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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E fi H 1ST WEM 4 AR T OF IOWA COUP CS NEWSPAPIR THAT ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 3 1939 NEWS BEHI THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 176 3 POWERS TO PRESS ALLIANCE WPA Chiefs Beware of Economy Desires admini strators should not take too hur riedly lo the new announced de sire for econo mies in relief administration They may find themselves in trouble if they do One has in Indiana Just three days before President Roosevelt sent his economizing relief sugges tion to con Paul iUalton gress the justly admired Indiana State WPA Ad ministrator Jennings announced a consolidalion lo save a year He combined two districts into one the new Albany and Marion districls and moved its headquarters to Indianapolis His announcement was issued to the press The handout said Ihe combination would make for a more consislent syslem of ad ministration as well as econo mies The combined district would only be the second largest inthe state Both the announcement and the consolidation however lasted only a few hours Only one news paper in the stale had time lo print it before an order came from WPA state headquarters to kill it Two Clues Evident An investigator of the house ap propriations committee has been assigned to find out what hap penedAll parties to this shortest economy on record have an nounced a preference for silence Two good clues are evident however New Albany is the home town of Senator Sherman Mintan the presidents allweather friend who believes that reliefers should have the best possible administra tion not only in his district where his friends the payroll but everywhere Economy is not one of the things for which Senator Minton is noted Significant also is the fact that the economy lasted just about as long as would be required for a telegram from New Albany to get to Senator Minton in Washington and back to New Albany allowing time for Minton to call WPA Ad ministrator Harrington on the telephone here and say whatlhc lieck are you trying to do with my good political henchmen out in New Albany consolidate them out of their good WPA jobs After all that I Senator Million have done to get your appropriations through congress He would also have had time lo tell Col Harrington You cant do that to me At any rale Ihey didnt Possible Path for Cut So also it may be with Mr Roosevelts submitted program for cutting tlie relief appropriation onethird The appropriation is for the year beginning July 1 Con gress meets again in January 11 this sliced turns out next January to have been in sufficient as the relief fund did this January last January and the January before Mr Roose velt will then ask congress to pass a deficiency appropriation to carry on for the rest of the fiscal year A good indication lhat the cut ting is not to be severe is given by the silence of the union ot WPA workers the workers al liance Whenever economy has been suggested in the past they have come down with witnesses and pickets upon congress to pro test No such demonstrations have been evident since the president took up the economy word HITLER OFFERS PEACE PACTS IN NORTH EUROPE Would Form Neutral Bloc of Scandinavians for NonAggression BERLIN Hit er Wednesday sought to form a neutral bloc of at least six nations extending across northern Europe He offered identical nonaggres ion pacts to Denmark Norway Sweden and Finland made sim lar approaches to Latvia and Es onia and there were reasons to relieve that proposals had been submitted to a number of other European countries Lithuania was not included in he reichsfuehrers projected northern combination because her to Germany are regu ated by a separate treaty which contains nonaggressior pledges Would Isolafe Poland One object ot this diplomatic activity is to isolate Poland Hitler reels assured that Hungary has her lot with Germany even lo the extent of forsaking a his toric friendship with Poland as a consequence of the Berlin visit of the Hungarian premier and foreign minister last week Another objective ot the present maneuver is to prevent further encirclement as the Germans call the BritishFrench system of alliances A third object is to show that the nazi government is animated only by peaceful intentions Seek Hungarys Support Hopes were high in German quarters meanwhile that Poland would have to come to terms ac ceptable to Germany The press started at noon to bring reports from England and France indicating that the British and French publics were criticiz ing the Polishpress for exagger ated demands for territory now German These hopes were further nur tured by a belief that Hungary will stick to Germany through thick and thin From a man in a position to know that Hitler and the Hun