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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ri A 8 C I I H P t s r e u APT 0EPT or COUP ots wot HIS 14 HOME EDITION VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AOT LEASED WffiEif THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THI IHtOHT SPOT Declare Open Season on Townsend Proposal Congress will adjourn about July 15 probably dallying impertinently on Mr Koosevelts international pur poses and adopting a tax retorm program he will not like Open season has been declared in congress on the Townsend plan Anyone who wants to indorse it can do so without going through the unneces sary rigamarole of having to vote lor it There was a time last week when House D e m o cr a tic Leader Rayburn had suggested to leaders of the ays and means commit tee that they Paul Blallon report the mod ified measure proposing soft pensions for all who are old He had a clever idea Too many republicans in the last con gressional campaign had pledged themselves to support the scheme He thought he would make them vote their words by subjecting them starkly to the issue Something must have gone wrong possibly some democrats were facing the same predicament ha last decreed as this column went 1o piess that the committee study the matter thoroughly and not be too hasty about presenting it to the house tt Buildup for Hopkins Although political dopesters have scratched Harry Hopkins from the list oE presidential pros pects for 1940 due to his ill health the new commerce jartment press section is still Building up Hopkins at a tremendous rate All press releases from the com merce department start Com jnerce Harry Hopkins said today and recently a release was made public which announced a report of the lumber survey com mittee which was according to the press release prepared at Secretary Hopkins suggestion This in spite of the fact that the lumber survey committee makes this report eveiy quarter and lias been doing so for years and years A chap named John O Kogge will probably be appointed to the justice department to take Brien McMahons place as head of the criminal division Hogge is a classmate of Tommie Corcoran Thats the way to promotion in pay MASON SATURDAY MAY 20 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE n NO 191 MASON CITYANS CAPTURE11 TOP MUSIC RATINGS 5000 Students From 5 States March in Minneapolis Streets MINNEAPOLIS Hav amassed 11 division one ng plac ings in the regional music contest at Minneapolis the Mas9n City musicians held a prominent posi tion Saturday in the last day of national competition More than 5000 contestants fiom five states in the northwest high school music competitions marched through the Minneapolis loop at noon Saturday The parade of marching bands will perform throughout the after noon at the parade grounds in the final day of competition Groups are Massed The threeday festival reached its climax at the Minneapolis auditorium Friday night as choral groups soloists orchestras and bands performed for parents and judges The massed aggregations of 1000 bandsmen and 1000 choral voices opened the programwith Best Story Teller Wellnamed Senator Josh Lee of Oklahoma has taken Tom Hef luvs place asthe best story teller in congress His is the same home ly farm humor Latest examples which have more or less pene trated the dour asperity of the senate The one about the farmer who was so stingy he worked his cross word puzzles vertically hut never horizontally in order that he would not have to come across the one which goes on indefinitely de scribing how a bull chased a farmer who hid in a ground hole but emerged each time after the bull had charged jumping back in each time as the next charge advanced until his companion in a tree remonstrated and asked why in the name of Hannah he did not stay in his hole The click line is I would but theres a bear in there This last described Lees predicament on the cotton subsidy proposal u Trouble for Murphy Frank Murphy ctoes not know it but he is heading for trouble in his new justice department In the old days J Edgar Hoover known as Washingtons most as siduous publicity seeker used to put out his news stories to his own personal friends among newspapermen He used to get about 30 a month Then one time he called up some newspapers and gave them the story of the Gmen capturing three nazi spies With this tipoff however the other spies vanished and were never caught Secretary Hull called up Cummings and raised the devil about the prema ture break of the spy story Cum mings thereupon issued an order that all Hoovers statements to the press must go through the attor ney generals office This kept Hoover well under control for nearly a year and the v I mt tseni thero fact that there have been no kee Milton Learner Maion City major kidnapirgs for a year did on e ty not help matter DIES FROM BURNS Students to Return at 4 a m Sunday The special train with Mason City high school musicians will arrive in Mason City at 4 oclock Sunday morning according to word received from Principal James Rae the singing America and con cluded with God Bless America Awarded a violin valued at as the outstanding violinist in competitionwas MarieSheieluk 