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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1939, Mason City, Iowa I i K r I Pf I i i I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST OEPT DES H MEM ART OF fOWA COM HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS BEHIN Spending1 Program Fails to Bring Boom spending program which was to have brought a boom by All the billions spent and prom ised by public works relief and rearmament have failed to give the anticipated buoyant effect to business in fact quite the opposite if you believe the stock market which has been drooping e t M r 1 osevelts bus ius and ec onomic spec ialists are not sad It seems practi cally impossi Paul Rlallon dle anyone in Washington to be sad Their story to the boss and offtherecord to their friends is that the expected trend has been altered by Hitler and the al teration will probably not last long The world markets started go ing down when Hitler moved inlo CzechoSlpvakia they say Busi nessmen instead of stocking up for war as they have in the past have been using stocks on hand in anticipation of disrupted prices at the outset of war When the threat blows over or when the in ventories run low the trend will turn upward again In either event they do not believe it can be long Their revised current compos ite prediction now is that the sec ond quarter year will be just be low the first quarter The last half the year they are reserving for a substantial climb f r 5 Cant Offset Trend They have no current inventory figures to support their argument but their theory sounds reason It business iised 4 per cent of the stockson band since March 1 instead of buying riew goods theeffect wouldoffset a billion dollars of government expendi tures they say Their claim is that their spend ing has thus cushioned the effect of the war threat if there had been no government spending business would be much worse off than it is Nevertheless all must now agree the basing of future business ex pectations on government spend ing has proved to be futile Spend ingapparently cannot offset any important business trend It is too little water oh the vast business wheel The political claims that have generally been made for it here are now obviously shown to have been excessive It cannot restore business or even point the way to business unless more important influences are favor able It is only a factor and apt to be minor Even such nebulous things as confidence and fear they have frequently been re garded as nebulous here have proved to be more important again in this current experience It is too much to say spending is a failure It is not too much to say that other business factors which this government has neg lected have proved now to be far more influential to business than the spending policy which it has stressed Stocks Were Too High Government figures do not in dicate that the actual failure of business expectations is anything like the extent of the stock mar ket drop In fact it can be proved the stock market was much too high last winter on the basis of expected earnings A recent com putation privately made here shows the market prices of major slocks to have been upwards of 40 times their earnings whereas the generally accepted reason able formula calls for prices around 12 times their current earnings Specific government figures in dicate a sharp drop of 4 points in industrial production for April to This is attributed almost en tirely to steel and the coal strike Steel Ingot production is down around 49 per cent from 56 per cent 60 days ago Only explana tion here is that the auto indus try is fairly well stocked with steel Auto production increase in April slightly less than sea sonal Most of the other indus tries textiles consumer goods are following seasonal lines pre cisely except coal The miners abstaining from work brought down both the employment and payroll figures for April and caused a 5 point drop in car load ings But retail sales in general are good Building is fair in general while residential building in March was the best since 1929 CCopjrlsht KInr Features Inc PIPE CAUSES FATAL FIRE SIOUX CITY fP Thomas Ryan 81 died of burns which re sulted when ashes from the pipe he was smoking in bed set fire to the bedclothes MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 2 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT PAPES CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 175 BRITAIN WILL EXPEL 50 NAZIS MCREERYNEW STATE CONTROL BOARD MEMBER Stohm Named Fire Marshal by Fischer in Safety Department DES MOINES George A Wilson Tuesday appointed David R McCreery 58 republican of Alburnett to succeed Frank M Stevens democrat of Garden Grove on the state board of con trol The governor previously had appointed Roy Pullen Spencer re publican to succeed Chairman Harry C White democrat of Vin ton Wihon said he was not ready yet to name the third member who must be a democrat Named to Short Term McCreery who was state repre sentative from Linn county in the 43rd 44th and 45th general as semblies was appointed for the short term ending June 30 1941 The democratic member will serve a four year term ending June 30 1943 Pullen was appoint ed for the full sixyear term end ing in 1945 McCreery a farmer is promi nent in Farm Bureau circles the governor said Appointment ot three new board of control members was made nec essary by action started in the senate