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March 13, 1939

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n A H L O N E R H 1 S T M E M * A R T D £ P T 6r I O W A C O W P DCS M O t N E S I I NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "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 PULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 132 p fe-S "Ahhhh! Beautiful Spring! Ain't it Purty!" REPORT NAZIS WANT CZECH AREA DIVIDED DIPLOMATS SAY NOTE DEMANDS SPLIT 3 WAYS Tiso Confers With Hitler; Premier Beran May Resign BULLETIN BRATISLAVA, Czecho-Slovakia, (U.Ri--Heavy rioting broke out Monday night in the public square between the National theater and the Hotel Carlton. Police charged a big Slovak independence demonstration with bayonets and tear gas bombs. House Repeals Requirement for All Trucks to Carry Directional Signal Systems Amendments lo Safety B E R L I N , (UP)--Diplo matic circles reported out official confirmation Monday night that Germany dad sent a note to the Czecho- Slovakian government demanding division of the republic into three independent states and reorganization of the central regime at Prague. The diplomatic report was strengthened by messages j from Prague saying that the cabinet of Premier Rudolf Beran was believed likely to resign soon, possibly 'before midnight. " Would-Remove Sirovy--: The G e r m a n note to Prague, in support of the Slovak independence 'Campaign, was described in quarters that appeared to have authoritative knowledge of the message demanding the division of Czecho-SIovakia into three independent states, namely: Bohemia, Slovakia and Carpatho-Ukrainia. In connection with the Prague cabinet, it was said the note sought removal of Gen. Alois Elias as minister of communications; and Gen. Jnn Sirovy, as minister of nationaldefense. Sirovy was premier after the Sudet- enland crisis. Those developments ' were reported immediately after Josef Tiso, ousted by the Prague central government from his post as premier, of Slovakia, had conferred for 40 minutes with Freuh- rer AdoH Hitler and had later telephoned to Bratislava, where he spoke personally to Karl Sidor, who succeeded him as premier. Will Read Declaration Sidor was said to have agreed :o summon the Slovak parliament early Tuesday, at which time a declaration will be read with Tiso present. Tiso will leave here Mon- Department Measure Brought Forward DES MOINES, (JP)-- Towa house members Monday ignored denunciations of the "general contempt of truck operators towards the motoring public" and passed a bill repealing the requirement that all trucks carry directional signal systems. The measure, which allows optional use of signals, passed with a 77 to 27 majority. It now goes to (he senate. "Truckers are very interested in striking out this highway safety' measure in order to save money." .,, asserted Representative Earl C. -Wltn-|yj s hbaugh ( R ) , Shenandoah. in vain fight against the bill. "I call that the essence of selfishness." The law now requires freight vehicles and buses to carr^ signal Liquor by Drink Bill Not Backed DES MOINES, (fP)--1l\e Iowa, liouse liquor committee Monday virtually killed all chance of "liquor by the drink" in this session of the legislature by refusing to recommend passage of a committee bill on the subject. systems to indicate which way a truck is going to tuni. -'-Proponents of the -house -measure asserted the requirement is a "hazard rather than a safeguard' because the signals often are rendered useless by coverings of mud. Sifting: Group Named Approximately 500 bills Monday were placed at the mercy of a house sifting committee as the lower chamber voted, 91 to 7, for Scott (R). West Union, and Robert C. Reilly (D), Dubuque. Among the seven house members voting against the creation of a sifting committee was Dear W.' Peisen (R), Eldora, chairman of the house consolidation unit. Conference Group Named Speaker Irwin appointed the following conference committee to iron out differences between th senate and house on the genera "anti-boolleggmg" tax stamp bill Oscar Johnson ( D ) , Kanawha chairman; Philip Roan {R), For Madison; C. F. Shhnanek (R) Monticello; Howard P. Eckerman (D), Davenport. Piloted through the lower cham ber a resolution memorializin congress to call a ' constitutiona convention for the purpose o Mason City Has Largest School Vote in Years Order 1,000 Additional Ballots Printed; 3,000 Already Delivered The heaviest vote in years was indicated Monday afternoon in the annual school election here when a 2 o'clock survey revealed a total of 685 votes cast compared with the 301 polled in the entire election a year ago. The heavy vote caused School Secretary R. L. James to order an additional 1,000 ballots printed Monday to supplement the 3.000 previously delivered to the