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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PUU WIRES FIVE CEflTS A COPX MASON CITY THt BRIGHT k SPOT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 161939 NEWS BEHI Hopkins Roosevelt Disagree on Business Roosevelt and his most respected adviser Harry Hopkins have leveled a finger at each other in disagree ment as to what to do about this business situa tion It happened down the river on the presi dential yacht Only one oth er person a su preme court justice was present It is impossible therefore to Paul Halloa get an thand account of what hap ned but this following much has reached the eais of reputable secondary officials and may be related with certainty as what these inside authorities believe occurred The president was outlining what he proposed to say May 22 to the National Retailers association It was strong very strong a typi cally Rooseveltian punch at busi ness leaders for failure to assume their economic responsibilities anc cause recovery The commerce secretary differed warmly stuck to the tone of his Iowa speech counseled that uncritical coopera tive course It was the sharpest as well as the only known row these two have had but it was friendly o course and ended as usual will the president in unchallenged con trol of the argument You will not know until you see the final form of the speech however whether the Hopkins counsel made a slight 01 deep impression Reconstructed Talk While quotes are missing it 5 venturesome to reconstruc irora bits of authentic information concerning1 their respective posi tions theysaid to eacl other stand might au thoritatively be paraphrased thus Well now chief why dont yoi sit on that one for a while and le me see if I can work out some thing beneficial to the situation After all I really have not had chance yet Ive been away ill eve since 1 took this job and w might yet get something started The presidents position is re ported secondhandedly of course but in official quarters as No Harry weve waited long enough We havent been bothering them for months now certainly we havent been bothering them since the beginning of the year and business has been going down Im going to give them a little talking to and let everyone see their whining about letting busi ness alone is a lot of hooey Weve let them alone and theyre still sitting on their hands This expectation has apparently reached the short wave receivers of the U S chamber of commerce They have made arrangements for their new president Carey Jr to make THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 187 KINGS SHIP NEARING QUEBEC T Westfall Receiver for Chapel Gibson his maiden speech May 18 just four days be fore the president He will out line to the N Y Merchants asso ciation also a retail organization you will note the positions of big and little business as he sees it The subject is significantly at tuned to palace rumors that the president is bent on driving a wedge between industrialists and retailers biting the former and petting the latter c e Capital Not Flowing If things go this way the coun try is in for another chickenand egg priority discussion Money is frozen Capital finance and com mercial investment markets arc too tight to be loosened by ice picks such as the spending policy Capital is not flowing and when capitalstops busness stops be cause capital is the spending pol icy of private business so vast an influence as to make the govern ment pump priming look puny Capital cannot be loosened by as many billion dollars of govern mental hot money as are available At least it hasnt Business says the reason is icar uncertainty lack of encourage ment from political taxes for one big thing The po litical leadership now seems very likely to retort again that the businessmen have frozen them selves in a sort of selfrefrigerat ing process Copyright Klnr Ftaturex tncJ APPLICATION WALTRIP ACTED ON BY GRAVEN in Debts Listed in Petition Brought Into Court W A Westfall was appointed temporary receiver for Radio Chapel in an order issued Tuesday morning by Judge Henry N Grav en upon the voluntary application of Burroughs A Waltrip director of the chapel The court fixed May 29 as the lime for a hearing on the applica tion to make the appointment of the receiver permanent Chappell Largest Creditor Attached to the petition was list of debts totaling largest of which were a contract with Dr E E Chappell Clear Lake and the mortgage on the lot made to the Masonic Buildin company on which balances of 511650 and respectively are due Notes payable included in ad dition to the contract with Dr Chappell are Items of due Miss Ida Knock lo Dr R F Schweizer S100 due R C More house and due A J Robin son The petition was filed by Mr Waltrip to protect his creditors he said and was in accordance with an agreement made some time ago at a meeting with his creditors Walfrip Given Extension At that time he said he was given an extension of time in or der to attempt to work out of thi financial situation Later anothei extension of time was grantee him and he voluntarily offered to petition for receivership if he was unable to see his way clear Radio Chapel Tuesday morn ing concluded its 18 month ser ies of broadcasts over KGLO with out any mention or the pendin difficulty Mr Waltrip merely finished his last broadcast with hi usual Goodbse God bless you good everybody The radio sta tion announcer marie the state ment that it was the final broad cast The Louisiana pulpiteer cen tered his entire broadcast on an inspirational sermon deal ing strictly with religious subjects During previous financial crises at