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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON HIST MEU o P r of 4 A n a tit VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUI4 LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS ByPAULMALLOR P R Washes Hands of Tax Appeasement Roosevelt seemed to wash his hands of tax appeasement Afterward a sena tor who had been working more or less directly with the white house on the a p p e a sement program told a friend It looks like the president has been stringing me along The senator is not the only one complain ing Dozens of officials have Paul Mallon been wailing similarly No move surface confu sion ever attended government policy making But on the inside surmises as to what happened are quite clear Apparently Mr Hoosevelt first thought a tax appeasement pro gram wouid be a good idea to stimulate business to boost the stock market to attest the new friendliness toward business But when the idea failed to go over well he decided to go slow on it and is covering his retreat with well managed confusion Tax Case Illustration Nothing could better illustrate the workings of government than this tax case First mention of the subject came from Mr Roosevelt When he left for naval maneuvers he said no increase in taxes would be necessary this session Treasury Secretary Morgenthau followed up immediately by disclosing the treasury meaning his assistant John Hanes was studying re vision of the corporate tax struc ture Harry Hopkins came forth with his Iowa speech hinting fur ther at business tax appeasement The left wing crowd inthe new a week or 1 truth the market off instead fof up Business had not been howling about taxes did not im prove Recreation MAY PRfllFflT Wfllll n DanzigBaltic Sore Soot IOWA MflTnDIQT Clara R PLAN IN PROJECTWOULD DEVELOPLEGION GOLF PROPERTY E R Talks Differently Tommy Corcoran presidents MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 251939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS C5F TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONfi NO 143 HITLER PLEDGES AID TO ITALY Council Will Be Asked To Call Special Election A WPA grant of is available for Mason City to be Legion on the used in developing the community golf course northeast edge of the city into a municipal recreation park Word of approval was received Saturday by T L Nooe local WPA area en gineer H A OLeary president of the Legion golf club said Saturday that tlie board of directors will ask the city council Monday or Tuesday to call an election as soon as possible The WPA project as set up in the application which was filed in February provides for a maximum expenditure on the part of the municipality of 5105800 in which budget is included 541000 for the purchase of land The entire project if brought to completion on the basis of the ap proved application would provide a recreational area of 240 acres of land with ample space for an 18 hole golf course playgrounds ten nis badminton and Ehuffleboard courts swimming pool and bath house golf shop parking and pic nicking facilities drives trails landscaping toboggan slides and other developments The next step in the project will 200 hamesplaced on file last Oc tober This petition calls for a spe cial electionto determine whether the city should be bonded for to pay for Mason Citys share of tlie development It will thus be up to the voters 1o deter mine whether to accept the gov ernment grant by making avail ment it al busy on the telephone from hospital bed His braintwin Ben Cohen became active Their re sentment reached a culmination when Cohen took Hanes to lunch one noon about two weeks ago at the Washington hotel and Hop kins and Assistant Commerce Sec retary Patterson came over from a nearby table One version has it that Cohen told Hanes the admin istration would not stand for his appeasement plan and that Hanes replied Who is the administra tion At any rate the result was like that The president at his next press conference talked altogether dif ferently about taxes saying it was in the study stage and no one could tell what would happen Ad ministration columnists began denying there was an inside battle over tax appeasement Corcoran left town to recuperate Treasury men became jubilant again saying they were confident the president would espouse their program Next and last the presi dent indicated the tax matter was Senator Pat Harrisons baby not his It is apparent that if Mr Roose velt backs out completely on taxes congress in its present mood might take up the Hanes program and pass it Harrison the senate chairman has been work ing with Hanes and with repre sentatives of business and other organizations here in preparing the program For that reason it may be too early to accept fully the official word now being passed in the house and senate that will be no new tax pro gram this session With all factions involved in such a delicate situation it is yet impossible to tell what will come out if anything War Money From People Dont be misled by the false popular title of the bill to take the profits out ot war It is a bill to take warmoney out of the peo ple Profits have nothing to do with it If it were what it is sup posed to be it would confiscate all profits of corporations or in dividuals above a peacetime rate is say everything over 6 per cent or the average for the previous few years That would be taking the profits out of war This bill however is not con cerned even with that subject It proposes to levy a new tax sys tem on the country for S833 on a S4000 income 82650 on a 510000 income 98 