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e : O t P T O F I O W A COUP DCS UQI N£s I A fe. 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 FUUj LEASED WIRP5 FIVE CENTS A COPY »»»ca n . ,» , Paul Mallon Hull Alvyays Away as U. S. States Policy WASHINGTON--It seems every lime the U. S. injects a word into the European controversy, State Secretary Hull is out of town. Last April 19, last Dec. 22, last week, it was the same. In each case, Sumner Welles, the u n d e r-s ecre- tary and closer political pal of Mr-. Roosevelt, or the president h i m s e l f , i n - j e c t e d t h e words. On only one occasion in the past year has it been different. Mr. Hull was on hand for the Munich crisis in September. At that time, Mr. Welles raced back and arrived in the midst o£ things. Mri Hull never races back. This last time he continued to sun himself in Florida. He had a bad cold. The only conclusion drawn the inner circle is that the president relies on Mr. Welles as much as Mr. Hull, but there are others. T?ov instance, everyone knows Mr. Hull hates dictators, but not with the intensity of an old fashioned leftist, and possibly not the depth of Mr. Welles or Mr. Roosevelt. Douglas Not Surprised The president called securities exchange Chairman Douglas' on the telephone the day before his appointment to the supreme court was announced, and gave him the news. Douglas apparently told no one except his wife. A few hours before the announcement was made, his aides debated whether to tell him a supreme court selec- . iion was about to be made. They decided not, for fear he might be disappointed. Only doubt in Mr. Roosevelt's MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22,1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 140 HITLER TO INSPECT HIS MEMEL volvement in the insurance case would prejudice the senate and Whether Douglas could be sold as a western appointee. He has not been west since his maturity, but was a New York lawyer. He was campaign manager for Senator Maloney of Connecticut last time. Certain administration senators heard some weeks ago that if Douglas could be promoted as a ·westerner, he could get the appointment. T h e r e a f t e r , administration columnists and writers published pieces indicating he had sagebrush in his hair and the way was cleared for the appointment. 130 RETURN TO LAUNDRY JOBS; STRIKE SETTLED New Contract Will Provide for Union Shop, Increased Pay The wheels of industry began to turn again at the Lyons Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Inc., and Ideal- American laundry plants Wednesday as 130 workers returned to their jobs after settling of differences which resulted in a seven day strike. A one year contract between the union and the employers in the two plants was being prepared Wednesday, according to Frank Wenig, U. S. department of labor conciliator, who said that it probably would be signed late in the day. · It calls for a union shop, an increase of 10 per cent in the wage scale of the laundry workers and vacations with pay for employes with one year seniority, he said, Final Meeting Held A final negotiation meeting during the forenoon was attended by Mr. Wenig, W. J. Holahan, general manager of the Ideal-American laundry, and .his attorney, Harvey J. Bryant; C. M. Lyons, president of the Lyons firm, and his attorney, Garfield E. Breese, and Joe Pease, business agent of the drivers' local union and representative 'of the laundry workers, The union's attitude toward the Marshall and Swift plant remains unchanged, and a picket line will be maintained there "intermittently," Mr. Pease said. There were no pickets in evidence at the plant Wednesday, however. Wenig Is Thanked ... .The-parties expressedJheir appreciation for. tlie: assistance given" by Mr. Wenig in mediation of the difficulties. "I also appreciate the fine cooperation from all parties," Mr. Wenig said, "including the principals, the attorneys, Mr. Pease and Mr. Utterback. They all conducted themselves as gentlemen throughout the negotiations." Cecil Utterback, business agent for the DCS Moines local of the international laundry workers union, took part in the first dav's negotiations Monday, assisting Mr. Pease. Appeals for Volunteers to Search Broadcast New Dealers' Health Harry Hopkins' recent illness was not grippe, as announced, but a recurrence of his old stomach ulcer ailment. The president is very worried about him. The commerce secretary came back to his job after a few days in the coop at home, but is none too well. As the president has temporarily Tost the services of his jumping jack- man. Thomas Corcoran, and his reception secretary, Marvin Mac- Inlyre. for an indefinite period through illness, ' the question of health lias become a major one in the new deal. Chairman Pittman is saying privately his cash and carry neutrality resolution was his own idea, but his colleagues recognize also that it represents a white house desire. Poker Used by Woman to Chase Man Away DES MOINES, (.'Pj--Mrs. J. S. Wells told police she wielded a stove poker on the head of a man she surprised in her home attempting to assault her II year old daughter. She said she found the man in her home when