garian premier and foreign min Teleky and discussed the writer ascertains that the Hungarian position is as follows Hungary and Poland have been traditional friends Sentimental Scenes Recalled Sentimental scenes on the Polish Carpathian front last March when Hungarian troops were battling their way across Carpatho Ukraine CzechoSlo valda to establish a common frontier between Poland and Hun gary were genuine But sentiment and tradition cannot stand in the way of the hard factsThe fact is that the Poles have rejected an offer from Hitler which the Hungarian gov ernment considers to have been magnanimous Hungaiy feels secure in hci friendship with Germany She does not knotv what mis takes Poland may make next Hence if a choice musl be made between Poland and Germany Hungary is ready to side with Germany Meanwhile Hungary hopes that Poland will prove reasonable She has reason to believe that Premier Mussolini is urging mod eration upon both Poland and Germany Hitler himself apparently took the initiative in the offers to the Scandinavian nations Reel Theme of Fair Vandenberg Course Clear Someone is always trying to get Senator Vandenbeig out of the 1940 republican race Three years ago a rumor went around the country without getting into print that he was going to become edi tor of the Saturday Evening Post Each month since then has gen erally brought another rumor the latest being that he might take the editorship of the Chicago Tribune Truth is Vandenbergs course is clear He is keeping himself avail able for the 1940 nomination without officially campaigning for That is wise old politi cal strategy It is not because the Michigan senator expects to be drafted Conventions do not draft But campaigns which get started too early are apt to talk themselves out No advantage and much mis cry are to be gained by a declara tion So for the present air Vanden bcrg is shrewdly saying he is thinking only about getting re elected senator from Michigan He will be in there fighting at the bell Coprixbt Kloj Inc This Gofoot statue of General Washington stands before Consti tution Mail at the New York Worlds fair Six descendants of the Father of Our Country were on hand for reenactment ot the In auguration of the first president 150 years ago which the entire lair c ommemorates FLESH SHOWS DRAW CROWDS Fairgoers Complain of Charges Made for Food Transportation NEW YORK The worlds fairs flesh shows were packing them in at such a rate Wednesday that concessionaires sent out hurry calls for additional nude performers moreorless The Amazon village which has been drawing 1000 customers an hour in the still unfinished amuse ment section particularly wanted girls at least 60 more to cavort with spears and little else Fairgoers complained about food and transportation prices Hot dog stands sold their product for 10 cents but prices at many oE the restaurants were quite higher At one appetizers cost 35 cents and no entree was less than 31 A roast beef sandwich and a Salisbury steak hamburger in American cost SI 50 a ham sandwich 50 cents Antoni Roman Polish minister of commerce and industry and Count Jerzy Potocki Polish am bassador at Washington headed a delegation dedicating the Polish pavilion the chief event on Wed nesdays program The occasion xvas the Polish national holiday anniversary of the constitution of May 3 1791 The Weather FORECAST IOWA mostly cloudy light scattered showers in west and north central portions Wednes day night or Thursday and in extreme northeast portion Thursday somewhat warmer in centra and east portions Wed nesday night and in extreme cast portion Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy occasional light showers Wed nesday night and in cast and scutli portions Thursday cooler in northwest portion Wednesday night and Thursday and in northeast portion Thursday IN MASON CITY Safety Pin May Have Caused Orchestra to Lose Highest Rating JERSEYVILLE 111 safely pin may have cost the Jer sey township high school orchestra an expected first rating in the southern Illinois music contest Marjorie Beaty the pianist swallowed the pin after one num ber had been played and the or chestra earned on without her while a physician removed it She was none the worse for the the orchestra wound up with a second rating GIobcGazctte lies weather statis Maximum Tuesday 68 Minimum Tuesday night 38 At 8 a m Wednesday VI YEAR AGO Maximum an 61 DIKE CASHIER HELD IN JAIL Bank Fund Shortage May Reach Vice President Says GRUNDY CENTER if Ben H Fletcher 43 cashier of Ihe Dike Savings bank remained in the county jail here Wednesday charged County Attorney E W Ruppelt said with embezzling funds from the institution where he worked 20 years the last 11 as cashier Ruppelt said a county attorneys information charging embezzle ment was filed against Flelcher in district court