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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H f 5 r oor or to a A COUP CES UQI NES t A HOME EDITION THE N1WSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 3l7l939 BRITISH ARMS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT POLAN NEWS BEHI Heated Discussion on Neutrality Debate WASHINGTON No bodieu were carried out of the last for eign relations committee secre meeting on neutrality b u the argurnen stopped jus short of tha conclusion It seems fzom sounds that drifted through a win dow that th a d ministration did not wan hearings held in the Paul Mallon and emchati cally Roosevelt Spokesman Bark ley tried to convince such arden opponents ofsecrecy as Senators Borah and Hiram Johnson that the open hearings of 2 or 3 weeks might cause diplomatic trouble for the U S ill Europe Then said Barkley debate in the senate drag on a month It would be dangerous to discuss foreign affairs that long in the open The argument was a mistake Ten years would not be too long for Borah and Johnson to discuss the administration foreign policy Hi Jotuison made one of his vin speeches demanding inat everyone be permitted to have his say and the people be arrived at a very narrow the committee retorted in truth that the state department ciowd le Stuped tp testify in the open generally refuse to tell anyone the time of day the com mittee would have to follow the course he recommended Then Chairman Pittman sug gested the decision 6f the commit tee be made unanimous and it was thus keeping the fight within the senatorial off the iront pages Sugar Quota Revisions State department has confiden tially informed My Boosevelt the sugar quota revisions adopted quietly in the senate might cause the overthrow of the Batista re gime in Cuba and put Cuba into political chaos if finallyenacted Secretaries Wallace Hull and Ickes immediately following pas sage of the amendment wrote a very strong joint letter to the president1 contending the changes violate the Cuban trade agreement would have severe economid re percussions in Cuba queer thc whole good neighbor program ri Latin America Discriminate against Hawaii PuertoRico increase the price ofsugaivto the American consumer The president is working him self up toward a blast against the revisions on the basis of this con fidential tetimony from his aides e Aid Beet Sugar States The sugar revisions were slipped through the senate by Senators Ellender Louisiana and Adams Colorado before the administra tion leaders found out what they meant Under the revisions Cuba loss 223751 tons of her sugar quota Puerto Rico 17072 tons the Philippines 71023 tons and Hawaii and others lesser amounts The beet sugar states of the west would gain 245886 tons andthc cane areas of Louisiana and Florida an additional 74226 torts It appears bkely the adminis tration wili be able to kill the changes in the house City and farm liberals have come to ra definite parting in the house That is what caused the mayhem on the administration farm bill The city boys gave just the votes margin necessary to eliminate Sthe of farm parity payments fxom the bill l SpeakerBanfchead and Floijr Director Raybum were nevelr more amazed than when the city leftists like to Marcantonio 75 degrees left voted against gravy for thc farm boys The little bloc has a minimum oE 10 votes 5 maximum of 20 but the parity payment provision needed only 7 votes for victory 11 was defeat ed 204 to 191 Kin Kennies Inc Mason LOCAL RECORD GIVEN AWARD OVER 210 CITIES Congratulations Are Sent Officials for High Achievement PICTURE ON PAGE 2 Mason Citys safety mihdedness and two year record of no acciden tal deaths on streets of the city won first place for it in the Na tional Traffic Safety contest in group 6 of cities from 10000 to 25000 population during 1938 The award was won over a field of 210 cities competing in this class and On to Washington Chicago III March 30 1939 lion Harry C Brown Mayor Mason City Iowa Your city today was awarded first place in its population group in the 1938 National Traf fic Safety contest Heartiest con gratulations The National Safe ty council is giving a dinner in your honor in the Mayflower hotel in Washington D C Thursday evening April 13 at which time you will be pre sented with a plaque emblem atic of yourvictory Three hun industrial leaders and statesmen of the nation will attend dition to mayors of sis winning cities and governors of four winning states Because of press of time in preparing formal groups will you please wire ac ceptance of dinner invilation Am writing further details W H CAMERON Managing Director National Safety Council is the first time the city has been awarded first place Last year i1 was awarded third place in com petition When the news of the award was received late Thursday eve ning from judges in Chicago where the decision was made of ficial members of the city and or ganizations interested in safety were all caught off guard for the practice of safety in the city had come to1be routine work a thing that has been going on day after day for