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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H i ST MEU S AR T 0 D T OF 10 H A COUP US I A i i HOME EDITION THE THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV MASON CITY tTHE BRIGHT SPOT ASSOCIATED PHESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED W1BES FIVE CENTS A COPY MEWS BEHINI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 4 1939 THIS PAPES CONSISTS OF OTO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 177 HOPKINS ON BOARD OF CONTROL Trouble Again Is Astir Inside TVA rouble is astir inside TVA the same old trouble that led to the Arthur Morgan case This time Da vid Lilienlhal who has recov ered from un dulant fever physically but not yet politi cally is the ob ject of disaffec tion His two c o m r a des on the board E xS e n a t o r n 11 Pope of Idaho Paul Mallon and H A Mor gan are seeing eye to eye but not in the direction Mr Lilienthal is looking A fellow peerer on the same eyeline with Pope and Mor gan is the general manager TVA John B Blansford who came into power after the last fuss This leaves Mr Lilienthal virtually wearing dark glasses Interested parties on both sides have been weeping on congres sional shoulders about the situa tion The congressmen all friend ly to TVA have cautioned modera tion on both sides to avoid an open break such as brought the TVA into disrepute before Line of demarcation between Die I opposing factions is therefore somewhat thin so far but clear and deep Neither Pope nor Mor gan share the fanciest of Mr Lilienthals public ownership plans Both are interested tre mendously in the agricultural phase about which Mr Lilienthal does not care a cow house committee has recently discovered some evidence that Lilienthal worked closely with Felix Frankfurter before Frankfurter was appointed to the supreme court TVA records show many phone calls from Knoxville headquarters to Boston sometimes two and three a day o s Trial Balloon Falls The Bankhead senator idea oE adjourning congress June 15 was an administration trial balloon without much air The Alabama senator plays fairly close to Sen ate Leader Barkley who shares the growing administration alarm in anticipation of the coming neu trality tax relief and other dis putes himself has been priv ately sounding out members of the neutrality bloc on the foreign relations committee as to how they would feel about chucking all the various proposals and adjourning There is no secret about the answer of the neutrality bloc Sen ator Hiram Johnson delivered it from the floor He demanded con gress remain in session until the European crisis discloses its ulti mate course V O A Neutrality Bloc administration calls the JohnspnBorahNye faction the isolationist bloc but they may hereafter call themselves the neutrality bloc if anything The foreign dispute has now shaken down to a clear contest between those who uant to remain neutral and those who want to side with England and France 4 4 Touch on Old Man Lo A slick touch upon old man Lo the historically poor Indian has been discovered but not widely publicized The congressman who wanted to tear down the capitol statue showing an Indian with tomahawk in hand and scatter it hi pro posed resolution said to the four winds introduced another reso which would apparently In NAZIS TO STUDY BECK TALK FOR FUTURE POLICY Polish Minister Is Urged to Be Mild by British and French BERLIN A diplomat with intimate knowledge of the Ger man situation expressed the con viction Thursday that the tone of Polish Foreign Minister Joseph Becks speech Friday would de cide whether war fears again would be lifted from Europe for the time being or whether Adolf Hitler would take action against the free city of Danzig and the Polish corridor If Beck is moderate and leaves the door open lor negotiations be tween Germany and Poland this source predicted the specter of war once more will have been banished Concessions Are Urffed British and Italian diplomacy weve the Polisl1 statesmen com patible with national dignity The diplomat however gave his opinion that if Beck should disregard these warnings and de Polish Premier on KGLO Early Friday Premier Joseph Beck gf Po land will answer Adolf Hitlers demands for occupation of Dan zig and a corridor across Poland in a talk to be heard from Po land over KGLO Friday ing from to 6 oclock Fol lowing the Polish premiers lalk H V Kaltenboru ace CBS news analyst will present a commentary on Becks answer to Hitler liver an uncompromising speech then German troops may march against Danzig and the corridor almost immediately Nazis meanwhile hailed tile re tirement of Maxim Litvinov as soviet Russias commissar of for eign affairs with enthusiasm Will Visit