Tuesday It specifi cally accused him of lending him self not authorized by oth er bank officials he added Bank Is Closed Meanwhile the bank at Dike as closed and attempls were be ing made to organize a new fi nancial institution A P Lorenzen vice president of the closed bank said the insti tution Tuesday went under a state statute providing for orderly liqui dation of distressed banks He said the total shortage might reach 500000 Deposits Not Protected He said deposits were not pro tected by the governments Fed eral Deposit Insurance corpora tion and added that the new bank may be organized in a way that will permit it lo talte over the closed banks assets and assume all liabilities Sheriff M G Mamminga ar rested Fletcher late Tuesday at the home of a relative in nearby Hudson and brought him to the jail here Bond was set at 525000 which was not furnished A hear ing on the embezzlement charge has been set for Thursday morn ing Dike is 14 miles northeast of here midwiy between Grundy Center and Waterloo FDRTOURGE SOME CHANGES N NEUTRALITY Recommendations Will Be Only Reply to Address by Hitler WASHINGTON W Adminis ration recommendations for a new cash and carry neutrality aw will constitute President Roosevelts only reply to Adolf Hitlers rejchstag speech authori ative quarters said Wednesday After discussion among federal officials it was learned the presi dent gave up the idea of making a fireside chat or issuing a state ment in rebuttal Secretary Hull however is pre paring an outline of administra ion views on American neutrality o be made before the senate for eign relations committee next Monday or Tuesday Has Hulls Support Reliable sources said Hull would support the basis of the Pittman neutrality bill would ex tend the cash and carry prin ciple so as to cover sale of arms and munitions to warring nations This would be in the nature of a reply to Hitler officials ex plained because it would make American arms available to Great Britain anc France who presum ably would control the seas in a European war and who would have the necessary cash to pay for supplies At present arms ship ments are automatically forbidden the moment the president invokes the neutrality law Suggests Modifications The cash and carry provision which embraces only articles to be enumerated by the president ex pired at midnight Monday Sen ator Pittrriaa would re instate this section as the founds tion of his bill Secretary Hull will suggest h o w e v e r some modification which would give the presiden more discretion than the Pittmai bill allows Refers to Shipping The state department would liki to see a clause to permit continu ante of shipping to the outlying portions of a belligerents terri tory if they were not in dange zones This would allow American flipping lines to continue lo oper ate to outlying portions of the British empire in the event of ap plication of the neutrality act to the United Kingdom The senate received assurances Tuesday from its democratic lead er Senator Barkley of Kentucky that he dpes not expect congress to adjourn until the neutrality question s disposed of along with Accounting by ilaine Asked Barrymore BORV TO LAURA LA PLAXTE LONDON former film actress Laura La Plantc wife of Film Director Irving Asher gave birth to a son Tuesday at the London nursing home A daughter was born to the Ashers in 1936 McCreery on Control Board NEW YORK Barry nore the veteran actor Wednes aybrought suit against his wife Elaine Barrle for separation and t the same time named her and wo other persons as defendants n an action for an accounting of 111 estimated 5300000 of his funds The defendants in addition to Miss last Saturday eft Barrymores touring comedy St her mother Mrs Edna Jacobs and David Fisher described in the suit as confiden ial financial adviser to the two vorhen The actors complaint alleged hat the three had conspired maliciously to defraud him of unds which he claimed had been put in their hands to purchase certain property for him They were given power the suit claimed to draw on three bank accounts and subsequently bought a Hollywood home and wrong Cully entered the title in Mrs Barrymores name BARRYJHORE FOR SHOW IN OMAHA SIOUX FALLS S Dak John Barrymore starring in a comedy My Dear Children ad mitted after an appearance here Tuesday night that his Omaha performance Monday night which theater managers termed dis graceful was not up to par and said he was sorry Ive had a lot on my mind the last few days said Barrymore sniffling from a cold and plainly tired It didnt happen io be a very auspicious occasion and I am sorry You know when a feljow gets to be my age the loss of a wife is a much more serious matter than it used to be It kind of gets you Barrymores manager said the actor had been somewhat upse since his wife Elaine Barrie lef the show at