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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST utu A ART DEPT Of COMP UOt 14 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNJMO LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 6 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 179 DECORAH CROWDED FOR ROYAL VISIT BEH Cement Industry Gets Achievement Award WASHINGTON Government publicity trumpets have somehow let pass unheralded the highest rising point of the business ap peasement pol icy a few days back Official Ap peaser Harry Hopkins made the new high with his own hand Acting as chairman of the awards com mittee of the American Trade association ex Paul ccutives Mr Paul Mallon Hopkins a chum of the president and secre tary of commerce selected the in dustry which made the outstand ing achievement in trade associa tion work in 1938 Hopkins choice was not tele vision not allcrafts not even col umning although these industries arc reported to have made some rapid strides in 1938 They were disqualified no doubt because their trade associations are not outstanding It was hold your the Portland cement indus try under indictment by the fed eral trade commission and threat ened prosecution by the justice department for price fixing al Brickbat vs Bouquet FTC 2 was just completing its i the cement people before the trial examiner when Hopkins sent his assistant Edward J Noble over to a dinner to pin the medal on them Hopkins letter said his committee had selected the Portland cement association for trie award because it hod devel oped mark this well a cheaper priced product for farmtomarket roads The price fixing prosecution by the FTC was started in 1937 and charged that for eight previous years the Portland Cement Insti tute had been violating the law by maintaining prices in restraint of trade The defense now is about to be heard but the justice depart ment has let it be known medal or no medal an indictment will be sought if the present case in tires turns out well Thus is the Hopkins balm likely to heal less than the other hand of the government hurts This is the brickbat likely to outweigh the bouquet Some official denials may be offered on the ground that the association and the institute are not the same thing but dont let these fool you They represent the same people They have the same membership a membership which is practically all named in the FTC prosecution Also their boards have mostly the same men al though their officers arc different as the association represents the research end of the industry and the institute the commercial end Russia Playing Britain Russia is playing Britain for a 5 to 10 year guarantee of its integ rity Sharpeyed U S specialists on Europe see this behind the sudden removal of Litvinov as commissar for foreign affairs The illness ex cuse was not designed to fool any one Even if Litvinov were desper ately ill he would not have been removed in the midst of the nego tiation with Britain for that rea son His work could have been done by Molotoff without his offi cial demotion Stalin just wanted to show a Britain eager for cooperation against Hitler that the reds are not going to be satisfied with any thing less than British support against aggression from any direc particularly Japan Stalin will not get such a guar antee The British cannot afford to give it It takes a concrete ex ample Russia and Japan were supposed to have settled fishing rights in the treaty of Portsmouth but they have been bickering ever since It is entirely conceivable that this fishing fight will even tually lead to war No Briton could think of promising to go to war against Japan to protect Russian fishing rights It will probably work out in the end to some kind of an Anglo Russian agreement whereby the reds will agree not to play with Hitler will perhaps furnish some support to the antiGerman bloc but not for five or 10 years ICopyrlfBl Klni inc Mason City Tops Music Meet WALK OFF WITH LARGEST SHARE OF IOWA TITLES Iowa City Is Second and Davenport Third at State University IOWA CITY iP With all events in which the leaders were involved completed Mason City apparently had walked off with the lions share of the honors in the University of Iowas section of the state high school music fes tival here Saturday At the festival neared a close following its final and most color ful day Mason City had a total Local Caravan Returns at Buses carrying the trium phant Mason City contingent back from the music contest at Iowa City are scheduled to ar rive here at oclock Sat urday evening according to ad vice from Principal James Eac of 12 division one ratings and an equal number of division two awards to top all other schools in the contest Iowa City Second Iowa City was a close second with 10 firsts and 10 seconds and Davenport the early leader wound up in third place with 