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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDJTED FOR THE HOME H IS r MEW T D E P T or J C A A C 0 l CES U 0 I K S IA r MASON THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV 5S AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 29 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 146 BEHlN Garner Boom Like Moving Mountain story go ing around concerning Mr Garner having 200 delegates in the bag means a paper bag of course If you count cer tified delegates the V P has few except Texas H you count probabili ties he has lot more than 200 between 371 and 408 to be exact The figure merely represents cur rent composite guesses by cmi n e n t authori studied assump Paul Gallon ties based tions on INDEPENDENT PATROL GETS OK Daladier States France Wont Cede Any Land As a matter of inside fact the Garner boom is proceeding like that moving mountain in Califor nia It might be a landslide It might be stopped States from which Mr Garners friends may well expect to present delegates include Alabama aftei the first Colorado Geor gia Illinois about half Maryland Massachusetts about Mississippi Nebraska Ohio about Oklahoma Pennsjl vania exactly South Caro lina South Dakota Texas Vir ginia after the first Wis consin Wyoming Hawaii From these a maximum of 408 can now be conjured a What F R Might Do In addition his friend Senator Bennett Clark may reasonably look forward to Missouri with 30 possibly also with hope to Nebras ka Kansas and Iowa 22 for a total of 84 Together Garner and Clark would come close to a simple ma jority but the deciding doubt would liein what Mr Farley does laOdotibtful dele J iisVgrasp i If he readied for them hard The other favoritesons like McNutt with In diana would not count for much The conclusion of this analysis is that Mr Roosevelt might throw a fissure into the moving Garnei mountain if lie vice versa Furthermore it would seem to place Senator Bennett Clark in about as good a position as a can didate of his prospects could hope to be in at this stage Crowded by GO P Resurgency of the republicans is crowding even some ardent new dealers toward Garner as he seems Elliott Roosevelt put it ap proximately this way to come closer to standing for more Roose velt fundamentals than any other man the democrats might reason ably hope to win with To illustrate Some friends of Mayor La Guardia now are con sidering what an irresistible team a ticket of Garner and La Guardia would make The subject was dis cussed at a New York meeting last week of some independent demo crats national labor party men and leftovers in Tammany La Guardia twas said could get strength for Garner in Wiscon sin Minnesota and elsewhere to cffsct a republican candidate like Dewey It may be too strange a thing to happen but the mere mentionof it affords an insight into the things thjt are coming Garners way at the moment and La Guardia who were coworkers against the icpublicans for many years in the Louse each other ghly Proposal From AFL AFL laid down a straight propo sition to CIO that was kept out of the papers at their last peace meeting TIC AtL delegates said sub snuticlly Look here vf we arc j a try seriously to make we must fSsit by knowing whole we bland Wepropose thata publicaccountant be appointed ID 30 over the books of AFL anrj CIO uncl determine ihe duespaying membership of each From Uis re port we can work out a peace formula CIO delegates tossed some pa pers ovuthe proposal starred to ciwpge the subject asked for time The bulrjecl was touchy John Lovis has never mado pub lic anything about duespaying membership even to his own pco WILL CONSIDER PROPOSALS BY II DUCE ITALY Declares Occupation of CzechoSlovakia Blow to Peace Work PARIS Daladier answering Premier Mussolini in a radio speech Wednesday night of fered to negotiate Frances differ ences with Italy if definite pro posals were made toy the Italians Faithful Daladier said to the accords she signed in 1935 with Italy France is ready to pursue their complete and loyal execution In the spirit and equivalence of these accords he said she would not refuse to examine prop sitins that may be made to her Wont Cede Territory The premier raising his voice in emphasis declared however France would cede not a foot of her territory and not one of her rights France he said cannot accept the idea that conquest of Ethiopia gave Italy new rights Such an argument lie said would signify that every new con cession would automatically bring new rights Thus the demands that might be presented to us would be prac tically without limit Turning to the German de struction of CzechoSlovakia Daladier cried conquest of occu pation of hard blow to Francespatient efforts forpeace Nobody can doubt the premiei said that war at this time wouk be a catastrophe for all nations None he said would be safe from destruction Urges United Support I know that these words he added will find a fraternal echo in friendly nations throughout Europe and also across the chan nel and beyond the Atlantic In the name of my country he said I invite all the powers which think as we do and which like us are ready to persevere in the ways of peace but which would unite in the face of aggres sion to confident collaboration They Restored Citys Water