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h , *° tha ex Panding empire o f Adolf Hitler. Ultimatum Was Issued Lithuania's decision Tuesday tilght to return Memel to Germany was described by DNB, official German news agency, as the "only expedient solution for conciliation." (Victor Gailius, governor ot the Memel territory, saic that Germany had issued a virlua ultimatum demanding cession ol the territory to Germany.) Just how' conclusive the document was to be was not disclosed. Either in this document or else in a series of agreements of which this will be the first, the following will find written expression: 1. Memel will be ceded unconditionally to Germany, 2. Lithuania will be permitted lo use Jhe harbor of Memel as a. free port. 3. Germany will become the principal if not .the exclusive purchaser of Lithuasian exports, namely poultry, butter, eggs, potatoes, timber, linseed, flax, hides; -pigs and horses. Germany can wait about sending troops into the little Baltic area which the Versailles treaty lopped .off. from her East Prussia, which it now adjoins. The population, which is 72 per cent German, should cause, no trouble. Memel has, been virtually under nazi control since December, when the martial. Jaw under which the area had been' ruled by Lithuania was lifted and full permission to practice national socialism was granted. Adds First Seaport In acquiring Memel, Hitler, for the first tune since he came to po\yer in 1933, has added a seaport to Germany. For a seafaring na'tion this is an important item. More than 1,200 vessels totaling almost 700,000 tons call at Memel annually. Lithuania alone ships 85 per cent of her exports through tliis harbor. Under German administration, much German trade undoubtedly also will be routed through there. Besides acquiring a strip of territory consisting chiefly o£ agricultural and timber land, Hitler becomes master over a population that is industrious, hard^ working, and hardened. It consists chiefly of lumberjacks, farmers and fishermen. Factories Are Included In the city of Memel there are some 15 prosperous sawmills, a cellulose factory, a fertilizer plant, three textile mills,- an export slaughterhouse and a iurniture factory. Memel is a small addition to Hitler's realm as compared with previous ones, but it has both strategic and sentimental significance. Before his newest triumph Hitler had increased the German population' by approximately 20,000,0000 and had added about 77,000 square miles of territory to the reich. Economic Basis ..Broadened He has broadened the German economic basis enormously. The Saarland's coal, Austrian iron ores, Sudetenland textiles, factories, and armament works, Slovakia's agriculture and mineral wealth, and now Memel's timber, fisheries and farm products--ail this has come within his reach to tide him over while he pursues his ultimate plans for regaining the lost German colonies. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Memel in Nazi Hands WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1939 ITALY BACKS UP NAZI ADVANCES Warns Action lo Check Rome- Berlin Axis Would Cause War R O M E , (fP)--Italy in effect warned the democratic powers Wednesday that joint action to check the Rome-Berlin alliance might incur the risk of war. The fascist grand council, Pre- xmier Mussolini's cabinet, issued a s t r o n g state ment Wed nesday morning after long discussion of the. consequences o£ Adolf Hit- lers push eastward. fascist interpreted the declaration as meaning the axis was prepared to fight, it necessary, to realize Italian aspirations to colonial consessions from France. It :s the general conviction among fascists here that the furtherance of these claims is the next task to be taken up by the Rome-Berlin collaborators (presumably after German absorption of Memel is accomplished.