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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ft t HIST WEU ART DEPT OF I OYA COUP DES MOI 1 A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS VULL LEASED W1BES MAJON CITY THI MIGHT SPOT NEWS r BEHI Paul Mallon democrats there Congress to Appease Business by Tax Aid o n g r ess is going to pass a business tax ap peasement program something like the Harrison formula re gardless of heaven hell or Mr Roosevelt Signs below the sur face make it as sure as anything in politics can be The congres sional appeas ers seem to have Mr F D w here they want him House ways and means committee has at the very least a 14 to 11 majority for w h a tever f sir appeasing they can get F o u r will not be s w e r v e d by the administration even if the issue gets to a sharp showdown which it probably will not Chairman Doughtons recent conciliatory statements are there fore not rebellious He knows where his committee stands Furthermore the committee must call as early witnesses treas ury Secretary Morgenthau and his assistant John Hanes These two cannot possibly oppose the idea appeasement because they for mulated it Hanes conceived tlie original corporation tax changes suggestion The white house is certainly in a strait jacket The jacket is even tighter and stronger in tlie senate There a yet unappareiit majority seems certain behind Finance Chairman Iat Harrison who is openly espousing a program One new deal senator has privately urged tlie senate tax leaders not to Ie1 the president bluff them out ol itheir purpose Another democrat f on the finance committee has givenHarrison his proxy to vote In thispeculiar situation the presidentcannot do much yet ex cept to talk around the subject find holes in specific programs He is insisting that total revenue not be cut hut no one has pro posed cutting total revenue He is objecting to a flat rate which gives large corporations the same ta rate as smaller ones and this is a defect of both the Harrison am Hanes programs But he canno let Morgenthau and Hanes down flatly even though his heartfelt hopes are evident in his killing ol the tax appeasement program o business advisory council as it was nearing completion last week Indeed the president cannot ad vocate dropping the tax subjec entirely as too many taxes expire and new authority for them mus be passed He can hardly veto any bill congress passes for the same reason Poor MrV Roosevelt If he gets himself out of this one it will be his greatest triumph What the congressional appeasers expect is that he will let their bill become law without his signature just as be did their last one the white house pala ver with corigressionaltax leaders Messrs Morgenthau and Hanes could not get a word in edgewise Every time they ooened theii mouths the president broke in ant cornered their end oE the conver sation On British Propaganda YThe neutrality bloc is saving al the clippings of Britishers whc have suddenly started writing foi the American Wick ham Steed Churchill and manj others These will be used in tht forthcoming neutrality debate a evidence oE British propaganda Senators are now also reading for war by H C Peterson published currently bj the University of Oklahoma press It details the British propagandi which led the U S into the las war The book concludes The American government forced to join the allies in 191 because it had previously sur rendered to them all its material diplomatic and moral support Norway Sweden Denmark an Holland refrained from such un neutral conduct and in spite o the fact that they suffered a grea deal more than did this country they escaped becoming involved The reason was the tremendous effective British propaganda cam paign To some the history of the neutrality period demonstrate that the United States canno keep out of war But the facts do not bear out any such conten tion What it does prove is that i isimpossible to be unneutral am p out of war iCowrltbt Kluic Features tat KILLED IX COLLISION MARENGO J Moershcl 45 baker at nearb Homestead was killed in an au tomobile collision near Van Home MASON CITY IOWA THUESDAY MAY 181939 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 189 JEWS PROTEST BRITAINS PLAN BOOM OF GUNS CHEERS GREET KING AND QUEEN Hundreds of Thousands Join in Welcome at Montreal for Couple By WEBB MILLER Pictures on Fagre 2 MONTREAL boom 21 guns and roars from the ihroats of hundreds of thousands 3f persons who had been waiting lours for this moment welcomed iing George and Queen Elizabeth to Montreal metropolis of the dominion Thursday The royal train a streamliner of blue and silver steel brought llie king