Radio Chapel Mr Waltrip has frequently utilized his morning broadcasts for money requests Radio Chapel started in a tent on July 17 1937 and under the direction of Mr Waltrip has pro gressed to a modernistic building complete with a disap pearing pulpit indirect lighting opera seats and an array of blink ing stars in the stage background LOOK INSIDE FOR MRS POTTER PALMER Her Playboy Husband Dies Following Brawl PAGE 2 Cubs May Build Team With Player Trades PAGE 13 24 Head Livestock Lost in Greene Fire PAGE 22 two can save from closing the chapel doors Warns Businessmen During his talk in the meeting he warned businessmen to keep their hands off Radio Chapel and not to purchase the property to establish a business enterprise on the location No business will ever prosper here he asserted calling atten tion to the failure of business to prosper in another building in Mason City which formerly had been used as a church Britain Under Pressure for Soviet Pact By UNITED PRESS The British government was put under increasing pressure Tuesday o get together with soviet Russia imd complete Europes antiag gression front So far the cabinet of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has ieen eager to bring Russia into the united front but in a limited way Chamberlain hoped to assure soviet backing for Poland and Ru mania if Britain and France went to the aid of those two nations and if Moscows help were asked Hus sit wanted a more solid broader collective security pact Moscow Shows Impatience Tuesday Moscow indicated im patience with the British refusal of a more binding agreement and in effect warned London to make up its mind That was done dip lomatically by suddenly disclosing that Vladimir Potemkin soviei vice commissar of foreign affairs would not go to Geneva for the May 22 league of nations counci meeting where he had been sched uled to work out details of the antiaggression front plan with British and French foreign min isters Instead Ivan Maisky soviet am bassador to London will represen Russia at Geneva While the change in no way prevents con clusion of an agreement it was regarded as an attempt by Mos cow to cut short the long negotia tions which have been close to a stalemate but which neither sidi desired to drop Work on Compromise France also emphasized thekey positionof the Soviets in the anli aggression lineup when Edouard Daladier and Premie Foreign Toronto Formally Boycotts Nazi Goods TORONTO Out URToronto instituted Tuesday a formal boy cott of all German goods manu factured grown 01produced ii any part of the German city council adopted a motion of Alderman Donald Fleming call ing fov Lie boycott by a H5 vote Began With Rift The chapel financial difficulties began with the rift between the director and the board consisting of Dr Chappell Mis Thelma Schweizer Keith 11 Williams and Miss Ida Knock Mr Waltrip re peatedly has blamed the start of the downfall on the boards ac tion The first public announcement of the receivership decision came Sunday night sg Mr Wallrip with tears in his eyes stood in the chapel pulpit and stated that only a miracle within the next day or SWEDISH FLYER OFF FOR EUROPE Backman in Smallest Plane Ever to Try Across Atlantic ST JOHNS Newfoundland UR Backman a 25 year old adventurous Swedish flyer flew out over the North Atlantic toward Sweden Tuesday in the smallest plane ever to attempt a flight to Europe Backman took off alone at H m CST from Botwood airport for Lakzand Sweden in a light monoplane powered by a motor of only 90 horsepower The plane was the one in which Clare W Bunch of St Louis established a nonstop Los AngelesNew York record for light planes on April 3 Carrying enough fuel for 45 hours in the air the Swedish fly er hoped to reach Sweden in 29 hours at a speed slightly above 100 miles an hour Total distance of his flight at that speed would be approximately 3000 miles Long Wait for King Minister Georges Bonnet workei on a compromise plan which thej may offer to Moscow and London The Paris government has pu pressure on London to reach an agreement with Moscow and strong section of the British house of commons also is seeking to in tluence the Chamberlain cabine to speed up negotiations The gen eral belief in diplomatic circle was that an agreement eventually would be reached In Commercial Contest A survey of developments in the smaller capitals disclosed a broad scale contest for commercial su periority Germany and Great Britain aye taking the lead in the economic negotiations which extend to al most every small nation in Eur ope The nazi drive is designed to increase and consolidate their sphere of economic influence and the British efforts are designed to offset the dependence of the small nations on Germany to prevent them from being forced entirely into the Berlin orbit Loans trade agreements and commercial concessions are the weapons used and Rumania where Britain has been granted almost the same economic privileges as Germany is the main field of con test at the moment BOARDS ARE COMBINED IOWA CITY of the board of electors and board of trustees of the University of Iowa school of religion was ef fected at a meeting at which the board of trustees was made the governing unit Formerly both groups shared in direction of the school INTERIOR OF RADIO CHAFFL Business Will Prosper Wattrip GORDON INSISTS NAME CALLING MURDER CAUSE Half Breed Bound to Grand Jury Is Held Without Bond John Gordon half breed Chip ewci Indian affirmed his story n Howard M Remleys justice court here Tuesday noon that he iad killed John Larson Clear Luke because he called him a name After the heaiiii on County Attorney Charles