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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME M A R L O N E R , H I S T HEM 4 AfJ r ^ O E P T O F I O W A C O U P oes MASON CITY/-VTHE BRIGHTlSPOT HOME EDITION VOL. XLV "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES NEWS j Garner Plans to Go . Home Middle of June WASHINGTON -- Adjournment up: VL - President Garner, who generally knows more about what congress is going to do than c o n g r e s s , is making his personal plans to go home between the 10th a n d 20th of June. The administration is getting boll weevils in its hair from the cotton T i »* ,1 problem. Paul Mallon Not all Agriculture Secretary W a 1 1 a u e's bright young men are following him in his apparent switch to a cotton export subsidy system. An inside report prepared by one of his cotton experts is apparently unmindful of the fact that Mr. Roosevelt himself recently said the export subsidy was to be preferred over the Smith loan plan because it would cost less. Tliis report calls the plan an artificial device, even of doubtful temporary advantage a n d . certain to leave in Us wake a trail of economic destruction. 'it would (says the report from within Mr. Wallace's own department) eliminate a free market, destroy merchan- dizing organizations and the future contracts system. Further, it would force diversion of hedge insurance business to foreign markets and ultimately leave the United States without a voice in determining the price of our cotton. * This price is loo costly to pay, says the report, still unmindful of Mr." Roosevelt's favor toward it as a measure of economy. Subsidy Wallace Idea ~,-. -There jsviio. question but what CfJtJ^ttfgZJi^ort^s^Ksiayj''js. a i^Vallace s'i®fM^*SS?SJs^(s8xlPt??^ p^s.usfe SU" 1 'pJa;r3 tthi'ougH ffiirl3*parii*eE/ "Ttus 7 '.tim'iS-it. r emariaifea 'from' '.'a 'third party who has served before m the same capacity, Edward O'Neal, head of the Farm Bureau federation^ Mr. O'Neal went to see the president with the plan and announced it in the white house lobby as he came out. This is especially interesting because Mr. Wallace is far out on the opposite limb. Last September he made a speech at Fort Worth in which he opposed the export subsidy, saying "unlike wheat, an outright export subsidy does not appear to be called for in the case of cotton/' To make cotton matters further embarrassing, Mr. Wallace is working for export subsidy while Mr. Morgenthau is penalizing tlis Germans 25 per cent in tariff duties for using such a system. But the depth of the dilemma lies in the fact that it the alternative proposal (the Smith program for loans) is allowed to prevail, appropriations for the agriculture department will have to be hiked above the current unprecedented appropriations bill level. The hike will be at least 550,000,000. perhaps 5180,000,000 to 5220,000,000 more, depending on what estimate vou take. Thus Mr. Wallace with 11,000,000 bales of excess cotton on his hands, seems to be in as bad or worse a fix t h a n the Hoover farm board. Mete--As it is- the agriculture department appropriation bill'calls for 5500,000,000 soil conservation gratuities, $250,000,000 parity payments, 5120,000,000. for the surplus commodities credit corporation, from customs receipts. $130.000.000 for departmental expenses making SI,000,000,000 in all for agriculture. MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 145 FRANCO FORGES ENTER MADRID Brown, Pauley, Marshal^^ Counoil NO SHOTS FIRED "OWL SERVICE R emoveBothj oon G O « ta N-W Y«,IT AS TIRED ARMY Eyes of Baby , 2,102 1,919 1,308 . 1,299 1,258 679 Neutrality Gang Acts The neutrality gang in the senate is going to make the immediate future very unpleasant for Mi'. Roosevelt through his proxy. Chairman Pittman. The Borah radio speech and the Thomas U t a h ) local protest was the start of their contest against the Pittman plan to se!l everything including munitions on a cash-and-carry basis in wartimes. The issue will get down to the simple proposition of whether the United States wants to plan hew to help Britain and France in the next war, or remain neutral. The Pittman adherents (including the white house) are using the currently hot anti-nazi sentiment of the country to furnish the motive power behind their plan. Despite this advantage gained by apt timing, they face embarrassing prospects because France lately ha not been living up to what 0 democracy should bo. Dictatorial powers are being exercised bv the French premier even to suppression of some elements of the press. (Cepjrifhl, Kftif Features. Inc.) THREE PRESENT CITY OFFICIALS ARE RETURNED Win