she returned about 4 p. m. and that he fled as she screamed for help after hitting him with "the first tiling handy"--the poker. Mercury Soars to 68 in Mason City The mcri'Ury s«nred (n a maxi m u m of 68 decrees in Mason City at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. This was the highest temperature ot the year, the previous high bcinst 66 on Tuesday. Attractive Society Matron Is Missing; Husband Put in Jail OKLAHOMA CITY, (U.R--Ra- dio stations throughout the state Droadcast hourly appeals Wednesday for volunteers to search Mis, forests, prairies and back roads for the body of Mrs. Eu'dora Cihiningham, 30, attractive society matron who has been missing two weeks and who authorities believe is dead. The broadcasts were directed by County Prosecutor E. W. Brown, who ordered the woman's husband, Hoger W. Cunningham. 33, held indefinitely for Questioning. Husband Is in Jail 'If the .woman were alive," Brown said, "she certainly would have communicated with her husband, who is in jail, or with her mother and stepfather, who are on Die verge of a breakdown. We are convinced that she is dead, probably the victim of foul play." .Brown said that Cunningham's story of his wife's disappearance "doesn't hold water," and -that he has "refused to co-operate" in the search for her. He released to newspapers copies of a letter purportedly written by Cunningham* to a friend in Los Angeles identified as "Spike," asking that a fake telegram be sent ^to Mrs. Cunningham's parents signed "Eudora," and saying "don't worry." Cunningham Tells Story The appeals for available persons to organize searching parties were sent on police and private radio stations in several cities. Mrs. Cunningham disappeared March S. Her husband, an inspector for the federal housing authority agency here, did not report it until 10 days later, when police began questioning him at the insistence of Mrs. Cunningham's stepfather, J. P. Stokes, wealthy real,estate, .dealer.\ At Jliat.-time, Brown said, Cunningham "gave .this story: Mrs. Cunningham decided to go to San Francisco to meet principals in a radio program that she aomired. He drove her to the railroad station about 11 p. m on March 6. While he was parking the car she alighted and went into the station. When he entered she was gone. MRS. EUDOKA CUNNINGHAM 5 Escaped Convicts, 3 of Whom Have Wood Legs, Are Hunted KUNTSVILLE, Texas. u.Fi-- Five escaped convicts, three with a wooden leg each, one with only- one arm and the other barely able to walk, eluded'' a posse in the. wastelands east of here Wednesday. They broke from the Wynne prison farm, confining place of tubercular prisoners and others unfit for heavy duty, apparently with outside help Tuesday night, and escaped in a commandeered automobile. Their leader was believed to be Dolph Tuck, an habitual criminal who aided authorities in the prosecution of the late Raymond Hamilton for the murder of a guard at Enstham prison. The others were V. E. Cooper, serving 30 years for forgery; Jodie T. Lloyd, under life sentence for robbery; Arthur L. Brown, under life sentence as an habitual criminal, and Harold Horton, serving five years for burglary., Rumania and Germany Sign Trade Treaty BUCHAREST, Rumania. IIP}--. Germany and Rumania signed trade treaty Tuesday night. Rumanian officials jubilantly announced that the country's "political and economic independence" had been preserved .under the terms of the treaty. .^Details were-nbt anouneedi..v--A -.The,trade agreement, negotiation of which was a major factor in the ''Rumanian crisis" which disturbed Europe last weekend, was completed and signed by Dr. Helmuth Wohlthat, head of a German trade mission, and Jan Dujoiu, Rumanian minister of national economy. Rumanians said Germany was not given monopolistic economic concessions, which she was reported to have asked previously. The ''open door to purchasers of the whole world remains open," one official commented. Germany gave no special pledges to respect Rumanian frontiers and negotiators said the subject had not been discussed. Navy to Get Airship Capable of Flying Nonstop 12,000 Miles SAN DIEGO, C a L , f^)_The United States navy soon will have a 2,000. horsepower flying boat capable of cruising nonstop from Los Angeles to China and back to Midway island, a distance of approximately 12,000 miles. Informed sources said Wednesday the Consolidated Aircraft company will have the first boat ready in about fiO days. It will be a twin-engined monoplane, 140 feet across the wing and 75 feet from nose to tail, and it may be able to achieve 360 miles per hour. SENATE PASSES PENSIONS BILL FOR TEACHERS Sets Up $530,000 Fund; Measure Now Goes to Iowa House ' BULLETIN DES MOINES, (AP)-The Iowa senate Wednesday passed by a 38 to 8 vote the teachers' annuity bill, setting up a $530,000 fund from the state treasury to pay pensions to retired school teachers. The bill now goes to the house. Senators who dissented were Benson, Edwards, Ellis, Levis. Moore, Pelzer, Smith and Stewart. DES MOINES, (/Pj--The drive to give 25,000 Iowa teachers social security in their old age through a state-sponsored annuity system got under way in the Iowa senate Wednesday. Sponsors of the