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p c? r D £ S of i o w * C O U P U NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AtL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS tVLi, LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV "uita Sharp Gasp Heard in Breathing Spell WASHINGTON--A sharp gasp in the breathing spell was noticeable recently. As Messrs. Roosevelt, Hopkins, Morgenthau and all officialdom exhaled g o o d will to business l a s t Tuesday, , their s e n a t e leader Barkley lifted his large foot, and when he put it down, h e f o u n d i t squarely in the respiratory arrangement. . Barkley pre- s e n t e d a n _ . ,, .. amendment to FauJaiallon the a i r p l a n e building bill, barring any business lirm from participating in any na- ticiial defense contracts if it was interfering with labor union organization. This sounded like a good idea. Certainly no one is opposed to union organization. Barkley did not say so, but the inside story is he got the idea from CIO's John Lewis and Lewis got it from one o£ his less astute advisers. At any rate it began to be apparent immediately that no one had devoted very much thought to it. The oversight came to a climax days later when army and navy authorities hastened to the capitol, with clippers and an oxygen tank, to deliver the national defense 'program--as they put it privately--from John .Lewis and to restore a normal business pulse. * * * Catches Faint Odor One senator pointed out immediately to Barkley In the debate, that the amendment failed to say who would decide whether a business firm had been interfering with labor. Apparently Barkley and his co-authors had never thought of that; (or-had assumed it would be the CIO controlled national labor relahonsTjoard). So ~he agreed -to* make the secretary of war the arbiter. "* But, 'another senator pointed put, ;the amendment referred to the navy as well and the war department could not be passing on naval contracts, so Barkley decided to let the arbiter be "the head of the department awarding the contract," A third senator indicated he caught the faint odor of other mice in the idea, but the amendment was- adopted without a contesting vote, and was sent to a conference with, the house. * * * To Keep Powder Dry Army and navy authorities arc not socially conscious, but they generally know how to keep their powder dry. When they heard about it, the oth'er mice began to appear. Their lawyers said tin proposal meant a contract migh not be let to a concern agains' which any charge has been filet .with NLRB. Whether the company was innocent did not matter. 1 ' could not 'presumably get a government contract until" officially adjudged innocent, which might be months after the bids were awarded. To them it looked like the old Walsh-Healey act all over again, only more so . Specifically Douglas Aircraft, which produces some of the best bombers, has been having some labor' troubles. .The amendment would apparently keep the army from getting Douglas bombers at this moment, said the army-navy lawyers. · Thus : the test for national defense would not be founded on choosing the best weapon or even tlie lowest bidder, but upon the ability, of- an employer 'to keep from being charged with anything before 'the NLRB--a test which no one, including a farsighted labor leader, would want. Here again was the history of many a well-meant reform that failed in the last six years, because insufficient thought or too much enthusiasm was devoted to working it out. * * * Impressing Lindbergh? ] Itsoiinds fantastic, and no,doubt is, but'-senators; have been amusing/ rheibs'elv'e.s,' delating; privately a story .that' the' Hitlerites' may have fooled Colonel Lindbergh about the number of their planes before Munich.'and, hence, fooled the world into giving up Czecho, Slovakia. The story is they gave him every opportunity to count the reich air force, concentrated at a given point. Then while' Lindbergh was otherwise engaged, sleeping or whatnot, the Germans flew the same planes to another point where Lindbergh was to visit later. The yarn is discredited by the fact that all avenues of diplomatic intelligence substantiated the Lindbergh impression. Kiny Fealurei, Inc.) MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 11,1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 131 FRANCO OPENS FIRE ON MADRID POPE APPOINTS LUIGI MAGLIONE AS SECRETARY Is Also Diplomat; Last Preparations for Coronation Are Made VATICAN CITY, (fP) -- P o p e Pius XII Saturday appointed Cardinal Luigi Maglione, former nuncio to Paris, as Vatican secretary ot state--the position which, as Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, the pontiff himself had filled under Pius XII. Pius' Xlf In his first speech, broadcast the day alter his election March 2, indicated he would use his influence for peace as did his predecessor and chose Maglione as a faithful friend who would carry out his policy in a wholehearted spirit. Both Are Diplomats The two men are well acquainted with Europe's trouble spots. Both