Over "People's Ticket" by Nearly 2 to 1 Plurality (TABLE ON PAGE 5) The three present council members were successful in. their campaign for re-election in Mascn City Monday, being voted back into office by substantial pluralities. The administration ticket .made up of Mayor H. C. Brown and CouncUmen Ray E. Pauley and Arleigh Marshall polled a total vote of 6,257 compared with 3.8G5 for the "People's ticket" composed of William Buck, Virgil Shook and Jake Douglas in tbe city election. The other candidate. Fay E. O'Neil, who ran independently, was last in the race. The vote tor the seven candidates according to the unofficial returns was as follows: Pauley · via Marshall Brown . Douglas Shook . Buck .. O'Neil "People's Ticket" Defeated The "People's ticket" was defeated by large margins in seven of the eight precincts. In the second precinct oE the fourth ward, however, this ticket, which is popularly presumed to have had labor support, carried two to one. Th|s -precinct, ·:· however,· -had the lightest vote of eight 'voting units in the city. In the large first precinct of the second ward the administration ticket carried almost three to one. The total vote was 3,629 compared with 2,85a two years ago and 4,929 in 1935. The heaviest vote ir recent years was cast in 1)33, whon a 3,648 total was polled. Counting Delayed Counting of the ballots in some precincts was delayed while a ruling was obtained from City Solicitor Harvey J. Bryant as to whether persons claiming to represent some of the candidates could check the count. Election judges at the courthouse refused to go on while one person with a pad checked the votes as they were being called while several others stood about watching. The city solicitor ruled that the judges were sworn and were entitled to proceed with the count without being disturbed. All spectators in the eight voting places were then ordered out of the rooms where the counting took place. Even representatives of the press, awaiting election returns, were- included in the order No Party Designation "The law provides that there may be three persons at the polls while the vote is being counted if they are the officially designated representatives of a political party, said Mr. Bryant. "In this instance there was no one designated by a political party. "These people at the polls, ol course, meant no harm, but (hey were allegedly disturbing the count and the functions of the election boards. Objections were raised in only two precincts but we made the ruling uniform throughout all precincts.'' "Our group had made arrangements !o check the vote in each 1 precinct chiefly for the purpose of ascertaining whether the People's j ticket was being voted straight.' ; said C. M. Groman. attorney for I the "Peoples Ticket'' candidates At McKinlcy First ' "The first objection was made at the McKinley school. After we explained our purpose the check Are Returned to Office by Voters II. C. BROW.V BAY E P*l)LEY ARLEIGH MARSHALL Manager of Southern Railway Hitchhikes Ride Into Rock Hill, ROCK HILL. S. Car.. * f.'Pi-- You've heard the one about the man biting the dog? Well, the genera! manager of the Southern railway hitchhiked into Hock Hill. The engine of a Southern passenger train, to which G. \V. Adams' private car was attached, broke down outside of town Mon- I dav - l l v t u v u j Adams stuck out his t h u m b and \ Nowiy, FOR SOME ROAD MEN IS VOTED Senate Passes Bill on Maintenance Workers by One Vote Margin DES MOINES. (.1 3 (--A bill to place maintenance employes of the slate highway commission under civil service passed tile Iowa senate Tuesday but with only one vote more thsn the needed majority. Party lines were disregarded in the 27 to 22 vote on the bill, which had to have 2G votes for passage. The bill now goes to the lower bouse. Doran Leads Attack Senator L. H. Doran (R) Boone, led the attack asserting that "with millions unemployed, and a relief problem yet unsolved, this is no tune to freeze 1,400 employes of Committee Urges Liquor-by-Drink Measure Passage DES MOINES, (/Pj-S-he Iowa house liquor committee Tuesday recommended passage of a liquor-by-the drink bill. The measure, an eleventh hour attempt to legalize sale by the drink of alcoholic beverages, must receive sifting committee approval, however, before it can be considered by the lower chamber. The bill provides for liquor- .by-the-drink sale on a modified wlccal -option-basisr'It also'-would allow sule by the drink by hotels, buffets and clubs. the highway 'commission in their 30bs, and freeze all others out.'' Doran addressed his remarks to Senator E. P. Donohue CM), New to Save Life