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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H A R L O N · H I S T MEU _ o £ P r of 4 A n a tit. VOL. XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUI4, LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPS 'TH£ NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" . ByPAULMALLOR P. R. Washes Hands of Tax Appeasement WASHINGTON--Mr. Roosevelt seemed to wash his hands of tax appeasement. Afterward, a senator who had been working more or l e s s directly with the white h o u s e on the a p p e a sement program, told a f r i e n d : " I t looks like t h e president h a s been stringing me along." T h e senator is not the only o n e complaining. Dozens of _ . ,, officials h a v e Paul Mallon b e e n wailing similarly. No move surface confusion ever attended government policy making. But on the inside, surmises as to what happened are quite clear. Apparently, Mr. Hoosevelt first thought a tax appeasement program wouid be a good idea, to stimulate business, to boost the " stock market, to attest the new friendliness, toward business. But when' the idea failed to go over "well he decided to go slow on it and is covering his retreat with well managed confusion. * * * Tax Case Illustration Nothing could better illustrate the workings of government than this tax case. First mention of the subject came from Mr. Roosevelt. When he left for naval maneuvers he said no increase in taxes would be necessary this ".session. Treasury Secretary Morgenthau followed up immediately . by disclosing the treasury (meaning his assistant, John Hanes) was studying revision of the corporate tax structure. Harry Hopkins came forth with his Iowa speech hinting further at business tax appeasement. , .The left wing crowd in.the new ·,dKliiwasaniiignanf;iFori a week.' "or : - · ^n^Kbi .1 A¥+ : iT44Tvm.*M ; :-C*^.~i£££.'»»'j^3 ^Wn' truth, the market v/ent off instead f of "up. Business had not been howling about taxes, did not im prove. $193, TOO^WPA Recreation Grant^ApprovedMUSSOLINI MAY PRfllFflT Wfllll n Danzig-Baltic Sore Soot IOWA MflTnDIQT Clara R OkTM n f K W ^ r " R E V E A L PLAN IN PROJECTWOULD DEVELOPLEGION GOLF PROPERTY E. R. Talks Differently Tommy Corcoran, presidents; MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 25,1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS C5F TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONfi NO. 143 HITLER PLEDGES AID TO ITALY Council Will Be Asked To Call Special Election A WPA grant of $193,700 is available for Mason City to be Legion on the used in developing the community golf course. ,,,, ,,,,_ northeast edge of the city, into a municipal recreation park. Word 'of approval was received Saturday by T. L. Nooe, local WPA area engineer. H. A, O'Leary, president of the Legion golf club, said Saturday that tlie board of directors will ask the city council Monday or Tuesday to call an election as soon as possible. The WPA project as set up in the application which was filed in February provides for a maximum expenditure on the part of the municipality of 5105,800, in which budget is included 541,000 for the purchase of land. The entire project, if brought to completion on the basis of the approved application, would provide a recreational area of 240 acres of land with ample space for an 18 hole golf course, playgrounds, tennis, badminton and Ehuffleboard courts, swimming pool and bath house, golf shop, parking and picnicking facilities, drives, trails, landscaping, toboggan slides and other developments. The next step in the project will 3etitlori-=c6ntaininff jnors^than- 2,~ 200 hames'placed on file last October. This petition calls for a special election,to determine whether the city should be bonded for $90,000, to. pay for. Mason City's share of tlie development. It will thus be up to the voters 1o determine whether to accept the government grant by making, avail- ment it. al busy on the telephone from ,,,, hospital bed. His brain-twin, Ben Cohen, became active. .Their re sentment reached a culmination when Cohen took Hanes to lunch one noon about two weeks ago at the Washington hotel, and Hop kins and Assistant Commerce Sec retary Patterson came over from a nearby table. One version has it that Cohen told Hanes "the administration would not stand" for his appeasement plan and that Hanes replied: "Who is the administration?'' At any rate, the result was like that. The president, at his next press conference, talked altogether differently about taxes, saying it was "in the study stage" and no one could tell what would happen. Administration _ columnists began denying there was "an inside battle" over tax appeasement. Corcoran left town to recuperate. Treasury men became jubilant again, saying they were confident the president would espouse