more than two years City Recognized Mayor H C Brown who spent many hours in safety work as secretary of the Mason City Cerro Gordo County Safety council said that he was glad that Mason Cits received this recognition for its fine cooperation in the project Mason City is highly honored n being awarded first place in the National Safety contest said Mayor Brown Friday morning This is indeed a distinct honor to Jis city I warit personally to thank all agencies and all those who took part in helning to bring about this mayor of Mason City I feelthat credit is due to all agencies and those who lave taken part Congratulations Received City Manager Herbert T Barclay and Chief of Police Harold Wolfe as well as John Wallace director of safety with the police depart nent were receiving congratula lons and wires Friday morning rom friends interested in safety nthe city and over the state We are very very happy to haye been awarded this honor aid City Manager Barclay The Safety Capital Among the first totelephone congratulations to Mason City Friday morning was Phil H Sproul of Des Moines executive secretary of the Iowa State Safe ty council Its an honor extremely well bestowed he asserted It would seem to ins that you in Mason City have a very good reason for calling your community the Safety Capitalof the Nation My warmest congratulations to your city and county officials and to your Cerro Gordo Coun ty Safety council ity management is not taking redit for the accomplishment but relieves that the education through lie public and parochial schools nc boy patrol the cooperation of and many Contest SFSRED IN AUTO CRASH NORTH OF CITY Where Three Were Injured Driver of Car Says Other Auto Started Making Left Turn Frunkie Green Dallas Tex is near death at the Mercy hospital 1 and his traveling companion Ver non Cox Dallas seriously in jured is at the same hospital fol lowing an automobile accident 5 I miles north of Mason City during i the noon hour Milford A Phillips Waterloo I with whom the men had obtained a ride is at the Park hospital suf fering from bruises and minor in Crash at Junction juries The accident occurred on High 1 way No 65 about 30 feet south of 1 the intersection Highway No I 238 which is known as the old Plymouth road when the car I driven by Mr Phillips collided I with a car driven by T G McDer mott Mason City attorney Mr Phillips said that he saw the McDermott car pull over to the left as if to make a left turn and 1 that he pulled to the left Jo avoid the car The cars collided about in the center of the highway ac cording to deputies from the sher 1 iffs office K witnessed the acci denfsaid tliaf thecarr ciriyeni by Phillips was travelinggaiith 6h High way No 5 the car driven by Mr MdJermoit was I traveling north at the time of the accident The PI I car was struck The scene of the accident iii which Frankie Greih shown on the far side of the paving werr mni cars Involved are behind he telephone pole was driven bvMilfVd a7 65 to traffic Thc car men injured To flic right is the car of T G Sermoft also the other two Coxreceived left turn toward thc camera when the accident which was make a hls slde nd was suffei Below is shown the PhillipsTear in according to officers who investigated I sorely bruised right 1 slruck by he McDemott car The McDermnttVav M Y3S e tnc shown which was i was UIUonscious whei slightly damaged according to witnesses the hcavier was only PhoEialin n am1 11 iiic iFiuue slightly damaged according to witnesses Lock photos Kayenay engravings t i front fenfc nrt VCavier model was and bumPer taken the other agencies and campaigns have aided in winning this award Was Cooperation The city will continue to go along with the Mason City Cerro Gordo Safety council and Police Chief Harold Wolfe and his de partment including John Wal lace superintendent of safety in their fine work It is riot possible for one of these departmenis to accomplish this distinction but we have done it through the coop eration of all of them are very happy to receive the award I want t3 thank the people of MasonCity the service clubs the Mason City Cerro Gordo Safety council the highway patrol and all others who have cooperated dr ing the past year to help make Ma son City one of the safest cities in said Chief the United Wolfe Invited to Washington MayorBrown and Chief Wolfe have received invitations to at tend an award dinner at the May flower hotel Washington D C April 13 in honor of the mayors of the winning cities and the gov ernors of the winning states where a plaque will be awarded to Mason ity The awards for the seventh an nual National Traffic Safety con test will be presented at this din ner at which Dr George Gallup director of the American Insti tute of Public Opinions will be the speaker An inspirational safety message dedicated to the children of America will be broadcast at this time by Eddie Cantor over the coasttocoast network ol the Col umbia Broadcasting system at oclock Eastern Standard time the night of April 13 Dr Gallup will participate in ihe broadcast speaking from Washington D C Bronze plaques symbolizing