SHJSNANDOAH, '(^Pj-- Surgeons Tuesday removed both the eyes ot 18 months old Nola Jane Hughes daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L.' Hughes of Shambaugh, Iowa, afflicted with what her father said was glioma. "Doctors here and at the University hospital in Iowa City, from which he returned Friday, tell us that is the only way to spare her life," Hughes declared. "She could only see out of the corner of one eye by turning her head. The condition could never be cured, BO we preferred life and artificial eyes.'' Huglies said experi physicians told him the child would die if both eyes were not removed. He said sight was completely gone in one eye. The little girl's parents broke into sobs as she was placed on the operating table at a hospital here Tuesday. (Glioma is a tumorous disease, (he specialists here said, which af^ fects the eyes and which spreads to the brain especially when both eyes are affected. The mortality rate is 50 per cent when only one eye is affected, they said, greater when both are affected ) POLESCllE LIES ARE TOLD Arrest 8 Women for Spreading False News . ojf Mistreating 'Nazis ' ' " W S w ^ ' - ' day from Bydgosz which said German women and children were beaten on the streets for speaking .uu^ .11 uus tuna \vmcn their mother tongue. Polish auth- :ing asked to adopt," Doran ol 'ities said such stories were cx- I with biting sarcasm i aggerations. .;,,,,/!.. ;, .. Rallies were held throughout the country to stress the people's readiness to defend Poland against aggression and the press reported many contributions to the nation's defense funds from "organizations and individuals, including an unidentified family in Los Angeles, Cal. As a financial project separate from the voluntary national defense fund started several years ago by semi-military organizations, the government last night announced an extraordinary national defense loan of 5225,600,000. a ride into Rock Hill with a motorist. Forthwith he ordered another engine to go and pull the train in. IOWAX is INTERVIEWED Honduras President WASHINGTON'. OP,--The sen- HI'^O ,'r, tc judiciary committee planned ! L/lcS 1U Hampton, majority Cloor leader who piloted the bill through the senate. "Let's look at this child which we're be' declared "Evidently it was conceived on the highway, burn in a lying- in hospital in C'jiekasaw county, with the senator from Chickasaw (Donohue) in attendance. H was baptized by its friends, with three godfathers, one of whom is a bachelor." "This act does not freeeze any type ot employes in their jobs." Donohue claimed. "It provides for a reduction in the number of em- ployes at any time." Donohue said the commission already lias ordered ;i reduction of 119 in the number of maintenance employes "over the state." "1 do hear this complain!," he continued, "that they ought to start reducing at the (op. in the state office at Ames, instead of taking the man working for SBO or S90 a month.'' The roll call on final was as follow^: Yes--27. Republicans: Bekman. Benson. Byers. Cromwell, Dewey. Donohue, Elthon Evans, Faul. Hart Harvey. Henningsen. Hill, Hoevcn' Lcvis, Lundy, Talbott, Zeigler. Democrats: Augustine, Baldwin Dean, Ellis, Geske. Guernsey Mi-' ghell. Moore, Vbra. No--21. Republicans: Beardsley. Berg Coi-win, Doran. Edwards,"forslina' "--'·'-vs. Husted, Leo. Martin, Parker, Pclzer, Schadt. ties Tuesday arrested eight women at Bydgosz on charges of spreading false news about Polish treatment of Germans. DNB, official German news agency, published a dispatch Mon- passage Shaw. Sjulin, Whitehill. Democrats: Miller. Smith, Breen, Stewart, Gillette, Cali er was permitted to continue. Our representative at the courthouse was later refused permission to begin checking. None of our representatives at the other six vot- ! ing places was refused permission I to check the vote until the city ) solicitor's ruling was made. As far as I have been able to learn this is the first time th'at witnesses were refused the right to be present when the vote was counted "My contention is that the law permits three witnesses to be judiciary committee planned ! UlCS 111 LaluOmia 'Icdl'^nflr I J? a " W -', Cy Bt ' RulJ LOS AN GELZS. M,-Antonio , ledge of he University of Iowa j C. Rivera. 55. president of the l a ,'fh S ,i Tv . csd W " connection Congress of Honduras, died at w i t h the nomination by President | California hospital Monday of an Roosevelt to be an assocla tc jus- internal hemorrhage. Rivera m" nce of the United States court of rived March 20 bv airplane from present wherr the counted." being STL'DV FARM TENANCY DES MOINES. (P)--Appointment of a special committee of ; senators to draft s farm tenancy , . , ~"--"*- j ^ v m i vi n\t;u m a i c n t-v DV airplane from appeals for the District of Col- h,s home in Tegucigalpa for a reft UrTlQlH. 