Italy They also pointed significantly to the plans of Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop to visit in Italy with Italian Foreign Min ister Count Galeazzo Ciano to measure the results of axis efforts against the AngloFrench front East Prussia by the admission of German government officials is more heavily garrisoned and more adequately supplied with instruments of war than any other section of Germany Would Swarm In All that is necessary is for the command to be given and Ger man divisions will swarm into Danzig and East Prussia into the Free City and from Germany proper into the corridor Sir Nevile Henderson British ambassador to Berlin is doing ev erything possible to convince his government it must put the brakes on the Polish foreign minister SirNevile was a prime factor in persuading Prime Minister Cham berlain to accept the shrinking of CzechoSlovakia last September Position Strengthened His position in the new problem was considered by diplomats to have been strengthened overnight by Litvinov reliremeni Litvinov it was believed here was the man upon whom Britain depended for including Russia in the AngloFrench front in what Decorah Makes Final Plans for Visit of Crown Prince Olav and Princess Martha lution bring in dollars from the fou dian winds He proposed H R j policy 5921 to have the government pay Sir Nevile on the other hand it Germans call the encirclement 53000 to every Mr Lo who joins the American Indian federation the initiation fee for which is SI per Lo His bill listed the names of 4564 who had presumably paid their dollars As there are ap proximately 300000 Indian the prospective take loomed up be yond a quarter million Somehow Interior Secretarv Ickc cided to turn constructive or this occasion He wrote a letter to the congressman charging in his quaint way the scheme was a racket or swindle though legal Ickei is now defending himself I from one libel suit and is for Sprnvitioe Pncr with charge but the house Indian 1UI JecUnueS FOSt affairs committee ha some sub stantiating evidence in the form of was felt in diplomatic quarters has favored an understanding with Germany German officials remained tight lipped regarding the terms of Hit lers offer of nonaggression pacts to Scandinavian and Baltic states The major purpose however appeared to be that of assuring their complete neutrality in event of a conflict between the great powers North Iowas Royal Visitors CROWN PRINCE OLAV CROWN PIUNCESS MAIITIIA Henderson Confirmed a letter from an American Indian federation local indicating dollars were being collected and split be tween the local and national or ganization Kinr rralurn Incl Largest Crowd in Towns History Is Expected for Sunday DECORAH touches were being made Thursday on preparations for the Welcome to be extended here Saturday eve ning to Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha Nor way Decorah also was preparing to entertain Sunday afternoon the greatest crowd in its history Given favorable weather the 4 500 population of this Norwegian settlement is expected to be swelled to three times that num ber when the crown prince makes a public address at oclock Sunday from the steps of the Luther college gymnasium Arrive 5 p m Saturday The royal couple will arriveat 5 oclock Saturday evening by au tomobile from La Crosse Wis in a party of 17 An escort of Iowa state highway patrolmen will meet them at the MinnesotaIowa line and also will accompany them back there when they leave De corah Sunday afternoon for a visit to St Olafs college Norllifleld Minn The royal party will be greeted at the Hotel Winneshiek by Dr Trend Stabo Decorah physician and the only Norwegian vice con sul in Iowa who has charge of the committee planning the cele bration him will be mem bers of the general committee and ladies committee Will Receive Degree A private dinner for the royal parly and distinguished guests in cluding Gov George A Wilson of Iowa will be given Saturday eve ning at the home of Dr Stabo At 8 oclock a public reception will be held in the Luther col lege gymnasium at which the crown prince will be presented the honorary degree of doctor of civil law by Dr O J H Preus president of Ihe college Crown Prince Olav will respond in a 20 minute address Mayor George A Baker of De corah will extend the citys wel come and Governor Wilson that of Iowa Henry O Talle De corah fourth district representa tive in congress also will speak Church Service 1lanned Sunday morning alter a 9 oclock press conference and a visit to the Norwegian American Histori cal museum the royal party will attend Norwegian services in the First Lutheran church with the pastor the Rev T A Hoff offi ciating Following a tour of the city and the college campus they