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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME I H i 3T MEM A r 0 e p r of IOWA COUP oes uoiHts u THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT V ULi AJj V FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 311939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 200 RUSSIA REJECTS BRITISH PROPOSALS Algonan Trying to Save Cow Electrocuted R Gardner tenanted bv snn Tlnn TMrt ti i R Gardner 63 was electrocuted Tuesday aft ernoon when his hand apparently touched a highlhie as he at tempted to extricate a cow Irom a fence after it had been electro cuted by the line Gardners body was found at Tuesday night by John Scuffham on the farm Part of New Business Tax Deal Chloroformed WASHINGTON One part of the new business tax deal is off It was chloroformed quietly before it came into public view Treasury Secretary Morgenlhau mentioned halt of the bargain in h i s testimony the part recom mending taxa tion of tax ex empt securities The more inter esting half was only vaguely hinted It would have reduced the top surtax bracket on the very rich from 75 per cent to Paul Nation B0 Per cemThe president agreed to this if congress would give him a law abolishing tax exempt securities He must have known his price was too high Before Mqvgenthaus vords were cold in print it was evident inside that congress could not live up to its half of the bar gain The deal might have been a good stunt economically rich holders of government bonds would presumably have been lured into private investments but congressmen just will not fool with tax exempts Credit goes to the most suc cessful of all new Washington lob municipal representa tives At least the administration blames it on them which is as good a testimonial of their effi ciency as they could obtain They even succeeded in ex empting brokers abating in mu nicipal bonds from the overthe counter restriction 2 Jobs for Ickes Mr Ickes best friends have been writing that Mr best friends are imploring him to be come head of the new Federal Works agency They may not have to implore very hard The inter ior secretary a receptive mood He has asked Attorney General is confidential too a legal opinion whether he can hold both jobs at once Justice department lawyers who are look ing into the matter understand he is not interested in getting two salaries They are trying to ascer tain for him merely whether he could waive the salary as adminis trator of federal works while per forming that office and hold on to his interior cabinet job and that salary One Mr Ickes friends who is not imploring him to take fed eral works is Aubrey Williams the former Hopkins aide Mr Wil liams has been confidentially himself among senators It seems so senators have heard and believe that Mr Roose velt would nominate Williams in a minute if he thought the national youth administrator could be con firmed by the senate However the president docs not want to have another Amlie fracas now that sweetness and light have been ordained for adjournment If Williams can fix the senate he may get the appointment Union Hiring Halls Admiral Land the maritime tenanted by Gardners son Ron ald two and onehalf miles north east of Algona near Plum Creek The victims son had gone fish ijig for the day Gardner often did chores for his son and it was believed that he had gone to the pasture to bring the cattle in when the cow was electrocuted The tip of liis finger was burned indicating that he had attempted to take the cow from the fence The line was powered with 2300 volts and it was believed that it was down because of a his widow and two sons Stanley and Ronald two brothers Floyd and D C and three sisters Mrs Chester Dailey Mrs Hugh Rancy and Mrs Harold Patterson All but Mrs Patterson are from the broken insulator I Phnn Creek vicinity Gardner a lifelong resident of Funeral services have not beer Kossuth county is survived by I arranged LUTHERANS OPEN IOWA SESSIONS Norwegians to Continue Meeting at Northwood Through Sunday Evening NORTHWOOD Registration began Wednesday afternoon at 4 oclock for the delegates as sembling to attend the fiveday convention of organizations within thi Iowa District of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America which opens Wednesday evening and closes Sunday evening The complete program for the general church session has not been announced The Rev 1 L Knutson of Lake Mills will deliver the sermon at the opening session of the Womens Missionary Feder ation to be held in high school auditorium Wednesday evening The Lake Mills junior choir will sing and opening ceremonies and announcements will take up the remainder of the evening To Resume Sessions At 3 oclock Thursday morning the women will resume their con vention sessions Mrs K A Hol stad general president of the W M F will give her formal ad dress at this session Other officers to speak are Mrs H M Normann