per cent oni incomes of SI000000 etc If you h611 from Little Rock Ark a re a worker earning 54000 a yeato avvait tlial on charges of ab you would be taxed S833 even if Bonding with SS3000 of funds a nickel of profit flora the First National bank of DeWitt of which he formerly cashier He was arrested in Lit Rock two months ago NAZIS PLAN TO TAKE LEGATION Flank Attack to Get Washington Building Scheduled by Germany WASHINGTON was reported Saturday to be pre paring a flank attack to capture the Czech legation here now de fiantly held by Czech Minister Vladimir Hurban Dispatches reaching here from reliable sources indicated the tac tics to be employed would evolve thus Hitler and Slovakia have signed a 25 year treaty guaranteeing Slovakia as an autonomous state Will Avoid Snub Slovakia with a population of 2450000 will be independent with its own foreign minister and foreign service Its foreign policy of course will be dovetailed with that of Germany Germany will not make any formal announcement of the treaty to the United States and will thereby avoid another snub such as she received when she told thi government of her protectorate over Bohemia and Moravia anc received in reply a refusal to recognize the legality of what she had done Will Likely Protest Instead Slovakia will make the announcement here She She will assert she is the sol out abseil 5fie is me portion of CzechoSlovakia to re TnrnPflnpe main independent A ur UCUU6S L IdCCd main independent She will then claim that such Czech legations as have not been turned over to Germany are right fully hers by way of inheritance She will assert the right to the Czech legation here Minister Hurban is a Slovak Nevertheless there are indica tions that he will resist the Slo vak claim just as he did the German one and refuse to turn over his legation RETURNED FOR CHARGES DES MOINES of ficers returned Harold J Kriebs you never got out ot war Klnj Feature Inc DonzigBoltic Sore Spot MOTORIST FATALLY SHOT BY HITCHHIKER Youth Found in Auto With Dead Man Says He Wanted to Steal Car DES MOINES Des Moines motorist was shot and killed in his automobile 15 miles north of here Satur day afternoon and Sheriff Vane E Overturff announced he is holding a Kelley Iowa youth The youth was found in the car with the dead man The automobile overturned in a ditch near Ankeny was discovered by another motorist Charles Greeiof Des Moines Was Given Life The sheriff said Greer found the dead man in the overturned car with a youth who gave his name as Glenn Gidell of Kelley Here is the market place ill the Free City of Danzig already un der nazi political domination ana which Hitler would like to add to the reich to jive Germany two seaports on the Baltic The territory at head of the Polish Corridor was riven to Poland at Versailles Negotiations Nearly Ended for 4 Dispatches Indicate Franco Forces Are Ready to Enter Madrid HENDAYE France at the Spanish frontier ne gotiations for the surrender of Madrid to the Spanish national ists and lor peace in the 32 months old Spanish civil war were said Saturday to be nearly completed Dispatches from both Burgos and Madrid the nationalist and republican capitals indicated that a plan for the almost uncondi tional surrender of Madrid was so far advanced that General Fran cisco Francos troops might march into that besieged city Saturday or Sunday Declares Attack Threatened The correspondent of the Rome newspaper II Messaggero on the Madrid front forecast that Francos1 troops would attack Mad rid in full force within the next few hours unless attack orders already issued were counter manded The nationalist defense council which rules republican onefourth of continental met Friday night in Gen Jose Miajas office The atmosphere in corridors out side the council room was de scribed as one of tranquil joy in a dispatch from Madrid Surrender Terms Simple The council considered results of a peace mission which made a secret flight to Francos capital to arrange thesurrender According to advices reaching the frontier terms of the sur render were simple The national defense council will remove all mines rom forti fied and civilian areas demob ilize the republican army and pub lish a declaration recognizing the national government as the only legitimate government of Spain The only thing said to have been asked in return by the Madrid regime was that a handful oE its leaders be furnished means of announcement nerc She will ut means 01 claim to be the heir of the Czecholeaving Spain Whether this re Slovak state quest was granted was not known LOOK INSIDE FOR ROGER CUNNINGHAM Directs Officersto Sewer Grave of Wife PAGE 2 Select Winners of Contest at Cresco PAGE B Clara B Olson of Forest City Named Teachers Head NonPartisan State Superintendent Urged With Resolution in the name of VV L Lowe 3307 Seventh street Des Moines The sheriff said Gidell told him he shot the driver who had picked him up near Kelley He quoted Gidell as saying he wanted to take the car away from him Youth Is 17 Sheriff Overturff said later Saturday afternoon the body had been identified as that of Lowe He said Gidell who was re moved to the countyjail here was 17years old The beingquestioned by the sherifi and Coroner Ai E Shaw this af ternoon Miss Clara B Olson of Forest City was elected president of the North Central division the Iowa State Teachers association in the closing meeting of the eighteenth annual convention Saturday in Mason City Fred Masters superintendent of Blairsburg was named vice presi dent Raymond Beck grade school principal at Somers was elected secretary H E Nyquist of Mason