10 division one and eight division two ratings Only the pipe organ solo and the marchingband eventshad yet to be run off and none of the three leaders had entriesin these con tests Mason City entered the largest group in the festival but it had quality as well as quantity enter ing 26 events and emerging with division one or division two rat ings in allbut two of them marchingBands Scheduled None ot the schools which fin ished with high honors was able to go through the contest un scathed all having failed to place in at least one or more of the con tests entered The festival was to close Satur day afternoon with the colorful marching band contest at the Iowa stadium but by the time this dis play scheduled to get under way almost all of the 6000 young musicians who came here for the festival were expected to be en route to their homes Despite the fact the festival was split up this year the Iowa City section was almost as large as it was last year when a record number of 7000 competed Summaries Are Announced Summaries of Friday events in cluded Bassoon solo class lan Lang Dubuque Doris Gar vey Mason City Caletta Pringle Newton Norman Klingberg West Waterloo 2 Flute solo class Brown Cedar Falls Mable Pull man Centerville 1 Virginia Simpson Iowa City Charlene Horn Mason City Paul Brandtt West Waterloo 2 Chamber Group of Brass Instru ments Class East Waterloo 1 Burlington 2 Oboe Solo Class Strucker Franklin Cedar Rapids Jean Petersen Iowa City 1 Phyl lis Drascher East Des Moines Raymond Smith Jr West Water loo 2 Vocal Group AVins Mixed Small Vocal Group Class City 1 Charles City Fort Madison Oel wein 2 Viola Solo Class T R Minickler Centervillc 1 Lorene Liston Iowa City Betty Koser Mason City Elizabeth Green East Waterloo 2 Girls Glee Club Class Mason City 2 Boys Glee Club Class Mason City 2 Mixed Chorus Class Mason City West Waterloo 1 Marimba Xylophone Solo Class Des Moines 1 Boys Small Vocal Groups Class City 2 Boys Quartet Class Fairfield I Mason City Hubert Cabell Roger Larson Bill Thomp son Clark Muscatine French Horn Solo Class AAA Teman East Des Moines Betty Church Mason City How ard Mellany West Waterloo 1 Francis Dreazy Dubuque Mel belle Spicer Keokuk 2 Milton Learner Wins Violin Solo Class crt Frudegcr Burlington Viigina I Miller East DCS Moines Milton LOOK INSIDE FOR GENERAL JOHN 3 PERSHING Aging Warrior Is on Way to Washington PAGE 2 lowaCarleton Game to Open Court Here PAGE 9 Trail of Fugitive Ends in California PAGE 8 Learner Mason City 1 Edward Kopecky McKinley Cedar Rapids Marian Thoessen Davenport Frances Banta North Des Moines Sally Needham Roosevelt Des Moines Harry Nordstrom Keo kuk Lawrence Fisher East Wat erloo iLeoha Meise West Water loo Girls glee club class Mixed chorus class Osage 2 French horn solo class Hudd Henry Fieselman 2 Clear Lake 3 Concert Band class ton Northwood 1 Osage 1 Clear Lake 2 Boys quartet class Springs 2 Orchestra class 1 Clear Lake Cresco 2 Girls glee club class 2 Flute solo class McCoy Clear Lake M a r i e Schmidt Osage 2 Clear Lake Wins Oboe solo class Kopecky Clear Lake 1 Contralto solo class Jacobs Forest City 2 B flat clarinet solo class Alice Mae Rankin Hampton 2 Boys glee club class Springs 2 Girls glee club class City Northwood 1 Cresco 2 Mixed chorus class Springs 2 Saxophone solo class Rudd 3 Brass quartet class Davenport 1 East Waterloo 2 In Other Events Miscellaneous groups of stringed instruments class City 1 Mason City Davenport Centerville 2 Baritone solo class AAA Kenneth Frankhauser East Des Moines Bill Lawyer North Des Mbines Donald Muntz Roosevelt Des Moines Don Lalley Ottumwa 1 Dale Howard Roosevelt Cedar Rapids Albert Wood Fairfield 2 Brass sextet class enport 1 Roosevelt Cedar Rapids Charles City 2 Mezzosoprano solo class AAA Ohlsen Davenport 1 Jean Hammer Clinton Virginia We naas Roosevelt Des Moines Jean ette Oakley Dubuque Jane War nock Iowa Falls Ellen Anderson Oelwein Eloise Frances East Waterloo 2 Mason City 3 Louise Reynolds Gets Title Snare drum solo class AAA Norman Healy North Des Moines Louise Reynolds Mason City Don ald Hulse Newton Harold Win dolf West Waterloo 1 Kenneth Fuken Roosevelt Cedar Rapids Bill Branstomb East Dos Moines Donald Hartman Fairfield James Reeds Iowa City 2 String bass solo class Marian Gustafson Mason City I VeyrI Scott Centerville 2 Concert band class City Oelwein 2 Concert band class A Waterloo 1 Brass quartet class Lake 3 Miscellaneous group of stringed instruments class 2 FRANK B SEYMOUR DIES GREEN BAY Wis B Seymour 82 who rose from water boy to president of the Green Bay and Western railroad system died at his home today after a long period of ill health Guns Boom as King Queen Leave England Thousands Cheer on Shore as Ship Starts on Trip to Canada PORTSMOUTH England Pi King George VI and Queen Eliza beth sailed Saturday amid the thundering farewell saluting warships and shore batteries