} The grand council statement said: "The fascist grand council, in the face of the threatened formation of a 'united front of the democracies associated with bolshevism" directed against the authoritarian states--a united front which is not the harbinger of peace but of war--declares t h a t what has happened in central Europe has its origin in the Versailles treaty a n d reaffirms especially in this moment its full adherence to the policy q£ t h e ' Rome-Berlin axis." Fascists said that Italy supported Germany in the annexation of Austria, Czech Sudetenland, and Bohemia and Moravia and that naturally Italy expected re- i turns of its own from the fascist- nazi machine. GERMANS TAKE OVER OFFICES State of Emergency Declared Throughout Lithuania by Cabinet KAUNAS, Lithuania, (£)--A state of emergency, was proclaimed throughout little Lithuania Wednesday, shortly after the-government announced formally the return to Germany of the. World war lost Baltic territory of Memel. Lithuania surrendered Memel to the German reich Wednesday in answer to what . semi-official sources said was a threat that her entire state would be taken over if she did not comply. The Lithuanian cabinet an- nounced'the return of Memel, 1,099 square- mile, territory with 150,000 mostly German population, early Wednesday morning. German storm troop formations and IVIemel nazis at once begran taking over public buildings, the radio station and other posts in the city of Memel, which has been Lithuania's only port. The regular troops of the Gernan army, however, apparently had not yet crossed the frontier. The Lithuanian parliament in an emergency session Wednesday morning approved the cession of Memel. The official Lithuanian announcement said: "The cession of Memel, which las been forced on Lithuanians, las depressed the population but :here is determination to fight for the independence of Lithuania herself." Jews' Flight Baited German . storm troopers , halted the flight of Jews and other refugees from the little territory. The Lithuanian army began gradual evacuation of Memel. The state of'emergency declared by the government resembles martial law. Officials said one reason it was proclaimed was to facilitate withdrawal of the Lithuanian troops. Wednesday afternoon the Memel radio station was broadcasting German military marches. Nazis in Memel City were rushing preparations for a triumphal entry of German troops when they arrive. Police are Disarmed A Lithuanian defense ministry official declared that German troops crossed the frontier at Skirvyte, that they disarmed Lithuanian frontier police, stopped freight cars and trucks carrying refugees and property out of Memel and forbade all to leave the territory. Their activities, this official said, virtually stopped the exodus of refugees. He declared that storm troopers even occupied the Memel light-house. The official said the Lithuanian army in Memel now was evacuating equipment and that withdrawal of Lithuanian troops was imminent. Germans are Rejoicing There was no telephone communication before noon between Kaunas and Memel, 30 miles from the east Prussian border, but roundabout communications told of delirious rejoicing by Germans in the beflagged streets o£ Memel, the port city. Lithuanians wept openly. From Tilsit, east Russian town on the frontier, thousands of Germans poured into Memelland after the government communique announcing the "liberation" of the: territory was broadcast. They marched, v/ith swastikas waving and heils soaring, over the Memel river bridge to nearby Pogegen in Memelland where the townspeople greeted them wildly. Grim-faced Lithuanians moved branches of the bank of Lithuania and the Lithuanian land bank out of Memel Wednesday morning. LeBrun Visits London President Albert LeBruR (left), of France, is shown with King George VI, of Great Britain, a ft cr LeBrun's arrival from Paris for the first visit of a French president to England in 12 years The kinr and queen met LeBrun and his wife, at Victoria station. The three day state visit coincided with British efforts to line up a "stop Hi" ler" bloc m Europe. This picture was sent to New York by rad o DIES AFTER AAA MEETING WASHINGTON, (P-- C. C Conser, 64, native of Sand Springs Iowa, and director of the western division of the agricultural adjustment administration, died sud denly a short time after he collapsed at an AAA staff meeting. IOWAJT ON TRADE BOARD CHICAGO, (iP--The Chicago board of trade elected Edward F Fromng, Liscomb, Iowa, to membership in the organization. DENTIST PRACTICE LIMITED PLATE WORK 18 FIRST