City was reelected treasurer and C T Feelhaver Fovt Dodge high school principal was named to fill the vacant position on the executive committee Swansea Retires Edwin E Swanson retiring president from Humboldt was selected as delegate to the Na tional Education association con vention in Des Moines A resolution recommending the removal of the office of stale su perintendent of public instruction from politics and make it an ap pointive office on a nonpartisan basis was passed by the teachers in their closing session Teachers elected as delegates to the state convention in Des Moines included Albert Wiseman county superintendent Rockwell City Miss Irene Warner Spencer A W Vander Wilt superintendent of Milford M O Mocklebust sup perintendent of Dollivcr J B Hungerford superintendent ot Laiimer N E Quam superinten dent Randall C H Tompkins Garner CLARA B OLSON Appraisal Given for Kossnth Refuge Area PAGE 9 MAYOR KELLY GREETS GAGERS Holy Family Team Loses But Will Stay to See Tourney Finals CHICAGO Holy Family basketball team of Mason City on its first trip to the National Catho lic tournament Loyola university visited Mayor Edward J Kelly Satuiday in the city hall The mayors father was an uncle of a nun on the Holy Family faculty Learning he was welcoming an all nations team Kelly explained how Chicagos population consist ed of numerous nationalities He inquired about the teams part in tournament and praised athletics Our crime problem here in Chicago is primarily that involv ing boys and young men said Kelly in urging the boys to con tinue their interest in athletics and like activities to escape falling into trouble The group greeted by the mayor included Father William Mullen assistant to the head priest at Holy Family and players Donald Schmitt Paris di Gregorio Danny Vega Cyril Zieglcr William Tay JAPAN PRESSED BY GERMANY Nazis Seek to Bring Tokio Into Strong Military Alliance TOKIO ff Circles close to the government said Saturday that Germany was exerting powerful pressure to bring Japan into a military alliance and while the government was officially silent a belief spread that a pact would be concluded Public opinion in the past has opposed involving Japan in any commitment to European war and it was understood the government was attempting to avoid entanglements Presentedfo Diet The emperor received Premier Baron Hiranuma in audience but it was said that the premier mere Iv reported the situation to the diet which closes its session offi cially on Sunday Minority parties however pre sented a resolution advocating conversion of the anficomintern agreement with Italy and Ger many into a military alliance Neutrality Is Doubted A statement which was handed to Baron Hiranuma in the pres ence minister without portfolio Prince Konoye war minister Lieut Gen Itagaki and foreign minister Arita said that a tri partite military alliance between Japan Germany and Italy should be concluded against Britain and France who are obstructing ac complishment of imperial aims in the present sacred war in Also Miss Catherine Oils high school principal of Humboldt A H Schtiler superintendent of Swea City R F Van der Stoop Mallard Miss Alice Cole county superintendent Pocahonfas Har old Miller superintendent of Moorland J E Smith superin tendent of Buffalo Center Miss Esther Webb high school prin cipal of Northwpod and C W Sankey county superintendent Clarion The exodus of 1700 teachers at tending the convention began late Friday afternoon and by Saturday morning the attendance had dwindled to approximately 900 persons Miss Featured Highlighting the Saturday morning program in the high school auditorium were the orig inal monologs by Miss Soo Yong Chinese actress Dressed in native costumes Miss Yong presented an interesting program spiced with characteristics of the Chinese stage Miss Yong climaxed her selec tions with a dramatic number en titled Rainbow Mountain Pass adapted from an old Chinese playShe also gave an interesting monolog on the present conditions in war torn China The Mason Cify high school band under the direction of Carleton L Stewart presented an hour concert and Miss Louise Reynolds played a marimba solo Dr Marshall Talks Approximately 1000 teachers filled the high school auditorium Friday night for a program of ad dresses demonstrations and mu sic Featured speakers were Dr James Marshall Sidney Australia G L Hcworth Northwestern Bell Telephone company Des Moines and Prudence Cutright assistant superintendent of the Minneapolis public schools Following the program at the R E NYQUIST tmnaj renewing me program at the Gloom pervades official quar ngh school the teachers jammed ters where the belief was ex the dance and reception at the R K i racks to 2 Wanted in Holdup WASHINGTON Iowa Washington county officers placed torpedoes on the track and set the signals against a throughfreight train to catch two Negroes sus pected of a holdup at Muscatine Informed that the men were be lieved to be hidden in an empty car on the freight train the offi cers found that only one eighteenth back from the engine empty and stationed them selves beside the track where that car would stop JorT Student Manager ueorge Tlie men Ora McLemore 34 of Johnson and Coach Leon CogRins Davenport and James Jamison I Allhough defeated in both pressed Fiat Japan would be un able to preserve her neutrality regardless of whether a military alliance is formed Hotel Hanford The event was fur nished by the Mason City Reta1 Merchants association and the Money to Complete Missouri CKannel to Sioux City Urged WASHINGTON Iff Repre sentative Vincent Harrington