16 Minneapolis The donor of the award was Jacob O Lund veteran Minneapolis violinmaker Win Top Awards Given the title of best vocalists in the festival was Eudora Lind man of Ottumwa Iowa Jean Taylor harpist from Iowa City Iowa was presented a silver trophy as the best soloist Final results in events tabulated to date showed Iowa musicians winning a majority of first divis ion ratings over competitors from the Dakotas Wisconsin and Min nesota Additional division one ratings scored for the Mason City group included the chorus in class A un der the direction of Miss Ellen Smith Marion Gustafson string bass solo Milton Learner violin solo and ClarkSweetser bass voice solo and the girls trio Jane Satter Wilma Walters and Nancy Longley An unusual situation pro vided when Louise Reynolds and Alta Spotts both of Mason City received division one rankings in marimbaxylophone solos Other high North Iowa rankings included Wilma Walters of Mason City soprano solo division 2 Hampton concert B band divis ion two and division two in brass sextet for Clear Lake Waverly and Hampton with Clarion in di vision 2 of Chorus class B Eleanor Tetiold of Kcnsctt won first in ptano Results Are Announced Iowa winners of class one ra tings included Baritone Textor Coon Rapids Harry Tillotson Sib ley Robert Wilkins Creston Bass Taylor Iowa City Robert Coleman Perry Clark Sweetser Mason City Dick Handsaker Nevada Iowa John Baum Oconomowoc Wis Tenor Hopkins iVorthboro Douglas Bell Fair field Alto Lindman Ottumwa Saxophone Group Gilbert Grand Junction Fletcher Miller Iowa City Evelyn Patrick Maoleton Richard Saar Don nellson Gloria Miller Alma Saxophone Group Kistle Le Mars John Whinery Iowa City Jim Clark Council Bluffs Trombone Cily Brass a v c n p o r t Iowa Holstein Nevada Brass Iowa Holstein Chorus Kanks Hiffli Concert Wis Iowa City Centerviile Chorus Class Cilv Stnng Gustafson Mason City Shirley Lacey Sioux City Kent Chero ee Milton Lean Bonnie Burgess Fiasca Milwaukee Wis out Thomas Scranton Fern Xusbatim Mount Pleasant Soprano Ohlsen Forest John Sue RE DUCE Plan More Efficient Iowa News Coverage Executives of the Iowa member newspapers of the Associated Press planned more efficient coverage of news in the state at thcrr Cily From left to right in the above picture ure back row Managins Editors L A Wallace Council Bluffs Nonpareil Warren C Eastland Clinton Herald En R Don aiarshalltown TimesKepub arin rtf yfl5 Timcs Kenneth MacDonald man editor and Grant Veimel state eflitor of the Des flloincs Queen Makes Only Speech of Tour Trooping of Colors Held on Kings Birthday Register and Tribune In the front row arc Harry Slichter maiiaeinr editor Dubuque TelegraphHerald Graneel Mitchell Fort Dodre Messenger president Iowa Associated Pressr Ted M Metier Des iHoincs Associated Press bureau chief Walter llussel maiiainjr manaelnt editor OUum GUMtte Lock pbrtofKayimy Mason Cily GIobe OTTAWA UR Queen Eliza beth made the only public speech of her CanadianAmerican tour Saturday a brief graceful dedi cation of the new supreme court building during which she spoke m both Tn deference fo CanatfiPs large queen said in French To see your two great races with their different legislations beliefs and traditions uniting more and more closely after the manner of England and Scotland by ties of affection respect and of a com mon ideal is my fondest wish Dinner Hours In English the queen said I am happy to lay the founda tion stone of a building devoted to the administration of justice in this great dominion Canada is higily proud of being a land governed oy rule law The ijueens speech opened a busy day for the royal visitors which will include the historic trooping of the colors and a parlia mentary dinner lasting three and a half hours All Canadas ritualistic pagean try was crowded into the program at this capital of the dominion and events that were to have been ex tended over four dayr were bein compressed into two to make up Mason Citys Musicians in Mass Concert By CHARLEXE HORX the 6000 music students ieglstered at the Minneapolis regional contest 1500 including the Mason City a capella choir and band participated in the regional festival Friday night The Mason City a cappella choir under the direction of Miss Ellen M Smith sang Dark Waters0 by James while the oand under thp direction of Carleton Lee Stewart played the march Man Mari by De Capoulla Ten bands and nine vocal groups participated in the program The massed bands played the marches On The Mall and El Capitan under the direction of William Norton The grand finale was the combined vocalists singing God Bless America accompanied by the massed bands This was also directed by Mr Norton o Virgil Pederson was so afraid of being late for an orchestra re hearsal due to his tour of the Min nesota state capitol that he had Mike Holm secretary of state write an excuse to Mr Stewart for him suited when a stove exploded Scranton SS Guards Give Sham Battle for Hitler MUENSTERLAGER Germany SS guards sttged a sham battle here Satur day for Reichsfuehrer Hitler fol lowing his fixday inspection of t vesiern frontier fortifications The f SS regiment Deutschland rein forced by a detachment of light I and heavy artillery demonstrated j an attack