1 -..A J _.__i: i * j. . . and medical treatment. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Becoming fair, continued cold Tuesday niffht; Wednesday fair, risms: temperature. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday; not so sold west and north portions Tuesday night; warmer Wednesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Monday 38 JVIinimum lUondaj- Night 18 At 8 a. m. Tuesday 24 Frccip. .07 Inch Snow 1 i nc h Spring \vas temporarily halted in its advance Monday evening when, with the mercury sinking, snow covered grass already turning green. YEAR AGO: Maximum B2 Minimum 33 1OWAN IS SENTENCED OSKALOOSA, (/P -- District Judge J. G. Patterson sentenced John Green, 20, of New Sharon, to 10 years in the state reformatory for men at Anamosa wnen the defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of uttering a forged instrument. Joan Crawford and her doe, "Pupchen" are shown in New York before .Miss Crawford met Franchot Tone for 2 "divorce dinner" The actress lias filed suit Tor divorce ill Los Angeles. Tone has becu appeanug in a New York play. ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " ' · ' · ' FOR- JUDGE DENIES 'PROXY'DIVORCE Refuses to Grant Joan Crawford Decree on Deposition Only HOLLYWOOD, (U.R) -- Judge Benjamin Scheinman Tuesday denied Joan Crawford, the film star, a "proxy" divorce from Franchot Tone when her attorney sought to obtain a decree on her deposition testimony. He continued the case until April 18. The actress is in New York where she and Tone Monday night "celebrated" their expected divorce. "This court; [he Bar association, and other courts, are opposed to these mail order or proxy divorces," Judge Scheinman said in denying the divorce by deposition. GIVES UP ARMS Savage Spanish Civil War Considered All But Ended by Fall BULLETIN BERLIN, (UR--Fuehrer Adolf Hitter telegraphed congratulations Tuesday nlglii to Gen. Francisco Franco on his "victory over Bolshevism" in Spain. MADRID, UP)--War-weary re- publicnn Madrid surrendered to triumphant n a t i o n a l i s t Spain Tuesday and the savage civil war which frightened ' E u r o p e for nearly three years was all but over. Gen. Francisco Franco, nationalist leader, personally directed the triumphal entry into Madrid of 200,000 troops, including Italians who were well in the van. The occupation of the city was completed in mid-afternoon and an order was broadcast to the population that all arms must be surrendered at once "to avoid our reprisals." Franco broadcast a promise of lull pardon for all republican troops not guilty of crimes. Not a. Shot Fired White flags o£ s u r r e n d e r, mingled with nationalist emblems, broke out throughout the city early Tuesday as leaders of the national defense council fled. Not a shot was fired when listless soldiers of the beaten republican regime laid down their arms. Gave Surrender Orders Capitulation. I n t h e c o n f l i c t which lasted two years' and eight months and cost uncounted hundreds of thousands of lives came on f orders oE Colonel, AdoUp · Prada, the republican army's new "Thus Wilf/nd AH Enemies of Fascism"-!{ Duce ROME, {iPi--Premier Mussolini told chcerins: thousands gathered under his Palazzo Ven- czia balcony Monday nlghl that the Spanish war "is finished with the defeat of bolshcvism." "Thus will all enemies of Italy and fascism finish," he declared. Shouts of "Tunisia! Tunisia!" went up from the crowd when II Duce appeared and continued until he spoke. Mussolini smiled and some present thought they saw him nod at this reference to France's N o r t h African protectorate where Italy wants concessions. commander. General Jose Miaja, "savior of Madrid," and his war minister, Segismundo Casado, had gone to Valencia. It seemed certain that no attempt at resistance would be made. An estimated (50,000 jubilant fascists celebrated in the streets of this city which had been under "DIVOHCE DLVNER" SERVED TO COUPLE NEW YORK, U,R)--Joan Craw- i "' " 11! ·'"· wmcn naa ocen under fore! walked into the Club 21 M o n - i £le S e s i n c e N °v. G, 1936. In these day night, radiant in a new dress !f?, me streets hundreds had been 1 which she had purchased a few" hours before for her "divorce din- ner'' with Franchot Tone. Waiting for her. Tone rushed FORMER KING ALFONSO Pleased to Hear of Surrender of Madrid PAGE 2 . up, took her in his arms and kissed her. "Darling, how are you?" he said. "You look marvelous." "I'm wonderful," Joan replied. "Jt's so nice to see you again." Then they had dinner in a private dining room and Miss Crawford went to a play. Yanks, Reds Lead in Picks for New Year PAGE 11 Proposal for Algona Airport Is Defeated PAGE 3 2 Beaten Up for Walking Out on Cantor's Jokes on Hitler 'OLLYWOOD. (U.R)--A man thr-M* iirn ;» -* -;j ~n_ i.