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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAH ein H 1ST MEU fl Jl r DEPT or IOWA DES UQlHIS I 4 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPSR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 24 1939 Parkers Woods Becomes City Park Beautiful 13 Acre Plot Given Community by Family of A T Parker STORY OX PAGE G PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE j v Two views are shown here ot Parkers Woods beautiful 13 acre tract given to the city of IVIasou City for park purposes Parkers Woods lying immedi ately north of West park along the east bank of Willow creek ivas deeded to the city by Mrs A T Parker widow and Mrs Robert L Jackson daughter of A T Parker who acquired the land in 1874 The upper picture shows how the newly acquired tract appears from across lie stream on the west end of the bridge over First street northwest with the camera pointed to the north east The lower picture t reveals something of the beauiy of the trees in Parkers Woods with shapely oaks towering over smaller trees shrubs and wild flowers With literally hundreds of specimens of native trees shrubs wild flowers and grasses the area is one of the few places in Norlh loiva retaining its natural beauty Lock photo Kayenay engraving SPRING ADVANCE TO BE CHECKED Cooler Weather for State Friday Night Forecast by Bureau The mercury rose lo 73 here at oclock Friday afternoon with the atmosphere of a gen uinely sultry character DES MOINES Spriugr timesadvance will be temporarily checked in Iowa Friday night with cooler temperatures expected in western and northern sections of the state the weather bureau announced The mercury Friday morning ranged from 10to 23 degrees above normalthroughout the state after a day which saw it shoot into the 80s in central Iowa Mt Ayr reported a soaking 12 inch rain Thursday night and Iowa Falls Charles City Mason City and Des Moines had traces of precipitation Thunder storms were reported i in the northern part of the state j and lightning was visible at Des Moines j Thursdays official high of 83 degrees at DCS Moines was within three degrees of the alltime high here for March 23 set in 1910 i Newton reported an 85degree reading Friday It was 78 in Ma son City Bloodhounds Will Be Used in Effort to Trace Durand Petition With 50000 Names Given Wilson DES MOINES single petition bearing 50000 names was wheeled into Gov George A Wilsons office Friday The mas sive appeal was from Iowa chi ropractors who seek the right to use light air and heat and other forms of treatment t was coinj posed of thousands of signed pages pasted end on end and I wound around a spindle which i turned with a crank Slayer of 4 Flees From Stronghold as Posse Closes In CODY AVyo were counted on Friday to pick up the trnil of Earl Durand 2G year old slayer of four who fled his mountain stronghold 40 miles north of Cody before it couldbe blasted with howitzer and trench mortar fire 1 think we can pick up lie trail with the hounds said Sher iff Frank Blackburn after a 100 lowan Once Rode Range With Durand WATERLOO Dur a n d sharpshootinff Tarzan who is the object of a grim search Friday in a wild Wyo ming region can never be brought back alive from his mountain hideout according o Fred Pearson Waterloo who used to ride the range with Dur and Pearson a star route mail carrier recalled that Iiis former partner on the range was a deadly accurate shooter and a tough homhre but when the Waterloo man knew him six years ago a decent sort of fel low man posse had closed in on Durands retreat and found him gone If not a bunch of us will stay up there until we get him said the Park county sheriff leader of the search for the elusive eagle eyed Tarzan who took to the northwestern Wyoming hill coun try a week ago Thursday night after killing two officers 2 Bodies Recovered The bodies of Orville Linabary 42 of Cody and Arthur Argenlo 46 of Mceteetse Wyo were re covered late Thursday below the natural fortress in Clarksfork canyon from which Durand had held possemen at bay for nearly 24 hours The two possemen died of bullet wounds drilled in their abdomens by the sharpshooting fugitive soon after he had in a dump of boulders and trees at the top of the slope Sheriff Blackburn said Durand slipped down before daylight Thursday and took two rifles and a pair of shoes from Iiis victims He then crawled up the high ridge that had protected him from rear attack and vanished again into the hills Posse Is Reduced The sheriff reduced his posse to 15 or 20 picked sharpshooters Friday to give the fugitive fewer targets Backing up the posse was a Montana national guard detach ment equipped with a 377 milli meter howitzer and a threeinch trench mortar for