their victories will 3e presented to the mayors of the winning cities and the governors of the first ranking states New Jersey and Providence R held the National Safety coun cils grand awards as thc state and citywhich attained the great est improvement during the past year in campaigns for safety The winners were chosen not ilone on theirdeath rates but also for the accomplishments of theii safety activity programs Complete List Given New Jersey won first place in the eastern division in addition to the national award Providence won first place in the 250000 to 500000 population group in addi tion to the national award The complete list of states and cities which wonprizes or honor able States Eastern New Jer sey 2 Rhode Island honorable mention Massachusetts and Con necticut Oklahoma 2 Texas Midwestern Iowa 2 Nebraska Honorable mention Wisconsin and Michigan Western Washington Announced for Cities Cities 500000 populationand Milwaukee and Cleveland 3 Detroit honorable mention St Louis 250000 to Provi dence R I 2 3 Louisville Ky honorable men tion Columbus Ohio 100000 to Tren ton N J 2 Utica N Y hon orable mention Kansas City Kans Wichita Kans and Wil mington Del 50000 to Saginau Mich 2 Evanston 111 3j Madison Wis honorable men tion Berkeley Cal Kalamazoo Mich Manchester N H Lin coln Nebr ML Vernon N Y and Cedar Rapids Iowa 25000 to 111 2 Elgin 3 Appleton Wis honorable mention Green Bay Wis Superior Wis Osh kosh Wis and Bloomington III 10000 to City Iowa 2 Austin Minn 3 Wausau Wis honorable men tion Stevens Fort Dodge Iowa Swissvale Pa Streator 111 and Winchester Va DIES FROM WOUND FONTANELLE J a m e s 20 died enroute to a hospital at Creston after he was found with a bullet wound in his chest a mile west of here Cause for the shooting was not definite determined immediately Cor Efforts to Boost Relief Funds Lose WASHINGTON h defeated overwhelmingly Fri an administration attempt to appropriation bill from 5100000000 to the extra S1500GO UOO which President Roosevelt re quested for WPA expenses through June 30 By a 205 to 156 teller vote it bowled over an amendment by Representative Fitzpatrick DN Y to add5aO000000 to t practically in the middle of the right side of the car The door was caved in and the car was badly 1 damaged The MeDermott car was I not badly damaged j Were Selling Soap Green and Cox had been worfc I ing out of the Wisconsin Hotel Minneapolis for the Wilson Soap company Cox received injuries to I his side and was suffering from a ght hand Green when taken to the hospital in an ambulance He was seriously injured internally and was badly bruised Deputies from the sheriffs of fice and ambulances were called at once to the scene Traffic was blocked and the officers had dif ficulty clearing the highway The wrecked car was standing prac tically in the center of the high way when the first ambulance ar Tived Mr Phillips stated that he had picked up the Texas men at Fari faault Minn He was driving from son City Jusir before this vote it had re fused to cut the fund to S7o The two ballots were interpreted by some legislators as virtually as suringultimate approval of thc which the appropria tions committee recommended lhat was the amount for which the house economy bloc also fighting was REPORT PLEDGE ISLAUGHABLE BERLIN nazi gov ernment through the official DNB news agency Friday denounced Great Britains pledge of military aid to Poland as a highly laugh able attempt to create unrest and sow mistrust in Europe FORECAST lOWAt Considerable cloudi ness Friday night and Saturday somewhat warmer in east and extreme southcentral portions Friday night somewhat colder Saturday afternoon Sunday partly cloudy and warmer MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness and colder Friday much colder in north por lion generally fair Saturday colder in east and south por tions Sunday partly cloudy warmer in cast and snuth por tions v IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 42 Minimum Thursday nlrht 34 AlSa m Fridiy r 40 MarchCvent out like Friday with a beaming sun eating up the last scattered patches of snow YEAH AGO Maximum gl Minimum 26 Precip n Poles Hail Promise of Likely to Make Nazis Abandon Seizure Idea WARSAW govern ment sources Friday hailed Prime Minister Chamberlains promise of military assistance to preserve Polands independence as likely to make nazi Germany abandon any idea she may have had of ob taining Polish territory by threat of force The promise of military aid from both Britain and France came in the midst of intensive foreign of fice consultations preparing for Foreign Minister Joseph Becks scheduled visit to London next week Has Sought Balance The foreign office mouthpiece had implied Poland would accept a military alliance with Britain and France if Adolf Hitler refused Polands appeal for a pledge to re spect Polish rights and frontiers An inspired article in the news paper Kurjer Czerwony made it clear Poland hoped to come to an understanding with Germany without entering a bloc against her but that she was prepared to do so if German guarantees were not forthcoming Poland