Service Maehado Formerly DictatorPresident of Cuba Succumbs MIAMI BEACH Fla Gerardo Maehado 67 dictatcr president of Cuba who was de posed in 1933 died here Wednes day Maehado who had been living I here in exile succumbed wrhile under anaesthetic for an operation for the removal of a tumor which had entered his liver Pie entered the hospital Sunday for observation preparatory to un dergoing the operation He had been in poor health for some time Machados demise followed by little more than a day the death in Havana of Carlos Manuel de Ces pedes also 67 who succeeded him v fine to plant business District These are the men who dis covered what the trouble was when water started pounding through manholes and pavement cracks at Pennsylvania avenue and Seventh street northeast Wednesday morning1 They found that the plus on the Ton the eastside of the 16 inch main By pclock at noon the paired and Hie water as again flowing through the main From left to right arc Andrew Paulson with air hammer Tom Humiston with flashlight trac ing the flow of water to find the exact location of Hie Icak Tohu Nilclials and Tom Query They arc ail city water depart ment employes Kayenay Cam era store photo Below is a drawing showing he location and details of the water main at the corner where the blowing of a plus temporar ily paralyzed the citys water system Inset shows the details of the coupling with highly im portant plug on the T in black The drawing is by Allen Patton from sketches provided hy Carl Patchcn water works superin tendent Britain Doubles Field Army 340000TOTAL MEN PLANNED Compulsory National Service Discussed With French Leaders LONDON Prime Mitiister Chamberlain announced in com mons Wednesday that the strength of the British territorial field army would be doubled giving it a total of 340000 men as provisional president of the isj Chamberlains announcement land republic ple CopsrUhl Hint Features Inc Exira Publisher Is Killed in Car Crash CLENDENINGIS GIVEN FINE Penalized for Breaking Air Drill Which Had Disturbed His Work KANSAS CITY Logan Clendenings axsmashing of a WPAoperated air drill because that damned ratatattat dis turbed his work as a health col umnist cost him S50 Wednesday He was fined S25 for destroying property and for disturbing the peace His attorney entered a plea of guilty for him Dr Clendening who was not in court became so enraged over the din made in digging a sewer that he strode out of his house in a p fashionable residential district i Feb 10 meticulously attired and wearing a white carnation in bis front with compulsory military measures to fit Britain for leader ship of such a bloc Some form of compulsory service however was expected after the cabinet members re view the results of an appeal Tor national service volunteers despite Chamberlains assertion Tuesday that recruiting for tlic territorial army Britains na tional was most satis factory The review of the vol unteer appeal is scheduled to be made after the end of this month The probabilities of a decisive test between the fascist and the nonfascist states of Europe in creased Wednesday as a conse quence of the nationalist vic tory in Spain The question of concern to Eng land and France was whether General Francisco Franco would retain his tics with Germany and Italy to Die exclusion of other LOOK INSIDE FOR 6000 GALLONS OF WATER EACH MINUTE ESCAPE One of Citys Two Feeder Mains Break Service Soon Resumed At oclock Wednesday lorning pumpage at the city vater plant suddenly shot up to ive times the normal rate At the ame time water pressure of the city sank down to lolhing interrupting shaves and he preparation of the morning offee in hundreds of homes The water plant and city hal vere deluged with telephone calls Vithin two minutes water works inployes knew what had hap pened One of the citys two feedei mains from the water plant buvsl at the Seventh street and ennsylvania avenue northeast causing water to pound through manholes and cracks in the pave nent at the rate of 6000 gallons i minute Shut Three Valves Plant employes shut off threi valves to isolate the break one a Ninth street northeast and Elm drive and two at the corner where the break occurred Water pres sure at the plant immediately started to rise and within a minutes housewives in the re molest sections the city anxi ously watching the water supply faucets in hurch Bells Ring Peace for Spaniards Franco Completes Conquest People Rejoice End of War MADRID bells joyfully Wednesday to signal Nationalist Gen Francisco Francos iloodiess conquest in cities and towns where republican Spain iiade its last hopeless stand Peace was officially proclaimed Madrids hungry inhabitants after months of nearstarvation rejoiced in the peace and food brought them Wednesday with the arrival of Francos troops Valencia Taken Over The will to fight that sustained republicans during 32 months of civil strife ended with Madrids submission Nationabst soldiers hurried to complete the occupa tion of the remainder of enemy soil Nationalist authorities for mally took over Valencia Thurs day mosning without resistance Madrid started the second day of celebrating heartened by the sight long lines of trucks loaded with foodstuffs filing into the city It was hunger as much as any thing that brought this besieged