use should Durand attempt another oneman stand Durand used only three rifle bullets when he shot and killed Undersheriff D M Baker and Town Marshal Charles E Lewis of Powell Wyo after escaping from the Cody jail a week ago Thursday night He had been arrested the day before for killing an elk out of season NO 142 MADRID TO GIVE IN WOULD PROVIDE END TO SPANISH CIVIL STRUGGLE Obvious Preparations for Transferring of Authority Are Made HENDAYE France At the Spanish Frontier The Span sh nationalists made ready Fri day to accept a virtually uncondi tional surrender by the Madrid government which would end the 32monthsold civil war and the iong siege of the republican capi It was reported that a Madrid radio speaker had said surrender of Madrid was but a question ol minutes but this was denied in Madrid by Defense Minister Gen eral Segismundo Casado Obvious plans for transfer of Madrid authority from the hands of the defense council under Gen eral Jose Miaja which seized power March 5 were being made by both republicans and nation alists Sfart Xews Campaign In Madrid a newspaper cam paign was started to create a fav orable atmosphere for the sur render The press called peace the greatest of victories A dispatch from Burgos na tionalist capital lo the Italian newspaper II Popolo di Roma said a republican mission had flown here secretly to negotiate the urrender Plans for capitulation of Mad rid after more than 28 months of 700 Teachers Here siege were reported so complete that arrangements had been made for erection of loudspeakers in the principal plazas to provide music for dancing in the streets Will Receive Food One official said the large cafes would be among the first places to receive food from the fleets of nationalist supply trucks now waiting behind the Madrid lines House Speeds Up Acts on 35 Measures DES MOINES A mass of 35 bills designed to concentrate the collection of more than 000000 taxes annually in a state tax commission sped through the Iowa house without opposition Friday The measures are part of the Iowa republican state government reorganization program Passed and sent to Gov George A Wilson for his signature was the socalled parent bill which changes the name of the state board of assessment and review to the state tax commission This measure previously had been ap proved by the senate Wide Program Included The upper house has not yet considered the other 34 tax reor ganization bills The program provides for the board of assessment and review under its new name to retain its present collection of 520000000 sales income and use taxes the chain store levy and its various public utility and property tax1 functions Would Provide Collection It also would take over col lection of beer cigaret and in heritance taxes now under the state treasurer the oleomargarine levy now collected by the secre tary of agriculture motor vehicle license fees taken in by the com merce commission and many other widely scattered sources of state revenue In its most productive and amicable session of the year the house churned through 47 bills all told Friday the bulk of the fi nal dozen measures being claims which have accumulated against the state in the last two years Work on Civil Service The Iowa senate began work Friday on a state civil service bill diuug uenma uie Maaria lines mv V He explained the nationalists r f mam bl11 dld not tome to a wished to create an atmosphere of gaiety in contrast the suf Hull States Peace of World Threatened by Developments WASHINGTON of State Hull said Friday recent developments in Europe have been ot a nature seriously to threaten the peace of the world Hull who returned from Florida where he spent two weeks recu perating from a cold and grippe said at his press conference These new evidences of inter national lawlessness make it all the more clear that never before has the support of all nations for law and order and sound economic relations been more urgently needed that at present HITLER BACK FROM TRIUMPHS Significant Additions to German Reich Are Provided in New Moves BERLIN Adolf Hitler re turned to Berlin Friday from his triumphal journey to Memel his latest acquisition entering the capital of his expanding realm without the fanfare of previous homecomings The special train which brought the reichsfueher from Swine muende where he had landed from the battleship Oeutschland reached Berlin at p m 630 a m C S T Sienificant Additions Seen His naai followers saw in de velopments of the two days since Hitler left for his battleship dash across the Baltic to Memel signifi cant new accretions to the strength of greater Germany Incorporation of Memelland into greater Germany and negotiation of a Rumanian trade treaty have clinched the last links in a