ST. CEDAR RflPIDS SOUTH EAST DES MOINES MASON CITY SIOUX CITY AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "I hate to have Pa act neutral* when I feel bad. If he .can't act sorry, I wish he'd be hateful enough to give me an excuse to relieve my feelin's." SAFETY BILL TO CONFERENCE Senate Rejects House Proposal lo Put Patrol Under Attorney General DBS MOINES, m--The republican reorganization plan to create a department of public safety Wednesday landed in the laps of a house and senate conference committee when the two Iowa legislative branches refused to agree on provisions of the bill. The seriate Tuesday night rejected house amendments and Wednesday the lower chamber voted 89 to 0 insisting that its revision, of the plan be sustained. The bill as'passed by'the senate places the public safety department, composed of the highway patrol and other inspection agencies, under the direction of Governor George A. Wilson and a commissioner of- public safety. As revamped by the house functions of the department would be under the attorney general. Would Adjust Difference's The conference group will al- lempt to adjust differences between the two legislative branches. The house Wednesday declined to push the .farm-to-market road measure, revised by the senate, into the hands of a similar committee until it had studied senate changes. "There is a chance." Represen- :ative Robert D. Blue (R) of Eagle Grove, cautioned, "that we can avoid a conference committee and can straighten this matter out. 7 ' Study Senate Changes Representative Dewey Goode ,R) of Bloomfield, who engineered :he farm-to-market bill through iie house two years ago and again this session, and who moved Wednesday to send the question to a :onference group, then withdrew lis motion. The house then planned to study the senate changes before voting to reject Jie amendments. The most salient senate change would limit diversion of primary road funds to a two-year period. It also puts a ceiling of 52,500.000 on possible diversions for farm- to-market road building between the present and May 15, 1340. F.R-WILLNOT CUT SPENDING Demands Private Enterprise Guarantee Jobs for Unemployed WASHINGTON, U.R) _ President Roosevelt Tuesday refused to cut government spending until private enterprise guarantees jobs to the idle and raised new doubt that demands by business for repeal ot "'deterrent'' taxes would be met at this session of congress. .He also went on record at hi= bi-weekly press c o n f e r e n c e against elimination from the revenue laws of new deal safeguards ag , a , I P?f tax av °idance by the rich. While he did not officially kil! all economy and tax revision posibilities, the president's remarks left the general impression that httle or nothing in this direction can be expected immediately. AGAINST WAR PROFITS WASHINGTON, /P) -- Iowa's democratic senators, Clyde L Herring and Guy M. Gillette, were among the 50 senators who signed a bill proposing to take the profits put of war by sharply increased income and corporate taxes in event of armtf conflict. Air Ya Listening LO · TM H ^n L I N YA: Everything Happens to Me," starring Ray Milland with Lurene Tuttle and stock players is Texaco Star theater's presentation on KGLO Wednesday from 8 to 9 p. m. Bill Bachcr directs the production. ·* . » » « . Song and Humor · Ken Hurray, as master o£ ceremonies, introduces Kenny Baker who sings "I'm Building a Sailboat of Dreams" and "Penny Serenade," and Frances Langford offering "Rhapsody in Blue." Charlie Ruggles and Ned Sparks inject their own brand of humor into the hour-length program and join Murray in comedy sequences. David Broekman's . orchestra provides the musical setting. FORUM SPEAKER COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM NETWORK 121* KILOCYCLES Yeggs Loot P. 0. Safe at Corwith CORWITH--Loss in the burglary of the Corwith postoffice was placed at $600, according to federal and county officials who investigated the crime Wednesday. A -total of $120 in cash, and the remainder in stamps, was taken as the hoodlums broke open the safe with nitroglycerine, then rifled the vault. Officials declared that the work appeared to be that of a gang of professional yeggs. Aside from