will at tend a luncheon for 350 persons in the college gymnasium at which Dr O Boe will preside Kristinn Prestgard editor of Dccorah Posten will speak and present a memento to the crown prince and princess Gifts From Norway The crown prince then will pre sent a number of gifts to the NorwegianAmerican Historical museum at Decorah from the Na tional Association of Museums in Highlights of Royaltys Visit Program Details on Page 12 SATUPxDAY p parade p dinner for royal party at home of Dr T Stabo Nor wegian vice consul p reception in Luther college gym nasium SUNDAY a conference at Hotel Winneshiek a to Norwegian American Historica museum a in First Lu theran church a mrDecorah Lutheran ing a of city and campus in Luther college gymnasium p from steps of gymnasium b y His Royal Highness Crown Prince Olav of Norway By motor to St Olaf college Northfield Minn U S SOFT COAL SHUTDOWN FOR CIO IS ORDERED Lewis Says 126000 Miners to Be Added to 338000 Now Idle NEW YpRK shutdown of the nations soft coal industry with some new exceptions by midnight Friday was assured Thursday by John L Lewis CIO chief and president of the United Mine Workers of America Lewis reported that the unions 150member policy committee lc euviest arniiery 01 nazi prop took no action to defer the stopaganda has thundered for years page which he previously had orPartly because he is dered released from his duties as com Levis said 12GOOO miners would missar of foreign affairs Wednes be added to the 338000 who have day night Litvinov Is Succeeded by Molotov Many Believe Vital Turn in Russian Policy Is Indicated MOSCOW ff Vyacheslaff Molotov soviet Russias 49 year old premieiand Joseph Stalins righthand man took over the di rection of soviet foreign affairs Thursday replacing the veteran Maxim Litvinov who had been important figure at international conferences for nearly 20 years Litvinov father of the soviet policy of collective security and the man against whom some of the heaviest artillery of nazi prop been idle since April 1 when the old contract with bituminous op erators in the Appalachian area expired Cant Agree on Contract Lewis statement followed ac tion by the operators and miners negotiating committee reporting failure to agree on a new contract Lewis previously had announced a work stoppage in bituminous areas outside the Appalachian area under control of the U M A would start during this weekend unless the policy com mittee deferred it The CIO head said maintenance crews of from six to eight men would remain at the mines and that some mines would operate to serve municipalities A F L Not Affected Action of the U M W A com mittee does not affect some mines in Illinois and elsewhere which arc manned by members of the of the Norwegian legation in Washington D C Jens Schive representing the Norwegian press Hans Olav press representative Christian J Mohn tour manager and Miss Ellen Bugge secretary On Decorah Committee In addition to Dr Stabo the De corah general committee includes Einar Lund secretary Karl Han son treasurer George Baker O J H Preus C N Evanson Charles Altfillisch T A Hoff George Johnson R M Dahlquist B B Anundsen A C Bishop J C Hammond Oscar Winger Sigurd Hoyem O W Qualley D T Nel son Oscar L Olson O Boe and R A Haatvedt The ladies committee Includes Mrs B B Anundsen Mrs George Baker Mrs T A Hoff Mrs E R Haines Mrs Einar Lund Miss Gunvor Prestgard Mrs O J H Preus and Miss Mnrtha Slagsvold ROYALTY GIVEN WELCOME IN CHICAGO CHICAGO American citizens turned out Thursday to welcome Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway to Chicago The royal party on a two months tour of the United States will spend a busy two days here visiting mu seums art galleries and Nor wegianAmerican institutions as well as making appearance at sev eral formal functions Thenthey will visit Decorah Iowa Saturday WASHINGTON sen ate confirmed without Thursday the nomination of Leon Henderson 44 year old economist to be a member the securities commission Henderson will suc ceed William O Douglas now an I associate justice of the supreme j court GENERAL GKOEXEK DIES POTSDAJ7 iJcrmaiiv Wilhclm Groener 71 the last quartermaster general of the im perial German army and for four years minister of defense under the postwar republic died early Tnursday morning in the city hos pital LOSSES ARE LIMITED CHUNGKING Use ot emergency shelters limited cas ualties in Wednesdays Japanese air raid it was learned Thursday The killed and injured were be lieved to have numbered less than 200 i Highlight of the celebration will be the address from the steps of the gymnasium by Crown Prince Olav His speech which will be carried by public address system to the audience on the campus will begin at oclock The royal party will