St Louis Saturday tc seek a divorce WILL REVAflIP SETUP WASHINGTON bill it sponsors said would completely revamp the existing setup for con trol the Council BluffsOmaha bridge over the Missouri river ant iron out present points of conten tion was introduced by Senatoi Edward R Burke D Nebr the issues of tax revision and rail road rehabilitation Neutrality legislation he said ought to be enacted before there is a war and not after a war be gins1 Japan Asks Stronger Voice in Shanghai Municipal Council TOKIO Sawada vice minister of foreign affairs Wednesday presented to the United States and British ambas sadors demands that the Shanghai municipal council governing body of the Shanghai international set tlement be reorganized to give the Japanese a larger voice in its af fairs and to permit more complete control terrorism in the settle ment The ministers invited Ambassa dors Joseph C Grew and Sir Rob ert Leslie Craigie to the foreign office and asked them to commu nicate his statement to their gov ernments Japan now has two members of the council Britain five and the United Stales two Before the JapaneseChinese war there also were five Chinese members DIES FROM INJURIES DES MOINES re sulting when he was struck by an automobile at an intersection proved fatal to Loren Lemore 69 FRENCH SQUADRON SAILS GIBRALTAR French naval squadron which concen trated here April 17 at the heigh of Mediterranean tension steamed out of the harbor Wednesday io an undisclosed destination LOOK INSIDE FOR HUGH A MAGILL States Savings Being Kept From Investments PAGE 2 300 at Achievement Day in Hurt School PAGE 8 Yankees Better With Lou Back in Dugout PAGE 9 David K McCrecry of Albur nclt former Linn county repre sentative in the state legislature and prominent republican named by Gov George Wlson as a member of the state board of control Tuesday Iowa Daily Press photo MAN STRUCK BY TRUCK RECOVERS Nielsen of Garner Suffers Broken Arm and Fractured Ribs Morris Nielsen Garner stale lighway commission employe was recovering in Mercy hospital Wed nesday from injuries sufferec when he was struck by a truck while working on paving near the viaduct one mile west ot Garne Tuesday afternoon Kielsen suffered a broken arm and fractured ribs Lbuti hospita attendants Wednesday said lii condition was good Driver of the truck was Galen Underkofler Mason City bread salesman who said that he did no see Nielsen although he had seel another worker walk off the pav ing 100 feet before Nielsen was one of a crew o three men putting reflectors in th center of the paving on the curvi approaching the overhead or highway No IB The usual red warning flag am slow sign were placed on thi shoulder of the road some dis tance from them the men re ported Dies Investigator Says Half Million Enrolled in Bund LAFAYETTE Ind Metcalf Dies committee investiga tor who joined the German American bund to learn how i functioned says there are half million persons enrolled in th American nazi movement He made this estimate in speech at Purdue university her Tuesday night He charged nazi consuls an bund storm troopers carry ing on sabotage and espionage i this country under instruction trom Berlin and nazi propaganc was being spread in an effort t split the nation into right and lef MillerCarrying on His Safety Program DES MOINES of State Earl G Miller divested by the legislature of direclion of thehighway patrol is going ahead with a highway safety program anyhow He said Wednesday he will continue making awards of certificates to schools and school children who carry oul safety pro grams Custodian of Golf Course Is Drowned CHAH1TON ley about 50 William Lem custodian of the BRITISHSOVIET BENCH CHIEFS LAN MEETING Will Gather May 15 in Geneva in Effort to Break Deadlock LONDON Tiie foreign ecretaries of Britain France and oviet Russia were reliably re orted Wednesday night to have rranged to meet at Geneva May 5 in an effort to complete their rejected alliance The league of nations council s meeting there then and it was tated authoritatively that Maxim Litvinoff of Russia Georges of France and Viscount lalifax of Britain had agreed to ake the opportunity for negotia ioas to end the present deadlock ver the extent oE the alliance Consider Nazi Plan Prime Minister Chamberlain e a n w h i I e told the house of ommons Wednesday that The 3ritisli government would be rea dy to consider proposals for the exchange of reciprocal assurances vith the German government Denying that there were any rounds for charges that the Brit sh government had adopted a olicy of encircling Germany Chamberlain saidr What President Roosevelt pro posed in his April 14 peace ap peal and HenHitler offered in lis April 28 speech was an ex change oE assurances of nonag gression rather than a guarantee on a reciprocal basis such as was recently given by