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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTMEM4 AftT QEPT QF IOWA COUP OES HQt NES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PHESS ANB UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WKES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA THUESDAY MAY 11 NEWS BEH PAFEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 183 BLAST TEARS ELEVATOR APART Study New Medicine for Business in U S house jugular practitioners are burning the midnight kilowatts revising the Mead bill to drive bank ers into busi ness loans They may make it the big new medicine tor business The b i g medicine man is sup posed to be f a v o r a ble to s o m e t h i n g along this line The new for Paul Mallon muia wn be basically the same prescription as the Mead insur ance up to 80 or 30 per cent of commercial loans made by banks just like the federal housing ad ministration now insures mort gages but different The differ ence is in reforming restrictions which would be laid down on bankers who would take advan tage of the guarantee The Mead measure as originally drawn for instance required 4 per cent interest 1 per cent carrying charges no collateral above 525 per cent periodic repayments no real estate collateral no loans above The jugs you must have met them from left to further left they are Ben Cohen Thomas Gardiner alias Corcoran and their friends whose battle cry is would have the proposed consoli dated federal loan agency handle the scheme While the jugs generally get the inside slice at the white house op erating table other internes are edging up this time for the same purpose Economic Dr Stuart Chase is thinking on a per diem basis for the antimonopoly com mittee on the same subject Treas Hanes has a outlined in 5 Buv me jugsgenerally vui Jesse Jones is now slated to head the federal loan agency with RFC Director Emil Schram taking over his job as head of the subordinated TRFC Hull Not to Appear Foreign Relations Chairman Pittman came to Neutralitist Senator Borah privately and asked how about hearing State Secre tary Hull in executive session With the strained situation in Eur ope a confidential hearing would be far more appropriate said Pittman Mr Borah did not think so and positively He told Pittman any such tactics would cause the whole neutrality bloc to withdraw from the hearing The administration could not afford to have that happen so the plans for Hulls appearance were abandoned The impression is almost unani mous on top here now that Po lands Beck will give Hitler enough to satisfy the and without being forced by Eng land to do it PostalW U Merger Something will be breaking shortly on the PostalWestern Union merger Huddles on it have been held between Assistant At torney Genera Thurmnn Arnold Communications Commissioner McNinch and Assistant Commerce Secretary Patterson Further ac tion was held up pending the New York federal court decision on the Postal reorganization plan If the Hanes business tax ap peasement program is not es poused by the administration Mr Hanes will be leaving soon after congress adjourns Chances that he wilt go are therefore far more than 5050 Hitlers pinning of Mussolini to a military alliance drew only a snicker here They have been but toned in the same military over coat for months The announce ment was merely propaganda to offset the allied propaganda sug gesting that all was not well be tween them HulIfor1940 talk is expanding You hear it from administration politicos business men The talk ers blame Hitler for failure of the reciprocal trade agreement pro gram think the state secretary is a restraint on European entangle ments and might prove acceptable to Roosevelt Some of it is no doubt real but some of it is also part of the new dealers stopGarner movement By promoting Hull the talkers figure to take away from Garner who has been leading in the polls Copjrittt KInr Fulnres Inc SeesWar Threap If Danzig Changed by Force CHAMBERLAINS TALK IS FIRMLY BEHIND POLAND Prime Minister Says Britain and France Sincere in Pledges LONDON Minister Chamberlain said in an address Thursday that any attempt to change the Danzig situation by force so as to threaten Polish independence would inevitably start a general war in which Brit ain would be involved Chamberlain said In many minds the danger spot in Europe today is Danzig where our assurances to Poland are clear and concise Although we would be glad to see the differences be tween Poland and Germany ami cably settled by discussion al though we think they could and should be so settled if an attempt were made to change the situa tion by force in such a way as to threaten Polish independence why then that would inevitably start a general conflagration in which this country would be involved Halifax Receives Maisky The prime minister spoke to a meeting of woman members of the conservative party shortly after Foreign Secretary ViscountHali fax had received Soviet Ambassa dor Ivan Maisky in a effort to smooth out RussianBritish negotiations for an alliance This meeting coincided with in dications by IzvesUa the Russian governments organ that Moscow would rejectBritarrfsrlatestpro posals for cooperation in eastern European guarantees British French Sincere Chamberlain said that exPre mier Leon Blum of France who visited London Tuesday asserted that there was one main danger of the remainder of Europe might become convinced that Britain and France were in sincere and could not be relied upon to carry out their pledges of military aid No more deadly mistake could be made the prime minister as serted than to attribute such in sincerity to the BritishFrench front There was no immediate offi cial explanation of Maiskys visit but it was believed the envoy laid before Lord Halifax the precise Russian objections to the British proposals