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March 24, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 1

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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H A H (. e_in . ,_ ,, H 1 S T MEU 'fl Jl? r . D E P T or I O W A DES UQlHIS I 4 MASON CITY -.THE B R I G H T SPOT "VOL. XLV" 'THE NEWSPAPSR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1939 Parker's Woods Becomes City Park Beautiful 13 Acre Plot Given Community by Family of A. T. Parker STORY OX PAGE G ~THJS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS' SECTION ONE j ? ,^.wf*-»* 4 rspiiT*P' fi "' t »^~ - - *v ,; r c^^«^^ ?**. _S^r 5*-W. ' . »~3i i- ^.^sSKSj-t^^- Two views are shown here ot Parker's Woods, beautiful 13 acre tract given to the city of IVIasou City for park purposes. Parker's Woods, lying: immediately north of West park along the east bank of Willow creek, ivas deeded to the city by Mrs. A. T. Parker, widow, and Mrs. Robert L. Jackson, daughter of A. T. Parker, who acquired the land in 1874. The upper picture shows how the newly acquired tract appears from across (lie stream on the west end of the bridge over First street northwest, .with the camera pointed to the northeast. ·" ~ ; The lower picture t' reveals something of the bea'uiy of the trees in Parker's Woods, with shapely oaks towering over smaller trees, shrubs and wild flowers. With literally hundreds of specimens of native trees, shrubs, wild flowers and grasses, the area is one of the few places in Norlh loiva retaining its natural beauty. (Lock photo, Kayenay engraving) SPRING ADVANCE TO BE CHECKED Cooler Weather for State Friday Night ' Forecast by Bureau The mercury rose lo 73 here at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, with the atmosphere of a genuinely sultry character. DES MOINES. (/P) --. Spriugr- time's.advance will be temporarily checked in Iowa Friday night with cooler temperatures expected in western and northern sections of the state, the weather .bureau announced. The mercury Friday morning ranged from 10'to 23 degrees above normal.throughout the state, after a day which saw it shoot into the 80's in central Iowa. Mt. Ayr reported a soaking 1.2- inch rain Thursday night, and Iowa Falls. Charles City. Mason City and Des Moines had traces of precipitation. Thunder storms were reported i in the northern part of the state, j and lightning was visible at Des ! Moines. j Thursday's official high of 83 ] degrees at DCS Moines was within three degrees of the all-time high here for March 23 set in 1910. i Newton reported an 85-degree reading Friday. It was 78 in Mason City. Bloodhounds Will Be Used in Effort to Trace Durand Petition With 50,000 Names Given Wilson DES MOINES. f/P--A single petition bearing 50,000 names was "wheeled" into Gov. George A. Wilson's office Friday. The massive "appeal'' was from Iowa chiropractors who seek the right to use light, air and heat and other ! forms of treatment, [t was coin- j posed of thousands of signed pages pasted end on end and I wound around a spindle which i turned with a crank. ' Slayer of 4 Flees ' From Stronghold as Posse Closes In CODY, AVyo., (.^Pl--Bloodhounds were counted on Friday to pick up the trnil of Earl Durand, 2G year old slayer of four, who fled his mountain stronghold 40 miles north of Cody before it could'be blasted with, howitzer and trench mortar fire. . "1 _ think we can pick up (lie trail with the hounds," said Sheriff Frank Blackburn after a 100 lowan Once Rode Range With Durand WATERLOO, f/P--F.arl Dura n d, sharpshootinff "Tarzan" who is the object of a grim search Friday in a wild Wyoming region, can never be brought back alive from his mountain hideout, according (o Fred Pearson, Waterloo, who used to ride the range with Durand. Pearson, a star route mail carrier, recalled that Iiis former partner on the range was a deadly accurate shooter and a "tough homhre," but when the Waterloo man knew him six years ago, a "decent sort of fellow." man posse had closed in on Durand's retreat and found him gone. ''If not, a bunch of us will stay up there until we get him," said the Park county sheriff, leader of the search for the elusive, eagle- eyed Tarzan who took to the northwestern Wyoming hill country a week ago Thursday night after killing two officers. 