upon a fortified position I for time theking and queen lost at sea while delayed by fog There was an uninterrupted schedule ex tending from a m when the king goes to the saluting base for the military display to 11 p m reworJisbxing to an end The king and queen spent Fri day night at Rideau hall resi dence of the governor general Lord Tweedsmuir It was one of the few nights of the 30 day trip they are spending off the train on which they are traveling Fridays program had been al most as arduous and the Idng seemed at times extremely grave and solemn but the queen was at ease and smiling except during the ceremonies in parliament when the king started to speak He has a tendency to stammer Before he began the queen whispered en couragement to him and her smile was strained As he rose she clutched at her handkerchief but relaxed as soon as he had started Saturday was officially pro claimed the kings 44th birth das so that the trooping of the colors a birthday pageant could be held Actually the king will not be 44 until Dec 14 In Britain the government has set June 9 as his birthday LOOK INSIDE FOR EDUARD BENES Plot to Kill Former Czech Head Described PAGE 2 Davenport Beats Mason City 71 PAGES 191 Attend Annual W M F Convention PAGE 8 School Bond Vote fo Be Held Monday EDITORS OF AP Gorilla at GATHER HERE Associated Press Holds Annual Iowa Meeting Metzger in Charge Managing editors of the Iowa Associated Press papers met here in the Hotel Hanford rtheir lib Ted M Metzger chief of the es Moines bureau in charge Those attendingincluded Gran ger Mitchell president of the Iowa Associated Press Lee P Loomis publisher of the Mason City Globe Gazette Managing Editors Clar ence Johnston of the Ottumwa Courier Harry Slichter of the Du buque TelegraphHera Id LeRoy Wallace of the Council Bluffs Nonpareil E R Moore of the Waterloo Courier Ralph Leysen of the Davenport Times Walter Rus sell of the Muscatine Journal Warren C Enstland of the Clinton Herald Don Hoopes of the Mar shalltown TimesRepublican Ken neth MacDonald of the Des Moines Register and Tribune and W Earl Hall of the Mason City Globe Gazette State Editor Grant Vennell of the Des Moines Register Tribune j WicderDave Kaufman and Thor J Jensen of the Mason City GlobeGazette staff A feature of the afternoon pro gram included a transcription of a nahonwide broadcast Christmas day on the 90th anniversary of the Associated Press dramatically re vealing events depicted by the world wide news service Some ot the editors were ac companied by their wives for whom a special program was ar ranged RETURN TO UOKK IOWA CITY hundred laborers on additions to Currier hall and Hillcrest University of Iowa dormitories are scheduled to return to work Monday as the result of settlement of a labor dis pute over which they went on strike Wednesday The Weather WEEKLY FORECAST OUTLOOK FOR MAY 2227 Upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Considerable rain indicated during week tem perature mostly near or below normal in north and near or above normal in south JPAGE 16 Cloudy becoming fair In extreme west thunilcrshow crs in central and cast portions Saturday afternoon or Saturday night cooler Saturday night Sunday generally fair some what cooler in extreme cast rising temperature in extreme west MINNESOTA Cloudy thun dershowers in cast and north rcntral Saturday afternoon or Saturday night cooler in south and extreme west central some what warmer in northeast Sat urday night Sunday fair in south cloudy in north cooler in southeast warmer in northeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather sta tistics Maximum Friday 84 Minimum Friday night 54 At 8 a m Saturday 70 Marshalltown Causes Panic MAHSHALLTOWN H wasnt any publicity stunt when Sammy giant gorilla with the Fairly and Little shows appealin here as part of the Tallcorn ex position escaped from his cage Saturday morning and created a minor panic on Main street No one was seriouslyinjured by the fleeinggorilla who appeared to be as badly frightened as the large crowd he scared the wits out of The animal who bent a bar in Ins cage to make liis getaway was captured in a hardware store after several minutes of excite ment Side show attendants said Sam my was a great ape He is loin feet six inches tall weighs 247 pounds wears a 17 mans shirt size ten shoe and is 42 inches around the waist they said A scheduled childrens pet pa rade was held up until the escaped Sammy was safely back in his cage Both sides of Main street were lined with parade spectators when Sammy escaped but they cleared quickly as persons sought refuge behind closed store doors Limited Aid Offered Axis by Japanese TOKIO Uf Cabinet leaders reached a final decision on Japans European policy Saturday after months of sometimes heated dis cussion It was understood that the policy called for sympathetic at titudes toward Germany and Italy without definite commit ments to support the axis pow ers Five key ministers ot the cab met made the decision Immedi ately afterward Baron Kiichiro Hiranuma premier called the en tire cabinet session and before the meeting visited Emperor Hiro hito to inform him and obtain the imperial assent Offer Moral Support Details of the decision were withheld