and queen into the sta time to the second All tlie way from Quebec through Three Rivers and into Montreal the fields and roads were filled with country people who had driven miles many in old fash ioned buggies to see the royal train flash past Streets Kittle With Drums When the king and queen alighted they had completed an other phase ot a long and tiring trip that will take them twice across Canada and into the United States They were greeted at the station by Mayor Camilien Houde and Mrs Houde For hours Montreal had been preparing lor the moment wiien tlie king and queen would arrive The streets rattled with drums as military units took up their guard positions The kilted Black Watch stood guard over the Wind sor hotel Hussars Provide Escort The Duke of Yorks own Royal Hussars of which King George is colonelinchief were assigned tq escort duty and made a brilliant picture as they rode through tlie their scarlet uniforms The king and queen entered an automobile and were driven to the city hall pausing for a drive around the historic fortifications on St Helens island in tlie St Lawrence river At city hall King George re ceived an illuminated address from Mayor Houde and Mrs Houde presented the queen with a bouquet Sign Golden Book Then the king and queen were escorted up to the Golden signed by all distinguished visi tors and inscribed their names A new book was started for them so their names would be the first on its pages The next stop was at Notre Dame church oldest in the city where the great organ pealed God Save the King and the bells were tolled in welcome The king and queen boarded a special train at Quebec at a m CST on the second phase of a journey that will take them twice across tlie largest of the British dominions and then into the United States They will reach Montreal a beflagged city in carnival mood at p m CST Every Precaution Taken Every precaution known to veteran railroad men had been taken for the comfort and safety of the royal visitors A pilot train ran 30 minutes ahead of tlie royal streamliner to see that the tracks were clear the king and queen could rest in upholstered furni ture and a flick of a switch would put into operation an air condi tioning unit Quebec was host to the king and queen for almost 24 crowded hours during which their majes ties went through a steady round of formal receptions luncheons and dinners Thursday 20000 per sons gathered around tlie station to see the king and queen off on their trip Roper to Present Credentials Among them was W L Mac kenzie King prime minister of Canada and Premier Maurice Duplessis of Quebec who went as far as Three Hirers 11 miles from Quebec aboard the royal train Befoie leaving Quebec King George gave his formal assent to the appointment of Daniel C Rop er former secretay of commerce as American minister to Canada When the rqyal party reaches Ot tawa dominion capital Roper will be the first American minister to Canada ever to present his cre dentials direct to the kingemper or of Great Britain Montreal metropolis of Cana da has a normal population of 1000000 but visitors almost doubled lhat number Thursday Fiftythousand seals In review ing stands have been sold some persons payingas hizh as S30 a seat Twenty thousand soldiery pro vincial and dominion policemen struggled to keep the crowds in hand and enforce the strict rules that had been laid down to safe guard Hie royal visitors lives NORWAYS DAY IN COURT if up if if McNider Trial Drew Celebrities on Historic May 17 Wednesday was day in court May 17 Ihe Norwesian independence day saw four Norwe gian celebrities in the district courtroom at the OntjesiMcNider trial ivorwe Gundcrson was stand liavii been DR PIPER OF Authorof 3Books of Poems Succumbs From Heart Attack IOWA CITY Edwin Ford Piper 68 member of the University of Iowa English de partment faculty 34 years and au thor of three books of poems died nt his home here Wednesday night following a heart attack The sudden death robbed Dr Piper of the honor of making one of the graduation addresses to the universitys June class His se lection as speaker at the com mencement Supper had been an nounced only a few hours before Dr Piper was bom in Auburn Nebr Feb 8 1871 and was grad uated from the University of Ne braska receiving his masters de gree there in 1900 He taught there and studied at Harvard for short periods before coming here in 1905 His books of poetry were Barbed Wire published in 1917 Barbed Wire and Wayfarers in 1924 and Paintrock Road in 1927 N Survivors include the widow Janet a son Edwin 11 two brothers Alfred Piper of Nebr and Morley Piper of Wray Colo and two sisters Mrs Ray mond Olrnstead