four polling places. The particular interest shown in this year's election was attributed to the fact that four candidates , . . . . , , . , a r e seeking t w o available offices limiting the federal government OI1 lhe school board, one of which a sifting group to winnow out the legislation to be considered in the final third of the session. Speaker John R. Irwin named he following committee: F. J. Pine (R). Columbus June- lion, chairman; Dewey Goode (R), Bloomfield; M. D. Van Oosterhout (R), Orange City; Jens Thompson (R), Rolfe: \V. G. Wood (R), Albia; J. A. Lucas (R), Bedford; H. W. Burma (R), Allison; George L. Above is part of the throne of persons who waiched city employes dynamite ice in Willow creek ..Sunday afternoon and evening. These persons lined the bridge on First street southwest to watch the big blast set off in the lower picture near the north side of the bridge on Second street southwest. The two bridges are a block apart. (Lock photo, Kayenay engraving.) * : : :--: ; rrvj O4-*11 poured the north section slab of I MPV r * N I 1 I I ^ new Thirteenth street bridge x AJA -'J' V-H-H.L over jjjg winnebago river Sunday watched with considerable anxiety the rising level o£ the water Sunday night. The water, however, did not come near the forms and no interference from ice was encountered. The annual dynamiting of ice in i Monday workmen started strip- Willow creek to prevent spring j P |n § lne bracing in order to be Still Like to See Ice Go Here Gravitation Solution Made by Einstein floods in Wildwood and other parts ff the city through which the | stream flows attracted hundreds: of persons Sunday afternoon and ' early evening. j Approximately. 125 blasts were used to clear ice from the stream at several bends in the creek between the bridge on First street northwest and the bridge on Second street southwest. City em- ployes were in charge of dynamiting the ice. This annual clearing of the stream is necessitated when the ice goes out of the stream suddenly. Large chunks of ice from upstream slide downstream and cover solid ice under the bridges. Soon there is an ice jam and floods result. By keeping the stream clear, floods are prevented and the bridges in this section of the city are protected. Water was standing in the viaduct on First street southwest Sunday and in other low parts of the city, due to sudden thawing of surface ice. There is little danger from floods, however, according to city officials: ready to remove the piling in hurry should the ice come down the river. Water failed to rise high enough to flood the B- C. Way gardens. 321 Second street southeast, or cause any damage to residences in Rock Glen. City employes will continue to watch the. stream in order to prevent any ice jam, but the big dynamite show that comes once a year for the spectators is probably over for this season. NEW YORK, Prof. Albert Einstein, the scientist, announced Tuesday he had discovered a new solution of the riddle of gravitation. The ' riddle is the unknown cause of gravitation -and its connection with electricity, matter and magnetism. Professor Einstein day night or early Tuesday. The proposed division of ncome and inheritance tax "take' to 25 per cent of annual income or the value of an estate. The vote was 45 to 39, one of the few r almost even divisions of the session thus far. Representative Herman Knudson ( R ) , Mason City, obtained house approval of a resolution directing the governor to ap- · point a committee of 14, seven from each chamber, to represent the state May 6 and 7 at a Luther college reception for Crown Prince Olaf and Crown Princess Martha of the Norwegian royal fa.mily. .....Representative ..William Judd (R), Clinton, sponsored another approved resolution, this one to memorialize congress to construct the proposed federal Mississippi river scenic highway on the Iowa side of the river. Meanwhile, republican leaders extended the truce on the public safety department bill Monday as new amendments, designed to change the measure in drastic 'ashion, broke out in the Iowa louse. Representative Peisen (R.). Eldora, author of the bill and chairman of the house consolidation -·ommittee, said he might .'bring :he matter before the lower cham- ocr Tuesday. Amendments Are Listed The bill, which would consoli- ENVOYS OF 41 STATES ASKED TO PIUS' HOME Kennedy Has Audience With Pope Following Brilliant Coronation VATICAN CITY, (P -- Pope Pius XII opened his old summer estate in the Albnn hills Monday to the envoys of 41 nations who saw him crowned with brilliant pomp and ceremony in St. Peter's Sunday. Joseph P. Kennedy, United States ambassador to London and the first official United States representative to attend a papal coronation since 1846, had a separate audience with the pontiff to present Mis. Kennedy and eight of their