along the lines ex pressed by Izvestia in an editorial League Council to Meet Izvestia said the British pro posals were unacceptable in their present form and said soviet Rus sia insisted on formation of a united front of mutual assistance by Britain France Russia and at least by the first three Diplomatic observers looked to the league of nations council meeting opening Monday at Gen eva to afford an opportunity to clear up the misunderstanding be tween Britain and soviet Russia over a security formula The council meeting will bring together British Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet and Rus sian Foreign Commissar Vyaches laff Molotov or his assistant Vladimir P Potemkin NaziItalo Cultural Treaty Is Ratified Light Frost Expected in Lowlands Little Damage Is Anticipated DES MOINES frost was expected to settle on the low lands of central and eastern Iowa Thursday night The weather bureau said how ever little if any damage to vege tation would result Temperatures averaged 10 de grees below normal and fair weather was forecast for Thurs day night and Friday Light frost which did no dam age was reported by Charles City and Iowa Falls The low early Thursday was 32 above at Carrol and Iowa Falls High of the last 24 hours was 80 at Fort Dodge Chinese Order Many to Leave Chungking CHUNGKING of ficials Thursday ordered all who i could to leave Chungking as a j precaution against great casual i ties from air raids like Idle Miners Gossip While Waiting Truce While operators and union representatives attempted in New York to reach a truce ordered by Presi dent Roosevelt to allow soft coal mines to reopen these idle miners sat on the door steps at Bethel ticir cisaretswhttiiei and ith WOULD ENJOIN PLANT PICKETS Dubuque CompanyIs SeekingInjunction Following Fiareups DUBUQUE of the Farley Loetscher Manufacturing company Thursday morning filed a petition in district court here asking an injunction restraining their striking union employes from picketing the plant and obstruc ting free ingress and egress to the companys property Judge Milton J Glenn fixed a hearing on the application for 10 oclock Friday morning The petition for an injunction came as an aftermath of a free forall Wednesday morning when some of the company employes forced their way through picket lines and entered the factorys buildings Union Named Defendant Local No 1648 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America the union to which the striking millworkers belong officers of the union cer tain individual members and all other members of the union are named defendants As the companys attorney filed the injunction petition workmen who entered the factory Wednes day estimated at between 50 and i 100 were still in the factory having I spent the night there Picket lines are still guarding every entrance and it was not expected that the men inside the plant would at tempt to leave until after the court acts on the injuction Several Fiareups Occur There were no disturbances about the plant Thursday morn ing but several flareups occurred Wednesday afternoon and Wed nesday night As aresult of one Robert Loetscher general super intendent of the plant and who led the crash through the picket lines Wednesday moning is at liberty under a S50 bond pending a hear ing next Wednesday afternoon on a charge of assault and battery on Miss Dorothy Thompson a re ported strike sympathizer Police court hearings fnr the six men arrested during the melee which developed when the em ployes and others forced their way through the picket lines Wednes day morning have been continued until Friday afternoon Contracts to Reopen Mines Are Souht M to end the nationalcoal cri sis put bituminous miners backto work the United Mine Workers acting at the request ot the gov ernment began Thursday to seak individual contracts with opera tors outside the Appalachian area A deadlock in negotiations for a new contract for the eightstate Appalachian area basic for the en tire industry has thrown 460000 miners into idleness since the old contract expired March 31 A last effort for a blanket Ap palachian agreement will be made in a meeting at 2 p m C S T Thursday Unless agreement is reached individual contracts also will be sought with Appalachian operators governments proposal of individual contracts was presented by Dr John R Steelman federal mediator after expiration of the 24hour deadline for settlement set Tuesday by President Roosevelt Steelman advanced the plan when the deadlocked committee seeking to reach a new agreement for the Appalachian area ad journed at a m C S T after the UMW had rejected a lastminute compromise offer by the operators The operators offer did not provide the union shop demanded by the miners 1000000 Japanese Fighting in China TOKIO than 1000 000 Japanese troops now are fight ing in central China the admiralty spokesman said Thursday in the first official statement in nearly two years on the size the conti nental force SKYLES JURY SELECTED DES MOINES tion of testimony was to begin j Thursday in the second J 5ndewoud become effective next passes 101 a lcar to TAX REVISION WILL BE URGED Morgenthau to Ask Congress to Remove Business Deterrents WASHINGTON Morgenthau asserted Thursday the treasury intends to ask congress to remove business deterrents from the tax laws A reporter asked whether Presi dent Roosevelt had virtually for bidden him to present a tax re vision program to congress Morgenthau replied Thats ridiculous Were living under a democracy thank God Although declining to discuss any details of his tax views Mor genthau said specifically he stood by a press conference statement of a few months ago that he hoped congress would clear the tax laws of business deterrents and thus encourage to take normal invest ment risks NEW METHODIST CHURCH EXISTS Takes Authority Over 7656000 