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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1939, Mason City, Iowa HARLON E R H 1ST A ART OEPT OF IOWA COUP DES UOINES I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDItED FOR THE HOME THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT ANU UNITED PRESS fUU LEASED WIRES iJVE CENTS A COPY MASONCITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 17 193J F D R Saved Lewis From Pursuing AFL WASHINGTON It was Mr Franklin Delano floosevelt who saved John Lewis hid United Mine Workers and his CtO from the pursuing hounds the AFL this time just as they were about to enjoy a bite of his amp 1 e heel Credit totthe rescue has er roneously been awarded to Mr Lewis himself That error has been made a popularly ac PAPEIt consists OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 188 CANADA HAILS KINC AND QUEEN Jjc A tf v 2 WOUNDED IN EFFORT TO ROB SARGEANTBANK More Than 100 Shots Fired in Wild Gun Battle 2 Men Escape SARGEANT IMinn Two men believed to be members of impromptu farewell Waltrip Says Farewell to Mason City Evangelist Accompanied to City Limits by Horn Tooting Parade Burroughs A Waltrip director of the bankrupt Radio Chapel left Mason City Tuesday night accom panied to the city limits by two dozen carloads of followers in a Paul Mallon wants to award medal for lifesaving lo Mr Roose velt plenty evidence is avail able not so very far under the surface As a matter of fact all the Car negie Foundation svould have to do is send a man around to AFL The Lewis adversaries would not want to go on the stand and swear the white house liked them but they are doing plenty of swearing off the stand about it They are as sore as if the capitol dome had dropped on their feet No public statements will be issued but they will not soon for get it evidence is avail able that a labor department of ficial even called the AFL and asked it to abandon its Progres sive movement in order to help Lewis reach a victory c 3 What Steelman Said It is true Mr Roosevelts new right hand man John Steelman did not tell the operators the goV ernmerit would support liie strike by feeding Vttie strikers Such in delicately What Steelman told both oper ators and miners was this 1 The public will not stand for any violence and 2 the public will not stand for anyone starving What no diplomat needed lo tell the operators further is that striking miners were held to be available for unemployment com pensation in a number of states were eligible for work relief under WPA and the federal sur plus commodities corporation was giving them some food K O i Provides Closed Shop The settlement has been pub licized heavily as a union shop agreement but the phrase is an j i tlie notorious cream can gangi of bank werc wounded I pZrdty but Wednesday as if the Carnegie F o u n d a t i on its usual gold surrounded the bank More than 100 shots in a wild gun battle as the officers summoned by a Sargeant storekeeper inter rupted the gang m its efforts to open the safe the bank The men captured gave their names as John Howard 49 of St Paul and Walter Morrell 29 no permanent address Howard suf fered minor shoulder wound and Morrell was shot in the right wrist Neither was injured seri and they were lodged in ously the Mower county jail at Austin after being given emergency treatment S50 in Loot Recovered Officers recovered about taken from a till in the bank in one of the two cars abandoned by Hie gang They left in the bank a full kit of burglar tools including acetylene torches and two cream cans filled with water which was intended lor use in cooling the safe and the tools used to open it Philip Martin Saigcant store keeper gave the alarm which re sulted in capture the two men He saw the gang working bank and telephoned to Deputy Sheriff A L Enochson at Austin 22 miles away Enochson hastily summoned Maynard Pratt Patrick Fuller and Milton Smith members of the Austin police force and the four men heavily armed drove at top speed to Sargeant Seen by Lookout Enochson and Pratt stationed themselves at the roar door of the bank while the other went to tile front As advertising from the slogan to get away less palatable terra closed shop just as if the meat packers started calling hot dogs pork No other union than Johns can poach on the Lewis shop preserves particu larly not the AFLs Progressive Miners The term is not new It has been used for some time in small agree ments never before in a national agreement or tohar another union H means an employer may nirc anyone but the one he hires must join the union within 30 days or so The only difference between this arrangement and a closed shop is that the employer must j Twin Cities their places a lookout tor the ymg apparently saw them Attempting to escape from the rear door Howard and Morrell were wounded Howard was cap tured at the scene but Morrell was overtaken and surrendered almost a mile from the bank The shooting at the rear of the bank caused Fuller and Smith to leave their position at the front door and other members of the gang escaped by that route Enoch son said he knew that there were at least two men who escaped