the stamps and cash, savings bonds, money order blanks and other office supplies were taken. _ The .bjirglary, "was discovered Wednesday morning by Postmaster J. J. Bonstetter when he opened the building. The safe which had been blown open by the hoodlums, had been looted. Entrance into the building was gained by a window which had been jimmied. Mr. Bonstetter received stamps from Britt W e d n e s d a y since Ins e n t i r e supply h a d been stolen. He distributed mail from the outer lobby of the building, in order that the scene of the burglary would not be disturbed before officers arrived. Postoffic-c Inspector E. H. Mahler of Mason City, Sheriff L M Brouwer a n d Deputy Sheriff Elmer Katter of Hancock county were investigating. \ It was reported by Carl Bless, section foreman of the M. and St L., that a 10 gallon can of gasoline was stolen from the section house during the night, as the small building was entered by hoodlums. SENTIMEDTO DIE IN SLAYING James, 41, Welcomes Doom for 'Rattlesnake' Murder of 7th Wife LOS ANGELES, (U.PJ--Robert fa. James, 41, amorous Los Angeles barber, "welcomed" a California state supreme court decision Wednesday which doom= him to death for the "rattlesnake slaying" of his seventh wife "I can take it," said James. Just say 'Rattlesnake Bob' is not afraid to die, boys. I'm glad to get it over with. I'd just'as soon die one way as another." Reaction Is Changed News of the decision was brought to James in Los Angeles county jail where he "got re- ligjon" and boasts that since he was baptized Oct. 14, 1936, he has not strayed from the path of virtue to so much as smoke a cigaret "No boys." he told newspapermen, "I don't care what you say about me. The Bible has shown me the way home. Just say I can take it with a smile. Tell everyone I'm not afraid to die." Crime Was Bizarre His reaction was in marked contrast to the sneers and scornful comments he made during his trial for one of the most bizarre crimes ever committed in California. He was accused with Charles H. Hope, an accomplice, of first attempting to kill the seventh Mrs. James in August ,1935, by placing her bare foot into a box of rattlesnakes while she lay strapped to the table. This failing to bring death, Mrs. James, a bride of three months, was drowned in the bathtub of the James home at La Crescents and her body removed . to a fish pond to make the drown- i ing appear accidental. Wednesday P. M. 5:15 Singin' Sam, Coca-Cola 5:30 Lone Ranger, Pfaff Baking .Company 6:00.News of the Nation, P. G. and E. 6:05 Sons of the Pioneers 6:15 Jim Woods' Sports Camera 6:30 Melodeers Quartet 6:45 Aloha Land 7:00 News of the World, United Home Bank 7:05 North Iowa Forum 7:15 The Town Crier 7:30 Music for Men, U. E I 7:45 News 8:00 Star Theater, Texaco, CBS 8:00 9 O'clock Tempos 9:30 Ranch Boys 9:45 On With the Dance 10:00 Evening News Roundup 10:15 Charles Baum's Orchestra, CBS 10:30 Wayne King's Orchestra, CBS 11:00 Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra, CBS 11:30 Henry King's Orchestra CBS 12:00 Sign OH Thursday, March 23 6:00 Alarm Clock Hour 6:45 Morning News Roundup 7:00 Time and Tunes, First National Bank 7:15 Burroughs A. Waltrip, Radio Chape! 7:30 Home Folks Frolic, Iowa Master Breeders 7:45 Musical Clock, Merkel's 8:00 Milton Charles Recalls, CBS 8:15 Today in Osage, Osage Merchants 8:45 Musical Clock, Nash Coffee Company 9:00 Pretty Kitty Kelly, Wonder Bread, CBS 9:15 Clear Lake on the Air, Clear Lake Merchants 9:30 Musical Workshop, Innes 9:45 Charles City on the Air, Charles City Merchants 10:00 Melody Time, Mier Wolf and Sons 10:15 Parade of Bands 10:30 Morning Concert, Vance Music Company 10:45 Church in the Wildwood, Marshall and Swift 11:00 Hank Hook, Home Town News, Iowa Shoe Brokerage 11:15 Mystery Melody Game 11:30. Markets 11:45 American Family Robinson 1Z:00 Mid-day Review 12:30 Front Page News, Pat Patterson, International Harvester Company 12:45 Hank Hook on the Street, Pritchard Motor Company 1:00 Melody Weavers with Shirley Sadler, CBS 1:15 The Town Crier 1:30 American School of .the Air CBS 2:00 U. S. Army Band, CBS 2:30 Sonata Recital, CBS 3:00 Today's Devotions, the Rev. L. R.'Cartwright 3:15 Ray Block's Varieties, CBS 3:45 