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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIHE3 FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 10 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 182 NEWS F D R Busies Self on Business Angle V VASHINGTON T i ptoppers unCer tlie eaves of the white house are a Bit panicky over but mostly from the political angle fJthing new lias set them off They do not know much that you do not know But they have been and thinking in terms of Europe for s e ve r a months past ant have now jus been awakenec by the louc springyawninj in the domestic business world That is why Mr lloosevelr took his new Harry Hopkins RUSSIAN AID TO BLOC LIMITED Paul Mallon business agent and his exstock market expert Justice Douglas down the river over the weekend also why Hop kins talked about business gloom being unwarranted xipon his re turn Three Approaches Definite knowledge has come out from under the big executive desk that the president is busy ing himself about the business situation from three new angles 1 Railroads 2 banking and 3 low cost housing It seems the president has be come pally again with his supreme court foe Senator Wheeler The coming Wheeler rail bill it will be out this week really repre sents much white house wpoint Mr Roosevelt has even done some slugging inside to remove the maritime commission from Sena tor Wheelers neck The commis sioners had been crawling there trying to ship off the Wheeler bill provision putting waterways under the interstate commerce commission They quit as soon as they felt the draftfrom Uie white Chouse i j t Annoying thing about banks to the administration is tl privaie funds are not seeking in vestment Mr Roosevelt once complained about a strike of capi tal when the evidences of it were less ihaii they are today Some method of breaking the strike may be adopted but probably not the direct one of encouraging confi dence in future business profits A new shot in the lowcost i housing also may be worked into the new lending setup proposed under the presidents reorganiza tion bill TJSHA is not causing any new deal hats to be tossed aloft in fact some of the insiders nosv are calling it a failure These three steps now seem more likely than any others e Propose U S Subsidy Other more amazing inside sto ries of what they are thinking up now are in circulation high in the business world none more so than the one about a government sub sidy for business A hotel lunch eon was held here about a week ago attended by Undersecretary of Treasury Hanes as a govern ment representative and Julius H Barnes the former chamber o MORE BODIES IN PROBE OF RING ARE ANALYZED Additional Shift of Laboratory Workers Ordered by Police PHILADELPHIA of suspected victims of a murder merchandising syndicate so clogged police laboratories Wednesday that District Attorney Charles F Kel Jey ordered extra shifts of analysts to day and night duty As detectives turned in an in creasing list of possible victims of Americas most amazing criminal band exhumations were ordered by the dozen Laboratory workers fell far behind in their task of de termining the scope of the murdei merchants operations so exten sive that police now believe the victims may total 200 or certainly more than the 100 at first esti mated AVas Competitive Detectives also found evidence that the crime corporations work was to an extent competitive that it conducted two socializing in arsenic murder for insrance the other murdering for a flat fee payable in advance Kelleys speedup order came as he and his staff of assistants re sumed questioning of a key mys tery witness whose identity was guarded closely This person it was learned has been in secret custody several days and has given authorities information which will result in additional arrests 24 Mow in Custody Kelley said bodies oE possible xietims were piling up so fast that the police laboratory hadbeen unable tr keep pace He wanted all ly so that he can proceed with the trials of 24 persons alreadyin cus Principals in Strike Negotiations Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins center is shown as she announced in New York thai represcn lativcs of the United IMine Workers and ihe Appalachian coal operators hail accepted an invitation o confer with President Roosevelt in an effort to end their labor contract dispute John L Lewis head of he union is at left and Charles OXcitI representative of the operators right DEMOCRACY TO Operators Miners Return TRIUMPHBENES tody Only two of the have yet been tried Herman Petrillo olive oil and spaghetti salesman and a director of one of the sjudicates branches was convicted of first degree murder with the death penalty mandatory Mrs Carina Favato interrupted her murder trial ivith a of the ar senic slayings of her commonlaw husband her stepson and another man Predicts Development From information obtained in their questioning of the new wit ness police said they would be able o make more arrests Assist ant District Attorney Vincent P McDevitt admitted that Chief De tective William Connelly had been questioning the witness reportedly another physician and predicted an important development Dr Horace D Perlman 50 already is in custody as a pur veyor of poison and prospects for the syndicate and it was inti mated that he had implicated an other physician and a druggist Early estimates that the various branches of the merchants of Conditions Becoming Worse in Europe ExCzech Head Says DES MOINES is no room in Europe for both democ racy and dictatorship and in the end democracy will triumph in the opinion of Eduard Benes former president of CzechoSla vakia a recordbreaking public forumaudience of persons here Tuesday pight Series asserted that there was no alter native in Europe either democ racy or