and that ho believed there might have been j Robbed Many Banks I One man was traced several miles to Waltham and it was I learned there that he had paid j S100 for a ride to looming Prairie i In the latter town he was believed i to have boarded a train for the sible Mr Wallrip made Ihe an nouncement of his leaving at the final meting of the chapel con gregation in the Hotel Hanford Tuesday evening He explained that he would conduct an evan gelistic tour through tlie southern states and visit Mason City in a few weeks They Wave Famvcll As Louisiana pulpileer drove away in a 1938 Buick accompanied by the horntooting followers ap proximately SO members of the congregation lined North Federal avenue waving handkerchiefs and shouting God bless you Mrs Waltrip left for Des Moines in her car earlier in the day where the couple is scheduled to start the torn Mr Waltrip ex plained to the congregation Tues day evening that his wife could not attend because it was too much of a strain on her nerves After the announcement that hewas leaving the approximately 12o membersattending the meet ing gave the pulpiteer about SIM as a gift Previously during the meeting he stated I am not tak ing with me a single dollar thai was raised in Radio Chapel Jlr Waltrip explained em phatically during the meeting that he had no word of criticism for the creditors oC Radio Chapel and he heartily indorsed W A West fall temporary receiver or the chapel Hopes lo 1ull Out Tacks XIr Waltrip termed watching Ivo oUiixrs i the receivership sign being tacked they took on tlie chapel doors as a major KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH OF BRITAIN operation without an anesthetic Later he expressed his belief that in a few he would have the privilege of pulling out the tacks and burning the sign As a city project Radio Chapel would do Mason City more good than a million dollar industry the director pointed out as he expressed his disappointment that the city did not support his proj ect The evangelist also stated that he will make Mason City his head quarters and urged the members to continue sending their tithes to him King George Will Invite Roosevelt to Visit England Worries Like Any Tourist About Slrain of American Trip LOOK INSIDE FOR QUEBEC UR King George is in Washington next month he will invite President Roosevelt to visit him in England It is both a matter of precedent with the British monarchy and pick from union rolls in a closed shop In practice Lewis has had closed shop the checkoff with Enochson said there wys no sonable doubt that the captured i men were members of the yang I which has robbed several Southern the operators all along but he had Minnesota and Wisconsin banks to Ret this one in writing because of a recent isLRB decision order ing reinstatement of a dischiuvjcd progressive miner a decision which had opened the way for pro gressives to organize in his terri tory by the Mime method Morrell he said was released in from lic Minnesota slate prison at Still water after serving term for possession if burglar tools WONT QUOTE U S SECURITIES London Brokers Reach Agreement to Stem Export of Capital Roosevelt got near Man WllO Attempted half million including loans T with luxuries and more nervous than exacting aooul LONDON if to stem the export ot British capital prm At desyitc his royal pic cipally to the United States there are some things don stock brokers Wednesday J1 e cannot go into reached an agreement not to quote i ot common He cannot lease a house or tradition with the royal family which spends much of its 52000 000 annual allowance in lavish en tertaining The king maintains four palaces mostly for the enjoyment of guests and the requirements incumbent upon his position leave little from his income His laundry bill alone amounts lo a year Lavishncss is Ucquircil Mitt of this lavishness is re quired of him or forced upon him As a man and a tourist Georgc VI by the grace of God of Great Britain and Ireland and ot the British dominions beyond the seas king defender of the faith emperor of India will appear to yoil can l fly lbc OCCin that the general public of Canada and j tllilt hc the United States weighed down bouSlU c plane which is a sister inclined lo bei SP pm1 1 1 doors assistin serving and do odd jobs Thiec oilier footmen a hair dresser a clerk and four servants for the ladies and gentlemen in waiting The hairdresser serves both the king and queen Doug Corrigan Goes Sentimental Buys Second Hand Plane ROOSEVELT FIELD N Y IUR Corrigan got sentimen tal and purchased a secondhand 11 year old monoplane which he said he would fly to Alamtda Cal Ijitcr this week HI surely get to California this time said the famous wrong way flyer who last uly ostensi bly sot out for California and wound up in Ireland The plane carries only 84 gallons of gas and CARL BACKMAX Flyer Is Unreported on Flight to Sweden PAGE 2 VALENTINE TO ATTORNEY POST Nominated by F D R as Prosecutor or Southern Iowa District WASHINGTON President Roosevelt Wednesday nominated John K Valentine to be United States attorney for the southern district of Iowa Valentine a Centerville Iowa democrat was lieutenant governor