band of friendly neighbors along Ger manys eastern frontier as a buf fer against her potential foe soviet Russia For the first time since the World war Germans held Friday that they had only friends on the immediate east from the Baltic to the Black Sea Diminishes Eastern Worry Hitler fuehrer of 80000000 per sons in 245000 square miles of territory thus had improved Ger manys central European position not only by solidifying his empire in the last year but also by di minishing the old German worry about possible attack from the east The cession of Memelland for merly under Lithuanian sover eignty brought little Lithuania into Hitlers arms through a non aggression pact and an economic understanding Rumania plugged a hole to the southeast through a farreaching economic tieup with Germany As for the other and older links the PolishGerman nonaggression treaty still has several years to run while Hungary has been working closely with the Rome fering Madrids million inhabi tants had undergone He said the nationalists wanted the people to have a feeling of deliverance With the fall of Madrid the na tionalists expected easily to take control ot the onefourth of con tinental Spain still in republican hands REPORT SURRENDER WILL BE SATURDAY ROME newspaper II Piccoloin a dispatch Friday from Borgos Spanish nationalist capi tal said the surrender of Madrid to Generalissimo Franco was planned for Saturday The dispatch said that a Madrid delegation which arrived by plane at Burgos Thursday to negotiate the surrender undertook Friday to disarm the Madrid district where defense lines had been mined weeks ago in anticipation of nationalist assault Would Recognize Franco The dispatch continued During negotiations of surren der with delegates of the General issimo the Madrid par liamentarians are reported to have offered immediate and uncondi tional surrender of the Spanish capital total disarmament of the entire red republican army and recognition of Franco as head of the state and of Spanish armed forces They are reported to have af firmed that beginning with the occupation by nationalist troops of the old territory still under the council of defense the old repub lican Spain administrative poli tical and military would no longer exist Soldiers Made Request They arc reported to have i asked only permission to allow i some elements opportunity to go abroad Other Italian press dispatches said the first offer of surrender came from the front line outside Madrid Soldiers defending the old capital yelled across nomans land from their trenches one re cent night to make the offer vote however before the chamber adjourned for the weekend The original bill would apply to all employes of the state highway commission excepting the chief engineer This was amended to include only the 400 maintenance employes but an amendment by Senator L B Forsling R ot Sioux City was on file to include all state employes excepting offi cials and heads of departments A consolidation bill transferring the state securities department from the secretary of states of fice to the insurance commission er was introduced in the senate Friday LeBrun Returns Home After English Visit LONDON and Mrs LeBrun and Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet of France depart ed for Paris Friday ending a threeday visit of state to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth LOOK INSIDE FOR Berlin axis and has joined antiComintern pact the Polancj Wont loin T International Bloc Newspaper Reports WARSAW Warsaw Express Poranny considered to be a mouthpiece of the foreign office said Friday Poland would not join any international bloc Political circles considered this as tantamount to rejection of the British stop Hitler plans Poland the newspaper said wondered whether the conception ot international cooperation un der Soviet Russian auspices was not based on an illusion SECRETARY JIORGENTHAU Favors Temporary Cut in Security Taxation PAGE 2 Garksville Hit and Run Driver Arrested PAGE 3 Mason Cityan Gets Place on Star Team PAGE n ALL RECORDS IN ATTENDANCE AT SESSIONBROKEN Instructors Meet in Conferences and Luncheons DR EARL K HARPER CONVENTION PROGRAM FRIDAY EVENING Hiffh School Auditorium p Wal dorf college choir Forest City Odvin Hagen director What Conser vatives Might Learn From Pro gressives Pruddence Cutright assistant superintendent Min neapolis public schools music Madri gal group Mason City high school Ellen M Smith director An Austral ians Appreciation of America Dr James Marshall world trav eler Sidney Australia new demonstration talk o d e r n Telephone Magic G L Howorth district customer relations supervisor Northwestern Bell Telephone company Des Moines Iowa Retail Merchants association and Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce invite all members of the Iowa State Teachers as sociation to attend a reception and dance at the Hanford hotel following the evening program SATURDAY MORNING High School Auditorium 0 a Mason City national champion high school band Carleton L Stewart di rector monologues Miss boo Yong Chinese actress bus iness meeting The Weather FORECAST Partly cloudy Friday njght and Saturday somewhat cooler in northwest portion Fri day nfehj cooler in west and north portions Saturday Partly fnday night and Saturday cooler in nc Keu KivBr va late Friday night colder Sat urday except alonp Lake Super IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 73 Minimum Thursday night 47 At 8 a m Friday 51 T 02 Inch Yes Iowa weather does have oes ave its ups and downs In a seven day period there has been a range ot degrees On the night of March is a minimum of 2 degrees was recorded while on Thursday maximum of 78 xvas registered Maximum 54 Minimum 42 All attendance predictions were surpassed Friday as more than 1700 teachers streamed into Mason City for the second day of the 18th annual convention the North Central division of the Iowa State Teachers association Balmy weather and the attrac tive program of speakers and events was given as the reason for drawing the large throng which was unofficially claimed as largest attendance in the his tory of the conventions Twenty conferences and lunch eons throughout Mason City filled the Friday afternoon program of the convention The conferences featured outstanding speakers and discussed almost all phases of school life Warns of Tyranny If tyranny comes in America t will riot be the result of propa ganda Dr Earl E Harper di rector of the school of fine arts at the University of Iowa told ap proximately UOO teachers at the first general session of the con vention Friday morning Dr Harper pointed out in his talk on America in a World Overshadowed by Tyranny thai there are three characteristics of tyranny abroad namely injustice submission of freedom through expression and ignoring of ethics and morals Urges Precaution In explaining bow tyranny might seep into the United States the speaker warned against allow ing the three characteristics of tyranny abroad to exist in our governmenl As a precaution against allow ing tyranny to exist in the United States Dr Harper pointed out that it was necessary to protect the fundamentals of our democracy justice should prevail freedom should be exercised and moral ethics should survive Marked Beginning The talk by the University of Iowa director marked the begin ning of the full day session of the convention which ends Saturday Good citizenship starts in the high chair and cannot be formed in the electric chair and reform school R c Coulter special agent of the federal bureau of in vestigation Des Moines asserted in his talk on Education and Crime Prevention during the general session Friday morning Yearly The Gman pointed out that crime costs the United States yearly and it costs S120 a person for major crimes A total of 4300000 persons in the United Slates have criminal records Mr Coulter explained and there is one murder com mitted each hour Weather Affccls Crime Mr Coulter revealed in his talk that a recent survey showed crimes decreased during the wnrm months except for aggravated as sault which was highest during July and August In a plea to keep the juvenile from entering crime by super WHO MADE the ALLSTATE TEAM Turn to Page 11 for the 1939 Iowa Daily Press Association AllState High School Basketball Teams Selected by 1800 Coaches Officials Sports Writers vised recreation the Gm stressed the fact that no criminal starts out being a also explained the criminal He majority 6f criminals arrested were 21 years of age and 188 per cent of the 554276 recorded fingerprints in 1938 were of youths under 21 years old Explains Foothill Education Ella Enslow author and lec turer explained the educational hardships in Tennessee and the surrounding states in her talk on Little Schoolhouse in the Foothills during the morning ses sion The author told how she ob tained a teachers certificate at the age of 14 and got a school ba causc the regular teacher got mar ried The Little SchoolmaanY pointed out that she rode on a train five miles and then walked four miles to reach the school where she received her education She also revealed that most of her education was obtained by listen ing to lawyers and preachers in the railroad station while waiting for the train After graduation Miss explained that she got a schunl but was ousted by a change m administrations Then she mountain school at R salary tf 1 550 a month She wa Uic fiivl woman teacher in the school and within a few weeks the attend ;