W Barlows pre liminary information charging ordon with murder Justice Rem ley bound the Indian over to the grand jury and ordered that he oe held without bond The said that ie would attempt to call the grand jury into special session Wednes day on the case Gordon sat through the hour longr hearing without showing any signs of remorse often yawning in the close atmos phere of the little office With out expression lie turned Ills haltered felt hat in his sinewy brown hands At the close of the hearing after Justice Remley had heard u long recital by Deputy Sheriff Cal Dwan of the arrest of Gordon his denial at first of having killed the man and his subsequent confes sion the justice asked the Indian if the officers story was correct Yes its all written down there was the answer sharply given as Gordon pointed to his signed confession lying on the desk Do you mean that you killed a man because he called you a name asked the justice quietly Yes answered Gordon nod ding his head Knew Death Blight Result Dont you think that was rathei severe punishment just because he called you names Yes answered he Indian with a momentary thoughtful pause Didnt you know when 3roi struck him that the blow mighl kill him Yes And you intended to kill him did yuu know that he was dead When I was dragging hin around the shed Denies Robbery Intent Are you sure that you didn hit him the first time while he was lying down Yes Are you sure you didnt hi him in order to rob him Yes Killing a person with intent to rob automatically makes a person guilty of first degree murder ac cording to Iowa law An unpre meditated murder ordinarily is classed as second dcgice At the opening of the hearing Justice Hemlcy explained to the prisoner that it was only for the purpose of establishing whether there was sufficient evidence to warrant holding him for the grand jury and asked him whether he wished to the hearing At First Disinterested At first the Indian replied I want to get it over with but later asked Would they have to bring in those people who said they saw me come out We dont intend lo bring them in now if thats what you want to know answered the county at torney Officer Dwan was then sworn and told his story The Indian thin chested and very thin through the body sat slumped in a chair throughout the recital seemingly uninterested t except at one point when the deputy said that the Indian hlill claimed he could swell the body after Deputy Dwan had been called to the scene of the murder Siiakcs Head Slightly At that point the Indian shook his head slightly and Justice Remley asked Do you mean that he said he could smell it at that time 01that he had smelled it earlier in the morning The officer that lie wasnt certain but believed that the priso ner had meant earlier in the morn ing Gordon also seemed irritated when the county attorney recom mended at the close of the hearing that the prisoner be held without bond I dont know any people in this the prisoner remarked irritably You mean you couldnt fur nifh bond anyway asked Sir Remley I No the answer With Kinp Gcorse VI ami Queen Elizabeth delayed at sea by Cos and ice little Georges Edaid ase one and a half looked pretty depressed as he sat on the doorstep of his home in Quebec holding a Union Jack anil wearing a special hat all ready to join the wel coming throng Dr Magee Is Named Head of Cornell MOUNT VERNON board of trustees of Cornell col lege Tuesday announced appoint ment ot Dr John Benjamin Magee 50 of Seattle as college president Dr Magee is a brother J Ralph Magee newly named Meth odist bishop for the Iowa area The announcement was made by W R Boyd chairman of the trustces committee of selection Attended Upper Iowa Dr Magee will be the eighth president of Cornell college founded here in 1853 He attended Upper Iowa univer sity at Fayettc and received a de gree of bachelor of philosophy in J90 Me was awarded an honor ary degree of doctor of divinity from the same institution in 1921 He received his theological training at the Boston university school o theology where he was graduated in 1312 with a degree of bachelor of sacred theology Resigned Seattle Pastorate He lias held pastorates in Saint Albans Vermont El Reno Okla Wichita Kans Kansas City Mo Pittsburgh Pa and Seattle He has resigned as pastor of the First Methodist church of Seattle effective Sept 1 after serving theio seven years During the World war he was a U S army chaplain in France and was one o 20 chaplains as signed to write tlic official his tory ot Hie A E F now used as source material at the army war college In Educational Division After graduation from the the ological seminary Magee served with David E Downey in the educational division of the Methodist board of Sunday schools in Chicago He was also vice president of East Greenwich academy in Rhode Island Dr Magee is married and lias four children He has published two volumes of poetry and many sermon THREATENS NEW TAX PROGRAM Senate Bloc Demands FDR Order Revision of Business Levies WASHINGTON pow erful senate bloc led by Chair man Harrison DMiss of the finance committee expressed de termination Tuesday to write a new business tax program of its own unless President Roosevelt orders thorough revision of pres ent levies Harrison it was learned told the president of this intention at u white house conference Monday night The administration final atti tude however probably will not be made known until legislative leaders hold further meetings with Mr Roosevelt At the white house with Har rison Monday were Chairman Doughton DN Car of the house ways and means commit tee Representative Cooper D Tenn Secretary Movgenthau