of Iowa from 1937 to 1939 being defeated for reelection las1 No vember by B E Hidccnlbopcr Cedar Rapids republican Valentine who is 35 ycais old was born at Oskaloosa received his carfy education in Centerville public schools and was graduated STREETS LINED BY THOUSANDS CHEERING PAIR Ceremonial Welcome Held After Majesties Leave Boat at Quebec QUEBEC UP King aorge and Queen Elizabeth jegan an historic tour of Can ada and the United States Wednesday welcomed with the pageantry of the old world here in the largest of Britains dominions beyond the seas You have left but one home and come lo another 1or we arc all of one house hold W L MacKcnzic King prime minister of Canada said in a iormal greeting to the first British sovereign ever to visit the North Ameri can continent lung Gravely Replies Slightly nervous and grave of face as though he recog nized the importance oE this errand of the empire on which he had crossed the Atlantic King George replied I recognize thai this moment is historic Here in the past two centuries through loss and 1 through gain the British common wealth of nations has been large ly moulded into its present form This is also the first visit of ihe sovereign to one of his overseas dominions It is filling that il should be thesenior domruon of the crown Cheered by Thousands Those words were spoken at a forma J luncheon givei by llifi Canadian government to the king and queen in the Chateau Frnn pause in a busy day thil started when the Empress ot Australia eased up tlie St Law rence river through the morning misl The hills and juccn disem barked at r m CST Cheers of Long Live the King1 rang out from thousands of throats and their majesties rulers of peoples who speak 250 tongues also were saluted in the alien language ot French speaking vcnt Lours Majesties King George trod soil sacred lo Britons on this side the first oc casion that a ruler of Great Bril from the University of Wisconsin ain has visited this new world out post of empire Where ho nnd the queen walked Wednesday Gen James Wolfe a British military yenius died from wounds suffered in a battle thnt won western wilderness for Hours before the Empress of Australia was nudged into jour neys end by luce tugs cheers in 1326 He received a degree from j rippled along Uic bank of the St Ihc University of Iowa law college Lawrence where thousands ot in 1929 He formed a partnership bis father II ly from the Lewis organizations for the past presidential campaign so this rescue may lake on some po litical significance for 1940 The fine Dutch nr Swedish hand of Adolf Bcrle assistant state secretary may be detected foremost among those behind the of capital promotion work in and out of the antimonopoly committee here Berle is supposed to have been working with a se curities exchange commission stu dent Peter R Nehemkis in pro moting a new mechanism for pro viding funds for capital invest ment It may be presented shortly Kctie Inc White House Is Held WASHINGTON white house policeman Wednesday ar rested a young man who attempted to scale the white house fence on West Executive Avenue lv o The suspect who said he was 1 England Frank Joseph Twers 22 of Phi la form of a note calling attention to dclphia told the officer that he wanted to assassinate the presi dent because he had not been good to the poor people He was 1Cld for mental observation American securities until further i notice This move followed a statement in the House of Commons Tues day by Sir John Simon chancellor of Ihc exchequer cautioning Brit ish investors against sending their funds abroad London financial circles also said that an unofficial request to desist from quoting United States shares had been sent to brokers Sir Johns statement The chancellor of the exchequer told commons Tuesday that he had asked one insurance company to i cease issuing a circular advocating Retrial in Scissors Slaying Is Started MINNEAPOLIS rej trial of Rose V Elias on charges I she killed her husband Joseph Y Klias St Louis park justice of j the peace wilh a scissor opened j here Wednesday She already 13 months of a 5 to 20 cntcncc but the supreme court ordered the cast retried holding that an alleged slatc ih J rimes 0lfiC5 tlie sending of funds to the United the young man had a cobblestone states and a pockctknife in his pockets Grimes turned the suspect over Detective Sergeant Elmer Lewis Wfinnpn l vn of the Metropolitan police Twers told police that he came here TnesI n day on a bus from Philadelphia Is Home ish Visits i Sorority at Iowa U IOWA CITY wooden cross five feet high and saturated with gasoline was burned on the the German navy which for of cv Gamma Mjrority house Tucsdav night Firemen attributed the era weeks have been Wncuvci college prank Girls at land He lias to buy it His name and his birthday are not not his own His given name is Albert In intimate family circles he is called Bertie But Ihe government decided Ihat his name is George He was born Dec 14 but for official purposes his birthday is June 9 Like Any Tourist Much like any tourist he is worrying about how he will bear up under the strain of 16664 miles of travel including two ocean crossings and 