D lowa and George R Call asked a house appropriations subcommit tee Saturday to make enough money available for completion of the Missouri river channel to Sioux City Iowa Call is chairman of the joint river committee of Sioux City The engineers have rccom Junior Chamber of i members were hosts Commerce FORECAST IOWA Generally fair in ex treme portion consider able cloudiness in central and cast portions Saturday night and Sunday cooler Sunday after noon generally fair and colder Monday MINNESOTA Hlostly clcuidy Saturday night and Sunday possibly rain turning to snow flurries in north portion Sun d a y somewhat warmer in northeast portion Saturday night colder Sunday general ly fair ana colder Monday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the period March 27 t April 1 Upper Mississippi Missouri Valleys and Low Con siderabl rain in south portion and rain o snow in north portion during th week temperature mostly nea or above normal except behr normal part of the time in nort 74 Passenger Clipper to Begin Service to Orient on Wednesday fSAN FRANCISCO T Ne Wednesday was announced Pan American Airways as t starting date of the first regula passenger flight to the orient b one of its new 74passenger air liners tlie California Clipper me police watch the finals Sunday night 1941 Harrington said Shriek of Train Believed to Have Caused Mans Death DES MOINES The shriek of a train whistle Saturday was believed to have caused the death of Harold Osterhout 21 a mine worker living on his grandpar four miles west of The young man died in a hos pital Friday after he had jumped through a window in his sleep apparently while dreaming His right arm was nearly severed and hospital authorities said he died ents farm here of an infection P M Osterhout father said the accident occurre at 11 p m Wednesday when train whistled by on the track close to the Osterhout farm The grandfather said he hear the crash of Harold leapin through the window just as the whistle blew A few minutes came in the rear SUNDAYS TALK Chamberlain Delays Work on Bloc Until After II Duce Speech EUROPEATAGLANCE By The Associated Press Expected Italian ter ritorial demands on France in speech by Mussolini Sunday shifts Europes attention to Rome Britain France Soviet Hussia may conclude triple en tente as nucleus of Halt Hitler bloc B c r I i n Germany launches tax credit scrip plan levies new tax to relieve financial strain H e n d a y e Negotiations for Spanish republican surrender of Madrid to Spanish nationalists reported nearly completed Armistice report ed arranged between Slovak and Hungarian forces halting clash in eastern Slovakia Free City of German Polish troop movements reported at edges of Polish corridor Prague B o h e m i aMoravia national assembly recommends antisemitic laws on nazi pat tern for new German protecto rate BERLIN AP Hitler Saturday night tele graphed Benito Mussolini a declaration of German sup port of Italy against at tempts to restrict the justi fied will for living of our two peopled Sent on the eve of II Duces speech celebrating the twen tieth anniversary of fascismHit telegram said The German nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the battleproved Italian people in defense against all hateful and in comprehensible attempts to re strict the justified will for living our two peoples and to shake the peace of the world Hitler said he thought of Musso IJm m friendship as the victori ous creator of a proud new Goerinff Supports Program of Italy ROME UR Field Marshal Hermann Goering German ec onomic dictator and tight hand man of Adolf Hitler pledged Sat urday that Germany would re main at all costs beside Italy The plcdgre was given in Pre mier Benito Mussolinis own newspaper Popolo Dltalia of Milan as Mussolini perfected the draft of a speech he is to make Sunday a speech which may prove one of the most im portant of his career So sensational was Goerings statement that hope rose sharply that it would now be possible for Mussolini to obtain by peaceable negotiation the natural aspira tions he seeks to satisfy at Frances expense in the Mediter ranean and Red Sea areas In pledging GermanItalian friendship Goering spoke bitter ly of Great Britain and alluded to Mussolini to Be Heard Over KGLO Mussolinis message will be heard over KGIO Sunday morninff beginning at 4 oclock via CBS short wave facilities from Rome The speech will be followed with comments by H V Kallcnborn noted analyst nf forcicn affairs Sec radio pare for details her particularly as the proverbial dog that barks but never bites Goering confirmed that hp would confer with Mussolini he fore he returned to Germany from his vacation in Italy Axis Is Unbreakable The BerlinRome axis is un breakable Goering said in the statement Germany wilt remain beside Italy regardless of whit happens Germany I repeat will costs remain beside Italy Any greater power for Ger many is greater power or Italy and vice versa The two are perfectly aware of this I wish to point out that the French press is chattering excessively about the fact that France has lost 40 divi sions of allied soldiers as the result of the disappearance of c o Czechoslovakia which the Ver sailles treaty artificially created later Harold This should make the western door of the democracies reflect because if the grandI scious uuu vi uiu j vueci oecause i house holding his bleeding arm they have lost 10 divisions it s Grandpa I thought the train I also possible that we have gained sas coming in the house1 the something Then he fell uncon What do the two big European democracies hope to gain by their ;