tlie pope and the new secre- Coronafion of Pope on KGLO Ceremonies attendant ia tlie coronation of Pope Pius XII will be carried over KGLO, beginning Saturday at midnight and continuing until 5:13 o'clock Sunday morning. See radio page for particulars. Students Protest Sutherland Resignation tary are diplomats. Both are Italian. The pontiff has a first-hand knowledge of 'Germany. Cardinal Maglione has a first- band toon-ledge of France. They, therefore, were considered in foreign circles particularly qualified to ease by diplomacy the stresses between the Vatican and political .dictatorships, as well as to make the. voice_ of the. ^Catholic "church heard on behalfyofVjjeii.ce"'-when- ever a crisis develops among the nations. One of the secretary's first duties will be to receive the diplomatic corps, I h e college of cardinals, the papal court and other Vatican officials at the pontiffs summer palace at Castel Gandolfo Monday. Will Be Crowned Sunday The appointment was announced as part of a busy morning for the pontiff, who Sunday will be crowned formally with elaborate ceremony after mass in St. Peter's. War in Africa and league of nations sanctions occupied Monsignor Maglione in Paris while the late Pope Pius XI was conferring the red hat on colleagues named with him in the secret consistory of Dec. 16, 1335. Cardinal Maglione was one of the personages whose talks with Premier Laval of France were were linked in the world press with the' Franco-British proposal to end the Italo-Ethiopian war late in 1935. His position as papal nuncio at Paris, seat of most of the extra- league peace efforts in that dispute, marked him as a key man in Pope Pius' efforts to help avert a European catastrophe. Germany Won't Rebroadcast He was born March 2, 1877, at Casoria in the archdiocese of Naples. Thousands ot disappointed applicants for tickets prepared to go to St. Peter's square at sunrise Sunday to wait all morning for a view o£ the coronation itself on a balcony outside the basilica about 1 p. m., (6 a. m., CST)! A broadcast of the ceremonies, which will last more than four hours, was expected to begin about 1:30 a. m., CST. Radio workers said that only Germany, among the major countries, would not pick up the broadcast for re- broadcasting. Vatican authorities, however, have arranged to broadcast in German along with other languages. Legislature Whoops Loudly, Passes Bills for Indians Tama Reservation Gets Same Homestead BUFFALO CENTER WOMAN, 5 f c . ''Arrange"Last'Rites" ' *' for German Native; Leaves Three Daughters BUFFALO CENTER -- Funeral services are being arranged for Mrs. Tjente Spear. 97, who died at her home here Saturday morning. Mrs. Spear suffered injuries in a fall at her home Tuesday night, and had been ill since. She was a native of Germany, and came to this country 60 years ago, having resided in Buffalo Center and vicinity since. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ben Beenken of Tilonka, Mrs. Ago Jensen of Buffalo Center and Delia, at home. ,¥ A group of University of Pittsburgh students are shown as they entered a classroom attempting to enlist recruits in their short hut noisy demonstration against the resignation of Football Coach John Kam Sutherland. The group was attempting (o stampede the student body into a one-day strike The ^Back tolowii^ sign refers to John G. Bowman, president of Pittsburgh and a former Inwan. Pitt Officials Are Silent After Students Stage Demonstration PITTSBURGH, (IPj--University of Pittsburgh officials made no comment Friday oh whether disciplinary action would be taken against students who staged a turbulent, demonstration Friday in the 42 story cathedral of learning. : The .'One-day "strike" had. been rumored^ sirice r John-Bahi ;: Sutheri land,'head football coach, resigned a \yeek ago because, he said,-conditions at Pitt had become "Intolerable." Student leaders o! the demonstration, however: announced it was staged in protest against the "administrative policy" of the university and not particularly because of the coach's resignation. WADLOW LOSES LIBEL ACTION St. Joseph Starts Recovering From Week of Several Tall Men ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. f/P)--It will be some time before the famed "tall corn" of Iowa 50 miles north of here again seems tall to the citizens of St. Joseph, 1 They started recovering only I Saturday from a week of tall men I --very tall men. The parade of giants, through this city's federal court room, streets and hotel lobbies was climaxed Friday night when a jury decided against 8 foot, 8 inch Robert Wadlow in a $100,000 libel suit. Had Sued Humberd The 21 year old Alton, 111., giant had sued Dr. Charles D. Humberd. a self-styled "giant expert." Wadlow's parents asserted an article by the physician in the Journal of the American Medical association reflected unjustly on their tall son. A specially constructed chair had to be moved into the courtroom for its principal attraction. An ordinary hotel bed or even one of the specials held for occasional tall guests wouldn't do. Two beds were linked together. Other Giants in Town Through the crowds that followed the huge visitor about the streets there circulated at midweek a rumor that two other giants were secretcly in town. Some argued you couldn't hide a giant. Others recalled the man who-lost · the-base .drum. - The .v.ujnor;\vas true.