district president Mrs Carl Opsahl district secretary and Mrs O L N Wigdahl district treasurer Miss Dorothy June Glye of Luther college Decorah will play a piano solo andMiss Stella Tenold will play the opening prelude The Rev C Elaine Gunderson 61 Miller Iowa will conduct the de voiiona period At 10 a m district secretaries will be presented as follows Mrs S A Foss mission boY Imvood Mrs Alvin Rogness thankoffer mg Ames Mrs Elling Ramsev cradle roll Clermont Mrs E N Branstad in memoriam and life membership Mrs L A Mathre boxwork Estherville Mrs S R Torgeson historical Lake Mills Mrs R O Storvick literature and library Mason City Mrs F L Rendshl Christian nurture City Greetings will be brought to the group by Dr 1 A Aasgaard president N L C A Dr N A Laisen president Iowa district Mrs I O Jacobson general sec ond vice president Womens Mis sionary federation Miss Helen Roseland president Iowa district Lutheran Daughters of America Dr O M Norlie of Luther col lege will give an address on Home Missions at a m Miss Inez Skogsmark of Luther college will sing at this session Championship Band Plays Circuit presidents to be pre sented at the Thursday afternoon session are Mrs E N Snminson i Christian interest Sioux City F P Watts the Bible Fort Dodge Mrs Carl Losen Christ Decorah Mrs L G Wicls faith Ruthven Mrs Irving Twceten the church Eureka Kansas Mrs O E Gun cterson the Christian school For est City Mrs E W Parker more Christian leaders Des Moines Music at his session will include a vocal trio from Luther college n male quartet from Decorah and a piano recital by Miss Stella Terold organist of the Northwood Lutheran church The Thursday evening session i in the nature of a mass Girl Reviews Regiment Sister Aimee in Iowa for New Temple In flowine gown aiiss Frances Norfleet Moses of Little Rock Ark is shown reviewing midshipmen at the United States naval academy during rehearsaLqf the annual ceremony of presentation or the colors With Miss Moses eJioseuas color sirl for this years June week is her escort Midshipman Capt Benjamin Campbell Jarvis of Ferda Ark Debate Opens on Townsend Bill as House Votes Not to Provide for Any Amendments eat those words A littie deal is be ing fried inside which will put only a modicum o salt and pepper on that formerly unpalatable idea This will require the govern ment to hire through shipping commissioners of the commerce department whose lists will be furnished only by the in the east and AFL on the west coast Land himself helped work up the compromise with Assistant Commerce Secretary J Monroe Johnson It is being put up to the AFL Pacific coast man Lundbers whose pressure upon Land forced the issue Agriculture Secretary Wallace is quietly throwing his weight in be hind tlie Berle plan to create a public works capital financing bank this session Wallace has n me program I follows will be given in the high school auditorium I Sovik Will Speak j The convention program will open at 8 oclock with a piano pre i ludc by Miss Stella Tenold The Rev Arthur J Tolo of Northwood will give the invocation The Luther college girls trio will then iing The address of the evenino wili follow the Rev Erik Sovik missionary to China sneaking on the subject My Brother in China The Luther college male quartet will then sing Following an address by Dr J A Aasgaard president of the Norwegian Luth eran Church of America a season of music will be given by the Luther college trio and quartet Friday will be the closing day of the Womens Missionary Federa tion the program for that day to g WASHINGTON rep resentative after another stood be fore the house Wednesday to say good and bad about tlie Town send old age pension bill on which the chamber will vote Thursday At the very beginning there was a republican cry of gag rule against procedure which prevents any change in the meas ure before the final vote But the democratic leadership intent on battling down the legis lation quickly was in full con trol It won two tests of strength on whether the bill should be opened for amendment by stand ing votes of 217 to 63and 221 to Begin 4 Hours Debate After an hours debate on the procedure which Representatives Mapes RMich and Fish R N Y described as gagging tlie house four hours general debate on the legislation itself was started At the outset elderly repre sentatives were assured of a right to vote on the bill when Speaker Bankhead ruled It seems to be pretty well de termined that where a bill comes up involving a general class it doesnt proscribe or prohibit members of the house to vote on i it Is 5Iost Recent Version Representative Cox the first speaker called up the close rule for consideration of I the Townsend bill which would prohibit any amendments and would call for a clearcut vote on the most recent version of the Townsend program introduced by Representative Hendricks D Fla The committee is somewhat re luctant to report a closed rule but the author of