their program. Next, and last, the president indicated the tax matter was Senator Pat Harrison's baby, not his. It is apparent that if Mr. Roosevelt backs out completely on taxes, congress, in its present mood, might take up the Hanes program and pass it. Harrison, the senate chairman, has been working with Hanes and with representatives of business' and other organizations here in preparing the program. For that reason, it may be too early to accept fully the official word now being passed in the house and senate that '·there will be no new tax program this session.'' With all factions involved in such a delicate situation, it is yet impossible to tell what will co'me out. if anything. * * . * War Money From People Don't be misled by the false popular title of the bill "to take the profits out ot war." It is a bill to take war-money out of the people. Profits have nothing to do with it. If it were what it is supposed to be, it would confiscate all profits of corporations or individuals above a peace-time rate --that is say everything over 6 per cent, or the average for the previous few years. That would be taking the profits out of. war. This bill, however, is not concerned even with that subject. It proposes to levy a new tax system on the country for wartimes-- S833 on a S4.000 income: 82,650 on a 510,000 income: 98 per cent o n i ~ «· »-.nt«j incomes of SI.000.000. etc. If you 3 ~ h 61 '? 1 from Little Rock, Ark., a re a worker earning 54,000 a y e a - ' t o avvait tl ' ial on charges of ab- you would be taxed S833 even if -Bonding with SS3.000 of funds a nickel of profit fl ' ora t h e First National bank of DeWitt, of which he formerly \\ cashier. He was arrested in Lit Rock two months ago. NAZIS PLAN TO TAKE LEGATION Flank Attack to Get Washington Building Scheduled by Germany WASHINGTON, (£)--Germany was reported Saturday to be preparing a flank attack to capture the Czech legation here, now defiantly held by Czech Minister Vladimir Hurban. Dispatches reaching here from reliable sources indicated the tactics to be employed would evolve thus: Hitler and Slovakia have signed a 25 year treaty guaranteeing Slovakia as an autonomous state Will Avoid Snub Slovakia, with a population of 2,450,000, will be "independent," with its own foreign minister and foreign service. Its foreign policy, of course, will be dove-tailed with that of Germany. Germany will not make any formal announcement of the treaty to the United States, and will thereby avoid another snub such as she received when she told thi: government of her "protectorate' over Bohemia and Moravia anc. received, in reply, a refusal to recognize the legality of what she had done. Will Likely Protest Instead, Slovakia will make the announcement here. She She will assert she is the sol out: \\iii abseil 5fie is me sole * portion of Czecho-Slovakia to re- TnrnPflnpe Plarv»ri main independent. A ur UCUU6S L IdCCd main independent. She will then claim that such Czech legations as have not been turned over to Germany are rightfully hers, by way of inheritance She will assert the right to the Czech legation here. Minister Hurban is a Slovak Nevertheless, there are indications that he will resist the Slovak claim just as he did the German one, and refuse to turn over his legation. RETURNED FOR CHARGES DES MOINES. f/P)--Federal officers returned Harold J. Kriebs you never got out ot war. Klnj Feature;, Inc.) Donzig-Boltic Sore Spot |Q]||fft MOTORIST FATALLY SHOT BY HITCHHIKER Youth, Found in Auto With Dead Man, Says He Wanted to Steal Car DES MOINES, (AP--A Des Moines motorist was shot and killed in his automobile 15 miles north of here Saturday afternoon and Sheriff Vane E. Overturff announced he is holding a Kelley, Iowa, youth. The youth was found in the car with the dead man. The automobile, overturned in a ditch near Ankeny, was discovered by another motorist, Charles Greei- of Des Moines. Was Given Life The sheriff said Greer found the dead man in the overturned car with a youth who gave his name as Glenn Gidell of Kelley. Here is the market place ill the Free City of Danzig, already under nazi political domination, ana which Hitler would like to add to the reich, to jive Germany two' seaports on" the Baltic. The territory, at head of the Polish Corridor, was (riven to Poland at Versailles. Negotiations Nearly Ended for Peace:: 4-_ Dispatches. Indicate Franco Forces Are Ready to Enter Madrid HENDAYE, France, (at the Spanish frontier) ()--Final negotiations for .the surrender . of Madrid to the Spanish nationalists and lor peace in the 32 months old Spanish civil war were said Saturday to be nearly, completed. Dispatches from both Burgos and Madrid, the nationalist and republican capitals, indicated that a plan for the almost unconditional surrender of Madrid was so far advanced that General