on their precedentbreaking trip of more than six weeks to Canada and the United States Their vessel the Germanbuilt Empress of Australia sailed at 3 p m 8 a m As the mooring ropes were cast off and tugs pulled the liners nose slowly out from the dock the king and queen stood watching the flagdecked warships in the harbor and the cheering thous ands of spectators massed on the shore Cheered by Throngs Frequently they waved as the ship drew away and as the liner passed through the narrow harbor mouth the roar of cheering and thunder of salutes rolled out The London to Portsmouth journey of King George who will be the first reigning British sov ereign to visit North America and his wife was one of triumph Cheering crowds were massed along the tightlyguarded route of their special train and thousands on thousands of spectators greet ed their arrival at Portsmouth Kennedys Join Crowds Shouts of God bless you give our love to America and a hap py voyage broke through the din of cheering Amongthose who badefarewell 10 the royal couple in London were Prime Minister Chamberlain and United States Ambassador Joseph P Kennedy The daughters of the king and queen Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose accom panied the royal party to Ports mouth The young princesses used their handkerchiefsto wave goodbye to their parents for nearly 15 min utes as the Empress of Australia left Will Arrive May 15 Members of the roval family including Queen Mother Mary who will celebrate her 72nd birth day while her son is away formed a semicircle around the princess es The Empress of Australia is scheduled to arrive May 15 in Quebec and the following day the royal couple will leave on a trans continental tour IOWA SHOWERS ARE FORECAST Cooler Weather in North Iowa Sunday Predicted by Bureau DES MOINES weath er bureau predicted showers for Iowa over the weekend Rain fell Saturday afternoon in Mason City The forecast called for showers Saturday night excepting in the extreme southeast and the ex treme northwest portions of the state The south central and ex treme east portions of the state will receive showers Sunday It is expected to be cooler in west and north central Iowa Sat urday night and in the remainder of the state Sunday Decorah host Saturday and Sun day to Crown Prince Olav of Nor way and his wife Princess Mar tha had the highest temperature in the state Friday with a read ing of 87 Friday nights low wa 54 degrees at Iowa City 2 DERBY HORSES ARE SCRATCHED SPORTS BULLETIN CHURCHILL DOWNS LOUISVILLE field for the sixtyfifth running of the Kentucky derby was re duced io eijrht Saturday when Xalapa Clown was scratched Earlier Callcnge entered as a runningmate with the favorite Johnstown was scratched BROOKLYN Page held the Dodgers to six hits Sat urday as the Chicago Cubs de feated Brooklyn 4 to 3 in the finale of their three game scries Manager Gabby Ifartnctt hit a liomerun for the Cubs in the fourth PLEBISCITE FOR DANZIG GAINING IN MOMENTUM Proposal Is Believed Taken to Italy for Ciano Conference BERLIN German pro posal for a plebiscite in the free city of Danzig to decide whether it should return to Germany was believed here Saturday to have been taken by Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop to Milan for his conference with Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano It was regarded here as a fore gone conclusion that the free city which was established in territory taken from Germany after the World war and whose population is more than 90 per cent German would vote to join Germany in any such plebiscite Confers With Hitler Von Ribbentrop conferred with Hitler in his Bavarian mountain retreat Friday for six hours before his departure for Italy Hitlers conferees included Albert Forster nazi district leader in Danzig and Arthur Greiser president of the Danzig senate The possibility of a plebiscite in Danzig loomed large in the minds of foreign diplomats in Berlin after study the morning press of inspired services and the con ference of the two Danzig leaders with Hitler Answer in Editorials Official spokesman would nol say for what purpose Forster and Greiser went of their own ac cord to the fuehrer on the same day that Polish Foreign Minister Col Joseph Beck politely said no to Hitler on his demands concerning Danzig and the Polish corridor The answer however seemingly was supplied by two editorial ut terance both from sources which may be Vegarded as officially in spired if not official Deutsche DiplomatischPoli tische Korrespondenz which is known to emanate from the for eign office contended that Colonel Beck ignored the doctrine of self determination Up to Danzig Voelkischer Beobachter official organ of the nazi party spoke more plainly It said Only Danzig itself can decide where it should belong It is up to 400000 Danzigers to say whether they want eternally to