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I V NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E R HIST W C M A A R T of IOWA COUP M t S I A "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU. LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COP* MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8,1939 THIS PAPEA CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 128 BEAT EFFORT TO LIMIT SAFETY BILL II Duce May Be Next to Lose Umbrella WASHINGTON--Mussolini may 'be the one to lose his umbrella at the next counterpart of Munich. I£ the top U. S. diplomats ar- · correct, the coming crisis in the M e diterranean w i l l develop and work out this wa-v: T h e situation will come to the crisis p o i n t in a month or moire, certainly n o t sooner. It will d e v e l o p through some move by Mus.. ., solini to stir up Mallon France. If he iries to deprive France of any territory, he will find her far more interested than she was about Czecho-Slovakia. French troops would then certainly be poured into northern Italy, into the rich Po valley. The French are not great admirers of Italian fighting stamina, and are confident they can handlle Mussolini unless Hitler shoots i.is troops into Italy the back way over Brenner pass. Unquestionably the British . fleei could and would bottle Mussy up in the Mediterranean, and keep him bottled. * 9 ,* Whip in Other Hands This time there is no remote ally, far from .the French border, almost surrounded by the dicta- ..tors, to.whom aid would have been ; an";-impracticar.;-militai-y : : pr'oposi- fion..iThe,;jvhipi Jas/Jn-.pthgr... band. '"·· "When" he ~see'sV-IBe whip ''Mussolini may decide-all he wants is definite and' defensible means of communication with Ethiopia. If he gets a few shares in the company owning the Suez canal it will do him no good. What else defensible he, can get is problematical, as the French and British have sufficient battleships to make Suez agreements practically worthless. Nor can Mussy do much to the French in Tunisia. Many of the Italians there are Jews (some say one-third) and the Arabs are on the side [ of the French. If Mussolini does not have some hair pulled off his chest in this argument, Washington has been misinformed again. * * * Latin American Buying A Latin American trade encouragement plan is faking form in the higher administration minds. This country has been getting much of its manganese from Russia, tin and rubber from Malay. If it could switch these purchases to Bolivia, Brazil and Argentine, doiljr balances could be built up so these nations coulc purchase more from us (and less from the dictators.) The problem is more complicated than it sounds. Under present processes, Bolivian tin can be smelted for our needs only when mixed with Malay tin, but a new process is being discussed which might permit direct importation and smelting of Bolivian tin. If much of our tourist trade can be switched from Europe to Latin America, additional Latin American purchasing power could be taken from the dictators. At least these suggestions show this government is now thinking about the problem in a more practical way which may yet make the hemisphere-bond bind. * * e Repropose Guam Aid Guam may be sunk, but not without a trace. The seaplane base improvements may be dropped from the pending naval base bill, but not without a strong administration chain being tied to it, Later on it is to be hauled up and reproposed as an amendment to the rivers and harbors bill or as an independent dredging proposition. That's the plot. It may work. Last year appropriations for similar initial work ) at Midway and Wake Islands were handled as commercial projects. These two islands are not in the center of Japanese mandated influence as is guam, but the same disguise might have a quieting effect on congress. , Kinjr Feature*. Inc.) NAZIS WILL NOT AID AMBITIONS OF SLOVAK Clamor for Complete Independence Will Continue as Problem PRAGUE, Czecho-Slovakia, (if) --Any immediate hope of some Slovak political factions for an independent Slovakia has vanished in the face of German disinclination to take on a new economic aurden, infoi-med sources believe. However, autonomous Slovakia, with its recurrent demand for full independence, will remain a major problem for the diminished second republic of Czecho-Slovakia, it was felt by these sources, unless Germany abandons her program in eastern Europe. Clamor Not Quieted The swift developments which f o l l o w e d dismemberment o£ Czecho-Slovakia after the September war scare gave Slovakia and Carpatho-Ukraine autonomous governments but they did not quiet the clamor in some Slovak circles for complete independence. The Slovak .cabinet headed by Dr. Joseph Tiso has been split on the question. Tiso, leader of the Slovak people's party, has advocated remaining within the republic. Separatist movements were led by Minister oE Economics Ferdinand Dur- chansky and Sano Mach, director of the