Francisco Franco's troops might march into that besieged city Saturday or Sunday. Declares Attack Threatened' (The correspondent of the Rome newspaper, II Messaggero, on the Madrid front, forecast t h a t Franco's 1 troops would attack Madrid in full force "within the next few hours" unless attack orders already issued were countermanded.) The nationalist defense council, which rules republican Spain-one-fourth of continental Spain-met Friday night in Gen. Jose Miaja's office. The atmosphere in corridors outside the council room was described as . one of "tranquil joy" in a dispatch from Madrid. Surrender Terms Simple The council considered results of a peace mission which made a secret flight to Franco's capital to arrange the'surrender. According to advices reaching the frontier, terms of the surrender were simple. The national defense council will remove all mines -'rom fortified and civilian areas, demobilize the republican army and publish a declaration recognizing the national government as the only legitimate government of Spain. The only thing said to have been asked in return by the Madrid regime was that a handful oE its leaders be furnished means . 'of announcement nerc. She will i^rtucia ut iuu:;:jjeu means . 01 claim to be the heir of the Czecho- leaving Spain. Whether this re- Slovak state. quest was granted was not known. LOOK INSIDE FOR- ROGER CUNNINGHAM Directs Sewer Grave of Wife PAGE 2 Select Winners of Contest at Cresco PAGE B Clara B. Olson of Forest City Named Teachers' Head Non-Partisan State Superintendent Urged With Resolution in the name of VV. L,. Lowe (3307 Seventh street) Des Moines. The sheriff said Gidell told him he shot the driver, who had picked him up near Kelley. He quoted Gidell as saying he "wanted to take the car away from him." Youth Is 17 Sheriff Overturff said later Saturday afternoon the body had been identified as that of Lowe. He said Gidell, who was removed to the county',jail here, was ..1.7..years. old.; The .youth,\vas 'being'-questioned by the' sherifi; and Coroner Ai E. Shaw this afternoon. Miss Clara B. Olson of Forest City was elected president of the North Central division o£ the Iowa State Teachers association in the closing meeting of the eighteenth annual convention Saturday in Mason City. Fred Masters, superintendent of Blairsburg, was named vice president; Raymond Beck, grade school principal at Somers, was elected secretary; H. E. Nyquist of Mason City was re-elected treasurer and C. T. Feelhaver, Fovt Dodge high school principal, was named to fill the vacant position on the executive committee. Swansea Retires Edwin E. Swanson, retiring president from Humboldt, was selected as delegate to the National Education association convention in Des Moines. A resolution recommending the "removal of the office of stale superintendent of public instruction from politics and make it an appointive office on a non-partisan basis" was passed by the teachers in their closing session. Teachers elected as delegates to the state convention in Des Moines included: Albert Wiseman, county superintendent, Rockwell City- Miss Irene Warner, Spencer; A' W. Vander Wilt, superintendent of Milford: M. O. Mocklebust, sup- perintendent of Dollivcr: J. B Hungerford, superintendent ot Laiimer; N. E. Quam, superintendent o£ Randall; C. H. Tompkins, Garner. CLARA B. OLSON --President Appraisal Given for Kossnth Refuge Area PAGE 9 MAYOR KELLY GREETS GAGERS Holy Family Team Loses But Will Stay to See Tourney Finals CHICAGO. l/P) _ Holy Family basketball team of Mason City, on its first trip to the National Catholic tournament. Loyola university, visited Mayor Edward J. Kelly Satuiday in the city hall. The mayor's father was an uncle of a nun on the Holy Family faculty. Learning he was welcoming an all nations team, Kelly explained how Chicago's population consisted of numerous nationalities. He inquired about the team's part in tournament and praised athletics. "Our crime problem here in Chicago is primarily that involving boys and young men," said Kelly in urging the boys to continue their interest in athletics and like activities to escape falling into trouble. The group greeted by the mayor included Father William Mullen, assistant to the head priest at Holy Family, and players Donald Schmitt. Paris di Gregorio, Danny Vega, Cyril Zieglcr, William Tay- JAPAN PRESSED BY GERMANY Nazis Seek to Bring Tokio Into Strong Military Alliance TOKIO, (ff) -- Circles close to the government said Saturday that Germany was exerting powerful pressure to bring Japan into a military alliance and, while the government was officially silent, a belief spread that a pact would be concluded. Public opinion in the past has opposed involving Japan in any commitment to European war and it was understood the government, likewise^ was attempting