capital to its knees Died From Malnutrition Medical sources estimated that more than 300 persons had died monthly of malnutrition in the latter stages of the siege that be gan B7o days ago DIFFERENCES IN BILLS SETTLED BY COMMITTEE Senate Approves Compromise House Sanction Anticipated TRUCK BILL PASSED BY PAGE 16 DES MO1NES Immediate legislative agreement on the ty department bill major issue in the republican consolidation pro gram seemed certain Wednesday as the Iowa senate voted 34 to 0 to accept compromise provisions of a conference report placing the department under the governor The report now goes to the house for concurrence If adopted there the bill goes to Gov George A Wilson Studied by 2nd Group Disagreement over the measure threatened disruption of the re publican program and not until a second conference group was named by the two branches was a compromise agreement reached Wednesday The plan would merge the high way patrol the state bureau of in vestigation and police radio sys tem motor drivers licensing commerce commission inspectors and lire marshall in one depart ment Provides for Commissioner As announced by Representa tive Henry W Burma R of Al came shortly after a cabinet meet ing to take the lead in efforts to unite several nations against Nzi German expansion Previously Chamberlain had told the house thai compulsory national service in Britain had been discussed with French leaders during President Albert Lebruns i allegiances state visit Wont Deny French Promise The prime minister refused to deny reports that he had promised French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet to introduce compulsory service in Britain Referring to the French conver sations Chamberlain said I can not divulge what took place at a private conversation Diplomatic circles f aid the prime minister in those conver sations indicated he personally fa vored some form of conscription but had to consider serious domes tic obstacles such as the attitude of trade unions In Touch With TMoscow Chamberlain was asked by con servative Robert Boothby for as surance the government would maintain the closest contact and cooperation with the government i giving further of the Soviet union D U N L A P C Eaton coat lapel publisher of he Audubon County He swung his ax until he had that Lonj Jomnal at Exira the last 16 years i put the compressed air drill out don was in touch with Moscow YEAR AGO was lulled when his automobile j of action then turned and lee The ministers assembled amid Maximum FORECAST IOWA aiostiy cloudy snow or rain in southeast and extreme east continued cool Wednesday niffht Thursday fair and warm er MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thurs day not so cool in cast and north central Wednesday night warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday S3 Minimum Tuesday night 25 S a m Wednesday 29 Snow fell steadily Wednesday arrival of spring weather was not i HOPE BREWSTEK Missing Woman Found Paddling Down River PAGE 2 48 Stars Take Spots on North Iowa Team saw the How from crease 8 oclock thepressure was starting by oclock the water supply was at the normal rate The entire city was getting a normal supply ex cept for two blocks on Elm drive between Seventh and Ninth streets They Find Trouble By oclock city employes with airhammers picks and shovels discovered the cause of trouble A plug at the end ot a T on the cast side of the main had i blown out The T which had been placed in the main in event an extension on Seventh street northeast was wanted had a 16 inch opening releasing the full flow of the liuse 16 incti main By oclock less than five hours after tile water pres sure started sinking at the plant the cast iron pluff had been calked on the T and Carl Pat chen water superintendent ordered water again released thruuch the main Pumpagre Went Up At no tirae was the water pres sure at the plant below 25 pounds to the square inch but most of the pressure was dissipated at the break Pumpage rose from the rate of 2000000 gallons a day to 10000000 gallons The citys water supply was practically all recoursed through another 16 inch main that extends from the plant west on Twelfth street to Washington avenue and then south By means ol cross lines water flowed to the other main beyond the point of the break This new main was built in 1932 to relieve the pressure on the other line and augment the water supply throughout the city this main a large part of the city would have been without sufficient water supply until the opening was repaired as the only other feeder line from the plant is an 8 inch pipe which goes east ward to serve a comparatively small part of the city Digging Up Street At first it was feared the main bad broken probably as result of uneven settlement of the ground The main Mr Patchcn said is 30 years old Castiron pipes such as this according to the water superintendent are usu ally carried at a depreciation of 100 years but ordinarily last much longer than that In older cities castiron pipes 200 years old are not uncommon The broken pipe is seveneighths of an inch in thickness The broken main goes to the south part of the city and is to be connected with the new water tank now under construction The completion of this million gallon tank will provide a further