whose traditional policy has been to strike a balance be tween her Soviet Russian and German neighbors has been in in formal negotiation with Germany seeking a guarantee of her vital economic interest in the free city of Danzig Hopesfor Nazi Promises The government has expressed hope that an agreement be reached tojsave PoJand from entering what Germ any might cbnsi der a prb vbcafrve bloc Sources close to theGovern ment saidPoland hoped Germany would give promises before Col onel Beck starts his conversations in London Should Germany refuse it was predicted in some quarters Po land would sign a stop Hitler treaty with Britain France and Rumania She already lias a military agreement with France dating from 1921 and another with Ru mania which however is directed only at Soviet Russia SEE ALL FOR S1490 NEW YORK o nhe Wew Yok Worlds fair of 1939 came out of a huddle Friday with the announcement a viitor can take in all the exhibits and concessions charging fees and still nave a dime left out of 15 LOOK INSIDE FOR JOHNNY TORRIO Listed of Income Miscellaneous PAGE 2 Music Contests at Burt and Clarion PAGE 3 Yaiiks Giants to Be Bookie Joint Choice PAGE 11 Report Hitler Will Say Plenty Adolf Hitler will to say at Wilhelm shaven Saturday in reply to Prime Minister Chamberlains promise to fight for Polish independence against aggression responsible nazi sources asserted Friday The fuehrer will not be fright ened by a British prime minister these sources said Chamberlains pronouncement was regarded as so important and weighty bythe German govern ment that it was more thandoubt ful whether any official reaction would come before Hitler himself discloses what he thinks Inxgoveinment offices especial ly those having anything to do with foreign policy it was appar Hitler beiieved Hitler was expected to formu late his address at the launching of the new 35000ton battleship von Tirpitz at Wimelmsbavcn in such a way that Poland will real ize she will make Germany her bitter enemy it she accepts Brit jshFrench help FRANCE WOULD FIGHT GERMAN THREATS ALSO Chamberlain Makes Historic Pledge to Thwart Na2i Expansion SITUATION AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press London Prime Minister Chamberlain moving to block German expansion promises BritishFrench military assis tance to Poland if she resists any threat to her independence in Europes current crisis hails British pledge as check to any plans Hitler may have for taking Polish territory high sources indicate Poland will negotiate with Germany over Danzig declare Hit ler will have plenty to say re plying to Chamberlain in speech Saturday believe Brit ishFrench backing will stiffen Polish stand against any Ger man demands signs commer cial accord with Rumania de signed to check German influ ence in southeast Europe Reggio says Italy ready to wait for fulfill ment of claims against France TokiorJapan announces she has assumed jurisdiction over strategic Sprately islands which France claims as hers says Slo yakia has agreed to negotiate frontier dispute llVIinisterv an historic attempt t6 Germanys expansion of the continent announced in the house of commons Friday that Britain and France back with arms the independence of Poland while pursuing means of VvHzmg lhc situation Without mentioning Germany the prime minister stated Britains position thus In thc event of any action which clearly threatened Polish independence and which the Pol ish government accordingly con sidered it vital to resist with their national forces his majestys gov ernment would feel themselves bound at once to lend the Polish government all supportin their Js Beyond Expectations They have given the Polish government assurance to this ef I may add that the French government has authorized me to make it plain that they stand jn the same position in this matter as do hismajestys government Subsequentlyofficials said thc guarantee of help to Poland was Dinding pending fompletion ot negotiations for a widespread European antiaggression bloc which is expected to incorporate SC 91t Behalf ol Friday made Others Believed Involved Soviet Hussia Rumania Tur U re be went beyond The prime minister hadbeen expected to Qualify his guarantee hy tofiSW for Danzig o he Polish corridor The commitment was also a direct reversal of otamter Jams statementof a year zgo he rejected UboHtc dc S fh r aPrilIsh ot Scarcely an hour before tire prime minister made stats States lt known that Kennedy had been m constant touch witf the Prime minister for 48 Murs Chamberlains historymaking declaration occupiedJess than fivf minutes and thehouse recessed after a session ofonly 17 minuf ihe prime minister ended with ie statement that the dominions are being kept fully informed May Include Danzig Foreign office spokesman who bsequcnto Was asked whether the British guarantee to Poland appUed to the free city Danzig and Pomorze the Polish corridoi East Prussia from the restrtf Germany said That question should be ad dressed to the1 Polish government He added however that the AnglorFrcnch tuaranlees did not precluUc the possibility of p ;