and Undersecretary Hanes ot the treasury Doughton said no conclusions were reached during the discus sion which produced much dif ference of opinion The Weather FORECAST 1OWV Partly cloudy Tues day niglil am Wednesday be coming unsettled in west Wcil ncsilay somewhat warmer in southeast cooler in northwest and northcentral portions Tuesday night cooler Wednes day 3IIXXESOTA Generally fair Tuesday nijrht and Wednesday becoming unsettled in west Wednesday cooler Tuesday night with light to heavy frost cooler in extreme southeast por tion and warmer in northwest portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather sta tistics Maximum Monday 66 Minimum Monday night 42 At 2 p m Tuesday 80 At 8 a m Tuesday 65 Rain YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum RUTHVEN MAN FATALLY HURT Dies After Crash With Truck Driven by Mason City Man M Hanna 79 Ruthven died Monday night in a Spencer hospital ot a brain con cussion suffered when the car he was driving collided with the Gerald West truck driven by Paul Clifford of 1001 Elm drive Ma son City on highway 18 on the edge ot Ruthven Monday night Clifford and Kenneth Schoul mer also of Mason City and a passenger in the truck escaped injury Hanna was alone at the time of the crash He was thrown from his car by the impact suf ROYAL COUPLE WILLGO ASHORE ON WEDNESDAY Officials Suffering Headaches Trying to Malie Up for Delay QUEBEC liner Em press of Australia bearing King George VI and his Scottish queen on a historic visit to Canada and the United States Tuesday neared a rendezvous with the St Law rence river pilot boat which will steer her into port at Quebec Tuesday night While Pilot Auguste Sanlerre veteran ot the St Lawrence waited at Father point tor the Empress of Australia harried of ficials in Quebec tackled u multi tude of lust minute problems to insure smooth execution of ar rangements from the moment the king and riueeii step ashore Wed nesday morning Jlusl Make Up Delay The officials were hampered by the necessity of telescoping parts of the Canadian tour to make up for a twoday delay forced on the Empress of Australia by fog and ice Arrangements for their majes ties to spend June 811 inclusive in the United Stale stood unal tered Oilier official headaches some cured and some still under treat ment were to be classified rough ly as follows 1 Political problems involving sectionalism and alleged horning in on the royal program 2 Tile complaints and repre sentations of persons who had hoped for more intimate acquain tance with their sovereigns than official functions would permit Quints to Go to Toronto 3 The Diomie whether they would go to the king and queen at Toronto or have the Icing and queen go to them at Callander it was decided the quints would go to Toronto 1 Miscellaneous minor prob lems such as the part Canadian Indians would play in the cere monies controversies over deco rations and arguments over invi tations precedence and position Prime Minister W I Mackenzie King of Ottawa dominion capi tal cut he royal visit to the capi tal by half leaving Hie rest of the dominion tour practically as or iginally planned Cant Eliminate Slops A decision to eliminate two 10minute stops at Cornwall and Brockville to allow the royal vis itors more rest after extended Ot tawa ceremonies aroused such protest that no further effort was made to cut small cities off the list Party politics explained many of the minor controversies A revised program will enable Daniel C Roper new United States minister to Canada to pre sent his credentials personally to the king Friday Ordinarily Roper would be re ceived by Lord Twoedsmuir gov ernor general but his majesty will be presiding at he royal assent ceremonies in parliament at Ot lawa that day and will receive him Will Kalify Treaty Ropers appointment was marie after the original program for the royal tour months in preparation had been completed The royal assent ceremonies at which the king repeats the phrase Le Roi Le Veut The King Wills It as fering the concussion The victims car was damaged damaged badly The truck was slightly Palo Alto county au thorities Tuesday were investigat ing the accident each bill passed by parliament is rend also will have an American flavor The most important bill is one ratifying the new Cana dianAmerican trade treaty and it will be given royal issent The new treaty was considerably changed from the former one to conform with the AngloAmerican trade treaty Steaming up tiic St Lawrence at forced draft the royal liner is to anchor off Quebec at midnight Tuesday night and the king and queen will disembark Wednesday at a m at Wolfes cove Their majesties will arrive in Toronto on May L2 as scheduled The iTcmainder of the schedule across Canadn and back and into the United State will be main tained 2 Destroyers Lead The Empress of Australia was being led by two Canadian de stroyers the Skccn and Saguenay with the British cruisers South ampton and Glasgow which had convoyed her from Portsmouth flanking her They were taking the north channel of the milewide Minnesotan Drowns When Boat Capsizes GLENWOOD Minn old Anderson 17 year old Minne apolis youth wns drowned ncar the cast shore ot Lake Minne waska Monday when high waves river and were to anchor at lie capsized the boat in which he and I Orleans below Quebec Tuesday a companion were riding Fivej night The scenic river trip was men recovered the body Two i the most enjoyable part of their women in a nearby boat Mrs journey and a welcome relief to Henry Jones anci Mrs Ormng I their majesties after a week Qmst rescued Grant Cross IS I dismal fog and ice on the open 38 Glenwood ;