Members and 21687 Ministers KANSAS CITY Mo new church took authority Thurs day over 7836000 members and 21687 ministers divided into 46255 congregations and using 45432 church buildings and 22898 parsonages It was called simply the Metho dist church With its birth died three churches the Methodist Episcopal church the Methodist Episcopal church south and the Methodist Protestant church The unification of practically every follower of John Wesley in the United States accomplished a dream of a centurys duration It was accomplished formally in a simple ceremony Wednesday night at the conclusion of a twoweek conference of representatives of tiie three old churches The new church owns property valued at more than which includes in addition to churches and parsonages hospi tals schools and colleges through out the United States and mis sions in all parts of the world It also is engaged in publishing Its annual expenses for ministerial Derringer Must Pay for Assault NEW YORK verdict of was returned by a jury in supreme court Thursday against Paul Derringer pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds who was sued for S25000 by Robert E Condon in dustrial engineer of Larchmont SSS player of attacking him in a Phil adelphia hotel on June 27 1936 during the democratic national convention work but excluding th expenses of hospital education and publishing activities arc 590000000 The immediate local application of the reunion will be to change the designation of every Metho dist church in the country to read simply The Methodist church There will be a merging of congregations an abandoning of old churches and building of new ones Ecclesiastically no change was involved except for the 196985 members for the former Methodist Protestant churches They ac cepted the authority ol bishops of the episcopacy RUSSIAN PAPER WONT ACCEPT BRITISH PLANS Declares Proposals for Security Not Acceptable to Soviet MOSCOW govern ment newspaper Izvestia declared Thursday that British security proposals were utterly unaccep table in their present form and said soviet Russia insisted on for mation of a united front of mu tual assistance by Britain France Russia and at least by the first three The editorial was taken as an indication of the Kremlins atti tude Izvestia said that if Britain and France wanted Russian collabora tion in any scheme for security in eastern Europe they must declare themselves willing to fight for the soviet union and 7iot merely in vite the soviet union to help them fight Differ on Frontier Ivestia continued We are told that by defending Poland and Rumania Great Brit ain and France would be defend ing the western frontier of the U S S R That is not true The west ern frontier of the U S S R is not confined to Poland and Ru mania xxx Not having a pact of mutual assistance with Great Britain and France nor with Poland the U S S R is asked to undertake to assist all these three states without receiving any assistance from them and moreover in the event of aggression aimed at the U S S R the latter would have to rely solely upon its own forces xxx Demands Keeiprocity In his statement in the house of commons on May 10 Chamber lain the British prime minister spoke of collaboration of an alli ance with the U S S R but col laboration implies reciprocity as its natural basis Where there is no reciprocity real collaboration cannot be brought about Izvestia however did not say thatthe door was closed to further BritishRussian negotiations Stress Russian Expectations The newspaper said the British proposals concurred in by France avoid the subject of a pact of mutual assistance among France Great Britain and the U S S R and consider that the soviet gov ernment should come to the im mediate aid of Great Britain and France should they be involved in hostilities they have assumed in guaranteeing Poland and Ru mania 2 Nazis Killed as Warplane Fails Near French Military Base BESANCON France official board of inquiry investi gating the crash Wednesday night of a German warplane near the Besancon military base reported Thursday the two flyers killed were officers of the German air force It found that the accident re sulted from engine trouble during a fog The flyers were reported to have been wearing civilian clothes Two smashed machineguns were removed from the wreckage for examination 1009 TO HEAR FARLEY DES MOINES have been made to seat 1000 persons at the dinner here Saturday night at which Postmaster General James A Farley wiU be the prin cipal speaker The dinner will highlight the second and conclud ing days program of the annual convention of Iowa postmasters should naturally receive on the State Tax Stamps to Be Printed on Some Iowa Cigarets DES MOINES Iowa state lax stamp will come printed on the packages some cigarefs purchased in this state after July 1 Iowa tax commission officials Thursday announced approval of a contract to buy approximately 40 stamping machines at S511 each from the Postage Meter company of Stamford Conn The machines may be used by manufacturers or distributors if they prefer that method to hand stamping Use of the machines however will require the whole salers to pay S10 a month rent for a stamp meter Claims Underwear With Stolen PHILADELPHIA Boni charged that a former board er in his home stole a suit of his underwear Pinned to the gar ment when it disappeared from a bedroom Boni told a magistrate were his life in bills Thousands of Tulips at Pella Festival PELLA of col orful tulips nodded a welcome to visitors Thursday as the annual tulip time festival opened in Dutch community It will con tinue for three days Tulips are in full bloom following the recent rains LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES A FARLEY Will Address Iowa Postmasters Saturday PAGE 2 2 Men Terrorize Farm Family at Emmetsburg PAGE 24 Prep Council Can End