dictatorship must disap to Negotiating of Strike Roosevelt Insists on Reopening of Mines for Public Necessity NEW YORK joint committee representing soft coal operators and miners returned to its task negotiating a new con tract Wednesday There was no comment on President Roosevelts request that the deadlocked negotiators come to terms on aplan jthat at least would permit immediate resump tion of mining operations Dr John H Steelman and James F Dewey labor department con dilators accompanied the repre peaiif peace and the collaboration sentatives of the United Mine of nations fa Europe are to be Corkers CIO and the owners reestablished i into the conference room at the He said conditions on that conj Biltmore hotel tineiu were becoming worse daily and could not long continue as they are today There must be a return to nor mal conditions the speaker said The question is when and how He declared there was no way of predicting at present how things would come out in Europe and whether there would be a widespread war but maintained that eventually the dictatorships would perish commerce chief as head of n death had taken a loll of mtire group of businessmen Hopkins was not present but he iins heard Orchestra Business Manager Fatally Shot After Altercation CHICAGO Du Brook 39 an orchestra business manager was shot to death Wed nesday in the lobby of the Devon shire hotel after an altercation i tlie Coffee shop than 100 lives were revised shavp Roy King Lear o Would Solve Crisis A tentative agreement to put 460000 idle miners back in the pits and thereby solve a fuel anc unemployment crisis while con tinuing debate on permanent con tract terms seemed the likeliest reply to the presidents demand Miners in the eightstate Ap palachian region producing 70 per cent of the nations industrial ly vital soft coal racked their picks April 1 when an old contrac expired Miners in 18 outlying states quit work last week wher negotiations for a new agreemen were stalled No truce proposal to end th workstoppage was reported Tues day night from either the mine operators or the United Mine Workers of America Demanded by Public Disturbed by progressive cur tailment of industrial and pubU utility operations resulting fmm iaining agent but they had no teen able to settle upon detail o effectuate those terms The con erees agreed to try again how ever he said C W L1VERGOOD DIES SUDDENLY Funeral Rites to Be Held at OClock Friday Afternoon Carlton Webster Livergood fiO died suddenly at his home in the Kirk apartments at oclock Tuesday night from heart disease He had been in the jewelry busi about it and working On the amongothers supposed proposed to be idea In a broad way the plan was to tighten up methods of govern ment spending not reduce it and redirect it to channels of business where the most employment might be furnished In other words the primary purpose spending wouldbe employment instead of rearmament relief low cost hous ing or what else Studies are un der way to ascertain how it could be worked out on a basis of the Lull II IV V II V t oiling V LUIU I IUM Ul I r II r Iv upward as result of disclosuies i tra he managed said DuBrook acI snollilScMr Rooscj thai the ring had a closelyknit j cused two men seated behind I lc and immensely profitable New Jersey affiliate with 35 persons already implicated in that state Sought Quick FrofH Chief high light of overnight developments in the case was the report unconfirmed by detectives that the syndicate whose most re liable murder weapon was arsenic and whose customers were mostly women tired of their husbands and willing to poison them for their insurance and estates had an im ut wmneu out uu a oasis ot uie t i iV i r government telling certain indusl in the deathi m tries Now we will spend so much dustry Lhe rival group described in your industry if you will agree as a delth Surld operated for to take on this many men 9uick Pvoflt and murdered for a So far no details are available which would encourage confidence that the plan would work Certain slapbang acts against the particular business antipathies of the white house are far more probable Administration pitchers have suddenly started throwing at the Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufac turers They generally lay the barrage indicating future ad vances The coming meeting Rlay 22 of the National Retail associa tion on the other hand is get ting official blessings which sug gest that the administration is try ing to drive a wedge between the upper and lower business classes Another indication o this trend is the interest Mr Roosevelt is reported to be showing in that scheme to buiid a 5600000000 du plicate power line system in the industrial areas A rumor is around that he will send it to con gress as a supplemental national defense measure rs soon as the i army and navy bills have beer j passed but no confirmation of i this is available ICepyriEbl King Fcamres Inc i stipulated sum without bothering with insurance on thiir victims according to the report them of splashing water on Du Broolcs neck One of the men fol lowed tlie orchestra agent into tlie lobby and shot him in the back Two men and a woman resi dents of the hotel were taken into custody for questioning two hours later Hoppers Hatching Fast in N E Montana BOZEMAN Mont fP Mi gratory grasshoppers are hatchng at a rate far above normal in northeastern Montana and have begun to damage wheat some the same fields virtually de nuded last year by hopper swarms from the Dakotas Dr Harold B Mills state entomologist was in Butte Wednesday seeking aid ot WPA officials in combating insect pest the Taken by Pickpockets MOUNDSVITLE W Va Constable Roy Richmond joined HEADS LUMBER ASSOCIATION state troopers and city police in protecting a carnival crowd from pickpockets He returned home