Seaport on Baltic KUHOPEATAGLANCE By The Associated Press gives Me mel back to Germany pro claims slate of emergency throughout country as troops withdraw from ceded Baltic area B c r 1 i nH i 11 e r leaves for battleship voyage to Memel Danzig expects return of free city to Germany Poland wor ried says Ger many threatened force to get Memel considers calling special league council meeting to con sider nazi expansion fnr FrenchItalian reconciliation re ported under way pictured by high fascist as with Germany both in war and peace democracies warned that joint action against axis might bring war B E R L I N f Adolf Hitler left Berlin Wednesday and boarded the battleship Deutschland at Swinemeu ende for a triumphal trip by sea to Memel his newly ac quired Baltic seaport By choosing this mode of travel the fuehrer emphasized both Gelmanys growing pow er asa anifc avoided crossing what may be an other objective of German policy before Polish corridor Hitler left Berlin shortly after Lithuania capitulated o nazi pressure and agreed to cede Germanic territory acquired in the postwar settlements back to Germany Swinemeunde is Germanys Bal tic seabase 120 miles norlh of Berlin His new acquisition came tn him on a Lithuanian platter with out so much as a distant rumbling of effective Memel district ot 1090 square miles in habited by 150000 persons most ly German Danzlij Poland Next Nazi leaders of the formerly German Free City of Danzig ex pressed fears that they might have difficulty in restraining a popu lation that expects its liberation to come on the heels of that of Memel Concern was expressed in Po land which next to Lithuania is most vitally affected by the new German acquisition both because of her proximity to the territory and because of implications for Danzig which lies at the head of the Polish corridor separating East Prussia from the rest of Ger many Reliable opinion in Berlin hnxv cvcr was that the Polish corridor was not on the list of additions to be made in he immediate fu Turn n 2 Dashing CoEds New in Traditional Mens School Visualize Campus Home That Donation of 3000 Hogs Would Make Possible STORY ON PAGE 10 These pictures iell the story of how Luther college coeds are reacting to the idea of a new girls dormitory on the campus which supporters of the institution hope can be done by donations of pigs within a radius of 100 miles of Dccorah 1 Here are some of the pirls in front of the Campus one of Hie three residences now used for the housing ot coeds Betty Reque Hazel Shirven Ruth Hegg Anita Halver son Evelyn Baker Helen Rosholt Anne Baukol and Frances Elliott i learning that pigs might build them a new dormitory three daring coeds immediately got interested in the college farm hog lot They are shown above making a study of two hogs at close hand from left to right are Bernice Estcnson Ruth Fortun and Helen Hosholl 3 Here are the men chosen to direct the pig campaign to raise J money for a girls dormitory at Luther college From left to right they are The Rev Nels Magellsen Rushford Minn chairman David T Nelson professor of English at Luther college the Rev George Ulvilden La Crossc Wis the Rev J O Holum Westby Uis A C Bishop publisher of the Decorah Public Opinionthe cCVX Mount Sterling 111 the Rev S 1 Strandjord St Olaf Ihc Rev S J Frethcim Scarvilie Karl H Nordgaard director of public relations Luther college and S S Reque Luther hae been closely identified with the college Rf a SS IH e place for our new dorm said Irene Laiiglie Ruth Roberts Florence Frost Ruth Roseth and Kay Konwm no in Until6 ih a beauTtifl sPot Luthers exquisite campu Years yha agr LUUieV d 1ad only boy for 75 cars me change to a coeducational institution has already brought an enrollment of 163 Rirlf All these girN Ullc about ow is when we get that new dorm Lock photo Kayenay cngravns ;