- · · '··· On th,e stand'-to-testify-'for Dr. en .feet, : six- inches tall, another' "over seven .feet." A, ba s k e t b a 11 tournament brought three high school centers more than six-foot, four. To a six-foot, seven-inch sports editor who wived to reserve a long bed. one hotel replied: ''We've got the room. You bring the bed. 1 ' Credit as.White Man DES'.MOINES,' (/T-j--Thls was Indian day in the Iowa house of representatives. ' To the accompaniment of loud whoops; the=hous'e .without ^opposition passed a bill to giv"e Indians at the Tama reservation the same homestead tax .credit which the white man has enjoyed in Iowa for tlie past two years. The house also passed a bill to place Indian marriages on the same basis as the white man's weddings, with license required and ceremony performed by officiating clergyman or magistrate. Loud "Whoop" Heard When the second of the two bills had passed, a loud "whoop" went up from the rear of the house chamber. Speaker J. H. Irwin asked that the "Indians" be escorted to the speaker's platform, but there was no response to the invitation The marriage bill already had passed the 'senate, and now goes to the governor for signature. Will Meet Again Monday The house adjourned just be- fora noon. The senate was not in session Saturday. Both houses meet again Monday. Legalizing acts occupied most of the lime in the lower house Saturday;. Action on a bill to make Use of directional signal devices optional on trucks was deferred when controversy developed. A bill introduced in the house Saturday would make possession of pinball machines illegal and punishable by a fine of $100 or a 50-day jail sentence. aiust Have Recommendation A house committee which hoped to wash its hands of. the troublesome question by reporting out a Hquor-by-the-drink bill without recommendation Saturday discovered it had hoped in vain. Chief Clerk A. C. Gustafson ruled that a committee bill cannot be offered without recommenda- '· tion. Without recommendation, he explained, it would not be a committee bill. Will Meet Jlonday Reprcsentative Phil F. Roan (R. Fort Madison, chairman o£ the house liquor committee, which has wrestled with the question all session, said the committee would meet again Monday to determine whether it wishes to make any recommendation. : ;Re pi re's erit ati v e ' H, . F..', · Morrbjv' (R), ' Hopkintpn.' minister .ajn'd' SUFFERS POISON IVY LANCASTER, Pa., (/Pj--With March winds whistling outside and the temperature in the low 20's, 12 year old Robert Oettel breezed into a hospital with a real spring-and-summer complaint. He said he had ivy poison--and he did. liquor committee, declared he would resist any move to place committee approval on the bill. The bill would provide local option on sale of- liquor by the drink, as well as on the establishment of any new state'liquor stores. Present stores-would not be molested,-however. -·-... 4' L Chain Tax Discussed The bill would provide three classes of licenses, with fees ranging from S150 to $800 per year. Liquor establishments could not serve food, and dancing and card games would be prohibited in the taprooms. Opponents of the proposed chain store tax presented their case to the legislators in a public hearing in the house chamber Friday afternoon. B. D. Silliman of Cedar Rapids, counsel for Iowa chain stores, said passage of the chain tax bill would mean higher prices lor the consumer. The senate has scheduled the farm-to-market road bill for action next Wednesday, as a special order of business. 2 IOWA AREAS MENACED WITH RISING FLOODS Couple, 111 With Flu, Removed When Waters Enter House DES MOINES, f/P)-- Flood waters from the heaviest snows of the winter plus rain and mist which fell in some districts presented a menace in at least two Iowa localities Saturday. High water h a d - surrounded areas near Missouri Valley where the Boyer river was out of its banks,' and west of Shenandoah where 'the Nishnabotna river was .on a temporary rampage with ice jams spreading the water over a large territory. In Des Moiues, however, tlie weather bureau said the high water situation was localized, although r a i n had fallen ranging from .52 of an inch at Mount Ayr to 1.30 inches at KeokuU: 1.44 inches at Burlington and 1.33 inches at Labia. Rescued From Home The entire state was blanketed by fog and mists. Air travel was at a standstill. .The United Airlines office said a scheduled flight from Omaha to Des Moines Saturday probably would be canceled. Ju tlie Shenandoah area rescuers Saturday morning removed Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Boyd from their farm home west of there. Both had been ill with influenza and had taken refuge on the second floor of the dwelling as waters filtered into the