to find that his own wallet contain ing S650 had been lifted WASHINGTON iP Roger Finkbine DCS Moines Iowa was named president Tuesday of the National Retail Lumber Dealers association that public necessity demanded that they work out a method by Wednesday for reopening the mines An open question was whether the president might take more positive action o end the coal deadlock if the conferees could not resolve it themselves although Mr Roosevelt himself said he was not looking that far ahead Last week when the president appealed publicly for a quick set tlement observers commented that possibly there was no legal authority for active intervention by the lederal administration ness in Mason City for the past 30 years Mr Livergood was born at De catur 111 March 10 1879 the son of Nellie and Silas Livergood He attended high school and business college and later ran a cigar and news stand in Iowa Falls Joining his brother S R Liv ergood iu Nora Springs for two years he then went to Deadwood and Lead S Dak as a watch maker Moving back to Iowa he operated a jewelry store at Rein beck for years before coming to Mason City 30 years ago Mr Livergood was married to Miss Maude Wait Sept 4 1934 in Mason City Surviving are his wife Mrs Maude Livsrgood Mason City and one sister Mrs John McDonald Eagle Grove He was preceded in death by his par ents und two brothers Mr Livergood was a mcnibei of the Elks and the Masonic lodges of Mason City Funeral services will be held a the MajorRandall funeral home at oclock Friday afternoon Burial will be at Hampton NLRB AND AFL STUDY CHANGES IN LABOR LAW Trying to Work Out Amendments Secret Discussions Held WASHINGTON NH ional Labor Relations board and American Federation of Labor eaders put aside their dispute over administration of the Wag ier act Wednesday to try to work out compromise amendments to the law Board officials headed by Chair man J Warren Madden conferred for four hours Tuesday with Joseph A Padway AFL general counsel and John P Frey chief of the AFL metal trades depart ment Will Postpone Testimony Although their discussions were kept secret it was disclosed that Frey would postpone until Monday his testimony before a senate com mittee studying revision of the Wagner act He was to have been the next witness in support oE far reaching amendments demanded by the AFL The CIO which has opposed any changes in the labor law was quick to criticize the compromise negotiations The CIO general counsel Lee Pressman talked with John L Lewis and then is sued a statement charging that the AFL was pleading for mercy and trying to make a back door deal with the board Charges Board Partial There were conflicting reports as to whether the labor board or Padway initiated the surprise con ference Besides seeking to modify the law the AFL has contended that the labor board was partial to the CIO The board has denied this charge and has opposed any fundamental changes in the Wag ner act Both house and senate labor j committees are conducting heai1 ngs on proposals to revise the Vaguer act Chairman Thomas D Utah ol the senate commit ee expressed hope of getting ival factions to agree on a com LOOK INSIDE FOR Declares He Is Not Through With Marriage PAGE 2 Ames Preparing for Three Day Veishea PAGE 3 Ted Williams May Be Star Rookie of Year PAGE 14 So Differ On One Issue far as negotiations for longterm contract were con cerned the presidents interven tion did not appear to have re moved the main obstacle to an agreement Speaking sharply the president told reporters that the two fac tions had agreed on every issue except one and were in harmony on that in principle They had decided he said that there should be an industrial or vertical union in the mines and that the UMWA should be recog nized as exclusive collective bar promise legislative program DUST REPORTED IN IOWA SKIES Clouds Are Moving Southeast Starting From Canada Dakotas DES MOINES was given an unexpected taste of dust bowl conditions Wednesday as a cold front bore cloudsof top soil from Canada and the Dakotas as far eastward as Chi The weather bureau GARNER FARMER FATALLY HURT Killed When Pinned Under Tractor and Hit by Plow Beam GARNER Veni Gilbert 44 farmer residing miles north of Garner was killed instantly Tues day night when he was pinned underneath his tractor and struck by the machines plow beam There were no witnesses to the accident but Coroner Kenneth Bough ton of Britt who was called to the scene theorized that Gil bert n World war veteran had climbed off the tractor without turning the motor off the tractor wheelsran over him and the plow beam struck him Gilbert suffered a broken back and right shoulder blade as well as bruises on the body The trac tor remained on the same spot its motor running Mrs Gilbert alarmed when her husband failec to come home to have the evenin CHAMBERLAINS EXPLANATION IS GIVEN TO HOUSE Soviet Asked to Help Only After Britain France Take Field LONDON minister Chamberlain told the house commons Wednesday that Britain sought Russias promise of mili tary aid in eastern Europe only af ter Britain and France themselves had taken the field Breaking his silence on the gov ernments security alliance pro posals to remove what he said ap peared to be a misunderstanding of them in Soviet Hussia Cham berlain said the proposals made it plain it was not a part of their the British intention that the soviet government should commit themselves to intervene irrespec tive of whether Great Britain and France had already in discharge of their obligations done so Await Soviet Reply Asked whether in view of tiie delay in tlie negotiations foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax would proceed to Moscow and have straightforward discussions with the new soviet foreign minister Vyacheslaff Molotov the prime minister