Reign of George Brown PAGE 13 Biermann Defends Wallace Farm Policy EDITORIAL PAGE SUSPECTS ARE PUT TOGETHER Prisoners in Poison Ring Probe Hysterical in Philadelphia Jail PHILADELPHIA and screams came early Tliurs day from two police station where 24 suspected wholesale and members of a ring that killed an estimated 200 persons for their were brought together for the first time under arrest to accuse one another in frantic attempts to save themselves The prisoners were hysterical and shouts of liar were heard in the street Thirteen were wom enwhose husbands were the prey of his most widespread and ruth less criminal conspiracy of re cent limes Most had confessed tc one or more murders one man had confessed 21 Several had tried to kill themselves since their arrest and others had babbled out con fessions in horrifying detail hoping to be offered escape from the electric chair in return for aiding the state An announcement by the dis trict attorneys office that this mass questioning of all prisoners was a prelude to a mass trial and a mass execution put the prisoners in a frenzy District Attorney Charles F Kclley hoped that by bringing the prisoners face to face some would break down and supply more details of the conspiracy and reveal the leader Meanwhile detectives searched for nine more suspects for whom warrant were issued The mur ders disclosed iri these warrants raised the number of identified victims to 40 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday cooler in extreme southeast Thursday night light frost on low ground in central anil cast Thursday nislit MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday continued coot with heavy to killing frost Thursday night somewhat warmer in north Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis Maximum Wednesday 63 Minimum Wednesday night 34 At 8 a m Thursday 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 61 Minimum 42 Rain 33 OFFICIALS FEAR TOLL OF 10 IN CHICAGO BLAZE Blaze Spreads Across Water to 2 Nearby Grain Elevators CHICAGO persons were believed to have been killed Thursday in a fire and explosion which destroyed a huge grain ele vator and shook a milesquare area of Chicagos industrial south side The 10 still were missing hours after four other critically burned employes had been removed to South Chicago hospital Fire Mar shal Michael J Corrigan said he was convinced the missing men had perished in the flames 8 Firemen Injured Little hope was held for recov ery of two of the four injured em ployes At least eight firemen were injured by crumbling walls one of them critically Officials of the Jtosenbaum Brothers company which oper ated the elevator idehlilied the missing as eight of their employes and two employes of the Chesa peake and Ohio railroad which served the elevators Floyd Pedone state grain in spector who had been working at the elevator and was reported missing was found several hours later with only slight injuries Crawled Under Car I heard the blast Pedone said and I started to run Something hit me on the head 1 crawled un der a freight car There was an other man under there I dont know who he was When things quit falling I jumped put and ran again Pedone was found among by standers at the edge of the fire lines He was treated foihis Jiead injury and sent home J H Van Dyke office manager said he could not tell how many of them were in the elevator when the explosion occurred at mid morning Spreads to Others Intense heat from the shifting masses ot blazing grain prevented firemen from operating effectively and the flames spread across a slip of the Calumet river to two ele vators ol the Norris Grain com pany lv The blaze was fanned by a stiff breeze off Lake Michigan More than 100 pieces of fire ap paratus and approximately 100 firemen were rushed to the scene but only two fire boats in the Calumet river were able to play water effectively dor the first three hours p Two pumpers and a police scruad car were buried for a few minutes when the north wall of one 150 foot wooden unit collapsed When the trucks finally were able to become effective several of them had exhausted their gaso line supply pumping water onto the flames A fuel boat was dis patched along the river to them 800000 Bushels Burn Approximately 800000 bushels of grain stored in the elevator was a total loss Vaij Dyke estimated the loss between 5800000 and SI 000000 Van Dyke said the company carried 42 employes on tne regu lar payroll but was unable to es timate how many of the number were working when the blast rocked the south side industrial district about midmorning Half of Force Busy About half of whatever force was on duty at the lime would have been in elevator A where the explosion originated he said Four of those taken to the hos pital were identified as David Marvin 27 Clifford Oberg 31 Frank Galannt 45 and John Licrvit 34 all employes Shoes AVere Burning Marvin and Oberg were not expected to survive Hospital at taches said Oberg had walked into the receiving room unaware that his shoes still were burning He fainted in the receiving room The police patrol wagons were rushed to the scene to carry in jured to hospitals All available cruising squad cars in the area were sent to establish fiire lines and handle traffic attracted from several miles around by the force of the blast and the high blaze Windows Nearby Broken The blast broke windows over a three block area Flames could be seen from upper floors ot loop skyscrapers 12 miles distant Robert Thomas clerk in a grain elevator two blocks away dis cnbcd the blaze as a The explosion shook our build I ing Thomas said and I looked out the window The roof of the Kosenbaum elevator was rising into the air It seemed to hang up there for an instant and then disintegrat ed It just fell apart Parts of the wails fell with the roof A cloud of dust or smoke ;