bill said the recommended $530,000 state contribution would equal .18 of a mill state property tax levy. Of this amount, they said, the "basic" state contribution would be $245,000 a year. The other S285.000 would he needed annually for the first 20 years of the system to take care of elderly 'teachers now in the service who have not had an opportunity to build up a substantial annuity o£ their own through contributions from their salaries. Smith Voices Criticism The latter meed would decline gradually through the years as the number of ''short term'\ contributing 'teachers''tended terfeduce:"" The teachers themselves would eontribute a total of about $500,000 a year, sponsors explained. Only one voice was raised in criticism of the- measure as explanation o£ the annuity plan was begun. Senator C. Colfax Smith (R), Clarksville, said he could see no reason why the older teachers should be credited with "prior service" in the bill. "Why not start from scratch?" he demanded. "In all history, only one person was born full-sized, full fledged and clad in armor, and that person was Minerva, the goddess of wisdom." "Evidently these teachers want to be placed in the favorable position Minerva enjoyed." Played Part, in Campaign In perfunctory manner, the senate approved the appropriations committee report setting the state contribution figure at S530- 000 annually. Teachers' pensions played a part m the republican state campaign last fall. Recently, however, house republicans put through a resolution providing for a constitutional limitation on granting public pensions to any groups other than the aged, blind and military veterans. 1 The resolufiol asks a constitutional amendment requiring approval by popular vote of any pension proposal, other than the | specific exemptions, to be voted by future sessions of the legislature. The resolutions must be approved by the senate and by the 1941 legislature before a constitutional amendment can be offered to the people. LOOK INSIDE FOR- ROBERT S. JAMES Sentenced to Die in "Rattlesnake" Slaying PAGE 2 El Chico Favored in Winter Book Ratings PAGE 11 Sub-District Music Contest Is at Burt PAGE 5 Vandenberg Denies Presidential Aims WASHINGTON, ,/P, _ Senator Vanderiberg (R.-Mic'h'.,")" spent""a part of his 55th birthday anniversary Wednesday reiterating that he is not a candidate for the republican presidential nomination. "I'm finally beginning to convince some people that I mean it, too,'' he grinned. Nazis Seize Copies of 49 Foreign Papers BERLIN, OP)--Copies ot « lor- eign newspapers and periodicals, an unusually large number, were confiscated by police Tuesday. ···"-' . . «* «-ii\, ^j*-ujjic. WILL PIGS BUILD LUTHER GIRLS DORMITORY' · --· ' . The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Fair Wednesday night anil Thursday, not so coo! in north portion Wednesday night; warmer in east portion Thursday. MINNESOTA: Fair Wednesday night and Thursday, somewhat warmer in extreme south Wednesday night and in south- cast and extreme east portions Thursday; colder northwest portion Thursday afternoon. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazelle weather statis- IMaximum Tuesday 66 M i n i m u m Tuesday nicht 33 At S a. m. Wednesday 41) LAST YEAR: M a x i m u m RO M i n i m u m 33 Precip, .3(5 V f * * * .* * Lithuania Was! Threatened by Germans British Government Considers Continued Expansion of Nazis LONDON, (£)--The British government said Germany had threatened little Lithuania with action "in a military sense" if she refused to surrender Memel to her Wednesday. In response to a question in the house of commons, Sir Samuel Hoare, home secretary, substituting for Prime Minister Chamberlain, said: "The Lithuanian minister for foreign affairs, who was recently in Berlin, received while there, demands from the German government for immediate cession of Memelland to the reich, coupled with a threat that in the event of resistance or appeal for support elsewhere, the matter would be dealt with not diplomatically but in a military sense." Talks With Towers Previously Sir Samuel had tojd. the house that the government was considering a special meeting of the league of nations to consider Germany's rapid expansion, continued Wednesday by tiie absorption of Memel, yielded by Lithuania. The government whip, Patrick Munro, disclosed that Britain is conducting military staff talks, through military attaches, with France, soviet Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Yugoslavia. Rumania, Turkey, Greece and the Netherlands. U. S. Not Included Munro answered ; no" to E question by Laborite Josiah Wedgwood .whether "economic aod military, staff,talks will be.initiated witli the Unite'd ;Sfate«r concerning supply'they; could make to this country and our allies in case o: war being forced upon us." Sir Samuel substituted foi Prime Minister Chamberlain in replying to questions following a meeting of the British cabinet at which it was decided to take no action because of Germany's acquisition of. Memel. Reported in Camps j In reply to Philip .T. Noel- Baker, laborite, the home secretary said he had no information "regarding statements that 20,000 Czechs were now in concentration