^ t ,_ *- , .. _. HOLLYWOOD, U.R--A and his wife, who said they were beaten up because they walked out on Eddie Cantor's program ot jokes about Adolf Hitler, wii! j seek assault and battery complaints Tuesday against three oi the comedian's friend;-. three men in a sidewalk brawl outside a Hollywood broadcasting studio. They had walked out early. while Cantor was still crackiris jokes about Hitler and other nazi Germany notables. Whether they emitted Bronx cheers during their exit was a matter which may be debated in court. Cantor had finished his radio a half-hour "after-broadcast' show when the trouble occurred. His friends said there was heckling from the rear of the room, and that loud , Bronx cheers were heard as the Gollobs \valked out. Gollob said he was attacked by the men, one of whom he said was Bert Gordon, a fellow- i-.-..u.w..* nf u i a i t n K t i i i i tenancy Charles Gollob, 49 apartment j program and present it to the leg- } building operator and his wile. is ID Lure \v2ij iinnounccd by Sens- · Elsie. 42. \vcrc (rested H t t!ic Hoi- ' ~~ -·«·--.»·».« m ^ i avuu i - - --- -·.*-- -·..,... ^j\j*i\ju ^am tor E. P. Donohue ( R ) of i\ 7 ewilywood receiving ho'-oital Mon- ! s h o w without interruption and t h : !iad explained that he and his j Hampton, republican floor leader! day night for facial cuts and bad stepped from the broadcast- ' ' ' ' I of the upper house. ! bruises they said were inflicted by i ing booth to the stage apron for , comedian on Cantor's show known "the mad Russian." Gollob said j wife were accustomed to leaving "I had made some remarks to my wife to the effect that 'I don't want to hear this; I've already heard it before'" Gollob said. "Some woman standing by the wall heard me and said 'You nazi, you.'" Asked whether he objected to sitting through Cantor's program only because he had heard it before, or because he objected to the Hitler jokes, Gollob said: j "For both reasons. I didn't care i Watches Front Door as Burglars Make Escape by Side Way LANCASTER, Pa.. W)--Martin rice set a trap to catch two burglars he saw in his apartment as he returned home with a companion. He stationed himself at the front door where he could see the men inside the lighted rooms, ransacking drawers. The companion guarded the rear door. While they waited, the burglars escaped with 530--through a side door. en killed in intermittent artillery and air bombardments "5th Column" Appears Madrid's famous "fifth column" --Generalissimo Francisco Fran- Cooking School Draws Crowds The Globe-Gazette cooking school opened Tuesday afternoon with every one of the 1,027 scats filled before Miss Ann Kinsley bcsan her lecture at 2 o'clock in the high school audi- tonum. Sessions also will be held Wednesday. Thursday and Friday afternoons. The Tuesday attendance ivas the largest for ran- co s sympathizers who risked their lives to spy for him during the war-- came into the open. Released from the strain of war people rushed frantically about the streets, dancing and embracing each other. They sang and shouted "i scenes of wild enthusiasm. Nationalist troops by noon had not formally taken over the center of the city. Here the hungry Populace they had bombed and bombarded for nearly two and one-half years waited to cheer them. Disarmed republican soldiers-who had seen Franco gradually take over three-fourths of Spain m a campaign which saw few republican victories and came to a climax with the fall of Barcelona Jan. 26-- streamed back into the city from deserted fronts. ,.,.T" e y heal 'd street throngs shout viva Franco'' while others drove carrying speakers around in automobiles phonographs and loud ers P la j»"6 the Spanish royal anthem and the nationalist anthem Monarchist Flag Seen A few remembered that Madrid officially became republican on a Tuesday-- April ·}, 1931-- just as H ceased to be a republic on Tuesday. With the surrender -- which followed long and secret negotiations with Franco by the republican defense council-- the old red and yellow monarchist ffeg which flew under King Alfonso was seen everywhere. Balconies were profusely di-apcd with carpets and mantilla shawls bearing the monarchist insignia. !h Th i e j fl . ag was lloisted a t°P the the H-story Telefonica building

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