chamber during the legis lature just adjourned Visited 5 Institutions The state senate board of con trol committee began a study of conditions at the 15 state board of control institutions two months ago A special subcommittee visited five of the institutions and took testimony frommany witnesses there In two secret executive sessions the senatediscussed this commit tees report Finally on April 11 the senate released the complete report The report charged that im morality was running rampant at the institutions and outlined several cases alleged abuse to patients together with alleged cases of immorality and neglect Sirohm Fire Marshal John Strohm 52 Clinton repub lican was appointed state fire marshal succeeding J Vincent Pyle Chariton Iowa democrat Strohrrfs appointment was an nounced by Karl Fischer state public safety commissioner He was fire marshal prior to Pyles appointment by former Governor Clyde L Herring The fire marshals office for merly was under the direct super vision of the governor but was transferred along with the high way patrol snd other services to the new public safety department by the legislature Strohm takes office immediate ly He receives 52400 a year under the new republican reorganiza tion program LOOK INSIDE FOR E L SCHNEIDER GMen Seek Facts of His Disappearance PAGE 2 Luther Music Week to Begin on May 8 PAGE 3 TylerRyan Wins in City League Playoff PAGE 9 Specious Grounds Dwarf New Junior High view looking southwest across the Roosevelt school grounds shows onlv mrt nf t T city the was M also has prompted the building of the stadium and new dlamnml P Absence of any play area at the senior high school arter niis icrmtuc GEHRIGPUTS SELF ON BENCH Had Compiled Record of Playing in 2130 Consecutive Games DETROIT UR Lou Gehrig iron man of baseball who com piled a world record of playing in 2130 consecutive games for the New York Yankees benched him self Tuesday His once mighty bat silenced and his powerful legs gone Gehrig went to Manager Joe McCarthy of the Yankees before Tuesdays game with the Detroit Tigers and asked to be taken out of the line up The whole team isnt going so good Gehrig said and Im not going so good myself so I think it would be better for me to get out of there for a while McCarthy assented and sent Babe Dahlgren utility infielder to first base Refuses to Declare Insurance Adjusting Exclusive for Lawyers JEFFERSON CITY Mo The Missouri supreme court re fusedXVednesday to make the work of insurance adjusters an exclusive business realm for law yers The test case drew nationwide attention of lawyer and insurance groups The court denied the plea of the state bar advisory committee which was setup to police the le gal profession that insurance ad justers were engaging in illegal practice of law when they ne gotiated settlement of insurance claims The bar committee con tended such adjustments involved legal technicalities and should be performed only by licensed law yers We cannot see any benefit to the public in holding such work must be done by lawyers the court said in an unanimous opin ion written by Judge George Robb Ellison Smith Is No 1 Name With Social Security Tabulations WASHINGTON the name that appears so many times in telephone also is the No 1 name of the social security board A survey of the boards 44000 000 oldage insurance accounts re vealed that that name appears more often than any other The boards list of the first 50 families showed 418000 separate accounts for Smiths They were followed by the Johnsons wilh 350530 the Browns with 254750 the Williamses with 250312 the Millers with 240180 and the Joneses with 235540 Last 011 the first 50 list were the Owens and the Nichols each with 26000 Other names among the first 50 were Adams Allen Anderson Bailey Baker Bell Bennett Black Brooks Burke Butler Co hen DavisEdwards Elliott Ellis Evans Fisher Foster Green Hall Harris Jacknon James Jenkins Jordan King Lewis Martin Moore Nelson Phillips Roberts Robinson Rogers Taylor Thomas Thompson Turner Walker White and Wilson Iowa Boys Arrested for Swimming Nude Near R R Tracks DES MOINES time if there is a next time six boys go swimming in the nude they will be more careful about ducking as trains roll past their swimming hole The boys werearrested Monday by a railroad detective and charged with swimming in the nude at a pond near tracks at the southeast edge of the city I wouldnt have pulled them in the agent said hut they wouldnt stay under when trains were going by King Zog and Queen Leave for Istanbul ATHENS Greece Zog and Queen Geraldine of Al bania left Larissa for Istanabul Turkey Tuesday with their in fant son Zogs sisters former ministers of the Albanian cabinet officials and Albanian refugees addedto the party which num bered 110 in all RETURNTO BUDAPEST BERLIN CUR Count Paul Teleki and Count Stephen Csaky Hungarian premier and foreign minister left for Budapest by spe cial train Tuesday after an offi cial visit Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and other officials bade them farewell The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair in central and east portions considerable cloudiness in xtreme west Tues day night and Wednesday some what warmer in east portion Wednesday afternoon light frost In extreme east portion Tuesday night MINNESOTA Fair In east considerable cloudiness in west portion Tuesday night and Wed nesday not much change in iemperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather tics Maximum Monday 7n minimum Monday night 35 At 8 a m Tuesday 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum go Testimony to Start in Trial of Elsberg ST PAUL was expected to begin Tuesday in the trial of Ncls W Elsberg former Minnesota highway commissioner who is charged with malfeasance in office and permitting false au diting and payment of claims against the state The process of selecting a jury continued this morning Nine jurors were chosen Monday LINDY ADVISES Declares U S Must Expand Facilities to Catch Up With Others LANGLEY FIELD Va Col Charles A Lindbergh pre dicted Tuesday that unless the United States begins immediate expansion of aviation research fa cilities it will be unable to catch up in five years with the Euro pean powers He made that statement pri vy lo a group of government officials and aeronautical experts with whom he dined Monday night aboard a Potomac rivet steamer enroute from Washington to this aviation center He was one of a party of 400 that wit nessed a national advisory com mittee for aeronautics demon stration of new discoveries and devices that will make possible aircraft speeds never before at tained Lindbergh a member of the Naca a semiofficial agency de clined to discuss any subject with the press But it was learned that he told the group of officials that years ago the United State led the world in aviation research and was outstripped only in th last few years He placed Germany at the top of the list in research and said Great Britain was second with Italy and France tier for third Soviet Russia he indicated was ftOT an important factor in aero nautic research Will Meet as Long as War Clouds Form Proposal for Congress to Adjourn Brings Quick Senate Demands WASHINGTON A pro posal by Senator Bankhead D Ala that congress adjourn June 15 brought quick demands in the senate Tuesday that legislators stay here to keep us out of war Bankhead suggested that con gressional committees work dur ng the congressional recess on the lebateprovoking issues of neu trality taxes and social security amendments Overshadows All Else Senators Johnson R Calif and Connelly CD Tex vigorously opposed the proposal saying con gress should remain in Washing ton as long as there was any hance that the nation might be ome involved in war The consequences of a war to his country are such that I trem ble when I think of them John son shouted lo the senate If we once embark upon this mad ad venture this great government of our will be gone gone gone The whitehaired Johnson said that war is the great thing that overshadows every other question that is before the American people People Look to Senate And sir it is to the congress of the United States and to the sen ate of the United States that the people ot the United States are looking to keep us out of war ho declared It is the congress with all ita faults and shortcomings and the senate with all its sins of omis sion and commission that will keep us out of war and no othei person or individual no matter who he may be will do it Bankhead told the senate tha he was to usurp the powers of the congressiona leadership or to criticize their ac tivities But why should we slay here until the late summer he asked we do we merely will be wait ing for the committees to finish their work Hitler Arrives at Berchtesgaden Retreat BERLIN UR Fuehrer Adolf Hitler arrived Tuesday at Berch tesgaden his Bavarian mountain retreat where he was expected to stay for several days Woman Reports Boy Threw Knife at Her MINNEAPOLIS L H Miller reported to police here Tuesday that one of a group of boys threw a butcher knife at her when she ordered them out of her back yard Monday The knife broke her glasses she saici 1 ushered in a week that promises to be one of the most important in the his tory of Decorah for next Saturday and Sunday the royal couple of Norway will be welcomed to De corah The entire town is being reno vated yards are being cleaned windows brightened and many houses painted to present a clean and shining surface to the royal visitors Reservations for the Sunday banquet have been pouring in Made Spic and Span for Norwegian Royaltys Visit from other states The streets of Decorah will be decorated this week with banners proclaiming a welcome to the crown prince and crown princess of Norway Signs are being stationed along the highway which will also bear a welcome as the royal couple and their attendants motor to Decorah from La Crosse Wis The streets of Decorah will be cleared as much as possible on Saturday afternoon by Boy Scouts and city policemen to allow the royal parly to pass through to the Hotel Winneshiefc vithout traffic jams Many of the citizens of Decorah and Winneshiek county who ex pect to see the crown prince and his princess in person this week listened with great interest to his first American broadcast on Sun day evening from New York Crown Prince Olav spoke in both English and Norwegian as he will do next Sunday following the banquet in the Luther college gym Chief C A Knee and six mem bers of the slalo highway patrol were authorized Tuesday at Des Moines to escort the royal couple in Iowa Saturday and Sunday The official escort will meet the royal entourage on highway 52 at the Minnesota state line at 4 p m Saturday and accompany it to Decorah where the party will remain until 2 p m Sunday The patrol will escort the royalty back to the Minnesota