to avoid entanglements. Presented,fo Diet The emperor received Premier Baron Hiranuma in audience but it was said that the premier mere- Iv reported the situation to the diet, which closes its session officially on Sunday. Minority parties, however, presented' a resolution advocating conversion of the anfi-comintern agreement with Italy and Germany into a military alliance. Neutrality Is Doubted A statement which was handed to Baron Hiranuma in the presence p£_ minister without portfolio, Prince Konoye; war minister, Lieut. Gen. Itagaki, and foreign minister, Arita, said that "a tripartite military alliance between Japan, Germany and Italy should be concluded against Britain and France who are obstructing accomplishment of imperial aims in the present sacred war (in China.)" 'Also Miss Catherine Oil's, high school principal of Humboldt; A H. Schtiler, 'superintendent of Swea City; R. F. Van der Stoop Mallard; Miss Alice Cole, county superintendent, Pocahonfas; Harold Miller, superintendent of Moorland; J. E. Smith, superintendent of Buffalo Center; Miss Esther Webb, high school principal of Northwpod, and C. W. Sankey, county superintendent Clarion. The exodus of 1,700 teachers attending the convention began late Friday afternoon and by Saturday morning the attendance had dwindled to approximately 900 persons. Miss Yon£ Featured Highlighting t h e S a t u r d a y morning program in the high school auditorium were the original monologs by Miss Soo Yong, Chinese actress. Dressed in native costumes, Miss Yong presented an interesting program spiced with characteristics of the Chinese stage. Miss Yong climaxed her selections with a dramatic number entitled "Rainbow Mountain Pass" adapted from an old Chinese play- She also gave an interesting monolog on the present conditions in war torn China. The Mason Cify high school band under the direction of Carleton L. Stewart presented an hour concert and Miss Louise Reynolds played a marimba solo. Dr. Marshall Talks Approximately 1,000 teachers filled the high school auditorium Friday night for a program of addresses, demonstrations and music. Featured speakers were: Dr. James Marshall, Sidney Australia; G. L. Hcworth, Northwestern Bell Telephone company. Des Moines, and Prudence Cutright, assistant superintendent of the Minneapolis public schools. Following the program at the R. E. NYQUIST --Treasurer t-mna.j" renewing me program at the Gloom pervades official quar- } n 'gh school the teachers jammed ters, where the belief was ex- the dance and reception at the R. K. i racks to 2 Wanted in Holdup WASHINGTON, Iowa, OP)-Washington county officers placed torpedoes on the track and set the signals against a through-freight train to catch two Negroes suspected of a holdup at Muscatine. Informed that the men were believed to be hidden in an empty car on the freight train, the officers found that only one car--the eighteenth back from the engine --was empty and stationed themselves beside the track where that car would stop. JorT 'Student Manager ueorge Tlie men, Ora McLemore. 34. of Johnson and Coach Leon CogRins Davenport, and James Jamison, I Allhough defeated in b o t h pressed (Fiat Japan would be unable to preserve her neutrality, regardless of whether a military alliance is formed. Hotel Hanford. The event was furnished by the Mason City Reta-1 Merchants' association and the Money to Complete Missouri CKannel to Sioux City Urged WASHINGTON, Iff) -- Representative Vincent Harrington (D- lowa) and George R. Call asked a house appropriations subcommittee Saturday to make enough money available for completion of the Missouri river channel to Sioux City, Iowa. Call is chairman of the joint river committee of Sioux City. "The engineers have rccom- Junior Chamber of i members were hosts. Commerce FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair in extreme \vest portion, considerable cloudiness in central and cast portions Saturday night and Sunday; cooler Sunday afternoon; generally fair and colder Monday. MINNESOTA: Hlostly clcuidy Saturday night and Sunday, possibly rain turning to snow flurries in north portion Sund a y; somewhat warmer in northeast p o r t i o n Saturday night, colder Sunday; generally fair ana colder Monday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statis tics: Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a. m. Saturday YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, OP)--Weather out look for the period March 27 t April 1: Upper Mississippi Missouri Valleys: and Low- Con siderabl rain in south portion and rain o snow in north portion during th week; temperature mostly nea or above normal, except behr normal part of the time in nort 74 Passenger Clipper to Begin Service to Orient on Wednesday f SAN FRANCISCO, (.T) -- N'e Wednesday was announced Pan