of Seward Nebr and Mrs John Dobbs of Beatrice Nebr DEATH KISS WOMAN HELD Arrested in Connection With Investigation of Mass Murder Syndicate NEW YORK federal bureau of investigation Thursday announced the arrest of Rose Car ina the kiss of death woman in conection with the Philadelphia investigation into a mass murder syndicate Dxvight Brantley agent in charge said the woman was taken into custody early Thursday and would be removed to Philadelphia later He declined to disclose de tails of the arrest or where she was found Rose Carina was fivetimes a wife and threetimes a widow Various persons questioned by Philadelphia authorities in con nection with the case have des cribed her as flose of death and the kiss of death woman Boy Insists Its Flea String He Needs on Ukelele sic store owner told this story v A small boy walked into his shop and said I want to buy a flea string for my ukulele When the proprietor suggested he meant a D string the boy re plied No I dont When my teacher tunes my ukulele he sings My doghasfleas and its the flea string that SENATE PASSES NAVAL FUNDS Measure Now Goes to House for Action on Amendments WASHINGTON sen ate passed Thursday the record peacetime naval appropriation of 5773049151 The vote was an nounced as 61 to 14 The measure carries 000 for 23 new warships and S46 398000 for the purchase of 300 new fighting planes It now goes back to the house for action on senate amendments One of these eliminates a allotment toward the construction of a dirigible The naval measure us passed by the senate carried more than last years appropria tion but less than the amount approved by the house Under the measure the navy would have funds for building two new 45000ton battleships two cruisers eight destroyers eight submarines two small seaplane tenders and one repair ship One provision of the measure prohibits navy purchases of for eign foods when similar products can be procured as and when needed in this country John Russell 83 Centennial Dies i DECORAH Funeral services were held Wednesday for John Hussell 83 who died Monday at the home of his soninlaw and daughter Mr and Mrs John Brog liammer of Centennial The ser vices were held in the Centennial church with burial in the Cen tennial cemetery Mr Russell leaves two daughters and a son FUNERAL DIRECTORS ELECT DES MOINES of the Iowa funeral directors as sociation in convention here elected A Earl Rossof Hawarden president to succeed Lester Jay of Ottumwii Harry L Orr of In dianola was named vice president WILL LIVE AT DES MOINES DES MOINES ment was made that the first ser mon Bishop J Ralph Magee wil preach in Iowa as newly ap pointed bishop of the Des aicn of the United Methodist church will he Sunday morning at the First Methodist church in JIuscatine The bishop plans to establish his residence here June SAYS VISIT TO Lindsay Declares King Will Not Have Any Press Conference WASHINGTON Britisl Ambassador Sir Ronald Lindsaj held Thursday the first press con ference in his tell corre spondents the sole political pur pose of the visit of King George and Queen Elizabeth to the Unitec States was to improve the ties o friendship with your Sir Ronald facing about 30 re porters took charge in effect o press relations between the Brit ish embassy and correspondents Noting the presence of news paperwomen he took occasion t say that the things that interes them I am not particularly com petent to speak about U S Extension Natural Sir Ronald said the royal visi had primarily been arranged as visit to Canada and the visit t ihe United States was not at th fore at that time in the minds c the king and queen But once th visit was arranged to Canada it extension to the United States wa the most natural thing in th world purpose of the visit her is not primarily political althoug it is perfectly obvious that whe the king visits a foreign country part of his purpose is to improv the ties of friendship as far as h can There is no more politic purpose in the visit than that Talk Wllh Hull Answering a question he said was inconceivable that the kin would not have conversations wit Secretary Hull during his visit There will be no press confer ence of any sort by the king he said When a colrespondent sug gested that perhaps the king him self might like to hold one Sir Ronald replied I dont think so He said the king would not make any speeches here but would pronounce a short toast at the state dinner at the white house Asked why the king was not put in contact with move av erage Americansthe ambassador replied there is much an awful lot them HIDDEN GUNMEN AND GUARDS AT HARLAN BATTLE Gunfire Exchanged But No Casualties Near Mine Reported HARLAN Ky