line Sun day afternoon Chief Knee said 12 or H patrolmen would be in De corah during the weekend lo in handling traffic DISCUSS FATE OF SLOVAKIA Hungarians Nazis Conclude Conference Held at Berlin BERLIN officials said Tuesday that Slovakia was dis cussed among other matters dur ing a threeday state visit of two Hungarian officials Premier Count Paul Teleky and Foreign Minister Count Stephen Csaky The Hun garians left Berlin Tuesday Government authorities refused to commit themselves beyond the statement that naturally Slo vakia was talked about too and what agreements if any were made to bring nominally indepen dent Slovakia more closely into line with Hungary probably will remain secret for some time Coveted by Ilungary Hungaiy has coveted Slovakia now under German protection following the breakup last No vember of CzcchoSlovakia and informed quarters discussed the possibility that Hungary might get more of it in return for closer cooperation with Germany On April 4 Hungary and Slo vakia signed a protocol fixing their new frontier with Hungary getting title to most of the Slovak territory which Hungarian troops occupied in frontier warfare March 2325 and some additional areas for a total of about 386 square miles and a population of 45000 Britain Is Assailed As a sequel to the Munich con ference Hungary received 4593 square miles with a population of approximately 1035272 mostly from Slovakia A small part of the area lay in CarpalhoUkraine the easternmost section of former CzechoSlovakia Chancellor Hitlers newspaper Voelkischer Beobachter mean while promised an answer for what it called the shabby treat ment of nine Germans ordered ex pelled from Great Britain War saw press demands for a Polish protectorate over the free city of Danzig aroused interest here Armed Germans Over Border by Mistake METZ France Ger man frontier guardsmen caught cycling in French territory wear ing full uniforms and carrying rifles and cameras were held in jail Tuesday for investigation They said they didnt know they were in France AGENTS TO BE SENT AWAY AS PROBE RESULT Chamberlain Reports Pact With Russia Not Quite Completed LONDON London after loon newspapers said Tuesday hey had learned that the British lome office in conjunction with Scotland Yard intended soon to expel morethan 50 nazi agents from Kngland Some of them said the Star are newspapermen but it is not their newspaper work but their activi ties in connection with nazi or ganizations that is suspected Follows Extensive Trobc The expulsion orders followed extensive investigation of activi ties of nazi organizations through out the united kingdom The in quiries were made by Scotland Yard detectives officials of the home office and representatives of the war office intelligence depart ment Meanwhile Prime Minister Chamberlain told the house of commons that Britain wants to conclude an agreement with soviet Kussia but we must discuss what is the best form Good Will Stressed In a brief statement oil long drawn out negotiations between London and Moscow on some form of mutual assistance pactCham berlain added Although I quite understand that there might be a certain amount of impatience over delay in announcement of an agree there is no want of good will on the side of the British gov ernment Chides lab or Leader Chain berlain spoke to theopposition labbrite leaSer Clement R AtfleeVwhcV said the prime minister aware that many people are disturbedatthe slow progress which is being made in these conversations and that they have not felt that the British government are not pressing on as rapidly as they might Chamberlain replied that I can not help it if people get that sort of idea and I hope that Mr Attlee will not do anything to encourage it I am sure that he does not want to make mischief between Russia and this government We are carrying on discussions of a per fectly friendly character Many details have to be considered and other governments have to be borne in mind Proceed With Conscription Asked if he had seen in a state ment in a London newspaper the Times that the British govern ment wants to restrict the nature of the agreement and proposals put forward by the soviet govern ment the prime minister replied I think the public would do well to await an official state ment The government meanwhile proceeded with the difficulties of conscription by tackling delicate questions raised by Ireland and ordered the expulsion of an un specified number of undesirable German NASWMl ELECTROCUTED Killed While Helping Remove Smokestack At Waterloo Plant WATERLOO Brown 47 Nashua was electrocuted Tuesday while helping to remove a 40 foot metal smokestack at the Corn Belt Manufacturing plant The falling pipe touched a power line After the shock Browns body fell 25 feet to the ground Aerialist in Act No 13 Falls 40 Feet Suffers Broken Leg BOSTON No 13 was stricken from the program of Ringling BrothersBarnum and Bailey circus Tuesday at least temporarily because Blond Frilzi Bartoni 29 featured aerialist in the act foil 40 feet to the sawdust ring in Boston garden Monday night and broke her left leg The petite Viennese star plunged to the floor almost at the feet of her husband as the audience of 5000 gasped He had rushed to the center ring in an attempt to break her fall Circus men said Miss Bartoni who was resting comfortably at a hospital Tuesday was attempting a comparatively simple back fall lies catch when she tumbled ;