replied We had better await the reply of the soviet government Chamberlain sought to allay soviet suspicion that Russia might be left alone in intervening in be half of smaller states in some cir cumstances He said Russia could make her intervention contingent on that of Britain Ilush Conscription Measure Russias position in regard to Poland or Rumania to whom Bri tain and France already have given separate guarantees thus would be the same as in the So vietFrench pact with the old CzechoSlovalcia where Jhissia was obligated to aid only if France did so The prime minister moved a resolution designed to eliminate red tape and enable tlie govern ment to rush through parliament bills conscripting youths of 20 and authorizing the government to call up reserves secretly Moscow Issues Communique A communique issued in Moscow by the soviet official news agen cy indicated that Russia held the C WLIVERGOOD jeweler Sloving Southeast The dust storm which had al ready settled in Canada and the Dakotas and is moving southeast ward originated there the bureau said when a mass of cold air stirred up northwest winds A pilot at Lincoln Neb Wednesday morning reported he was flying over the top of the dust cloud at 4200 feet the bureau said This was the only report of the height of the cloud In Iowa Nebraska southeastern South Dakota and Minnesota visi bility was reduced to from one to two miles Settling in Minnesota Housewives wiped thick layers of the gritty deposit off window sills and brownish films settled over furniture and office desks here The bureau reported the brown clouds settling in northern Min nesota and predicted they would settle over Iowa and bring clear skies toon Generally fair and cooler weather was forecast and no pre cipitation was reported in the last 24 hours The body was taken to the Bonn funeral home at Garner Surviving are his parents Mr and Mrs Peler Gilbert Garner his widow two sisters Martha Sheffield and Winnie of Cedar Falls and four brothers Charles of Preston Minn Harold Wil liam and James of Garner Wood Ticks Reported Numerous in Iowa Dr Jordan States DES MOINES Carl F Jordan of the Iowa department of health Wednesday advised lowans to be wood tick conscious The health official said he bad received reports the ticks are nu merous over the state this year but that no cases of Rocky moun tain fever had been reported The insects particularly are bothering dogs he said There is no cause for alarm lie added if lowans exercise reason able caution Only a small per centage of the insects probably carry the fever virus view that theBritish proposals had been onesided The prime minister said that Britain proposed following her guarantees to Poland and Ru mania that Russia should make on their behalf a declaration of similar effect in the sense that in the event of Great Britain and France being involved in hostili ties in the discharge of their own obligations the soviet government would express their readiness also to lend assistance Asfor Statement Appears A statement by Viscount Astor that a conference wifh nazi pis tols pointed at ones head can lead to no good end appeared Wednes day The viscount and his Virginia born wife in the past have been accused by antifascists nnd have denied heading a behindUic scencs political so called Cliveden at one time favored appeasement of Hit ler A letter expressing Astors views was published in the Times of London The same issue of the newspaper carried a statement denying that an editorial of last Thursday implied that Britain would avoid a European war over Danzig by pursuing an appease ment policy similar to that of Munich Correct Rules for Greeting King and Queen of England Explained By EDDY GILMOKE WASHINGTON HP If Americans bend over to wel come the king and queen of England their visit is going to leave a lot of stiff backs and sore knees To greet them correctly a man should follow these rules which the state department is passing out The lirst bow should occur when six feet away Tt should not be an ordinary bow but low anil from the hips arms at the side heels together and neck stiff Then the man should wulU three feet forward and watch the king closely It his majesty holds out his hand there must be another not such a deep one Let the king speak first The state department is re assuring about this point Offi cials say he probably will ask about the weather The reply should be a general one and never personal It would be very bad taste for instance to answer Yes it is hot How arc you standing it the humidity get you down When presented to the queen you bow iH over again and neier the state de her hand When you leave their mLijcs lie you bow again and when you reach the door there must be still another bow No matter how many times you enter or leave the room you bow at the doov American women go through the same routine except that they may curtsy if tiicy wish Remember this Curtsy with the left foot behind the rfght If you meet the king and queen in a crowded room the state department cautions you to be sure that no chairs arc behind you because you must hack away from their majes ties How many Americans will meet the king and queen Some officials estimate about 5000 Thats A lot of backs and knees to bend ON NEIGHBOR TOUR BUENOS AIRES The United States cruisers Quincy Tuscaloosa and San Francisco on a good neighbor tour of Latin America sailed Wednesday lor Valparaiso Chile The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday coaler Wednesday night con tinued coo Thursday MINNESOTA Fair Wednes day night and Thursday cold er heavy frost Wednesday night rising temperature in northwest portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maxinium 8 Minimum Tuesday night 32 At S a m Wednesday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 13 Hain jiT ;