leave for Jvorthfield after the address In addition to the royal couple the party will include Wilhelm Mor genstierne minister of Norway Major Nicolai Ramm Ostgaardi master of the royal household Mrs Ragni Ostgaard lady in wait ing to the princess Capt Nils Arentzcn Ramm aide to the prince Ange Bryn first secretary Shirley Temple to Honolulu for Vacation HOLLYWOOD UR Shirley Temple Hollywoods most popular leading lady left Thursday on her third vacation trip to Honolulu Accompanied by her parents Mr and Mrs George Temple the 10 year old star sailed from Los An geles harbor at noon She will be gone about a month or six weeks Six Englishmen Are Ordered from Germany BERLIN British sub jects including the Berlin cor respondent of the London Daily Telegraph were under orders of expulsion from Germany Thurs day in what British sources EHJrl was a reprisal for Britains ousting of 50 nazis Progressive Miners of America Failure of the policy committee to take action on the stoppage means that 50000 miners will be at midnighj and 60000 at midnlghl Friday as temporary agreements expire It was uncertain whether the anthracite industry employing some 100000 men would shut down this weekend when the weeks extension of their old con tract expires Disagreement of bituminous miners and operators representa tives was announced earlier by W L Robison chairman of the negotiating conference Disagree on Checkoff The disagreement following eight weeks of negotiations which has left 338000 miners idle a month will be reported to the Appalachian conference composed of 300 representatives of operators and U M W miners at 2 p m Friday Robison said The announcement by the chair man indicated that the union hac refused to accept the last com promise offered by the operators which called for exclusive bar gaining rights for the U M W A and an agreement by the unior for a checkoff system under which nonunion employes would paj the same dues to the labor organi zation as those paid by the union members Believe Policy Changed The appointment of Molotov vas frontpaged by Moscow morn ng newspapers without com ment while a fourline item on back pages reported Litvinov had asked to be relieved of the post The radio announcement said 3 had been released from his duties at his own same words used last Septembex n announcing the departure ol Nikolai Yezhov from his post ommissar of internal affairs Many believed a vital turn in Russian foreign policy had come But what effect it would have was not clear and there were many conjectures At Crucial Time The change in supervision o joviet foreign affairs came at u crucial time in European di plomacy Only Wednesday author itative sources in London had sai Litvinov would meet the foreig ministers Britain and France a Geneva May 15 to break the dead lock in negotiationsior a tripl Previously the British cabine was reported to have rejected th latest soviet proposalsfor British FrenchRussian guarantees agains aggression for all nations in th Baltic and Black sea broad plan following Litvinov collective security ideas Polish political circles were re ported to believe Litvinovs re placement came as a result of a divergence of views in high soviet circles over Litvinovs ideas based on the league of nations principle Lindbergh Believes No Immediate Danger of War in Europe WASHINGTON Charles A Lindbergh has tolc friends that he is confident there is no immediate danger of war in Europe it was learned Thursday Persons who have conferred with Lindbergh since he returned to the United States and began a survey of aviation research facilities for the army said he was discounting war ak in this country with the contention that people abroad are not concerned about war Babys 10 Teeth Are Yanked Out by Dentist READING Pa Lo rah had dental trouble early ii life The four weeks old boy wa born with a set of 10 teeth A dentist yanked them out be cause he said they might become loose fall out and be swallowed by the child P F HOPKINS BUFFALO CENTER MAYOR IS DEAD John Lohrbach Dies of Heart Disease at 69 Plan Services BUFFALO Lohrbach 69 mayor of Buffalo Center for the past 13 years died at his home here Wednesday night of heart disease He had been ill since one week ago when he suf fered an attack while transacting business in the business district A native of Germany Lohrbach came to the United States with his parents in 1866 the family set tling in Ohio In 1892 the pioneer North lowan settled in Hardin county He was married in 1895 For the past 44 years he had re sided in and near Buffalo Center Surviving are his widow a Conrad of Buffalo Center and a brother at Oak Arbor Ohio Funeral services have been ten tatively setfor Sunday at Buffalo Center MAXIM LITVINOV Soviet Post Jealous