American Airways as t starting date of the first regula passenger flight to the orient b one of its new 74-passenger air liners, tlie California Clipper. .me police. ) watch the finals Sunday night. ' 1941," Harrington said. Shriek of Train Believed to Have Caused Man's Death DES MOINES. W)-- The shriek of a train whistle Saturday was believed to have caused the death of Harold Osterhout, 21, a mine worker living on his grandpar- ' four miles west of . The young man died in a hospital Friday after he had jumped through a window in his sleep, apparently while dreaming. His right arm was nearly severed and hospital authorities said he" died ents' farm, here. of an infection. P. M. Osterhout, father, said the accident occurre at 11 p. m. Wednesday when train whistled by on the track close to the Osterhout farm. The grandfather said he hear the ' crash of Harold leapin through the window just as the whistle blew. A few minutes came in the rear SUNDAY'S TALK Chamberlain Delays Work on Bloc Until After II Duce Speech EUROPE-AT-A-GLANCE By The Associated Press London-- Expected Italian territorial demands on France in speech by Mussolini Sunday shifts Europe's attention to Rome; Britain, France, Soviet Hussia may conclude triple entente as nucleus of "Halt Hitler" bloc. ^ B c r I i n -- Germany launches tax credit" scrip plan, levies new tax to relieve financial strain. H e n d a y e -- Negotiations for Spanish republican surrender of Madrid to Spanish nationalists reported nearly completed. Bratislava-- Armistice reported arranged between Slovak and Hungarian forces, halting" clash in eastern Slovakia. Free City of Danzi?-- German, Polish troop movements reported at edges of Polish corridor. Prague -- B o h e m i a-Moravia national assembly recommends anti-semitic laws on nazi pattern for new German protectorate. B E R L I N , (AP) --Adolf Hitler Saturday night telegraphed Benito Mussolini a declaration of German support of Italy against "attempts to restrict the justified will for living of our two peopled." Sent on the eve of II Duce's speech celebrating the twentieth anniversary' of fascism;- Hit- " ' r^s telegram said: "The German, nation' stands shoulder to shoulder with the battle-proved Italian people in defense against all hateful and incomprehensible attempts to restrict' the justified will for living p£ our two peoples and to shake the peace of the world." Hitler said he thought of Musso- IJ.m "m friendship as the victorious creator of a proud new Italy.". Goerinff Supports Program of Italy ROME, U.R) _ Field Marshal Hermann Goering, German economic dictator and tight hand man of Adolf Hitler, pledged Saturday that Germany would remain at all costs beside Italy. The plcdgre was given in Premier Benito Mussolini's own newspaper, Popolo D'ltalia of Milan, as Mussolini perfected the draft of a speech he is to make Sunday -- a speech which may prove one of the most important of his career. So sensational was Goering's statement that hope rose sharply that it would now be possible for Mussolini to obtain by peaceable negotiation the "natural aspirations" he seeks to satisfy, at France's expense, in the Mediterranean and Red Sea areas. In pledging German-Italian friendship. Goering spoke bitterly of Great Britain -and alluded to Mussolini to Be Heard Over KGLO Mussolini's message will be heard over KGIO S u n d a y morninff, beginning at 4 o'clock, via CBS short wave facilities from Rome. The speech will be followed with comments by H. V. Kallcnborn, noted analyst nf forcicn affairs. {Sec radio pare for details.) her. particularly, as the proverbial dog that barks but never bites Goering confirmed that hp would confer with Mussolini he- fore he returned to Germany from his "vacation" in Italy. "Axis Is Unbreakable" "The Berlin-Rome axis is unbreakable," Goering said in the statement. "Germany wilt remain beside Italy regardless of wh;it happens. Germany, I repeat, will at^all costs remain beside Italy. "Any greater power for Germany is greater power [or Italy, and vice versa. The two people* are perfectly aware of this. I wish to point out that the French press is chattering excessively about the fact that France has lost 40 divisions of (allied) soldiers as the result of the disappearance of c o Czechoslovakia, which the Versailles treaty artificially created, later Harold This should make the western door of the | democracies reflect, because if the grand- I scious. _ -- *..*. .^ u . uuu. vi uiu | t4*.iL*v^.iau[t. j vueci, oecause i! house, holding his bleeding arm. they have lost -10 divisions it -s "Grandpa, I thought the train I also possible that we have gained s-as coming in the house.' 1 the something. Then he fell uncon- "What do the two big European · democracies hope to gain by their

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