propaganda department. Troubles Largely Financial The matter came to a head last week when the centra! Czechoslovak government accused the Slovak regional government at Bratislava of "arbitrary action" and called the Slovak ministers to Prague for discussions. . ._' -._Another meeting was-scheduled late this week. " Slovakia's troubles largely are financial. The government : has been trying to float a 300,000,000 crown internal loan without marked success. Believe Money Sought Slovalaa has a population ot about 2,400,000 mostly devoted to agriculture and small industry. Some circles here regarded conversations with Berlin and the demand for independence as a calculated move by the Slovaks to get money from the government. If so, it was apparently a failure. SEEK REVAMP BILL SHOWDOWN House Republicans Show Friendliness Toward Byrd Measure WASHINGTON, (/P)--House republicans lined up in solid ranks Wednesday to force an immediate showdown on a proposal to sub stitute for the administration' reorganization bill a measure sponsored by Senator Bvrd (D, Va.) Democratic leaders, · however, expressed confidence of defeating the republican scheme and theii quickly passing their own measure by virtually a straight party vote. Republicans s h o w e d their friendliness toward the Byrd bill Tuesday by jumping dramatically to their feet when Representative Keller (D., 111.) inquired in a challenging voice how many of them would vote for it. The two measures differ basically on one vital point: The house bill would allow the president's reorganization suggestions to become effective automatically within GO days after their submission to congress unless both senate and house turned them down. The Byrd bill would cancel reorganization proposals unless the two branches approved them within 20 days. Labor Peace Groups Confer With President ARE PRINCIPALS IN" WILL NEWTON. (.^--Principals to the transaction announced the settlement of annuities left by the late F. L. Maytag in his will to his six brothers and sisters and to 16 nieces and nephews for 5680,000. Amounts given to each heir were not announced. School Bus Drivel- Electrocuted When Power Pole Snaps COWETA, Okla., U,R--A school bus driver was killed and some 30 grammar school students narrowly escaped death by electric shock late Tuesday when their vehicle snapped a power line pole. Colonel Knupp, 19, the driver, died when he crawled out a window of the overturned, steei bus and touched one of the sagging, 13.000-volt transmission wires. The children, mostly shaken, carefully crawled out the i-ear exit door of the bus. ^ cf · i A ? P ? 3Ce P a .r e L con »nittees of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of In- dustruu Organizations with Secretary of Labur Perkins outside the white house following a meetine with President Roosevelt. At the meeting John L. Lewis, CIO head, proposed one big union for all or- saiuzed labor. Left to rig-lit: Phillip Murray, CIO; Sidney Hillman, CIO; Matthew Woll, AFL; Miss Perkins; T. A. Kickcrf, AFL; Harry- C. Bates, AFL; and Lewis LABOR GROUPS ^f | j^g ^r 11 VI l^r W I ^^ -- -- -- JT »^^«-*·.«- J.J.A. -*-^+* \*^f *. TO MEET AGAIN *s Dunn Will Be Reappointed _ _ fg^^gppMM^HHB i his Is hvident Despite Gillette View "Latest Dope" in Washington T T~~\ TTT*11 T^¥ ~T~\ * i E. G. DIHW Recess at Washington With Agreement to Gather March 10 in N.Y. WASHINGTON, (ff)--The AFL and CIO peace committees recessed their first joint conference on a settlemenfc.ofjtheir labor war ~\Vejir4esclay''-wlth art Agreement' to rheet again "in. New York-'City, March 10. . . - " - ' Harry: C. Bates, a. member of ihe American Federation of Labor negotiating committee, disclosed the action of ihe conferees in a prepared statement to the press. Make Preliminary Survey The statement said: "The conference made a preliminary canvass of its problems and met briefly with the secretary of labor. "The conference agreed to recess and meet in New York City at 8 p. m., Friday, March 10, at which time it will consider proposals made Tuesday by t h e CIO or any other suggestions that might be laid before it." John L. Lewis, head of the Congress of Industrial Organizations negotiating commute, suggested Tuesday a plan for labor peace which would combine the nation's major labor organizations in a united labor movement. Ask "Intelligent Analysis" The AFL committee turned down Lewis' proposal immediately after it was made,, but the statement from Bates indicated it would be discussed. The CIO president appealed to the AFL Wednesday for "intelligent analysis" of his proposal. Lewis made his appeal at the opening of new Congress of Industrial Organizations-American Federation of Labor peace negotiations, held at the behest of President Roosevelt. v The AFL. negotiators rejected Tuesday Lewis' suggestion for amalgamating the CIO, AFL and the four railroad brotherhoods, which are independent of both CIO.and AFL, into one big union to be known as the American