remain outside the German commonwealth because no gov ernment in Warsaw has the cour age to oppose Chauvinistic circles and to help justice come into its own Officials said they could not say whether the Polish note would lead to another German note but intimated that study of the rather intricate Polish document would take some time The Weather FORECAST IOWA mostly cloudy show ers Saturday night except in extreme southeast and extreme northwest portions followed fiy showers in southcentral and ex treme cast portions Sunday cooler in ivesi and north central portions Saturday night and in east and south portions Sunday MINNESOTA Partly cloutly Jn west thundcrshoivers in east portion Saturday afternoon or early Saturday night cooler in west and south portions Satur day night Sunday fair cooler in east warmer in extreme west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 83 minimum Friday night 56 At g a m Saturday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 47 Minimum 37 precip 05 WEEKLY FORECAST Outlook May 8 to 13 inclusive Upper Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys Generally fair and continued warm first of week except showers and cooler in north portion Tuesday showers and cooler Wednesday showers again Friday or Saturday Norwegian Royal Couple CROWN FRINGE OLAV CROWN PRINCESS MARTHA Highlights of Visit tained Crown Prince JFrederik and Crown Princess Ingrid ot Denmark on April 20 and 22 only 15 days before the visit of Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway here The crown princes are cous ins Kine Christian X of Den mark father of Crown Prince Frcderlk and Kme Haakon Vn of Norway father of Crown prince Olav are brothers O ij o The crown princesses are also related The Danish crown prin cess isa daughter ot the Crown Prince of Sweden while Crown Princess Martha is a daughter of Prince Cfiarles of Sweden brother of the Swedish king and Princess Ingeborg Princess Ingeborg is an aunt of both King Christian and King Haakon tf Born in England Norway is really the adopted country of Crown Prince Olav who is only 35 years old It was two years after his birth that his Father then Prince Charles was called to the Norwegian throne as King Haakon VII He spent much of his infancy and boy hood in England was educated at the Norwegian Military acad emy in Oslo where he was graduated in 1921 anil finished his studies at Balliol college Oxford An accomplished athlete Prince Olav stands to succeed not only to the throne of Norway but to the title of tallest monarch in Eu rope which his father King Haakon VII now holds He is al most as tall as his father 4 o Prince Olav excels in skiing and yachting and while at Oxford represented his college in fencing matches with British army offi cers Visitors here were assured by Dr Trond Stabo Norwegian vice consul in charge of the celebration that the royal vis itors do not expect any undue amount of recognition They are a very democratic couple Dr StaSo declared o Decorsh had on its best Sunday given out by the committee the By the Associated Press A tj T n i J ni SrrTT W5 Saturday following were among the hints played host to royalty for the sec and suggestions offered for con ond time within a month Des Moines and Ames enter duct Your royal if alone and your royal highnesses together nre the proper terms o address to the royal couple Everyone should rise when the prince and princess enter the room Shake hands with the crowi princess just as you would with any other only she offers her hand first American women should nol curtsey to the royal couple Nor is any military salute neces sory for their royal highnesses Sunday noon luncheon guests areto wear regular informal at tire The women should wear hats 2 O Guttenbcrfr is a German com munity but it sent a special chartered train full of suests for the celebration here We dont have so many Nor wegians in Guttenbers one committceman declared but ue uant to see what a real prince looks like Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha are the first rep resentatives of Norwegian royalty to visit the United States although the Norse explorer Lief Erickson or Liev Eiriksson is credited with being the first white man to reach this continent V The royal parly included BANNERS WAVE WELCOME FOR GALA OCCASION Population of City Is Swelled to 2 to 3 Times Ordinary Size DECOHAH three fold over night this Norwegian community in northeastern Iowas lip gave a royal welcome Saturday to the royal family from its native land across the sea By automobile train and bus people poured into Decorah Sat urday swelling its average 5000 population to a crowd that festi val officials estimate will reach 10000 to 15000 Sunday The city is spic and span Ban ners welcoming the royal couple are flying from business houses and merchants have decorated their windows with special care The