safc So fast were nationalist troops moving through republicanheld territory that it was impossible to keep account of the towns they captured It was believed that the would finish disarm iiig republican troops before the weekend Itwas estimated that 40000 prisoners were taken in the Ma drid sector alone with tens of thousands more in other places Face Normalcy Problem As in Catalonia in northeastern Spain most of these are to be re year leased as soon as the nationalists can prove the lack of criminal charges against them Then conies one of Francos biggest both his and enemy soldiers back to the farms and factories whence they came MIAJA AND STAFF REACH ALGIERS ALGIERS Algeria Jose Miaja and his staff fleeing from General Francos conquest of Spain arrived here Wednesday by airplane from Valencia Additional planes from Valencia carried other members of his military staff lison chairman of the house con ference group and Senator L B Forsling R of Sioux City senate the agreement includes 1 Placing the safety depart ment under Gov George A Wil 2 Appointment by the governor of a commissioner of public safety 3 Reduction of the term of the commissioner from 6 to 4 years Senate proposed 6 years Salary Put at 4 Reduction of the salary of the commissioner from 54500 as pro posed by the senate to 54000 a The two branches were at log gerheads over tlie proposal when the house amended the senate measure to place the safety de partment under the attorney gen eral who would act as its head The settlement agreed to Wed nesday by the conferees was a recession by the house group on the issue of control while the two groups compromised both on the F R Departs From Capital for 10 Day Warm Springs Visit WASHINGTON Roosevelt made a final checkup on foreign and congressional mat ters Wednesday before leaving Wednesday afternoon for a 10day stay at Warm Springs Ga Before going to his oflice he conferred with Postmaster Gen eral Farley Senator Barkley of Kentucky senate majority leader and Secretary of State Hull Neutrality labor relations re lief farm aid social security and tax legislation will keep the legis lators busy while he is away Some of the issues may come to a head during that time and produce the most heated arguments of the tenure of the office and the com missioners salary Exnect House to Accept The conferees Tuesday agreed upon a salary of 53800 but Wed nesday before the report was signed and prepared for consider ation by the senate the sum was increased to 54000 The house did not expect to act upon the compromise settlement until Thursday but indications pointed ot the report as recommended by the confer ence committee guard for uninterrupted service in the city water PAGE 11 plunged down a ment near here steep embank tared the astonished WPA work1 growing clamor for action to rally i Minimum Urs until the police arrived i other countries into an antiHitler1 Precjpitatio y 41 79 Home Project Group Will Meet at Garner Opening of the pavement re j vealed that the force of the water I washed away supporting gravel i and crushed rock for a consider able area i Fon the time the break cjiicd liitil the valves shut off more than 100 pounds each were lifted more than a loot from the pavement Water also spurted like geysers from cracks and holes in the paving at the intersection Parts of the pavement were torn up As far as known this is the largest break in the water system pipes in the history of the city Clearing Water Alter the flow had returned to normal Wednesday morning the water department began getting calls from various sections of the city stating the water was rusty In certain parts of the city where the mains are old a fine iron settlement from the water will be noticeable said Mr Patch en This will be evident in places where there is a sudden change in the direction of the flow or pressure This discoloring of the water is not harmful and is only temporary We have already started a crew of men to flushing hydrants to eliminate this red condition of the water We should appreciate WINTER TINGE IS CONTINUING Snow or Rain Falls in Most of State Some Roads Slippery DES MOINES tinge winter remained in Iowa Wednes day as snow or rain fell in most of the state Sections of southwest and cen tral Iowa reported two inches of snowfall with highways slippery in spots An inch of snow had fallen in Washington Iowa where the storm continued Light snowfall was reported by Mason City Storm Lake Cedar Rapids Sioux City Iowa City Davenport and Cedar Falls Bur lington and Keokuk reported rain fall while highways in the vicin ity ot Dubuque were normal The weather bureau forecast snow or rain for the southeast and extreme east n rtions Wed nesday night with continued cool mercury readings Fair and warmer weather was the prediction for Thursday Tem peratures Wednesday averaged two degrees below normal The official high of the last 24 hours was 42 registered at Keokuk and Dubuque PAGE 3 i aiiuuiu uclcUC I lie ilev water came through tuo having anyone call us if this con maiiliois with such force does not clear itscll in a 1 the cast iron covers weighing i day or so Last of Czech Army to Demobilize Friday PRAGUE demobiliza tion of the last of nowvanished CzechoSlovakias tegular army which once numbered 180000 men was set for Friday ;