the British gov ernment to Poland Reject Russian proposal The British government is cer tainly readyto consider proposals for the1 exchangeofreciprpcal as surances withthe German gov ernment The cabinet was reported Wed nesday to have rejected Soviet Russias proposal fov a British FrenchRussian guarantee to all Baltic and Black sea states The cabinet decided to urge the Soviet government to reinsure BritishFrench commitments to Poland and Rumania The cabinet was said to have taken this decision after Poland told Great Britain she preferred to make a sepalate agreement with Russia Not for Triple Entente After reviewing separate con tacts with Poland Rumania Fin land Estonia Latvia and Lithu ania Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax was said by reliable sources to have recommended to the cabinet that Britain tell Rus sia 1 That Britain could not enter into a triple entente guarantee of these stales when Poland and Ru mania did not want a flat guar antee by Russia without provision for them to specify when it would operate 2 That Britain was eager lo continue discussions with Russia with a view to eventual formation of a BritishFrenchRussian alli ance of mutual military aid Lord Halifax recommended that Britain urge Russia to declare she was prepared to support the BritishFrench guarantees to Po land and Rumania if as and when her support is desired Will Continue Conversations The Russians visualized a spe cific detailed agreement by which the three great powers would settle precisely how they arc to help one another in the event of war Despite the British stand it was believed the conversations would not be allowed to break down The impression was growing in London that the dispute over Danzig would be settled without resort to force But the situation had to be ex amined by the cabinet for all eventualities because oE the Brit ishFrench pledge to defend Po lands integrity if Poland consid ered herself threatened Lakeview Country club near here drowned in Crystal Lake Wednes day while repairing an intake pipe used to supply water for the gof greens Lemley fell from a raft into eight feet of water Doctor Operates on Wounded Bandit at Point of Gun rHrPAriO fl PIFll QrrmnrT 1iJ CHICAGO Sigmund Hirschfeld stood at the point of a gun in a dimlylighted rooming house Wednesday and performed an emergency operation with a razor blade on a bandit wounded Tuesday night in a gun battle in which one man was killed and two policemen were wounded so se riously they may die He was summoned to a small thirdfloor apartment several hours after two bandits attemp ting to hold up a north side tavern had shot and killed an undertaker and wounded the policemen The rooming house is only a few blocks from the tavern A man opened the door in nnswer lo Hirschfelds knock and covered him with a gun A wounded man lay on a bed An attractive blond stood neaiby The wounded man looked up and said Go to work Doc Hirschfeld made a hasty ex abdomen The bullet had lodged near the base of the spine Id like to help you Hirsch feld said but I have no instru ments The wounded man picked up a razor blade from the table Here use this he said Hirschfeld protested he told po lice but the man with the gun threatened him For the next 23 minutes the amination and found that the i bandit lay anes bandit had been shot through the the physician probed for the bullet The other bandit stood by with the gun trained on Hirschfelds back During the op eration the girl packed and loaded belongings into an automobile After the operation Hirschfeld placed the bullet on the table Gimme that the wounded man said I want to give it back to the guy that gave il to me The girl and the second bandit than assisted the wounded man to the automobile He fainted on the way downstairs On the street the girl turned to Hirschfeld and said Thanks doc She and her companions drove away Hirschfeld reported the case to police immediately They said the girl and bandit registered at the rooming house a month ago as Air and Mrs Wilson They had not been able to make further identification but said the bandits absolutely were the ones who attempted the tavern holdup as one of the holdup men had been wounded in the gun battle Second Man to Make Uninvited Visit to Pens Home Is Jailed NORWALK Conn The second man within a week to visit the estate of opera singer Lily Pons uninvited found himself in police custody Wednesday This time it was one calling himself Secret Operative X3 otherwise known as Louis M Brucker 27 of Philadelphia Pa who said he had been assigned lo the case involving the first stranger Arthur Casper held April 25 when found smoking a cigar in Miss Pens home Brucker booked on charges ot breach of Ihe peace and disorderly conduct Tuesday was arrested m the Pens driveway after a care taker questioned him ;