the bill and we un derstand the founder of the move ment and the committee on jvays and means asked for the rule here reported this morning Cox said Except for the fact that the measure for a number of years ha claimed public attention you committee probably would not even have granted a request for consideration of a measure re ported out without any recommen dation whatsoever Just before the debate began 15 republican leaders discussed their strategy on the bill and decided Representative Martin of Massa chusetts said to let the fellows vote their minds Believe Defeat Certain He said the sentiment at the meeting was that this is a demo cratic political issue and well let them carry the ball Democrats and republicans seemed agreed that no amount of debate would keep the house from defeating the Townsend bill when it comes up for the roll call Thurs day Representative Boland of Pennsylvania the democratic whip estimated there would be not more than 50 democratic and 75 republican votes for tlie bill Tlie bill would provide 1 Pensions up to a month for persons 60 years old and over who are not gainfully employed orin prison Some statisticians have estimated it probably would pay about S50 a month at the start Would Have to Spend 2 A graduated gross revenue or transactions tax ranging from onehalf of one per cent on ducing manufacturing wholesal ing and jobbing businesses up io 2 per cent on other business in cluding retailing 3 Beneficiaries would have to spend their pensions within the first five days of the next month 4 As far as possible beneficiar ies would have to buy United States goods and use the services of United States citizens MOSELEY FOR F D FIRE ALL CRIES RTO REDS DES MOINES by 200 of her followers some of whom said they had stayed up all night Aimee Semple Mc Pherson arrived here Wednesday to dedicate a new Four Square Gospel tabernacle Lifted to the top of a mail wag on at the railroad depot the Cali fornia evangelist cried the Lord bless you Band Plays Hymn everybody glad to see sis ter1 Sidney Correll of Dayton Ohio church field supervisor asked A chorus of shouts inter spersed with a few whistles an swered his question Accompanied by a band the group swung into a chorus of Onward Christian Soldiers Helped down from the mail wagon she walked to a car wait ing to take her to her hotel Will Use Radio Sister likes to ride in the front seat some one said And in the front seat she rode At the hotel she told inter viewers lie Four Square Gospel plans to take advantage of radio and is campaigning for funds to build radio stations to encircle the world In marriage she says she is not interested She does not plan to marry again because the now challenge of constructive work has been so great she does not have time to think of it JURY INDICTS STEPHEN PAINE Is Partner in One of Largest Brokerage Houses m Country NEW YORK P Stephen Paine partner of Paine Webber and company one of the biggest brokerage houses in the country was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on 17 counts of mail fraud mid one of conspiracy Paine who was in charge of the concerns Boston office was sus pended April 1 from the New York Stock Exchange for three years in connection with the in vestigation of investment trusts which preceded the inquiry con ducted by the federal grand jury MILL DESIGNATE SITE MCGREGOR marker will be erected in Froelich la to designate the site where ttv first tractor to travel under it own power was built by Join Froelich in 18S2 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness local thundershowers and cooler in extreme northwest portion Wednesday nijht Thursday scattered thundershowers cool er in northwest portion MI X V E S O T A Increasins cloudiness scattered thunder showers Thursday and in northwest and extreme north portions Wednesday nifrht cool er in extreme westcentral por tion Somewhat warmer in castcentral portion Wednesday night cooler in west anil south portions and warmer along Lake Superior Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 92 iMinimum Tuesday night 63 At 8 a m Wednesday 74 YEAR AGO maximum 78 Minimum 35 Says Army Cant Do Anything Against Enemy Within Gates WASHINGTON M a j o r General George Van Horn Mose ley retired shouted to a congres sional committee Wednesday that President Roosevelt ought to use the army to fight communism in the United States He ought to free the army from the restrictions now imposed on it the former commander of the fourth corps area and onetime deputy chief of staff told the house unAmerican committee The army can make plans to fight Germany but it cant do a damned thing to protect us from the enemy within our gates Warned of Ilot A short time earlier he testified thumping the table for emphasis that he had warned General Malin Craig army chief of staff of a plot to overthrow the govern ment The information he said had come to him through James E Campbell of Owensboro