Congress of Labor. /^ " He would have eliminated William Green, AFL president, and himself, from office in the ACL. American Expected to Be Named Cardinal VATICAN CITY, CU.PJ--An usually reliable source expressed belief Wednesday that Pope Pius XII, -at a consistory to be held in the early future, would elevate Monsignor Stephen J. Donahue, ..»u oyyutu im insurance on tms administrator of the archdiocese year's crop. The corporation ^aid of New York, to the college of insurance applications now ~to- cardmals. Monsignor Donahue was taled 299,501, including 197137 auxiliary bishop to the late Pat- from western winter wheat grow- rick Hayes, archbishoo of NPW prs 7 4fi7 fi-nm »-, c f n n ,,,, HOPKINS BACKS UP PROMISES Pledges Definite Action to Co-Operate for Aid to Business WASHINGTON, W)--Secretary of Commerce Hopkins promised business Wednesday positive action to back up promises of cooperation in recent statements of administration leaders. "Life is just too short," Hopkins said, "to make speeches unless you're .going to do something about it." He ascribed to political, rivalry and "cynicism" any doubts which might have been raised about the sincerity of the administration statements. He referred to his own co-operation speech at Des Moines, Iowa, the-no-new-tax promise of Secretary Morgenthau, the no- new-business legislation statment of the president, and similar promises. . . · · He said he was conferring daily with officials in various agencies of the .government on. means of helping business but did not want to talk about the details until something actually was done. Says E. P. Chase Prospects for the reap p ointment of E. G. Dunn as United States district attorney for the northern - district of Iowa, i^ looking up . ,i.according; to-E. P. Xbase,:.Iow; '.__' '.DJUy xPress' association.jvritei:,' a Wa'sh'ingtbnl -~---~-.~.-,;.^ .', For several weeks the tall . ; around Washington had been tha Mr. Dunn was not slated for reappointment. Mr. Chase in hi "Doing Washington" political col umn, released Wednesday, indi cated another development. "Now comes the word that EC Dunn of Mason City, federal dis trict attorney for northern low; until his term expires March 15 may be reappointed," says Mr _*.Chase. "This despite the fac that Senator Guy M. Gillette feel: that he owes Dunn nothing for tin latter fought Gillette in the 1931 primary election. Gives "Latest Dope" "The latest dope is that Attorney General Frank Murphy and Postmaster General .Tames Farley have asked that Dunn be re appointed and ihat Presiden Roosevelt Is inclined to grant thi request. This would mean Dunn would not have to rely on Sena to; Gillette's recommendation. Thi only recourse Gillette would havi would be to attempt to block sen. ate confirmation of Dunn--; course, he might not choose to follow." · Mr. Dunn, who has been in of lice since Oct. 1, 1934, has procured 4GO convictions out ot 46 indictments. When shown a copy of the re port from Washington. Mr. Dunn Seek Crop Insurance WASHINGTON, VP)_The Federal Crop Insurance corporation reported Wednesday more than 94,000 growers of spring wheat had applied for insurance on this ' 80 Students Jump, Run in Windstorm KINGSTON, N. Car., (/P)--The jump and run community school v:7ir~w»v«"7TMv,'£- u"- '"T i,""" ""'" """='" w ""*r wneai grow- lived up to its name when a wind- YSrfc.^S^iSSWS-* 01 , 1 ^ fS ^I 6 ',. f . rom e ? stern ««««» ?X.TM blew a tree down on the Ynrfc whX rt-or) T= V c t - ?r J ',-JO' irom eastern growers storm blew a tree dow \ork, who died last.Sept, 3. He arid the balance from producers building. Eighty Negro 13 **· of spring wheat. jumped and ran. None \ stated that he was Senator Gillette was 'sorry tha taking the RED REVOLT IN MADRID IS PDT DOWN BY MIAJA Communists Charged Spanish Government Plans to Capitulate MADRID, W--General Jose Wiaja's national defense government announced by radio Wednesday the surrender of republican army chiefs involved in a :ommunist uprising and the quick cessation of fighting indicated :omplete suppression of the re- "olt. The announcement came shortly after revolting communists surrendered strategic points in the lace of tank and hand grenade at- :acks by Miaja forces striving to }ut down the local war within Spain's civil war. Protest Capitulation The c o m m u n i s t s had risen against the n a t i o n a l defense regime because, they alleged, it intended to capitulate to the nationalist government of General Francisco Franco, which holds three-fourths of Spain. Miaja had sent an ultimatum to the rebels demanding surrender ty noon Wednesday (S a. m., C. S. T.) Otherwise, the ultimatum said, they would be bombed into submission. Fresh disturbances developed in Madrid Tuesday night. "War Within a War" Carabineros, forming a uniformed force which acted as customs police before the civil war started and which has remainec loyal to th': republic throughou the conflict, were used by the Miaja regi'.ne to attack the rebels with