2 Bodies Recovered The bodies of Orville Linabary, 42, of Cody, and Arthur Argenlo, 46, of Mceteetse, Wyo.. were recovered late Thursday below the natural fortress in Clarksfork canyon from which Durand had held possemen at bay for nearly 24 hours. The two possemen died of bullet wounds drilled in their abdomens by the sharpshooting fugitive soon after he had in a dump of boulders and trees at the top of the slope. Sheriff Blackburn said Durand slipped down before daylight Thursday and took two rifles and a pair of shoes from Iiis victims. He then crawled up the high ridge that had protected him from rear attack and vanished again into the hills. Posse Is Reduced The sheriff reduced his posse to 15 or 20 picked sharpshooters Friday to give the fugitive fewer targets. Backing up the posse was a Montana national guard detachment equipped with a .377 millimeter howitzer and a three-inch trench mortar for use should Durand attempt another one-man stand. Durand used only three rifle bullets when he shot and killed Undersheriff D. M. Baker and Town Marshal Charles E. Lewis of Powell. Wyo., after escaping from the Cody jail a week ago Thursday night. He had been arrested the day before for killing an elk out of season. NO. 142 MADRID TO GIVE IN WOULD PROVIDE END TO SPANISH CIVIL STRUGGLE Obvious Preparations for Transferring of Authority Are Made HENDAYE, France, (At the Spanish Frontier) (/P)-- The Span- sh nationalists made ready Friday to accept a virtually unconditional surrender by the Madrid government which would end the 32-months-old civil war and the iong siege of the republican capi- It was reported that a Madrid radio speaker had said surrender of Madrid was but "a question ol minutes" but this was denied in Madrid by Defense Minister General Segismundo Casado. Obvious plans for transfer of Madrid authority from the hands of the defense council under General Jose Miaja which seized power March 5 were being made by both republicans and nationalists. Sfart Xews Campaign In Madrid a newspaper campaign was started to create a favorable atmosphere for the surrender. The press called peace the greatest of victories. (A dispatch from Burgos, nationalist capital, lo the Italian newspaper II Popolo di Roma said a republican mission had flown here secretly to negotiate the urrender. Plans for capitulation of Madrid after more than 28 months of 700 Teachers Here siege were reported so complete that arrangements had been made for erection of loudspeakers in the principal plazas to provide music for dancing in the streets. "Will Receive Food One official said the large cafes would be among the first places to receive food from the fleets of nationalist supply trucks now waiting behind the Madrid lines. House Speeds ; Up; Acts on 35 Measures DES MOINES, (/Pi-- A. mass of 35 bills designed to concentrate the collection of more than $50,000,000 taxes annually in a state tax commission sped through the Iowa house without opposition Friday. The measures are part of the Iowa republican state government reorganization program. Passed and sent to Gov. George A. Wilson for his signature was the so-called "parent" bill which changes the name of the state board of assessment 'and review to the state tax commission. This measure previously had been approved by the senate. · Wide Program Included The upper house has not yet considered the other 34 tax reorganization bills. The program provides for the board of assessment and review, under its new name, to retain its present collection of 520,000,000 sales, income and use taxes, the chain store levy and its various public utility and property t a x 1 functions. Would Provide Collection It also would take over collection of beer, cigaret and inheritance taxes, now under the state treasurer, the oleomargarine levy now collected by the secretary of agriculture, motor vehicle license fees taken in by the commerce commission, and many other widely scattered sources of state revenue. In its most productive and amicable session of the year, the house churned through 47 bills all told Friday, the bulk of the final dozen measures being claims which have accumulated against the state in the last two years. Work on Civil Service The Iowa senate began work Friday on a state civil service bill. diuug uenma uie Maaria lines, mv. · V . , , , . , ·"·' '"0 ""'· He explained the nationalists r f mam bl11 dld not tome to a wished to create an atmosphere of gaiety in contrast the suf- Hull States Peace of World Threatened by Developments WASHINGTON, (if)--Secretary of State Hull said Friday recent developments in Europe "have been ot a nature seriously to threaten the peace of the world." Hull, who returned from Florida where he spent two weeks recuperating from a cold and grippe, said at his press conference: "These new evidences of international lawlessness make it all the more clear that never before has the support of all nations for law and order and sound economic r e l a t i o n s been m o r e urgently needed that at present." HITLER BACK FROM TRIUMPHS Significant Additions to German Reich Are Provided in New Moves BERLIN, (ff)-- Adolf Hitler returned to Berlin Friday from his triumphal journey to Memel, his latest acquisition, entering the capital of his expanding realm without the fanfare of previous homecomings. The special train which brought the reichsfueher from Swine- muende, where he had landed from the battleship. Oeutschland, reached Berlin at 1:30 p. m. (6-30 a. m., C. S. T.) Sienificant Additions Seen His naai followers saw in developments of the two days since Hitler left for his battleship dash across the Baltic to Memel significant new accretions to the strength of greater Germany. Incorporation of Memelland into greater Germany and negotiation of a Rumanian trade treaty have