u n f i r e etwcen militiamen and an am ushed group climaxed the tense iess in bloody Harlan countys olt coal fields Thursday No cas alties were reported Brigadier General Ellerbe Car er in charge of national guards men here said he would make a thorough investigation of the hooting after receiving a report o this effect A group of six miners ascending y cable car to the pit head of iighsplint mine No 1 20 miles northwest of here were fired upon about a m from a vooded hillside Several Bounds Exchanged Four guardsmen stationed at the mine fired into Hie woods Their shots were returned and several were exchanged before the militiamen rushed the hillside The troopers reported they ound only a quantity of empty buckshot shells in the woods The shooting was tlie first to be reported involving soldiers since hcy moved into the county last weekend on orders of Governor A N Chandler 2300 Guards Ready Before the gunfire incident the full strength of the Kentucky na tional m e a d seen made ready for duty in this section In announcing additional troops were available Brigadier Genera Carter said Thesituatioii will be handled i it fakes nilthe national guard ir Kentucky Previously the general had de clared tlie troops are under orders to shoot and to shoot to kill if necessary This field is the largest bitum inous area in the nation holding out against the union shop contrac of the United Mine Workers There are more than 12 000 in the Harlan county field Mediator to Arrive Federal conciliator John Conner was expected here Thursday from Washington to act as mediator ii an effort to settle the mineroper ator differences and end the strife between the two Gov A B Chandler also offered his help t end the deadlock Conner about 50 lias been will the labor department since 193 and is rated one of the services top men He is a general trouble shooter Despite preparations of the militin for any eventuality there was hope for success at resump tion of negotiations between oper ators and union representatives o the Harlan field Thursday German Guards Block Traffic Over Bridge at French Frontier STRASBOURG France German frontier guards blocke traffic over the internations bridge between Germany an France Thursday apparently i expectation that Chancellor Hit ler would visit the Kehl fortifica tions on the German side of th Rhine Ordinary frontier passe between Strasbourg and Ken were suspended on German order arid only persons possessin visaed passports were allowed 1 cross the Rhine bridge Man Charged With Poisoning Stepson for Insurance TYLER Tex VP Will A Hergesheimer Jr 46 was charged Thursday with slaying his 14 year old stepson Lcroy Higgins who died in convulsions soon after eat ing a jam sandwich Sunday County Attorney Warren Mc Donald said the boys viscera con tained a large quantity of poison The boy had been insured for 51000 130000 Troops to March in Victory Parade at Madrid MADRID hundrc thirty thousand troops includin German and Italian Legionnaire will march in the Madrid victor parade Friday Gen Andres Sali quiet commander of the centr military zone announced Thur day Naval units may boost the num ber to 140000 High officials of Italy and Ger many and members of the diplo matic corps are to watch the re view after which Gen Francisc Franco is expected in a speech t define Spanish foreign policy H F Matthews America charge daffaires arrived Wednes day night for the program 3 COUPLES SEEK DIVORCE SAN DIEGO Cal mnrried couples suing for divorc here Thursday were Bliss v Bliss Quarei vs Quarel and S Peter vs St Peter LOOK INSIDE FOR PROF BLAIR CONVERSE ISC Journalism Head Succumbs at Ames PAGE 2 W M S Conclave at Algona on Friday PAGE 18 Biermann Discusses Government Economy COL 2 EDITORIAL PAGE Hustle Hits Help to Philadelphia Squad PAGE 15 GORDON CASE IN GRAND JURY Special Session Is Called to Consider Charge of Murder The Ccrro Gordo county gram iury met in special session Thurs day to consider a charge of mur der against Jack The Indian Gordon transient odd jobs man who was bound over for the con fcssed killing of John Larson o Mason City and Clear Lake The half breed Chippewa In dian is being held in the county jail here He denied his guilt fo more than a day after his arrcs but after 30 hours o constan grilling finally admitted that h killed Larson for calling him vile name w hen the Indiai stumbled over the other mat while he was sleeping in the scale house in the Milwaukee railroac stockyards in Clear Lake The prisoner is charged onl with murder If he is boun over by the grand jury on th charge he will go on trial at th June term of court which open here June 5 and the jury woul determine the