20 nights in a ilecpj ing car He is nervous about the i public speeches scheduled for him in Canada and the United States which he has been rehearsing for months o overcome his tendency to stutter Wherever he goes the 23 mem bers of tiie royal party exclusive of the two policemen who came from England will go along There are 18 members of the staff at tending him and Queen Elizabeth including 2 Valcls for King Two lo care for Ihc queen vvardrob and jewels do the sewing and pressing and help her Two valetIn care for lie kinss clothe although he usually dresses himself ind shave an electric o which Col Charles A Lindbergh j flew to Paris because he always j wanted to own a plane which lie j iiad helped lo build Corrisan was employed at the Ryan Companys plant in San Diego Calin J when the plane was built Gun on Ship Explodes PORTLAND Eng sailor was killed Wednesday and three were injured when a gun exploded on the destroyer Eskimo in Portland harbor Beekeepers Short Course Is at Ames PAGE 9 Why Yanks Champs Right Now PAGE 13 E Valentine at Centerville upon graduation and has practiced law there since j He was elected to the state sen ite in 1932 and served as member and chairman of the state board of HssossniciH and icw from Jtilv I 1935 to Sept 1 lJ31i Britiili subjects were straining eyes through the morning sun r olrt job meals geant footmen one each j and queen who open The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy Wednesday nighl and Thursday local show ers In extreme west Wednesday nisht and in west and extreme south Thursday cooler Wednes day night in south and extreme west Thursday MINNESOTA Generally fair in cast considerable cloudiness in west cooler in south light to lieavy frost in northeast and north central Wednesday right Thursday generally fair in northeast cloudy in west and south showers in southwest and extreme west warmer in north MASON CITY GlobcCiaxettc ucaihcr Ma Maximani Tuesday XI Minimum Tuesday 15 At X 3 m Wednesday fiO YEAR AGO Maximum rS Minimum tt Rain 35 Gun Battle Reveals Mans 2 Characters CHICAGO knew Henry Zinkcl 39 ns nn exconvict who served a term for robbery in 1926 His social acquaintances knew him as a gentlemanly suc cessful roofing salesman His death Tuesday night in a des perate gun battle with two police j men revealed the connecting link between the two characters in his Live Ticks Are on Exhibition at AM A ST LOUIS scientific exhibit relating to Rocky Mountain spotted fever at the American Medical association convention has scores of live ticks on display A female may be observed under a lens hatching her thousands of eggs A typical spectators remark Im leaving here Im itching F ARSIS EMPLOY 11362000 WASHINGTON agri culture department estimated Wednesday that 11362000 per sons were employed on American 9960000 a month earlier and I philosophic essays on criminology I 399000 on May 1 last year Royal Curtsey Should Be Headstand Emilie Insists j CALLANDER Out mischievous member nf the l Dionnc quintuplets bad the entire nursery staff in a diplomatic dither Wednesday through her ihat a royal curtsey must take the form of a head stand Her Annette Ccciie and leticr per fect in the gestures of homage they will py to King George and Queen Elizabeth at their audience May 22 Al Ihc The on May 22 Al the practice scs I sions they made graceful curtsies i in the best court manner but I Emilie stood on hcc head trouble is Nui i OShiiuyhnosy md O vcu ulmiiicd they midc the mistake of laus when fnl pci formed j stunt They fear Unit Emilie I marked individualist nf the Mully the fisc i girls will perform her upside down curtsey lo get a royal laugh shine for a glimpse of their mon archs The cheers swelled lo a wel come roar when two figures ap iieared on the promenade deck nf the vessel Hut Iiad made a leilious trip through fog and ice It was the king wearing a uniform and cocked hat nf an admiral of the flccl and llin iuccn dressed in t ilove Cray sown with Kray fox furs and a gray luln lial iVluci of the military might n the dominion was mustered a found Ihc wharf to guard their majesties A company of scarletcoated Can adian grenadiers in tall bearskins stood in an unwavering line wilh naked bayonet glittering Rcprc scnlalivcs of the navy and local police were there too and the bright coats cj Royal Canadian mounted police made red dots in the crowd At a m two men went up Uic gang plank ot Ihc Empicts of Australia both of lliem dressed in Die goldlaced uniform and os trich plumed Icvcc dicss i of a privy councillor They were W L Mackenzie King prime j minister of Canada and Ernest LaPointc Dominion minister of j justice Extend Official Greetings T li c y extended the ofticial j greetings of the new world to monarchy from the old world and then at a in the i royal party went slowly down the gangplank and foot on Cana ctian suii Kigiil uhcfs viiu had prcpaicd their inajctic meals on the mcfrom Kngliinrl leaned over lip rail and uivcd adieu as the Umg and disembarked Guns boomed a royal saliilr 31 the kinj and HHCCII cut aiTdxs a red carpet to a ilais where two wooden thrones were set up at tlir cast tin nf Ihc landing stacr Gold surmounted Die ;