camps." Geoffrey L. Maiider, oppositioi liberal, asked if the governmen; "\yere considering immediate step: with a view to arrangements between France, Britain and Russia for joint action in restraint of aggression in association also with Poland, Rumania, Yugoslavia Turkey, Holland and Denmark?' Hoare replied that "the government are in communication with other governments." . Consider Forming Bloc The cabinet had met to considei what commitments Britain mu undertake to check German e) pansion by quick formation of bloc against aggression. Despite the fact that Britain was one of the signatories of the Memel convention of 1024 by which Lithuanian sovereignty over Meme! was recognized, there was no indication t h a t any action was planned here specifically to combat the return of the territory to the reich. PLANS TRIUMPH IN NEW LANDS IN NAZI REICH Will Use Deutschland to Go to Areas With Seaport on Baltic KUHOPE-AT-A-GLANCE By The Associated Press Kaunas--Lithuania gives Memel back to Germany; proc l a i m s slate of emergency throughout country as troops withdraw from ceded Baltic area. B c r 1 i n_H i 11 e r leaves for battleship voyage to Memel; Danzig expects return of free city to Germany; Poland worried. L o n d o n -- B r i t a i n says Germany threatened force to get Memel; considers calling special league council meeting to consider nazi expansion. P a n ' s -- C o n v e r s a t i o n s f n r French-Italian reconciliation reported under way. Rome--Italy pictured by high fascist as with Germany both in war and peace; democracies warned that joint action against a.xis might bring war. B E R L I N, f AP)' -- Adolf Hitler left Berlin Wednesday and boarded the battleship Deutschland at Swinemeu- ende for a triumphal trip by sea to Me.mel, his newly acquired Baltic seaport. By choosing this mode of travel the fuehrer emphasized both Gel-many.'s growing, power as'-a. niaritiine^atioir anifc avoided crossing what may be another objective of German policy before long--the Polish corridor. Hitler left Berlin shortly after Lithuania capitulated (o nazi pressure and agreed to cede i\lemel, Germanic territory acquired in the post-war settlements, back to Germany. Swinemeunde is Germany's Baltic sea-base 120 miles norlh of Berlin. His new acquisition came tn him on a Lithuanian platter without so much as a distant rumbling of effective opposition--the Memel district ot 1,090 square miles inhabited by 150,000 persons, mostly German. Danzlij, Poland Next? Nazi leaders of the -formerly German Free City of Danzig expressed fears that they might have difficulty in restraining a population that expects its "liberation" to come on the heels of that of Memel. Concern was expressed in Poland, which next to Lithuania is most vitally affected by the new German acquisition, both because of her proximity to the territory and because of implications for Danzig, which lies at the head of t h e Polish corridor separating East Prussia from the rest of Germany. Reliable opinion in Berlin, hnxv- cvcr, was t h a t the Polish corridor was not on the list of additions to be made in (he immediate fu{Turn (n Pag« 2) Dashing Co-Eds, New in Traditional Men's School, Visualize Campus Home That Donation of 3,000 Hogs Would Make Possible (STORY ON PAGE 10) These pictures iell the story of how Luther college co-eds are reacting to the idea of a new girls' dormitory on the campus which supporters of the institution hope can be done by donations of ·3,000 pigs within a radius of 100 miles of Dccorah: 1. Here are some of the pirls in front of the Campus Hou^c one of Hie three residences now used for the housing ot co-eds' They^are: Betty Reque, Hazel Shirven, Ruth Hegg Anita Halverson Evelyn Baker, Helen Rosholt, Anne Baukol and Frances Elliott i. learning that pigs might build them a new dormitory three daring co-eds immediately got interested in the college farm hog lot. They are shown above making a study of two hogs at close hand, f r o m left to right are Bernice Estcnson, Ruth Fortun and Helen Hosholl. 3. Here are the men chosen to direct the pig campaign to raise J? money for a girls' dormitory at Luther college. From left to right they are: The Rev. Nels Magellsen, Rushford, Minn., chairman- David T. Nelson, professor of English at Luther college; the Rev' George Ulvilden, La Crossc, Wis.; the Rev. J. O. Holum Westby' Uis.; A. C. Bishop, publisher of the Decorah Public Opinion- the' c, CV X', , u Lu " de ' Mount Sterling, 111.; the Rev. S. .1. Strandjord St. O l a f : Ihc Rev. S. J. Frethcim, Scarvilie: K a r l H. Nordgaard. director of public relations, Luther college, and S. S. Reque Luther - . ha ' e been closely identified with the college R , , f ' '-a *!' S .' S IH e place for our new dorm," said Irene Laiiglie Ruth Roberts, Florence Frost, Ruth Roseth and Kay Konwm -no in Until 6 ih C'" 1 * a beauTtifl " s P ot «* Luther's exquisite campu." Years T£ y h a " ag r LUUieV !? d 1ad only boy ^"rtents for 75 } cars, me change to a co-educational institution has already brought an enrollment of 163 R irl f . All these girN U.llc about "ow is "when we get that new dorm." (Lock photo, Kayenay cngrav?n s

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