degree of the crime It he decided to plead guilty th judge would conduct n hearing t determine the degree before sen tencing him The first degre murder charge carries a penall of death or imprisonment for lif at hard labor Second degre murder carries a penalty ot im prisonment from not less than 1 years to life Members of the grand jury o the investigation are Ralph J Wilson Frank Emmer and William Pope Mason City and John Ashland C E HilL James Peterson and A H Stie Clear Lake SHOUT AGAINST ROPOSAL FOR ARAB CONTROL 175000 March in Holy Land in Protest to Decision by England SEE STORIT OX PAGE 19 JERUSALEM of all jes estimated by their leaders at 75000 strong marched and shout d in demonstrations throughout alestine Thursday protesting gainst the British governments ecision to establish an indepen ent Palestine under Arab control Up to noon the demonstrations free of disorder such as a lash Wednesday night at Tel Aviv n which 25 persons were injured Jews said 40000 persons took art in the Jerusalem demonstra lon a similar number at Haifa an ver larger throng at Tel Aviv and dditional thousands in agricul ural settlements Few Arabs Appear In Jerusalem the demonstrators ormed a procession eight abreast Behind the chief rabbi and marched to an open space in the ewish quarter The parade was me mile long Earlier in this holy city younger fews gathered in the streets boo ng British and Arab passersby Few Arabs appeared and all ionJewish traffic was diverted y police from the main streets police guard one of the heaviest n recent limes was oil the alert at all government buildings Frequent Arab comment on the British plan was this is full evidence that Britain lias realized the need of Moslem defense of the empire Reflecting the Jewish viewpoint the Palestine Post the only Eng lish language daily published here said it is not for long that Brit ain will be headed by a govern ment wedded to appeasement and a government whose belief it is that moral values must yield to expediency Opinion Opposes Violence Authorities believed that Jewish opinion generally was against vio lence and thst sponsored Jewish protests would take tlie form of a passive resistance campaign aft er the pattern set by Mohandas K Gandhi in India Many Arabs experssed satisfac tion with the new British policy although extremists reserved their decision until an announcement by their grand mufti from Beirut Some wanted further concessions The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day niirbt and Friday except cloudy and unsettled in south Thursday night not so cool in cast and central cooler in ex treme northwest Thursday night in cast and south Fri day MINNESOTA Partly cloudj n west and south local showers in northeast somewhat warmer in cast Thursday night Friflas generally fair cooler in extreme west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stati tics Maximum Wednesday 7 JUinimum Wednesday night 4 8 a m Thursday 511 Another clear day Thursd served to intensify tlie lack moisture needed for germinatio of seeds in this area Rainla so far this month lias measure only 26 of an inch the last pr tipitation being on May 6 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain HOPE FADES FOR FLYER BACKMAN Aviator Long Overdue in Attempted Solo Flight to Sweden CHICAGO on both sides ot the Atlantic virtually abandoned hope Thursday for the safety of Chrles Backman Chi cago aviator long overdue on an attempted solo flight from New foundland to Stockholm The 34yearold flyer has been unreported since his takeoff early Tuesday Backmans small On horsepower monoplane carried sufficient fuel for a 45 hour flight He had figured making the cross ing in 29 hours Backmans brothers Andrew and Gust of Chicago said they had lost hope for his safe arrival In Sweden another brother ex pressed fear he had been forced down at sea Backmans craft car ried no radio Backman flew nonstop from St Louis to Bangor Maine last Sun day and hopped the following night to Botwood N F starting point of the charted 2300 mile transAtlantic journey Two weeks ago when he finished work he remarked I hope this is my last painting job 5 Killed 6 Injured m Gun Explosion in Arsenal in England LONDON war office announced that five British army gunners were killed nnd six in jured Thursday in an explosion at Woolwich arsenal the second there in two days The explosion occurred during the loading of a 37inch anti aircraft gun Thursday ivis the most serious accident at Woolwich since five men were killed in 1936 during secret experiments with artillery ammunition were killed and tuo injured Wednesday in an ex plosion in the Woolwich arsenals cartridge shop ;