Four Clubmen, CBS 4:00 Current Questions B e f o r e .the House, CBS 4:15 Let's Pretend, CBS 4:45 Mail Bag Hour 5:15 Singin' Sam, Coca-Cola 5:30 Uncle Nick's Junior Music Hall 6:00 News of the Nation, P. G E. 6:05 Sons of the Pioneers 6:15 Jim Woods' Sports Camera 6:30 Stop and Listen 7:00 News of the World, United Home Bank 7:05 North Iowa Forum 7:15 Town Crier 7:30 American Legion Program 8:00 News 8:15 Music for Men, U. E I 8:30 Town Crier 8:45 Master Singers : 9:00 Concert Orchestra 9:30 On With the Dance 3:45 American Viewpoints, CBS 10:00 Evening News Roundup 10:15 Henry B u s s e's Orchestra CBS 10:30 Wayne K i n g's Orchestra CBS 11:00 Sammy K aye's Orchestra, I CBS ' 11:30 Leighton Noble's Orchestra CBS 13:00 Sign Off Katherine Siesseger will step before the microphone on the N o r t h Iowa Forum hour on KGLO Wednesday from 7:05 to 7:15 p. ni. to sound the final call for the girls' hobby show at the V. W. C. A. this week-end . . . and to extend an invitation to the public to attend. Lock Photo. Sam Lists Songs Singin' Sam comes through over KGLO Wednesday at 3:15 p. m. with "Down Home in Tennessee,", " H e r e Comes the Sandman." "My Landlady," and "Trail o£ the Lonesome Pine." Ranger In Rescue An old woman, who can neither read nor write, becomes the prey of unscrupulous crooks who seek lo deprive her or valuable property until the Lone Ranger spins the wheel of justice in her favor in tne drama to be heard over KGLO Wednesday from 5:30 to 6 p. m by courtesy o£ the makers of Betsy Ross bread. Joan Crawford Makes Final Arrangements for Divorcing Tone HOLLYWOOD, Cal, (/P)--Her arrangements for a divorce from Franchot Tone completed, Joan Crawford planned to fly to New York Wednesday or Thursday, see a few Broadway shows and sail Sunday for South America. She pictured Tone, now appearing oir the New York stage, as a husband more interested in social affairs ihan success as a film actor, as *he gave a deposition Tuesday to be read in court when her divorce plea comes up for hearing next Tuesday. The former department store clerk who rose to film stardom said she told Tone before they were married at Fort Lee, N. J., in 1935, that the business of becoming and holding one's place as screen star left time for little else. Otho Woman, 104, Dies; Didn't Know Daughter Was Burned OTHO, Iowa, «P)---Unaware that her daughter had burned to death in a fire a week ago, Mrs. Wealtha Weaver, 104, one of Iowa's oldest women, died here Tuesday evening. Mrs. Weaver's daughter, Mrs. Lottie Green, 82. burned to death a week ago Wednesday when fire swept part of the home where the two women lived. Mrs. Weaver slept through the fire, was not injured and was never told of her daughter's death. She was born January 26, 1835, and came here from Morrison, 111., more than 10 years ago. Otho is 10 miles south of Fort Dodge. CCC Workers Build Barriers as River Rises 10 Feet in Day M A L T A , Mont., UP) -- Using tractors and trucks, 202 CCC enrollees worked in shifts Tuesday to erect sandbag barriers between the brimming Milk river and their camp near Malta. Several small bridges were washed out during the ice jammed river's 10 foot rise Tuesday. Ail northern Montana rivers and streams were reported running bankfull of melting ice and snow water. The Milk river enters the Missouri just below Fort Peck dam. CONSIDERED FOR 2 YEARS WASHINGTON, UP) -- Senator Gillette (D., Iowa) disclosed Wednesday Dean Wiley Rutledge, Jr., of the University of Iowa law school had been under consideration for a high federal judiciary post two years before he was appointed Tuesday as a justice of the District of Columbia court of ap- FOHiUER KAIL CHIEF DIES ST. PAUL, (/Pj--Harry H. Brown, 62, former vice president of the Great Northern railway, died at his home Tuesday night following a lingering illness. Brown, worked his way to the vice presidency from office boy. ACT TO CURTAIL POWERS LOSES BULLETIN WASH I N G T O N, (U.PJ--The senate passed the groverument re-organization bill Wednesday after administration f o r c e s turned defeat into victory on the controversial Wheeler amendment, which would have restricted President Roosevelt's authority to reshuffle permanent and existing- federal agencies. WASHINGTON, VP)_Administration forces struck from the government reorganization bill Wednesday an amendment curtailing presidential powers to reshuffle federal bureaus. The amendment was eliminated by a vote of 46 to 44. It had been inserted Tuesday by a vote of 46 to 43. Republicans and many anti-administration democrats favored the amendment and administration leaders fought it vigorously The vote striking out the amendment came shortly after the senate had voted 46 to 44 to reconsider its action Tuesday approving the proposal. T h e administration ! leaders counted two more votes, from Senators Green (D.