children. Thousands See Pagcantry Diplomats, prelates and princes were among the 500,000 or so persons who watched the religious pageantry in the vast mother church of Catholicism when the golden, jewel-encrusted tiara was placed on the head of the 262nd pope, a pope of peace. The envoys were invited to be guests of the new pontiffs secre- ,vas vacant following the resignation a month ago of B. A. Webster, who was president until his withdrawal. Four Candidates Out Additional votes also were believed to have resulted from a concerted support o£ Note Landgren by local labor groups. Garfield Breese, local attorney who is just completing .his first term on the board; Mrs. G. W. Cady, for- , . . , , . , . , » , , . mer teacher, and Jay Decker, for- tai-y of state Cardinal MagUone, merly head of the local packing f "t s tour o[ the 100-acre lakeside papal estate at Castcl Gandolfo ambassador, at the British embassy. Well-informed nazis said they believed that a demarche in the nature of an ultimatum to Prague could be expected within 24 hours Would Crush Separatists The turmoil in Czechoslovaks centered on the efforts of the Prague government to crush the independence or separatist movement in autonomous Slovakia by Czecho-Slovak -republic would be along its present lines but with greater independence for each state. The Czechs dominate Bohemia, where Prague is located; the Slovaks are in the central area; and the Carpatho-Ukraine is the' eastern tip of The country, which Hungary has been seeking to annex. The nazi press let loose a. barrage of charges against the Czechs and the semi-official news agency (DNB) reported that 22 Germans had been wounded by Czech and communist terrorists at Iglau, where fighting was reported still under way. At Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, unconfirmed reports circulated that the Slovak leaders, \vilh nazi backing, would proclaim an independent Slovakia in a broadcast from the Vienna station within the next 18 hours. Nazi sources made it clear thai the situation was "urgent" as a ousting Tiso, who immediately ap- the j pealed to Hitler for aid. kept the solution secret, explain- j result of Tiso airpane flight to see Wheel From Auto Rings Burglar Alarm DALLAS, (/P)--A wheel rolled off Carl Ansley's automobile, crashed through a store door and set off a burglar alarm, summoning police. If-,', iron I\|T city r*. lion CRUSHED BY TRACTOR ASHLEY. N. Dak., (U.R)--Jacob Bellinger. 42 year old WPA worker, was killed when a tractor he was operating on a dam construc- The Rye and Henkel Construe- j tion project o v e r t u r n e d and companies, associated, who ' crushed him. ing that it would be tested with j actual experiments. The announcement was made in a birthday interview -- Einstein will be 60 Tuesday--to L. E. Levick of the National Association of Science Writers, and released through the association. Levick is science writer for the New York Journal and American and International News Sen-ice. Einstein thinks he has discovered the clue to a long-sought single law that will explain the structure of the entire universe and all the mysteries of matter and radiation. Gravitation is the missing link. Everything else, scientists have suspected, will become clear it someone can learn how gravitation originates. Hitler and that Germany was intervening, although the exact form of intervention was undecided. Given Impressive Entry Tiso was received in the imposing greystone "court of honor" of the chancellery, where honored guests enter, by Hitlers personal bodyguards, attired in steel helmets and carrying rifles. There was an impressive roll of drums as Tiso entered. Hitler postponed indefinitely his scheduled Wednesday visit to Vienna to participate in a great military demonstration on the anniversary of the union o£ Austria with the reich. The French ambassador. Robert Coulondre. returned hurriedly to Berlin and conferred with Sir Nevile Henderson, the British But from the German viewpoint the Prague government has failed j to "co-operate'" with the reich in many matters since the republic was dismembered by the Munich conference. Nazis have been highly critical of the Prague cabinet, which they said talked co-operation but failed to act in the same spirit. "The situation is unbearable," the Nachtausgabe declared in a triple banner-line Monday afternoon. "The Czechs blood terror against Germans and Slovaks creates an unbearable situation.'' Chaos Is Charged The press generally reported-as it did during the Sudetanland crisis--that there was chaos Slovakia and that Germans were endangered or attacked. Czechs to Protest Germans' Activities PRAGUE, (IP)--Czecho official quarters reported Monday that the j Czccho-SIovak government had decided to protest to Germany against-activities of minority Germans in