arrival here of Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of historic occasion in Decorahs long his been well prepared for Koutc Is Policed The route over which the royal couple will come has been po liced by the squad of 14 highway patrolmen assigned to handle traffic and crowds Crown Prince plav and Princess Martha spent Friday night in Chi cago on their 10 weeks tour of the United States They left there Sat urday morning by train and passed through East Dubuque 111 to La Crosse Wis where they were scheduled to arrive at 1 p m From La Crosse the royal party will drive through Hokah Cale Norwegian Royalty on KGLO Saturday Ilislillghts of the reception for Norwegian royalty at Decoralt will be carried over KGLO Saturday night from to conclusion of the ceremonies See radio page for details donia SpringGrove Mabel and Prosper all in Minnesota cros sing the Iowa line and arriving here at 5 p m Saturday Plan Escort Parade Minnesota highway patrolmen will escort them through that state and the Iowa patrol squad will take over at the states boun dary On hand to greet the royal party is the Luther college band di rected by Dr Carlo A Sperati School children carrying alternate American and Norwegian flags will march in the parade which escorts the prince and princess through Decorah to the hotel where they will spend the night Saturdays festivities call for a formal dinner to the royal couple at p m at the home of Dr Trond Stabo Norwegian vice consul here Governor and Mrs George A Wilson will be among the guests Also present for the festivities are Lieut Gov B B Hickenlooper and a delegation of 15 legislators named by the governor Wilt Receive Degree At 8 p m the party will drive tv H ju UJt pany vriii drive about la members including he to the C K Prcus gymnasium on Honorable IVitliam Morgcn sticrnc Norwegian minister to the United States Major Nikolai Hamm Ocstgaard minister of the royal household Mrs Kagni Oestergaard lady in waiting Captain Nils Arntzen Ramm aide to His Koyal Highness Aage Bryn first secretary of the Nor wegian legation two Norwegian press representatives a tour manager a secretary ser vants and two chambermaids 9 ft The royal couple who have al ready been entertained by Presi dent Roosevelt at Hyde Park N Y have an ambitious itinerary ahead of them From their visit at Northfield they will go to Kansas City Los Angeles San Diego San Francisco Portland Tacoma Seattle Spokane Helena Fargo St Paul Duluth Superior Madi son Chicago Springfield 111 Cleveland Richmond Va Wash vjtiuutij i tidiJU ziJCfill VH manners for the visit of royalty ington Philadelphia Boston and Here although no actual rules were back to New York F D R URGES NEGOTIATIONS Requests Continuance of Parley to Provide Coal Strike Settlement WASHINGTON Roosevelt called on coal operators and miners Saturday to continue their negotiations speedy settlement strike and seek a of the coal Jn a telegram to John R Steel man federal conciliator it was announced at the white house Saturday morning Mr Roosevelt declared the two parties to the controversy should arrive at a fair honorable and workable agreement in the spirit of give and take I caution the negotiators on both sides he told Steelman to keep this in mind and continue negotiations until a speedy set tlement is made 14 OUNCE BABY DIES CHICAGO premature 14 ounce baby girl born Thursday to Mrs Annette Cancpa 28 died Friday night Place in an incuba tor the infant had been kept alive on a diet of olive oil and skim milk Luther college campus where Crown Prince Olav will receive an honorary degree of doctor of letters on behalf of the college and from the hands of its presi dent Dr O J H Preus Mayor George A Baker will pre sent the royal couple a key to the city and Governor Wilson and Dr Stabo will extend an official wel come Sunday morning a press con ference will follow a private breakfast for the prince and prin cess They will then visit the Nor wegianAmerican historical mu seum here to which Crown Prince Olav has brought a num ber of historical gifts from Nor way Hoff to Give Sermon The Rev T A Hoff will deliv er the sermon at Norwegian church services attended by the crown prince and princess at i m A luncheon for the royal couple will be held at noon in the college gymnasium Tickets for 300 guests have been sold a ca pacity crowd Principal luncheon speaker will be Dr Kristian Prcstgaard editor of the Decovah Posten national Norwegian newspaper The gifts Crown Prince Olav brought for the museum here will be assem bled on the gymnasium stage His Highness will bid farewell to Decorah in an address on the gymnasium steps at 2 p m The royal party will then leave here by automobile for Korth fietd Minn to visit St Olaf col lege before entraining for Kansas City Mo and the west coast Thousands Cheer Couple at LaCrossc LA CROSSE Wis sands of people lined La Crossc ;