hand bombs. Machine gun and rifle fire spli the: darkness..before dawn as thi communists" waged" sporadic -war within-a-war against the three- day-old regime ot the nationa defense council. The communist revolt developed Tuesday a f t e r iUiaja pledged himself · to seek a "worthy peace" with nationalist Generalissimo Franco to end (he 28-month siege of Madrid and the nearly 3Z month old civil war. Firing was particularly intense in the northern and eastern sections of the city where communists were holding out behind theii barricades. A midnight communique by tlis defense council assured the population of the war-weary city tha it had the situation under control -** attitude he is reported to be taking,; 1 Supported Wearin Mr. Dunn stated that while he had supported Otha D. Wearin in the primary campaign for nomination for senator that he had given the best of his "modest ability to help in the election of Senator Gillette'' and that he felt that differences in a primary campaign should no't be grounds for a split in the democratic party. Mr. Dunn stated that he deeply appreciates the support of Attorney General Frank Murphy, Chairman James A. Farley and BLEDSOE, HEAD OF RX DIES President of A. T. and Santa Fe in 111 Health Since First of Year CHICAGO, (/P) -- Samuel T. Bledsoe, president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway since 1933, died in his home early Bledsoe had been in ill health since ihe first of the year. His turn for the condition took a worse on Monday. Bledsoe, a lawyer, began his railroad career as legal counsel for the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe railroad in 1895. In 1908 he became solicitor for the Santa Fe line in Oklahoma, advancing to the position of general attorney four years later. From 1930 to 1933 he. was chairman of the line's executive committee and general counsel. In addition to heading the Santa Fe, Bledsoe was a director unairman james A. £aney ana ^""»« -ru, oJL-oiue was a director the president, in the action they 1 of Railway Express Agency, Inc., are reported to have taken. and the Continental Illinois Bank and Trust company. students were hurt. Women Seek Invitations to See Royalty STTTNfvrriM rxn w.,^u,-«~ T\. T *, -._ -- .. * WASHINGTON, (.^--Washington women are leaving a deluge of calling cards at the British embassy in the hope of being invited to a garden party for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The rush began when Sir Ronald and Lady Lindsay re-opened the embassy last month after several weeks' absence. Wednesday the stack of cards for this season was two feet three inches high. More than 100 persons called in one afternoon. Of course, thil does not mean that all oE there saw Lady Lindsay. The worn* en merely drive up, leave their cards at the door, and drive away. The American-born Lady Lindsay always has the largest calling list in town, and her absence dammed up the usual flow of cards, but tea-table talk makes it obvious that a possible chance to meet the British royal couple is the biggest reason for the i Society veterans are taking no chances on'missing an invitation just because they delayed too iong their annual call. Even so. if the ambassador does give a garden parly for the king and queen, it undoubtedly will be limited to high officials and the cream of society. Spanish Sub joins Other Units in Fleet B 1 Z E R T E, Tunisia, M 1 )--A Spanish republican submarine Wednesday joined other units of the Madrid government's fleet in this French north African naval base to be interned and disarmed. The submarine swung into line with three cruisers and eight destroyers which dropped anchor Tuesday after fleeing from the revolt-ridden government nava! base at Cartagena. LOOK INSIDE FOR- CLARK GABLE Won't Tell Time for Marriage to Lombard PAGE 2 Basketball Tops News of North Iowa Athletics PAGE U Teachers Meet at College March 18 PAGE 7 PLAY TOURNEY SEMI-FINALS Four Teams Meet at Dubuque; Finals on Wednesday Night Card Half Flna Holy Family. Central _._· Hf| H DUBUQUE, OP) -- Two of th strongest contenders for the state Catholic high school basketbal title--Catholic Central o£ Ottum wa and Holy Family of Mason City--met Wednesday afternooi in the opening game of the tour nament'semifinals. In the other semifinal game Our Lady of Victory of Walerlot meets Loras of Dubuque. Fina game of the three-day tournej was to be played Wednesda- night. Holy Family has won 23 con secutive games and advanced b the semifinals by defeating Im maculate Conception of Cherokee 33 to 23, Tuesday. EMMETSBURG AND FORT DODGE WIN OPENERS BOONE, (IP)--Emmetsburg wal loped Eagle Grove 66 to 31, in th opening game Wednesday of th annual state junior college basket ball tournament here. Fort Dodg then defeated Grandview of De Moines 33 to 23. DAUGHTER IS NAMED TOKIO, iff}--Emperor Hirohito named his daughter Princess Takako Suganomiya -- princess noble precious--in a ceremony at the palace Wednesday in accordance with rituai that has been unchanged for a thousand years. Goldfield Farmer Dies From Burns Suffered at Home FORT DODGE, (O)--M. S. OI son, 76, died in a local hospit; Wednesday from burns received i his blazing farm home near Gold field Monday. Olson was dragged from hi home by passing motorists whe they discovered the structure i flames. They broke into the hous where they found the farmer un conscious on the floor of th kitchen. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Considerable cloudiness W e d n e s d a y night and Thursday; s o m e w h a t colder Wednesday night except in extreme west and extreme east portions, colder in central and cast portions Thursday. MINNESOTA: C o n sidcrable cloudiness in. south p o r t i o n , light snow probable In north AVedncsday night and Thursday; somewhat colder Thursday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather -statistics; Maximum Tuesday 28 Minimum Tuesday night 16 At 8 a. m. Wednesday 21 YEAR AGO: Maximum 36 Minimum 17 AMENDMENT IS DEFEATED27TO 17 BY SENATE Beardsley Lf\As in Offering Proposal to "Hamstring" Measure DES MOINES -- UP)--Republi- m reorganization forces Wednes- lay beat off a drive in the Iowa enate to limit the scope oE the iroposed new public safety dc- lartment to the high patrol and commerce commission members. Tile vote on the "hamstringing" amendment was 27 opposed and .7 favoring the change. Ten of the 12 senate democrats voted for the imendment, which was offered by Senator W. S. Beardsley (R), New Virginia. Beardsley charged the original plan of consolidating the patrol vilh the state bureau of investigation would cause the patrol to "orget its highway safety functions ind would send the patrolmen off m such enforcement errands as 'chasing bootleggers." He termed he bill in ifs present form a 'monstrosity." Breen Joins Beardsley Senator Ed Breen (D), Fort 3odge, sided with Beardsley with he statement that adding police 'unctions to present patrol duties would give the patrolmen "a 'G' man complex." The consolidation m e a s u r e .vould unite most of the state's enforcement and inspection functions, including the highway patrol and bureau of investigation, into one department under a public safety commissioner ap- pointed'by the governor. Beardsley's amendment would have reduced to approximately 150 the number of employes affected by the change. The bill'as it now stands affects upwards of" 208'' ' men. Asserts Everett Opposed In support of the amendment, Breen read excerpts from a Cedar Rapids Gazette column by Verne Mai-shall, Gazette editor. The quotation in part found "justification for criticism of a measure which would take from the attorney general's office" agents essential in that state official's enforcement duties. Beardsley asserted he had been told, that Atty. Gen. Fred Everett opposed the removal of the investigation unit from under the latter's jurisdiction. Senator E. P. Donohue (R), New Hampton, who led the fight against the amendment, disputed Beardsley's statement by saying that Everett "has no objections to the measure" if he were given the right to requisition such agents as he needed from time to time for enforcement work. Will Not Interfere Everett later explained to reporters that he did not favor the bill, but that he did not want to interfere with the legislature in its deliberations on the proposal. He added that he had requested "requisitioning" amendment. Everett's position raised to three the number of executive council members opposing the public safety department idea. Secretary of State Earl G. Miller and Secretary of Agriculture Mark Thornburg previously had disclosed objections to the consolidation plan. Beardsley, who challenged opponents of his amendment to show where the bill would "save a single dollar," termed the main bill a "measure of disorganization." Fears "G-Man" Desire Donohue reminded the senate that loss of the bureau of investigation by the attorney general's office "merely would place that official on the same general plane with the Iowa county attorney." "The county attorney does not direct the work of the sheriff's office." he pointed out. Breen saw in the merging ot the patrol with the bureau of investigation a possibility of "infecting the patrol with a desire to become 'G' men, crime hunters and investigators." "Patrol duties are monotonous," he continued. "There isn't any color or glamor in that kind of work. But patrolling is a thousand times more important to the people of Iowa than all these other little jobs." Safety Angle Stressed Iowa has only 10 or 12 major crimes a year, Breen added, "whereas 500 persons lose their lives annually in automobile accidents."- The serute l a t e r accepted amendments to boost the safety commissioner's salary from 34,200 to $4,500 a year and to delete the "weights and measures" inspectors of the department of agriculture from the proposed consolidation.

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