first floor. Friday food and supplies were taken to the couple by men on horseback. With the waters rising Dancers Are in No Hurry to Get Light Back at Frat Party COLUMBIA. Mo., (Lira--Lightning struck only once here Friday night--at the fuse box of the Sigma Nu fraternity house--but it was fun while it lasted. Out went the lights while the house was full of coeds dancing at the annual "crum party" of the fraternity. For several minutes no one stirred. Then a pledge went for the candles. , Ten minutes later the party was resumed. VI1V ., lulll the Boyds were removed. by boat discipline. Cabinet List Is Drawn Up by Slovaks PRAGUE, IIP)--A Slovak parliamentary delegation was enroute Saturday to Prague from Brastis- lava to try to settle difficulties between Czechs and Slovaks, among whom separatist agitation caused the removal of three ministers and the proclamation of martial law in Bratislava. The delegation was bringing for Czecho-SIovak: President Emil Hacha's approval a new cabinet list of moderate Slovaks willing to continue collaboration within the federal union. The new cabinet of autonomous Slovakia was expected to be formed by Saturday. The Czechs were still in tlie dark over the one big question everywhere asked since tlie Czech lion showed its teeth Friday when Czech troops were sent to Slovakia. The question: What is Germany's attitude? RECOMMEND TISO BE REAPPOINTED BRATISLAVA, «)--T h e Slovak parliament Saturday recommended that Dr. Joseph Tiso be reappointed premier of autonomous Slovakia, the post from which he was ousted by the Prague government for backing Slovak independence agitation. The recommendation was submitted to the federal government in Prague. Bratislava remained quiet and there was serious talk of compromise being reached over the extremist Slovak demands for c o m p l e t e independence -- not merely autonomy -- f r o m the Prague government. Karl Sidor, vice premier of Czecho-Slovakia and representative of tlie Slovaks, seemed to be in control of the situation. In a conciliatory radio speech he asked the extremist Hlinka guards (Slovak storm troopers) to maintain Saturday. Housegoods Are Moved At Missouri Valley overflow waters from the Bo3 T er river had inundated the "Seatonville" district, southeast of town, to a depth of several feet. Several men reported wading waste deep in the area and many householders were moving their possessions to higher land. The water was reported cover- FOR LATE NIGHT NEWS For the latest "news bulletins tonight tune in. Radio Station K G L O (1210 Kilocycles) ot the following times: 6 P. M. -- 7 P. M. ' 8 P. M.~ 10P.M. The Weather FORECAST 1 O W A: Cloudy, occasional .rain Saturday .night and possibly In' "southeast and extreme east portions .Sunday morning; somewhat colder in extreme \vest and extreme southeast portions Saturday night and in extreme southeast portion Sunday. . rising temperature in 'northwest portion Sunday. MINNESOTA: Considerable cloudiness Saturday nigrht and Sunday, possibly rain or snow -in .southeast portion : Saturday . night; ; slightly warmpr -in' .cx: tremc west por.lion'.Su'nday.-' · :i ^ i ing an area of 10 square miles, and residents of the section feared a repetition of the serious floods of three years ago. In the meantime Harrison, counts' authorities were bending every effort to relieve the situation by opening ice blockades at the mouth o£ the rivev which empties into the Missouri river west ot Missouri Valley. Floods at Sidney With the West Nishnabothna river gorged with ice floes at Sidney and at Riverton, water was flooding thousands of acres of farm lands Saturday and highway officials were fearful the force of the water may wash out selections of highway three miles east of this city. The force ot the ice jams had broken through many dikes. A two-Inch rain here Friday night added to th'e flood hazard, lowan Directs Traffic After Crash; Killed GRINNELL, W)--Stopping to direct traffic following an automobile collision. E. E. Collis of Malcom was killed late Friday when struck by a truck four miles east of here. MIAJA MOPPING UP REDS IN WAR WITHIN A WAR Communists, Driven From Square, Set Up Defense in Hospital EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS By The Associated Press Madrid--Artillery duel .indicates new nationalist assault on republican capital; Miaja forces scatter rebellious communists Prague--Czecho-SIovak o f f i- cials still in dark on Germany's attitude toward Slovak inde- , pendence after C'zecli efforts to crush separatist agitation. Bratislava--Autonomous Slovak parliament recommends reinstatement o£ premier ousted by Prague government but conciliation on freedom demands is considered. Berlin--Hitler withholds opinion but some nazi quarters! believe Germany prepared to press demands for full autonomy for Slovaks. London--C z e c h o-S 1 o v a k,- Snanish crises seen as damper on peace hopes voiced by British Home Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare. Rome--An estimated 6,000 J e w s await midnight deadline of order for them to leave Italy