pending formal an nouncement But it was reported that under the policy agreed on Japan would offer moral and oth er support to the axis without however pledging itself to full support or joining Germany and Italy in their new military alli ance It was understood that to make a decision possible the army and navy leaders compromised The army had been for alliance the navy against it Discussion Intensified The question of Japans policy toward Europe which necessarily takes account of the fact that Kus sia extends to the Pacific had been considered for many months In recent weeks discussion had in tensified and army and navy men were particularly active in it Baron Hiranuma Hachiro Arila foreign minister Gen Seishiro Itagaki war minister Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai navy minister and Sotaro Islmvata finance min ister attended Saturdays meet ing It was reported May 3 on au thority ot government sources tha t thecatrinet hadobtained the emperors agreement o a Japa nese alliance with Germany and Italy against Russian aggression alone That he sources said con stituted in fact a refusal by Japan o ally herself fully with the axis powers against the Britisli TTiench antiaggression bloc Police Get Call to Screaming Woman Learn Shes Sining HUNTINGTON PARK Cal JP Radio patrolmen turned on the speed when they received this frantic call Investigate woman screaming at street Thej reported Investigated and found lady practicing her singing lesson McGinty Cleans Up SLE PAINT UP CAMPAIGN lion McGinty SEE STORY ON PAGE 2 thats the name of this ARMS ARE BEST IN ARGUMENTS GOEBBELS SAYS Mussolini Declares Bloc Wants Peace But Wont Be Stopped CUNEO Italy Mussolini addressing u cheering mass meeting close to the French frontier Saturday night declared tie ItalianGerman military al iance would give Europe a bloc f 150000000 men against which t will be impossible to do any hing This bloc formidable in men nd arms wants peace he de clared but he warned the great democracies against any attempt to stop ouiirresistible march Democracies are Booed The mention of the great de mocracies brought prolonged booed from the crowd There were cries of Tunsia Nice Savoy Alt belong now o France and we will march 11 Duce spoke in Cuneos main after a weeks tour of Piedmont the northwestern part of Italy which lias borders with France and Switzerland Strencth Is Stressed Yells of acclamation went up as II Dnce appeared in the square and marched to the rostrum Speaking his observations on his tour during the week Mus solini declared Piedmont is strong and Piedmont is 100 pel cent fascist I say this to refute certain ridiculous insinuations And Piedmont is in line with the policy ot the HomeBerlin axis he said GOEBBELS STATES ARIWS BEST AKGlfiVIENT BERLIN Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels advises the world that there is no better argument than weapons in the face of Prime Minister Cham berlains proposal of a long range peace policy Crowning a week in which the impregnability of Germanys west ern fortifications and the might or her armed forces have been dinned into German ears daily the sharp tongued propaganda minister spoke tririay night to a nazi gath ering in Cologne Chancellor Hit ler meanwhile moved northward from a demonstrative sixday loui of the western line We do not believe that in the decisive hour democracy is lon gerwinded than we are Goeb bels said It is weak in the chest La u us Nazi Leadership Germanys leadership he de clared differs from that of other European countries in that it grasps a situation lightningfast and then makes necessary deci sions Chamberlains proposal asking Germany to renounce aggressive aims in favpr of a long range peace objective was regarded in the first reaction of sources close to the foreign office as addition al evidence of Britains determi nation to encircle Germany Cites Bencs Kxamplc Deutsche Dicnst authoritative service of the official news agen cy DNB said S Even a Czecho slovak president would have had no cause to fear before German ambition if he had not seen it as the purpose of his state to give itself up as an antiGerman bul wark for foreign powers and thereby violate nature and the history of his country Will Greet Ciano It may be satisfying for Eng land to have won a willing help ing nation Poland on the Ger man frontier In his enthusiasm over this prospect Chamberlain apparently has even misplaced Turkey on the German border Britain has mutual defense un derstandings with Poland and Turkey Standardsalready were in Berlin for flags which will greet Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano from the other end of the axis on his ar rival in Berlin Sunday to sign the RomeBerlin military pact Eight thousand storm troopers have been called out as traffic policemen Britain Builds 20 AntiSub Vessels LONDON Britain has ordered high speed construc tion of 20 antisubmarine ships of in entirely new and secret design The Daily Express asserted Sat urday It was said that one of the most importantfeatures of the ships would be submarine de tector gear of a type which is also being fitted to 36 destroyer now under construction No other navy possesses this device the newspaper said ;