clinched the last links in a band of friendly neighbors along Germany's eastern frontier as a buffer against her potential foe soviet Russia. For the first time since the World war Germans held Friday that they had only friends on the immediate east, from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Diminishes Eastern Worry Hitler, fuehrer of 80,000,000 persons in 245,000 square miles of territory, thus had improved Germany's central European position not only by solidifying his empire in the last year but also by diminishing the old German worry about possible attack from the east. The cession of Memelland, formerly under Lithuanian sovereignty, brought little Lithuania into Hitler's arms through a non- aggression pact and an economic understanding. Rumania plugged a hole to the southeast through a far-reaching economic tieup with Germany. As for the other and older links. the Polish-German non-aggression treaty still has several years to run, while Hungary has been working closely with the Rome- fering Madrid's million inhabitants had undergone. He said the nationalists wanted the people to have a feeling of deliverance. With the fall of Madrid the nationalists expected easily to take control ot the one-fourth of continental Spain still in republican hands. REPORT SURRENDER WILL BE SATURDAY ROME, (/Pj--The newspaper, II Piccolo,'in a dispatch Friday from Borgos, Spanish nationalist capital, said the surrender of Madrid to Generalissimo Franco was planned for Saturday. The dispatch said that a Madrid delegation which arrived by plane at Burgos Thursday to negotiate the surrender undertook Friday to disarm the Madrid district, where defense lines had been mined weeks ago in anticipation of nationalist assault. Would Recognize Franco The dispatch continued: "During negotiations of surrender with delegates of the Generalissimo (Franco), the Madrid parliamentarians are reported to have offered immediate and unconditional surrender of the Spanish capital, total disarmament of the entire red (republican) army and recognition of Franco as head of the state and of Spanish armed forces. "They are reported to have affirmed . that, beginning with the occupation by nationalist troops of the old territory still under the council of defense, the old republican Spain, administrative, political and military, would no longer exist. Soldiers Made Request "They arc reported to have i asked only permission to allow i some elements opportunity to go abroad." { Other Italian press dispatches' said the first offer of surrender came from the front line outside Madrid. Soldiers defending the old capital yelled across no-man's land from their trenches one recent night to make the offer. vote, however, before the chamber adjourned for the weekend. The original bill would apply to all employes of the state highway commission, excepting the chief engineer. This was amended to include only the 400 maintenance employes, but an amendment by Senator L. B. Forsling (R) ot Sioux City was on file to include all state employes, excepting officials and heads of departments. A consolidation bill transferring the state securities department from the secretary of state's office to the insurance commissioner was introduced in the senate Friday. LeBrun Returns Home After English Visit LONDON, (/P)--President and Mrs. LeBrun and Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet of France departed for Paris Friday, ending a three-day visit of state to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. LOOK INSIDE FOR- Berlin axis and has joined anti-Comintern pact the Polancj Won't loin T International Bloc, Newspaper Reports WARSAW, (Jf)--The Warsaw Express Poranny, considered to be a mouthpiece of the foreign office, said Friday Poland would not join any international bloc. Political circles considered this as tantamount to rejection of the British "stop Hitler" plans. Poland, the newspaper said, wondered whether the conception ot international co-operation under Soviet Russian auspices was { not based on an illusion. SECRETARY JIORGENTHAU Favors Temporary Cut in Security Taxation PAGE 2 , Garksville Hit and Run Driver Arrested PAGE 3 Mason Cityan Gets Place on Star Team PAGE n ALL RECORDS IN ATTENDANCE AT SESSIONBROKEN Instructors Meet in Conferences and Luncheons DR. EARL K. HARPER CONVENTION PROGRAM FRIDAY EVENING Hiffh School Auditorium 7:45-8:15 p. m.--Chorus, Waldorf college choir, Forest City, Odvin Hagen, director. 8:15--Address, "What Conservatives Might Learn From Progressives," Pruddence Cutright, assistant superintendent, Minneapolis public schools. 9-9:10--Vocal music. Madrigal group, Mason City high school, Ellen M. Smith, director. 9:10--Address, "An Australian's Appreciation of America." Dr. James Marshall, world traveler,. Sidney, Australia.-; '. ---.··-. 9:55--A new demonstration talk. ."M o d e r n Telephone Magic," G. L. Howorth, district customer relations supervisor, Northwestern Bell Telephone company, Des Moines, Iowa. Retail Merchants' association and Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce invite all members of the Iowa State Teachers' association to attend a reception and dance at the Hanford hotel following the evening program. SATURDAY MORNING High School Auditorium 0 a. m.