with no place to go. Vatican City--Pope Pius XII names Luigi Cardinal Maglione, veteran diplomat, as papal =ec- retary of state. MADRID, «p,_Booming guns on the Civil war front at the western margin of Madrid Saturday indicated that Nationalist General irancisco Franco's armies Viarf Hlinka guards paraded through the Slqyak capital carrying rifles aricTpistols. Some were in -uniform and others displayed badges. HITLER IS OBSERVING TENSE SITUATION BEHLIN, (IP)--Germans took a strong view of the conflict in Czecho-Slovakia Saturday but a government spokesman suggested Chancellor Hitler would observe events in the neighboring republic for a while before committing himself. The government by early afternoon had not replied to the note of Joseph Tiso protesting against his removal as premier of Slovakia and the dismissal of other provincial ministers by President Emil Hacha. Hitler Sunday will attend Memorial day exercises at the State opera and listen to a commemorative address by Admiral-General Erich Saeder,, chief of staff of the navy, in honor of the first anniversary of the annexation ot Austria Vienna on Monday, the actual \ anniversary, hopes to see tlie chancellor in its midst for the celebration of Anschluss. German authorities apparently wanted these two events to pass off smoothly before taking an active hand in Czechoslovakia. the situation in Bare Knees Legal at Provincetown PROVINCETOWN, Mass, Bare knees definitely are legal in this summer resort town oti the tip of Capt Cod. Proponents of an anti-shorts law were short three votes in their second effort to put over the ban Friday night. Leaders for Safety Bill 35 J2 32 trace 41 27 Globe-Gazette weather statistics: ' · Maximum Friday ' Minimum Friday night At 8 a. m. Saturday Precip. YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum WEEKLY FORECAST Outlook for March 13-18. Upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys: Some precipitation indicated about middle of week; temperature mostly near or above normal in south, and near or . below, normal .in north portion, nco's armies had launched an attack against the city while Republican General Miaja's forces still were mopping UE communists in tlie war? within a war.' J Resumption of bombardments along the 28 months old siege lines indicated that the nationalist forces, which had withheld their fire during the six-day revolt against Miaja's "peace with honor"' program, had resumed the attack. Report "Heavy Fighting" Fierce artillery fire developed on the nationalist-republican front southeast of Madrid also and observers reported "heavy fighting" and a "terrific duel" of artillery batteries. Within Madrid fierce machine- gun fire drove the communist rebels from what Miaja's national defense junta called their last major stronghold, in Indeaendencla square near tlie center of Madrid. But the communists merely retired to set up a new resistance center in a maternity hospital. The hospital contained about 1.000 women, expectant mothers and others with newborn infants. Elsewhere in the city communists were being dispersed and groups of them were surrendering. A mobile army loyal to Miaja, brought in from the east.' played the major role in driving the comm u n i s t s f r o m Independcncia square. Revellers Are Scattered Loyal troops demolished barricades the communists had raised In Independencia square. Earlier revolters attacked encamped republican forces. The communists were dispersed after a brief but sharp clash. One indication that the back of the communist uprising was broken was that the revolters were scattered, faced with great difficulty In obtaining food and unable to maintain close contact among their separated strongholds. A dream of several years standing will come true for Representative Dean W. Feisen, Eldora republican, left, it the governmental reorganization bill creating a public safety department is passed by the Iowa house of representatives and signed by Gov. George A. Wilson. Peiscn, who fostered the measure merging the highway patrol, bureau of investigation and various inspection divisions, is shown above with Senator E. P. Donohue, 'New Hampton, republican floor leader, who spearheaded the bill to a favorable vote in the upper chamber. Peiscn will be its champion in the Iowa house. (Iowa Daily Prcssyhoto) Lenox Again Is in State Girls' Finals SPORTS BULLETIX DES SIOINES, tiP--I.CHON, the 1938 runnerup, moved into another championship battle for (he girls' state high school basketball championship defeating Wcllsbunr, 36 to 35, in a thrilling.. semifinal.gameSatur4ay, af- " ternoon. As - usual, · tire '-southwest Iowa team came from behind to win. 6,000 Jews Facing Italian Deadline ROME. W)--An estimated 6,00(1 foreign Jeu-s watched wilh anxiety the approach of the deadline at midnight Saturday night o[ an order for them to leave Italy. They have no place to go. They lack permission to enter other countries. After midnight they are subject to arrest for violation ot the expulsion decree. /-

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