Ky a reserve officer He said the army intelligence service agreed the re ports presented a serious situation Moseley knew he added his blue eyes snapping what General Craig had done about open case but he did not disclose the nature of the action Urjrcs Investigation Testifying under the glare of news reel camera floodlights Moseley asserted the disease of communism now attacking the United States could be cured in five minutes from the white house He explained this could ue ac complished if President Roosevelt would empower the army to in vestigate subversive activities Shouting frequently at members of the committee seated across the table from him Moseley declared vehemently he thought there were several emergencies confronting this country Among these he listed sub versive activities and a plan on foot from coast to coast to get us involved in war Would Fire Communists The iirst thing I would do if I were in the white house the general said would be to fire every communist in the employe of the United States government and then I would release the army so that it could fight this enemy within our gates Moseley testified in a crowded committee room before an audi ence composed chiefly of women in colorful summer dresses At the conclusion of the morn ing session many of these rushed up shook his hand and slapped him on the back Youve got lots of friends here one told him There ore a few Americans left another called out across the heads of the crowd around him Would Read Slatemcnt This initial colloquy between the sternfaced army man and his interrogators cropped up later in the course of the questioning when committee members said they wanted information about subversive activities to which the general had referred Bull Moseley exploded with a wave of his hand a lot of bull dont information about subversive he asserted pointing out the unread copy of his prepared statement or you would let me read this The 64 year old former deputy chief of staff of the army ges tured frequently with his hands especially when he wanted to em phasize a point Moseley swung restlessly around in his chair from time to time Once Healcy admonished him to be more responsive to questions CATTLE BREEDERS MEET ANAMOSA Holstein breeders will hold their annual summer meeting and picnic here June 28 Calls for Tickets to See Royal Pair in Church Swamp Pastor HYDE PARK M V n JL Ucf trying to get adjourned more than aiytlnnc CUC thcr days iCopjrishi Kinj i motes int TT ND1ANOLA The iVnrron i tounlv here will be I tile stopping place for the fuxt niRhl Oct 13 of the 100 mile Iowa horseback trial ride HYDE PARK N Y many parishioners and their friends and relatives want permis fion to worship with King George and Queen Elizabeth at St James Episcopal church June 11 that the Rev Frank R Wilson has had iiis telephone service cut off during meals so hell hove time to eat But while the communicants are in a dither over the prospective visit of royalty M Wilson is taking it with clerical calm i A tall angular middleaged man who has been President Roosevelts rector for 10 years he told reporters with o smile Uye realize it is a great honor that our church will be the only one in the United States at which iheir majesties will worship ft will be historic But then the churdi is already rich in history All the 230 eligible parish mem bers want to be on hundreds of other persons But Uie two sections of pews separated by a redcarpeted aisle will hold only 200 And 80 scats have been set aside for the parties of the British rulers and the president Members of tiic church who at tend most regularly will be allot ted scats Others must stand on the neatly clipped IHWII and gravel drives md ouisidc Kiicii whether lie Rocs in or remains outside must have K ticket bearing his name Their mojcsties President and Mrs Roosevelt and probably the presidents mother will occupy the first pew to the left of the altar H i a rather severe wooden bench i with a red pad on hc icit and a railing in front SilKc KIIIR George uiimlly ne glects Io carry money in hi pock els some arc curious about what will happen when the i collection plate is passed LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES A FARLEY Gives Favorable Report to President PAGE Dog Wakes Family as Home Is Burning PAGE i RuddGoodell Game to Spice League Program PAGE 11 30 CHILDREN HURT IN BLAST Wall of Schoolhouse Blown Out by Force of Ohio Explosion AKRON Ohio explo sion blew out a wall of a two story frame schoolhouse in sub urban Barbeton Wednesday injur ing between 30 and 40 children Some of the students bleeding about their faces were taken to Barberton Citizens hospital and Barberton clinic Others suffered bruised legs arms and bodies None was burned doctors said The explosion ripping out the north end of the public school building plunged some third and fourth grade pupils into the base ment and debris fell on others One teacher and