--Concert, Mason City national champion high school band, Carleton L. Stewart, director. 10--Original monologues, Miss boo Yong, Chinese actress; business meeting. The Weather FORECAST IOWA-- Partly cloudy Friday njght and Saturday; somewhat cooler in northwest portion Friday nfehj; cooler in west and north portions Saturday. MINNESOTA:. Partly c ] oll[ !y fnday night and Saturday; cooler in n, c Keu KivBr va ,, . late Friday night; colder Saturday except alonp Lake Super IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Thursday 73 Minimum Thursday night 47 At 8 a. m. Friday 51 K * !n T -02 Inch Yes, Iowa weather does have , oes ave its ups and downs. In a seven day period there has been a range ot *6 degrees. On the night of March is a minimum of 2 degrees was recorded while on Thursday maximum of 78 xvas registered. Maximum 54 Minimum 42 All attendance predictions were surpassed Friday as more than 1,700 teachers streamed into Mason City for the second day of the 18th annual convention o£ the North Central division of the Iowa State Teachers association. Balmy weather and the attractive program of speakers and events was given as the reason for drawing the large throng which was unofficially claimed as *the largest attendance in the history of the conventions. Twenty conferences and luncheons throughout Mason City filled the Friday afternoon program of the convention. The conferences featured outstanding speakers and discussed almost all phases of school life. Warns of Tyranny "If tyranny comes in America t will riot be the result of propaganda," Dr. Earl E. Harper, director of the school of fine arts at the University of Iowa, told approximately UOO teachers at the first general session of the convention Friday morning. Dr. Harper pointed out in his talk on "America in a World Overshadowed by Tyranny," thai there are three characteristics of tyranny abroad, namely, injustice, submission - o f freedom, .through expression and ignoring of ethics and morals. Urges Precaution In explaining bow tyranny might seep into the United States, the speaker warned against allowing the three characteristics of tyranny abroad to exist in our governmenl. As a precaution against allowing tyranny to exist in the United States, Dr. Harper pointed out that it was necessary to protect the fundamentals of our democracy, justice should prevail, freedom should be exercised and moral ethics should survive. Marked Beginning: The talk by the University of Iowa director marked the beginning of the full day session of the convention which ends Saturday. "Good citizenship starts in the high chair and cannot be formed in the electric chair and reform school," R. c. Coulter, special agent of the federal bureau of investigation. Des Moines. asserted in his talk on "Education and Crime Prevention" during the general session Friday morning. $15,000,000,000 Yearly The G-man pointed out that crime costs the United States $15,000,000,000 yearly, and it costs S120 a person for major crimes. A total of 4,300,000 persons in the United Slates have criminal records, Mr. Coulter explained, and there is one murder committed each hour. Weather Affccls Crime Mr. Coulter revealed in his talk- that a recent survey showed crimes decreased during the wnrm months except for aggravated assault which was highest during July and August. In a plea to keep the juvenile from entering crime by super- W H O M A D E the A L L - S T A T E T E A M ? Turn to Page 11 for the 1939 Iowa Daily Press Association All-State High School Basketball Teams Selected by 1,800 Coaches, Officials, Sports Writers vised recreation, t h e G - m . . stressed the fact that no criminal starts out being a also explained the criminal. He majority 6f criminals arrested were 21 years of age and 18.8 per cent of the 554.276 recorded fingerprints in 1938 were of youths under 21 years old. Explains Foothill Education Ella Enslow, author and lecturer. explained the educational h a r d s h i p s in Tennessee and the surrounding states in her talk on "Little Schoolhouse in the Foothills'' during the morning session. The author told how she obtained a teachers certificate at the age of 14 and got a school ba- causc the regular teacher got married. The " L i t t l e Schoolma'anY' pointed out that she rode on a train five miles and then walked four miles to reach the school where she received her education. She also revealed that most of her education was obtained by listening to lawyers and preachers in the railroad station while waiting for the train. After graduation, Miss Kn*Iov explained that she got a schunl but was ousted by a change m administrations. Then she ga\ . mountain school at R salary t.f 1 550 a month. She wa? Uic "fiivl woman teacher in the school and within a few weeks the attend-

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