this nation and of the Vienna radio station. They said the protest would be made within 12 hours against "the attitude of the German minority in Brunn (Brno) and Bratislava and the interference of the Vienna radio station in the republic's internal affairs." Although officials said no formal demands had been made by Germany concerning Slovakia, fear had increased here that Berlin planned to force the republic to cut loose both.the Slovak and Carpatho-U k r a i n e autonomous provinces. Franz Karmasin, leader of t h e ! German minority in Slovakia. date various state enforcement and inspection functions under Gov. George A. Wilson, will have to run the gauntlet of the following new armaments: 1. A proposal by Representative L. O. Lampman (R.), Primghar, to place the proposed department under the attorney general rather than under a public safety commissioner appointed by the governor. 2. Amendments by Representatives William Judd (R.), Clinton, and Oscar Johnson (D.), Kanawha, and Philip Kohlhaas (D.) Algona. to prohibit the use o! lighway patrolmen in industrial disputes. 3. A plan by Representative F. A. Latchaw (R.), Wilt'on Junction, to unite the highway patrol and the fire marshal's office with the bureau of investigation under the attorney general. As it passed the senate, the bill would merge seven state departments employing approximately 260 persons into one unit directed by a public safety commissioner. Commenting on his "labor angle" amendment, Kohlhaas said, "We do not want to make highway patrolmen targets in stnke violence." pa plant, completed the slate. First ward voters cast their ballots in the school administration building, second ward at the courthouse, third ward at Lapiner's garage and the .fourth ward at the Central Auto Electric company. 'Mild'Weather Helps The polls opened at 7 o'clock in the morning and were to close at 7 in the evening. Pleasantly mild weather also helped to swell the march to the polls. The vote by wards at 2 o'clock: First ward 132, second 233, third 200 and fourth 120. The voters also were to decide whether or riot the school board should be permitted to sell the Jackson s c h o o l building and grounds at South Federal avenue and Nineteenth street and also three bungalows located on Madison avenue opposite M o n r o e school which arc to be removed in order to provide additional playground space for the new junior high school. CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES MINNEAPOLIS, (U.R)--Last rites were arranged Monday for Silas W. Leavitt, 95 year old Civil war veteran, former state legislator and businessman. He died Saturday night following a three weeks illness. and tea in the 310-year-old summer palace. The pope, who was not expected to go personally to Castel Gan- " dolfo for the reception,' was busy with audiences for seven foreign delegations to the coronation and for four cardinals- Besides Kennedy, his holiness received envoys from' England, Peru. China. H u n - gary, Yugoslavia and Luxembourg. Scores Are Injured Scores of ordinary folk nursed bruises after the rour-homi coronation ceremony and the crush when thousands rushed out from the basilica to see the actual coronation, which took place' on a St. Peter's balcony for the first time in almost a century. It was estimated conservatively that 60,000 persons jammed into St. Peter's. They had packed it from early morning to an hour before the ceremony began at 9 a. m. Thousands sat or stood for six hours. Outside in the great square a throng estimated at 350,000 to 500.000 overflowed the 15 acres of the plaza. Scenes Arc Brilliant Inside the church were scenes of brilliance. The appearance of the G3 year old pope, who was elected March '1 to succeed the late Pius XI, thrilled many as he and Dr. Joseph Tiso. dismissed Slovak premier, left for Berlin to confer with Rcichsfuehrcr Hitler. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday; somewhat warmer in south portion Monday night and in extreme cast portion Tuesday, colder in extreme west portion Tuesday. MINNESOTA: O c c a s i o n a l snow Monday night and Tuesday; somewhat colder in southwest portion Tuesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a. m. Monday: Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday Night At 8 a. m. Monday YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum Figures for Sunday: Maximum Saturday Minimum in Night At 8 a. m. Sunday YEAR AGO. Maximum Minimum 41 29 32 64 35 37 30 31 Seated on his portable throne. Pope Pius XII is shown as he was borne into the nave of SI. Peter's basilica for pontifical ma--s in thr first step of lhe brilliant pageantry that came to a climax w i t h his coronation as 262nti pope of the Roman Catholic church. (Asroriatcd Press Radlopholo.)

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