a janitor also were reported injured The school at Third and Hono can streets is one of several tern porary structures used by the sub urb for overflow pupils Some authorities expressed tin informal opinion that a gathering of natural gas which heated the building became ignited in som way to cause the explosion Neighbors described the blasts force as terrific A blackboard was blown across a street Barrymore Suffers Mild HeartAttack CHICAGO Barry more was given oxygen Wednesday and was placed undei constant medical care as a mik heart attack attributed by his doc tors to complete exhaustion fore ntiuruiuii jorcec at least a temporary cancellatior of his show here The great lover was placed on a special diet and was ordered undei nurses care for 24 hours a day His Physicians said ho required a complete rest Aids said the 57 year old actor insisted he would resume his role m My Dear Children on next Monday Members of Barrymores parly said no plans were made to move him from his apartment in the Ambassador East hotel to a lios Only Hope for Smith Is That Flyer Is on Ship Without Radio LONDON UP The only re maining hope for Thomas Smith the American youth who took off from Old Orchard Beach Maine in a 65 horsepower airplane Sun day on a projected transAtlantic night was that he might have Innded alongside some small ship thai had no radio to report his rescue The 10 hour supply of gasoline 169 gallons that the Diane carried would long since have been exhausted and it was certain that he had been forced down His was at a m Sunday DOOR IS AJAR HOWEVER FOR FURTHER OFFER Molotoff Says Soviet May Resume Trade Negotiation With Nazis MOSCOW If PremierFor eign Minister Molotoff Wednesday light rejected as inadequate the atest BritishFrench mutual aid nct proposal but left the door slightly ajar in case London and Paris are willing to meet Mos cows position Skeptically and caustically he described BritishFrench efforts to build a bloc of nations as in sufficient and ineffective and said H is impossible to think now whether they want to end aggres sion May Negotiate With Berlin At the same time he made clear hat Russia is not rejecting in ad ance any efforts by Berlin to Britain Regards Rejection as Big Blow to Efforts LONDON re garded Soviet Premier and For eign Minister IWoIotoffs address before the Russian parliament Wednesday as a rejectionof the British formula for a threepow er mutual assistance pact This was a terrific blow which completely reversed all expec tations Not only sources close to the British Rovernment but London diplomatic quarters generally had regarded soviet acceptance of the mutual assistance formu least in a certainty Tlie fbreisrn office made no ef fort to conceal its surprise at JH o I o lo f fS declaration The French were equally stunned by the news ward more normal sovietGerman relations Trade negotiations with Berlin he said may be resumed Ho outlined Russias position in a long awaited speech on foreign affairs to the supreme soviet or parliament Molotoff declared that Russia must be vigilant and remember Joseph Stalins warning about pulling chestnuts out of the fire for Britain and He announced that the soviet union would defend the frontiers of outer Mongolia as firmly as our own Litvinoff Is Present Among those listening to his address were the entire diploma tic corps among the deputies of the supreme soviet former Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvinoff The foreign commissars warn ing that the soviet union lakes seriously its obligation to assist outer Mongolia was directed at Japan Mololoff also baid that was lending aid to China Recall ing Stahns words to the march parly congress about aiding vic tims of aggression he said in con nection with China Clauses are Assailed are carrying out his words witn deeds Molotoff said that the latest BritishFrench offers showed that he principle of reciprocity with Russia in any mutual aid agree ment had been accepted but modified by many clauses so that H may be only formal He said no progress had been made with regard to the small countries on Russias borders Britain and France he stated only think of those whom they have guaranteed The soviet union is not what it was in 1021 Molotoff continued are compelled to remind the world of this for it seems that even our neighbors forget it Our strength has risen Patience Has Limit is time to understand that we will not tolerate violation of ouifrontiers Now about outer Mongolia According to our mutual assistance agreement we must help guard her frontiers Our attitude is serious We will defend those frontiers as firmly as our own It is time to understand that all patience has a limit Recent skirmishes between outer Mongolian forces and Japan ese Manchuokuoan troops along the MongolianManchukuoan bor dci have been reported by Japan I esc sources Outer Mongolia is m the Ituim sphere of influence and ha H mutual aid pact with Ruitia ;