Suitor Is Blamed for Wedding Day Tragedy to 18 SHANGHAI A jealous suitor was blamed Thursday by Nantao police for a wedding day disaster two days ago in which a 17 year old Chinese bride and 17 other persons were killed and 44 others including the bridegroom were injured Two houses collapsed undcr rOofs laden with spectators while the wedding was in progress Police said the rebutted suitor sawed away several wooden pil lars supporting the building Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy occa sional light showers in cast anfl south portions Thursday night or Friday somewhat warmer in extreme South portion Thursday night MI N N E S O T A Increasing cloudiness Thursday night and Friday becoming unsettled in north portion Friday not so cool in northwest portion Thursday night warmer in north portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday C8 minimum Wednesday night 46 At 8 a m Thursday 59 Kan 02 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 57 Precip 102 LOOK INSIDE FOR Bad Day With Auto Motorist Is Run Over and Later Bumped He cranked it It ran over him and bumped a tree He cranked it again It ran down an incnne and bumped him He threw a wrench at it The wrench rebounded from a tire and injured Holberfs ankle DR S HIRSCHPELD Operated on Bandit Who Is Later Arrested PAGE 2 Luther League Rally Planned for Sunday PAGE 6 Porters Mite Out of Derbys Lineup PAGE 14 i WAS FORMERLY CITY MANAGER N MASON CITY Begins Work at Once Former Members Were Ousted by Governor DES M01NES F Hop ins of Mason City Thursday was ppointed by Gov George A Wil on as the democratic member he state board of control Hop ins formerly state PWA admin strator and until Monday director f the state planning board began ork at once He was appointed for a four ear term ending June 30 1S43 Other members of the board are toy Pullen of Spencer and D R dcCreery of Alburnett both re mblicam Completes New Board Hopkins appointment completes he new board replacing one re Ttioved by Governor Wilson Jol owing a senate committees report immorality intemper nce and abuse of patients at some if the la institutions under the loard The new board plans to inspect he institutions under its supervis on soon Mr Hopkins was Mason Citys irst city manager coming here in 1027 from Ames where he had served in the same capacity He jroved himself a capable admin strator making an outstanding record particularly in reduction of the citys debt He resigned in 1933 and was ap pointed state administrator of the niblic works administration upon its creation that year serving until the state office was incor porated with the regional office in Omaha in 1938 Mentioned for Other 1osts Soon afterward he was ap pointed director of the staieplan iung board which office he held until the service was discontinued by the legislature just adjourned In the last week he has been mentioned prominently in Wash ington D C for appointment as state head of the proposed new public works agency under which the works progress administration the public works administration the bureau of public roads and the public buildings division of the department of interior would be incorporated under the presidents governmental reorganization plan FARM SUBGROUP BACKS INCREASE Favors More Appropriations for Various Activities WASHINGTON 000000 increase in farm appro priations was approved Thursday by a senate subcommittee Chairman Russell D Ga or the senate group said this amount had been added to the voted by the house more than a month ago Russell said the senate group approved a 3225000000 increase for parity payments 000 additional for the administra tions farm surplus removal pro gram additional for the farm tenancy act and S15 000000 additional for other agri cultural department activities Russell said the full senateap propriations committee would meet Friday to consider these in creases which the subcommittee voted after weeks of hearings Russell said the additional pay ments would be made only if growers of wheat cotton corn tobacco and rice received less than 75 per cent of the parity payment price A parityprice is the level which gives a farm product its prewar purchasing power Although the houseapproved bill earned only 5835000000000 of new appropriations agriculture department officials testified they would have slightly more than M000000000 to spend in the next fiscal year Rcappropriations and oilier income supplied the balance Second Victim Dies in Ottumwa Accident OTTUMWA Herbert Young 41 Bloomfield died in an Otlumwa hospital at a m Thursday of injuries suffered about a m Wednesday in an auto mishap north of Ottumwa His was the second death resulting from the accident Le Roy Mc Avoy 33 Bloomfield died early Wednesday ;