-R. I.,) and Truman (D.-Mo.,) who hastened back to Washington Wednesday morning as did Senator Nye (R.- D. Dak.,) to participate in the hotly contested proposal of. Senator Wheeler (D.-Mont.,) giving congress additional power to veto presidential reorganization orders. Minnesota Man Dies After "Continuous" Sleep of 63 Hours LONG PRAIRIE,' Minn., (/P)-_ Emil Radke, Todd countv courthouse custodian, who "fell asleep" Sunday, died late Tuesday after a continuous "sleep" of 63', hours Physicians, still puzzled by Radke's illness, expressed the opinion internal brain pressure caused the coma leading to his death. They said he did not suffer from sleeping sickness or any common disease. Floods Threaten in Many Sections of Southern Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, (U.R--F 1 o o d s threatened in many sections of southern Minnesota Wednesday as spring's warm weather loosened ice m many rivers and melted the winter's collection of snow and ice. Ice jams caused the Root river to flood lowlands in many areas around Mound Prairie. Rushford, Peterson and Lanesboro. Water was near the flood stage in the Zumbro river near Winona and Kollogg while the Whitewater river was reported flooding near Weaver. Ice in the Mississippi river was expected to break at any time as feeder creeks and streams poured high waters into the river. Equipment to Make Fingerprints Stolen PHILADELPHIA, (/P)_-Detective Otto Schull can't tell whether thieves who looted his car Tuesday night left any fingerprints. They stole bis fingerprinting .' Held Responsible for Death of Watchman at Bank, Former lowan SAN DIEGO. Cal., (/P)--Robert Perry. 69, was held criminally responsible by a coroner's jury for the death of Jack Anthony. 22, formerly of Earlham. Iowa, watchman at a Bank of America branch here. The jury decided Tuesday Anthony came to his death last Thursday from a gunshot wound in the head, inflicted by a gun in the hands of Perry. Previously Perry had been charged with murder as a result of the alleged kidnaping and shooting of Anthony a week ago during a robbery attempt at the bank. Anthony, who served four years in the navy, was buried with military honors at Fort Rosecrans national cemetery. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Anthony of Earlham. Television Used to Permit Group to See Operation iri Hospital NEW YORK, U.R-- A staff surgeon performed a delicate abdominal operation in a hospital operating room Wednesday while in another building 500 feet away other physicians, nurses and medical students watched the operation through the medium of television. The telecast was the first of its kind and was described by the operating physician as opening "a new page in the book of medical science." "Practical television has proved its case today a? an educational factor." Bon's Fingevhood, hospital superintendent, said. 6 O » I S H A T I O OTHER MAN'S HAT THE WOULD CAN HAVE THIS LABEL There arc hundreds of hat maters -large and small, but only one maker can use die Dobbs label. Only one mater's hats can bear the distinguished name, Dobbs. Dobba hats are made, not for mass sale at a price, but to give individual satisfaction to the wearer. For more than thiityyears Dobbs hats havebeen worn by gentlemen. Dobbs, style and quality are, synonyms. Dobbs is style. Dobbs is quality and always will be. And can all this value and quality go into a five.dollar hat? The answer is t h a t D o b b s lias done it Step in and ice for yourself. OOBBS JtEiY YORK'S LEADING HATT£Rt MASON CITY - MARSHALLTOWN

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